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Former NFL football player Lamar Lathon is lying about what transpired between himself and a Texas cop during a traffic stop. The 9-year veteran of both the Houston Oilers and Carolina Panthers was pulled over by a Pearland (Houston area) police officer at 1:15 am on September 1st for going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone. Lathon was contentious and uncooperative throughout, which resulted in the officer having to unholster his sidearm.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was known as “Cap” in his playing days. A somewhat understated 3-letter word to describe the league’s all-time leading scorer and one of the largest men to ever roam the NBA hardwood.
However, in a Donald Trump administration --should there be a Donald Trump administration-- Kareem will probably be referred to with four-letter words only.
It seems as though the “Chi-coms” have found a new right “enumerated in the penumbras” of human history.
The right to snowboard.
Curt Schilling took his suspension from ESPN last week for a tweet that compared the number of Muslim extremists to the number of German extremists in Nazi Germany. However, he’s not taking it lying down
The Hollywood left appears ready to embark on another product of their variation of the old legal adage, which says: “If the law is on your side, pound the law, if the facts are on your side, pound the facts. If neither the law not the facts are on your side, pound the table.”
Except under the current liberal translation of this adage, it must read: “If neither the facts nor the science are on your side, go make a movie!”
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti apparently doesn’t think Bruce Jenner has won enough laurels in his heroic struggle against biology, so the mayor is recommending that Jenner headline an event with a wee bit more visibility than his foundering E! Channel reality series.
Sarah Palin let fly with a near dissertation-length slamming of ESPN Friday morning for their suspension of Curt Schilling earlier in the week.
Schilling had tweeted a graphic comparing the number of Muslim extremists in the world today to the number of Nazi extremists in Germany in 1940. Though, the tweet was distorted by the MSM to make it appear as though Schilling was comparing all Muslims to Nazis, resulting in Schilling’s suspension.
Oh look, another sports writer is deploying his deep understanding of the Constitution to chastise Americans over guns. Wednesday night, Sports Illustrated’s Peter King took to twitter to drop this gem:
Just in case anyone still doubts that American sports media (aka Frustrated Athletes for Change, aka MSNBC Sports, aka the Take Us Seriously Caucus) is reflexively left-wing, let’s see what a member in good standing had to say about Wednesday morning’s murder of two journalists in Virginia.
I give you Bart Hubbuch, NFL writer/columnist for the New York Post. While most people were still reeling in horror at the video of the murder, Hubbuch ghoulishly and unabashedly politicized the murders:
You can surgically repair the heart of the boy, but you better not reprogram it to be a Michigan fan.
Our feel good story of the day comes from Ohio, where according the Sporting News, a young Buckeye fan is very concerned about his upcoming heart surgery. Understandably. Though, not for the reason you might suspect:
Open mouth, insert bloody sock.
Curt Schilling never held back on the mound, and apparently will not do so at the keyboard either. Though, this time Schilling’s daring will hurt his career instead of helping it.
Apparently, Iran’s mullahs aren’t the only ones swindling Barack Obama.
Admittedly, the guy declares victory after allowing Iran to police its own nuke program isn’t the toughest mark you could choose, but it doesn’t make this story any less awesome.
Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader Molly Shattuck was sentenced last Friday to two years of probation, with every other weekend in custody, after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old boy at a vacation rental home in Delaware.
WWE wrestler John Cena has done something that involves setting a record and the number 500. Not 500 lbs., or a new squat-thrust record.
John Cena has made history with the number 500 because that’s the record number of wishes he has granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Nice guys may not always finish first. However, after being away from the game for two years and fighting it out with 89 other players at the peak of their profession to try and crack a 53 man roster, sometimes all that matters is being the nice guy that finishes.
According to head coach Chip Kelly, finishing the offseason as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles is a goal very much within reach for football’s greatest nice guy, Tim Tebow.
One day, someone will have to write a book about the topical dexterity of one Donald John Trump.
Fresh off beating the drum for possible constitutional amendments and shouting at reporters over the term “anchor babies,” Donald Trump has seen fit to ally himself with another wealthy and successful achiever in the public eye who is currently in a fight with his own version of “the establishment.”
Athlete endorsements are tricky.
Sometimes you want them, such as when Michael Jordan hosted a celebrity fundraiser for President Obama in 2012 which netted the Prez a million dollars. Sometimes you don’t want them, like yesterday when Charles Barkley said he would vote for John Kasich. Barkley, a liberal Democrat, noted he’d prefer ultra-lefties Elizabeth Warren and Julian Castro. But, barring their entrance, Kasich looks like his guy.
James Harrison has delivered the most jarring hit of his career. Except this time it isn’t Tom Brady or Joe Flacco picking himself up off the turf, looking for a flag. This time he sacked the wussifiers of America.
Harrison made the single greatest use of Instagram in the history of Instagram this weekend, announcing he was taking away his boys’ participation trophies because he wanted them to earn the awards.
The last NBA player to deliver the “Kiss of Death,” was Mario Elie of the Houston Rockets. Who in 1995, nailed the critical 3-pointer to complete the Rockets comeback, and eventual elimination of the Phoenix Suns.
That was the last true “Kiss of Death” that was kissed in the NBA. Until this morning.
If there were a parenting award, the Pittsburgh Steelers’ James Harrison would win it. On the other hand, if the Self-Esteem Industrial Complex had a Most Wanted List, Harrison would be on that too.
The Super Bowl champion linebacker took to Instagram over the weekend, and unlike the sort of lewd depravity and self-congratulation that normally attends the Instagram messages of the NFL’s elite, Harrison had an actual message for his audience, and it should be sung from the mountaintops.