Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is rocking a green ‘mohawk’ and goatee (Video)

There seems to be a trend developing with former Cardinals defensive backs getting funky haircuts. First it was Giants safety Antrel Rolle getting a glow-in-the-dark hairdo, and now it’s Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie rocking a green stripe down his hair and on his goatee.

DRC says his new hairdo can be attributed to a pact made with teammate Nnamdi Asomugha.

“It goes back to OTAs,” Rodgers-Cromartie told CSN Philly. “Me and Nnamdi were growing our hair. We were like ‘let’s do something crazy.’ So he came in with a hi-top (fade). At first I thought it was a joke, but he was like ‘come on, D, you gotta do something.’ So I went with the green mohawk.”

DRC calls it a mohawk — and the dyed green stripe does create that illusion — but you really need the sides shaved for that to be the case, so his ‘do really doesn’t qualify. It certainly is interesting looking, though it probably won’t last long.

H/T The 700 Level

New Notre Dame football gloves say ‘Play like a champion today’ (Picture)

College football is almost as much about the swag as it is about winning games. With all the new uniforms, alternate jerseys and futuristic helmets that are released every season, it seems like the way a player looks is just as important as how he performs. As you can see from the photo above that Ryan Grooms of the Notre Dame Football Equipment Room tweeted on Tuesday, the Fightin’ Irish have decided to decorate their gloves with their famous “Play like a champion today” slogan for the upcoming season.

The font is the same as the sign the Notre Dame players hit every time they take the field on their way out of the locker room. While some will certainly say it’s cheesy, we’ve seen much worse in terms of accessories and a number of uniform changes that certainly weren’t needed. If nothing else, Notre Dame’s gloves at least represent a school tradition. In this day and age, that has to count for something.

H/T Dr. Saturday

Jeff Van Gundy puts on red glasses to join the cool crowd (Picture)

Jeff Van Gundy became a trending topic on Twitter before Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Celtics and Heat even began. After looking at the picture above, it’s easy to see why. I guess that was his way of connecting with the cool NBA kids crowd that consists of LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, and Dwyane Wade.

Once the actual game began, Van Gundy went overboard defending the Heat and LeBron James. It was almost like he was trying to make up for all the unfair criticism James has received. Either that, or he was subtly lobbying for the Heat coaching gig in case Erik Spoelstra gets fired.

H/T Jimmy Traina, Sportress of Blogitude
Pic via Nick Simmons

The NBA store is selling Dwight Howard ‘Loyalty’ shirts (Picture)

If the T-shirt you see above was available for purchase on a Magic fan blog, we would appreciate it as a genius form of sarcasm. However, it’s not. Believe it or not, the NBA store is selling Dwight Howard shirts with the word “Loyalty” across the front of them. Considering it was recently reported that Howard is disgusted with the Magic and wants out of Orlando this offseason, that’s an interesting word to choose.

Dwight may have chosen to not opt out of his deal with Orlando and got his wish from the front office when Stan Van Gundy was fired, but if he is considered a loyal person there’s something seriously wrong with our society. As soon as he gets traded, I envision a lot of Magic fans buying these T-shirts just to light them on fire.

H/T Trey Kerby on Twitter

DeShawn Stevenson charges $4.50 for use of his ATM

DeShawn Stevenson, who was already known for having an Abraham Lincoln neck tattoo, became an even bigger urban legend when he shared a picture on Instagram that revealed he has an ATM in his kitchen. The Nets guard confirmed to TMZ that he does in fact have an ATM in his home, and he explained all the fees and charges associated with it.

TMZ says Stevenson paid $3,500 for the ATM and that he charges $4.50 per usage. He says the machine holds $20,000 and he refills it 4-6 times a year.

Even though DeShawn’s in-home ATM is the first many of us have seen, he reportedly got the idea from Rob Dyrdek of the MTV reality show “Rob & Big.” That fact doesn’t at all take away from the awesomeness of it.

But how much money are DeShawn and his friends squandering if they’re going through $100,000 in cash per year? Are you kidding? Don’t they have plastic?

Dan Gilbert and his son Nick wore matching suits, bow ties to lottery (Picture)

Dan Gilbert brought his son Nick to the NBA Draft Lottery for the second year in a row, and the two showed up all swagged out. The Gilberts wore matching suits and bow ties, as you can see in the picture above. Really the outfit was just Dan dressing up the way his son did last year.

Unfortunately for the Cavs, Nick wasn’t able to bring the same kind of good luck to the lottery as he did last year. The Cavs ended up with the fourth overall pick while the Hornets jumped everyone to get the No. 1 pick and Anthony Davis. The good news for Charlotte is that Harrison Barnes looks pretty solid at second overall.

Dwyane Wade Jumpman shirts given away to Heat fans before Game 2 (Picture)

Like many other teams, the Miami Heat have gotten into the trend of handing out shirts to their fans for playoff games. The objective is to get the arena color-coordinated, or in some cases, get a spell-out going. Well much to the chagrin of LBS writer Danny Lee who lamented the takeover of marketing and advertising in sports, the Heat partnered with the Jordan brand to give away Dwyane Wade Jumpman shirts for fans to wear during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Wade has been endorsing the Jordan brand ever since transitioning from Converse in 2009. I guess this is what you would call marketing synergy. Good thing the Heat aren’t facing the Bulls in the conference finals again, otherwise the shirt would have the silhouette of the opposing team’s most famous player.

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