Archive for November, 2010

“600 POUNDS OF UGLY” LIVE APPEARANCE AT QUINN’S ON WEDNESDAY

November 30, 2010

Wednesday from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. the radio show “600 Pounds of Ugly” will be broadcasting live from Quinn’s Restaurant & Lounge in Boise (1005 Vista Avenue.)

We will have tons of giveaways, including University of Idaho gear from the Vandal Store.

THE SIMPSONS SECOND DIG AT FOX NEWS

November 30, 2010

STEVIE JOHNSON DROPS GAME WINNER, CRIES, BLAMES GOD

November 29, 2010

 

Well, it’s finally here. After thousands of athletes praising a higher power in their moments of triumph, we have the first recorded instance of an athlete blaming God for his failure. Wide receiver Stevie Johnson of the Buffalo bills dropped FIVE passes in an overtime loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. That included a potential game-winner where Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hit a wide open Johnson in the endzone. Unfortunately, Johnson dropped the ball and the Bills lost.

In the postgame press conference Johnson broke down and cried causing the CBS in-studio announcers to openly mock him. Even worse, Johnson took to his Twitter account following the game and found somebody else to blame for the Bills loss. He literally blamed God. Johnson dissed God by Tweeting (in all caps):

“I PRAISE YOU 24/7 !!!!! AND THIS IS  HOW YOU DO ME!!!!! YOU EXPECT ME TO LEARN FROM THIS??? HOW???!!! I”LL NEVER FORGET THIS!! EVER!!! THX THO…”

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ANDRE JOHNSON/CORTLAND FINNEGAN FIGHT

November 29, 2010

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LEBRON JAMES BUMPS COACH

November 28, 2010

 

THE MIAMI HEAT ARE 9-8 AND SUPERSTAR LEBRON JAMES BUMPED INTO HIS COACH AFTER A LOSS TO DALLAS

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WORST HALF IN COLLEGE BASKETBALL HISTORY?

November 28, 2010

MIKE MONTGOMERY: CAL COACH NOT THRILLED WITH TEAM’S FIRST-HALF PERFORMANCE AGAINST NOTRE DAME

The University of California scored an embarrassing 5 first-half points in their Friday game against Notre Dame. Cal shot just 2-25 and entered halftime trailing 21-5. The five points is just one more than the record-low 4, since the introduction of the shot clock in college basketball, put up by Savannah State in a game against Kansas State in 2008. California ended up losing 57-44.

MISERY, THY NAME IS KYLE BROTZMAN

November 27, 2010

LIFE-ALTERING SCREWUP #1

LIFE-ALTERING SCREWUP #2

Think of the biggest goats and chokers in sports history. Bill Buckner, Steve Bartman, Chris Webber, Scott Norwood. Although each of these men changed the sports world with their ineptness, none of them actually screwed up TWICE in their historic moments of sports shame.

Meet Boise State University kicker Kyle Brotzman.

Brotzman single-handedly cost Boise State their chance at a national championship, a BCS Bowl appearance, an undefeated season or even a WAC championship. Brotzman, who had missed just three kicks all season, missed two incredibly short field goals within two minutes. Brotzman’s misses resulted in a 34-31 overtime win for the University of Nevada over the Broncos.

BSU was undefeated and ranked #3 in the human polls and fourth by the BCS. A win over nationally-ranked Nevada would have probably vaulted Boise State past TCU and into a major BCS game, like the Rose Bowl. Unfortunately, now we’ll never know. SOLELY because Brotzman put himself in sports history as arguably THE biggest choker ever.

Boise State actually led the game 17-0 and 24-7. However, Nevada stormed back in the second half and tied the game at 31-31 with just nine seconds left. At that point, Boise State quarterback/Heisman Trophy candidate Kellen Moore made what might have been the greatest play of his stellar career. Moore heaved a hail mary pass downfield which was caught by receiver Titus Young. Young not only hauled in the catch, but had the presence of mind to call timeout with just one second left (later changed to two seconds.) Brotzman then trotted on the field for a 26-yard game-winning field goal. Make that a POTENTIAL 26-yard game-winning field goal. Brotzman missed, pushing the kick to the right.

Ordinarily, that alone would have been enough to place Brotzman in the sports Hall of Shame but he wasn’t through for the evening. Brotzman missed another short kick in overtime, this time from just 29 yards. The second miss was too much for Boise State to overcome. Nevada kicker Anthony Martinez kicked a 34-yarder to put BSU into their misery and win the game for the Wolfpack.

Brotzman’s performance was so shameful that Tim Dahlberg’s original AP game recap article redacted his name. Within minutes of the Boise State loss, the Internet chatrooms and Facebook were filled with hate directed at Brotzman. There are even now Kyle Brotzman jokes. Example:

“Hey, did you hear Kyle Brotzman was so upset after tonight’s game that he tried to commit suicide by hanging himself?” “Yeah, but he missed kicking the chair out from under him.”

There were also no less than six faux Facebook sites set up making fun of Brotzman including:

“Kyle Brotzman Sucks” (465 likes) and

“Kyle Brotzman Sucks at Life and Clutch Kicks”

Ironically, on his own Facebook page, Kyle Brotzman lists “Reno 911!” as his favorite tv show, Seriously.

With Brotzman’s epic failure, BSU now faces a postseason not of a BCS Championship Game or Rose Bowl berth but staying at home and playing in the Humanitarian Bowl. Forget the “we-win-as-a-team-we-lose-as-a-team”platitudes. Brotzman’s missed kicks literally cost his school MILLIONS of dollars as well as a possible BCS title shot. The payout for the Rose Bowl is $18 million. The Humanitarian Bowl? $750,000.

Finally, there’s a disturbing trend by some to let Brotzman off the hook. After all, the reasoning goes, “He’s just a 21-year-old kid.” Bullshit. Nobody ever said Chris Webber was “just a kid.” Need I point out the only obvious difference?

MAMMY

The same day as his shankfest, Brotzman was named “WAC Player of the Week.” Brotzman is Boise State’s all-time leading scorer. Depending on what he does against Utah State and whatever crap bowl game the Broncos slink into, he may end up the all-time leading scorer in NCAA HISTORY. If he gets to accept the accolades, Brotzman also gets the criticism too.

CREEPY, DEGENERATE OLD DUDE FLIPS OFF BOISE STATE AFTER GAME

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DOES EVEN NIKE NOW HATE LEBRON?

November 27, 2010

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Check out Michael Jordan’s response to LeBron James’ new commercial. As somebody wrote on a message board, “Patrick Ewing is no longer the victim of the biggest facial in MJ history.”

Via The Big Lead

MEMPHIS CENTER BEAT GIRLFRIEND IN ARGUMENT OVER SEXUAL POSITIONS?

November 26, 2010

HAMED HADDADI

Hamed Haddadi is the first Iranian player in NBA history. There appears to be little doubt that Haddadi, the Memphis Grizzlies third-string center, beat his girlfriend on Thanksgiving evening. The question is what happened.

Version 1: Haddadi smacked his girlfriend around after she “talked to another man.” (her version)

Version 2: She “fell” out of bed. (Haddadi’s original story)

Version 3: The intoxicated girlfriend and Haddadi argued over sexual positions.

FROM BIG HOUSE BACK TO PENTHOUSE

November 26, 2010

At this rate Michael Vick will soon be able to start buying dogs again. And beat them.

Vick is experiencing one of the greatest sports comebacks and career renaissances of all-time this year as quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles. In his second season since being jailed on dog fighting charges, Vick is enjoying an MVP-caliber season. Lest we forget, it wasn’t that long ago that Vick was the most despised figures in sport-a convicted dog murderer, object of boycotts and a social pariah.

Two weeks ago, against the Washington Redskins on Monday Night Football, he played one of the greatest games in NFL history, putting up six touchdowns. Plus, Vick will appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated next week. As the blog the700level.com points out, it “takes a lot to go from Leavenworth to the cover of Sports Illustrated.”

MICHAEL VICK’S FORMER (BIG) HOUSE