George Brett goes off on autograph seeker: ‘I’m gonna shoot your f—ing ass’ (Video)

George-Brett-Hall-of-Fame-SteroidsMLB Hall of Famer George Brett lost his patience with an autograph seeker when his flight arrived at Kansas City International Airport on Wednesday. The man who was looking for the autograph, Brandon Farrens, recorded the exchange on his phone.

“This is the f—ing last time,” Brett told Farrens while reluctantly signing. “If I ever see you f—ing again I’m gonna shoot your f—ing ass, you understand? This is the last f—ing time. Ever.”

In an interview with KCTV5 in Kansas City, Farrens admitted that he has asked Brett for his signature roughly 35 times and gotten it about 15. He considers himself an autograph collector and has sold Brett’s signature in the past.

“All he had to say was, ‘no’ or ignore me,” Farrens said.

Farrens could be heard in the video swearing back at Brett. When the Kansas City Royals legend walked away, Farrens called him an “a–hole.”

Toby Cook, a spokesman for the Royals, told KCTV5 that Brett regrets his usage of profanity and the tone of the encounter but not the message. He wants to be left alone by the fan, who Cook says has been “relentless” with his demands.

The real mistake Brett made, in my opinion, was telling Farrens he was going to shoot him. Other than that, you can understand why he was angry and used profanity. Autograph seekers can be incredibly annoying. It comes with the territory of being a Hall of Famer, but it seems excessive for the same fan to seek an autograph nearly three dozen times. Everyone has a boiling point.

H/T With Leather

Blackhawks fans rip Adam Pardy’s helmet off, dump beer on him (Video)

Winnipeg Jets defenseman Adam Pardy went through the glass on a check during a 4-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night, and Hawks fans didn’t exactly give him a warm welcome.

The Jets defenseman had his helmet ripped off by a rowdy fan, and a few seconds later he got a beer dumped on him.

The best part was the way the drunk fan who scalped Pardy proudly put on the helmet and raised his arm in victory after grabbing his trophy:

Adam Pardy Blackhawks fan

Oh, and no surprise, the woman who was with said fan dumped the beer on Pardy. As if Pardy was the one to blame for breaking the glass.

The behavior of the Chicago fans shouldn’t come as a surprise; Shane Victorino and Garrett Jones could tell you about the times they had beers poured on them, too.

Russell Westbrook’s latest fashion attempt: zebra shirt

Russell Westbrook zebra shirt

Russell Westbrook does not miss a beat when he knows he’s going to be on national TV.

Realizing that ESPN cameras would be capturing him as he entered the arena prior to Wednesday’s Oklahoma City Thunder-Dallas Mavericks game, Westbrook made sure he was wearing a fashionable ensemble.

The Thunder guard wore a zebra jumper with a full zipper going down the middle. He didn’t appear to be wearing anything underneath, making the top look like it was part of a onesie. Oh, and top it all off with a pair of sunglasses inside to block the brightness of all the flash bulbs going off around him, I guess.

Russ did return from his offseason knee surgery over a month early and had 20 points in Wednesday’s 107-93 win. What does that mean? Despite embarrassing himself with his clothes, we still have mad respect for him as a player.

Oh, and if there were any questions about his athletic ability being diminished following knee surgery, those should be gone after seeing this coast-to-coast dunk he threw down in the fourth quarter:

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Idaho girls’ basketball coach fired over boob grab photo

Laraine Cook boob photo

Laraine Cook, the girls’ basketball coach at Pocatello High School in Idaho, was fired last month because of a photo she posted on her Facebook account that featured her boyfriend grabbing her breast. The boyfriend, who is the school’s football coach, was not fired and only reprimanded.

Cook was fired on Oct. 22 over the supposed immoral photo, which was posted to her Facebook account in July for less than a day before being removed. She was told that only she, not her boyfriend, Tom Harrison, was fired because she was the one who posted the photo. The photo was posted in July, but the district supposedly did not receive it until Oct. 21, leading to Cook’s firing the next day.

No specific reason has been given for the firing, but district superintendent Mary Vagner pointed to the Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession, which states that teachers “shall not engage in conduct which is offensive to the ordinary dignity, decency, and morality of others.”

In an interview with ABC 8, Cook spoke about the firing for the first time. She says she is appealing the decision.

“In my personal opinion, I don’t feel that photo is something to have me terminated on. I don’t feel that it’s an immoral photo, and that’s what the termination is based on.”

Cook hopes that other teaching or coaching opportunities will come up if she is unable to get her job back.

Cook led her team to a third-place finish in the state tournament last season. The parents of her players were upset with the firing and met with the district to argue for her to get her job back. Keep in mind that Harrison has won 10 state championships during his football coaching career.

There is suspicion that an opposing program is responsible for the photo being sent to the district.

The whole thing is pretty darned ridiculous. Who would have known about the photo if it hadn’t been sent in to the district? Did they even consider that it was only posted for a day? Do they really feel that that photo makes her a poor leader of the team? I think this is a slight overreaction, to say the least, not to mention a totally inconsistent penalty.

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Skydivers survive crazy plane crash (Video)

Skydivers plane crashThis is just absolutely crazy. Nine skydivers survived a jump from 12,000 feet above Wisconsin over the weekend even though the plane from which they were jumping was involved in a fiery crash.

The video, shared by NBC News, shows the entire scene as the skydivers had videocameras on them for the jump.

Because they were experienced skydivers and about to make their jump, all nine divers survived. So did the pilot of the plane that lost a wing, though he was injured. Per NBC, the pilot had on an emergency parachute and escaped through an emergency chute and suffered cuts. That was seriously insane.

Rockies owner Charlie Monfort arrested for DUI, has happiest mug shot ever

Charlie Monfort mug shot
Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort was arrested on Monday in Windsor, Colo., for suspicion of DUI, according to The Denver Post.

The Post says Monfort, 54, was also cited for driving 10-19 miles per hour over the speed limit, though it’s unclear what led to him initially being pulled over.

Monfort was released Tuesday on $2,500 bond.

The Post notes that Monfort was arrested for DUI in 1999. His BAC was more than twice the legal limit during that arrest, though he had the charge reduced.

Monfort was apologetic in a statement released on Tuesday night.

[Photos: More hilarious mug shots]

“I’m extremely disappointed in myself for the decision I made to drink and drive and the potential risk I caused to other innocent people. I want to apologize to my family, the Colorado Rockies staff, players, Major League Baseball and, of course, our fans for the embarrassment I have caused by my actions. I do understand the seriousness of my behavior and the issues that I am facing and I’m committed to do what’s necessary to deal with my problem.”

Now that we’ve gotten all the details out of the way … can we talk for a second about Monfort’s mug shot? Why does he look like he was just informed that he’s got a couple of hookers waiting for him in his jail cell? Bro, you just got busted for DUI. Wipe that smile off your face. Or is he only grinning because he knows he’s so rich he’ll beat the charges? Maybe that’s why he wasn’t sweating it.

Hey, I guess cracking a smile for your mug shot is better than making this face.

Dwight Howard booed by Clippers fans (Video)

Dwight Howard didn’t exactly receive the friendliest welcome back to Staples Center when his Houston Rockets visited LA to face the Clippers on Monday night. The Houston center was booed during team introductions before the game, and then he was booed on his offensive touches.

Dwight Howard introsWhat would Clippers fans have against him? It’s probably a combination of things.

One, maybe there are some Clippers fans who are also Lakers fans and don’t like that the center left the purple and gold. Two, Howard frustrated a lot of fans over the past few seasons with his indecisiveness regarding his future. Maybe the fans don’t like him because of that. Or, more simply, the fans may have been booing because Howard is a top player on a top team that is expected to contend with the Clippers for the Western Conference title.

Asked after the game about being booed, Howard said “I don’t care,” even though he probably does.

The big man ended up with just 13 points and 9 rebounds in 25 minutes in the 137-118 loss. The margin of defeat left Rockets GM Daryl Morey impressed:

It’s early November. I fully expect the Rockets to be one of the best in the West this season and even better than the Clippers when the playoffs come.