5 possible candidates for Red Sox manager

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5 possible candidates for Red Sox manager

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

Now that Theo Epstein and Terry Francona have moved on the Red Sox are trying to move on themselves by selecting a new manager. Names like Bobby Valentine and Joe Maddon have been tossed around, but neither made the list of supposed final candidates. WGS reporters managed to grab the list from the Red Sox and here is the best of the best that they are considering.

Duff Man

Duff Man is all about relaxing, not caring, and getting down and funky with the ladies. Sure, Lackey seems to hate ladies, especially if they are his wife and are sick, but were sure hell find a way to fit in.

Charlie Sheen

After such a disappointing season and all the resulting controversy the Sox might be looking to make a splash. The Red Sox used to like to win and party and no one likes to party and win like Charlie Sheen!

But, really, if Sheen is around no one will notice that the team sucks.

The Spirit of Macho Man Randy Savage

How is it that Macho Man made his living dropping elbows and was all goosed up on steroids and never complained about this elbow, but pitchers are getting Tommy John surgery every day? It is like pitchers use the surgery as an excuse for a poor season. "Oh no! I sucked! Gotta get Tommy John Surgery dudes!"

Not on Macho Mans watch!

Quite frankly, the Sox could use a little of his enthusiasm and willingness to snap into things!

Jillian Michaels

Nobody likes her and that is exactly what this undisciplined bunch of fatties need. Get in shape for Orrs sake!

You guys are supposed to be athletes. If we wanted to watch a bunch of out of shape, disgusting, over paid pigs wed go watch Real Housewives of Orange County. Plus wed really love to see her make the bullpen cry. She is crazy. (Dont tell her we said that.)

Popeye the Sailorman!

This one is self explanatory, though we think the Red Sox might be confused about the restaurant chain.

Ghost of Ted Williams

At least hes got his head on straight.

Hiyo!

...Sorry.

Ingram, not Simmons, set to attend NBA Combine

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Ingram, not Simmons, set to attend NBA Combine

BOSTON – The list of players who will be in attendance at the NBA pre-draft combine in Chicago next week has been released.

And not surprisingly, there are some projected near the top of the NBA draft board who will not be in attendance.

LSU’s one-and-done stud Ben Simmons, projected to be among the top two players selected, will not be in attendance.

Joining Simmons among the more notable players who won’t be in Chi-town is Croatian big man Dragan Bender whose current team Maccabi Tel Aviv is still in the middle of their season. He is projected by most as being the third overall pick. 

Providence star guard Kris Dunn, projected as a top-10 pick, will be among those in attendance, as well as his Friars teammate Ben Bentil.

The Celtics usually cast a pretty wide net at the combine, but this year it’ll likely be even wider due to the fact that Boston has eight picks that represents 13.3 percent of the draft.

Boston has three first-round picks, with the first to be determined during the draft lottery later this month. The pick comes from Brooklyn, and will be no worse than the sixth overall selection.

The Celtics also have the 16th and 23rd overall picks in the first round, along with five (31st, 35th, 45th, 51st and 58th) in the second round.

Here's the full list of prospects attending the NBA Combine:

Player College/Club
 Ron Baker Wichita State
 Wade Baldwin Vanderbilt
 Cat Barber North Carolina State
 Malik Beasley Florida State
 DeAndre Bembry St. Joseph's
 Ben Bentil Providence
 Jaron Blossomgame Clemson
 Joel Bolomboy Weber State
 Malcolm Brogdon Virginia
 Jaylen Brown California
 Robert Carter Maryland
 Marquese Chriss Washington
 Elgin Cook Oregon
 Isaiah Cousins Oklahoma
 Deyonta Davis Michigan State
 Cheick Diallo Kansas
 Kris Dunn Providence
 Henry Ellenson Marquette
 Perry Ellis Kansas
 AJ English Iona
 Kay Felder Oakland
 Dorian Finney-Smith Florida
 Michael Gbinije Syracuse
 Daniel Hamilton Connecticut
 AJ Hammons Purdue
 Josh Hart Villanova
 Nigel Hayes Wisconsin
 Buddy Hield Oklahoma
 Brandon Ingram Duke
 Demetrius Jackson Notre Dame
 Justin Jackson North Carolina
 Brice Johnson North Carolina
 Damian Jones Vanderbilt
 Skal Labissiere Kentucky
 Dedric Lawson Memphis
 Jake Layman Maryland
 Marcus Lee Kentucky
 Caris LeVert Michigan
 Thon Maker Orangeville Prep/Athlete Institute
 Patrick McCaw UNLV
 Isaiah Miles St. Joseph's
 Jamal Murray Kentucky
 Malik Newman Mississippi State
 Georges Niang Iowa State
 Chinanu Onuaku Louisville
 Marcus Paige North Carolina
 Gary Payton II Oregon State
 Jakob Poeltl Utah
 Taurean Prince Baylor
 Zhou Qi Xinjiang (China)
 Malachi Richardson Syracuse
 Wayne Selden Kansas
 Pascal Siakam New Mexico State
 Diamond Stone Maryland
 Caleb Swanigan Purdue
 Melo Trimble Maryland
 Tyler Ulis Kentucky
 Jarrod Uthoff Iowa
 Denzel Valentine Michigan State
 Isaiah Whitehead Seton Hall
 Troy Williams Indiana
 Kyle Wiltjer Gonzaga
 Stephen Zimmerman UNLV

Is Danny Ainge or Larry Bird a better NBA GM?

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Is Danny Ainge or Larry Bird a better NBA GM?

Danny Ainge and Larry Bird were both hired as NBA general managers in 2003. Ainge was back with the Celtics, where he spent the prime seasons of his playing career. And Bird went back to the Pacers, where he coached for three seasons.

There's no question that Bird was the better player. But who has been the better GM?

Trenni Kusnierek has a very interesting argument for why Ainge gets the edge. Watch the video above for her reasoning.