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Thursday, November 13, 2008

DSRTSV! 11/13/08

You might remember this classic video from late in 2005 (or maybe early 2006).

Boomer Esiason mocks Peyton Manning and Dan Marino in one foul swoop. I find it ironic that A) Boomer didn't exactly win the big one either and B) Well, we all know what happens eventually

Sheree Whitfield is Her Own Woman...Sorta

Remember when I said the MNF game was kinda weak and I didn't watch (even though I missed a helluva ending). Well, the reason was there was another fine session of Real Housewives of Atlanta on...and Lord knows I wasn't going to miss that.
The show is mildly entertaining with DeShawn Snow (Wife of Cavalier Eric Snow) and Lisa Wu-Hartwell (wife of Raiders Linebacker Edgerton Hartwell) as well as non-athlete wife NeNe Leakes (wife of a Real Estate Mogul) and Kim Zolciak (who simply has a sugar daddy deemed "Big Papa" on the show).

The show also has one other athlete's wife...well, sorta:

Meet Sheree (Sure-ay) Whitfield, the former (or soon to be former) wife of retired NFLer (OL) Bob Whitfield (pictured).

Why is this interesting (and on your fucking sports site, where y'know, you wanted to read about sports). Well, Sheree pisses me the hell off (most of these women do, but Sheree's a total bitch on top of that).

You see, Sheree claims to be her own woman. Essence Magazine had a chance to speak with let's get to the hilarious excerpts.

ESSENCE.COM: Your life is now on display for the world to see. So what made you join the cast?

"Well, I was at the end of a divorce, so I thought this was a great way to get my mind off of it. And, I’m definitely not just sitting at home. We are redefining what it means to be a housewife, whether it means being a businesswoman, working mom, or socialite, and I was excited to let people inside our world."

ESSENCE.COM: From the first episode, we know that you want to get at least seven figures from your divorce. Do you think the show portrays you accurately?

Well, I’m “the bitch.” I hate to say that but that’s what I am on the show. It’s not something I set out to be, but I guess that’s what you’re called when you speak your mind. And that’s okay with me. Of course, you will be edited, and there’s stuff you’d wish they’d keep, like all the things I said before about the divorce.

ESSENCE.COM: So how’s your love life now? Are you dating?

I’m not dating anyone right now. Atlanta is so small and it really is six degrees of separation. My ex told me about the show [before I could tell him]. A guy for me would definitely have to be spiritual, family-oriented, and someone who’s happy and confident within themselves.

If you have a chance (maybe you're favorite NFL team is getting blown out on Sunday're "done") and you watch the show (Bravo Network) you'll start to understand why I find Sheree so ridiculous.

"We are redefining what it means to be a housewife, whether it means being a businesswoman, working mom, or socialite" - Really? I mean, I guess you are redefining what it means to be a housewife. Does it now mean bloodsucking leech who is only rich because of her husband?

Well, I’m “the bitch.” - Yes

"My ex told me about the show [before I could tell him]." - I.e. another way to fuck him.

It's like Sheree's convinced she's gotten where she is because of her hard work. Maybe I'm missing something here, but living off your NFL husband's salary and then divorcing him (with a seven figure settlement), when he retires, is hardly making your own way.

Sheree, if you're reading this, we'd love to set up an e-mail interview with you. Anyone else, please send your frustrating e-mails to

On that note, its depressing that Bravo lets people like this sit in the "public" eye

Its more depressing that such a reputable sports website did as well...


Grey Cup to Air on Versus

I watch Versus as often as Seahawks receivers catch passes, but they are an improving sports network. They have already made history as the first US network to air the Grey Cup (the Canadian Football League championship game) live. The 95th Grey Cup will be played in Montreal on November 23rd, with the possibility that the Montreal Alouettes could be playing for the title at home, something that hasn’t happened this decade. The CFL on US TV is a mystery, Gus Johnson called some games for ESPN 2 over a decade ago, and now only if you have America One (which most of you probably don’t) can you see CFL games south of the border. I am quite relieved though that Joe Beninati won’t growl his way to Canada, they will use TSN’s feed:

The CFL announced this week that VERSUS will, for the first time, carry the Grey Cup in the United States. This year’s game will be played Nov. 23 in Montreal and will be carried live, starting with the pre-game show at 5:30 p.m., followed by the game broadcast that will start at 6 p.m.

“There’s no bigger single game on the Canadian sports calendar,” said CFL Commissioner Mark Cohon. “And this year’s Grey Cup will punctuate a year in the CFL that has had no shortage of excitement and dramatic finishes, which is what Canadian football is all about.

“We’re proud to partner with VERSUS to offer our fans south of the border, and sports fans alike, the opportunity to enjoy this year’s Grey Cup.”

Marc Fein, the executive vice president of programming, production and business operation for VERSUS, agreed.

“We are excited to work with the CFL to broadcast the 96th edition of the Grey Cup to more than 73 million American viewers,” he said. “With nearly a hundred years of hard-hitting action and memorable finishes, the Grey Cup is a great addition to the ever-growing programming line-up on VERSUS.”

Chris Cuthbert and Glen Suitor will be in the commentary box, the only big flaw I see in this for Versus, is the fact that it’s on Sunday. Big NFL day, important games….I doubt the average American will head to Versus to watch a CFL game, so the ratings cannot be too good. Kudos to them, I will be watching the Grey Cup on TV after all!

Thirsty Thursday Daily "Linkin Logs" (11/13/08)

Joe Maddon and Sweet Potato Lou took the Manager of the Year Awards for each league. Some Phillies fans are up in arms over the travesty that is Uncle Charlie not getting his fair due. Not this guy though and there's a few reasons:
  1. The voting takes place before the playoffs. For that matter, even the final week of the season (weekend games, when quite a few teams clinched)
  2. Charlie did practically what was expected; win 90 games and make the playoffs. It wasn't surprising.
  3. It's not like he had the best record in baseball (like Piniella) or took a team from worst to first (Maddon...even if he still wore those dumb glasses).
  4. Charlie took second. Had he won the most games in the league that year, he and Piniella might have been switched.
  5. Charlie's got the hardware that counts.
In unrelated news, #14 Ball State defeated Ben Roethlisberger's alma mater Miami (of Ohio...) to reach the vaunted 10-0 plateau. There's been some talk about where Ball State should fall as far as BCS bowl bids, but with BCS outsiders Utah and Boise State as well as a number of quality one loss teams in front of them, I just don't see it happening. Toss in the fact that they've defeated such quality schools as my alma mater and Big Ten doormat Indiana and I just don't see how A) They make it in and B) deserve a spot; though you could make arguments against Boise State (who's only decent win is Oregon, though Fresno State is coming up) and Utah, though they have already beaten a tough TCU squad and will face Brigham Young (#17) before Thanksgiving.
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