Recent Posts by gfinsf

April 23, 2015

Jameis Winston explains crab legs issue to Jim Harbaugh (Video): We now have an explanation from former Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston about the crab leg incident from a Tallahassee, Fla., area Publix last spring.

posted by gfinsf to football at 07:07 AM - 3 comments

November 29, 2013

Jason Kidd fined $50,000 for intentionally spilling drink: The NBA fined Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd $50,000 for his spilled-drink shenanigans that took place in the fourth quarter of Wednesday's 99-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, the league announced Thursday.

posted by gfinsf to basketball at 10:54 AM - 1 comment

April 08, 2013

The man behind One Shining Moment: One Shining Moment

posted by gfinsf to basketball at 12:54 PM - 0 comments

January 05, 2013

2013 Cotton Bowl: Johnny Manziel Highlight Reel vs Oklahoma : Johnny Football is pretty good!

posted by gfinsf to football at 07:24 AM - 7 comments

January 02, 2013

Clowney's monster hit sparks Gamecocks' Outback Bowl win: After Michigan's Floyd Simmons gained not-quite-four yards on a fourth-and-four play in the fourth quarter of the Outback Bowl, South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier watched as referee Jeff Maconaghy awarded a first down in spite of the fact that the nose of the ball didn't reach the first-down marker. Spurrier asked a nearby official for an explanation. Spurrier's memory of the exchange goes like this: Spurrier: "You know the ball did not touch the first-down marker?" Official: "I know it didn't." Spurrier: "Well, why'd he give it to 'em?" Official: "I don't know." Michigan took the field for its first-down play. Quarterback Devin Gardner handed off to Vincent Smith. Then... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

posted by gfinsf to football at 05:44 AM - 14 comments

May 02, 2012

Video: Oregonís spring game begins and ends with very cool military tribute: This is the third year Oregon has done this tribute ó the brainchild of coach Chip Kelly ó and the entire spring game is dedicated to the military.

posted by gfinsf to football at 07:20 AM - 1 comment

April 16, 2012

Richardson Goes To Prom: Trent Richardson takes Alabama fan and cancer survivor Courtney Alvis to her senior prom.

posted by gfinsf to football at 09:06 AM - 4 comments

March 16, 2012

DeltaWing, a Nissan-powered race Batmobile, zooming into Le Mans: Think of it as a Batmobile for the race track.

posted by gfinsf to auto racing at 07:15 AM - 4 comments

February 08, 2012

For Your Soul: So, hereís the game: The Jon Lovitz Devil has consigned you to an eternity of being stuck in traffic in a wheezing Ford Escort without air conditioning, and the only radio station plays Michael Bolton 24 hours a day. But you have one chance to escape your fate. You get to choose one athlete, at his or her peak, and one sport. Ever. And if that athlete wins, you get a whole different eternity, with chocolate-covered strawberries, DirecTV and a deck that overlooks the ocean. Ah, but there is one catch. You get to pick the athlete and sport. But the Jon Lovitz Devil gets to pick the terms.

posted by gfinsf to general at 06:18 AM - 49 comments

December 07, 2011

Disabledí MMA fighter Nick Newell, without a forearm or hand, submits opponent: Nick Newell's dream run continued on Friday during a Legacy Fight championship event. He remained unbeaten at 6-0 in his young MMA career with a win over Denis Hernandez at XFC 15. What he's accomplishing without a forearm or fist on his left arm is simply incredible.

posted by gfinsf to boxing at 07:52 AM - 2 comments

November 03, 2011

Lou Gehrig, Kurt Russell's Dad And A Home Run Bat With A Grand Story To Tell: The coolest aspect to Kurt Russell was that the bat was handed directly from Gehrig to Bing. His dad's story never changed: "The bat boy, Timmy, picked it up while Lou was circling the bases and gave it to Lou when he touched the plate. Lou carried it back to the dugout and handed it to me."

posted by gfinsf to baseball at 09:30 AM - 2 comments

June 01, 2011

Blatter set for re-election, vows reform : FIFA president Sepp Blatter was set to be re-elected as head of world football on Wednesday after attempts to force a postponement of the scandal-tainted ballot ended in a crushing defeat.

posted by gfinsf to soccer at 08:05 AM - 7 comments

April 07, 2011

The top 10 sports broadcast calls of all time.: With these broadcasts came the inevitable memorable calls by the announcers. Itís a rare skill to summarize the occasion aptly and not be overwhelmed by it. Some announcers rise to the challenge, others fall victim to it. But either way, what they said at the spur of the moment, in complete spontaneity, would be preserved for posterity.

posted by gfinsf to other at 08:36 AM - 16 comments

March 18, 2011

No Crying in Basketball? I would want my son to play for this man.: This is what true sports is about.

posted by gfinsf to basketball at 10:45 AM - 4 comments

January 02, 2011

Florida hires Weis as coordinator: Former Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis is leaving the NFL to become Floridaís offensive coordinator.

posted by gfinsf to football at 08:58 AM - 8 comments

December 31, 2010

UConnís win streak ends at 90 in loss at Stanford: No. 1 Connecticut's remarkable run is over, a 90-game winning streak stopped by an inspired Stanford squad determined to protect its own impressive mark: 52 straight home wins at Maples Pavilion.

posted by gfinsf to basketball at 07:50 AM - 4 comments

December 23, 2010

Shaquille O'Neal Conducts The Boston Pops : The big guy is good and fun. He is a classic showtimer in a good way.

posted by gfinsf to basketball at 08:03 AM - 3 comments

December 13, 2010

Hurricanes hire Temple's Golden: "Al Golden did not just win games at Temple University, but he built a football program, and he did it the right way,'' Temple athletic director Bill Bradshaw said. "He engineered one of the most remarkable turnarounds in Division I history, and ... the turnaround was not only seen on the gridiron, but also in the classroom, with unprecedented academic success.''

posted by gfinsf to football at 08:42 AM - 1 comment

December 11, 2010

The Longest of Heisman longshots: Twenty five years ago, Sports Illustrated editor Mark Mulvoy and first-year writer Rick Reilly made a pitch for an unknown kid from Division III Plymouth State and in the process created a cover story that still resonates today.

posted by gfinsf to football at 04:27 AM - 4 comments

November 06, 2010

NFL Top 100 Players: Do You Agree With NFL Network's List?.: "NFL Top 100," the ongoing series by the NFL Network counting down the league's best players of all-time as determined by a "blue-ribbon panel," concluded Thursday.

posted by gfinsf to football at 08:22 AM - 9 comments

October 05, 2010

Humbled Vick taking his second chance and running with it: The Michael Vick who takes the field Sunday for the Philadelphia Eagles won't be the same Michael Vick who made three Pro Bowls in six seasons with the Atlanta Falcons. And that, he says, is a good thing. Vick told NFL Network analyst Jim Mora, who coached him in Atlanta from 2004 to 2006, that before he spent 18 months in federal prison on dogfighting charges, "my whole life was a lie."

posted by gfinsf to football at 08:08 AM - 4 comments

August 03, 2010

Rafer Johnson and the Power of 10: These are some stories of an extraordinary life. No. Wait. They teach you early on in the storytelling business to never set expectations too high. For instance, you donít want to say, ďOh, Iíve got this hilarious joke I have to tell you.Ē Let the joke breathe. You donít want to say, ďHere is a story you will not believe.Ē Let the story speak.

posted by gfinsf to olympics at 07:49 AM - 5 comments

July 20, 2010

Bloodhound SuperSonic Car Prepares for Take Off: The Bloodhound has a grand total of 135,000 horsepower, which is equal to 180 times the power of a formula one car. Buckle up.

posted by gfinsf to other at 05:22 AM - 1 comment

July 12, 2010

Bo Jackson reflects on past life 21 years after his All-Star blast: "Damn kids!" Jackson says. "Nobody is supervising their kids. I would love to get my hands on them."

posted by gfinsf to baseball at 09:19 AM - 7 comments

July 06, 2010

JaMarcus Russell arrested; not likely to be employed soon: Codeine syrup, also known as purple drank, lean, or sizzurp, typically contains codeine and promethazine, ingredients found in prescription cough syrup. ESPN's "Outside the Lines" just did a feature on the beverage.

posted by gfinsf to football at 05:32 AM - 39 comments