→To the Birdman, who has made the most of his second chance in the NBA. Chris Andersen was banished from the league for drug use while with the Hornets in Oklahoma City but now is a high-flying shot blocker for the Nuggets. Let’s pray he stays sober. →To the buddy system with Bedlam quarterbacks. All the adults — coaches, fans, administrators — could take a lesson from Zac Robinson and Sam Bradford’s goodwill toward each other. Jeers
→To the Memorial Marathon organizers. Women’s champion Catherine O’Dell was denied the glory of breaking the tape at the finish line. A runner who had started two hours early originally was hailed as the winner. Shades of 1972, when Frank Shorter entered the Munich stadium thinking he was winning the race only to see an imposter racing ahead. →To the scourge of timeouts in the final seconds of NBA playoff games. The interruptions are insufferable to an otherwise splendid product.