Now I don't know how many people read only this site, but if you do I want to tell you there are a lot of good writers and a lot of other good sites out there. Not that I am discouraging you from visiting here, but in an attempt to open up your mind I've performed the laborious task of searching for quality reading entertainment, some serious, some funny, some merely informative. Consider it my gift to you. Be forewarned, I'll be making appearances on some other sites in the near future.
First, if you are not reading The Starting Five's ongoing take on the Michael Vick dogfighting witch hunt, you are seriously doing yourself a disservice. (The Starting Five)
If there can be such thing as a "thinking man's blogger" in the sports blogosphere, it is MCBias from Moderately Cerebral Bias. This week he brings us an interview with Kristine from the blog This Suit is Not Black. Pretty interesting New Englander she is. (Moderately Cerebral Bias)
The Serious Tip favorite Charlie Ward has decided to step away from the ranks of professional basketball. With the dismissal of Jeff Van Gundy from the Houston Rockets a few weeks ago, Ward has found a new home as a coach with Westbury Christian, a high school just outside of Houston. Personally, I think it is just a matter of time before he joins Leonard Hamilton's staff at Florida State. (Thomasville Times Enterprise)
Billy Donovan "Waffle" Night: June 20th at Fort Myers - Yes, others have reported on this as well, but if I can get off of work, I WILL be there. Time to work on my haggling skills. (WFTV.com, MLB Fanhouse)
Wondering who the best alumni are who played for any of the remaining schools in the College World Series? Let One More Dying Quail enlighten you. (One More Dying Quail)
This is one of the craziest things I have seen in a while. These guys hop, flip, and jump all over the place for no apparent reason. (Sports Gone South)
Two great posts by StopMikeLupica: his take on the new Gary Sheffield Bio and how some things never change and a must-read on the finances of Major League Baseball Charities and Contributions. (StopMikeLupica)
Jenn Sterger, famous Internet celebrity extraordinaire, opines on the Allison Stokke Internet phenomenon (halfway down article). (Officially ... Jenn)
(My personal opinion: Although comparable, Jenn Sterger marketed herself and took advantage of an opportunity. The only thing "accidental" was the camera shot and Musberger's comments. Jenn displayed her assets in public willingly (yes, I know something spilt on her shirt before the game or something like that and therefore she had to go in a bikini top ). However, notice she never backed away or hid from the camera? Allison Stokke didn't have that choice.)
I've mentioned this guy before, but now because he is moving on to bigger and better things, White Dade is closing up shop over at his blog. Now where am I to get advice for dealing with the fairer sex? (White Dade)
International news link of the week: has Keyser Soze been working for Al Qaeda since January? (brainsnap)
Here is something for you to enjoy: a Nuclear Weapons Effect Calculator. Want to know what the radius of destruction would be if a nuke landed on your favorite city? Check it out. (Federation of American Scientists)
And finally, I've come across a few early Internet fansites dedicated to miscellaneous baseball players. Check these out, some of them are borderline obsessive.
Have a good weekend. I'll be around. Hit me up on the e-mail if you want.