Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Another ..."Washed up Actress"....Seeking....Publicity

We've seen this before......Washed up actress.....trying for face time.

Daryl Hannah....is not .....has not .....and will never be confused with the likes of   Meryl Street,  Katharine Hepburn,  or Bette Davis.

She is .....b line .....at best.

Yet she fines her way into the news.....

And of course......TMZ.com.....finds her:

Daryl Hannah
ARRESTED at the White House


Daryl Hannah donned a familiar accessory outside the White House today -- HANDCUFFS -- after she was arrested during an oil pipeline protest.

The actress-turned-activist was busted with several other protesters -- when they sat on the sidewalk in front of the White House and ignored three requests by police to move.

Daryl's an old pro when it comes to getting arrested  -- saying, " Sometimes it's necessary to sacrifice your freedom for a greater freedom. And we want to be free from the horrible death and destruction that fossil fuels cause, and have a clean energy future."

Hannah was famously arrested after she stopped traffic in West Virginia in 2009 -- blocking a busy street during a protest over mining practices.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Mo Money........Mo Money

Just in .....

Michael Vick.......has hit the proverbial......jackpot.  $40 million ...guaranteed.

Yep........$40 million!

Us.......to Mike.

"Please don't blow this".

From CNN and SI.com:

Michael Vick, Eagles reach $100-million deal

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Michael Vick is now signed with the Eagles through the 2016 season. (CSM/Landov)

At least in spurts last season, Michael Vick played like one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks. Now, he’s going to be paid like one.

Vick reportedly agreed to a whopping six-year, $100-million contract with the Eagles on Monday, with $40 million guaranteed. The 31-year-old Vick could now be in Philadelphia through the 2016 season.

He was set to play out this season as the Eagles’ designated franchise player, which would have paid him just shy of $16 million for 2011. Instead, he’ll earn $16.7 million. Vick eased his way back into the NFL in 2009, seeing limited action with the Eagles. He took over as the starter last season, throwing for 3,018 yards in 12 games and rushing for 676.

It’s the latter stat that still makes Vick the dangerous weapon he is. Few players in the NFL, let alone quarterbacks, bring as much athleticism and elusiveness to the table as he does. But it’s also Vick’s propensity for trying to make things happen with his feet that could make this a risky deal.

Remember, Vick missed four games in 2010 after suffering a rib cartilage injury against the Redskins, when he took a hit while he was scrambling. Taking into account the two seasons he lost due to being incarcerated and Vick hasn’t played a full NFL season since 2006 with Atlanta.

Speaking of which, can we officially declare that Vick’s NFL career has come full circle? It’s sort of incredible to think about, but this is the second $100-million contract that Vick has received. The first came at the end of the 2004 regular season — Atlanta handed Vick a 10-year, $130-million extension that at the time made him the richest player in the league.

That season ended with a conference-title game loss to (oh, the irony!) the Eagles. Vick made it through two more seasons before heading off to jail, an unexpected turn that cost the controversial QB nearly $70 in base salary from that initial deal. Vick also had to eventually pay back more than $6 million of the bonuses he received on the contract, which totaled $37 million.

But for everything that went wrong while Vick was a member of the Falcons, it feels like the exact opposite has been true since he landed in Philadelphia. He signed with the Eagles just prior to the 2009 season for less than $2 million, with no money guaranteed.

Almost two years to the date, he’s topped that contract more than 50 times over.

Say what you will about his previous blunders, but Philadelphia wouldn’t have taken a chance on Vick in 2009 and certainly would not have committed this massive contract to him if he wasn’t a one-of-a-kind talent. The Eagles even traded away promising QB Kevin Kolb to Arizona this offseason — then Kolb himself landed a $65-million, six-year deal.

And as much as this contract is a vote of confidence for Vick’s on-field impact from Philadelphia, it’s also the Eagles’ way of saying that they trust Vick off the field as well.

Believe me, Philadelphia would not have thrown this deal Vick’s way if the franchise had even one iota of concern about what he was doing away from the gridiron. You may never want to forgive him for the dog-fighting charges — and no one will ever forget that era of Vick’s life — but every step he’s taken in the past two years has paid off.

All that said, though, this is a gamble on the Eagles’ part. Instead of taking it year to year with Vick and holding Kolb as insurance, they’ve decided to put all their chips on the table.
It’s now up to Vick to stay healthy, stay out of trouble and reward that faith.

Some ....Stuff... From the Week-end

Some ..."stuff" ...from the week-end:

This boy was bad news from the start:

Javaris Crittenton Murder Search

FBI Hunting For Ex-NBA Player Charged In Murder


I know it's pre-season... but the Falcon defense....sucks:

Antonio Brown Steelers Preseason

Steelers Receiver Keeps Dominating With Two More Touchdowns 


"Balling"........Little League  style:

Llws California Japan

Walk-Off Win For U.S. Team At Little League World Series



Serena Williams Foot Fault

Serena Apologetic, But Still Defiant About Foot Fault Outburst


And finally......Good night.....Irene:




Sunday, August 28, 2011

Too Fast........Too Soon

From Yahoo Sports:

Bolt false starts and is eliminated from 100 final

DAEGU, South Korea (AP)—Usain Bolt again did the unbelievable when it mattered most in the 100 meters.
This time, no gold medal or world record, but a false start and straight elimination from the world championships in a race he has regally reigned over for three years.

In a stunning few seconds, Bolt’s showboating turned into real-life despair when he jumped the gun and was led away from the track before Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake won gold ahead of American rival Walter Dix.

While everyone had been wondering what Bolt would do to his world record of 9.58 seconds, it was Blake who won his first 100 title with a slow time of 9.92, the only racer to break 10 seconds in the final.

Dix took silver in 10.08 and Kim Collins of Saint Kitts and Nevis was third in 10.09.
“I didn’t really think they were going to kick him out,” Dix said. “How can you kick Usain out of the race?”

Even as the final went ahead, Bolt was the center of attention, and for once in his golden career he was not play-acting.

Three steps into in his race after the starting gun, Bolt’s face turned into a primal scream. And in one instinctive move he started pulling off his Jamaica shirt, needing no one to tell him he had made the biggest error in his career.

He was shown the red card and led to the sideline.

He gritted his teeth in self disgust, and threw up his arms in desperation. Hands over his head, he walked away before slamming the blue stadium wall.

All dreams of a third golden triple in as many major championships were gone, and he had no one to blame but himself.

Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after winning a Men's 100m semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Photo: Lee Jin-man / AP
Jamaica's Usain Bolt reacts after winning a Men's 100m semifinal at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011. Photo: Lee Jin-man / AP

Friday, August 26, 2011

Only in New York

Gotta love those New York  tabloids....namely the Daily News.

Hurricane Irene has made the front page.....2 straight days.

Take a peek:


Thursday, August 25, 2011

Irene....Makes Her Presence Felt

Hurricane Irene.....is making her presence  felt....

Even if it means empty seats in South Beach.

Yesterdays' game between the Florida Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds drew....

347 fans!

From the blog,  "Big League Stew":

347 fans! Hurricane Irene wipes out Marlins attendance

What would happen if they staged a Major League Baseball game and no one came?
The Florida Marlins and Cincinnati Reds almost found out on Wednesday afternoon.

347 fans! Hurricane Irene wipes out Marlins attendance
According to @790Justin, there was an unofficial headcount of 347 fans in the stands for the first pitch of Wednesday's doubleheader at Sun Life Stadium. Justin Cohen counted five sections with three or fewer people in it and three completely empty sections. The Marlins haven't announced the official attendance, but it likely won't challenge the record of the smallest crowd in modern history (believed to be 653 during a Oakland Athletics game in 1979).

That's because the Marlins will count all of the tickets that were sold, not just the number of fans that moved through the turnstiles. Back in 2007, someone counted 375 fans in the stands for the first pitch of an afternoon Marlins game in mid-September and the "official" attendance announced by the team was still 10,121.

UPDATE: The Marlins must see dead people. They announced the doubleheader's official attendance as 22,505 fans.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Happy 33rd......Mr. Bryant

Nice tribute from a non-sports web site....

Sometimes their view is more objective ....than .....lets' see....

That .....4 letter network?


The Huffington Post:

Kobe Bryant Birthday

Kobe's Classic Moments

A Brave New World

What a night....

2nd year player.....Jason Heyward hit a grand slam homer.....Rookie Craig Kimbrel notched his 40th save.

This is what ....this youth movement is doing for the "Bravos".

Yes......they are young......yes....they are still learning...


They are......oh so......talented.

From last nights game.....courtesy of the Athens Banner Herald:

Charles Rex Arbogast/APAtlanta’s Jason Heyward celebrates with teammates after hitting a grand slam in Tuesday’s win against the Chicago Cubs.

Braves: Kimbrel ties saves record

CHICAGO -- Craig Kimbrel tied a major league rookie record with his 40th save, Jason Heyward hit his first career grand slam, and the Atlanta Braves hung on to win their sixth straight, beating the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Tuesday night.

Hump Day.....News & Views

A few things......we're "humpin'" about:

Young, black & stupid....one more time:

Randall Mackey Arrested
College QB Arrested After Bar Fight
If anybody can beat this....Our bet is ...Pat Summitt  can:
Pat Summitt Dementia

Famed College Basketball Coach Suffering From Dementia


D-Wade.......you're full of sh*t!

Dwyane Wade

Wade: Treatment Of Heat Was 'Unfair'


Ughhh....Wonder if the moth laid eggs....inside his ear?

Matt Holliday Moth

MLB vs. Mothra: Bug Attacks Player During Game


All "shook up"......

Earthquake Indians Game

Earthquake Felt During MLB Game


And finally......all "shook up".....New York tabloid style....

Can  you imagine the headlines....if this was ....a real earthquake?

From today's New York Post:


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

What's all the Fuss......About?

So.....on one Saturday night...

The University of Georgia ....is wearing a new uniform.

A ....Nike Combat Uniform.

And the Bulldog Nation...is all...up in arms.


It is cloth.......cotton....fabric.

A ....uniform.

Here is what all the fuss is about:

A fan checks out the new uniform Nike designed for UGA's season opener.



Monday, August 22, 2011

"Stuff".........From the Week-end

Still hot.....still summer....

"Stuff"......from the past 2 days:

NFL "foot-brawl"....is back:

Fan Violence
Fans Across Country Brawl During NFL Preseason Games
Boys will be boys:
Lsu Bar Fight Les Miles

LSU Football Players Involved In Bar Fight


Sooners #1 ....in AP poll too?

Oklahoma Sooners Rankings

Hop On The Sooner Bandwagon: Oklahoma Ranked No. 1


Deny....deny.......deny.....You didn't think they'd admit it...Did you?

Tyrone Moss Denies
Ex-Miami Football Player Denies Taking Money From Booster
And .....our new state tag....is.....

Forsyth artist wins Ga. license plate contest

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal has announced the winner of Georgia's license plate contest.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Feeling Kobes' Pain

Uncle Phil......comes to Kobes' defense....

From TMZ.com:

Phil Jackson
I Feel Kobe Bryant's Church Pain

Former Los Angeles Lakers coach Phil Jackson has been keeping himself busy in his retirement ... shopping, swimming and even following Kobe Bryant's church drama.

The zen master and his GF Jeannie Buss were leaving the Rochester BIg and Tall store in L.A. yesterday -- 'cause he's friggin' 6'8" -- when we asked if anyone has ever tried to sneak a photo of him in a private moment.  

His answer probably won't surprise you ... but we're guessing when it happens to Phil, dude probably handles the situation like a champion ... an 11-time NBA champion.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Friday Night.......Thoughts....On a Hot August Night

5 things...I ....think I think......

The most beautiful thing.....I've ever seen.....is the smile....from a dark-skinned......black female.

I believe........the second most beautiful thing I've ever seen.....is a smile... from a ...light-skinned black.....female.

In this country......we're .....too caught up in .....black & white.

Black & white......merged......is .......gray.

Gray.........is ........dull .....boring.


A ......new ....us?

I think....I'm........thinking ....way too much.



Meet Mike Minor...

From Wikipedia:

Mike Minor
Atlanta Braves — No. 36
Born: December 26, 1987 (age 23)
Chapel Hill, Tennessee
Bats: Right Throws: Left 
MLB debut
August 9, 2010 for the Atlanta Braves
Career statistics
(through 2010 season)
Win–loss record     3-2
Earned run average     5.98
Strikeouts     43

Mr. Minor was awesome last night.....and Chipper...was just...well...just Chipper...

Erik S. Lesser/APAtlanta shortstop Alex Gonzalez, left, congratulates Chipper Jones after his solo home run in Thursday’s game.

Braves: Minor, bullpen shut out Giants

ATLANTA -- Mike Minor pitched six crisp innings to outduel Tim Lincecum, and Chipper Jones homered for the only run as the Atlanta Braves defeated the San Francisco Giants 1-0 Thursday night.


Thursday, August 18, 2011

On this Day.....August 18th

Today is Thursday, August 18, 2011

Today in
Sports History

1915 - Braves Field was inaugurated with Boston defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 3-1.

1956 - The Cincinnati Reds and Milwaukee Braves combined for a National League record of 10 home runs. The Reds won 13-4. Bob Thurman (Cincinnati Reds) hit three of the home runs.

1960 - Lew Burdette threw a no-hitter against the Philadelphia Phillies. The final score was 1-0.

1973 - Hank Aaron set a major league record with his 1,378th extra base.

1980 - George Brett of the Kansas City Royals had his batting average reach the .400 mark.

1981 - Herschel Walker of the University of Georgia took out an insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London. The all-American was insured for one million dollars.

1982 - The longest baseball game played at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL, went 21 innings before the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Cubs 2-1.

1987 - Earl Campbell announced his retirement from the National Football League (NFL).

1992 - Larry Bird, after 13 years with the Boston Celtics, announced his retirement.

1995 - Tom Henke (St. Louis) became only the seventh major league player to record 300 saves.

1996 - Frank Thomas (Chicago White Sox) became the fourth player to reach 100 RBIs in each of his first six seasons.

1996 - Wade Boggs became the 41st major league player to get 2,000 career singles.

1968 - At the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mike Powell set a record when he jumped 29'4½" in the long jump.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hump Day.....News & Views

Some....stuff that has us "humpin'":

Deja vu.......all over again:

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)Atlanta Braves' Martin Prado, second from right, celebrates with teammates, visible from left, Jason Heyward, Brandon Beachy and David Ross (8) after driving in the winning run with a base hit in the 11th inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011, in Atlanta.

Atlanta beats Giants again in last at-bat

ATLANTA -- Rookie Randall Delgado allowed no hits through six innings in his second big-league start, and the Atlanta Braves pulled out another last at-bat win on Martin Prado's two-out single in the 11th in Tuesday's 2-1 win against San Francisco.

600 home runs.....without steroids:

Jim Thome 600

Meet MLB's Quiet Slugger


So....will her last name be Johnson....or Ochocinco?

Ochocinco Lozada

Ochocinco Wedding Announced


Is Kimbo still fighting?

Kimbo Slice

WATCH: Kimbo Slice Knocks Out Foe In 17 Seconds 


Enough "humpin'" for one day.....

Have a great Hump Day!!! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Kobe......and the ..."Holy Ghost"

We're with Kobe on this one......

It's a Sunday......He's in church....

And some butt hole is trying to take a picture of Kobes' family with a cell phone.

Kobe must have had a......."Holy Ghost" moment...and went off on the dude.

Of course....TMZ.com......was there:

Kobe Bryant Police Investigating Alleged Church Altercation

0816_kobe_bryant_bn_tmzSan Diego police want to talk to Kobe Byrant about the alleged tussle he had with another man in church ... over a cell phone picture.

Kobe was reportedly in the St. Therese of Carmel Church in Carmel Valley this past Sunday when he allegedly grabbed the phone out of a man's hand.

According to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles -- which first reported the incident -- Kobe thought the man was using the phone to take pics of Kobe and his wife ... but did not find any photos on the phone.

The man claims his wrist was injured.

It Ain't Over....'till its....Over

This was not just another game in the "dog days" of summer baseball.

The Atlanta Braves were hosting the defending world champion San Francisco Giants.

Down to their last out.......their last strike.....the Braves got  a walk off 2 run single and beat the Giants and their best relief pitcher.

Which is why we still love the sport of Major League Baseball.

It's not for everyone....but a game like last nights....gets the juices flowing for pennant fever.

What a game!

From the Athens Banner Herald:

John Bazemore/APAtlanta’s Freddie Freeman, left, celebrates with Jason Heyward on Monday after driving in the winning runs with a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth.

Braves win on Freeman hit in ninth

ATLANTA -- Freddie Freeman capped a three-run rally against San Francisco closer Brian Wilson in the ninth with a two-run single to lift the Atlanta Braves to a 5-4 win over the Giants on Monday night.


Monday, August 15, 2011

Things ....We Learned......From the Week-end

In this small southern college town.....there was....this morning......a  slightest of slightest hint...of fall in the air.

65 degrees felt awfully good.  No humidity....a crisp breeze....


Other things we learned:

An "ugly" ending for Uggla:

Dan Uggla Hitting Streak Ends

Cubs End Uggla's Hitting Streak 


Trust us.......He will be back:

Tiger Woods
Tiger Down, But Not Out
Serena.....still has ....game:
Serena Williams Rogers Cup

Serena Wins Second Straight Title In Comeback


Dennis Rodman....Has a human side...after all:

Dennis Rodman Hall Of Fame

WATCH: Dennis Rodman Delivers Tearful Hall Of Fame Speech



Thought so... 

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Useless Charts....For Passing Time

Useless .....but entertaining and interesting.

From GaPeach913: