Kobe Bryant’s Broken Nose and The Solution For All-Star Games

Kobe Bryant’s Broken Nose and The Solution For All-Star Games

Kobe Bryant should be happy that he never had to play against Pete Rose in an All-Star Game. Even though Kobe hasn’t played a season 100% healthy since … well, ever, we’d like to see him come back and play with a broken nose and the lingering feelings of a concussion. Bryant suffered those maladies when he was fouled hard by Dwyane Wade in Sunday’s All-Star Game, a foul that probably shouldn’t have happened in a...

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Ryan Braun Meet Ron Mexico

Ryan Braun Meet Ron Mexico

Ryan Braun, Ron Mexico. Ron, Ryan. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, the next part is going to be a little awkward. Since the drug testing in the majors is a little more strict than in the NFL, Ron Mexico hasn’t quite been dinged for a performance-enhancing drug that might help prevent herpes breakouts. Sadly, for Ryan Braun he got hit with a false positive and the hot rumor is that it’s because he has herpes. You can...

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Jeremy Lin, ‘Chink in the Armor’ and John Rocker

Jeremy Lin, ‘Chink in the Armor’ and John Rocker

Racism in sports, sadly, is nothing new. It’s been going on for as long as sport has existed and will continue as long as there are millions of people from all different backgrounds and creeds involved in the sports industry. How people react to one of sport’s largest problems is truly the barometer of how we, as the sports-consuming public, should also react. When LeBron James says that basically you have a crappy life and his is...

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Random Pro of the Week: Mike Tomczak

Random Pro of the Week: Mike Tomczak

If art imitates life, then Point Break imitated Mike Tomczak. At least a little bit. In the movie Patrick Swayze’s character realizes during a night football game on the beach that Keanu Reeves’ character is Johnny Utah, former Ohio State quarterback who lost to USC in the Rose Bowl. Utah blew out his knee and never played in the NFL. A few years before Point Break hit theaters Tomczak broke his leg but returned to take Ohio State to the...

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Remembering Gary Carter

Remembering Gary Carter

There are four reasons I always loved Gary Carter: 1) The white man’s Jheri Curl. 2) That he was the Stan Musial of catchers. 3) His nickname is The Kid. 4) He had one of the best Starting Lineup figurines in history. I think everyone can agree on the first one and it needs no explanation. Carter had a sweet mullet of curls. The second one is a little tougher, but easy enough to figure out. Musial is often overlooked as one of the best...

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