I heard an interview with Trailblazer coach Nate McMillian and he was dead on. Can't really point the finger of blame over Greg Oden being incapable of staying healthy and playing NBA hoops. It's not pre-meditated like with Michael Vick where it's easy to vent your anger. Still doesn't change the fact it was a bust of a pick with the number one overall selection. For all those harping on how the right move was taking Kevin Durant, save it! I did this show in this state and way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way, way more than half of you wanted Oden because he was a big guy. Deal with it, or provide me the proof. I screamed from the rooftops that you could not pass on a guy like Oden who had taken Ohio State to the national finals with a terrorizing style of defense and ability to dominate the backboards. I was wrong. They were wrong. The draft is a crap shoot. Period. End of conversation.
I heard and read where the Yankees and Derek Jeter have hit a snag in negotiations. Almost hit the floor laughing. I'd like to smack both sides. Jeets is no longer an elite shortstop despite his gift golden glove. Never, ever in history has a guy his age performed at a high level at that position after experiencing a dip in production. That said, the NY front office is kidding about haggling over money right? They throw away nearly a hundred million on clowns like AJ Burnett, Carl Pavano or Chad Gaudin and are playing the finance card with their franchise face? What a crock.