Lee Panas of Tiger Tales has just announced that he is releasing his first book, titled Beyond Batting Average. According to Lee’s interview at Bless You Boys, the book is essentially a beginner’s guide to the various sabermetric stats that are popping up more and more throughout the baseball blogosphere. The uber-talented Samara Pearlstein of Roar of the Tigers provided the cover art and illustrations within the book. If you’re interested, you can buy the book here. I’ll probably pick up a copy, if nothing else but to understand what a WAR is.
Once again, Matthew Stafford is seen with some “gifted” women. Stafford spent Super Bowl weekend hanging out with a bunch of Hooters girls and some other dudes. My question: why the hell was Jon Gruden there? [via Sharapova’s Thigh]
Once again, I am convinced that NBA commissioner David Stern and the league’s higher-ups read Detroit4lyfe. The NBA is meeting with TNT to figure out a way to revitalize the dunk contest. Not sure why they’re going this route, I’m pretty sure Stern could Google “make the dunk contest better” and find thousands of ideas.