Tamir Goodman, aka “The Jewish Jordan”, has retired from professional basketball in the Israeli pro leagues at age 27. I remember hearing about the Goodman when he was rumored to be headed to UMD to play for the Terps in the ACC, coming from the tiny Talmudical Academy and scoring a Jordan like 34 points a game.
Ultimately his religion clashed with Maryland’s program and he ended up going to Towson, sucking, leaving the time in a dispute with coaches and ending up playing for Maccabi Tel Aviv where he barely played due to injuries.
Now that all that has been said…anyone actually care? It was an interesting story like 10 years ago…but now…when does an Iraeli basketball player retirement warrant any news coverage whatsoever? He never played in the NBA, never played meaningful college basketball, and didn’t really play that much in Israel…so why on earth do we care about a basketball player that was in his prime in high school? I mean, dont most of us know someone like that? I don’t see any ESPN stories about them. Weird.
There’s something glorious about watching a basketball player shatter a backboard with a thunderous dunk. Its even more special to watch a 4 minute compilation of dunks destroying backboards. This is just fun right here.
Bob Huggins hasn’t changed much over the years. From his eating habits to his mobility, the West Virginia basketball coach is determined to stay the same no matter what.
Huggins is still getting around as though he’s under the influence. He tripped over a cone and smacked his head on the tarmac while leaving a plane in Charlotte. The coach never lost consciousness but was taken to a hospital as a precautionary measure as he was feeling dizzy. Our first thought was that he made nice with the drink cart but it seems to be nothing but mere clumsiness. The Tipsy McStagger Clause has not been triggered so you can relax.
One would think Huggins would be more careful. This is the same guy who had to be shocked back to life three times after suffering a “massive heart attack” almost six years ago yet is proud of not changing his habits.
“It’s the same thing you do New Year’s Eve,” he said. “You say, ‘I’m going to do this,’ and about the 3rd of January you’re back doing what you did before. I haven’t really changed all that much. I would love to sit here and tell you that I probably eat better, but look at me. That’s obviously not the case.”
A man of habit. The same theory probably holds true for the graduation rate of his players. “I gotta get this back down to zero … Hey! What the fuck are you doing reading? Who taught you that shit?”
Time to get paid, blow up like the…too soon? Bob Huggins is getting some serious paper from West Virgina. His contract was made public and shows that he stands to make at least $20 million over the next 10 years before incentives.
The contract does note that he can be fired for being drunk or using drugs.
The contract stipulates Huggins can be fired for substance abuse or habitual intoxication affecting his job performance. A West Virginia spokesman said that is a standard clause in employment contracts.
I wonder if there’s a graduation rate clause. Somehow I doubt it.
Robinson admitted posting a message on [Facebook] last week that read: “I am paying anybody who have read the book ‘there are no children here’ by Alex Kotlowitz $30-40 which in some classes you have to read at UB (even more money if you have to read the book a little more!!) to write a 3-4 page paper, on a couple questions which was assigned.”
Robinson was suspended indefinitely for his efforts after another student saw the posting and alerted the school newspaper. He took it down and completed the assignment.
For his next trick, Robinson will solicit ladyboys and untaxed cigarettes on MySpace. The enriched uranium requests will go on Friendster.
Robinson should consider himself lucky. Honor code violators at UVA are strung up and beaten like Russians clubbing the fuck out of a baby seal.