The Week That Was
Obligatory Sports Babe
I think we can all agree that Kate Upton week was an absolute ton of fun, or at least, we could if we had any blood left it our brains.
Anyway, here's one more pic of the lovely Miss Upton to help us welcome the weekend.
Today's Sports Birthday
Forty-two years ago today, Sam Cassell's mother got the shock of her life when she gave birth to a healthy baby space alien.
All ugly jokes aside, Sam Cassell won three NBA Championships and spent 15 years in the league. If someone called me "the Sam Cassell of sports bloggers," I'd take it as a compliment. Many happy returns, Sam.
New Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen says that the team's offers to Jose Reyes and Albert Pujols aren't just publicity stunts. Unlike the Marlins' new logo, they're very serious.
"We're dead serious. This is for real. I don't think this is a marketing thing. This is what [the Marlins] want. They're trying to improve as quickly as they can.
"This is not to show Marlins fans 'Look how we're trying.' In the past, they've traded players...
"For a [Latin] free agent in Miami, the only thing I can say is that you're closer to your family, and the language is not as much of a barrier as other places."
(Via Fox Sports)
Quickly: Penn State Shit
Brooks did a little digging into Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile charity. It looks like the roots of the cover-up may be even deepr than imagined. (Sports by Brooks)
Sandusky's lawyer, Joe Amendola, may know more about sex with minors than we realized. He got his now wife, Mary, pregnant when she was 16 and he was 49. (The Daily)
Quickly: Everything Else
Rumour has it that Hanley Ramirez is not OK with the idea of having to move positions if the Marlins sign Jose Reyes. (@ClarkSpencer)
For $22,000, Emmitt Smith will come over to your house and watch football with you. (LewPBlog)
Apparently the Rockies are in negotiations with Milton Bradley's agents, presumably for the purposes of having Bradley play for them. (Big League Stew)
Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari are hanging out together again. There goes my shot. (Chicago Tribune)
Shaq wants to have a celebrity boxing match against Jose Canseco. Let's make this happen. (Hall of Very Good)
Delonte West thinks Nike should start making condoms, and even had a meeting with Nike reps to discuss the idea. I am not making this up. (Larry Brown Sports)
Meet Branko, the prostate Czech. He's an Eastern European man who wants to put his finger in your bum.
Red Fang are solid as hell.