Monday, July 21, 2014

Jimbo Thinks Jameis Has Suffered Enough

((HT: ESPN/ACCDN))

The explanation defies description...

Because he was suspended once already and he's really a good kid...

That's the reason that FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher gave at ACC Media Daze for not suspending (or giving any other kind of discipline for that matter) to QB Jameis Winston for his escapade at the Tallahassee Publix...

Jim Basquil and Jared Shanker discuss


Really...??? Really...???!!!

That's a fine example, sir...

The HQ's over-under for Winston getting into trouble in 2014 is Game 5- since Winston's own father has been asking for the equivalent of 24/7 supervision of HIS KID since he can't do it himself...

And, when Winston leaves FSU, it won't be soon enough...

So Donald Sterling May Need A Sale To Cover A Huge Debt

((HT: MyFoxLA))

Darren Schield, the Chief Financial Officer of the Sterling Trust, took the stand in the court proceedings today in Los Angeles and admitted in open court that the Trust needs to sell the Clippers to cover half a billion dollars in outstanding loans for other Sterling properties.

Once Donald Sterling dissolved the Trust, the banks that are holding the notes could jump in and declare the Sterlings in default of the notes.

If the Clippers aren't sold, Schield admitted that Donald Sterling would have to dump that same amount of value in apartment buildings or other Sterling properties- a move that could flush the real estate market into the toilet.

Here's the coverage from the trial today that isn't all that optimistic


Ramona Shelburne said after the trial appearances today, Donald Sterling met with possible-new owner Steve Ballmer and his estranged wife, Shelly.

Pistons Center Andre Drummond Doesn't Like Bowling

((ht: cbssports.com))

Haha!

Give Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond some points for creativity in his most recent Vine Post.

The Video shows Drummond at the bowling alley with friends.

And Drummond decided to, well, act like a center during the fun and frivolity, blocking shots, making a steal and trying to pass to the guy near him. (that didn't go so well)

Check out his little short Video:

WWE References MH17 In Pay-Per-View For Cheap Heat

((HT: WWE/Larry Brown Sports))

This was NOT a smart scripting move by the WWE last night at their "Battleground" pay-per-view...

The HQ, in our younger days, marked out for the whole Hogan-Sheik-Slaughter-Volkov rivalry thing.
We got it...

But last night, the script writers got this move approved by Lana as she set up the Rusev-Jack Swagger match
(Until it gets pulled)


All it was in the old days was anthem singing, saluting, and embracing ideologies.
But, now that the levels have been elevated and the audience numbers are more important (translation: heat- get it now and keep it as long as you can...)

You pull stunts like that...
Ultimately, for Lana, it's what's on the script to read. It's the writers that are on the block for this one...

Big XII Commish Thinks Enforcement System Is Broken

((HT: Big XII Conference/dpost.com))

And the HQ is inclined to agree with him...

Across the board, Big 12 Commish Bob Bowlsby thinks schools aren't being penalized in a timely fashion and the enforcement system that the NCAA is using is "broken."

Cheating pays, Bowlsby says, and he would even be amenable to private investigators looking at enforcing the rules and laws of the NCAA. Bowlsby also admits that not all schools cheat, but those who do can get away with it fairly easily.

Here's his pipebomb in its entirety this morning

105-Year-Old Throws First Pitch

((HT: MLB.com))

It would be 60 years before the San Diego Padres even had a game in town, but that was when Oceanside, California's Alice McKee was born. She got to throw out the first pitch for the team yesterday...

And we appreciate the idea that she went with the natural arm motion


The Padres need her in the pen after they got rid of Huston Street, though...

The Confidence Of Fernando Rodney Backfires

((HT: MLB.com))

When Mariners closer Fernando Rodney does well, he pulls out an arrow from his quiver and sends a shot into the air celebrating his closing...

Only problem... when you pitch more than an inning, this can happen if you don't keep it up


Boom...

Karma...