Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Quitting....In Style

Gotta love this sister...Watch her last broadcast end with an "F" bomb!

 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wakey...Wakey

Here is what the New York Post...thinks about Janay....standing by her man:

 

First Photo of Ray and Janay Rice After Baltimore Ravens Terminated His Contract

Ray and Janay Rice
A quick thinking paparazzi apparently ordered flowers to be delivered to the Baltimore home of former NFL player Ray Rice on Tuesday. The photog snapped shots of the embattled couple as they answered the door to accept the flowers.
The exclusive photos were published in today’s NY Post.

Janay Rice, 26, came to the door looking disheveled and fretful, while Ray Rice, 27, looked agitated and appeared to be yelling at the delivery men.
In a social media post on Monday, Janay blamed the media and public opinion for her husband’s problems.
Ray Rice was terminated by the Baltimore Ravens after shocking video footage surfaced of him knocking out his wife in the elevator at a now shuttered Atlantic City casino. Video footage released earlier by gossip tabloid TMZ showed Rice dragging his unconscious wife out of the elevator.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell claims he never saw the new video footage before suspending Rice for just 2 games. But a NJ cop told ESPN he sent the new video footage to a NFL executive in April.
In related news, champion boxer and convicted wife beater Floyd Mayweather defended Ray Rice, saying the NFL should have honored Rice’s 2-game suspension.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Janay Rice, the Woman Who Is Defending Ray Rice

Ray Rice was cut from the Ravens on Monday after TMZ posted a video of him assaulting his then-fiancee in an elevator in an Atlantic City casino. Shortly after, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell announced he was suspended from the league indefinitely.

His wife, Janay defends her husband.

"To take something away from the man I love that he has worked his a** off for all his life just to gain ratings is a horrific [sic]. THIS IS OUR LIFE!" she wrote in an Instagram posted today.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Hump Day News & Views

In this small southern college town...the natives are all giddy about their beloved UGA Bulldogs.  We had a great Holiday Week-end...with our family.  Loved it all.  

So on this Hump Day...let us see what we are following.


We didn't get an InVite;
 

Gabrielle Union And Dwyane Wade Tie The Knot!

Gabrielle Union Dwyane Wade

We think your team should just come on the field...like normal folks:
 

WATCH: College Football Team's Entrance Fail

Eastern Michigan

Serena...still looking good:
 

Serena Cruises Into Her 1st Grand Slam Quarterfinal Of The Year

Serena Williams
 
 
 
Wow...feels good to be back.   Have a great Hump Day!

Sam...I Am

Leave it to Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys to make a splash in the Michael Sam media reality show.

Today the Cowboys signed Sam to a practice squad contract.  Worth roughly $96,000.  What Jerry is really hoping for is the sale of Sam's jersey...to the tune of a few thousand. And the media circus that will follow.

Jerry loves attention.   His team is not very good.   Sam...was a decent college player... but got beat out in St. Louis...by better players.   He is not big enough to be a defensive lineman...not fast enough to be an elite linebacker...A...."tweener".

We here were rooting for him.  But this is a business.  Gay Pride...does not make the NFL. 

Sam...we applaud you for trying.

A "Gurley Man" Comes

Todd Gurley....he is a coming.  For all the off season hype...This may be the real deal.

Saturday...between those vaunted hedges at Sanford Stadium in Athens...Sir Todd was indeed special.

But...lets put the brakes on.

Just one game.  Don't get all giddy.

But...damn it was fun to watch!


Gurley dazzles as No. 12 Georgia rushes past No. 16 Clemson


AUG 30, 11:44p ET | Zach Dillard

It's Not a Brave New World!

We have seen this before....Our Braves...of the ATL.

Win some lose some.  But really?  These Braves were no-hit Monday...3 hit Tuesday.

They just...can't hit!

Buy today...at least they got a win.

 

NFL Training Camp Pay

So....How much money does an NFL player make in training camp?

Here it is:




Not every NFL player in training camp is living large.
Sure, around half of the players in each team's camp possess job security and are under contract. For those trying to make the team? Not quite.

The NFL Players Association distributed a training camp memo to the league's players. In the memo, it detailed what the compensation would be for the players in what's one of the toughest months to get through individually as an NFL player. 

For rookies, the stipend is $925 per week during training camp. Now, money's money and that's not necessarily something to sneeze at. If you multiply that number by the number of weeks in a year, 52, that salary would wind up at $48,100.

For an undrafted rookie such as Marlon Brown, he'll have to make the 53-man roster to see his league-minimum contract play out. This offseason, Brown signed a three-year deal worth $1.49 million. If he makes the team and spends all 16 weeks on the active roster, he'll earn the $405,000 he's scheduled to earn.
If he doesn't stick with the Ravens past the preseason, then he pockets the $925 per week he's allotted in training camp, in addition to the $1,666 signing bonus that was a part of the contract he signed. If Brown, who tore his ACL last November while on the University of Georgia football team, is placed on season-ending injured reserve, he'll still receive his game checks, though an injury settlement between the two parties is always an option.

For veterans, the weekly check is almost double the amount at $1,700 per week. Using third-string tight end Billy Bajema as an example, he re-signed a one-year, $840,000 deal to return to Baltimore but with no signing bonus. During training camp, Bajema will receive his $1,700 per week. If he makes the team and stays on the 53-man roster (or injury equivalent), he'll earn an average of $49,411.76 per week. Big difference.

Making an NFL practice squad is also a good way for a player that isn't good enough to be on a 53-man roster to earn some money. Last year, the minimum salary for a practice squad player was $5,700 per week, or $96,900 for the season. There are only eight practice squad spots per team.
For football players across the NFL landscape, making a 53-man roster pays off in a big way. Making the practice squad is also a great living.

But no one sees that kind of money during this time of the year. Ninety players are battling for 53 spots in the heat for three hours per day across the league, all for the chance of living the life they always dreamed of.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Tragedy on a Dirt Track!

Kevin Ward Jr., 20, was hit and killed Saturday night (8/9/14) during a sprint car race Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York. NASCAR driver Tony Stewart was driving the car that killed Ward. Ward had climbed from his car after a wreck and was standing on the track when he was hit and thrown several yards.













Sunday, August 3, 2014

2014 NFL Hall of Fame!

 
And from the ATL...Claude Humphrey


Sunday, July 27, 2014

NBC News...Rapper's Delight

We ran across this on a Jimmy Fallon telecast.

Very funny.  Thanks to Brian Williams and NBC news:


A...Georgia...Touch of the "Hall"

Today's Major League Baseball Hall of Fame Ceremony...Had quite a "Georgia on My Mind" feeling.

Consider this:  Tom Glavin, Greg Maddux and Bobby Cox all played or coached in Atlanta.

Joe Torre played and later managed in Atlanta.   Tony La Russa spent a year with the Braves as a player.

And...the "Bit Hurt" himself...Frank Thomas...was born in Columbus, Georgia.

But our three...deserve their due justice:




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen stepping back

"The Broncos are very saddened that Mr. Bowlen is no longer able to be part of the team's daily operations due to his condition," the team said in a statement. "We continue to offer our full support, compassion and respect to 'Mr. B,' who has faced Alzheimer's disease with such dignity and strength."

Highlights from the 2014 ESPY Awards

Kevin Durant - Best Male Athlete!


Russell Westbrook - Comeback Athlete
 
Stuart Scott - Jimmy V  Award for Perseverance 

July 4th Peachtree Road Race

Amy Hastings was the fastest woman and Christo Landry was the fastest man. It took me almost two hours to walk, but I still got a t-shirt!



Sunday, June 29, 2014

A Fashion Statement?

This years NBA draft had it all...Including a fashion show compliments of the Cleveland Cavaliers 1st pick...Andrew Wiggins.

Check out Mr. W:


 

Friday, June 27, 2014

The "Payne" Truth

Last night, the ..."Association"...known around these parts as the NBA...held their annual draft.

Our beloved Atlanta Hawks had the 15th pick...and...

Selected a 4 year college player out of Michigan State.

His name is Adreian Payne and he is 6feet 10 inches tall.

The mere fact he stayed in college all 4 years should raise a red flag to the obvious.

But these are the Hawks.  Mediocrity...  win 40 games...make the playoffs...lose in the 1st round.

Nod....if you've heard this before.

We have no quarrel with Mr.  Payne.  Our quarrel lies with the Hawks management...or lack there of.

How many 7 feet stiffs...are already in this league?  Riding the bench....night after night.

The league has changed.   It's about who can shoot the three pointer....and who can get physical on defense. (See San Antonio vs. Miami).

The Hawks drafted a big man...They need scorers.  Maybe this big man will make liars out of us and not only defend the paint...but shoot 3's too!

Wishful thinking?

Anyway here is Mr. Payne's bio...courtesy of Wikipedia:

Adreian Payne
US Navy 111111-N-OK922-242 Michigan State University center Adreian Payne scores against the University of North Carolina during the Quicken Loans.jpg
Adreian Payne dunking against North Carolina
Atlanta Hawks
Position Power forward
League National Basketball Association
Personal information
Born February 19, 1991 (age 23)
Dayton, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (208 cm)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Jefferson Township (Dayton, Ohio)
College Michigan State (2010–2014)
NBA draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 15th overall
Selected by the Atlanta Hawks
Pro playing career 2014–present
Career history
2014–present Atlanta Hawks
Career highlights and awards
  • 2x Second team All-Big-10 (2013–2014)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

We we hate Soccer...in the USA

America wins...when they lose?

The clock runs forward...instead of counting down?

They add...minutes to the game?

There are no...."TV" timeouts?

This...is ...us.   We need structure.....4 quarters....a halftime show.  A shot clock!  Instant replay.

"Fut-ball"  just doesn't do it.

 

AMERICA WINS 0 - 1


Hump Day...News & Views

Yes...we are a bit late.  But only by a day.  It is indeed summertime...in this small southern college town.

Forgive us for not posting more...but there are other things in life that takes away our precious time.

Jobs...family...friends.   You understand, right?

Here's what we're "humping" on...today:




To amplify GaPeach913... "There's no biting in Soccer"!
BITER BANNED

Luis Suarez






Welcome back...Tiger Woods!
Shaky Start For Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods




 But..."the freak"...sure can pitch:
  WATCH: Another No-No For The Freak
Tim Lincecum




A "Must See"...Issue!
  Venus Williams Bares All For ESPN
Venus


We promise...more posts....more often!
Have a great "Hump Day! 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

BITING IN SOCCER!

Luis Suarez, Uruguay’s Notorious Soccer Vampire, Strikes Again—Biting Italian in World Cup Win!