Playing the Field: Bye, Bye SportsCenter (we wish)

Well, it’s a start.

TheBigLead is reporting ESPN’s “SportsCenter” will be shrinking from three hours down to two during the day. An announcement is expected next month. Hannah Storm (meh) and Kevin Negandhi (we can roll with that) will host from 9-11 a.m. followed by Chris McKendry (meh) and Jay Crawford (god awful) from 11-1 p.m. and then Sage Steele (like) and David Lloyd (no clue who this is) from 1-3 p.m.

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J.R. Smith was talking about some plumbing issues with a lovely young lady on Twitter.

Tuning into SportsCenter, especially when you work in the sports industry, is kind of like eating your vegetables when you’re a little kid. You want no part of it, but you know you have to. So, while we might prefer the program to go away forever, we know it is a necessary evil. Now if we could just get rid of Stephen A. Smith, it might be borderline watchable. Might be.

Sex, like a good Chubby Checker joke, has many slang terms in the English lexicon. From laying the wood to bumping uglies to checking the plumbing, everyone has a favorite. For Knicks star J.R. Smith, it is apparently “laying the pipe.”

In a recent Twitter exchange with a high school senior, via Deadspin, Smith (@TheRealJRSmith) asked the lovely young follower, “You trying to get the pipe?” We can only assume what he meant … unfortunately, there is no confirmation of any pipe laying on either end.

In a semi-related (pun intended) note, porn legend Ron Jeremy is back in business after battling a serious illness. Yes, he’s been cleared for take-off.



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