Posts Tagged ‘sports’
The video shows Rice doing the following during practices: shoving and grabbing players, hurling basketballs at them (at least once at a player’s head), and verbally abusing them by “screaming obscenities and homophobic slurs.” The latter refers to a word that begins with the letter F and ends with “got.”
The firing was announced via Twitter. I still find that odd although it is convenient.
Based upon recently revealed information and a review of previously discovered issues, Rutgers has terminated the contract of Mike Rice.
— Rutgers Athletics (@RUAthletics) April 3, 2013
Apparently there is another wrinkle here. ESPN reports that a Rutgers employee was fired and it may have been for telling the administration about Rice’s behavior. Here’s a video about that.
It is beyond belief that anyone would behave in this manner and be able to get away with it for any length of time. College sports are screwy.
Breaking news: Rice says he’s sorry. (Scroll way down on the page.) OK.
You thought streakers only went to professional sporting events. You thought wrong. This streaker interrupted a high school soccer game. Seriously.
No, we mean it. They have video. And unlike in pro sports, they let the streaking nudniks on TV.
Makes us wonder if perhaps wannabe streakers will start to frequent high school sports. At least they’ll get on TV. If a trend emerges, please pretend we never suggested this. Because it’s a bad idea.
Flashback time. We’ve never been fans of Lance Armstrong. Back in May of 2010 we wondered, “Are we done with Lance Armstrong now?” Remember when Floyd Landis accused Lance of doping? And all those folks who defended Lance? Now Lance is saying he lied.
He made his confession in a TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, which is very celebrity of him but probably not a great idea since he said under oath that he hadn’t used any performance enhancing drugs and that’s, like, perjury, according to published reports.
Here’s one of the reporters he lied to, ESPN’s Rick Reilly, talking about how he’s none too happy with the former cyclist.
This is the full interview if you like that kind of thing.
I don’t need to watch it. Maybe eventually I’ll look at a clip of the important part. For now it’s enough to say that we were ahead of the curve in terms of the “Lance Armstrong is a douche” story.
McFarlane Toys is the purveyor of fine toys and collectibles from franchises such as Halo and The Walking Dead, as well as sports figures great and small. (Mostly great and/or not small.) Sometimes these two worlds collide, as in this statue of Hines Ward as he appeared in The Dark Knight Rises. (Only $12.99, people!)
Here’s the deal (via ComicBookResources) – “Between 12:01AM and 11:59PM PST on November 26th, the entire store will be 30%.” So all day Monday November 26th Pacific time, you save mucho dinero online at McFarlane Toys. You’re welcome. Visit their site and get shopping.
The video will be after the jump. So you really can’t blame us at all.
We found it on Huffington Post’s “Weird News” section. Not that we ever read that sort of thing. No. Not here. Of course not. Ahem.
Our favorite line from the HuffPo writer is the following: Read more »
Yes, former New York Jets receiver Al Toon named his son Nick Toon. Nick is a rookie receiver who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints. They just agreed on a contract.
Mostly I’m posting this news because the name Nick Toon made me chuckle. To be fair to Al, who my kids are aware of thanks to a game of Jets Monopoly we have in our house, I don’t think Nicktoons was a thing back when Nick Toon was born in 1988. So it’s not as bad as, say, naming your kid Roc when your last name is Singer. Which I never, ever considered doing.
(Aside: I’m more of a Giants fan, but I don’t hate the Jets. I do, however, want to point out that Jets Monopoly was a gift.)
See also: Father and Son Quarterbacks
Check out this video of a 6 year old making an unassisted triple play. That’s right. TRIPLE play. With no help at all. Except for a couple of confused kids.
I once made an unassisted double play when I was around 10 years old. My mom still talks about it.