Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Dallas Mavericks Fans Give Up Their Seats To Soldiers

Mavs fans show their holiday spirit by giving up their front row seats to military personnel, writes Marc Stein.

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Chris Coles Video Part In New Blood

Chris Cole's Video Part In New Blood


Terrell Davis calls TO a cancer

Terrell Davis had this to say Monday on "Total Access" when the discussion turned to fixing the Cowboys: "The first guy that's got to go is T.O..." T.D. said. "T.O.

I'm sorry you are a cancer. You got to go." I think T.D. called T.O. the "c" word at least three times. What is it about T.O. that brings out such tough words?


BREAKING Broncos Fire Coach Mike Shanahan

Collapse at end of season the undoing...


Cute 2yr old Tiger Woods looks like a prodigy even back then

Happy 33rd Birthday Tiger! Today Tiger Woods is the best golfer in the world, carries his clubs nowhere, misses few drives. When he was two, he was still on national television but doubled as his own caddy and his tee shot needed some work.


Tuesday, 30 December 2008

San Francisco 49ers hire Singletary fulltime

Mike Singletary was given the 49ers' full-time coaching job on Sunday.

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Jets fire head coach Eric Mangini

Eric Mangini is out as head coach of the New York Jets, 1050 ESPN Radio and various other New York media outlets are reporting.

Mangini and the Jets missed out on the playoffs after losing to Miami on Sunday. The Jets lost four of their last five games to finish 9-7.

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Lewis Hamilton Smashed Down The Barriers In 2008

Lewis Hamilton is the 'Time Lord' of Formula One. A month on from the most thrilling championship conquest in the history of four-wheeled combat we are still taking the sedatives.

Dream sequences are peppered with screams from Interlagos: "He's got Glock!" Dawn breaks over icy December mornings posing the question, did he really do that?

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Lions Jets and Browns all Fire Head Coaches

The day after the NFL regular season, the winless Detroit Lions, Cleveland Browns and New York Jets are looking for new coaches.

Rod Marinelli was fired by the Lions on Monday after an 0-16 season and Romeo Crennel was let go as expected by the Browns.

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The Top 10 NBA Stories for 2008

Overall, 2008 will go down in history as one of the good years for the NBA.

Here is one person's opinion of the top 10 stories from around the Association this past year:


Monday, 29 December 2008

Brady Could Miss all of Next Season

Tom Brady is behind in his recovery from his season-ending surgery, and reports say that he could miss all of next season if he has to have a second surgery

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Lions complete 1st 016 season in NFL League History


Football team. Ever.

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Dolphins Win AFC East After 115 Season the Previous Year

Chad Pennington walked off the field where he spent his first eight NFL seasons, surrounded by cameras and jubilant teammates after leading the Miami Dolphins to an improbable AFC East title.

Pennington threw two touchdown passes in leading the Dolphins to a division title with a 24-17 victory Sunday.


Canada Uses Kazakhs As Target Practice Win 150

Team Canada continued on with the punishment that the Germans handed out the night before, scoring eight power play goals en route to a 15-0 victory over Kazakhstan at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Less than 24 hours after a 9-0 drubbing by Germany, the Kazakhs were victimized again - this time by the host team.


History Wizards beat Thunder in NBAs Worst Matchup EVER

The Thunder entered with an NBA-worst 3-27 record, with the Wizards at 4-23.

According to the Elias Sports Bureau, there had never been an NBA game matching teams with individually lower winning percentages.


Sunday, 28 December 2008

Manchester City Poised For Michael Owen Bid

Manchester City are expected to make a 6 million bid for Newcastle striker Michael Owen when the January transfer window opens on Thursday.The cash-rich Eastlands side believe they can capitalise on Owen's decision to delay signing a new contract to sign the England forward.

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Italian police hunt hitandrun skier who killed father

A hit-and-run skier was being hunted by police after a father suffered fatal injuries as he coached his daughter on the slopes.

Arthur Lantschner, 51, was with his 12-year-old girl when the skier crashed into him at high speed.

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OneArmed Athlete Plays College Basketball

It was a science to watch him play, the former Amador Valley coach Rob Collins said.

With Kevin, you had to have vision, bro. And how could I even care if he messed up? Hes only got one hand. Hes just an amazing dude that everyone should meet once.

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Half a century ago tomorrow Greatest Game Ever was played

For football purists, The Greatest Game Ever Played probably wasn't. But the 1958 NFL championship game, played 50 years ago tomorrow, flung pro football into the national consciousness to stay. "That's the game that changed professional football," the NFL's winningest coach, Don Shula, once declared. "The popularity ¦ started right there."

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Tackling Antarctica British Trio Race To The South Pole

Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest and windiest place on Earth, twice the size of America and 58 times the size of Britain.

But next week, three foolhardy Britons will line up alongside some of the toughest polar skiers in the world in a race to reach the South Pole.

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Saturday, 27 December 2008

NFL Dishes Snow Angel Fine Equivalent to Snow Boulder Toss

NFL receiving leader Wes Welker has been fined $10,000 for making a "snow angel" after scoring a touchdown for the New England Patriots last Sunday.

That matches the fine doled out for tossing giant snow boulders into the stands.

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Powder Rails Snowboarding on the Western Front VIDEO

Snowboarding was really small then and not many people even got to see the video, but it set the stage for what snowboarding was going to turn into.


Singletary Close To Becoming 49ers Coach May Fire Martz

Barring some unforeseen event, Mike Singletary will be the 49ers head coach in 2009, perhaps as soon as the Monday after the team's finale against the Redskins, according to a source close to the situation.

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Giants Sign Randy Johnson

The San Francisco Giants announced Friday they have signed five-time Cy Young Award winner Randy Johnson to a one-year contract.

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Father And Son Set Off For Unsupported Trip To South Pole

A father and son team are due to set off on an unsupported trip to the South Pole.

The expedition, should it succeed, will see gap year student Matt Gaskell, 18, become the youngest person to complete the treacherous journey to the coldest place on earth.


Friday, 26 December 2008

Terrible Backflip into Faceplant

No matter what holiday you may celebrate, remember to take joy in the simple things, like horrible gymnastics faceplants.


Spurs Beat The Suns With A 3 Point Buzzer Beater 9190

Roger Mason Sinks a 3 pointer at the buzzer for the game winning shot.

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Skateboarder Tony Hawk Is Still Riding High At 40 Years Old

At 40, professional skateboarder Tony Hawk is still living the adolescent dream -- pulling tricks on his board and making video games.

Hawk is working on his 10th game, Adrenaline, due out next fall from Activision.


Report NY Times May Sell Its Stake In Red Sox

According to reports, The New York Times Co is trying to sell its stake in the holding company of the Boston Red Sox baseball team.


Celtics 19 game win streak snapped by Lakers

In what will most likely to be a preview for the NBA championship, the Boston Celtics crumbled in the final minutes of close game with the Los Angeles Lakers. This puts an end to Boston's 19 game win streak.

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Thursday, 25 December 2008

Ten Worst US Sports Teams in History

Last year, we had the Patriots flirting with perfection.

This year? It's the Lions flirting with imperfection. As Detroit stares down the possibility of an 0-16 season, Fox Sports examines the inglorious roster of teams the Lions are looking to join.

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Alabamas Saban selected AP Coach of the Year

Alabama's Nick Saban is The Associated Press college football coach of the year... This is the second time Saban has won the award.

He also was coach of the year with LSU in 2003.

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HS Football Coach Never Punts On 4th Down Wins State Title

Uses statistical probablity to decide that punting just isn't worth it.

I don't think this would work in the NFL, but I could see someone trying it and succeeding at the college level.


Footballer Tackles Opponent With Chainsaw

A footballer who was sent off returned and attacked an opposition player with a chainsaw, a court heard.

Anthony Lloyd, 20, was ordered off the park pitch for foul language but returned with the running power tool and tried to chop the hands off rival Paul Westwood while yelling: "I'm a crank."

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Coach asks fans to support the other team from prison

What if half of our fans"for one night only"cheered for the other team.

Here's the message I want you to send: You are just as valuable as any other person on planet Earth.

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Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Crosby Breaks 9 Game Scoring Slump w Disputed OT Winner

With one deflection, Sidney Crosby ended a personal goal-scoring drought and helped the Pittsburgh Penguins make up for a poor performance.

Crosby scored 43 seconds into overtime, snapping a career-high nine-game scoreless streak, and lifting the Penguins to a 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Monday night.


Surfing Still Shapes Life Of Landlocked Gerry Lopez

One of surfing's most famous tube-riding icons makes his home not in a balmy, palm-lined paradise but in central Oregon.

But Gerry Lopez, 60, still answers the siren call of the ocean.

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Beautiful Wimbledon Poster Circa 1930

Charles Burton, 1930.

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Study Proteincarb sports drinks better

Sports drinks with a carbohydrate-protein mix are better than carb-only drinks in aiding cyclists' recovery from exercise, U.S. and Canadian researchers said.

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Brian McNamee sues Roger Clemens for defamation

Roger Clemens' former personal trainer has filed a defamation lawsuit against the seven-time Cy Young award winner, the New York Post reported Tuesday.

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Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Troops in Iraq Allowed Two Beers During the Superbowl

Multi-National Division"Baghdad has received permission to let its units enjoy an honest-to-goodness beer on game day instead of the near-beer soldiers usually quaff in downrange DFACs.

The approval comes with plenty of time for the beer to be shipped into theater. This Super Bowl will be a strictly controlled exception to the long-standing policy.

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Losing Faith in Gamblings Allure

With consumers tightening their budgets, gambling both in lotteries and at casinos is down"and some gaming stocks are off 80% or more


Giants win NFCs top seed with win over Panthers

The NFC road to the Super Bowl will run through the Meadowlands because the New York Giants did what you have to do in bad weather

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The Weirdest Team Names in Sports

With there being millions of organized sports teams out there in the world, the laws of statistical variation - combined with hilarious human error and stupidity - tell us that at least a few of those teams are bound to have truly weird names.


Danny DeVito Shoe Wouldve Hit Bush if Iraq Liked Baseball

Because the paparazzi has nothing better to offer as far as conversation goes, someone decided to ask Danny DeVito about the recent shoe thrown at Bush.

The 'Always Sunny' star credited the missed throw to the fact that Iraq isn't really into baseball. "Otherwise he would've nailed him."

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Monday, 22 December 2008

Terrence Cody on girlfriends prank staying at Bama

Alabama nose tackle Terrence Cody is returning to Alabama for his senior season.

The All-American nose tackle said he's not submitting his information to the NFL draft advisory board, though he did consider it.

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NFLs Worst Teams Mirror the US Economic Issues at Large

One plagued by scandal and the other need of a bail-out, the football teams in Dallas and Detroit reflect America's current woes. Interesting commentary and parallels drawn between two NFL franchises, their ownership and the problems faced in the US economy.

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Lions fall 427 to Saints become firstever 015 team

The Detroit Lions own a dubious piece of NFL history " with perhaps more on the way.


LeBron James May Stay in Cleveland After All

LeBron James told the Cleveland Plain Dealer he is pleased with the direction the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed.


British yachtswoman resumes race after rival is rescued

Sam Davies, the British yachtswoman, has resumed the world's toughest sea race after she had earlier changed course to go to aid of a stricken rival.


Sunday, 21 December 2008

Top 10 Tennis Highlights of 2008

An epic duel between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in arguably the best Wimbledon mens' final ever, Andy Murray became a Grand Slam finalist for the first time, Novak Djokovic showed why he's the one to watch and Justine Henin retired.

Here are the Top 10 Tennis Highlights of 2008.

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Prosecutors Statement Threatens Clemens Lawsuit

Fact that train McNamee was pressured into cooperating with Feds could lead to dismissal of Clemens' defamation lawsuit.


Money woes hits worlds richest football league

The falling value of the pound against the euro might be good for British exporters, but for the country's football clubs it's a kick in the teeth.

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Dock Ellis dies at 63Threw No Hitter On LSD

Former major league pitcher Dock Ellis died Friday of a liver ailment in California, his former agent, Tom Reich, confirmed.

Ellis was 63.

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10 Worst NBA Trades of AllTime

NBA trades have often set organizations back 10 years in progress while sending the other team to pick up bright shinny rings each summer on a regular basis.

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Saturday, 20 December 2008

NASCAR Settles 225 Million Harassment Discrimination Suit

NASCAR has settled a $225 million lawsuit filed by a former official who said she was subjected to racial discrimination and sexual harassment during her two-plus years working for the stock-car organization

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CMU Students Design Equipment That Could Take Referees Jobs

Well, at least some referees. Sensors embedded on the football, gloves, and shoes can eliminate many of the controversial plays that have become so common in the NFL. The system seems to just make sense to use, even if just for the use of additional data for the refs to make better calls.


The Most Overlooked Sports Stories Of 2008

During Bob Knight's on-court retirement celebration, the former Texas Tech and Indiana Hoosiers coach makes fans listen to Frank Sinatra's "My Way" for five straight hours.

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Best Ski Crash In History

Just say ragdoll.

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Hansbrough sets career scoring record in UNC win vs Evansvi

Tyler Hansbrough scored 20 points Thursday night to break Phil Ford's 30-year-old mark and help the top-ranked Tar Heels beat Evansville 91-73, a game that was completely overshadowed by the 6-foot-9 senior's record pursuit.

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Friday, 19 December 2008

UFC Fighter Justin Levens and Wife Killed in Murder Suicide

The bodies of Justin Levens and his wife, Sarah McLean-Levens, were found Wednesday afternoon, Orange County sheriff's officials said.

The 28-year-old Levens competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and other organizations.

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What if LeBron and Wolverine joined the New York Knicks

For decades, Marvel Comics has put out a series of "What If" books, postulating alternate realities that might have occurred if Stan Lee had been smoking a different strain of reefer.

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Hornets Chris Paul sets NBA Consecutive Game Steals Record

Paul established the new mark by recording a steal in his 106th straight game on Wednesday to snap the previous record set by Alvin Robertson in 1986.

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Michael McDowells NASCAR Crash VIDEO

Watch Michael McDowell's Texas Motor Speedway 2008 Crash.

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Before Going Under The Knife Rooftop Goes Out And Has Fun

Before Going Under The Knife, Rooftop Goes Out And Has Fun!

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Thursday, 18 December 2008

2008s Biggest Pro Bowl Snubs

Matt Forte - RB, Chicago -- The Bears rookie running back has combined 1,539 total yards and 11 TDs, while Clinton Portis has 1,544 yards and seven TDs.


Even Though Hes Gone Dallas is Still Blaming Sean Avery

By the end -- with Sean Avery wearing his earphones in the dressing room, texting and e-mailing in the hallway outside the dressing room between periods, and refusing to take part in team functions -- the distance between Avery and the rest of the Dallas Stars organization had grown vast.

But as much as the Stars' mantra is about moving forward...


Etiquette of NHL Fights There are rules in this fight game

The civility of fighting traces its DNA to hockey's roots: hardscrabble Canadian farm boys who would try everything to beat - and beat up - their friends and brothers, but do so with a sense of honor.

As fighting has evolved amid its detractors' insistence that it remains hockey's Neanderthal corner, The Code has stood true to offer its puffy-knuck

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Jailed Liverpool Fan Can Get Free Pardon

Jailed Liverpool fan Michael Shields has won an important battle at the High Court in his bid for a free pardon.

The 22-year-old is serving a 10-year sentence for the attempted murder of a barman in Bulgaria in 2005, but has always maintained his innocence.

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Injury sidelines OUs Murray for BCS title game

Oklahoma Sooners running back DeMarco Murray will have surgery to address a partial rupture of his left hamstring tendon and will not play in the FedEx BCS National Championship Game against Florida Gators on Jan. 8.

Murray, the Sooners' second-leading rusher, was injured on the opening kickoff of the Big 12 Championship Game on Dec. 6...

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Wednesday, 17 December 2008

60foot shot at buzzer upends No 11 Syracuse

Cleveland State coach Gary Waters figured his team was headed for overtime.

Cedric Jackson thought otherwise. The senior guard took an inbounds pass from J'Nathan Bullock with 2.2 seconds left, turned and swished a two-handed, 60-foot shot at the buzzer to give the Vikings a shocking 72-69 victory over No. 11 Syracuse on Monday night.

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Gyroscopic Golf Club Slicers Savior or Swingers Snakeoil

I'm not a golfer, so this post is framed as more of a question to our Pringle-wearing readers: Would this gyroscopic golf club work?

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Long Island Man offers 600700 Million to Buy Mets

A Long Island liquor mogul - Martin Silver, owner of Syosset-based Star Industries - is offering to buy the Mets from Fred Wilpon, one of the victims in Bernie Madoff's $50 billion Ponzi scheme.

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ESPN Attorney Michael Vick might move to halfway house

Michael Vick's bankruptcy attorney says the former NFL star could be moved from a federal prison in Kansas to a halfway house in Virginia by late January.

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Redskins Zorn I feel like the worst coach in America

Saying he feels "like the worst coach in America," Jim Zorn began a two-day self-evaluation Monday into the meltdown that has plummeted his Washington Redskins out of the playoff race and prompted questions about his future.


Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Italian Rescued 65 Miles Short of Rowing Pacific Ocean Solo

An Italian man who was trying to complete a journey of 10,000 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean in a row boat had to be rescued just 65 nautical miles (75 miles) from his destination in Australia.


England left to rue letting Tendulkar write another chapter

They came within tantalising reach of what would have been one of their greatest modern triumphs but when England look back on where they went wrong here they will have to accept that they blew it.


Sports Highlights of 2008

2008 was a very memorable sports year. From Shaq crushing Kobe, to some improbably sports outcomes, to Heidi Klum rocking out on Guitar Hero, here is a compilation of some of the best '08 sports stories.

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Best luckiest Driver Ever [video]



Officer Who Shoved Bicyclist Indicted Using YouTube Footage

The police officer who seemingly randomly picked a bicyclist out of a critical mass crowd to tackle has been indicted for falsifying records and could also soon be charged with misdemeanor assault.

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Monday, 15 December 2008

Sam Bradford From Oklahoma Wins the Heisman Trophy

Oklahomas amazingly accurate and quick-thinking quarterback won the Heisman on Saturday night after guiding the highest-scoring team in major college football history to the national championship game.

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Klitschko KOs Rahman In Seventh

Wladimir Klitschko has defended his IBF heavyweight crown by stopping American Hasim Rahman in the seventh round at SAP Arena.

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Bobby Charlton Given BBC Lifetime Award

Sir Bobby Charlton will be honoured with the 2008 BBC Sports Personality's Lifetime Achievement award on Sunday.

Charlton, 71, helped England to World Cup success in 1966 and then led Manchester United to European Cup glory in 1968, scoring twice in the final.


Knicks coach Mike DAntoni rips old Phoenix bosses Marion

"It really burned that we had four straight years of competing at the highest level, yet, in the end, (management's) attitude was like we didn't win a championship so we didn't do nothing,"


Yankees Seriously Considering Manny Ramirez

Love or hate the Yankees and they're near-limitless resources, addition of Ramirez would make great theater...Welcome to the Yankee Fun House.

How many months before the 1st Manny-being-Manny melt down?

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Sunday, 14 December 2008

Terrell Owens Jason Witten Nearly Come To Blows

While the Dallas Cowboys were trying to downplay a possible rift between Terrell Owens and Jason Witten, the two nearly came to blows on Friday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram first reported Saturday.

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Pires Pulls Out Of Pipeline Masters With Freesurfing Injury

After several exams and one MRI, Tiago Pires decided to pull out of the Billabong Pipeline Masters on Wednesday before his Round 2 heat paddled out.

Pires, who injured himself during a free surf at Backdoor more than a week ago, suffers from a pinched nerve at the back of his neck and was recommended not to surf the infamous Banzai Pipeline.


Kerry Wood is the Cleveland Indians new closer

The former Chicago Cubs star signed a two-year deal worth nearly $20 million, the team announced Saturday.

The contract includes a third-year option with a vesting mechanism.


Off The Floor On The Board

Its hard to find a top 10 list for hits that doesn't include Paul Kariya being knocked out by Scott Stevens - but few know about the aftermath of the play.

So I thought this youtube video would give some of you guys a history lesson. WARNING: Turn down your volume at around 1:30, the guy has a shitty high volume advertisement to finish the clip up.


10 Sports Heroes You Wont Find On Wheaties Boxes

Shame on Wheaties for ignoring the heroes of elephant polo, sumo wrestling, and bullfighting! At our breakfast of champions, theyre always at the head of the table.

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Saturday, 13 December 2008

Great Story on RichPoor Divide in High School Sports

Located in same area, 2 very different schools in wealth, privilege, culture.

Spotlight on the football programs and the kids.

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F1 teams agree on drastic cost cuts

Now we know why Formula One team bosses were surprised by how much progress they made at cost-cutting talks in Monte Carlo this week.

The reductions announced by the teams and the governing body, the FIA, today are startling.


The Real BCS The Bowl Computer Series

If we're going to be at the mercy of the computers, we should be able to pick which form of artificial intelligence determines our New Year's week plans, right? Look to this dream team of robots and computers to battle it out to determine which one should rule the BCS.

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Flyers staged their biggest comeback in 20 years winning 65

Scott Hartnell had a hat trick and the Philadelphia Flyers win by erasing a four-goal deficit in the third period and beating the Carolina Hurricanes 6-5 in a shootout victory Thursday night.

Hartnell scored twice on second shots in the third period to complete his fourth NHL hat trick.


212 13 in a row Celtics roll by Wizards

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Ray Allen and Doc Rivers can boast they accomplished something Bill Russell, Larry Bird, Bob Cousy and Red Auerbach never did when their Boston Celtics teams were ruling the NBA: open a season 21-2.

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Friday, 12 December 2008

Uefa To Investigate Wayne Rooney Stamping Allegations

Wayne Rooney could miss the next round of the Champions League after Uefa said it would investigate a claim that the striker stamped on Aalborg's Kasper Risgard during last night's match at Old Trafford.

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No chance Roger Clemens gets into Hall Of Fame

Roger Clemens will be eligible for the Hall of Fame in 2013.

Brian McNamee, the trainer whom Clemens is suing for defamation as a result of allegations he made in the Mitchell report, says there's no chance the right-hander will be enshrined.

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Players to distribute holiday meals to 30000 needy families

The holidays are arriving early this year for thousands of families in NBA cities throughout the country.

The National Basketball Players Association, Catholic Charities USA and Feed The Children announced today that they are teaming up to deliver meals to 30,000 deserving families this holiday season.

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All 80s All Day Vert Christ Air Judo BeniHana 540 more

More footage from the All 80s All Day skate contest.

This is the vert challenge: jam session and high air.


Freak snowblower accident to sideline Sakic three months

Avalanche captain Joe Sakic will be sidelined at least three months, the team said this morning, after he suffered three broken fingers and tendon damage following an accident at his home involving a snowblower.

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Thursday, 11 December 2008

Yanks Sign CC Sabathia

After all of the back and forth, Sabathia decided he wanted to spend the next 6 years of his career in the Bronx.

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LeBron Ilgauskas Set Team Records as Cavs Win 9th Straight

On a night when their top two players set franchise records, the Cavs broke a league mark with a 114-94 romp over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday.

LeBron James scored 31 points and became Cleveland's career steals leader and Zydrunas Ilgauskas moved atop the Cavaliers' rebounding chart as Cleveland improved to 12-0 at home with its latest rout.

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Totally Radical All 80s All Day Qualifying Round

Footage from the All 80's All Day skate event where professional skaters dressed up in all 80's gear, hopped on their 80's boards and went to work on an 80's half-pipe.


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6 Sports Managers Who Hired Themselves To Coach

Yesterday, Kevin McHale abandoned his post as Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves and took over for the teams fired head coach, Randy Wittman, whose record in Minny was 38-105 (woof).

This isnt the first time the GM has jacked a coachs job.

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5 Former Yankees Who Werent Built For The Big Apple

If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.

If you cant, youre just a c-suckin sonovabitch. Star pitcher CC Sabathia, who just signed with the Yankees for seven years and $161 million, will soon find out if he can deal with the stress of hurling in the Big Apple. A fat, fun-loving California dude, he wanted to sign with...

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Wednesday, 10 December 2008

The Secret of Golf Balls Revealed Dimple Dynamics

Why do dimpled golf balls fly farther and straighter? Supercomputer simulation shows the fine details.

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In A FourWay Heisman Race Two Big 12 QBs May Have The Edge

Heisman Trophy ballots are due Wednesday.

Let's say you have a vote. What are you " a Sam Bradford guy? Jumping on the Tim Tebow bandwagon? Set on Colt McCoy?

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Lennox Lewis headlines 2009 inductees to Boxing Hall of Fame

Lewis, 43, retired in 2003 with a record of 41 wins (32 by KO), two defeats and a draw, and enters the Hall in his first year of eligibility.

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Bowl Rankings Spend Your Football Time Wisely

The number of bowls has increased to 34 this season and, not surprisingly, that means there are some less-than-savory bowls.

But there is no reason for the typical fan to waste his time watching some of these matchups, especially around the holidays.

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Wingsuit Base Jumping off Gigantic Cliffs in Norway

These guys are certified nutjobs.


Tuesday, 9 December 2008

5 reasons BCS got it right 5 why BCS got it wrong

At the end of the day, if a playoff were in place, would you be that upset/shocked if it was Florida vs.

Oklahoma for the whole ball of wax? But just because we ended up with the title game that everyone outside of Austin wanted, that doesn't mean everything worked out right.

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After 355 wins in 23 seasons Greg Maddux retires

After 355 wins and 23 major league seasons, Greg Maddux announced his retirement.


Basketball Trick Shots All It Takes Is A Little Creativity

Basketball Trick Shots: All It Takes Is A Little Creativity!

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Super Bowl XLIII To Have InteractiveHyperlink Commercials

While sales may be hurting for many these days, some super opportunities are on the horizon.

On Feb. 1, for the first time in its 43-year history, the Superbowl will be enabled with hyperlinking technology, giving advertisers the opportunity to engage the largest TV audience of the year with interactivity on a pay-per-view basis...

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Texas jobbed in annual controversial path to BCS title game

The beguiling thing about the BCS is that, year to year, you never know where it will spring a leak in logic.

A system assigned an impossible task seemingly finds a new way every year to leave America unsatisfied.

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Sunday, 7 December 2008

De La Hoya quits on his stool No Mas Pacquiao wins TKO

De La Hoya fails to answer the bell for the ninth round as he quits on his stool as referee Tony Weeks stops the bout.

De La Hoya walks across the ring to congratulate Pacquiao.


Saturday, 6 December 2008

China captain Wei punished for attack on former NBA player

Gabe Muoneke was hit by a water bottle, chased into a corner, and surrounded by Shanghai Sharks players.

The incident was captured on security cameras, and the footage was reviewed as by the league. Liu and teammate Cai each must pay a $7,300 fine and serve a 10-game suspension. Their team was fined $14,600, the association said.

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Baseball Fights compilation

These guys know how to hit...each other.

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Golf The Science Behind the Swing

Cackett is not alone in the move from aerospace research to golf.

Hes part of a trend whose genesis lies in recent political history. The end of the Cold War led to a scaling down during the 1990s of the aerospace defense industry, which had famously powered a large part of Southern Californias economy. In turn, many engineers, scientists, and re

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Could Allen Iverson start at QB for the Lions

Danks mentioned on the podcast this morning that the best quarterback who currently calls Detroit home could well be Allen Iverson.

At first, I chuckled. Then I thought about it and the chuckling stopped. This could actually be true.

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Friday, 5 December 2008

Greatest Unicycle Death Ever PIC

This man clearly has a death wish.

I'm not sure if that's the Golden Gate Bridge, but that wouldn't make it any more or less crazy.

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Extreme Gymnastic Bullfighting VIDEO

Watch as these guys do acrobatics over raging bulls...

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Man falls from upper deck during Senators game

A man fell about 25 feet from the upper deck of Scotiabank Place during the second intermission of the NHL game between the Ottawa Senators and the Atlanta Thrashers on Wednesday night.


Amateur Skateboarding Kids Put Together Impressive Montage

I'd be safe and warm if I was in LA.

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Probably The Weirdest Celebration of All Time

...I don't even have anything to say in here.

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Thursday, 4 December 2008

From Humble Beginnings To Championships Best Of The Bulls

From Humble Beginnings To Championships: Best Of The Bulls


India Cricket Tour Continues Dispite Terror

The England cricket squad will fly to Abu Dhabi on Thursday ahead of resuming their two-Test tour of India.

After two one-day internationals between England and India where cancelled.

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Im pretty sure this is THE REAL SHAQ on Twitter PIC

I went through Kanye West's Twitter profile after his response to Colbert and stumbled upon some tweets he sent over to somebody known as THE REAL SHAQ.

After reading a few messages, it was pretty clear it most likely is the real Shaq.


Knicks worth more than the Lakers Forbes says

Dallas Mavericks were on top 10 despite posting an operating loss of 13.6 million.

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Fla Man Accused Of Making Son Age 9 Drive On Beer Run

Authorities in southwest Florida say an intoxicated man had his 9-year-old son take him on a beer run.

Cape Coral police arrested the 27-year-old man last week, after seeing a pickup truck drive onto a median.


Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Female Teen Makes Surfing History In Hawaii

Rising sports sensation Paige Hareb is trying to pull herself down from "cloud nine" as she comes to grips with creating New Zealand surfing history while readying herself to take on the world's best women surfers in Hawaii's giant waves. [Check out the nice tube riding Pic]

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Season over for Giants WR Burress

Plaxico Burress reported to Giants Stadium to learn his season is over. The New York Giants placed Burress on the reserve/non-football injury list Tuesday, officially ending his season.

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ESPN New York Giants suspend Plaxico Burress four games

Plaxico Burress arrived at Giants Stadium on Tuesday, facing the possibility that his career with the team could be over and he could land in jail after accidentally shooting himself in the thigh at a nightclub.


NFL Suspends 6 Players for Substance Abuse

The suspended players are running back Deuce McAllister and defensive linemen Charles Grant and Will Smith of New Orleans; defensive linemen Kevin and Pat Williams of Minnesota; and long snapper Bryan Pittman of Houston.


Sean Avery suspended for insulting Phaneuf Elisha Cuthbert

"I'm really happy to be back in Calgary, I love Canada and I just wanted to comment on how it's become a common thing for guys in the NHL to fall in love with my sloppy seconds," said Avery referring to his ex-girlfriend, Cuthbert. "I don't know what that's about, enjoy the game tonight," Avery told media after the Tuesday morning skate.


Tuesday, 2 December 2008

How the BCS Undermined Its Own AntiPlayoff Argument

This should be the straw that breaks the BCS camels back. OU received enough computer points to leapfrog Texas in the BCS rankings...Nevermind that the teams had identical records and OUs loss came at the hands of Texas on a neutral field or that Texas had a tougher schedule or that Texas one loss was on the last play of the game by 6 points ..

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Derek Anderson of the Browns ruled out for season

Cleveland Browns quarterback Derek Anderson has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering a knee ligament injury in Sunday's defeat by the Indianapolis Colts.

Anderson will not require surgery, however, and should be fit in four-six weeks. Cleveland are 4-8 after Sunday's loss and Ken Dorsey will step up to be starting quarterback.

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An Intelligent Boxer Must Be an Idiot

Well-educated, well-off, from a good family . . . why anyone with a good brain, and a desire to keep it intact, try to box professionally? Just ask 25-year-old New York Golden Gloves winner Tor Hamer.

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Pit Martin pronounced dead after snowmobile accident

Quebec provincial police say Hubert (Pit) Martin, a four-time NHL all-star in the 1960s and '70s, has died after his snowmobile plunged into an icy lake. Const.

Marie-Josee Ouellet says Martin, 64, was driving the vehicle on Lake Kanasuta in northwestern Quebec on Sunday when the ice cracked and he plunged into the freezing water.

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Penn State mascot arrested on DUI charge

The Penn State senior who plays the Nittany Lion mascot was arrested on a DUI charge and his status for the Rose Bowl is in doubt, police and school officials said

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Monday, 1 December 2008

Sooners edge Horns in BCS standings headed to Big 12 title

Oklahoma was ahead of Texas in the BCS standings Sunday and headed to the Big 12 Championship Game with an inside track to the national title.

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Burress to plead not guilty to gun possession

Plaxico Burressï½ lawyer said Sunday that the New York Giants wide receiver will plead not guilty to criminal possession of a weapon, hours after he accidentally shot himself in the leg at a nightclub early Sunday.


60 Minutes Michael Phelps Interview

He swam into history at the Beijing Olympics and now the 23-year-old phenom tells Anderson Cooper how his life has since changed.

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Steelers Stomp Patriots

Pittsburgh's NFL-best defense stopped Matt Cassel's two-game offensive surge and pushed New England closer to strange territory: a sideline seat for the playoffs.

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Sunday, 30 November 2008

Ten Reasons Why Plaxico Burress Shot Himself

Speculation as to reasons why Burress "accidentally" shot himself

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Antonio McDyess Back To Detroit Pistons

Antonio McDyess will be returning back to the Pistons very soon.

He was traded to the Nuggets where he said he does not want to play for them and wants to come back to Detroit!