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Lions Fine Louis Delmas for Middle Finger

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

Did Lady Gaga Enjoy Herself At the Mets Game? You Be the Judge

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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Exclusive!!! Lady Gaga Throws Fit, Flips The Bird At Mets Game [Deadspin]

Milton Bradley Flips Off Rangers Fans

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.

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Charles Barkley Flips Ernie Johnson the Bird with Middle Finger on TNT

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.