Thursday, March 03, 2005Late Night Rambles: Naughty Words
NFL Hates "Gay"...
...and 1,120 other words according to this list from Outsports. I also attached the story behind the investigation. All in all this is one of the rare times that the NFL can be laughed at for being a little anal and a little silly. Oddly enough "Carruth" and "He Hate Me" are on the no-no list. I wonder if the latter was a request from Carolina Panthers return specialist Rod Smart.
Some of my personal favorites (done in hidden print so the kiddies won't catch it)
AXING THE WEASEL
BACK DOOR MAN
BEAT YOUR MEAT
FLOGGIN THE DOLPHIN
LUCKY CAMEL TOE
Don't you feel better now? I know I do.
Kobe Settles Suit...
...But he's still a prick.
Say what you want about this "bad image" of the NBA but Kobe has screwed it up as much as anybody. He was pretty much that "can't miss" star of this generation until he became an idiot and then drove the good guy Shaq out of the neighborhood.
Shaq, the honorary policeman, the guy with probably the biggest charity organization in the city (remember he spent most of Christmas after the Lakers game with the kids he buys toys for) and the million dollar smile. The one guy who probably could've helped Kobe with an image makeover and he was run out.
No wonder everyone wants to see this guy fall flat on his face. Thankfully we have LeBron to follow now.
Both sides were afraid of personal information going public but let me ask this question. Who cares about the chick's personal life? She's 20, married, pregnant and at this point just wanted a starter's fund for her family. So what, she boned the quarterback when she was a sophomore, who cares...
But at the same time, I'm sure Vanessa might've had a small interest in if her husband was rolling around with any more skanks. After all that 4.5 million dollar ring could always used a matching necklace.
How did Kobe celebrate his settlement? A loss to the Celtics. Couldn't have happen to a nicer guy.
A couple of sites to check out.
Pardon the Eruption is one of the best around right now. It's loosely based off of the ESPN cult favorite "Pardon the Interruption" and it's funny, smart and the guys are pretty witty. Granted one of them said that Baron Davis/Jason Richardson is a better combo than Allen Iverson/Chris Webber while not taking into consideration that a) Iverson with one leg is better than Davis and b) Davis is softer than a newborn taking a nap. However, I suspect one of them got into Skip Bayless' stash and I'm willing to forgive and forget.
Blood Ballet is all about one of my favorite sports...Boxing. And even better the blog author is a female fight fan -- a true rarity. I'm no stranger to Vegas and the fight scene so this blog is a necessary daily stop for me.