Erin Andrews Appears in Gritty Gridiron GQ Shoot

Erin Andrews gets down & dirty in a new photoshoot for GQ magazine.

Erin Andrews GQ 2

• Oakland Raiders coach Tom Cable ducks & weaves from questions about his alleged clobbering of assistant Randy Hanson.

• Hey, Georgia Bulldogs fans - please pass the caviar, s’il vous plait!

Jeremy Mayfield’s stepmom won’t keep off her stepson’s lawn. What, is she high? Why, yes she is!

• A group of senior bowlers in Oregon put the beat down on a would-be purse snatcher. We must protect these lanes!

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Once-Great Athlete Returns To Play Another Day

You probably thought we were avoiding it today. And you know what? We were going to. I mean, come on - the guy’s way past his prime. Just because he’s going north, back to his old stomping grounds doesn’t mean he’s the same player he was in the ’90s and the earlier part of this decade. The magic is gone at this point; he only looks like the superstar of 10-15 years ago.

Ivan Rodriguez

(This picture sorta ruins the joke.)

Yeah, we said we weren’t going to talk about him, but we just couldn’t help ourselves. And when you consider the guy’s been in the league since 1991 - anytime he changes teams, it’s a big story. So here we are.

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Blog Jam: US Soccer Gal Strips Off Shirt After Win

• THE WORLD OF ISAAC uncovers US soccer player Natasha Kai pulling a Brandi Chastain after the Americans beat Brazil for the women’s gold:

Natasha Kai US womens soccer shirt strip

Frankly, we prefer to ogle Brandi’s original shirt-shedding.

• UNPROFESSIONAL FOUL can’t believe what they’re seeing, as a British couple thinks they’ve found a missing girl, but the child turns out to be the non-missing son of a Croatian soccer player.

• YOU BEEN BLINDED pulls no punches, as Mike Tyson says he’s done with boxing. (At least until his next appearance fee check clears.)

• WITH LEATHER finds A-Rod hanging with the new Menudo. Ay caramba!

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We’d Gladly Take $20 Million Just To Stay At Home

• The Green Bay Packers are willing to part with $20 million just to keep Brett Favre back at home in Mississippi.

Brett Favre point

• Some S.O.B. steals a poor kid’s wheelchair during a Twins game.

Les Miles knows how to roll with Snoop Dogg. Geaux Tigers, fo’ shizzle!

• An Olympic journalist pleases his palate with a meal of animal penises.

• Oh, Pudge! Analyzing the Ivan Rodriguez-Kyle Farnsworth trade.

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Dissecting This Silly Pudge-For-Farnsworth Trade

Here at the SPORTSbyBROOKS Sporting Institute of Sportsbloggery, we are dedicated to give you the silly, the bizarre, and the best stories the world has to offer. We are also honored to bring you pictures of the girls you want to see. (Speaking of… hey Brooks? it appears that new SbB girl isn’t answering my last 36 telephone calls. She must’ve forgot. Could ya get on that? Much appreciated, boss.) But we also want to ensure that you don’t merely glaze over one of the oddest trades to hit the sports world in quite some time. (Note: “quite some time” in the Internet cycle does not exceed 90 days, with rare exceptions.)

Pudge-Farnsworth trade

While the world waits and pines for a Favre trade, a Manny trade, or the Trix Rabbit finally getting his cereal, what has happened was the Ivan Rodriguez-for-Kyle Farnsworth deal. And yes, it happened so fast, most Tigers and Yankees’ heads are still spinning. So let’s find out exactly what happened, and what the folks are saying about it. Read more…

Tigers Give Yankees Another Rod To Play With

Already blessed with one powerful Rod on their roster, the Yankees are about to receive another one.

Pudge Rodriguez Detroit Tigers

ESPN’s Buster Olney reports that the Detroit Tigers have traded Pudge Rodriguez to New York. With the deal, the Bronx Bombers have appeared to found a solution to their catcher dilemma, caused when Jorge Posada decided to have season-ending shoulder surgery.

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