Monday, August 30, 2010

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

As we close out .......the "dog days" of August....There was an interesting week-end.   With the help of the "Huffington Post".....some things .....we learned:

Roger......the "feds" are serious......and you will....end up doing some time:

Roger Clemens
Roger Clemens Doubles Down
Billy......we agree.......MLB is too hung up .......on meaningless statistics:
Billy Wagner

Braves Closer Sets Record, Calls It 'Stupid'

We ......want ......his job:
Antonio Bryant Released

NFL Receiver Paid $7 Million To Do Almost Nothing



Michelle Wie Canadian Open

Michelle Wie Wins!


Sign of the times.......A coach:


Natalie Randolph

Buzz Kill: Female Football Coach Loses Debut


Cooperstown....may have to wait:


Stephen Strasburg Surgery

SURGERY: Stephen Strasburg Likely Out 12-18 Months


Smarter now?

We thought so...... 


Sunday, August 29, 2010

Happy Birthday.......Michael

 A Tribute....and remembrance ......MJ:


Today would have been the certified King of Pop's 52nd birthday.  Michael Jackson left us a little over a year ago, but our hearts are still dancing with him in it.

Here's one of our fave vids and a photo gallery to celebrate.  Check it...

Photo Gallery // Happy Birthday To The Late Michael Jackson: The Eternal King of Pop!

Replay.....Is Alive & MLB

Upon further review, it’s a homer, Braves win

ATLANTA (AP)—Brian McCann(notes) hit a game-winning homer with help from video replay, giving the Atlanta Braves a stunning 7-6 victory over the Florida Marlins on Sunday.
Pinch-hitter Matt Diaz(notes) tied the game with a two-run homer off Leo Nunez(notes) (4-3) after Brooks Conrad(notes) led off the ninth with a walk. Nunez retired the next two hitters, then McCann drove a 1-2 pitch toward the wall in right.

The ball bounced back onto the field, and the umpires initially ruled it was still in play. McCann stopped at second and began arguing that he should have more than a double.
The umpires conferred, then headed toward the Florida dugout to look at a replay which clearly showed the ball struck the top of the wall—right over McCann’s name on an auxiliary scoreboard—and went over. It ricocheted back onto the field off a back wall.

Crew chief Tim McClelland returned to the field, pointed toward McCann with a slight grin—and gave the universal signal for homer. The review took a relatively quick 1 minute, 26 seconds.

Most of the Braves players were already on the field, ready to celebrate while the umpires looked at the replay. When McClelland twirled his right index finger, McCann finished his triumphant jog around the bases, slamming down his helmet before he touched home and disappeared into the arms of his teammates.

The NL East-leading Braves overcame a 6-1 deficit, scoring three runs in the eighth and three more in the ninth for a victory they will surely remember if they hold on for their first division title since 2005.

Vino Wong,

A lot to bark about at Braves game

Sunday was Bark in the Park at Turner Field and fans and their pets saw the Braves rally from a 6-1 deficit to stun Florida 7-6.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Nothing Good......Happens at 4:00 AM.......

Nothing good can ever happen.......If you're out and 4:00 am.

Unless you're on your way to an early work job......or you are taking a friend to an emergency room........

4:00 no where for anyone to be.

But today's athletes listen?

Obviously not......

The University of Georgia star running back,  Washaun Ealey  did not heed our warning:

Report: Georgia RB arrested for hit-and-run - 10 hours ago
University of Georgia running back Washaun Ealey was arrested early Friday in the hit-and-run of a parked vehicle and for driving with a suspended license, ...

From the Athens jail listing:

71961 82710 522 EALEY WASHAUN CAMERON 21 B M UGAPD 89 82710 1118 MUN BENCH WARRANT

Thursday, August 26, 2010

See What a Little.....Weight Loss........Will do

Tiger Woods......lost some weight .....the other day.   Precisely....125 pounds.    Those 125 pounds belonging to

Now that his divorce is final........that 125 his back.....Tiger.....well....Tiger is back to doing what he does best.

Playing golf......better than anyone on the planet.

Today..........Tiger shot a 65!   Yes......a 6 under par....65.

Tiger Woods's Golf Game Shines after Divorce

Tiger Woods Shoots 65 at the Barclays

Tiger Woods driving off the tee on No. 16 Thursday at the Barclays.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Hump Day.....News & Views

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

Braves swept away in  Colorado:

DENVER, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Troy Tulowitzki's eighth-inning RBI single capped a furious comeback Wednesday that saw the Colorado Rockies rally from a 10-1 deficit to beat Atlanta 12-10.
Duh!!!!!!   You think?
Woods admits divorce has affected game
PARAMUS, N.J., Aug. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. golfer Tiger Woods admitted Wednesday that he has had difficulty focusing on his game due to the emotional turmoil of his divorce from Elin Nordegren.
Happy Trails ........Manny:
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers placed slugger Manny Ramirez on waivers Wednesday, a source told the Los Angeles Times.
 Welcome back......Yao:
Rockets center Yao Ming talks with reporters after a workout at the team's practice facility in Houston.
By David J. Phillip, AP
Houston Rockets center Yao Ming is confident he'll be ready for the start of the NBA season after a...more

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

Monday, August 23, 2010

Finally......A Good Decision.....Made by ......Vick

Michael Vick......has had a problem making the right decisions in his life.....But.....

This is one decision......we applaud:

In other reality news, Michael Vick has cancelled his 2nd season of his BET reality show “The Michael Vick Project.” Vick would rather concentrate on his game on the field rather then having cameras in his face 24/7.
He tells CSN Philly, “I put a stop to that. They asked me to do it. I don’t have that lifestyle.”
We hear the show was actually good.  But who was watching?  Sounds like a smart move if anything by Vick...


Are we surprised?  No....the inevitable has happened.

What next Mr. Woods?

Tiger Woods Divorce Docs -- 'Irretrievably Broken'

TMZ has obtained the divorce documents filed in the Tiger Woods split ... in which the marriage is described as "irretrievably broken."

Tiger, Elin Woods Divorce

According to the docs, Tiger and Elin Nordegren reached a settlement agreement way back at the beginning of July -- July 3rd and 4th.

Elin says in the docs that she wants her maiden name restored -- Elin Maria Pernilla Nordegren.

According to the documents, both Tiger and Elin have each completed a 4-hour parenting course.

UPDATE: We've also obtained the final judgment papers. It states the marriage "is hereby dissolved because it is irretrievably broken." In addition, Elin's request to restore her maiden name was granted.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday Comedy Moment

We can all.....identify with Steve Martin in this scene from "Planes, Trains and Automobiles".


Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Black Eye.......For the ...Four Letter Network?

ESPN.......owned by Disney.....does not "Mickey Mouse" around  when it comes to protecting it's image.

This could spell the end for "Around the Horn" regular,  Jay Mariotti.


Jay Mariotti, Famous Sports Columnist, Arrested in LA

ESPN personality and popular sports columnist Jay Mariotti was arrested this morning in Los Angeles, this according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department website.

Mariotti was arrested on a felony charge at 4:30 AM -- a police source tells us it is a domestic violence charge.

He was held on $50,000 bail and released shortly after noon.

Mariotti is a regular on the ESPN show "Around the Horn" and a writer for the popular sports website

UPDATE: A rep for ESPN said the network had no comment. 

Here's a few comments from fans across the country:

If you want to be taken seriously in sports writing...never call him a "popular" sports columnist. He is far from it.
domestic violence charge, meaning: his wife was pissed because he didn't take out the trash, so she called the police.
This news is a downer for sure. Mariotti and Paige are my two favorite sports columnists on Around the Horn. If the charge sticks and he's off the show it will be a bummer for sure. Hopefully he didn't do what he's charged with.
Mariotti is one of those "holier than thou" clowns who preach against athletes who get into steroids.....wife abuse...drunk driving....
He is ESPN's biggest Tiger Woods critic...
I knew that it was just a matter of time for all of that vitriol to come back and bite him in the ass.
As always...the ones who protest the loudest....are the ones whose closets full of skeletons....
It couldn't have happened to a more deserving punk.

Braves Keep Rolling

Brave update.......another day.....another win:

CHICAGO, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Rick Ankiel drove in three runs with a two-out, ninth-inning triple Friday to hand the Atlanta Braves a 5-2 win over the Chicago Cubs.

Marmol blows save in Cubs' 5-3 loss to Braves
Carlos Marmol watches the Braves celebrate. (Brian Cassella / Tribune)

Marmol blows save in Cubs' loss

Two of baseball's winningest managers — the Braves' Bobby Cox and the Cubs' Lou Piniella — are meeting for the final times this weekend.

The Hits Just Keep on Coming

Can it get any worse for Jayson?

Jayson Williams -- Another Year Behind Bars for DWI

Former NBA star Jayson Williams just got sentenced to a year behind bars for his DWI case ... but that sentence will have to wait until AFTER he finishes his current 5 years hard time for the shooting death of his limo driver.

Jayson Williams Sentenced to Jail

Williams was arrested for DWI back in January after he slammed his Mercedes-Benz into a tree in New York City.

Moments ago in Manhattan Criminal Court, Williams -- through his lawyer -- plead guilty to DWI and was slapped with the 1-year sentence, and he also has to pay $16,643 for the tree he hit.

Less than two months after the DWI, Williams began serving his five year sentence for the 2002 limo driver shooting.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hump Day.....News & Views

Busy week.....Let us all take a deep breath.....relax......and  enjoy some "stuff".....we're following:


Brett Favre Practice

It's Official: Brett Favre Is Coming Back the NBA:
Gabrielle Union Dwyane Wade Girlfriend

Dwyane Wade's Girlfriend Wins Foreplay Lawsuit


Kobe.......really......who care's what people say:

Kobe Bryant Heckled Booed

Kobe Bryant HECKLED At Restaurant


King James.....can you just shut up?

Lebron James Gq Interview

LeBron James: 'We Hated Cleveland'


Honor.......thy mother and father....

Francisco Rodriguez Surgery

PATHETIC: Mets Closer Needs Surgery After Punching Girlfriend's Dad


"Brave new world"?

Cubs close to Lee deal with Braves
Derrek Lee declined to discuss a trade report. (Scott Strazzante/Tribune)

Cubs complete Lee deal to Braves


And.......Finally....."Happy Trails"....Dr. Laura:


Dr. Laura ending show amid controversy

After sparking a firestorm by repeatedly using a racial epithet on the air, the host is making a change. » But not retiring 

Have a great "Hump Day"! 

 A parting shot........from


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ooops......Up side the Head!

NFL preseason games are ......supposed to be meaningless and harmless.

Tell that to Eli  Manning.....

He got ......."jacked up" last night:

What ......Not to wear to Work

This story could only come ....from the south.   As in SEC country.  College football fanatics.


Courtesy of Caroline Howard....of Forbes magazine:

Renee Gork And What Not To Wear To Work

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Announced via Twitter: Renee Gork shared the news that she was fired yesterday from KAKS, an Arkansas radio station that calls itself Hogs Sports Radio, for sporting a University of Florida Gators cap at an Arkansas Razorbacks news conference on Saturday.

Arkansas football coach Bobby Petrino called her out after answering one of her lobs: ”And that will be the last question I answer with that hat on,” Petrino said.

As explanation, Gork, an alumni of UF, said she “grabbed the hat without thinking because it was raining outside.” She also said she sent a letter of apology to the university and Petrino. “Was hoping to publicly apologize to coach Petrino and UA fans on the show today … but I won’t get that chance,” Gork wrote on KAKS’ Twitter account. “I’ve been fired.”

According to the Associated Press, KAKS isn’t commenting other than saying Gork is no longer working at the station, adding, “This radio station is Hog Sports Radio. We are very biased. We support the Razorbacks 100%.”

ForbesWoman recently ran a story titled, “What Not To Wear To Work,” covering such conundrums as business versus casual attire and fashion faux pas such as wearing too revealing (cleavage) and sloppy  (torn hemline) clothing. “Even though there aren’t many hard and fast rules anymore, you need to scrutinize your image because that’s the memory you leave behind when you leave the room,” advises Marion Gellatly, president of Powerful Presence, a Pebble Beach, Calif.-based image consultancy.

Who would’ve thunk that donning a competitor’s logo belonged on the list?
The last  high-profile wardrobe firing we reported on was Citibank employee, Debrahlee Lorenzana, who claimed she was let go for being too sexy.

The memory that Gork left was obviously too much for KAKS–and Petrino, whose team lost to the Gators last season 23-20.

Inconsideration or a fireable offense? What do you think?

Monday, August 16, 2010

Blacks........Going ......White

There is an awful lot......of "Jungle Fever" going on nowadays.    Black man makes good.   Black man gets money and fame.   Black man gets......a white women.

Though not in the "main stream media"....just yet......We had to dig a little bring you these couples:

NFL Coach Herman Edwards, and his wife

Boston Celtics Coach Doc Rivers and his wife

Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls with his wife

Michael Jordan and his fiance

Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith, and his wife

NFL Coach Dennis Green, and his wife

Keenen Ivory Wayans and his new lady

Wesley, and his wife

Terrence Howard and his lady

Danny Glover and his wife

NBA All Star, Tim Duncan and his wife

Comedian Eddie Griffin and his wife

Russell Simmons and his new 
James Earl Jones and his wife

Terrell Owens and his lady

Charles Barkley and his wife

Sidney Poitier and his wife

Cuba Gooding Jr and his wife

Baseball player David Justice and his wife
NFL player Ronnie Lott and his

NFL coach Mike Singletary and his family

This one is hard to believe:
Jimmie JJ Walker and his girlfriend Ann Coulter

And then.....there is Ahmad Rashad:

Ahmad Rashad and his new wife, she's a Billionaire

Courtesy of ........