The New York Times’s Pat Jordan, a sportswriter, goes toe to toe with Mickey Rourke and isn’t buying what his PR people are pushing. But it is a great read. To wit: “You want to earn respect in your old age,” he went on to say. “You want to walk into a restaurant and have people say: ‘There’s Mickey Rourke. He was great in “The Wrestler.” ’ You don’t want them jumping out of windows.” Semi-related – Jordan’s story on Deadspin about attempting to interview Jose Canseco is a gem.