Eli Has ‘Seinfeld’, Pack Has Own DVD Inspiration

Let Eli keep his ‘Seinfeld’ discs - the Packers already have their own special DVDs for inspiration.

The WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL reports that Green Bay defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila gave out over 300 copies of a low-budget religious movie to teammates & staff prior to this season.

The 2006 film - typical story of underdog football team overcoming great odds to beat local powerhouse - was made by members of a Georgia church for only $100,000. Yet, it’s grossed over $10 million (likely with a little help from KGB’s purchase).

Facing The Giants movie poster

The name of the film? “Facing The Giants.”

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Christine Daniels Gender Reassignment Generates New Assignment JA Adande Requests Buyout

We’ve got a photo shoot coming later today (new pics will be up tonight), so here’s a roundup of what’s going on that will (hopefully) tide you over:

• GENDER REASSIGNMENT CREATES NEW LAT ASSIGNMENT: The LOS ANGELES TIMES notes on its website today, “Starting today, check out latimes.com/sports for Christine Daniels’ “Day in L.A.,” a daily column on the sports events, personalities and themes that matter most to Southern Californians.

Christine Daniels Photo Mike Penner Los Angeles Times


Responsive, thoughtful, experienced commentary from one of the area’s most talented and versatile journalists, updated throughout the day as events happen.

Sounds like someone will be bookmarking SbB, DSpin, ASB, WL and TBL!’

Meanwhile, LA OBSERVED reports the L.A. Times recently introduced a huge inter-office promotional campaign (wot?) featuring gigantic photos of selected editorial staff in the elevators (wot?) of the Times building.

J.A. Adande Michael Wilbon


Notable omissions in the campaign: Daniels and J.A. Adande, who is apparently requesting a buyout.

• The wedding photographer who posted the Village People shot of Brady Quinn online responds to the ASSOCIATED PRESS, and tells A.J. Hawk to buzz off.

• BAYOU BUZZ reports Reggie Bush recently went to Spain to “film a commercial with global soccer star David Beckham.”

50 Cent Ciara Reggie Bush


Bush: “That was a lot of fun. We bascially were teaching each other about our different footballs and what to do with them. It was great to get over to Spain and see the different cultures and see parts of the world that I never expected to see when I was younger.

• Greg Oden last night after Dan Patrick jokingly (har har!) asked if he had “another job you can fall back on“: “I could probably break dance on the side of the street, make a couple of bucks here and there.

• The TORONTO SUN reminds us that before the De La Hoya fight, Floyd Mayweather, Jr., said UFC “ain’t nothing but a fad.

The Sun’s Jose Rodriguez notes UFC President Dana White “took offence and offered Mayweather a scrap against UFC lightweight champ Sean Sherk.” That forced the cowering Mayweather to “change his tune to say the comment was merely trying to build hype for his fight.

Chuck Liddell’s response to Mayweather’s false bravado: “(The) fact mainstream boxing is talking about the UFC shows they’re worried.

Liddell: “A few years ago, they wouldn’t have even mentioned us. Now they’re taking shots at us to try to sell more [PPVs]. That says a lot about how far we’ve come.

• SPORTSBUSINESS JOURNAL’s Terry Lefton reports this week that Donovan McNabb participated in an ad shoot for Bruce Willis’ upcoming film
“Live Free or Die Hard.”

McNabb also had a “a role in last week’s lavish ESPN upfront presentation (and) McNabb and ESPN are getting chummy enough to contemplate a relationship that could include everything from using the QB as a sideline reporter on NBA games to being the host of the weekly highlights during ‘Monday Night Football’ telecasts.

AJ Hawk Upset About Wedding Photos Featuring Brady Quinn Being Posted Online

A.J. HAWK ON QUINN’S WEDDING PHOTOS - HANG THE D.J.! By now you’ve probably seen the photos of Brady Quinn impersonating a member of The Village People at his sister Laura’s wedding to A.J. Hawk.

Sunday Hawk told the ASSOCIATED PRESS that he was none to happy about the wedding photographer posting online some *memorable* snaps from their nuptials: “Yeah, that was just a bad decision on the photographers we chose,. It’s been an issue a little bit. We had no idea what happened. Some photos got put up without our permission.

Morrissey Hang The DJ


I just feel bad for Brady and other people that were at the wedding, because it was just something that the D.J. had set up, I don’t know, some ‘Village People’ thing that they did, and some pictures got out and it’s tough. I guess you’ve got to watch every single thing you do because everything’s public now.

Brady Quinn Mustard Ketchup


Right, it was all the DJ’s fault. It’s not like BQ has every bought into any other homoerotic public display before.

Doug Collins Not A Friend To Frequent Flyers

• SPORTS HERNIA picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue, as they’re worried if frequent flyer Doug Collins will ever get over Macho Grande:

Doug Collins in Airplane!


Remember, Doug - win one for the Zipper!

• THE GHOST OF WAYNE FONTES looks back at the golden year that was 1991, when the Golden State Warriors weren’t just a feel-good story, and the Detroit Lions had Sanders and no Millen (and a playoff victory!).

• Snitched out by BIG MONEY, NO WHAMMIES, Edgerrin James proudly proclaims the new Cardinals weight room has “that prison yard feel“, which he says is “great for team chemistry.

As an ex-Miami Hurricane, he should feel right at home.

• THE BIG LEAD has something in their eye as they tearfully present photos from the holy union of A.J. Hawk and Brady Quinn’s sister.

• I DISLIKE YOUR FAVORITE TEAM lights up the fiery Ned Yost as the spark igniting the flames of the Brewers’ recent success, as seen by his blow-up after a called 3rd strike:

Brewers Manage Ned Yost arguing with umpire


• SPORTS FROG puts on a happy face with a big grin as they search for baseball’s friendliest player.

• SLUSHY GUTTER tries to repress some memories, since the Big Unit reminds them of their junior high shop teacher.

• THE DEUCE OF DAVENPORT reveals the Washington Nationals might be good for something after all, as the team is proposing to donate some of their ticket sales to the D.C. school system.

• THE WIZARD OF ODDS notes the faculty of San Diego State are starting to question the annual ‘one-time funding’ the school is re-routing to their athletic department.

• SHOT TO NOTHING finds a cool ad featuring British racer Lewis Hamilton.

This video of Jack Arute’s interview with Lau…

This video of Jack Arute’s interview with Laura Quinn at the Fiesta Bowl, after boyfriend A.J. Hawk sacked brother Brady, includes a most uncomfortable segue back to Brent Musburger: “I don’t think, if I’m A.J., I wanna hook up with Laura later tonight.” Sure you don’t, Jack.