John Wall’s Dougie at Wizards’ Home Opener Was Kind of Awkward (Video)

When someone does the Dougie Dance either in celebration or just for fun, it usually begins and ends rather quickly.  That was the case with the legendary Dougies of Braylon Edwards, Reid Brignac, and the Oregon Duck.  For some reason it seemed awkward when John Wall broke out the Dougie during the pregame introductions of Tuesday night’s Wizards-Sixers game.  It could be because he did it for like 20 seconds.  It also could be because it was the Wizards’ home opener, yet you could hear a pin drop at the Verizon Center while the No. 1 overall draft pick was being introduced.  In any event, I think Wall should stick to his own dance from now on.  Here’s the John Wall Dougie video:

Video Credit: YouTube user Born2WinMai

Karl Meltzer Ran the Pony Express: 2064 Miles in 40 Days

Back before the days of cars and planes, the mail used to be delivered by horseback. The Pony Express was set up in the 1860s to facilitate communication from the East to the West and it stretched from St. Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California.

In commemoration of the 150 year anniversary of the Pony Express, ultra-marathoner Karl Meltzer actually RAN THE WHOLE TRAIL. Yes, Meltzer ran 2,064 miles in just over 40 days, averaging out to over two marathons a day. Yup, people talk about preparing for a single marathon by running 10 miles a day. This guy did more than two of them per day and completed the journey last week.

So how the heck did Meltzer do it? “It took a lot of preparation, including about 5-7,000 calories of food each day, and half a can of Red Bull every 5 miles to keep Karl at his pace,” said Meltzer’s trainer Ted Meyer.

For just over 40 days, Meltzer’s job was to run from 7:00am-5:00pm. On a typical day, he would wake up at 4:50am, take a blood test, eat breakfast, and then set out to run. After he was done running, he would use a heart monitor then take an ice bath for an hour to recover before eating a greasy dinner. Check out some of these cool stats from his run:

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LeBron James Busts Out the Fangs Mouthguard for Halloween (Picture)

Judging by this picture of LeBron James fangs mouthguard, I’m going to have to assume he’s getting into the Halloween spirit a little early.  Either that or he’s a big fan of the Twilight series.  I wouldn’t put it past him.  Bill Belichick has even celebrated Halloween before, so we know anyone can do it.

The real question here is whether or not the NBA will allow this.  They already told Rajon Rondo he can’t wear his headband upside down, so do they dare tell their golden child to knock it off?  After all, that’s violent!  Fangs?!  Those promote violence!  Come to think of it, what if this mouthguard is some sort of gang paraphernalia?  David Stern had better act quickly before this gets out of hand.

Pat Burrell Supposedly Was The Machine in Brian Wilson’s Video Interview

We’ve already dedicated a fair amount of coverage to the insanity that is Giants closer Brian Wilson. First came Wilson’s oddball interview with Jim Rome. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a must-see. Words can’t describe how strange it was. A few days prior to the Rome interview, Wilson was doing a skype interview on the Cheap Seats with Chris Rose when midway through the interview, a masked, S&M guy in a gimp outfit walked by in the background. Rose understandably freaked out and of course Wilson played it off. Then, in the middle of an NLCS celebratory interview, Wilson again mentioned “The Machine,” sending the internet into a tizzy.

So the question was asked by Deadspin: who was the gimp? SI Hot Clicks passed on word that The Fightins has the answer. The Fightins, a Phillies fan site, shared a picture of Pat Burrell in the costume from about five years ago that supposedly confirms the Giants outfielder doubles as The Machine. Here’s the pics of Pat Burrell as The Machine:

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Bill Belichick Says He Was Once John F. Kennedy for Halloween

Bill Belichick actually attempted to have fun at some point in his life?  The same guy who has made a living out of snubbing people on post-game handshakes?  Maybe he was just trying to fit in with society, but the Patriots coach told reporters during his press conference on Friday morning that he was dressed up as John F. Kennedy for Halloween during the Cuban Missile Crisis.  Belichick would have been 10 years old during the Crisis, so that actually kind of makes sense.

While all the other kids were dressing up as ghosts and monsters and whatever other fun costumes kids came up with in the 60s, little Billy decided to dress as the most important man in the world at a time of crisis.  The ironic thing is Belichick probably takes his coaching job more seriously than JFK took his presidency, and I’m not saying Kennedy wasn’t serious enough.  He probably lost point with the judges for being too serious.

Halloween Winner: Tim Tebow Friar Tuck Costume with Real Shaved Head

Tim Tebow’s friar tuck cut was easily the best (worst?) example of rookie hazing in the NFL this year. Tebow was forced to get the haircut, but can you imagine that a Florida/Tim Tebow fan out there was so dedicated he actually got the friar tuck cut for a Halloween costume? Check out the pic via Only Gators:

Now that is dedication! Hopefully this guy won whatever contest his office was running … he certainly deserves it.

No surprise this was listed as the #5 sports costume on The Football Girl’s list via SI Hot Clicks.

Chicago Bears Cry Racism After Being Refused Entrance to Angels and Kings Club

Jay Cutler may have thrown four interceptions to the same player last Sunday, but he wasn’t even with his Bears teammates when they were refused entrance to a Chicago club.  If he were, I could maybe understand not letting the guys join the party.  So there goes that theory.

Sports by Brooks highlights a rather unusual story from the Chicago Sun-Times, which reports that several Bears players were given the stop sign at the door of the Angels and Kings nightclub in downtown Chicago on Monday night.  According to the report, there were 26 players in total.  Among them were linebackers Brian Urlacher and Lance Briggs.

It was supposedly only 11:30 p.m. and the club was not overcrowded.  The players also did not appear to be intoxicated, according to the Sun-Times source who was allegedly there “every step of the way.”  The Bears players claim they had arranged the plans to attend the club with its head bartender in advance, so they were understandably p.o.’ed when they were told they couldn’t go in.

The clubs management is backpedaling quite a bit now.  Although the group of players was racially mixed, the report says they felt they were not allowed in because there were too many African-American men with them.  Since the club can really give no reason why they prevented the players from entering, that kind of looks bad from a public relations standpoint.

On Wednesday night, a spokeswoman for Angels and Kings, Cheryl V. Jackson, claimed the operations for the bar that night were in the hands of an outside vendor.  Jackson said the “outside vendor” had made a mistake and the club’s relationship with them has since been terminated.  As Brooks mentioned, it’s tough to believe the outside vendor can just call their own shots and has nothing to do with the club.  However, I haven’t the slightest clue why the players weren’t let in, so I’m not going to speculate.