Archive for August, 2008

DAMN IT! WOODY PAIGE SEXUAL HARASSMENT SUIT DISMISSED

August 31, 2008

 

WOODY PAIGE

The New York Daily News reports a sexual harassment suit against ESPN and former Cold Pizza hosts Woody Paige and Jay Crawford has been dismissed.

 

RITA RAGONE: WOODIE PAIGE GROPING VICTIM?

A former makeup artist on the show claims Crawford and Paige groped and propositioned her.

 

VP CANDIDATE SARAH PALIN SUCKED AS A TV SPORTSCASTER: MENTIONS “BEAVER ROUNDUP”

August 31, 2008

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FORMER TALK SHOW HOST GETS SEVEN YEARS IN PRISON

August 30, 2008

BERNIE WARD

Former KGO radio host Bernie Ward was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to a charge of distributing child pornography on the internet.

The disgraced talker and father of four was turned in to authorities by his dominatrix whom Ward sent pictures of naked children to in a chatroom.

Ward was a liberal talk icon in San Francisco. He actually won awards for a series of radio shows on pedophile priests. Ward himself was a former Catholic priest who left the church to get married and raise a family. Ward’s family was in court and sobbed during his sentencing. He was ordered to turn himself in to U.S. Marshals by noon on Friday. He must serve a minimum of five years in prison on the cild porn charges under federal guidelines.

WARD IS A FORMER RADIO TALK SHOW HOST AND ROMAN CATHOLIC PRIEST

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PICS OF REPUBLICAN VP PICK SARAH PALIN

August 29, 2008

ALASKA GOVERNOR AND JOHN MCCAIN VICE PRESIDENT PICK SARAH PALIN AS A HIGH SCHOOL POINT GUARD (SHE’S #22 ON THE RIGHT)

MOVING VANS FOR SEATTLE SUPERSONICS ARRIVE IN OKLAHOMA CITY

August 29, 2008

 

The move of the NBA’s Seattle SuperSonics to Oklahoma happened this summer. Today it became official with the first truckloads of equipment arriving in Oklahoma City.

The team says it hopes to eventually move some 60 truckloads. The first load consisted of some 10,000 pounds of equipment and office furniture.

Also today former Sonics owner Howard Schultz dropped his lawsuit against the team.

BARACK OBAMA FILLS INVESCO FIELD. JOHN MCCAIN:PLENTY OF TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT 10,000 SEAT ARENA

August 29, 2008

 

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama spoke to a screaming crowd of 84,000 adoring fans Thursday night at Invesco Field in Denver.

Meanwhile according to the Dayton Daily News, his Republican counterpart John McCain is reportedly struggling to fill the 10,000 seat Nutter Center at Wright State University in Ohio tomorrow. This despite the reported debut of McCain’s choice for vice president.

 

MCCAIN TO APPEAR AT HALF EMPTY NUTTER CENTER

BMX BIKE RIDER TESTS POSITIVE FOR STEROIDS

August 29, 2008

MICHAEL KAPES

BMX rider Michael Kapes has been suspended for two years after testing positive for anabolic steroids. Kapes has been banned from all U.S. and international competition and his records since March 15th have been expunged.

BMX became an official Olympic event with the 2008 games in Beijing.

UNLIKE HIS FANS, DAVID DUCHOVNY IS HAVING TOO MUCH SEX

August 29, 2008

 

DAVID DUCHOVNY

Typical Hollywood. Actor David Duchovny has checked into rehab.

Not for drugs or alcohol. No, Duchovny claims to be addicted to sex (much like the obsessed character the 48-year-old actor plays on his Emmy-nominated Showtime tv series “Californication.”)

Duchovny has been married to actress Tea Leoni since 1997. The couple has two children. 

The actor appeared in the film “The X Files: I Want to Believe” earlier this summer.

MADDEN NFL ’09’S LOWEST RATED PLAYER TO START THIS WEEK

August 29, 2008

DEMETRIUS BELL

Buffalo Bills rookie offensive lineman Demetrius Bell is famous for two things. First, he is the bastard son of NBA legend Karl Malone.

KARL MALONE

Malone got Bell’s mother pregnant when SHE WAS JUST 12-YEARS-OLD and he was a college junior. Now Malone’s son is a tackle/center who was taken in the seventh round of the 2008 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills.

Bell is also famous for another reason. According to Bell himself, he is the lowest rated player on this year’s edition of the video game Madden NFL ’09. Despite his low rating, Bell is starting at offensive tackle for the Bills in their final exhibition game against Detroit this week.

 

LEGENDARY FILM CRITIC RIPS JAY MARIOTTI A NEW ONE

August 28, 2008

ROGER EBERT

Among the multitudes dancing on the grave of former Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti is the paper’s longtime movie critic Roger Ebert. Ebert has some advice for Mariotti. “On your way out, don’t let the door bang you on the ass.” Literally.

In a column entitled “Jay the Rat” Ebert writes:

 

Dear Jay,

What an ugly way to leave the Sun-Times. It does not speak well for you. Your timing was exquisite. You signed a new contract, waited until days after the newspaper had paid for your trip to Beijing at great cost, and then resigned with only an email. You saved your explanation for a local television station.

As someone who was working here for 24 years before you arrived, I think you owed us more than that. You owed us decency. The fact that you saved your attack for TV only completes our portrait of you as a rat.

Newspapers are not dead, Jay, although you predicted the death of the Sun-Times and the Tribune. Neither paper will die any time soon.

Job-hunting tip: It is imprudent to go on TV and predict the collapse of a newspaper you might hope would hire you. Times are hard in the newspaper business, and for the economy as a whole. Did you only sign on for the luxury cruise? There’s an old saying that you might have come across once or twice on the sports beat: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” Newspapers are not dead, Jay, because there are still readers who want the whole story, not a sound bite. If you only work on television, viewers may get a little weary of you shouting at them. You were a great shouter in print, that’s for sure, stomping your feet when owners, coaches, players and fans didn’t agree with you. It was an entertaining show. Good luck getting one of your 1,000-word rants on the air.

The rest of us are still at work, still putting out the best paper we can. We believe in our profession, and in the future. And we believe in our Internet site, which you also whacked as you slithered out the door. I don’t know how your column was doing, but we have the most popular sports section in Chicago. The reports and blog entries by our Washington editor Lynn Sweet have become a must-stop for millions of Americans in this election year.

After a recent blog entry I wrote about the Beijing Olympics, I woke up at 5 a.m. one morning, when North America was asleep, and found that 40 percent of my 100 most recent visitors had been from China. I don’t have any complaints about our Web site. So far this month my Web page page has been visited from virtually every country on earth, including one visit from the Vatican City. The Pope, no doubt. Hope you were doing as well.

You have left us, Jay, at a time when the newspaper is once again in the hands of people who love newspapers and love producing them. You managed to stay here through the dark days of the thieves Conrad Black and David Radler. The paper lost millions. Incredibly, we are still paying Black’s legal fees.

I started here when Marshall Field and Jim Hoge were running the paper. I stayed through the Rupert Murdoch regime. I was asked, “How can you work for a Murdoch paper?” My reply was: “It’s not his paper. It’s my paper. He only owns it.” That’s the way I’ve always felt about the Sun-Times, and I still do. On your way out, don’t let the door bang you on the ass.

Your former colleague,

Roger Ebert