• Barack Obama is the Gilbert Arenas of politics. [Dan Shanoff]

• Barry Zito, dipping younger and younger. [The Big Lead]

• Why European sports are plagued by racism and other such fan behavior, and why the United States isn't. As much. [In The Fray]

• Amazon.com is your one-stop source for all things cockfighting. [Sports by Brooks]

• The most valuable tool for today's college football recruiter? The ultrasound. [Georgia Sports Blog]

• A white French guy who can dunk the hell out of the ball. Bill O'Reilly is not impressed. [The Denver Sports Zone]

• Pete Maravich ... that guy really liked to show off. Thankfully. [Our Book of Scrap]

• Pittsburgh Penguin Evgeni Malkin seems to be enjoying life in America. [Mondesi's House]

• What would the media's treatment of Isiah Thomas be like if he were white, a Celtic, or both? [Ballers, Gamers and Scoundrels]

• 76er Joe Smith was robbed of $100,000 in jewelry. What the hell was Joe Smith doing with $100,000 in jewelry? [NBC10]

• Phillies slugger Ryan Howard gets an allowance from his mother. [The 700 Level]

• Roundall Nuts are taking a road trip to the Palestra. [Roundball Nuts]