The Dude Throws Out the First Pitch
Oscar-award winning actor Jeff Bridges has had a career's worth of memorable roles, but none will top The Big Lebowski's "The Dude." The beloved character made an appearance at the Dodgers game Friday night, bowling the first pitch home and announcing the starting lineups in a pretty far out way. Slap together a white Russian and give the whole thing a watch
Poor Paul George
Paul George had a terrible injury Friday night, with an open tibia-fibula fracture in a Team USA scrimmage in Las Vegas last night (don't worry, there won't be any links to photos or videos of the incident here). In a show of support many athletes reached out on Twitter, including fellow broken leg survivors Joe Theismann and Shaun Livingston.
Michael Strahan Calls Off Engagement
New York Giants great Michael Strahan has called off his engagement to Nicole Murphy the day before his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Strahan's rep told People Magazine that the two still cared for each other very much, but could not stay together due to their hectic schedules. Could Warren Sapp be behind all of this?
Lovely Lady of the Weekend
Alissa Bourne is your weekend Lovely Lady. In addition to her looks, she also appears to be a pretty capable soccer player. And as a heads up, she calls herself a bibliophile in her Twitter bio, which is as good a reason as any to break out that library card and get some reading done.
Team USA Reveals New Uniforms
Nike unveiled the new uniforms the USA men's national basketball team will be wearing when they compete in the FIBA World Cup at the end of the month. These look extremely sharp, although, as one of the only advocates of the sleeved jerseys, I admit I am slightly disappointed.
Keith Olbermann Hates the NFL
After his initial rant against the NFL for their handling of the Ray Rice suspension, ESPN's Keith Olbermann came back even stronger to end the week with a call for the resignation of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Getting the "most powerful man in sports" to step down seems like quite a tall order, but that likely will not stop Olbermann's campaign.
There's No Pie-ing In Baseball
Some people just don't like fun. Luckily, Adam Jones is not one of those people.
"The Only Stat That Matters is Wins"
Extra Mustard's Dan Treadway put together some of NFL training camp's most common platitudes, in light of Arian Foster's delightfully repetitive press conference earlier this week.
Odds & Ends
Here is a clip from last night's Team USA scrimmage that won't make your stomach turn: Derrick Rose returning to form with a power slam... Every European soccer team that comes to America is subjected to the "what if they played OUR football" photo op, and it never gets old to me... Here is a map that tells you the richest person in every state... Reddit's boxing forum asked, "Is this is the greatest round is boxing history?"... Keep an eye out for these handsome all-red Air Jordan VI's as well as these classic Etonic "Akeem, The Dreams"...Tiger Woods is not happy with the camera work at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational...Kanye West enjoys hanging out with Justin Bieber about as much as you or I would...A history of hot dogs in the nation's second greatest hot dog town, New York City (Chicago Dogs 4 lyfe!!!)
Football is Back. Finally.
The first NFL preseason game is Sunday night so get yourself back in the proper mindset with last season's biggest runs.