Thursday, September 5, 2013

PHOTO: Johnny Manziel on cover of Time Magazine with headline 'It's Time to Pay College Athletes'

Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe, George Patton and Eleanor Roosevelt. These are just some of the historical figures to appear on the cover of Time Magazine in the past. And now we can add Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel to that list.
That's right, think about everything that's going on in the United States and the world right now, and Johnny Manziel is on the cover of time because of a story on paying college athletes.
Now, I think paying college athletes is certainly something that should be discussed on a national level, but at the same time, I hardly think it's the most important news story in the country at the moment. Then again, you have to do what you have to do to get people to buy your magazine, and in the United States putting Manziel on the cover will do a better job of that than photos of what's been happening in Syria, that's for sure.
And I'm sure it'll make somebody on television mad. - By Tom Fornelli

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

H.S. Football Player Has Leg Amputated After Game, Returns With Prosthetic And Scores Two TDs

Koni Dole sustained such a traumatic leg injury last October, that his leg needed to be permanently removed below the knee. Now he’s back on the field with an Oscar Pistorius-inspired-blade-prosthetic and clearly this hasn’t slowed him down. In his first game back on the field he scored two touchdowns and recorded one sack to help lead his high school team to a 45-0 victory.
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But that's not all! Watch him squat 245 lbs not once, not twice but several times just five months after his surgery.
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Oh, and he wrestles…
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and one more thing, he's being offered a walk-on scholarship spot at Montana State University to play football.

NBC on Yahoo! Sports Usain Bolt reportedly to retire after Rio Olympics

Usain Bolt sees the Rio 2016 Olympics as the possible end of his career. “I think it will be a good time to retire, on top and just been dominating for so long,” Bolt said two days before his final 100-meter race of the season, according to The Associated Press.
Bolt, 27, is still dominating. He won triple gold at last month's World Championships, just as he did at the 2008 and 2012 Olympics. He has said he wants to win three more golds in 2016 in his usual events (100, 200, 4×100 relay). That would give Bolt nine career Olympic medals, all gold, matching Carl Lewis‘ record for most Olympic titles in track and field.

Finnish distance legend Paavo Nurmi holds the record for most overall Olympic track and field medals with 12. “If I want to be among the greats of [Muhammad] Ali and Pele and all these guys,” Bolt said, “I have to continue dominating until I retire.”

Nelly Is Teaming Up With Honey Nut Cheerios To Release A Special Iteration Of LeBron's Shoes


LeBron James may have four NBA MVP awards, two NBA Finals rings and two Olympic gold medals, but he only recently received what is surely the largest honor of his illustrious career.

The rapper Nelly has joined forces with Honey Nut Cheerios to produce a specialized Nike LeBron X "Must Be The Honey" iD.
That's right, this shoe will have a cereal theme. The kicks are bright yellow and feature "Must Be The Honey" and Buzz the Bee lace locks.
Only 250 pairs of the sneakers are being created, and so far they appear to have fallen into the hands of celebrities like Bow Wow and Nick Cannon:

One player who most likely will not be wearing these kicks? Carmelo Anthony.

Jay Z’s apparently selling (at least some of) his ownership stake in the Nets to coach Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd is already the head coach of the new-look Brooklyn Nets, and now he will be a partial owner of the team as well.
According to the New York Post, Jay-Z is selling half of his shares of the team to the freshly minted head coach.
Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, initially owned .1608% of his hometown team, but was forced to sell all his shares in order to become a certified sports agent. The other half of Jay’s stake has already been purchased by a minority owner of the team.
Kidd will pay approximately $500,000 for a .067% share of the Nets. Kidd’s stake will include part of the recently built Barclay’s Center.


Jason Kidd is already the head coach of the new-look Brooklyn Nets, and now he will be a partial owner of the team as well. According to the New York Post, Jay-Z is selling half of his shares of the team to the freshly minted head coach. Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, initially owned .1608% of his hometown team, but was forced to sell all his shares in order to become a certified sports agent. The other half of Jay’s stake has already been purchased by a minority owner of the team. Kidd will pay approximately $500,000 for a .067% share of the Nets. Kidd’s stake will include part of the recently built Barclay’s Center.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pattisonave/Jay-Z-sells-.html#Te2rCr6pLtMfkUx7.99

Monday, September 2, 2013

NASCAR driver Max Papis gets slapped in the face by female

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Max Papis is generally known as one of the nicer guys in the NASCAR garage, but once he puts the helmet on his aggressiveness comes out in full force.  Perhaps he should have left his helmet on after Sunday's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Canadian Motorsports Park, as Papis was slapped in the face by a woman - later identified as Kelly Heaphy - after a confrontation with fellow driver - and Heaphy's boyfriend - Mike Skeen.
And this was no laughing matter, as Papis has since confirmed he suffered a dislocated jaw and says he is considering pressing charges.
The post-race slap stemmed from a string of incidents between Papis and Skeen as they battled for the third spot.Trading paint and rubbing fenders, the pair swapped spots over the final few laps. Going into the final corner on the final lap, Skeen made a move under Papis, wrecking both trucks.
The cool down lap was anything but cool for Papis, as he drove to the side of Skeen's truck waving his finger and yelling at the rookie driver.
To no surprise, the confrontation spilled over into the garage area. Papis parked his truck next to Skeen's as crew members scrambled into Papis' cockpit. With NASCAR officials and team members pushing and shoving, the veteran stuck his head in the right side window of Skeen's truck.
Here's a closer look at the slap, which occurred after Papis spoke with FOX Sports 1:

Former NFL player Ronnie Lott falls off TV set during live segment (Video)



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Is this the biggest hit that Ronnie Lott has taken since his NFL career ended?
The former San Francisco 49ers' safety is now an analyst for the PAC-12 Network and during a discussion after UCLA's win Saturday night he went tumbling off the set as his chair rolled backwards. Is it because Lott, a former USC Trojan, was complimentary to his school's archrival?