Thursday, September 2, 2010

Another basebrawl!



Here's video and a photo of last night's Nationals-Marlins brawl.





This is how you are supposed to brawl in baseball—get out there and get it going!! Plus the open ice hit by the 1st baseman in, is Classic.

-Toby

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Gordon: Utah Booed Tube Socks Off Stockton Too

There was much consternation among Utah Jazz fans when their club selected Gordon Hayward three months ago with the team’s first selection of the 2010 NBA Draft.

Actually, forget consternation. Jazz fans booed like schoolchildren at the team’s draft party at Energy Solutions Arena that night. But after watching Hayward during summer league in Orlando, coach Jerry Sloan made an auspicious comparison to the SALT LAKE DESERET NEWS - via SaltCityHoops.com:
Coach Jerry Sloan had high praise for Gordon Hayward (ninth pick) after watching him in Orlando. “He’s not a mistake-free player. This is a game of mistakes. He’ll make a mistake here or there. But he just plays. He just plays basketball. We had another guy here years ago who did the same thing, and he ended up being a pretty good player — John Stockton. I don’t mean to put that kind of pressure on [Hayward], but he plays.”

Comparing any first year player to Stockton is absurd, but at the very least Sloan is already at least half right.



Like Hayward last June, Utah fans booed the tube socks off Stockton when he was taken by GM Frank Layden in 1984.

Source: SportsbyBrooks

Friday, August 13, 2010

Jack Nicklaus Sinks a 100ft putt!

Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, and Johnny Miller enjoyed quite a foursome Wednesday in Benton Harbor, Michigan. The highlight was the still-potent putter of 70-year-old Nicklaus, which maintained its length and remarkable touch despite a hole requiring such firm stroke. (100 feet!) Check out the video below!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Worst boyfriend ever?

Worst boyfriend ever: Girlfriend gets hit by line drive as boyfriend leaps out of way. 

His excuse?: "The ball was coming up and I was going to catch it and it was in the lights and I lost track of it.” The guy was then reamed on by Astros announcers for a solid two minutes, scolded for his lack of a gentleman’s backbone.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Toby's thoughts on Don Wakamatsu getting fired.



(Please think of circus music in your head while reading this)

The Seattle Mariners fired Don Wakamatsu Monday afternoon and it raises some big questions. Jack Zurendcik “lost confidence” in Wak and the decision was “solely” his decision. I highly doubt that. There has been rumors abound that Ken Griffey Jr. stated that he would have nothing to do with the Mariners until Don Wakamatsu was gone from the organization. Did this play out behind closed doors—I doubt that this weighed at all on Jackie Z’s decision. But I highly doubt that Jack made the decision without thinking of himself and his longevity as the GM of the Mariners.

I tip my cap to Jack for one thing though. He has now publicly said that he screwed up with the hiring of Don Wakamatsu. Admitting your faults is a good start.

The M’s have shook up the players, they’ve changed the batting order, so now shaking up the coaching staff was really all that was left. We don’t have any players at AAA that we are waiting on to be called up—(OK maybe Micheal Pineda) so this was the only change left to be made. Why not wait till the end of the season? I would answer that question with a question—Why wait till the end of the season? If the M’s made the decision to move on then move on—it puts the M’s in a position to at least pursue/recruit the next manager for a good long time. Maybe they’ll make a good choice—so long as Chuck Armstrong and Howard Lincoln keep their noses out of the search.

It does make sense to put Tacoma manager Daren Brown in as the new interim manager since the majority of the M’s team in August and even more so in September will be up from Tacoma.
We can now look forward Ken Griffey Jr. Appreciation Night and maybe even a Stand Up and Fight Night with Mike Sweeney in the future as well. At this point I would also urge you to add Nintendo to the list of boycotted companies because they screwed Seattle sports with Starbucks and Seattles Best Coffee and anything owned by Ken Behring.

Toby Howell
The LockerRoom

PS- If anyone sees Jack Wilson near a bathroom please report it immediately so proper precautions can be put in place.

Mariners fire manager Don Wakamatsu

The Mariners have fired manager Don Wakamatsu.

Bench coach Ty Van Burkleo, pitching coach Rick Adair and performance coach Steve Hecht were also fired Monday by the Mariners, who are 42-70 and in last place in the American League West.

"I have concluded that these changes needed to be made now and that they are in the best interest of the Mariners as we move forward," Mariners general manager Jack Zduriencik said in a release from the team. "Don, Ty and Rick are all good baseball men and they have done their very best. But we are where we are. I no longer have confidence that Don, Ty and Rick are the right long-term fit for our organization. New leadership is needed and it is needed now."

Daren Brown, who has managed the Mariners' Class AAA Tacoma team the past four seasons, has been named interim manager for the remainder of the season. Roger Hansen, who had been the Mariners' minor-league catching coordinator, takes over as bench coach. Carl Willis, who was the Mariners' minor-league pitching coordinator, takes on the responsibility of pitching coach.

"Daren is an experienced manager with over a decade of minor-league managing experience," Zduriencik said. "He is intimately familiar with our club; he was with the club in spring training and managed many of the players on our current roster in the minors. I believe he will do a fine job."

Click here for source.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Titans Sue USC, Kiffin; Cite “culture of violation”

Citing a “a culture of violation and avoidance of respect,” the Tennessee Titans filed a lawsuit today in Nashville against USC and Lane Kiffin for allegedly ignoring the NFL club’s contractual hiring requirements of assistant running backs coach Kennedy Pola.

In the lawsuit filing the Titans claim that when Pola took a job with the franchise on Feb. 1, the assistant coach agreed that he would, “not under any circumstance solicit discussions or entertain employment with any other person or entity during the term without given written permission to do so.

Pola was then hired last Saturday by Kiffin as USC offensive coordinator. The move came just one week before Titans training camp was scheduled to open. That despite the USC coach allegedly failing to obtain contractually required written permission to formally approach Pola about a position on the Trojans staff.

The filing cites Kiffin utilizing, “improper methods and means to direct harm and damage of parties to contract.” The suit also states that, “written consent” from the Titans was required for USC to hire Pola and that “verbal consent” was “inadequate.

The NFL team added in its lawsuit that despite fully recognizing Pola’s contract requirements with the Titans, Kiffin “encouraged” the assistant coach to breach the terms of his deal.

The Titans are requesting a jury trial while seeking treble, punitive damages against Kiffin and USC.

Though a serious read, the endgame in this lawsuit is more symbolic than punitive. The odds of Pola returning to the Titans are slim to none regardless of court proceedings and any financial settlement obtained by the NFL team will be small, if not altogether insignificant.

It’s probably not a coincidence that this litigation emanates from the same state that Kiffin recently departed as Univ. of Tennessee coach under turbulent circumstances.

Not to mention that individual Titans game tickets go on sale in less than a week.

Click here for source - Sports by Brooks.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Morning coffee... July 22, 2010


What the heck Pete Rose? What the heck?

College News

Bobcats have five players named to preseason All-Big Sky
I'm just saying... Montana State will be a force to be reckoned with this year.
 
National News

Baseball player's wife pleads guilty to kidnapping
She stole a baby and told the player that he was the father... parent of the year!

Contador set for title
I have no idea how the Tour de France works but they say he's got it in hand.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tiger Woods Can’t Sell Video Games No More


If you thought that Tiger Wood’s female troubles weren’t going to have an impact on the sales of all things Tiger, look no further than with his video game.  Copies of EA Sports “Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11″ were down…WAY DOWN.

According to GamesIndustry.biz, sales were down 68% year-over-year across all platforms, but the drop for the Wii version was the most precipitous at 86%; with some simple math, that comes out to a meager 38,100 sales in June 2010 versus 272,400 in June 2009.

Wow that is HUUUUGE. Don’t think Nike and any other company using Tiger’s likeness to sell their shit isn’t paying attention to this. Makes one wonder where Nike’s Tiger apparel sales are currently as compared to a year or two ago.

I’m betting they aren’t nearly as good. I mean who wants to be caught rollin’ around town decked out in Tiger’s gear. Even if you fashioned yourself as a bit of player, if you’re wearing that gear you have got to be radioactive to women. There will be a fallout zone of at least 5 feet around you for sure.

Just when Tiger needs the money the most, its getting tougher for him to make that cash.
No wonder he’s not winning anything right now.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

MLB Threatens To ‘terminate’ Rangers ‘franchise’



The most undercovered story of the summer, and maybe the year, is the outrageous circumstances of the sale of the Texas Rangers.

Before your eyes glaze over, understand that this story is very important as it pertains to the financial future of individual major league clubs. It also could dictate if the Texas Rangers exist this time next year - if MLB’s rhetoric is to be believed.


If you’ve read this site over the years, you know by now that MLB has done all it could to turn over franchises to owners who either lack the financial resources, as in the McCourts, or the willingness, as in the late Carl Pohlad, to invest Yankee-esque sums into player payroll.

Most recently, MLB handed over one of the crown jewels of its league, the Chicago Cubs, to a highly-leveraged buyer in Tom Ricketts. Ricketts was chosen to take over the team despite his lack of liquidity and inability to field the highest bid for the franchise.

Why? Because MLB doesn’t want the Cubs to end up with a $200 million payroll, which would drive up costs for other owners, contribute to further competitive imbalance and possibly lead to additional labor strife.

Of course, if MLB had a revenue sharing agreement like the NFL, Cubs fans wouldn’t have to worry about having an underfunded owner running their beloved team. (In the third-largest market!) Because of the petty greed of the league’s individual owners, no such revenue sharing plan exists - forcing league commissioner Bud Selig to jury-rig MLB ownership ranks to prevent another Steinbrenner-type owner. (See shooting down Mark Cuban in his bid for the Cubs.)

That brings us to Selig’s latest payroll-chopping opportunity: The Texas Rangers.

Thanks to years of irresponsible borrowing and a subsequent mountain of debt, Rangers Owners Tom Hicks was forced by MLB to put the franchise up for sale last year. 15 months later, the team has not yet changed hands because the folks who lent the Rangers untold millions actually expect to … *gasp* … get paid! How dare they!

Despite the dire financial condition of the Rangers, Selig was hoping he could railroad Nolan Ryan and Chuck Greenberg into the Rangers ownership suite over a fully-financed bid from Houston businessman Jim Crane - among others - by forcing the franchise into bankruptcy.

But when a bankruptcy judge noted that Crane was willing to come a lot closer to making lenders whole than Ryan and Greenberg, he cut down Selig’s end run.

How far will Selig & Co. go in forcing their cronies onto clubs?

Today the NEW YORK TIMES has this reaction from MLB to the bankruptcy judge who refused to yield to Selig’s attempt to hand his buddies the Rangers - which would’ve immediately screwed lenders out of hundreds of millions:

One of Selig’s lawyers vowed profanely in a conference call that if the judge did not approve the team’s prepackaged bankruptcy plan, which would have sped approval of the Greenberg-Ryan bid, M.L.B. would terminate the franchise, according to a person on the call.

That’s right, MLB would shut down the Rangers if a bankruptcy judge did not allow them to give the team to Ryan and Greenberg. In other words, if you make Bud Selig & Co. actually follow the letter of the law, they’ll just take their ball and go home.

Rather than give the team to the current highest bidder, the bankruptcy judge now plans to put the club up for auction on August 4. The club’s creditors, like J.P. Morgan bank, think the team could ultimately fetch nearly $1 Billion, but with auction deadline just two weeks away and MLB threatening to “terminate” the franchise if its cronies aren’t gifted the team, can you see an outsider trying to crash Selig & Co.’s private club?

If Ryan and Greenberg do end up with the team, that’s good news for small market clubs who have less money to spend on payroll. But is end-running lenders out of hundreds of millions of dollars by manipulating the legal system really the way to make that happen?

I’m a Kansas City Royals fans, so I would stand to gain from the Rangers being unwilling or unable to field a nine-figure payroll, but somehow MLB’s underhanded methods don’t fill me with optimism.

What would this mean for our Spokane Indians? A Texas Rangers affiliate!!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

NBA team changes logo

Check out the new (or old) logo that the Golden State Warriors are going for. It hearkens back to the day of when sports uniforms weren't gawdy Star Trek uniforms.



Awesome. I'm so pumped about this. You can read the full story here.

Morning coffee... June 18, 2010


Down 2-0 at halftime to Slovenia in the World Cup, the US battled back to get a tie and keep its hopes to advance to the next round alive.

I also heard via text that the US scored another goal but it was called offsides, something the replays show wasn't the case. Is it me or are refs getting worse and worse? Or perhaps replays are getting better and better?

National News


Missing North Korean players show up a practice

Is North Korea not one of the most entertaining countries in the World Cup? I think we need more communist countries in this international events.

LA bursts out into riots after Lakers win NBA Championship
Because what would a championship be without a good riot.

Ron Artest gives the best post-game interview ever

No really, watch this video and try not to laugh, I dare you.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Utah to the Pac-10

It's official, Utah has joined the Pac-10. Or should we call it the Pac-12 now?

The rumors, projections, closed door meetings and dealings are over and the celebration has begun.

The University of Utah is officially part of the Pac-10. The move from the Mountain West Conference to the elite league was quickly approved Thursday by the unanimous vote of Utah's Board of Trustees in a public meeting at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

"This is an absolutely great day to be a Ute," said longtime Utah athletics director Chris Hill.


Even though the super conference idea with the Big 12 South is deader than Michael Jackson, the idea that the Pac-10 has added more schools makes me like the situation that the conference is in. It's at least good they were proactive with expansion instead of reactive like the Big-12 errrr.... Big 10 now.


They didn't get the prettiest girl at the prom, getting schools like Texas, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State would have blown up the Pac-10 to epic proportions. It also wouldn't have made a whole lot of geographical sense but whatever. It would have been great to get those big schools and big money into the conference but WSU fans... you wouldn't have been competitive ever again.


Colorado and Utah make sense though. First you capture the Denver and Salt Lake City markets which gives you an even bigger stranglehold out west. You give the Arizona schools somebody closer to develop rilvaries with. You keep the "travel partner" system together and you can hope and pray that Colorado and Utah develop into bitter rivals.


(Can somebody go and defecate on a John Elway statue in Denver and then put a Utah Jazz jersey on it?)


This gives Utah a chance to show that they're a national program after getting snuffed by the BCS for years. It's a very underrated school and has both strong football and basketball programs. It's also not BYU... which is great.


Colorado was one of the weaker schools in the Big 12 but I think it will do better since the bottom half of the Pac-10 is a lot worse than the Big 12. 


Pac-10 fans might find the not becoming the Pac-16 might of been the best thing to happen to it.


Now if they could just fix those refs. Woof!

North Korea doesn't think they lost to Brazil

So lets say that North Korea loses 2-1 to Brazil. Nothing really to fret about, Brazil is one of the world's best soccer countries ever. North Korea is North Korea. However, if you read the game recap from the Korean New Service, they don't even report the final score.

Pyongyang, June 16 (KCNA) -- The league match of the 2010 World Cup between the DPRK and Brazil took place at dawn (Pyongyang time) on Wednesday.

From the outset of the match the two teams fought a seesaw battle. The DPRK footballers created good shooting chances, not losing their confidence even after losing two goals.

At about the 88th minute of the match Jong Tae Se headed the ball before passing it to Ji Yun Nam who powerfully kicked it into the rival's goalmouth, scoring a goal.

The DPRK team will meet its Portuguese rival on June 21.
What would happen if they did this for Detroit Lions games or season recaps. "The team played with heart and tenacity and even though they dropped sixteen games, they finished the season on a high note."

Classy. Another reason not to live in North Korea... crappy SportsCenter segments.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Morning coffee... June 16, 2010


Kobe Bryant and the LA Lakers tied up the NBA Finals 3-3 with a 89-67 victory over the Boston Celtics last night.

Is this series over? Do you realize that if Kobe wins this championship he'll have five rings, one short of Michael Jordan? Where does he rank among the greats in the game then?

National News


Switzerland upsets Spain 1-0 in World Cup - The Daily Interlake

And those annoying horns are still blaring.

Izzo not headed to Cavs, stays with Michigan State

Lebron... why are you packing your bags....?

Detained for promoting beer


Reasons to watch the World Cup? Weird stories like this...

Thirty-six female fans were ejected from Holland's World Cup match against Denmark and interrogated for hours for allegedly wearing orange dresses to illegally promote Bavaria beer, though there's no branding on the dress and the company denies hiring them.


Could they do this sort of thing during a NASCAR event if anyone is promoting beer? Is it possible to detain thousands of fans?

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Canadians are having roid rage


Those dastardly Canadians are up to no good. The steroid problem has gotten so bad up there, they've had to suspend an entire football team.

The University of Waterloo Warriors football team will miss the entire 2010-2011 season over steroid violations.

As many as nine potential doping violations were discovered during a mass test of 62 football players from the University of Waterloo, resulting in suspension of the team’s activities for the upcoming season.

In addition, two players from the team received suspensions and a former player faces charges in a police probe into steroid trafficking.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, Canadian Interuniversity Sport and the University of Waterloo held a news conference Monday to announce the findings of a sweeping probe of players in the university’s football program on March 31. More than 80 urine and blood samples were taken, resulting in nine infractions. The test was instituted by the school.


As for the NFL... move along.... nothing to see here. Go make fun of baseball...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Aikman and Bledsoe to the rescue!

The two former pro-bowl quarterbacks have a plan to solve this whole mess in the Gulf of Mexico. Lets hope the oil spill doesn't bring a blindside linebacker up to blitz.

Troy Aikman and Drew Bledsoe, both former Pro Bowl quarterbacks, are part-owners of a new technology that they claim can help clean up the ongoing oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Their company, Ecosphere, has had meetings with BP. Bledsoe talked about the technology at a recent press conference. From FS Southwest:

According to Bledsoe, Ecosphere would set its filtration systems on barges in the gulf and on beaches to clean the water.

"This is not technology sitting on the shelf waiting for a disaster," Bledsoe said. "This is technology out in the field satisfying contracts for well over a year, so it's proven. ... When you watch it, it is magic seeing dirty, nasty water go in one end and then crystal, clean water out the other end." 


So wait, they have a Brita filter?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Jerseys are magical


Check out the new threads for Team USA. And as usual, Nike has gone scientific on us.

When the United States men's national basketball team heads to Turkey for the FIBA World Championships this summer, they're going to look pretty cool. It's hard to mess up red, white and blue, and the various manufacturers who have supplied their uniforms throughout the years haven't made very many missteps. But this year, they're also going to feel cool thanks to a couple tweaks by Nike.

Through some kind of clothing wizardry, Nike has eliminated more than 13 inches of fabric from a typical basketball jersey, and probably double that when compared to Allan Houston's tarp-like mid-90s shirt. The back of the jersey will once again feature "Aerographics," which you probably know as those intricately-designed perforations that make it look like everyone has a super sweaty back like Patrick Ewing. And yes, that's two zings on the New York Knicks, who have been the antithesis of on-court aesthetics for two decades running. Make that three.

Aside from the extra tailoring, the jerseys are about the same. The shorts are the big story, as far as international basketball clothing news goes. Thanks to Nike's new Hyperelite design, the shorts are about half as light as a normal basketball short when dry. Get them wet — like, you know, from sweating during a game — and they're even better, weighing less when soaked (10.1 oz.) than a normal pair does when dry (13.6).


Don't ask me how that's done, I think they're defying the laws of physics.

Photo: US vs England


Ha! We tied the Brits! And ESPN had this very cool ad. Epic eh?

Friday, June 11, 2010

Just for fun, here's a picture from the 1986 World Cup


Those two are "fighting."

I think the internet just got its new viral photo. Enjoy.

Tragedy strikes World Cup

It's only a day old, but the 2010 World Cup already has a downer story to talk about.

JOHANNESBURG (AP)—It should have been a moment of triumph—Nelson Mandela, basking in the cheers as Africa’s first World Cup opened. Nelson Mandela with his great-granddaughter Zenani, who was killed in a car accident following Thursday's kickoff concert. (AP Photo/Peter Morey)

Instead, South Africa’s beloved anti-apartheid icon stayed at home with his family Friday in northern Johannesburg during the opening ceremony and game, mourning his 13-year-old great-granddaughter Zenani, who died in a car crash on the way home from a tournament-eve concert in Soweto.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation said the tragedy “made it inappropriate” for the former president, who is 91, to attend the opening ceremony in Johannesburg.


That's a shame considering how much Nelson Mandela represents to South Africa and how this should be one of his finest moments. Prayers go out to him, and the good things that people say about this man are too hard to count. Sad day.

Fish tanks behind homeplate


All these new Major League ballparks have gone retro, featuring unique quirks and aspects that make them stand out from the rest. It's certainly better than the cookie-cutter stadiums of the 60s and 70s, although it would be nice if they didn't cost tax-payers an arm and a leg.

The Marlins new stadium takes the cake for a unique quirk. They're installing an aquarium backstop. What?

The two giant aquariums will be located on either side of home plate, but not directly behind it. And no worries on a Faith No More-type situation with a fish flopping around on the ground and gasping for air because the aquariums will be constructed with shatterproof glass.
MLB.com has more details:

"Each aquarium will be constructed using a durable fiberglass structure, and white crystal-clear acrylic panels 1.5 inches thick will be used for the viewing windows. To safeguard it from impact, Lexan — the material used for bulletproof windows — will be installed in front and in back of the acrylic panels."

The aquariums will hold 600 and 450 gallons, but will sadly not be big enough for a real marlin.


This makes me think they should have Grizzly Bears at UM's home stadium.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Should Big Sky Teams move up?

Huge news for college football, and this is only the tip of the iceberg. Colorado is headed to the Pac-10. Now sit back and watch the Big 12 crumble to nothing. If more teams follow, the Pac-10 could look completely different in a blink of the eye. Also considering USC was just slapped with a two-year postseason ban, things are getting really juicy.

Now lets step back and take a look at how this affects more local teams, namely the Big Sky and the Montana schools. Talk of moving up to FBS is nothing new for Montana and Montana State, however is it the right move if this Big 12 vacuum clears some space in the smaller conferences?

Having seen a program fall flat when they moved up first hand, let me be the first to say that the Montana schools don't want to become the next Idaho. They also shouldn't expect to have Boise State-like success if they move up. I recently read this very well-written article in the Bozeman Daily Chronicle by Will Holden explaining the challenges of the transition from FCS and FBS. I want to show you a few snippets and explain why it would be a bad idea for the Montana schools to move up.

CLICK "READ MORE" TO SEE THE FULL BREAKDOWN

Reasons why you're still single... beach ball guy

You're sitting an enjoying a perfectly good sporting event with a big crowd and this guy shows up. He looks around for ushers. He pulls something out of his pocket. He blows it up.

... and for the next 20 minutes, the game is ruined because this damned beach ball is bouncing in front of you.

What is this? 1994? Beach balls are stadiums are not only outdated but they're also annoying. It's like the wave but less social. And what if I don't want to hit the ball around? Beach ball guy, I hope you die a long, painful death.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Don't ignore Derek Fisher

This gets me every time when the Lakers are in the Finals. Derek Fisher turns in a clutch performance and the media acts like they've been blindsided. He's been doing this for years! Granted, he has played old and washed-up for most of the season but one thing you can never do in the NBA playoffs is underestimate somebody that has been there before.

Fisher took over in the fourth quarter last night, scoring four clutch baskets to help LA beat Boston 91-84. That gives the Lakers a 2-1 lead in the series and lets them regain home court advantage. He finished with 16 points, second highest to Kobe's 29 on the team.

Now, many people have said he's been playing like a wet suitcase all season. Many people were right, but mark my word, you can always count on Derek Fisher coming up big in the clutch. He's hit big threes, he's caused Sacramento Kings fans to contemplate jump off a building and he's been every bit a staple of the Lakers' greatness as Kobe.

Is he as good as Kobe? Heck no. Not even close. He's a role player for sure. However, Fisher is also a veteran that knows where he needs to be at the right time. When the moment is right, he knows when to pull the trigger. He understands that no matter how terrible he is during the regular season, all it takes is some plays in the post-season to help your team.

That is why, you can never count out Derek Fisher. He'll come back to bite you.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Golden Tate had the munchies

Is it wise to have a wide-receiver that likes maple bars this much?

Police were called to Top Pot Doughnuts in Bellevue, Washington, at 3:00 a.m. on Saturday after two men were found entering the store after hours. Turns out new Seahawk Golden Tate just had a case of the munchies.

It seems Tate, who lives in the building above the shop, apparently came home in the wee hours and was overcome by the smell of freshly baked maple bars. It's been well-established that the man lacks all self-control. So he and his buddy just went in and took some. Too bad the store didn't open for another four hours.


I don't know what is more weird, Tate thinking its cool to enter a store after hours or Tate living about a bakery. You decide.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Schools the Pac-10 should think about getting for expansion

Before the Pac-10 becomes the Pac-39, here are some schools there should look at.

WSU - they're not in the league right now are they? Oh they are? Oops.

School of Hard Knocks - Their mascot, the high school dropout, is pretty cool.

Some Canadian school - that would make the Pac-10 competitive in Hockey. We're not being stereotypical are we?

Duke University - That way they could smell their own farts with the academics at Cal and Stanford.

The School for the Blind - This is where you could get all the Pac-10 refs!

Tim Tebow University - Formerly known as the University of Florida.

Seattle Seahawks - Come on, coached by Pete Carroll, a roster of good college players, they might even go to a bowl game.

A message from BP

Okay this isn't sports related but it's damned funny...