October 6, 2010
Owners of Brett Farve rejoice!
(I am one of those owners who had to bench him, even though I was able to steal him in the 9th round of a ten team draft)
Traffic Cops, be afraid, be very afraid in the Twin Cities! remember “straight cash homie” is going to a city near you!
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, September 25, 2002
MINNEAPOLIS — Minnesota Vikings receiver Randy Moss was arrested Tuesday after being accused of bumping a police traffic officer with his car.
The officer tried to stop Moss from making an illegal turn, and Moss used his car to slowly push the officer along the street, police spokeswoman Cyndi Barrington said.
Barrington said an assault charge was being considered.
The officer was not seriously hurt, WCCO-TV reported
Where is Ludacris when you need him?
Maybe we should extend an Amber warning to all the skeezers and skanks and scallywags (all better known as hoes, and like method man and redman, I mean it in a good way)
The Vikings sent a third-round pick to the Patriots in return for Moss, who becomes a key weapon for Minnesota QB Brett Favre.
The teams had not yet confirmed the trade. But Vikings S Madieu Williams said on Twitter that the deal was “official.”
Moss returns to the team where he spent the first seven years of his career. Moss caught 574 passes for 9,142 yards and 90 TDs from 1998-2004 in Minnesota.
It leaves the Patriots and QB Tom Brady without the stretch-the-field wideout who set an NFL single-season record of 23 receiving TDs in 2007.
From the Patriots position, they were on the come-up. First, they got more for the guy then what they paid for. When he was dealt from the blogs favorite team, the RAIDERS, they only got a 4th round pick, because they were happy to get rid of his contract and his dour attitude. (We still miss what could have been here in Oakland Randy) It is rare in the NFL that assets acquire more value later in their careers. Second, they did not have to give him an expensive contract extension.
Moss did not get a contract extension from the Vikings as part of the deal, NFL Network reported.
ESPN reported that Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke by phone to inform Moss of the trade on Wednesday morning. The network described their conversation as cordial.
For Favre, the trade gives him a serious receiving threat that he has long lobbied to acquire and that he has lacked this season with Sidney Rice injured. Favre, with the Packers in 2007, pushed the team to acquire Moss but lost out to the Patriots.
This is exactly what Father Time, I mean Favre needs to get the offense on a roll. Soon, they will get Sidney Rice back and that offense will be firing on all cylinders. You will have AP (not our boy tophatal, but Adrian Peterson) Headache (not the AND1 baller, but Percy Harvin) Moss, and Rice. Plus, you have Shank Em at TE, so weapons are everywhere.
The receiver will return to New England on Oct. 31, when the Vikings visit Foxborough to the play Patriots (a game that occurs only once every eight years). Fox was already scheduled to broadcast that game nationally at 4:15 p.m. ET.
Moss’ final game in a New England uniform on Monday turned out to be his only in more than three years in which he did not catch a pass. The Herald reported that Moss had asked the Patriots to trade him after Week 1, when he had an outburst about his contract following a win against Cincinnati. Moss later apologized and said he and coach Belichick had cleared the air.
Moss, whose deal expires after the season, said after Week 1 that he wanted to stay with Patriots but added he thought this would be his final year in New England.
Moss is set to appear on Monday Night Football for the second straight week when the Vikings travel to play the New York Jets next week. He’ll likely be matched up again with Jets CBDarrelle Revis, who hasn’t played since tweaking his hamstring on a TD pass he allowed to Moss in Week 2.
Moss will be just second player to appear on MNF back to back. Keith Browner played for the San Francisco 49ers against the New York Giants on Oct. 5, 1987, then played for the Los Angeles Raiders against the Denver Broncos on Oct. 12 (viaESPN and Elias Sports Bureau).
Since the Vikings have already had their bye and the Patriots’ is Sunday, Moss could become the sixth player to play in 17 games if he plays in the rest of the Vikings’ contests.
This is another bonus to fantasy players who got jobbed this week by his unusual lack of effectiveness. It is the functional equivalent of the “do-over” in backyard sports. I guarantee that Favre will target him early and often…he is sure to be a “hit”!
The Movie Machete: Lindsey Lohan getting ready for life after drugs….making movies about guns, nuns and badguys…
July 15, 2010
Lindsey is only in this movie for a hot minute and of course, she has a nude scene in it. It clearly will not be a Two Mules for Sister Sara moment… She is going to be reduced to these types of roles unless she gets her act together.
Lindsay Lohan is no stranger to shocking and judging by stills and posters recently released for her next movie the troubled starlet intends to keep fanning the flames of controversy.
A new poster for Machete, directed by Robert Rodriguez, shows Lohan posing as a nun, in full habit, licking the barrel of a gun.
A still from the movie has also been released showing Lohan’s character, The Sister, pointing a handgun at the camera.
Robert Rodriguez was clutch in the movie El Marachi, so I am obviously going to give this movie a look-see. But, really, for the other actors. De Niro, Don Johnson and Steven Seagal are in the movie and they will make it worth bootlegging.
It seems like a natural match. Black people smoke weed…I mean, I know black people…
Calif NAACP to back pot legalization initiative
SAN FRANCISCO – The NAACP’s California chapter pledged its support on Tuesday for a marijuanalegalization ballot measure, saying current laws are unfairly used to target minorities.
The group highlighted findings it says show the arrest rate among blacks for low-level marijuana crimes far exceed those of whites in the state’s largest counties.
“Justice is the quality of being just and fair and these laws have been neither just nor fair,” said Alice Huffman, president of the California State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
The November ballot measure would let adults possess up to an ounce of marijuana for personal use. Residents could legally grow small marijuana gardens, and individual cities and counties would decide whether to allow marijuana sales.
The NAACP’s announcement outraged a Sacramento preacher who is leading opposition to the measure.
International Faith-Based Coalition president Ron Allen said African-American leaders are distressed that one of the country’s most respected civil rights organizations would disregard the harm caused by illicit drugs among blacks.
“The NAACP does not represent the African-American community when it comes to legalizing marijuana,” Allen said.
Drug legalization advocates hailed the endorsement as a major step forward in broadening the coalition of groups who support the reform of marijuana laws. Opponents of current drug prohibitions frequently point to the issue of race and drug arrests as evidence of a flawed national policy.
“There have not been high profile organizations or elected officials within African-American communities to say enough is enough, we have to end marijuana prohibition. This is really a first,” said Stephen Gutwillig, California director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
It seems like a good match. Far too many blacks (as well as other races) are given their first visit to the penal system through a minor offense that stays with them. While this is not the reason for high minority numbers in prisons and jails, it goes a long way to explaining the phenomenon.
Now if they could just legalize puff, puff pass…
June 28, 2010
This is a female tennis player that I will always have a fondness for, because she was a party girl. One thing that will stick with me is that when she burst on the scene, I was 18-19 years old. One day, during a BBQ over my friends house, someone in the peanut gallery threw out a “tight muffin” hoot on one of her returns. At the time, she was 14-15 years old, and it was made the commenter had a death wish, “pound you in the ass” prison desire with remarks like that.
As she grew to be of age, the comment always stuck with me, and became one that was fitting. Throw in the party time atmosphere, and she was someone that I would root for in a hypothetical sense. Looking at the headlines, I would think positively on success and root against whoever beat her. Now, I am rooting to beat the “accidental overdose”. ESPN reports the story today
Monday, June 28, 2010
Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati was recovering Monday from an accidental overdose of prescribed medication, a family spokeswoman said.
The 34-year-old Capriati, once ranked No. 1 in a career sidetracked by personal troubles, was in stable condition and expected to make a full recovery, spokeswoman Lacey Wickline told The Associated Press. She declined to identify the medication.
Capriati was rushed to a South Florida hospital early Sunday morning, she said. Wickline would not say how Capriati was found or who called emergency services.
“In response to an outpouring of concern and support shown by Jennifer’s fans and friends worldwide, we would like to acknowledge that Jen is recuperating at a South Florida hospital from an accidental overdose of medication prescribed to Jen by her personal physician,” Wickline said. “Jen is recovering fully and stably.”
The Capriati family asks that you respect our privacy at this time. As we will provide updates when available,” she added.
Public records show Capriati owns a condo on Singer Island in Palm Beach County, Fla. Riviera Beach police and Palm Beach County Fire Rescue, which oversee the area, did not have a record of what happened. Nearby hospitals did not have a patient listed under Capriati’s name.
Celebrity website TMZ first reported that Capriati was hospitalized.
“I probably will definitely see how that goes and pray for everyone involved,” Serena Williams said. “If there’s any way I can do anything to help, reach out, I definitely will do that.”
Added Venus Williams: “I remember her match against Monica in the semifinals of the [French] Open. I remember watching that and just thinking how great that tennis was. So definitely a lot of fond memories just watching her growing up, and obviously even playing against her, respecting her game so much.”
Capriati won three majors — two Australian Opens, one French Open — and a gold medal in the 1992 Olympics. She also was the youngest semifinalist at the French Open in 1990, when at age 14 she lost to eventual champion Monica Seles.
But the child prodigy burned out of tennis and retired several times from a game she had been pushed to play nearly her entire life.
She was arrested in 1993 for shoplifting at a Florida mall, and again in 1994 for marijuana possession. She came back strong several times, however, from personal issues and injuries.
Capriati reached the U.S. Open semifinals in 2003, losing to Justine Henin. She failed to gain any momentum from that run, and soon faded from the game again.
Here is to you getting it back together and getting in charge of the problem.
November 19, 2009
Isn’t that the grin of a guy who just got high? Especially the small, beady eyes. But, I am not going to hold that against him. With the stress of playing for the Giants and not having good run support can really weigh on your mind.
But, this isn’t about the fact that Lincecum likes the ganja, it is about the fact that he repeated. Puff, puff, pass….
Sorry for the distraction. The repeating thing is the Cy Young Award. If they were willing to give it to his AL counterpart who only won 16 games, then it started to look good for Lincecum, and the results are now in.
Lincecum led the NL with 261 strikeouts and tied for the league lead with four complete games and two shutouts.
Only 10 points separated the top three in one of the closest ballots in the award’s history.
Lincecum received 11 first-place votes, 12 seconds and nine thirds for 100 points in balloting released Thursday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter was next with 94 points and teammate Adam Wainwright finished third with 90 despite getting the most first-place votes with 12.
Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press
Don’t you have to be high to read the book if you are an adult? I don’t know, but that is one franchise that I have never really gotten behind. It just isn’t for me and that is fine. J.K. Rawling is a genius and all good graces that fall her way are well earned.
The Daily Mail is all up in his business…
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe today ‘categorically’ denied he had smoked a cannabis joint at a party after pictures emerged of him allegedly using the drug.
The 20-year-old actor was pictured on the front page of a tabloid newspaper allegedly smoking a cannabis joint at a party in North London.
But the film star said he had not smoked anything other than tobacco.
A spokeswoman for Radcliffe said: ‘Daniel does smoke the occasional roll-up cigarette, but he was not doing anything more than this.’
‘We are considering our position and will be taking all necessary action in relation to such allegations.’
That is a decent defense for now. The problem is that others might come out of the woodwork to say that they smoked with him, or other potentially plausible, or true stories.
The accusation came as shock to fans and could well have land him in trouble with bosses in charge of the family friendly Harry Potter franchise.
The pictures were taken by Wadia Tazi, a fellow guest at the party, held at a high-rise in Camden.
Memo to self, “Never invite this attention seeking whore to any parties!” Other people should feel free to do the same. Ultimately, this is like the Michael Phelps story, which is to classify this as a non-story. Famous person got hight at a party, is like saying that water is wet.
‘At one point, a girl dragged him away, saying: ‘”come on Daniel, follow me. You don’t trust me, do you?” She pulled him into the toilet and started drawing a huge comedy beard on his face,’ Tazi is reported to have told the newspaper.
The scandal comes just four months after Radcliffe’s co-star Jamie Waylett admitted that he cultivated ten cannabis plants.
The 19-year-old, who plays Hogwarts bully Vincent Crabbe, escaped a spell behind bars and was instead ordered to do 120 hours of unpaid work.
Radcliffe’s role as the schoolboy wizard made him a multi-millionaire and household name at the age of 12.
The price of fame is high. If all he does is smoke some herb, then he is in good shape. Don’t move to the sauce or blow, and you will be okay. Also, this is a warning to watch who you associate with, since they will not have your best interest at heart.
Plus, dude likes that nose candy…
So, all and all, it could be worse….
Forget about Raymond, everyone loves marijuana, or MJ, weed, cheeba, etc…
Especially actors, or people on TV with very little talent…
But, at least the dude is looking out for others…radaronline.com points out his generosity.
Andy Milonakis looked like he had had the munchies, as he entered Katsuya, a Los Angeles, California restaurant on Tuesday night.
As the 33-year-old MTV star entered, he brandished a bag containing a mysterious green substance, handing some of it to a beggar nearby.
Better yet, let’s just let Milonakis say it himself: “I just gave weed to a homeless man in front of paparazzi,” Andy Tweeted. “What was I thinking?”
ESPN.com tells the story of Tim Lincecum’s love of the weed…
Washington State Patrol spokesman Steve Schatzel said Thursday that the 2008 Cy Young Award winner and former star at the University of Washington was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 5 in the town of Hazel Dell, about four miles north of the Oregon border, on Oct. 30.
An officer approached Lincecum’s 2006 Mercedes and smelled marijuana as the pitcher rolled down his window. Schatzel said Lincecum immediately complied with a request to hand over the drug and a marijuana pipe from the car’s center console.
The amount measured was 3.3 grams. Schatzel said police consider that a small amount for personal use, well below the maximum of 40 grams before possession is classified differently and carries a more severe penalty.
The incident was first reported by The Columbian in Vancouver, Wash.
“It’s not really out of the ordinary. It happens every day,” Schatzel said of the volume of marijuana Lincecum handed over. “It was about the size of a thumb, the whole thumb.”
Lincecum could face potential fines totaling $622 for the misdemeanor possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia counts plus the citation for driving 74 mph in a 60 mph zone, Schatzel said.
The 25-year-old All-Star starter entered a plea of not guilty through his attorney on Monday, according to records in Clark County District Court. A hearing that had been scheduled for Friday morning was canceled, pending a pretrial conference between Lincecum’s attorney and a county prosecutor on Nov. 23.
Lincecum is currently scheduled to appear before a judge on Dec. 22.
The Giants said they were aware of the situation but did not immediately have a comment.
The native of the Seattle suburb of Bellevue went 15-7 with a 2.48 ERA in 32 starts and 225 1/3 innings in 2009, his third season in the major leagues. He is 40-17 with a 2.90 ERA in his career and could be getting a huge, multimillion-dollar raise from salary arbitration this offseason.
Teammates consider the smallish right-hander a quirky perfectionist. They also consider him the “Franchise,” the nickname they gave him when he broke into the big leagues only a year out of college. Others see his boyish face, shaggy dark hair, diminutive frame — and his dominance — and call him “The Freak.”
San Francisco chose him 10th overall in the 2006 draft out of Washington, and he instantly became the organization’s top pitching prospect since Hall of Famer Juan Marichal signed with the New York Giants as an amateur free agent in 1957.
Just like I felt with Michael Phelps, this is not a story. The story is really more ammunition that we just need to legalize it and quit trying to demonize people who are smoking it.