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Mike Tyson No Longer Thinks Highly of Himself, Thinks He’s a ‘Waste’

We’re certainly used to this type of tone from the erratic Mike Tyson. What we’re not really accustomed to is Iron Mike directing his typical degrading language and vulgar insults toward himself. It would appear that the man who once considered himself to be untouchable — even after embarrassing himself against Evander Holyfield — is no longer overflowing with confidence.

Iron Mike recently sat down for an interview with Details Magazine that will appear in their August issue. He provided Details with the memorable material we’ve come to expect, while also giving us a glimpse into how his opinion of himself has changed since the passing of his 4-year-old daughter. Here’s some of Mike Tyson’s interview with Details Magazine, courtesy of Out of Bounds:

The first stage of my life was just a whole bunch of selfishness. Just a whole bunch of gifts to myself and people who didn’t necessarily deserve it. Now I’m 44, and I realize that my whole life is just a fucking waste. Greatest man on the planet? I wasn’t half the man I thought I was. So if there’s a big plan now, it’s just to give — it’s selflessness, caring for the people who deserve it. Because I think I’m a pig. I have this uncanny ability to look at myself in the mirror and say, “This is a pig. You are a f***ing piece of s***.”

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Matador Gored in the…Ouch

And the bull wins, again.  I’m not sure how you’d rank this against the matador getting gored through the neck, but it’s no walk in the park.  What you’re looking at above is exactly what it appears to be — a picture of a matador being gored in the scrotum.  Gulp.  I can’t think of many things in life that would be worse than that.

It’s tough to feel badly for El Juli of Spain or any other matador who gets messed up when toying with a bull.  I’ll never understand why they do what they do or why anyone would participate in the Running of the Bulls.  The more stories I see like this, the more respect I have for the matador who fled the ring instead of standing up to the bull.  It’s nice to know that someone comes to their senses every now and then.

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Another bullfight goring photo to make you wince (or cheer, whatever) [Out of Bounds]

Did Big Ben Pee on a Golf Course?

Maybe he did. Maybe he didn’t. Who cares, right? Wrong. Pro Football Talk has been made aware of a rumor that alleges Ben Roethlisberger may have urinated on a golf course while golfing in Columbus, Ohio. Although this seems like it’s not a big deal, a woman named Nan Fowler supposedly witnessed the act and was not only offended; she’s thinking about pressing charges.

Like anyone else who’s had a go at him, I’ve taken my fair share of shots at Roethlisberger when I felt he deserved it. This, on the other hand, is completely ridiculous. Give the guy a break. If you’re a male and you’ve golfed more than a handful of times in your life, you’d be lying if you said you’ve never peed on the course. Supposedly, it was someone else in Big Ben’s foursome that took the wiz and Ben intervened and tried to calm Fowler down when she became upset.

The fact that this woman is thinking about pressing charges leads me to believe that she found out it was Roethlisberger, saw an opportunity, and has decided to try to profit from the incident. I’d almost understand her complaining to a manager and attempting to get some cash knocked off of her greens fee, but she thinks the legal system should get involved? Let’s hope nothing comes of this. If not, I’ll be the first to flip-flop from my prior viewpoint and say that Big Ben can’t catch a break.

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Rumors fly of new Roethlisberger golf course incident [Pro Football Talk]

Bo Jackson Stressed a College Education

Bo Jackson was always one of my favorite athletes growing up. I had a pair of his Bo Jackson shoes complete with number 34 on them. I had a prized Bo Jackson card that featured him holding a bat above his head while he had shoulder pads on (pictured above). I was a proud member of “Club Bo” — literally, I have the sticker and shirt to prove it. Between his dominant football and baseball abilities, it was hard not to be in awe of his superior athletic abilities. Even though I was a youngster when Bo retired from sports, it’s nice to know I picked a good one as far as favorites go.

Bo has a completely different perspective from most collegiate athletes regarding the role of education in their lives. Reading his comments to the LA Times in a recent interview makes you realize that they don’t make em like Bo anymore. Check out what he said:

I guess you could say I was blessed to see what a lot of kids don’t. A lot of kids don’t realize the gravy train is going to come to an end. They have no formal education, no business sense, no money management skills. They just have to live with that.

I made it a point to learn as much as I could in college, especially because it was free.

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Chris Fowler, Alexi Lalas Fist Bump Fail

Earlier we told you about Chris Fowler’s closing comments from the World Cup in South Africa that has creationists outraged. When Fowler and analyst Alexi Lalas were closing things out, they wanted to celebrate in style. Lalas offered his fist to his fellow analysts but Fowler was caught unexpectedly. The result was this hilarious fist bump fail:

No sweat Chris — we’ve all been there before. Plus, you were busy trying to talk too. Even Phil Jackson feels your pain, so I wouldn’t worry about it at all.

Video Credit: YouTube user emantx10

Love That Dirty Water?

The Boston area fell victim to some serious flash floods on Sunday, as you can see above and below. It put a damper on the 5th annual Futures at Fenway games — where minor leaguers get a chance to showcase their talents — and resulted in Game 2 of the doubleheader being called off.  Here’s a video of the Fenway Park flash flood, courtesy of the Bostonist:

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Psychic Octopus Predicted German Loss

One slimy sea creature was really cashing in on the 2010 World Cup — that is, until Germany lost Wednesday. Paul the psychic octopus correctly predicted all six of Germany’s outcomes, including a 1-0 group play upset defeat at the hands of Serbia and Wednesday’s semifinal defeat to Spain. The eight-legged creature is clearly not afraid to tell fans the future, no matter how harsh it may be for their team. Here’s a video of Paul the Octopus picking Spain to beat Germany via Jimmy Traina’s Hot Clicks:

Here is what owner Oliver Walenciak had to say about Paul’s powers:

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