Talking Points: A look at an amazing shot

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What's the buzz from the world of sports? Here are some items that will have people talking:

1

Do you want to see the play that was the buzz of the high school state basketball tournaments last week at the Tacoma Dome?

The court-length basket by Union’s Jordan Chatman is now on the web. Just go to: www.columbian.com.

You have to see it to believe it.

We think it should have been worth four points.

2

The Cubs have been too tired for the past 100 or so years. Yeah, that must be it.

Chicago’s new GM, Theo Epstein, is insisting his players get proper rest this year. He does not expect his players to be out all night at the clubs or whatever else young millionaires do late night.

Apparently, this will be the key to getting the Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908.

If anyone should know how to turn around a loser, it would be Epstein. He was in charge when the Red Sox finally won a World Series. Then the won another one.

However, we believe it had more to do with the talent on the field rather than sleep patterns.

We find it hard to believe that Manny Ramirez, Johnny Damon, Kevin Youkilis, and David Ortiz were tucked into bed by 11 o’clock each night.

Maybe 11 in the morning, but not at night.

The plot thickens.

3

Did you hear that former Colts coach Tony Dungy said that Peyton Manning first hurt his neck in 2006 against the Washington Redskins? Dungy said this back in September, just talking about Manning. He said there was a specific play when Manning’s head got twisted, a little extra twist in his opinion, after a big hit.

So why does this matter?

Because Gregg Williams was the defensive coordinator of the Redskins back then. The same Gregg Williams who reportedly has used “bounty” systems in his career, paying players to “take out” opponents.

Would be really interesting if a bounty played a role in cutting short a career of one of the all-time greats.

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