By Michael Rand
We’re getting a late start. Again. Friday is like our Saturday, or some such excuse. So we’ll keep it short. We have a COW to get to, all locked and loaded. But first:
Pardon The Interruption to his writing career: Michael Wilbon has a new four-year deal with ESPN that will pay him nearly $8 million, which puts him just a few pennies over what RandBall makes. He offered to resign from his “other” job as a Washington Post sports columnist, but he decided to stay on in limited duty.
U women try to give Pam Borton a heart attack: When we first tuned in, the Gophers were defeating Iowa by 22 points in the second half. Somehow, it went to overtime. And somehow, Minnesota managed to hold on for an 80-78 victory. Play of the game: Emily Fox, who had a career-high 30 points, grabbing a defensive rebound amidst three Iowa players, forcing a held ball in overtime that gave possession to the Gophers. They scored, went up by four, and held on.
Agent Zero is thinking of a number between 84 and 85: Gil Arenas, cut by Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski from the U.S. National Team last year, said he would to play against Duke and score “84 or 85″ points to teach the coach a lesson. God, how we love Gil Arenas.