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Friday, October 31, 2014


Kobe called Dwight Howard ‘soft motherf—er, b-tch a– n—er’ (Video)

Kobe Bryant Dwight Howard

Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard were hit with double-technicals after getting into it during the season opener between the teams on Tuesday night, and the two exchanged some words afterwards. Though cameras showed Kobe calling Dwight “soft” and saying, “try me” to his former teammate, that was just the tame version of what was said.

A new courtside video shows us a few other things that Kobe barked at his ex-teammate.

As captured by a fan sitting courtside, Kobe can be heard calling Howard a “soft motherf—er” and “b-tch a– n—er.”

Just remember that despite Kobe acting like a tough guy towards Dwight, the Lakers legend is actually 0-1 in his unofficial NBA fighting career.

H/T Deadspin

Jaded Timberwolves fan gives away ticket to home opener with great sign on post

Timberwolves ticket giveaway

Folks in Minnesota aren’t exactly excited about the prospects of the Timberwolves this season without Kevin Love on the roster. That sentiment was best expressed by this sign found on a street post Thursday.

The T-Wolves are playing their home opener against the Detroit Pistons and are already 0-1 after losing at Memphis on Wednesday. They weren’t a playoff team with Love and you can’t expect much more from them with Anthony Bennett and Andrew Wiggins. I mean that roster is pretty dreadful. You’re lucking at a starting five of Wiggins, Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, Thaddeus Young and Corey Brewer. I wouldn’t be too excited about going to one of their games, either. Not even Vanilla Ice could get me pumped.

Photo: Twitter/Andrew Malecha
H/T Bryan A. Graham

Richard Sherman-Erin Andrews Halloween costume is great

Richard Sherman Erin Andrews Halloween Costume

Folks are always struggling to find the right Halloween costume. Our boy Del is a sleeper hit in this matter; guy killed it with his Ace Ventura costume last year and is going Reno 911 this year. Yes, TV and movies are great themes for costumes, but so are sports.

With that in mind, the Wall Street Journal came up with a number of cute and clever ideas for sports-themed costumes based on some of the stories that have gone viral over the past year. The one that is getting the most attention is their Richard Sherman-Erin Andrews costume.

It even got a positive Twitter response from both Sherman and Andrews:

Head over to the Wall Street Journal to see the other ones. I’m partial to the Bob Costas.

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Eric Decker’s wife Jessie James defends husband against Jets ‘haters’


Eric Decker ran a fun little Twitter contest earlier this week that called for New York Jets fans to express how much they love their team using the hashtag #jetsdiehardfan. The problem is the Jets are 1-7, and most of their fans are disgusted at the moment.

As a result, Decker’s Jets Nation rallying cry resulted in some hilarious comments from people who are currently embarrassed to call themselves Jets fans. Decker kind of asked for it, but his wife Jessie James didn’t appreciate the negative feedback.

Mrs. Decker fired back at Jets fans before deactivating her Twitter account. The New York Post captured her tweets before they disappeared.

“You think he really cares what y’all think haters?” she wrote. “He’s laughing his ass allll the way home. … Life is pretty good here. Can’t complain.”

Jessie later tweeted that people are “so overdramatic” and that she loves Jets fans. In other words, someone informed her of how petty she sounded and told her it’s never a good idea to fire back at keyboard warriors.

And now she’s off Twitter altogether. Those of you who have seen how attractive Mrs. Decker is know that is bad news for all of us.

NFL Week 9 expert picks against the spread – Doc’s locks

Doc had a decent Week 8 showing going 7-8 against the spread, but the lock failed and so did some of the other games he liked. That’s OK, because Doc Brown is going to make a comeback in Week 9 and get that lock right for you.

The picks for Week 9 are below:

(ATS = Against the Spread, SU = Straight Up)


Doc Brown obviously likes the Cardinals because he has them with the points and straight up. They have a lot of the intangible things going, such as success in the turnover battle and special teams. That seems to make a big difference in many of their games. Their defense was all up in Nick Foles’ grill last week, so they should be able to do the same whether they face Tony Romo or Brandon Weeden. Weeden for a whole game is about as effective as Romo playing with half a back, so that should add up to a win for Arizona.

Doc has been fairly heavy on underdogs all season and using that to success, but this week is different. Doc went with many favorites when he was in doubt.

A few other games Doc wants to mention include Cleveland, KC and the Giants. Tampa Bay is a pretty brutal team, while the Browns are actually pretty good. With the exception of their stinker against the Jags, they’ve been a monster against the spread. They completely dominated the Raiders last week for the cover and should do the same to the crappy Bucs.

The Chiefs have also been very good against the spread this season. The Jets are terrible and a switch to Mike Vick at quarterback should provide a slight boost over Geno Smith, but the puppy master is still pretty bad. He struggles to move that offense and still commits way too many turnovers. Vick is not the answer. Asking the Chiefs to cover a 9.5-point spread is a lot, but they’re up for it.

Lastly, both Doc and Del like the Giants on Monday night. The Giants are coming off a bye week, will be at home on primetime and they might be able to catch the Colts off guard. Indy is a much different team on the road and outdoors. The Colts are still really good, but the Giants might catch them.

Madison Bumgarner’s dad sent son awesome text message during Game 7


Madison Bumgarner may be a multimillionaire who plays professional baseball in a big city, but behind the greatest World Series pitcher of all time is a small-town background and a hilarious old man.

Kevin Bumgarner, Madison’s dad, still lives in the part of North Carolina where Madison grew up — an area that is littered with Bumgarners. Michael Powell of the New York Times interviewed Kevin after Game 6 and 7 of the World Series, and Madison’s pops did not disappoint.

For starters, the guy is a walking one-liner. Kevin said he was nervous about Madison pitching in Game 7 because he didn’t know how much gas his son had left in the tank.

“I didn’t know if he had enough left tonight,” he said. “But I did know that boy would try to steal a steak off the devil’s plate.”

Perfect. After the Giants were blown out by the Royals in Game 6, Kevin said he offered his 25-year-old son some simple words of wisdom.

“I tell Madison, Sometimes you’re the bug, and sometimes you’re the windshield,” the elder Bumgarner said. “Sometimes you’re the pigeon, and sometimes you’re the statue.”

Is this guy hilarious or what? Powell was initially supposed to watch Game 7 with Kevin at his house, but Bumgarner cancelled last second and explained that he was a “nervous wreck.” When Powell showed up after Game 7, Bumgarner welcomed him with open arms. He also shared a text message he had sent to his son during the 8th inning of his incredible performance on Wednesday. Kevin was too emotional to read it out loud.

“OMG. You’re so much more than awesome,” Kevin had written. “To see you work on the mound reminds me of watching you in high school. You are willing yourself to perfection and dragging the team along with you. I couldn’t be more proud of your baseball accomplishments.”

We know baseball players are superstitious, but Kevin obviously wasn’t worried about jinxing Madison before the final inning. Besides, he probably didn’t care. It sounds like he would have been equally proud of him whether he recorded the final three outs of the series or came out and got shellacked in the ninth.

“I knew he wouldn’t read that text before the game was over, but I wanted him to know this was what his daddy thought of him.”

If you thought Madison Bumgarner was awesome, Powell’s entire piece is worth reading. You’ll like his dad just as much.

H/T Deadspin

LeBron James unites city of Cleveland in new Nike ad (Video)

The return of LeBron James to Cleveland will become official on Thursday night when the Cavaliers take on the New York Knicks, and Nike has just the commercial to get you amped up about it if you’re into that sort of thing.

In its latest commercial featuring LeBron, Nike shows King James giving a lengthy pep talk to his new teammates about grinding it out and working hard for the city of Cleveland. Throughout the course of the ad, the people of Cleveland basically become part of the team.


Just watch it. Whether you’re a LeBron fan or not, you have to admit the commercial is well done.

Video via Darren Rovell

Joseph Randle arrest video — he offered officer $100 for a massage

Dallas Cowboys running back Joseph Randle brought us the most humiliating arrest of the season earlier this month when he was pinched for stealing underwear and cologne from a department store. The way he acted after stealing the items was even more embarrassing.

A video released on Wednesday shows Randle acting like a total d-bag while he was being booked at the Frisco County Jail following his arrest. At one point, the 22-year-old asked a jailhouse employee for a massage.

“If I give you $100, can you give me a massage?” Randle said.


Randle also expressed concern over making it to Cowboys practice the next day and wondered out loud why teammate Josh Brent is still in the locker room after he drove drunk. Here are some of Randle’s “best” quotes from the booking, courtesy of CBS Dallas-Fort Worth.

“Hey, is this going to be on the news, you think?”

“How come y’all don’t have the height and weight on there like you normally do?”

“Josh Brent, he’s still up in the locker room. He was driving drunk. That’s stupid.”

At one point, Randle tried to use his cell phone without permission and was told to stop. He also tossed his jacket to a booking officer like the officer was a coat room employee at a nightclub.

Considering the reason Randle gave for stealing the items from the department store, we’re not surprised he acted like such a clown when he was being booked. The Cowboys would be wise to just release him at this point.

H/T Pro Football Talk

Mike Sims-Walker doesn’t get the whole coming out as gay thing


Remember Mike Sims-Walker? Sure you do. He’s the guy who had one or two decent seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars about five years ago before he suffered a knee injury and nobody wanted him anymore. But he still kicks around on Twitter, and like many others he offers some hard-hitting views on controversial topics.

For example, Sims-walker took to Twitter on Thursday morning to express some confusion over the concept of coming out of the closet.

Well, Mike, where do we begin? For starters, straight people aren’t discriminated against for being straight. They’re not bullied into thinking their sexual preference is “wrong” and don’t feel the need to go through life hiding who they are. People like Michael Sam hope that by coming out they’ll inspire others to overcome their fear of being bullied or worse.

Wait, why am I even getting into all this? Who’s Mike Sims-Walker? Never mind. Carry on.

Eric Decker asked fans why they love the Jets, got what he deserved


Eric Decker (or the person who runs his Twitter account) had a fun idea on Wednesday. The New York Jets wide receiver, who is new to this whole losing thing, decided to ask his team’s fans to use the hashtag #jetsdiehardfan to express why they love the Jets.

Of course, not many people love the Jets right now. The team hasn’t been to the playoffs since 2010. Currently sitting at 1-7, the Jets are well on their way to their worst season since a 4-12 campaign in 2007. I’ll let their true fans take it from here:

Sure, there were a select few who had positive things to say about Gang Green, but what the hell did Decker expect? That went about as well as the time Florida State called on fans to ask Jameis Winston questions on Twitter. Fantastic idea, Eric or Eric’s PR person.

H/T Eye on Football

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