7:30 PM Among the items Indiana is selling at home football games this season are Old Oaken Buckets of popcorn for $8. The Hoosiers beat Purdue last season to keep the rivalry trophy.
7:15 PMMichael Samposted on his Facebook page Saturday after being cut: "I want to thank the entire Rams organization and the city of St. Louis for giving me this tremendous opportunity and allowing me to show I can play at this level."
(Ali [inset], with some samples of her wearable wares)
Yes, like her soon-to-be (maybe) mother-in-law Diane Von Furstenberg, Ali is a fashion designer - she started the Keep Me line along with fellow fashionista Anne des Barres. In fact, it was Diane who brought the two together to churn out dresses ‘n’ tops ‘n’ bottoms ‘n’ such.
And thanks to FABSUGAR, we can sample some of the fashionable results, as modeled by this lovely … er, model (pics after the jump):
And so when we hear that Ali Kay, the fiancee in question (yeah, not even married to begin with; whoops) was a willing participant in the whole (sexless) ordeal, well, we can’t be completely shocked. But give Reggie some credit: If the above pictures are any indication, he’s got good taste.
Reggie Miller has always been a polarizing figure in the NBA. His fans in Indiana adored his scrappy play, merciless sharpshooting, and gregarious off-the-court nature, but he also had many, many detractors who called him a cheapshot artist with a one-dimensional game. In retirement, he’s been a pretty decent analyst on TNT, even when his mouth’s gotten him into a little trouble.
We’d heard all the arguments either way about his play, and read both good and bad reviews about his abilities as an analyst, but we hadn’t heard much about his off-camera life. But if some new allegations posted by HOLLYWOOD STREET KINGS’ turn out to be true, you can add womanizer and stalker to the list of terms used to describe the NBA Hall of Famer.
One of the time-honored traditions in most forms of sports broadcasting is the shout-out to/thanking of the production staff at the end of games. It’s a nice little gesture to let audiences know that it takes much more than a couple of talking heads to put on a sportscasts; none of the blowhards on camera could do their thing without the producers, directors, cameramen, and other hard-working people behind the scenes. TNT’s INSIDE THE NBA, however, ain’t “most forms” of broadcasting, and loudmouth Charles Barkley ain’t “most broadcasters.”
After last night’s game, a 103-90 Orlando Magic beatdown of the Cavs that sent the Magic to the NBA Finals and signaled the end of the season’s TNT NBA broadcasts, the INSIDE THE NBA crew assembled to thank their production staff. Everything went fine until Sir Charles let loose, calling executive producer Tim Kiely … well, a “cat”, in a manner of speaking. Video impropriety, including an unprovoked potshot at Kenny Smith’s family jewels, after the jump.
If you’re not watching NBA TV, you should probably…well, you should probably continue not watching it, and just wait for the YouTube clips of the good stuff. And this is definitely good stuff.
Cheryl Miller took offense to co-analyst Scot Pollard missing the pregame and halftime shows due to “mechanical problems” with his flight. When he shows up for the postgame show, and blames the mechanical problems on the weight of his championship ribg, well, Miller pretty much loses her s**t on live TV. See video of why TNT might have found its designated crazy replacement if Barkley relapses, after the jump.
Pennsylvania residents Trammel Bledsoe and Phillip Sainsbury are not exactly model citizens. In fact, they’re bank robbers (though they aren’t related to Deidra Lane) who are currently in prison after getting busted by the cops. They also happen to be sports fans, and have found a fun new way to use sports knowledge to help commit crimes.
While Bledsoe is in prison he knows his telephone calls are being recorded. So when he called his friend Joshua Burton to give him instructions on where to find the gun he ditched and the $3,500 he stole from the bank, he had to come up with some kind of code to let Burton know where to find the loot. So he used athletes and their jersey numbers to give locations.
INSOMNIAC’S LOUNGE has a great find from last night’s NBA three-point competition: Reggie Miller talking about what basketball players call the three-point arc. Apparently, it’s the titty. Um, take it away, Mr. Miller:
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