Matt Jones Calls Joey Porter Gay

November 6, 2008

Or at least he seems to be implying that much:

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Jacksonville receiver Matt Jones snapped back at Joey Porter on Thursday, a day after the outspoken Miami Dolphins linebacker questioned how Jones could still be playing despite having a felony cocaine charge against him earlier this year.

“I don’t even know why he’s even thinking about me,” Jones said. “I mean, maybe he likes other men and sits up and thinks about stuff, so I don’t know. … Is Joey Porter the commissioner? Then why would I even worry about it?”

Maybe he likes men?


Florida-Penn State

November 3, 2008

Despite Alabama and Texas Tech being 1-2 in the new BCS rankings, both ESPN bowl projectionists predict a Florida-Penn State national championship game.

Personally, I would most like to see the Big 12 Champ and SEC Champ play for the national title, with Penn State and USC playing in the Rose Bowl. I think everyone acknowledges the Big 12 and SEC to be the top conferences, and I enjoy keeping the Big Ten-Pac 10 Rose Bowl setup whenever possible. Unfortunately, it looks like Penn State will get through undefeated and defeat this plan (unless Alabama and Texas Tech both win out, which no one thinks will happen). But in college football, we should know better by now than to think we can figure out the BCS picture before the final week of the regular season is done. Penn State is at Iowa and then home for Indiana and Michigan State to close out the season.


“I would drape myself in velvet if it were socially acceptable”

April 25, 2007

Antoine Walker and George Costanza are on the same wavelength.

Antoine in velvet

This is the only image I could find online (photo link via this guy) of Walker’s red velvet suit. SportsCenter this morning had a clip of Antoine’s postgame remarks while wearing this get-up, which I enjoyed mightily.


Dice-K v. Ichiro: The Overkill

April 11, 2007

Can’t get enough Dice-K v. Ichiro info in anticipation of their meeting at Fenway tonight? Check out the Boston Globe, which has a graphic on every at-bat Ichiro ever had against Matsuzaka back in their Japan days. That should satiate.

Ichiro and Dice-K

Should be fun tonight (ESPN2, 7pm).


Mary Tillman Deserves a Congressional Hearing

March 27, 2007

Pat Tillman’s mom is angry about how the military handled the death of her son and she spoke out on Tuesday in an interview that aired on Dan Patrick’s radio show. Unfortunately for the Pentagon, this woman is very well spoken and doesn’t sound like she will be backing down. Via this blog, here’s an extended clip of the interview that aired on Keith Olbermann’s Countdown Tuesday night:

It’s a truly shameful episode of the military brass lying to the public about the death of a well-known soldier to suit its own purposes, and it deserves a full congressional hearing, which Mrs. Tillman called for. The NYT editorial page agrees.

I first heard Mrs. Tillman’s remarks Tuesday night on ESPNNews. After the story ended, they went to commercials, and ironically  one of the ads to air was for the US Army, trying to get the young male sports viewers of America to enlist. I have a feeling the efficacy of that ad was rather diminished following the Tillman piece.