Your morning roundup for March 10, the day that a big-and-wide guy gets called to task for playing fast-and-loose with his words.
• C.F. Catfish Strother, one of the biggest Alabama fans in the state, is befuddled. One of his many trees is dying. "I don't know if an Auburn fan come down here and retaliated from that oak tree down in Auburn or not. But it sure could happen. I know I'm going to soil test to ascertain if it did happen," he said while soliciting tax-free donations to pay a botanist. "Somethin' ain't right." [YouTube] (H/T Brendan "I'm an Auburn student and this is hilarious to us" K.)
• Oh look, here's video and photos of Miguel Cabrera's DUI stop! [WPTV]
• The NCAA hoops-officiating boss didn't much like seeing Rutgers get absolutely screwed by the refs at the end of St. John's "win" at the Garden yesterday, either. In fact, John Adams deemed it "unacceptable." [ESPN]
• Kevin Love broke Moses Malone's consecutive double-double streak during Minnesota's win over the Indiana Pacers last night. The win was his team's 16th of the season. The streak is 52 games and counting. [Star Tribune]
• Carmelo Anthony hit a 19-foot shot to lead the Knicks past the Memphis Grizzlies last night. Two Knicks fans in attendance rather enjoyed the outcome [Commercial Appeal]. This guy seems to have enjoyed it more [BuzzFeed].
• Air Canada will take its buku sponsorship dollars elsewhere if the NHL doesn't do something about head shots. They said so in a strongly worded letter. [Toronto Sun]
• Montreal Police have received a plethora of calls demanding charges be filed against Zdeno Chara of the Boston Bruins, for his brutal hit on Max Pacioretty. [Globe and Mail]
• Through to the UEFA Champions League quarterfinals: Barcelona, Shakhtar Donetsk (Ukraine), Tottenham Hotspur, and Schalke. The other four will be decided on Tuesday and Wednesday. [UEFA]
• A Philadelphia sportstalk-radio host cursed up a storm on TV once he thought his mic was off. It wasn't. Cue anchor's recovery talking about a gender war! [Crossing Broad]
• Some young jagoff cost his team an Illinois high-school basketball title because ran across the court to celebrate in the student section before the game was over. The refs apologized to the coach, who understood they made the right call. [Sun Times]
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