A college hoops kid scores 138 points. In one game. The woman who ran her husband over for not voting. And the grave dangers of playing Nintendo

For a quick laugh to start your day, here’s the mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, falling down while trying to throw a football. I’ve watched it 10 times and laugh every time.

So this happened Tuesday night.

A sophomore basketball player at Division III Grinnell (Iowa) College named Jack Taylor scored 138 points in a game.
I didn’t screw that up, that’s not a typo. 138 points.
In one game. Taylor made 52 of 108 shots, including 27-71 3-point attempts. All this in a 40-minute game.

That’s insane. A few words of partial explanation: Grinnell has long been famous in college hoops circles for their frenetic pace; they run and run and jack up 3-pointers all game, happily giving up layups to the other team in the process.

So their games are usually wildly high-scoring (Tuesday’s final was 179-104 over Faith Baptist Bible College), but still, this is unbelievable.
Normally I hate it when an individual record falls in a blowout, because it looks like bad sportsmanship.
But this sounds like it was just an amazing performance from the kid. Check out video from the game, and the boxscore, here.
One hundred and eight shots. I bet Taylor’s elbows are suing the rest of his body for abuse right now.

**I know the election’s been over for a few weeks now, but my friend Clay just sent me this story and I find it somehow pretty disturbing, but a tiny bit patriotic.

A woman in Arizona named Holly Solomon was in despair that Barack Obama got re-elected. So instead of cursing Mitt Romney or just going to bed mad, she ran down her husband with the family car because he failed to vote in the election.

Daniel Solomon, 36, was in critical condition at a local hospital, but is expected to survive, Gilbert police spokesman Sergeant Jesse Sanger said.
I’ve heard of crazy women running over their husbands before, but for not exercising their civic duty, this seems a bit extreme.

But hey, Mrs. Solomon really, really believes in freedom, you know.

**Finally, a scary news flashback from the 1990s from SI.com’s Hot Clicks: A serious news report warning of the major dangers to kids of Nintendo. I love the grave seriousness of the announcer’s voice… hilarious.

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One response to “A college hoops kid scores 138 points. In one game. The woman who ran her husband over for not voting. And the grave dangers of playing Nintendo

  1. When I went on my college visit to Grinnell, Jeff Clement made 16 of 26 threes, scoring 50 points in 18 minutes of play. I thought that was the craziest thing I’d ever seen. Two years later, I saw him make 19 of 52 from three. I never thought anyone would shoot more threes in a game. 108 is stunning. I miss watching every Grinnell game. Coach A’s philosophy is perfect for an academic school where it’s hard to recruit great athletes. It’s a fun system to play and especially fun to watch.

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