Thursday, August 03, 2006

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

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May we present...

The ex-Mrs. Mike Tyson!!

Linking…Foul.

"Meet Oklahoma's new starting QB!"




USC's Brandon Ting tested positive for steroids (LA Daily News)
Chiefs get Bennett, but not giving up on Holmes (ESPN)
Owens named as witness to bar attack (Dallas Morning News)
Oklahoma starting QB Bomar kicked off team (Houston Chronicle)
Doping test on Landis back-up sample begins (KPLC-TV)
Berlin gives Marion Jones the cold shoulder (Independent Online)
League changes seeds to avoid playoff whining (Toronto Star)

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

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May we present...

Mrs. Pete Sampras!!

The Little Link That Could

"Hmmm...if it works for him..."



Fan unapologetic for pulling Canes jerseys off statues (ESPN)
Avon Teams Up With Jeter to Introduce a Fragrance (PR Newswire)
Belichick silent on Brady's absence (FOX Sports)
Landis reportedly had synthetic testosterone in system (ESPN)
Lidle backs off critical comments; Rhodes does not (AP)
Cirillo suggests balls at Coors Field are waterlogged (AP)
Taylor: Divorcing Thomas' sister won't affect Dolphins (ESPN)

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

(drumroll...)

May we present...

The ex-Mrs. John McEnroe!!

Brett Favre is back on drugs

That is the only even remotely logical explanation I can offer for this headline from ESPN:

Favre sees 'most talented' Packers team of his tenure



"I really feel like this is, as far as talent is concerned, the most talented team that I've been a part of as a whole," Favre said Monday morning.

You mean better than the Super Bowl team that had Sterling Sharpe, Dorsey Levens, Edgar Bennett, Antonio Freeman, Andre Rison, Mark Chmura, Keith Jackson, LeRoy Butler, Santana Dotson, and Reggie White?!

This year's team is even more talented, Favre insists, than the Packers' Super Bowl teams of the mid-1990s.

Guess you do. So this team that went 4-12 last year, the one you just barely could drag yourself back to despite being offered umpteen millions of dollars, is the best team you have been on?

He says this is also the most inexperienced team he has played on, and potential doesn't mean much when the pads go on.

So, it might not be the "the most talented" in other words? So you feel pretty darn good about your decision to come back then, since this team is so talented?

"This morning, I'm like, 'What am I doing?' " Favre said. "It feels like I've got glass in my shoes. But I know from experience, even though every time we practice and every time we play and every season it may get a little worse, once I get on the field, it seems to kind of go away."

So we shouldn't expect much out of you this season, despite the fact that this team is so talented?

"I don't anticipate feeling better," Favre said. "But by taking maybe mornings off and being careful to a certain extent, it will prolong my playing. I don't think it's anything that tomorrow I say, 'I just can't make it. I can't do it anymore.' It's just something you have to play with."

I see.

Favre knows outsiders aren't nearly as optimistic about the Packers.

So according to the team's QB, the Packers are really talented, but have no experience, and he feels like crap and it's only August 1. Sounds like the makings of another Super Bowl championship for the Pack!!

Top 100 video games

The fine folks over at Next Generation have compiled what they are calling The Top 100 Games of the 21st Century.

This only means one thing...Tecmo Super Bowl is NOT on the list. Good thing too, because any list that doesn't have Tecmo Super Bowl and RBI Baseball as its top two is not a list worthy of our time. Also as an aside, since it's just 2006, isn't it a bit early for any Best of anything for this century? Oh well.



So let's review where they put some of our faves (all sports-themed, of course).

#99 - NFL Fever 2002 (2001) [Microsoft | Revenues: $26 million]
#94 - NBA Ballers (2004) [Midway | Revenues: $23 million]
#88 - MX Unleashed (2004) [THQ/Rainbow | Revenues: $22 million]
#83 - SSX 3 (2003) [EA | Revenues: $28 million]
#79 - Test Drive (2002) [Infogrames/Pitbull | Revenues: $23 million]
#77 - Hot Shots Golf 3 (2002) [SCEA/Clap Hanz | Revenues: $22 million]
#72 - Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour (2003) [Nintendo/Camelot | Revenues: $26 million]
#68 - Fight Night 2004 [EA | Revenues: $36 million]
#58 - NFL Street (2004) [EA/Tiburon | Revenues: $37 million]
#57 - ESPN NBA 2K5 (2004) [Sega/Visual Concepts | Revenues: $20 million]
#55 - MVP Baseball 2005 (2004) [EA | Revenues: $29 million]
#51 - Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 (2003) [EA | Revenues: $43 million]
#44 - WWE: Shut Your Mouth (2002) [THQ/Yuke's Media | Revenues: $50 million]
#43 - Project Gotham Racing (2001) [Microsoft/Bizarre | Revenues: $44 million]
#40 - NCAA Football 2006 (2005) [EA/Tiburon | Revenues: $56 million]
#32 - Midnight Club: Street Racing (2000) [Rockstar | Revenues: $43 million]
#24 - NBA Live 2005 (2004) [EA | Revenues: $54 million]
#23 - ESPN NFL 2K5 (2004) [Sega/Visual Concepts | Revenues: $33 million]
#20 - ATV Off-Road Fury(2001) [SCEA/Rainbow | Revenues: $49 million]
#18 - NBA Street (2001) [EA/NuFX | Revenues: $57 million]
#14 - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (2001) [Activision/Neversoft | Revenues: $77 million]
#6 - Need for Speed: Underground (2003) [EA | Revenues: $115 million]
#4 - Madden NFL 2004 (2003) [EA/Tiburon | Revenues: $170 million]
#3 - Gran Turismo 3:A-Spec (2001) [SCEA/Polyphony | Revenues: $120 million]

OK, so now that we have gone through the list we see that actual enjoyment of the game takes a backseat to how much money the game earned. That said, it is interesting to note that 3 of the top 6 sports games are racing and none of them are NASCAR-related. Madden is no surprise and the fact that the top baseball game is way down at #55 is also no surprise. Seems to me that the games that have the most "action" are also the most popular - go figure. Also it's no surprise that golf is on the list more than once.

So which game is your fave? Any games that you are surprised to not see on the list? Share with us.

I'm Not As Link As You Drunk I Am

"I am not a role model."



Rangers' Padilla suspected of DWI (Dallas Morning News)
Shockey Says His Partying Hasn't Slowed At All (MSNBC)
Cops nab 2 streakers at demolition derby (Planet Jackson Hole)
Dominik Hasek returns to Red Wings (CBC News)
CART's Rumble In San Jose: Tracy vs. Tagliani (Jalopnik)
Saban declines offer to dine with president (Naples Daily News)
Fantasy Football Complaint (Tech Law Advisor)

Monday, July 31, 2006

Appropo of nothing sports-related

This was just so funny and well-written I had to post it. The fine folks at IDontLikeYouInThatWay.com have once again come through with some funny-ass shit.



Check this out...
Nicole Richie is reportedly terrified that nude pictures of her and her friends will soon be on the Internet after she lost her camera at the L.A. nightspot, Guy's. While partying with Lindsay Lohan and DJ AM at the karaoke bar, Nicole realized her camera was missing and demanded that the bar immediately shut down the music, turn on the lights and search everyone on the premises. The camera was never found. A source says:

They were having fun and then suddenly she's freaking out after she realises the camera's gone...Nicole had been experimenting and had a memory card full of sexy nude photos of her and a lot of friends," says a source. "They'd be embarrassed if they got out."

I'm sure the source used the word "sexy" just to be nice, because it would take Criss Angel to make looking at nude pictures of Nicole Richie even remotely tolerable. I'm positive he'd have to hypnotize me to make me think I was a necrophilliac or I was seeing a ghost. Even then he'd have to show me pictures of a car bombing or kitten on fire to make sure I didn't wake up with nightmares.

That is some DAMN FINE WRITING. I haven't laughed this hard since former Royals center fielder Kerry Robinson climbed the wall versus the White Sox to attempt to rob a Sox hitter of a double that landed 10 feet in front of the warning track this year.

See I mixed some sports in there!

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

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May we present...

Mrs. Richard Jefferson!!

Baseball: A mystery trapped in an enigma

Check this list out and see if you notice anything odd...

(All times local)
Texas at Minnesota 12:10 pm
Oakland at Los Angeles 12:35 pm
Florida at Philadelphia 1:05 pm
Chicago at Toronto 1:07 pm
Arizona at Chicago 1:20 pm
New York at Baltimore 1:35 pm
Houston at Arizona 1:40 pm
Detroit at Cleveland 7:05 pm
Chicago at Toronto 7:07 pm
Atlanta at Cincinnati 7:10 pm
Detroit at Tampa Bay 7:15 pm
Los Angeles at Florida 7:35 pm
Houston at Arizona 7:40 pm

In the NFL, games are either at Noon, 3:30, 7:00 or 8:00, right? So why do baseball games all start at these odd times?

1:07? 7:40?



Is it so the broadcasters have time to give the intro and lineups? If so, why do the times vary from five minutes, to seven minutes, to ten minutes, to fifteen minutes past the half hour? Are some broadcast teams slower than others? Are there more commercials for some markets before the first pitch? And what's with the Canadians starting games at 1:07 and 7:07? Does it have to do with the the metric system when baseball is played there? Does baseball want to give people an extra few minutes to get to their seats at the ballpark, figuring most normal people schedule things on the half hour, like say 7:00 or 1:00?

While this is really of no importance, it's just something I have always wondered about. You may now resume your normal life. And no you can't have the last two minutes of your life back. Our next post will probably be at 6:13 pm sharp!

Link Around The Rosie

"I was sabotaged too!"



Coaches are 'clocked' by rule (Nevada Appeal)
Leaving town or staying put, residents cope (SJ Mercury News)
Panthers’ Draft takes shot at Vick (Washington Daily News)
Gatlin a sabotage-victim, says his coach (Monsters & Critics)
Pavin Wins 1st PGA Tour Title Since 1996 (SF Chronicle)
Fidelity exec among finalists for commish (Boston Herald)
Bruce Sutter's big day is short and sweet (FOXSports)

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Hot Sports Wife/Ex/Girlfriend of the Day

(drumroll...)

May we present...

The ex-Future Mrs. Andy Roddick!!

One Link Leads To Another

"Stupid track athletes..."



49ers reportedly make Davis highest-paid TE (MSNBC)
Source: Bush agrees to deal with Saints (FOX Sports)
The Fortunate 50 (Sports Illustrated)
Tiki mulls life after NFL (Newark Star Ledger)
Day 1 at the World Series of Poker (MSNBC)
Gatlin nailed for doping (San Francisco Chronicle)
Jones Returns With Win (LA Times)