Weird times in April: The off play by some teams in the Great White North means that the approaching post-season installment of 'Hockey Night in Canada' will feature the Tampa Bay Lightning and New Jersey Devils.
On the subject of embarrassing play: You can argue whether NBA players are trying to sink their teams to win better lottery picks. But when Celtics coach Doc Rivers get rewarded for failure and Hawks star Josh Smith gets punished for success, it's hard to deny that the league's front offices are utterly shameless about this sort of thing.
And while we are impressed to see the Indians giving envelopes of money to snowed-out ticket-holders, we are unimpressed by Ray Lewis, who seemed to expect someone to do him the same favor when his NASCAR plans didn't work out.
You may also want to check out the Imus chronicles below (how he's managed to escape responsibility for broadcasting the j-word, I don't understand). Or, if you need a new bit of media twittery to consider, we offer the Post's Phil Mushnick. (Note to Phil: I'm more gangsta than Noah. And I have a comic book collection.)
International Pastime: Dice-K and Ichiro Have Met Before
Jimmy Rollins Has a Rendezvous With Karma
Don't Fear For Bernie Williams; He Still Has the Power of Rock
David Wells Would Head-Butt GM Kevin Towers
Barry's World: Will Bonds Be Unanimous First-Ballot HOFer?
The Indians Are Giving Money Away, Seriously
Luis Gonzalez Sticks it to the LA Media
Dodgers Own the Giants Whose Season Is Over
Hideki Matsui to the DL; Bernie Williams Still Not an Option
Dumb Don Imus:
Don Imus: Two Weeks Is Not Enough
Don Imus Suspended Two Weeks for Rutgers Comments
Don Imus Contrite on Al Sharpton's Show
Al Sharpton Not Buying Don Imus Apology
Cal Ripken Cancels Scheduled Don Imus Appearance
Senators (4) vs. Penguins (5) Playoff Preview
Thrashers (3) vs. New York Rangers (6) Playoff Preview
Devils (2) vs. Lightning (7) Playoff Preview
Sabres (1) vs. New York Islanders (8) Playoff Preview
Predators (4) vs. Sharks (5) Playoff Preview
Canucks (3) vs. Stars (6) Playoff Preview
Ducks (2) vs. Wild (7) Playoff Preview
Red Wings (1) vs. Flames (8) Playoff Preview
The Eagle Has Landed -- After Being Tasered
Rubbin' Is Racin': Montoya, The Cameraman and The Wife
Ray Lewis Turns to Champ Car After NASCAR Didn't "Help"
Giants-Chargers Eli Manning Deal: Last Big Draft-Day Trade?
Calvin and JaMarcus: This Year's Mario and Reggie?
Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini Kiss and Make-up?
Warriors May Finally Crack the Postseason
Matt Barnes Throws a Great Body Check
Old School Players: Today's Ballers Aren't Very Tough
Report: Doc Rivers to Have Contract Extended
James Posey Arrested on DUI Charge
Josh Smith Suspended for Cussing Out His Coach
Melo's Friend Was Ticketed for Assault
Could The Lakers Miss The Playoffs?
College Eye for the NFL Guy: Ryan Kalil
Gopher Players Released From Jail Pending Investigation
Don't Upset the Girlfriends of BYU Football Players
Only In Ohio: They Named Him "Tressel Hayes"
Man Who Created Chief Illiniwek Logo Wants It Back
Billy Gillispie: Third Choice the Charm for Kentucky
Defending Bob Huggins
Joakim Noah 'Gone Gangsta'? News to Me