Archive for June, 2010

CHRIS HENRY’S BRAIN

June 28, 2010

Why was the late football player Chris Henry such a jackass?

Researchers now say Henry was suffering from a “chronic brain injury” at the time of his death last December. Henry was killed when he fell out of the back of a pickup during a domestic dispute and struck his head. That culminated a series of bizarre actions by the former Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver.

Doctors at West Virginia University (where Henry played his college ball) took slices of Henry’s brain and examined them under a microscope. They found that Henry had a condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE. It’s a progressive brain disease caused by head trauma. The doctors concluded that Henry’s brain injury could have “impacted his behavior” and caused him to act like such a nut. A judge who once sentenced Henry referred to him as “a one-man crime spree.”

One of the doctors who examined Henry’s brain called the results “profound.” Henry was only 26 at the time of his death and had never formally been diagnosed as suffering from a concussion during his entire career. Yet, the cumulative trauma to his brain from being hit so often playing football was diagnosed as “behavior altering.”

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EVAN LONGORIA AND B.J. UPTON GO AT IT IN TAMPA BAY DUGOUT

June 28, 2010

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FEDOR’S HUMAN

June 27, 2010

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It may have been the most shocking MMA loss in history. Fedor suffered the first real loss of his career to Fabricio Werdum at a Strikeforce event in San Jose, California Saturday night. He had technically lost one previous fight but that was due to a stoppage caused by cuts. This was actually the first time that Fedor had tasted defeat inflicted on him by another fighter.

Saying, “I never wanted to be an idol or a God,” Fedor Emelianenko graciously accepted the defeat in a post-fight interview. Fedor’s loss comes just a week before the Brock Lesnar/Shane Carwin heavyweight championship match at UFC 116. With Fedor now having lost, the winner of that fight along with up and comers like Cain Velasquez and certainly Werdum, there may actually be an argument over “best MMA heavyweight” .

THINGS ROBERT BYRD IS OLDER THAN

June 27, 2010

WEST VIRGINIA SENATOR ROBERT BYRD

Sen. Robert Byrd, the longest-serving member of Congress in U.S. history, was reported in grave condition at a Washington D.C. area hospital Sunday. Byrd’s own staff issued a press release admiiting the 92-year-old is in “serious condition.”

Back in November of 2009 , The Huffington Post ran a slideshow for an article entitled “Things younger than Robert Byrd.” Believe it or not, Senator Byrd has been around longer than either sliced bread or chocolate chip cookies. Here are some of the things that Byrd was around before:

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SLICED BREAD (INVENTED IN 1928)

THE CIA

CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES (DEBUTED IN 1934 AT THE TOLL HOUSE INN)

THE RIGHT FOR WOMEN TO VOTE (1920)

COMMERCIAL AIR TRAVEL (FIRST PASSENGER WAS IN 1920)

PENICILLIN (DISCOVERED IN 1928)

BAND-AIDS (WERE INVENTED IN 1920)

JUNGLE GYMS (INVENTED IN 1920)

THE AARP (FOUNDED IN 1958)

 
 
 
 

AEROSAL CANS (INVENTED IN 1929)

 

 
“TALKIES” (THE JAZZ SINGER WAS RELEASED IN 1927)
THE POLAROID CAMERA
PROHIBITION
PRO FOOTBALL (NFL BEGAN IN 1920)

 THE COMBINED AGE OF THE CAST OF “TWILIGHT” (Kristen Stewart (19), Robert Pattinson (23), Taylor Lautner (17) and Ashley Greene (22) are a total of 81 years old.)

 

BY THE TIME CANNED BEER WAS INVENTED, ROBERT BYRD WAS ALREADY OLD ENOUGH TO DRINK IT

N.Y. GIANTS ROOKIE ALMOST HAS LEG AMPUTATED FOLLOWING HORRIFIC CAR CRASH

June 27, 2010

CHAD JONES

JONES’ RIG AFTER ACCIDENT

New York Giants rookie safety Chad Jones was involved in a serious car accident over the weekend. Jones crashed his SUV into a tree in New Orleans, Friday.

Reports indicate that Jones fractured the tibia and fibula of his left leg in the accident and that his injuries were so significant that doctors almost had to amputate his mangled leg. Jones was also placed on a breathing machine when he first got to the hospital.

Jones was a third round draft pick of the Giants out of LSU in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was part of the National Championship LSU football team in 2008. He also was a star pitcher on the school’s baseball team who regularly hit 90 MPH on the radar gun.

JONES WAS ALSO A STAR PITCHER ON THE LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY BASEBALL TEAM

JONES IS WHEELED INTO NEW ORLEANS HOSPITAL

KEITH JARDINE NOW UNEMPLOYED

June 26, 2010

KEITH JARDINE

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has dropped veteran fighter Keith “The Mean” Jardine from its roster of fighters.

Jardine fought some of the biggest names in UFC history including Chuck Liddell, Quinton Jackson, Forrest Griffin and Wanderlai Silva. Jardine’s biggest win came at UFC 76 with a split decision victory over Liddell.

CARLOS ZAMBRANO’S LATEST MELTDOWN

June 26, 2010

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QUARTERBACK MARK BRUNELL IS BROKE

June 25, 2010

MARK BRUNELL

Veteran quarterback Mark Brunell, who just won a Super Ring as a backup with the New Orleans Saints, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. Brunell has made over $52 million in the past ten years in the NFL.

“CRAZED SEX POODLE”

June 25, 2010

AL GORE

A Portland, Oregon hotel massouse has accused former vice president and sainted environmental icon Al Gore of providing her with an unwanted Lewinsky-like very happy ending during a 2006 massage. In court documents, the woman described Gore as a “tipsy,” and “handsy” fondler who forcibly french kissed her in a hotel room and rubbed up against her until he ejaculated.

The Smoking Gun has all the lurid details of the woman’s complaint. At one point, during her interview with police, the woman referred to Gore as a “crazed sex poodle.”

The Washington Post today literally called this “the worst sex scandal ever.” The “crazed sex poodle” theme has been jumped on by newspapers around the globe.

Of course, the story was comedy gold for the Jon Stewarts of the world.

STEPHEN A KEEPS FAILING UPWARDS

June 25, 2010

 

STEPHEN A.SMITH

He was a failure as both a television and radio host on ESPN. He was also fired from his six-figure gig as a newspaper columnist wth the Philadelphia Inquirer before the union got him his job back. Currently, he’s an incredibly mediocre radio talk show host with Fox Sports (although, in fairness , at least he doesn’t get women he’s sleeping with on-air jobs as a “co-host” just to have sex with him. The same can’t be said for other hosts with that network.) Yet, Stephen A. Smith keeps getting better jobs.

The Los Angeles Times is reporting that Smith is being pursued as a late night talk show host by the pay cable network Showtime. Talks are said to be “serious” between both sides. Quite frankly, various media critics have not taken that news well.

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