- Tim Rohan has a fun story on the luxury auto dealer in Miami who sells and modifies cars for various MLB players, as well as other celebrities. Apparently big leaguers are his most creative clients, and they often try to one-up their teammates. Ivan Nova gets a mention for buying a $175,000 limo van.
- David Laurila recently spoke to Billy Eppler, who had been an assistant GM with the Yankees before leaving to become GM of the Angels earlier this offseason. He spoke about the things he learned in New York, the transition to the Angels, and his vision for the team going forward. Pretty neat stuff.
- This Michael Paterniti article on flight SR111 is from 2000, but it just popped up in my Twitter feed the other day. The article is a gut-wrenching look at the crash and the aftermath, particularly from the perspective of the medical examiner who had to sift through the wreckage. You might not want to read that if you’re flying soon.
- Matt Norlander wrote about Emmanuel Omogbo, a basketball player at Colorado State who recently lost his family in a house fire. It’s a tragic story but also a bit heartwarming because of all the help and support he’s received.
Friday: Here is tonight’s open thread. Every one of the local hockey and basketball teams is in action tonight except the Devils, so talks about those games, the links, Tanaka, or anything else right here.
Saturday: This is the open thread after you dig yourself out of the snow. The Knicks, Devils, and Islanders are all playing, plus there’s a ton of college hoops on the schedule as well. Have at it.
Sunday: Here is the open thread for one last time. The NFL Conference Championship games are on today. First you have the Broncos and Patriots (3pm ET on CBS), then you have the Cardinals and Panthers (6:30pm ET on FOX). The Rangers and
Knicks Nets are both playing as well, plus there’s some college basketball on as well. Enjoy.