Odds and Ends: Andre Dawson’s Creek

Strange, but true; Andre Dawson was a member of the Dawson’s Creek cast.

And you thought Bob Golic was the only professional athlete turned talented actor on the market.

In other news…

[Telegraph.co.uk]: With no Chad Johnson around, horse beats man in marathon

[Blazer’s Edge]: WWE buys the NBA and the Clippers acquire The Great Khali

[YouTube]: Rangers make the best of a wet situation

[ProFootballTalk.com]: Maybe Anquan Boldin will show up for training camp, maybe not

[The Angry T]: Gutsiest all-time performances in sports

[Sports Crackle Pop]: Tyler Hansbrough is a lucky man; a goofy-looking lucky man, but still a lucky man

[RedLasso.com]: Chad Johnson is not a happy camper

[SI.com]: Good thing Sean Franklin isn’t Kimbo Slice

[SherDog.com]: Devin Cole’s sentence? Two rounds with Rampage

[Red Sox Monster]: One very strange ad

And finally, when you think Father’s Day, there should really be only one man who pops into your head. That’s right, Shawn Kemp. So, from Hugging Harold Reynolds comes this Happy Pappy Day poem about the Reign Man.

Reignman

Forty ounces to freedom
he forgets what he’s become

never used the mirror for reflection
the perfect surface for the street confection

got the sniffles nothin’ to blame on the weather
can’t lay off the coke it’s become his new pleasure

had a fan base spread wide like pepper mace
seattle’s ace in the hole, now he holds a sad place

when the drugs wore off his mouth remained open wide
hit the drive thru, couldn’t pick one– ordered every side

took the flack, made a comeback, attacked the rack
couldn’t cut it, didn’t make it, pounded a six pack

so many hi-lites, big dunks to remember, the lobs above all
can someone explain how shawn kemp messed up basketball

the number 40 still hangs in my closet, a middle school relic
yeah he’s a bum give’em one more shot, make’em a celtic

fans wanna see one more two-handed jam
give it up to the coverboy of slam

an ode to shawn kemp, the original reign man

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