What we're watching (all times EST, unless noted): Tottenham at Liverpool in EPL soccer at 2:55 (ESPN2). Connecticut at Louisville (ESPN) and Missouri at Oklahoma (ESPNU) in men's college basketball at 7. Utah at New York in NBA basketball at 7:30 (NBATV). Detroit at Phoenix in NHL hockey at 8 (NBCSN). Texas at Texas A&M in men's college basketball at 9. Oklahoma City at Portland in NBA basketball at 10 (NBATV).
Iggy Pop on Iggy Pop: "My character is such that when I decide something, then I have the ability to throw the worry out, because it doesn't matter. No matter what, I'm not going back, right up to death. It was the same way I felt when I decided I'm not going to be a lawyer, I'm not going to be President, I'm going to be a musician. My parents said, ‘What?! You're going to ruin your life!' Like that. Then when I was a musician, I was a drummer, and when I realized that meant I was going to spend the rest of my life looking at some prick's butt shaking back and forth, well, in a lot of ways, it's the shit place to be. So, I said, ‘I'm going to be a songwriter.' And I just walked around Michigan for eighteen months just thinking about how to do it." [Sneeze Mag]
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Feb 3, 2007: Stuart Scott Is Ready To Kick Some Mustache Ass
So says the NFL's cleanest player: "Told you, cheaters never win!!!!!!!!!" [@JHarrison9292]
Take off that crown you weren't wearing: "'We decapitated them. They can't wear that crown no more,' Jacobs said after the game. 'Can't wear that crown any more.'" [Larry Brown Sports]
A nice consolation prize: "The Dutch island of Aruba has a creative campaign to stir interest in the Caribbean island. It's cheering up Super Bowl losers — the New England Patriots — with a winning offer: a free stay on the island. The package includes airfare, hotel rooms and more, and certainly is designed to bring welcome publicity to Aruba, which has previously made headlines with the mysterious disappearances of two American vacationers. A spokesperson for the Aruba Tourism Authority says the offer is open to all players and coaches, and they can take advantage of it as early as Monday. The question: Will Tom Brady and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Gisele Bundchen, who could probably buy their own Caribbean island, take Aruba up on its offer?" [USA Today]
Your Instructional Basketball Video Interlude:
So Seattle wants to do to Sacramento what Oklahoma City did to Seattle: "Rapid recent progress has been made. Mayor Mike McGinn has been among those championing the idea. And once the plans for construction of a new arena near Safeco Field are finalized, I believe the NBA will return to Seattle. The financially strapped Sacramento Kings could become the Seattle Sonics as early as the 2012-2013 season." [Seattle Times]
Your genius Super Bowl headline of the day: "Drop by Welker, Brady's Most Reliable Receiver, Hurts Patriots" [New York Times]
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