General Sports

The Oscars just aren’t the Oscars without Best Sports Picture

The Oscars dominated the television landscape last night and to be quite honest, we were totally disappointed. Sure, No Country for Old Men and There Will Be Blood are decent flicks, but not even the “great” Daniel Day-Lewis can compete with the acting prowess of our favorite leading roles in the category of Best Sports Picture:

1) Michael Vick’s 101 Dead Dalmatians;

2) The Graduate: An inspirational masterpiece about the lone basketball player who got his degree under Bob Huggins;

3) The Way We Were: Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens reflect on their lives before their heads grew into pumpkins;

4) Sacks, Lies and Videotape: The Bill BeliCheat Story;

5) Apocalypse Now: What will happen if the Tampa Bay Rays ever finish with a winning record.


[]: These movies deserve some Oscar consideration

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Bill Belichick does his best Santa Scrooge impression

The Patriots are on the verge of immortality. With a win over the Giants on Saturday night, they can brush aside those annoying, geriatric Dolphins from yesteryear, becoming the only team to go a perfect 16-0 in the regular season. Sounds like a pretty good Christmas gift to us. Bill Belichick, on the other hand, is still gonna be a “bah humbug” until that Super Bowl trophy is in his hands again. So, leave it to Sports Illustrated to have a little fun with the NFL’s grumpiest guru, digitally putting Belichick into a Santa suit for the cover of the year-end special of SI.

We gotta give it to the guys at SI, other than seeing a bikini clad babe sprawled across the magazine’s face, this was the year’s best cover. Heck, even Belichick seemed to enjoy it.

Being associated with Santa Claus, there’s a lot worse associations to have,” he said yesterday. “I’ll take it. When you’re a kid, sometimes you dream about being on the cover of Sports Illustrated. That’s not actually the one I pictured, but it’s pretty funny. Whatever sells.

“…not actually the one I pictured”??? You didn’t want to grace the swimsuit edition cover, did you?


[]: `Santa’ Belichick latest coverboy

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Rumor has it Gordon Ramsey is looking to hire Bill Belichick

Did you know that Bill Belichick’s “culinary skills are legendary throughout the NFL”? We didn’t think so. In fact, the only person who seems to be blown away by Belichick’s recipes for BBPBJs is this loser Mike Veneman. What a friggin’ brown-noser.

Geez, a guy who loves to sport hoboesque looking sweatshirts has a fancy for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Go figure.


[]: Cooking with Bill Belichick

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Even Roger Goodell bows down to the great Bill Belichick

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one who thinks that NFL commish Roger Goodell just got soft. After Bill Belichick intentionally broke the rules during the very first week of the season, Goodell decided to dish out measly fines of $500,000 to Belichick, $250,000 to the Patriots and took away the team’s first-round draft pick next year if they reach they playoffs and second and third rounders if they don’t.

Talk about a slap on the wrist! He says that the draft picks will hurt the team more than suspending Belichick. Okay, whatever, he’s got his reasoning and who are we to argue. After all, his tenure so far has been pretty spectacular with his gift of Pacman Jones to professional wrestling and his lengthy suspensions of other notorious bad boys. But what gets us are the puny fines. $750,000 combined just seems a bit weak. Just the other day on the other side of the pond, the World Motor Sports Council slapped Team McLaren with a $100 million fine and stripped them of all their points due to a spying scandal! Now, that’s a fine!

It’s blatantly obvious that this isn’t the first time this has happened, regardless of what Belichick says or doesn’t say. So, while it’ll never happen and we all know the comments are in jest, who knows, maybe the Philadelphia Eagles really do have an argument.

I think they should forfeit, man,” said punt returner Reno Mahe, smiling. “We won the Super Bowl. I think we should get it.

I’m going to go trade my NFC championship ring for a Super Bowl ring.


[]: NFL Fines Pats Coach Belichick $500,000
[]: Did The Patriots Cheat in Super Bowl?

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Keep your wives and free agents away from Bill Belichick

After our failed attempt to track down Bill Belichick’s latest lady, we’re going to leave it up to the experts. The Inside Track girls are the Boston Herald have tracked down the real Linda Holliday that was spotted with Bill Belichick at the Final Four.

Linda Holliday, the mother of two preteen girls, is the mystery blonde Belichick took to the NCAA National Championship hoopla in Atlanta the other night. Holliday, we’re told, is in the process of divorcing Eugene “Butch” Holliday, a 53-year-old Arkansas businessman who is her third hubby.

Linda, we’re told, left Holliday and moved to Florida to be near her sister. She subsequently met Belichick and they began dating.

Now the couple was already separated so Bill can’t be given credit for breaking up yet another marriage, but he certainly didn’t help any reconciliation efforts.

So there you have it, that free agent signing spree over the winter? That wasn’t so much the Patriots being upset they lost to the Colts, it was just Belichick and his serial need to take what isn’t his.

P.S. This post comes with a bonus pic of Sharon Shennoca, the last marriage Belichick wrecked.

[Inside Track]: Belichick’s blonde ambition nets a new squeeze

[SC]: Belichick is a homewrecker – Sharon Shenoca

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So who was the blonde with Bill Belichick?

We were going to originally put this in the Odds and Ends column for today but once in a while, we like to get all US Weekly up in here. While the Boston Herald Inside Track girls were the first to post about Bill “Ladykiller” Belichick and an “unidentified blonde”, Tom Curran over at NBC Sports Blogs has identified her as Linda Holiday from Florida.

[Update: Sadly, it is not the same Linda Holliday so just ignore the rest of this post. Bleh. We’ll leave the celeb gossip mongerering to the experts from now on.]:

From Florida? That’s all we get? Come on Tom. Is she from the school, or just the general state? Well, that’s why Google kicks ass. A little googling has turned up Linda Holliday from Medical Broadcasting Company.

Her bio says “In her career, Linda has directed the marketing efforts for the regional sports channels of Cablevision, for SBK Pictures, and has also served as an independent marketing consultant.” So there you go, Bill had access, so to speak. It looks kinda like her and until someone comes up with better evidence, we’re inclined to believe it’s her. Boy we feel kind of dirty now. How does Page Six do it every day?

Oh by the way, we still haven’t seen a picture of Sharon Shenocca, the secretary with the Giants that Bill broke up the marriage of. Anyone? Anyone?

[The Big Lead]: Belichick Snares Cougar, Squires Her to NCAA Final

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Belichick is a homewrecker

Bill Belichick has been named in a New Jersey divorce case as “the other man”. Vincent Shenocca has accused his wife of having an affair with Belichick for the past several years. Belichick first met Sharon Shenocca when she was a receptionist with the New York Giants.

According to Shenocca, Belichick has been sending his wife cash and expensive gifts as well as flying her to Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston.

Mrs. Shenocca reportedly is looking at posh pads in Brooklyn, N.Y. and her husband is questioning how she can afford pricey real estate when she doesn’t work.

Yes, it seems either she won the lottery and didn’t tell her husband or she’s having an affair with somebody rich. Sadly, a google search of “Sharon Shenocca” didn’t turn up any pics. We… need to know what this woman looks like.

[Boston Herald]: Belichick named `Other Man’ in nasty N.J. divorce