Sports Kabob – 9/23

Sep 24, 2009, 12:25 AM | Updated: Jan 14, 2011, 4:27 pm

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:

Earlier this week, LeBron James appeared on the same episode of The Late Show with David Letterman as Bill Clinton
He spent several minutes talking to Letterman about scoring, then LeBron talked for a while

Russia’s richest man has a deal to buy a controlling interest in the New Jersey Nets and nearly half of a project to build a new arena in Brooklyn.
However, as a condition of the deal, the team’s name will be changed to the New Jersey Nyets

The mother of banished Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley said her son would consider returning to the team if it will have him back
Bradley’s mother went on to say that her son was impressed with the Cubs organization, saying that of all the teams he’s gotten thrown off of, they were the classiest

The Atlanta Braves announced Bobby Cox will retire as manager after the 2010 season. The fiery manager is MLB’s all time leader in ejections
Cox said he has accomplished all he can in baseball, and now wants to spend time at home, arguing with his family

After dating for only a few weeks, Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom have announced they will be getting married
While details of the ceremony are being kept quiet, Odom has announced that the wedding will be catered by Jelly Belly

Two photographers have sued Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen for $1 million, saying they were shot at during a post-wedding party in Costa Rica in April.
Brady immediatley apologized for the incident and said that he never should have invited Marvin Harrison to the reception

After spending 18 months in federal prison and sitting out the first two games as the final league penalty for his role in a dogfighting ring, Vick is eligible to play his first regular-season game in 33 months when the Philadelphia Eagles host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. “I’ve been watching football from afar the last two years and this is a dream come true to me,” Vick said.
Also a dream come true for Vick? Not having to worry about dropping the soap anymore when taking a shower

The annual Georgia-Florida football game will be staying in Jacksonville. The Georgia athletic board approved a new six-year contract Wednesday that would keep the game in the northeast Florida city through 2016
Residents are excited because this means they will now get to see at least one football game played in Jacksonville on TV each year

Arizona third baseman Mark Reynolds broke his major league strikeout record by fanning three times against San Francisco on Tuesday night
In fact, experts say they haven’t seen someone strike out that often since Simon Cowell repeatedly hit on Ellen during the American Idol kickoff party

Plaxico Burress began serving a 2-year prison sentence this week
Although Burress played wide receiver in the NFL, insiders agree that in prison Buress will be used as a tight end

For more of my observations on the world of sports, as well as politics, entertainment and current events, follow me on twitter @JarrettGC.

That’s all for this week, leave comments and remember this is Jarrett Carlen lamenting the fact that Michael Strahan’s acting career wasn’t included in the Emmy’s “In Memoriam” montage


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