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Sports Kabob – 7/22

Ladies and gentlemen (and especially ladies), welcome to the Sports Kabob, a skewered look at the world of sports and pop culture.

Here are the top stories:

ESPN reporter Erin Andrews was secretly videotaped in the nude while she was alone in a hotel room and the video was posted on the Internet, but because of the threat of legal action, the video was immediately pulled from most Web sites
However, it should be pointed out that the Web sites were forced to remove the video not because it showed Andrews nude, but because it showed her dunking on LeBron James

The blurry, five-minute video shows a nude blonde woman identified as Andrews standing in front of a hotel room mirror.
Andrews’ lawyers call the cameraman an “abhorrent criminal”, media representatives call the cameraman a “creepy pervert”, and millions of teenage boys call the cameraman a “brilliant hero”

59-year-old Tom Watson led going in to the 18th hole in the fourth round of the British Open, but bogeyed and wound up losing in a playoff
Watson survived poor weather conditions, younger surging players, and the pressures of a Major through 71 holes. In the end, the Open threw a lot at Watson and he was able to overcome everything but the Stewart Cink

At 59-years-old, Watson would have become the oldest player to ever win a Major championship
Golf experts noticed that the senior Watson did not seem comfortable when setting up for his par putt on 18, comparing his hesitation while standing over ball to Watson’s normal hesitation when standing over a urinal

The ESPYs aired on ESPN over the weekend and Michael Phelps won Male Athlete of the Year. Phelps called the award a “great honor”
Calling an ESPY award a great honor? He must have been smoking something

Tony Bernazard, a New York Mets executive, recently challenged one of club’s minor league teams to a fight during a postgame clubhouse tirade, the New York Daily News reported
Bernazard said he wasn’t scared of fighting the team because since they were Mets, whenever they threw a punch they would probably swing and miss

The Boston Red Sox added one of the Pirates’ middle-of-the-order hitters for the second time in as many seasons, acquiring first baseman Adam LaRoche on Wednesday for two midlevel prospects.
This move is just the latest in Pittsburgh’s continued decade long promotion entitled “Screw You Pirate Fans!”

The Denver Nuggets will play an exhibition game against the Indiana Pacers in Beijing, the second time they will meet in Asia
The NBA says it will continue to stage games in China because they feel it gives the players a good opportunity to visit the places where their shoes are made

The lure of potential money overseas was the reason that Latavious Williams opted to pursue a professional basketball career overseas instead of keep his commitment to Memphis
This move has shocked many college basketball experts, who feel Williams could have made much more money attending Memphis

The Dolphins have announced that singer Marc Anthony is now a minority owner of the team
Also, as part of the deal, the Dolphins announced that 3 lucky fans will get to use Anthony’s wife Jennifer Lopez’s butt as a seat cushion for a game

That’s all for this week, leave comments, and remember this is Jarrett Carlen saying I didn’t think that Lance Armstrong would do well in the Tour after missing all these years. I mean, its not like riding a bike