Posts Tagged ‘Football’

As a Detroit Lions fan, sometimes petty theft between players is the only highlight to our season.

September 3, 2008

Alleged perp Tatum Bell

Rudi on Bell: ‘Shyster, conniving stuff’
by Tom Kowalski

While the Detroit Lions organization might not have anything to say about the bizarre incident surrounding former running back Tatum Bell, current Lions running back Rudi Johnson had plenty to say.

According to Johnson, Bell took two of Johnson’s duffel bags from the Lions locker room on Monday and, when they were returned by another party on Tuesday, almost everything was missing.

“Underwear, socks, credit cards and money. He left my money clip with no money in it,” said Johnson, adding that about $200 was missing. “He should’ve taken the clip, too. It’s quite stupid if you ask me.”

Bell was not available for comment and his agent could not be reached.

Johnson was signed by the Lions on Monday and then the Lions released Tatum Bell. Johnson said he didn’t know who took his duffel bags until he saw a surveillance tape from inside the Lions facility. He said he saw Bell take his bags.

“All of this happened after he got released and came in and got some stuff out of his locker,” Johnson said. “That’s when he scooped the bags up, some real shyster, conniving stuff.”

Johnson said he would not involve the police.

Victim: Rudi Johnson

“I’m not going to the police for this one,” he said. “I don’t need anybody else, I can handle it.”

Johnson left his duffel bags in the Lions locker room on Monday and went upstairs to talk to Lions president Matt Millen. When Johnson returned to the locker room, the bags were missing. He and Millen searched the building for the bags but couldn’t find them.

On Tuesday, after speaking to reporters — when he recounted a pleasant conversation he had had with Bell — Johnson saw the videotape. An unidentified woman apparently returned the bags to the Lions offices and Johnson then confronted Bell.

“He tried to make up some excuse, he tried to blame it on somebody else so I didn’t try to entertain something that didn’t make any sense,” Johnson said. “He tried to make up an excuse. He said some girl had got it and took it to somebody’s house. The story didn’t make any sense so I didn’t pay it any attention.

“He knows how I feel about it, trust me. He knows how I feel about it and it’s nothing positive. He said it was a mixup. It is what it is.”

The Lions had issued a statement earlier in the day on Wednesday saying the club would have no comment on the situation.

From MLive.com

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Who says Punters aren’t football players? Big Hits by Punters

August 6, 2008

Michigan State punter Craig Jarrett gets 3 good hits on the Marshall return team.

Daniel Sepulveda, the Steelers punter drafted from Baylor in 2007 with a nice hit on the punt returner from N. Texas.

Japanese binocular soccer

July 21, 2008

Japanese game shows make me laugh.  A lot.

Laugh at the expense of others.

July 12, 2008

Soccer Fail

Beach Fail

Soccer referee not blind…just drunk.

July 10, 2008

it is pretty boring to watch, can you blame him for drinking? At first glance, he appears to have possibly had a stroke, but watch his reaction to the crowd as he’s just about off the field. It was reported in a German paper that the referee had tried to use an old back injury to explain his behavior. They gave him an alcohol test and it came back pretty much off the charts.

Top 10 NFL runs of the year

July 1, 2008

I miss football. What stinks about this list: of course, no highlights by a Lions’ running back. What’s great about this list: #1 run is against the Chicago Bears.

He could…go…all..the….way!

Lots of math and calculations determine what Detroit Lions fans have known for several years: Joey Harrington is worst quarterback of all time.

June 25, 2008

“Listen to me. I will screw this franchise up so bad, everyone will forget about your poor play.”

Quarterback      Att     Rate
Joey Harrington	 2538	-2129
Rick Mirer	 2043	-2081
David Carr	 2206	-1804
Ryan Leaf	  655	-1607
Frank Tripucka	 1745	-1519
Mike Taliaferro	  966	-1501
Gary Huff	  788	-1433
Kim McQuilken	  272	-1392
Alex Smith	  800	-1353
Kent Nix	  652	-1335
Davey O'Brien	  478	-1320
Mike Phipps	 1799	-1299
Kyle Boller	 1311	-1292

Fumble the snap and read the rest courtesy of Pro-Football-Reference.com

Sen. Arlen Specter says he’s “too busy” for Spygate probe. NFL and sports fans in general say, “Good…we never wanted your help anyway.”

June 17, 2008

Political Grandstander Extraordinaire, Sen. Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania, said Mon. he will no longer conduct a Senate committee probe of Spygate, the “scandal” involving the New England Patriots football team and their habit of occasionally violating league rules. The NFL had already investigated, but as a Senator, Specter has an inborn desire to get his face in front of cameras. He almost can’t help it, really, it’s part of a politicians DNA. He actually spoke a little wisdom when he said,

“…we’ve got too many other bigger problems to deal with.”

Specter apparently remembered that we’ve been in a cluster(bleep) of a war for 5 yrs. now, one with no end in sight. I guess that *might* and I do stress *might*, take precedence over the policing of a pro. sporting league by elected representatives.

Oh, and before you think like the ridiculous situation is done, Specter added,

“If the NFL continues to leave a vacuum,” he added, “Congress may be tempted to fill it.”

Translation: If I think I can get enough press-hungry whore..err, Senators behind me, we’ll get ‘cha!
Original ESPN.com story

Some have also proposed that Specter is basically a hired-gun of Comcast. Specter’s #1 campaign contributor? Black Rome LLP, a PAC, setup by the law firm that represents Comcast. His #2 contributor? Comcast. Why is this important?

Comcast Cable is currently involved in a dispute with the NFL with regard to a cable deal concerning the NFL Network. Arlen Specter has taken $153,600 in campaign contributions from Comcast or those affiliated with Comcast as employees or through its PAC. The only firm which has given more money to Specter is the law firm Blank Rome LLP, which represents Comcast and which has given Specter $358,453 although the organization itself did not donate, rather the money came from the organization’s PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Arlen Specter has publicly declared that he would support legislation ending the NFL’s anti-trust exemption, allowing local teams to negotiate their own cable contracts to the benefit of Comcast.

From Wikipedia.org

Jon Kitna, quarterback of the Detroit Lions, is possessive of his center’s rear

June 16, 2008

Lions quarterback Jon Kitna, asked by the Sporting News about the possibility of sharing snaps with other QBs on the team:

“When (center) Dominic Raiola is in the game, I’ll be in the game. … Nobody gets to touch his butt but me — and his wife.”

Source

“Man Getting Hit by Football” a Hans Moleman Production

June 10, 2008

It really does work on so many levels. A classic.