Pacman Jones’ CFL Adventure Done In By Ustream

As you’ve no doubt heard by now, Pacman Jones‘ Canadian Football League career ended before it began when the Winnipeg Blue Bombers (all hail Buzz and Boomer!) not only decided to pass on signing him, but banned him from their facilities.

Pacman Jones face

Jones was basically in with Winnipeg on Tuesday, and was reportedly only waiting for his passport to arrive before heading across the border for a press conference. But then, social networking reared its head once again. When will they ever learn? (Shakes head sadly). This time, ’twas Ustream that did the damage. Details, plus our inaugural class in the SbB Social Networking Hall of Shame, following the jump. Read more…

Manny Belts Grand Slam On His Bobblehead Day

Manny Ramirez does his bobbleheads proud with a pinch-hit grand slam.

Manny Ramirez grand slam bobblehead

• But Minnesota Twins legend Harmon Killebrew isn’t so impressed.

Michael Vick supposedly spent his first day of freedom at a strip club with Allen Iverson. But the no-longer incarcerated QB denies such reports.

• The Cambridge cop accused of acting racist against Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates was also the one who tried to revive Reggie Lewis after the Celtics player suffered a fatal heart attack.

• White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle hurls a perfect game, thanks to a great catch by Dwayne Wise. Guess Ozzie Guillen made the right move, after all.

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Vick Celebrates Freedom With Iverson, Strippers

Michael Vick is a free man, no longer under federal custody, whether in a prison or under house arrest. He’s may do as he pleases, provided it’s, y’know, legal.

Fat Guy and Stripper
(Vick really let himself go in prison. Also he’s 15 years older and pasty white.)

And really, honestly,  when it comes to pleasing activities, is there anything more immediately effective than an evening at the strip club? Wait, we’re getting an update - there is something better than just hitting the strip club: amateur night, baby! (UPDATE: Vick’s attorney categorically denies Vick was present or even in Virginia Beach.)

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The Allegedly True Michael Irvin Strip Club Story

Without a doubt, Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin has been one of the most flamboyant personalities in sports over the past 25 years. Whether one discusses his incredible football abilities, his even more incredible mouth, his affinity for drugs, his attempts to stab teammates, or his generosity to those in need, there’s a larger-than-life Michael Irvin story for nearly every occasion.

Michael Irvin

Well, add another one to the pile.  Last night, I’m following blogging maestro Spencer Hall’s live-Tweeting of Michael Irvin’s new show, 4TH AND LONG, when my memory jogs and I casually ask him, “Hey, did I ever tell you about the time Michael Irvin picked up our tab at the strip club?” You can see where this is headed.

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MMAer Escaped Arranged Marriage, Homeless Life

On Saturday night Iman Achhal made her debut as an MMA fighter as part of the undercard at Ultimate Warrior Challenge 5: Man “O” War. The Moroccan would emerge victorious from her bout over Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig in a split decision, but as Achhal would surely tell you, fighting somebody inside a cage is not the toughest thing she’s ever done.

Before coming to the United States from Morocco, Achhal didn’t have the easiest life, and things haven’t been much easier since she got here.

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USOC Sues Colo. Strip Club Over “Pole Olympics”

Well, now the U.S. Olympic Committee has really gone and done it. They’re willing to support Michael Phelps despite his bongariffic weed habit, but they’re not willing to let some Colorado Springs strippers engage in a little bit of friendly competition? That’s just not fair!

PT's Showclubs girls

(See! We can call it a cabaret, they use artsy black and white photography!)

Fair or not, the higher-ups at the Colorado Springs-based organization filed a cease and desist lawsuit against one of their hometown strip clubs, PT’s Showclub, after the cabaret (Can we call a strip club a cabaret? Eh, what the heck, let’s call it a cabaret) ran an ad in the COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE advertising their first annual Pole Olympics.

And how did PT’s Showclub respond? Quite cleverly, if you ask us: They ran the same ad again six days later, with the “c” and “s” at the end of “Olympics” crossed out. Touche’, PT’s Showclub, touche’!

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Week In Review: Jessica Gets Big, Romo A Cheat?

Jessica Simpson is livin’ large nowadays, while boyfriend Tony Romo might have banged another broad right in Jess’s own bed.

Jessica Simpson Tony Romo

Pat O’Brien could be coming to an ESPN radio station near you.

• Turns out cheerleading is a contact sport, after all. Allllllright!

• Tampa will have it all this weekend - Super Bowl, strip clubs & prostitutes.

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Novak Can’t Take No More Of Aussie Open’s Heat

Andy Roddick roasts Novak Djokovic in the Aussie Oven Open quarters.

Novak Djokovic Australian Open

(Novak can’t wait to get back to those shivering Serbian winters)

Oscar De La Hoya paid $5 million for MMA event - and he didn’t even have to fight!

• A friendly reminder to Super Bowl attendees looking for adventure - the Tampa area does have a thriving gentlemen’s club industry.

• And if that’s too tame, there’s always prostitution - until you see the kind of Tampa trick-spinners the cops are dragging in.

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Pacman Jones To CBS: I Just Like Strip Clubs Man

Usually, if you’ve been accused of putting a hit out on a man who then ends up paralyzed after being shot multiple times in the abdomen by one of your homeboys, you stay away from the type of establishments where the incident happened. If the throwdown came after a rough soul food dinner, you stay away from Southern. If this was a Sopranos style hit, you’re probably not eating Italian any time soon. And for the sake of all that’s holy, if the whole scenario unraveled after a crazy night in a strip club, you really want to stay away from the nudie bars for awhile.

Pacman Jones Don Imus
(Another year, another on-air controversy for Pacman. Remember Imus?)

Well, if you’ve come to those rational conclusions yourself, you’re not Adam “Pacman” Jones. The former top-10 draft pick turned face of the NFL’s prison image not only kept going to strip clubs after his arrest outside a Las Vegas joint, he kept going to them at rashly inappropriate times … like the night before a meeting with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, where he was going to present himself as a “strip-club free” changed man.

Now that Pacman has been dropped from yet another team, more details are coming out about just how his hit in Las Vegas was authorized, and just how often he visits nighttime entertainment usually frequented by ladies of the night. In his first interview since being released by the Cowboys — with CBS NFL host James Brown as leaked to THE SPORTING BLOG — Jones explained why he’s still willing to risk rather dire consequences to hang out in strip clubs: He just likes them.

Well, we should have all seen that coming.

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Strip Club To Open Up Across From Safeco Field

You know how all the new baseball parks have cool features, like the hot tub beyond center field at Arizona’s Bank One Ballpark Chase Field? Or the train at Enron Park Minute Maid Park? Well, forget those features, because Seattle’s Safeco Field is getting a strip club. Game, set, match Seattle.

Jacoby Ellsbury at strip club (fake)

(Jacoby Ellsbury at Deja Vu, May 15-17, 2009.)

OK, so the strip club isn’t in the stadium itself, but it’s right outside. And making the whole seamy enterprise even better is it’s name, at least according to the SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER: The Deja’ Vu Club. See, it’s ironic because we definitely haven’t seen this before.

The strip club’s opening marks the end of a drastic transformation in Seattle’s family-friendly image. Until last year Seattle had banned “adult cabarets” for almost two decades. Now there’s going to be one across the street from the entrance to home plate, literally.

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