Sometimes we think owners give their horses stupid names just to make the race announcers sound like fools. But, hey, we’re not complaining.
We think Erin Andrews is the bee’s knees, baby, and we don’t care if the whole world knows it and apparently, neither does Rick Sutcliffe. During last night’s game between the Braves and the Cubbies, the topic of Andrews’ ensemble hit the booth and we’ll be damned if Sutcliffe just couldn’t contain himself, letting the whole world know exactly what was on his mind during batting practice earlier in the day. And it wasn’t his upcoming cancer surgery.
[Big League Stew]: Rick Sutcliffe is concerned for Erin Andrews’ skirt in Chicago
Even though the World Series is over and done, you’ve probably still have the silky smooth voice of Joe Buck running through your head. Well, if you just can’t get enough of his impassioned calls then we’ve got the perfect treat for you. It’s Bucky making some of the biggest calls in sports history.
“And President Kennedy is outta there.”
Over 40 years later and that still seems a little too soon. Oh, well; Slam-A-Lama-Ding-Dong! It’s still a homer.
[Our Book of Scrap]: Joe Buck Is A Really Good Sports Television Announcer
We’ve always liked Rich Eisen — he’s funny, goofy, and compared to his counterparts over at ESPN, he’s actually enjoyable. But we never really thought of Eisen as a ladies man. Still, when you’re getting emails from one of the hottest anchorwomen in Philly, you’re doing ok for yourself.
According to the NY Post, Alycia Lane sent a bunch of emails to Rich Eisen including some with photos of herself in a bikini. Unfortunately, she sent it to an email account that Rich shares with his wife. Doh! Eisen’s wife, Suzy Shuster, was not pleased and fired off a response to Lane:
Boy, do you look amazing in a bikini . . . congrats! Whatever you’re doing, (Pilates? yoga?) keep doing it – it’s working for you. Anyway, sorry but those seven e-mails you sent to my husband, Rich, well, oops, they came to the e-mail address we both use from time to time, but no worries, I’ll forward the beach shots as well as the ones of you dancing with your friends on to his main address. Do you have it?
Good for you Suzy! But remember, next time Suzy, don’t just reply to the email, cc us at [email protected] We need to verify that Alycia Lane does in fact look amazing in a bikini.
We imagine Rich couldn’t have come out of it unscathed. Maybe he can interview various NY Giants for marital tips.
[Page Six]: BIKIN-E-MAILS RATTLE TV WIFE
We’re tempted to file this under “everyone is getting waaaaaaay too sensitive” and disregard but since it’s Billy Packer and everyone hates Billy Packer, we might as well post it. In an interview with Charlie Rose, Billy Packer used the term “fag out” to indicate that Charlie would flake out on him. Now everyone is debating whether the term is anti-gay or simply British. (Why do Brits always get away with using terms that most of us can’t but then they get all huffy with Tiger Woods for calling himself a spaz?)
Now we agree that Billy Packer is an old bastard who should be put out to pasture, but this is getting a little ridiculous. This term is listed in the Urban Dictionary as “To bail on something, ‘pussy out’.” Pussy out? Pussies of the world should be offended and unite! Please see Phil Mickelson for the sign up sheet.
Billy Packer is an offensive asshole, and we wouldn’t be suprised if he’s the type to pull aside someone and say, “did you hear the one about the Jew, the Catholic, and the Colored Boy who went to heaven?”, but we should be more offended that he was verbally fellating Florida the entire tournament.
[Outsports]: Billy Packer “fags out” on Charlie Rose
In 1980: In a move that was either experimental or lazy, NBC decided not to use game announcers for their broadcast between the Miami Dolphins and New York Jets. Instead of hearing someone like Beasley Reece yap about how the Dolphins are going to have to put points on the scoreboard to win, viewers were treated to a blissful, if not eerie silence. Apparently, people complained because NBC never tried it again. If only FOX had replicated this move during that Minnesota-Green Bay playoff game a few years ago. The Jets won 24-17, if you care.
In 1998: In a 30-22 win against the Tennessee Oilers, Brett Favre became the first NFL quarterback to throw for 30 or more touchdowns in five consecutive seasons. Favre has thrown for at least 30 touchdowns eight times in his career, the most recent coming in 2004.
In 1946: Sugar Ray Robinson defeated Tommy Bell at Madison Square Garden to become welterweight champion. Robinson held the title for five years, had a 91-match winning streak, a career record of 175-19-6, and was never knocked out. He also had his nickname stolen repeatedly from future fighters.
What would we do without YouTube?