NBC to Stream NFL games live on the Internet this season.: Maybe this internet thing isn't just a fad after all.
The old left-hander, rounding third and heading for home.: Joe Nuxhall passed away at the age of 79 last night. His first appearance in a game was at the age of 15 for the Cincinnati Reds, making him the youngest player in MLB history. Joe went on to have a 15 year career (including 3 all-star selections) on the field and another 40 years in the broadcast booth.
The Quatable Sir Charles:: "The NBA's in disarray - a white guy won the slam-dunk competition. We need to have another Million Man March." Responding to L.A. Clippers rookie Brent Barry winning the slam dunk competition.
Excerpt from Chad: I Can't Be Stopped.: Who we know is the image they choose to project. Chad Johnson is no different. Image: Flashy, hyperactive, talkative to the point of distraction. Reality: “He’s very quiet,” says Paula Johnson, his mother. Image: Laughing, joking life of the party. Reality: Asleep by halftime of Monday Night Football.
There's no cheerleading in baseball!: The Cincinnati Reds now have a cheer leading/dance troupe (it seems to help, they're 7-3). Do any other MLB teams have cheer squads?
Tainted Steel: Our mission is to raise money to put up a billboard in front of Heinz Field in which the truth will be on display for all to see. Its location will draw attention from the national media and embarass the NFL.
"Who dey? Who dey? Who dey think gonna beat dem Bengals?: The terms "Who dey" and "Who dat" are forms of traditional southern Appalachian dialect, "It is right out of the coal-mining region of southeastern Kentucky, from which a large percentage of Cincinnati's population can trace (its) ancestry," said Tankersley, an anthropologist and professor at Northern Kentucky University.
Thirteen of 14 NFL games will require attendees to be patted down: The Bengals/Texans game is the lone exception. "These are illegal searches, the last thing we intend to do is pay for them," Hamilton County Commissioner Phil Heimlich said. "It's bad enough they're trying to subject people to pat-downs. This adds insult to injury."
How long is nine years: "An awfully long time. But I've been striving, praying and hoping I'd get the major league opportunity again. I never put my head down. I held true to my dream. I wanted to go up. If I couldn't, I was going to be the best man I could be at Triple-A."
Dirty Bird: Mike Vick is being sued for giving a woman herpes.
And now for something completly different: When you're given a role, you do your role. People in this league gripe and moan when they don't agree with their situation. Griping and moaning isn't the way to handle it. You work harder and get ready for when your time does come.
Football Fans For Truth: Will sportsfans be the all important deciding factor in the 2004 election? At first I thought it was a joke but it seems they are going to put up a billboard near Lambeau Field pointing out that John Kerry throws like a girl.
AFC Preview: Flash fun by the folks at Bang Cartoons.
Uncle Carl gives away $9.9 million worth of baseball tickets to local school kids.
Friday Flash Fun: The gay referee (happy, I mean he is a happy guy).
The Olympics open and close with hope and dignity. The NFL opens and closes with Mariah Carey. Anyone else pist that they have to sit through an hour o' crap before the game (I'm sure owillis is in heaven; Britney and the 'skins, two great tastes that taste great together)?
Where has baseball gone?: It's painful. It's the disappearing act of baseball in the inner city.
Is Rose banned from the game or isn't he?: Is Rose a pariah except when a major sponsor decides he isn't? Did we miss the clause in Rose's agreement with baseball that grants him temporary citizenship when big money is involved?