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  1. '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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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.…

  10. Newspaper: Nordegren to stay with Tiger for four more years, collect half his money

    Feb 1, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    So if the London Sun can be believed — and hey, why not? Stranger things have happened — Elin Nordegren’s lawyers have worked out a deal for her to stay married to Tiger Woods for four more years, and then leave him and get half of his money. Elin’s take, according to the Sun, would…

  11. Brett Favre apologizes for this morning's technical difficulties

    Feb 1, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Terrible, awful technical problems this morning, but we’ve kicked a few large machines and hopefully we’re back online, and you’re reading this. So as an apology, here’s a scene from the classic 1996 movie Reggie’s Prayer, starring the late Reggie White as a high school football coach, and featuring Brett Favre and Mike Holmgren. Favre…

  12. Morning Tweet: Nick Barnett's underpants pack a wallop

    Feb 1, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The best children’s movies are those that speak not just to kids, but to people of all ages. And the same is true of underwear. Packers linebacker Nick Barnett proved that on Sunday with this tweet, which linked to this photo. It’s not often that one sees underpants that are so awesome on so many…

  13. Stubby Clapp's Video Vault: There's no crying in tennis! Oh, there is? Carry on then

    Jan 31, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Every weekday (and on weekends, occasionally), or at least every weekday in which we can find more than one, we’ll present the day’s best in little noted sports video gems. Please feel free to riff with your own dialogue. Who is Stubby Clapp, you ask? Sir, you wound our esteemed editor. What a bloody wanker.…

  14. Herschel Walker beat some chump to win his MMA debut

    Jan 31, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    An-incredibly-in-shape-for-a-47-year-old Herschel Walker won his debut MMA fight, beating some guy named Greg Nagy at Strikeforce: Miami Saturday night. Not being a great mixed martial arts mind, I am hesitant to confidently say that this Nagy fella was a patsy, a pushover, a stooge or even a schmuck (thanks, Thesaurus.com!), but the guy is Hungarian,…

  15. I cannot believe I missed the chance to go out on a date with adult film star Katie Michaels

    Jan 31, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    What a raw deal. This is bogus, man. While I was sitting here on my fat posterior pecking away at my laptop, I was missing out on a one-time opportunity to go out on a date with a adult film “actress” Katie Michaels. Who is Katie Michaels, you ask? I had no idea either, but…

  16. Does ripping on an ESPN personality make a New York Post columnist a blogger at heart?

    Jan 31, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    Phil Mushnick has been at the New York Post since 1973, and has been in the role of columnist since 1982. He is well-respected by his peers and is widely-known as an insightful, knowledgeable journalist. But what are his esteemed colleagues going to think when they discover that Mushnick went into full “blogger mode” (now…

  17. Hilarious video of newscast detailing bizarre Craigslist offer by Saints fan is a treat

    Jan 30, 2010, 3:15 PM EDT

    This story is a couple of days old, but some video of a news broadcast on FOX29 (no idea which FOX29 it is, since there are six of them) has surfaced. My original plan was to include this video in today’s Video Vault, but it is my judgment that this item warrants a post of…

  18. Stubby Clapp's Video Vault: Michael Bolton Knows All About When A Man Loves His Softball

    Jan 30, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

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    Every weekday (and on weekends, occasionally), or at least every weekday in which we can find more than one, we’ll present the day’s best in little noted sports video gems. Please feel free to riff with your own dialogue. Who is Stubby Clapp, you ask? Sir, you wound our esteemed editor. I celebrate the guy’s…

  19. Lawyer for 'sex for World Series tickets' gal busts out the little-used 'my client is a slut' defense

    Jan 30, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    Sure, it lacks the mesmerizing quality and legal panache of “The Chewbacca Defense”, but you have to give some credit to William J. Brennan, Esquire, the attorney for Susan Finkelstein, who many of you will recall as the “buxom blonde” (her words) who posted an ad on Craigslist last October stating that she was in…

  20. Dude, Shaun White's wreck was totally gnarly, bro!

    Jan 30, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    Whoa, brah, that was close. During a practice run on the halfpipe Friday night at the Winter X Games in Aspen (where the beer flows like wine, so I’ve heard), Shaun White totally bit it during his attempt to nail a Double McTwist 1260, smashing his face against the lip of the pipe with such…