Instead of ending with a roar, the MLB postseason ended with a whimper this year. The San Francisco Giants swept the Detroit Tigers in four games (with only the fourth coming close to being exciting), and the series did the worst numbers ever for a Fall Classic.no comments
Today is the ten year anniversary of Herm Edwards' career highlight, his famous "you play to win the game" rant. As Herm's quote was being celebrated this morning on SportsCenter, I thought to myself that perhaps nobody in sports has gotten more mileage out of one single quote than Herm Edwards. Maybe it's because he's on ESPN and his quote is referenced so much from SportsCenter to PTI to almost any NFL situation covered by Bristol. You probably can't go a week watching ESPN's coverage of the NFL without at least one person shouting in that classic Herm Edwards cadence, "Hello! You PLAY to WIN the GAME!"
But is it the best press conference rant of all-time? Herm's anniversary and Jim Harbaugh's gobbledygook from last night got me thinking about the best press conference rants from coaches. With that in mind, here's our Top 10...no comments
Former Cincinnati Bengals cheerleader Sarah Jones, the same one who admittedly had sex with an underage student, has scored her own reality TV show, Radar is reporting.
To the shock of no one, it will be produced by the same production company that created Jersey Shore. Because we don’t have enough trashy reality TV? Because the Real Housewives of (insert city here) and 16 and Pregnant aren’t giving us enough mind-numbing garbage?no comments
The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football last night largely thanks to the excellent performance of QB Alex Smith. The often maligned quarterback was 18/19 for 232 yards and 3 TDs. After the game, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh was asked about Smith's confidence and putting questions about his performances to rest. Harbaugh offered this wisdom:
"I think it's just a lot of gobble, gobble turkey... just gobble, gobble, gobble turkey from jive turkey gobblers. Ya know... it's uhh... that paints a pretty good picture."
My favorite part about this quote from Harbaugh isn't the fact that it sounds like it came from someone on an acid trip, not that he's one holiday ahead of the rest of us in making Thanksgiving jokes, but the fact that he thinks "gobble, gobble turkey" paints a pretty good picture of the criticism facing Alex Smith. It is just so beautifully insane it defies description.
I'm not complaining, I'll take incoherent ramblings over coachspeak any day of the week. Hopefully next week Harbaugh breaks out a "rubber baby buggy bumpers."no comments
Check out this impression of Jon Gruden by Frank Caliendo, on ESPN's Sunday Countdown. Even though his ESPN hiring was met with groans by NFL fans, he nails it with his Gruden-ish mannerisms and phrases. If you just listen without watching, one would be hard pressed to notice any difference in the voices at all.
The best part about this is that I could totally see Gruden doing a Pee Wee QB Camp, and the result probably isn't too far off from what it would be like. Gruden would be great with Pee Wee football players what with his endless supply of positive affirmation. But in all seriousness, this Gruden impression is pretty accurate... and pretty disturbing.
[H/T: Sports-Kings]no comments
All the most notable announcing flubs, moments of innuendo, and downright headscratchers from each and every week of the NFL season come at you Straight Outta Stockton. This week brings Troy Aikman extolling the virtues of Tony Romo, a cameo pun from Jim Nantz in London, and we've waited until Tuesday morning to feature Jon Gruden's love for anything that moves!no comments
We've seen it plenty of times before. A powerful storm is ramping up its fury and news organizations scramble to send out intrepid reporters and their crews to document the deteriorating conditions.
CNN tasked Ali Velshi to cover Atlantic City and despite the onset of a major disaster, not everyone seems to be on the same page in terms of storm preparation as three guys crash the shot and do a pretty decent jig.
Sometimes it's not just drunken tailgaters who can ruin an on-location live shot.
If you needed a reminder as to why Jay Mariotti became one of the most loathesome personalities in sports, read this full Q&A at the Sherman Report where Mariotti plays the unique, groundbreaking role of martyr-tyrant. While there's enough dastardly material in the Q&A to make you want to throw yourself and your nearest electrical appliance in the bathtub, this quote from Mariotti on the state of the sports media industry is the piece de resistance...no comments
Halloween always brings out the weirdest, craziest, most disturbing segments of the year. (See Kris Jenkins' Trick or Treat Terror.) The 2012 version was no different with enough fright to keep you spooked through Christmas. Why go see the latest Paranormal Activity flick in your theaters when "Scary Will Muschamp Mask" can live in your nightmares instead.
College GameDay and NFL GameDay Morning gave us the two scariest segments of the sports years this weekend. The ESPN Saturday crew donned coaches masks that looked like a tryout for the Point Break sequel while the NFL Network Sunday crew tried on grim reaper outfits and throaty voices. Both to equally terrifying results.no comments