Huuuuuuuump Daaaaaaaaay! Apologies in advance for my disappearnce today as I'm traveling to Chicago and will be locked in meetings all day. This will be my first ever trip to Chi-Town during the non-snow months, so I'm excited to actually experience the amazing views I hear so much about instead of the angry scowls of Bears fans as they watch their season fall apart.
Another plus: I've already been upgraded both ways. And if I recall correctly Chicago flights can get pretty rowdy up front. Can't wait.
And now, the "news."
Kyle Lowry's career long search for trust | Grantland
His recent 4-year deal marks the first time a franchise had ever truly committed to making Lowry one of the team’s stars, and it means he can finally look forward to a season with no trade rumors and no splitting starter’s minutes with another point guard.
Wild week in recruiting reveals two truths about college basketball | SBNation.com
What Antonio Blakeney's decommitment from Louisville and the responses to Adrian Wojnarowski's takedown of Duke taught us about recruiting in college basketball.
John Robertson named FCS Performer of the Week | CFPA
I'm not sure what this organization is but we'll take it.
Maryland’s Dez Wells finds photo of himself in college textbook (PHOTO) | CollegeBasketballTalk
Dez Wells took to social media when he found himself in a college textbook.
50 Years On, Re-Evaluating Football’s Position | The Hoya
Said the president of the football booster club: "Certainly we are in a difficult situation playing in a scholarship league. We are approaching a point where we are going to be uncompetitive and where our student-athletes are at a point of injury risk. We are having discussions with the university [on scholarships] but no decisions have been made."
Ameer Abdullah says FSU's Jameis Winston 'has a long way to go' | Omaha.com
Nebraska's Ameer Abdullah, a candidate for this year's Heisman Trophy, says 2013 winner Jameis Winston of Florida State needs to clean up his act.
Metta World Peace will wear PANDA SHOES in China | SBNation.com
These are amazing. Because Ron Artest/ Metta World Peace/ The Panda's Friend
After 13 years in minor leagues, Guilder Rodriguez gets 1st hit, game-winning RBI for Rangers | SBNation.com
Guilder Rodriguez persevered for 13 years and 1,095 games waiting for a night like Tuesday night.
Vince Vaughn to join Colin Ferrell for True Detective season 2 Vox
Good luck upstaging the incredible first season.