We might want to try that today. Actually, how about we narrow the topic just a bit, to your top five movie villains. Here are mine off the top of my head:
-Staff Sergeant Barnes
It’s not exactly a slow sports day — there are plenty of games being played — but not a ton of topics to sink into. An overview:
-Joe Posnanski, who I like very much, wrote a column arguing that perhaps MLB should go the English Premier League route and do away with the postseason. Billy Beane agrees with him; I don’t. How-ev-ah:
-I am strongly in favor of his underlying premise, which is that the regular season ought to mean as much as possible. I’d be all for even stronger advantages given to teams with the best records — in all sports. The new wildcard that was added last year did a nice job of that, but if baseball wanted to go further — say, giving the team with the best record a 1-0 lead to start the series — I’d consider backing that proposal.
-Celtics and Rockets force Game 6s with road victories over the Knicks and Thunder, respectively. Pacers win at home to put the Hawks on the brink of elimination.
-Pair of NBA Game 6s tonight: Nets-Bulls (8 p.m., TNT) and Nuggets-Warriors (10:30 p.m., TNT).
-The Caps finally get their series against New York underway in DC at 7:30 p.m. on CSN. Other games: Senators-Canadians, Kings-Blues and Red Wings-Ducks.
-Andy is actually taking a vacation. I did not know he did things like that.
-Former All-Pro offensive tackle Kyle Turley admits he’s had suicidal thoughts since retirement. “No one in my family has ever gone crazy and killed themselves or thought about that,” Turley said. “I have. It’s not a thought that is fleeting. It’s a thought that goes away when I’m on my medication, and the thought of doing a lot of crazy things as well and making unbelievable decisions.”