Bionic athletes and the future of sports: A look at the future of sports -- a world where prosthetics can enhance athletic skill beyond current human capabilities:
STRAT-O-MATIC Anyone?: Sporting News is replaying the 1986 season with "celebrity" managers & it looks pretty cool. There are several games to choose from. Cost is $24.95. Minimum of 12 players. http://fantasygames.sportingnews.com/stratomatic/
The Vintage Base Ball Federation: Vintage base ball is a fast growing sport (225 clubs from 32 states), which features amateur clubs adhering to the rules, uniforms, equipment and gentlemanly competitive play of baseball's 19th century roots.
Baseball's Particle Accelerator: The new technology that will change statistical analysis forever.
Long Distance Coaching is the Wave of the Future: "I'm not so sure that's not the better way to do it, and I've debated that," he said. "You can see so much more, you can do things," he said. "I tried not to interfere with the guys upstairs because they know what they're doing. But, every once in awhile, I'd drop a little note to them and say, 'Hope to get this,' or 'That corner's playing awfully tight.' "You're really a cheerleader most of the time down on the sideline. ... I enjoyed being upstairs, I really did. I sat down, had a nice time, had a cup of coffee. I felt like a newspaper guy. I was even able to watch television."
Bob Costas - Patrick Arnold Interview: For those without HBO. Originally aired on July 24, Bob Costas went in depth with Patrick Arnold - the key chemist and man behind "the clear" in the BALCO case.
Fantasy NASCAR: Over at yahoo. Group Name: spofi Password: spofi Daytona 500 deadline is Feb 18
All American Football League to launch in 2007: The League charter allows only those players who have both earned a 4-year degree and completed their college football eligibility to suit up and play in the League. The League teams will feature grads of their host university with other roster spots reserved for grads of conference schools which are not currently hosting a team. For some players, the All American Football League will be a stepping-stone into, or back into the NFL. For many, it will be a chance to continue playing football on the campus of their alma mater in front of the loyal and enthusiastic fan base that has grown to love them.
NCAA Fantasy Football: A live draft is set for Aug 4 at 830pm ET. It's free so sign up at cbssportsline.com. League name & password: spofi
6'2" v 7'2": Ruiz vs. Beast from the East. Aluev is 43-0 and will be the tallest and heaviest champion of all time if he beats Ruiz (42-5-1) on Saturday night.
The Sixth Tool: A Pro Baseball Scout's rolling commentary that takes you on the road from city to city in a high stakes search for talent that will one day make it to the Big Show. (via deadspin)
Sins & Myths of the NFL: I hate linking to espin but this was a decent read, though Myth 5 is a bit of a reach.
Seahawks secondary takes a hit.: Starting FS Ken Hamlin has a skull fracture & broken hand after a street brawl.
Mahalo Bitches: Hawaii wins little league world series championship. Down 6-3 in the last inning, Hawaii ties it then goes deep in extras to beat the defending champs from Curacao. Andrew Jones weeps.
Drew Henson will QB them Cowboys: Quincy Carter to be cut later today. Bill + Vinny 4ever?