Thursday, March 29, 2007

NEXT TO CATCH ON FIRE: ROME?

Hey, we know modern society is hurtling down a path to who-the-hell-knows-where, but to borrow a phrase from SI, here’s one more sign of the apocalypse. Last night in Freddom Hall, the home of the Louisville Cardinals, during the McDonald’s All-American Game, fans repeated taunted top recruit O.J. Mayo with “overrated, overrated.”

Ouch.


It’s a high school game. Mind you Mayo’s self-recruitment (he declared he was going to USC so he could bask in the pre-pro-enhancing spotlight of Los Angeles) has been the subject of much sports talk. This reached a zenith when he pushed a ref (his peeps say the ref “flopped”), and when he refused to give coach Tim Floyd his cell phone number. It didn’t help that he is supposed to be the best high school player in the country and he finished with 12 points on 4-of-17 shooting.

By the way, if you haven’t ever heard of Dime magazine. Good. If you have, you’d have a problem. Dime is the “basketball lifestyle magazine” with the motto “The game. The players. The life.” There are a lot of articles and ads about shoes.

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