Playing the Field: Grizzlies figuratively choke, Delonte West literally chokes

This is Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins debating whether to commit harakiri on the sideline.

If you went to bed at a normal time last night for the first day of the work week you missed one of the most epic comebacks/collapses of all-time. The Grizzlies led the Clippers 95-71 with exactly eight minutes left in the game. Then it all went so terribly wrong. The Clip Show reeled off a 26-1 run and ended up winning Game 1, 99-98.

Then Chris Paul mocked Craig Sager’s suit, which is always fun. In a somewhat strange postgame interview, Paul said the whole team always believed they’d make a comeback (yeah right), talked about how “everybody knows how much I hate to get my lip busted” and then dropped the bomb on Sager as he walked away — “That’s a nice suit you got there, but Easter already passed.” See for yourself:

It was a fitting end to one of the strangest games I’ve ever watched. By the way, horrible job by TNT’s Dick Stockton on play-by-play, who seemed oblivious to the epic collapse until the lead went from 24 to six. If you’re interested in the ugly collapse itself, here is the crime scene evidence:

Cowley the coward

Speaking of collapses, if you missed the disgusting collapse of Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Joe Cowley’s career you truly need to look at these Twitter exchanges.

As Cowley sat on a plane waiting for it to takeoff he decided to forego the Alec Baldwin route and instead be a disgusting misogynist. When I read Cowley’s first tweet, I said, “Really? That’s what people are offended by?”

This is what kicked it off, “Flight delayed because of ‘Mandatory Crew Rest.’ God forbid anyone strains themselves handing out orange juice off a cart for an extra hour.”

Not a particularly funny joke, but clearly a joke. It got much, much worse. You can read the whole exchange, but suffice it to say Cowley might be going the way of his former colleague Jay Marriotti. How do you not fire a guy who says this?

“Chick pilot. Should I be OK with that or am I just a sexist caveman?”

Chick pilot? Really? And when a female sports journalist criticized the buffoon, he started trashing her too:

“@SloaneMartin And when you come back, hottie up that pic a bit more. You look like the Russian icy villain from a 70s Bond movie. XOXO.”

That should just about do it for Mr. Cowley, who deleted his Twitter account immediately.

Delonte West’s vomit

Let’s close this out with a picture of former Celtics great slash machine-gun enthusiast Delonte West puking all over his bathroom floor.

You didn’t think I was kidding, did you? Notice the chunks on the toilet. Looks like lots of Orange Gatorade. I’m more of a Fierce Grape fan, honestly.

Follow Metro New York Sports Editor Mark Osborne on Twitter @MetroNYSports. If someone on his floor vomited in the bathroom in college he had to pay $20. Every time. He’s still bitter about that.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Is #JusticeForAvaLynn a case of bullying?

On Saturday, the hashtag #JusticeForAvaLynn became one of the trending topics on Twitter. Users circulated the above photo of 5-year-old AvaLynn, posted by her mother…

International

Terrorism could spread to US and Europe in…

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah said terrorism would soon spread to Europe and the United States unless it is quickly dealt with in the Middle East,…

National

Ex-Bitcoin official to plead guilty to Silk Road…

Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem has reached a plea deal to resolve U.S. charges that he engaged in a scheme to sell over $1 million of…

International

China's army changes tactics to prepare for war…

Chinese President Xi Jinping has said China will spur military innovation and called on the army to create a new strategy for "information warfare" as…

Gossip

Joan Rivers on life support: Report

TMZ reports that comedian Joan Rivers has been placed on life support, "completely reliant on machines to stay alive." Rivers has been hospitalized since she…

Movies

What's new on Netflix in September

September has a supernatural theme for Netflix. UFO "documentaries" and the survivalist reality series "Doomsday Preppers" are among the new series coming to the online…

Going Out

'Friends' coffeehouse Central Perk coming to NYC —…

"Friends" is coming back for a one-off special: "The One with the Free Coffee." Warner Bros. is bringing a pop-up replica of Central Perk, the…

Movies

Interview: 'As Above, So Below' directors: 5 ways…

The fraternal directors of the found footage horror "As Above, So Below" dish on the best ways to frighten the bejesus out of audiences.

NFL

3 things we learned in the Giants preseason…

The final score didn’t matter — a 16-13 win by the Giants — but it would’ve been nice to finally see Big Blue’s new-look offense get on track.

NFL

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots, 49ers start…

NFL Power Rankings: Seahawks, Broncos, Patriots start at top

U.S. Soccer

5 facts about new England captain Wayne Rooney

Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney was named as the new England captain by coach Roy Hodgson on Thursday.

NFL

Jets vs. Eagles: 3 things to watch

A win on Thursday night at the Eagles would give the Jets a 3-1 record and just their second winning preseason under head coach Rex Ryan.

Wellbeing

VIDEO: Still not wearing sunscreen? You will after…

Sunscreen is possibly the most often repeated - and ignored - piece of skincare advice. But Thomas Leveritt took a different tactic. With a short…

Food

Twitter used to track down sources of food…

When Chicago health officials saw Twitter users complaining about local food poisoning episodes, they reached out on Twitter to those users and often ended up…

Style

Trend: White hot on the 2014 Emmy's red…

White was one of the big trends on the Emmy's red carpet.

Food

Recipe: Samuel Adams beer-marinated grilled shrimp

Summer calls for two things: a cold beer and light food. Sam Adams' Latitude 48 IPA fairly bursts with citrus notes, making it an ideal marinade…