Archive for April, 2009

DODGERS TO OFFER SPECIAL LEFT FIELD “MANNYWOOD” TICKETS

April 29, 2009

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The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced they will begin selling special “Mannywood” tickets. The team says they will rechristen certain field-level seats by the left field foul-pole “Mannywood.” The seats will be sold (along with a “Mannywood” t-shirt) for $99 a pair. Ramirez wears the number 99 with the Dodgers.

 

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OH GOD, NOT AGAIN!

April 29, 2009

 

BRETT FAVRE: IS PURPLE IN HIS FUTURE?

Today’s Minneapolis Star-Tribune and the Chicago Tribune claim that there is a possibility that Brett Favre may be the quarterback of the Minnesota Vikings THIS season.

Favre and his agent, Bus Cook, apparently negotiated the legendary qb’s official release from the New York Jets over the weekend. The Chicago Tribune asks the simple question, “If Favre is really retired, why did he obtain his release from the Jets?”

As usual, Favre himself didn’t do much to dispel the latest round of rumors. In fact, he probably added to them. When contacted for this latest “Is-he-REALLY-retired?” story, Favre said “nothing has changed” and he is still retired. Favre also said he has “no intention” of returning to professional football. However, Favre did have a MAJOR caveat. He added the words “at this time” to his denial. This led the Minneapolis Star-Tribune to speculate that Favre has been plotting a possible comeback with the Minnesota Vikings all along. The paper also indicates that the Vikings may have drafted playmaking receiver Percy Harvin out of Florida as an inducement to lure Favre out of retirement.

One other interesting note: if favre WERE to come back there is nothing the Green Bay Packers could do to stop him from playing for their in-division rivals this time. It was widely reported that the Vikings were Favre’s first choice when he left the Packers last year. Green Bay blocked that move.

Although highly speculative, the Favre piece was the most-read story on the Chicago Tribune website.

SOUTH KOREANS CLONE GLOW-IN-THE-DARK PUPPIES

April 29, 2009

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A group of scientists from South Korea has managed to clone four beagle puppies that actually glow in the dark. They are being called the world’s first transgenic dogs.

The scientists used DNA from sea anemones to give the puppies a fluorescent protein. This makes the dogs glow-in-the-dark and appear red under ultraviolet light.

The puppies were written about in an article in New Scientist magazine.

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THESE PUPPIES ACTUALLY GLOW IN THE DARK

ZACK GREINKE IS THE FIRST KANSAS CITY ROYAL ON THE COVER OF S.I. IN 20 YEARS

April 29, 2009

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WHINING GIANTS CLOSER SHUTS DOWN HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT

April 29, 2009

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BRIAN WILSON TWITTERED ABOUT GINGERBREAD PIGS AND OTHER SIGNIFICANT TOPICS

A furious Brian Wilson has closed his Twitter account, saying people are taking his tweeets on the social networking site too seriously. Saturday night, the San Francisco Giants closer posted about partying in Scottsdale, Arizona. Sunday Wilson blew a three run lead in a day game and the Giants lost 5-4.

After the game, a reporter asked Wilson if he was taking his job seriously enough (based on his tweets.) Wilson responded by angrily shutting down his Twitter site and asking why anyone would question his character.

 

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THE STATE OF FLORIDA INTRODUCES JESUS LICENSE PLATES

April 29, 2009

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WAY TO SHOW YOU ARE “GATOR TO THE CORE”

April 28, 2009

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From Deadspin.com via Deuce of Davenport

The website Tebows.com is selling womens thong underwear in a tribute to Florida quarterback Tim Tebow.The garments are being called “Teebows.”

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BEARS LINEBACKER BRIGGS CUTS HIS HAND WHILE SHAVING

April 28, 2009

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LANCE BRIGGS

Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs told fans at an autograph show Saturday that he cut his hand while trying to shave with a straight-razor.

Briggs had been training with the Bears this offseason and taking part in the team’s voluntary workouts. Briggs made his fan appearance with his hand heavily wrapped according to Sunday’s Chicago Sun-Times. However, Briggs missed Monday’s workout. This isn’t the first incident of bizarre unexplained behavior by Briggs. In 2007, Briggs walked away from the crash of his Lamborghini on the Edens Expressway in Chicago.

A Bears official was quoted as saying the Bears would examine Briggs’ injury. An ESPN story says if Briggs failed to inform the Bears of his injury they would be able to void the linebacker’s contract.

 

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LANCE BRIGGS ONCE WRECKED AND ABANDONED HIS $350,000 LAMBORGHINI

RUSSIAN WEBSITE RELEASES PICTURES OF NEW YORK RANGERS PROSPECT BLOOD DOPING DAYS BEFORE HIS DEATH

April 28, 2009

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NEW YORK RANGERS TEEN-AGED PROSPECT ALEXEI CHEREPANOV REPORTEDLY RECEIVED BLOOD DOPING TREATMENTS WITH BANNED SUBSTANCES HUST BEFORE HIS DEATH

A Russian website has posted pictures which they claim show New York Rangers prospect Alexei Cherepanov receiving blood doping treatments right before his 2008 death.

 

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IT’S NOW OFFICIAL: JANET JACKSON RUINED AMERICAN RADIO AND TELEVISION FOREVER

April 28, 2009

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The effects of Janet Jackson’s bare boob from the 2004 Super Bowl are still being felt.

In its most sweeping ruling on just what is “indecent” language in 30 years, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the FCC does have the power to fine a television network for a single expletive blurted out during a live broadcast.

 

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CHER DROPS F-BOMB ON FOX IN 2003

The Fox television network had been appealing a fine it received for the 2002 Billboard Music Awards. During the broadcast of the awards ceremony, Cher said,

 

“People have been telling me I’m on the way out every year, right. So, F** em!”

 

 

Nicole Richie blurted out the S-word during the same broadcast. Before 2004, the FCC only fined tv networks if there were “repeated occurences” of indecency. It was FCC policy not to fine tv networks (and their affiliate stations) for live events over which they had no control. Those events included new, sports and awards shows.

 

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Then came the 2004 Super Bowl broadcast where Janet Jackson whipped out her bare breast during the halftime show. Politicians fell all over themselves trying to protect the “decency” of the public airwaves. The Federal Communication Commission made a series of increasingly draconian rulings. In the Fox case, they actually fined the network retroactively. Stations that were Fox affiliates were fined in 2006 after FCC employees went back and looked at tapes of the 2003 broadcast. At the height of clean language mania, it was even proposed that the FCC go back and listen to tapes of every football and basketball game that was broadcast and fine stations for every time a FAN had yelled a swear word from the stands. One network executive said that proposal would have resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in fines and resulted in no more live sporting events being broadcast in America. He said networks would have to scrub every broadcast, including games, of offending language with their lawyers present before rebroadcasting them at a later date. The result would be every sporting event being delayed at least five days before being broadcast, according to that television executive.

Fortunately, the FCC was slowed by a series of lower court rulings. The FCC actually lost every court case before the Supreme Court decision. Tuesday’s ruling fell strictly along party lines. Every conservative justice, appointed by a Republican, voted in favor of the absolute powers of the FCC and their ability to fine and regulate stations. Every liberal judge, appointed by a Democrat, voted in the minority of the 5-4 decision.

 

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