Broken: ESPN Recognizes Fox’s 1st Favre Report

Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com and the BILOXI SUN-HERALD are the first we could find to break the news of Brett Favre’s retirement today. Looks like the real deal.

ESPN Recognizes Fox Sports Scooping Brett Favre retirement

Bigger shock than Favre’s retirement? ESPN recognized that Glazer and FOXSports.com broke the story. Read more…

Yes! Amateur SI Swimsuit Shoot Photos Surface

… Next up, someone sues Bill Belichick for pain and suffering over his offensive sideline ensembles.

Sports Illustrated Lost Amateur Photos

Amateur photos from SI swimsuit shoots uncover more evidence that the mag’s models are getting back to what readers really want.

Kobe Bryant has decided to has decided to play through his pinkie pain.

• Can’t wait for the cross(dressing)-examinations: Oscar De La Hoya meets his pantyhose photographer in court.

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Kevin Hart’s Coach: I Will Not Be The Scapegoat

It was all just a funny, funny prank. That’s what attorneys for Kevin Hart’s high school football coach, Mark Hodges, would like the world to believe. Oh, and they’d also like $20K.

Kevin Hart Fernley High School

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS got some great stuff from one of the attorneys as Hodges went on offense instead of defense.

Here is the best quote string:

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Kevin Hart Is Somehow Winning The HS Battle

Raise your hand if you figured Kevin Hart would pretty much be doomed once he set foot back in his high school. I mean, you don’t fake a Division I football signing and get off clean, right? Right?

Kevin Hart Fernley High School

Wrong. Go ahead and check out this local TV report.

The upshot? Well, it certainly could have been worse for Kevin Hart. He could be his coach, after all, who might lose his job over the whole thing.

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Glanville Willing To Take Gamble On Recruit Faker

By now, you’re likely familiar with the saga of Nevada high school offensive lineman Kevin Hart, who made up a nice little ruse about being recruited by Cal and Oregon, complete with press conference and hat selection.

Kevin Hart Fernley High School

He eventually owned up to his hoax, but there may be a happy ending in all of this. Despite the ruse, someone is still interested in possibly giving him a scholarship, according to KPTV in Portland: “FOX 12 reported that Portland State University football coaches said they have called Kevin Hart’s high school, requesting footage of the lineman.” Hart’s grandfather says Kevin just made a mistake, and he’d be happy to send any game tape to the university.

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UM Curriculum Soon To Include Handwriting Class

EVERY DAY SHOULD BE SATURDAY, fine purveyor of Joe Tiller look-alike photos, has another fun college football recruiting story somewhat from the Kevin Hart file.

Bitches Don't Know Bout My Diabetus

(Tiller look-alikes are dope)

EDSBS points us to a COLUMBUS DISPATCH report that letters were sent to Ohio State football recruit Willie Mobley before signing day falsely claiming that the school was withdrawing its scholarship offer to him.

Willie Mobley Letters

C-D: “He received two letters, on Ohio State letterhead and postmarked Columbus, allegedly signed by coach Jim Tressel. The first one showed up in early January, and the second one Wednesday. Read more…

*Duped* NV High School Recruit: “I Made It All Up”

Remember our first post yesterday about the weird story of Nevada high school football recruit Kevin Hart? When we suggested (in the headline, no less) that he may have made up the story of how he was scammed?

Kevin Hart Fernley High School Made Up Recruitment Himself

(What we posted yesterday)

Turns out we were exactly right. Read more…

*Recruiter* May Have Bilked $$$ From Nevada Kid

Kevin Hart is the poor high school football player in Nevada who thought he’d been offered a football scholarship to Cal, only to realize the his recruitment was a complete fraud.

Kevin Hart Fernley High School

Yesterday it was reported that the police were looking into the matter, which made us think there might be more to the story.

Turns out we were right.

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Hart Himself Couldn’t Have Pulled This Off, Right?

The WIZARD OF ODDS scares out the strange story of the *recruitment* of Nevada high school lineman Kevin Hart. Last Friday, Hart announced at Fernley High School that he had accepted a scholarship to play football at Cal.

Kevin Hart Fernley High School

Hart: “They really sold me. Coach [Jeff] Tedford and I talked a lot, and the fact that the head coach did most of the recruiting of me kind of gave me the real personal experience.”

One small problem though. Cal hadn’t offered Fernley a full ride. In fact, Golden Bears coach Jeff Tedford wouldn’t know Hart if he delivered a pizza to his house. Read more…