The PGA, as it is wont to do, has several silly rules, regulations and restrictions that the organization believes maintains the integrity of the game. But one rule that makes little to no sense is the requirement that PGA Tour players wear pants, slacks, trousers — whatever particular term you prefer — during tournaments.
Ashworth, a golf apparel company, has launched a “Pants Petition,” which fittingly requests that the PGA Tour allow its players to wear shorts when the temperature and weather conditions would make sporting shorts preferable to long pants.
To commemorate the one-month anniversary of the surgery on his ruptured Achilles tendon that was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache, Los Angeles Lakers hobbled superstar Kobe Bryant tweeted a link to his Instagram account of an extremely graphic image from when the surgery was performed.
I’m not kidding. It’s not for the squeamish. Viewer discretion is advised.
From what can be ascertained via a rudimentary Internet search, Toronto Raptors big man Amir Johnson threw out the ceremonial first pitch before the Toronto Blue Jays-New York Yankees game at Rogers Centre on April 19. Why it took so long for video to surface is an intriguing question indeed, but we can thank Johnson himself for providing the damning documentary evidence indicating that while he is a good sport about his pitching prowess, he doesn’t have a particularly good pitching arm.
Due to the magical splendor of it all as perceived through the eyes of a child, there are moments that inevitably will be treasured by children for a long time after attending a baseball game at a major league ballpark, but this young Los Angeles Dodgers fan probably has a memory that will last a lifetime after pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu took a few moments to play a little catch with the youngster during a recent batting practice session.
Alabama Crimson Tide long snapper Carson Tink was the first to tweet out a photo of the ring that commemorates the team’s BCS National Championship Game victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, a 42-14 thrashing at Miami’s Sun Life Stadium on Jan. 7, 2013, but several more followed, including the pics above, courtesy of @bryantmuseum.
As you can see, the ring features three footballs paying tribute to the Crimson Tide’s three most recent national titles, along with the score of game against Notre Dame.
All in all, pretty fancy, but not too overboard on the bling factor. I can’t wait until one shows up on eBay. Shouldn’t take too long, right?
[H/T Dr. Saturday]
The Toronto Maple Leafs were eliminated from the playoffs on Monday night, losing its quarterfinals series to the Boston Bruins in Game 7. If that wasn’t bad enough on its own, the team inexplicably squandered a 4-1 third period lead, surrendering three goals to the Bruins in a span of just under 10 minutes to allow their opponents to tie the game before Patrice Bergeron scored the game-winning goal in overtime in an epic Game 7 5-4 loss. The mother of all choke jobs, indeed.
In light of the fact that this was Toronto’s first trip to the postseason since 2004 only exacerbates the degree of heartbreak felt by the dedicated but much maligned Maple Leafs fan base.
At least one Toronto church understands the pain Maple Leafs fans currently are suffering through, so it posted a message on its sign in an attempt to talk any exceedingly distraught fans from teetering off the figurative ledge.
New Orleans Saints quarterback and his lovely wife Brittany attended a recent showing of Leonardo DiCaprio-starring, Baz Luhrmann-directed flick based upon the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, “The Great Gatsby.” And the couple attempted to up the enjoyment and participatory factor by regaling themselves in attire befitting a film about the Roaring Twenties.
Brittany looked very much the flapper and Drew Brees? Well, he looked like a guy trying to look like he was dressing up like a guy from the Roaring Twenties. Period attire is harder for dudes.
Sure, the Lingerie Football League announced on Jan. 10, 2013 that the league had changed its name to the much more sanitized and politically correct Legends Football League, but so long as the football played in the LFL involves scantily attired women who celebrate a nice tackle by rubbing her ass on her opponent’s head? Well, it doesn’t really matter what you call it. The proof is in the pudding, as they say.
Take this interesting take on taunting an opponent during a recent game between the Los Angeles Temptation and Seattle Mist. After Temptation cornerback Ogom Chijindu tackled Mist wide receiver Riki Creger-Zier, she proceeded to rub her butt all over her tackled foe’s head.
All references to David Puddy’s “Gotta support the team” philosophy as it relates to face painting aside, the amount of time and effort that must have been required for one Memphis Grizzlies fan to show just how much he backs his beloved NBA team by showing up at the game with the above detailed and disturbing face paint job certainly deserves credit.
And still, odds are at least a few children seated near this fan were horrified and possibly traumatized by the sight. The spooky eyes painted upon his eyelids — an unintentional nod to “Thriller,” perhaps? — really ties the terrifying look together.
The warning track that runs the length of outfields in major league ballparks — and every other baseball field, for that matter — is called a warning track because it is supposed to warn outfielders that they are getting perilously close to the outfield wall in case the player is otherwise occupied with tracking the flight of a baseball.
Unfortunately for Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper, the warning of the warning track evidently did not serve as sufficient warning enough, as the young phenom ran full speed into the right field wall while chasing down Los Angeles Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis’ drive during the bottom of the fifth inning of Monday night’s game.
Harper, upon crashing into the wall essentially face-first, immediately fell to the ground as the ball rolled away, ending up as a triple for Ellis in Washington’s 6-2 win. Haper remained on the ground for a brief period before getting up and making it off the field under his own power, although the bloodied Harper’s night was over at that point.