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Prince Fielder admits he has some ‘terrible’ tattoos

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Prince Fielder’s shoot with ESPN the Magazine for the Body Issue revealed a lot of what we expected and some of what we didn’t. No, it’s not just baggy clothing — Prince really is a very large man. He also has a variety of tattoos on his torso, some of which he is not very fond of.

“The big tribal one … yeah, that was a mistake,” Fielder admitted. “I wanted tribal, but not like that. The guy I had do it tried to fix it and make it a little better, but the first guy who did it is terrible. I hope he hears this — he’s terrible.”

Fielder also has a strange tattoo on the inside of his right arm, but he has a better excuse for that. Apparently it was a stick figure that his son drew of himself and wanted his dad to turn into a tattoo.

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When it comes to tattoos, we have seen much, much worse.

Mauricio Pinilla gets tattoo of missed shot against Brazil

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Chile striker Mauricio Pinilla blew a perfect opportunity to send his team to the quarterfinals of the World Cup on Saturday when he missed a shot against Brazil. Pinilla’s shot, which came as the final seconds of extra time ticked away, deflected off the crossbar and out. Brazil went on to win in penalty kicks.

Now, Pinilla has taken extreme measures to make sure he never forgets that he came within inches of being a hero. The 30-year-old got a tattoo of his missed shot on his back.

As Metro pointed out, the words alongside the tattoo read “One centimeter from glory.”

It’s hard not to feel bad for Pinilla. His shot beat Brazilian goalkeeper Julio Cesar and literally missed by inches. It was probably a good idea to get the ink on his back and not in his permanent line of sight.

Photo via @conejosanchez23

Kentucky fan Tyler Black keeping his tattoo, but we fixed it for him

Kentucky fan Tyler Black came close to calling his shot by getting a tattoo declaring his Wildcats national champions before the NCAA Tournament began, but his bold move came up short.

Kentucky lost to UConn 60-54 on Monday night, rendering Black as one of the most interesting characters of the night. Everyone was wondering the same thing shortly after the loss: what did he plan to do with the tattoo?

Black answered the question simply: he plans to keep it.

“I’m keeping it,” Black told ESPN. “It’s a way to remember this team and it’s part of my life story.”

He actually does have a pretty cool story to tell now, and he certainly will never forget this team. But if you know anything about Black — and his Twitter bio states “I’ve always felt I was born for rebellion” — then you know he’ll be unfazed by the declaration coming up short.

Based on all the attention Black received for what he did — and what happened with the Seahawks fan — we have a feeling quite a few fans will continue the trend of calling their shots with team tattoos. We don’t encourage the practice. If you feel the need to show everyone your faith, throw down a futures bet and just tweet your betting slip after it comes through. OK?

Anyway, the folks at Reddit College Football came up with this nice little fix for the tattoo in case Black’s so inclined:

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Perfect.

Guy who got Kentucky 2014 National Champions tattoo gets free tickets to game

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Remember that Kentucky fan who got a 2014 National Champions tattoo before the NCAA Tournament began? He’s one win away from looking like Nostradamus.

The No. 8 seed Wildcats have become one of the lowest seeds to ever reach an NCAA men’s basketball national championship game. For about two hours, that honor belonged to No. 7 seed UConn. Tyler probably wasn’t surprised to see Kentucky defy the odds, but I’m sure he never imagined his decision to get a tattoo would lead to free tickets for the biggest game of the year.

Because of the success John Calipari’s team has enjoyed, Tyler’s ink has officially became a national story.

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Rex Ryan may alter his Mark Sanchez tattoo

Rex-Ryan-Mark-Sanchez-Tim-TebowRex Ryan was always a huge supporter of Mark Sanchez when the former USC star was with the New York Jets. How big are we talking? Rex has a tattoo of his wife wearing a Jets jersey with Sanchez’s No. 6 on it. So yeah, that big of a supporter. Now that the Jets have released Sanchez, what’s going to happen to the tattoo?

On Tuesday, Ryan was asked if he still has the tattoo. He proudly rolled up his sleeve to display the ink, noting that it “was my tattoo and still is my tattoo.” However, he did not rule out changing the number on the jersey.

“I may alter it, who knows?” Rex said, per Newsday’s Tom Rock. “I may put 75 on it and honor Winston Hill. I think that’s the idea. That’s what I’m going to do.”

Hill is a former Jets offensive lineman who played for New York when Rex’s father Buddy Ryan was an assistant coach there. It would probably be challenging to turn a No. 6 into a No. 75, but I’m sure a good tattoo artist could do it.

[Photo: Rex Ryan's Mark Sanchez tattoo]

As for Sanchez, Ryan explained why he felt such a close connection to Sanchez during their five seasons together.

“That was my first draft pick, me being a coach that was my first pick,” he said. “You have the vision that this guy is going to be with you for 10 years. I’m sure every coach has that. Very few make it that far. I think in an ideal world, that’s what you would have liked.”

Rex also said that he thought being released from the Jets would be good for Sanchez, as he believes he is still capable of earning a starting job elsewhere. You know what’s coming next, right? Bill Belichick is probably going to sign Sanchez. How much would The Hoodie love Rex having a tattoo of one of his players?

Kentucky fan gets ’2014 National Champions’ tattoo before tournament

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The Kentucky Wildcats entered the season as the top-ranked team in the country, but they have not lived up to the hype. Kentucky is limping toward the NCAA Tournament, having lost three of its last four games. They have not beaten a ranked opponent all season. Despite that, at least one Wildcats fan is keeping the faith in a big way.

A Kentucky fan named Tyler is so confident John Calipari and company will cut down the nets next month that he got a “2014 National Championship” tattoo representing his favorite team. Tyrone posted a photo of the ink on Twitter and was instantly bombarded by people calling him a “moron” and lots of other bad words.

You can heckle Tyler all you want, but what happened with the Seattle Seahawks fan who got a Super Bowl champions tattoo before his team won it all? Oh yeah, they destroyed the Denver Broncos en route to a title. If the Wildcats win it all, they have Tyler to thank.

H/T The Dagger

Joba Chamberlain turned Tommy John scar into happy face tattoo

And the award for most creative use of a Tommy John scar goes to … Joba Chamberlain:

I was dying in tears for a few minutes after seeing that. Too darn funny.

On a related note, Joba has lost weight, and now that he’s no longer with the New York Yankees, he’s free to grow facial hair. Joba now has a beard and some say he has cultivated a hipster look:

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Is that a relief pitcher or your European history teacher at the local university?

Chamberlain had Tommy John surgery on his elbow in 2011 and didn’t return to the Yankees until Aug. 2012.