On Tuesday Utah Jazz guard, Mo Williams, tweeted a photo of fellow teammate Al Jefferson’s bed. Normally this wouldn’t be a story but Jefferson’s bed is 10 by 12 feet. Considering that the average queen bed in America is 5 by 6 feet, you can see why Jefferson’s bed is so special. But of course us average people are not NBA players who definitely need more space. Than again Jefferson is only 6-10 and 289 pounds. This leads me to wonder what Yao Ming’s bed is like seeing as how he’s 7-6.
I guess Jefferson needs the extra space for something . . . any guesses?
I can’t even believe we are still talking about hurdler and professional virgin Lolo Jones. If you remember Jones came in 4th at the London Olympics and failed to live up to the enormous media hype. Jones has now really stepped in it via her Twitter account. When former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand challenged Jones to a race via Twitter she responded by saying, “Get checked for a concussion. Clearly, [you've] been hit in the head.” This might have been a snappy comeback if LeGrand hadn’t been actually hit in the head while covering a kickoff. The hit to head left him paralyzed. So yeah now Jones is picking on paralyzed former football players.
Jones’ defense is that she didn’t know who LeGrand was when she made the remark. But I am going to rebuttal that by saying maybe you should click on his Twitter made before responding. His background is him in a wheelchair. Not to mention the fact that he advertizes for Subway.
LeGrand has not hurt feelings and is actually defending Jones for her remark. And I guess if you function under the equality clause she should insult people who are paralyzed and normal the same. I mean we wouldn’t want to give anyone special treatment, right?
The Washington Redskins lost a close game on Sunday against the St. Louis Rams, 31-28. We all know that when games are close fans are looking for someone to blame. In the case of Sunday’s game Redskins fans had to look no further than Joshua Morgan who with 1:19 left in the fourth quarter caught a pass but was tackled by Rams’ Cortland Finnegan. While Morgan was stood up Finnegan shoved Morgan in the face. Instead of blowing it off Morgan threw the ball at Finnegan. The refs gave the Redskins a 15-yard penalty for unsportsman’s like conduct. This pushed the Redskins out of field goal range.Which you can argue cost them the game in the hypothetical world where they would do everything perfect including the field goal and subsequent play.
So if Morgan didn’t feel bad enough about potentially causing the Redskins to lose than he went home and checked Twitter. Morgan received death threats via Twitter threatening him and his family. The tweets included things like, “I hope someone throws a football at ur (sic) firstborn child.” Um do we really need to be threatening babies with footballs. People this is only game 2 of the season let’s save baby threats until the playoffs. Another person told Morgan he was the worst thing to happen to D.C. since the crack epidemic. Yes, costing the Redskins the game is just as bad as thousands of people addicted to crack living in poverty. I can totally see that.
Morgan responded took the high road and said his best response is through his further actions. I personally think that when you start threatening athletes on Twitter that’s when you need question your priorities in life. Maybe you need hobby or psychiatric help.
Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player James Harden was enjoying the last of summer. It looks like it was a good party.
I think we have all experienced this in our lives. You decide to pull a stupid prank on a friend. And at the time it is hilarious . . . I mean who doesn’t think drawing a penis in permanent marker on someone’s face while they sleep isn’t funny? But this was long before the days of video phones and Twitter. Now pranks that maybe weren’t that bad look really bad during the replay. That is exactly the situation that the Giants’ defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is facing. He decided with the help of other teammates to carry cornerback Prince Amukamara through the locker room and toss him into a cold tub. Because they thought it was so funny punter Steve Weatherford posted a video to Twitter.
Apparently not everyone else was laughing. In fact a lot of people were really disturbed by the video. During the entire thing Amukamara looks very uncomfortable. You can’t blame the guy he just got paraded around on some other dudes backs and thrown into cold water. Just like when you are a kid and mom got involved, coach Tom Coughlin is now having to figure out some sort of punishment. How do you punish a bad football player? I don’t know but I think it involves sprints.
Is it just me or is trying to navigate the Olympics schedule on NBC the most confusing thing ever. I think I have more chance of understanding chess than finding out when events are showing on the numerous NBC channels. Not to mention figuring out the time difference and when NBC is actually going to air it. It’s made even more confusing since NBC keeps lying about everything being live. But shhh don’t complain or they will take away your Twitter account. No really they will. Regardless the you can watch the USA Women’s Gymnastics team take home gold tonight.
This is the first gold medal for the US Women’s team all-round since 1996. The American finished with a score of 183.596 points, Russia was behind them with 178.530, and Romania took bronze with 176.414. Jordyn Wieber redeemed herself after not placing in the individual all-round. It still won’t help her with the sponsorship and fame she craves but at least she has a medal now. Gabby Douglas rocked the vault. So yeah you can see all of this tonight.
Who cares that the US Olympic Team’s uniforms were made in China at least they don’t look like Spain’s outfits. When they first released the outfits I thought man that’s bad but hoping they might change. Oh no it just got worse. It is so bad that even the athletes are distancing themselves from the uniforms.
Spanish canoeist, Saul Craviotto, tweeted a picture of his outfit and told people, “I’ll leave it up to you.” Meanwhile field hockey player(yes apparently that is an Olympic sport and Spain has a team) tweeted a cheesy photo of himself in the outfit and put, “Spare the adjectives …
So what is Spain saying about the outfits- they were free. I mean I know Spain is having a tough economic time but really couldn’t you have put some money in to make your countrymen look respectable not like fast food workers?
I had an internal bet that Dwight Howard would get traded before Drew Brees would sign a contract with the New Orleans Saints. The QB has been debating his contract for what seems like forever. If you remember he was not happy with the Saints for not giving him a long-term commitment. Now Brees has agreed to a five-year contract for $100 million. Of that he is guaranteed $60 million.
For this season alone Brees will make $40 million. So if we have learned anything from this Brees debacle it’s that waiting does pay off. Brees has been sitting out of off-season practices while waiting for a good offer. And according to his Twitter Brees is one happy man, “Deal is Done! Love you, Who Dat Nation. See you soon!”
So congrats Brees. You are playing for the most corrupt team in league.
If you don’t know wrestler, Jordan Burroughs, than you are really missing out. He is the favorite to win this summer at the London Olympics. He hasn’t lost a tournament since 2009. In 2011 he won both the NCAA Championship and World Championship. Not to mention he is very sexy.
Reasons to love Burroughs:
1. He can motivate you just through twitter. Seriously this guy has the most positive tweets ever. It makes me want to work out harder. Check him out at: @alliseeisgold
2. His motto which is tattooed on his chest, “Dream it, do it.”
3. His favorite music is Jay-Z and Loose-Tekz.
4. He wants to make wrestling a more popular sport in America. And he may just be the guy to do it. He’s very charming.
5. He loves McDonald’s breakfast. Who doesn’t?