Saturday, July 31, 2010

On this Day.....

Today is Saturday, July 31, 2010

Today in
Sports History

1932 - Enzo Ferrari retired from racing. In 1950 he launched a series of cars under his name.

1961 - The first tie in All-Star Game major league baseball history was recorded when it was stopped in the 9th inning due to rain at Boston's Fenway Park.

1981 - The seven-week baseball players’ strike came to an end when the players and owners agreed on the issue of free agent compensation.

2001 - Korey Stringer (Minnesota Vikings) collapsed during practice. The 27-year-old died the next day of multiple organ failure due to heatstroke.

A ...Slip of the Toungue?

We all know......all fields in New York...are ...."shitty"....

But.....the correct pronunciation is....."City Field"......


Friday, July 30, 2010

"Run....Forrest ....Run"

One of the more.....touching scenes ....from one of our favorite movies.....

Forrest Gump

The "Vietnam-rain-Bubbascene:


You can have....."Whatever You Want"

Apparently.......T.I.  and Tiny......want each other:

T.I. -- T.I.E.S. the Knot in Secret Wedding Ceremony

TMZ has learned rapper T.I. got married earlier today -- in a secret ceremony at a Miami Beach courthouse.

T.I. Married

The 29-year-old superstar -- real name Clifford Harris Jr. -- swapped I Do's with his longtime 35-year-old girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.


The two have reportedly been dating since 2001.

Foul Play........In Memphis

We had a bad feeling.......about this .....when he went missing......last week:

SAD NEWS: NBA Player Lorenzen Wright Found Dead

  According to the former Cleveland Cavalier Lorenzen Wright's family members, Memphis police told the Wright family that the NBA player, who has been missing for over a week, has been found dead.
  The details when you read on...    

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

On this Day.....

Today is Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Today in
Sports History

1918 - Brooklyn rookie Henry Heitman made his major league debut and his last major league appearance in the same day. He pitched four straight hits to the St. Louis Cardinals, left the game and never played again in the majors.

1921 - Baseball fan Reuben Berman sued the New York Giants, claiming he suffered mental and bodily distress after refusing to return a foul ball May 16th at the Polo Grounds. Berman was eventually rewarded $100.

1937 - The United States captured the Davis Cup by beating Britain, four matches to one.

1946 - Rudy York (Boston Red Sox) hit two grand slams and drove in 10 runs to lead the Red Sox over the St. Louis Browns, 13-6.

1984 - Pete Rose passed Ty Cobb’s record for most singles in a career when he got his 3,503rd base hit.

1986 - Greg LeMond of the U.S. became the first non-European to capture the Tour de France cycling race.

1992 - Boston Celtics star Reggie Lewis died after collapsing on a Brandeis University basketball court during practice. He was 27 years old.

1992 - China's Fu Mingxia, only two weeks away from her 14th birthday, became the second youngest gold medalist in Olympic history when she won the women's 10-meter platform diving event.

1996 - At the Atlanta Olympics a pipe bomb exploded at the public Centennial Olympic Park. One person was killed and more than 100 were injured.

1996 - Canadian Donovan Bailey ran the Men's 100 Meter Dash with a time of 9.84. The previous record was 9.85 held by Leroy Burrell of the United States.

2001 - Deion Sanders announced his retirement from the NFL.

2003 - Lance Armstrong won his 5th consecutive Tour de France.

"I Love Me....Some Me"

And we "T.O." your new gig:

Terrell Owens Signs with the Bengals

NFL star Terrell Owens finally has a new squad -- the Cincinnati Bengals ... which only means one thing ... THE NEWSPAPER BOX JUMPING STRATEGY WORKED!


According to our friends at -- which broke the story -- Owens signed a one year deal and will earn a base salary of $2 million ... with an opportunity to make an extra $2 mil if he hits certain performance-based incentives.

We told you on Friday that the two sides were "very close" to a deal -- and after hammering out the particulars ... T.O. will finally be united with his pal and fellow wide receiver Chad Ochocinco.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Another....Life-line......For Michael Vick

We know.....or have been told......cats have nine lives.


No.......Unless it involves Michael Vick...and the NFL.

After a birthday party gone bad.......a investigation.....

Vick is still alive and well in the NFL:

NFL says Vick can play

PHILADELPHIA, July 26 (UPI) -- The NFL said Monday quarterback Michael Vick, under a bit of a cloud after a shooting outside his birthday celebration, can play this season.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello sent a Twitter message saying "there has been no change in his playing status." Aiello said the NFL would have no further comment for now.
Vick was to report to the Philadelphia Eagles' training camp Monday.

The Philadelphia Daily News had reported the league cleared Vick following an investigation into last month's shooting outside a restaurant.

While the quarterback, who is trying to rebuild his career after serving federal prison time for dogfighting, was cleared as a suspect and no charges were filed in the shooting incident, he was reported to have been in a confrontation before it happened.That placed him in the position of potentially facing league discipline.

"Carry your own damn Pads"

A round of applause .......for young Dez Bryant!

Finally.......a rookie stands up to these antiquated hazing antics by NFL veterans.

"I'm not doing it," Bryant said. "I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player's pads."
"If I was a free agent, it would still be the same thing. I just feel like I'm here to play football. I'm here to try to help win a championship, not carry someone's pads. I'm saying that out of no disrespect to [anyone]."

Big-name NFL rookie causes stir at camp

Dallas' Dez Bryant refuses to take part in a long-standing rookie tradition after a recent practice. » His reason

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Be Careful What you Ask For.......

Charlotte, NC.......used to be called "Little Atlanta".......Atlanta used to be called ...NYC South.......

Now ......Charlotte is just another city......where the their crime.

Be careful what you ask for......Charlotte. 

图文:[NBA]山猫负魔术 杰克逊愣神

Do the home invasions ever stop? Charlotte Bobcats player Stephen Jackson's home was robbed while his wife was locked inside! Plus more on Tiger's $22 million loss when you read on..

On Wednesday morning, three armed men broke into the home of Charlotte Bobcats player Stephen Jackson. The robbers managed to enter Jackson’s $1.7-million home in a gated community while he was away in Texas attending a camp. The three masked gunmen locked Jackson’s wife, Renata, inside a bathroom and took a 9mm pistol, a Louis Vuitton wallet, and a ruby-encrusted wristwatch, among other things, police said. No suspects have been arrested in connection with the robbery.
Rumors have been circulating that this may have been an inside job. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg have been real tight-lipped about the details but did mention how unusual it was for three masked gunman to make entry into a private gated community with heavy security. Only time will tell who was involved, but thank God the wife was left unharmed.

What Happens In Vegas.......Stays?

Leave it to our friends at come up with another LeBron James story:

LeBron James Takes His Talents to Las Vegas

NBA pariah LeBron James found the only city in America besides Miami that doesn't hate him -- Las Vegas.

LBJ decided to party it up at TAO Las Vegas at the Venetian Hotel and Casino last night.

As far as we know, he didn't follow two of his best friends to the club.

On this Day.....

Today is Sunday, July 25, 2010

Today in
Sports History

1850 - In Worcester, MA, Harvard and Yale University freshmen met in the first intercollegiate billiards match.

1947 - Fortune Gordien of Oslo, Norway set a world record discus throw of 178.47 feet.

1978 - Pete Rose of the Cincinnati Red's broke the National League record for consecutive base hits as he got a hit in 38 straight games.

1987 - The Salt Lake City Trappers set a professional baseball record as the team won its 29th game in a row.

1999 - Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France. He was only the second American to win the race. He won the race again in 2000.

1990 - Rosanne Barr sang the National Anthem in San Diego before a Padres baseball game. She was booed for her performance.

2004 - Lance Armstrong won his record sixth consecutive Tour de France.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Aging.......At the Wrong Time

 If Billy Wagner.....was 28.....we would not be having this discussion.   But....Mr. Wagner is.....38.   His big league career?  15 years.....5 teams......over 400 saves.   Anything left?   In that ...left arm?

One can only wonder.   That "fast ball" ....which used to be clocked at 98 to 99 at about 91 to 92 these days.

Hey......we all get old.   It's inevitable. hurts.    

We're in a pennant race!   You can't get!

Billy Wagner: Wagner blows second straight save 

"I don't think you can ever brush those games off," ... "It's tough to swallow when you know you had this game and it slips away.

Billy Wagner


Florida Marlins' Donnie Murphy works walk-off magic, again

For the second time this week, Donnie Murphy knocked in the winning run in the ninth inning to lift the surging Marlins to victory.

On this Day.....

Today is Saturday, July 24, 2010

Today in
Sports History

1978 - Billy Martin was fired for the first of three times as the manager of the New York Yankees baseball team.

1984 - Terry Bradshaw retired from the National Football League.

Sports Quote

A life of frustration is inevitable for any coach whose main enjoyment is winning.
- Chuck Noll, Pittsburgh Steelers coach

Friday, July 23, 2010

Another.....Stupid Fan........on the Field

This guy should have been dropped by an AK-47.........or perhaps......a  stun gun.

Anyway....this was the most entertainment Baltimore Oriole fans.....have had....all year:

Thursday, July 22, 2010

$22 Million......and Counting.

It's........only money.'s a whole lot of money.

$22 million......

Was it worth it?

Tiger Woods Earnings

Tiger Woods Earnings Fall By HUGE Amount

NEW YORK — Tiger Woods' estimated endorsements for 2010 are worth $22 million less than last year, according to Sports Illustrated's annual analysis of the highest-earning American athletes.
Woods is still No. 1 on the list, as he has been for the rankings' seven years. But his estimated total earnings of more than $90 million are down 30 percent from nearly $128 million two years ago.
Rival Phil Mickelson is again No. 2 with total earnings of more than $61 million. His estimated endorsement income is $52 million, compared with $70 million for Woods.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., LeBron James, Alex Rodriguez, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Peyton Manning and Dwyane Wade round out the top 10.

It's ....Tough.....Being a ....Pimp

The lord & master himself....Nick Saban...has spoken.

Nick Saban Agents Pimps

Nick Saban Slams 'Pimp' Agents


HOOVER, Ala. — Nick Saban didn't pull punches Wednesday when discussing the improper contact with athletes by unscrupulous agents, comparing their behavior to that of a "pimp."
The Alabama coach was upset about the rash of recent agent-related incidents that have resulted in NCAA investigations at several Southeastern Conference schools.
"I don't think it's anything but greed that's creating it right now on behalf of the agents," Saban said in a rant at the SEC media days. "The agents that do this – and I hate to say this, but how are they any better than a pimp?
"I have no respect for people who do that to young people. None. How would you feel if they did it to your child?"

Things....Are not Always......As they Seem

Follow up to

Liar.....liar.....Pants on fire!

Seems......A. J. Green of UGA.....has never even been to Miami:

Green: I have ‘never’ been to Miami

HOOVER, Ala. (AP)—Georgia receiver A.J. Green says he has “never” been to Miami and isn’t focused on the NCAA investigation of the Bulldogs.
Green told reporters before his scheduled appearance at the Southeastern Conference media days Wednesday that he is “just focused on getting ready for the season.”Georgia coach Mark Richt says “we’ll see what they gather” when asked about the probe.
Georgia officials have confirmed the NCAA has requested permission to conduct an investigation on campus.
Investigations are under way at Alabama, South Carolina and Florida regarding possible improper contact by several athletes with an agent.

What a fast frenzied we live in....


When you are the subject.......of a

It's never a good thing:

U. of Georgia Investigates Football Star

TMZ has learned the University of Georgia is investigating whether football star A.J. Green partied on South Beach at the same bash that's launched investigations at three other colleges.


A source closely connected to Georgia's athletic department tells TMZ the wide receiver allegedly attended a party at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami on Memorial Day weekend.  Partying alone isn't a crime under NCAA rules -- Green is 21 years old -- but if someone (like an agent or financial advisor) paid for anything related to Green's trip ... that could be a violation.

We're told a member of the coaching staff spoke directly to Green to ask him about the party -- and he denied being in Miami at all that weekend.

According to the NCAA plans to look into sports agent violations at UGA. It's unclear if Green is part of that investigation.

The University's Compliance Department told TMZ on Tuesday, "This is the first we've heard of anything involving A.J. Green."

In recent weeks, there have been reports that three other schools -- South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama -- are also investigating athletes for attending the same Miami party.

Friday, July 16, 2010


It's .........Friday.   And I'm dead tired.

It's summertime in this small, southern, college town.  Hot, hazy, lazy days.

It's a weather forecast......repeated daily.  "Hazy, hot and humid....with a chance of afternoon thunder storms".  Why do we need ...."weathermen"?

90's during the day..........70's at night.

That's the way it is in the deep the middle of summer.

Things.....I think......I think:

My beloved.....Atlanta Braves.....are going to the World Series......this fall.

I wish the Georgia Governors'  race.....was over already.

This years MLB All-star game.....was really.....very entertaining. too full of itself....and no......I did not watch the ESPY's.

What's up with.......Mel Gibson?

Is that BP oil leak........finally capped? in Boston....on business....for a week.

6eVoice.....was on vacation last week......but it was business as usual.

I'm proud of my daughter,  Madison......she financed her first new car.

This stray dog.....who stuck around my pregnant.

I thought.....Winder, GA....was a safe place.......until my office  was burglarized.

What does......rain.....look and feel like.   Been a while.

I think.......I'm done.    Good night!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tea Parties....Going Too Far

And ......Republicans....wonder why.....the common man dislikes their divisive actions.   This billboard was taken down shortly there after. .....but.....what were they thinking?

A billboard ordered and paid for by the North ...
Tue Jul 13, 6:30 PM ET

Obama-Hitler billboard yanked after outcry

An Iowa tea party group's provocative sign is quietly replaced after sparking outrage on all sides. » Details

Brave New World

Your National League leading Atlanta Braves .....traded ...talented....but malcontent ...Yunel Escabar.

Happy trails, Yunel.........You really never fit in here.

Michael S. Wirtz, MCT

Meet the new Braves

Among the stats on the players acquired for Escobar: a 1999 All-Star (Alex Gonzalez, above), 108 steals, a 2.40 ERA.

Hump Day.....News & Views

Just some "Stuff".....we're following:

First ...from our friends at

Tiki.....What were ...thinking?

Tiki Barber Sued: You Knew You Were Cheating

A company that made a deal with famed, retired NFLer Tiki Barber and his wife claims Barber fraudulently passed himself off as "happily married" in order to score some quick cash.


Tricera Revolution, Inc. -- which manufacturers state-of-the-art indoor cycling studios -- alleges in a new lawsuit filed in New York and obtained by TMZ ... it made a deal with Tiki and his wife Ginny, because they were "purportedly a happily-married, celebrity couple who were known to attend indoor cycling classes together."

The company gave the couple stock in return for PR, only to learn later, "...Barber was engaged in an adulterous affair with a twenty-three year old intern, Traci Lynn Johnson and intended to divorce Ginny Barber, with whom he had already fathered two children and who was pregnant at that time with twins."

Short story -- the company claims Barber knew the whole "happily married" thing was a lie when he signed on, and now the promotion is worthless.

Tricera wants to undo the deal and get its stock back from the Barbers.

An out of control.......Shaq:

Shaq Unleashes Torrential Flow at Rap Show

Part-time rap sensation Shaquille O'Neal grabbed the microphone last weekend in Las Vegas and started flowing like crazy ... out of his pores.

As you can see from the pics, Shaq turned up the heat at PURE Nightclub inside Caesars Palace -- dropping all sorts of rhymes ... and several buckets of body moisture.

It's hot.

 And.....from the Huffington Post:

So Tiger snaps.....Is this news?

Tiger Woods British Open
Tiger Woods SNAPS At Reporter
Mike Tyson's a waste.   You think?    Duh!
Mike Tyson Details Interview
Mike Tyson Opens Up: My Life Is A 'F--king Waste'
It's about Time.......NL 3, AL 1:

Mlb All Star Game Nl Wins

National League Wins First All-Star Game Since 1996 not guilty!   At least that was his plea:

Lawrence Taylor Plea Not Guilty

Lawrence Taylor LECTURES Reporter: 'Grow Up'


I thought we banned....Rush....from sports:


Rush Limbaugh George Steinbrenner

LISTEN: Rush Limbaugh Inserts Bizarre Racial Thoughts Into Steinbrenner Remembrance

Have a great "Hump Day" !!!

R.I.P. George Steinbrenner

 The "Boss" is dead........

From the New York Post:

George Steinbrenner, whose tumultuous 37-year reign as owner of the Yankees resulted in 11 pennants, seven World Championships and two suspensions from baseball, died this morning from a massive heart attack in Tampa, Fla.
“It is with profound sadness that the family of George M. Steinbrenner III announces his passing. He passed away this morning in Tampa, Fla., at age 80," the Yankees said in a statement.
“He was an incredible and charitable man. First and foremost he was devoted to his entire family -- his beloved wife, Joan; his sisters, Susan Norpell and Judy Kamm; his children, Hank, Jennifer, Jessica and Hal; and all of his grandchildren.

Click to Order this Special Tribute Edition 
The New York Post will be publishing a tribute edition celebrating the life of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. Don’t miss this opportunity to order this commemorative edition filled with great photos and stories from The Boss’ dynamic life. Available at newsstands today or click here to reserve your copy now. 
Bill Martin with George Steinbrenner in 1978
Bill Martin with George Steinbrenner in 1978
“He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again.”

Steinbrenner was taken into St. Joseph’s Hospital last night between 9:30 and 10 p.m. after he said he wasn’t feeling well. He underwent a procedure, the details of which are not known. Sometime between 6:30 and 7 this morning his heart failed.
"There will never be anyone like George Steinbrenner," said team president Randy Levine, who worked under the Boss for 20 years. "He was the greatest owner in pro sports. He was an inspirational figure. There are not many people like him in the world. He was very, very extraordinary."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement, “Few people have had a bigger impact on New York over the past four decades than George Steinbrenner.
”George had a deep love for New York, and his steely determination to succeed combined with his deep respect and appreciation for talent and hard work made him a quintessential New Yorker.”
Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani was a longtime Yankees fan and had a front-row seat for the run to the 2001 World Series after the Sept. 11 attacks.
"George Steinbrenner’s Yankees represent the will to overcome all odds which is precisely the will New Yorkers display when meeting every challenge they face," Giuliani said. "George will be greatly be missed but his legacy will carry on in the hearts and minds of all baseball fans."
Flags at City Hall were lowered to half-staff.
“The passing of George Steinbrenner marks the end of an era in New York City baseball history,” Mets owners Fred and Jeff Wilpon and Saul Katz said in a statement. “George was a larger than life figure and a force in the industry. The rise and success of his teams on the field and in the business marketplace under his leadership are a testament to his skill, drive, and determination.”

Friday, July 9, 2010

King James.....The Morning After

Predictably.....Cleveland   fans....hated it....Miami loved it.....and..... New York?

Well.......take a look see at these headlines.....First.....A view from New York:

And then....the rest of the world......and Cleveland:


The "King James" Version

Decked out in his  "Abe Lincoln beard" ....and his "table cloth" shirt....the "King" shocked ....Cleveland......and the  NBA world last night:

LeBron James joins the Miami Heat

• James leaves the Cleveland Cavaliers after seven years
Owner accuses James of 'shameful display of selfishness'

LeBron James announces his decision to join the Miami Heat during a ESPN telecast
LeBron James announces his decision to join the Miami Heat during an exclusive ESPN telecast in Greenwich, Connecticut. Photograph: Ho/Reuters

"I'm going to take my talents to South Beach and join the Miami Heat," ... "I feel like it's going to give me the best opportunity to win and win for multiple years."

LeBron James' move making waves beyond South Beach

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hump Day.....News & Views

In this small, southern, college's hot.   How hot is it? [Insert joke here].

Not.....going to go there.   But trust me.... the heat is definitely .....on.

I know today is Thursday.....but I started this post last night.....which qualifies this a "Hump Day"   posting.

Stuff ......we're following:

Who's your daddy?

Leicester Bryce Stovell Sues Lebron James

LeBron James SUED By Man Claiming To Be Real Fath

 Memo to Michael Vick,  "Stay the f*ck....out of the news":

Michael Vick Shooting

Prosecutor: Michael Vick Was In Confrontation Minutes Before Shootin

 Look Ma....No hands....or feet....or head:

Rangers Fan Falls Video

SCARY: Rangers Fan Falls 30 Feet From Second Deck


 South Beach Dynasty?.......

Chris Bosh Heat

Chris Bosh Joining Dwyane Wade In Miami

And.......the LeBron James on:
Lebron James Announcement

LeBron James To Announce Future Team On ESPN Special


We are not amused....and no.....we won't be watching.   Have a great "Hump Day".....and Thursday.