One of the more disappointing aspects of being a pro sports fan in modern times is the disconnect that has grown between fan and athlete. In fact, many athletes seem to have outright contempt for the people who watch their every move, and they show it through stonewalling every media inquiry that comes their way.
So it’s refreshing on rare occasion that an athlete sticks his or her neck out and actually has an opinion. It’s even more interesting when an athlete breaks the unwritten code of silence when it comes to other athletes. That’s why Brendan Haywood’s comments regarding Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth stood out. No band of brothers here, and to tell Haywood tell it, behind the impassive eyes and tired cliches that athletes trot out to their adoring public, some of them might even feel strongly about things.
Reggie Bush’s girlfriend Kim Kardashian poses bottomless in the recent issue of a Portuguese magazine. Thanks to scanners and the Internet you don’t have to travel to Portugal to see it, just click over to POPOHOLIC.
The Jeff Samardzija era began in Wrigley yesterday, DEADSPIN’s got the former Notre Dame wide receiver turned Chicago Cub reliever covered.
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Who knew it would take a crazy naked guy on a plane being restrained by members of the New England Revolution for people to realize that the U.S. has a professional soccer league? DEADSPIN and THE OFFSIDES RULES are just two of the places where you can get all the crazy naked details.
DEJUICED proves that college baseball players know a thing or two about getting arrested as well.
THE BIG LEAD would like further evidence that the former Seattle SuperSonics will now be called Oklahoma City Thunder
THE BLUE SCREEN informs us of Plaxico Burress’ modification to the Sirius NFL studios.