The Schoolyard: Bengals DE Bets $300,000 Bentley On UFC Fight, Dana White Swats Scrub & Mayweather Taunts
You’ve been sitting around the house, eating greasy pizza, watching the NFL Network and avoiding your annoying girlfriend or wife. You haven’t moved off the couch in 48 hours and your phone died, rendering your Twitter account worthless.
Meanwhile, sports smack-talking maniacs have been using social media and other outlets to vent on fellow combatants. Athletes are fighting writers. Writers are fighting writers. Athletes are fighting fans.
This is where Busted Coverage steps in on a weekly basis. The gatekeepers.
If someone is in a sports-related war, we’re all ears. If you know of a sports-related beef, we want to hear about it. There are no sports beefs too small for The Schoolyard editors. Try us.
Why Spring Training Is Completely Ridiculous – The DH
Fight Combatants: Dusty Baker vs. Kirk Gibson
Fight Details: There’s a rule in Spring Training that says the home team can decide whether to use the DH – or not. Kirk Gibson had the choice during Monday’s game against the Reds. Gibson wanted to get his starter, Brandon McCarthy some at-bat time while Dusty was hoping to get Shin-Soo Choo ABs.
Gibson chose to not use the DH rule. He met Dusty at the plate, offered to shake his hand and Dusty declined.
Shockingly, MLB doesn’t just let both managers whether they want to use a DH in a game that means absolutely nothing. Want to use a DH on Tuesday? Use it. Want your pitcher to hit? Put him in there.
Fight Scorecard: No winners.
That Guy Is Fighting One Of the Greatest Fighters In Boxing History?
Fight Combatants: Floyd Mayweather and his next victim Robert Guerrero
Fight Details: Mayweather to Guerrero: “I don’t know who you beat. I don’t know who you lost to.” And there you have it, Floyd has started the promotion for his May 4 pay-per-view on Showtime.
Guerrero isn’t a total scrub. He’s 35-1-1.
Fight Scorecard: Mayweather. Fight is already over, right?
The Legend Refuses To Lose A Twitter Fight
Fight Combatants: Scrub vs. Dana White
Fight Details: Imagine telling Roger Goodell he’s doing a shitty job and getting a response. Now imagine telling Dana White to do a better job and getting a Twitter response. The big news here is that Dana didn’t use an f-bomb on Real JT.
Fight Scorecard: The Legend stays undefeated.
Rookie Makes NHL Fighting Debut & Can’t Remember It
Fight Combatants: David Dziurzynski (Senators) vs Frazer McLaren (Maple Leafs
Fight Details: Dziurzynski, playing in only his 10th NHL game, decides Wednesday night was the perfect opportunity to bust his fight cherry. The only problem is that he ran into tough guy Frazer McLaren and his right fist.
The Toronto Star later reported that Dave suffered a concussion from this vicious KO.
Fight Scorecard: This one is pretty obvious.
Would You Expect Anything Less Out Of Member Of The Bengals?
Fight Combatants: Bengals Wallace Gilberry vs. UFC fighter Michael Bisping
Fight Details: Gilberry’s buddy, Alan Belcher, has a UFC fight in April against Bisping. One thing led to another in the trash talk department and Gilberry was putting up his $300,000 in a bet against Bisping.
“Word on the street is this Bisping guy’s been running his mouth,” Gilberry observed in the video, speaking from the back seat of the presumed Phantom in question with Belcher seated alongside him. “This is my guy right here. And I don’t appreciate it…I got a $300,000 car. We got the slips. I’m sure [Bisping's] got something to that value, so you put your slips up, or whatever, and I’ll put the Phantom up. If you knock him out in the first round, it’s yours.”
Fight Scorecard: TBD – April 27 at UFC 159.