Ex-Giants WR Forgot To Show Up For Prison Time

• Ex-Giants receiver Mark Ingram is on the lam for skipping out on the start to his prison sentence. What kind of example is that for Plaxico to follow?

Mark Ingram Giants

• The Kings Sac(k) the Lakers in a rare Cowtown beatdown.

Corey Dillon is a bit concerned if it really takes 14 months and $470,000 to fix a Ferrari.

CC Sabathia bolts the Brewers to set up shop in the Bronx.

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Frank Caliendo Is Sorry You Have To Watch Him

I’ve found quite a few things to be annoying about TBS’ coverage of the Divisional Series this season.   Whether it’s having to listen to Dick Stockton butcher names and words constantly, having to deal with Cal Ripken Jr. in the studio show, or hearing that god awful Bon Jovi song over and over (Which town!?  Grow some balls and commit, old man!).   Still, there is one man that has been more annoying than all of them.

It seems as though during every commercial break viewers are subjected to a promo for Frank TV.   TBS must show a commercial for the show at least 20 times during a game, and to be honest, it’s driving me crazy.   Sure, it’s better than having to see Dane Cook all the time, but that doesn’t exactly make it tolerable.   Frankly, I think Frank Caliendo owes us all an apology.   Wait, what?

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Erin Andrews Responds To Rankled Rutgers Fans

People in New Jersey have never been shy about sharing their feelings with others, usually going on about how Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi are the greatest things to happen to music since, well, ever. So clearly, though they have no problem expressing themselves, they aren’t the smartest people in the country.

Still, it’s hard to blame the good people of New Jersey for being upset when they found out that Rob Stone was going to be working the sidelines of yesterday’s game between Rutgers and Fresno State instead of the lovely Erin Andrews. After all, I’m guessing about 50-60% of the males in attendance only bought tickets to the game because they were under the impression that Andrews would be working the sidelines. Those fans weren’t alone in their frustration either, as even Erin took the time to write Stone a letter about the whole thing. A letter Rob shared on the air.

Video of Rob’s reading after the jump.

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Bon Jovi To Hold Free Concert If Soul Wins Title?

Michael Klein of the PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER remembers a little wager made by Jon Bon Jovi a few months ago - if his Philadelphia Soul wins the Arena Football League championship, he’ll put on a free concert.

Jon Bon Jovi Arena Football League

Well, the Soul are one victory away from living up to their end of the bargain. All they need to do is defeat the defending-champ San Jose Sabercats down in New Orleans on July 27.

So, if the Soul wins ArenaBowl XXII, will Philly fans see a free show?

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Blog Jam: Chase Utley Has 2 Words for Boo Birds

• THE 700 LEVEL hears Phillies slugger Chase Utley giving a reasonable response to all the boo birds at Yankee Stadium on Monday night.

Chase Utley Home Run Derby

• Meanwhile, REAL CLEAR SPORTS catches Rick Reilly complaining about too many white players participating in the Home Run Derby.

• Speaking of racist chatter, DEADSPIN discovers Reggie Jackson having the chutzpah to call an artist Jewish, just because the two were haggling over the price of a painting.

• On a related note, BUGS & CRANKS raises some interest in presenting their MLB All-Dick Team.

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Brog: Bon Jovi Paid Nothing For MLB Performance

Got into New York City Saturday night, just missing the MLB-sponsored Bon Jovi show in Central Park. The real count for the show from The Great Lawn was about 50,000. And a source tells me that putting on the show cost MLB $8 million, with none of it going to Bon Jovi himself! So why was MLB VP Bob Watson on trash detail the next morning? (OK, we made up the last part.)

Bon Jovi MLB concert central park

(The Great Lawn was the only green this man seen Saturday night)

I’ve also heard that Monsieur Jovi, despite his AFL Philly Soul making Arena Bowl, is still hoping to sell the team in short order.

Sunday I spent most of the day shooting a new SbB Girl in Central Park - in insufferable 90 degree heat. I then had the good sense to follow that up by ingesting what seemed like a metric ton of prime rib at Ben Bensons steakhouse. Read more…

Bon Jovi Kicks Man City Out of UEFA Home Match

Just when the Euro 2008 had finally finished, another European soccer tournament is getting ready to kick off - the UEFA Cup (not to be confused with the UEFA Champions League, we think). And Manchester City (not to be confused with Manchester United) gets an interesting first-round draw.

Manchester City soccer Jon Bon Jovi

The English club will travel to the Faeroe Islands, a Denmark-owned archipelago in the North Atlantic, to face local club Streymur on July 17. However, Man City won’t be able to host their Faeroese foes in a return match on their own home turf - since Jon Bon Jovi tore it up.

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Bruce, Bon Jovi Might Host Curling Reality Show?

Chris Zelkovich of the TORONTO STAR reports today that NBC is seriously considering “a 10-episode sports reality show that will give the winners a shot at competing in the U.S. championships and even going to the 2010 Olympics.

Bruce Springsteen Bon Jovi

Of course, the whole point of the show is to promote the net’s future coverage of the Olympics. But there’s just one small problem: No one will watch.

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Blog-O-Rama: Fat Football Coaches Living Large

• HELLSPAWNED JAVELINAS is livin’ large, as they chew the fat about these portly pigskin coaches:

Mark Mangino Tom Amstutz fat coaches

One big omission though - Toledo’s ton of fun Tom Amstutz.• SPORTSVITE is down to their Final Four, and America can now vote for The Next Minor League Basketball Superstar.

• HOME RUN DERBY will never get its laundry done, as Joe Buck can’t keeps his Sox straight.

• SPORTS ILLUSTRATED has the recently retired Justin Gimelstob looking back on his 12-year tennis career.

• Meanwhile, SI’s EXTRA MUSTARD gets down with Dallas Clark, as the Colts tight end performs Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On A Prayer” - in sign language:

Well, he’s better than Korny & Jaws.

• DEADSPIN drops the puck on Shawn Chambers, a good hockey player but a terrible video game character.

• THE BIG LEAD learns something today, as Jimmy Kimmel cowboys up a PSA on the state of Red Sox Nation.

• RUMORS AND RANTS won’t touch that dial, as an MTV- documented high school football team is now embroiled in controversies worthy of the camera eye.