Fresh off an NBA Finals victory and having no trouble celebrating with his Miami Heat teammates at today’s victory parade, Dwyane Wade told the Associated Press last Friday that he had been dealing with knee pain throughout the playoffs.
Wade will get the knee scoped this week, with possible surgery looming. Despite playing through the pain en route to his second NBA title, Wade is all-but-predicting that he’ll miss this summer’s Olympics in London. Continue reading →
Points & Prattle is a weekly round-up of noteworthy links and stories, first developed during my time at the “Voice of the Saints” blog. Expect some sports, some pop culture, and some general thoughts.
I took a trip down to the Twin Cities this week to check out The Early November’s reunion tour. While I had mainly took the trip down to see openers The Wonder Years, everyone provided an excellent show. Speaking of excellence, here are your links for the week:
Surprisingly, Hawk Harrelson didn’t much care for one of the ‘good guys’ being thrown out of the game on Tuesday.
If you’re familiar with Zoo With Roy, you’ll enjoy his interview with ESPN’s Keith Law. If you aren’t, you’ll probably just be left confused.
Drew Brees may not be able to sing or dance, but he portrayed an awfully good sleeping person in those Nyquil ads. If he doesn’t report to Saints camp, maybe he should consider a future as a cadaver in detective shows.
By now you’ve heard of the zombie attack in Miami, there’s more. And even more.
In case you missed it, Drew Magary live-blogged the Scripps National Spelling Bee over at Deadspin last night.
If you did miss that, you probably missed the six-year old genius who competed. I was quite content reading Dr. Seuss at age six, but the dictionary works, too.
Also on Deadspin, 23% of Sportscenter last week was dedicated to the Miami Heat. Personally, I am bored by basketball in general, but even I got upset with ESPN’s love-to-hate Heat and pro-Celtics coverage. I’m not sure how much more I can handle.
Is it just me, or would Tiger Woods be getting ripped to no end if he had pulled out as Phil Mickelson did after a dud of a first round yesterday?
Joe Hansen is the Blogger-in-Chief of Eye Exam Sports. He is a 2011 graduate of The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota and a published author of short stories. He can be reached on Twitter via @thejoehansen.