March 01, 2007

The Perplexing Tendencies of Cornbread

Breezing through a few random thoughts as we attempt to cross off some items on our “things to talk about” list:

Did you hear the news that Celtics’ radio commentator Cedric Maxwell recently said that female referee Violet Palmer should “go back to the kitchen” during Monday night’s broadcast on WEEI-AM?

Little known fact: Cedric Maxwell’s nickname is “Cornbread.” And isn’t cornbread made in kitchens?

Okay, we’re not sure what this means – we’re just saying, this must have some significance.

As the ancient proverb goes, people in glass houses shan’t smash windows with a mallet.

In this case, it would be something along the lines of, people with food-related nicknames shouldn’t condescendingly tell others to return to a room where food is made. Or something like that – we’re still kind of working it out in our heads.


In other news, there are now rumors swirling around planet hoops that in addition to Scottie Pippen’s planned comeback – which hasn’t really picked up so much steam it seems – there had been rumblings (which were recently shot down) that Reggie Miller could potentially join the Mavericks for the stretch run.

Which begs the important question: What year is this exactly?


Quickly dipping into the medical files, we’ll make a brief stop in Pittsburgh, where outfielder Xavier Nady recently had an exam to see if he had Crohn’s Disease, which, as it turns out, is a disease affecting the intestine.

We always thought this was the condition where you're all stooped over dressed in burlap with a hunched back, crooked wooden cane and a big hairy wart on your face.


And keeping it on the disease tip (because frankly, diseases are funny), it has come to light that guests at a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue soiree on Valentine’s Day may have been exposed to Hepatitis A as the result of an infected caterer.

Certainly not the type of exposure you’d be hoping for at such an event.

By the way, we are not the least bit bitter that we received no invitation to this event and we are nowhere close to clever enough to think ahead and plant a highly infectious disease such as Hepatitis A on an unsuspecting caterer and use him as our vessel to seek revenge.

Something like that would never cross our mind.


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