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Albert Pujols Is Red Hot

August 31, 2010 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Albert Pujols of the St. Louis Cardinals might be closing in on a Triple Crown.

Albert Pujols of the St Louis Cardinals has replaced his traditional batting gloves with oven mitts made of asbestos due to his red hot bat.

Albert Pujols of the St Louis Cardinals has replaced his traditional batting gloves with oven mitts made of asbestos due to his red hot bat.

From American Chronicle

An unusual season has brought Albert Pujols to an unusual place. After enduring a harsh May, he enters September on a path that may secure the league lead in batting average, RBIs and home runs: the Triple Crown.

“I’m reluctant to even address it,” Cardinals manager Tony La Russa said. “It’s certainly significant, but you don’t want to put emphasis on anything that detracts from our team goal. There’s a lot that potentially goes with it.”

“It’s not what I play for,” Pujols said Saturday. “It’s what I’ve told you all along. Numbers aren’t what I play for.”

Original Photos Yahoo, flickr, letsbuyit

Did Madoff Kill The Mets?

August 30, 2010 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Bernie Madoff may have doomed the New York Mets.

In an effort to cut costs, the NY Mets now have Jerry Manuel perform double duties as manager/stadium keyboard player.

In an effort to cut costs, the NY Mets now have Jerry Manuel perform double duties as manager/stadium organ player.

From ESPN

Even discounting any losses by the team’s owners related to swindler Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, attendance has steeply dropped this season. That may be more attributable to a predictable drop in attendance in the second season in a new ballpark than any disappointment about the decline of the team, but it is the same revenue hit regardless of the cause.

The Mets drew 3,168,571 fans last season, in Year 1 at Citi Field. This season, the total is 1,921,259, with 23 home dates remaining. That’s on pace for a 14.9 percent attendance decline.

Original Photos Yahoo, retrothing

Manny Heads To White Sox

August 29, 2010 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Looks like Manny Ramirez is taking his dreadlocks to Chicago.

Manny Ramirez seems to be on his way to the Chicago White Sox.

Manny Ramirez seems to be on his way to the Chicago White Sox.

From Yahoo Sports/Roto Arcade

According to multiple reports, the Dodgers have agreed to send Manny Ramirez(notes) to the White Sox in exchange for … well, for the right to not pay him $4.3 million. Not a bad exchange for a fourth-place team that’s 10 games back in the standings.

The fantasy spin here is easy: Everyone wins, except for the stiffs who’ve served as designated hitters for Chicago. The White Sox have upgraded a lineup spot that’s been an absolute sinkhole for them all season.

Manny will presumably be the full-time DH in one of baseball’s most homer-friendly environments. (Though not when his calf aches, or when he’s feeling claustrophobic, or when he’s sleepy, or when it’s a day game following a night game).

Original Photos reuters, men-access

Khabibulin Guilty Of ‘Extreme DUI’

August 28, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NHL

Nikolai Khabibulin of the Edmonton Oilers has been found guilty of a multitude of alcohol related charges.

Nikolai Khabibulin has been found guilty of Extreme DUI, and will likely be sentenced to some jail time.

Nikolai Khabibulin has been found guilty of Extreme DUI, and will likely be sentenced to some jail time.

From The Sporting News

With Friday’s conviction of goalie Nikolai Khabibulin on alcohol-related driving charges, the Edmonton Oilers have a problem. They expect to see their nominal No. 1 goalie miss at least part of training camp, depending on whether he gets jail time.

They also could have the opportunity to rid themselves of his burdensome contract, if the conviction could be construed as justification to use morals terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Original Photos Life, waduiatty

Jermichael Finley Is A Monster

August 27, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers has eyes for TE Jermichael Finley on almost every play.

Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley looks like he's ready for a monster season.

Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley looks like he's ready for a monster season.

From Bleacher Report

Jermichael Finley looked unstoppable against the Colts in Week 3. The Rodgers-Finley connection looks like it’s going to be stronger than any other on the team, and Greg Jennings and Donald Driver have had two and six straight 1,000 yard seasons respectively.

Original Photos DayLife, halloweenasylum

People Are Calling Roger Clemens Bad Names

August 26, 2010 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Roger Clemens is not too popular with some folks.

Roger Clemens swore to tell the truth when he testified before Congress in 2008.

Roger Clemens swore to tell the truth when he testified before Congress in 2008.

From The Big Lead

Clemens was not called to testify. He called himself. He did not misrepresent the truth facing circumstantial evidence. He blatantly lied in a lame attempt to contradict overwhelming evidence. His own personal trainer testified he injected him. His wife took HGH. He had notable performance spikes and incidents of rage. His career was over at the time. His money was made. Barry Bonds became embroiled in a controversy. Roger Clemens created a farce that will cost taxpayers millions.

Original Photos Daylife, flippinghomes

Leinart Looks Bad

August 25, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Arizona Cardinals are not too thrilled with Matt Leinart’s play during the preseason.

Matt Leinart of the Arizona Cardinals is on a short leash with the Cards' coaching staff.

Matt Leinart of the Arizona Cardinals is on a short leash with the Cards' coaching staff.

From MSNBC

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that “the door has been opened” for Matt Leinart to lose his starting job.

“There’s not a lot of confidence in that locker room that Leinart is going to be their long-term quarterback,” says Schefter. Schefter names Derek Anderson as the Cardinals’ most likely alternative, though Anderson has also done nothing dating back to OTA season (or 2007, for that matter) to earn any degree of trust.

Original Photos Yahoo, swankpets

Tom Brady Hates Jets

August 24, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Tom Brady won’t watch Hard Knocks because he hates the NY Jets.

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady hates the NY Jets.

New England Patriots' QB Tom Brady hates the NY Jets.

From The NY Times

During Brady’s weekly appearance on WEEI radio in Boston on Monday, he was asked about “Hard Knocks,” the HBO show giving an inside look at the Jets’ training camp.

“Honestly, I haven’t turned it on,” he said in a casual manner. “I hate the Jets, so I refuse to support that show.”

Brady continued: “I’m sure it’s great TV. I’m glad people are liking it, but that’s just something that I have no interest in watching.

Original Photos TMZ, teambashers

Brett Favre Returns

August 23, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Brett Favre started for the Minnesota Vikings in their preseason game against the 49′ers.

Brett Favre saw limited action in his return to the NFL, and exited the game against the 49'ers after running into problems with his dentures.

Brett Favre saw limited action in his return to the NFL, and exited the game against the 49'ers after running into problems with his dentures.

From ESPN

The Vikings originally planned to play Favre up to 10 plays, but coach Brad Childress had seen enough after 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis blew past Peterson and crunched Favre on a second-and-13 play. (And don’t try to tell me that Peterson faced the unenviable task of blocking two free blitzers on the play. He chose Willis and never looked at linebacker Takeo Spikes.)

Offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell called a draw on third down, and backup Tarvaris Jackson took over on the Vikings’ next series. Four days after reporting to the Vikings’ practice facility, Favre’s only pass was a 13-yard swing pass to Peterson. The outing was reminiscent of his Vikings debut in the 2009 preseason, when he completed 1 of 4 passes and absorbed a pair of brutal hits.

Original Photos Yahoo, buzzle

Golf World Still Not Over PGA Bunker Ruling

August 22, 2010 By: Katchop Category: Golf

Dustin Johnson getting penalized for grounding his club at the PGA Championship last week still has people upset.

Dustin Johnson blew the 2010 PGA Championship dur to grounding his club in a bunker.

Dustin Johnson blew the 2010 PGA Championship due to grounding his club in a bunker.

From The Daily Commercial

Similarly, most golf writers produced next-day pieces that described the rules of golf as sacrosanct. After all, rules were rules. In this case, they’d been around since shortly after that first itinerant shepherd picked up a stick and hit a rock (or whatever it was) as far as he could toward a rabbit hole in the pasture. There’d be no pity taken on Dustin Johnson. The man grounded his club in a hazard and that was that.

Except that it’s all a bunch of baloney!

It’s idiotic to suggest that intent has nothing to do with rules.

Virtually every sport has exceptions to its rules of play based, basically, on the concept of fairness. In the NFL, a disputed fair catch takes place only when officials gather to decide the receiver’s intention. Was his casual wave at shoulder height enough to convince onrushing defenders that he meant to catch the ball and stop right there? The operative principal is fairness. He’d receive a competitive advantage if he “faked” the signal, then rushed through a defense that had eased up a bit.

Original Photos Yahoo, Amazon

Alternate Logo: New York Yankees

August 21, 2010 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Former MLB player Roger Clemens is facing charges that he lied to Congress.

The new Yankees logo may incorporate syringes to be more representative of their core players.

The new Yankees logo may incorporate syringes to be more representative of their core players.

From Yahoo Sports

Clemens’ all-hat, no-conscience Texas attorney, Rusty Hardin, said Thursday he would fight to the end (Clemens’, not his) against the perjury charges for his client, which is what he’s paid to do. There’s no telling what a jury might find, as the government’s chief corroborator – former trainer Brian McNamee – is no shining model of fair play himself.

Clemens took to Twitter to defend himself: ”I never took HGH or Steroids. And I did not lie to Congress. I look forward to challenging the Governments accusations, and hope people will keep an open mind until trial. I appreciate all the support I have been getting. I am happy to finally have my day in court.”

Original Photos standupforamerica, photobucket

Denzel Washington To Play Kurt Warner???

August 20, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Kurt Warner’s wife is pushing for Denzel Washington to play her QB husband in an upcoming movie.

Denzel Washington playing Kurt Warner in a bio-pic makes perfect sense to Brenda Warner.

Denzel Washington playing Kurt Warner in a bio-pic makes perfect sense to Brenda Warner.

From SB Nation

But then this line jumps out at you:
He has met with producers interested in doing a movie on his life story. If [his wife] had her way, Warner said, Denzel Washington would land the lead role.

Oh, obvious choice there. … Wait, what?

Warner faced plenty of adversity on his journey to stardom, but fighting against “stereotypes of a black quarterback” wasn’t one of them. As Kurt says of the possibility “It would probably challenge Denzel in ways he’s never been challenged before,” Warner mused.

Um, yeah.

Original Photos phoenix.fanster.com, denzel-washington.net

Could Carmelo To The Knicks Really Happen?

August 19, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NBA

Carmelo Anthony expects to be traded by the Denver Nuggets, preferably to the New York Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have both expressed their desire to become New York Knicks.

Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have both expressed their desire to become New York Knicks.

From ESPN

Well, here’s more good news for the hungriest fan base in the NBA: A whopping 64.5 percent of our panelists think Melo will be wearing orange and blue next season (and this survey was taken before Monday’s news that he plans to part ways with the Nuggets). What’s more, 26 members of our panel think CP3 will be his point guard. Sure, New York will have to do some roster maneuvering to make all of this happen. But as we saw with the Heat this summer, anything is possible if the players want it to happen.

CP3 aside, a Melo-Knicks union makes sense on many levels. He and his wife are both natives of New York. (Carmelo moved to Baltimore when he was 8.) He played college ball at Syracuse and loves MSG. And, from a purely basketball standpoint, can you imagine a scoring machine like Melo in Mike D’Antoni’s high-powered offense? He would become the Knicks’ most dynamic wing player since Bernard King, to whom Anthony is often compared, and the Knicks could instantly become contenders.

Original Photos Zimbio, fansedge, overstock

LeBron Acts Like Baby In GQ

August 18, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NBA

LeBron James lashed out at Cavs owner Dan Gilbert in GQ.

LeBaby James ripped former employer and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in a recent GQ article.

LeBaby James ripped former employer and Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert in a recent GQ article.

From NBC Sports

In an interview with GQ magazine, the new Miami star reiterated that coming to the Heat was the right decision for him and his family, especially after hearing comments Gilbert made after the NBA’s two-time reigning MVP chose to leave Cleveland after seven seasons.

James says, “I don’t think he ever cared about LeBron,” and adds, “me and my family have seen the character of that man.”

Original Photos NY Post, cdn1

Eli Manning Injures Face

August 17, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

New York Giants QB Eli Manning was injured against the New York Jets.

Eli Manning of the New York Giants needs some Band-Aids.

Eli Manning of the New York Giants needs some Band-Aids.

From Huffington Post

Eli Manning suffered a gruesome injury during a preseason game against the Jets Monday night, with blood spewing from his injured forehead.

The incident occurred after teammate Brandon Jacobs accidentally knocked Manning’s helmet loose on a fourth-down play. The Giants quarterback was then struck by Jets linebacker Calvin Pace, whose hit took Manning’s helmet all the way off, at which point the Giant collided with another Jets defender.

Original Photos nj.com, aidanterry

Colts Wear Throwbacks

August 16, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Indianapolis Colts wore 1955 throwback uniforms in their preseason debut.

Peyton Manning looks relaxed in his 1955 Indianapolis Colts throwback jersey.

Peyton Manning looks relaxed enough in his 1955 Indianapolis Colts throwback jersey to enjoy a Big Gulp at the line of scrimmage.

From The Indy Star

Decked out in 1955 throwback uniforms with blue helmets, the Indianapolis Colts threw back a lot to the San Francisco 49ers Sunday.

Well, backup Colts quarterback Curtis Painter did.The Colts started fast but reserves quickly squandered a 10-point lead with three second-quarter interceptions in a 37-17 exhibition loss at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Original Photos Yahoo, kaitycakes

Corey Pavin Feuds With Jim Gray

August 15, 2010 By: Katchop Category: Golf

Corey Pavin exchanged words with Golf Channel reporter and LeBron James stooge, Jim Gray.

Corey Pavin spent a lot of time checking his Twitter account while on the course after he feuded with Jim Gray.

Corey Pavin spent a lot of time checking his Twitter account while on the course after he feuded with Jim Gray.

From SI.com

U.S. Ryder Cup captain Corey Pavin had a heated exchange with Golf Channel reporter Jim Gray after Pavin insisted that Gray misquoted him about Tiger Woods’ prospects for making the team. Standing nose-to-nose with Pavin in front of a group of media members, Gray called him a liar and said, “You’re going down.” The Tour pro responded, “You’re full of it.” At one point Gray started to walk away, prompting Pavin to say, “You’re just going to walk off?” Gray then returned to face Pavin and the men continued jawing at each other in raised voices.

Original Photos Yahoo, mobiles.co.uk

Francisco Rodriguez Back With The Mets

August 14, 2010 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Francisco Rodriguez returns to the New York Mets in time for Saturday’s game against the Phillies.

Francisco Rodriguez of the NY Mets shows off his favorite pair of brass knuckles.

Francisco Rodriguez of the NY Mets shows off his favorite pair of brass knuckles.

From ESPN

Closer Francisco Rodriguez will return to the New York Mets on Saturday, after being suspended for two games by the organization for allegedly striking his girlfriend’s father in the face near the family room at Citi Field.

Rodriguez, who was arraigned Thursday at Queens Criminal Court on a third-degree assault and second-degree harassment charges, spoke with general manager Omar Minaya after his release from police custody that afternoon.

“It’s not acceptable,” Minaya said Friday, before the Mets opened a series against the Philadelphia Phillies. “He understands that. He admits that. He feels really bad, of course. He put not only himself, he put his teammates and the organization in a bad light.”

Original Photos zimbio, gizmodo

Rex Ryan Becomes Big Deal

August 13, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

NY Jets head coach Rex Ryan has become an overnight star after the debut of Hard Knocks.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan is becoming the next big thing in New York.

Jets head coach Rex Ryan is becoming the next big thing in New York.

From USA Today

Head coach Rex Ryan was his usual entertaining and outspoken self, though much of what he speaks can’t be reprinted in this blog (we counted nine expletives in the portion of his camp opening address that was aired).

GM Mike Tannenbaum also displayed his sense of humor … and the frustrations amid his ongoing efforts to end all-pro CB Darrelle Revis’ holdout. At one point, it appears Tannenbaum is literally going to pull his remaining hair out.

Original Photos nj.com, freakingnews

Tiger Woods Does Not Look The Same

August 12, 2010 By: Katchop Category: Golf

Tiger Woods is struggling through the worst stretch of his career.

Most golf observers think that Tiger Woods looks different this year.

Most golf observers think that Tiger Woods looks different this year.

From The NY Times

Woods is living out the worst performance nightmare of his career, wandering around lost, in public. Very much in public. One of the greatest athletes of our time is suddenly in need of a total reboot.

After Woods played the worst tournament of his career last weekend, I began to wonder: has any great athlete, at the top of any sport, ever had his or her game blown to smithereens so fast — not just from age, not just from injury, but pretty obviously from some deeper miasma of psyche and soma.

Original Photos Yahoo, lakers-fan.com

Showalter Right Pick For Orioles

August 11, 2010 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Buck Showalter has seemingly fixed the Baltimore Orioles overnight.

Buck Showalter is a manager who know how to pick his spots, and is in the process of turning around the Baltimore Orioles.

Buck Showalter is a manager who knows how to pick a winner, and he's in the process of turning around the Baltimore Orioles.

From The Baltimore Sun

That might be the whole story, but the office decor is so consistent with Showalter’s reputation as a detail guy that — intentionally or not — it has to send a message to every player who walks past: If you’re not with the program, there’s probably someone on that board who would love the opportunity to take your place.

Though Showalter has worked hard to play down the whole new-sheriff-in-town concept, it’s fairly obvious that the Orioles already are a different team than the one that interim manager Juan Samuel handed over to him Monday.

The on-field results speak for themselves, even if it’s far too early to draw any real conclusions from the small number of games he has managed so far.

Original Photo  Yahoo

Alternate Logo: The New York Knicks

August 10, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NBA

Between the LeBron saga and now Isiah Thomas, it’s embarrassing times for The New York Knicks.

The New York Knicks have re-hired Isiah Thomas as a consultant, so a new logo for the franchise is needed.

The New York Knicks have re-hired Isiah Thomas as a consultant, so a new logo for the franchise is needed.

From The Wall Street Journal

In case you didn’t notice the boiling red cloud of agita that blasted through the city on Friday, the Knicks rehired former president and coach Isiah Thomas as a consultant.

Yes, that Isiah Thomas. The one who helmed the Knicks through five rudderless seasons of doom. The one who left town after the embarrassing $11.5 million settlement of a harassment lawsuit.

Mr. Thomas was an epic fail. Drummed out in 2008, he was supposed to be Pariah Thomas, gone for good, so his Lazarus act has New York flipping its lid. The scorching outrage has singed sports radio.

But we can’t summon the anger. We laugh—because it hurts too much to cry.

Original Photo flickr

Will The New York Rangers Bury Wade Redden?

August 09, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NHL

The New York Rangers seem set to pay Wade Redden 6.5 million to play hockey in the minors.

Wade Redden may be on a bus headed to the New York Rangers minor league affiliate in Hartford as soon as training camp opens.

Wade Redden may be on a bus headed to the New York Rangers minor league affiliate in Hartford as soon as training camp opens.

From The NY Post

There’s no doubt the plan calls for Redden to be waived at some point during camp so his $6.5 million albatross of a cap hit can be removed from the ledger when the season commences, no doubt whatsoever.

The construction of the roster, including the recent signing of Alexander Frolov and trade for Todd White, indicates GM Glen Sather expects to have Redden’s space available, and so does pretty much everything the organization is communicating this summer to anyone in the industry who will listen.

Original Photos  NY Times, wikimedia

Heritage Classic In Calgary

August 08, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NHL

Calgary will host the 2011 Heritage Classic, which will pit the Calgary Flames against the Montreal Canadiens.

Gary Bettman poses with Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens and Steve Staios of the Calgary Flames, who looks a little like Ronald McDonald in a Flames throwback jersey.

Gary Bettman poses with Josh Gorges of the Montreal Canadiens and Steve Staios of the Calgary Flames, who kind of looks a little like Ronald McDonald in that new Flames Heritage Classic jersey.

From NHL.com

The Montreal Canadiens and Calgary Flames will take part in the 2011 Heritage Classic on Feb. 20 at McMahon Stadium, home to the Canadian Football League’s Calgary Stampeders. The League made it official during a warm Wednesday afternoon news conference, which took place on the field that will play host to the NHL’s sixth-ever outdoor game.

“Our first regular-season outdoor game was played in Canada, and it’s great to be coming back,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said. “As everyone knows, the roots of our game are in Canada. And the roots of our game emanate from frozen ponds and backyard rinks in Canada. When you have a heritage as proud and as strong as we do, you want to celebrate it.”

Original Photos Yahoo, djcrystalstone

Albert Haynesworth Training Hard

August 07, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Albert Haynesworth of the Washington Redskins has yet to pass his conditioning test.

The Washington Redskins are doing everything they can think of to get Albert Haynesworth to pass his conditioning test

The Washington Redskins are doing everything they can think of to get Albert Haynesworth to pass his conditioning test, including giving him a personal trainer to work with.

From USA Today

There still is no sign of resolution to Haynesworth’s status with the team, however. Shanahan has said he won’t allow Haynesworth to practice until he passes a conditioning test of two 300-yard sprints.

He said Haynesworth’s knee had been “more sore than it has been in the past.”

Original Photos Yahoo, tinypic

Cleveland Browns Try To Rebound

August 06, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Cleveland Browns are getting used to some new faces.

Cleveland Browns czar Mike Holmgren starts off his day with a golf cart ride, and a breakfast of Lucky Strikes with a Bloody Mary spiked with Red Bull.

Cleveland Browns czar Mike Holmgren starts off his day with a golf cart ride, a breakfast of Lucky Strikes and a Bloody Mary spiked with Red Bull.

From Vegas Spreads

The Browns, though, do have reason for some optimism. On offense, they can start with playmaker Josh Cribbs at wide receiver/running back/ and Wildcat quarterback. Oh, and he returns kicks too, for touchdowns. Jerome Harrison was surprisingly effective at running back. He ran for over 500 yards in his last three games, including a club record 286 yards against the Chiefs. They also acquired several new pieces to their offense, including tight end Ben Watson, OL Tony Pashos.

After ridding themselves of two headaches in quarterbacks Brady Quinn and Derek Anderson, the Browns signed Jake Delhomme to run their offense. Delhomme was a mess in Carolina, having lost his confidence, his starting job, and eventually his roster spot. Delhomme is a competitor and, if nothing else, will bring spirit and passion into the Browns’ clubhouse. The team, however, is weak in many of the line positions and at wide receiver so Delhomme might not have the time or the talent to make a crucial difference.

Original Photo Yahoo

Alex Rodriguez Hits 600

August 05, 2010 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Alex Rodriguez of the NY Yankees finally hit the 600th home run of his career.

After New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th HR, he took the time to thank all of those responsible for aiding his career.

After New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th HR, he took the time to thank all of those responsible for aiding his career.

From The NY Times

But on Wednesday afternoon, in his 47th at-bat since No. 599, Rodriguez crushed a ball toward deep center and jogged toward first base with his hands outstretched, his palms up. It is the universal body language for “What did I do?” but Rodriguez knew exactly what he had just done. His chase was finally over.

On the third anniversary of his 500th homer, Rodriguez reached his latest milestone in the first inning of the Yankees’ 5-1 victory over Toronto, connecting for a two-run blast off Shaun Marcum that landed in Monument Park, where the ball was retrieved by a security guard.

Original Photos Yahoo, natureschoicealoe

Brett Favre Retires.. Again… Maybe

August 04, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Brett Favre’s family denies that he has made a final decision regarding if he will play for the Minnesota Vikings or retire.

71 year old Brett Favre has retired from the Minnesota Vikings, but then again, maybe he hasn't.

71 year old Brett Favre has retired from the Minnesota Vikings, but then again, maybe he hasn't.

From KansasCity.com

Brett has not made a commitment to play or a decision to return at this point,” the family source said.

Neither Favre, nor his agent Bus Cook, nor Vikings coach Brad Childress has commented on the news that broke earlier Tuesday that a source said Favre informed the team he would retire.

Childress said at a press conference after training camp practice that until he “heard it from the horse’s mouth” he wouldn’t believe the rumors.

Original Photos suntimes, indianapublicmedia

Amare Stoudemire Gets Religious

August 03, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NBA

Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks went to Israel to find his Hebrew roots.

Rabbi Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks enjoyed his recent trip to Israel.

Rabbi Amare Stoudemire of the New York Knicks enjoyed his recent trip to Israel.

From The Huffington Post

NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire went to Israel last week to discover his Jewish roots on his mothers side. As the speculation has grown about whether or not the current New York Knick is Jewish, a clear-cut answer has yet to emerge.

Stoudemire recently discussed his trip and the goals of his visit to Israel in an interview on Israeli television. When asked whether he is Jewish, Stoudemire said “through history, we all are.” He even speaks a little Hebrew — just like Shaq!

Original Photos solecollector, jewishtrivalley

The Ochocinco And TO Show

August 02, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Cincinnati Bengals’ dynamic duo of Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens has grabbed the spotlight in Ohio.

Chad Ocho Cinco of the Cincinnati Bengals has referred to himself and Terrell Owens as Batman and Robin.

Chad Ochocinco of the Cincinnati Bengals has referred to himself and Terrell Owens as Batman and Robin.

From Lake City Reporter

Still, its nothing like what reporters must be feeling in Cincinnati over the past couple of days. There must be overwhelming gratitude. Many prayers have been answered.

Reporters dream to have someone who basically writes a story for them based on outrageous quotes. Cincinnati reporters, get your recorders ready.

T.O. meets Ocho Cinco, and the fireworks are sure to be bountiful. Not only are Terrell Owens and Chad Ocho Cinco two of the most dynamic wide receivers to play the game of football in the last 10 years, but they also make up two of the most dynamic personalities to ever play a sport.

Original Photos Yahoo, halloweenmart, milesteves

NFL Training Camps In Full Swing

August 01, 2010 By: Katchop Category: NFL

NFL players are enduring training camps across the league.

As NFL camps open this weekend, coaches on the hot seat like Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville are trying everything they can to get their players motivated.

As NFL camps open this weekend, coaches on the hot seat like Jack Del Rio in Jacksonville are trying everything they can to get their players motivated.

From SI.com

As NFL teams get going this weekend, take a long, hard look. This might be the end of training camp as we know it.

Next year a work stoppage might affect camps. Then by 2012 the league’s owners hope for an 18-game regular season, which would throw off the traditional football math of late summer: two weeks of camp before the first exhibition, six before the opener.

If the proposal to essentially turn the last two preseason games into regular-season contests becomes reality, teams could just start practicing two weeks earlier, right? Well, maybe not. Players worry a longer regular season would increase injuries, and NFL leaders have suggested they might cut back on training camp as a concession.

Original Photos Yahoo, goofuponastar


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