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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Things To Read That Might Not Suck: Pile of Stuff Edition

Posted By on Tue, May 12, 2009 at 9:56 AM

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No time for actual blogging today, so here's a litany of stuff that is interesting that you can turn around and blog about yourself.

— Brendan Haywood apparently thinks everyone still cares about his hard foul on LeBron last year in the playoffs. In his first blog post over at Yardbarker, Haywood says:

A lot of was made about my “hard” foul on LeBron James during our playoff series last year. I still don’t think that was a hard foul and I didn’t have any ill intentions when I did it. But, I think we all know that anytime you touch LeBron James, you’re going to be sent to the showers! You accidentally bump into him and you’re going to be “rub-a-dub-dubbing” in the locker room bathtub! I’m not sure how that foul would have been interpreted this year. Who knows if I would have been suspended a game or not? Each case if different and you never know how the league will react, especially these days.

Speaking of LeBron, he fully deserved the MVP award this year. He was the most dominant player on the league’s best team — it was a clear-cut choice. Kobe played well (as always) but it was LeBron’s year. Same goes for Dwight Howard — he really deserved the defensive player of the year award. He was the best defensive rebounder and shot blocker in the league.

— Reading not your thing? Here's a gallery of 100 photos of the Cavs dancers courtesy of Manofest.

— First of two things from Let's Go Tribe: A video of the primitive measures used to gauge Bob Feller's fastball back in the day. A little over 98mph was their finding.

— Second: The Tribe's numbers suggest the team's been mighty unlucky this year in terms of wins and losses.

— Cleveland Cavaliers/Quicken Loans Arena President Len Komoroski was interviewed in the Sports Business Journal. Coupla interesting tidbits: 1) He'd like the NBA to change the rule that home teams wear white. 2) The Cavs are third in merchandise sales despite being in the 17th largest TV market.

— Finally, SI's Peter King ranked all the NFL teams for 2009 and has the Browns dead last. Huzzah!

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