Whoo, good old ESPN.com has really outdone itself lately, three biggish articles worth reading in a row…
First up is a neat-o collection of cheating tales. Some familiar, some less so. My favorite is #19, which shows why Grouchy Souness is not really destined for a bright future.
The second, an analysis of the quarterbacks for the almost-immediate NFL-draft. And unless the niners manage to pull a Sounessian moment of genius, they will draft Alex Smith. After all, their previous smart [Smith graduated in two years, majoring in economics] Utahn [that's, like, Steve Young, for the less enthusiastic readers] QB only took them to several championships.
And last, a ten year retrospective on ESPN history. As far as I can remember, an annual membership therein (or actually Starwave sports with whom they merged) was my very first web-purchase. And no, my credit card number was not nabbed, and I gave up the subscription after a year as the information kept getting more and more liberally shelled out for non-subscribers as well. Thanks for the ride, and here’s looking for another decade of decent reporting.