Cutler Seen At Kelly Clarkson Show With a Dude

The CHICAGO TRIBUNE has this today:

Jay Cutler went to Kelly Clarkson concert

(You’ll never take the Vandy out of him)

Kelly Clarkson performed a five-song acoustic set at Hub 51 (51 W. Hubbard St.) on Monday in front of 101.9 FM contest winners and invited guests, including Jay Cutler. The Bears quarterback had dinner and watched as Clarkson sang locker room favorites “I Do Not Hook Up” and “My Life Would Suck Without You.”

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Bears backup QB Caleb Hanie joined Cutler at the show, which means Cutler likely used the phrase “If I’m going down, you’re going down with me” a few times Monday.

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Chipper Jones Apparently Not American Idol’s Idol

Larry “Chipper” Jones found himself in an awkward situation recently. No, not trying to explain how he can hit nearly .400 without the use of a whiffle bat or if he thinks a first baseman’s glove will make his hips look big or something. Instead, he found himself guilty of Celebrity Faux Pas #1: overestimating his ranking on the celebrity scale.

He approached young miss Kelly Clarkson at Daytona in 2007 after her performance (posted above) and… well, tell us in your own words, Larry, as recorded in ESPN THE MAGAZINE this month and captured by LARRY BROWN SPORTS:

“She walked my way, looking at me like she knew who I was, so I started to put out my hand. Then she pulls out a camera and asks me to take a photo of her and her friends. My buddy lost it…. I was so embarrassed that I just wanted to go get a beer.”

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Baby Believed to Be Second Coming of the Mighty Mangino

• CUBSDADDY’S BLOG thinks they’ve spawned the second coming of the real Mangenius, KU’s coach Mark:

Baby Mark Mangino

Mike Gundy has a pal in ON SPORTS, who rails against the media for daring to report a player’s 2nd DUI charge.• PART MULE takes a lickin’ but keeps on tickin’, as Maria Sharapova serves as a spokesmodel for wristwatches in the Middle East.

• LARRY BROWN SPORTS wonders if the true Sioux do sue North Dakota U, what’s the pseudo-Sioux to do?

North Dakota Sioux flag

• GHOSTS OF WAYNE FONTES knows where athletes get their sneaky cheatin’ ideas from - Hollywood!

• Speaking of Tinseltown, THE BIG LEAD hears Romours that Tony’s been hanging with Britney.

• 100% INJURY RATE furnishes news that the couches Red Sox fans bought back in April are now free of charge:

Boston Red Sox glove chair

• Speaking of Boston baseball, RED SOX MONSTER presents another reason to hate the Nation - Kelly Clarkson is in.• Well, if Her Clarkness and Rudy Giuliani can be behind Beantown, the KENNEBEC JOURNAL reasons that Red Sox fans can respect Joe Torre.

• Holy Trinity! THE WIZARD OF ODDS has video of last Saturday’s “Mississippi Miracle“:

Trinity football laterals

Only one thing keeps this from being the greatest college football play ever - “THE BAND IS (not) ON THE FIELD!”• You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry: The SPRINGFIELD (OH) NEWS-SUN shouts out how Pittsburgh’s Big Ben feeds off of the hostility of Bengals fans.

• MODERATELY CEREBRAL BIAS has a crush on a female ESPN reporter - and it’s not Erin Andrews.