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09 July 2009

This Sporting Life


It was just a week ago when I posted about Landon Donovan bashing "teammate" David Beckham. Well, today, the story took another turn: Landon has/wants to do some 'splainin.
"I'm not going to apologize for the way I felt," he told The Times. "What I feel badly about is that I should have been a man and told David how I felt as opposed to telling a reporter."

Right on.
Polar opposite of what I feel toward Nike this mornin'. Seems that the shoe-ing giant felt it was within its rights to confiscate tapes, from the media, of Bronnie getting dunked upon by Xavier's Jordan Crawford.
Nike released the following statement Wednesday: "Nike has been operating basketball camps for the benefit of young athletes for decades and has long-standing policies as to what events are open and closed to media coverage," said Nike spokesman Derek Kent. "Unfortunately, for the first time in four years, two journalists did not respect our no videotaping policy at an after-hours pickup game following the LeBron James Skills Academy."

Wrong on.
Shame upon them. 'Nique wouldn't have stood for that kind of aggression.

And, finally, something cool.
By cool, I mean "if it's been your dream to have the name of your business, or you, on the side of a yellow Lamborghini racin' ride, today is most certainly your lucky day." The cost of joining the "Cool Victory Race Machine Team"? A measly seven bucks.

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