Would this qualify as "Linnsanity?" New York Knicks point guard Jeremy Lin has become a media darling and his face is all over the place, but one Florida State sorority girl apparently doesn't have a TV or know how to use the Internet. While we presume she wanted to ask Lin to her formal, she instead asks "Jerry Linn," who she thinks plays for the New York Giants and is black. She loves black guys. We're sure daddy loves that. Here's the video.
Sacramento Kings Seattle SuperSonics new general manager. Mike Tyson was at MSG last night for the Jeremy Lin experience, but the former world champ didn't get to see a scoring outburst from Linsanity. He'd have to settle for 10 pts & 13 dimes in a 100-85 Knicks win. The victory - 7th in a row - gets NY back to .500. Don't think Vegas isn't taking notice. The Knicks are now 30/1 to win the NBA Finals. Let's get rolling!
Yep, we've been keeping one eye on this Kentucky live basketball practice that's airing on ESPNU this afternoon. John Calipari is running a practice with about 2,500 fans hanging out to see what it's like inside the program. What have we learned in this practice? Not much other than this is one helluva recruiting tool. When you have students sweating practice, a recruit knows this is life or death. (watch live on ESPNU)
Two courtside seats for tonight's Knicks-Kings game are going for $3,200 on StubHub - per. Let us know if you're buying those to be a witness to the Jeremy Lin Experience at 7:30. We'll be at home slobbering over a guy who just won't have an off night. Things are so out of control that BC is launching 'Linsanity Watch,' our daily tribute to all things Lin. Hell yes we're jumping on this pageview bandwagon. This guy is more money than Erin Andrews in 2008. JUMP!
Don't know who Jesse Jane is? Leave this site right now. Of course she's the porn star from such classics as Bad Girls 3, Jack's POV 4, Posh Kitten and Busty Cops. It just happened that she was at last night's OKC Thunder-Jazz game right in the front row with what is believed to be her son. Of course viewers at home noticed. @thecajunboy grabbed this photo and led to our investigation into her fandome. JUMP!
It was Asian Night in Toronto for Knicks-Raptors and none other than the Asian-American Jeremy Lin dropped a game-winner with :05 on the clock (VIDEO). Of course he did. And Twitter 'BLEW UP.' And NBATV 'BLEWUP.' And ESPN 'BLEW UP.' This is like a wet dream for broadcasters who are used to getting their asses handed to them between the Super Bowl and March Madness. Meanwhile, the Red Wings set an NHL record for consectutive home wins. Let's get rolling!
We were going to let this go, but late this afternoon ESPN's PR department released a statement with Digger Phelps name on it regarding what happened at Vandy on Saturday morning. BC told you early Saturday that Kentucky fans were going to crash the Commodores big moment on ESPN GameDay. But what happened before the show started has UK fans p*ssed off and bloggers trying to figure out why Digger Phelps is such a hardo. JUMP!
Kudos to SportsGrid for digging this out of the Chinese newspaper recycling bin. In other Lin news, Floyd Mayweather Jr. yesterday tweeted that all the hype surrounding Lin is because he's Asian. The AP sent out a report. The San Francisco Chronicle ran it. And the friggin' Asians are going nuts this morning. Our favorite? DickTater: I can't wait to see Manny Pacquio whippin his arse..giving him a horse whippin'. Such anger! Let's get rolling!
These Vanderbilt nerds flocked from their libraries and stopped studying organic chemistry for a couple hours to cheer on their Commodores. Erin Andrews showed up to give us one of her weird sideline reporter faces. A giant Kevin Stallings head was spotted in the crowd. John Calapari looked like he was going to have an aneurism on the sideline of Vandy's weird shaped arena. JUMP!
I thought the nerds wouldn't show up until the Vanderbilt game at 9 PM EST but apparently an Ohio State bro decided to dress up like Einstein with red hair and big red glasses. Jared Sullinger got really angry after a foul call. The Nuthouse was rocking supporting their Buckeyes but as usual, the best part of Big 10 basketball was the cheerleaders. Check out all this and more, after the JUMP!
First of all, Vanderbilt student, that sign is hilarious. Vandy is known for being a completely nerdy school where all of these dorks got 1500's on the SATs. This guy used his brains to make a sign joking about the nerds at Vandy not caring about sports as they take on number 1 ranked Kentucky. Oh yeah, he also dressed in a penguin suit. Also, there was a small child in Vandy hat with a slice of pizza. JUMP!
And there it is, Jason Whitlock lobbing the first volley in the 'maybe that's a little racist' department when it comes to the Jeremy Lin phenomenon. The guy was 13-of-23 from the field and 10-of-13 from the line for 38 points in the Knicks victory over the Lakers. Yes, the guy definitely deserved a d*ck joke. If you weren't a believer before last night, you might want to wake up. Lin went straight into the middle of the Lakers 7-footers and kept scoring. Unreal stuff. Let's get rolling!
Duke may be laughing now, after Austin Rivers buried arch rival UNC with a last-second three the other night, but there was a time when things were different. The time we're referring to is a long time ago. It's a time when a skinny North Carolina kid told Mike Krzyzewski & Duke University to dangle, signed with the Tar Heels & went on to become the best basketball player ever. His name was Michael Jordan and here's the letter Krzyzewski sent him after he rejected Duke. Check it!
LIN-SANITY. ALL I DO IS LIN, LIN, LIN. MAY THE BEST MAN LIN. LIN IT TO WIN IT. And on, and on, and on. 3 games, folks. Yes, we know New Yorkers are desperate for some sort of spark that will bring NBA basketball back to life in that city. Yes, ESPN is desperate for the same spark. YES, YES, YES. Stop emailing us the stupidity. LIN-SANE! Of course people on Twitter are pissed off at this hyped up nonsense. Black dudes are coming unglued. JUMP!
Most college basketball teams have about 5-6 games left before the conference tournaments start. That means we start watching - this weekend. Tomorrow's doubleheader of Michigan St. vs. OSU and KU at Vandy should suffice. ESPN GameDay will be at Vandy & we expect fireworks. We expect FU Calipari signs. We expect Gisele signs. We expect you crazy bastards to put those 1500 SATs to good use. (Screencap via @BeisnerKSR) Let's get rolling!
This one is for the left coasters that are just now getting up for work. The rest of us have already seen SportsCenter at least 4-5 times. Missed the UNC-Duke game? We'll spoil it for you. Austin Rivers, yes Doc's son, drained an NBA triple at the buzzer to give the Dookies an 85-84 victory. Of course that sent the Duke haters into a Twitter frenzy. And, of course, they went on an Uncle Tom themed rampage. Feel the rage! JUMP!
Yes, it did, chief. Austin Rivers just drained that bomb on Tyler Zeller. Did we actually watch UNC-Duke last night? Not a minute of it. Drugs Inc. was on Nat Geo and we were paying Matt The Screencapper to cover the game. From his post it seems he watched about 15 minutes into the first half and then stopped. He's being dealt with. Anyway, Duke gets the win, 85-84. Yes, Dickie V. lost a few pounds last night. His reaction: SOLID GOLD! Let's get rolling!
You can tell that Doc Rivers is really excited to have the night off from coaching the Boston Celtics to watch his son Austin Rivers play against UNC. Somebody get this guy a shot of double expresso ASAP. He looked like he was about to dooze off at any minute. Erin Andrews manned the sidelines while the Duke Blue Devils took on the UNC Tarheels. JUMP!
Duke plays North Carolina in basketball tonight, renewing one of the best rivalries in college basketball. While most everyone has a clear rooting interest, at least one person doesn't -- Doc Rivers' daughter Callie. That's because she's dating injured UNC guard Dexter Strickland and her brother, Austin, plays for Duke. What to do? We're pretty sure she'll support both players and we're also pretty sure she'll look hot doing it. Here are some photos for you to judge. Check it!