This wasn’t Manny being Manny. This was Manny assaulting an old man.
Yesterday Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez shoved the team’s traveling secretary, Jack McCormick, to the ground after a dispute about tickets. That type of behavior will get you released if you’re Shawn Chacon. If you’re a future Hall-of-Famer NOTHING happens.
OH WELL, JUST MANNY BEING MANNY
Ramirez apologized to McCormick and the Red Sox say the case is closed.
As Red Sox manager Terry Francona says, “Things happen.”
UNLIKE SHAWN CHACON, MANNY DOESN’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT PACKING HIS BAGS
TYSON GAY HOMOSEXUAL
When sprinter Tyson Gay set the 100 meter record this weekend he was referred to as “Tyson Homosexual” in several headlines.
Apparently the website OneNewsNow has a filter that automatically changes the word “gay” to “homosexual.” The site is owned by a Christian right-wing organization called the American Family Association based out of Tupelo, Miss.
Thus, when Tyson Gay won his race…
NEVADA GOVERNOR JIM GIBBONS AND HIS CLOSE PERSONAL FRIEND-MISS SEPTEMBER 1989
What is it with Nevada governor Jim Gibbons and large breasted women in parking lots?
The Carson City newspaper ran pictures this weekend of Gibbons with a former Playboy Playmate. The Nevada Appeal says the pictures show “your governor embracing a woman in a dark parking lot.”
Nevada’s idiot-in-chief is currently going through a messy divorce. These aren’t even the first pictures of one of Gibbons’ mistresses. One of them he text messaged 867 times in six weeks (on his state phone.)
EEEEEY HAAAAAAH! GOVERNOR AND MISS SEPTEMBER ATTEND RODEO
Despite being busted on camera by the leading paper in the state’s capitol, Gibbons claims he was just being a humanitarian. After waiting two days the governor came up with the following statement:
“She was upset, crying. She couldn’t get her breath. I put my arms around her.”
He told the Las Vegas Sun there was “nothing romantic” going on between he and Leslie Durant. Too bad. The former Leslie Sferrazza was once married to the mayor of Reno. The highlight of her porn career came when she appeared naked in the September 1989 issue of Playboy.
Durant’s resume also includes her stellar work appearing naked in this magazine:
Gibbons claims there was no romance with the playmate. Unfortunately, another blog previously had the story of Gibbons and Durant holding hands at the local IHOP. Complete with pictures.
We have written several articles about Gibbons being the worst governor in America for this blog. Others have done the same. Wonkette.com called Gibbons a “moronic alcoholic waitress-assaulting sex criminal” (also a racist and “bribe taker.”) Today AOL.com picks up on the “America’s Worst Governor” theme.
The piece is written by Ken Layne (who also wrote the Wonkette piece.) This time Layne calls Gibbons “pathetic,” “philandering,” “alcoholic,” “shameful,” “corrupt,” “paranoid,” “utterly ignorant,” “drunken,” “despised,” and an “insane doofus.”
A google search of “Jim Gibbons America’s Worst Governor” reveals 200,000 matches. And counting.
AMY WINEHOUSE SLUGGED A FAN AT PERFORMANCE OVER THE WEEKEND
Amy Winehouse is back in the hospital. The troubled singer gave a memorable performance over the weekend spitting gum into the audience and attacking one fan.
Winehouse will reportedly receive further treatment for emphysema and drug addiction.
WINEHOUSE CHECKS HERSELF BACK INTO A LONDON HOSPITAL
The mantle has been passed. Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall has taken up where Pacman Jones left off as the NFL’s unofficial one-man walking crime spree.
Marshall has been arrested three times in the past year. Then there was the whole I-slipped-on-a-McDonalds-wrapper incident.
A Denver Post investigation reveals Marshall should have been arrested on at least four other occassions. Police were summoned to Marshall’s residence three times on domestic violence calls. During each call Marshall’s girlfriend said he hit her. On all three occassions Denver police let Marshall go. He was not arrested on any of the three domestic violence calls.
A friend of Marshall’s girlfriend also told police that he once rammed into her car while the girlfriend was a passenger. Marshall then threw a rock at the car. Marshall wasn’t arrested in that incident, either.
Marshall HAS been arrested for theft and assaulting an officer among other charges. His own father says Marshall once pulled a gun on him.
The Denver Post article details 12 seperate incidents where Marshall has been in trouble with the law.
Marshall’s hand is still hurt after the “horseplay” incident that injured him this offseason. He was so concerned about it he joked with reporters about still not being able to “wipe my ass” during minicamp.
(For video of Marshall commenting on wiping his ass click: HERE)
From TMZ.com and various sources
GEORGE W. BUSH
CLASSIC SEAN CONNERY
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BORED WITH BASEBALL? A’S GM BILLY BEANE
Thanks to SPORTSbyBROOKS for this gem:
In his baseball notes column this week, Tracy Ringolsby of The Rocky Mountain News writes that Oakland A’s “genius” general manager Billy Beane may quit his job.
Ringolsby writes that Beane may leave the A’s to take a similar job in professsional soccer. A’s owner Lewis Wolff also owns the San Jose Earthquakes of MLS. Ringolsby also reports that highly regarded A’s assistant general manager David Forst has turned down all potential job interviews. Why? Because rumor has it Forst may be replacing Beane as early as next year.
The San Francisco Chronicle actually wrote about Beane’s fascination with soccer back in February. The article described Mr. Moneyball as being interested in seeing if his small-market strategies could be applied to soccer. In turn, several European World Cup soccer teams reportedly sent representatives to Oakland to observe Beane’s “Moneyball” techniques.
If Billy Beane ever left one of the most secure jobs in baseball to run a SOCCER team it would truly be one of the most stunning stories in baseball history.
SPANISH FANS LIGHT FLARES IN THE STANDS DURING GAME
Spain has won the 2008 European Cup in soccer. They defeated Germany 1-0 in the final.
It was the Spaniards first victory in the tournament in 44 years.
SPAIN GOALIE IKER CASILLAS PITCHES A SHUTOUT
SPAIN’S PLAYERS CELEBRATE FOLLOWING VICTORY
GERMAN FANS GATHER IN PUBLIC SQUARE TO WATCH THE GAME ON GIANT MONITOR
SPANISH FANS CHEER ON THEIR TEAM