The Redneck Olympics took place this weekend in Hebron, Maine, drawing a crowd of hundreds. The rules were simple: beer and facial hair mandatory, tank tops and tattoos optional, and proper grammar forbidden.
According to the Sun Journal, some of the events included:
- – tug-of-war
– the beer trot
– bobbing for pigs’ feet
– the mud flop
– toilet-seat horseshoes
– greased watermelon haul
– pie-eating contest
Here’s a highlight video from the weekend’s events:
Baseball players have different routines to get themselves prepared for games. Some watch videos. Some play cards. Some beat the drums. Some beat other things. I had no idea that Evan Longoria practices his musical skills before games. The third baseman got a lesson before Saturday’s game from Goo Goo Dolls drummer Mike Malinin:
The Goo Goo Dolls were at The Trop to perform a concert following the Rays game Saturday night. It was part of Tampa Bay’s Summer Concert Series which began in 2008, a promotional idea that helps draw crowds to the park. The Rays generally perform well on concert days, posting a record of 26-6. They were shutout by the A’s on Saturday 8-0. Maybe they should go back to Longoria’s idea to host a Senior Prom for Senior Citizens in order to have better success.
- Evan Longoria
Giants closer Brian Wilson turned heads at the ESPYs with his spandex tuxedo that caught nearly everyone off-guard. The offbeat pitcher described the outfit by saying it felt like he was naked. I guess that’s a comfortable feeling. At least I hope that’s how it is, because one Wilson look-alike wore an identical outfit to the Giants-Phillies game Sunday. Check it out:
The fan in question is D.J. Silva, a young man from Roseville, Ca according to his newly created twitter profile. A woman who drove with him to the game described him as “a real cool guy that just happens to pull off the [Brian Wilson look] really well.
So what does Silva look like without the ESPYs tuxedo or even without the beard? Let’s take a look:
Real Madrid is on a tour in China and played friendlies against two Chinese Super League teams. They also played an exhibition against 109 children in Guangzhou. Why 109 children? Because it was the 109th anniversary of the preferred club of Franco the Fascist, according to Shanghaiist. Real Madrid won 2-1 but it wasn’t easy on the crowded pitch. Check out the video:
Real Madrid won both of its friendlies by convincing scores. Perhaps it’s no surprise they found much more difficulty when they were outnumbered by over 90 players (albeit much less skilled). The good news is with such a crowded pitch there was no room for golf carts.
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They say that a dog is man’s best friend. For a baseball catcher, it’s a cup that is his most valuable possession. Marlins catcher John Buck switched to the NuttyBuddy (great name) cup last year in Toronto after breaking one of his old ones.
Buck broke one cup earlier in the season after a curveball from Josh Johnson bounced and hit him in the groin (pictured above). He cracked his second cup of the season Saturday night on a Chris Carpenter fouled bunt attempt. How bad was it?
“I felt like I was gona throw up. That hurt really bad,” he said.
Unlike last time when he missed the next game, Buck says he was available to catch Sunday. The Marlins went with Brett Hayes behind the dish in their 8-4 loss to the Cardinals, so Buck was spared. If he breaks one more, they may have to start a Tin Cup Fan Club in his honor.
- John Buck
Rhett Bomar was busted for an alleged DUI early Sunday morning in Mankato, Minn. nearby the Vikings’ training camp. The arrest will hinder his chances of making the team considering he’s already behind Donovan McNabb, Christian Ponder, and Joe Webb on the depth chart.
The team had a practice in Mankato Saturday night and Bomar was picked up for his alleged DUI early the next morning. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because it should.
You may recall that Bomar was Oklahoma’s quarterback until getting kicked off the team in 2006. It was reported that Bomar was getting paid by a car dealership for work he wasn’t doing. He ended up at Sam Houston State and was drafted in the fifth round by the Giants in 2009. It’s pretty safe to guess the DUI will mark the end of his time with Minnesota. Look at that face — it clearly has UFL written all over it.
- Rhett Bomar
Steve Williams was dumped as Tiger Woods’ longtime caddie recently and did not take it well. The New Zealand native is in competition with Tiger, and made it a point to tell the public how much he enjoyed his week on the bag for Adam Scott at the Bridgestone Invitational. Check out this interview he gave following Scott’s win:
Williams also revealed some more details regarding his recent split with Woods.
“He just called me up when I asked him to go and caddie for Adam, and he didn’t agree with it, and thought it was time to take a break,” Williams said. “In caddie lingo, that means you’re fired, simple as that.
“I was absolutely shocked that I got the boot to be honest with you. I’ve caddied for the guy for 11 years, I’ve been incredibly loyal to the guy and I got short shifted. Very disappointed.”
It’s hard to present much commentary on the firing without knowing Tiger’s reasons for the split. What we do know is that Stevie is going out of his way to tell the world how much more he’s enjoying his time with Scott. That comes across as somewhat, I don’t know, petty. Reminds me a lot of this guy, and that’s never a good thing.
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When I get a tattoo, I’m going to get one that says “Cliche.” Then maybe I’d fit in with Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins who got a new tattoo on his leg that says “Misunderstood.” DeMarcus posted a picture of his new tat on his Boogie Cousins account:
You may recall that DeMarcus’ character was questioned around draft time. The Kings also hired an assistant coach specifically to babysit him. He confirmed most of the character questions early in the season when he practically invented ways to get in trouble.
Cousins bounced in-and-out of the starting lineup before getting consistent minutes from about March to April. He’s a good player with a lot of promise, but he needs to prove to everyone that he’s mature through his actions, not his ink.
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What happened at UFC 133 Saturday night will change the sport forever. We’re not talking about an epic battle between two fighters that will effect the way everyone views mixed martial arts. No, this particular change comes more in the form of a dress code adjustment.
Dennis Hallman, who was knocked out in the first round by Brian Ebersole, infuriated Dana White with his wardrobe selection. Hallman decided it would be a good idea to show up for his fight wearing a grape-smuggler. After the fight, White expressed extreme disappointment in his “people” for allowing it to happen and said he was disgusted with Hallman for wearing the shorts. Check out White’s comments, courtesy of MMAFighting.com:
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Deion Sanders went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in style. After spending most of his speech explaining how “Prime Time” was just a persona he created in order to help make money to take care of his mom, he expressed his unlimited swag by placing a bandanna on his Hall of Fame bust. Check out this video of him wrapping his bust courtesy of The Sports Geeks:
Here are a couple more looks at Deion doing his thing: