Written by Andrew Ottoson Wednesday, 20 June 2007 08:22Ever heard news that hit you like you just saw someone kick your dog? Fans of the Boston Celtics know exactly what I’m talking about.
Aftershocks of Boston slipping to third in NBA draft lottery are still rippling through the national sports media.
If you haven’t heard, Portland and Seattle now hold the top spots, and Lady Luck left the Celts in perfect position to draft some Chinese guy named Yi Jianlian.
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I’m calling a time-out for a quick golf take. Before I go any farther, I should remind everyone that I don’t actually know anything about golfing.
I watched that one young kid who was just ahead of Tiger play the first hole on Sunday. I can’t remember his name, but I know he started badly.
Anyway, the thing that...
Written by Andrew Ottoson Tuesday, 03 April 2007 22:56One of my favorite things about being a sportswriter is the road trips. I’m still new enough at following the various teams I try to keep up with that I’ve been to a whole lot of places I’ve never been before.
But there’s one place most of my road trips so far have had in common: McDonald’s.
As much as I like those commercials where Jared, the Subway guy, bickers with NASCAR drivers and professional wrestlers about the best part of a Subway sandwich, there’s something about fried food that leaves a hungry customer feeling satisfied.
Maybe that satisfaction has something to do with the way the flavor brings back fond memories of childhood.
Or maybe I’m confusing the heartfelt emotion of “satisfaction” with the...
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