News and Sports Links – March 2, 2010

The Shamrock Shakes have returned. Madness indeed!

Now that we have segued into March, it is officially time for “March Madness” across the nation.  Basketball tournaments, the NCAA Tournament, spring training, St. Patrick’s Day, Spring Break, and of course…Shamrock Shakes at McDonalds.

Let’s get some linkage today to fill up your free time.

"Throw it down, big man, throw it down!"

Is Greg McElroy the most dangerous man to the NFL, because of his smarts?
  • Matt Hinton from Dr. Saturday, a Yahoo college football blog, brings up a topic I wrote about last year about how athletes who are mentally intelligent might be a threat to pro football coaches and front offices.  Last year it was Myron Rolle.  This year it’s former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy, who reportedly scored 48 out of 50 on the infamous Wonderlic test. Seriously, is the NFL that scared of smart football players?  Not all of them are meat-heads.
  • Paola Boivin of the Arizona Republic is a highly regarded sports writer who does a phenomenal job.  Today, she writes about NBA Hall of Famer and announcer Bill Walton and how he battled through chronic spinal problems and contemplating suicide to speak at a fundraiser in Phoenix for Florence Crittenton, a non-profit organization that supports and helps at-risk girls.  Bill gets poked at for fun a lot by sports fans, but it’s nice to see Big Red pain free and healthy again.  Did you know he was a stutterer, like King Edward VI?

That’s it for now.  I will try to scour some new stuff hopefully today.

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