‘Is that Cabbage, Gheorghe?’

by Colin Donohue Ahhh, Gheorghe Mursean. A 7-foot-7-inch Romanian with a great personality, a wonderful sense of a humor, a bad back and limited ability. He was entertaining on the court for four years as a Washington Bullet, although not always for the right reasons. But he certainly was hi-larious in ESPN commercials and other…

Midnight Madness

By Justin “The Birthday Boy” Cherot It’s a little past 2 AM, and yet today has already been a relatively busy day. Most importantly, at 12 AM Eastern Standard time, I became the youngest-looking 27-year-old man on the planet.  To celebrate, I tried to go see 500 Days of Summer. The gentleman asked for my…

Heads Up: Vick Vapors

By Justin Cherot It’s official: Michael Vick is a Philadelphia Eagle. No more speculating about where he’ll end up, or even if he’ll be asked to step in right away into a starting quarterback’s role. Both of those topics went from “hypothetical” to “null and void” around halftime of the Eagles/Pats pre-season game, when the…

Pick and Pop Podcast for 8/13/09: Stallworth’s Suspension, Tiger Woods, Ben Wallace, Redskins Preseason Opener

by Colin Donohue Listen in on the third Pick and Pop podcast, during which I discuss Donte Stallworth’s one-year suspension (with no pay) from the NFL, Tiger’s early PGA Championship lead, Ben Wallace’s revelation that he almost retired before rejoining the Detroit Pistons and the Washington Redskins preseason opener. Justin and I will work out…

Yao Ming: A Photographer’s Best Friend

by Colin Donohue Sports photography can bring us the some of the most dramatic, awe-inspiring imagery we’ve ever witnessed. You witness athletes in the throes of battle, sweating out everything they’ve got for an advantage, for an upper hand, for an eventual victory (they hope). But because pictures are simply snapshots of moments in time,…

A Deep Google Presence

by Colin Donohue I was sitting here at work today, thinking about PnP and trying to decide what new kinds of features Justin and I could include on the blog. We’ve tossed around a bunch of different ideas, and we’ll begin unveiling them in the near future. But in the meantime, I wanted to throw…

Some Nuggets

Here are a few quick thoughts I’ve been tossing around for a few days. It’s fun to watch Tiger Woods when he’s hot. I don’t watch a lot of PGA golf because I typically don’t find it that compelling. I know. It’s probably ignorant of me to make such an assertion. But really, to me,…