That link comes thanks be to the newest Cardinals blog: Dave Bell, World Series Hero.
I always had a soft spot for Hammer. He was huge when I was in Junior High, but fortunately I got into Black Sabboth and Led Zeppelin early enough to never think much of pop music. He did take care of his people though. The guy put himself into bankruptcy trying to support a massive entourage of people from his old neighborhood. He’s a minister, a patriotic fellow, (now) a blogger, looks to be a heck of a dad, and is a baseball fan. He’s nicknamed after Hank Aaron, for Pete’s sake. What’s not to like about the guy? (Aside from the Barbie doll, that is.)
Speaking of Barbie dolls, I’m not ashamed to admit that I’m infatuated with Stacey Keibler. I could tattoo the insides of my eyelids with this picture and never tire of it. In fact, I’d probably alternate between leaving the left or right eye shut all the time and live the rest of my life without the faculty of depth perception. Go ahead and make fun. I don’t have cable and’ve been sick lately. And I’m a leg-man. She’s purty.
Being sick and without cable means that I missed watching Bruce Weber’s 100th game at Illinois on Saturday, the last home game of the 2005-06 season and of Dee Brown and James Augustine’s careers. I did get to listen to the end on the radio while parking my car before Illinois hockey’s final home game–a 10-1 walloping of Minnesota. Not this team, of course, but this one. There will be no missing tonight’s basketball game versus Minnesota, though. This one. They’re playing well right now, having convincingly won their last four at home, including victories over Michigan State and Iowa. It’s also their Senior Night, so they’re bound to be pumped up and ready to score some points. I’ll be watching it at Embassy at 8:00 on ESPN. (And rooting in vain for Northwestern to pull an upset in Evanston.)