The Week That Was
Obligatory Sports Babe
This week, we celebrated the start of spring training by paying tribute to the WAGs of the MLB.
We'll wrap things up with Shannon James, the current girlfriend of Phillies outfielder Hunter Pence and a former Playboy Playmate. Here's a picture of her letting us know where her loyalties lie.
Today's Sports Birthday
Floyd Mayweather turns 35 today. I'm sure he'll celebrate by saying something outlandish, then swimming in a pool of money Scrooge McDuck-style.
In which Charles Oakley rips Kevin Garnett and Charles Barkley on The Jim Rome Show, transcription via SportsTalkNetwork:
"[Kevin] Garnett left Minnesota and hollered and screamed and all that but he's not a tough guy. He’s one of the weakest guys to ever play the game. He’s a complimentary player and went to Paul Pierce’s team and won a championship. I wouldn’t consider him a top 10 tough guy."
"[Charles] Barkley, for his size, was a good player but he’s a coward though. He was a good player for his size but, he wasn’t a leader and wasn’t a role model. Now he talks so bad about younger guys, I don’t respect that from him…He’s a fraud, he can criticize all the younger kids and if he got something to say, call them and talk to them before you just blast them. He’s wants to be funny, that whole TNT thing and all that, they’re like some clowns on that show."
Iman Shumpert planned to jump over a couch in honour of Jeremy Lin at the dunk contest. (NY Post)
Nike unveils 'Hyper Elite' USA Basketball uniforms. (Nice Kicks)
A signed Jeremy Lin jersey was just auctioned off for $42,000. Linsanity has gone from being a cute phrase to being an actual mental illness. (The Sports Bank)
Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell autographed a jersey with #SuckItPhaneuf. (Broad St. Hockey)
Anthony Morrow will pay tribute to Drazen Petrovic at the three-point contest. (Ball Don't Lie)
Manny Ramirez signs a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics. (Getting Blanked)
Oh the Toronto Sun, there are no words.
Every face-punch from Road House.
(Via Sports Grid)