Once again, the Five at Five returns, only to likely disappear for three more months. Anyway, on to the links:
- Jermaine Jackson was going to presumably admit perjury and write a "tell-all" book about Michael and his boy-lovin' ways, as well as other family secrets. Until Michael threatened and bullied him. Bullied by Michael Jackson. Maybe Jermaine should write an autobiography instead, sharing with the world what it's like to be the biggest pussy who ever lived.
- The Washingon Post finds a "majority of Americans believe Iraq civil war likely." To which I reply, "Big effin' deal what a majority of Americans think." All this shows is that all of the breathless MSM reports about the war between the Sunnis and Shiites -- for which there hasn't been a shred of actual evidence, by the way -- are finding their mark. Do not doubt for one second that the MSM wants us to lose.
- Julio Franco would be my new favorite baseball player on the strength of this article, except that he drives a Hummer.
- The South Bend Tribune's Jason Kelly, whose articles on the football team I almost always enjoy, gets it exactly wrong in this piece, in which he blames Notre Dame basketball's mediocrity on ND's facilities, not Mike Brey. Hogwash. There are plenty of tiny schools that get two or three teams into the Tourney every year. It's on the coach to recruit talent. Jim Calhoun built a powerhouse at a school in the middle of nowhere with crap facilities. And didn't whine about it. Whining about the facilities is an excuse.
- Here are two cool articles about a recent breakfast between Paul Tergat and Haile Gebrselassie in Nairobi. After going out of their way to compliment one another, they discuss their tremendous Olympic 10,000M final and how distance running can be packaged for mass appeal.