Yunno, even tho' I dont understand what the hell he's saying, Tony's got a decent flow. As a matter of fact the whole song aint half bad.
Saturday, March 24, 2007
An appellate court has granted Michael Strahan, defensive end for the Giants, a temporary stay on a lower court's ruling that he pay his ex-wife $6.5 million, according to a newspaper report.
NEWARK, N.J. -- An appellate court has granted Michael Strahan, defensive end for the Giants, a temporary stay on a lower court's ruling that he pay his ex-wife $6.5 million, according to a newspaper report.
In January, Judge James Convery awarded Jean Strahan $15.3 million and set child support at $18,000 a month. Michael Strahan has paid more than half of the money but he is arguing that the remaining $6.5 million is too much. The Superior Court Appellate Division granted the temporary stay Friday, but has not decided whether the money should be denied to Jean Strahan entirely, as her ex-husband requested.
"Jean is disappointed by the ruling, but she is confident that when the Appellate Division hears all the facts, it will affirm the lower court's decision," Ellen Marshall, Jean Strahan's lawyer, told the Star-Ledger of Newark for Saturday's editions. Convery scolded Michael Strahan earlier this month for not paying the remaining amount and denied his request to avoid making the payment while his appeal of the award was still being processed. The Strahans used to live in Montclair with their 2-year-old twin daughters, but filed for divorce in March 2005, a legal proceeding that became notorious for its mudslinging.
Nothing against the ex-wife because from what I read Strahan was cheating on her, but she still got way too much in my opinion.
Thursday, March 22, 2007
(AP)— Kentucky's Tubby Smith will be the University of Minnesota's new basketball coach, a Minnesota school official said Thursday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Minnesota had not yet announced the hire. The Gophers fired coach Dan Monson in November.
Smith met with the Kentucky players earlier Thursday, said basketball spokesman Scott Stricklin.
Stricklin said he didn't know what Smith told the players and had no further comment. The news was first reported by ESPN.com and SI.com.
The Wildcats went 22-12 this season and made it to the NCAA tournament, but lost the first weekend. Kentucky hasn't been to the Final Four since 1998, and the program has lost 10 or more games in a season five times under Smith more than any other coach.
Tuesday, March 20, 2007
March 14, 2007.NFL great Deion Sanders may have done a lot of terrible things his life. But nothing could be as shameful as what his ex-wife is accusing him of now.
MediaTakeOut.com has learned that Deion's ex-wife Carolyn has filed a lawsuit accusing the former player of stealing $1.75M from his two children's (Deiondra and Deion Jr.) trust fund. The suit claims that the fund, which once had more than $2M in it - is now left with less than $300K.
One of Deion's family members spoke exclusively to MediaTakeOut.com about the case. According to the family member, Deion's scheme came to light when 17 year old Deiondra asked for money to buy a car. The insider explains, "She wanted to use her trust fund money to buy the car. But when we looked into the fund, there was hardly anything left - and Deion was the only person with access to the accounts."
And Deion's kin tells MediaTakeOut.com that he has no idea why the NFL great would pocket his children's cash. The insider told, "Deion might have [taken the money] just because he felt like it. He's the kind of guy that thinks he can do anything - and no one can stop him." Our source added, "Or maybe he did it because he's broke. You never know, he did just buy a brand new $10M house."
Damn. Stealing your kids money? Now, that's as low as it gets.
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Friday, March 16, 2007
And deservedly so. This guys criminal history is almost as bad as Pacman Jones. Still can't believe that he got to play in the Super Bowl.
Chicago Bears defensive lineman Tank Johnson was sentenced in Skokie, Ill., to four months in jail for violating probation in a 2005 gun case.
Johnson immediately was taken into custody. He could have been sentenced to up to a year behind bars. Johnson, who pleaded guilty to violating his probation, also must pay a $2,500 fine.
Johnson was arrested on misdemeanor weapons charges Dec. 14 after police raided his home about 40 miles northwest of Chicago, and found six unregistered firearms. At the time, he was on probation in a November 2005 Cook County case.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Pete Rose told ESPN Wednesday that he bet on the Reds "every night" while he was manager of the team in the late 1980s. "I bet on my team every night," he told ESPN's Dan Patrick. "I didn't bet on my team four nights a week. I was wrong."
The confession wasn't Rose's first, reports CBS News chief investigative correspondent Armen Keteyian. In his autobiography, published in 2004, Rose revealed that he wagered many times a week while managing. Today, he admitted his gambling addiction was daily.
In 1989, Rose, baseball's all-time hit leader, accepted a lifetime ban from baseball for gambling, only to spend the next 15 years heatedly denying — at every opportunity — he bet on game he played with equal passion.
Sunday, March 11, 2007
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- North Carolina's depth proved to be too much for North Carolina State's determination.
Shrugging off eight years of frustration in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, the eighth-ranked Tar Heels beat their Tobacco Road rivals 89-80 Sunday for their first league title since 1998.Brandan Wright and Wayne Ellington scored 16 apiece, Tyler Hansbrough went 11-for-11 from the foul line to finish with 15, and Reyshawn Terry and Ty Lawson added 13 each to give Roy Williams about the only thing that was missing from his resume as a head coach.
In winning their 16th ACC tournament title, tied with Duke for the most in conference, the Tar Heels (28-6) likely also nailed down a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.
North Carolina State (18-15) reached the title game with an improbable run that included upsets of second-seeded Virginia, third-seeded Virginia Tech and defending champion Duke, which had won seven of the previous eight ACC titles.
Good for the Heels. Either Carolina or Florida will in the Big Dance.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Once more, Kobe Bryant has cost himself the leverage to wag his finger and bemoan the tactics of the Raja Bells and Bruce Bowens in the Western Conference playoffs. No one confuses Bryant's intentions now. He keeps swinging for faces and keeps connecting.I agree. This is becoming too much of a coincidence. And with it comes Kobe I wouldn't put it past him to take cheap shots.
First, it was San Antonio's Manu Ginobili. This time, it was Minnesota's Marko Jaric. For every aspect of basketball that Bryant has perfected, he's failing at the art of concealing the cheap shot. Stu Jackson's office let Kobe off easy with a one-game suspension for popping Jaric on Tuesday night, especially with the memory still so fresh of Bryant's shot upside Ginobili's head in late January. This latest transgression was worth two games, easy. Maybe three.
Somehow, this has become a part of Bryant's arsenal. Another missed jump shot, and another wild, flail on his follow-through at a defender's face. Whatever the story he's spinning this season, there remains a lot of anger, a lot of unrest within the Los Angeles Lakers star, and these are the moments when it manifests. And isn't it curious how he keeps picking victims whom he doesn't fear will fight back?
"I don't think he would've done that to (Minnesota's) Ricky Davis," one Eastern Conference scout said Wednesday. "In part, Kobe probably thought that if anything went down, he'd beat Marko's ass. No question in his mind. With Ricky, he's probably got a little more respect for him as a player, and probably a little more concern. 'I might be able to beat his ass, too, but I'm not necessarily sure it's worth the trouble.'
Monday, March 5, 2007
Authorities arrested the Sacramento Kings forward on Monday after a woman called 911 from his home saying she had been assaulted, Placer County sheriff's officials said.
Deputies responded to Artest's five-acre estate in the Sacramento suburb of Loomis about 9:30 a.m., where they found a woman who had suffered injuries, officials said. She declined medical attention.
Deputies arrested Artest on suspicion of domestic violence and using force or violence to prevent his victim from reporting a crime, sheriff's spokeswoman Dena Erwin said.
"He and the female were in the house and separated," Erwin said. "The deputies interviewed them and took Mr. Artest into custody."
Artest was booked into the Placer County Jail and released later on $50,000 bail.
The NBA just needs to kick Artest out for good already. No team can handle him and he just makes the league look worse and worse everytime he gets himself in trouble.
Friday, March 2, 2007
The 29-year-old Porter, who was in the final year of his contract, had been the starting right outside linebacker since 2000, the year after he was drafted by the Steelers.
Porter was to receive a $1 million bonus on March 6, and was due to earn $4 million in 2007.
"It's a business decision that was made," Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett said.
Director of Football Operations Kevin Colbert said the salary cap was the reason Porter was cut.
Releasing Porter allows the Steelers to get under the NFL's $109 million salary cap by Friday, when the free agent signing period begins.
"Releasing a player like Joey Porter, who has meant so much to this franchise and helped us win a Super Bowl championship, is not an easy thing to do," Colbert said. "It's definitely a salary cap-related issue where we needed some short-term relief. But we also had to factor in what our cap situation's going to be in 2008 and 2009 and beyond. ... I'm sure Joey will attract a lot of interest (from other teams) very quickly."
Porter, who was signed through 2007, says there are no hard feelings.
"The organization has always been good to me," Porter said in a television interview. "It was a great run in Pittsburgh. I have no problem with them at all. I think it was a tough decision that they had to make, and it was one they had to make and they did it in the right way."