Archive for June, 2008

Pam Anderson Calls Jessica Simpson A Wh@re!!

Hollywood star Pam Anderson is a big time PETA supporter and she is all mad at Jessica Simpson for wearing a “Real Girls Eat Meat” T-Shirt while walking with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

Bang it here.  TMZ.com has the audio of her putdows.

Check out the “Real Girls Eat Meat T-Shirt” here.

Anderson called Jessica few nasty names at celebslam.com:

Pam Anderson blasted Jessica Simpson during a weekend interview with an Australian radio station. When asked about the “Real Girls Eat Meat” shirt Jessica was recently spotted wearing, Pam — an active member of PETA — replied (audio deliciousness below):

“Bitch! . . . Whore! . . . She was not referring to actual cows and chickens, she was, ya’ know, men.

The same chick that filmed/released two homemade pornos, has been on the cover of Playboy more than any other person, and became famous by getting basketball-sized breast implants, is calling another woman a whore? Is there a word stronger than irony (something cool like MEGA-irony), because that’s what that is. Besides, I don’t think Pamela’s really a vegetarian. I’ve seen her “home movies” with Tommy Lee and Bret Michaels, and she swallowed more meat than a hungry cannibal locked in a morgue.

Jessica opened herself up for shots by wearing that T-shirt.  She is from Texas so I’m not mad at her.  Meat is good. 

Remember When Too Tall Jones Quit The Cowboys To Become A Boxer

I remember when Ed “Too Tall” Jones quit the Cowboys in 1979 to become a pro boxer.  Man, I was mad at him.  The Cowboys needed him.  Well, Too Tall is telling why it all all when down to philly.com.

The 6-9 Jones, better known to Philadelphians as a dominating pass rusher for the Dallas Cowboys, took a season off from his 15-year NFL career to try his hand as a heavyweight boxer, going 6-0 with five knockouts in 1979 and early 1980. So much of a curiosity item was Jones that CBS nationally televised every one of his bouts. “Too Tall” was paid more than any first-time boxer to that time for his Nov. 3, 1979, debut in Las Cruces, N.M., against a ham-and-egger named Abraham Meneses, whom Jones defeated on a six-round majority decision.

Had he stuck with boxing, his first love, from the beginning instead of being steered away from it by his high school basketball coach, Jones believes it’s possible he might be making his first trip here as an inductee instead of as a figurehead.

“Barring injuries, I’m sure I would have been a very good fighter,” said Jones, 57. “I mean, why not? I had the hand speed, the power, the dedication, the toughness. I can’t see any reason why I wouldn’t have been successful.

“Now, does that mean I could have been a Hall of Fame fighter? That, we’ll never know. But I would have won a lot of fights.”

How Jones left boxing, got back into it, and exited again makes for a fascinating tale.

“I started out in Golden Gloves when I was in high school,” Jones said. “At the time, my school didn’t have a football team. My basketball coach saw on the front page of our local newspaper [in Jackson, Tenn.] that I had knocked a guy out in, like, 9 seconds.

“He called me into his office, showed me the front page and said, ‘What is this all about?’ Basically, he gave me an ultimatum: basketball or boxing. I went with basketball, which might have been the right decision at the time, but I didn’t like being put in a position of having to choose.”

Jones went on to football stardom at Tennessee State and was the first selection in the 1974 draft. He appeared in three Super Bowls, one a victory over the Denver Broncos in Supe XII, and three Pro Bowls. But forever in the back of Jones’ mind was the notion that he could have become heavyweight champion of the world.

He contemplated boxing’s might-have-beens so often that in 1977, four seasons into his highly productive NFL journey, he decided to do something that shocked the world.

“I gave the Cowboys a year’s notice that I would be leaving,” Jones said. “I had signed a 4-year contract with an option year, and they knew my intentions going into the option year.

“So many people have asked me why I would ever consider quitting football when I was successful and the team was, too. It’s simple, really. I didn’t want to wake up one morning, 40 years old, knowing I had been in a position to fulfill a dream and did nothing to make it come true.”

When the news finally broke that Jones was leaving the Cowboys for boxing, the reaction was ugly.

“That’s the first time I ever received hate mail – and not just from Dallas,” he said. “It got to a point where I couldn’t even do talk shows where people would call in when I was on the road promoting my fights. I had to do it with just the host because there were some pretty threatening calls coming in. I finally said, ‘I don’t need this.’ “

Sporting News Says Wade Phillips Is On The Hot Seat

One of my favorites, Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com came out with a list of ten coaches on the hot seat for The Sporting News.

I understand his reasoning, but things can and do happen.  What if Tony Romo breaks his leg and the team has to win with Brad Johnson as the starting quarterback?

I’m a fan of Wade.  I think he did done a darn good job of getting 13 wins out of last year’s club.  They were learning a new defensive and offensive scheme.

The offense didn’t have it’s #2 wide receiver in Terry Glenn and the defense was never at full strentgh because starting corners Anthony Henry and Terence Newman rarely played together because of injuries.

Unlike Bill Parcells, Wade made sure he got Terrell Owens the football and always tried to make sure it was about the team and not him.

Here is Florio’s take below:

1. Wade Phillips, Cowboys. Coaches from playoff teams aren’t usually on the hot seat. Then again, not many coaches preside over teams that haven’t won a playoff game since 1996, are expected to go to the Super Bowl in 2008 and have the next head coach, Jason Garrett, ready to step in at a moment’s notice.

Wade Phillips has the temperament to withstand the pressure. Besides, he’s no stranger to being fired. But it doesn’t make the pressure any less real.

So if the Cowboys don’t make the postseason, or if they don’t win a game or two once they get there, Wade won’t be back in 2009.

Mavs Jason Kidd Says Avery Johnson Was Crazy

Jan Hubbard of the Star-Telegram catches up with Mavs point guard Jason Kidd at Team USA Olympic practice in Las Vegas.

Kidd the coach killer says he didn’t lop off Avery Johnson this spring.

Kidd has been accused of being a “coach killer,” a label he has disputed. But he’s aware of the talk, so when Avery Johnson was fired by the Mavericks, Kidd told a friend: “They can’t blame that one on me. When I got there, the players all thought he was crazy. And he was.”

The story just confirms what everyone thought, Avery didn’t let Kidd do his thing so it was a waste to make the trade:

When he joined the Mavericks after the Feb. 19 trade from the Nets, he thought Johnson would employ an up-tempo style that would take advantage of Kidd’s considerable passing skills. Instead, he found that Johnson was a rigid coach who was a domineering presence on the sidelines.

“We ran the first couple of games,” Kidd said. “And then we stopped. A lot of times, our offense was used to set up our defense. We slowed it down instead of getting out and running and putting pressure on [opponents] after missed shots or even makes. We were pretty much — not just myself, but everybody — looking over to the sideline, trying to figure out what was going to be called.”

Kidd is at his best in the open court, operating without constraints and creating easy shots for teammates. But he found that he had little freedom with Johnson.

It was noted during the season that Kidd probably spent more time looking at the sidelines for instructions in three months under Johnson than he had combined in his 13-year career. When asked Saturday if he had any problem with that observation, Kidd said: “That’s fair.”

A No Hitter For Rangers Minor Leaguer

For the second time this year a Texas Rangers minor league pitcher has thrown a no hitter.

Dustin Nippert threw a seven-inning no-hitter for Triple-A Oklahoma today. Nippert walked two and struck out five. He is now 6-2 on the season with a 3.98 ERA.

Maybe they really do have some arms down on the farm.  I hope they don’t trade them away.

 

Jerry Jones Shoots Down Joe Horn Rumor

“Yeah, that’s not correct,” Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said during the Dallas Desperados choke job tonight. “I haven’t expressed any interest there and haven’t evaluated him. That’s just not correct.”

So no 36-year old target for Tony Romo to throw to. 

Mini Me Has A Sex Tape?

I have seen it all.  Mini Me from the Austin Powers movies has a sex tape out.  Even R. Kelly is shocked.

US Weekly has the latest.  Verne Troyer, Mini Me’s real name, is suing because a national website released footage of his sex tape:

Verne “Mini Me” Troyer has filed a $20 million lawsuit against celeb Web site TMZ.com for running a clip of his sex tape online.

In the suit (filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles), the actor, 39, alleges that the site violated his privacy rights, infringed on his copyright and misappropriated his name and likeness.

Wasn’t Dr. Evil who once said, “Mini Me, you complete me.”

Spagnola: Heck No On Joe Horn

Adam Schefter of NFL Network says the Cowboys have interest in old man Joe Horn as a wide receiver.  Read it here.

Mickey Spagnola of dallascowboys.com is shooting it down in his weekly mailbag:

Mickey: First of all, to all of you who are jumping on this Joe Horn thing, I just listened to what NFL Network’s Adam Schefter said, and his exact word was the Cowboys were “debating” if adding the veteran wide receiver makes sense (another if coming) “if” the Terry Glenn thing does not work itself out. Lot of ifs there, especially since he’s still property of the Falcons. Now I’m told the “debate” wasn’t a long one, and that it’s highly unlikely the Cowboys would show any interest in the veteran receiver if he comes available. But here, here are some facts and you guys decide for yourselves. Horn is 36, heading into his 13th NFL season. In the past three seasons he’s caught 49 passes and 37 passes for New Orleans and then 27 last year in Atlanta. He’s totaled six touchdown receptions over those three years. Injuries cut into his 2006, and last season in New Orleans, but most felt he was healthy at season’s end. Yet new head coach Sean Payton kept him inactive for the playoffs and was more than ready to release him after the season. Certainly the Cowboys could lean on Payton for inside info on Horn. He then signed a deal with Atlanta guaranteeing him $7.5 million over the first two years of the deal, and while he started 12 games, Horn began taking a backseat to Roddy White (83 catches) and Laurent Robinson (37 catches), and then found himself running behind those two guys during the May minicamp. I’m assuming Jerry Jones, whose name came up in Bobby Petrino going to Arkansas, probably could lean on Petrino for more info on Horn, too. So what do you guys think? And please factor in Atlanta, if its sheds him, would be willing to eat a huge portion of the $7.5 million they guaranteed him last year. So why would they just throw money and cap space away? As for Glenn and Horn on the Cowboys, come on. I don’t think so. My receiving corps then would be 36, 35 and 34. Yikes. I’d treat this report very, very skeptically.

Funny Stuff On Warren Sapp

Pete Prisco of CBS Sportsline.com writes an ode to recently retired Warren Sapp who starred for Tampa and Oakland in his NFL days.

It seems Sapp was a pain in the neck to deal with and it Prisco thinks it will cost him a Hall Of Fame vote.  At least one or 20.

He writes:

The vision I have of Sapp is of him sitting at his locker after a game, just a towel covering his privates, his ample belly hanging over it, a cup on the ground in front of him to catch the drip from the wad of chew in his mouth, and him holding court.

One by one, especially after a loss, the media would approach him to ask a question. If Sapp didn’t like it, the response was one of these two:

 Who you?
 Next question.

At times, when he was in a good mood, Sapp was engaging, fun and analytical. That wasn’t often.

 

The Sad NBA Draft Tale Of Dallas Native Darrell Arthur

How did former South Oak Cliff star Darrell Arthur fall so darn far on draft day?  A kidney issue.  Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn as the details of Arthur’s fall from lotto pick to almost out of the first round.

The gist of it, according to Arthur’s agent, Jerry Hicks: During medical examinations at the Pre-Draft camp in Orlando at the beginning of the month, Arthur’s blood was shown to contain higher-than-normal levels of creatine, which can be a possible indicator of kidney failure or malfunction. “Three teams inquired about those lab results,” Hicks told SI.com. “One called, we talked about it for 3-4 minutes, and they expressed no real concern. On the 24th [of June], Philadelphia asked about it, and I asked them, rather than doing additional bloodwork for them that day, when he had his final workout with Washington on the 25th, we’d do it in Washington.

“We did the bloodwork on the morning of the 25th, and by noon, [Arthur’s kidneys] were determined to be completely normal. I received a message from Washington — which is still saved in my voice mail in my office — that everything was normal. Philadelphia received word that things were normal. How this became an issue around the league is puzzling, to say the least.”

It appears that only two of the NBA’s 30 teams had the full story on Arthur’s kidneys; the rest were working off of the rumor mill, the details of which hit the airwaves by the time the first round hit the mid-20s. ESPN broke into its draft broadcast with a report that Arthur was slipping due to an “undisclosed kidney issue.” Arthur’s mother, Sandra, who was sitting beside him in the Green Room, looked up at one of the Garden’s video screens and shook her head. “I knew something had to have happened to make Darrell not get taken higher,” she said, “and that stuff was just not true.”


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