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DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

July 22, 2008

Ok, we’re back. Sorry for the hiatus. If you haven’t heard, we’re blogging MMA and some boxing for Yahoo. We will do our best to keep Mr. Sunshine current. Especially with the topics, pictures and videos we discuss on Cofield & Cokin.

 

Denny won’t fight Diaz if he can’t make weight

GSP doesn’t deserve a Silva fight, says manager

Is UFC courting more blog coverage?

Barnett is one trash-talking, sensitive mofo

Taylor one and done for UFC?

White says Affliction MMA will be out of business soon

Johnson ready to rumble after latest MMA ref controversy

Who rules the MMA world? Trigg says there’s no argument

Affliction card beats Ultimate Fight Night 14 by unanimous decision

NOW WE KNOW WHY RADIO/TV STAR WON’T CALL OUT BIG OIL COMPANIES

Sean Hannity signs $100 million dollar radio deal

CAPT. LOU CAN STILL PARTY LIKE IT’S 1984

WWE/ECW wrestler goes on a drunken brawling rampage

NFL HAS A HUGE DRUG PROBLEM

Patriots lineman is either junkie or a dealer

INTERNET GOOFS ARE ACTUALLY CALLING ROSARIO DAWSON FAT

Huh, huge bombs on a body that’s not anorexic. Guys in their Mom’s basement are embarrassing sometimes.

NBA SUMMER LEAGUE HAD ITS SHARE OF STARS…THREE OF COFIELD’S PRE-DRAFT FAVORITES MAKE THIS LIST

Jerryd Bayless, Donte Greene and J.J. Hickson shine during VSL

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE IN LINE FOR ANOTHER FCC FINE?

Singer should learned about shucking and jiving from SacBee boxing writer

POLICE ACADEMY STAR HAS BEDDED 600 WOMEN

Nice job Steve Guttenberg, you beat the human sound machine Michael Winslow by 595 babes. Winslow was a comedian (VIDEO) , who knew? See if you can make through 90 seconds of the video.

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

May 28, 2008

CAT FIGHT BETWEEN KOBE’S WIFE AND ESPN THE MAGAZINE BLOGGER

This is a good one from The Sports Pig. Kobe Bryant’s wife Vanessa reportedly flipped out on ESPN’s Laura Lane. Lane writes on her blog..

So as I’m walking out of the Lakers locker room after some post-game interviews with the players, I pass Vanessa, who is sitting outside the locker room as usual with her two girls.
“Laura!” she screams (yes, she apparently knows my name). “F- you! You f-ing bitch!”
“Excuse me?” I say, completely baffled as I look around me to see if there is someone else named Laura. No, there’s not.

Her daughters – ages 5 and 2 – are sitting next to her on the bench looking at their mom as she screams.

“F- you! How dare you write about me and my daughters and their schedule! You didn’t say you were writing an article! F- you! You f-ing bitch. You have no journalism ethics! F- you! You bitch – ”

Bryant isn’t happy that Lane critiques her clothing and behavoir during Laker games…

Kobe’s wife, Vanessa, has opted to make her own fashion statement. Vanessa, who is usually prim and proper in all black has decided to have fun tonight with her outfit. She’s wearing a white tube dress, a purple tutu, black leggings, high heeled short boots and a rhinestone incrusted white leather jacket with the number 8 on the back, Kobe’s old number. Bryant’s daughters, Natalia and Gianna both have shirts that say “Got MVP?”

“When he changed his number I didn’t have anything with a 24 on it so I had them make this dress,” Vanessa says. “I don’t know how to sew that well so I just told them what to do.”

After the screaming session, Lane unloaded on Bryant.

She’s insane. Everyone knows it. Perhaps she’s angry at the world because there were rumors today that came out that Kobe Bryant slept with a Lakers cheerleader – a hotter version of his wife who is also named Vanessa – and she got fired.
While I am completely against cheating, can you honestly blame Kobe if he didn’t want to sleep with that???

Considering there are a lot of rumors going around, I’m sure she’s upset. So she took it out on me and now I have an awesome story.

About three different reporters at the game and one of my editors told me I should write about her cussing me out. That’s the beauty of journalism. You don’t fight, you write.

THAT WAS A FOUL

I love arguing whether Brent Barry got fouled. The refs have called these playoffs like pussies the entire way. If they were consistent, that call is made and Barry goes to the line for three free throws.

San Antonio columnist Buck Harvey writes that the Lakers deserved a break on the final play…

That was the last time the Lakers were in San Antonio for the playoffs. Then Tim Duncan threw in a leaning jumper for the lead — and Derek Fisher and 0.4 followed.

This time — with Fisher again involved — one bad call deserved another.

This time the refs didn’t see that a Fisher jumper had grazed the rim, not resetting the shot clock. This time the refs chose to look the other way when Fisher leaped and landed on Brent Barry.

This time the Lakers deserved what they got.

They clearly outplayed the Spurs.

JOEY CRAWFORD WAS THE CREW CHIEF? WHY IS HE STILL WORKING THE PLAYOFFS AFTER THE DEBACLES OF THE LAST FEW YEARS?

The conspiracy theorists are howling in San Antonio. I don’t think they’re right but who the hell knows. Crawford imploded last year. Is it beyond belief that he still holds a grudge and lets emotion get the best of him during some NBA games?

The Philly native certainly has a history…

Crawford was suspended late in the 2006-07 season after he tossed Tim Duncan from a game for laughing at him from the bench on April 15, 2007, in Dallas. He was reinstated for this season and remains one of the league’s highest-rated referees. A veteran of 31 seasons, Crawford has worked 38 NBA Finals games, more than any active referee. His 266 playoff games worked heading into this playoff season makes him the most experienced active playoff referee.  

PITTSBURGH TALKER PAYS HEFTY PRICE FOR OVER THE TOP REMARKS

We pointed out on Tuesday that Mark Madden was a bit out of control last week on his Steel Town radio show. Now he may lose his job. He’s waged public wars with Pittsburgh sports figures for year but it looks like he cross the line in his comment about Ted Kennedy.

Madden said the following about Sen. Kennedy, who days earlier had been diagnosed with brain cancer: “I’m very disappointed to hear Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts is near death because of a brain tumor. I always hoped Senator Kennedy would live long enough to be assassinated.”

Madden works for one of the few owned and operated station in the ESPNRadio family. An independent station may not have jumped as quickly. I’d like to see him given another shot.

JIM NANTZ, ANOTHER MILLIONAIRE SPEWING MISINFORMATION

Another out of touch TV guy is pontificating about the blogosphere. Nantz threw out this gem during a recent interview on MSNBC.

I have to admit, I’m so far out of the loop on the blogosphere, I really don’t partake in that. I know that it’s got a huge following. On the few occasions that I have gone or been introduced to it and checked out what’s been written, maybe about my world, it’s usually so vile and vicious that I shut it down after a minute or two.

There’s no stopping it. The scary thing is how much credibility someone lends to that. How much credibility do we give to people out there who aren’t trained in journalism and then try and masquerade as someone who can pass along information as factual.

Upon reading about it, I was glad there was a firestorm about it. I really appreciated Buzz Bissinger — I read he was a little ashamed of his level of anger — but I completely understood where he was coming from.

Nantz was so interested in the topic he did admit he couldn’t carve out the 90 minutes to actually watch the CostasNow show….

MSNBC: Did you follow the discussions that came out of the recent “Costas Now” show on sports media–

JN: I read about it.

As out of touch as Bob Costas, Nantz may be more so. He is a blue-blood with a golfing background. Sorry bro, don’t really care about your thoughts on what average joe sports fans enjoy and don’t enjoy.

THE U.S. SUCKS AGAIN..WE HAVE MICHELLE AKERS, BRAZIL HAS LAISA ANDRIOLI

 

I would assume the Brazilian team is damn good in women’s soccer.

If not, who cares with great athletes like the 20-year old Andrioli on it’s side. You can click here for the rest of the photos (ABSOLUTELY NSFW).

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

May 20, 2008

GOOD LEBRON DEBATE .. ANTHONY V. BAYLESS

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VECSEY JUMPS ON THE BASH LEBRON BANDWAGON, DOES HE HAVE A POINT?

You may disagree with Peter but it is refreshing to see him simply state his opinion and not make up stories as he did twice in a week, two weeks ago.

After years of being targeted by defensive gameplans you’d think LeBron (i.e. coach Mike Brown) would understand (insist) that by giving up the ball sooner on each possession (and continuing to move), the greater difficulty opponents have surrounding James when he gets it back in better scoring position.

 

WHY DOES HORSE RACING’S DUTROW GET A FREE PASS?

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Big Brown’s trainer is the equivalent of Dave Bliss taking Cincinnati to the Final Four in 2011. How is this guy still working in the racing industry?

Dutrow’s ARCI rap sheet contains 72 entries, including fines and suspensions in Maryland, California, New York, Florida, Delaware and New Jersey.

Several of those are for his own personal conduct; many involve marijuana. Others include: an alleged attempt to pass forged checks in Maryland; an attempt to provide a false urine sample “by means of an apparatus concealed on his person”; and a failure to report on a New York license application a 1991 criminal conviction in Nevada.

And he’s been fined or suspended at least once every year since 2000 for doping issues. In 2000, a barn search in New York produced “an injectible vitamin which is forbidden.” In ’01, a horse had excessive Lasix — an anti-bleeding medication — in its system. In ’02, Dutrow “failed to follow Lasix procedures.” In ’03, a horse tested positive for Mepivacaine. From ’04 through an ’08 fine in Florida, there were citations regarding Lasix, Clenbuterol, Phenylbutazone and Oxyphenbutazone.

COME ON, YOU KNOW IT’S WRONG…TISK, TISK WEBSTER!!

PREAKNESS INFIELD LOOKS LIKE GOOD WHOLESOME, FAMILY FUN

COUGAR V. BRITNEY…COUGAR WINS AGAIN

The other day, we faced-off 39-year old Jennifer Aniston v. 26 y.o. Britney…no contest.

Here is 38-year old Mariah Carey and more Britney at the beach in Costa Rica.

HOOPS RECRUITING UPDATE

UNLV looked to have it’s pick of the litter a few weeks back with Kentucky’s Derrick Jasper and Pepperdine’s Malcolm Thomas looking at Vegas as a transfer destination. Things have gotten really quiet.

Thomas is apparently an academic mess. Reports are that UNLV is clearly behind UCLA and San Diego State in the race.

Jasper is now being courted by Minnesota (former KY coach Tubby Smith) and Cal along with the Rebels. There is also some buzz in Lexington that he may just stay at Kentucky. Stay tuned.

UNLV is also being mentioned in the race for another transfer. Curtis Kelly, a 6-foot-9 sophomore, is leaving UConn.

Jeff Goodman of FoxSports.com is reporting that Kelly is looked at K-State this weekend. He told Goodman that he’s also considering  UNLV, Kentucky, Xavier, Rhode Island, Virginia and Miami.

Kelly, ranked ahead of …Wayne Chism (Tenn), Taj Gibson (USC), Ryan Anderson (Cal)…was the 11th-rated PF in 2006 coming out of Rice (Manhattan). He chose UConn over L’Ville, Pitt and Syracuse. 

MR. SUNSHINE TAKING VEGAS BY STORM!!!

May 19, 2008

It’s pretty special when you can become THE host that listeners want to attack the most, in just five months on the new station.

I may have earned that prestigious label.

Paulie Howard nearly got his head ripped off this weekend by MMA fighter Phil Baroni. You can see in the picture, Baroni slapped on a vicious choke. He wouldn’t let it go until Paulie tapped 17 times!!!

Today, the Vegas listeners were offered the opportunity to choke out any of the five ESPNRadio1100 hosts…Paulie and Mr. Sunshine are in a heated battle. They have left Mitch Moss, Seat Williams and Dave Cokin in the dust.

You can vote on the front page of espn1100.com!!!

PAULIE’S ROUGH WEEKEND

May 18, 2008

ESPN1100’s Paul Howard was 0-3 this weekend.

He nearly passed out after MMA fighter Phil Baroni slapped on a choke. Randy Couture got out of a Paulie choke in five seconds.

To add insult to injury, Paulie was then destroyed in an eating content. Channel 13’s Doug Kazerian buried Paul in a burrito scarfing contest. DK finished the giant burrito im 67 seconds!!!

Phil Baroni gets Paulie of ESPN Radio 1100 to tap 17 times

Randy Couture makes a mockery of Paul’s choke hold

DAILY RAYS OF SUNSHINE

May 16, 2008

WHO WAS THE WORLD’S SEXIEST, FAT MAN?

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.”

From thesportspig.com….

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).

VEGAS SPORTSBOOK COMMUNITY SAYS BARKLEY IS A CHEAT

May 15, 2008

Around the country, the news that Charles Barkley owes Wynn Casino $400,000 may not be big news. After all, the Round Mound has openly stated that he’s got a gambling problem and is probably $10 million in the hole.

Wynn Las Vegas is frustrated with the former NBA player because he’s owed the 400 large since October. The property has now asked Clark County D.A. David Roger to look into filing felony theft charges against Barkley.

“By taking the $400,000 in credit and refusing to pay the amount despite repeated attempts, Barkley has wrongfully exercised dominion and control over Wynn’s property,” Wynn Las Vegas said in the complaint.

If indicted and convicted on four separate felony theft charges, Barkley could get 10 years in prison.

Thursday Roger appearing on ESPNRadio1100 said…

“The allegation is that he was given four $100,000 markers in October of last year. He’ll be given the opportunity to make restitution. If he doesn’t make restitution then he will face charges. Once an agreement is made, he could have up to six months to make those payments.”

“If we charged him with theft, it would be four counts. That’s 1-10 years in Nevada state prison. Filing bad checks is 1-4 years per count.” 

Sportsbook industry folks are infuriated that Barkley is stiffing the casino.

Afterall, it was Barkley who was treated like gold by Mandalay Bay after being given a little of credit on Super Sunday in 2002. A paperwork error and Barkley’s refusal to agree to his end of the deal nearly destroyed a sportsbook director’s career.

The folks in the Mandalay Bay sports book were alerted a few hours before Super Bowl 36, that Barkley wanted to bet $500,000+ on the Rams-Patriots game. One slight problem, Barkley didn’t have the money. Sportsbook’s don’t extend lines of credit, only the games on the floor can do so.

If the player needs a “marker” to play in the sportsbook, he’ll sign the appropriate paperwork or be given the dollar value in chips by the casino cage, and is then escorted over to the book to place the bet.

Barkley got his marker and walked over to the book where he placed a $500,000 bet on the Patriots at +14 and $50,000 on the Pats money line at over 3-to-1.

Shortly after the bets were placed, the sportsbook noticed that Barkley hadn’t actually signed the paperwork, the fault of the cage, making it a non-binding agreement. When he was tracked down off property, Barkley refused to sign the paperwork. 

He’d gotten away with it!!! A “free roll” worth over $650k if he won.   

The Patriots covered and won the game outright and Barkley still got paid which technically violated Nevada gaming rules. Mandalay Bay honored the bet even though it didn’t have to, but the property needed a fall guy, so the book director Nick Bogdanovich was fired.

Bogdanovich, who now runs the Cal-Neva sportbooks in Reno & Las Vegas, was out of the industry for a long time after the Barkley snafu. As one sportsbook vet told us, “Barkley ruined his f*ckin life!”

We come full circle in 2008, Barkley has been given a line of credit by Wynn Las Vegas and won’t pay off his bets. Former and current book directors that we spoke with said Barkley is a scumbag but because he loses so much money at the roulette tables, you have to placate him on the smaller losses (400k!!!).