Ron Artest makes sure everyone is entertained at his post-game news conference. A little champagne really makes the crazy come out in Ron-Ron. Unfortunately we didn’t get to settle the Sheed-Artest, who-would-win that-fight argument in game, but this clip from Artest is well worth 10 minutes to watch.
Tyler McGill, Celtics fan, somehow got his friends to bet him that he wouldn’t walk from Madison Square Garden in downtown New York, to the TD Garden in Boston. The distance? 200 miles. This idiot/genius walked 200 miles in order to get his buddies to buy him tickets to game 3, 4, and 5 at Boston vs the Lakers. This probably netted him a cool $1000-$2000 worth of tickets PER GAME ($3k-$6k Total).
That works out to be about $15-$30 per mile, and about $45-$90 an hour for this guy. Check out the CBS News video:
Don’t let Phil Jackson’s laid back demeanor fool you, He’s got plenty to cheer for for game 7. Throughout these playoffs, Phil has seemingly taken every timeout break to state the obvious about the game, and let his players motivate themselves.
While this has proved successful with 9 championships handed to him by Shaq and MJ, and last year’s first great coaching job to the cahmpionship.
He actually does have incentive to win game 7 tomorrow versus the Celtics.
2 Million Bucks. According to ESPN.com, Phil Jackson has a $2 million dollar trigger bonus in his contract for winning the NBA title this year. And while he already made $12 million this year, an extra 16% to anyones salary is significant. So if theres any way to go out for retirement, it’s an extra $2 million to drop into that 401k. Good Luck Phil, get yourself some more suits like the Bulls’ days.
Please lose, Kobe.
The NFL players are at it again. This time it’s Titans QB Vince Young. Young was cited with class C assault for startinga fight in a back room at a Dallas strip club.
It is not expected to get Vince suspended, which would be terrible for Vince since he has been pulled on and off the field as starter over and over again. Finally last year he got a long stretch at QB, and he was amazing. Hopefully the commish won’t go overboard like usual and throw him a 1 game suspension.
Vince had essentially the same to say:
I pray to God that Roger Goodell doesn’t come down hard on me, because I definitely want to be here for my teammates.
I just made a mistake, I made a mistake even being there and I let that guy provoke me into doing what I did,” Young said. “… I pray to God that Roger Goodell doesn’t come down hard on me, because I definitely want to be here for my teammates.
The final straw was the guy threw up an upside-down longhorns sign, which to Texas Longhorns is a big sign of disrespect. There were other altercations leading up to this, but one’s got to wonder, is that really enough to make you snap VY? Come on dude, it’s mini-camp time, get it together.
Heres the video:
Its the top of the 9th. No one on base. 26 batters to the plate so far have faced Detroit Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga. Every single batter thus far has failed. The perfect game is in the bag.
Then, out of no where, Umpire and what I assume first-class douchebag Jim Joyce makes the worst and most influential bad call I’ve ever seen. The Indian’s SS and 9th hitter, Jason Donald, is running to first on a ground ball, trying to beat out the throw and the perfect game. ”Safe!!” Even though the throw beats Donald by half of a stride, he is called safe, ruining a perfect game, something that has only happened 20 times in baseball’s long history dating back to the 1800′s.
Cabrera and the rest of the team go nuts. Leyland argues to no avail, and there was no discussion between the Ump’s to discuss the call. The game would have been over. Should have been over.
Jim Joyce has ruined possibly the greatest moment of the 28 year old Galarraga’s life and a key moment in baseball history. This would have been the third perfect game in a month. There hasn’t ever been 3 in a season. There has been 20 total in 125 years. And this one gets ruined on a terrible call that everyone could make. Continue reading