"Listen, we hate to poke fun at someone else’s misfortune (at least that’s what we claim) but let’s be honest: he didn’t die, and some people need a wake up call." [Pyle of List]

"Plaxico Burress is going to live and play football again, but might be a little smarter about it next time. Lord knows there are other athletes that can be shown the need for a better attitude. And what better way than for someone to be reminded how to be a decent person than a little gunshot to the leg?"

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• "No Mas friend Ben Younger, director of Boiler Room and Prime, recently took me to see Itamar Moses’ new “Back, Back, Back”, a play inspired by the lives of Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, and Walt Weiss. In our interview to follow, Moses downplays the importance of knowing baseball for “getting” the play." [No Mas]

• "Derrick Coleman is well regarded (although that may be a misuse of the term) as one of the bigger busts in the history of the NBA. He was a stone cold lock for first overall pick in 1990. He even averaged almost 17 and 10 over the course of his career, but semi-decent stats certainly don't make up for his promise. Turns out, Coleman's not immune to the economy and is selling everything he owns at 75% off." [FanHouse]