The Week That Was
Obligatory Sports Babe
We'll end our tribute to the WAGs of Super Bowl XLVI with a picture of adult film star Bibi Jones. Ms. Jones is neither the wife nor the girlfriend of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, but they have definitely shared some naked time together. That, and she's very attractive.
(As an aside, do you know how hard it is to find a high quality, work-safe picture of this woman?)
Today's Sports Birthday
Reggaeton singer Daddy Yankee — real name Ramon Luis Ayala Rodriguez — turns 35 today. I'm putting him in this space for four reasons:
1) He's a big enough Yankees fan that he used them in his stage name.
2) He actually was a highly touted baseball prospect in Puerto Rico until he was shot twice in a gang fight at age 17.
3) He briefly had a sneaker deal with Reebok.
4) There were seriously no athletes worth mentioning born on Feb. 3.
Charles Barkley speaks for sports fans everywhere by calling ESPN personality Skip Bayless things like "an idiot" and "the biggest punk in the world". Barkley expressed his displeasure with Bayless over his criticism of Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose in an interview with ESPN Chicago. Here's what Barkley had to say when he was asked about said criticism, via Sports Radio Interviews:
“Anybody who goes after Derrick Rose is just an idiot. First of all I think Skip Bayless is the biggest punk in the world. He is the biggest punk in the world. How can you go after Derrick Rose? First of all he is the reigning MVP, the Bulls have the first or second best record in the NBA. I don’t understand? Those are the first two free throws he missed all year in the 4th quarter. How can you go after him? Anybody who goes after him is just an idiot. You guys are so blessed and lucky to have him in Chicago. I just hate Skip Bayless. I hate using the word hate, but it works in his favor. I don’t even watch him anymore. I told Dan Patrick: Thank god for Dan Patrick because he gives me something to listen to in the morning. If you just go after the big stars that don’t make you a journalist. That makes you a punk. That’s what Skip Bayless is.”
Wait, is Kim Kardashian dating Mark Sanchez now? Oh come on. (Black Sports Online)
Kevin Durant unimpressed by Blake Griffin's dunk over Kendrick Perkins, calls it a layup. (TBJ)
A hilarious gallery of alternate logos: If NFL team names were honest. (These Fries Are Good)
The cheerleaders have officially been drawn into the Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State. Apparently the Ducks denied the Beavers dance team a chance to get on the floor during last weekend's game, saying it was a space decision. (Lost Lettermen)
An arena employee in Apple Valley, Minnesota, was arrested for driving the Zamboni while drunk. (NESN)
Jared Allen cooks up some funny. Allen went to Idaho State, but lists his alma mater as "Culinary Academy"at the Pro Bowl. (Sports Grid)
54% of married women are wrong: poll finds married women would prefer affair with Eli Manning over Tom Brady. (Off The Bench)
Matt Cassel helps woman escape house fire. (KMBC)
I cannot express to you how little I like National Signing Day, or as I call it, National Hat Wearing Day.
Am I alone in feeling like something like this happens in the KHL on an almost daily basis?
(Via Puck Daddy)