And to think we were sitting around the office this afternoon wondering what ever happened to journeyman, defensive specialist Doug Mientkiewicz. It came to our attention that a guy who played 12 seasons and didn't break 70 home runs (career) during the steroid season made $13,000,000 in salary over his years of service. Dude bought this Coral Gables, Florida house way back in 2003 and is ready to sell it for a profit. Details & the dining room - JUMP!
Planking is all the rage among athletes these days, which is probably because most of them -- especially those in the NBA -- have too much time on their hands. It's even caught on in the typically stuffy world of golf, where Bubba Watson has taken the fad to Denmark. This, and other great moments in athlete planking for your enjoyment. JUMP!
Twitter is going bonkers this morning over last night's Braves-Pirates possible mammoth blown call by umpire Jerry Meals. New replay angles show Meals might have been right. He says it was probably a blown call. At this point all we know is that the Twitter-verse is using Meals as its punching bag this morning. No matter which side you're on, the humor from these tweets will help you smile during yet another boring day at the job. Meals Tweets - JUMP!
Hide your strippers, wives, girlfriends, etc. if you live in Jupiter, Florida. Tiger Woods is just about set to move into his completely remodeled home. Guess what? It's nicer than your place. It includes a four-hole course, putting facility, tennis court, two pools and a dock for El Tigre's yacht. No word on how many stripper poles. All we know from the outside is that the place is kinda nice. Take a look for yourself. JUMP!
JT over at 25Stanley.com (best French NHL blog on Internet) sent an email in English this afternoon to tip us off to Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang and the beefer he's been partying with this summer. Her name is Catherine Laflamme and, according to JT, she had a minor run as a B-list reality starlet on Canadian TV. This summer, however, she's been vacationing with Letang & his cash. Not that we blame him. Look what's doing - JUMP!
Yes, Kevin Love was actually jumping up and down to swat a volleyball in the middle of Times Square this afternoon as part of his new endorsement deal with Jose Cuervo. You might remember the most famous NBAer to ever play beach volleyball. Cuervo, in its marketing materials, mentions Love as a possible qualifier for the Jose Cuervo Pro Volleyball Series stop Aug. 26 in California. But for today, he teamed with lovely Jess Gysin for some press publicity. JUMP!
Our friends at Dirty Tackle introduced us this morning to Leicester futboler Paul Gallagher. Must admit, we'd never heard of Paul - ever. That all changed when we got a look at Paul's spanking new Twitter account and certain tweets coming from his wife Hayley. Paul opened his Twitter account with a bang, telling followers that he was off to bed to enjoy his hot wife. He's also been known to upload photos of his deuces. POWER COUPLE! JUMP!
We figured the Jonathan Toews chick, Gabrielle Velasquez, had her one-day Internet run yesterday and things in her life would go back to normal. Not so. Our inbox had more photos of Gabrielle waiting this morning. But there is a strange twist to who sent the pics last night. They came from an email account at Fletcher Jones Imports in Chicago. Yes, that's the car dealership where Ms. Velasquez works. Pics - JUMP!
Remember whitey Mark Madsen and his goofy NBA championship celebration dances? Yeah, he was regaled in the black community as a laughingstock and his street cred was about as low as humanly possible. Well, black man, looks who's back and has his name in a court case over a domain name, $110k and eBay. A guy is going to jail and it's all over a web domain. After this story you won't be laughing at Ellsworth ever again. Seriously. Details - JUMP!
Even if you hate the Brian Wilson beard schtick and/or Barack Obama, you must admit that yesterday at the White House was one of those moments. The Giants were in town to visit Barry and be congratulated for winning the World Series. We pray....PRAY....that Lincecum hit the head and burned a joint. And documented it. Baseball needs it. The White House needs it. And it would be great for Internet pagviews. More - JUMP!
Alexander Ovechkin continues to travel the world this summer as part of his off-season training regimen. He was in the U.S. Then Canada. Then Russia. Now comes news this weekend that he was hanging in the Russian state of Dagestan at some random soccer match that turned into a fashion show. Somehow Ovechkin ended up wearing a strange scarf and black coat. The locals thought it was a riot. We kinda smiled. JUMP!
Um, so this photo has had our attention all day. It's former Cincinnati Reds 1B Sean "The Mayor" Casey at last night's Poison/Motley Crue show outside Heinz Field. Dude was legendary in baseball for asking about opponents wives and he actually didn't want to get in their pants. He was just being friendly. And he was supposed to be religious. Like, "starts his day with the Bible and God." We love this guy and pray he didn't jump off the tracks. JUMP!
Blackhawks' captain Jonathan Toews made a small Twitter ripple yesterday for his brief appearance on WGN's broadcast of the 'Stros-Cubs game for the CBS Big Brother material he brought to the game. Amazingly, the Internet has yet to crack the mystery of a name behind this Jersey Chaser. Make us proud and name her. We'll be forever grateful and will reward you accordingly. Facebook account for verification is a must. More pics - JUMP!
NASCAR this weekend finally busted through the mainstream Internet buzz barricade that has kept the sport on the outside of the national conversation, but Lebanon, Tennessee Pastor Joe Nelms broke through to the other side. Joe's pre-race Nationwide Series invocation prayer before Saturday's Nashville race will forever be known as the Ricky Bobby prayer. Joe had racers, fans and observers in tears with this prayer. DO NOT MISS THIS. Videos - JUMP!
Our dream of Kim Kardashian going to Vegas this weekend and having her giant ass deflated during a skydiving incident over the Stratosphere didn't come to fruition. Instead, how about a giant stuffing of Bachelorette/Bachelor weekend fun from the Kardashian/Humphries camps? Oh, yes please. Over/Under on how many years Kris Humphries can take of this garbage? 1 year, 9 months. Midget male stripper - JUMP!
That white guy is famous movie star Hugh Jackman. He writes on his Twitpic account: "And I thought I was tall! so cool 2 meet Lebron. only time I have seen my son star struck & me too" Hugh, obviously high on Bron Bron aura, forgets to add that he promptly told his son that if he ever catches the boy wearing his hat like that there will be a Wolverine on his ass like white on rice. Look for LeBron in a Take A Sheet commercial. It's coming.