May 20 2013
In preparation of the 20th Anniversary of ‘The Sandlot’, FOX is going buck wild with different promotions including screening the movie after Sunday’s Twins and Red Sox game. As part of the pre-promotion a few of the more famous characters from the cast showed up before the Twins game on Friday at Target Field to take a few pictures with some players. The result is a whole bunch of memories coming back about one of the greatest baseball movies of all time. [Continue Reading]
Is it me or does Ham Porter look exactly the same as he did twenty years ago. As a matter of fact, both guys look exactly how they’re suppose to look 20 years later. It’s quite incredible.
May 20 2013
Gareth Bale collected possession in the last minute, he jinked inside, rolling the ball onto his left foot and unfurled a glorious shot into the far, top corner from 25 yards. Under normal circumstances, Bale’s goal, his 26th of a stellar season, would have been the cause for frenzied celebration. Not here. It did not matter. The victory propelled Tottenham to 72 points, a Premier League record for the club. They have finished in the top five for the fourth consecutive season. And they have qualified for Europe. There has been lots to like about Andre Villas-Boas’s debut season at White Hart Lane. Yet it rang hollow. The post-match lap of appreciation featured forced smiles and heavy hearts. None of it was not enough for the European qualification that they really wanted. [Continue Reading]
An amazing individual season that saw Tottenham fall short of a Champions League bid. Tottenham must do whatever it takes to retain Bale. He is the best young player in the game right now…. .I can see the big money clubs salivating.
Hit the jump to see the goal…
May 20 2013
It’s been almost nine years since the 2004 Boston Red Sox pulled off the most remarkable comeback in the history of postseason baseball to stun the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS and win the team’s first World Series title in 86 years. The stories of the so-called “idiots” have become something akin to baseball mythology — from the “Cowboy Up” rallying cry to the half-naked jacuzzi party sparked by Manny Ramirez to Curt Schilling’s famous bloody sock.
At the Pepsi MAX Field of Dreams Game at Frontier Field in Rochester, N.Y. on Saturday, Red Sox legend Pedro Martinez revealed one of his favorite stories from that team. “We took a shot of Mama Juana every single game, before the game,” Martinez said in an interview conducted in the dugout of the AL legends team, for whom Martinez pitched in Saturday’s exhibition game. “We call it Mama Juana — it’s made of roots, with latin rum.” [Continue Reading]
This isn’t as big of deal as it appears to be. The Red Sox were a wild bunch in 2004, but it worked for them. You would be hard-pressed to find a team with more characters on it than this team.
For those of you who didn’t see the news on Friday – Phil Jackson always has been hesitant to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Until now. In his new book, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and entitled “Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success,” Jackson breaks down what separated Jordan from Bryant, the biggest stars and personalities that he coached during his Hall of Fame career. [ESPN]
Phil Jackson compared Kobe to Michael and, of course, within hours Kobe took to Twitter to defend his position. This lead me to think – how many times this offseason is Kobe going to try and defend himself against Phil’s book. Over/Under – 19.5. I’ll take the OVER.
This snowballed into a series of OVER/UNDERS from this past week in sports. Hit the jump to see them…
May 17 2013
Click on photo to read more about the Boston Marathon second chance
The Boston Marathon will be giving those runners who didn’t finish the race an opportunity to finish. Pretty cool move by the Marathon. Unfortunately, we cannot give lives back. Sorry to end the Friday on such a downer. Have a nice weekend folks.
Landon Donovan Left Off U.S. Men’s National Team for World Cup Qualifiers [BleacherReport]
Nerlens Noel is expected to be ready to role by December [CNNSI]
Australian TV Pulls an ‘Anchorman’ and messes with the teleprompter [COED]
Emma Watson is getting hotter by the year [EgoTastic]
Tata Thursday is enough to get your through the weekend [Funtasticus]
Rihanna knows why J.R. Smith played like sh%t in the playoffs [LarryBrownSports]
Costa Rican Model Jessica Perez is worth a look [Uncoached]
Here’s a serious LeBron James tattoo [TerezOwens]
May 17 2013
This wraps up our week of inspirational sports movie speeches. To recap it went a little like this:
5.) ‘Rocky Balboa’ – Rocky and his Son
4.) ‘Miracle’ – Herb Brooks’ Pregame Speech
3.) ‘Rudy’ – Rudy and Fortune “5-foot nothin…”
2.) ‘Hoosiers’ – Norman Dale “In my book we’re going to be winners…”
and #1 is Al Pacino’s speech in ‘Any Given Sunday‘. What works against this speech is the movie was pretty much garbage. The speech was brilliant though. It’s a lesson applied anywhere just like the rest of the speeches. For my money there is nothing better than ‘Hoosiers’. Hope you enjoyed it.
May 17 2013
“He sucks. I wouldn’t let Mark Sanchez throw me a paper bag sandwich.”
A paper bag sandwich??? Hilarious. My guess is Steve Smith isn’t the only one who feels that way…
May 17 2013
They say tennis is one of the loneliest sports, a man or woman out on an island beating ball after ball back at an opponent that is going through the same mental checklist on each shot in hopes of reigning supreme. In some cases, that solitarily can lead one to a bit of a breakdown. Enter Viktor Troicki, a 27-year-old Serbian with one career ATP title and now one career-defining meltdown that took place during his second-round match at the Italian Open against Ernests Gulbis. Troicki had dropped the first set 6-1 and was facing a break point in the first game of the second set when chair umpire Cedric Mourier overruled a backhand by Troicki that lost him the game. That, apparently, was enough for Troicki who started yelling, screaming and pointing at Mourier for the next four minutes. [Continue Reading]
And Viktor Troicki wins the award for biggest meltdown in the modern era of tennis. Imagine one of the top men’s players doing this right now. You’d never see it – Federer, Murray, etc. no chance. The women on the other hand can be a little brutal…
Hit the jump to watch the meldown
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