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Heidi Fleiss says it was Marlon Brando…
Marlon (Brando) was without doubt the sexiest, fattest man I ever slept with. I went to his house a week before I was jailed and had the most exhausting but satisfying eight hours of my life. We did it in every position imaginable.
“As soon as I walked in he stripped me and devoured me like an animal. For the next eight hours we did it in every room of the house and even in the shower.
“He was old then but Marlon knew exactly how to please a woman and despite his size had incredible stamina. He just kept going.
Marlon he could go for hours and loved sex every which way. He gave me 20 orgasms that night.”
Fleiss says she’s loves having sex with fat men because “they try harder.”
PATRIOTS’ BALLS GET BIGGER BY THE DAY
New England, the media and it’s fans are on the warpath. Apparently, the Boston Herald’s mistake about the Rams Super Bowl walkthrough has erased everything Bill Belicheat was penalized for by the NFL.
Owner Robert Kraft is now lashing out at ESPN.com, saying they need to up their journalistic standard. Isn’t an ethics lecture great coming from a guy who extended Belichick’s contract just days after Spygate began to explode back in September. Jon Kraft fed by the homers at WEEI blasted ESPN (CLICK HERE FOR THE AUDIO).
SPORTSBOOKS ARE RUINED BY CORPORATE VEGAS
Jeff Haney of the Las Vegas Sun tells the story of the Stratosphere refusing to pay off a medium-sized bet because it was turned in six days “too late.”
Haney says his harsh words for local books has gained some attention at Gaming Control.
LIGHTEN UP DOLLY
Howard Stern - Dolly Parton Audio Book (NSFW)
Parton is irate with the “joke” audio played on Stern’s show…
I have never been so shocked, hurt and humiliated in all my life,” Parton said in a statement on Wednesday. “I cannot believe what Howard Stern has done to me. In a blue million years, I would never have such vulgar things come out of my mouth. They have done editing or some sort of trickery to make this horrible, horrible thing. Please accept my apology for them and certainly know I had nothing to do with this.”
She concluded: “If there was ever going to be a lawsuit, it’s going to be over this. Just wanted you to know that I am completely devastated by this.”
WHY DIDN’T I WATCH THE HILLS?
That’s Audrina Patridge, who got internet infamy when her nude photos were unearthed (NSFW).
Dwyane Wade and Star Jones Are What?????
DID INDIANA TRANSFER WANT TO BEAT TOM CREAN’S ASS?
Crean had to call local police when 6-foot-9 Eli Holman got angry after announcing his intent to transfer.
ESPN WRITER CALLS KIMBO SLICE A SLAVE
LZ Granderson can sure get people worked up. Granderson was a loud voice during the John Ameachi, “coming out of the closet” saga. Now he’s disturbed by the image he feels is being put forth by MMA star Slice.
I don’t know if he’s necessarily stupid, because I’ve never met the man, but he certainly seems to be misguided. Why else would Slice disregard all sense of honor, pride and history to project an image that can best be described as a cross between Lil’ Wayne and Kunta Kinte — a runaway slave with a mouth full of gold teeth playing up every single stereotype of an African-American male in exchange for short-lived adoration from a soulless media with ADD.
In a recent photo shoot with ESPN The Magazine, a shirtless Slice makes a variety of menacing/coonish facial expressions that are uncomfortably close to those of a caged animal, which he is routinely referred to online. Fortunately, the Mag opted not to run most of the shots, but there are still various clips on the Internet that refer to Slice being from the wild jungle, including photos of a gorilla instead of his headshot. And the YouTube clip mentioned earlier is pretty close to a lynch mob environment. All of which he seems to be playing up as part of his act.
What a crazy coincidence…pictures pop up on the net with some ASU cheerleaders in underwear, then two days later the squad is being “reassigned.” But ASU officials say its just an odd coincidence…
There are reports the pictured women have caused Arizona State to cut cheerleading from its athletic program.
Absolutely not so, school offcials say.
All that’s happening, school officials say, is that overseeing the squad is being assigned to the director of the marching band, in an effort to better coordinate all sideline activities on game days.
“We just can’t emphasize enough that those two things are unrelated,” ASU sports information director Mark Brand told Game On! today.
Initially, ASU officials said the photos all were of former ASU cheerleaders. But Steve Hank, the school’s associate athletic director for marketing and revenue generation, said he has since learned two of the six women pictured are current cheerleaders.
No punitive action is being pursued, the school officials said.
The Internet chatter about ASU’s cheerleaders picked up momentum last night when Phoenix’ FOX affiliate reported ASU’s athletic department would eliminate cheerleading because of the photos.
Brand and Hank said the timing of the photos appearing on the Internet and reassigning oversight of the cheerleaders was “a total coincidence.”
JASON WHITLOCK CHIMES IN ON COSTASNOW BLOG/SPORTSRADIO PIECES
This is a funny column by Whitlock on FoxSports.com. Here are some of the best lines….
I used to be a more regular reader of deadspin until the site published a post suggesting that a prominent sportscaster was spotted at a Super Bowl party texting a woman late at night for a hookup. Allegedly one of Leitch’s correspondents looked over the married sportscaster’s shoulder and read the text message.
Bloggers might be inspired by their loathing of traditional media, but they are not the cause of our growing irrelevance. We did that with our refusal to adapt to new technology, our clutching of political correctness and the transparency of our agenda-driven “objective journalism.”
The segment on sports-talk radio was superior. Costas had a perfect storm of panelists for that segment. In Michael Strahan, Mitch Albom and Chris “Mad Dog” Russo, the show had a world-class athlete, a world-class writer and a world-class @$$. That trio overshadowed the fact that HBO producers put together a taped setup piece that featured the original sports blogger, afraid-of-the-locker-room coward Jay Mariotti as the voice of reason preaching to talk-radio hosts about ethics. Next week I’ll be hosting a show blasting Oprah for putting on weight.
While in Montreal I got my first look at Landsberg’s Off The Record show on Friday interviewing Dana White and talking UFC.
I like to push the envelope and ask some tough questions but this guy was pretty hard driving. There were times it felt like he was literally goading White to punch him in the face.
Watch the vids. Does he cross the line?
These are segments he calls Next Question.
UFC Dana White OTR 4/18/08
UFC Dana White OTR 2/8/08
These are additional segments that I watched on Friday. I’m too retarded to figure out how to post TSN videos on WordPress. The guys at MMAmania.com are not stupid so we’ll direct you to watch more Landsberg v. Dana over there. Here is a panel discussion as well.
Amongst the statements I found odd during the interviews…from Landsberg v. Dana
***White, “Chuck Liddell can’t go anywhere” — Landsberg, “Is that because of sleeping pills?”
***Landsberg, “Do you have major celebrities lined up for UFC 83?” — White,”You never know until they show up.” — Landsberg, “I’m assuming that to be a no.”
***Landsberg, “You’re from Vegas guy did you win any money on the Super Bowl?” — White, “I didn’t bet on the Super Bowl because I’m a Patriot fan and I didn’t think they would cover.” — Landsberg, “Then you should’ve bet against them, doofus!”
Landsberg also calls White “a former aerobics” instructor several times.
Landsberg does know his stuff (he is a bit annoying repeatedly saying Ly-dell when pronouncing Chuck Liddell). But some of his shots seemed uncalled for.
Answer my headline question…is this guy a hardnose interviewer or a disrespectful douchebag?
TSN obviously has a huge audience so White is willing to take some cheap shots. I assume my relationship with UFC may be strained if I called the president a “doofus.”
One more question, when did it become cool for guys to get lip jobs?
WHO IS DUMBER, SOULJA BOY OR DESHAWN?
Why talk trash with King James?
LeBron James, who averaged 27 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists in three regular season games against Washington, was call “overrated” by DeShawn Stevenson in March.
King James’ response said it all..
“With DeShawn Stevenson, it’s kind of funny. It’s almost like Jay-Z [responding to a negative comment] made by Soulja Boy. It doesn’t make sense.”
It wasn’t enough for Stevenson not realize his place, now rap neophite Soulja Boy needed to chime in…
“Someone from Interscope Records called me and sent me the quote,” Way said. “I looked and didn’t really think much about it. LeBron said something like he was Jay-Z and DeShawn [Stevenson] is Soulja Boy. I took that as [disrespectful].”
Let’s see…what doesn’t Soulja Boy get?
Soulja Boy is a 17-year old rapper with a hit song about spraying his load on a chick’s back and sticking the sheet to the sticky area (he does deserve much credit if chick’s actually let him do this and even more for putting it into a song that 100,000s of 10 year olds will dance to).
That said, we may never see Soulja Boy after this year. I have a feeling Jay-Z will be around for while. In doing a query for his salary…if this info is correct..Jay-Z is to Soulja Boy like Donald Trump is to a bum.
Can this be correct?
Jay-Z’s wealth for 2007 is based on the following: The Rocawear sale (after corporate lawyer fees and taxes applied) is in the $150-$160 million range, his Def Jam salary ($3 million) his endorsement deals ($9 million) his publishing rights ($10 million annually) his annual income from his 40/40 clubs is ($5 million), his income from Armadelle Vodka nets him $13 million yearly, his royalties from “Kingdom Come,’ netted him $2 million due to a high royalty rate
(despite sluggish sales due to downloading ) and his consultant salary with Anheuser-Busch along with his NBA investment nets him a combined total of $5 million-and his $340 million carried over from 2006 brings the grand total to staggering: $547 million dollars. Highest dollar amount (Rocawear) calculated for overall total.
Holy christ!!! Forbes says Jay-Z made $83 million in 2007!!!
MONEYBALL WANTS THOMAS AND BONDS
This makes no sense. Frank Thomas is cut by the Blue Jays and no one in baseball will touch deposed HR king Barry Bonds, but now Billy Beane is going to bring in both….Big Hurt, Big Pain – are they really on Oakland’s radar?
The language sensitivity police are a bit out of control. That said, I can’t blame anyone getting made at these t-shirts in Chicago.
These were designed to “welcome” Japanese import Kosuke Fukudome to the Cubbies. There was no language barrier for Fukudome, he understands the shirt is offensive..
”I don’t know what the creator of the shirt meant this to be, but they should make it right,” Fukudome said through his interpreter after being shown one of the shirts Thursday. ”Maybe the creator created it because he thought it was funny, or maybe he made it to condescend the race. I don’t know.”
I bet you Chicago sportsradio icon didn’t point out the offensive nature of the shirt when he first saw it. North isn’t exactly the most racially sensitive broadcaster. He was reprimanded back in 2006 for this line as reported by CBS2 in Chicago ..
Last summer, when Korean Chicago Cubs pitcher Jae Kuk Ryu gave up several home runs, effectively losing a game to Atlanta, North reportedly said on his show, “Who was that Chinaman?”, a racial slur.
Ask CBS announcer Bobby Clampett if ”Chinaman” is an appropriate term. And secondly, at least use a correct slur. Jae Kuk Ryu is Korean.
We all breathed a sigh of relief when the news came out that we no longer had to hear Gumbel ruin NFL Network games with his lack of knowledge and stumbling. How about this tidbit from the N.Y. Post’s Phil Mushnick?
There are NFL execs who still cannot believe that Bryant Gumbel was hired to be the play-by-play voice of the start-up NFL Network to begin with.
Not only did Gumbel, who recently resigned, have no football play-by-play experience it showed we’re told that NFLN was paying him roughly $1 million a year to call eight games. That’s roughly $125,000 a game. That’s roughly crazy.
On the other hand, if you consider he had no experience, he wasn’t as bad as he was expensive.
Fifty years later, TV people still think sports fans tune to games to hear announcers. Announcers can enhance the telecast or they can drive viewers to distraction, but they can’t make anyone, outside of their immediate families, watch.
Excellent point. Ever wonder why TV and radio announcers often come off as athlete haters? Much of the hating is based on athletes’ salaries. If that’s the case, shouldn’t we hate most sports personalities on TV and radio. $125,000 a game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Little changes with some sports fans. The 50+ crowd and many in the “heartland” base their opinion of the NBA strictly around race. There’s a level of discomfort watching rich, young black men populate the courts.
Enjoy a return to middle America, Kevin Durant!!!!
I blasted the Elite XC main event but stayed away from trashing Kimbo. He doesn’t decide who is put in front of him.
There’s quite a Kimbo debate raging in the MMA world. Most of the purists dislike the guy. But you gotta have the big picture in mind. As long he’s not going to continue fighting “the bum of the month” club, he’s cool in my book. Kimbo has everything you need to be star.
The story is awesome and the guy is 1000% real. His personality is perfect for the sport.
He was on the Dan LeBatard show in Miami on Friday. Kimbo was a riot.
LeBatard is a tough guy to like. His ego is bigger than Antonio Silva’s noggin. And he’s apparently a rough guy to work with. I had a remote engineer tell me that the techs down in Miami call him “Le Bastard.”
That said, this was a cool interview. LeBatard did a great job making it completely conversational. Unlike 99% of talk hosts, you could tell he was actually listening to Kimbo. LeBatard has been a big fan of Kimbo’s for a long time.
Highlights of the interview include Kimbo saying….
*He thought many of the people at the Miami event were rooting for him to lose
*He ripped the club, Opium, that hosted his afterparty
*Kimbo addressed the question of steroid-use without getting offended
*He also talked of kicking back and smoking a blunt
*Kimbo says American Airlines Arena could be the site of his next fight v. Ken Shamrock
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Thanks to 790TheTicket in Miami
Steve Kim from Maxboxing.com joined Cofield for the first 90 minutes. Lots of issues were addressed. Was Ricky Hatton ever in this fight? The HBO broadcasters thought it was a close fight, were they insane? Has Floyd Mayweather really accomplished much in beating Ricky Hatton and Oscar DelaHoya? Is he the undisputed pound-for-pound champ? Tons of Vegas callers phoned in with their takes.
More calls in this segment of the show. The guys also addressed the behavior of the British fans. Is it a big deal that they booed the U.S. national anthem?
More calls here and a caller addresses the difference between racism & bigotry.
Cofield turned his attention to the other Vegas fight card, the TUF 6 Finale at the Palms. Adam Hill, Las Vegas Review Journal, joined Yahoo’s Kevin Iole to break things down. Iole also updated us on the status of UFC lightweight champ Sean Sherk and his title belt.
You have to pick and choose your battles when crying racism. Ridiculous claims of racisms hurt the legit claims. Some buffoon in Tennessee decided to hang some dummies in front of his house for Halloween.
This one has a Michael Vick jersey on. To be expected, someone is bitching that the display is racist.
Price was submitted quickly by Matt Arroyo so there wasn’t much fighting to break down.
He did speak about experience of the show including hammering Joe Scarola for his whining in Episode 2. For Price, the house was torture, saying prisoners have a more pleasant life than those in the TUF house.
He had nothing but compliments for the work of Matt Hughes, Matt Serra and Robbie Lawler.
Price’s motivation to get into fighting is tragic. Much of it stems from the fact that three of his best friends died within three weeks of each other when he was 21 years old.
Dorian also spoke about the house’s racial environment, saying it was completely positive. He also feels strongly about the excellent impact Rampage Jackson will have on inner city kids getting into MMA.
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