Sports 56 WHBlog Q

August 19, 2008

Sunday on the Couch!

Filed under: blog, sports 56, Uncategorized — robfischer @ 12:12 am

I’m a day late with the blog, because I can’t turn off the Olympics!  Fine, I’ll admit it.  I was wrong last week.  The Olympics have been great to watch.  Michael Phelps was amazing, his mom was hysterical, the Chinese gymnastic “Dream Team” might be the best ever, USA’s beach volleyball girls are unstoppable (plus, the cameramen have been great on their signal shots!), Dara Torres was a fun story, Bela Karolyi is insane, the gymnastics and boxing judges suck, men’s volleyball is incredibly powerful, Pete Pranica keeps saying clean and jerk and snatch, Marc Gasol plays physical, USA baseball needs to just start beaning everyone, golf shouldn’t be part of future games, neither should tennis, thank goodness Jim Nantz isn’t there, the venues have been spectacular and maybe the best ever from architecture to amenities, and there haven’t been too many fluff stories on NBC.  I have enjoyed the games and I’ll be upset when they go.  Here’s to Birmingham having their bid accepted in 2020!


Here are my top 10 events that I couldn’t even think of participating in: (10) Any run over 400 meters, (9) Canoe/Kayak, (8)- Archery, (7) Triple jump, (6) Equestrian, (5) High Jump, (4) Pole Vault, (3) Marathon, (2) Triathlon, (1) Gymnastics (ANY apparatus event) 


One sport idea for future Olympics- synchronized pole vaulting!


An update on the SEC post-media days arrests and suspensions: Georgia (4), Kentucky (2), Mississippi State (2), Arkansas (2), Alabama (1), Tennessee (1- Fulmer subpoena)


Tom Glavine is going to see Dr. Andrews.  His career is over!  I’ve never heard of the good doctor not cutting on anyone!


When did the WNBA season end?


It’s time for Vince Young to get better, although a few weapons would help.


For a crappy quarterback, Kyle Orton has been named a starter 13 times as a member of the Bears, including twice this week!


The Dish

Gasol, Calderon defend controversial photo- The Associated Press- Players on Spain’s Olympic basketball team defended a photo in an ad showing the players using their fingers to apparently make their eyes look more Chinese. “It was something like supposed to be funny or something but never offensive in any way,” Spain’s Pau Gasol said. Gasol said it was “absurd” people were calling the gesture racist. “We have great respect for the far East and its people, some of my best friends in Toronto are originally Chinese,” Calderon wrote. “Whoever wants to interpret it differently is completely confusing it.”  Did he actually use the old, “Some of my best friends are Chinese,” line??

Chad Might Legally Change Name to ‘Ocho Cinco’– According to Michael David Smith at PFT, Chad Johnson is going to make everyone remember him and his number 85 forever. He is trying to legally change his name to “Ocho Cinco”. Johnson has taken the first steps in the state of Florida toward legally changing his last name to Ocho Cinco. If Johnson follows through on this, his actual, legal name will be Chad Ocho Cinco, and the NFL would then allow him to put his new last name on the back of his jersey

Tom Coughlin Sex Tape?- TMZ- NY Giants football coach Tom Coughlin is working with the FBI to catch a guy blackmailing him over made-up sex tales! According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Herbert Simpson allegedly threatened to make Coughlin’s life “a living hell by doing something to his family” if he wasn’t paid $30,000 to keep a sex scandal out of the headlines — problem is, the sex scandal never happened. Simpson wrote letters to Coughlin, pretending to be women who hooked up with the coach while he was on the road in Philidelphia. But Coughlin, who obviously knew the sexcapade accusations were BS, alerted the feds — who busted Simpson. If convicted, Simpson faces up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Penelope Cruz is UGLY!- Contrary to popular opinion, Penelope Cruz is no hottie. At least that’s what the actress had to say when she spoke to Parade. “I don’t think I am beautiful,” she confessed. “I can look good, and I can look ugly.”

She must save the ugly for her off-hours.

Win Carrie Underwood’s Shirt!!  Heck Yes!- Keith Urban will host the “You Look Good in My Old T-Shirt Auction,” an
online auction benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, starting Thursday, Aug. 14, at Keith, along with several other stars, including LeAnn Rimes, Dolly Parton, Josh Turner and Carrie Underwood, will auction off autographed shirts that they have worn. The auction will offer fans the chance to not only win a completely unique and personal commemorative item from a favorite artist, but also contribute to a worthy cause. Proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Anyone want to date Jen Aniston?It’s always interesting to consider how celebrity-relationship news leaks. Often, it’s a photo that does the talking. But in the case of Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer’s recent break-up, it was Aniston’s camp that caused the leak. “I got a call from someone very, very close to Jen over the weekend, asking if I knew anyone who might want to go out on a date with her,” says one industry insider. “They weren’t being very discreet about it. The news hadn’t even broken yet that she and John split. You’d think of all people, Jen Aniston wouldn’t need to use people in her camp as a dating service.” 

Diddy wants Gold!- Move over, Michael Phelps! Sean “Diddy” Combs is sure he could rack some gold medals of his own, if the Olympic committee would only add a new competition to the games. “Who could have sex the longest,” Diddy suggested to New York Magazine. “I think that’s an event I can do well in.” He claimed that was just a joke before adding, “Even though I am serious.”

Dr. Phil backstage is hotspot to pick up women!- Forget the Playboy Mansion, the “Dr. Phil” show may be the new hot spot! Some married guy has posted on Craigslist that the audience at Phil’s show is “full of hot ass.” The post reads like a sleazy play book: “Before you go into the studio everyone hangs out in a staging area for about an hour, you have plenty of time to start something. I would recommend having something fun and very ‘L.A.’ to do after the show to offer the girls to go to. Then get into drinks.” And it gets worse: “Most of the women are foreigners and/or a little ‘white trashy’ so they are probably very easy. All of them are for sure looking for something to do after the show.”

‘Porn inspector’ demands free videos The Associated Press- A man claiming to be a police detective tried to get an adult novelty shop to give him free X-rated videos, saying he wanted to make sure the performers weren’t underage. He made three tries within nine days last month and was turned down each time. The store manager called police after the third try. Authorities said that the man showed a badge and left a business card from the Longmont police “age verification unit.” Cmdr. Tim Lewis said there is no such unit. “It was inventive on his part, I’ll give him that,” Lewis said.

‘Office’ actor Robinson faces drug charges The Associated Press– Prosecutors have filed felony drug charges against Craig Phillip Robinson, an actor best known for his role as Darryl Philbin on NBC’s “The Office.” Police in Culver City arrested Robinson on June 29 on suspicion of possessing MDMA, also known as ecstasy, and methamphetamine. Los Angeles County prosecutors charged Robinson with two felony counts of drug possession and one count of being under the influence of illegal drugs.

Reporter in Georgia Gets Her Shot at the Big TimeTMZ- Georgian television reporter Tamara Urushadze was shot in the forearm– LIVE ON TELEVISION — and continued her report minutes later.



Don’t let your boss see this video — you’ll never be allowed to call in sick again!



Birthday this past week: Rebecca Gayheart (36), Ben Affleck (36), Pete Sampras (37), Dan Fogelberg (57), Danny Bonaduce (49), Alfred Hitchcock (109), Magic Johnson (49), Rusty Wallace (52), Sarah Brightman (47), Steve Martin (63), Debra Messing (40), Julia Child (96), James Taylor (55), James Cameron (54), Donnie Wahlberg (39), Jim Courier (38), Robert DeNiro (65)



Pictured (left to right): George Hamilton (69 and tan), Halle Berry (40), Don Ho (78), David Crosby (67), Belinda Carlisle (50!!- WOW),

Saturday, both Frank Gifford and Kathie Lee Gifford celebrated their birthday together.  How cute is that!  Frank turned 78, while his wife turned 55.

There’s plenty happening in the next few months in Tunica.  For a complete list of events and attractions in Tunica, Mississippi, click on the link below.  Get easy access to the casino’s, golf courses, and all other entertainment. 

Here’s a sneak peak of what’s coming up in Tunica:

August 29

Trace Adkins



September 6

Peter Frampton



September 13

Ron White



September 27

The Allman Brothers Band



October 4

Montgomery Gentry



October 11

Lisa Lampanelli

Sam’s Town


December 13

Frank Caliendo

Sam’s Town


Tune in to Mid-South Golfer the Radio show this Thursday from 3-4pm from Tunica National Golf and Tennis Club. The Sports Bar follows from 4-6pm.  Plus, sign up for Thursday’s three person scramble and get your team qualified for the Tournament of Champions brought to you by the good folks at Fitzgerald’s Casino. 


For more information, call 866-TEE-OFF1 or go online at  See you there. 

Talk to y’all this week.


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