Tuesday, August 26, 2008


As the baseball season starts to dwindle down to September every game start's to count for the New York Yankees. This is a criucial month for the Yanks as they have found themselves on the outside looking in, in the AL East. It has not been a magical run and the Yanks have had alot of key injuries to their team this season which has distracted them from the game and has made ownership stop believeing in them. When ownership has a negative attiitude towards the team it is very hard for the team to focus on the Fundamentals needed to put a winning team on the field. With eight all-stars and a 210 million dollar payroll it is very hard to beleive that the Yankee's are having a dismal year. When you have power hitters on an offense that can produce runs at any given time in a game, players like Jeter, Giambi, A-Rod, Pudge and even Melky have to lead the team. This year these big name players have not been able to produce and show their true colors and this is why the Yanks are struggling to gain ground in a competitve American League East Race. In my opinion it is to late for me to believe that the Yankees have any hope left of trying to make the Playoffs this year. The Rays have been playing outstanding baseball even without their two most important players Crawford and Longoria. Thier pitching has been solid with Kazmir leading the way and their offense is young and powerful. The Rays have alot of rookies on the team that have established thmeselves and made names for themsleves this year. The leadership of Joe Madden has been great and this team is fun to watch. They are not going to give up and I beleive they are going to win the division and march all the waty into the ALCS to face the Angels where they woll lose in seven games. The Boston Redsox have solid pitching and have been putting a great offenseive fight as of late and are very tough to beat at Fenway. I think the Redsox are going to be the wildcard team this year, but I dont think they are going to have enough to go all the way to the World Series. Dont forget Manny is not their anymore and cant provide that big hit when they need it most. Yankee Fans just remember you have one of the best teams in baseball and it's sad to say that this year the Bronx will not be hosting a playoff game, instead A Rod and Jeter will be palying Golf and resting up for next season. Watch out because the RAYS are knocking on your door. IS ANYBODY ALIVE OUT THERE!!!!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sweet 16 without sweet tooth for Linlin of China

Legendary USA gymnastics coach Bela Karolyi has repeatedly called foul on the Chinese for allegedly allowing gymnasts under the regulation age of 16 to compete in the Olympics. He cites Deng Linlin's missing tooth (see photo above) among other discrepancies. China's team coach, Lu Shanzhen, did not offer an explanation for the missing tooth. Karolyi, who is orginally from Romania, also remarked that falsifying documents is a common practice in totalitarian regimes like China. In China, gymnasts are taken from their families at the age of 3 to train in gymnastics. They get to see their families once a year. The average height and weight of the Chinese girls is 4'9" and 77 pounds, with the tallest girl at just 5' even. The lightest Chinese team member is just 68 pounds. The average height and weight of the American girls is 5'1/2" and 106.5 pounds, with 4 of the 6 girls over 5' tall. Thus making the American team 3 inches taller and 30 pounds heavier than their competitors. Younger gymnasts are smaller and able to flip easier and are usually more limber. They are also free of the injuries that older gymnasts have acquired. The controversy continues to cast a dark cloud over the team gold medal the Chinese girls won Wednesday afternoon in Beijing.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Barkley to bounce balls at capitol?

Artur Davis, an incumbent congressman from Birmingham, Alabama, has someone in mind to be his successor, should he choose to run for governor in 2010. The candidate? None other than Charles Barkley. Reporters caught up with him early Tuesday morning, when he said the following:

"I've heard Charles' name mentioned as someone who might have an interest. I know he has a home in Leeds now and he could buy a flat in Birmingham inside the district but that really doesn't really matter. I know he's someone who has a real interest in the state, in wanting to see it move forward."

When asked if Barkley would be the tallest or largest member of congress, Davis remarked, "Both," with a smile.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kim Kardashian pulls a Jessica Simpson

Kim Kardashian of the E! Channel's "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" was spotted at the New Orleans Saints training camp this past weekend for family day. She cheered on her man, Reggie Bush, and while he practiced she also made nice with some of the other players' wives. Rumor has it Kim and Reggie also took everyone out to see "The Dark Knight" after a game. On her blog she remarked of the Saints, "They really are going to have an amazing season!"

Monday, August 4, 2008

Josh Howard: faster on the highway than the court

Dallas Mavericks star Josh Howard was arrested on August 2nd for racing on North Carolina highway US 421. On top of doing nearly 40 mph over the speed limit (94 in a 55 mph zone), he was additionally charged with careless and reckless driving, and speed competition. He was driving a black Lexus and racing with a Volkswagen. Howard was released from jail after promising to appear in court on September 23rd. No word on the other driver.

Rampage's hit-and-run reveals new victim

Former UFC champ Quinton "Rampage" Jackson's wild hit-and-run from last month has taken a tragic turn. Holli Griggs was 16 weeks pregnant and "perfectly healthy" when Rampage sideswiped her Cadillac Escalade on July 15th. After the accident however, Griggs lost a lot of fluid from her womb and has now suffered a miscarriage. Griggs and her fiance Bill Krebs have hired an attorney, but have yet to take legal action.

Rodman can't steer clear of trouble

A little over a month after pleading guilty to spousal battery, Dennis Rodman's Mercedes S600 has been impounded. An unidentified female was driving the car in West Hollywood when she was pulled over. The registration had not been paid in a year and a half. A rep for Rodman has stated that Rodman thought his business manager had paid the registration, and that he is ready to fix things.

Pierce handles basketball better than car

Recent NBA champ Paul Pierce was pulled over at 3:30 am on Sunday morning in Las Vegas after making an illegal lane change (without signaling) and for driving erratically. Though he registered on the breathalyzer, he did not hit .08, which would have rendered him legally drunk and landed him a DUI charge. Maybe he should stick to bouncing and dunking and lay off the drinking and driving!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Fashion Cougar preys on Dallas Star

Dallas Stars pro-hockey player Sean Avery is rumored to be dating the ex-wife of fashion mogul Calvin Klein, Kelly Klein. So what's the big deal? Avery is merely 28 and Kelly is 51! Avery also happens to be spending the summer off-season interning at Vogue Magazine.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Neighbor of Michael Bentt gets bent by Bentt

Mark Emerson, neighbor of Michael Bentt, claims in a new lawsuit that Bentt beat him down when he tried to tell the retired heavyweight boxer to keep the noise down. The lawsuit, which you can read here, alleges that, "Michael opened the front door and repeatedly punched Emerson about the face and body until he was unconscious. Emerson lay on the ground unconscious in a pool of his own blood until medical evacuation personnel arrived and took him to the hospital emergency room." The lawsuit furthermore claims that Emerson suffered from, "...cuts and gashes on his face which required 6 stitches, a broken eye socket, a broken cheek bone, two black eyes, a bruised collar bone, a huge lump on the back of his head, numbness in the face, a chronically drooping eye socket and cheek, diagnosed post traumatic stress disorder, distorted vision, dizziness, nervousness, and anxiety."