Tigers Fans Owe Inge Better: Yes, it's a Yahoo! article, and yes, it was possibly written by Brandon Inge's little brother, but still.
Delonte West Can Help You Install A Ceiling Fan...: The lockout is hurting NBA players in different ways. Delonte ain't scared to wear an orange apron. Brotha's gotta work, right?
Get Out There And Hit Somebody!: The NFL lockout had to end, because I contacted all players and owners and told them it was time for SpoFi to get it on! The SpoFi Head to Head Fantasy Football League has been reconstituted...all managers from last year should have received invitations already. All are welcome to join! High scoring, drama, action, romance, passion, violence, ennui, lethargy, it's all there...and that's before the draft even happens! Come play with us! ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL! SpoFi Head Games 2011-12 League ID# 514611 Password spofi2011
Roger Goodell, Pants On Fire?: NFL Commisioner Roger Goodell tries a little PR with players and season-ticket holders, and gets branded "a blatant liar" by San Diego Chargers linebacker Kevin Burnett.
Fantasy Baseball Reminder: Thanks to ursus_comiter, the 2011 SpoFi Fantasy Baseball League is up and running, but only has six teams. Join America's favorite pastime, and compete for the Jerseygirl Memorial Championship Trophy, or the equally prestigious Costanza Trophy! League ID - 129784 Password - madduxbodycount Do it! Do it now! Thanks again, ursus! And, by the way, The Chuck Norrises are gonna straight up murder your ass.
Ochocinco Trying to Get His Kicks in KC: Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chad Johnson-Ochocinco-whatever he's calling himself these days might be playing futbol instead of football this season due to the NFL lockout. MLS team Sporting Kansas City has invited Johns, er, Ocho, er, Chad, who began playing soccer at age four, and played competitively until high school, to a four-day tryout. If he makes the team, Chad will wear jersey number 85.
Ohio State's Tressel Increases Own Suspension to Five Games: OSU head football coach Jim Tressel, originally suspended two games for not reporting player misconduct to the NCAA, has asked the university to add three more games to his suspension. The university has honored Tressel's request, meaning the Buckeyes will be without their head coach and starting quarterback for the Big Ten opener against Michigan State, who split the conference title with OSU last season. Even with the extended suspension, the NCAA might not be done with the OSU football program.
Fantasy Baseball?: Don't know who's set up our league in the past, but I'll set one up this weekend if there's interest. Gimme a holla, yo!
ESPN Needs Caller ID: Brian Westbrook talks to Scott Van Pelt about...prostate worship? I saw it live last night, and almost choked on my pizza.
Can You Spell FSU?: If you're an athlete at Florida State University, probably not. The NCAA releases nearly 700 pages of its report detailing academic fraud at the university, and could take away 14 of Head Football Coach Bobby Bowden's career 384 wins. One FSU tutor testified that some players read at a second-grade level, and one student was so helpless, she had to read test questions for him...because he couldn't read.
Bad: Your NFL Season Is Ended By A Hit. Worse: From A Teammate.: Cleveland Browns backup running back James Davis is on Injured Reserve, and will undergo season-ending shoulder surgery after being hit after practice by an unnamed teammate. The teammate, a linebacker, was wearing pads; Davis was not. Browns Head Coach Eric Mangini says he's "comfortable" with the situation. The NFL, apparently not so comfortable, is investigating the incident.
Kentucky High School Football Coach Acquitted In Player's Death: Coach David Jason Stinson was found Not Guilty on charges of reckless homicide and wanton endangerment in the death of 15-year-old Max Gilpin, one of his players at Pleasure Ridge Park High School. Gilpin, a sophomore offensive lineman, collapsed while running gassers during practice on August 20, 2008. He died three days later at Kosair Children's Hospital. The temperature that afternoon was 94 degrees. Medical personnel testified that Gilpin's body temperature was 107 degrees when he arrived at the hospital.
Strap it on! Get some! Take a trip to the Hurt Locker! H2H Fantasy Football Awaits!: The 2009 SpoFi Head-to-Head Fantasy Football League beckons to you. Allow it to caress you with the silky cruelty that only fantasy football can generate. Wallow in it, love it, sign the hell up!
Oh, it's on. Yes, yes it is.: And you love it! New 2009-10 SpoFi H2H Fantasy Football League is open for business. Provide your own cup.
Cowboys Find A Cure For "Pac Man Fever...": The Dallas Cowboys cut troubled cornerback Adam "Pac Man" Jones. The second-year player's contract will be officially terminated on February 9, the first day NFL teams are allowed to process such transactions.
CFL Pick 'Em: Didn't know what else to do to get my picks in, so I just started my own damn thread. Selfish? Maybe, but that's just how I roll.
"I don't want sympathy; all I want is a chance to play.": Bert Shepherd, World War II aviator, and the first man to play Major League Baseball with an artificial limb, dead at 87.
Did somebody say "Football?": I don't care if somebody said it or not; it's on like Donkey Kong. SpoFi Fantasy Football leagues await you inside.
Bush Booed By Beltway Baseballers! : The high heat shut 'em up a little bit, though.
Ultimate Fighting Robs The Cradle: Want to watch 6-year-olds in the Octagon? Welcome to Missouri, apparently the only state in the union that allows "youth fighting." Says one parent, "We're not training them for dog fighting...I'd rather have my kids here than out on the streets."
What Part Of "Spring Training" Don't You Guys Get?: Spikes go high and benches clear between the Yanks and Rays. To paraphrase, Man, we talkin' practice here! With nifty spikes-to-crotch photo action!
Sampson Reportedly Out at Indiana: An official announcement is expected from the school tomorrow. Fox Sports is calling it a firing, while WTHR-TV in Indianapolis says it could be a buyout. Assistant Coach Dan Dakich, who started the season in an administrative position, but was pressed into service following the resignation of former Assistant Coach Rob Senderoff after allegations of improper phone calls to recruits, is likely to finish the season as Head Coach.
No Jokinen, Zednick's Throat Slashed During Hockey Game.: Florida Panthers' forward Richard Zednik had his throat slashed by teammate Olli Jokinen's skate in Buffalo Sunday night while playing against the Sabres. Zednik is in stable condition following surgery to repair a "deep gash" in his neck, and the Panthers are flying his wife Jessica to Buffalo to be with him.