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WEEI host Kirk Minihane doubles down on Erin Andrews criticism in ‘apology’

Kirk Minihane WEEIWEEI radio host Kirk Minihane doubled down on his criticism of FOX Sports reporter Erin Andrews in his “apology” issued on Wednesday.

Minihane is the host who called Andrews a “gutless b-tch” after the MLB All-Star Game last week. Minihane didn’t care for Andrews’ comment to Adam Wainwright about blaming social media for creating a controversy over the pitcher giving up a double to Derek Jeter and sarcastically said she should drop dead.

On Wednesday edition of the “Dennis and Callahan” show, Minihane apologized for calling Andrews a “b-tch,” but he criticized her by saying he doesn’t think she’s very smart or good at her job.

“I think she stinks at her job. I don’t think she’s very smart. I think FOX only hired her because she’s good looking. I think if she weighed 15 pounds more she’d be a waitress at Perkins,” said Minihane.

Dennis and Callahan then tried to protect Minihane from criticism by saying he was merely playing a role on the show.

Sorry, fellas, but hiding behind the “roles” excuse is a weak cop out that won’t hold up for anyone with a brain. Minihane isn’t really sorry about his criticism of Andrews; he’s just sorry about catching national criticism for saying it.

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Mark McGwire does not want to ever speak with Jose Canseco again

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Mark McGwire has no immediate plans to make up with Jose Canseco despite his former Bash Brother’s desperate pleas.

McGwire is still upset with Canseco for writing in his 2005 book “Juiced” that he used steroids. McGwire admitted to using PEDs in 2010, but Canseco was ostracized and in his words blackballed from MLB for the book.

Though Canseco showed up to O.Co Coliseum in Oakland last weekend to be honored with the rest of his A’s teammates for the 25-year anniversary of the 1989 World Series-winning team, McGwire, who is a hitting coach for the Dodgers, did not attend. That didn’t stop Canseco from apologizing to Mark while attending the event.

Unfortunately, McGwire wants nothing to do with the reconciliation attempt.

“It’s too late. I don’t care to ever speak to him again,” McGwire told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Wednesday. “What he did was wrong.”

That was not the first time Canseco attempted to reconcile with McGwire; he also wore a shirt to a Dodgers-Cardinals game in 2012 that read, “Sorry for everything, Mark.”

McGwire says he could not care less what Canseco does.

Canseco told reporters that he regrets writing the book and the way he went about exposing people like McGwire.

Word of McGwire’s comments made their way to Canseco, who seemed heartbroken. He tweeted the following Wednesday night in response to McGwire:

Please excuse Jose for misspelling his former teammate’s name. And it’s just like Canseco to try to work a Home Run Derby challenge into his reconciliation attempt. It wouldn’t be a Canseco proposition if it didn’t involve a boxing fight or Home Run Derby.

Maybe Big Mac will forgive Canseco in time. Canseco sold out his teammates and many more because he was desperate. He helped clean up baseball, which was a nice consequence. It’s been almost 10 years. Hopefully McGwire will forgive him eventually.

Ray Allen leaning towards signing with Cavs over retirement

Ray Allen HeatRay Allen is leaning towards joining LeBron James in Cleveland instead of retiring, according to a report.

The Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn tweeted the news on Wednesday night, saying Allen is “leaning towards” returning for his 19th season.

Allen turned 39 this week, but he keeps himself in phenomenal shape and has averaged around 26 minutes per game each of the past two seasons, so we have little doubts about his physical ability to continue playing.

The expectation all along has been that Allen would go wherever LeBron chose to go in free agency, so this does not come as a surprise. If he does sign with Cleveland, that would mean the Cavaliers have added James Jones, Mike Miller and Allen — all three of whom are favorite teammates of James from Miami.

Vernon Davis shows up to training camp (Video)

Vernon DavisSan Francisco 49ers fans can exhale. Vernon Davis will not be holding out of training camp.

On Wednesday morning, Niners defensive back CJ Spillman posted a video on Instagram of the warm reception Davis received from his teammates in the locker room when he arrived.

Davis admitted over a month ago that he is looking for a new contract. He skipped voluntary offseason workouts and was expected to skip training camp if he didn’t get a new deal, but he has either had a change of heart or worked something out with the team’s front office.

As Pro Football Talk noted, offensive lineman Joe Staley also wanted a new contract but showed up to workouts. He was rewarded with a two-year extension that will keep him with the team through 2019. Perhaps Davis took note of the way Staley’s contract negotiations went, or maybe he was bothered by Jim Harbaugh’s comments about the “49er way.” In any event, Davis will not be fined $30,000 per day for missing camp and appears ready to work.

Clint Trickett sends sexist tweet about women watching football

Clint-TrickettWest Virginia quarterback Clint Trickett, who was recently named the starter by Mountaineers head coach Dana Holgorsen, prefers to watch football surrounded only by men. How do we know this? Well, a tweet the senior sent last week pretty much says it all.

Trickett learned the hard way that everything a player does on social media is magnified when he sent a sexist tweet about watching football with girls. He later deactivated his Twitter account, but not before Deadspin captured a screenshot.

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Naturally, Trickett issued an apology on Tuesday night after his tweet went viral.

“I sent out a tweet on July 17 which was misunderstood,” he said, via Allan Taylor of MetroNews. “I apologize for any confusion that the tweet has caused. I never intended for it to be derogatory or hurtful, but rather a tongue-in-cheek comment, while watching a CFL football game with a female family member. Again, I am sorry that my tweet was misunderstood, and I will use a better choice of words in the future.”

Trickett pretty much lost the luxury of being able to say the tweet wasn’t derogatory when he used #TheseHoesAintLoyal. It was derogatory, and it was the exact reason coaches wish all of their players would just give up Twitter.

Christian Ponder named daughter after Bobby Bowden

Christian-Sam-PonderChristian Ponder and his wife Samantha Steele welcomed their first child into the world over the weekend. The couple took the birth of their new daughter as an opportunity to pay tribute to a Florida State legend.

According to ESPN’s Ben Goessling, the Ponders named their little girl Bowden Saint-Claire. That’s Bowden as in Bobby Bowden, and that is indeed why Christian and Samantha chose the name.

Christian owes much of his success in life to Bowden. He was a star at Florida State and has been below average at best with the Minnesota Vikings. Had it not been for Bowden, Ponder probably would not have been drafted in the first round of the 2011 NFL Draft. That means he would not have made as much money to this point and maybe he would not have even had a chance to meet his future wife.

Congratulations to Christian and Sam on the newest edition to their family.

Steve Spurrier takes shot at Dabo Swinney over ‘different planets’ comment

Dabo-Swinney-Steve-SpurrierSteve Spurrier and Dabo Swinney probably do not like each other. The two coaches have never openly admitted that they dislike one another, but all the signs are there. At ACC media days on Monday, Swinney joked that he and Spurrier are “from different planets” when asked about their relationship.

“He’s from Pluto and I’m from Mars,” the Clemson coach joked.

Of course, Spurrier couldn’t let that one slide. When asked on Tuesday about Swinney’s quote, the 69-year-old had to point out how Swinney called Pluto a planet.

For those of you who don’t follow science (or know how to use Google), Pluto was known as the ninth planet before 2006 but is now classified as a dwarf planet. So while Swinney was correct in that Pluto is still a planet of some sort, Spurrier succeeded in making him look bad.

The Ole Ball Coach was also asked about Swinney rubbing it in his face last year that Clemson is the only team from South Carolina to win a BCS bowl game.

The South Carolina-Clemson rivalry is as good as it has ever been. The success of the two programs in recent years is the main reason for that, but the constant exchanging of jabs between Spurrier and Swinney is what really keeps us entertained.