New England Patriots

The Madden cover that should have been

If not for John Madden being in love with Brett Favre, this is the madden cover that should have been released this year. And it would have been perfect for the Madden Curse.

Source: Operation Sports

New York Yankees

Odds and Ends: "Ball game over! The cake is tainted! Theeeeeeeeeeeeee cake is tainted!"

If you think double-dipping is disgusting then what about finger-dipping? You know, when someone sticks their finger in something, sucks it clean and then walks away. Like Puck and the peanut butter back when The Real World was actually worth watching. Well, according to the New York Post, if you happen to work in the same stadium as Yankees radio announcer John Sterling then you might want to get a vomit bucket ready.

“Sterling has made a habit of walking over to the dessert table and dipping his finger into the ice cream barrel,” one stadium worker told us, adding that the play-by-play vet has also used the same tablespoon to repeatedly take samples. During the Boston series, “He wandered over to the cake and pie section, broke off a piece of a cake slice, ate it and wiped his grimy hands on the linen tablecloth, leaving the remainder of the slice for someone else to eat – which indeed happened,” our spy continued.

Ewwwww. Kid Rock and Tommy Lee won’t even touch those sloppy seconds.

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[Tirico Suave]: Go, go, Power Plaschke!

And finally, this is why you always, always, always lock up your lightsaber.

New York Giants

"Tom Brady, tell me how my ring tastes"

New York Giants defensive end and reigning Super Bowl champion Osi Umenyiora made a guest appearance on Mike and Mike in the Morning, hosted by a guy named neither Mike nor Mike, and after a little prodding busted out with one of the weakest freestyle raps ever, choosing to aim his venom at the NFL’s resident hottie (so we’re told).

Somewhere out there, Max & Sam are taking some serious notes on how to improve their game. Well, Max is.

LA Lakers

Odds and Ends: Goggles, it’s a Lakers thing

As kids, if you wore glasses then you were probably going to get made fun of. That’s just one of the many sad facts of childhood. However, once kids get older and mature, they realize that making insulting comments about someone’s appearance is ridiculously petty…except in sports. So, here’s On Deck Sports list of the Top 5 Goggled Athletes. Just get a load of these four-eyed freaks.

5. Kurt Rambis

4. James Worthy

3. Horace Grant

2. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

1. Chris Sabo

And let’s not forget about Dwyane Wade who has the thickest set of beer goggles we’ve ever seen on a pro athlete.

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And finally, skateboards finally get a small measure of revenge against humans for years of abuse.

New England Patriots

Tom Brady takes it to The Worldwide Leader

Spygate is the story that just won’t die. Months after the story first surfaced, it’s still a hot topic with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell taking to a podium on Monday afternoon in order to spill the beans concerning Matt Walsh, former New England video assistant. Goodell basically said no new information came from the interview with Walsh, meaning this story could actually reach the end of its lifespan after all. Of course, if you ask Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, it wouldn’t have ever been a topic of conversation if it wasn’t for that damn ESPN and all their muscle-headed analysts.

Appearing on the Boston radio station WEEI, Brady suggested that the reason Patriotgate has stayed in the news is that the media in general and ESPN specifically are looking to fabricate a controversy.

“I think it’s a way to really sell newspapers, and all the ESPN stations, they’ve got to fill the air, too,” Brady said.

When it was pointed out to Brady that many of the ex-NFL players who work at ESPN were harshly critical of the Patriots and suggested that they gained a huge advantage from stealing signals, Brady said, “It’s just kind of the environment right now, though. I think that’s the way that guys make it. They just say the craziest things. That’s what ESPN has become. ESPN, to me, is like MTV without the videos, ESPN is without the highlights.”

C’mon Tom, give ESPN a little more credit than that. They don’t just fabricate stories and say outlandish things. After all, you remember the high level of dignity and class they displayed during the Sean Taylor tragedy, don’t you?

By the way, MTV used to have videos?!?


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Dallas Cowboys

Even after his post season debacles, everyone wants to be Tony Romo

People love to hate the guy, but somehow Tony Romo wound up with the top-selling NFL jersey from April 1, 2007, until last Friday. Now, we know that Cowboy fans bought them by the bushel and Jessica Simpson and Terrell Owens were good for a couple apiece, but we didn’t realize Romo could sell more than Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Brett Favre. Of course, we didn’t realize Burger King slightly overcharged us for our nightly combo meals either.

Here are the rest of the top 10 jerseys. Now go make fun of every grown man you seeing wearing one.

1. Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys

2. Tom Brady, New England Patriots

3. Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers

4. Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts

5. LaDainian Tomlinson, San Diego Chargers

6. Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings

7. Eli Manning, New York Giants

8. Randy Moss, New England Patriots

9. Brian Urlacher, Chicago Bears

10. Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers

The biggest shocker of the list comes in at No. 17 where Brady Quinn resides, right between the Cowboys Jason Witten and the late Sean Taylor. Derek Anderson has got to feel like crap when he looks at that.


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New England Patriots

After being on the injury report all season long, NOW Tom Brady’s injury is for real?!

We’re not going to call Tom Brady and Randy Moss sore losers, but what a couple of titty babies!! The duo were all laughs and smiles, cracking jokes and taking jabs at the Giants going into Sunday’s super shocking Super Bowl, but after a 17-14 loss and an abrupt detour off the road to perfection, the record-setting scoring threats pulled out of the Pro Bowl.

Brady’s excuse stems from “Boot Gate”, claiming his tender ankle took a pounding from the Giants defense. Apparently Moss is learning more than just routes from his quarterback because he is also citing an injured ankle, not a broken heart, for his inability to attend the Pro Bowl on Feb. 10.

Now, we know other players skipped out on the All-Star tradition – in fact, we’re surprised anyone would go to this stupid thing – but the timing of this whole thing just stinks to us. And, as usual, it’s the fans that get screwed in the end. Now, instead of seeing the greatest offensive `one-two punch’ in NFL history, fans are treated to seeing Chad Johnson and Derek Anderson.

Ocho-Cinco can be entertaining as hell, but it’s going to take a lot of oversized Hall of Fame jackets to make up for the absence of Brady and Moss.


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New England Patriots

Tom Brady broke Marsha’s nose?! Are you friggin’ kidding us!

Usually you have to be a fallen star in order to wind up on E!‘s True Hollywood Story series, but the same doesn’t hold true for the fellas at ESPN. Since Brett Favre is out of the playoff picture, the SportsCenter crew is clamoring for crap to fill in the now empty, humongous gaps of time previously dedicated to their football deity. So, without No. 4 around, the crew shifted their attention to the next best thing, Tom Brady and his rarely mentioned childhood as one of THE Brady kids.

Okay, can we please go back to hearing about what kind of shoes/boot Tom is wearing?

New England Patriots

Tom Brady might have to beat down Leo DiCaprio for moving in on his woman

Leonardo DiCaprio could have any girl he wants, but it seems that he wants the one that got away. Apparently Leo is regretting having ever let the stunning Gisele Bundchen out of his grasp and, frankly, we can’t blame him. Problem is, as everyone knows, Gisele is currently dating the soon-to-be NFL MVP Tom Brady. Well, Brady is a man, in fact, he’s the Stetson man, and apparently he doesn’t take kindly to old flames sending text messages or calling his lady.

In Touch Weekly is reporting that the NFL signal caller is unhappy with the entire development.

Now that Leo’s romance with Israeli model Bar Refaeli is kaput, he’s rekindled his friendship with Gisele, 27, and has been texting her a lot., the story claims.

“Leo now realizes what a mistake he made by not marrying Gisele,” his pal dishes to the magazine. “He knows she’s with Tom, so if he can’t have her as a girlfriend, he wants her as a friend.” According to the insider, Tom, 30, is miffed that Leo, 33, is suddenly back in Gisele’s life, even though she’s assured him that it’s just platonic. “Tom is not happy at all that Gisele and Leo are friends again,” the insider says.

Of course he’s upset! He knows there’s no such thing as friends between guys and girls, especially between an ex-boyfriend and a supermodel. He’d have to be dumber than Helio’s old ladyto let Leo back in the picture.


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Dallas Cowboys

Life is good when you’re Tony Romo, both on and off the field

If you think that Scott Van Pelt is the only person in America with a giant-sized man crush on Tony Romo then you’re outta your mind! After wowing the world with the longest four yard gain in the history of football and then overcoming a five interception performance to lead the Cowboys to victory, there are so many people on the bandwagon that Dallas is legitimately America’s Team again.

So, does he really deserve all the hype? Well, it’s hard to argue with the numbers. When you compare his first 16 games to the starts of some other notable quarterbacks, Romo looks like he could be on his way to becoming a football god.

Record: 11-4
Stats: 305 of 481 (63.4 pct); 4,149 yards (276.6 ypg); 29 TDs; 18 INTs
Noteworthy: Seven 300-yard games; only Troy Aikman (13) and Danny White (10) have more in club history.

Record: 15-1
Stats: 158 of 277 (57.0); 2,274 yards (142.1); 19 TDs; 9 INTs
Noteworthy: Led Cowboys to Super Bowl title the season he took over.

Record: 2-14
Stats: 239 of 433 (55.2); 2,664 yards (166.5); 12 TDs; 25 INTs
Noteworthy: With nowhere to go but up, Aikman went on to win three Super Bowls in a 4-year span.

Record: 15-1
Stats: 219 of 335 (65.4); 3,133 yards (195.8); 21 TDs; 9 INTs
Noteworthy: First loss was in his 16th career start, vs. Patriots, the team Romo is facing Sunday in his 16th career start. He led Steelers to Super Bowl title his second season in charge.

Record: 13-3
Stats: 313 of 481 (65.1); 3,360 yards (210); 23 TDs; 13 INTs
Noteworthy: Like Romo, got his big chance by replacing Drew Bledsoe. Like Aikman, won three Super Bowls in four years.

Record: 9-7
Stats: 323 of 502 (64.3); 3,390 yards (211.9); 20 TDs; 17 INTs
Noteworthy: Favre’s rise to becoming the owner of most prestigious QB records got going in Green Bay in 1992, and 12-year-old Romo was watching closely in Burlington, Wisc.

Record: 3-13
Stats: 326 of 575 (56.7); 3,739 yards (233.7); 26 TDs; 28 INTs
Noteworthy: At 9-0 last season, and headed to a Super Bowl title, Manning’s first loss was to the Romo-led Cowboys.

Now, we’re not quite ready to crown Romo the next John Elway just yet. We’re not even ready to crown him the next Jim Kelly. Until his Crisco hands get the Boys a postseason victory he’s still just plain ol’ Tony Romo to us. Once he gets four Super Bowl defeats under his belt then maybe we’ll elevate him to Kellyesque status.


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