Chilling Media Admission To Signal SbB’s Demise?

Eight years in, and I never once thought about the demise of this site. Or that SbB had somehow lost its scab-ripping reputation in the sports media.

Ceci Brooks and Doro - No Longer Cool

(If no longer being cool means SbB ascending to the same prestigious pantheon as Liam Gallagher and Tom from Myspace, what exactly is the downside?)

But that changed when I heard a kiss of death-comment last week about SbB by a certain mildly-successful sports radio host who, for a brief moment, was the scourge of the sports blogosphere. Read more…

Hatton’s Bouncers Need Better Eye On The Door

Found some video today of Ricky Hatton’s pre-fight dressing room before his recent win over Paulie Malignaggi.

Ricky Hatton Dressing Room Oasis David Beckham

(If only “Richard” had followed through on right cross on Liam Gallagher)

With music from Mancunian band Oasis blaring in the background, the space was thick with well-wishers, including the obligatory Sylvester Stallone appearance, plus David Beckham and Oasis members Liam and Noel Gallagher. The Gallaghers, regrettably, also joined Hatton in the ring that night.

Video after the jump. Read more…

Ricky Hatton’s Character Judgment a Little Shaky

One of the few reasons to pay attention to boxing at the moment is Ricky Hatton. He has all the markings of Raging Bull when I hear about his wonderfully massive between-fight weight gains, refusal to stop drinking during training and womanizing (ok, 2 out of 3).

Ricky Hatton Oasis Liam and Noel Gallagher

(Mancunian band Oasis land world’s most expensive bodyguard)

And now you can add a severe lack of character judgment to that list, as we saw Hatton invite fellow Mancunians Liam and Noel Gallagher of Oasis into the ring with him before and after his victory over Paulie Malignaggi Saturday in Vegas.

Of course, Oasis is one of recorded music’s most notable trainwrecks, so it makes perfect sense that the two parties would join forces. And how Hatton would then blow off his devoted girlfriend to follow the band during their current Mexican tour.

What a grand idea! Read more…

Brog: Still Got a Blindside Tackle In Sunday In T.O.

So I’ve been out on the road with SbB Girl Wendy the past few days, hanging out in Montreal and Toronto. I’m trying to fly back to L.A. today, but weather may unintentionally ground my travel plans. (Thanks Gustav!)

SbB Girl Wendy in Toronto Dundas Square

(SbB Girl Wendy in Toronto (I was on trash detail))

Sunday I went to the “V” music festival in Toronto, thanks to tickets from My Boy Barry. So yea, my mind wasn’t completely on my KC Chiefs yesterday, tho I did extract perverse pleasure from see the Tom Brady injury. And my team’s accompanying, obligatory (foot)ball gag.

Noel Gallagher shoved down onstage during V Festival in Toronto

Oasis was the headline act of the festival, and about midway through the set, a fan ran onstage and shoved down the band’s guitarist-singer Noel Gallagher from behind (which is exactly one more hit than the Bengals defense made yesterday). The AFP reports today that after the show, Gallagher “was taken to hospital afterwards to be examined for a suspected fractured rib and ligament damage.” (video of the attack after the jump) Read more…


5/31/05 BRITAIN’S BRAWLING BROTHERS BOOT BACK: Noel and Liam Gallagher are the petulant co-pilots of England’s biggest rock band of the past ten years, Oasis.

They also happen to be enormous English Premier League soccer fans. So much so that they delayed a recent gig to show the Champions League Final, featuring Liverpool, to the crowd on a big screen.