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Why you Shouldn’t Share an Email Account with the Wife

Aside from the fact that she then receives the dirty little emails…she also gets to receive….your dirty little emails. Someone please pass this along to Rich Eisen who shared his email address with his wife and missed out on some hot action. Check it out, Philly TV reporter Alycia Lane sent over some suggestive photos to Rich Eisen in an email along with the message that she’d be in LA sometime soon and would love to meet up with him. Only problem, wife Suzy Shuster got her intercept on:

A seething Shuster wrote: “Boy, do you look amazing in a bikini . . . congrats! Whatever you’re doing, (Pilates? yoga?) keep doing it – it’s working for you. Anyway, sorry but those seven e-mails you sent to my husband, Rich, well, oops, they came to the e-mail address we both use from time to time, but no worries, I’ll forward the beach shots as well as the ones of you dancing with your friends on to his main address. Do you have it?”

She then provides her hubby’s private e-mail, “since you surely are trying so hard to get his attention. I mean, what better way to get a guy’s attention than with skin! Best – Suzy Shuster Eisen”

Man, so you telling me Rich didn’t even get to check out the pics? Well that sucks. Men, another reason to make sure you have a separate email account from the wife. And if you’re sharing an account with her, it’s probably time to start picking out your own clothes too.

Thanks to WBRS Sports Blog and Ballhype for the story

St. Louis Writer Said DUI Was Good for La Russa

Yes I realize that Tony La Russa’s DUI, mentioned in the previous post, is a month old, but now this issue is completely relevant. As my buddy Matt Watson pointed out to me, St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Bill McClellan (pictured) wrote in March that a DUI could help Cardinals manager Tony La Russa’s image with the local fans.

So while everyone will agree that drinking and driving is a bad thing, this will, in a strange way, help his relationship with St. Louis.

I guess that was McClellan’s way of saying the DUI gave La Russa street cred. But correct me if I’m wrong — McClellan’s espousing a message that DUIs are OK. Are you saying anyone who read that would’ve taken back the sentiment that getting a DUI would endear them to the public? Maybe you should have thought twice before you wrote that McClellan. Seems to me like it’s about the worse way you could possibly spin a prominent figure getting busted for a serious offense. You should have been using your position to remind people what a poor choice that was by La Russa, and what the potential dangers and harms there are of driving drunk. Instead, you decided to point out that a DUI will help La Russa’s image. Given what has now transpired with the St. Louis ballclub, I hope you regret your words and will choose to pen your next column on the message of why drinking and driving is wrong.

Oh, and if you’re about to leave a comment defending La Russa’s DUI, or what McClellan wrote, then you clearly are missing the point.

Quit Hammering Dwayne Jarrett

Most likely because he’s been on a media blitz doing interviews left and right, I can’t seem to get away from Dwayne Jarrett. And of course going along with the Dwayne Jarrett interviews are the Dwayne Jarrett questions: is he the next Mike Williams? Is he too slow to play receiver in the NFL?

Let me just answer both questions — no. End those questions please. Explain to me what Dwayne Jarrett has to do with Mike Williams? What am I missing? Why should Jarrett’s future be hampered by the lazy work ethic of a receiver who preceded him that happened to be at the same university? The career of the two men are completely independent of each other. Even if Jarrett turns out to be a bust — which he most likely will not — it won’t have anything to do with Mike Williams not making it with the Lions. How could it? Do the two train together? Does Mike Williams throw passes to Jarrett? Then what do they have to do with each other? I can’t stand these mindless connections people make.

Then the whole 40 time issue really irks me. In 2003, both the offensive rookie of the year AND the defensive rookie of the year were combine and draft day duds. Surely you’ll recognize their names more than the men who went ahead of them in the draft — Anquan Boldin and Terrell Suggs, who fell to the 54th and 10th spots respectively. Why you ask? Because they ran slow 40 times.

So what difference does it make if Dwayne Jarrett ran in the 4.6s instead of the 4.5s? You really telling me a tenth of a second is worth 10 spots in the draft? Guess so. Well, I’ve had enough of that crap, and I certainly wouldn’t let it keep me from drafting Dwayne Jarrett.

LA Times Writer Mike Penner Reveals His Transexuality

Wow, talk about something you don’t see everyday. As SPORTSbyBROOKS first pointed out, Mike Penner, who writes the LA Times Morning Briefing, which I tend to enjoy on a daily basis, revealed that he will be going away for a few weeks, and that when he returns he will be a female writing under the name Christine Daniels.

I am a transsexual sportswriter. It has taken more than 40 years, a million tears and hundreds of hours of soul-wrenching therapy for me to work up the courage to type those words. I realize many readers and colleagues and friends will be shocked to read them.

That’s OK. I understand that I am not the only one in transition as I move from Mike to Christine. Everyone who knows me and my work will be transitioning as well. That will take time. And that’s all right. To borrow a piece of well-worn sports parlance, we will take it one day at a time.

Transsexualism is a complicated and widely misunderstood medical condition. It is a natural occurrence — unusual, no question, but natural.

Recent studies have shown that such physiological factors as genetics and hormonal fluctuations during pregnancy can significantly affect how our brains are “wired” at birth.

As extensive therapy and testing have confirmed, my brain was wired female

I’m sure this is something Mike Penner has fought for a very long time no doubt. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to have lived in his shoes for so long, knowing all along that something wasn’t right — that he was really wired as a female.

No jokes, no punchline, nothing funny here. This is an issue I’m glad I haven’t had to deal with, and it must’ve been harder than heck for him to have dealt with it. Additionally, he has put his entire career at risk by announcing the news, and he has most likely alienated several readers. The announcement was nothing short of courageous, and hopefully Christine will return from vacation as a much happier person. I know this will have no bearing on my continued enjoyment of the Morning Briefing, although I cannot speak for anyone else.

Brent Barry Misses Spurs Game With Tummy Ache

Yes, true story … if you believe Yahoo! Sports which sure seems to have a proclivity for making fun of Spurs players when they miss games, and screw up boxscores on a regular basis.  But this latest jack up seems completely uncalled for.  Matter of fact, how the heck did the Yahoo! scorer even come up with it?  Was he in the locker room for Barry’s pregame meal?  Somebody get Barry a 7up or something.

Here’s a closer look:

The Spurs lost the meaningless contest to the Grizzlies, not that you cared.

Previous Yahoo! Sports screw ups:
Nick Swisher is Better Than the Entire Oakland Team
Damn, Those Oilers Are Good at Hockey
Yahoo! – Yes, Robert Horry is damn old! [az Sports Hub]

Jason Whitlock a Rap Producer?

In a November ’06 column on AOL Sports, Jason Whitlock says he has a major love-hate relationship with rap music. My problem is that I’m a newer reader of his, so I don’t know all the background on his relationship with rap music. What I do know is that Whitlock called out the hip hop culture as a societal problem in response to the Don Imus remarks. That’s why I find Jason Whitlock’s participation in producing a new game day song for the Kansas City Chiefs entitled “It’s Now on ’07,” quite curious.

As YOU BEEN BLINDED points out, some of the participants in the song include Rich The Factor, Bacari, Big Scoob, T-Will, Tech N9ne and Zig. All you have to do is take a look at the lyrics for some of these performers’ songs to get an understanding of their music. Just check out Tech N9ne’s song, Absolute Power

we Kansas City players
and we bout sold game,
we make it so that Tech N9ne is a household name
How many points you got? I got 50
here’s a question to the censorship committee
who’s the biggest gangs of niggas in the city,
my villains are Gritty,
Big Scoob, Txx Will, Bakarii,
rest in peace Short Nitty

But this is the same Tech N9ne to whom Whitlock gave a shout out in a column at AOL Sports. What gives? Does this make Whitlock a hypocrite? Has he changed his viewpoints and stances since producing the song? Does he no longer associate with some of those rappers? These are all questions I surely would like answered considering Whitlock attributed a lot of society’s problems to the hip hop culture. Or maybe we should just give him a break because as he says, “he has a major love-hate relationship with rap music.”

Jason Whitlock Is the Balls

Let me get something out of the way here. In no way do I claim to be a professional writer on this site. I like to use it as a forum to voice my opinions, and to share anything around the internet I find interesting. Additionally, I don’t like to have this site clouded by issues that have taken mainstream media by stranglehold. What I mean is this — Don Imus’ comments, and the Duke Lacrosse scandal are more about ideological, political, and ethical beliefs, than they are about sports, even though the sports media has become consumed by such issues. That’s why I used a video created by someone else to share my thoughts on the Duke players being exonerated.

That’s also why I will do the same with the Imus case — which you may have noted has been noticeably missing from this site. Jason Whitlock writes professionally for the Kansas City Star and AOL Sports. He has captured my feelings on the issue more eloquently and persuasively than I possibly could have. That’s why I will link to his column, and show you a video interview of his thoughts, both courtesy the awesomeness that is The Big Lead.

Using the words Don Imus used is completely inappropriate. But the problem is, it’s not just Imus. Using those terms in any context is purely wrong. I don’t care if it’s rap music, I don’t care if it’s in a comedy sketch, any time those words are used, it perpetuates more negative thought. That’s what needs to be attacked, not Imus.