The Jeremy Lin tale is one of a basketball player who happens to be a little different than his teammates coming out of nowhere to dominate from the point guard position. So where have we seen that story before?
Yup, ‘Teen Wolf,’ the 1985 movie in which Michael J. Fox played a much more hirsute and acrobatic version of Lin.
The market for sports collectibles pretty much collapsed about 15 years ago which is why all the sports cards you bought when you were a kid are sitting in a box in your parents’ basement. If you wait about 100 years those cards might be worth something again.
Even if you aren’t a sports fan, you’ve probably been hearing an awful lot about this Jeremy Lin fellow. The New York Knicks point guard’s completely-out-of-nowhere run began on February 3rd when the-then obscure bench warmer came off the pine to spur the Knicks to a victory over the New Jersey Nets. He was inserted in the starting line-up after that, and since then has led the Knicks — who were previously league laughingstocks — to six more wins in a row.
Jeremy Lin and Tim Tebow are inevitably being compared to each other because they are both athletes who have had their abilities questioned, and are both devout Christians who are open with their faith.
Now the two sensations are linked for a third reason. Just like folks started to imitate Tebow’s signature kneel — which become the internet meme Tebowing – fans of Lin have taken to replicating a part of the special handshake he shares with teammate Landry Fields.
Part of what makes college basketball so entertaining is the lengths to which the student body section of the crowd will go to distract the opposing team. Jack Blankenship, a freshman at the University of Alabama, has come up with the most clever twist on this tradition we’ve seen in some time.
When the New York Yankees shipped A.J. Burnett to Pittsburgh last week they actually paid the Pirates $18 million of the $31 million left on his contract so they would agree to take the underachieving pitcher off of their hands
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