In case you didn’t know how intense the rivalry was between the Bruins and Canadiens, that video should tell you. Boston Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference scored in the second period to make it 3-2 Montreal and had a nice message for the Canadiens fans. In case the video gets pulled, here’s a picture of Ference flipping the bird to Montreal fans.
The Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos are in a tight game right now and emotions are flying — clearly. I don’t know what the exact call was that had Titans defensive coordinator so fired up at the refs, but he’d better set a few bucks aside for the fine he has coming after showing his discontent. Since we love our middle finger moments here at LBS, here’s a picture of Titans defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil flipping the refs the bird:
Photo Credit: Twitter user worstfan
Friday is fine day in the NFL. Several players got docked $5,000 or $10,000 depending on the severity of their infraction, most for late hits or improper hits. Lions safety Louis Delmas belongs in a whole other category. He was fined by his team, not the league. He actually may have gotten away with his magical gesture if a picture hadn’t shown up on Deadspin the morning after his game Sunday against the Vikings.
Oh well, $5,000 is only chump change for Delmas.
Thanks to FanOfTheD for the pic
Poor Lady Gaga. She can’t even go to a baseball game for some good old-fashioned R&R without being harassed. I’m guessing that’s all she intended on doing at Citi Field on Thursday afternoon based on the way she was dressed. Then again, you never really know with her. Apparently, Gaga was seated behind the dugout with her entourage when she arrived at the ballpark. After all of the photographers turned away from the game and toward her so they could snap a phew photos, she supposedly became irate and moved to a luxury box where she proceeded to stand and flip off the photographers.
In all seriousness, what does she expect? Not only is she an enormous pop star, but she’s dressed like a complete idiot. The photographers might have all considered turning around and grabbing a few shots of her even if she was just a regular fan with that get-up. If David Wright is having trouble handing the dimensions of Citi Field, imagine what a hard time he’d have just making contact if he could see that out of the corner of his eye. Thanks to Deadspin for the photos.
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That didn’t take long. Two weeks after proclaiming himself baseball’s bad guy, Milton Bradley had his first “incident” as a Seattle Mariner. The upside is that he didn’t direct his anger towards any broadcasters or umpires this time. The bad news is he decided to get pissed at the fans and his actions were caught on TV. Check out this picture of Milton Bradley flipping off Rangers fans giving them the middle finger (uncensored version below):
My man Todd Wright who precedes my show on Sporting News Radio mentioned the story of Milton’s middle finger after he was tipped off by Evan Grant’s blog post on The Dallas Morning News site. Turns out that the answer to Grant’s question was yes, Bradley did indeed flip off the fans. I’m sure a fine and possibly a suspension will be forthcoming. And it looks like option D from the how long will Milton Bradley last in Seattle pool might be your winner. Uncensored version of the photo below.
TNT NBA analyst Charles Barkley seems to be as bulletproof as it gets when it comes to broadcasting leeway. The guy called his producer a p***y on-air a year ago and seemed to have escaped without repercussion. In November, he pulled off a stunt where he whitened his face to resemble Sammy Sosa — an act that would get most people fired under grounds of offensive actions. Charles is such a loose cannon that he’s earned the ability to offend people and say crazy things without any recourse. His personality is part of what makes him great but also what gets him into trouble. His latest offense — sticking his middle finger up at Ernie Johnson and flipping him the bird on live TV — crossed the line. Here’s a video of Chuck flipping off Ernie (description of the incident below if you can’t watch):
In their studio pre-game show, the analysts were discussing the Lakers’ road struggles (they went 2-3 on their road trip). They showed a picture of Kobe Bryant’s injured finger when discussing the Lakers injuries. Barkley interrupted Ernie Johnson by saying Kobe’s finger injury was not unusual and that every NBA player has crooked fingers from getting them jammed all the time. Ernie asked to see Barkley’s fingers for proof and naturally Barkley lifted his middle finger to Ernie, flipping off the entire audience watching on TNT. EJ admitted he should have known it was coming and immediately recognized that Barkley had done something wrong. He tried to get Barkley to cover his butt by saying “April Fools” but Barkley had no remorse.
I love Barkley’s honesty and analysis on TNT but that’s inexcusable behavior for someone on live TV. I have no doubt that there are lots of young kids who were tuned into watch the Mavs and Magic and saw that. Inexcusable.
Thanks to Jose3030 on twitter for the video.