The Replay: Tom Brady, George Hill, and Caleb Swanigan

Fresh Air Edition
Every Friday, we post up The Replay, our weekly look at sports. It’s mostly fouls and airballs.


» Ball Don’t Lie: This week, thanks to the NFL’s Wells Report, we were reminded of two universal truths: You can never trust a dude who wears Uggs, and the New York Post always keeps it classy:


 » Points in Time: Happy Eight Points in Nine Seconds Anniversary, Reggie Miller. Twenty years ago this week, Miller singlehandedly broke the Knicks with an improbable fourth-quarter flurry in the 1995 NBA Playoffs. The feat is all the more impressive given it’s taken Knicks owner James Dolan years to do the same. (Case in point: Isiah Thomas.)

(Note: the Kubrick-Apollo Landing quality of the video suggests that, perhaps, one day Reggie Miller Truthers might question the authenticity of the achievement.)


» Swanigan, Off Again: Mr. Basketball Caleb Swanigan has de-committed from Michigan State and now appears headed for Purdue. Unless, of course, IU coach Tom Crean pulls someone’s scholarship.


» Summer of George: Pacers guard George Hill went all Thong Song-era Sisqó and decided to have his locks lightened. Rodman-esque blondes might have more fun and exercise a penchant for world diplomacy, but what’s their basketball plus-minus?


» Now Read This: A 14-year-old girl has Olympic potential—and Tourette’s.