Crabtree, the 49ers' first-round pick, has indicated that he's fully willing to sit out the 2009 season if he doesn't receive an appropriate rookie contract -- one based on where he feels he should've been drafted, not where he ended up. You indeed read that correctly. Holdouts are obviously quite common, but holding out over mock-draft money? That's rare.
The plan would be to sit out the season and reenter the draft in 2010. The hope is that another team covets him and pays top dollar not only for receivers with sure hands and precise route-running skills but also ones who have amassed the most XBox Live time.
After Tuesday night's game in which Fielder was drilled by
At the very least, you need to admire the bravado of a player looking to get into it with a player while he's among all of his teammates. It's quite impressive.
Briefly, it looked like Holtz, the longtime college football coach and TV analyst, was going to be running for a seat in Congress, representing Florida's 24th District. The speculation didn't last long, as Holtz announced Thursday that he wouldn't be seeking political office in the near future.
Congress would've been an ideal place for Holtz -- if you've seen him debate
Smoltz, after getting shelled again Thursday in New York, has a 8.33 ERA in eight starts this season. The Yankees lit him up for eight runs on nine hits in a little over three innings.
There comes a time for every great athlete in which it's clear that his time is up. In the past year, it's happened to a number of the greats:
Of all the stories I've heard over the years that involve legendary golfers and um, health noises, the story of Woods allegedly letting one go during the Buick Open is among the best.
While Woods and his camp deny the incident, once you see the video of Woods giggling after the purported noise, one must enforce the "whoever smelt it, dealt it" law. And yes, I'm familiar with the "whoever said the rhyme, did the crime" addendum, but I stand by my interpretation of the law.
Apparently the cast of
There's no real argument to be made for Diamond here. Shouldn't the sex tape be the absolute last resort? What kind of tell-all book comes after the sex tape? Without having seen the tape, I'm assuming more than enough was told in that footage than can ever be conveyed by the printed word.