Joe Paterno’s No Facemask Idea Isn’t So Insane

As the debate over NFL player safety suddenly erupted this week, Joe Paterno made an interesting suggestion on how to stem the problem at his weekly press conference Tuesday.

(Pro Football Hall of Famer Marion Motley: The Original Badass)
No facemasks.
“I have been saying (it) for 15 years. Then, you would get back to shoulder blocking […]


Rugby’s ‘Bloodgate’: New, Messy Ways To Cheat

One of the main reasons a lot of Americans don’t care for soccer is flopping. In a meritocracy like the United States that prides itself on rugged individualism and ascetic Puritan roots, the idea of gaining an unfair advantage by theatrically throwing oneself on the field at the lightest touch is abhorrent. The stereotype of […]


Aussies Looking To Send Booze Ads Down Under?

It’s a question for the ages, and the Australian government thinks that it may have the answer. Should all alcohol advertising and sponsorships be banned from sporting events? The stadium is, after all, where you take your kids for that special bonding experience that can only occur while watching large men who make a hundred times your salary. […]


Coach Has About Had It With Own Drunken Antics

From the Onion Headlines Which Come to Life Dept., an Australian rugby coach has fined himself $10,000 for his own drunken escapades, which ended with him trying to break into the wrong hotel room and terrorizing the two women who were inside.

Brad Fittler, one of Australia’s greatest rugby players and current coach of the Sydney […]


French Rugby Fans Faulted for Releasing Roosters

I was originally going to title this post “French Fans Get Their Cocks Out For Rugby Match”, but some more sensitive viewers might misunderstand what the article would be about. Perhaps they’d think I was going to discuss this event. But today’s actual story is really for the birds.

A recent rugby match between France & […]


Teenage Rugby Player Convicted In On-Field Death

It’s a scene that happens every day somewhere: two 15-year-olds get into a scrap on the field during a high school sporting event. In this case, it was a rugby field in Canada, and there was an altercation near the end of the match. But then one of the players did something that turned the […]


Aussie Pro Rugby Pressured to Ban Cheerleaders?

Just like basketball, baseball or football here in the States, professional rugby in Australia has seen its share of scandal. The latest revolves around Matthew Johns, ex-rugby star and current TV commentator. Er, make that former TV commentator, as Johns was jettisoned from his job after news got out of his involvement in a 11-man, […]


Aussie Rugby Stars In Hot Water Over Group Sex

Another day, another Australian rugby group sex scandal. Matthew Johns, a popular ex-player and current TV commentator, was fired from his job after he admitted to participating in an 11-man, 1-woman escapade at hotel room in New Zealand a few years back. Because really, what’s better than enjoying some intimate moments with a lady with […]


Speed Read: Another Violent Day in LA’s Paradise

The baseball day in Los Angeles started on a solemn note Monday when the Dodgers held two moments of silence for fallen comrades in arms during Chavez Ravine’s opening day Monday (before a third passed later in the day).

(Pictures from 710 AM ESPN’s Beto Duran)
By the end of the game (an 11-1 pounderation of the […]


Rugby Foes Wear Same Color Uni’s During Game

Isn’t it embarrassing when you show up for an event and someone else is wearing the same thing? Well, such a fashion faux pas didn’t stop a couple of rugby teams from going forward with their game, as both squads knew that everything was gonna be all white.

Greg Growden of RUGBY HEAVEN tackles the tale […]