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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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April 26, 2010 Comments off

Among the many, many things said over the weekend about the NFL draft, this quote from Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz stands above the rest. “Some people watch adult videos on their computer. I go to YouTube and watch Jahvid Best highlight clips. That’s what gets me aroused.” There’s so much to analyze about Schwartz’s statement but I don’t think I can do it on SI.com without getting in trouble. I’ll just make one statement that hopefully someone can relay to Coach Schwartz. There’s no need to get stuck on extremes. It doesn’t have to be adult videos or Jahvid Best highlight clips. There are things like new Kristin Cavallari pics out there, as well.

No Need For a Dentist

Washington Capitals forward Eric Belanger had a tooth knocked loose after taking a high stick last Friday. So he did the natural thing and ripped the chopper out himself

Not Nice, LeBron

LeBron James tore up Chicago for a triple-double yesterday (37 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists). But he wasn’t satisfied with just embarrassing the Bulls players. He also did this to one of the towel/equipment guys.

Of Course He Did Something Stupid


Matt Millen found himself in hot water over the weekend when he called Ron Jaworski a “polack” during ESPN’s draft coverage Saturday. He then made an absurd on-air apology, which has resulted in this great video by Tirico Suave.


NCAAM: Is Reebok Hitching Its Future on John Wall?

April 15, 2010 Comments off

Yahoo! has a story today that likely No. 1 pick John Wall could be joining LeBron James’ marketing firm. Now the my angle: deep in the story, there’s a mention about a potential shoe deal that is likely to send a few shockwaves. First, the details:

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In the short term, they’ll be negotiating a sneaker deal that promises to invigorate a stagnant market for young players. Reebok is banking that Wall can be its product’s face with the demise of Allen Iverson, and multiple sources say the company’s prepared an offer that could be worth $3 million-$4 million annually. Here’s the test for LRMR: Does it have the chops to get Wall more than the traditional shoe deal?Wall isn’t going to be LeBron, but he’s the most-hyped player to come since him,” a rival sneaker industry official said. “And, sometimes, hype is just as important as talent.”

Shock No. 1: They’re still giving out shoe deals worth this much? The last few years made it seem like shoe deals had really dried up. Shelling out that much for John Wall would be a big change of course. Judging from Darren Rovell’s tweet, it would be risky.

Shock No. 2: LeBron is going to let Wall be a part of Reebok? Wall has been a Nike guy for a bit now. He wore Hyperdunks at Word of God in high school. He switched between Hyperdunks, Hyperizes and LeBron VIIs at Kentucky this season. Now, ultimately there’s probably some division of labor. LeBron, the person, would probably love to have Wall rocking his kicks in the NBA, but LeBron, the business man who runs a marketing firm, has a responsibility to get Wall the best deal possible.


I can’t imagine Nike would pay marquee dollars to Wall. It’s not like they’re at a loss for big hoops endorsers. But Reebok? They could use Wall. Still, it’d be strange to see a Wall sneaker deal brokered by LeBron’s marketing firm with anyone other than Nike. Oh, and let’s not forget that Reebok reportedly offered LeBron more money than any other company coming out of high school, but he spurned them.

All I’m saying is this: If Reebok does spend big bucks on Wall, the first order of business should be getting him in some sort of viral video where he jumps over the EasyTone girl and dunks. I’ll wait for my check, Reebok.

Lets Go Saints; Playoff Links; Conan Videos; Venus Williams’ fashion; Jersey Shore;

January 22, 2010 Comments off

Let me start by stating the obvious: Saints fans will root for New Orleans on Sunday. Vikings fans will root for Minnesota. And NFL media members will root for Brett Favre. But for the rest of you who don’t have rooting interest, I’m here to tell you that you’ll easily find yourself pulling for the Saints. Why? Not because of the Saintsation cheerleaders. And not because you want me to keep featuring Kim Kardashian. But because Prince just released the most horrifyingly bad song about the Minnesota Vikings.

In Other Music News

Prince hasn’t been the only one singing his heart out. Check out LeBron James doing some Eminem during the Cavs’ win against the Lakers last night.

Playoff Links

If the Jets beat the Colts, Rex Ryan will be allowed to participate in the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. … Each of the four playoff teams has a Jersey Shore character equivalent. … A lot of blogs are pointing out that the Jets have already put AFC champions gear on sale. NFL PR man Brian McCarthy says this is common practice and the Colts have done it, too.

Fashion Always Comes First

Venus Williams found herself at the center of a controversy earlier this week when questions arose about whether she was playing an Australian Open match sans undergarments. But thanks to the magic of Twitter, she cleared up the situation last night.

Fight!

This heated exchange between New York Rangers coach John Tortorella and New York Postwriter Larry Brooks during last night’s postgame press conference is all kinds of awesome.

Will the Truth Set Him Free?

I actually have no idea what that headline even means, but Sean Salisbury has finally admitted to taking a picture of his “private area” while not wearing any clothes and e-mailing it around.


Sorry about that unoriginal headline, but I had to do it. Anyway, is Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson strictly a family-movie guy now?  When will he return to the WWE? What did he think about ESPN’s documentary The U? And, most important, how did he answer SI.com’s Cheerleader of the Week questionnaire? Find out in this Q&A with Johnson.

Hear, Hear

BroBible.com has compiled a ton of the always-entertaining “mic’d up” videos featuring several of the players we’ll see in action this weekend, including Drew Brees, Brett Favre and Peyton Manning.

Investigating Reporting at its Best

An Italian news reporter wasn’t completely convinced that David Beckham wasn’t, um, enhanced while appearing in Armani ads. So she decided to find out Beckham’s actual, um, size for herself.



Im Telling You the Tooth

The Flyers’ Ian Laperriere recently had some teeth stolen. Yes, stolen.

Gone Too Soon

Jersey Shore closed out its first season yesterday. There are rumors of a Season 2, but in the meantime we’ll just have to enjoy things like the Jersey Shore soundboard, wear our Jersey Shore T-shirts and watch the Jersey Shore tributes and parodies.

Videos

You must check out this collision (and great call by the play-by-play guy) between Blues forward Cam Janssen and Canadians goalie Carey Price.

His last show as host of the Tonight Show is today, but he made sure to have some fun at NBC’s expense Wednesday.

A reason to root against the Vikings: this tribute song using the Black Eyed Peas’ I Gotta Feeling.

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Mini Daddy.

I don’t want to spoil this clip, so I’ll just tell you that this isn’t your traditional Rick Roll.

In his quest to spend as much of NBC’s money as possible before his last show tonight, Conan bought 2009 Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Birdand had him watch restricted Super Bowl highlights.

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Fox Coverage Issues; Rihanna &Matt Kemp having a Blast in Mexico, Chad Ochocinco quote of the Year, The Big Unit Retires, LeBron’s NY Shoes,

January 6, 2010 Comments off

I’m back just in time to say a few things about Fox’s shaky BCS coverage before the network gets out of the college football business for good after tomorrow night’s championship game. One, whoever directed the Boise St.-TCU game had to have gotten paid by the bands for camera time. Two, just using your NFL guys to do the college games is weak. Three, Chris Myers normally does a very solid job, but the question he asked Iowa quarterback Ricky Stanzi after the game last night (“I know you’re from Middle America. Do you feel like sometimes you’re representing more than just a school or conference? Maybe an entire group of American citizens out there?”) was ridiculous. This led to Stanzi responding as if he was giving an old-school WWF promo, screaming out, “If you don’t love it, leave it, USA, number one.” Since Stanzididwin a bowl game, though, I figured he deserved some reward, so here are some, uh, patriotic photos he’ll enjoy.

Oops!

I thought I was done with all lists pertaining to last year, but I couldn’t pass this one up: The top 10 erroneous columns of 2009.

At Least He’s Wearing Dodger Blue

Monday I told you about Dodgers outfield Matt Kemp dating Rihanna. Well, it looks like the couple if having a blast in Mexico. At least, I thinkt hat’s them having a blast in Mexico.

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Quote of the Day

Chad Ochocinco on his injured left knee: “I had sex yesterday. With some of the moves I did — I should be fine.” Hopefully he used one of these.

Kings Kicks

I’m not sure if this is real or not, but if this is indeed LeBron James‘ new sneaker, Knicks fans should be happy.

Randy Retires

Randy Johnson announced his retirement last night. The dominating lefty is a lock for Cooperstown based on his career, but as we all know, if there was a Hall of Fame for nicknames, he’d go in on the first ballot.

Videos:

DJ Steve Porter, who made the famous Press Hop” video, is back with a new creation featuring a slew of NFL coaches.

Andy Roddick was giving an interview in Australia yesterday when two koala bears decided to pull a Chad Ochocinco. (For the full story and the video that features Roddick’s wife, Brooklyn Decker, click here.)

NBA: D-Wade would love to play with LeBron

December 22, 2009 Comments off

“We know each other away from basketball, and I have an unbelievable respect for the person I’ve gotten to know during our seven years in the league.” Dwyane Wade served that morsel regarding his relationship with LeBron James during our scheduled sit-down last Wednesday in the Heats practice gym inside American Airlines Arena . . . and that’s just an appetizer. “So,” I interrupted, “contrary to Magic Johnson’s impetuous opinion and popular belief, you and LeBron could play together?” “Contrary is the operative word,” Wade accentuated, all gleam. “We can play together.”

This was my first time interviewing Wade one-on-one, I’m embarrassed to admit. Considering the less than favorable conditions — no accrued trust, restricted (20-to-25) minutes rationed by the Heat’s publicity department, crushing my usual pre-conversation concept of foreplay — I didn’t expect he would give up much more than the predictable pabulum.

Shows how little I know Wade. Friendly and forthright, he’s the opposite of your typical programmed pin-up player who answers questions that weren’t asked with cliches.

Appreciatively, Wade doesn’t mind amplifying on sensitive subjects. There’s no shutdown after a sentence or two, no creation of awkward silence that pressures you to move on to something else. Instead, he expands with no prodding and furnishes you with more than you are entitled to know.

Not once did Wade say “off the record.”

Before we refocus on the pending possibility of LeBron and Wade patrolling the perimeter together (as they did in a gold medal-winning cause in the Beijing Olympics), let’s revisit Heat management’s premeditated determination this season to tread talent in the middle of the pool rather than contend for a championship by surpassing the luxury-tax buoy — or add any salary to next season’s $30M cap — like the Lakers, Celtics, Spurs, Magic, Mavericks, Nuggets, Hornets, Suns, Jazz, Wizards and, ahem, Cavaliers.

For owner Mickey Arison and team president Pat Riley consciously to squander Wade’s superlatives for 82 games — perhaps his last season in South Beach — and not think he would take exception to it must mean they are pretty confident they have got him on tap for 2010-11 and beyond and believe they’ve got a legit chance to recruit LeBrontosaurus.

I do want to stay,” Wade said, repeating a mantra he’s chanted almost every day since training camp. “However, I’m open-minded. I want to win! I want that! When we got Shaq I said, ‘All right, we’re trying to win it all now.’ When he left, our direction changed.

I understand the business side. I would’ve wanted us to make moves for someone who’ll help us now and be here for the future, too

I understand the business side. I would’ve wanted us to make moves for someone who’ll help us now and be here for the future, too

I just want to make sure we’ll be in position to compete for a title. I just want to make sure they bring in the beef.

Is it frustrating at times? Yes, it is! I’m not in competition with Kobe, but then again I am. I want to be in that elite group that wins multiple titles.

Before we agreed to terms, LeBron and I had a couple conversations,” Wade said. “I can’t recall exactly what we said, but the gist of it was we wanted to give ourselves the flexibility and the option to play together.”  

A lot of times in this league, players usually wind up going where they can get the most money. We’re both blessed within that area. We’ve made a lot of money. So we wanted to base our decision on two things, the organization and the ability to win a title. And that’s what we’ll do. When the season is over, we plan to sit down and talk about it.”

I’m not saying it will happen. But I’m intrigued by the idea.

“”I probably couldn’t have handled playing with someone like  LeBron earlier in my career, but I’m older now. You’re talking about two big egos and meshing them. That’d take a lot of sacrifice on  LeBron’s part and it’d take a lot of sacrifice on my part to succeed. But we would succeed because we know winning takes care of everything.

I’d like to play here, but I don’t mind where it is as long the organization is a good fit and it’s committed to competing for championships. The unknown has me intrigued.

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