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Blake Griffin, Dunks, and Please, Please Don't Get Hurt

We were watching the Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday night, and it was pretty sweet when Blake Griffin jumped over that car. But then again, couldn’t it have been better? Like much, much more impressive.

We mean, sure Griffin impressively skied over the vehicle, but he just jumped over the hood. We feel like on a good day we could clear that part of the car. Surely Blake could have leaped over the top of the car or done something equally dramatic. It was a fun dunk, but it wasn’t all that impressive from an athletic perspective.

So why not? Probably because the Los Angeles Clippers management was terrified its prize would injure himself. Read more

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LA Times Profiles Sports Talk Legend Joe McDonnell

Sports fans in Los Angeles know the name Joe McDonnell.

The sports talk radio legend, nicknamed “The Big Nasty,” was known for his brash opinions and his massive frame. At his peak, McDonnell tipped the scales at 740 pounds and was a regular on the air since the early 1980s.

After shedding over 400 pounds following gastric bypass surgery, McDonnell has been reduced to doing sports updates on KNX 1070 in Los Angeles several times a week.

Bill Plaschke of The Los Angeles Times wrote a column in Sunday’s paper on why McDonnell is unable to land a sports talk show gig:

“McDonnell is 298 pounds, healthy, and muzzled. He looks great, but he sounds empty as he talks about a radio career that is currently as ill-fitting as his clothes. Read more