SBD/Weekend Rap

Quick Hits....

"I really don’t think that this lawsuit, if it follows the law, would represent a significant change in how collegiate athletics is conducted" – Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman, on the Ed O'Bannon antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA (Raleigh NEWS & OBSERVER, 4/21).

"You have three police officers running, pretty much startled. You have smoke from the explosion, and debris on the track. You have a runner down. You have that female police officer with her handgun drawn, which suggests violence. Your eye goes around the photo and sees all that. That picture says it all in one photo" – Boston Globe photographer John Tlumacki, on his iconic photo of the Boston Marathon bombings seconds after the first bomb went off, which made it onto this week's cover of Sports Illustrated (SEATTLE TIMES, 4/21).

"It’s probably the hottest city in the world right now. It’s the most aspirational city in the world right now. And it needs to bring marquee events and establish itself there. This will help bring marquee events" – Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross, on why Miami-Dade taxpayers should help fund renovations to Sun Life Stadium (MIAMI HERALD, 4/21).

"The Pelicans just doesn’t seem right. Maybe because it’s just starting. Maybe in three years we’ll be talking about another name change, the Pelicans will be an afterthought" – Wizards G Garrett Temple, who grew up in Baton Rouge, on the Hornets' new name (WASHINGTONPOST.com, 4/19).

"I heard there is a blackout in Brooklyn and I'm here to turn on the lights" – Nets Owner Mikhail Prokhorov, addressing the Barclays Center crowd yesterday during the Bulls-Nets game (N.Y. DAILY NEWS, 4/21).
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