TGIF everyone, here's my Top 5 for June 17, 2011 from Len Berman at www.ThatsSports.com.
1. Quick Hits
It's a good thing they read the papers over there. Libya is scheduled to host the Africa Cup of Nations soccer tournament in 2013. But according to reports, "Other options are being considered." Really?
4. Friday eMailbag
With Dallas' win over Miami, R.W. writes on Facebook at "Len Berman's Top 5": "The NBA is in better shape because of [the Mavericks win.] It is a message that all of the most talented players should not assemble on one team. The fact that they lost, was a sign that teamwork wins championships."
From Top 5 subscriber J.R. "Back in the '60's, Jackie Gleason was the King of Miami Beach. And after all the LeBron hubbub, Ralphie (Kramden) is still the King."
D.L. points out on Facebook, "With the Bruins winning the Cup, Boston now has championships from ALL 4 of their teams since 2005."
Editor's Note: Yup. Beantown is now Titletown.
On Twitter, @Comrade Kristina agreed with me, that we're focusing on the wrong story when we talk about the morons in Vancouver. She tweets, "Good point. Why is canucksriot trending but Congratulations Bruins isn't?"
And M.P. suggests, "If the Eagles do sign Plaxico, the Vick-Burress combination could be called Con Air."
5. Spanning the World
This week's Spanning the World highlight comes from the world of Italian soccer. The penalty kick is no good. But is it really?
Talk about premature exhilaration!
Have a great weekend everyone.
Happy Birthday: Tennis star Venus Williams. 31.
Bonus Birthday: I write the songs that make the whole world sing -- OK he didn't actually write that one, but he sang it. Barry Manilow. 68.
Today in Sports: A quality relief appearance. Cubs reliever George "Zip" Zabel enters the game with two outs in the first. Pitches until the Cubs beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in 19 innings. 1913.
Bonus Event: The infamous White Bronco "chase" involving OJ Simpson. 1994.
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