We had an action-packed B.S. Report today: I called my buddy JackO (die-hard Yankees fan) to see who's more bummed out about their team right now, him or me. Then I called Grantland's Mark Titus (right around the 30-minute mark) to discuss the feedback he's been getting for Wednesday's fascinating feature about Greg Oden. And finally, I called my dad (55-minute mark) to see if he's freaking out about Game 6 (Celtics-Hawks), as well as the fact that the league assigned longtime Celtics nemesis Bill Kennedy as one of the three referees.
In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday.
Manny Ramirez is back! The former Red Sox slugger has signed a deal with the Oakland Athletics, and will be eligible to play on May 30, his 40th birthday, after serving a 50-game suspension for violating MLB's drug policy. In the meantime, he plans to sit in the dugout and ask his teammates unsettling questions like: "Dude what do you think is the slowest way to die?"
In Carmelo Anthony's return from injury, Deron Williams lit up Jeremy Lin for 38 points as the Nets topped the Knicks 100-92. Anthony pulled Lin aside after the game, saying, "'Faith, that was not so well; yet would I knew that stroke would prove the worst!" and was about to continue until Lin was like, "Yo, Melo, stop quoting Iago to me or I'm going to get super f***ing suspicious over here."