The Week That Was
Obligatory Sports Babe
Repeat Offender Week, a look at women who can't stop dating athletes, ends with Jessica Simpson. In addition to her current fiancée, former 49ers and Saints tight end Eric Johnson, she also dated Tony Romo for a while back in 2007-09, and was somehow blamed for Romo's inconsistent play.
Today's Sports Birthday
Washington Wizards forward Ronny Turiaf turns 29 today. Turiah may not have had the most storied NBA career, but the man had open heart surgery prior to his rookie season, and has still played six years in the league after the fact. That's pretty impressive.
Former NFL quarterback and an ex-New York Jet, Boomer Esiason, sounded off on Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez and the Jets on Boston radio Wednesday morning. Via ESPN New York:
"If you watched Mark Sanchez the last month of the season, he was like a chihuahua standing on Madison Avenue and 36th Street entering the Midtown Tunnel, eyes bigger than you-know-what, and just so shaky.
I think that Rex Ryan's ways have come back to haunt him. And Mike Tannenbaum ... has a lot of responsibility in this regard, because they have put a lot of bad guys together in this locker room. There's a good core of players for the New York Jets. But unfortunately, all it takes is one guy. And Rex Ryan giving Santonio Holmes the captain's 'C' on the chest was an absolute embarrassment. It's a slap in the face of all the good guys in that locker room."
Mavs guard Delonte West has been remarkably open about his off-court struggles, but he's understandably sick of being treated like a sideshow by the Dallas media. (Jocks and Stiletto Jill)
Detroit Lions cornerback Aaron Berry took to Twitter to tell unhappy Lions fans to "go back to being broke & miserable." (The Wayne Fontes Experience)
Falcons defensive end Ray Edwards may have broken up with his stripper girlfriend, Lastarya, after he caught her texting Giants receiver Victor Cruz. (Black Sports Online)
It's only been a couple of weeks and a Kuwait basketball team has already ripped off the new Washington Wizards jerseys. (TBJ)
Robert Griffin III announces his decision to go pro while sporting Barney socks. (Sports Grid)
The 'bahahahahahaha of the day' goes to Kwame Brown for his insistence that he's the reason Andrew Bynum is so good. (TBJ)
Remember Malori Wampler, the Indianapolis Colts cheerleader who was abruptly fired in 2010? Yeah, me neither. Anyway, the reason for his dismissal reportedly stems from a letter mailed to the club that featured nearly nude photos of her from a Playboy Mansion party. (Sports By Brooks)
Rumour has it that the St. Louis Rams are looking to return to their ancestral homeland. Hearsay floating around the Internet says that the Rams may return to Los Angeles when their current stadium lease is up in 2014. (Media Daily LA)
Alabama's Trent Richardson prepared for the BCS Championship in the traditional fashion, with some casino gaming. (Sports by Brooks)
It looks like A-Rod is hooking up with former WWE Diva Torrie Wilson. (Black Sports Online)
Shin-kicking is the combat sport of the future.