How do teams wind up getting tarred with goofy, meme-ish Defining Things in the way the Mets have been with Bobby Bonilla's LOL Contract? Laziness helps a lot, but that's not quite the whole story.
The Carrier Dome hosted its last Big East game on Wednesday night, and Syracuse quite fittingly won big. Syracuse will move to the ACC next year, and while the giant pillow-topped dome is not going anywhere, things won't be the same for one of college basketball's best and weirdest venues. Which is fine, because the Carrier Dome isn't really like anyplace else.
There's nothing wrong with some idle speculation on the NCAA Tournament, especially as March approaches. But a little bit less of ESPN Bracketologist-in-chief Joe Lunardi, and the silly, over-certain pseudoscience he sells, might do us all some good.
There are several good-enough reasons to root for Jae Crowder, the extravagantly be-dreaded rookie wing on the Dallas Mavericks. But what he might wind up being, and on some nights legitimately appears already to be, is currently a better reason to watch than anything Crowder actually is.
The supreme chef behind Momofuku is nearly as serious about sports as he is food, especially the teams from his beloved District of Columbia. We talked with him about Unseld, sports foodies, and yes, Jeremy Lin. Chang should probably go ahead and add "prophet" to his already lengthy resume.