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Meow! Jenn Sterger pounces on Erin Andrews and Jill Arrington


We’ve gained a lot of our wisdom from watching Seinfeld and we can only pray to sweet, tiny baby Jesus that Jerry was right about catfights.

Men think if women are grabbing and clawing at each other there’s a chance they might somehow, you know… kiss.

Odds are they’ll just grab each other’s hair or start flailing limp-wristed slaps at one another, but if this particular catfight turns into a kiss then millions of male sports fans will be completely content to die and go to heaven.

The Big Lead has word that Jenn Sterger started a bit of a stink last week when she lashed out at fellow babes Erin Andrews and Jill Arrington during a radio interview.

Around the 12 minute mark, the hosts quit fawning over Sterger for a moment to ask about Andrews:

She’s very talented. But it’s so funny because if you look at her old tapes back when she worked at the Lightning, it was the most dreadful stuff you’ve ever seen in your life. People compare me and say, well, she’s no Erin Andrews … and I’m like, well, who’s No. 1 on the computer. Suck it.”

[Yeah, we’re also perplexed about what ‘No. 1 on the computer’ means. But it reeks of Cindy Margolis.] What about Jill Arrington?

Oh, no, not my thing. I just don’t want to get that haircut and wear turtlenecks for a living. It’s just not my shtick. If there’s ever a chance for a hot girl to make it into sports, until then …

Later in the interview, Sterger said Derek Jeter “isn’t my type,” but that makes sense because he’s a successful, athletic, wealthy man.

Can’t we all just throw on our bathing suits, hop in the hot tub, toss back a few glasses of champagne and get along? Is that really too much to ask?

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[The Big Lead]: Jenn Sterger is Not Impressed with Erin Andrews

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Who is the littlest big man in the world of sports?

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military and political leader who had a significant impact on modern European history. He was a general during the French Revolution, the ruler of France as First Consul of the French Republic, Emperor of the French, King of Italy, Mediator of the Swiss Confederation and Protector of the Confederation of the Rhine. At least that is what Wikipedia says we should know about him. Of course, like most meatheads, all we really knew about the dude was that he takes prissy pictures and angry, short people always get labeled with a complex bearing his name. And according to Undrafted Free Agent, these lil’ Naps have the biggest cases of Small Man syndrome in the world of sports.

10.Daniel Snyder
9.Jon Gruden
8.Juan Pablo Montoya
7.Tom Cruise
6.Danica Patrick
5.Eddie Gaedel
4.T.J. Ford
3.David Stern
2.Ed Wade
1.Nate Robinson

If Tom Cruise can make the list then there’s no way we’re leaving Verne Troyer off after he refused to put up with any of Paul Pierce’s B.S.

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[Undrafted Free Agent]: 10 Biggest Little Napoleon Complexes in Sports

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Odds and Ends: As if the restrooms at sports stadiums aren’t disgusting enough already


This is seriously one of the sickest old men man ever and he’s exactly why parents need to keep an eye on their kids at all times when attending a ball game.

A man whose trial two years ago made public a long-held fetish for drinking the urine of young boys has surfaced again in the Columbus area.

And according to complaints filed with Dublin police, his fetish still has him helpless to resist it. …

Official reports indicate he has been observed putting Saran wrap on toilet seats in public, sports-related venues with the apparent intent to drink any urine collected there.

It was that practice that drew Patton to the attention of Gahanna authorities in 2006. During his trial, authorities said he collected urine from boys at a movie theater — and at times even paid for it.

Seriously, not even Herbert the Pervert would do something that gross.

In other news…

[More Handy Than Capped]: Nick obviously never saw this before

[The Sports Muffin]: Wazzzup! Beer me!

[CollegeHumor.com]: Karl Malone can’t get a ring in the NBA, so he’s heading to the NHL

[Faded Youth Blog]: Reggie Bush sports the sailor look, complete with big-assed hooker

[AJC.com]: Six Flags isn’t always as much fun as the old dancing dude makes it seem

[YardBarker.com]: Holland has our hearts

[Can’t Stop The Bleeding]: (SNARL) The Warrior is back (SNARL) and slower than ever (SNARL)

[Tirico Suave]: You can see it coming from a mile away, but it’s still hilarious

[Tennessean.com]: Pacman’s old crib was massive

[NextRound.net]: A one-fingered salute to flipping the bird

And finally, the best video of a guy catching a batting practice home run ever recorded.

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No anal fissures here (sorry Kaz Matsui), but these are still some really strange injuries

We called in sick to work today and told our boss that we were “murdered and then set on fire” while celebrating our birthdays. He’s a total moron, so he bought it, but we have to bring in a doctor’s note which we’ll be forging during Judge Judy this afternoon. Anyways, while we were surfing the web and finishing off a six-pack of Bud Ice, we came across The Hungry Actor‘s list of Top 10 Strange Sports Injuries and realized that our excuse wasn’t so farfetched after all.

10. Brian Griese trips over his pet poodle and sprains his ankle.

9. John Smoltz burns himself while ironing a shirt he was wearing.

8. Tom Glavine breaks a rib while vomiting up an inflight meal.

7. Brandon Inge pulls his oblique while readjusting a pillow on his couch.

6. Glenallen Hill, an extreme arachnaphobic had a nightmare about spiders and while fleeing the spiders he fell into a glass table and received multiple cuts over his entire body.

5. Denny McLain goes to sleep in good health and wakes up with four dislocated toes.

4. Muggsy Bogues misses the second half after accidentally inhaling the fumes from an ointment being used in a halftime treatment.

3. Adam Eaton stabs himself in the stomach with a paring knife trying to remove the packaging of a DVD.

2. Clarence “Climax” Blethen thought he looked meaner when he pitched without his false teeth in. Unfortunately for him he left them in his back pocket while sliding into second and he bit himself on butt.

1. Bret Barberie failed to wash his hands, after making nachos with hot sauce and chili peppers, before he put in his contact lenses. The extreme burning cause him to miss one game.

Honorable Mention: Chris Hanson misses while chopping wood and severely cuts his leg landing himself on the DL for the season; Lionel Simmons developed tendinitis from playing too many video games; Manny Cordova falls asleep in a tanning bed and receives burns so severe he has to miss time; Sammy Sosa sneezes multiple times in the clubhouse prompting a series of back spasms which puts him out of the lineup.

We call dibs on No. 5. We’re planning on calling in sick next Monday too. Three-day 4th of July weekend, here we come!

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[The Hungry Actor]: Top 10 Strange Sports Injuries

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Justin Timberlake has a mancrush on Eli Manning

We hate award shows and that includes the ESPY’s. But ever since we missed LeBron James dunking his infant, we’ve been rethinking our decision to skip the Worldwide Leader in Sports little banquet. Then we saw this and now we know we made the right choice all along.

So disappointing, we were expecting a lot more. Guess we just got spoiled by “Dick in a Box.”

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Odds and Ends: Who knew MS baseball players knew about slump busters?

An Alabama middle school teacher is facing 20 years on sex abuse offenses after getting busy with nearly the entire baseball team! We’re guessing her defense will be it was all just a means of expressing team spirit.

A teacher has been accused of having sex with eight members of a school baseball team.

Julie Pritchett began a relationship with a 15-year-old boy in February. The 34-year-old married teacher later approached other members of the team for sex.

The incidents allegedly took place both on school premises and at the boys’ homes while their parents were out.

She was discovered when one of the 15-year-old boys at the school, in the town of Trussville, Alabama, told his parents. They alerted the police.

Pritchett, who taught at Clay-Chalkville Middle School, has been charged with two counts of sedomy and one count of sexual abuse.

Eat your heart out, Pokey Chatman.

In other news…

[MentalFloss.com]: Test your NBA Draft fashion knowledge

[Larry Brown Sports]: So, who’s going third in the NBA Draft?

[OrlandoSentinel.com]: Vince McMahon was almost killed during RAW. No, for real this time!

[Bleacher Report]: Is it really possible to hate anything about college football?

[Can’t Stop The Bleeding]: Don Imus will never learn his lesson

[NextRound.net]: Top 30 porn names in Major League Baseball

[YouTube.com]: “On today’s episode of Will It Blend?: A baseball!”

[MMARated.com]: Jesse Taylor talks about being a total douche

[NYPost.com]: Dude #1: “Dude, wanna skateboard from Chicago to New York?”
Dude #2: “Dude, totally!”

[FoxNews.com]: Wait, did you just say “crap cannon?”

And finally, from Tirico Suave (via Busted Coverage), quite possibly the funniest video of all-time.

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The world’s greatest athlete is not who you think it is


Arguing over who’s better than who in the wide world of sports has been going on for decades. It’s a difficult and often sticky situation because trying to compare athletes from different sports is like comparing apples and oranges. ESPN put together one of the most compelling arguments by assembling the SportsCentury: Top 100 Athletes of the 20th Century, but that was just a bunch of people giving their opinions on the matter.

Why can’t there be a more scientific approach? Well, now there is; thanks to The Wall Street Journal.

The Journal sought to identify the world’s greatest athlete with an approach that, while not completely scientific, took a number of measures into account. A panel of five sports scientists and exercise physiologists was given a list drawn up by the Journal of 79 male athletes. Candidates had to be active in their sport and among the all-time best. (Women will be featured separately in a future article.)

The panel weighed individual performance stats, along with their subjective judgments about the relative difficulty of each sport, to give an overall grade to the athletes. (See “How We Did It” for details.) The judges graded athletes on speed, reflexes, stamina, coordination, as well as power, strength and size. The finalists, they said, exhibited a wide range of athletic skill in highly competitive environments.

There were some surprises. Tiger Woods, a dominant figure in professional sports, didn’t crack the Top 10. Panelists said they didn’t give golfers much weight when assessing overall athletic ability. Michael Phelps, one of the greatest U.S. swimmers of all time, also missed the top tier because, the judges said, swimmers generally don’t perform well out of the water. Such endurance athletes as marathoners and Tour de France cyclists also failed to impress. Too one-dimensional, the panel said.

Based on their findings, here are the Journal’s Top 10:

10. Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
9. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, FC Barcelons
8. Jeremy Wariner, 400-meter sprinter
7. Liu Xiang, 110-meter hurdler
6. Sidney Crosby, Pittsburgh Penguins
5. Roger Federer, tennis
4. LaDanian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers
3. Floyd Mayweather, boxer
2. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers
1. Roman Sebrie, decathlete

You probably haven’t ever heard of the guy, but it’s hard to argue against someone who can “jump over Shaquille O’Neal,” “throw a 16-pound ball the length of a 53-foot yacht” and “leap over a two-lane highway.” Oh, and he’s run a mile in 4:21.

Links:

[WSJ.com]: The World’s Greatest Athlete?
[WaitingForNextYear.com]: LeBron James: World’s (Second) Greatest Athlete

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Sports newest odd couple: Johnny White Guy and Jr.

Who would have ever guessed that Chris Cooley and Dale Earnhardt Jr. would be like two peas in a pod? Certainly not us, but, of course, we’d be dead wrong. Turns out the fellas have been buddy-buddy for over a year now and the bond runs so deep that Cooley actually named his dog Dale Earnhardt Jr. Now, if that’s not respect and admiration then nothing is.

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[Mr. Irrelevant]: Cooley and Dale Junior Are Seriously BFF

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Most obnoxious sports traditions

Why do we love sports? Oh, let us count the ways. The list starts with the simple addiction to competition and ends with all the sexy girlfriends and wives of the athletes. There’s a whole lot in between, but we forgot what it was because we started thinking about how lucky Reggie Bush is. Anyways, for as much as we love the world of sports, there are plenty of things out there that just really annoy the hell out of us and, apparently, there’s a lot that annoys the guys over at The Love of Sports as well. Here’s their list of the Most Obnoxious Sports Traditions.

8. John Sterling: “Yankees Win!”

7. Detroit Red Wings’ Octopi

6. “CHARGE!”

5. Tomahawk Chop

4. Sleeveless Shirts in NASCAR

3. Gooooaaaaaallllll!

2. Hats & Mint Juleps at the Kentucky Derby

1. The Wave

Wait a minute, let’s not forget about John Mason’s “Deeeeetroit basketball! or the creepy little kids who copy him.

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[The Love of Sports]: Most Obnoxious Sports Traditions

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The top sports innuendos

The current king of penetrating the
zone

We love watching sports, mainly for all of its elegance and grace, but we’re equally addicted to the bloopers. And it doesn’t have to be the physical kind, we love a good slip of the tongue too. Sometimes, it doesn’t even have to be accidental. During any given game, we’re bound to hear at least a few horrible metaphors from the crew behind the mics. So, here’s a list of the Top Ten Sports Phrases that Cause Uncontrollable Giggles. Just try not to laugh.

10. “flashing some leather” (baseball)

9. “finding the hot receiver” (football)

8. “he touches them all!” (baseball)

7. “lined up in the slot” (football)

6. “hitting the hole hard” (football)

5. “handy stickwork” (hockey)

4. “effective ball movement” (basketball)

3. “getting good wood on it” (baseball)

2. anything involving “Pujols” (baseball)

1. “penetrating the zone” (basketball)

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[Hugging Harold Reynolds]: I Got the Giggles