December 27, 2011
Temper, Temper
Yorvit Torrealba :: AP

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Jimmy is taking the week off to get a headstart on his Derek Jeter Valentine's Day Card. He'll return on Jan. 3. Good thing he didn't make plans to visit Venezuela and see Yorvit Torrealba in action. The Rangers catcher, playing in the Venezuelan League, was suspended for the rest of this season from the Winter League and all of next year (66 total games) after smacking an umpire in the face during a heated discussion.
Swag The Dog
Nats prospect Bryce Harper got a chocolate lab for Christmas and named it Swag. While we're on the topic, here's an entire gallery of athletes and their dogs.
Scary Sammy
Sammy Sosa visited Panama last week, and presented the President and First Lady with an autographed posted of himself. For some reason, the poster showed Sosa on the Rangers (where he hit 22 career home runs) instead of the Cubs (where he hit 545). Also of note is Sosa's skin, which seems to get lighter every time he is photographed.
Al's Big Catch
Congrats to Hawks center Al Horford, who married Miss Universe 2003 on Christmas Eve.
Photo Gallery Of The Day
Hope Dworaczyk :: Charley Gallay/Getty Images
Hope Dworaczyk, the 2010 Playmate of the Year, was not impressed with Lindsay Lohan's Playboy photos, saying the actress should've worked out more before the pics were taken. And cattiness like that is rewarded in Hot Clicks, especially when you look like Dworaczyk.
It's a good thing Missouri defeated North Carolina in the Independence Bowl because the school's clumsy mascot, Truman the Tiger, broke the bowl's official trophy before kickoff.
Random Links
Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke the single-season passing record last night, but the Falcons were not pleased at New Orleans for running up the score ... Kobe Bryant is putting the full-court press on wife Vanessa to reunite ... This is the uniform Oregon will wear at the Rose Bowl ... UFC fighter Urijah Faber shaved his trademark long hair to support his sister who was badly hurt in a car crash after Thanksgiving.
Betty White Video Of The Day
Everyone's favorite Golden Girl put Hank Williams Jr. to shame with her intro to Monday Night Football.

Late Christmas Present Of The Day
Saints running back Pierre Thomas puts a bow on the football after scoring a touchdown during last night's game. He received a 15-yard penalty for this celebration.

Awkward High Five Of The Day
Patriots owner Robert Kraft was excited after a Patriots touchdown on Saturday, but had nobody to share it with.

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