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O.J. Simpson does not like people who aren’t "straight shooters"

The Juice was at it again as he got arrested on Sunday on chargers of robbing sports memorabilia from an auction house that was setting up shop inside of a Las Vegas hotel. Apparently, OJ showed up to the room with some thugs under the guise that they were customers, but according to Bruce Fromong, another collector inside the room, those were not Simpson’s intentions.

The door burst open and they came in almost commando style, O.J. Simpson and some of his people, I guess you would call it, with guns drawn,” Fromong told ABC’s “Good Morning America” Monday. “O.J. at that time was saying, ‘I want my stuff. I want my stuff.’

“The thing in my mind as soon as I saw him, I’m thinking, ‘O.J., how can you be this dumb? You’re in enough trouble.”’

Fromong said Simpson later left him a voice mail message telling him some of Fromong’s things were “mixed up” with his and asking how he could give them back.

OJ claims that he was simply trying to get back items that were stolen from him. Things are still being sorted out, but Simpson was charged with two counts of robbery with a deadly weapon, two counts of assault with a deadly weapon and conspiracy to commit a burglary with a firearm on Sunday night. He could be facing up to 30 years on each robbery count if he’s found guilty.

Oh, but it gets better. Leave it to to unearth the audio of the Juice’s holdup in which a voice believed to be Simpson is heard shouting “Don’t let nobody out of this room,” and “Motherf***ers! Think you can steal my s*** and sell it?”

To be fair though, Fromong said that he never saw a weapon or felt threatened by OJ at any time, but two guns were seized by police during their investigation. We don’t know what the heck Simpson was thinking with this stunt, but we’re thrilled that everyone walked out of the hotel with their heads still attached.


[]: Audiotape released of sports memorabilia dispute involving O.J. Simpson in Las Vegas
[]: O.J.’s Alleged Robbery – Caught on Tape!

Indianapolis Colts

Come and get you some Tony Dungy history

Who needs a four bedroom house when this
is gonna be your new crib?

Are you one of those losers who collect odd sports memorabilia? You know who we’re talking about; the type of person who combs eBay continuously looking for Barry Bonds’ used syringes, bloody gauze used on Steve Nash’s gashed nose or grass from the field where Joe Montana took his final snap. C’mon, be honest; we’re all friends here. This crap ain’t buying itself. Well, we just might have your newest worthless piece of memorabilia for you.

The boyhood home of Super Bowl winning coach Tony Dungy is now for sale in Jackson Michigan. Dungy’s sister is selling the four-bedroom home which sheltered Dungy until he left for college for the low, low price of $53,000, which is $6,000 below its value. Are you getting that checkbook out yet? No? Oh, you want more; you greedy little nerds and your collections of crap, always wanting a deal. Okay, well what if an autographed copy of “Quiet Strength” by Tony Dungy was thrown into the deal? Still not enough you say. All right; then how about a football autographed by your favorite Colts player?

Now, deal or no deal?


[]: Colts Coach’s Childhood Home goes up for Sale

Philadelphia Phillies

Odds and Ends: Ryan Howard needs a hug

This slump must really be hitting Ryan Howard hard. A usually media friendly slugger decided that yesterday was “Ryan Howard Day” and announced he would not be talking to any reporters yesterday. Certain members of the press are ripping him (of course) but he probably should get a break. He’s not exactly pulling a Ryan Leaf here. For the record, Ryan Howard day is gonna be May 16 when the Phillies give out Ryan Howard MVP bobbleheads in a game against the Brewers. Let’s hope he’s figured out his hitting by then.

In other news…

[beRecruited]: The worst hairdo in the NCAA tourney

[ebay]: A pair of Michael Jordan game worn shoes goes fot $35,000 on ebay. (You’d think the seller would throw in free shipping.)

[SI]: NFL breaks paid attendance record for 5th straight year

[WISHTV]: ex-Colts DB arrested on gun, drug charges. Will sign with Cinci any day now

[Boston Herald]: Tom Brady’s dad says success doesn’t eliminate problems. Yeah but keeping your soldier helmeted does eliminate one.

And finally, even though we have a firm “no white guy not named Eminem should rap” stance, this “This is why Duke Sucks” video is pretty funny.

New Orleans Saints

Odds and Ends for Tues May 1 2006: Reggie Bush is still #1

They don’t even know what number he’ll be yet but they don’t care. Saints fans have already ordered 15,000 Reggie Bush Saints jerseys. At 75 bucks a pop, that’s more money than the value of the house his parents live in for free. You think anyone cares about the housing scandal? We hear the Texans have already sold 4 Mario Williams jerseys.

In other news…

[Newsday]: (via Ben ESPN ratings for the NFL draft were up year over year from 4.1 to 4.7 despite competition from the NFL Network.

[ESPN]: Marcus Vick is headed to rookie QB camp in Miami. The good news is that if anyone tries to jack him, he’s strapped.

[MSNBC]: Why settle for one when you can ask for two? Schwarzenegger wants 2 NFL teams in LA.

[Reuters]: Reggie Evans fined $10k for testicle pull.