This week's Quickies post is a day early in order to make room for a special Shedd's Spot post on Monday.
Sports Illustrated recently ran this piece listing the five best and worst owners in each of the four major professional sports. Not surprisingly, two local owners, Dan Snyder and Ted Lerner, made the worst lists for their respective sports. All regular readers know how I feel about Redskins owner Dan Snyder. How anyone whose only football playing experience is smear the queer as a child (and I'm guessing he was the queer) can have a big enough ego to think he can be the end all when it comes to player personnel deccision is beyond me. As to Lerner, I'm still drinking the Kool-Aid and believing the Nationals will turn it around in the next couple of seasons. Ted Lerner's biggest mistake, and it was a HUGE one, was keeping Jim Bowden as general manager when Lerner took ownership of the team in 2006.
Regular readers may remember a post a few weeks back mentioning the state of Delaware was consdering legalizing a form of sports betting. The orginal bill died, but a revised version passed the state's lethe Clock"gislature last week. Here is a story on the updated legislation. By the way, the NCAA is still opposed to the bill.
55 years ago today (May 10, 1954), "Rock Around the Clock" was released by Bill Haley & His Comets. "Rock Around the Clock" is considered to be the first rock and roll song to make #1 on the pop charts, although it did not make #1 until 1955, after its inclusion in the movie Blackboard Jungle. Haley died of natural causes in 1981, but there are several stories of very bizarre behavior in his final days. Haley's life and death was the subject of Dave Alvin's song "Haley's Comet" which was released on Alvin's 1991 CD Blue Boulevard.