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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Trending: George Brett's dog, Celts-Heat

By Bill Speros
Special to ESPN.com

How many of us have ever wanted to cut a Formula 1 car in half lengthwise down the middle? Well, the Sauber F1 Team mechanics used their downtime during the past two years to do just that. Chief Designer Matt Morris shows us the result posted Wednesday: (You Tube)



George Brett’s black labradoodle was missing, so the Hall of Famer took to Twitter for help:

His name is Charlie Please help. REWARD twitter.com/GeorgeHBrett/s…

— George Brett (@GeorgeHBrett) May 30, 2012

Followers fanned out across Mission Hills, Kan., to help Brett and his family in the search:

@bowlingbro Seneca and tomahawk area. 63rd street, blinder circle is the neighborhood

— George Brett (@GeorgeHBrett) May 30, 2012

Others offered advice:

@dkrug thanks!

— George Brett (@GeorgeHBrett) May 30, 2012

Alas, a happy ending:

We got him! Thank you for all the support! It is so touching to see how many people care! You all were a big help! Thank you

— George Brett (@GeorgeHBrett) May 30, 2012


Some nights are bigger than others, even for a Super Bowl-winning quarterback:

Great sports night, Boston v Miami, USA v brazil, draft lottery#tvnight

— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) May 31, 2012

Here’s his post-game(s) analysis:

Questionable calls down the stretch. Rondo was unreal. Kings win in OT was sweet

— Aaron Rodgers (@AaronRodgers12) May 31, 2012


The Kings overtime victory in Game 1 at New Jersey triggered this celebration at L.A. Live:

Check out this mob scene just seconds after Kopi's game winner!! #GoKingsGo #3MoreWins instagr.am/p/LRpIESlF2Q/

— L.A. LIVE (@LALIVE) May 31, 2012


LeBron James’ miss at the end of regulation in Miami drew plenty of barbs on Twitter but the sharpest jabs of the night were fired at Boston’s Kevin Garnett from a former Timberwolves teammate:

KG is another one who lacks the #clutchgene always has!

— Wally Szczerbiak (@WSzczerbiak) May 31, 2012

And there was little sympathy after the game from Szczerbiak, who played with Garnett in Minnesota from 1999-2006:

KG never takes big shot for #Celtics now he's fourth in line behind Pierce Allen and Rondo to take clutch shot. Warrior all game though!!

— Wally Szczerbiak (@WSzczerbiak) May 31, 2012


Backing up the bus one more time:

KG was a warrior all game but in OT he was horrible on both ends of the floor tonight!! #NBAPlayoffs

— Wally Szczerbiak (@WSzczerbiak) May 31, 2012



Rajon Rondo’s 53-minute, 44-point effort against the Heat earned praise from many, including this Bay State compatriot:

I've seen #Rondo grow from 2007 to the #BEAST he is now days... It's a beautiful thing to see a player grow.

— Donte' Stallworth (@DonteStallworth) May 31, 2012


Earlier, there were pleas for more LeBron as the Celtics took the lead in the fourth quarter:

Lebron has to get in the game now.

— I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) May 31, 2012


Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry issued this warning as the game headed into overtime:

And twitter is bout to get exciting!!!! Charge ya phones

— Aaron Curry (@AaronCurry51) May 31, 2012


John Daly found a different kind of rough:

This series might have more haters following these games than it has fans of either team!#Crazy

— John Daly (@PGA_JohnDaly) May 31, 2012


Maria Menounos, finally, summed up the feelings a despondent of Celtic Nation:

Heartbreak...ugh. Damn ref should have called that hit on Rondo. Bs. Hate to blame the refs again but it's true.proud of our guys though-

— maria menounos (@mariamenounos) May 31, 2012



At least one member of the Saints found some redemption in the ping-pong balls of the NBA lottery:

The NFL hates on us, but obviously the NBA doesn't hate on the city. Congrats NO Hornets!!! We on the way up

— Roman Harper (@Harp41) May 31, 2012



Elsewhere:

• DeShawn Stevenson is money these days and has the ATM in his kitchen to prove it. (NetsAreScorching)

• The Kings have won nine straight road playoffs games and the Spurs have won 20 straight overall. Today isn’t necessarily a good day for streaks historically. It was 75 years ago – May 31, 1937 - that Carl Hubbell’s still major-league record run of 24 straight wins without a loss came to an end. (Hardball Times)

• Nick Gilbert didn’t bring the Cavaliers any extra luck in this year’s NBA draft lottery, but his presence added a unique perspective to things behind the scenes. (Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

• The anger lingers in Seattle and has only gotten more intense with the Oklahoma City Thunder (né Super-Sonics) in the NBA Western Conference finals. (San Antonio Express-News)

If you see any offbeat newsy links or interesting items from your favorite sports site or Twitter that might be of interest to others, pass them along to me at bsperos1@gmail.com or tweet them to me at @BillSperos.