Buy Manny Ramirez’s Car on eBay

Not long ago, we had Jerome Bettis selling his rig on eBay. Now it’s Manny Ramirez. Apparently not turned off by the hardship trying to pawn off a friend’s grill via auction, Man Ram is returning to the internet for profit.

Manny’s tricked-out 2006 Crysler 300M, SRT8 with a 6.1 liter hemi, will be going, going, gone to the highest bidder.

“It’s a fun car,” said West Roxbury Motors’ Jerry Nasif, who is handling the sale of the car for Manny. “It has a lot of custom features, 22-inch wheels, chrome, a custom grill. It was Manny’s personal drive.”

Nasif said Manny wants to sell the Chrysler to make room in his garage for the ’56 Chrysler Imperial coupe he told Jay Leno he is hot to buy.

While Manny calls himself a car enthusiast, he only has four rigs in the garage. What do you expect out of the guy? He was living in a hotel recently. And memo to Man Ram: if you’re going to sell something on eBay, make sure you’re not outdone by a teammate who already sold a car that was more tricked out than yours.

(via Ballhype and Extra Mustard)

Beckham Teaches Snoops Kids Soccer

Usually I like to stay Beckham-free around here, specifically when talking about the plastic puppet they call Posh, but this news is cause for our attention. We all have heard about stars providing lessons for other celebrities, usually at a large cost. Fitting right in as Ben Maller points out, Snoop asked his homie David Beckham to teach his kids how to play soccer. Said Snoop,

“David and I go back years. I asked him to come over and do me this favour as he is the one who has made everyone wake up and pay attention to soccer over here.

“He is terrific with my kids and they had a great time as he taught them how to shoot and score the perfect goal. That’s a partnership you never thought you would see – Snoop and Beckham.” And Snoop – real name Calvin Broadus – is so grateful to Beckham for teaching his kids Corde, Cordell, and Cori the basics of soccer, he has offered to return the favour and give young Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz lessons in lyricism.

You know, I thought I had seen some odd couples in my time, but this one might top the list. The surprising thing is that Beckham’s presence in the U.S. has actually impacted someone’s life here. Who knew?

Will Sioux Sue North Dakota?

I saw this story somewhere and wanted to visit it for a moment. The University of North Dakota — with which you’re already well acquainted because of their powerhouse college football program — has settled a suit with the NCAA. The suit will give them three years to get approval from the Sioux tribes to use the nickname, “Fighting Sioux,” which has been the school’s mascot of choice for the past I dunno, 124 years.

Much like the Seminole tribe in Florida, I would only think that having such a nickname is nothing but good publicity. Then again, until Brown University changes to the “Fighting Yids,” I really can’t put myself in their shoes to make the decision. In the position to make the decision however, are Myra Pearson, chairman of the Spirit Lake Sioux, and the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Ron His Horse Is Thunder.

Now things might get a little sticky when it comes time for the two sides to meet. I mean seriously, what do you do? Hello, I’m Larry from the University of North Dakota. How do you do, Mr. Thunder? Or is it Horse? On second thought, should I call you Mr. His Horse Is Thunder? I’m just wondering why the Sioux get tight ass last names like that. Screw it, from now on, I will be Larry His Thunder Stick Is Mighty. Any references to the last name Brown will be heretofor expunged.

Just Who Is Peter Gammons?

Sorry, I couldn’t resist. Seeing his mug on the TV constantly while watching World Series coverage prompted this. We knew the man was immortalized in the Baseball Hall of Fame, but did you also know he also holds a spot in your wallet?

In case you weren’t aware, I have an entire page of athlete/celeb look-alikes. Check em out, and if you have any suggestions for future tandems, please let me know.

Is Lex Luger OK?

I may not be the biggest wrestling fan out there (at least, not since 3rd grade), but I am a fan of classic wrestling entrances and signature moves. Anyway, a concerned SpinMax emails in with the news (?) that wrestling stud Lex Luger’s health is in question. From 411 Mania:

Lex Luger, real name Lawrence Pfohl, age 49 is currently listed in stable condition in the emergency care unit at Stanford University Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. Luger had a major health scare in his hotel room in San Francisco this morning and reportedly has no feeling below the waist. No official word is being released, but at this point it still could be a stroke, but a heart attack is also possible.

Hmm, Lawrence Pfohl? No wonder he went with a stage name. I have to say, after reading up on Luger’s questionable lifestyle, this news comes as no surprise. Still, that would just add to the growing list of wrestlers who have died early. I guess steroids use its a price.

O.J. Halloween Masks Won’t Be Sold

Damn, my entire costume plans, down the drain. The ‘eff am I gonna do now? I was really banking on sporting a polo and some makeshift manboobs, and just topping it off with a mask of The Juice. No such luck, however. Ben Maller informs me via the New York Post that OJ masks will be hard to come by this Halloween:

ABRACADABRA sells plenty of Halloween costumes that are in bad taste, but it draws the line at O.J. Simpson masks. “We wouldn’t even think of it. Sometimes you have to take a stand,” said co-owner Robert Pinzon. But other questionable getups are fine. They include a presidential Hillary Clinton dressed in a man’s suit and puffing on a big cigar; Bill Clinton in drag as the first lady; Rudy Giuliani with a cellphone glued to his ear; and Al Gore with sweat pouring off his face and dancing with a polar bear.

Now someone explain to me why OJ doesn’t make the cut? They’re completely inhibiting my October experience, I hope they realize. And in other news, The Juice at least made the cut for being one of the state’s most wanted tax evaders. No surprise, right? Well, maybe this will get you — he joins Sinbad on the list. How ’bout that?

Other OJ Simpson Madness:
OJ Rocks a Fake Watch
Juice, Busted for Memorabilia Heist
Down Goes the Juice, Down Goes OJ!

You can Buy OJ’s Not-Guilty Suit

Travis Pastrana Is One Crazy Mofo

When it comes to crazy behavior, I’m one of the more conservative folks you can meet. I don’t bungee jump, I don’t hanglide, and I don’t jump out of planes. In truth, I find the act of dismounting from a bunk bed somewhat unsettling. That’s why when I read stories about X-Gamers jumping out of airplanes without effing parachutes on, I am just utterly, hopelessly, incredibly, incensed by it! Via With Leather and stellar LBS commenter, Scott Van Pelt Style, we have the story of motocross biker Travis Pastrana, who did just what I described above.

On Wednesday, September 26, Pastrana hopped a flight from his home in Davidsonville, MD, to Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to perform a stunt he’s been dreaming up for more than a year. The next morning, four members of his group skydived from a single-engine Cessna from 12,500 feet. Pastrana performed his jump wearing only sunglasses, socks and surf trunks while holding a can of Red Bull.

He was not wearing a parachute.

The jump was the latest in a string of stunts the motocross legend is filming for his next video Thrillbillies, the fifth installment in his Travis and the Nitro Circus series.

I join Ufford at WL in calling this guy an A-hole for doing that. Get an effing life, bro. You got people all over the world fighting for their lives on a daily basis, and this guy’s sitting there essentially laughing at each one of them in the face. There’s no way someone who would pull off such a stunt could actually value life. What an absolute insult to humanity. Willingly putting yourself so close to death? What a joke.