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  • Sep 8
    Tom Brady, quarterback for the New England Patriots, is expected to miss the rest of the 2008 NFL season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, according to a source familiar with the injury.
    New England coach Bill Belichick said at his postgame press conference that he had no update on the status of Brady’s injury, although two sources indicated it involved serious damage to the anterior cruciate ligament (or ACL) in his left knee.
    Patriots QB Tom Brady injured
    Patriot’s QB Tom Brady injured
    According to a team source, they said, “It’s bad. We’re going to have to play without him.”
    Brady was hurt as he stepped into the pocket to make a pass to receiver Randy Moss. Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard, lunged forward and struck Brady’s leg, which buckled as he released the ball.
    Brady was helped off the field and was later led down a staircase by team officials, presumably to undergo tests.
    Patriot's QB om Brady helped off field
    Fourth-year quarterback Matt Cassel, replaced Brady and completed 13 of 18 passes for 152 yards and a touchdown. Cassel, who had thrown just 39 passes in his career before Sunday, backed up Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart at USC. He hasn’t been a starting quarterback since high school. He won a competition with Matt Gutierrez during the preseason to retain the job as Brady’s primary backup.

    According to Al Michaels during last night’s Sunday Night Football telecast, New England will workout former Tampa Bay Bucanneer quarterback Chris Simms, presumably today.

    Two former New England quarterbacks, Doug Flutie and Vinny Testaverde, who know the offense and are very durable, have not been contacted according to reports. Why? Who knows. Either one of those two QB’s would be suitable backups or replacements in my opinion.
  • Apr 28

    Wow! It just keeps coming. First a big steroid scandal and now an affair with (what reportedly was) a minor? According to a report in the New York Daily News,  Roger Clemens had a decade-long affair with country star Mindy McCready. Allegedly this “romance” started when Clemens was still a member of the Boston Red Sox baseball team and the “young” Miss McCready was only 15-years old trying to get into the music business.

    “He flatly denies having had any kind of an inappropriate relationship with her,” lawyer Rusty Hardin said. “He’s considered her a close family friend. … He has never had a sexual relationship with her.”

    Clemens, under investigation for perjury, filed a  lawsuit against his former trainer Brian McNamee stating his reputation has been damaged. If the allegations about a romantic link to the country singer McCready do come to light, that could mean big points for Brian McNamee’s legal team in the legal battle currently waging.

    Will the Rocket be grounded? I say, if he is retiring, let him retire in peace.

    MLB pitcher Roger Clemens  Country Music star Mindy McReady

  • Apr 21

    Super Bowl win, chosen MVP and now a marriage. In case you haven’t heard, Super Bowl XLII MVP Eli Manning married his college sweetheart Abby McGrew Saturday on the shore of the Sea of Cortez in Mexico in a sunset ceremony.

    According to reports, around 50-60 friends and family members (including 6 bridesmaids and 6 groomsmen) flew to Mexico to be in attendance for what their minister said was one of the most beautiful weddings he has ever presided over. The ceremony was brief, about 15 minutes and a reception followed afterwards on the beach.

    Now the interesting stuff,  Abby McGrew carried a bouquet of white roses and wore a white gown with gold embroidering with a large bow and short train in the back. Her six bridesmaids wore champagne-colored strapless dresses.

    Manning and his groomsmen wore khaki suits and white roses in their lapels. Manning wore a tie with blue and white stripes, while his groomsmen kept their collars open. Sounds pretty casual for the guys.

    Now I know what girls wear at weddings is big with women, but be honest here guys. Do you really care what kind of tie Eli wore at his wedding? Is that going to influence your decision of what tie you wear at your wedding? Unless of course you’re a New York Giants fan.

    Regardless, it was a happy occasion enjoyed by lots of people. Congrats Eli! Better start concentrating on football, it’ll keep your mind focused when the honeymoon ends.

    Eli Manning marries college sweetheart Abby McGrew

  • Apr 14

    Talk about some silly shit! In sports news last week, construction workers building the new Yankee Stadium revealed that another worker who is a big Red Sox fan hoped to put a “jinx” on the Red Sox Nation’s number one enemy by secretly burying a Red Sox jersey in the concrete foundation of the new stadium.

    The Yankees didn’t appear very concerned. Basically stating there is no truth to the rumor. In a statement released Friday, they called it a 10 day late April Fool’s joke.

    Saturday it appeared as if their tune had changed. After about five hours of drilling, they finally located the shirt under 2 feet of concrete. Sunday, they pulled the jackhammered No. 34 David Ortiz Red Sox jersey in shreds from the battered hole in the foundation.

    Two days ago it was a joke to the Yankee organization. Now they are destroying the concrete foundation of their new
    $ 1.3 Billion structure? There has even been talk with the district attorney’s office about possible criminal charges against Gino Castignoli, the worker who allegedly buried the jersey in cement.

    I guess with all the money the Steinbrenner family has and can throw around, a few days off schedule and a few more dollars to repair the foundation of their new home, what’s the harm. Right?

    I think the thing the Yankees need to be more concerned about is not a so-called “jinx” but the safety of their fans and members of all the visiting teams. I’m no structural engineer, but I do know I wouldn’t feel safe knowing some paranoid people went drilling, digging and jackhammering just for a small piece of fabric that would have no effect on the structural integrity of the new stadium.

    Yankees unearth Red Sox Jersey  Yankees unearth buried Red Sox jersey.

  • Apr 3

    So the big news (OK, celebrity gossip) lately is NFL Quarterback Matt Leinart of the Arizona Cardinals was having a get together at his home in Arizona. In attendance was celebrity (?) Nick Lachey. Story has it these two famous guys were partying with underage college coeds.

    Oh no! Someone under 21 at a party. What next? Senior Citizens playing bingo? Who said these girls are under age anyway? I don’t see any Id’s on their possession. I haven’t seen or heard of any proof that the girls are underage or that these guys bought the girls their alcohol. When is the last time you saw people carding someone at their house for a small get together? IF they are underage, those girls could have told him that they were 21, and the girls could have brought their own alcohol too. If someone tells you their age when you ask, you usually don’t doubt them. And if these girls are truly underage, where the hell are their parents and why didn’t they know what they were up to? If my kids wanted to hang out with an NFL player, I’d ask to tag along!

    Personally, I think it’s not the drinking that’s the big deal. It’s the alleged supplying of alcohol to underage party goers that a lot of the tabloids are writing about. But again, no one knows who supplied what at the party. No one really cares about what these people do in their personal lives, but they all love that scandalous celebrity story.

    Reports are saying that the Cardinals front office will not be happy about this. OK, so maybe it makes the guy look bad. But consider this: it is the off-season and he is at his own home and not driving drunk on the town causing fights or getting in accidents. So can you fault the guy for being responsible? Now if it was between say July and January, then I think people should have some cause for concern. But since it is his time and as long as it isn’t disruptive to the team let him be. I think if Matt and the Cards were winning more games and going to the playoffs, it might be a little more socially acceptable to be doing stuff like this in the off-season.

    Admit it, any successful individual male in his 20’s or 30’s and is single would certainly be going out to the bars drinking and finding young pretty (and of legal age) girls to hook up with.

    As for Nick Lachey, it’s pretty plain to see he had to hang out with someone like Leinart who has more going for him than Lachey himself. I’ve heard that most young girls think he’s old and really creeped out by him. Now Matt, just getting out of college, being young, rich and able to do what he wants. Hey, I’d be doing the same thing. Sounds to me like some one is just jealous that these coeds got to drink and hang for a while with celebrities.

    Just my advice for Matt, watch the peeps who take pics at your next party and make sure you ask for a kickback when they get some coin from the tabloids that buy them. Hey why not? Make money anyway you can. Looks to me like it beats signing autographs at card shows!

    Matt Leinart in his off-season

  • Mar 2
  • Jun 23
    If there are so many people in Florida that are Yankees fans from New York, then who is left in New York?
  • Mar 14

    For years Tampa Bay had wanted a Major League Baseball team. In 1998 they finally got one. But guess what? No one goes to the games. Why? Because everyone promotes the team from the Bronx. Why go to see the Devil rays play unless the Yankees are in town?

     WTF is wrong with the media in Tampa Bay?? This is TAMPA BAY. NOT the Fucking South side of the Bronx! Why do these people continously put the Fucking Yankees as the top sports scores and news stories? Pull your heads out of Steinbrenners ass and serve YOUR COMMUNITY, not some one who buys you! Oh, I know all about how much Georgie does for Tampa Bay. But still, this is TAMPA BAY.

     There’s a new owner in town, the last one didn’t seem to do much for us except bring the team here. Support the new guy, Stuart Sternberg, he is trying to do for us!

     Those that know me, know I am a true Red Sox fan. But, I also work in the media and serve MY COMMUNITY! I will continue to promote the D-Rays (pronounced HOME TOWN TEAM)  until they decide to leave this town (which I wouldn’t be surprised because of all Steinbrenners drone-like followers)

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