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  1. Tiger Woods billboard includes provocative offer

    Dec 28, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    In possibly the most irony-laced billboard combination since these, motorists in the Asheville, N.C. area are still at last report being urged to stop in at their local Motel 6 to find out “what inspired” Tiger Woods. It’s unfortunate ad placement, Tiger Woods Edition … and it is glorious. Great advertising for Motel 6; not…

  2. Morning Tweet: Shula, '72 Dolphins win again

    Dec 28, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Anyone out there have the Cowboys defense in their fantasy league? If so, congratulations. But of course, you had help; if ever there was a team more disinterested in scoring than the Redskins on Sunday, I didn’t see them. Oh wait … yes I did: The Colts in the second half against the Jets. Poor…

  3. Arum: Mayweather Sr. a 'completely illiterate idiot'

    Dec 24, 2009, 1:30 PM EDT

    So this is either the greatest media run-up to a fight in the history of boxing, or one (or both) of these guys really don’t want to tangle with each other. What happened to the good old days of Ali-Foreman, when you could get a nice African dictator to arrange all the details? Anyway, Floyd…

  4. Harbaugh: 'Toby Gerhart is John the Baptist'

    Dec 23, 2009, 5:30 PM EDT

    We can forgive Jim Harbaugh if he’s a bit prone to hyperbole when it comes to Toby Gerhart. I’m a big Gerhart fan myself — it’s just so refreshing to see an offensive player who simply flips the ball to an official after he’s scored a touchdown, instead of acting out the entire second act…

  5. Wednesday Blogdome: Your cheatin' heart (Inc.)

    Dec 23, 2009, 3:30 PM EDT

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    Between love and madness lies Blogdome. Leading off today we have a new company that says it can help pro athletes from cheating on their spouses. I’d like to have been in the meeting where they pitched that business plan. Also, your 2009 mugshots of the year! *** New company hopes to help athletes stay…

  6. Golf Digest suspends Tiger's tips column

    Dec 23, 2009, 2:30 PM EDT

    Golf Digest does not want Tiger’s Tips column for the next few weeks. Damn this struggling economy! Still reeling a bit from last month’s irony-filled cover (pictured), GD is suspending Woods’ monthly column for the duration of his hiatus from the sport, Boston Golf Examiner is reporting. My guess is that Golf Digest didn’t actually…

  7. Raul Mondesi has this Dominican politics thing figured out

    Dec 23, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Great story today in the Los Angeles Times on former Dodger Raul Mondesi, who is now a major political bigwig in his native Dominican Republic. Mondesi, the only former NL Rookie of the Year to ever be convicted of stealing electricity, was elected to the Chamber of Deputies — the Dominican equivalent of the U.S.…

  8. So the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is off now?

    Dec 23, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    What am I going to do with these tickets to Las Vegas? Is there anything else to do there? Promoter Bob Arum, who is starting to make Mr. Haney from Green Acres look like Walter Cronkite, says that the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao “Fight of the Century” has been canceled. At issue is drug testing;…

  9. Morning Tweet: Oh come all ye Wilbon

    Dec 23, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Great moment on ESPN’s Pardon the Interruption yesterday. Here’s a more complete transcript: Michael Wilbon: “Only three more days until Christmas, Korn. The question is, have you been naughty or nice?” Tony Kornheiser: “I’ve been Jewish.” Wilbon: “Uh, but, have you been naughty or nice?” Kornheiser: “It’s irrelevant.” Wilbon: “I’ve been nice.” Kornheiser: “No you…

  10. Tuesday blogdome: We welcome our new TMZ Sports overlords

    Dec 22, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

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    TMZ, the site you have come to know and love for its nonstop balloon boy coverage, will produce a sports-only spinoff sometime in the New Year. So in case you were wondering which Swedish fjords will contain photographers in boats on the lookout for Elin Nordegren, the answer is now, all of them! Also following…

  11. Pro rugby star: Yep, I'm gay

    Dec 22, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

    The latest pro athlete to come out is … a Welsh rugby player? I don’t know why I’m so surprised that English National team and Cardiff Blues winger Gareth Thomas is gay; is it just because he doesn’t look the stereotype? That’s rather shallow of me. Anyway, it wasn’t such a secret to his teammates…

  12. Noted criminal profiler has insight on Tiger Woods' cheatin' ways

    Dec 22, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    Leave it to C.J., the gossip columnist for the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, to come up with this angle. She recently interviewed a criminal profiler to get a clearer picture of how and why Tiger Woods philandered his way onto the front page of every newspaper, web site and blog in the world. Pat Brown (pictured) is…

  13. Details emerge in the Missouri male cheerleader beatdown case

    Dec 22, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    Here’s your update on the two Missouri women’s basketball players who are accused of beating up a male cheerleader at a house party. (Your reaction: “FINALLY!”). The two athletes have been reinstated to their team, and no charges will be filed, mainly because the male cheerleader, Justin Short, is refusing to press charges. But in…

  14. Halfcourt shot triggers free pizza madness

    Dec 21, 2009, 6:30 PM EDT

    So here’s the deal: Everyone who was in attendance at Louisville on Dec. 16 who saw Papa John’s Pizza founder John Schnatter sink a halfcourt shot is entitled to a free pizza. Smart marketing or foolish promise? You be the judge: There were 18,868 fans at the game between the Cardinals and Oral Roberts, so…

  15. A Steve Smith post-game interview to amaze you and confuse your dog

    Dec 21, 2009, 5:05 PM EDT

    Lost in the excitement of the Panthers’ win over the Vikings on Sunday night — and the Brett Favre drama therein — was the mystifying post-game interview with Carolina’s Steve Smith. Smith’s answers to Andrea Kremer’s questions were a riddle more baffling than the DNA molecule; the Gordian Knot of interviews. Favorite quote: “This is…

  16. Nick Lachey does not appreciate your Tiger Woods questions

    Dec 21, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

    The second-greatest thing that can happen during a radio interview is the celebrity hang-up (the first greatest thing is the celebrity meltdown). Nick Lachey, who has a lot of “formers” on his resume (former husband to Jessica Simpson, former boy band member …) talked with Dan Le Batard on 790 the Ticket in Miami, and…

  17. Monday blogdome: Snow place like home

    Dec 21, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT

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    And now for your dining and dancing pleasure, it’s Monday Blogdome. Leading off today is the Great Snowball Fight of 2009, starring numerous Eagles fans pelting 49ers fans — and each other — with frozen missiles. Oh the humanity! And be sure to stay tuned following the jump for some hilarious Philadelphia Eagle mascot fail.…

  18. Another Tiger Woods best seller? Um, maybe not

    Dec 21, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

    Andrew Menninger writes: Rick- saw this book at the airport bookstore. Personally, I’m holding off until the second edition, with a new afterword by the author — “Nevermind.” The race is on. Will Tiger Traits sell more copies than this? And now, more Tiger Woods parody videos, following the jump.

  19. Former Dolphins cheerleader now Playboy's Miss January

    Dec 21, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    Hmm, as good as she looks, something tells me that I wouldn’t want to be pulled over by Jamie Edmondson. The former Miami Dolphins cheerleader is also a former cop in Boca Raton, Fla., and judging by her malevolent personality as shown on The Amazing Race, an encounter with her in a policeman’s uniform must…

  20. Report: Elin wants full custody, half of everything

    Dec 21, 2009, 10:10 AM EDT

    Reportedly furious that her husband has not entered rehab as he promised, and hey! Who ate all the Lucky Charms?!, Elin Nordegren is taking off the kid gloves. She’s allegedly levying divorce demands that will make a Thanksgiving night golf club beating seem like a day at the beach. Oh, and speaking of a day…

  21. Morning Tweet: Just a guy named Joe

    Dec 21, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh beats Green Bay 37-36 on the last play of the game, and here are some other Twitter thoughts on this subject: Joe buck troy aikman same as nails on a chalk board and an air horn… Common man — Mattglyons Joe Buck has about as much excitement in his delivery as the guy that…

  22. Friday blogdome: Suddenly Susan

    Dec 18, 2009, 6:30 PM EDT

    Well, it’s been quite a week. As one commenter pointed out: “Nice blog, but what’s with all the Tiger Woods? My God, every other story?” My response is much like that of Moe Green to Michael Corleone in Godfather II: “He was nailing cocktail waitresses two at a time! I had to straighten him out!…

  23. Guy who was fired for fantasy football speaks out

    Dec 18, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

    You remember Cameron Pettigrew; the guy who was fired by a Dallas-area Fidelity Investments firm for playing fantasy football on company time. I found his story intriguing, in a Jerry Lundegaard/Office Space kind of way, when I first wrote about it; but now Mr. Pettigrew is further explaining himself, and it’s been upgraded to downright…

  24. Tiger's mother speaks! Kind of

    Dec 18, 2009, 3:30 PM EDT

    Take this for what it’s worth: People magazine is reporting that Tiger’s mother, Kultida Woods, has ‘told a friend’ that she is hurt and disappointed by her son’s actions, and “wants to know how he could do this to his family.” Yes, I would imagine that would be her reaction; my mother would have beaten…

  25. Crenshaw High surges to state title game, powered by … Snoop Dogg?

    Dec 18, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT

    Crenshaw of Los Angeles is taking on De La Salle of Concord on Saturday for the California Open Division state championship, which would be no real surprise if we were talking basketball. But football? What? The South LA school had no history of gridiron success at all, until a certain Calvin Broadus showed up to…