Thursday, November 25, 2010

Dropping Links: Thanksgiving 2010

As you emerge from a tryptophan coma and watch the third football game of the day, here are some links:

- The Cavaliers are adding extra police and will ban anti-LeBron signage when the King returns to his former throne on December 2.

- The New York Post photoshopped Derek Jeter in a Red Sox uniform in light of the Yankees recent public stance on signing the face of their franchise.

- PastaPadre has some videogame-related Black Friday specials for you to check out.

- MJD of Shutdown Corner gives us 77 reasons he's thankful for the NFL.

(Photo courtesy

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Video: Rudy Gay wins it for Grizzlies at the buzzer

After just having the ball stolen from him, which allowed the Heat to tie the game with 5.5 seconds left, Rudy Gay nailed a game-winner while guarded by LeBron James. It was the first buzzer beater of the 2010-2011 season.

After the game, Gay was quoted as saying, "I don't care if James Naismith was guarding me, which would be scary because he's dead... I really don't care who's guarding me to be honest with you."

Friday, November 19, 2010

Dropping Links: Friday, November 19, 2010

After a few days sans linkage, here are some interesting tidbits from around the web as you prepare for the weekend:

- The Big Ten has announced that only one end zone will be used during Saturday's Illinois-Northwestern game at Wrigley Field, due to safety concerns.

- Michael Wilbon is leaving the Washington Post to take on more duties at ESPN and ABC.

- I Hate JJ Redick has their 2010-2011 NCAA Basketball season preview.

- As you probably imagined, people are upset at Kobe Bryant for the Call of Duty ad.

(Getty Images photo)

Monday, November 15, 2010

Dropping Links: Monday, November 15, 2010

Some Monday morning links as you get comfy in your work chair and sip some coffee:

- Sean Avery is still being Sean Avery, in case you were wondering.

- Kirk Gibson's World Series home run bat grabbed big money at an auction.

- Bob's Blitz has highlights of the Jets' overtime victory against the Browns, their second overtime road win in as many weeks.

- The Dolphins need some help figuring out their quarterback situation after their first two QBs went down with injuries on Sunday.

- PastaPadre has the trailer for the newest version of the best boxing game out there, Fight Night Champion, which will have an "M" rating.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Dropping Links: Friday, November 12, 2010

Links for you as you head into the weekend:

- Is the 5-4 start by the Miami Heat leading to the (likely inevitable) Pat Riley return?

- Oakland A's will play a pre-scheduled doubleheader this season, the first since 1995.

- The Hall of Very Good is Talkin' Baseball with Kato Kaelin.

- Speaking of baseball, MLB has an official cookie now.

- PastaPadre has details on the 12th Madden 11 roster update. Eli Manning, Philip Rivers and Darrelle Revis are among those who received overall ratings boosts.

(AP Photo)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Dropping Links: Thursday, November 11, 2010

Some Veterans Day links as we keep all those who have served this country in our thoughts:

- Ryan Braun is offering free lunch or dinner to anyone who has served in the military at his restaurant in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

- Busted Coverage compares the football experiences in Yankee Stadium and Wrigley Field.

- College sisters both drained holes-in-one on the same day at the University of Central Oklahoma. Bob's Blitz has more.

- Rex Ryan did a Rob Ryan impression at his recent press conference.

- Ben Roethlisberger's jersey sales have taken an unsurprising hit.

- Brian Sipple has a review of NBA Elite 11 for the iPhone at PastaPadre.

- I Hate JJ Redick previews tonight's Ravens-Falcons game.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Dropping Links: Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Just a few links for your Tuesday morning enjoyment:

- Amani Toomer finished the NYC Marathon and raised $20,000 for charity in the process.

- PastaPadre gives his thoughts on NBA 2K11's NBA Today.

- Flip Saunders walked out of Wizards practice.

- Oh, in case you missed it, Wade Phillips got fired today.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Jon Miller and Joe Morgan will not return to Sunday Night Baseball booth

Norby Williamson, executive vice president of ESPN, announced today that Jon Miller and Joe Morgan will not return next season to broadcast the network's Sunday Night Baseball games, as they have done for 20 years.

Richard Sandomir of the New York Times' Bats Blog speculates that Dan Schulman will replace Miller on play-by-play and that Orel Hershiser will remain in the booth as the color commentator. Bobby Valentine could also join the broadcast team if he does not take a managerial job.

It probably won't break the hearts of too many people to not have to hear Miller and Morgan every Sunday night. While Miller is a broadcasting Hall of Famer, Morgan is often criticized for his head-scratching analysis.

Miller currently broadcasts San Francisco Giants games and will either increase his workload with the defending World Series champions or stay with ESPN part-time as the Sunday Night Baseball radio voice.

(Image courtesy ESPN)

Video: Ndamukong Suh attempts PAT against the Jets

After kicker Jason Hanson was injured, the Lions needed a replacement to attempt an extra point. The obvious choice? Rookie defensive lineman Ndamukong Suh.

Dropping Links: Monday, November 8, 2010

Some links as you settle back in to the work week:

- Brett Favre finally had a "Brett Favre game" as the Vikings got past the Cardinals in overtime.

- Bob's Blitz has the video of Andy Reid as a 13-year-old in a punt, pass and kick competition that aired on Sunday Night Football.

- PastaPadre has details on the new NHL 11 patch.

- Channing Crowder got his historical references confused during a postgame tirade.

- Joe Namath doesn't think highly of Donovan McNabb.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Video: Kobe Bryant featured in new Call of Duty commercial

The ad for the new Call of Duty videogame, which hits store shelves this coming Tuesday, has been making its rounds around the internet. The commercial itself will premiere on television and features Kobe Bryant and Jimmy Kimmel.

It would have made more sense with Gilbert Arenas, no?

Dropping Links: Friday, November 5, 2010

- Former Dallas Cowboys monster of a man Nate Newton has lost 175 pounds.

- Hulk Hogan is in hot water after a flashing incident in front of his daughter and Jimmy Hart for a Def Jam Rapstar promotional video.

- Speaking of the Hulkster, I Hate JJ Redick has your classic wrestling clip of the week.

- The final episode of The Daily Line aired on Versus last night. Bob's Blitz has video of Jenn Sterger's final "Jenny from the Blogs" segment.

- SF Giants closer Brian Wilson was on the Tonight Show and talked about "the machine."

- Big League Stew has nicely recapped what the web is saying about the late Sparky Anderson.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Dropping Links: Thursday, November 4, 2010

I know you're thirsty for Thursday links, so here they are...

- PastaPadre digs into what Randy Moss means for Tennessee in terms of Madden 11 and has some screenshots of the wide receiver suiting up for the virtual Titans.

- Chris "Mad Dog" Russo celebrated his San Francisco Giants winning the World Series by reflecting on his entire childhood, in the way only the long-winded Russo can. Bob's Blitz has the video.

- Isiah Thomas thinks being hated is a good thing.

- I Hate JJ Redick has your Week 8 fantasy football Kardashian Awards.

- Jets linebacker Bart Scott will be the subject of an upcoming biopic.

(Photo courtesy PastaPadre)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Dropping Links: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Some "Hump Day" links from around the world wide web:

- The 2010 World Series tied for the lowest rating ever for the Fall Classic.

- Tim Lincecum hoped for "smoke in the air" following San Francisco's World Series victory. Interesting choice of words, Tim.

- The guys at I Hate JJ Redick have your NFL Power Rankings for this week. The Patriots lead the way, followed by the Giants, Steelers, Jets and Packers.

- MJD at Shutdown Corner says it's probably not time to hand the reigns of the Denver Broncos over to the Jesus-like one, Tim Tebow, just yet.

- As has long been rumored, EA Sports has officially canceled NBA Elite 11.

- Randy Moss' rant over his displeasure with the team's catering was apparently the straw that broke the camels back.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Video: Will Ferrell and Manny Pacquiao sing "Imagine"

Will Ferrell and Manny Pacquiao struck up an awkward duet on last night's "Jimmy Kimmel Live,' performing John Lennon's "Imagine."

Pacquaio actually doesn't sound too bad. Boxer, congressman in the Philippines, singer... what's next for this guy?

DJ Steve Porter's "One Clap," the Randy Moss rap compilation

This first aired on ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown but since Randy Moss has been all over the news for the last few days, I thought I'd share the video with you once more.

Dropping Links: Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Election Day links from around the internet...

- The San Francisco Giants won their first World Series title since 1954. Tim Lincecum pitched eight dazzling innings to lead the way, as the Giants defeated the Rangers four games to one.

- ESPN's Marc Stein delivers the first edition of the NBA Power Rankings since the season began. The Lakers, Heat and Celtics are at 1, 2, and 3, respectively.

- The guys at I Hate JJ Redick have your Week 8 fantasy football recap.

- EvoShield is a revolutionary new piece of protective equipment for the ribs, wrists, elbows and heart that molds to your body. CNBC's Darren Rovell has more.

- PastaPadre has the hits and misses of EA Sports MMA, which is available for Xbox 360 and PS3.

- Marcin Gortat (he plays for the Magic) thinks New York City is a "dirty, dirty place." The Knicks host Orlando tonight.

(Photo courtesy Getty Images)

Monday, November 1, 2010

That was fast: Vikings cut Randy Moss

The reunion between Randy Moss and the Minnesota Vikings has ended only a few weeks after it began. Just one day after Moss said he would no longer speak to the media and then criticized Minnesota's coaching staff, the outspoken receiver was released by the team.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, there are several teams interested in Randy Moss, who could be awarded to another team through the waiver process beginning Wednesday. The Bears, Redskins, Cowboys, Rams, Dolphins, Raiders, Chiefs, Seahawks, Jets and Patriots are among those desiring Moss, according to Schefter.

The Chiefs are an intriguing possibility in the wide-open AFC West. Moss played with KC quarterback Matt Cassel in New England and knows that system. He would make Dwayne Bowe better and add some spark to Kansas City's offense.

Although that was what he was supposed to do for the Vikings.

I would guess Moss will have a home sooner rather than later and could be playing for his third team in six weeks on Sunday.

(AP Photo)

Video: Randy Moss is done talking to the media for the rest of the year

After yesterday's loss to his former team, the New England Patriots, Randy Moss said during the postgame presser that since he had been fined for not talking to the media, he would not talk to the media for the rest of the year. I don't know if that makes sense, but Moss explains himself in the video.

I'm sure this will only lead to another fine and a continued media frenzy that has surrounded Brett Favre, Moss and the Vikings for the entire season.

(Thanks to Black Sports Online for the clip)

Dropping Links: Monday, November 1, 2010

Kicking off November with some links from around the web...

- Michael Beasley declares that his Minnesota Timberwolves are the worst team in the NBA.

- Iowa is coming under fire for some recruiting violations that reportedly involve Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore.

- The Giants aren't getting too excited that they're only one win away from capturing their first World Series title since moving to San Francisco.

- LeBron James says he would handle "The Decision" differently now. He's happy he took his talents to South Beach, but he would have changed some things.