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Vick Gets Paid

August 30, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Michael Vick signed a contract with the Philadelphia Eagles for 100 million dollars.

Michael Vick slips out the back door of the Philadelphia Eagles' offices after signing his 100 million dollar contract.

Michael Vick slips out the back door of the Philadelphia Eagles' offices after signing his 100 million dollar contract.

From Forbes

But is Michael Vick worth $100 million?

He has started five playoff games in his career and won only two (the last win coming after the 2004 season). Compare that to Brady and Manning who have won 23 playoff games combined along with four Super Bowls. Vick’s career QB rating is 80.2 just behind such immortals as Ken O’Brien and Jeff George.

QB rating does not take into account running ability which is one of Vick’s strongest attributes, but Vick is 31-years-old and his legs are bound to slow down as he ages. Look at Randall Cunningham who Vick is often compared to and is second behind Vick in career rushing yards per game among quarterbacks. Cunningham averaged 42 yards a game rushing before his 30th birthday and less than 15 rushing yards per game in the 65 games after he turned 30.

Original Photos dailymail, missxpose

Tebow Gets Thrown Under The Bus

August 23, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

An anonymous Broncos’ executive said some mean stuff about Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow wasn't literally thrown under a bus by the Denver Broncos, he just feels like he was.

Tim Tebow wasn't literally thrown under a bus by the Denver Broncos, he just feels like he was.

From Yahoo Sports

If you’re wondering about the plight of that other inexperienced passer on the Broncos’ roster – how far and fast he has fallen in the eyes of his bosses – consider that at least some people in the organization believe that Tim Tebow is the fourth-best quarterback on the roster.

As one highly knowledgeable member of the organization told me Monday, “If everything was totally equal, and this were a competition based only on performance at this camp, Tebow would probably be the fourth-string guy. Kyle [Orton] is far and away the best, and Tebow’s way behind [Brady] Quinn, too. And I’m telling you, Adam Weber is flat-out better right now.”

Original Photos zimbio, msnbc

Vick Feels Pressure

August 19, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Michael Vick threw 3 interceptions for the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday night.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick played like Michael Pick last night.

The Philadelphia Eagles' Michael Vick played like Michael Pick last night.

From Yahoo Sports

After telling GQ magazine that he didn’t want to come to Philadelphia to be a third-string quarterback following his release from federal prison two years ago, Vick clarified his remarks late Thursday after he threw three interceptions in a 24-14 preseason loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

“I wanted to be with (coach Andy Reid),” Vick said. “I knew that I was going to have to sit, but I knew it was going to pay great dividends for me. I couldn’t see it at the time, but that goes to show how much I know because of how things worked out. I’m glad to be an Eagle and hopefully I will be for a long time.”

Original Photo FansEdge

Best Sports Commercials

August 17, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

The Daily Meal has a list of the greatest commercials starring athletes.

Hard to believe Tom Brady and his Summer's Eve douche ads were left off the list.

Hard to believe Tom Brady and his Summer's Eve douche ads were left off the list.

From The Daily Meal via Yahoo

Think about the most resonant athlete food commercials of all time. What comes to mind? “Mean Joe” Greene’s Coke commercial is an obvious one. Gruff, tough, persistent, touching — it hits all the right emotions, the soft spots that cause typical American males to fight back tears at the end of Rocky movies — the ones that make them gulp after slow-motion end-zone passes or stealing-home scenes in the run-of-the-mill sports movies. Then there are the clever commercials, the ones like the Bird versus Jordan game of horse that just hit exactly the right tone. When you think about it, athlete food commercials are an art form… really.

Original Photos buzznet, walmart, gstatic

Thome Gets 600

August 16, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

Jim Thome of the Minnesota Twins hit his 600th home run.

Jim Thome of the Minnesota Twins has hammered his 600th HR.

Jim Thome of the Minnesota Twins has hammered his 600th HR.

From Fox News

Minnesota slugger Jim Thome become the eighth player to hit 600 home runs, connecting twice against the Detroit Tigers on Monday night.

The 40-year-old Thome hit a two-run homer in the sixth inning for No. 599, then added a three-run shot in the seventh. The milestone came on a 2-1 pitch from Daniel Schlereth.

Both homers were hit to the opposite field. When No. 600 cleared the fence in left, Thome raised his right fist as he went around first base, and the crowd in Detroit came to its feet to applaud him.

Thome became the second-fastest hitter to reach the milestone, hitting his 600th homer in at-bat No. 8,137. Babe Ruth needed only 6,921 at-bats.

Original Photos photoshelter, stayfitbug

Carlos Zambrano Explodes

August 13, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

The Chicago Cubs will be without Carols Zambrano for a while, after he had a complete melt down and retired.. in the middle of a game.

Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs, moments before he threw a grenade at the Braves' Chipper Jones that may cost him his job.

Carlos Zambrano of the Chicago Cubs, moments before he threw a grenade at the Braves' Chipper Jones that may have cost him his job.

From The Chicago Sun Times

The Chicago Cubs placed Carlos Zambrano on the disqualified list Saturday and said the right-hander would receive no pay and have no part in team activities for 30 days.

Zambrano cleaned out his locker and left the team after giving up five homers and being ejected from Friday night’s 10-4 loss to the Braves. He did not return to the team Saturday.

General manager Jim Hendry said Saturday that Zambrano’s actions, including a brush-back pitch to Chipper Jones that led to the ejection, were “intolerable.”

Hendry said Major League Baseball and the players’ association would discuss Zambrano’s statements about his baseball future.

Original Photos yahoo, 3dshop

NFL Preseason Starts

August 11, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

NFL Preseason starts tonight, with the Seahawks – Chargers game on ESPN.

Mark Brunell desperately searches for his partial before any NY Jets teammates notice.

Mark Brunell desperately searches for his partial before his NY Jets teammates notice.

From SBNation

The Seattle Seahawks and San Diego Chargers square off Thursday evening in a preseason opener at San Diego. The Seahawks are a team that struggled to a 7-9 record but stumbled into the playoffs while the Chargers once again got hot late but just missed a playoff spot at 9-7.

The Seahawks made a lot of changes in the offseason, with the most notable being the departure of longtime quarterback Matt Hasselbeck. His departure resulted in the Seahawks signing Tarvaris Jackson who enters the preseason as the number one quarterback on the depth chart. Jackson had some ups and downs in Minnesota and will look to justify Pete Carroll’s excitement.

Original Photos Yahoo, dentalelements

Bills Rookie Is Huge

August 09, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NFL

Buffalo Bills rookie Defensive Tackle  Michael Jasper is 400 lbs.

400 pound DT Michael Jasper of the Buffalo Bills has some Nutty Professor in him.

400 pound DT Michael Jasper of the Buffalo Bills has some Nutty Professor in him.

From Democratandchronicle.com

At his heaviest, at least according to that scale, Jasper weighed 448 pounds, and Hand was frank with him: At that weight, he had no future in the NFL.

“Matt Hand made a deal with me initially saying they wanted me under 400 pounds,” Jasper said. “All of the other scouts that came through, they were telling me that I had to be 320, 310; they were giving me unrealistic goals to reach. Finally I heard, ‘Get down to 400, see if you can get to 400.’ So that was a mark. I set it, attacked it, and got down to 400.”

Original Photo yahoo, mymovies

Sean Avery Gets Arrested

August 05, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NHL

Sean Avery of the New York Rangers got himself arrested.

Sean Avery of the NY Rangers got into confrontation with the LA Police Department, and wound up in jail.

Sean Avery of the NY Rangers got into confrontation with the LA Police Department, and wound up in jail.

From TMZ

NHL star Sean Avery challenged cops to a FIGHT when they responded to his Hollywood Hills home this morning … calling them, “Fat little pigs” … law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

We’re told cops were dispatched to the home over a complaint about loud music — and when they arrived to Avery’s pad, the hockey star was NOT happy to see them.

Sources tell us 31-year-old Avery immediately began running his mouth at the cops — telling them he would fight all of them … even challenging them to, “Come back without your badges.”

During the incident, Avery — who famously dated Elisha Cuthbert a while back — allegedly shoved an officer and slammed the front door on the cops.

Original Photos usatoday, morgangenser

Islanders On The Way Out?

August 03, 2011 By: Katchop Category: NHL

The NY Islanders may be relocating.

With the news that the Islanders may be relocating, we thought it was time to dust off and update this logo.

With the news that the Islanders may be relocating, we thought it was time to dust off and update this old logo.

From The NY Post

Some local officials privately said they could see Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who also owns 45 percent of the Barclays Center, potentially acquiring the Islanders to add 44-60 dates per year to help fill the arena.

A Prokhorov spokeswoman, however, said the Russian billionaire “has no interest in buying another sports team at this time.”

The arena currently is projected to host about 200 events annually, including Nets games.

Queens, Kansas City, Mo., Suffolk County and Canada have also been rumored as potential landing spots for the Islanders.

Original Photo itstats.net

Have The Padres Gone Too Far?

August 01, 2011 By: Katchop Category: MLB

The San Diego Padres continue wage war against their payroll.

The San Diego Padres may have gone too far in fighting their payroll problems.

The San Diego Padres may have gone too far in fighting their payroll problems.

From sandiego.com

Jed Hoyer, the second year General Manager, moved contracts and got two more tremendous young minor league pitching prospects.Owner Jeff Moorad’s miniscule payroll got smaller by the shedding of two more contracts.

Mike Adams, who resurrected his career from the scrap pile, goes to Texas, currently in first place, and will have the chance to save games in a pennant race.

Ryan Ludwick, his disappointing one-year stay in San Diego over, goes to a hitter-friendly park, and will have two months to show he can still hit, after earning nearly $6 million with the Padres, while striking out much more than hitting balls out of the park.

Original Photos Yahoo, galaxyarmynavy


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