Bountygate continues . . .
The New York Giants were given their Super Bowl XLVI rings in a special ceremony at Tiffany’s in New York. I have to say that I really like this ring. In fact I like it so much that I am going to start saving up now to buy it years from now when one of them goes broke and is forced to sell it for food. Figuring that ex-Giant Lawrence Taylor sold his ring at auction Thursday for $81,425, it should take me a good ten years to save for the XLVI one. Taylor is on probation now for what was originally called third degree rape (I don’t know what that means but it sounds pretty bad) but got it reduced to sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute.
Anyways if anyone wants to go halfies on the XLVI ring years from now, I am totally down. We can also start taking bets on who is going to go bankrupt first.
Floyd “Jail Bound” Mayweather spoke out on Twitter Wednesday to say, “I stand behind President Obama & support gay marriage. I’m an American citizen & I believe people should live their life the way they want.” Mayweather was responding to Manny Pacquiao denouncement of gays. Pacquiao apparently told a reporter that he thought gay marriage was sin(which somehow spiraled into gay people should be killed). Which outraged the gay community and even called for the Grove shopping center in LA to ban him. Banning from the Grove is pretty serious considering it has the only Cheesecake Factory in the area. Thursday Pacquiao came out to apologize and
deny clarify. Apparently Pacquaio doesn’t believe in gay marriage but thinks it okay to be gay. It sounds like Pacquaio is running for office. I think the only people this apology worked on was the Grove because they lifted their one day ban on him.
Pacquaio knows a thing or two about sinning. After almost losing to Juan Manuel Marquez last November he cleaned up his life. He did what every reformer does he got back together with his wife, he sold his casino, got rid of his cockfighting farm, gave up basketball(the basketball thing was also confusing to me too), and started reading the Bible. I am not sure which is worse: a gambling cockfighter condemning gay marriage or a wife-beater supporting it?
I think if Mayweather supports gay marriage he should prove it and fight Pacquaio.
I am actually not surprised that this day has come. CubbyTees designed a “MY Jesus” t-shirt, which looks just like the New York Jets logo. Of course Tim Tebow sees this an automatically assumes it has something to do with him. Because as you know Tebow is the only Christian playing football for the Jets. Tebow is getting a little ahead of himself thinking he is the Jets’ savoir, if I am correct Mark Sanchez is still their main quarterback. His lawyers have already had the shirts removed from eBay. Regardless of profit I would think that Tebow would want to promote Christianity.
If you haven’t kept up with the success of Mr. Josh Hamilton then you are missing out. Hamilton, who I have to like because he is from my hometown in NC, has made quite the name for himself. Hamilton plays for the Texas Rangers. On May 8th he made 4 home runs and a double against the Baltimore Orioles. This is amazing because it is only the 16th time in the history of baseball that someone has made 4 home runs in a game. Not only that but he has the AL record for most bases with 18. So basically this guy is incredible. (Check out the article we reblogged for more info on Hamilton)
And you know you are really incredible when food starts to be named after you. The Ranger’s Ballpark will be selling a 2-foot long bratwurst named the “Great Bratbino” after Hamilton. So for just a mere $26 dollars you could be biting into a wiener named after Hamilton.
There has been a lot of ageism trash talk leveled at the Boston Celtics. On Wednesday the so-called old-timer Celtics beat the Philadelphia 76ers, 107-91. The Celtics now lead the series 2-1. The best part of this story is that Kevin Garnett who has caught a lot of flack for being old (he’s 36 the same age as Kobe Bryant) scored 27 points and had 13 rebounds. Garnett dominated the second half of the game scoring 13 of the 32 points for the Celtics. When are people going to learn if you call these guys old it will just motivate them more?
Paul Pierce, another old Celtic, scored 24 points and that’s with a banged up knee. Rajon Rondo who is the youngest of the Celtics stars (at age 25) scored 23 points. Let’s face it the 76ers had it easy in the first round against the Chicago Bulls who played minus their biggest star Derrick Rose. If they want to stay alive in this series they are going to have to step-up. I hope the Celtics win the series just so the media can shut up about this old age crap. Need I remind you that Peyton Manning is old and the Colts just paid a huge some of money for him.
The media’s favorite moment from Game 2 of the Lakers and Thunder series happened when James Harden(Thunder) accidentally elbowed Metta World Peace(Laker) in the head. Harden took a page out of the World Peace notebook and casually elbowed him in the face as he was running by. The best part was that it wasn’t called as a foul. I guess the refs felt for Harden who got a concussion when World Peace elbowed him in the head. Although it looks accidental maybe Harden was pissed that World Peace said he wouldn’t shake his hand because he is a reserve.
It was totally a close but no cigar situation for the Los Angeles Lakers against the Oklahoma City Thunder Wednesday. The Lakers lost in Game 2, 77-75. The Lakers were up by 7 with 2 minutes left in the game. The Thunder then switched up their defensive strategy to shut the Lakers offense down. By getting into the passing lanes (the space between two offensive players) and forcing turnovers the Thunder were able to make a come back. The Thunder had some help from Laker Kobe Bryant who missed two shots and basically handed turnovers to them.
Since the game there is a lot of talk of Bryant being over the hill. Although Bryant is 36 let’s not forget that he almost had the scoring title again this year and barely lost to the Thunder’s Kevin Durant. If Bryant hadn’t gotten injured for the last couple of games he might have beaten 23 year-old Durant.
If we can take anything away from Game 2 it is that the Thunder played smarter basketball. They used Durant’s arm length to shut down Bryant. They intercepted passes and made it impossible for the Lakers to score. It was a risky defensive strategy that paid off. The question now becomes can the Lakers adapt when the Thunder switch things up.