Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cry Baby James

LeBron James.....threw a little temper-tantrum the other night...If I were one of those fans  that got the drinks spilled on them........I'd be suing!

Take a look.....courtesy of NBA and Yahoo  Sports:


Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hump Day.....News & Views

In this........small southern college town......I'm running on empty......for I.....am very tired.  It is a Wednesday........"Hump Day".  So we're still following ........"stuff"

Serena Williams celebrated during her women’s singles semi-final match against Li Na at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday.
Pool photo by Paul Crock
Serena Williams celebrated during her women’s singles semi-final match against Li Na at the Australian Open in Melbourne on Thursday.
Serena Williams is looking for a fifth championship at Melbourne Park. Andy Murray earned just his second appearance in a Grand Slam Final.

Go Serena.......go Serena.....We love you in orange!

On Washington

Where Clinton Turned Right, Obama Plowed Ahead







               
I missed .....the State of the Union address ......but ....I've been told.....My President spoke eloquently ........and re-affirmed......why I voted for him.

Steven Jackson's Alleged Victim -- The Wound

TMZ has obtained a photo of the scar Steven Jackson's ex-girlfriend claims she bears as a result of the alleged attack at the hands of the NFL star.

Steven Jackson and Supriya Harris

As we first reported, Supriya Harris filed a complaint with the Las Vegas Police Dept. yesterday accusing Jackson of beating her up while she was 9-months pregnant with their son in March 2009.

In the complaint, Harris claims Jackson smashed her into a door handle so hard that she bled "heavily" and needed to be hospitalized.

So far, Jackson is still not commenting on the incident.

Steven Jackson: Accusations Are 'Hurtful, Untrue'

NFL star Steven Jackson is denying the allegations made by his ex-girlfriend that he beat her back in 2009 while she was 9 months pregnant with their son.

The St. Louis Rams running back just released a statement to TMZ saying, "It's disheartening that I have to address any alleged allegations 10 months later, but I have read the accusations made by Supriya Harris, and they are untrue."

Jackson continued, "The accusations are especially hurtful because those who truly know me know that those actions would be out of character for me."

Jackson acknowledged that Harris is the mother of his son, and described the boy as "a son that I love and that I willingly support emotionally and financially."

He concluded, "I will address this matter thoroughly through the appropriate avenues, but not through the media."

Monday, January 25, 2010

Things ....We Learned......From the Week-end

A few......Monday "short shorts"  of things we learned.......

 Brett Favre.......forever the "gunslinger"......cost the Vikings a trip to Miami.

Payton Manning......is the best quarterback we will see in our lifetime.

I still can't......bring myself .....to root for the 'Ain'ts......I mean....Saints.

The Pro Bowl........is this Sunday......can't wait....to ......miss it.

The Atlanta Hawks......spanked Charlotte....and sent 'em home...on ....a bus.

Georgia........beat a top 10 team (Tennessee) .....by 15.   How?

I've seen.....harder rain......but I really can't remember it being as bad as it was last night.  Driving 35 mph ....on I-85.

Super Bowl XLIV...........Can you believe......I have seen all 43???

Have you donated.....to Haiti?   I have......in my taxes....and my President has seen fit to send .....millions.   So no "text" dollars from me.


So ........on this Monday.....I'm.....a little smarter.   Are You?


 

The "Cuteness"........is Long Gone......

For those of us.......who remember the lovable cute Gary Coleman.....from the TV show Different Strokes......

This is kind of sad....

From our friends at TMZ.com:

Gary Coleman Arrested for Domestic Violence

Gary Coleman posed for the mug shot below after he was arrested this afternoon in Utah, TMZ has learned.

Gary Coleman Mug Shot
Law enforcement in Santaquin, UT says they were called to Coleman's house for a domestic disturbance. They found no crime was committed, but he was was picked up because of a warrant stemming from a prior incident.

The jailer told TMZ the warrant for which Coleman was arrested was for domestic violence incident in 2009. Coleman was cited, but never showed up for court, thus the warrant.

He is currently being held on $1,725 bail.

Monday morning update -- Gary Coleman is still in custody. On Sunday night, he had a hot dog, chili, and some vegetables for dinner.

Super Bowl XLIV

And then.......there were two........



 
Indianapolis Colts....New Orleans Saints.....

Let.......the hype begin!

Friday, January 22, 2010

And the Starting Line-up........is..........


Last night.....the starters were announced for the 2010 NBA All-star game......voted in by ....the fans.

Allen Iverson?

Really?

Here they are:

Eastern Conference All-Stars
Pos. Player Team # of selections Total votes
Starters
G United States Allen Iverson Philadelphia 76ers 11th 1,269,568
G United States Dwyane Wade Miami Heat 6th 2,327,550
F United States LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers 6th 2,549,693
F United States Kevin Garnett Boston Celtics 13th 1,978,116
C United States Dwight Howard Orlando Magic 4th 2,360,096
 
 
Western Conference All Stars
Pos. Player Team # of selections Total votes
Starters
G Canada Steve Nash Phoenix Suns 7th 1,222,235
G United States Kobe Bryant Los Angeles Lakers 12th 2,456,224
F United States Carmelo Anthony Denver Nuggets 3rd 2,137,560
F United States Tim Duncan San Antonio Spurs 12th 1,156,696
C United States Amar'e Stoudemire Phoenix Suns 5th 1,824,093

How to peel a Potato....

Is this......really Mary Ann....from Gilligan's Island?   She has aged gracefully.   Sent to us...from our Mother.  

Courtesy of YouTube:




Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hump Day.....News & Views

It's.....a Wednesday!

Wakey.......wakey......It's  "Hump Day".    It's mid January.....it's cold.....it's winter time.


In this ......small,  southern,  college town....we are following sports news as well as "regular" news.......for we are equal opportunists........in our never ending appetite for the juicy stories available ......on this "internet".

Here's some of that........"stuff":


NFL players go to the Hill about contract




Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants NFL Divisional Playoffs







WASHINGTON, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- A group of 25 NFL players has gone to Congress about a possible lock-out during negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement.
The group included 20 active and five retired players, including NFL Players Union President and Tennessee Titans center Kevin Mawae and Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker David Akers.
"We're just letting the members of Congress know that we are not trying to walk away from the game, that we want to play," Akers said after an eight-hour meeting Wednesday with more than a dozen members of Congress. "We're just trying to make sure that they know what issues are out there and that the players are united to do whatever we can to have a fair negotiation with the owners, so that we can keep this great product on the field."
The members of Congress included Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., and Sen. Herb Kohl, D-Wis.                                 

It could get....ugly...Work stoppage in the NFL in 2010?    Say it ain't so!



Phillips to lead Cowboys next two seasons

Published: Jan. 21, 2010 at 2:22 PM






Cowboys head coach Phillips walks onto field before game against Redskins in Landover, Maryland

IRVING, Texas, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Dallas Cowboys Coach Wade Phillips has a contract to lead the NFL team for at least the 2010 and 2011 seasons, team owner Jerry Jones said Thursday.


Phillips' tenure was rumored to be in doubt before the team finished strong and won the NFC East with a 11-5 record. Dallas was ousted in the divisional playoffs, however.
The Cowboys are 33-15 with two division titles in three seasons under Phillips.
Jones, at a season-ending news conference, said, Phillips was a "better head coach than he was three years ago and is a better head coach than we when went into training camp (last summer.)
"We want to build on the foundation we've put in place the past three years."
Jones also said he "saw the team moving in the right direction. It's embracing Wade's leadership as head coach."
Dallas is the third NFL head coaching full-time position for Phillips. He led the Buffalo Bills in 1998-2000, going 29-19, and was coach of the Denver Broncos in 1993-94, finishing 16-16. He also served as interim head coach for New Orleans (0-2) and Buffalo (0-1).

A bit of a surprise here.....But Jerry Jones owns the team.  He can call his own shots.  If I was a Cowboy fan.....there's reason to worry.....in Big D. 




Serena Williams faces fines at the US Open Tennis Championship in New York






MELBOURNE, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Serena Williams sailed into the third round of the Australian Open in dominating fashion Thursday in Melbourne.






 Williams dominant in second round win



Williams, who is also the tournament
defending champion, faced only two break-point situations in a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Petra Kvitova. She won nine consecutive games at one point and won 30 of 33 points when she got her first serve, which was 66 percent of the time.
Williams draws No. 32-seeded Spaniard Carla Suarez Navarro, who as a 6-1, 6-4 winner over Andrea Petkovic Thursday, in the third round.
No. 4-seeded Carolina Wozniacki was on the court just 65 minutes in a 6-3, 6-1 pasting of Julia Goerges, sixth-seeded Venus Williams also claimed a straight-set win, knocking off Sybille Bammer 6-2, 7-5 while No. 7 Victoria Azarenka topped Stefanie Voegele 6-4, 6-0. Also, No. 9 Vera Zvonareva defeated Iveta Benesova 6-0, 6-3 and 10th-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska swept past Alla Kudryavtseva 6-0, 6-2.
There were a pair of upsets Thursday with 20th-seeded Ana Ivanovic falling 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-4 to Gisela Dulko and No. 21 Sabine Lisicki being ousted by Alberta Brianti 2-6, 6-4, 6-4.
No. 13-seeded Samantha Stosur defeated Kristina Barrios 7-5, 6-3 and No. 16 Na Li rallied to beat Agnes Szavay 3-6, 7-5, 6-2 among wins by highly seeded players.


 Our very first.....Serena sighting of the year.  It will not be out last.



NBA: Atlanta 108, Sacramento 97

 

ATLANTA, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Jamal Crawford came off the bench to score 20 points Wednesday and lead the Atlanta Hawks to 108-97 decision over Sacramento.
Crawford, a leading candidate for the NBA Sixth Man Award this year, hit 7-of-12 shots and registered a key four-point play in the fourth period. He hit a 3-pointer as he was being fouled with 7:11 remaining and his ensuing free throw gave Atlanta a 91-78 cushion.
Crawford is averaging 19 points a game in his last eight contests.
Joe Johnson added 17 for the Hawks and Josh Smith had 16. Atlanta stayed a half game in front of Orlando at the top of the Southeast Division.
Sacramento, losers of five in a row, was led by Tyreke Evans with 24 points and Kevin Martin with 23.

Don't look now......but these Hawks are in first place in their division.    Go Hawks!

Have a great......."Hump Day"

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Caught? On Camera.......Or not?

This is ......further proof.......that "big brother" is going too far.   This is so un-American.  Where have all of our freedoms gone.....

From our friends at TMZ.com.....These guys ......suddenly......are everywhere:

Larry Fitzgerald - Traffic Ticket Victim

Larry Fitzgerald of Arizona Cardinals fame is apparently a wide receiver off the field as well -- receiving traffic ticket after traffic ticket for offenses he didn't commit.

Larry Fitzgerald

Police cameras near Scottsdale captured drivers speeding while behind the wheel of Fitzgerald's SUV. We're pretty sure cops can't place Larry behind the wheel in 5 of the 6 captures -- because 5 of the photos clearly show drivers who are not black.

It's unclear if Larry was driving the Cadillac Escalade on 11-06-09.

Tickets customarily go to the registered owner of the vehicle, who can then fight it in court. We're thinkin' Larry has a pretty good shot in at least 5 of the cases.
No comment from Larry's camp on whether he'll duke it out in court.

UPDATE:
TMZ spoke with Larry's dad who told us, "Larry is handling this on his own."

Monday, January 18, 2010

Remember.....Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr



Martin Luther King, Jr.
"I Have a Dream"

delivered 28 August 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.






Only in .......New York

Fasten ......your seat-belts ......Here come the "J-E-T-S". Jets....

New York.....love 'em or hate 'em......they do......back their teams.  Today's headlines....from the tabloids:










Sunday, January 17, 2010

My Kind of woman.....

Mo'Nique...........

BREAKING: Mo’Nique Wins Golden Globe!

Posted by Natasha - Last updated: Sunday, January 17, 2010

Congrats are in order again for Mo’Nique!  She just won Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture at tonight’s Golden Globes Awards. She gave an emotional acceptance speech, in her long gold strapless gown, and thanked her hubby, director Lee Daniels, Gabby Sidibe, and told everyone who has even been sexually abused that now is the time to speak up.
The Golden Globes are well known to be the precursor to the Oscars. So it’s a good sign for Mo’Nique’s Oscar run…

Saturday, January 16, 2010

These Games......will go On

We applaud......the L A Lakers.....for not giving in to public sentiment and pressure.  With the Gilbert Arenas stuff......some teams have banned ....all games.....on all flights.....and in all locker rooms.

From those folks.......at TMZ.com:

Lakers Refuse to Fold on Card Game Policy

The Los Angeles Lakers refuse to let one gun-toting moron ruin their in-flight gambling time -- the team has made it clear they will not ban card games in the wake of the Gilbert Arenas incident.



After the New Jersey Nets decided to put the kibosh on all in-flight games of chance -- including cards, dominoes and dice games -- a rep for the Los Angeles Lakers told us they will not be following suit.

The Lakers rep claims, "We feel that players have had card games on flights for decades and that if you have people who are responsible and handle themselves appropriately (which we feel our players do) then the card games can be a fun and healthy release for them."

Also, the Lakers have won 15 championships since 1946 -- and have had zero armed confrontations in their locker room ... so, if it ain't broke ...

Buzzer Beater..........at Philips Arena

Jamal Crawford  and the Atlanta Hawks........stole one last night.

In case you missed it:


Friday, January 15, 2010

Friday Night Humor

From.......GaPeach913........

A goat.......named Kevin......blowing fire and sh*ting .... money...

Enjoy:


Thursday, January 14, 2010

On this Day.....

Busy day.......this 14th day of January:


Today in
Sports History

1936 - Cecil "Tiny" Thompson (Boston Bruins) became the first NHL goalie to receive credit for an assist.

1943 - Alex Smart (Montreal Canadiens) scored three goals in his first NHL game.

1948 - Plastic helmets were prohibited in the NFL.

1951 - The first National Football League Pro Bowl All-Star Game was played in Los Angeles, CA.

1954 - Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were married. The marriage only lasted nine months.

1973 - The Miami Dolphins became the first NFL team to go undefeated in a regular season. They also defeated the Washington Redskins in Super Bowl VII.

1974 - The World Football League was founded.

1976 - Ted Turner completed the purchase of the Atlanta Braves.

1985 - Martina Navratilova won her 100th tournament. She joined Jimmy Connors and Chris Evert Lloyd as the only professional tennis players to win 100 tournaments.

1989 - Bobby Knight won his 500th career victory as a college basketball coach.

1990 - Joe Montana (San Francisco 49ers) set an NFL record when he threw his 30th and 31st post-season touchdown passes. Terry Bradshaw held the previous record of 30.

1993 - NFL Commissioner Tagliabue announced the establishment of the "NFL World Partnership Program."

1996 - Fox aired the San Francisco 49er/Dallas Cowboy NFC championship game. The game pulled a 34.2/57 Nielsen rating.

1997 - Dennis Rodman got his 10,000th NBA career point.

2002 - Barry Bonds signed a contract with the San Francisco Giants worth $90 million for five years.

2002 - Lance Armstrong ran the final leg of the Olympic torch relay in San Diego.

2002 - The NBA announced a three game suspension for Shaquille O'Neal (Los Angeles Lakers) and a one game suspension for Brad Miller (Chicago Bulls) for a fight that occurred during a game.

2002 - TNT world premiered the TV movie "Monday Night Mayhem."

2003 - In Dallas, Dwayne Goodrich (Dallas Cowboys) was charged with two counts of manslaughter and was released after posting a $50,000 bond. The charges stemmed from Goodrich's involvement in a hit-and-run accident that killed two people.

R.I.P. Teddy Pendergrass

From.....rollingstone.com:

R&B Great Teddy Pendergrass Dead at 59 After Cancer Battle

1/14/10, 9:00 am EST
Photo: Michael Ochs Archive/Getty
Teddy Pendergrass, one of the most successful R&B singers of the 1970s and ’80s, passed away yesterday after a battle with colon cancer. He was 59. Pendergrass was diagnosed with cancer last year and had a difficult time recovering from surgery; he died at Bryn Mawr Hospital outside of his native Philadelphia, ABC News reports. The five-time Grammy-nominated singer had chart-topping hits in three different decades with 1978’s “Close the Door,” 1988’s “Joy” and 1991’s “It Should’ve Been You,” plus well-known songs like “Love TKO,” “Two Hearts” with Stephanie Mills and “Hold Me,” a duet with Whitney Houston that featured on Houston’s 1985 debut album.

Post....."Hump Day" News & Views

We're sorry.....Is it Thursday .....already?

We missed "Hump Day"?   Been a rather busy week.......but here's what we've been following:


This Gilbert Arenas .....thing......just will not go away.......Mr. Arenas.....are you laughing ......now?


Gilbert Arenas Charged with Felony

Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas has been charged with a felony.

Arenas has been charged with one count of carrying a pistol without a license, in connection with a locker room standoff with teammate Javaris Crittenton on Christmas Eve.

As we first reported, Arenas' lawyer has been trying to negotiate a plea deal with the U.S. Attorney -- we're told Arenas would cop to a misdemeanor gun charge.

Story developing...
CHICAGO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Mary Thomas, mother of Florida International University basketball Coach Isiah Thomas, has died at age 87, weeks after she had a heart attack, the school said.
 
 
You don't have to be.......young to be stupid....you could be Bruce Smith:
 
VIRGINIA BEACH, Vt., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Bruce Smith, a Hall of Fame defensive end who played for the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins, pleaded guilty to drunken driving Thursday in Virginia.
 
And then........there is this little island country.....a few hundred miles to our south:
 

Disorder Adds to Misery in Reeling Haiti; Red Cross Says Death Toll May Be 50,000

Damon Winter/The New York Times
Lionel Michaud cried after he found the body of his 10-month-old daughter, Christian, among hundreds of bodies outside the morgue in Port-au-Prince on Thursday. His wife, Lormeny Nathalie, was also killed when their home in a two-story building collapsed while he was at work. More Photos >


Please remember......our brothers and sisters.......and help if you can.

Have ........a great.......rest of the week.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Things....Learned....From the Week-end .....that was...

Interesting .......very interesting.

But......are we smarter?

We sure knew......this:

Mark McGwire Admits Most Obvious Thing Ever

Mark McGwire Admits Most Obvious Thing EverMark McGwire is finally confessing ... he used steroids. Duh.

In a carefully written, blame-shifting statement, McGwire said, "I wish I had never touched steroids ... It was foolish and it was a mistake. I truly apologize. Looking back, I wish I had never played during the steroid era."

McGwire said he took steroids during the 1998 season when he hit 70 home runs, then a record.

Your move,  Bonds.






Well.........duh.........you think?


And.....from the......"Don't drink and Drive Department....while out on bail....for a manslaughter rap" .......here's.......Jayson:

Jayson Williams Blasted When He Crashed

Jayson Williams Jayson Williams' blood alcohol level was .24 -- 3 times the legal limit -- when he crashed his SUV last week ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Williams was arrested for DWI after his vehicle swerved across four lanes of traffic before striking a tree in NYC early Tuesday morning.

Williams fractured his neck in the accident. He was arraigned in the hospital.




And.....an update.....from the gunslingers of D.C. :

Wizards Players to Testify in Gilbert Arenas Case

Three Washington Wizards players -- including captain Antawn Jamison -- will testify today before a grand jury in the Gilbert Arenas/Javaris Crittenton gun case, law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

Gilbert Arenas, Javaris Crittendon
Our sources tell us Arenas has already been called in by the U.S. Attorney but he made it clear he would not testify on grounds of self-incrimination. We're also told Crittenton has lawyered up and took the same position as Arenas.

We're also told head coach Flip Saunders came to the grand jury last week. We don't know if he actually testified in front of the grand jury or just spoke with the U.S. Attorney.

As we first reported, cops are still looking for Javaris' gun -- which witnesses have told cops he tossed into a laundry basket after the confrontation with Arenas. Our sources say someone from the team wheeled the basket out of the locker room. D.C. cops are looking at surveillance video to see if there's a shot of the basket being wheeled out.

Both players could be indicted on felony gun charges.

Monday......short shorts:

Hell of game.....Sunday night.....Cardinals and Packers......I missed it....had to work.

The Atlanta Hawks......destroy Boston Friday......and lose by 32 to Orlando...Saturday...

The Lady Dogs.......are 16-0!

"Skype"........is pretty cool........video phone...Make that bed up....people can see......

It was so cold today......you fill in the blanks.....

Don't know.......if I am a little smarter.....but ......I feel.....like an Einstein...... 

Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Play-offs........are here!!!!!!!!!!

The NFL ......play-offs.........are upon us .

From YouTube.......a memorable meltdown from ...Jim Mora.....Indianapolis Colts  head coach.....back in the day.

Enjoy:


Friday, January 8, 2010

Gut Check.......Atlanta Hawks......

You lose......4 in a row.....

You have a team meeting.....You beat the lowly ....New Jersey Nets... Now you play....the Boston Celtics......

Are you ......the "haves".......or the  "have nots'?

The Atlanta Hawks.......sent a message tonight.  

Crawford scores 18 as Hawks beat Celtics 93-85

ATLANTA (AP)—Jamal Crawford(notes) scored 18 points, including two crucial 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Boston Celtics for the second time this season, 93-85 Friday night.
Trailing 45-39 at the half, the Hawks dominated the third quarter and pushed their lead as high as 15 points. Boston fought back and pulled within two in the final period, but Crawford converted a four-point play after being knocked into the seats on a 3-pointer from the corner. Then, Atlanta’s valuable sixth man swished an even longer shot from behind the arc that sealed it with 52.5 seconds left.
All five Atlanta starters scored in double figures, including Mike Bibby(notes) with 17. Paul Pierce(notes) scored 21 to lead the Celtics.