WEDNESDAY'S MORNING LINKS
From the Standard Examiner ... Damian Lillard debuts 'Baby Dame DOLLA' rapping in bizarre State Farm ad
(side note: On a scale of 1-10 how bad are the State Farm commercials depicting Chris Paul as "dad," DeAndre Jordan as "mom," Kevin Garnett as "grandpa," Kevin Love as a "brother" and Damian Lillard as a "baby?"
This is the scale ...
1-They're kinda funny, Kyle. Don't overreact to a Fortune 500 company thinking it's a good idea to turn Jordan, a 6-foot-11, 27-year-old center, into the housewife of Chris Paul, a moody, 30-year-old point guard.
10-They're awful. Exactly how much did State Farm pay Kevin Love for him to acquiesce to the idea of taking his bearded face and placing it on the body of a 10 year old? Every player involved in the commercials, with the exception of Lillard, should be forced to retire from the league immediately.
Me? I'd give the commercials a 9.6.)
From the Idaho State Journal ... Court Confessional: ISU's stadium quandry limiting success? ... the Bengals have two different home arenas (kind of) and neither is the perfect solution.
From Skyline Sports ... FIRST LOOK: Montana hosts Montana State for 2nd round of hoops rivalry
The Grizzlies have received their first commitment for the 2017 recruiting class, a 6-2 guard from Dublin, California.
The Bozeman Daily Chronicle has this ... Big Sky: Officials got Green technical foul wrong
From the Spokeman Review ... EWU’s Austin McBroom earns national honor
The Spectrum is selling hope ... Tournament gives chance to salvage seasons