Archive for October 7th, 2008

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Oct
08

Earth is Cool

This has nothing to do with sports but I just can’t get over how incredibly amazing these photos are. They are part of an exhibition from photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand entitled “Earth From Above” that will be coming to NYC in May and then will travel further around the country. They are DOPE DOPE DOPE and courtesy of, as readers know, my favorite photo-blog, The Boston Globe’s Big Picture. YOU HAVE TO SEE THESE, I can’t make them full-size, so see the hi-res images here.

07
Oct
08

Jose Reyes Loves BJs

He may make 4.375 million this past season but that doesn’t mean he don’t like a bargain. Here is Jose Reyes and his wife Katherine–looking significantly less horse-ish too–picking up some bulk diapers and other household items. Look he buys Charmin, just like me! Oh Jose, we’re like two peas in a pod.

[NY Post]

07
Oct
08

Things That Make Me Happy

[Boston Globe]

07
Oct
08

Those Pesky Kids Are Always In The Way *(UPDATED)*

Sometimes after a hard-fought football game tensions are still high. How can they not be, as men vie against one another in the trenches in hand-to-hand combat, putting their bodies on the line in order to try and contain that little pigskin. So it is no wonder that even after the final whistle blows sometimes these warriors continue their battles.

Or sometimes, a grown man will push a child in the post-game handshake line.

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Initially the father of Wesley Deveanport, the kid pushed, had little issue with the opposing coach’s actions, until that is he learned that there was video of it. Then he miraculously got VERY interested and upset, even to the point of talking to the police about pressing charges for assault against a minor and the outrage flowed:

This grown man approaches him and physically and forcefully pushes him, hits him in the head and my son had no idea why that was happening, how that could be happening, and here he is in a safe zone, a fun sport, and this guy really affected him, emotionally.

It sounds as though his hand hit right at the point of the face mask and the top of the helmet. And it was enough force to make him almost fall down, backwards. If you see him, he’s grasping as he’s falling backwards, trying to hold himself up, and regain balance.

The coach in question, who hasn’t been identified reportedly said that Deveanport had been playing dirty during the game, a point disputed by commenters in the original story saying that Deveanport did nothing of the kind. Regardless, it was a kid’s football game and an adult coach showed him who was boss and I think we can all get behind that.

[KSDK via Sports by Brooks]

UPDATED

The coach in question has been revealed and he comes out and defends himself, although he also resigned his position as coach. “One of the kids coming at me was saying ‘you suck’ and coming at our players,” Tony Warneke told KDSK. “When he got close, he said, ‘You blanking suck.’ And I reached out and shoved him and said, ‘Knock it off now.’ ”

How DARE that little kid use such language! “Blanking” is a TERRIBLE curse word. Next time kid try “motherfucker,” it’s much more potent.




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