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May 6, 2010 Comments off

Dwyane Wade is being sued by his estranged wife and the charges aren’t pretty. Well, they involve actress Gabrielle Union, who is pretty, but the allegations are not. The lawsuit alleges Union “engaged in sexual foreplay” in front of Wade’s young sons. It also claims that the boys received “medium size gifts” from Wade for Christmas last year, while Union got “the biggest gift of all.” There’s a joke there, but I’ll move on.

Refs Blow Another One

A soccer player was given a yellow card over the weekend because the referee thought he was taking a dive. It turns out the player was having a heart attack.

Great Gif

Game 2 Celtics vs Cavaliersm, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge threw a towel in the air to distract a Cleveland player who was in the middle of shooting a free throw. We should all be thankful for Ainge’s bush league move because it’s now spawned this gif.

Cleveland’s Concern


Few body parts in sports have generated as much buzz as LeBron James‘ right elbow. After shooting free throws left-handed in Game 1 of the Cavs series against the Celtics, speculation grew about the severity of James’ injury. A report with anonymous sourcing from BallinEurope.com says James is so banged up he shouldn’t even be playing. Another report says James will soon underdo a second MRI on the elbow. And most important, LeBron’s elbow has its own Twitter page.

Never A Dull Moment with Ozzie

Check out what the White Sox skipper did to pitcher Freddy Garica last night.

Cheers

Manofest.com has compiled the 10 funniest cheerleader bloopers of all time.

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Jim Brockmire: The Greatest Sportscaster of our time

May 6, 2010 Comments off

Thanks to Funny or Die we have (IMO) one of the funniest men in the world Hank Azaria portray great baseball announcer Jim Brockmire. If you care Dan Patrick, Joe Buck, and Rich Eisen are in the video too.Why they didn’t have Chip Caray in the mix is beyond me.

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Alabama Man Wins $1 Million in MLB 2K10 Perfect Game Contest

May 5, 2010 Comments off

When I heard 2K Sports was giving away $1 million to the first fan to pitch a perfect game in MLB 2K10 this year, it seemed like one of those things that would be almost impossible to win, particularly given the extensive rules about how the perfect game needed to be recorded.


Turns out I was very wrong and a perfect game was actually pitched in the first 24 hours of the contest. Never underestimate the determination of the gaming population at large.

2K Sports announced today that 24-year-old Wade McGilberry of Semmes, Alabama has won an unprecedented cash prize in the amount of $1,000,000 by being the first person to throw a verified perfect game in Major League Baseball® 2K10, the latest iteration of the popular Major League Baseball® 2K series.

According to Eric Fisher from SportsBusiness Journal, McGilberry used Braves pitcher Kenshin Kawakami (pictured above) to pitch his perfect game. (This is a real head-scratcher because real-life is 0-5 this season with a 5.47 ERA. I’ll be eager to hear why he picked this particular pitcher.)

If I’m reading Darren Rovell’s story correctly on CNBC, it only took McGilberry six tries to land his perfect game. Another fun note from Rovell’s piece: 2K Sports didn’t take out any insurance on this contest because companies couldn’t come up with odds. That can’t be good for the bottom line of a gaming company that has narrowed its offerings in the last few years.

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May 3, 2010 Comments off

The dumbest tradition in sports — people wearing hideous hats to the Kentucky Derby — took place this past Saturday. Guysgirl.com has a thorough recap of the best and worst hats along with a look at celebrities who attended the event. Now, the reason I say this is the dumbest tradition in sports is simple: All the attractive celebrities wear those ugly hats with a conservative dress and it makes them look ordinary. Case in point: Marisa Miller. The event that should be covered more in-depthly is the gala that takes place the night before. That’s when the hot celebs, a la Maria Menounos look their best.

Speaking of Celebrities and Sporting Events

The A-listers (and some B-listers) also turned out for the Floyd Mayweather-Sugar Shane Mosley fight in Las Vegas Saturday night.

Who Knew This Was a Hazard of the Job?

First Round Fashion


ASternWarning.com has a round-up of the fashion trends that have dominated the NBA playoffs. The clear winner so far has been cardigans, which seem to be a favorite of Carmelo Anthony.

San Jose sees octopus, raises it with shark eating baby octopus?

the tradition of throwing things onto the ice at hockey games. Well, I don’t know if this will become a tradition, but the stakes have been raised by Sharks fans.

One More Fashion Item

Since fashion has been a big theme of this edition, I feel I should alert you to the brand-new U.S. Men’s National Team 2010 World Cup jersey. Playboy.com has the photos. The link is completely safe for work, but you may want to be careful if you plan on navigating other links on the site

Videos

During the Cavaliers’ 101-93 win against the Celtics Saturday night, point guard Mo Williams threw down a dunk. This left Cleveland coach Mike Brown at a loss for words. Literally.

Let’s see if I can explain this in a PG way without getting in trouble. Here goes… If you’re one of those guys who has trouble unhooking a female undergarment during intimate moments, the task has just got even more difficult thanks to this product.

Review: Run Ricky Run

April 29, 2010 Comments off

After something of a 30 for 30 hangover — taking a week off and skipping Silly Little Game after watching No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson — I was excited to jump back into the series with Run Ricky Run. Unlike a lot of these films, I’m able to really remember a lot of this news. So many of the events in the 30 for 30 predates my cognitive sports phase of life. While I’d had the screener DVD for a while, I didn’t actually watch it until it ran live on Tuesday night, but many of my media cohorts had already viewed the film and the reviews were pretty glowing. People were fawning over how it would completely shatter the way you looked at Williams. Was that the case when you actually watched it?

For me, the answer is no, with one major exception. It’s impossible to ignore the previously unreported (by the media) sexual abuse Williams endured at a young age. The story goes that when Williams was a 6-year-old boy, his father had him taking inappropriate pictures of him with a Polaroid camera. That incident shattered his home life and certainly changed the type of person Williams would grow up to be.

In a way, it’s tough to view the things Williams has done and not view them with that in mind — that Ricky was once a 6-year-old boy who went through something that would really mess someone up or leave them searching for some deeper answers in life.

So with that point allowed, did anything outside of that really blow up your previous perceptions about Williams? If they did, I’d be curious to hear what you thought of him before. I suppose if you thought Williams dropped his helmet and immediately went into a multi-year pot smoking free-for-all (looking at you, collected Around The Horn panelists), then yes, this probably changed your perception. But to anyone actually following his story over the last few years, it’s clear there’s always been a lot more than just that. Whether it was mental health or the search for enlightenment, it was never just about pot.

I don’t say any of that to say the film was bad or uninteresting, but perhaps the collective praise I heard coming into the thing skewed my expectations. The most revelatory thing to me is that the people closest to Williams barely understand him, so how could we ever really expect to know him based on the little sliver of public persona we consume? I imagine that’s true of a lot of athletes and not just Williams.

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April 29, 2010 Comments off

A while ago I had a  link to a video of Detroit Lions linebacker Zack Follett buying some, um, unusual products for his opponents (while wearing his football helmet in the drugstore). It turns out Follett has posted some other unique videos in the past. Here is his hilarious version of Cribs. A couple of notes: The video is 13-plus minutes so if yout time is limited, I suggest forwarding to about the seven minute mark. Things to look out for: Follet’s attractive girlfriend, his “drawing” of Adriana Lima and his reasoning for buying a 42-inch TV instead of a 65-inch TV.

Uh Oh

Apparently, there is a fake John Calipari on Facebook. Apparently, point guard Marquis Teague, who just announced he was going to Kentucky, didn’t know the Calipari page was a fake. That makes this exchange all the more interesting.

Paging Tom Donaghy

My apologies for being a day late with this, but the worst foul call in the history of the NBA took place during Monday’s Blazers-Suns game.

Ben Bashing

Ben Roethlisberger is now an Eminem song lyric.

Warning: These are G Rated

Here’s a breakdown of the 20 most popular fantasy baseball team names and what they mean.

He Stayed Cool

Chris Cooley was about to do a radio interview yesterday when he got pulled over a by a cop.

Faker

From today’s Inter Milan-Barcelona match, check out the video of Barca’s Sergio Busquets going down after getting a light tap to the neck as if he was shot. Then check out this great gif of Busquets trying to see if the referee caught his acting job.

Shakira & Soccer

Shakira does the honors for this year’s official World Cup theme song. You can see the video and an awesome headline here.

He’s Popular

Tim Tebow has just set the NFL record for the fastest-selling rookie jersey of all-time. If you can’t get an official Tebow jersey, you might want to explore this one

Coffee Crazy

Holy Taco nails it with this look at the nine most annoying people at Starbucks.

Videos

Via Clubhouse Cancer comes this video of Bears running back Chester Taylor butchering Take Me Out To The Ballgame at last night’s Cubs game.

Check out the celebration dance by the Canucks’ Ryan Kesler after Vancouver’s win against Los Angeles on Monday.

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April 27, 2010 Comments off


For those of you not on Twitter, or for those on Twitter but not following Chad Ochocinco, let me tell you something; he tweets A LOT. And because of that, a lot of gems get lost in the shuffle, so I’m here to give you the highlights from the past couple of days. He’s revealed what he needs from a woman; he’s invited all his followers to breakfast and offered to treat whoever showed up; he’s partially given out his phone number; told a story about how the cleaning lady at his hotel walked in on him while he was naked, and expressed his amazement at Ciara‘s dancing in this video. And that’s just in two days!

Speaking of Outspoken Football Players

Detroit Lions linebacker Zack Follett doesn’t have the track record of Chad Ochocinco, but based on this video, in which he buys a feminine hygiene product and Band-Aids for his opponents (while wearing his Lions helmet in the drugstore), he seems to be just as much of a character.

Soccer Shockers

What’s worse: this collision or this missed goal?

Let the Major League Comparison Begin

Via this story from Tauntr.com comes word that Brewers catcher Gregg Zaun could not throw the ball back to the pitcher last night.

Videos

You have to read this story first. Then watch the video below

It’s one thing if President Obama and Baba Booey have bad first pitches. But you’d expect a little more from a professional hockey player. That wasn’t the case for the Sharks’ Dany Heatleyat last night’s Giants game