Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
.Titus Young's father hasn't exactly been the best source of information or rationale for his son's behavior in the past, but even if he's conjured up this story about needing to be on medication since a conscussion, at least now there's serious consideration - as I've been saying for months - being given to the possibility of a mental disorder to describe Titus' unruly and downright baffling behavior.
Richard Young said his son suffers from a disorder caused by his brain being compressed into the front of his skull, but he couldn't remember the disorder's name Monday. The father said his son's disposition changed after he suffered a concussion during his rookie season, although the Lions never listed that as an injury.
Let's not blame just the rookie season concussion, Young's behavior has been bawdy dating back to college.
Peter King's reputation is hardly for his incisive criticism but he went after the Lions yesterday in MMQB. Probably the most he's written about the Lions since their playoff season of 2011.
Psychiatry is no religion to me, and this scathing criticism of the DSM and the entire field aren't inapproproate, but in my very amateur opinion Titus Young's behavioral troubles would likely be improved if he's medicated once a correct diagnosis is achieved.
I've dabbled with with 4 antipsychotics before, so while I'm certainly for doctor of psychiatry, I know the right medications can be effective against mental disorder, as nebulous as they can be.
.Bill Simmons' trade value column has Derrick Rose at number 9.
Rose's game hinges on attacking the paint, attacking the rim, attacking defenders, attacking everything. If you could describe him in two words, you'd use these: "relentless fury."
Well, what if that fury has been compromised a little? What if post-ACL Rose decides, I'm gonna pick my spots, shoot more 3s, maybe pass up a few of those fearless drives in traffic? Remember, Rose's breathtaking athleticism was his single best asset. So what now? It took 12 months for Ricky Rubio to look like Ricky Rubio again. It took 12 months for Iman Shumpert to look like Iman Shumpert again. We're at 13 months and counting with Rose. I don't totally know what we're getting from Derrick Rose when he comes back. And neither do you. We're sticking him here to be safe.
Six spots higher at number 3(!???!) is Steph Curry.
Reason No. 1: Along with Kevin Durant, he's 2013's co-winner of the Derrick Rose Award for "Guy Whose City Would Riot If He Were Traded." Right now, the Golden Gate Bridge has a better chance of being traded than Steph Curry.
My point here is on Rose though.
I swore it was in that column but I guess not. Maybe I heard it tossed out recklessly on the radio somewhere, but really...even as their season has just one offensively inept game left in it, would Chicago really riot if Rose were traded, for I don't know, Rondo? Or some other inventive deal bringing back a PG who took advantage of an offensively improved Joakim Noah, and then assisted in the emergence of Jimmy Butler morphing into one of the league's better slashing/scoring wing players. Cuzzzzz, I'm not so sure Rose is gonna do that stuff when he returns. And Chicago might be worse off for it.
They have to do construct everything they do to beat Miami. How are you going to accomplish that? With Rose slamming into the lane for 25 per game? With Rose adjusting his brutish assaults into the lane and getting teammates involved? Or, with someone else besides Rose at the point?
.Titus Young, arrested again. It's only a matter of time until...
Quick question, it's obvious his support system since becoming an ex-NFL player has completed evaporated, but this following Peter King tweet made me wonder if the Lions still would've finished at 4-12 if they'd have cut Titus after the great sucker punch of training camp. Titus wasn't a tumor or cancer, he was a 10 mile wide asteroid that made a direct hit on Allen Park.
What's most stunning about Titus Young's plunge in football and in life is that anyone picked him in the second round. How'd he pass muster?— Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) May 12, 2013
.If there were more athletes who spoke as purely and candidly as Roy Halladay did last week, there wouldn't be so many relentlessly angry fans.
Really, that was a lot of the reason I tried to keep going. Like I said, I never really felt the pain. I just wanted to reach out to the fans, thank them for their support and apologize to the ones who pay the money and show up in the second inning and it's 9-0. I apologize to the fans that I won't be out there for three months.
I don't feel like I have to apologize to the team because I think they know. I just want the fans to know that I'm thinking about them. I don't take that for granted. I don't take playing for Philadelphia for granted.
.I don't frequent Bleacher Report much because of 1. their cheap parlor SEO tricks 2. the content is often written by people like you and I who often just like to offer up unfounded and ridiculous notions.
However, this NBA mock draft I came across yesterday, is worth the read. They even got me thinking that Shabazz Muhammed wouldn't be the worst pick for the Pistons, IF he can live up to his ability to score, score, score. Star quality young players, don't typical thrive under Ben Howland - Holiday, Westbrook as examples. Even if Muhammed reaches a ceiling of 15 to 18 a game, well, that's better than anyone on the Pistons aside from Monroe.
.Marvel is coming to TV. You know this right? Joss Whedon has developed Agents of SHIELD for ABC, debuting this fall.
Disney would never allow a competing network channel to take a shot with one of their properties, but if a premium channel came along, like HBO, and said 'we've got some brilliant ideas for Deadpool, and we'd like to rent the character from you,' with the right creative team, I think you'd have a massive hit. Especially for a character like Deadpool, where he was misused in the Wolverine movie, and hasn't ever been able to get off the ground in a stand alone flick for a variety of reasons.
Why Deadpool? He's a mystery. He's violent. He's crass. He's the only comic character, I know of, that breaks the fourth wall.
Other potential characters this idea could work with would be, Black Panther and Blade, though those will likely be movie project again soon. Also brawler Luke Cage, could be a hit, but again, likely in a Marvel movie.
.There's often little worth following during rookie minicamps, but Justin Rogers of MLive offers a quick, succinct read of rookie on rookie action that took place at Allen Park. The takeway for me? Larry Warford didn't suffer a serious injury. And it's always pleasing to read this about a player, Undrafted free agent running back Steven Miller is lightning quick when changing direction and appears to need only a few steps to accelerate to top speed. He's definitely on the small side, but it will interesting to see how he fares competing as a return man.
Especially if you can catch kicks, there's always a room for a guy with that type of speed.
.I like soccer, though I don't watch as much as I used. I also appreciate tense moments of broadcast. These are MUST watch Youtubes from a Premiere League game that had elevation implications, which is an enormous deal. Imagine the Mud Hens having such a phenomenal season that they were pushed into the American League Central, and the Twins were relegated, or demoated, to the IL.
.Jordan Lyles has it right! Why throw the pitch when it's just going to get smacked somewhere.
Elvis scores on one of the easier to spot balks of the year. i.imgur.com/vztxMcP.gif— Drew Sheppard (@DShep25) May 12, 2013