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Tiger Woods Blows Off Police

November 30, 2009 By: Katchop Category: Golf

Tiger Woods issued a statement on his website regarding his accident, but declined to speak with police.

Tiger Woods gets in a little practice, despite some minor cuts and bruising (katchop)

Tiger Woods gets in a little practice, despite some minor cuts and bruising (katchop)

I’m human and I’m not perfect,” the world’s top golfer said in a cryptic statement on TigerWoods.com.

“The only person responsible for the accident is me,” Woods wrote. “My wife, Elin, acted courageously when she saw I was hurt and in trouble. She was the first person to help me. Any other assertion is absolutely false.”

Woods divulged no details of what caused the bizarre crash outside of his Florida home or the status of his relationships with his wife, Elin Nordegren, or his alleged mistress, Rachel Uchitel.

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Wes Welker Is Money

November 29, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Wes Welker of the New England Patriots has a big fan in Tom Brady.

Wes Welker of the New England Patriots protects the ball like it is money (katchop)

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots says that Wes Welker catching the ball is money in the bank (katchop)

What did I think when I first saw him?” Leach said yesterday, repeating a question and laughing. “Short and slow. Then I put the film in and there’s play after play after play after play. Then we put in a playoff game tape, and I thought it was a highlight film.”

As best as the spread offense guru can recall (“I’m not exaggerating,” he said), he saw Welker intercept two passes and take them back for touchdowns for Heritage (Okla.) High. Welker also returned a punt for a score, made 13 tackles, had 60 rushing yards along with his 220 receiving, and kicked a 52-yard field goal to win the game.

Leach offered his last scholarship to Welker saying, “We can figure out something to do with him.”

Welker wound up a four-year starter for the Red Raiders. He is the program’s all-time leading receiver and the national record-holder with 1,761 punt return yards.

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Tiger Woods Involved In Crash

November 28, 2009 By: Katchop Category: Golf

Tiger Woods was involved in a late night accident on Thanksgiving.

Tiger Woods taunts the traffic camera while running a red light hours before he crashed outside his home (katchop)

Tiger Woods taunts the traffic camera while running a red light hours before he crashed outside his home (katchop)

Fox News Channel and CNN relayed the bulletin this afternoon: Tiger Woods, 33, was injured in a car crash at 2:25 a.m. this morning at his Isleworth home.

The extent of his injuries wasn’t clear at first. The news channels first said the injuries were serious, but updates said the accident was minor. The hospital said he was released in good condition.

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New Jersey Nets Trying To Avoid Tying

November 27, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NBA

The 0-15 New Jersey Nets are in danger of tying the NBA record for consecutive losses to start a season.

UPDATE: They did it. The New Jersey Nets have tied the record.

The New Jersey Nets are sad :(  katchop)

The New Jersey Nets are sad :( (katchop)

Although it may seem as if they have sunk to their all-time low, the Nets are actually still falling. Wednesday night they lost to Portland, 93-83, to drop to 0-15.

The Nets are just two defeats away from tying the NBA mark for consecutive losses to start a season: 17. It has been done only twice, by the 1988-89 Heat and the 1998-99 Clippers.

Counting their loss in last season’s finale, the Nets have now lost 16 straight games. The franchise record for consecutive losses during a single season is 16, set during the 1977-78 campaign.

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Josh McDaniels Has A Potty Mouth

November 27, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Denver Broncos head coach Josh McDaniels dropped the mother F bomb on live TV.

Josh McDaniels reacts just before Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen washed the head coach's mouth out with soap and spanked him during the post-game press conference (katchop)

Josh McDaniels reacts just before Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen washed the head coach's mouth out with soap and spanked him during the post-game press conference (katchop)

McDaniels was shouting at a small group of players when he shouted in very animated fashion, “all we’re trying to do is win the mother (expletive) ball game!….”

The Broncos were trying to avoid losing their 5th game in a row, after winning the first six games of the season. They did just that by beating the New York Giants 26-6.

McDaniels was asked during his post game news conference about the fact that the profanity made the air. He simply said, “It’s the NFL Netowork, it doesn’t surprise me.”

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Happy Thanksgiving

November 26, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Green Bay VS Detroit   12:30

Oakland VS Dallas 4:15

Giants VS Denver 8:20

LenDale White likes the turkey (katchop)

LenDale White likes the turkey (katchop)

Aaron Rodgers Making His Mark

November 25, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Aaron Rodgers is having a Favre like season for the Green Bay Packers.

Aaron Rodgers is making Green Bay Packers fans forget Brett Favre (katchop)

Aaron Rodgers is making Green Bay Packers fans forget Brett Favre (katchop)

The Packers came out and drove the ball up and down the field against the 49ers.  The Packers built a 23-3 halftime lead behind over 300 yards of offense.   Aaron Rodgers was hot and moved around the pocket well avoiding the rush most of the day.  Aaron was sacked twice and had an intentional grounding call.  Rodgers hit 8 different receivers as he racked up 344 yards.  The Packers slowed down a bit in the second half only scoring on a turn over courtesy of a Nick Collins interception.

Aaron Rodgers routinely connected with Donald Driver and Greg Jennings on a handful of quick throws that exploited the tight coverage the 49ers used on the outside.  Jermichael Finley was welcomed back from injury by catching 7 passes.  Ryan Grant helped keep some of the pressure off Aaron by rushing for 129 yards.  Clearly, Aaron was star of the show leading the aerial attack that gave the Packers the 30-24 victory.

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Oakland Raiders Shock Everyone

November 24, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Oakland Raiders benched JaMarcus Russell in favor of Bruce Gradowski, and it resulted in a shocking win against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday.

Zach Miller of the Oakland Raiders quickly realizes that the fans are well armed in Oakland (katchop)

Zach Miller of the Oakland Raiders quickly realizes that the fans are well armed in Oakland (katchop)

Gradkowski delivered it on a score to Murphy, the second read on a deep seam route. Murphy leaped for the catch at the Bengals’ 1-yard line, then turned and fell into the end zone with 33 seconds left.

“Oh my goodness, when we saw them scoring and moving the ball, we were like, ‘Look, this is how games should be,’ ” cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha said.

It was Gradkowski’s second touchdown pass of the game, tying Russell’s season total. The winning field goal came seconds later after Brandon Myers forced and recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff.

Original Photo Yahoo Sports

New York Jets Fall Flat To Pats

November 23, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

After a week full of inspirational talk from New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, the Jets still wound up losing to the New England Patriots.

All of Rex Ryan's weeping and talking to the New York Jets turned out to be a lot of hot air (katchop)

All of Rex Ryan's weeping and talking to the New York Jets turned out to be a lot of hot air (katchop)

Here’s an idea: Instead of a box of tissues, Rex Ryan should bring a white flag to his next news conference.

Ryan got plenty of laughs for last week’s self-deprecating stunt, but now he’s out of stand-up fodder. The only joke left is his football team, which may need a temporary change at quarterback.

In a virtual must-win game, the Jets were uninspired and mistake-prone at the outset, then doomed by Mark Sanchez’s rookie mistakes – a five-turnover nightmare (four interceptions and a lost fumble). They lost to the Patriots, 31-14, at Gillette Stadium, all but destroying their playoff hopes.

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Brian Westbrook Is Out For A While

November 22, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Brian Westbrook of the Philadelphia Eagles will be out for at least the next three weeks.

Brian Westbrook of the Philadelphia Eagles has suffered two concussions in the past three weeks (katchop)

Brian Westbrook of the Philadelphia Eagles has suffered two concussions in the past few weeks (katchop)

Eagles running back Brian Westbrook is expected to miss the next three games of the season as he recovers from his second concussion in less than a month, according to Coach Andy Reid.

Westbrook, who was examined by a concussion specialist at the University of Pittsburg Medical Center on Wednesday, is not scheduled to play in Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

Drs. Joseph Maroon and Michael Collins said Westbrook is making progress but should go through rehabilitation for the next three weeks.

This could also mean than Westbrook would be sidelined for the upcoming games against the Washington Redskins and the Atlanta Falcons, according to the Inky.

“I think the doctors want to see how he does after two weeks, what kind of symptoms he has, and then they’ll just go back through and evaluate him after that – two to three weeks,” according to the report. “We’ll just see how he feels after that.”

Original Photo The Washington Times

Atlanta Falcons Say Everything Fine With Ryan

November 21, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Despite his recent poor play, the Atlanta Falcons think they know what is wrong with Matt Ryan.. nothing.

Atlanta Falcons head coach says he sees nothing wrong with QB Matt Ryan (katchop)

Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith says he sees nothing wrong with QB Matt Ryan (katchop)

It’s not just that he was inaccurate; it’s that he kept overthrowing his targets and made a raft of decisions that made you wonder: What in the world did he see there? I’ll tell you what: a lot of incomplete and ineffective passes.

But it is his two interceptions that deserve attention, not only because they sabotaged the Falcons but because they exemplify what’s going on with Ryan — and it’s not good.

The first led to a Carolina touchdown. The second snuffed out a fourth-quarter Atlanta comeback. Both were egregious, with passes sailing over their intended receivers, and both had Ryan and coach Mike Smith on the defensive afterward when reporters tried probing just what is wrong with last year’s Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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New Moon Blues

November 20, 2009 By: Katchop Category: Litter Box

It’s not really sports related, but if you are married or have a girlfriend, you’re most likely going to wind up dealing with the opening of New Moon interfering with normal sports viewing this weekend.

The alternate New Moon movie targets a male audience, and features Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson killing everybody (katchop)

The new Twilight movie targets a male audience, and features Wesley Snipes and Kris Kristofferson killing everybody (katchop)

New Moon,” the second chapter, finds Edward leaving Bella because of the inherent danger of a mortal being around vampires. Desolate and depressed, Bella suffers a near-breakdown and slowly returns to the living thanks to her friend Jacob Black, an American Indian whose Quileute tribe guards humans by transforming into massive werewolves who can repel vampires. A vengeful vampire Victoria (played by Rachelle Lefevre) wants Bella dead.

“New Moon” charts Jacob’s emotional transformation as he longs for Bella as a lover. When Edward returns, the stage is set for a classic romantic triangle.

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Colton Orr Wants To Fight Everyone

November 19, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NHL

Over the past few days Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs has roughed up Matt Carkner of the Ottawa Senators,who leads the NHL in fighting majors, as well as former heavy weight champ Brian McGrattan of the Calgary Flames.

It's been cloberrin' time all season long for Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs (katchop)

It has been cloberrin' time all season long for Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs (katchop)

Bout No. 2 was the much anticipated heavyweight battle between Matt “Big Country” Carkner and Colton Orr. The two traded some pretty good blows before Big Country was felled like a tree. Somebody suggested Orr reduced him to a small province, and that we change Big Country’s name to P.E.I. for a while. If he didn’t lead the NHL in fights, maybe. But that’s got to count for something. Senators 1, Leafs 1.

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Perry Fewell Named New Coach Of The Bills

November 18, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Perry Farrell, the former lead singer of Jane’s Addiction, has been named the interim  head coach of the Buffalo Bills.

Perry Farrell belts out a few bars of Pig In Zen durring his introduction as new head coach of the Buffalo bills (katchop)

Perry Farrell belts out a few bars of Pig In Zen during his introduction as interim head coach of the Buffalo Bills (katchop)

Fewell is in his 12th NFL season, and fourth with Buffalo as the team’s defensive coordinator, after being hired by Jauron, whose background is primarily on the defensive side.

The Bills were scheduled to hold a news conference at 8:30 p.m.

Fewell is the team’s fifth head coach since Wade Phillips was fired after the 2000 season, and the team’s first black head coach.

Wilson credited Fewell for having done “a great job with our defense and demonstrated excellent leadership skills.” Wilson also added that Bills players and staff have a lot of confidence in Fewell.

Fewell, who’s never been a head coach at any level, will make his debut on Sunday when the Bills travel to play Jacksonville.

Original Photo Last FM

Buffalo Bills Fire Dick Jauron

November 18, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Buffalo Bills fired Dick Jauron after a 41-17 beating by the Tennessee Titans left them at 3-6.

Dick Jauron waits for a cab outside Ralph Wilson Stadium after the Bills fired him (katchop)

Dick Jauron waits for a cab outside Ralph Wilson Stadium after the Bills fired him (katchop)

Wilson ran out of patience with Jauron, who ran out of time to build a contender or come up with a way to fix an offense that sputtered even with the addition of Terrell Owens.

The shakeup, which caught some players by surprise, came during the players’ day off and after the Bills (3-6) stumbled out of their off week to fall further out of contention with a 41-17 loss at Tennessee last weekend

Original Photos Bleacher Report/mintconditionpublishing

Allen Iverson Released By Grizzlies

November 17, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NBA

Allen Iverson was cut loose by the Memphis Grizzlies, and may wind up on the New York Knicks.

The Memphis Grizzlies said byeverson to Allen Iverson (katchop)

The Memphis Grizzlies said byeverson to Allen Iverson (katchop)

Because of personal matters that forced him to leave the team on November 7, Allen will step away from the game at this time, allowing him to focus on those matters,” general manager Chris Wallace said in a statement. “As a result, we will be ending our contractual agreement with Allen, which will allow both parties to move forward. We wish Allen the best.”

The Grizzlies will waive Iverson but the team had not done that as of Monday night. As soon as he clears waivers Wednesday, he will become a free agent and the New York Knicks will explore signing him, according to the New York Daily News.

Memphis announced Monday that the team has ended its one-year contract with the 10-time All-Star and former league MVP in what it called a mutual agreement. Iverson began an indefinite leave of absence on Nov. 7 to deal with a personal issue after playing only three games with the Grizzlies, all in California.

Original Photo Ballhype

NBA Legends Invade Europe

November 16, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NBA

A group of retired NBA players have formed Legends of Basketball, and are currently playing exhibition games in Europe.

Dennis Rodman's hard living looks like it has caught up with him (katchop)

Dennis Rodman's hard living looks like it has caught up with him (katchop)

Dennis Rodman is returning to Europe, this time as the main headliner of a group of NBA Legends for a European tour in November 2009.

The first planned event will take place on November 13, 2009, at the Sportpaleis in Antwerp, Belgium.

And another sports Belgian sports site said organiser Geert Baeyens is hoping to get games scheduled in England, Germany, France, Spain and Italy.

Other players listed to participate in the NBA Legends event are Tracy Murray, Lamond Murray, AC Green, Shawn Kemp, Stacey Augmon, Norm Nixon, Darwin Cook, John Starks, Kenny Anderson, Oliver Miller, Stanley Roberts, Moses Malone, Robert Reid, Orlando Woolridge, Johnny Egan, Rodney McCray, Darryl Dawkins, Spud Webb, Dee Brown, Dominique Wilkins and Gerald Wilkins.

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Jake Delhomme Feeling The Pressure

November 15, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Carolina Panthers QB Jake Delhomme is feeling the pressure of having a very bad season and a very big contract.

After exhausting all other options, Jake Delhomme prepares to set himself on fire in a final attempt to spark the Carolina Panthers (katchop)

After exhausting all other options, Jake Delhomme prepares to set himself on fire in a final attempt to spark the Carolina Panthers (katchop)

The Observer obtained a copy of the contract, dated April 25 and signed by Delhomme and team owner Jerry Richardson. The deal did not include a 2009 pay increase over what Delhomme was previously scheduled to make, but did give him $12.675 million in new guarantees he’ll earn regardless of whether he remains with the team after this season.

The contract is formally a five-year extension including two option years, but is designed to convert next spring to a three-year, $25.5 million agreement expiring after the 2012 season. The $8.5 million annual average is barely more than half that of the highest-paid quarterback — Eli Manning’s $16.25 million with the New York Giants.

Seventeen of the league’s 32 starting quarterbacks currently have contracts averaging more than $9.4 million a year.

Like most figures announced immediately following the signing of new contracts, Delhomme’s were misleading. Initial reports in April indicated he’d signed a five-year, $42.5 million deal ($8.5 million average) with $20 million in guarantees.

According to the contract, the guarantees totaled $19 million, but $6.325 million of that came in 2009 pay he already was set to earn.

Original Photo: Yahoo.com/Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

NHL May Consider Expanding Video Review

November 14, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NHL

The National Hockey League is under fire for several missed calls by referees this season, and some people are asking the league to expand the scope of reviewable plays.

Mike Cammalleri of the Montreal Canadiens offers linesman Shane Heyer some help with his vision (katchop)

Mike Cammalleri of the Montreal Canadiens offers linesman Shane Heyer some help for his poor vision (katchop)

As it stands, only goals are reviewed by league officials at the NHL’s war room in Toronto. In the wake of what happened to the Dallas Stars against Calgary on November 4, the league may want to consider expanding the review criteria to include pucks flying over the glass and pucks returning to the ice after hitting the netting that protects fans at both ends of the rink.

One week ago the Stars were the victim of an incorrect call; a decision that left the team short-handed in overtime and ultimately led to a 3-2 loss. On the play in question, Dallas defenceman Nicklas Grossman was fingered for delay of game after shooting the puck over the glass at 1:04 of overtime. Twenty-one seconds later Calgary’s Jarome Iginla scored the winning goal.

The problem? Grossman was in the neutral zone at the time he launched the puck into the crowd. The rule clearly states that a minor penalty shall be imposed on a player who shoots or deflects the puck directly out of the playing surface while in his defending zone. The television replay clearly showed this to not be the case and when Dallas coach Marc Crawford got word from his staff watching on TV because he immediately went bonkers on the bench.

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NFL Cracks Down On Captain Morgan Pose

November 13, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The NFL banned the Captain Morgan pose used by Tight End Brent Celek of the Philadelphia Eagles, after the league learned it was part of a marketing campaign.

The NFL banned players from using the Captain Morgan pose (katchop)

The NFL banned players like Brent Celek of the Philadelphia Eagles from using the Captain Morgan pose (katchop)

Philly’s Brent Celek was fined 15 yards for an idiotic TD celebration Sunday, when he raised his right leg just like the doofuses in those Captain Morgan commercials. And yep, the awful rum maker was behind the whole thing.

After the game, Celek denied having any knowledge of the sweet, delicious rum that makes everyone a Captain™ of their own evening. But then a silly advertising exec blew the whole deal and admitted that Celek was indeed part of the stealth marketing plan organized to spread “brand awareness” of Captain Morgan. Even worse, they tried to wrap it up in a charity drive to guilt everyone into pretending that it wasn’t just a terrible fake viral campaign for booze.

Original photo of Celek from Deadspin.com

Chris Chambers Already Loving Kansas City

November 13, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Miami Dolphins San Diego Chargers Kansas City Chiefs WR Chris Chambers thinks he’s a good fit in KC.

Chris Chambers was so happy to leave San Diego, rather than use a plane ticket he just ran to Kansas City (katchop)

Chris Chambers was so anxious to leave San Diego, he kept plane ticket and just ran to Kansas City (katchop)

Overrated,” quipped Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley, after Cassell and Chambers connected on two late touchdown passes Sunday to make things uncomfortable at the end in the Jaguars’ 24-21 victory at the Municipal Stadium.

Chambers, a nine-year veteran, was signed by the Chiefs early last week and practiced with them for the first time on Wednesday. Despite that, he caught passes of 54 and 5 yards from Cassel in the last 2:32 of the game to turn a Jaguars’ rout into a tense finish. Chambers finished with three catches for 70 yards and may prove to be a shot in the arm for a team that needs some offensive firepower.

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Clinton Portis Still Feeling Effects Of Concussion

November 12, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Clinton Portis is “very, very doubtful” to return to action this weekend, according to Washington Redskins head coach Jim Zorn.

Clinton Portis is thankful that Daniel Snyder's Washington Redskins spare no expense when it comes to the health of their players (katchop)

Clinton Portis is thankful that Daniel Snyder's Washington Redskins spare no expense when it comes to the health of their players (katchop)

I had him in my office this morning and he was still … you could tell that he wasn’t quite 100 percent,” Zorn said. “We’re not going to mess around with any concussion. He does have a concussion.”

Quarterback Jason Campbell has encouraged Portis to be careful with his health and return only when he believes he is completely at full strength.

“You’re talking about a serious injury. It’s something dealing with the head,” Campbell said. “Any time there’s an injury that way, you’re just not talking about short-term, you’re talking about long-term. It’s very important that they [take precautions] and he takes precautions because this is something that deals further than just football.”

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Chad Ochocinco’s Bribe May Cost Him

November 11, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Chad Johnson Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals is expecting to be fined for his mock bribe attempt.

Chad Ochocinco collects dollar bills from Cincinnati Bengals fans to use for bribes (katchop)

Chad Ochocinco collects dollar bills from Cincinnati Bengals fans to use for bribes (katchop)

During the third quarter of the Bengals’ 17-7 win over the Ravens on Sunday, Ochocinco caught a debatable 15-yard pass from Carson Palmer. Baltimore challenged the ruling that the wide receiver had his feet in bounds. As the referee reviewed the tape on the sideline, Ochocinco got a dollar bill from an assistant coach and jokingly attempted to slip the money to another official to make sure the call went Cincinnati’s way.

The playful bribe didn’t work, the call was overturned, and the pass was ruled incomplete. But Ochocinco’s latest prank showed his comedic timing is almost as impeccable as his route-running ability.

Original Photo Yahoo Canada John Sommers II/Getty Images

San Francisco 49ers Refuse To Give Up Hope

November 10, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Despite a 34-27  loss to the Tennessee Titans, the San Francisco 49ers are trying to stay upbeat.

The San Francisco 49ers were exterminated by the Tennessee Titans (katchop)

The San Francisco 49ers were exterminated by the Tennessee Titans (katchop)


But losing to Tennessee amid a series of crippling 49ers errors, and falling to 3-5, is a development that cannot be shrugged off.

It’s not trivia. It’s not a building block. It might not even be the beginning of the end of the 2009 season.

This could be the middle of the end.

“In my mind, as long as we continue to fight, as long as we continue to play the way we played today, we’ve got a chance — if we take away the stupid stuff where we’re killing ourselves,” Singletary said.

There is no sign that the mistakes will stop, however. Gamblers say that you always bet the streak, and right now the 49ers’ streak is mistake, lose, lose, mistake, lose, lose.

Original Photo via NPR by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Swine Flu Hits NBA

November 10, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NBA

Chris Douglas-Roberts of the New Jersey Nets has tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

Chris Douglas-Roberts of the New Jersey Nets has the H1N1 virus (katchop)

Chris Douglas-Roberts of the New Jersey Nets has the H1N1 virus (katchop)

Douglas-Roberts had started every game for the winless Nets until missing a loss at Philadelphia on Friday with flu-like symptoms. Nets president Rod Thorn confirmed on Saturday that Douglas-Roberts tested positive for the H1N1 virus.

Thorn said the player has been treated and the Nets are following all precautionary measures called for by the NBA.

Nets coach Lawrence Frank said he had spoken Saturday to Douglas-Roberts, saying, “He doesn’t sound very good.” Frank said he believed Douglas-Roberts was no longer contagious, but doesn’t know when he will return.

“All the measures are taken, now it’s a matter of when he feels better,” Frank said.
Original Photo Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images

No Laughs For The Chicago Bears This Week

November 09, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Chicago Bears were defeated by the St Louis Phoenix Arizona Cardinals in a game that saw Kurt Warner throw for 5 touchdowns.

There were no fun and games on the sidelines for the Chicago Bears this week (katchop)

The Chicago Bears had a lot of fun against the Cleveland Browns last Sunday, but not much against the Arizona Cardinals yesterday(katchop)

The Bears got within 34-21 after Zackary Bowman returned an interception by Matt Leinart 39 yards to the Arizona 28, setting up a 20-yard touchdown pass from Jay Cutler to Greg Olsen with 9:04 left in the game. Olsen had five catches for 71 yards and three touchdowns.

Otherwise, it was a rough afternoon for Chicago, which is in danger of missing the playoffs for the third straight year.

Ray Lewis Still Leading Ravens

November 08, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens only knows one way to play football.

Ray Lewis continues to breathe fire into the Baltimore Ravens defense (katchop)

Ray Lewis continues to breathe fire into the Baltimore Ravens (katchop)

Here’s what the Ravens linebacker says about his hit four weeks ago on Chad Ochocinco (the hit for which he would later be fined $25,000 by the league) helped keep the Bengals game-winning drive alive.

“You look at the hit I had on him – you don’t go helmet-to-helmet, you’re running toward the ball, you make a clean hit, and then you still get penalized for it,” Lewis said.

“So then you can ask yourself: ‘Are you going to slow down the way you play or are you going to keep playing football the way you know how to play football?’ For us, it’s an easy process: Just keep playing football the way you play football, and everything will take its own course.”

Michael Vick Worth The Weight?

November 07, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

According to ESPN Dallas, Michael Vick has seen limited playing time this season, possibly because he was overweight.

Michael Vick gets set to enjoy a hot dog at a recent Sixers game (katchop)

Michael Vick gets set to enjoy a hot dog at a recent Sixers game (katchop)

Eagles coach Andy Reid said Vick got back to his playing weight of 207 pounds two weeks ago.

“He’s done a nice job,” Reid said of Vick. “He’s got his weight down to his playing weight. That was a big thing early. He had put on some weight the last couple of years. He’s worked hard to get it off. He’s moving around better and has his timing down in the passing game.”

Reid said Vick is producing first downs in limited action and that the big plays “will come as time goes on.”

Tim Lincecum Goes Green

November 06, 2009 By: Katchop Category: MLB

2008 High Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum was stopped for speeding in Washington, and was cited for possession of Marijuana.

Tim Lincecum planned to win the Cy Young this year, but then he got high (katchop)

Tim Lincecum planned to win the Cy Young this year, but then he got high (katchop)

Washington State Patrol spokesman Steve Schatzel said Thursday that the 2008 Cy Young Award winner and former University of Washington star was pulled over for speeding on Interstate 5 in the town of Hazel Dell, about four miles north of the Oregon border, on Oct. 30.

An officer approached Lincecum’s 2006 Mercedes and smelled marijuana as the pitcher rolled down his window. Schatzel said Lincecum immediately complied with a request to hand over the drug and a marijuana pipe from the car’s center console.

NOW Wants Tom Cable Suspended Now

November 06, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The National Organization for Women would like to see the NFL suspend Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable.

Justin "Huggy Bear Jr" Fargas admires Tom Cable's pimp hand (katchop)

Justin "Huggy Bear Jr" Fargas admires Tom Cable's pimp hand (katchop)

NOW president Terry O’Neill praised the Raiders in a statement for undertaking a “serious evaluation” of charges made by Cable’s first wife, Sandy Cable, and former girlfriend, Marie Lutz, that the coach physically abused them at various times during their relationships.

But she said that Cable should be suspended while that investigation proceeds. The Raiders had no comment.

“This is the National Football League. Boys and girls around the country, as well as many women, look to the leaders of the NFL as our role models,” O’Neill said in a phone interview. “Why would the NFL tolerate having a man who admits to having battered his wife.”

New York Yankees Win 27th World Series

November 05, 2009 By: Katchop Category: MLB

The New York Yankees defeated the Philadelphia Phillies to win the 2009 World Series.

Hideki Matsui drove in six runs to power the New York Yankees to a World Series victory (katchop)

Hideki Matsui drove in six runs to help power the New York Yankees to win a 27th World Series (katchop)

Pedro Martinez of the Philadelphia Phaillies could not stop the New York Yankees (katchop)

Pedro Martinez of the Philadelphia Phaillies could not stop the New York Yankees (katchop)

Hideki Matsui drove in six runs and Andy Pettitte stepped up on short rest to help get the ball to Mariano Rivera. The Yankees’ mission statement was completed on Wednesday with a 7-3 victory over the Phillies in Game 6 of the World Series.

With old foe Pedro Martinez standing in the way of the end to a nine-year title drought, Matsui, who was named the World Series MVP, starred on the biggest stage of his career, belting a two-run homer and drilling a two-run single off the Phillies right-hander to provide the old workhorse Pettitte with a cushy advantage.

Pedro Martinez watches as World Series MVP Hideki Matsui rounds 3rd after a 2nd inning homer (katchop)

Pedro Martinez watches as World Series MVP Hideki Matsui rounds 3rd after his 2nd inning homer (katchop)

Steven Jackson Looks Like Old Self Again

November 04, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

St. Louis Ram Steven Jackson finally found the end zone this past Sunday against the Detroit Lions.

Steven Jackson is finally starting to look like Steven Jackson (katchop)

Steven Jackson is finally starting to look like Steven Jackson (katchop)

A team with a broken spirit cannot progress. At 0-7, the Rams were in danger of withering in the face of repetitive failure.

So Sunday’s victory, however ugly, had great value to the team. Jackson made it happen, almost by himself.

And that is why Jackson is REALLY valuable to the Rams at this early point in the reconstruction. He willed his team to that 17-10 victory at Detroit, plowing through the Lions (and the odd official) to make that happen.

“He is an energetic guy,” coach Steve Spagnuolo said after Tuesday’s practice at Rams Park. “He tries to feed that to everybody.”

Miami Dolphins Prepare For Patriots

November 03, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Miami Dolphins are getting ready for the New England Patriots, but are still talking about the New York Jets.

The Miami Dolphins were able to rattle Mark Sanchez (katchop)

The Miami Dolphins were able to rattle Mark Sanchez (katchop)

The Jets made for meaty media fun because they are a team full of cartoons, from blustery, gasbag coach Rex Ryan to pretty-boy, GQ quarterback Mark Sanchez to Fireman Ed with the tired “J-E-T-S!” chant.

Ryan, evidently in the buffet line for seconds when God was handing out grace, said after Miami’s 30-25 victory Sunday that his losing team had “totally outplayed” the Dolphins. (Rex takes the “cl” out of “class.”)

Winning coach Tony Sparano returned a subtle jab during his day-after news conference Monday, at one point giving the Jets credit for something and then adding, “I’m not afraid to do that.”

New York Rangers Happy With Marian Gaborik

November 03, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NHL

The New York Rangers have a hard time winning when Marian Gaborik is not in the lineup.

The New York Rangers miss their sniper, Marian Gaborik (katchop)

The New York Rangers really missed their best sniper, Marian Gaborik (katchop)

The fact is, if not for Gaborik, who returned after missing two games because of a knee injury and scored the lone goal at 15:51 of the second by converting Vinny Prospal’s neat left wing feed with a one-timer that beat Tim Thomas through traffic, safe might have gotten the Rangers nothing, either on the scoreboard or in the standings.

“I think everybody feels a little more confident with a guy like that in the lineup,” said Lundqvist, who has started 13 of 15 games. “It’s so impressive what he’s done.

“Top players are the difference in a lot of games. He showed that again.”

Tom Cable’s Past Examined

November 02, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

ESPN’s Outside The Lines reported that Oakland Raider’s head coach Tom Cable has had several violent relationships with women.

Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable denies that he is violent (kathop)

Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable denies that he is violent (kathop)

But the two women interviewed by “Outside The Lines” say that Cable, in his first full season as the Raiders’ head coach, physically abused them at various times during their relationships.

In 1989, Sandy Cable sought a temporary order of protection, which said, in part, “On two occasions, one back in ’86 and the other in ’88, he hit me. The second time in the face, however on attempts to call law enforcement, my husband would rip the phone out of the wall.”

A third woman, Cable’s second wife Glenda, said in documents related to the couple’s 2008 divorce that “in the past he has been physically and verbally abusive to me.” Glenda and Tom Cable were married for 17 years. She declined to speak to “Outside The Lines”, but is currently receiving support payments from Cable.

Owen Daniels Has A New Nickname: Awesome

November 01, 2009 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Houston Texans players and offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan now call TE Owen Daniels ‘Awesome Owen Daniels‘ whenever they refer to him in interviews.

UPDATE: Maybe he should change his nickname to ‘Out For The Year Owen Daniels

Owen Daniels of the Houston Texams now is known as 'Awesome' (katchop)

Owen Daniels of the Houston Texams now is known as 'Awesome' (katchop)

Andre Johnson said, “His nickname isn’t Awesome for nothing.”

Daniels leads the team with 39 catches. His 497 yards lead all NFL tight ends. His five touchdowns are tied for the team lead.

“I think it’s pretty deserving,” quarterback Matt Schaub said. “He plays well week in and week out.” Fullback Vonta Leach did a mock television interview with Daniels in the dressing room this week. Leach started talking about Daniels’ contract extension.“They’re going to have to back up the Wells Fargo truck to his front door,” Leach said.

NOTE :   Owen Daniels was injured against the Bills.


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