Friday, April 30, 2010

Eminem Mocks Pitsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger

 "F**k that, I'd rather turn this club into a bar room brawl. Get as rowdy as Roethlisberger in a bathroom stall"  

That's a line from the classy new Eminem song, "Recovery", which is up for your review at the Sports Betting Unlimited (and very unsafe for young ears, it's worth noting). I'm sure NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is positively giddy with this tune hitting the airwaves in frequent rotation.

If you're scoring at home, we've now seen stories about Ben's mullet, his subsequent haircut, his slow merchandise sales, his sign being taken down at the zoo, and even one of his funded police dogs getting kicked off the force. And that's leaving out about a billion other stories about Ben Roethlisberger that I missed. But for those who cry "overkill" at blogs and media outlets for their coverage of the story, take a look at the most read stories on the Tribune Review's website today.

Three of the top 6, including the top 2overall, are on Pitsburgh Steelers Ben Roethlisberger, and we're almost 2 months removed from the Milledgeville story. People may say they don't care about the story any more and want to move on (as do I - honestly), but actions speak louder than words - and actions are indicating that Big Ben is still the the dominant topic of the day in Pittsburgh.

The story of Ben Roethlisberger's sexual assault allegations has pretty much reached its logical terminus, now that he's been disciplined by the league and the Steelers have opted not to trade him. That doesn't mean that the drama has disappeared from the public consciousness. Indeed, the pop culture first responders have arrived to continue to riff on the salacious details.

Pitsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was accused of the sexual assault in early March, the second time he has face such an accusation in the past year. A college student alleged that the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback assaulted her at a Milledgeville, Ga. Nightclub.  

Ben Roethlisberger admitted to having "sexual contact" with his accuser, and reports claim that he "aggressively hit" on a bar patron and that the Steeler's bodyguards blocked access to the bathroom in which the assault allegedly took place. 

While Ben Roethlisberger will not face criminal charges, he still could face a suspension or other disciplinary measures from the NFL or Pittsburgh Steelers. The Steelers quarterback will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell later this week.

Pitsburgh Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger will now have to work hard to earn back the respect and trust of Steelers fans, and to live up to the leadership responsibilities we all expect of him. 

In the coming days Ben will meet with Commissioner Goodell to discuss his resolve to abide by the league's personal conduct standards. After consultation with the Commissioner, our organization will determine the next steps in this process.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Ben Roethlisberger for 6 games for violating the personal-conduct policy last week. A 20-year-old woman accused him in Georgia of sexual assault, but the local D.A. decided not to prosecute.

While Eminem is releasing a new album called "Recovery" the song referencing Ben Roethlisberger will not be included. The song was posted at a website co-founded by Eminem's manager.  


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Michael Jordan In Quail Hollow Championship Pro-Am

Reportedly spotted together less than a week ago, the 2 exquisite golf players Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan will go their separate ways for tomorrow’s Quail Hollow Championship pro-am. Michael Jordan opted to team with Fred Couples – a pairing that has its roots at last year’s Presidents Cup, when FredCouples made Michael Jordan a captain’s assistant for the team event at San Francisco’s Harding Park.

They’ll tee off at 12:18 p.m. Tomorrow. Tiger Woods has his usual 7:30 a.m. slot, pairing unknown. Tiger Woods and Micheal Jordan played the 2007 Quail Hollow pro-am together. Peyton Manning was one of tiger Woods’ partners last year.

Michael and Fred are two great personalities, and I am positive the fans will enjoy interacting with both of them and watching them compete.” golf tournament chief Kym Hougham said and it certainly changes the likely nature of interaction had fans seen Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan together.

It’s been less than a month, remember, since Vanity Fair suggested a former NBA star now a professional golf player Michael Jordan helped nudge Tiger Woods into the multiple-mistress sex scandal that dominated tabloid headlines for weeks and has all but sunk his his marriage. Former Tiger Woods adviser Robert Merchant was quoted in the article as saying he told the golfer long ago to “stay away from that son of a (bleep)”.

According to, Michael Jordan spent last Tuesday and Wednesday at Isleworth playing golf with Tiger Woods. The Fred Couples also reportedly joined them, though the report that Couples played 36 holes with the duo in one day raises eyebrows.

Now, a golf player Michael Jordan who bought the Bobcats last month for $275 million, had hoped to be in Orlando on Wednesday for Game 5 of their playoff series. But after the Bobcats were swept by the Magic in four games in the franchise's first playoff appearance, Michael Jordan agreed to play.

It just had a different feel with Tiger Woods playing in an earlier group. "It's not as competitive,Freddie's totally relaxed and enjoying himself and so am I." Michael Jordan said. Micheal Jordan acknowledged he hasn't had as much contact with Woods since his sex scandal hit in November. The Quail Hollow marks Tiger Woods' first event since his return last month at the Masters.

"It's one of those things you can't cure in one moment, It's going to take some time. I think that's what he's been doing — at least from afar where I am. We haven't talked as much as we used to be because I think he's probably trying to get himself right. I'm all supportive of that." Michael Jordan added.

Michael Jordan signed autographs after nearly every hole of his up-and-down round that included some wayward drives early, but also a birdie putt on the fifth hole and driving the green on the par-4 13th.

"His golf game is great, In front of a lot of people it's harder. Of 30,000 people out here, 20,000 are watching Michael. There's a lot of pressure and they're all yelling at him to do this or do that. It's not too focused out there, but it's always fun to play with him." Couples said.

Michael Jordan has even been able to get Couples to buy a couple of season tickets, two of the 845 new orders the Bobcats have closed on as they build off Jordan-fueled excitement, according to team president Fred Whitfield.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Seized

For UFC fans, his name was remarkable to all UFC fights, a worthwhile fighter and a great defender. However, an issue blown up to ruin his title – Tito Ortiz is among the most decorated and popular fighters in UFC/MMA history. He was the UFC's light heavyweight champion from 2000 to 2003 during the formative years of the sport's dominant promotion, making five title defenses before losing his belt to Randy Couture.

Ortiz, whose nickname is the
“Huntington Beach Bad Boy”, is a former collegiate wrestler has been competing in MMA since 1997. He has been in a relationship with a porn star and entrepreneur Jenna Jameson since 2006, and she gave birth to twin boys in March 2009. After his career declined amid several injury problems, including major back surgery, Tito Ortiz left the UFC in 2008 in a bitter dispute with UFC President Dana White, his former manager. 


UFC and MMA fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence Monday at the home he shares with Jenna Jameson. According to Police Lt. Mike Reynolds said Ortiz, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, was taken to the Huntington Beach jail and was released after posting $25,000 bail.

Reynolds said police can't make an arrest on suspicion of domestic violence unless there's a "visible injury," and the unnamed victim's injuries met that standard. Reynolds wouldn't elaborate, saying only that Ortiz and the victim have been "extremely cooperative".

Meanwhile, Jenna James go public through the help of TMZ about what happened last Monday; Wearing a wrap on her right elbow, Jenna told reporters Monday that Tito Ortiz had "lashed out" at her, resulting in her father calling 911 and Tito being arrested in Huntingon Beach, Calif., on domestic violence charges.

But after he was released on bail, a teary-eyed UFC warrior Tito Ortiz and his lawyer Chip Matthews held a press conference late Monday in Los Angeles and put the blame on Jenna Jameson.

"Jenna has been fighting a battle with OxyContin addiction for the past year. For Tito and her family this has been an uphill battle. Unfortunately this morning she had a relapse,Tito was trying to help her, she has threatened suicide before. Tito has done everything in his power to protect her privacy and the privacy of their children." Tito Ortiz's lawyer Chip Matthews said.

Jenna Jameson told TMZ, however, that Tito was violent - he "threw me into a bathtub" -- and that he's falsely accusing her of OxyContin addiction because he's "very, very desperate".

On the other hand, As news spread earlier today that UFC light heavyweight Tito Ortiz had been arrested for felony domestic assault against girlfriend Jenna Jameson, we knew it was only a matter of time before we'd hear from White.

Talking to, UFC President Dana White underscored the seriousness of the charges, saying, "Other than going on a killing spree, being accused of domestic violence is the worst thing you can have going for you." Moreover, Dana White remarked that the UFC could release the fighter from the organization for the arrest, saying, "We're gonna be fair, but we could cut him."

Who R U Picking? Mayweather vs Mosley Fight

The most exciting boxing bout between undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Sugar Shane Mosley is scheduled on Saturday May 1, 2010. For Floyd Mayweather Jr. his fight against Shane Mosley next month on May 1st might just well be the pinnacle of his career. It’s sad to say, but I think this could be the final really large mega fight of Mayweather’s career. He’s not likely to face Manny Pacquiao in the near future or every because of Mayweather’s demands that Pacquiao take the Olympic style random blood tests, which Pacquiao is totally against and not likely to give into to satisfy Mayweather.

Without a fight against Manny Pacquiao taking place, there really isn’t anyone else with a big enough name to make a huge fight with Mayweather. Heck, it took Mayweather 14 years of his career before he finally faced Mosley. Mayweather probably won’t be taking on any other dangerous fighter like Mosley for the remainder of his career. There really isn’t any big names in the welterweight other than Mayweather, Mosley and Pacquiao. 

The Undercards

Before the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Sugar Shane Mosley happens there will be several top boxing contenders who will show us their skills inside the ring. In the welterweight division, unbeaten Saul Alvarez, 19 years old will fight against the veteran contender Jose Miguel Cotto, the brother of Miguel Angel Cotto in a bout of 10-rounds. In a featherweight match ex-World Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon will fight against Cornelius Lock, also in a 10-round bout. Welterweight Hector David Saldivia will take on Said Ouali in another 10-round bout.

Mayweather - Mosley Score Cards

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a 40 wins 0 losses with 25 KOs record in 5 division championships while Sugar Shane Mosley has 46 wins, 5 losses and 39 KOs in 3 division championships. With their impressive records, the boxing fans are sure to get an exciting fight between two great fighters

For Floyd Mayweather Jr. always makes sure he has an edge on his opponents. If the guy has speed, he doesn’t have the willpower (Judah). If the guy is bigger, he had better be slower or rustier (De la Hoya and Baldomir). Best of all, Mayweather likes to fight guys his size or smaller. Shane Mosley is none of these things, although Mayweather is clearly banking that he is.

For his part, Sugar Shane Mosley might have lost to Cotto, but only two opponents have truly beaten him: Winky Wright and Vernon Forrest. What those two had in common were substantial advantages in height, reach and overall size coupled with a tight point defense. 

Mayweather is a defensive master, but he uses footwork, head movement and the shoulder roll to stay out of trouble. He also is not bigger than Mosley. Ergo, the two things that give Mosley the most trouble are not a part of Mayweather’s arsenal.

Mayweather - Mosley Tickets

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Monday, April 26, 2010

Vancouver Canucks Wins In The Nick Of Time

NHL fans roared when the Vancouver Canucks couldn't muster much of an attack for 40 minutes, they once again found a way to hang in like a boxer playing rope-a-dope before delivering a knockout punch against the Los Angeles Kings and clinch their Western Conference quarter-final. When Canucks winger Mikael Samuelsson broke his stick on a snapper from the slot, the puck bounced to Daniel Sedin who snapped a wrister to the short side at 17:57 of the third to snap a 2-2 draw and Alex Burrows then added an empty-netter for an amazing 4-2 victory to claim the series in 6 games.

Game and series over. The Canucks would add an empty-netter, but Sedin's goal was the difference in Vancouver's 4-2 victory in Game 6 against the Kings on Sunday night at Staples Center. In the end it was what good teams do. They don't panic and they seize the moment. Nobody did that better than Roberto Luongo. Playing big in one of the biggest games of his career, the Canucks goaltender lived up to all the hope and hype he generated since landing on Vancouver soil. There was stopping a Jarret Stoll forehand and thwarting an Alexander Frolov backhander off a rebound with the score tied 2-2. There were others, early and often, like a sprawling glove save off Ryan Smyth in the second period.

Trailing 2-1 after two periods, the Canucks clawed back into the game when a pinching Kevin Bieksa took a Daniel Sedin feed from behind the net and snapped a shot between Jonathan Quick's pads at 1:57. It was evident early that this wouldn't be another seven-goal spree or six-goal outburst by the Canucks at they were outshot 16-5 in the opening period. Not only was Luongo peppered early as the Kings held a 6-1 shot advantage before the game was four minutes old, the Canucks responded with their initial power-play opportunity by mustering zero shots and needed seven minutes to generate their second shot.

"We know we can be bad for 40 minutes ... and things are going to work out," Daniel Sedin said. This is why the Canucks were able to dent what had been a Kings staple during the regular season. They had not given up a lead after two periods, but they did so twice in the playoffs.

"There's an easy answer: Two of the best players in the league did it,"The Sedin line was tremendous. They won the series. They won the game and each of those games you're talking about made the difference. That's what the best players are supposed to do." Kings Coach Terry Murray said.
That includes Samuelsson. If he keeps this up, maybe he should become an honorary Sedin after joining their line in the third period of Game 4. Just call them the Sedin triplets.

With the Kings' Brown off the ice serving his second penalty of the game, the goal came quickly off the ensuing face-off in the L.A zone after Kings' defenceman Sean O'Donnell couldn't clear the puck. Edler kept it in at the blue line and blasted a shot that Bernier deflected past a screened Quick. The Kings regained the lead after Daniel Sedin was sent off on a tripping call with just over six minutes to go in the second. The home squad used the man advantage to jumpstart their slumbering power play, off another goal thanks in part to a Canucks' skater.
After Smyth whiffed on a one-timer attempt in the slot, Vancouver couldn't clear the puck and a Doughty shot deflected off of Alex Burrows and past Luongo for a 2-1 Kings' lead. The third period quickly saw the game even itself up once more, as well as another first-time playoff goal. Just 1:57 into the final frame, Bieksa pinched into the Kings' zone and one-timed a Daniel Sedin pass between the legs of Quick for the 2-2 goal. 
A penalty to the goal-scorer set up another series of big stops by Luongo, including arguably the Kings' last best chance for Frolov, who was left all alone in front but was denied by a right leg kick save.