Comment of the Week Sponsored by Misconduct Tavern

Comment of the Week Sponsored by Misconduct Tavern

Thanks again to those of you who came out in support of our Eagles watch party last Thursday night. It's always better to watch those kinds of debacles in friendly company than to do so alone in your living room, where your television, pet or significant other are all too likely to take the brunt of the blame.

Anyway, we don't really have the watch party to rep in this space any longer, so until we come up with a new idea to plug every week, the section above the actual comment will probably appear a bit shorter than it has in the past.

This week's $40 gift card to Misconduct Tavern goes out to "Uncle Mike" for his thoughts on the comically haphazard expansion of the Big East:

"If that's going to be the conference lineup, then they can't call themselves the Big East anymore. What's Boise east of, Seattle? Manila? Tokyo?"

Basebrawl! Bryce Harper fights Giants' Hunter Strickland after HBP

Basebrawl! Bryce Harper fights Giants' Hunter Strickland after HBP

SAN FRANCISCO -- Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and San Francisco reliever Hunter Strickland both landed punches to the head during a wild brawl that erupted Monday after a hit by pitch.

Harper was hit in the right hip by Strickland's 98 mph in the eighth inning with Washington ahead 2-0.

Harper pointed the bat toward Strickland, charged the mound and fired his batting helmet wide of the pitcher. They started to swing away and they each connected as the benches and bullpens emptied. At least two Giants players forcefully dragged Strickland from the middle of the brawl all the way into the dugout.

In the 2014 NL Division Series, Harper hit two home runs off Str

NBA Finals: Warriors coach Steve Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1

NBA Finals: Warriors coach Steve Kerr not well yet, but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1

OAKLAND, Calif. -- Golden State's Steve Kerr expects to decide soon whether he will coach in the NBA Finals, saying Monday he's not yet ready but hasn't ruled himself out for Game 1.

Kerr said: "As of right now I would not coach Thursday night. It's still up in the air." He said that by Game 1, he might make a decision on his status.

The reigning NBA Coach of the Year, still not feeling well after a May 5 procedure to repair a spinal fluid leak, addressed the media Monday when acting coach Mike Brown was out with the flu.

He joked: "I told the team the good news is the team is really healthy, the bad news is the coaching staff is dropping like flies."

Brown has been coaching the team since Game 3 of the first round at Portland, with Kerr assisting at practice and from the locker room before and during games.