Saturday, July 22, 2006

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

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The Future(?) Mrs. Jake Plummer!!

More Bushit from Reggie

If we were to ever make a "Hooking...Foul." Hall of Fame, two people are at the top of the list for entry right now. Of course, the stone-cold, deadbolt lock, no-brainer (literally) Jose Canseco would be the first person inducted. Number two just might be Reggie Bush.

From Yahoo! Sports --

No. 2 overall pick and Heisman Trophy-winning running back Reggie Bush not only appears headed for a holdout with the New Orleans Saints, a league source said Bush is toying with the idea of sitting out the entire season and going back in the draft in 2007 if he doesn't get his price.




Two sources said that talks between the Saints and agent Joel Segal have been nearly non-existent.

Bush supposedly has more than $5 million in the bank from multiple endorsement deals Ornstein has negotiated since Bush left the University of Southern California. That money is guaranteed regardless of whether Bush plays this season.

Bush thinks that his tremendous popularity with the people who returned after Hurricane Katrina coupled with Saints' owner Tom Benson's complete lack of any redeeming qualities make him look like the good guy in this scenario.

Attention people of New Orleans: Please do not buy into this complete line of Bushit. Reggie Bush has done N-O-T-H-I-N-G so far in an NFL jersey. As a matter of fact, Reggie Bush wasn't even the running back that his college coach, Pete Carroll, used in crunch time in his final bowl game, Lendale White was.

While Bush could be fun to watch and very successful in the NFL, he HAS YET TO PLAY A DOWN. When players finally come to the realization that it is better to actually produce something on the old pro resume (yes, Cedric Benson, we are talking to you, too) and when fans get their heads out of their arses and stop fawning over players who have yet to accomplish anything, these a-holes will continue to think they are owed more than they deserve.

I wanna be like Mike

From ESPN --

Judge: Alleged deal between Jordan, ex-lover invalid



A judge ruled Friday for Michael Jordan in a legal battle between the former NBA star and a woman who claimed Jordan reneged on a promise to pay her $5 million in hush money when she claimed she was pregnant with his child.

Judge Stuart E. Palmer ruled in Cook County Circuit Court that any alleged agreement between Jordan and Karla Knafel would be invalid, pointing to definitive tests that showed Jordan is not the child's father.

Palmer writes that "as a result of Knafel's fraudulent misrepresentation to Jordan that he was the child's father or, alternatively, as a result of a mutual mistake of fact, the alleged settlement contract is voidable and ... unenforceable. "

Can the Wizards use this same defense to get the money back that they paid Jordan for his time in Washington?

Jordan has denied ever agreeing to pay Knafel $5 million.

Why is that pro athletes get away with stuff like this as "businessmen" (Jordan is part-owner of the Charlotte Hornets"), but regular businessmen would be hung in effigy if they were involved in something like this? Of course, I forgot, they bring so much to the table as members of society that we let them pass when they get into minor legal/moral issues such as this.

And where is Jordan's wife in all of this? Cashin' the checks, baby...cashin' the checks.

All Jose, all the time

From the AP --

Heated argument at hotel gets Canseco another run-in with cops



He's baack! Regular contributor to "Hooking...Foul." Jose Canseco is back with us for yet another story of the surreal.

Several hours after Canseco won $250 in the [Golden Baseball League's Home Run] contest, Chico police officers found him outside his Oxford Suites hotel room early Wednesday morning in a heated argument with a woman, Han McDonald. Officers found the room, where the two were staying, had been damaged.

Neither person was arrested, but hotel management held McDonald liable for the damage, which she paid for before leaving later that morning, said Capt. John Rucker.

Keep on truckin', Jose, we need the material.

Link or Consequences

"I'm hitting .841, I'm on the Bears; You live around here? I got a Harley Davidson. Does that turn you on? A Harley Davidson?"



Shaun Kemp Accused Of Marijuana Possession (KPRC-TV)
Marshall Faulk to have major surgery (CNN/SI)
Calder Preparing For Inaugural "Extreme Day" (Thoroughbred Times)
Is There Such A Thing As A Perfect 10? (Washington Post)
T.O. says he wanted to play for the Falcons (AJC)
Midshipman Acquitted of Rape Charge (Forbes)
Giants get Hillenbrand from Toronto (Boston Globe)

Friday, July 21, 2006

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

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The Future (?) Mrs. Adam Archuleta!!

Attention NCAA Football video gamers!

Thanks to the fine folks over at PSP FANBOY we have all been alerted to the fact that there is a couple of glitches in EA Sports' NCAA Football 2007. And one of them is GLARING.



According to their report, some teams in the game don't have updated rosters, which as they kindly point out is kind of the point in buying an updated version of the game. They don't get specific on what rosters, but it's something to keep an eye on.

The second and most glaring of glitches involves the running game. EA has responded to the situation: "During running plays the ball will be spotted at point of first contact where the tackle is initiated. The ball will not be spotted where the player is ultimately taken down." Again, as the fine folks at PSP FANBOY point out, "that doesn't sound like how it should work."

So before you plop down your hard earned dough, be sure you want to deal with these glitches for a while until/if there is a fix.

The Links of the Midway

"Here's an offer for ya!"



Sosa Says He'd Return To MLB For Right Offer (ESPN)
Mike Williams fined more than $400,000 last year (Booth Newspapers)
Merrill Lynch: Time To Pull Plug On ESPN Mobile (MediaWeek)
Baseball: City in default on Nationals stadium (AP)
Oneonta beats Brooklyn 6-1 in 26 innings (AP)
Internet baby gear-seller hits nerve with Damon's people (AP)
Soccer: head-butt could have killed (ANSA)

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

We owe you one from yesterday. The high winds at Busch must have gotten into our heads as we forgot to give you this...

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Mrs. Mike Piazza!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Add another a-hole to the pile

If there is one thing I never get tired of, it's when ridiculously pampered and overpaid athletes whine about not making enough money. Oh wait, I'm always tired of that. As a matter of fact it pisses me off. Just once I'd like one of these guys to have to go back in time and live MY life and see how much they miss being handed everything on a silver platter without ever having to worry about paying their next credit card bill for doing nothing more than being a entertaining diversion for those of us who actually work for a living. What has raised my ire this time, you may ask? Well, here you go...

From the Clarion Ledger --

Bush could be late for Saints camp



Agent says unsigned Heisman Trophy winner needs to be treated like No. 1 pick. Mike Ornstein, Bush's marketing agent, said Wednesday that Saints owner Tom Benson and general manager Mickey Loomis told Bush that he would be treated during contract negotiations as if he were the first overall pick in the April NFL draft. The Saints used the No. 2 pick on Bush, the Heisman Trophy winning running back out of Southern Cal.

"Do we feel like he'll be there at the start?" Ornstein said in a telephone interview from his California office. "I'm not sure where we are right now. I'd say probably not, at this stage. ... We're not trying to be the bad guys. We want the Saints to live up to what they told Reggie at the draft."

Where to begin? How about the fact that you were drafted number two because you broke a bunch of NCAA rules, were discovered to have a shaky personal history, and because the Texans knew you'd be a royal pain in the ass to sign? The Saints, of course, also knew this, so they share some of the blame for this soap opera. The problem as I see is that YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS REGARDLESS OF HOW THE SAINTS TREAT YOU! Quit you're posturing, get in a conference room with the Saints, sign a deal, and play some f'in football!

Mario Williams, the number one pick and a former North Carolina State pass rusher, has reportedly agreed to a six-year contract with Texas worth $54 million, with $26.5 million in guaranteed pay.

See?! You are going to make MILLIONS!

Apparently at issue is whether the Saints will offer Bush, who was widely rated the top player in the draft, a more lucrative deal than Houston gave Williams.

Yes, because heaven forbid you only get, say, $22 million!

What follows is the sort of thing I wish the media would quit printing. It's bogus, it's hollow, and it's an insult to everyone mentioned:

"I don't want to get caught up in holdouts and things like that," Bush said in May after his first offseason workout with the team. "I think it's important to start off on a good foot and a good note ... not only with the team, but with the city."

Bush has already signed endorsement deals with Adidas, Subway restaurants, and Hummer, so he is already going to make more money than a freakin' O-lineman.

Hey, Reggie, try living in the "regular" world for awhile and see how quickly you would run back and sign a deal with the Saints without bitching. If you don't like what they are offering, at least have the balls to not insult everyone with how you really want "to start off on a good foot." What a jagoff.

He really is a "genius"

From the Boston Herald --

Belichick named ‘Other Man’ in nasty N.J. divorce



Vincent Shenocca, a 42-year-old New Jersey construction worker, filed for divorce from his wife, Sharon, a former receptionist with the New York Giants, on the grounds of “extreme mental cruelty.” Shenocca’s court papers say his wife of 10 years “has had a relationship with Bill Belichick for several years” and would not end it, despite her husband’s pleas.

Hmmm. This is a conundrum. Should Mr. Shenocca have (a) filed for divorce; (b) blackmailed Belichick for season tickets, (c) do nothing and go bang other chicks knowing full-well his wife was cheating on him with a Super Bowl champ? We're leaning towards (b).

Sharon Shenocca, described as a slim, blue-eyed 41-year-old stay-at-home mom, reportedly met Belichick when she was with the Giants. Mr. Shenocca claims that Belichick has sent limos to the house to pick up his wife, that he flew her to Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, and that he has plied her with large amounts of cash. Mrs. Shenocca reportedly is looking at posh pads in Brooklyn, N.Y. and her husband is questioning how she can afford pricey real estate when she doesn’t work.

Nevermind, apparently this guy is too slow to have figured out a way to use this to his advantage by getting tickets, apparel, autographs, and other memorabilia.

Belichick and his wife of 28 years, Debby, separated before the 2004 football season but still spend time together. Apparently Belichick's ability to run a team isn't limited to the football field.

Link-in Continental

"Damn, it was windy."



Seahawks' Locklear put on probation (Seattle Times)
Zidane and Materazzi fined and banned by FIFA (Reuters)
Landis suffers dramatic demise in the Alps (Scotsman)
Clemens outshines Maddux in battle of 300 game winners (Reuters)
Hillenbrand Sits Out, Is Sent Packing by Jays (Washington Post)
If Bonds indicted, don't expect cuffs (Chicago Tribune)
30 Hurt by High Wind at Busch Stadium (AP)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Five things you probably didn't need to know

#1) Mike Casile, of Philadelphia Boxing Report, scored an interesting interview with former WBO heavyweight champion Tommy Morrison, whose career for all practical purposes ended in 1996 when he tested positive for HIV.

Morrison, 37, (46-3-1, 40 KOs) now insists he no longer is HIV-positive and that he is ready to renew his career this fall, hopefully against Mike Tyson (50-6,44 KOs).

"He lives right down the road in Scottsdale [Ariz.],'' Morrison said of Tyson. "I've got his number; I've spoken to him a few times.'' (philly.com)

#2) The recent Ultimate Fighting Championship "UFC 61" at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas played to a sellout crowd of 12,400, with ringside seats going for $750, and generated a live gate of $3.3 million.

Those numbers eclipse Saturday night's HBO PPV rematch of marquee junior middleweights Shane Mosley (43-4, 37 KOs) and Fernando Vargas (26-4, 22 KOs) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand, which Mosley won by sixth-round technical knockout. That bout had a paid attendance of 9,722, with tickets scaled to a high of $800. (philly.com)

#3) There are some weird sports that are actually sanctioned by someone or something. For example: USA Rock Paper Scissors League, World Adult Kickball Association, and the Extreme Ironing World Championships.

There is The Official Rock Paper Scissors Strategy Guide. There is an Official Ball for the
World Adult Kickball Association: Mikasa. There have been official sponsors of the Extreme Ironing World Championship: Rowenta. (Thanks for the heads up, yesbutnobutyes.com.)

#4) Rules for planning a wedding around sports:
Rule 1: No Getting Married During College Football Season, Rule 2: No Getting Married During March Madness, Rule 3: No Getting Married During The Super Bowl. For the complete set of rules, visit The Chicago Sports Review.

#5) Here is a rendering of the 49ers new stadium. As seen through the eyes of a Terminator.


Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

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The Future (?) Mrs. Tom Brady!!

Go Link Yourself

"I love you, man."



Canseco wins derby, struggles on the mound (AP)
Islanders fire GM Smith after only six weeks (Canadian Press)
Seattle Sonics Sold to Oklahoma Group for $350 Mln (Bloomberg)
Teacher accused of sex with student (Columbus Dispatch)
WOIO mulling options following Browns' exit (Cleveland Plain Dealer)
18 former Steelers players have died since 2000 (LA Times)
O'Neil becomes oldest-ever pro baseball player (AP)
Mets didn't authorize faith healer commercial (AP)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Oh sure, nothing bad can happen here

From the AP --

At 94, O'Neil to play in minor league all-star game



The Kansas City T-Bones signed O'Neil to a one-day contract, likely making him the oldest professional baseball player. He would surpass 83-year-old Jim Eriotes, who struck out in a minor league game in South Dakota earlier this month, by more than a decade.

This is being done under the guise of hoping it gives him a boost in his supporters quest to get him into the Baseball Hall of Fame. So, I guess they figure if they kill the man, then everyone will feel bad and vote him in?

Since the ballot was cast, the T-Bones have become the unofficial champions of Buck O'Neil.

O'Neal not only will bat once in the game, the brilliant plan is for him to bat for BOTH teams. God help the poor sap who lets one get away from him and nails the poor old bastard.

"He should be celebrated in baseball," said Kansas City T-Bones manager Al Gallagher, a former San Francisco Giants pitcher who met O'Neil in the late 1960s. "Why the commissioner hasn't put him in the Hall of Fame, I have no idea."

Once again proving that just because you played baseball, it doesn't mean that you know anything about baseball. The commissioner has about as much chance of putting a player in the Hall of Fame as you and I do. Last time I checked, their were voters who actually followed procedures to do such a thing.

Let's just hope Ole Buck survives this minor league's team farse of a publicity stunt to see the sun come up tomorrow morning as he is actually a pretty cool old guy.

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

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Mrs. Jason Kidd!!

We will always have material...

As long as Jose Canseco is among the living there will always be material for bloggers to write about.

From the AP --

Canseco set to pitch in Golden Baseball League All-Star game



For the record, Canseco fanned 11 times in his first 13 at-bats in this here "league." But that didn't stop the league from adding him as an "honorary All-Star." After all, he is ON FIRE as of late, batting .333 with two homers and seven RBI in his last five games for the Long Beach Armada.

This will surely kill all credibility this league had. Oh, they had none already? OK, nevermind.

Canseco will pitch and participate in the Home Run Derby. The last time Canseco pitched in a game was in 1993 for the Texas Rangers. He walked the bases loaded, allowed three runs, two hits and tore a ligament in his elbow, ending his season.

The Spy Who Linked Me

"Goooooooooooaaaaaallll!"



Film student becomes youngest poker champ (MSNBC)
Ball debate goes round and round (Boston Globe)
Tim Couch Determined To Make NFL Comeback (NewsNet5)
MLS' Woods Paired With his critic Faldo (Hartford Courant)
Dr. sentenced to year in steroids case (Toronto Globe and Mail)
US Defeats Japan, 5-2, to Win Softball World Cup (LA Times)
MLS' New York Red Bulls hire Arena (MSNBC)
49ers Unveil Design For New Stadium (CBS 5)

Monday, July 17, 2006

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

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Mrs. Jose Lima!!

And Tecmo Shall Rule the Earth

We are nothing if not unoriginal, so when we saw this video on Kissing Suzy Kolber we had to share.



Watch Bo Go!

As a youth, perhaps the greatest video game (and of all-time in many opinions) was Tecmo Super Bowl. And all who played that game know, Bo Jackson was literally unstoppable. This is proven in this awesome video of Bo using up an entire quarter of time running around the field untouched before scoring a TD. Enjoy.

Is it just me or is this strange?

The folks over at Deadspin have alerted us to the fact that apparently Curt Schilling has been lurking on Yankee Fans' Message Boards.

While we think it's kind of cool that he would do something as lame as we would, it's also a little creepy. I mean, if I was a super-rich baseball legend, would I be trolling message boards, let alone respond to questions and criticisms on them? Maybe I would. Probably not. But hey, a guy gets bored waiting for his music to download to his IPod, so he might just surf on over to see what's being said about him.



Either way, we thought it unusual and wanted to share it with our four readers.

Check out Curt's ramblings here: forums.nyyfans.com. Scroll down to the user named "Gehrig 38." It's either Curt or a guy pretending to be him. Knowing Schilling's love of the internet, it's highly plausible it's him, but then again that would play right into a poser's hands. Can I be any more definitive?!

Link Like You Mean It

"Dude, watch this!"



Cowboys' Keith Davis shot and wounded (WFAA-TV)
Offseason of discontent (Cincinnati Enquirer)
Coaches Accused Of Using Screws To Torture Gymnasts (WFTV-TV)
Cash boost required to save Juve (Irish Examiner)
Big E to land in Dallas (Toronto Star)
Bahre: NHIS not for sale, yet (Concord Monitor)

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

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May we present...

Mrs. Roger Clemens!!

Oh My!

Did anyone else catch Venus Williams standing next to Kiefer Sutherland during their presentation tonight on the ESPY's?



She made him look like a frickin' midget! I either have a new respect for the women who beat Venus in tennis or a newfound wonder how small the people are on 24 that make Jack Bauer look so tough.

Venus actually made Shaun Alexander look kind of small, so I am going with the former.

Linkin' La Vida Loca

"We're all about being politically correct."



Liberty bid for Braves opposed by pro-family groups (ESPN)
T.O. misquoted about being misquoted (Dallas Morning News)
Jays disinfect clubhouse after second player has staph infection (AP)
Who’s that? Roberts bobblehead badly botched (Dallas Examiner)
Playing partner says Wie not up to par (Chicago Sun Times)
VU basketball player jailed on theft charge (Northwest Indiana Times)
Ex-Teacher Gets 7 Years For Nude Photos (North Country Gazette)