Please welcome guest blogger, Chris Read from Canadian Dad. We love him and we think you will, too.
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I’m constantly amazed at the lack of self awareness in professional sports. If it’s not someone shooting themselves in the leg at a nightclub, you can always count on the old “made up a fake girlfriend to win a Heisman and then pretended it was a vicious hoax” routine. (Note: I’m a huge ND fan, but c’mon, bro!)
Even with the constant barrage of ridiculousness these athletes throw at us, there is one type of party foul that shocks me more than the rest. Sergio Garcia was a shining example of that this past week when he was asked if he would have Tiger Woods over for dinner during the US Open. Now, Sergio could have answered with any number of hilarious one liners, including but not limited to cheating on your spouse and whining. In fact, a Momma joke would have been funnier than this classy response from Mr. Garcia:
“We’ll have him ’round every night. We will serve fried chicken.”
Jay Harris had a bright future as a wide receiver. He signed with NCAA powerhouse Michigan State and it looked like he might even start as a freshman.
Then he put this video on YouTube and Michigan State said, um, never mind that thing we said about the scholarship.
What’s in a name? Apparently not much, if you’ve been paying any attention at all to the ridiculousness that has been the off-season name changing of major events and conferences in college sports.
(Yes, there are still college sports being played. But with football and basketball carrying the major television deals up until the softball and baseball postseasons, we’ll call this the offseason.)
It all started in January when the Mountain West, once again boasting 12 teams after Boise State and San Diego State opted to leave the Big East before ever either ever really joined it in the first place, announced that it would divide into two divisions named … wait for it … Mountain and West.
But the simplicity of this decision apparently did not go unnoticed across the collegiate ranks. Read more…
Shattering NFL records, former Detroit Lions wideout Titus Young was arrested three times in one week.
THREE TIMES IN ONE WEEK. You have to work hard at moral turpitude to actually get arrested that often. You also have to be obvious. In Young’s case it also helped to be drunk and disorderly.
You see, last Sunday Young was pulled over for making an illegal left turn. The police arrested him for suspicion of driving under the influence. Later that night he was arrested again for trying to break his car out of the impound lot.
But wait! There’s more!
Why does this man not have a job?
Tim Tebow had one of the most successful rookie seasons in NFL history. He was one of the most decorated quarterbacks in NCAA history. Yet, here we are, 2 years after his first round pick by the Broncos, being released by a mediocre Jets team, and no one, not even the last place team, will give him a contract. This is mind-boggling to me.
Whether you like him or not, he turned the Broncos 2011 season from dismal to a success; more success than anyone ever thought he or the team would have. This was after being named the third string QB after Kyle Orton and Brady Quinn. After Orton started the season 1-4, Tebow was named the starting quarterback and there was enthusiasm in the stadium that hasn’t been seen in the Mile High city since Elway was quarterback. And there were wins. Enough of them to put them on top of their division and get them into the playoffs for the first time in 5 years.
Now he can’t even get a fucking job? Read more…