Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009 | 3:41 p.m.
If you have a real good memory for former lightly regarded University of Utah basketball bench warmers, you may remember Lance Allred.
You also may remember Sid Krommenhoek and if you do, it probably means you are either married to him or he still owes you $20.
Anyway, this blog focuses on Allred, who has written a book called "Longshot: The Adventures of a Deaf Fundamentalist Mormon Kid and His Journey to the NBA" (where he appeared in three games).
Other than the title, one of the most compelling things about the book, according to those who have read it, is that Allred is still bitter about the way Rick Majerus, the Utes' former roly-poly coach, treated him.
According to Allred, Majerus once said Allred was a "disgrace to cripples" and that he had "weaseled his way through life using his hearing (loss) as an excuse" and "If I was a cripple in a wheelchair and saw (the way) you play basketball, I'd shoot myself.”
Majerus has denied the accusations. Some of Allred's former teammates have confirmed what Allred said.
Allred is working on a second book, a work of fiction revolving around the 14th century Teutonic Knights of Germany. For more on Lance Allred, click here.
Sid Krommenhoek, as far as anybody can tell, isn't working on a book about Teutonic or any other kind of knights. He's the founder of an Internet Web site that helps kids choose what college to attend.
"When I die, they might as well bury me at the finish line at Churchill Downs so they can run over me one more time." -- Rick Majerus, on Utah's season ending with yet another loss to Kentucky.