-We have our first sacrificial lamb thanks (in large part) to Pujols’ struggles. Angels fire hitting coach Mickey Hatcher, who’d been with the club for 13 years.-Now we know why Kobe Bryant never played at Duke: Never took charges, never will.”I learned from my predecessors, man,” Bryant said Tuesday. “Pippen had a [messed] up back taking charges. Bird had a [messed] up back taking charges. I said, `I’m not taking charges.’ I figured that [stuff] out at an early age.”
-The 2012 college football Hall of Fame class is announced:
Charles Alexander, LSU TB (1975-78)
Otis Armstrong, Purdue TB (1969-72)
Steve Bartowski, Cal QB (1972-74)
Hal Bedsole, USC WR (1961-63)
Dave Casper, ND TE (1971-73)
Ty Detmer, BYU QB (1988-91)
Tommy Kramer, Rice QB (1973-76)
Art Monk, Syracuse WR (1976-79)
Greg Myers, Colorado State (1992-95)
Jonathan Ogden, UCLA OT (1992-95)
Gabe Rivera, Texas Tech DT (1979-82)
Mark Simoneau, Kansas State LB (1996-99)
Scott Thomas, Air Force S (1982-85)
John Wooten, Colorado OG (1956-58)
-If you’re wondering why Frank Beamer isn’t in the Hall yet, here are the requirements: A coach becomes eligible three years after retirement or immediately following retirement, if he is at least 70 years old. For an active coach to become eligible, he must be at least 75 years of age. All coaches must have coached for a minimum of 10 years and coached at least 100 games with a .600 winning percentage.
-Thanks to everybody yesterday for the feedback on the spam filter. Glad it seems to be working better.
-Non-sports question: Can you remember the first movie that scared you?
NAME THAT TUNE
Albert’s always sincere, he’s a sensitive type
His intentions are clear, he wanna be well-liked
If everything is nothing, then are we anything?
Is it better to be better than to be anything?
And Albert’s vision is blooming uncontrolled
All his wings are slowly sinking
The world begins to disappear
The worst things come from inside here
All the king’s men reappear
For an eggman, on and off the wall
Who’ll never be together again