I think this picture pretty much sums it up
Friday, June 29, 2007
Congratulation to Craig Biggio of the Houston Astros for getting his 3,000th base hit yesterday. ESPN thew out some numbers and the one that impressed me the most was that Craig is now 26th on the all time hit list. Not many players spend their entire 20 year career with one team, but that's exactly what Craig has managed in the free agency era. On a night he needed 3 hits to break the mark, he picked up 5 of 6. He's probably the best leadoff batter over the last 20 years. See you in the Hall, Craig.
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Some folks have called this guy the worlds most dominant athlete. Let's face it, all of us at one time or another have marveled at this dude's ability to stuff an entire 4th of July barbeque down his pipe. Accordning to Fox News, "Tsunami" Kobayashi can now only open his mouth to make a gap the size of a fingertip after being diagnosed with jaw arthritis.
According to Kobayashi's blog: "My jaw refused to fight any more.'' The injury occurred only a week after the slender 29-year-old started training to win his seventh straight title at the annual July 4 Nathan's Famous hot dog eating event.
When I first read the title for this article, I immediately thought he might have blown out an intenstine or something, but I suppose a screwed up jaw is almost as fitting.
From Fox Sports
Pro wrestler Chris Benoit canceled a pay-per-view appearance at the "Vengeance" event in Houston because of "personal reasons" a day before he, his wife and their 7-year-old son were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide.
Details of the deaths "are going to prove a little bizarre" when released to the public, Fayette County District Attorney Scott Ballard told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Autopsies were scheduled Tuesday by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in DeKalb County.
Authorities were investigating the deaths at a secluded Fayette County home as a murder-suicide and were not seeking any suspects.
Investigators believe Benoit, (pronounced ben-WAH) killed his wife and son over the weekend and then himself sometime Monday. The bodies were found Monday afternoon in three different rooms of the house on Green Meadow Lane, in a subdivision off a gravel road about two miles from the Whitewater Country Club.
Ballard told The Associated Press a gun was not used in any of the deaths. But he declined to say how the three died.
"We're pretty sure we know, but we want to confirm it with the crime lab," Ballard said early Tuesday.
Fayette County Coroner C.J. Mowell did not return phone calls. The answering service for his funeral home said he was out of town.
World Wrestling Entertainment said on its Web site that it asked authorities to check on Benoit and his family after being alerted by friends who received "several curious text messages sent by Benoit early Sunday morning."
Sheriff's Lt. Tommy Pope told WSB-TV that the three were found about 2:30 p.m., but he wouldn't release other details.
Stamford, Conn.-based WWE also said on its Web site it had been asked by authorities not to release further information on the deaths of Benoit, 40; his wife, Nancy, 43; and son, Daniel.
Benoit was born in Montreal. He was a former world heavyweight champion, Intercontinental champion and held several tag-team titles over his career. He was known by several names including "The Canadian Crippler."
"WWE extends its sincerest thoughts and prayers to the Benoit family's relatives and loved ones in this time of tragedy," the company said in a statement on its Web site.
Benoit had maintained a home in metro Atlanta from the time he wrestled for the defunct World Championship Wrestling.
The WWE canceled its live "Monday Night RAW" card in Corpus Christi, Texas, and USA Network aired a three-hour tribute to Benoit in place of the scheduled wrestling telecast.
Benoit's wife managed several wrestlers and went by the stage name, "Woman," The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
They met when her then-husband drew up a script that had them involved in a relationship as part of an ongoing story line on World Championship Wrestling, the newspaper said.
Benoit has two other children from a prior relationship.
Monday, June 25, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
I have been waiting to see the video that was supposed to be released later this week showing Kobe trashing the Lakers, but I found something just as good. The transcripts.
Here it is from Shout Fan:
“Andrew Bynum? What the f—?” Bryant says in disgust. “Are you kidding me? Andrew Bynum? F—ing ship his ass out. Are you kidding me? We’re talking about Jason Kidd. But they didn’t even want to do that. Now we’re here in this f—ed up position.”
The “Kobe Video Guys” then asked Bryant what he thought about Bynum’s potential. Bryant smiled and started to shake his head as if he was about to go on another tirade.
“You know what man? Let me tell you something. Mitch Kupchak had the nerve to ask me…”
The video ends there but the “Kobe Video Guys” say that Kobe goes on to say:
“How good do you think Andrew Bynum is going to be in 10 years? Are you f—ing kidding me? I’m trying to win this s— now.”
The full conversation with Kobe was supposedly 15 minutes long, too bad the video is only 24 seconds. When the video comes out we will post it immediately.
Pacman Jones turned himself in to the authorities in Nevada this morning. He then the $10,000 bail and left.
Believe it or not, Jones has been involved in at least 11 separate police investigations, and is currently sought by Atlanta-area police for questioning in a shooting early Monday after a fight at a strip club there.
I wish someone would hit this guy in one of the shootings so I could stop talking about him.
Heres a couple tips when shooting at Pacman.
1. Don't hold the gun side ways.
2. Don't try and sling the bullets out of the barrel. This does not increase accuracy.
3. Don't yell obscenaties while shooting, just look down the barrel and line up the shot.
Seriously, these guys don't really want to shoot anyone, they just want to be able to go back to their friends and say they shot their gun off and look hard. If your going to do something, do it right.
After this season Dale Jr. will no longer be a Bud man.
Heres the story:
OAKVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Dale Earnhardt Jr. has signed an endorsement deal with Sony Electronics, but he still isn't saying what role longtime sponsor Budweiser will have with him when he joins Hendrick Motorsports next season.
"I'm a big electronics fan. I'm a big computer guy. It's products I can dig," Earnhardt told reporters Thursday at a winery in the heart of California's Napa Valley. He will be competing on Sunday in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Infineon Raceway in nearby Sonoma.
His deal with Sony is a personal services contract that gives the company use of his name, likeness and voice for promotions. He also has a similar deal with Budweiser that will continue next year, regardless of what's on his car.
Budweiser has been Earnhardt's primary sponsor since 1999, and the beer manufacturer wants to continue its relationship with him at Hendrick. But car owner Rick Hendrick isn't actively pursuing new sponsors, and it's possible Bud could get shut out.
Earnhardt also said a possible endorsement deal with sporting goods manufacturer Adidas was "on the wish list."
Earnhardt's move to Hendrick is expected to clean up his sometimes scruffy image to match that of his teammates, Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson, although he appeared at Thursday's news conference in a scraggy beard, an untucked dress shirt and worn jeans — with Puma athletic shoes.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Kobe needs to shut and play. Apparently another instance has been filmed of Kobe Bryant trashing the Lakers and teammates. The video that will supposedly be released at the end of the week and depict Kobe criticizing the team’s management and the Lakers center Andrew Bynum.
Here's a teaser I found
Seriously Kobe needs to nut up. KG has been in the abyss of Minnesota his entire career and you don't see him wining. Next Jordan my ass.
Grow a pair.
What happened to the good ol days when guys were just slapping their wives around? Every time you look at the sports section, someone is pleading guilty to something. Today the lucky winner is Stephen Jackson.
From the AP
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Stephen Jackson pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal recklessness for firing a gun outside a strip club and ordered to pay a $5,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.
In exchange for the guilty plea, the Golden State Warriors player had a one-year jail sentence suspended, and the judge ordered him to serve a year's probation. Two misdemeanor counts of battery and disorderly conduct were dismissed as part of the agreement with prosecutors.
Jackson said he was happy the case was finished.
"It's a position I put myself in, but I thank God that it's over with," Jackson, dressed in a dark suit with no tie, said after the hearing.
Jackson was arrested with two other men outside Indianapolis' Club Rio on Oct. 6 while he was playing for the Indiana Pacers. He told police he fired shots in the air to try to break up a fight. The original criminal recklessness charge carried a prison term of six months to three years.
Every time a professional athlete gets busted toting a gun w/out propper license, they should get kicked out of their respected leagues and sentenced to five years in the ghetto. Seriously these guys need to take Scareface out of their DVD collection.
Monday, June 18, 2007
If Packman keeps up his antics, it going to be game over.
According to Fox Sports,
Suspended NFL player Adam "Pacman" Jones was being sought by police for questioning about a shooting early Monday involving members of his entourage after a fight at an Atlanta strip club.
Jones, a cornerback for the Tennessee Titans on suspension following a melee and shooting at a Las Vegas strip club, his group and three other people got into a fight, apparently over a woman, at a club around 4 a.m., officer Ariel Toledo said.
After everyone involved left the strip club - the three people in one car, and Jones and his entourage in three other cars - someone in Jones' group shot at the car, and the others returned fire, Toledo said.
Toledo said Jones was not present when the shots were fired.
"We believe he knows some of his entourage who were involved in the shooting," Toledo said. "On himself, we do not have any charges on him. He wasn't there when the shooting occurred."
One person who was outside the vehicles and not involved in the dispute was injured by debris in the shooting and was treated by emergency medical technicians, Toledo said.
Manny Arora, Jones' attorney, said he was trying to find out what had happened from the police, but he understood Jones was sought only as a witness to the incident.
Authorities have also been investigating what role Jones had in a February shooting outside a Las Vegas club that left a bar employee paralyzed and two other people wounded.
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Read between the lines here boys and girls, Michael Vick is F#cked.
"Using powerful laws that were enacted only a month ago (a bill known as HR 137), agents of the U.S. Department of Agriculture are determining whether Vick and others should be prosecuted for promoting and sponsoring dogfights. The new federal law makes it a felony to organize a dogfight. A subdivision of the Agriculture Department is pursuing similar cases elsewhere with considerable support from humane societies and local police departments. The Vick investigation is one of many across the U.S." -- ESPN
Ron Mexico is no longer cutting deals with a backwoods sherriff and prosecutor, he's done pissed on the United States Department of Agriculture who are going to treat him like their very own Osama bin Ladin. He's going to become their holy grail in the quest against the evils of dogfighting, which just happens to be the one thing that the current administration, the Humane Society and Pita agree on. That's right, Pamela Anderson is going to hate Michael Vick.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
The working man's golfer we all love to love was allegedly attacked by his wife with a steak knife. When questioned, his wife turned the story around saying he attacked her and that the scratches that were seen on his face at his most recent golf event were self inflicted.
I am going to go out on the limb here and say there both at fault. As much as I would like to believe that get drunk, smokes some cigars, rip a couple golf balls and win some tournament John is in the right, his previous 4 wife record tells otherwise.
But i just don't see John tagging himself in the face either.
You can take the hillbilly out of the park, but you can't take the park out of the hillbilly.
Earnhardt has scheduled an 11 a.m. ET news conference for Wednesday at his JR Motorsports headquarters in Mooresville, N.C., where he will announce which team he will drive for beginning in the 2008 season.Well, that was quick. So says ESPN. My money is on RCR, who is conveniently out of the country in New Zealand at the moment.
Monday, June 11, 2007
I can't wait for football season. This has got to be one of the most uninteresting, lopsided NBA Finals in history. The NBA is in serious need of some resuscitation and its savior is choking.
Lebron has one good game, I'm sorry, one good half in the playoffs and all of the sudden he is Jordan material. Last time I checked Jordan didn't have to chang his huggies at half time.
This series is a joke.
Lebron is a joke.
The NBA is a joke.
David Stern has ruined the NBA.
Thursday, June 7, 2007
I would like to tag Timmy's Spurs as being the next great sport dynasty as much as the next guy, but I think we need to wait until the trophy is in the bag. Guess what? There's this dude named LeBron who's going to get a vote.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
Apparantly, Tank Johnson is using his current jailtime to focus on his diet, get back into shape, straighten out his life, and be better devoted to his work and family life.
From the Chicago Sun Times
Records obtained by the Sun-Times show the Chicago Bear spent almost $700 buying assorted junk food during the 60 days he spent in the Cook County Jail.
While locked up for 60 days, Tank Johnson supplemented his jail diet with snacks including 162 beef sticks, 40 honey bun sweet rolls and 35 summer sausages.
Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tank Johnson spent 60 days in the Cook County Jail. While he got three meals a day, he also spent $665 ordering mostly junk food through the jail commissary, according to records obtained through the Illinois Freedom of Information Act. Among his orders:
Beef sticks 162
Honey buns 40
Summer sausage 35
Fruit punch 10
Tuna fish 10
Jalapeno cheese spread 9
Refried beans 6
Reese's cups 5
Swiss rolls 4
Dill pickles 3
Oatmeal sandwiches 3
Bag of Jolly Ranchers 2
Peanut butter bars 2
And while the 6-foot-3, 300-pound lineman is built like a vending machine, the roster of items he ordered reads like he raided one, too:
• 162 beef sticks
• 40 honey bun sweet rolls
• 35 summer sausage blocks
• 35 bags of barbecue chips
While he and other inmates were given things like a scoop of grits for breakfast, a bologna sandwich for lunch and a chicken leg for dinner, that's hardly enough for a massive professional athlete.
Instead, Johnson supplemented his diet by relying on the commissary and all the treats it offers -- though nutritionists don't advise anyone follow Johnson's food choices.
"I think he was grasping at straws," said Lisa Dorfman, a Miami-based sports nutritionist who is a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association and who spent nine years working in the federal prison system. "He was probably bored, hungry and trying to get whatever he could."
Hearing what Johnson ate, she said she has concerns not only about food quality, but also when he was eating and whether he was getting fluids. Records show Johnson ordered 10 small jugs of fruit punch, five lemonades and 22 cups of coffee, in addition to what he got with meals.
He also appeared to try to put together a Mexican dinner, ordering nine tortillas, six packs of refried beans and nine packages of jalapeno cheese spread during his stay.
Johnson, 25, spent 60 days in jail for violating his probation on gun charges and, records show, spent much of his time reading and visiting with friends and teammates.
He spent his time in isolation, away from other inmates and the weight room. He spent 23 hours a day in an 8-foot-by-10-foot cell.
Dorfman said while Johnson's diet may have been poor, he's got plenty of time to get back into shape. But whether he plays at all remains in question. He's awaiting word from the NFL on how long he'll be suspended.
Team officials say he's working out with teammates again and with team nutritionists.
Johnson's attorney and a Bears spokesman declined comment on his dietary habits while incarcerated.
Today the Dolphins announced they have reached an agreement with the Kansas City Chiefs to trade a fifth-round draft pick in 08 for veteran quarterback Trent Green.
If you ask me, they might as well have brought Drew Bledsoe out of retirement, they would get the same results. While were at it lets go ahead and get Ricky back on the field.
Give me a break, about 5 games into the season, sports analysts will be asking why Miami can't get it together. The answer.... their front office is a bunch of retards.
It doesn't matter how many moves you make in the off-season, if they are all bad, you are going to suck.
Poor Michelle Wie. She's getting tagged by injury and her swing is melting down. She's quickly getting lumped into an elite group of overhyped non-winners that include Anna Kournikova and well, Anna Kournikova. She was within two bogeys of getting removed from the LPGA for the remainder of the year. Even Annika Sorenstam blasted her:
“I just feel that there’s a little bit of lack of respect and class just to leave a tournament like that and then come out and practice here... It’s a little funny that you pull out with an injury and then you start grinding. My doctor told me to rest.”
Annika was referring to Michelle's return to the driving range less than a week after her withdrawel.
Criticism of her 'handling' is now becoming near universal. She is routinely invited to lesser mens' event and she is routinely failing. She still has yet to win an LPGA event. Last year she threatened to become the youngest LPGA winner, ever, and this year she's flirting with getting kicked off the tour.
Now, Michelle's future is still bright. Make no mistake about it, any girl with her swing and 300 yard bombs has a future in golf, but unfortunately her family is too busy cashing in to get her the obvious development she needs.
Monday, June 4, 2007
Apparently Billy had second thoughts mostly due to my prediction of a 2011 firing. Billy was quoted by a close anonymous source:
"I read NFL Scores Blog and after much internal conflict, decided that getting run out of the NBA in Pitino-esque fashion was not right for my family."
Friday, June 1, 2007
At least that's what the headline is going to read in 2011 after four years of disappointing production in the playoffs. Great college coaches don't go to the pro ranks to flourish, they go there to die. The NBA game has changed since the 80's. Ever notice how the best NBA coaches come from NBA benches? Rick Pitino, Lon Krueger, John Calipari? Outstanding current college coaches that were lured to the NBA with epic money only to get beaten out of the league after three to five years of mediocre wallowing. You can't recruit talent in the NBA. Salary caps and free agency tend to keep the marginal teams marginal (see Eastern Conference). Count on getting help in the draft? Hell no, look how Boston, Memphis and New York fared in Lottery. In the NFL, if you have the worst record you can end up with a Reggie Bush, in the NBA you end up gambling on some no-name next-Yao Ming from China.
If he stayed at Florida, they would have cast him in bronze. But in 2011, Donovan gets a pink slip.