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During the NBA Draft teams are drafting players based on potential. Most have spent only a year or two in college, and aren’t even of legal drinking age yet. However teams gather to hand these young men millions of dollars of guaranteed contract salary.

The quote of the 2010 NBA Draft was from basketball HOF coach (formerly of Georgetown) John Thompson. When asked about talented but potentially immiture DeMarcus Cousins, Thompson unleashed the following gem, “You can calm down a fool before you can resurrect a corpse.” Now that sounds bad but it was a compliment. No, really it was.

Thompson’s point was that you have a better chance to teach a talented player to control his rambunctious actions than you can teach a calm average player to be star. He has a point but 68 year old Thompson has a better shot at getting a maximum NBA contract than becoming a PR guru.

Will George Lucas EVER stop reshooting that cantina scene? First he tried to make us believe, with his edits to Star Wars, that Greedo shot first. (Sorry, George—we ain’t buying it.)
And now THIS?
We’ve watched and rewatched that Mos Eisley scene so many times we occasionally forget we weren’t actually there, but one thing we’re sure of is that David Beckham and Snoop Dogg weren’t there either!
Well, now they are, thanks to a commercial for Adidas Originals that Lucasfilm pulled together tied in with the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup.

Brock Lesnar > Chuck Norris

Chuck Norris was once the most feared man in the world. Now that he has gotten older he has had to relinquish his status as the toughest man that ever lived. After a long and exhausting search a replacement for Norris was found, and he is even tougher that Norris. After nearly dying from diverticulitis, UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar made the colon disease disappear. The only way to cure it is with a surgical removal. Brock is tougher than disease and smarter than medical experts. Brock is now the most dangerous man in the universe. Here is just a small list of his skills.
Brock Lesnar is not hung like a horse. Horses are hung like Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar’ calendar goes straight from March 31st to April 2nd. No one fools Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t need to shave, his stubble falls out on its own
Brocks donated 156 organs to those in need. Half have come from his victims the other half are his and regenerated
Brock is immortal. If you try to kill him you will die
Brock’s tattoos aren’t real. No needle is strong enough to break his skin. He just draws them with sharpies.
Brock doesn’t need a cell phone. He just thinks and the person knows what he wants to say
Brock can’t get the flu. The flu gets shots to protect themselves from Brock
When Brock proposed he didn’t buy a diamond ring he squeezed a lump of Coal into a fourteen-carrot diamond
Some kids piss their name in the snow. Brock Lesnar can piss his name into concrete.
The chief export of Brock Lesnar is pain.
Brock Lesnar is the only person in the world that can actually email a heart punch.
Brock Lesnar’ tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.
Brock Lesnar uses ribbed condoms inside out, so he gets the pleasure.
When Brock Lesnar is put in a straight jacket to be contained, he doesn’t go insane, the jacket does. NOBODY tries to contain Brock Lesnar.
Jesus can walk on water, but Brock Lesnar can swim through dry land.
Brock Lesnar once shot an enemy plane down with his finger, by yelling, “Bang!”
Brock Lesnar doesn’t read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.
If Superman and The Flash were to race to the edge of space you know who would win? Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar eats transformer toys in vehicle mode and poops them out transformed into a robot.
Brock Lesnar once visited the Virgin Islands. They are now The Islands.
Superman wears Brock Lesnar pajamas when he goes to sleep.
Brock Lesnar does not need to use spell check. If he happens to misspell a word, Oxford changes its actual spelling.
Brock Lesnar died ten years ago, but the Grim Reaper can’t get up the courage to tell him.
Brock Lesnar does not wear a condom. Because there is no such thing as protection from Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar once challenged Lance Armstrong in a “Who has more testicles” contest. Brock Lesnar won… by five.
Brock Lesnar is the reason why Waldo is hiding.
Brock Lesnar can kill two stones with one bird.
When Brock Lesnar crosses the street, the cars have to look both ways.
Brock Lesnar counted to infinity. Twice.
When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar can beat the Sun in a staring contest.
Brock Lesnar has already been to Mars. That’s why there are no signs of life there.
They once made a Brock Lesnar toilet paper, but it wouldn’t take shit from anybody.
Brock Lesnar can hold his breathe for nine years.
Brock Lesnar CAN eat just one Lay’s potato chip.
An elbow to the chest by Brock Lesnar is the preferred method of execution in 16 states.
Brock Lesnar is suing Myspace for taking the name of what he calls everything around you.
There is no such thing as a lesbian, there are just girls who have never met Brock Lesnar.
When Brock Lesnar had surgery, the anesthesia was applied to the doctors.
Once a grizzly bear threatened to eat Brock Lesnar. Chuck showed the bear his fist and the bear proceeded to eat himself, because it would be the less painful way to die.
If Brock Lesnar is late, time better slow the fuck down.
Brock Lesnar sleeps with a night light. Not because Brock Lesnar is afraid of the dark, but the dark is afraid of Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar doesn’t chew gum. Brock Lesnar chews tin foil.
Brock Lesnar can touch MC Hammer.
When Brock Lesnar runs with scissors other people get hurt.
Brock Lesnar ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one.
Brock Lesnar can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.
Brock Lesnar frequently donates blood to the Red Cross. Just never his own.
If you spell Brock Lesnar in Scrabble, you win. Forever.
There is no such thing as tornados. Brock Lesnar just hates trailer parks.
Brock Lesnar once had a heart attack, his heart lost.
A duck’s quack does not echo. Brock Lesnar is solely responsible for this phenomenon. When asked why he will simply stare at you, grimly.
Brock Lesnar’ fists are so powerful, it can be seen from outer space by the naked eye.
When Brock Lesnar plays Monopoly, it affects the economy.
Apple pays Brock Lesnar 99 cents every time he listens to a song.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t believe in Germany.
If you want a list of Brock Lesnar’ enemies, just check the extinct species list.
When Brock Lesnar does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.
Brock Lesnar has never blinked in his entire life. Never.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t need to swallow when eating food.
When Brock Lesnar picks his nose, he REALLY does find Gold.
Brock Lesnar invented water.
Brock Lesnar can rhyme orange and purple… with each other!
Brock Lesnar’ hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.
When you open a can of whoop-ass, Brock Lesnar jumps out.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t wear a watch; HE decides what time it is.
Brock Lesnar gave Mona Lisa that smile.
Brock Lesnar once had sex in a trailer and a little bit of sperm got in the gas tank, we now know this trailer as Optimus Prime
Brock Lesnar can slam a revolving door.
There is no ‘ctrl’ button on Brock Lesnar’s computer. Brock Lesnar is always in control.
Minnesota does not have a police force. They have Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar once ate a whole cake before his friends could tell him there was a stripper in it.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could Brock Lesnar? …All of it.
Brock Lesnar’s penis is so big that it has a penis of its own and it is still bigger than yours.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t actually write books, the words assemble themselves out of fear.
You are what you eat. Brock Lesnar eats steel.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t eat breakfast, he forces it into submission.
Anyone can piss on the floor, but Brock Lesnar can shit on the ceiling
What is the quickest way to mans heart? Brock Lesnar’s fist.
Brock Lesnar is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.
God wanted to create the world in 10 days. Brock Lesnar gave him 6.
Most people put their pants on one leg at a time; Brock Lesnar does both legs at once.
There are actually 8 wonders of the world. Brock Lesnar counts for 4 of them.
Brock Lesnar once punched a man in the SOUL.
God said “Let there be light”, Brock Lesnar said “Say please”.
If you Google search “Brock Lesnar getting his ass kicked” you will generate zero results. It just doesn’t happen.
It takes Brock Lesnar 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes.
Bullets dodge Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar can divide by zero.
Contrary to popular belief, there is indeed enough Brock Lesnar to go around.
Brock Lesnar always knows the EXACT location of Carmen SanDiego.
Brock Lesnar believes it’s not butter.
Brock Lesnar can get Blackjack with just one card
Brock Lesnar was once in a knife fight, and the knife lost.
Brock Lesnar can sneeze with his eyes open
Brock Lesnar got a perfect score on his SAT’s, simply by writing Brock Lesnar for every answer
Brock Lesnar can split the atom. With his bare hands
Brock Lesnar let the dogs out
Brock Lesnar can piss into gale force winds.
Brock Lesnar invented black. In fact, he invented the entire spectrum of visible light. Except pink. Tom Cruise invented pink.
Brock Lesnar does not “style” his hair. It lies perfectly in place out of sheer terror.
Guns don’t kill people. Brock Lesnar kills People.
What came first, the chicken or the egg? Brock Lesnar.
“Brock Lesnar can start a fire by rubbing two ice cubes together.
There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of animals Brock Lesnar allows to live.
Brock Lesnar destroyed the periodic table, because Brock Lesnar only recognizes the element of surprise.
Brock Lesnar can unscramble an egg.
Brock Lesnar can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves.
Outer space exists because it’s afraid to be on the same planet with Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar once ate 4 turtles whole. When he crapped them out, they all knew karate, and they are now known as The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Brock Lesnar is what Willis was talking about.
Guns kill 12 people a day. Brock Lesnar kills 20.
When Brock Lesnar goes hunting he shoots himself in the leg to give the bear a head start.
Brock Lesnar once ate an entire bottle of sleeping pills. They made him blink.
Brock Lesnar once played Russian roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.
The only thing better than Brock Lesnar is Brock Lesnar on TV, talking about Brock Lesnar.
When Brock Lesnar sends in his taxes, he sends blank forms and includes only a picture of himself, crouched and ready to attack. Brock Lesnar has not had to pay taxes, ever.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t shower, he only takes blood baths.
Brock Lesnar can delete the Recycle Bin.
Brock Lesnar puts the laughter in manslaughter.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t get the belt, the belt get Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar can gargle peanut butter.
Brock Lesnar is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.
Brock Lesnar once went back in time to fight Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee. Brock won blindfolded.
Brock Lesnar lost his virginity before his dad did.
What was going through the minds of Brock Lesnar’ victims before they died? His shoe.
When Brock Lesnar gives you the finger, he’s telling you how many seconds you have left to live.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t use pickup lines, he simply says, “Now.”
Brock Lesnar doesn’t see dead people. He makes people dead.
There are no races, only countries of people Brock Lesnar has beaten to different shades of black and blue.
The show Survivor had the original premise of putting people on an island with Brock Lesnar. There were no survivors, and nobody is brave enough to go to the island to retrieve the footage.
Brock Lesnar can build a snowman out of rain.
The adjective “perfect” originated when Brock Lesnar gave his penis a nickname
All you need to know is not to mess with Brock Lesnar or he will kill you, slowly. You have been warned!

Chuck Norris was once the most feared man in the world. Now that he has gotten older he has had to relinquish his status as the toughest man that ever lived. After a long and exhausting search a replacement for Norris was found, and he is even tougher that Norris. After nearly dying from diverticulitis, UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar made the colon disease disappear. The only way to cure it is with a surgical removal. Brock is tougher than disease and smarter than medical experts. Brock is now the most dangerous man in the universe. Here is just a small list of his skills.
Brock Lesnar is not hung like a horse. Horses are hung like Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar’ calendar goes straight from March 31st to April 2nd. No one fools Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t need to shave, his stubble falls out on its ownBrocks donated 156 organs to those in need. Half have come from his victims the other half are his and regeneratedBrock is immortal. If you try to kill him you will dieBrock’s tattoos aren’t real. No needle is strong enough to break his skin. He just draws them with sharpies.Brock doesn’t need a cell phone. He just thinks and the person knows what he wants to sayBrock can’t get the flu. The flu gets shots to protect themselves from BrockWhen Brock proposed he didn’t buy a diamond ring he squeezed a lump of Coal into a fourteen-carrot diamondSome kids piss their name in the snow. Brock Lesnar can piss his name into concrete.
The chief export of Brock Lesnar is pain.
Brock Lesnar is the only person in the world that can actually email a heart punch.
Brock Lesnar’ tears cure cancer. Too bad he has never cried.
Brock Lesnar uses ribbed condoms inside out, so he gets the pleasure.
When Brock Lesnar is put in a straight jacket to be contained, he doesn’t go insane, the jacket does. NOBODY tries to contain Brock Lesnar.
Jesus can walk on water, but Brock Lesnar can swim through dry land.
Brock Lesnar once shot an enemy plane down with his finger, by yelling, “Bang!”
Brock Lesnar doesn’t read books. He stares them down until he gets the information he wants.
If Superman and The Flash were to race to the edge of space you know who would win? Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar eats transformer toys in vehicle mode and poops them out transformed into a robot.
Brock Lesnar once visited the Virgin Islands. They are now The Islands.
Superman wears Brock Lesnar pajamas when he goes to sleep.
Brock Lesnar does not need to use spell check. If he happens to misspell a word, Oxford changes its actual spelling.
Brock Lesnar died ten years ago, but the Grim Reaper can’t get up the courage to tell him.
Brock Lesnar does not wear a condom. Because there is no such thing as protection from Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar once challenged Lance Armstrong in a “Who has more testicles” contest. Brock Lesnar won… by five.
Brock Lesnar is the reason why Waldo is hiding.
Brock Lesnar can kill two stones with one bird.
When Brock Lesnar crosses the street, the cars have to look both ways.
Brock Lesnar counted to infinity. Twice.
When the Boogeyman goes to sleep every night he checks his closet for Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar can beat the Sun in a staring contest.
Brock Lesnar has already been to Mars. That’s why there are no signs of life there.
They once made a Brock Lesnar toilet paper, but it wouldn’t take shit from anybody.
Brock Lesnar can hold his breathe for nine years.
Brock Lesnar CAN eat just one Lay’s potato chip.
An elbow to the chest by Brock Lesnar is the preferred method of execution in 16 states.
Brock Lesnar is suing Myspace for taking the name of what he calls everything around you.
There is no such thing as a lesbian, there are just girls who have never met Brock Lesnar.
When Brock Lesnar had surgery, the anesthesia was applied to the doctors.
Once a grizzly bear threatened to eat Brock Lesnar. Chuck showed the bear his fist and the bear proceeded to eat himself, because it would be the less painful way to die.
If Brock Lesnar is late, time better slow the fuck down.
Brock Lesnar sleeps with a night light. Not because Brock Lesnar is afraid of the dark, but the dark is afraid of Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar doesn’t chew gum. Brock Lesnar chews tin foil.
Brock Lesnar can touch MC Hammer.
When Brock Lesnar runs with scissors other people get hurt.
Brock Lesnar ordered a Big Mac at Burger King, and got one.
Brock Lesnar can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.
Brock Lesnar frequently donates blood to the Red Cross. Just never his own.
If you spell Brock Lesnar in Scrabble, you win. Forever.
There is no such thing as tornados. Brock Lesnar just hates trailer parks.
Brock Lesnar once had a heart attack, his heart lost.
A duck’s quack does not echo. Brock Lesnar is solely responsible for this phenomenon. When asked why he will simply stare at you, grimly.
Brock Lesnar’ fists are so powerful, it can be seen from outer space by the naked eye.
When Brock Lesnar plays Monopoly, it affects the economy.
Apple pays Brock Lesnar 99 cents every time he listens to a song.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t believe in Germany.
If you want a list of Brock Lesnar’ enemies, just check the extinct species list.
When Brock Lesnar does a pushup, he isn’t lifting himself up, he’s pushing the Earth down.
Brock Lesnar has never blinked in his entire life. Never.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t need to swallow when eating food.
When Brock Lesnar picks his nose, he REALLY does find Gold.
Brock Lesnar invented water.
Brock Lesnar can rhyme orange and purple… with each other!
Brock Lesnar’ hand is the only hand that can beat a Royal Flush.
When you open a can of whoop-ass, Brock Lesnar jumps out.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t wear a watch; HE decides what time it is.
Brock Lesnar gave Mona Lisa that smile.
Brock Lesnar once had sex in a trailer and a little bit of sperm got in the gas tank, we now know this trailer as Optimus Prime
Brock Lesnar can slam a revolving door.
There is no ‘ctrl’ button on Brock Lesnar’s computer. Brock Lesnar is always in control.
Minnesota does not have a police force. They have Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar once ate a whole cake before his friends could tell him there was a stripper in it.
How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could Brock Lesnar? …All of it.
Brock Lesnar’s penis is so big that it has a penis of its own and it is still bigger than yours.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t actually write books, the words assemble themselves out of fear.
You are what you eat. Brock Lesnar eats steel.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t eat breakfast, he forces it into submission.
Anyone can piss on the floor, but Brock Lesnar can shit on the ceiling
What is the quickest way to mans heart? Brock Lesnar’s fist.
Brock Lesnar is the only man to ever defeat a brick wall in a game of tennis.
God wanted to create the world in 10 days. Brock Lesnar gave him 6.
Most people put their pants on one leg at a time; Brock Lesnar does both legs at once.
There are actually 8 wonders of the world. Brock Lesnar counts for 4 of them.
Brock Lesnar once punched a man in the SOUL.
God said “Let there be light”, Brock Lesnar said “Say please”.
If you Google search “Brock Lesnar getting his ass kicked” you will generate zero results. It just doesn’t happen.
It takes Brock Lesnar 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes.
Bullets dodge Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar can divide by zero.
Contrary to popular belief, there is indeed enough Brock Lesnar to go around.
Brock Lesnar always knows the EXACT location of Carmen SanDiego.
Brock Lesnar believes it’s not butter.
Brock Lesnar can get Blackjack with just one card
Brock Lesnar was once in a knife fight, and the knife lost.
Brock Lesnar can sneeze with his eyes open
Brock Lesnar got a perfect score on his SAT’s, simply by writing Brock Lesnar for every answer
Brock Lesnar can split the atom. With his bare hands
Brock Lesnar let the dogs out
Brock Lesnar can piss into gale force winds.
Brock Lesnar invented black. In fact, he invented the entire spectrum of visible light. Except pink. Tom Cruise invented pink.
Brock Lesnar does not “style” his hair. It lies perfectly in place out of sheer terror.
Guns don’t kill people. Brock Lesnar kills People.
What came first, the chicken or the egg? Brock Lesnar.
“Brock Lesnar can start a fire by rubbing two ice cubes together.
There is no theory of evolution. Just a list of animals Brock Lesnar allows to live.
Brock Lesnar destroyed the periodic table, because Brock Lesnar only recognizes the element of surprise.
Brock Lesnar can unscramble an egg.
Brock Lesnar can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves.
Outer space exists because it’s afraid to be on the same planet with Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar once ate 4 turtles whole. When he crapped them out, they all knew karate, and they are now known as The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Brock Lesnar is what Willis was talking about.
Guns kill 12 people a day. Brock Lesnar kills 20.
When Brock Lesnar goes hunting he shoots himself in the leg to give the bear a head start.
Brock Lesnar once ate an entire bottle of sleeping pills. They made him blink.
Brock Lesnar once played Russian roulette with a fully loaded gun and won.
The only thing better than Brock Lesnar is Brock Lesnar on TV, talking about Brock Lesnar.
When Brock Lesnar sends in his taxes, he sends blank forms and includes only a picture of himself, crouched and ready to attack. Brock Lesnar has not had to pay taxes, ever.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t shower, he only takes blood baths.
Brock Lesnar can delete the Recycle Bin.
Brock Lesnar puts the laughter in manslaughter.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t get the belt, the belt get Brock Lesnar.
Brock Lesnar can gargle peanut butter.
Brock Lesnar is so fast, he can run around the world and punch himself in the back of the head.
Brock Lesnar once went back in time to fight Chuck Norris and Bruce Lee. Brock won blindfolded.
Brock Lesnar lost his virginity before his dad did.
What was going through the minds of Brock Lesnar’ victims before they died? His shoe.
When Brock Lesnar gives you the finger, he’s telling you how many seconds you have left to live.
Brock Lesnar doesn’t use pickup lines, he simply says, “Now.”
Brock Lesnar doesn’t see dead people. He makes people dead.
There are no races, only countries of people Brock Lesnar has beaten to different shades of black and blue.
The show Survivor had the original premise of putting people on an island with Brock Lesnar. There were no survivors, and nobody is brave enough to go to the island to retrieve the footage.
Brock Lesnar can build a snowman out of rain.
The adjective “perfect” originated when Brock Lesnar gave his penis a nicknameAll you need to know is not to mess with Brock Lesnar or he will kill you, slowly. You have been warned!

Dear Brett Favre,
You are a living legend and will go down in history as one of the best quarterbacks ever to put on a helmet. The problem is that you refuse to put your helmet down and become history. You need to stop, as this is getting ridiculous. You have been subjecting fans to potential retirements for years, and you are not the MVP winning gunslinger you once were. You should have left Green Bay and headed straight for your Wrangler jeans commercials and stayed there. Instead you held the Packers hostage before ending up in New Jersey. You did start out well for the Jets, but don’t only did the wheels come off, but your axels broke, the engine cracked, the car split in half, all before plummeting off a cliff into a lake of acid. This year was better for Minnesota, but you still ended up falling short once again.
It is tough to give up what you love to do, and retiring isn’t easy. You joined the likes of Joe Namath, Joe Montana, and Johnny Unitas as quarterbacks who left their home and became a shell of their former selves. Leaving Green Bayfor New York and single-handily keeping the Jets out of the playoffs should have been the last of your career. You are now going to play for your long time enemy in Minnesota after retiring (again) so you didn’t have to go through training camp. You are the football equivalent of Ric Flair. You can still put on a good show sometimes, but you need a good supporting cast to help carry you to a good match. In Minnesota you have Adrian Peterson but sub-par receivers. You may be able to help the Vikings battle for the playoffs, but you need to realize you can’t keep doing this. The fans don’t want it, the organizations don’t want it, and the NFL doesn’t want it. Stay home. Go ride your tractor on Sundays. If you want I bet you can drive down to Alabama and Forrest Gump will let you mow his football field for him. Brett, stop tarnishing your legacy and make way for the players half your age that actually are on the rise. Football will survive, but if you keep pulling the same stunt every year you may not. Now go take some Prilosec, slip on your Wranglers, and go work on that Geritol endorsement deal.

Sports We Ignore

All around the world people take part in sports that the average American doesn’t understand or couldn’t care less about. Sports like bullfighting, rugby, and cricket are barely a blip on America’s radar screen. Even professional soccer has seemed to elude many Americans. Our kids may play it but when the casual soccer fan would have trouble naming the best teams and players that shows a lack of interest. We are so set in our ways that if it isn’t one of the big four sports (baseball, basketball, football, hockey) we don’t seem to care. Even golf is a sport people play but don’t watch, outside of Tiger Woods. The sad thing is that there are major things occurring right now and we are oblivious.

ESPN is currently trying to introduce cricket to their audience. They can’t risk a ratings bomb in primetime so they are showing it (complete with small little picture advertisement) on ESPN360.com. Apparently ESPN News, ESPN 2, ESPN etc., all had other obligations to broadcast.

Last December on of the best rugby players in the world came out that he was gay. Until Sports Illustrated ran an article this month on Gareth Thomas you would have trouble naming anything rugby related. I know I have no knowledge about the sport other than just a basic understanding of how it works. I am ignorant to the sport myself, and was amazed at the story of Thomas. What was astounding is how well teammates and fans received his news. Would we be so accepting if Peyton Manning or LeBron James announced they were gay?

There is one sport that I just can’t support, and that is bullfighting. There is pageantry and beauty in the sport so they say, but to me it seems like mocking an animal as it slowly dies. Once in a while the bull gets revenge for his species, but what happened to Julio Aparicio is cruel by any standards. Aparicio is one of the best bullfighters in the world, but he is now in critical condition. He fought a bull and the bull won, goring him through the jaw. Nobody deserves this.

So next time you are bored, or your favorite team is getting blown out, try taking a look at a new sport. You may just find out that you have room in your life for another sport.

Favre Can’t Leave Now

There is a new wrinkle in the ongoing Brett Favre career saga. Favre’s nephew Dylan is entering Ole Miss in the fall after a stellar high school career. It will take the younger Favre time to develop and perform well enough to get a chance at making it in the NFL. If Dylan Favre does play well enough in college to get a chance in the pros it will take time for him to learn the pro game. At that point Brett can retire and become Dylan’s position coach. We can’t have football without at least one Favre playing in the NFL. Brett Favre will have to continue to make the sacrifice and keep playing until no team wants him or Osteoporosis sets in. Don’t worry football fans Brett will be back in time for Week 1 of the 2010 season… somewhere.

Dez Bryant was a talented Wide Receiver at Oklahoma State but he did have his issues with the law and injuries, as well as a bad attitude. It was no secret that his past was going to take him from a top five pick in the NFL Draft to the bottom of the first round, costing him millions of dollars in future bonuses and salary. What Bryant needed was something to cheer him up. So when Bryant meet with the Miami Dolphins’ GM Jeff Ireland he told Bryant a few “Yo Momma” jokes to lighten the mood (YO MOMMA might have been the best show on MTV, EVER). No harm right?

Ireland led off with “Is yo momma still a prostitute?” and then “Yo momma still a druggie?”. I admit not the most creative jokes, but what do you expect from a middle-aged football executive? Well he was serious and actually asked Bryant these questions, during his pre-draft interview. For somereason Bryant was irate, but kept his cool. Ireland later apologized for the questions, and could face punishment from the NFL.

This little too good to be true story runs the gambit of feelings for me. I can understand the rage and embarrassment Bryant felt, but was Ireland out of line? If you are investing millions of dollars in a player you want to make sure he can keep his cool. You wouldn’t expect those questions in a normal job interview, but for that much money and public scrutiny, you could make up questions, stories, or limericks, about anyone in my family and I would deal with it.

Bryant will hear trash talking that is far worse on the field, but how you handle yourself in an unusual situation can be crucial. What would the story have been if Bryant flipped out and hit Ireland? Who would be the bad guy then? Ireland was out of line for what fans and players are used to, but who drew that line? If a coach or opponent can get a player to punch, kick, spit at, choke, or pull a gun on someone else, do we need to throw curveballs like this at people that may be prone to snapping and causing more damage later? Food for thought.

Peter Gammons Versus UFC

Peter Gammons is not only one of the best baseball journalists ever, he is one the the best sports writers covering any sport for the last quarter century. Nobody has more insight, more contacts, more intelligent thoughts than Gammons. He knew what a player or team was going to do before they did it, and he knew why they did it. Gammons has had an enlightened opinion about other sports as well, at least until recently.

After the recent UFC PPV earlier this month Gammons ripped into UFC and MMA in general “We cannot call ourselves civilized as long as louts pay to go back to the Dark Ages and see UFC.” Not exactly a statement that can be misinterpreted, nor has he spoken out against a more violent sport like boxing. People with the opinion that MMA is a “Dark Age” sport are in the dark themselves. When compared to the “civilized” sport of boxing, UFC is much safer for the competitors.

Any UFC event is sanctioned by the same state athletic commission that handles all sports. UFC has shorter rounds than boxing, with three or five rounds as compared to the usual twelve in boxing. Where the big difference lies is with the style of battle. Boxing is punching to the head and body, which can quickly lead to brain injury. MMA is a combination of kicks, grappling, punches, and wrestling. You are not going to see many MMA fighters that have a career by just punching. MMA is a safer sport my an almost immeasurable amount.

Every person is entitled to their own opinion on what sports they like or dislike. MMA isn’t for everyone, but violence shouldn’t be a reason if you are familiar with the sport. What astonishes me is how the best sports mind of his time can pass a judgment that isn’t supported by facts.

LeBron may be the best basketball player in the world but the Cavs needed a win in Game 6 against the Celtics to have a chance at advancing. This is when the best players step up and own the game. LeBron filled up the stat sheet but there are a few glaring problems in his performance.

MIN FGM-A FTM-A OREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
45 8-21 9-12 3 19 10 3 1 9 2 -5 27

LeBron shot only 38% from the field and despite a triple-double he committed NINE Turnovers. That is inexcusable.  Find me a series elimination game that Jordan, Chamberlain, Bird, Magic, or Russell shot that poorly and committed that many turnovers. You won’t. LeBron can blame his supporting cast all he wants, but when he leaves in the off-season to go to New York or wherever he ends up this summer, remember this game.

LeBron can’t win in the Playoffs, at least when he is the alpha male on his team. Thank God the Celtics signed Rajon Rondo to an extension when they did. Celtics will win another title before LeBron does.

Every generation has its bullies in the world of sports. Mike Tyson was once one of the most feared men on the planet, and he brought boxing huge amounts of media attention, both positive and negative. While everyone remembers his infamous ear biting and low blows, I have always been a fan of his words more than his actions. The wrestling fan in me always loves a good promo that can whip a crowd into a frenzy. Tyson knew how to talk the talk, and was the best at athlete with a mic in his hands since Ali. Hearing Tyson threatening to eat Lennox Lewis’s children was disturbing but brilliant. Tyson’s verbal ability has never wavered even with his questionable mental stability and side show atmosphere on the rise. While Tyson’s boxing career may be over, he will always stop the presses when he opens his mouth. The bad guy promo torch may now have been passed to a new athlete in an increasingly popular sport.

MMA is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the UFC is the alpha male company in the mixed martial arts world. The UFC received a bad rap from its Fight Club style beginning, but it has grown into a well organized, officially sanctioned, and extremely profitable organization. With the recent 100th Pay Per View for UFC, a new king of the heels may have been crowned. Brock Lesnar started as a dominant member of the WWE, but grew tired of the physical grind and hectic schedule. He gave up millions of dollars per year to try out for the NFL and eventually enter the world of MMA. Lesnar’s natural abilities as a wrestler and his intimidating size made him a natural and he was soon on the fast track to success. Lesnar was signed by the UFC after one pro bout, but ran into a rookie mistake against veteran Frank Mir. Lesnar was pounding Mir until he made one false move and was forced to submit. A rematch would be a huge sell, and in the meantime Lesnar won the UFC title fromHall of Fame star Randy Couture. At UFC 100 Lesnar would get a chance to avenge his only professional loss. He destroyed the trash talking Mir and left him a bloody mess. Lesnar’s post match taunting of Mir and the crowd (as well as a few hand gestures for good measure) left him smiling amongst a chorus of boos. Despite a public frowning on Lesnar’s action, UFC had to be thrilled with the further acceleration of the new bad boy of the octagon.

Brock Lesnar quickly became just what the UFC needed, not just a larger-than-life star, but a person people could pay to boo. Lesnar is the person you love to hate, the no nonsense star that has talent and knows it. He is better than everyone else and could prove it everyday. He is a money making machine built like a modern day Goliath. Not only can UFC make millions of his star power, but the person that eventually takes his title will instantly become a larger than life star. What better way to build a hero than by constructing an indestructible villain for him to defeat? Lesnar is a natural villain and stepping up his verbal abuse of his opponents only make him more hated, thus more marketable. Barring injury, Lesnar could compete in MMA for another decade. He has the ability to be the new face of MMA, allowing veterans like Chuck Liddell, Ken Shamrock, Tito Ortiz, and Randy Couture to pass the torch to the new and ever improving sport of MMA.

.As our country transitions to a more complex and politically charged atmosphere it is a refreshing change to see the supposed “spoiled” athletes take an active interest in politics. There are currently former professional athletes that are Mayors, Senators, Governors, and Congressmen, and this trend is on an upswing. George W. Bush was a former owner of the Texas Rangers, and numerous politicians own small parts of teams in all four major sports. America now has a politician that would be able to cross the political line and be an athlete. President Obama has an opportunity to become the first sitting politician that is also an active professional athlete. The Washington Wizards basketball team has the opportunity to make history and also help the economy all in one fell swoop. If they extend an invitation for President Obama to join the team, even in a few preseason games, that would help to boost interest in a struggling franchise and generate tremendous revenue. Sporting goods stores across the country and even the world would be selling out of Obama jerseys at an unprecedented rate, thus boosting the economy and helping to solidify sports and politics as the driving force behind the resurgence of the United States of America