Trying To Salvage What's Left Of The NBA Season

As we sift through the carnage of a mostly D.O.A. NBA Finals, we wonder: Can anything save it at this point? The popular theory is that Cavs coach Mike Brown is destroying any slim hope his team has — maybe he should play Eric Snow more — and, in addition, he's making the games excruciating to watch. Considering they can't exactly fire him now, is there any coming back? Is there any reason to watch Thursday?

We're sad to say: We can't think of one. Fortunately, the college football and NFL preview magazines are out. The Sporting News has our Illini going to a bowl!

We love this photo, by the way. Tim Duncan, happening to run into coach Brown in the hall. Wonder what he had to say. Hey, just keep doin' what you're doin', baby ...

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