A little more excitement than usual this morning, because I've got Presidents Cup fever!
I've got WNBA championship fever, too! Dick Pound fever! NHL exhibition scoreboard-watchin' fever!
But I have to admit it, I don't have the kind of fever these guys from Serbia-Montenegro have, at the Eurobasket championships: a close loss, a punch-up and this from head coach Zeljko Obradovic, from the AP report of their 74-71 loss to Tony Parker's France:
"The players had bad personal relations, their egos led to this shameful end. My mistake was not throwing three or four of them off the team. They hate each other so much that they don't even look at each other. I've never seen such people before."
So you don't want to stay, do you Zjelk?
"That would lead me straight to a madhouse. I'm already ready for an asylum. That's how I feel. I wish my successor lots and lots of luck."
Good quotage from a Euro legend. Sets the bar pretty high for Sam Mitchell, who's already got his work cut out for him thanks to the summertime musings of GM Boy Rob Babcock.
A few little things for you to chew over as well this morning, including, of course, the flap between the cyclists and Pound, who at least talks like the Elliot Ness of sports doping. It's a big story somewhere, and it's getting nastier, but I have a question -- does anyone here care? In a recent interview, Jon Stewart seemed to typify the attitude of most people I've dealt with, at least on the subject of 'roids in baseball. I can't find a link to it (any suggestions would be much appreciated), but Stewart, a New York Mets fan, said as long as the Mets won, he didn't care what they took.
Meanwhile, New Orleans Hornet Jamaal Magloire is hosting a fundraising dinner here in his T.O. hometown for Hurricane Katrina relief.
On eBay, you can bid on Robbie Gordon's used helmet (Thanks Fark).
And on the subject of doping, Barry Bonds figures U.S. Congress should give steroids a rest.
And one more: get well, Fergie.