Archive for August, 2009

MMA FIGHTER HAS “WHITE POWER” TATTOOS

August 31, 2009

FINNISH FIGHTER TONI VALTONEN WITH HIS “BORN TO HATE” TATTOO

Fanhouse has a piece today calling out M1 fighter Toni Valtonen for his white supremicist tattoos. Valtonen, an MMA fighter from Finland, has the phrase “White Power” tattooed across his back:

 

 

Valtonen also has multiple swastika tats and the phrase “Born To Hate” tattooed on his stomach.

Following the Fanhouse piece, M1 put out a statement saying they force Valtonen to cover his offensive tattoes during all of his fights. The swastika was exposed when one of Valtonen’s patches came off during a fight.

Valtonen also put out a statement saying he had a “crazy and rebellious youth.” He also stated on the record, “I regret that I ever had these tattooes made.”

 

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VALTONTEN POUNDS OPPONENT WITH NAZI SAWSTIKA TATTOO CLEARLY VISIBLE (RIGHT SHOULDER)

SCARY!!!! KIM KARDASHIAN WITHOUT MAKEUP

August 31, 2009

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KIM KARDASHIAN

CHRIS WALLACE CALLED “A TEENAGE GIRL INTERVIEWING THE JONAS BROTHERS”

August 31, 2009

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Andrew Sullivan is one of the top political writers on the Internet. He writes “The Daily Dish” column for theatlantic.com.

In his Sunday column, Sullivan torched Chris Wallace of Fox News. Wallace interviewed former Vice President Dick Cheney on his Sunday morning news show.

Sullivan blanched at the interview and chastised Wallace for lobbing softballs at the former VP. Sullivan called Wallace “A teenage girl interviewing the Jonas Brothers.”

TED KENNEDY’S ABORTED NFL CAREER

August 31, 2009

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TED KENNEDY

Bet you didn’t know this. According to a blurb on the Yahoo! Sports NFL blog, the late Senator Ted Kennedy passed up a chance for a professional football career.

Chris Chase writes that Kennedy (perhaps due to his father’s connections) once received a tryout with the Chicago Bears. Kennedy also turned down an invitation to attend training camp with Vince Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers.

FORMER NBA FIRST ROUNDER NOW SERVING IN IRAQ

August 31, 2009

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TIM JAMES

In the past, Tim James was called a “bust.” Now he’s referred to as a “patriot.”

James is a former first round NBA draft pick by the Miami Heat. He is now serving his country as a U.S. Army soldier in Iraq. The transition has been shocking. James has gone from a millionaire basketball player to a grunt in the field who makes $2,600 a month. James says although he earned a college degree and “lived the life” as a professional athlete he always felt something missing in his life. He decided to serve his country and enlisted in the Armysaying, “I wanted to give back to a country that gave me so much.”

Leonard Hamilton, who was James’ college coach and is now at Florida State, says his former player is now “at peace” even though he’s in the middle of a war.

James was never much of an NBA player. Although a first round pick, he only managed to play in only 43 career games with the Heat, Hornets and 76ers. James never started a game or scored more than seven points in any NBA game he ever played in. Nevertheless, he is now a legend in the Miami Heat family because of his service in Iraq. Heat president Pat Riley recently had a box of team gear sent to Iraq. Forward Udonis Haslem says he now wears his #40 jersey, in part, to honor James.

Now, instead of a basketball, James carries a 50-caliber machine gun to work. He is currently stationed at Camp Speicher north of Baghdad.

 

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TIM JAMES

COMMIE REDSKINS FULLBACK BEGS FOR FORGIVENESS AFTER SPIKING THE AMWERICAN FLAG

August 30, 2009

 Associated Press Mike Sellers said he "made a mistake" by tossing the American flag during pregame introductions Friday.

MIKE SELLERS EXHIBITS HIS FLAG PLAY SKILLS DURING SATURDAY’S WASHINGTON REDSKINS GAME

Mike Sellers of the Washington Redskins says he’s sorry. REALLY sorry.

In an effort to fire up fans at the nation’s capitol, the Redskins have adopted a practice of having the last player to leave the tunnel run out to the 5o yard line carrying an American flag. Saturday the Redskins continued the tradition in their home game against the New England Patriots. Fullback Mike Sellers led the charge.

When Sellers got to the 50 yard line, he did what football players do. He spiked the object he was carrying. Unfortunately for Sellers, he wasn’t carrying a football but rather the Stars and Stripes. Reaction against Sellers was both swift and harsh. Fans were outraged over Sellers’ “unamerican” display.

A hurt Sellers says he meant “no disrespect.” He just got carried away. Sellers is the son of a career military man and knows about flag etiquette. He simply screwed up.

TIM TEBOW’S SENIOR CLASS SCHEDULE MAKES VINNY TESTAVERDE LOOK LIKE A RHODES SCHOLAR

August 30, 2009

THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS VIRGIN WILL HAVE THE WORLD’S EASIEST COLLEGE SCHEDULE THIS SEMESTER

Here’s the latest example of why the NCAA is a joke.

Superstar Florida quarterback Tim Tebow is a class act. Not only is he a devout man of faith but he is also honest. That’s why he corrected an interviewer recently when he referred to Tebow as a “student athlete.”

Earlier this week, Tebow volunteered to the New York Times that he is taking only one actual class this semester. The Times reporter then jokingly compared Tebow’s class schedule to USC quarterback Matt Leinart’s infamously easy course load in the fall semester of 2005 (that year Leinart’s only class was “Ballroom Dancing.”) Tebow’s response? “Easier,” he said.

Tebow explained that his class was for one credit. That’s right, the nation’s top “student athlete” is scheduled to be in class one hour per week. Actually, it’s more like zero. Tebow’s “Senior Seminar” class is scheduled for Tuesday afternoons during Gator football practice. Therefore, Tebow is going to “work something out” with the professor so that he doesn’t have to miss practice. Naturally, the blogs are going nuts over this.

As a side note, Tebow threw a trio of former star college quarterbacks under the bus when he mentioned that Matt Ryan, Colt Brennan and Dennis Dixon all had similar arrangements during their senior seasons of college. Dixon took one “Billiards” class his final season at Oregon. Brennan had only three classes including CPR his final semester at Hawaii. Here’s a picture of Matt Ryan hanging out at some phantom class while he was at B.C. :

MATT RYAN AT BOSTON COLLEGE

In fairness, Ryan, Brennan and Dixon all received college degrees. Still, this is very bad for the NCAA’s myth of the “student athlete.”

None of this means that Tebow is a dumb jock. That one class actually allows him to graduate early from the University of Florida. Tebow also has a 3.7 GPA. He worked hard his first three years in college to put himself in this position. Still, it’s ridiculous that the guy who could very well win the Heisman Trophy and who is being hailed as “the greatest college football player of all-time” could go through an entire season and not have to set foot in a single classroom all semester. That is an outrage.

What kind if message does this send other NCAA “student athletes?” Ones who aren’t as diligent in the classroom as Tebow. You can sign up for one damn phantom class and still maintain your college eligibility. How is that even possible?

COUTURE LOSS HIGHLIGHTS UFC 102

August 30, 2009

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Randy Couture battle at UFC 102.

NOGUEIRA  OUTLASTS RANDY COUTURE AT UFC 102

Randy Couture lost but he sure didn’t look like a 46-year-old at UFC 102 Saturday. Couture and Antonio Rodrigo Norueira fought to a decision. A decision that was awarded to Nogueira despite hometown judges in Portland that may have been looking to give Couture a victory. Despite Couture’s being knocked down a couple of times, some are already dubbing the Couture/Nogueira match a “classic.” Two of the judges had Nogueira eeking out a 29-28 victory although the fight ended up being a unanimous decision. Steve Cofield of Yahoo! Sports points out that Couture went “toe-to-toe” with Nogueira.

In other action Saturday, Nate Marquardt and Brandon Vera were both winners on the UFC 102 card. Also, Jake Rosholt choked out Chris Leben for the upset win. Keith “The Dean of Mean” Jardine suffered a disappointing knockout against Thiago Silva in the evening’s co-main event.

UFC 102 took place in Portland, Oregon. Oregon is the state that Randy Couture resided in for 13 years.

 

OZZIE GUILLEN DELIVERS ALL-TIME CLASSIC TIRADE: ACCUSES TEAM OF “STEALING MONEY”

August 30, 2009

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OZZIE GUILLEN GOES NUTS SATURDAY AGAINST THE YANKEES

Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is spectacularly awesome. Following his team’s embarrassing 10-0 loss at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, Guillen went off in front of the New York media. Guillen’s tirade is an all-time classic. It was better than any NFL outburst you can think of including Jim Mora sputtering “Playoffs!!!??!!” or Dennis Green pounding his fist and shouting, “The Bears are who we thought they are!”

The transcript of Guillen’s tirade was printed in the Chicago Tribune:  HERE

 

 

Guillen was furious that the White Sox fell to third place and had more errors than hits against the Yankees. Chicago managed only one hit against reject pitchers Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin. Both of those veteran pitchers began the season in the minors and have been released within the past year.

 Guillen launched into his verbal assault by saying he was “embarrassed.” Among the rest of the highlights of Guillen’s tirade:

* Everybody on the White Sox should be “embarrassed”

* Anyone who wasn’t embarrassed has the “wrong job”

* Guillen also accused his team (and himself) of “stealing money” from White Sox owner Jerry Reinsdorf

* Guillen also pointed out that he was watching a Little League game Saturday morning and those players “were playing better”

* That’s why Little League games are “more fun” to watch than the White Sox

* The White Sox have built themselves a steep “mountain” to climb. Guillen suggested his team doesn’t have the guts to “climb to the top” of that mountain. He sarcastically suggested they need “a cable car”

* His team is “full of s***”

* Guillen concluded that he wanted to blame himself  “100%” for the White Sox recent failures but he needed “some reason” to shift the blame away from the players. Based on their pathetic performance Saturday, Guillen said he wanted to fight for his players but, “Give me some bullets to fight for you guys.”

 

The White Sox have now fallen to under .500 at 64-66. They are now a full five game behind Detroit in the A.L. Central division standings. They also now trail Minnesota. That’s actually the good news. As far as the Wild Card goes, Chicago is in sixth place. They are currently eleven-and-a-half games out and would need to jump five other teams to get into the playoffs via the Wild Card. That would seem impossible.

Ozzie Guillen wants to fight for his players. He just doesn’t have any ammunition.

 

 

OZZIE GUILLEN KISSES 2009 SEASON GOODBYE

MATT LEINART REFUSES TO GO GENTLY INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT

August 30, 2009

MATT LEINART: UNBELIEVABLE AGAINST THE PACKERS

According to numerous reports, the defending NFC Champion Arizona Cardinals have apparently spent the entire offseason thinking of ways to discard pretty boy former starting quarterback Matt Leinart.

Leinart is not on coach Ken Whisenhunt’s Christmas card list. The Cardinals signed third-string qb Brian St. Pierre to a big contract extension this summer. They promised St. Pierre a chance to compete for the Cardinals second-string quarterback job. Ever since, the organization has been trying to label Leinart a “bust.” Maybe even run him out of town.

Guess what? Busts don’t throw for 360 yards and three touchdowns IN ONE HALF of an NFL game. Not even in an exhibition game. Not even against third and fourth stringers. That’s precisely what Leinart did over the weekend, lighting up the Green Bay Packers.

Here are the   HIGHLIGHTS.

Contrary to popular belief, Leinart, who won a Heisman Trophy and a national championship while at USC, has not been a complete bust in the NFL. He has started exactly 16 NFL games. In those games, Leinart has thrown for 3,164 yards. Those aren’t Kurt Warner numbers, but that’s not exactly “bust” material either. Further, Leinart was 7-9 as a starter on some pretty mediocre Cardinals teams.

Finally, if you’re a “bust” you don’t set the all-time NFL rookie passing record. That’s exactly what Leinart did. He threw for 405 yards against the Minnesota Vikings on November 26, 2006. Don’t believe it? See for yourself.

Leinart may not work out in Arizona and Whisenhunt’s going with Kurt Warner was OBVIOUSLY the right choice since the Cardinals went to the freaking Super Bowl. But, that doesn’t mean Leinart was a bust. He deserves a starting NFL job somewhere.

Incidentally, Leinart has thrown for 517 yards in the equivalent of just over one game of actual playing time. As for St. Pierre? He’s completed just 40% of his passes this preseason. St. Pierre’s quarterback ratings in the two games he played were 13.3 qnd 29.6. He has no touchdowns. Matt Leinarts’s rating this weekend was 109.5.