Thursday, July 12, 2012

Lawmakers Want 'Made in China' US Olympic Uniforms Burned

If our Olympians are supposed to represent the United States of America, then why are Team USA Olympic uniforms not made in the USA? The U.S. Olympic athletes are wearing American red, white and blue uniforms made in China! That has members of Congress fuming. Republicans and Democrats railed Thursday about the U.S. Olympic Committee's decision to dress the U.S. team in Chinese manufactured berets, blazers and pants while the American textile industry struggles economically with many U.S. workers desperate for jobs.
"I am so upset. I think the Olympic committee should be ashamed of themselves. I think they should be embarrassed. I think they should take all the uniforms, put them in a big pile and burn them and start all over again," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., told reporters at a Capitol Hill news conference on taxes.
                                                                           "AP Photo/Ralph LaurenTeam USA unveiled
The uniforms its athletes will wear during
The Opening Ceremonies in London.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi told reporters at her weekly news conference that she's proud of the nation's Olympic athletes, but "they should be wearing uniforms that are made in America."
In a tweet, U.S. track and field Olympian Nick Symmonds, who will compete in the 800-meter run at the London Games, wrote:
This is hardly the first time patriotism has been discussed when it comes to Olympic clothing. The must-have souvenir of the 2002 Salt Lake Games was a fleece beret, something that athletes wore in the opening ceremony and prompted countless people to spend hours on lines waiting to purchase during those Olympics.
Those berets were made by Roots, a Canadian company that was the official U.S. team outfitter for that opening ceremony.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Lightning strike sends Rangers & Twins scurrying for safety as Hunter Pence plows over coach for our "Dirty Socks Award"

Lightning strike sends Rangers & Twins scurrying for safety as Hunter Pence plows over coach for our "Dirty Socks Award"

Check out the video of a close call from a lightning strike that hits all too close to the Twins Rangers game in Texas Sunday. Players, umpires and fans scurry as the sharp crack of thunder reverberates through The Ballpark at Arlington and Ever run into an old friend at the ballpark?
Hunter Pence knocks over coach Juan Samuel rounding third base (VIDEO)
It's not as much fun when you're trying to score a run and the friend is your third base coach for "Dirty Socks Award"

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Meet Mike Miles, the elementary school Allen Iverson

Everyone is always looking for the next big thing, with an emphasis on recruiting getting younger and younger. With eighth-graders now landing full scholarship offers at major Division I programs, it's only a matter of time before elementary schoolers are getting serious looks from colleges.
Well, some of those elementary schoolers have already learned how to gain national attention, playing at regional AAU-style tournaments. As is always the case, one among that crop of youngsters has emerged as a true phenom in his own right.
Meet a fourth-grader named Mike Miles. You probably haven't seen him before, but if his first highlight reel is any indication, this is almost certainly not the last time you'll be seeing his name.
Miles was first brought to prominence by BallisLife, the basketball highlight website which culls many of the best hoops clips from across the nation. They tripped across Miles, who goes by the nickname "Mike Mike," stars for a Texas Titans fourth-grade squad that recently earned a tournament title in Atlanta.
While the Titans have any number of impressive youngsters, none compare to Mike Mike, who cuts through opposing defenses with efficiency and flair, almost reminiscent of a pint-sized Allen Iverson. Miles can break down a foe in the open floor or drive the lane and look for a late dish. He clearly has impeccable court vision for any teenager, let alone a fourth-grader.

It's impossible to know whether Miles will grow enough — either physically or on the court — to eventually emerge as a true prep or collegiate star. Regardless of what happens in his future, he'll now always be memorialized as one heck of a showman on the court, even though he still spends his days in an elementary school classroom.

source: Yahoosports

Pitt signs a kicker with the unfortunate last name of ‘Blewitt’

There have been some great names for college football kickers — Britt Barefoot, Ryan Succop — and some tragic names — Kyle Brotzman — but Pittsburgh's newest recruit has to have the most unfortunate name in the college football kicking kingdom.
Chris Blewitt is a commit for the 2013 class and through no fault of his own becomes an easy target for opposing teams and perhaps his own fans if he misses a crucial kick.
However, Blewitt, who is from West Potomac High in Alexandria, Va., must be pretty good because he was offered a scholarship and that's rare for kickers.
Blewitt's story is actually kind of interesting. He never played football until high school and only joined the team because his friends were on it. He tried out for kicker because he was a soccer player. He earned his scholarship to Pitt after impressing coaches at a camp a couple weeks ago.
"They said I could do whatever I want, start my true freshman year and be their kicker," Blewitt told the Washington Post. "They really wanted me, they gave me everything I would have wanted. It didn't seem like anything else was matching up to them."
Blewitt made 10 field goals and 49 extra points last season.
Shockingly, Blewitt isn't the first kicker to have this surname. Thanks to a couple readers (Brad and Thomas), I've learned that Harvard had a kicker in 2000 and 2001 named Anders Blewett. And Blewett apparently knew the burden of the name all too well.
So, we here at the Doc wish Chris Blewitt the best of luck. Hopefully, he won't blow it (C'mon, you knew that was coming). source:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Fan Gives Advice On How To Beat Djokovic At Wimbledon

A fan gives Viktor Troicki advice on his serve, which surprisingly he uses to win a point against Novak Djokovic.

Monday, July 2, 2012

French runner shoves 14-year-old girl in mascot costume (VIDEO)

Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad celebrated his victory in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the European Championships by shoving a 14-year-old girl in a mascot costume.
I saw this headline Monday morning and figured he accidentally ran into her or didn't see her or, at worst, lowered his shoulder into her while getting through a crowd of people. No athlete would shove a young girl like that in front of thousands of people and cameras. Nope. I thought too much of the Frenchman. He shoved her. With both hands. It's so uncalled for and vicious that it almost looks fake, like an outtake from a Sasha Baron Cohen movie.

The Age reports:
It was not the first time that Mekhissi-Benabbad had picked on a mascot. After winning the same race at the 2010 championships in Barcelona, he asked a mascot to kneel in front of him before he pushed it to the ground, according to Le 10 Sport.
That's the track equivalent of a gangland execution!
Meet organizers have taken note of the shove and there's a chance the Frenchman could be reprimanded for the action. Whatever it is, it's unlikely to accurately punish the crime.
Booing at an Olympics should be reserved for judges in diving, gymnastics and boxing. It's too great an event to have any athletic villains. We can make an exception for Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad.

Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones tells rookies: I once blew $1 million in one weekend

Adam "Pacman" Jones' recent appearance at the 2012 Rookie Symposium was no doubt a stark object lesson to all NFL prospects about the simple fact that no matter how much you've got in life, it can all go away pretty quickly if you're not careful. Jones, the former first-round pick of the Tennessee Titans, was recently ruled to owe $11 million for the victim of a 2007 shooting at a strip club in Las Vegas. Jones was put on the hook for his involvement in the incident, which left one man paralyzed from the waist down.
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Of course, Jones' off-field history is no secret and when he spoke on the Rookie Symposium panel last week, he related that he "made it rain" more than once in his life -- and more than once, the bill was ridiculous when all was said and done. Former Stanford and current Indianapolis Colts rookie tight end Coby Fleener, guest-writing for Peter King in King's Monday Morning Quarterback column for, broke the news. Fleener was in the audience, watching the panel of Jones and Terrell Owens, moderated by Ross Tucker.
The entire Fleener column is a great read, but what Fleener had to say about Jones' talk really stood out.
"Jones contacted the NFL and asked to be at the symposium to share what he had learned with the rookies," Fleener wrote. "Jones said there will not be another 'Pacman' in the NFL, and credited [NFL Commissioner Roger] Goodell for having changed him as a person. Jones understood that he put himself in a position to be suspended. Jones regretfully recounted spending $1 million in one weekend!
"To which Owens looked at him, smiling, and said, 'Man, you crazy!'"
And when Terrell Owens calls you "crazy," you know there's probably something to it. We're not sure, based on Fleener's report, just what Jones spent all that money on so quickly. Based on his history, there are some pretty easy guesses.
"What you do on the field, what you do off the field, it's all a reflection of you," a more reflective Jones said in mid-June. "Going to the club here, going to the club there. Having 100 people with you. Checking your advisers, your accountants. Just basic stuff."
By the way, that cool million Pacman Jones blew in a weekend? That's more than Adam Jones, which is how he'd like to be known from now on, could possibly make in 2012. Now with the Cincinnati Bengals, Jones signed a one-year deal in March that will top him out at $950,000, including a $250,000 bonus.
One assumes Jones will be much more careful with this money.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Royce White hopes his admitted fear of flying won’t cost him in the NBA draft

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Iowa State forward Royce White is projected to be a first-round pick in Thursday's NBA draft, but there have been concerns he could fall all the way into the second round in part over — of all things — a fear of flying.
Though White is rumored to have a guarantee that he won't fall below the Boston Celtics (who are working with the 21st and 22nd picks in the 2012 draft), a dip into the second round could mean suffering the disparity between signing a four-year deal guaranteed at around $6 million in total, or a non-guaranteed two-year deal with a starting salary of about a third of the probable $1.2 million White would make in his first year if he were selected by Boston.

White flew to many games this past season for Iowa State but drove to some contests with his grandfather, including games against Missouri and Kansas State, and the team's NCAA tournament contests in Louisville, Ky., over 600 miles away.
The fear of flying is part of a larger anxiety disorder for White, who has also admitted to struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder and uses medication to control both.

White led the Cyclones in five statistical categories last season and was a First Team All-Big 12 performer while displaying a charming personality. White has refused interviews leading up to the draft as many believe he has been promised a selection by the Boston Celtics at the No. 21 spot if he's still on the board. That means White could end up in the same frontcourt as future Hall of Famer Kevin Garnett on a team that was recently one game away from the NBA Finals.
So while White's anxiety disorder may cost him money in the short run, it ultimately could lead to an ideal landing spot.
And nothing sounds better for someone who hates flying.

If Vintage NBA Draft Evaluations Had Actually Been Accurate

Find out what NBA experts said about Kobe Bryant on draft night, and what they should have said.

1. Kobe Bryant

2. Tracy McGrady

3. Steve Nash

4. Zydrunas Ilgauskas

5. Jermaine O'Neal

6. Shaquille O'Neal

7. Latrell Spreewell

8. Kevin Garnett

9. Allen Iverson

10. Tim Duncan

Monday, June 25, 2012

Dolphins’ iPads to be used for playbooks, not Internet tomfoolery

If you're a member of the Miami Dolphins, and you're reading this website right now on your team-issued iPad, then stop it immediately, mister. Yes, we want your page views, but use your own computer. And for that matter, stop looking for pictures of Ryan Tannehill's wife. It's for your own good, Dolphins. If you are unable to resist Lauren Tannehill or Chris Chase or, it's going to cost you $10,000. That's the fine the Dolphins will issue to any miscreant who uses the iPad to look at "unauthorized websites." I trust that Chad Ochocinco has plenty of other devices to suit his unique web-surfing needs. Say what you want about the old gigantic binders that teams like the Dolphins used to use as playbooks ‒ sure, they're cumbersome, impractical, paper-wasting monstrosities ‒ but they never enabled anyone's habit for porn, Facebook, Twitter or any other Internet time-drain.
But the new technology is a price worth paying, says Davone Bess.
"It's convenient. Every day we were getting stacks and stacks of papers with the installs. Now they can just download them on the iPad and it's there — Bam!"
Added Reggie Bush:
"I love it. It makes it so much simpler, and obviously that's where technology has taken us nowadays. It's amazing, and I'm glad we got it."
It should also help Bush keep track of who Kim Kardashian is dating these days. That is, as long as TMZ isn't considered "unauthorized" by the Dolphins. Come on, guys. If you employ Reggie Bush, you've got to make certain allowances.
I'm excited for the first time a team accuses another team of having hacked into their digital playbook. That's going to be fun.

source: yahoosports

Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins gets beaten at his own camp by a high-schooler

It's really great of New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins to host a football camp in New Jersey to help 200 kids learn football and have fun. It's free for all the kids, and Jenkins does it out of the goodness of his heart.
I'd hope you wouldn't think poorly of one of the campers if he humiliated Jenkins at his own camp.
As described by Roman Harper on Twitter (Harper, James Laurinaitis and Larry Fitzgerald were all in attendance, too), Jenkins ended up going one-on-one against a high school kid named Dajon Foat of Piscataway High School. Foat ran routes against Jenkins, best out of three, with the winner getting the cleats right off the other guy's feet.
According to Harper, on the first play, Jenkins knocked the ball down. Jenkins 1, Dajon 0. On the second play, the kid made a catch in the back of the end zone. Jenkins 1, Dajon 1. Here is the third and deciding play:

 Oooooh. BURNT. Dajon 2, Jenkins 1. Hand over those cleats, Malcolm.

How's that for a trophy for a high school football player? He can go home and put Malcolm Jenkins' cleats on his wall. Congratulations, young man.
Congratulations to Jenkins, too. Not only is he putting on the camp for everyone, but he's truly engaged in it (obviously), and out there making sure everyone has a good time. I believe one camper in particular will remember the camp a little more fondly than anyone else.


Friday, June 15, 2012

Spurs Tony Parker injured in Chris Brown-Drake brawl over Rihanna

Tony Parker might want to start avoiding nightclubs. While Parker is used to having his name in tabloids from his days with ex-wife Eva Longoria, it's hard to fathom the French hoops player would ever end up in the same headlines as rapper Drake and singers Chris Brown and Rihanna. (Although he did have a brief hip-hop stint let's not forget.)
But leave it to the W.i.P nightclub in New York to bring them all together. It turns out Parker was in the wrong place at the wrong time on Wednesday night. Or Thursday morning, rather.
The San Antonio Spurs guard says he suffered a scratched retina on one of his eyes during a brawl at the New York City nightclub involving Brown and members of Drake's entourage. The fight was reported to be over singer Rihanna.

Parker, wearing dark sunglasses, described the incident Friday in Paris during a news conference posted on YouTube. He said he expects to be sidelined for about a week while the French team prepares for the Summer Olympics. Parker described the incident: "I was with my friend Chris Brown and me and my friends took some punches, so I'll be missing the start of the French team because I can't do anything for a week except keep the lens in and then take drops."
Police said Brown, his girlfriend and his bodyguard were among several people injured during the bottle-hurling fight early Thursday.
Parker said "they started throwing bottles everywhere. I don't know what happened. At first it was OK, but then it started getting worse and when the plane landed it was really hurting so I went straight to the ER."
The Spurs declined comment.

Brown tweeted a picture of his chin that had a large, open gash, shortly after the fight was said to have taken place.

Contributing: The Associated Press

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Miami Heat Spend Entire Plane Ride To Game 1 Planning Victory Parade

OKLAHOMA CITY—Sources within the Miami Heat organization reported Tuesday that the Eastern Conference champions spent their entire flight to Oklahoma City planning their NBA championship victory parade. "We should each get our own victory float with our own music, and the whole city will come out for the biggest celebration Miami's ever seen," Chris Bosh told his teammates 24 hours before the tipoff for Game 1 of the Finals, as Udonis Haslem eagerly joined in to describe all the beautiful bikini-clad who would be dancing throughout South Beach. "Then when we get to the stage, fireworks go off while we just spray champagne all over. God, I wish it were next week already so we could just start the victory party." Moments before the flight landed at Will Rogers World Airport, head coach Erik Spoelstra demanded his players settle down, be quiet, and focus on how cool it would be if he arrived in a helicopter to deliver the Larry O'Brien Trophy to the rest of the team on a big stage.

source: the onion

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Raiders rookie gets out of ticket because he’s a Raider; tells the world about it on Twitter

Here's some free advice that evidently, no one ever gave to Oakland Raiders rookie defensive lineman Christo Bilukidi: If you happen to slip up some day and break the law, try not to follow that up immediately with an act of public stupidity. It's best to space these things out.
After recently breaking the law and getting away with it, Bilukidi took to Twitter with this:
Ran a red light n got pulled over, cop ask me what I do n I said I'm a Raider, I dodged a 428$ ticket. #BigLeague
Yes. #BigLeague. Also #DumbLeague.
When a cop gives you a gift, it's probably best to not turn around and humiliate that cop on Twitter. By letting an offender go because of their "celebrity," he is failing to do his job. Congratulations on being #BigLeague and all, but maybe you could find a method of celebration that doesn't include railroading the cop who just did you a favor.
That cop ‒ though he may deserve it ‒ probably does not want his superiors and/or the rest of the world to know that he's going around letting Raiders flout the law at their whimsy. The next time he pulls someone over, he probably does not want to hear, "Come on, man, don't give me a ticket. You let that Raiders guy out of a ticket, and the Raiders haven't been over .500 since people still respected the work of M. Night Shyamalan."
As a side note, does it surprise anyone that cops are out there giving Raiders a break? Imagine what the history of that franchise would look like if the cops were out to get the Raiders. Yikes.
Anyway, Bilukidi deleted the tweet, which is a good sign. Perhaps he's learned a valuable lesson about Twitter here, and if he has, that'll serve him well through the rest of his career. Of course, he wouldn't need that lesson if he'd just stop running red lights, but that's a lesson for another day.


NBA Finals Preview & Prediction, LA the "KINGS" of the NHL, & my "Dirty Socks Award"

Game one of the NBA Finals starts tonight between the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder! What's your prediction because I made mine. Also the Los Angeles Kings win their first Stanley Cup and I dish out my "Dirty Socks Award"

Monday, June 11, 2012

Manny Pacquiao Fight Was the Fix In?

Manny Pacquiao lost a VERY controversial split decision last night to Timothy Bradley, setting the stage for a rematch ... that seemingly was already in the works! Something smells fishy ...

The internet set on fire last night when Pacquiao was declared the loser ... even though anyone with two eyes (or even one) could see he won the fight easily.

Bradley tweeted a photo of a poster for the rematch back on May 29. Most experts agree that a decisive Manny victory would have meant no rematch.

So we gotta ask ...was it fixed?????

Welcome to the "Jungle" LeBron James and Dwyane Wade!

Boston Celtics fans are all class all the time. In a closeout game that absolutely everyone in the national media seemed sure they’d win, the Celtics choked at home and lost 98-79. After that loss, the fans that were oh so certain that they would be celebrating on Thursday night were understandably salty – so one of them threw a drink at LeBron James' head. Also a Boston Celtics Fan Throws Ball Back On Court And Hits Dwyane Wade In The Head.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

NBA: Fashion Statement?! What Do You Think of Russell Westbrook’s Postgame Look?!

Not only have the playoff games been crazy, but so have been some of the outfits that players have been rockin.  Today we have Russell Westbrook. Check it out & let us know what you think…

Saturday, June 2, 2012

NBA, Where Ugly Outfits happen!

                                              Let me know which outfit you like or dislike!

Celtics Dunk of the Day & "NO" for Santana's No No!

Kevin Garnett gets our "Dunk of the Day" in the Celtics 101-91 game 3 win over the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. Plus did NY Mets Johan Santana really pitch a no hitter? Check it all out inside D's Locker!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Thunder to Lil Wayne: No money, no ticket & It's all about the "Benjamins" for the Combs family

The Thunder say Lil Wayne is welcome to attend a playoff game in Oklahoma City, but needs to buy a ticket just like everyone else.
The rapper created a stir Thursday night by posting on Twitter that he was ''going to go to the Thunder game tonight but was denied by the team to be in their arena.''
Thunder spokesman Dan Mahoney says Lil Wayne's representatives did contact the team requesting tickets but insisted that he sit on the front row, and none of those seats was available. Oklahoma City sold out every home game during the regular season and playoffs this season.
Mahoney says: ''We'd love to have him at a game, but like anyone else, he needs a ticket.''
Lil Wayne finished his tweet with ''Go Spurs!'


 The son of rap impresario Sean "Diddy" Combs is embroiled in a firestorm for accepting a football scholarship from UCLA that critics say should go to a more needy student, but the 18-year-old cornerback says he earned the award.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Kyrie Irving's 'Uncle Drew' Video A Hit

 It was a genius move the day that Pepsi decided to suit up the Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving as "Uncle Drew" and take him down to a city basketball court. The hoopsters really had no idea the old uncle was really a star to begin the night. A staggering 2 million people have watched the video on YouTube in the last four days.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Today In Unfortunate Newspaper Typos: "Series Sh**s To Boston"

                                 Today In Unfortunate Newspaper Typos: "Series Sh**s To Boston"

Most of our favorite newspaper errors are due to dummy text, the practice of typing in a bunch of gibberish to see how it'll look in the space allotted. They're funny, but they also require a complex series of missteps. That's why this unfortunate mistake, from Saturday's Register Citizen in Northwest Connecticut, is wonderful: it's a pure typo. Someone missed an "f." Just that simple. A copy editor missed it too, perhaps because the first instinct is to scan the dense copy, not the prominent subhead. And apparently everyone else missed the "shits," for four days.

source: Deadspin

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

"Flexin" With the Celtics

I'm waiting for a Celtics playoff song to come out with "Flexin" as the official dance move!


Wes Welker signs his franchise tender with the New England Patriots but they also sign sixth-round draft choice DB Nate Ebner. If you didn't know who Ebner was during draft day you're not alone. So after watching rookie mini camp I decided to "Google" Nate Ebner. He was a world-class Rugby player, who originally joined Ohio State as a walk-on in 2009. Last season, he played in all 12 games and was the teams outstanding special teams player. With that I decided to look even deeper and found out that Ebner's Dad, another outstanding rugby player, was killed in a robbery gone wrong. His father always told Nate growing up to "Finish Strong" words Ebner and the Ohio State football team later wore on their wristbands. I'm curious to see how the Patriots use Nate Ebner but his Ruby highlights are "2 legit to quit." Lets just hope he doesn't carry a football ruby style. #breadbasket 

Monday, May 21, 2012

ESPN's Rob Parker & Darren Haynes on Celtics 76ers game 5

I had a little chat with Rob Parker from ESPN about game 5 between the Celtics and 76ers. Good points were made but in the end my decision to go with Boston was the correct one!
"Sorry Rob" 

The Celtics take a 3-2 series lead defeating the 76ers 101-85. Game six is back in Philly on Wednesday and I'm a little nervous about this one. I will need to check up on Avery Bradely's shoulder injury and Ray Allen ankle. Allen seemed to tweak his ankle in game 5. The question is how will Allen's ankle feel in the morning? Paul Pierce says he likes the quick turnaround but the Celtics really could use a few days off. I can almost guarantee Doc Rivers cancels practice and only watches film on Tuesday.