Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Bettis came into training camp with a knee that had been surgically repaired theprevious summer. Bettis, fearing he would be cut if the team knew how much the knee was injured, didn't say anything. During a short-yardage drill at an early camp practice, Bettis fell down, grabbed his knee and yelled in pain. "Man, did I do a nice job of acting,'' Bettis wrote in the book. "The thing is, I wasn't faking that I had an injury. I was just faking that the injury happened on that short-yardage play. I had to fool the coaches and the team's medical department into thinking the injury had occurred on that play. Otherwise, the Steelers would have had their reason to cut me and my salary."
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Former Minnesota Timberwolves forward Eddie Griffin died last week when his sport utility vehicle collided with a freight train in a fiery crash. Investigators used dental records to identify Griffin, 25, who began his tumultuous pro career with the Houston Rockets in 2001. He was waived by the Timberwolves in March...Houston police said in a report that the driver of the SUV ignored a railroad warning and went through a barrier before striking the moving train at about 1:30 a.m. Friday. The resulting fire burned the SUV and the side of a railcar carrying plastic granules, police said. The driver's body was badly burned and there was no identification. (FOX)
Monday, August 20, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Monday, August 13, 2007
With two more co-defendants distancing themselves from Michael Vick, the
embattled Falcons quarterback was considering on Monday whether to accept a
plea agreement for his alleged role in a dogfighting operation. Sources told ESPN's Kelly Naqi that Vick attorneys Larry Woodward and Billy Martin met with federal prosecutor Michael Gill and the investigators on Monday afternoon. The attorneys planned to speak with the quarterback in the evening to see what direction he wants to go in. That comes on the heels of news that co-defendants Purnell Peace and Quanis Phillips are scheduled to appear in federal court in Richmond at the end of the week and are expected to accept their own plea agreements. (ESPN)
May this be a lesson to all of the young dumb athletes who are obsessed with "keeping it real." Keeping it real is telling your broke cousins and homeboys to kiss your ass when they suggest your involvement in activity that could risk your career. In most cases, keeping it real is forgetting their names the second after you get drafted. I'm sure that Mike Vick looked out for the same "friends" who're now coping pleas. It doesn't look to me like they're looking out for him at all. I don't care how sincere you think are to a person, when you're flirting with prison time, sincerity goes out the window (I'd rat out my mama to avoid going to the big house...I'm too pretty. Those dyke hoes would have a field day with me, lol). I guess Michael Vick just had to find that out the hard way.
Thursday, August 09, 2007
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
...Also gangsta French rappin' Tony Parker Longoria came in at #23. I couldn't seem to find a picture of him without either his game gear on or Eva standing right under him, but we all know what he looks like.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Yao Ming and his long time girlfriend were married yesterday in front of about 100 relatives. The wedding cost over a million dollars, and no teammates, coaches or basketball officials were invited (what not even Traci McGrady!). Yao decided to fill the extra space with 100 hired security guards. I guess he needed those security guards to protect him from anyone hurling fistfuls of rice at them because I can't think of any other reason why Yao Ming would need that much security. Maybe he's an OG back in China...who knows.
Monday, August 06, 2007
Over the weekend, Barry Bonds hit that controversial homerun we've all been waiting for. I hate how his great moment is being overshadowed by so much other bull. Hopefully he celebrated and enjoyed his moment because there are so many people who are disgusted by what took place on Saturday
Saturday, August 04, 2007
Friday, August 03, 2007
IF this is true, I wonder what could have possibly caused this to happen. If they made it through Kolorado Kobe's use of sexual bad judgment then they should be able to make it through anything. I wonder if Kobe is gonna keep his "Vanessa" tattoo. I'm sure that Vanessa could write one helluva tell all book. I can just imagine all the things he's admitted to her in confidence like, "Damn I wish I was Shaq."They've been trying [to make things better] now for more than a year, but it's just not working out ... Kobe's in the process of moving out [of their home] and both are ready to officially end things.