October 22, 2010
Maybe this can be a ring that he actually helps to get…just kidding, you are a Laker, so I got your back…
This is a good sign for Laker fans. Ronin’s girl Khloe helped Lamar get another ring, so this has to be good right?
Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic, 26, and tennis star Maria Sharapova, 23, are engaged to be married, the basketball player announced before Thursday night’s 120-99 preseason win over the Golden State Warriors.The proposal — which he characterized as “probably old-school” — came on the one-year anniversary of when they first met at a friend’s barbecue. “I had to do it like a gentleman,” Vujacic said.
“She was happy. The answer was yes, so I think she liked it,” said Vujacic, who the Riverside Press-Enterprise said was returning to the court after three games off due to a concussion.
The point guard made his announcement on a night when Phil Jackson and Kobe Bryant were both absent — more spotlight for him and his bride.
Now, if we don’t repeat, I will be blaming YOU! (jk, jk…you should not be the reason we win or lose…) You clearly are the winner here Sasha…
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”!
Kassim Osgood jumps from 2nd story window to avoid gunfire…had you listened to us on the Steve McNair story, you would know to avoid side pieces!
September 30, 2010
I guess the life of a professional athlete leaves you with a lot of time on your hands. You definitely train and go to practice, but once that is done, you are left to your own devices. If you have you head on straight, you make sure your body can recover from the brutal pounding you take in practice and in games.
Some players take ice baths to help stimulate recovery faster. Your body is a temple that you want to be able to operate at peak performance. Jumping out of windows like you are Superman is not going to help.
Posted Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:45 a.m. ET
aguars WR Kassim Osgood had to jump for his life on Monday night when he leapt out of a second-floor window to escape a armed intruder who attacked him and a 19-year-old Jaguars cheerleader, according to police.
Okay…I don’t want to minimize what happened, but a second story window is about ten feet off the ground. He didn’t jump from a ten story window, just ten feet. Growing up, I used to have to do that all the time, as I had to sneak into my girlfriends room occasionally without being seen.
The Boston Herald gives some details about the alleged attacker
Julian Armond Bartletto, 20, of the 10500 block of Running Oak Court has been arrested on charges of aggravated battery, false imprisonment, armed robbery, burglary and violation of an injunction, police said. He was booked into the Duval County jail ineligible for bail, according to jail records.
Second issue is that Kassim, you are thirty. Now, I am not an age NAZI, since love doesn’t measure age in the equation. But, what are you doing with a girl fresh out of high school? You are a professional athlete, with thirsty hoes, groupies are available everywhere.
Osgood was watching television late Monday night with Mackenzie Rae Putnal when the armed intruder, Putnal’s ex-boyfriend, entered wielding a gun. The intruder pistol-whipped Osgood in the head after pulling Putnal by her hair and hitting her with the gun and his fists.
Putnal escaped to her parents’ home downstairs and grabbed a gun. Putnal exchanged fire with the intruder but shots from both guns missed.
Okay, I will be the first to admit that I want a woman who is down for gangster ish like this. Having the wherewithal to absorb some beating, then escape to get the piece and fire off some caps trying to hit dude is cause for me to give you dap, Mackenzie. Even more amazing is in the details. The Herald continues
By the time it was over, police said the armed intruder had traded gunfire with the woman after sticking a gun to her head, saying, “What did that football player say to his girlfriend, ’It’s a good day to die,’ ” misquoting ex-Florida Gator Chris Rainey’s recent text message to a former girlfriend after an arrest.
The fact that she was mentally tough to take some beating, and the psychological torture that her ex attempted to inflict… Pro Football Weekly picks up the story…
Osgood jammed a chair under the door and jumped out a window to the lawn below. He ran to a neighbor’s house to call police. Osgood sustained minor bruises during the attack and while fleeing.
In the words of Riley Freeman, that is a real b*&$# move…you left your girl.
How are you just going to leave her like that? Plus, you don’t have a cell phone that you could have used to call the police from the house and made sure your jump-off was okay? I mean, you are leaving her to fire back and defend herself! But, on the other hand, you are proving that women are equal to men. No patriarchal rhetoric here! It’s okay for you to bring home the bacon and fire the guns in the house. N.O.W. would be proud… The Herald gives a little more light to the story than PFW, since they are more concerned with the fantasy aspect of the story. (I am bet that Osgood is benched or probably chilling on the FA wire in your league)
Mackenzie Rae Putnal and Osgood, 30, were watching television in a second-floor game room just before 11:15 p.m. when a man walked in with his face covered with a plastic bag and pointed a gun at them. Exclaiming that “I can’t believe you’re with that guy,” he pulled Putnal around the room by her hair and hit her with gun and fists before hitting Osgood in the head with the weapon too, the arrest report said.
I wonder what ex was referring to, his age, or the fact that outside of special teams, he is not that good? Maybe Kassim cost him a victory in fantasy football…the dude was talking ish about Kassim though….
The gunman took the woman’s cell phone and tackled her when she tried to flee, holding the gun to her head as well as Osgood’s and also hitting her dog several times. When ordered to sit on the floor, Putnal escaped down a hall and leaped over the balcony to the floor below, the report said.
The gunman ran after her, so Osgood jammed a chair under the game room door handle and jumped out a window to the lawn below, running to a neighbor’s house to call police. Meanwhile, Bartletto and Putnal confronted each other downstairs with guns. The woman targeted him with her laser sight before both shot at each other and missed.
I gotta again give dap to the parents for having the laser sight, but how do you miss then? Sometimes a higher force is looking out for fools. Plus, this is a girl you might want to have in the foxhole. Notice the story doesn’t mention her bruises or any injury, but we know that Kassim got lumped up? She jumped out the window too to the ground below. I wonder do her parents know that a thirty year old man is beating the coochie up of their nineteen year old daughter?
“He’s fine,” Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio said. “I’m aware of it. I really can’t comment on that whole deal. He’s doing OK.”
Osgood is in his first year with the Jaguars after signing as a free agent this past offseason. He has made three Pro Bowls as a special-teams player — all with the Chargers — and has a 24-yard TD catch this season.
Maybe this is why teams don’t allow or frown on relationships between players and cheerleaders. I started this missive as a warning about jump-offs and side pieces. That message is still an important one to carry on. Steve McNair got caught up with a young tenderoni (shout out to Bobby Brown) and he had his life ended due to the drama surrounding her. While the side piece was not the main culprit ( and in fact, she is the hero in the situation) in of the scenario, hanging out with her was. Listen to Wu-Tang Kassim…protect your neck!
p.s. This is not a small dude…
Osgood, 6-foot-5 and 225 pounds, caught the game-winning touchdown in the Jaguars’ home-opening win against the Denver Broncos. He played seven years for the San Diego Chargers before signing this year with the Jaguars.
July 12, 2010
I was one of millions who went or hosted a World Cup party. To be perfectly clear, I was rooting for the Orange Crush to win the game. Now, that the game is over, why should you care who won the cup?
1) Riots. Winning teams usually have riots in the winning city. Here in Oakland, we were too busy licking our wounds from the Oscar Grant trial than really worrying about the final score. (I was in SF at a friends house for a party/BBQ.)
2) Where is the next World Cup?
In 2014, the World Cup will be in Brazil…this might be the first World Cup for me to try and see live.
Everything is better with a little money on the contests…
World Cup 2014
- Brazil 4/1
- Argentina 6/1
- Spain 6/1
- Germany 8/1
- Netherlands 9/1
- England 12/1
- Italy 12/1
- France 20/1
- Portugal 20/1
- Chile 33/1
- Uruguay 33/1
- Ghana 40/1
- U.S.A 66/1
- Mexico 66/1
- Paraguay 66/1
- Russia 66/1
- Colombia 66/1
- Denmark 66/1
- Ecuador 66/1
- Croatia 66/1
- Ivory Coast 80/1
- Greece 100/1
- Nigeria 100/1
- Czech Republic 100/1
- Rep.Of Ireland 200/1
- Scotland 500/1
We have some time until the next party. Where will you be for the next World Cup?
June 11, 2010
Once you get caught, you are a cheater.
Erik has had some issues with calling USC a cheating program and he thinks that it is jealousy that drives the train. Child please. Not everyone is memorized by LaLa land. I lived there and hated it. Plus, if I had to go to school in LA (which I did at LMU) it would be UCLA, or Pepperdine (for the view) that I would go to, not the gated community of spoiled children. But, that is for a different time. At least you have smart cheerleaders, right?
First, you cry out for the meaning of cheat
Cheating is an act of lying, deception, fraud, trickery, imposture, or imposition. Cheating characteristically is employed to create an unfair advantage, usually in one’s own interest, and often at the expense of others, Cheating implies the breaking of rules. The term “cheating” is less applicable to the breaking of laws, as illegal activities are referred to by specific legal terminology such as fraud or corruption.
So, this is a chip shot, since you never answered the original charge. But, to be clear, Tim Floyd PAID to get OJ Mayo on campus. That is a textbook case of cheating. The only thing that didn’t happen was discovering the money outright, like what happened to Kentucky in 87.
The scandal broke when Emery Worldwide employees discovered $1,000 in cash in an envelope Kentucky assistant coach Dwane Casey sent to Mills’ father. Another player, Eric Manuel, was found to have received improper assistance on his college entrance exams and was banned from NCAA competition. Kentucky was already on probation stemming from an extensive scheme of payments to recruits, and the NCAA seriously considered hitting the Wildcats with the “death penalty”, which would have shut down the entire basketball program (as opposed to simply being banned from postseason play) for up to two years. However, school president David Roselle forced Sutton and athletic director Cliff Hagan to resign. The Wildcats were slapped with three years’ probation, a two-year ban from postseason play and a ban from live television in 1989–90
Your school attempted to get an unfair advantage over others. Your school broke the rules. YOUR SCHOOL IS A CHEATING SCHOOL.
Now, lets look at the Reggie Bush situation and figure out why that is cheating
The NCAA investigation began in March 2006, when reports surfaced that Bush’s mother, brother and stepfather had lived in a San Diego-area home that was owned by a would-be marketer who planned to be part of a group that represented Bush when he turned pro.
Other athletes do not get that benefit, that is why it is cheating. Your version of “Eve” Bush costs the program. He took a bite from the apple the NCAA said leave alone. But, it was too irresistible…You played with a guy who should have been on the sidelines.
1) Todd McNair LIED TO THE NCAA to cover up wrong doing. A guy STILL on the staff is a LIAR, which he LIED to hide CHEATING
The 67-page public report recounts a laundry list of extra benefits provided to Reggie Bush and his family, much of which has been widely reported. The committee also found that McNair not only knew about Bush’s dealings with would-be agents and sports marketers, he lied about what he knew to NCAA investigators. McNair, whom new coach Lane Kiffin retained as the Trojans running backs coach, is banned from all recruiting activities for a year.
“The committee finds ample reason in the record to question the credibility of the assistant football coach [McNair],” the report said.
2) Your school had no control over the program. Multiple accounts of agents attempting to seduce players to sign.
3) Reggie took money, which means that you played with an ineligible player. That is breaking the rules, i.e. cheating.
I know that you hate womens sports, but isn’t that funny that a woman helped bring down Troy? Her improper use of the phones to the tune of 7 stacks shows a lack of institutional control.
AT: Why me? and everybody is dirty
1) Prove it.
2) YOU GOT CAUGHT!
3) Stop Snitching and take it like a man. Don’t end up like Kwame Kilpatrick and get your cry on.
May 20, 2010
I mean, typing the title got me a little woozy…
I don’t want to be disrespectful, but I couldn’t talk to her. I have problems typing this, even though the picture is pretty hidden. The dress is nice, but the girls are screaming for freedom and I want to be Nelson Mandingo Mandela.
Poor Kanye…word on the street is that Tila Tiqulia has scooped up your girl.
But, if the other rumors are true, you don’t mind, since they say you don’t like women anyway. (I don’t believe those rumors though…the boobies are just to luscious to ignore… It is is true, then Kayne, I want to send a song out to you.
Why is this a story? Until I see some Carrie Prejean sex tapes, this is a non story
New Miss USA Once Won Pole Dancing Contest
Dearborn Arabs Delighted With Miss USA, While Overseas Other Muslims Scold
By TAHMAN BRADLEY, SHEILA MARIKAR and LAMA HASAN
DEARBORN, Mich. May 17, 2010—
The triumphant walk for the new Miss USA took her straight into controversy as a Muslim woman who flaunts her beauty, and who once flaunted it so well she won a stripper contest.
Rima Fakih, 24, won the title as the country’s most beautiful woman Sunday night in Las Vegas.
Shortly after the release of pictures showing Fakih cradling a dozen roses across her strapless white dress while balancing a shimmering tiara on her head, came photos of Fakih in red short shorts, a tiny tank top and towering stilettos while balancing against a pole.
Fakih won the “Stripper 101” contest which was sponsored by a Detroit radio show Mojo in the Morning in 2007.
Spike, the co-host of Mojo, said news of the pole dancing drew the attention of Miss USA’s parent organization, The Miss Universe pageant.
“The Miss Universe representatives called earlier today,” Spike told ABCNews.com. “They wanted to see if we have more photos or information.”
“They couldn’t tell us what their intentions were and we didn’t want to give them anything that might cause her to relinquish her crown,” he said.
Spike called the inquiry “ridiculous” because “she’s wearing more clothes in the photos on our site than she was in those photos for the pageant.”
He said the contest was run by actual strippers, but the contestants did not strip. “They’re not naked. They’re encouraged to wear comfortable clothes,” Spike said.
Fakih won some jewelry from the show’s sponsors and a take home stripper pole.
It was the latest controversy for the Miss USA pageant. In 2009, the pageant’s winner was overshadowed by the comments of runner-up Carrie Prejean opposing gay marriage. She was later stripped of her title as Miss USA runner-up and as Miss California because of a sexually explicit videotape in which she appeared alone.
If you don’t get it, Carrie has a sex-tape where she pleasures herself. That is something that can get you stripped of your crown.
It’s not clear yet if Fakih’s earlier triumph will taint her Miss USA crown, but in Michigan people were beaming over her selection. The broadest smiles were on the many faces of Arab immigrants in Dearborn.
The fact that we are talking about Carrie Prejean in this situation is wrong. She wasn’t a winner to begin with and she was talking sideways about gay marriage. That is why she got caught up. If anything, we should be comparing her to Vanessa Williams.
This girl from Detroit is fine. As long as there are not anymore skeletons in the closet. Even if she does, look at what she was able to accomplish.
You just won the steak knives…well at least you have your job.
If you have never seen Glengarry Glen Ross, then you hate yourself…
The prizes are spelled out by Alec Baldwin’s character representing the wishes of the home office:
- First place is a Cadillac El Dorado.
- Second place is a set of steak knives.
- Third place is “You’re fired.”
Because who in the Hell are they (being Maxim) catering to? They clearly are not catering to men that I know. The fact that Katy Perry is on the top is criminal and deserves some sort of punishment. In my office, they (the selection committee) are clearly fired, but even if she was second, I might be able to stomach it more. But, she is number one, and that is a tantamount to aligning ideologically with the Nazis.
Here’s the Top 20 according to Maxim’s Hot 100 List:
20. Olivia Wilde
19. Bar Rafaeli
18. Christina Aguilera
17. Leighton Meester
16. Selita Ebanks
15. Amanda Bynes
14. Scarlett Johnasson
13. Amber Heard
12. Audrina Patridge
11. Eva Mendes
10. Marisa Miller
9. Kim Kardashian
8. Olivia Munn
7. Elisabetta Canalis
5. Megan Fox
4. Blake Lively
3. Zoe Saldana
2. Brooklyn Decker
1. Katy Perry
Now, I give holy hell to some of the woman on the list, (5-head Rihanna to name one…) but there are too many names that I think of before I get to Katy Perry. I am not a Kim Kardashian apologist. But, she isn’t above Katy Perry?
Here is another one that I don’t get, but illustrates why we are too old for maxim. Number four is Blake Lively. I didn’t know who she really was and I did some reading on her.
Now, I guess because I don’t watch Gossip Girl, I wouldn’t know who she is. But, where is Christina Hendricks, who we already discussed, or Zoe Saldana?
Or, Andy Roddick’s wife KILLS Katy Perry in a straight up comparative calculus.
This doesn’t even have my personal favorite in the top 20, Halle Berry
Talk amongst yourselves but with lists like this, I am glad that our tastes have matured. The hit of the day that will not be there tomorrow is the thinking that gets you caught up. The ability to see farther into the future will help you make better decisions. You know that or man AP will have tons of woman on his page that would make you feel sorry for Katy Perry having to compete against that beauty. But, I guess it is a rite of passage for a man to put away the toys of youth. With choices like the ones Maxim makes, it becomes easier with each passing day.
P.S. I haven’t even mentioned Eva Mendes, who Ronin would definitely throw up on the list higher.
April 19, 2010
The people finally get one right. Megan Fox and her alien looking face is not on the top any more. She never deserved to be there in the first place. Discuss.
Mad Men’ pinup Christina Hendricks landed the cover of May’s Esquire, even though she looks more like Julianne Moore than her Joan Holloway character.
Inside the married starlet offers her advice to men, saying, ‘No man should be on Facebook. It’s an invasion of everyone’s privacy. I really cannot stand it.’
She landed the cover by winning “Best-Looking Woman In America,” with over 30% of the 10,000 women surveyed picking her over Megan Fox and model Adriana Lima.
People, please…Adriana Lima is not American, but is hot enough, I can understand why you are willing to let that one go.
Plus, she hates facebook. You know you had me at that….