In Case You Missed It...
D.C. sports fan knew Washington Wizards center JaVale McGee was a freak, but now we definitely know based on science. "Sports Science" to be exact.
ESPN's John Brenkus studied McGee in a segment released late last week and took a look at his impressive two-dunks-at-once performance in last season's NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
While the entire video is worth a watch, the most enjoyable (and delicious) part occurs near the end, when McGee dunks an Oreo cookie into a bowl of milk suspended 11 feet in the air. This is no problem for McGee, who apparently possesses a wingspan of over seven and a half feet -- or one Yao Ming in a front-runner for "Screen Capture of the Year."
Back to the cookie, McGee dunks the Oreo with relative ease and takes a satisfied bite as a reward, proving that whenever McGee is looking for another highlight-reel jam, all he needs to do is think of Jerry Seinfeld and "look to the cookie."
Yet, the most important thing that came out of McGee's installment of "Sports Science" is that, according to Brenkus, "humans are incapable of multi-tasking." For those of who live to work on the internet and vice versa, may God have mercy on our souls.
What To Watch For...
The Washington Capitals, fresh off their 5-0 beatdown Monday, will look to end their four-game road trip on a high note against the Ottawa Senators Wednesday. Things might look bleak for the Caps, but if they win Wednesday, they will jump back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Parity.
It has been two months since Washington last visited Ottawa, but Alex Ovechkin could have been there more recently if he decided not to skip the All-Star Game last month. If Ovechkin feels left out, he can always flip through Dennis Wideman's photo album. Better yet, perhaps we can finally see the "The Rock Star v. The All-Star" teased by General Manager George McPhee. The undercard would be "Good Sasha v. Bad Sasha" in a battle between Alexander Semin's split personalities.
Standing At A Cross Route
News broke Monday that former Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell reportedly left his fiancée, Jenny Montes, at the altar at their wedding in the Dominican Republic. That, however, was not necessarily true, as reported by The Washington Post Tuesday. Apparently, the decision to call off the wedding was mutual:
Phone conversations with the Washington Post Tuesday, Campbell declined to go into details but said the two came to a decision to “put things off” after discussing it for a couple of weeks. “I love her enough not to leave her at the altar,” he said. “I love her enough to talk to her before it gets that far.”
Campbell, who said he was still in the Dominican Republic with Montes and her family, denied Internet rumors that he had called off the wedding at the last minute.
“That stuff is just crazy,” he said. “Jenny’s a good person and I’m a good person. I don’t even know why people would put all those lies out there. ” He said the two decided to go ahead with the trip to the Caribbean Island and “just made a vacation out of it.” Except, of course, all their guests flew down expecting a wedding.
Either way, breaking off a wedding is never an easy matter, especially for a couple that has been together for seven years. Campbell should be able to figure this one out. His life has been filled with many cross routes.
Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog, and is the Capitals Editor for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.