Thursday, June 30, 2011

'To Catch A Predator' Host Caught Cheating

Well we've officially reached the middle of 2011 and by the looks of the various sports reporting outlets, the rest of the year looks grim for sports fans. The NFL has gone over 100 days without being able to reach an agreement to end the lockout. Players and Owners have met for four straight days including today and nothing. In Layman's terms...the players thought that they cleared one hurdle by getting the owners to accept the fact that the players would get 48% of all revenue in a simplified formula. However, the owners presented the players with a new formula asking for $400 - $500 million off the top which was their previous offer and that would leave the players with 45% which the players say is "totally unacceptable".


$9.3 Billion these guys make annually and they can't figure it out...looks like no football for awhile.


The NBA is about to go down the same road. "It's obvious the lockout will happen tonight" according to Billy Hunter the Union Chief of the NBA. The NBA is even further apart then the NFL is in terms of what the owners want in the long term and what the players want. Looks like no basketball for awhile.


Oh yeah and the Dodgers, my God my father's team, well they filed for bankruptcy protection. My old man looked like he wanted to jump off the Stratosphere hotel. You are the freaking Dodgers you can't be filing for bankruptcy! This is one of the most storied franchises in all of sports, the home of Jackie Robinson, Tommy Lasorda, and they're broke? In case you didn't know there are tons of So Cal fans in the Las Vegas area and with USC being ineligible for awhile and the Lakers getting swept and now the Dodgers bouncing checks...what the hell is going on L.A.?


Like I said the rest of 2011 looks bleak and nothing shocked me more than reading the headline that the Los Angeles Dodgers filed for bankruptcy...well until Chris Hansen decided to cheat on his wife. Now first of all let me preface this by saying that what he did is not illegal although his wife may want to kill him. Chris Hansen you may know him as the host of the very popular Dateline NBC show 'To Catch A Predator' where he's seen talking junk to perverts and molesters who prey on children. Now if your job is to be the face of morality in such a dark environment wouldn't you think that you'd be moral.


I mean we've all seen the show and I would describe it as a trainwreck because I honestly couldn't look away. People from respectable fields of work driving hundreds of miles all to be taken down by law enforcement thank goodness but not before Hansen runs his smack talk like a WWE professional. Dude hits the predators with "do you want to finish your cookie?", "what are you doing here?" Like we don't all know. Oh and of course "did you bring condoms?" Technically his wife could hit him with his own questions couldn't she? And dude is red handed too I mean there's video and there's no denying it dude just own it.


Hansen is 51 and his mistress whose face is now all over the internet is 30. Certainly not as bad as Hugh Hefner with his 18 year old girlfriends who "honestly love him" yeah either him or the mansion. The mistress actually resembles the wife. Look, we're all human and we all have temptations. I know guys in their 40's and 50's married to 20 year olds and one of my associates is dating an 18 year old. Personally I wouldn't I mean where's he going to take her to the prom? Been there done that on to the next one as Jay-Z says. Bottomline, the world is going nuts and I don't know who to trust anymore. Thank God for vacation right? Have a Happy 4th of July!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Bruins Celebrate Stanley Cup Win With $157,000 Bar Tab

Greetings! To everyone who reads this blog on CBSsports.com please keep your comments clean and most importantly "step your game up"...Floyd Mayweather should've trademarked that. First of all, I admire athletes, I respect what they do. I also respect their talent which is why I love sports so much. I knew sports was a huge part of my life and I knew somehow I had to find a way to make a living at it. Thank God sports reporting was invented because I admit it I am terrible at sports except badminton and golf believe it or not I'm pretty good. Now that being said, there are a lot of things out there that can hurt athletes and may even end his or her career. Drugs, alcohol, violence, injuries, twitter and facebook.


For some reason athletes and social media don't mix. For some reason athletes think that when they tweet or when they post something on facebook, it's only their select group of friends who will see it. Unfortunately things can be retweeted and re-posted and when that happens the media gets it and then it's out there forever.


Apparently Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt didn't get the memo. Dude's facebook page is now private or maybe even taken down at this point but not before these three quotes where taken...


"Retiring from the NFL. F*** You Goddell."


"Change of HEart.. My family is always here for me. I made mistakes and i am sorry i am going to change and become a better person and mentor for all my young fans.. I will accept any penalty like a man.. The road beings Sept 11 in Jacksonville.. ill be ready!!!"


"my facebook was hacked with those past two status's.. i am not retiring and do not have any hate toward the commissioner."


Hey Kenny...uh oh! Nice try with the my facebook account was hacked defense. That worked really well for that congressman. I love how he spells the NFL Commissioner's name wrong...allegedly. Goddell? Do you mean Goodell? Dude's name is emblazoned onto every football in the league. Now I don't know if his account was hacked or not but looking at the first two quotes and then looking at the third quote which he admits writing, I see a lot of similarities in the way they are written. Maybe dude is tired of the NFL lockout and started F bombing the commissioner and then had a change of heart...probably errrr I mean allegedly. I don't think the commissioner will hold a grudge Kenny but just in case get your checkbook ready.


Speaking of checkbooks, I wonder who had the pleasure of scratching that $157,000 check to pay the bar tab for the Boston Bruins celebration. Granted, the Stanley Cup is the hardest trophy to win in all of sports in terms of games needed to win it all in the NHL. So I guess winning the Stanley Cup means partying the hardest right Bruins? I'm looking at the bar receipt and yes I'll post it here but I wonder how many beers do you have to drink to pay $7460.00 in tax? How much liquor do you have to slam to incur $24,870 in service charges? Actually, the bill would've totaled about $50,000 if it weren't for that 1 bottle of Ace Midas that costs $100,000! These guys spent $100 grrrrr on a bottle of wine!


Personally, I wouldn't do it but if I had a $100,000 bottle of wine I'd be looking to sell it to Steve Wynn or maybe use it as a down payment on an estate. I love the 136 Bud Lights, I mean they had to be buying for the bar...I don't think Tim Thomas and company and throwing back that much beer and living. That must of been one hell of a night. Well, I have to be at the Mohegan Sun in Connecticut July 4th weekend for business but now I have to make my way over to Foxwoods to see what a $100,000 bottle of wine looks like. The Bruins that were in attendance signed the bottle of Ace Midas and it is on display at High Rollers in Foxwoods. They will raffle the bottle off later to benefit the Bruins foundation so that's a good thing.


Still that number jumps out at you it's amazing. $157,000.00? Pac Man Jones spending $80,000 at a strip club thinks that was excessive...

Monday, June 13, 2011

Auburn Assistant 'Chest Bumps' President Obama


The NBA Finals are finally over, congratulations to the 2011 NBA Champions the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs are sort of a 'Bad News Bears' of the NBA meaning the team was full of great players who had achieved success and respect in the league but just couldn't get that championship ring until now. I honestly didn't care who won I don't root for teams, well not until my ex called me from Florida talking smack about Miami and I'm like Vegas doesn't even have a team so I cheered Dallas you know gotta represent the West and I'm not saying they won the championship because of me but basically they won the championship because of me. Shout out to Mark Cuban, I'll be expecting some Dallas championship gear in my inbox at work, send it c/o Delon G.


The Miami Heat have been taking lots of heat since their Wrestlemania entrance announcing the big three last July. I actually feel bad for these guys especially Lebron, dude has been criticized like no athlete I can remember. To me Lebron didn't do anything wrong, his contract was up after seven years in Cleveland so he could go wherever he wanted. But dude had a triple double and still took fire, that's when I said this is crazy. Just because the Heat turned into the Washington Generals in the fourth quarter doesn't mean you should keep bashing this guy. That's why I was happy to see him lash out at his critics and fans after the Game 6 loss. Lebron said, "All the people that were rooting for me to fail, at the end of the day, tomorrow they have to wake up and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. They got the same personal problems they had today. And I'm going to continue to live the way I want to live and continue to do the things I want to do."


Maria and I were having lunch at Emeril's when Jessica found us errrrr I mean happened to be walking by and Jess was like 'that's so mean I can't believe he said that' referring to Lebron's statement. I'm like hey, the guy has had enough. If you were getting bashed everyday wherever you go eventually enough is enough I mean's he's human even if he is the "chosen one". My only problem is that Lebron only targeted the poor fans when there's plenty of rich people also celebrating his loss. Off the top of my head I know one rich guy popping champagne like Lil Wayne and it's Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. The Heatles will be back, don't know about the head coach though...that's the kind of league it is today, you can take a team to the NBA Finals and be looking for work by summer.


Well the NBA is done for a while and college football has been staying relevant in the news with the various dui's and arrest that happen to all athletes lets be fair. But something that has never happened in the history of America took place last Wednesday and somehow I missed it. A co-worker told me she heard about it on one of the sports radio programs and I did some research and couldn't believe it. I certainly didn't believe it was possible especially this day and age. Auburn Assistant Trooper Taylor will go down in the record books. He will be a question on Jeopardy. He is the only person in history to have 'chest bumped' a sitting President of the United States of America!


On Wednesday during the President's annual visit with the defending BCS Champions, the President and Auburn Assistant Trooper Taylor are seen chest bumping with several stunned players in the background and several pissed secret service officials looking on. I saw the video on youtube and it happened there's no denying it. Like the Boston Celtics guard Delonte West would say "How playa is that man?" I know President Obama wants to be a regular man of the people and that he's not a luxury suite guy, he's more of a sit front row at a Wizards game with the regular people...well $2000 per seat regular people, kind of guy. But this can't happen I mean you are the most powerful man in the world.


I don't think George Bush was chest bumping the Texas Rangers. I don't think Bill Clinton was chest bumping the Arkansas Razorbacks. You know Reagan wasn't down with chest bumps. Lincoln on the other hand looked like he would be down or Patton or Truman. You can't be giving out chest bumps as the Commander and Chief you just can't. Not only did the President do it, it looks like he initiated it. What's next Hillary Clinton hitting the Women's College World Series champs with a gatorade shower? Sarah Palin headbutting the women's soccer players? For God's sake keep the political world and the sports world separate, it's too freaking weird.

Friday, June 3, 2011

One Of The Biggest Coverups In College Football History

Is it really June? Seems like I was slamming a Corona watching the New Year's Eve ball drop like a week ago, damn this year's flying. Well this means I am three months away from my Mexican Cruise and like Bart Scott would say I "Can't Wait". Last time there some girls I know wanted to get off the boat at one of the ports and "explore" and shop and I go are you insane? This year may be different especially if my best friend Jessica brings her Khloe and Lamar dvds, I hope she's joking.

Speaking of basketball, the NBA Finals are going on and I may be a little more excited if they didn't drag this thing out more than that have to. I watched Game 1 and I listened to all the so called experts. 'It's Miami's time, these guys don't lose at home, they've found their groove'. I watched Game 2 where the Heat dominated much of the game building a double digit lead only to blow it in the final 7 minutes. Once again coming from ahead to lose in spectacular fashion...again! Now they're headed to Dallas for the next three games, Heat fans say it with me...uh oh!

June also means the Scripps spelling bee. The showcase of little freaks errrr I mean talented youth who can spell words that you and I and 99% of the world will never use in a sentence. Well congrats to 14 year old Sukanya Roy for correctly spelling "Cymotrichous" which means "wavy hair", to win this year's spelling bee. Oh and Shaq retired? Seems weird, this guy's been playing longer than I've been alive...well it seems that way at least. Good luck Shaq, maybe you and Steven Seagal can team up in SWAT or something.

I actually have an update of sorts to the whole Ohio State University debacle playing out right before our eyes. You know, my friends are weird, they write my personal email address asking if I have any thoughts on the downfall of The Ohio State when the truth is I've already written three blogs about the subject. CBSsports.com find me there dudes it isn't hard, it's where I have the most readers so it's where I write the most. But the scope of the cover up is immense. By now you all know about former head coach Jim Tressel getting fired errrr I mean resigning before he could be fired, now the spotlight is on QB Terrelle Pryor rolling around in new vehicles with a suspended license...allegedly.

I should say those claims have been disputed, the eight or ten or twelve cars dude was rolling in were said to be "loaner cars" from a dealership that was working on his personal car. His lawyer also says his license has been reinstated. I don't see why everyone was so shocked, just because the head coach knew about the free tattoos and the weed, and the women, and the cars, and not only did Tressel look the other way, he also lied to the NCAA. There's having your player's backs and then there's this and it cost him his job. People in Ohio also want the Athletic Director's Gene Smith's head but President Gordan Gee said that Smith's job is safe.

This blog isn't about Pryor, Smith, or Tressel, it is about junior linebacker Storm Klein. His father is out to defend his son by seeking a lawsuit against the NCAA and Sports Illustrated who broke the story about what's really been going on at The U. Jason Klein said, "I have raised my son right. Storm has no tattoos on his body whatsoever. He doesn't have a drug problem, and multiple tests prove that. I have every single bit of his Ohio State memorabilia in my possession. I will be meeting with attorneys shortly to pursue action against the NCAA and Sports Illustrated. That's all I have to say at this time." Storm Klein was listed as one of the players that sold personal items for tattoos or money.

I listened to the Dan Patrick show where Sports Illustrated writer George Dorhmann and Dorhmann implied there was more to come regarding Ohio State and cover ups. He also admitted he received a lot of his information from drug dealers who would hangout with players off campus. I'm trying to wait it out, I don't want to do 100 blogs on the same subject, I'm not a reporter anymore thank God, I don't have a deadline to meet so I'll wait and see how it plays out. Ohio State has certainly been tarnished, I mean this is worse than the Reggie Bush/USC scandal. What's crazy about that is if Reggie had re-payed those shady guys he took money from, he'd still have his Heisman Trophy and he'd still be prominently displayed in Heritage Hall. Unfortunately, I have a feeling I will be writing about Ohio State again in the coming days and it doesn't look good.