Despite reports in national media outlets that a banner-carrying plane hired by Philadelphia Eagles fans to taunt the Dallas Cowboys crashed at Compton Airport, killing the pilot, the Los Angeles Times and other Southern California-based sources have confirmed that’s not the case.
After two games in Miami, it's no longer assured that the Heat — reigning champs, winners of 27 straight in the regular season, top seed in the Eastern Conference, proud owners of fans like these — are going to dispatch the Indiana Pacers quickly, or for that matter, at all. The series is tied at a game apiece, and…
Editor emeritus A.J. Daulerio was on Matt Ufford's SB Nation NFL Show this afternoon, with this tagline: "Wanna hear about Joe Buck, Eddie Vedder, and cocaine?" Ha ha, no, I mean, why would you? Go watch the interview here.
One of the most unintentionally hilarious sentences currently in print can be found on this SB Nation post by Robert Wheel, a.k.a. Bobby Big Wheel, called "What the NFL can do to support gay players." Beneath, a comma-spliced subhed reads: "The NFL is ready for a gay player, the problem is the rest of society."
The sportswriting community has lost another one of its members. Tim Allen, a writer for CanisHoopus.com, an SBNation blog dedicated to the Minnesota Timberwolves, died on Monday night. He was 29. Canis Hoopus has more information, but few details are available at this time.
SB Nation's Jon Bois has gone and done something brilliant again: a complete simulation of the first round of the NBA playoffs, using "the worst" — or is it best? — of 1990s basketball video games. [SB Nation]