Wilt was the obvious choice for the News and Views, considering we are a sports blog and today would be his 74th birthday. Unfortunately, he’s gone so we can’t get all 20,000 hook-up stories from the Don Juan himself. Oh well. We’ll keep late night post short and just hit the highlights of today (there weren’t too many). Other notable birthdays worth consideration: Hayden Panettiere, Count Basie, Kenny Rogers, Usain Bolt, Kim Catrall. For two of those, I say ‘would’. You can guess. (hint: I want to have rich, fast athletes for children).
– The Goodman League from D.C. beat the Drew League from L.A. 135-134 in the Capital Punishment game. Wall had 28, and 6 of his teams final ten down the stretch. Cousins stats are unavailable, but Durant was the MVP with 44 points. The good guys (Wildcat guys) win, again.
– NFL Preseason games took place with former Cats in them. Glenn Pakulak (OAK) had 3 punts, with an avg of 29.7, long of 48, and one inside the 20. Jeremy Jarmon (DEN) had a solo tackle, Wesley Woodyard (DEN) had 5 tackles, 2 assisted, and Braxton Kelley (DEN) didn’t get in the box score. Stevie Johnson (BUF) had one catch for 11 yards.
– UK football scrimmaged today. Scroll down for Tyler Thompson’s post to check out the juicy nuggets from the final scrimmage.
– Darius Miller and U.S. team lost to Lithuania in disappointing fashion. It doesn’t seem Darius got much of a chance to help out his team, only attempting 2 shots.
– The first AP college football top 25 poll came out. Ehhhh, not that interesting.
– Rex Chapman released the best karaoke video ever, jorts included. Best rendition of “When Doves Cry” since Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet.
See you guys in the morning. Highlight reels from the Capital Punishment game will make their way to the site, so we can all watch Cousins and Wall put on a show, as usual.