The Sports Thread #1 For 12/3/13: The New Johnny Damon

On an otherwise tough day for Detroit with their Governor and Republican nuts screwing the city over again, the best win of the season by far from the Pistons in beating the Heat tonight. 

Andre Drummond was terrific once more, and it was fine team performance, especially when the Pistons stayed steady to hold off that vaunted Heat run in the final quarter. 

The Yankees have just signed Jacoby Ellsbury to a 7-year, $153 million deal, which has certainly made him the new Johnny Damon

Ellsbury was always destined to leave the Red Sox this season. Didn't think he would be coming to the Yankees though. 

The MLS best eleven is out, and I'm surprised at Camilo not getting the spot that went to Di Vaio despite him finishing the season stronger.

Just when it seemed like Ravel Morrison was maturing from the awful behavior that saw him have to leave Manchester United for West Ham, he goes ahead and does something stupid like this in the Hammers 1-0 loss to Crystal Palace, who give Tony Pulis a win in his first match managing them.

Interesting decision by Marcus Mariota, who bypasses being the potential #1 pick in next year's NFL draft to comeback to Oregon for his red shirt junior season. I still don't think Johnny Manziel will come back to Texas A&M, especially with a chance to move up now since Mariota won't be available.

Teddy Bridgewater is still the gold (or platinum) standard of this potentially amazing class and should be the first quarterback taken. It will be intriguing to see if Brett Hundley stays at UCLA, with coach Jim Mora pledging to remain there and urging his star signal caller to continue the rise to UCLA being at the top.

So good that Shabazz Napier hit that shot for all the people that the Florida Gators screwed over on that plane ride.

A day after shipping Doug Fister to the Nationals, the Tigers went and signed Joe Nathan for a needed closer and allow Joaquin Benoit a chance to be one of the best set up men in the game again.

And Ed Hochuli with the greatest referee explanation of all time:

The Sports Thread for this segment. 
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