BlogJam: A-Rod Tied to Another Hollywood Name

Desperately seeking an image boost, Alex Rodriguez bags another big name in Hollywood - William Morris. Darren Rovell of CNBC is “disinterested” in the Yankee’s move to the talent agency and has a body of evidence to back it up.

A-Rod arms out

FANHOUSE salutes NBA Summer League icon Nate Robinson. After four consecutive seasons playing in games that do not count, the Knicks guard earned the honor of being the first player ever to have his Summer League jersey retired.

HOT MOUSE PADS was too busy looking for photos of everyone’s favorite pole vaulter to realize that the Beijing Olympics would sadly be Allison Stokke-free.

BBC NEWS painstakingly sat through an LA Galaxy vs. New York Red Bulls game to supply us with this puff piece on David Beckham’s impact on MLS and this photo, which I guess is evidence that the league is in better shape than it was year ago. Google image searches for girls with the letters of Tyler Twellman’s name across their mid drift came up empty.

Beckham Fans

PRO FOOTBALL TALK tells us the Chicago Bears have made star linebacker Brian Urlacher a little bit richer, giving him a $6 million signing bonus and extending his deal to 2012.

• 2012 is the same year Greg Oden, the star of this clip found on FUNNY OR DIE, can expect to see those social security checks start rolling in.