Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Off Base: Funny Ferrell, Ocho5, Lin-sanity

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5. A-lister annunciates

Will Ferrell introduced the players at the Feb. 8 Bulls-Hornets game. Now there is a page on Facebook calling for Ferrell to announce the ballers during this NBA All-Star game.

4. Chad Ocho-Johnson

Chad Ochocinco, once famed Bengals receiver, chronic trash talker and reality TV star, is changing his last name...again. "Ocho" is going back to his birth-name "Johnson." He is engaged and doesn't want his future wife to sport Ochocinco as her married name.

3. Super Houston

click to enlarge Whitney Houston

In case you've been living under a rock: Whitney Houston passed away last Saturday night. Her Star-Spangled Banner performance at Super Bowl XXV is being called the best ever.

2. Famous Ball State grad accused

Fox Sports' Jason Whitlock is being called racist after an insensitive tweet about New York Knicks guard Jeremy Lin.

Jason Whitlock Twitter
Lin is one of the few Asian Americans in the NBA. Whitlock played football at Warren Central High School and graduated from Ball State in 1990. The controversial personality, who hosts a podcast entitled "Real Talk," has since apologized after pressure from the Asian American Journalists Association.

1.Jeremy Lin-mazing

Jeremy Lin is incredible. Lin has scored more points in his first five NBA starts than any other player since the ABA-NBA merger..oh, and he hit the game winning shot in Tuesday night's match against the Toronto Raptors. You can call him Lin-derella.

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