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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:

Joba Chamberlain

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.

Josh Gordon has a massive No. 12 tattooed on his back

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Josh Gordon is signed with the Cleveland Browns through the 2015 season, though something tells me he will be looking to restructure his deal at some point. The 22-year-old broke out in 2013, catching 87 passes for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns. Gordon put up that stat line with one of the worst quarterback situations in the NFL.

Should the former Baylor star be traded or end up signing with another team, he had better hope he can keep his jersey number. Otherwise, the massive No. 12 Gordon had tattooed on his back will look a little weird.

That certainly rules out the New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts. I doubt those quarterbacks would give Gordon their number. The Browns might just have to hang onto him. What a shame.

Photo via Instagram/Josh Gordon
H/T Jimmy Traina’s The Big Buzz

Jonny Gomes gets World Series tattoo, complete with beard, on his hip

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Boston Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes seemed to enjoy is 2013 season more than any other in his 10-year MLB career. He and his beard became a symbol of success for the a city that was in need of a boost. And now, Gomes has a symbol of that success inked on his body for life.

Mike Napoli tweeted the photo you see above of a Red Sox World Series champions tattoo on Friday and later revealed that the owner of it is Gomes.

Who else? Gomes was a World Series hero for the Sox, so you can understand why he would want to commemorate that. And to those of you who say the beard in the tattoo is overwhelming, I remind you of this — so are the beards on their faces.

Seahawks fan got Super Bowl champions tattoo before season began

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One Seattle Seahawks fan will either end up being the biggest jinx ever, or the greatest prophesier the NFL ever saw.

Before the season began, Seahawks fan Tim Connors got a Seahawks tattoo that called the team the Super Bowl XLVIII champions. He says he had to talk the tattoo artist into doing the tattoo, because the artist knew there were 31 other teams who could end up being the Super Bowl champ.

“I said, ‘hey man, people are going to attack you… that you’re the jinx of the team,’ ” tattoo artist Lonnie Moon of Good Karma Body Art told KOMO. And when Connors convinced him to go through with it, Moon answered: “He’s right, you know what, you think like that, you’re not a real fan.”

Connors says he’s received a positive reception from about 95 percent of Seahawks fans and a negative response from about five percent, who think he may jinx the team.

Though Connors’ preseason tattoo declaring his team the champions may seem unique, not to mention risky, it’s hardly new. Jason Terry got a Dallas Mavericks championship tattoo and the team went on to win the NBA title that season. He doubled down upon being acquired by the Boston Celtics, but the bold move failed; the Celtics went 41-40 and lost in the first round of the playoffs.

At this point, Connors has a 1-in-4 chance of being right in his tattoo decision. I probably would favor the Seahawks to win it all.

H/T Black Sports Online

Photo: Twitter/KOMO News

Louisville fan has huge head tattoo with logo, area code

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Now introducing: a Louisville fan with a massive Cardinals-themed tattoo on his head. We don’t have much background on the fan in question who decided that getting half his skull inked in Louisville colors was a good idea, but we don’t need much. Kentucky Sports Radio posted this photo Wednesday morning as part of a gag where they sarcastically asked their readers to vote for their “favorite Louisville fan of the day” by comparing this gent to another dude who had a Louisville tattoo up and down his leg that also featured Rick Pitino and Denny Crum. I think dome boy has to win this one.

You know, as painful and bad as that tattoo might look, it actually isn’t that bad of an idea. Think about it for a second: if you ever decide that you don’t like the way it looks, you can just grow out your hair and cover it up. Now if you go bald, then there might be a problem.

H/T College Basketball Talk

Knicks fan got the same neck tattoo that JR Smith has

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New York Knicks guard JR Smith has one of the most recognizable tattoos in sports. On the front of his neck and under his chin, Smith has the New York Yankees symbol, the words “Young Money,” and his nickname “Swish” written with a bunch of stars scattered around. While that description nearly describes the image you see above, that is not a photo of Smith’s tattoo.

Instead, the ink belongs to a Knicks fan named Michael Cooper. Cooper, who goes by @cooperstar3 on Twitter, tweeted at Smith’s brother last month asking him if he thought JR would be mad if he copied his tattoo. Cooper essentially got the same design, only he had “Cooper Star” written in place of “Young Money.” Here’s a photo of Smith’s tattoo for comparison:

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Creepy? Just a little bit. One day we have a guy hoping Dirk Nowtizki impregnated his wife and the next we have someone copying an NBA player’s custom tattoo. The man worship has been really weird this holiday season.

H/T Ball Don’t Lie
Photo via @cooperstar3

Fan has insane Michael Jordan back tattoo

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Of all the athlete tribute tattoos we have shown you over the years here at LBS, this has to be one of the most elaborate. I’m usually the first person to criticize people who turn their bodies into a symbol of worship over an athlete, but the art work on this guy’s Michael Jordan back tattoo is insane.

If you’re going to pay tribute to your favorite player in dramatic fashion, this is the way to do it. I’ll still give the nod to this San Francisco 49ers fan for best back tattoo, but it’s close.

Photo via @kicksonfire
H/T Black Sports Online