Archive for November, 2009
Pity the poor New York Mets. Not only do they trail their crosstown rival Yankees with their performance on the field, but now they’re getting their ass kicked off the field as well.
The New York Times ran a hilarious piece over the weekend detailing the difference in shopping at the official New York Yankees store versus the Mets store on Black Friday. The Yankees Clubhouse store and the Mets Clubhouse are located just two blocks away from each other in midtown Manhattan. In terms of economic impact, they’re more like a million miles apart. The Times reports that whereas the Yankees store, with their team fresh off a 27th World Championship, was packed with shoppers paying $36 for Yankee hats and $130 for Jeter jerseys, the Mets store was virtually empty with row after row of discounted items marked “50 percent off.”
Perhaps most telling was the Mets debut of their new retro throwback jerseys. This season marks the 40th anniversary of the ’69 Miracle Mets winning the World Series. In honor of that event, the Mets uneiled their new home alternate jerseys at the Mets Clubhouse. The result? According to the Times,at last count, the Mets had sold exactly ZERO jerseys. In downtown New York. At the Mets official store. On the busiest shopping day of the year.
METS CLUBHOUSE STORE: BUSINESS IS NOT EXACTLY BRISK
MIKE HUCKABEE: PERSONALLY ORDERED THE RELEASE OF ONE OF THE BIGGEST COP KILLERS IN U.S. HISTORY FROM AN ARKANSAS PRISON
It turns out that former Arkansas governor and current Fox News Channel talk show host Mike Huckabee personally granted clemency to a man who is the prime “person of interest” in the killing of four police officers in Washington state Sunday. Huckabee ordered the release of violent criminal Maurice Clemmons from an Arkansas prison in 2000. In addition to possibly killing four cops, Clemmons also raped a child following Huckabee’s pardon. Columnists are calling this Huckabee’s “Willie Horton moment.”
Huckabee issued a statement that ABSOLUTELY DOES NOT MENTION that he signed the paperwork and granted the release of Clemmons, who was serving a life sentence in Arkansas. Conservative blogger Michelle Malkin pounded Huckabee on her website Sunday. And, as another conservative blogs point out, Huckabee signed “that piece of paper over the strenuous objections of everyone involved.”
MICHELLE MALKIN: ALSO HATES MIKE HUCKABEE
One Republican chatroom featured a comment that said,
“As a good Christian woman, I think Huckabee should kill himslf, I really do. God bless everybody.”
In addition to Clemmons, Huckabee also pardoned a convicted rapist named Wayne DuMond while he was governor of Arkansas. Huckabee did so because DuMond had “found Jesus.” DuMond raped and murdered another woman following his pardon, a fact that fellow Republican candidate Mitt Roomney beat Huckabee over the head with repeatedly during the 2008 presidential election.
Tiger Woods’ alleged mistress arrived at LAX today where she met with famed feminist lawyer Gloria Allred. Rachel Uchitel has already had a list of all the guys she slept with printed online-including baseball players Derek Jeter and A-Rod. She is the former VIP hostess at Tao nightclub in Las Vegas.
Meanwile, Woods and his his wife dodged police attempts to interview them over the golfer’s car accident for a third time.
PAPARAZZI STALKED UCHITEL FROM THE TIME SHE WALKED HER DOG SUNDAY MORNING IN NEW YORK CITY TIL SHE LANDED IN LOS ANGELES
IRONY: RACHEL UCHITEL LIVES IN THE SAME NEW YORK BUILDING AS GLENN CLOSE’S MISTRESS, BUNNY-BOILING CHARACTER IN “FATAL ATTRACTION”
With under a minute remaining, USC was leading crosstown rival UCLA 21-7 Saturday night. The Trojans seemed content to run out the clock when Bruins coach Rick Neuheisel called a timeout. Returning to the field, USC faked a run directly into the line of scrimmage and quarterback Matt Barkley threw up top to a wide open Damian Williams. Williams scored untouched on the 48-yard touchdown bomb. Final score: USC 28 UCLA 7.
After some USC taunting and sideline celebrating, a fight nearly ensued (see above video.) The LA Times claims the late score by Pete Carroll’s squad left the “city inflamed.”
DAMIAN WILLIAMS CELEBRATES AFTER GAME’S FINAL SCORE
TIM TEBOW THROWS FOR THREE TOUCHDOWNS AND RUNS IN TWO MORE IN VICTORY OVER FLORIDA STATE
Tim Tebow may just win a second Heisman Trophy after all.
Playing in the final regular season game of his career, the Florida quarterback accounted for five touchdowns in a 37-10 victory over arch rival Florida State. A record crowd of more than 90,000 attended Senior Day in Gainesville. Tebow completed 17 of 21 passes and may have finally pushed Seminoles coach Bobby Bowden into retirement.
According to the Miami Herald,Bowden “acknowledeged for the first time” that he may not return as the Florida State coach next season. The Seminoles finished 6-6 this season. At his post game press conference, Bowden admitted he would do some “soul searching” about his future.
HAS BOBBY BOWDEN COACHED HIS FINAL GAME?
THE CHARLIE WEIS/JIMMY CLAUSEN ERA HAS BEEN A BLACK EYE FOR NOTRE DAME FAITHFUL
Media reports indicate that Notre Dame football coach Charlie Weis has already cleared out his office in anticipation of being fired. The Fighting Irish finished the 2009 regular season 6-6 following a 45-38 loss to Stanford Saturday night. Stanford tailback Toby Gerhart ran roughshod over a pathetic Irish defense with 205 yards and three touchdowns.
TOBY GERHART MOBBED BY FANS AFTER VICTORY OVER NOTRE DAME
CHARLIE WEIS WALKS OFF THE FIELD FOR PROBABLY THE FINAL TIME AS NOTRE DAME COACH
THE BRIGHTLY COLORED “GREEN” HOUSE ON THE LEFT WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT BY ACTOR BRAD PITT’S COMPANY
Actor Brad Pitt has spent millions of his own dollars and donated thousands of hours of his time rebuilding houses and helping residents of New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward. Pitt’s charitable acts have made him popular enough in the Crescent City to consider a run for mayor.
However, not everybody is pleased with Pitt. The New York Times has an article in their Travel section quoting several New Orleans residents who are complaining about Pitt’s “green” houses. They say the homes (that Pitt has basically built for free and given to poor residents through his Make It Right foundation) don’t conform to local community “aesthetics.” The article quotes a New Orleans architect who complains Pitt’s houses are “alien…even insulting.”
That’s right, Pitt has done more than THE ENTIRE GOVERNMENT since Hurricane Katrina to rebuild the Lower 9th Ward and genuinely help poor residents and the Times found some jackass to complain that his houses are “too colorful.”
IS THAT A PACK OF SKITTLES IN JAMARCUS RUSSELL’S WAISTBAND?
There’s a photo making the rounds on the Internet that purports to be a picture of Oakland quarterback with a bag of Skittles tucked into his pants standing on the Raiders sideline. Profootballtalk.com says it’s either candy or a pack of sunflower seeds.
SEXTING HOMEWRECKER RACHEL UCHITEL
Earlier this week, the National Enquirer was the first media outlet to report an affair between golfer Tiger Woods and Rachel Uchitel. Since Woods’ mistress-induced car crash Friday, the tabloid had been strangely silent. Now, the Enquirer has come out with a scathing story accusing Uchitel of being a liar and a homewrecker “who has a reputation for dating married celebrities.”
The Enquirer details how Uchitel was constantly sexting Woods. The Enquirer also reports on how Uchitel lied to them several times. Despite the fact that she whined in a recent interview about her reputation being damaged, the tabloid says Uchitel was sleeping with actor David Boreanaz while his wife was seven months pregnant. Star magazine recently ran a story about the Boreanaz/Uchitel affair.
The Enquirer also implies that Uchitel was the worst kind of mistress-the kind that wouldn’t keep her MOUTH SHUT. The magazine says Uchitel told several friends and aquaintances about her affair with Woods. even claiming the golfer was “in love” with her.
RACHEL UCHITEL WITH DAVID BOREANAZ, ANOTHER MARRIED CELEBRITY SHE WAS SCREWING