Your p.m. roundup for Oct. 26, the day those old recordings totally creeped us out. Photo of Toddler Derek Dooley, which recalls the legend that was Baby Mangino, via Outkick the Coverage. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors.
What we're watching (all times EDT, unless noted): Game 6 of the World Series has been postponed because of weather. ESPN has UConn-Pitt in a college football game at 8. The Pan-Am Games are on ESPN2 at 8. And Versus has the first round of the Professional Bull Riders World Finals at 9.
Because if you haven't read it yet, you should: "Howie preferred to shoot the angles. He used to cruise Yankee Stadium just to find people to ingratiate himself with, to work his rap on. He was always happy when he found a girl. ‘You're the most beautiful woman I've ever seen,' he told Beverly Jackson. That's what Howie usually said, and it usually worked. Soon he was dining with Beverly's brother, Reggie. Howie complained about his money troubles. Howie had been losing bets all over town. He often huddled over the Daily News sports pages, he said, picking games with Yankees players before calling in wagers on the pay phone outside the Yankees locker room. ‘I'd bet football with Lou Piniella and Bobby Murcer,' Howie said. (Piniella has denied it. Murcer died in 2008.) ‘Eat your food and relax,' Reggie said. ‘I'll hit a home run for you tomorrow.' The next day, Reggie belted one. Howie was in the auxiliary press box near George Steinbrenner when it happened. Steinbrenner gave him a hug. That's how they first met." [Deadspin]
Oct. 26, 2006: They May Take Our Lives, But They'll Never Take Our PENIS!
Bloggers for sale: "There's the plan: get paid under the table to insert links to advertisers in editorial content; if you're caught, just remove the links without a word; if not, continue to get "paid handsomely." According to Mr. Clark, this is already happening at some of the most popular media sites on the internet-with or without the boss's knowledge." [Gawker]
Paging Lynn Hoppes...: "With the 224-foot Lady Anne, which is often billed as being among the world's 100 biggest yachts but is built to accommodate just 16 passengers, Snyder's carbon footprint could become positively Sasquatchian." [Washington City Paper]
Your Cambodian Pizza Commercial Interlude:
What John Fox was thinking Sunday: "Another stop by the defense. I wish I could apologize to every guy on that unit. Busting their ass just so Charlie Church can screw it up. It's all right. A few more minutes and this will all be over. No doubt the media will still pretend rainbows beam out of his shit, but after a few weeks of this, even they'll have to admit that Tebow blows. 4/14 for 40 yards. Can you believe that? Against one of the worst teams in the league? Unreal. I'd trade him for Jimmy Clausen right now if I could. I'm not even kidding." [Kissing Suzy Kolber]
This, as Louisville pushes to join the Big 12: "Louisville coach Rick Pitino is actively lobbying the Big East Conference and its member schools to add Memphis and Temple for basketball, regardless of whether the Big East adds Central Florida, Houston or SMU. Pitino said Wednesday that he has expressed his opinion to Big East commissioner John Marinatto and wants the league to seriously consider raising the basketball profile of the conference during the turbulent period of realignment." [ESPN]
Merch: Managing editor Tom Scocca and contributing editor Drew Magary have both written books. You can buy Scocca's Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future here, and Magary's The Postmortal here. Now do it.
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