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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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Fan Falls From Second Deck At Rangers Game, Said to Be in Stable Condition

Very scary stuff from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington Tuesday night as a fan fell from the second deck to the seats below reaching for a foul ball.  Fortunately, the man is said to be in stable condition and these types of occurrences are surprisingly rare.  The game between the Rangers and Indians was stopped for 16 minutes when the incident occurred and fans, players, and the umpiring crew were visibly rattled. Here’s a video of the incident, which shows the reactions when it happened and not the actual fall (so don’t worry too much if you’re squeamish or don’t want to see it happen).  It’ll certainly give you an idea of how shaken up everyone was by it:

Fingers crossed that everything turns out OK for the fan.

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Fan Falls From Stands At Rangers Game [Deadspin]
Video Credit: YouTube user davedog128

Players Don’t Like When Things They Say Or Do Turn Into Shirts

I’ve started to pick up on a somewhat of a theme over the past few weeks.  For whatever reason, MLB players don’t seem to like when things they say end up as catch phrases on t-shirts.  I’m not sure if it’s because they want a cut of the profits, they’re embarrassed by the attention, or some other reason but, Dallas Braden and Dustin Pedroia have both recently expressed discontent over shirts that have been made in their honor.

Braden is the most recent example.  He thinks the “Get Off My Mound” shirts the Oakland Athletics are selling — which is of course a reference to the famous barking attack Braden unleashed on A-Rod when he ran across the back of the mound — are a poor marketing tool and he’d rather the incident go away.  Here’s what he had to say about the shirts, courtesy of Out of Bounds via New York Daily News:

It’s just not cool,” Braden told the New York Daily News, referring to the shirt. “It’s just a serious, gross lack of tact. At the end of the day, I hope I do not become associated with that kind of approach.”

“They’re trying to generate revenue, trying to get butts in the seat, I can see that,” Braden said. “It’s almost like, at what cost do you do that? They didn’t have permission. They were told on multiple occasions, that, no, it’s not a good idea. It’s not going to be approved. They just kind of put the horse-blinders on and ran with it.”

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