Archive for September, 2010

The Dinner Tab heard ’round the nation

Posted: September 29, 2010 by NattieLiz in Dallas Cowboys, NFL

Little baby brat Dez Bryant  finally received his pay back. The Dallas Cowboy rookie signed a 3.8 million dollar contract this year and is most known for his refusal to go through the Cowboys rookie hazing of carrying the pads of a Dallas Vet during training camp. He was quoted as saying, “I’m not doing it. I feel like I was drafted to play football, not carry another player’s pads”.

Well as they say.. pay back is a You Know what.  Roy Williams was the vet that Bryant dissed during summer.. and he excused it by saying that Bryant could pay him back with a dinner and a new pair of shoes. Well that dinner went down Monday night. Bryant invited the Offensive players to dinner at Pappas Steakhouse, but Williams wanted the message of pay back to be clear…So he invited the Defense too. The bill for not carrying pads: $54,896.

The players basically ordered the entire menu and took home bottles of wine… some as much as 9,000 dollars.  Damn!! wonder if he said, He was brought here to play football, not buy every one dinner…. Well done  Williams, I like your style.


Oregon St: Boise Blues

Posted: September 25, 2010 by NattieLiz in NCAA Football, Uncategorized

One of the biggest game today, is Boise State vs. Oregon State. The Oregon State Beavers will be seeing nothing But BLUE! all day. The major challenge is attempting to win this game while playing on the entire blue field known as the “Smurf Turf”. But fear not, the Beavers have come fully prepared. The Oregon St. Football coaching staff decided that in order to properly prepare their boys for today, they had to paint their own practice field BLUE. The coaches insist that the combination of blue uniforms and the blue turf make it hard for the D-line to see the numbers on the jerseys, thus making it harder to see who to cover. It’s a distraction that Oregon wanted to be fully prepped for… Today is the day where we see if going the extra mile will pay off for the Beavers.

The Legend of Shoelace Robinson

Posted: September 22, 2010 by NattieLiz in NCAA Football

Well, ok it might not be a legend, but its a great story. Michigan Quarter Back Denard Robinson is coming up as one of the greatest QB’s in college football this season. Robinson does things a bit different from your average quarter back, starting with the fact that he doesn’t tie his shoes. Sounds like a major game hazard, but it works for him, clearly. Michigan is going undefeated into week 4. Denard is known in his home town of Deerfield Beach Florida, simply as “Shoe lace”. It all started in Pee wee football because he never tied his shoes, and hasn’t since.

Michigan Quarter Back Coach, Rod Smith, really  has no complaints, “when you watch him practice and you watch him run track and he runs a 10.4 100 meters in unlaced shoes you’re thinking that’s a little different. So hence that’s the nickname, Shoelace. And today, watch him now, he runs with his shoes untied. It’s the damnedest thing I’ve ever seen.”

From us here at JC: Good Luck  “Shoelace” this weekend against Bowling Green

This past weekend, Ohio University played Ohio State & it was a very one-sided match as you might imagine.  OSU won 43-7.  There was another in-game matchup that was a little more even.  The Ohio University Bobcat versus Brutus Buckeye of OSU.  The mascots took their rivalry to a whole new level.  Before Saturday’s game, the Bobcat mascot tackled Brutus to set off an impromptu wrestling match in the endzone.  The Bobcat first went after Brutus when he was leading the team on the field & then climbed on his back & rode him to the ground.  The student inside the Bobcat has been banned from any further Ohio athletics & needless to say, Ohio University apologized profusely about the incident.  The fans booed while this was all going on but I wish I could have been there to witness it because it sounds like it was hilarious.  It sounds like the Bobcat was probably involved in a little pre-game tailgating activities but at least OU could compete in something that day.

I hope you are enjoying your Sunday Funday.  There are a few football families that are looking forward to today.  One such family is the Mannings.  The NY Giants travel to Indianapolis to play the Colts on Sunday night, which also means a battle between brothers.  Peyton Manning will try to lead his team past little brother Eli.  They are the only 2 brothers to both win a SuperBowl MVP award.  It will be the 2nd time that their teams will play each other while the 2 are “manning” the QB position (pun intended!)  Peyton came out on top in the last meeting but we will have to wait & see about this one.  The real question is who will father Archie being cheering for?

The other family reunion will be occurring off the field but is the more important of the 2.  Back in May  while in his hometown of Indianapolis, Giants defensive end Mathias Kiwanuka was riding his motorcycle with his older brother, Benedict.  Minutes from their mother’s house while riding in front of his brother, Benedict crashed into a car & was thrown nearly 100 feet & was not wearing a helmet.  For almost 24 hours after, he fought for his life.  It was a traumatizing event for Mathias but thankfully, his brother has made almost a full recovery.  As the Giants are in Indianapolis it will undoubtedly be an emotional return home for Kiwanuka & I expect him to play hard with his brother always on his mind.

Reggie Bush Returns Heisman

Posted: September 15, 2010 by NattieLiz in NCAA Football, NFL
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Today Reggie Bush returned his 2005 Heisman Trophy. Earlier in the  year, the NCAA determined that he and his family had accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in gifts from two California agents while he was in college. His alma mater, U.S.C. has been given serious sanctions and earlier this summer returned a replica of Bush’s Heisman Trophy.

In a statement, Bush said: “The persistent media speculation regarding allegations dating back to my years at U.S.C. has been both painful and distracting. In no way should the storm around these allegations reflect in any way on the dignity of this award, nor on any other institutions or individuals.”

He added that he wanted to establish an educational program to assist college athletes and their families so they could “avoid some of the mistakes that I made.” He also tweeted a long statement today regarding the issue:

Via New York Times

Being a female sports reporter is a tough job.  Women have to deal with things men never would.  Granted it’s a 2 way street, because we don’t have to deal with their problems, but the men bring those problems upon themselves.  If a girl is pretty & a sports reporter, she has to go in the locker room & deal with what is handed to her.  This is what happened recently to a Mexican TV reporter, Ines Sainz (a former Miss Spain & bikini model).  She was in the NY Jets locker room waiting for Mark Sanchez because he is of Mexican descent & has become very popular with the Mexican audience.  While in there, some of the players made comments to her that were inappropriate.  Other reporters noticed & made a big deal about it so Jets owner Woody Johnson apologized to her.  She said she didn’t think anyone acted wrong because obviously it’s something she has become accustomed to & it’s not out of the ordinary.

It takes a lot more for a woman to be taken seriously as a sports journalist then it does for a man.  People always say how “she must’ve slept her way to the top” or “she’s only there because she’s hot” or “she deserved it with that outfit on.”  In some cases I agree, that is probably true & I’ve even said those things.  FOX-5 sports reporter Andy Adler in NY, for example knows nothing about sports & her interviews with athletes are basically just her flirting with them.  She was a former entertainment reporter & I guess FOX decided they needed someone better to look at for their broadcasts so moved her to sports to boost their ratings.

Athletes & fans are always giving women reporters a hard time even though a lot of them are really good at their job.  We all heard about Erin Andrews stalker.  And even though NESN field reporter Heidi Watney is supposedly dating Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek, she knows her stuff.  Clinton Portis weighed in on the Ines Sainz situation & said “I think you put women reporters in the locker room in positions to see guys walking around naked, and you sit in the locker room with 53 guys…I know you’re doing a job, but at the same time, the same way I’m gonna cut my eye if I see somebody worth talking to, I’m sure they do the same thing.” The NFL scolded Portis on these comments, saying they are offensive but all the same, it’s probably nothing they haven’t heard before.  A few years ago, Terrell Owens wouldn’t give an interview to anyone but Ms. Sainz & this is the video. you judge for yourself…