Sunday, February 05, 2012

Linky Dinks/Off the Bench

This is somebody's bench.  I'm borrowing it.

Hey - look who's back! Our old pal "Linky Dinks", who along with "Off the Bench" provides a few hits and runs.

Just in case you need a quick recap of Super Bowl history, the NFL does that nicely.

Phil Hecken does an amazing job of breaking down the history of the Giants - most notably their uniforms. The UniWatch blog also has a section on the Patriots.

Yankees GM Brian Cashman has himself in some strange mess. There might be a mistress who stalked him. Now his wife is divorcing him. It's all very tawdry. Deadspin takes it from here.

The LoHud Yankees Blog normally hosts a pinch-hitter series. This one from Stanford Williams is quite good, in part because we're about the same age and seem to understand the same things.

Pitchers and catchers are getting closer. Just saying.

Old friend Chuck Costello has a post on his blog about closing Catholic school and Victor Cruz - all in one post.

Not that I had a rooting interest, but Matt Diddel and Ryan Whittle from Greenwich joined Chris Kaelin and I for a portion of a recent hockey broadcast to talk wrestling with us. They fell in their match against Brunswick the other day, and Dave Fierro has the results at the Greenwich Time.

Speaking of Greenwich, it was National Letter of Intent day recently. Scott Ericson has the local recap. Congratulations to all, including Shane Nastahowski, who is going to prep at Milford Academy for a year (Dave Fierro, Greenwich Time).

Pete Dougherty of the Times-Union, has a poll, asking who is the best Super Bowl play-by-play TV voice. Sadly, "Rob Adams" isn't an option. Since Vin Scully never called one (though he wanted to), I'll go with Dick Enberg over Pat Summerall and Al Michaels. Amazing that the play-by-play list is filled with only 11 names, including Jack Whitaker, who split the PBP in Super Bowl I with Ray Scott. More here from Tom Hoffarth, and the complete list here from Wikipedia.

Incidentally, Rob Adams did call one. Practicing in his own home.

I don't know how long it has existed, or if it is trademarked, but I just saw that NBC Sports has an Off the Bench site. Damn. Might have to find a new name. Incidentally, Rick Chandler from their damn Off the Bench knockoff, writes that the Cleveland Browns are the best team in NFL history.

And I'm laughing.

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