Your morning roundup for Feb. 8. H/T to Eddie for the video. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors.
What we're watching (all times EST, unless noted): Georgetown at Syracuse (ESPN), Kansas at Baylor (ESPN2), and Cincinnati at St. John's (ESPNU) in men's college basketball at 7. New York at Washington (NBATV) in NBA basketball at 7. Duke at North Carolina (ESPN), Seton Hall at Rutgers (ESPN2), and Notre Dame at West Virginia (ESPNU) in men's college basketball at 9. Houston at Portland (NBATV) in NBA basketball at 10.
Remembering Ricky: "Is Ricky here? ‘Yes, Ricky's here. He's in one of the tents.' No way. Only his is one of maybe a hundred tents, raindrops tattooed in the dust, surfboards banked against the tea trees. Tricky, until out of a communal kitchen hut belching smells and steam comes music: a man's voice, soft, polite, Californian. Telltale. ‘Oh, no thank you. This is fine, thank you.' A peek through the open door. And there's Ricky Williams, son of San Diego, the winner of the Heisman trophy at the University of Texas, the man the New Orleans Saints traded an entire draft class to acquire, and the holder of nine rushing records in Miami. There he is, his beard longer than his hair and all his piercings pulled out, wrestling to squeeze the life juice from a giant stalk of celery. No fucking way." [Esquire]
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