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  1. Planned Parenthood fights back against Tim Tebow with Al Joyner, Sean James

    Feb 4, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    The most controversial Super Bowl commercial never seen continues to make waves at this hour, as a nation debates the wisdom of CBS agreeing to air an anti-abortion message featuring former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and funded by the conservative Christian group Focus on the Family. Since the ad won’t run until Sunday, Planned Parenthood…

  2. Live from Dubai: Tom Watson takes more swipes at Tiger

    Feb 4, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Evidently pleased with the response he got last week to his criticism of Tiger Woods, creaky, onion-belted golf legend Tom Watson is taking his act on the road. In the United Arab Emirates for the Dubai Desert Classic, Watson on Wednesday let loose on Woods for the second time in six days, saying that his…

  3. Morning Tweet: Why does NFL ignore its pre-Super Bowl history?

    Feb 4, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Great piece today in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about how everyone pretends the NFL wasn’t around before the first Super Bowl. Indeed, listening to the annual Super Bowl hype machine, one would think the NFL was born in 1967, when the Packers won the first “NFL-AFL Championship Game,” later to be known as the Super…

  4. U.S. soccer player DaMarcus Beasley's car firebombed in Scotland

    Feb 3, 2010, 7:45 PM EDT

    Here’s a tweet you never like to see: “Someone blew up my car today. Thanks again for ALL the messages and kind words. But, yea, I’m doin’ OK and in the market for a new car. LOL. Gotta try to find some humor.” Someone got all bomby with Glasgow Rangers and U.S. national team player…

  5. Surprisingly, CBS didn't like the whole poop concept

    Feb 3, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    There’s been much wailing and gnashing of teeth over the Tim Tebow Super Bowl commercial that CBS approved, and the one that they rejected. But what about other rejected Super Bowls ads? This one for Snickers deserves special notice, methinks. Utterly tasteless and juvenile; it should have been rejected twice, and then burned. I…

  6. Youth football coach charged with selling cocaine during practice. Nice

    Feb 3, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Hey, coaching youth sports is very time consuming, and a man has to make a living. So sometimes you have to multitask. Buffalo police say that Eric Humphrey (pictured), a 31-year-old sports bar owner and coach of a Pop Warner youth football team, sold cocaine during team practices while running a drug ring. From WRGB-5…

  7. Guy with Dodgers eyeball must really like the Dodgers

    Feb 3, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Only Tommy Lasorda would run into a man with a Los Angeles Dodgers eyeball and whip out a camera. I’m not sure what my first reaction would be on seeing this, but I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t be, “I’ve got to get this on Twitter.” But that’s Lasorda. Here’s the Twitpic photo of a man…

  8. Did high school hoops fan get unjustly tasered? Yep, says dad

    Feb 3, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

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    On Tuesday we showed you video of a fracas involving students and parents during a boys basketball game between Washington and Monessen (PA) high schools, which, unfortunately, resulted in police getting all Tasery on some in the crowd. Four were arrested, including Mario Tarver, a Monessen sophomore, who could be seen getting hit with a…

  9. Aussie paper: Tiger to return to golf on Feb. 15

    Feb 3, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Hey, if Tiger Woods is going to return to the golf course and the scrutiny of the public, why not do it the day after Valentine’s Day? According to the Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia’s finest source for Tiger Woods news, Woods will return to golf at the Accenture Match Play Championship in Arizona on Feb.…

  10. Brewers want you to give your girlfriend the kielbasa on Valentine's Day

    Feb 3, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    If you’re looking for that special gift for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day, and live within a 45-mile radius of Milwaukee’s Miller Park, this is your big opportunity. Bidding is still open for the love gesture of all love gestures: to have the Milwaukee Brewers’ Racing Sausages serenade your loved one at the place of…

  11. The Colts finally have a decent Super Bowl video

    Feb 3, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    The Colts had been absolutely getting their keisters kicked in the Super Bowl team video war up until this; a Colts remix of G-Fresh’s On My Momma. The irony here is that the original featured the group wearing every pro sports hat known to man, except the Colts. Well, now that’s been rectified. And if…

  12. Morning Tweet: Tiger enters the cartoonosphere

    Feb 3, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    We have another milestone in the Tiger Woods sex scandal: the first somewhat amusing cartoon that doesn’t focus on the media coverage. The link to the right eventually leads here, to this cartoon over at The London Daily Mail. Millions of words have been written about Tiger Woods since Thanksgiving, but none of them have…

  13. Stubby Clapp's Video Vault: Pa. high school hoops fans riot

    Feb 2, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Wild Basketball Brawl Caught on Tape. Parents and students lose their cool during halftime at a high school game in Monessen, Pa. [ABC News] More videos following the jump.

  14. Tuesday Blogdome: Kurt Warner sent brownies to Sean Payton following defeat

    Feb 2, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Perhaps Kurt Warner was just too nice for this game. We all knew that he was a decent chap, but today comes word that following the Cardinals’ loss to the Saints in the NFC playoffs, Warner sent winning coach Sean Payton a batch of brownies. And suddenly it dawns on you: Kurt Warner is your…

  15. Internet threesome girl makes Tiger Woods sexploitation video

    Feb 2, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    I guess I’m not very current on my celebrity sex video news, but former Miss Teen USA Kari Ann Peniche was evidently involved in a video threesome with actors Eric Dane and Rebecca Gayheart that was posted on recently. OK. Well, now Ms. Peniche is branching out into slightly more legitimate video, while at…

  16. Judging John Terry: Britain's version of the Tiger Woods sex scandal rages on

    Feb 2, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    I was going to try and dig in to this whole John Terry sex scandal mess today, but then I realized that I’m not British, no matter how pasty I get from hours indoors at the computer. For this we need a real Brit, and luckily I’ve found one. James T. is the founding editor…

  17. 'Chandler Quitters' handout lands coach in deep doo-doo

    Feb 2, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT

    Chandler High School (Arizona) varsity boys basketball coach Mike Ellsworth was suspended last week after allegedly distributing a flier with the words “Chandler Quitters,” on which he listed the names of four players who recently quit the team. (On the back was an ad for the high school’s winter stage production of Noises Off). I…

  18. Gilbert Arenas Sr.: '85 percent of NBA players own guns'

    Feb 2, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Worst Nightmare, Vol I: Turning on the radio, and hearing your father talk about how you screwed up. I can’t even imagine that … and I can imagine a lot of things. Gilbert Arenas Sr. was on 106.7 The Fan in Washington D.C. with Mike Wise on Monday, and he subject of course was his…

  19. Miss America contestants have messages for Tim Tebow, Tiger Woods

    Feb 2, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    When did the Miss America Pageant introductions become auditions for a gig at the Laugh Factory? I just watched my TiVo recording of Saturday’s event, and there were a couple of surprising gems in the opening dance number, in which contestants faced the camera and introduced themselves in little one-line snippets. The best moments came…

  20. In which Punxsutawney Polamalu ruins Groundhog's Day

    Feb 2, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Happy Groundhog’s Day, everyone! This is just our way of saying that you won’t be getting any sleep tonight. If nothing else, this truTV Super Bowl commercial proves beyond a doubt that CBS has only the most feeble, tenuous of grasps on reality, and should be shut down and retooled immediately. In the ad, “Punxsutawney…

  21. Morning Tweet: These Super Bowl recipes are full of win

    Feb 2, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    We’re on Day Nine of The 14 Days of Super Bowl Recipes over at Black and Gold Tchotchkes, and this is the best one yet. Chicharrones de Pollo will not only save my Super Bowl party, but if I can eat enough of them, will make even Jim Nantz and Phil Simms sound good. That’s…

  22. Tebow not first football star to film an anti-abortion commercial

    Feb 1, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    So far no one has seen the big Tim Tebow/Focus on the Family anti-abortion Super Bowl commercial that has everyone so worked up. And you know what they say about movies that aren’t pre-screened for the critics; they must be stinkers. Be that as it may, Tebow isn’t the first football personality to film such…

  23. Monday Blogdome: This man enjoyed the Pro Bowl. Wait, let's hear him out.

    Feb 1, 2010, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Once again it’s time for a buffet of tasty items from blogs everywhere, leading off with an impassioned vote of confidence for the Pro Bowl. And what would you like to drink with that? *** The Pro Bowl Doesn’t Suck, You Do. After all the worry and chatter last week leading up to it, the…

  24. Report: March Madness tourney to go to 96 teams, absolutely pimping out your office pool

    Feb 1, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Citing sources at ESPN and the administration at “a powerhouse NCAA basketball school” (Note: Probably not Fordham), SportsbyBrooks is reporting that negotiations to expand the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament to 96 teams “is a done deal.” Sports Business Journal is also reporting that the NCAA has been negotiating in earnest with TV networks to expand…

  25. Heroic man who saved pig with CPR to be honored by minor league team

    Feb 1, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

    I now present the greatest paragraph you will read today; or possibly this week, or the rest of your life. It’s courtesy of the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs Minor league Baseball team, via the Morning Call of Allentown, Pa. If Conan O’Brien still had a show, this guy would so be booked on it right now.…