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  1. Tiger Woods, the Bible, and casting stones; our final post of 2009

    Dec 31, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

    There has been much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the comments section of the Tiger Woods stories here, and many of you have included Bible quotes. I’m not sure that a whimsical sports culture blog is the platform for that, but hey, rock on, true believers. An excerpt from one of Wednesday’s comments: Now…

  2. Jamie Jungers: 'I don't have naked photos of Tiger Woods'

    Dec 31, 2009, 2:50 PM EDT

    One of the more persistent rumors surrounding the Tiger Woods Saga is that Mistress No. 4, Jamie Jungers, took photos of Woods while he was asleep and naked, and that those photos would eventually be sold to the highest bidder. TMZ? Martha Stewart Living? The mind reels. Tiger’s lawyers were apparently so concerned about this…

  3. Morning Tweet: It's New Year's Eve! (we're doomed)

    Dec 31, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

    Well that’s it; God is officially pissed. The head of the Russian Space Agency said on Wednesday that an asteroid called Apophis is hurtling toward Earth, and may hit us in 20 years, killing millions. Apparently the Lord is a sports fan, and has had enough with O.J. and Michael Vick and Mike Leach and,…

  4. Rachel Uchitel denies hooking up with Tiger in Palm Beach

    Dec 30, 2009, 7:20 PM EDT

    Rachel Uchitel — Tiger Woods alleged mistress No. 1 in your program — is denying rumors that she was out with Woods at a party this weekend, and has been staying with him on his yacht. Uchitel is indeed in Palm Beach, where Woods’ yacht is docked, but told Access Hollywood today that she did…

  5. Wednesday blogdome: Pacquiao vs. Foreman?

    Dec 30, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

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    It’s our final blogdome of 2009, and what better way to end things than with the ongoing drama between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr.? In today’s episode, Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, is trying to find another fight. But if he’s so serious about finding a replacement, why is he on vacation? Stay tuned. ***…

  6. Tiger partying, living with Rachel Uchitel? Oy vey

    Dec 30, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

    Listen, in 19 years we’re all going to be dead anyway, so what’s the difference? But before we perish I thought you’d want to know that Tiger Woods and his alleged mistress No. 1, Rachel Uchitel, have been spotted at a swanky mansion party in Palm Beach recently, and were — steady now — holding…

  7. Tiger Woods and nine other things that happened; a year in review

    Dec 30, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT

    This blog has only been in existence for a couple of months, but Jelisa Castrodale has been around considerably longer. So we’ve enlisted her to write a sports year-in-review, while cautioning her not to include her usual secret coded messages to the Freemasons. Also this article will be remarkably free of Charlie Sheen. Let’s begin…

  8. Man's rabid devotion to Packers saves his life

    Dec 30, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    First of all, the headline does not refer to the guy in the picture here. Although if he were to bite you, I would consider rabies shots. But rather it refers to Jim Becker, 79, who has been koo-koo for the Packers since Gone With the Wind was first released in theaters. In that time…

  9. Dylan Favre breaks records, is shunned by college scouts

    Dec 30, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    Brett Favre’s nephew would like to buy a ticket to a big-time college football career, but he’s a little short. Sorry, but it’s college scouts who are knocking Dylan Favre for his lack of height, not me. The senior from Bay St. Louis, Miss., has broken all kinds of passing records, including the state career…

  10. Morning Tweet: What to get for the Tiger who has everything

    Dec 30, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

    On this day in 1975, a golfing legend was born. And that could explain a whole lot of things. By having his birthday so close to Christmas, did Tiger Woods feel that he was missing out on something, thus overcompensating with a drive to succeed in sports and with women? We certainly know that he…

  11. Tiger's numbers still plunging; soon to be less popular than gout

    Dec 29, 2009, 7:00 PM EDT

    For those of you still solidly supporting Tiger Woods — and I see you there, rooting around in the comments — you may be surprised or even proud to know that you’re now one of an ever-shrinking minority. According to Zeta Interactive, an online marketing technology company, Woods’ online “buzz” popularity numbers have dropped 38…

  12. Former Texas A&M receiver says Franchione abused players

    Dec 29, 2009, 5:23 PM EDT

    In the wake of serious player-abuse allegations against Kansas’ Mark Mangino and Texas Tech’s Mike Leach, the former which cost the coach his job, and the latter which still may, former Texas A&M receiver Terrence Murphy unveiled a bombshell of his own recently. In a post on his Facebook page, Murphy — considered by many…

  13. Tuesday blogdome: Mercury Morris, the '72 Dolphins, and going undefeated

    Dec 29, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Much wailing and gnashing of teeth this week over the Colts resting their starters against the Jets and losing their undefeated season (my condolences to your fantasy team). One person you’d think would be happy is former Dolphins running back Mercury Morris, who’s made a post-NFL career out of talking about his team’s undefeated 1972…

  14. The Cleveland Show: Eric Barton Christmas Twitter war was ugly

    Dec 29, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

    While most of us were experiencing the joy of home and family on Christmas, Browns linebacker Eric Barton was engaged in a tradition as old as the holiday itself; a Twitter war with bitter Cleveland fans. The problem? Barton tweeted about his favorite NBA team, the Lakers, losing on Christmas day. This did not go…

  15. Brooklyn baseball fans really know how to hold a grudge

    Dec 29, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT

    What’s the statute of limitations for asshattery? Apparently there isn’t one in Brooklyn, where baseball fans are still holding a grudge over the Dodgers leaving town 52 years ago. Meet Marcos Esteban, 38, who threatened to kill a stranger in a Brooklyn restaurant — with a box cutter — for wearing an LA Dodgers cap.…

  16. Bengals cheerleader has had enough, sues gossip site

    Dec 29, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    With gossip sites taking aim at pro athletes more and more these days (see: Tiger Woods), it’s only natural that there would be some backlash. But we didn’t expect one of the first volleys to be from the Cincinnati Ben-Gals, did we? One member of that intrepid group, known only as Sarah J., is suing…

  17. Did Randy Moss mask guy save the Patriots season?

    Dec 29, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    As we know from our reading, the care and feeding of Randy Moss is not an exact science. The Patriots’ superstar receiver can go off for 100 yards and three TDs in any given game, but like all volatile mixtures, can be dangerously unstable. Witness: One catch for 16 yards and no scores vs. Carolina…

  18. Morning Tweet: That's cold, Alex Ovechkin

    Dec 29, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

    Yes, the Washington Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin will be charging $150 per autograph at an appearance at a sports memorabilia store on Jan. 30, but that’s only if you want your jersey or helmet signed. For a card or a puck, it’s only $125; very reasonable I’m sure for all the young Caps fans out there.…

  19. Auto spectators used as speed bumps? In Chile, that's how they roll

    Dec 28, 2009, 6:20 PM EDT

    While exciting, I usually wouldn’t post about a racing wipeout because they’re fairly common. Except that this one — during an off-road National Championship rally race in Chile — involves spectators being knocked over like bowling pins. And not only does driver Jody Cerrone pick up the spare when he fails to negotiate a curve…

  20. Got your 'Tiagra'? It must be Latin Joke Day

    Dec 28, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

    If you’ve gone online repeatedly today to try and buy something called Tiagra, a sex drug which will cause you to admire Mexican women, I feel obliged to inform you that it’s all a joke. And sadly once again you’ve been fooled by the Day of the Innocents; Latin America’s equivalent to our April Fools…

  21. Monday Blogdome: Hot Russian pole vaulter wins U.S. award, and that's fine by me

    Dec 28, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

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    OK, form an orderly line if you want to get your blogdome. Today we lead off with Russian pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva, who for some reason won the United States Sports Academy Female Athlete of the Year award. Manny Pacquiao was the men’s winner, by the way, and I just found out that the award…

  22. Terrelle Pryor kicked off OSU bus for wearing jeans?

    Dec 28, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT

    Fact: Landing in the Rose Bowl will net the Big Ten Conference $18 million. The game is a contractual sellout, and individual tickets are going for $145 … not to mention the boon to the Los Angeles economy. A cash cow for all involved. Except for the players, of course. Meanwhile, Ohio State’s best player,…

  23. Male cheerleader Justin Short: Does this nose look broken to you?

    Dec 28, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Being forever known as the male cheerleader who allegedly got beaten up by two female basketball players is bad enough; but add a few photos of yourself looking like somewhat of a big goofball, and Facebook profile photo which appears to show you with a broken nose, and well, that’s ignominy. You remember Justin Short;…

  24. Breaking down Tom Benson's premature Saints celebration

    Dec 28, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT

    I don’t mean to mock Saints’ owner Tom Benson; by all accounts he’s a swell guy and Lord knows he’s been through hell with that team. But video of his way-to-early celebration of what he thought was another Saints’ win on Sunday is making the rounds, and it’s pretty humorous. Not as humorous as Bud…

  25. Pacquiao to sue Mayweather, still wants to fight

    Dec 28, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

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    There was only one thing missing from the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather drama, and that thing of course was lawyers. Well, they’re here. Let’s get ready to rumble, in court! In a tradition as old as the holiday itself, Pacquiao announced on Christmas that he will be suing Mayweather and Golden Boy Promotions for claiming that…