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Suh What?

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So after the Lions/Bengals game, some national media talk centered around Ndamukong Suh and his hit on Bengals QB Andy Dalton.

Wednesday afternoon, the NFL fined Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh $20,000 for his hit on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. A few hours later, Suh reacted incredulously and then accepted a suggestion that he is the NFL’s version of Shaquille O’Neal.

“Shaq had the same problem when he was in the NBA,” Suh told Detroit-area reporters. “He kept playing. NBA Hall of Famer soon to come, one of the greatest big men I’ve ever seen, so I hope to follow in his footsteps.”

Unlike most of the commentary I have been hearing, I thought the hit WAS dirty and this could (and should) make Suh a target for the refs.

Here’s the video.

Now if Suh played back in the 1970s, that hit wouldn’t have been noticed. However, this is 2011. I guess what annoys me most about the, “he’s just playing the game how it’s meant to be played,” is I wonder if Suh would get the same fine amount had he done that to Tom Brady or Peyton Manning?

I think not.

Then why is it OK to do it to a lesser-known rookie quarterback?

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August 17, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Posted in Sports

A Hurricane’s Comin’

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So it looks like Miami U is in a wee bit of trouble.

Former University of Miami booster Nevin Shapiro, now serving 20 years in federal prison, claims he treated athletes, primarily football players, to sex parties, nightclub outings, cash, cars and other gifts.

Shapiro told Yahoo Sports he provided improper benefits to 72 Miami athletes, mostly football players, from 2002-10. He also claims that at least seven coaches from the basketball or football programs had knowledge of his actions.

As I saw some of the ESPN coverage on this issue today, I had to laugh when just about every talking head I watched gave the players a free pass on the issue. I love the “they’re just kids” argument. These “kids” are 18-22 years old. Do they deserve all the blame? Heavens no. Do they deserve SOME blame? Yes.

I’m pretty much indifferent to the whole thing. It’s not like there is a actual champion in NCAA Football, anyway.

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August 17, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Posted in Sports

Not So Shore ANF Will Be On A Certain Program

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I have never watched “Jersey Shore.” Well, actually, I did for about 5 minutes once and turned it off for good.

Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino may have to find some new attire for his “gym, tan, laundry” routine.

On Tuesday, clothing retailer Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) said it would offer “substantial payment” to MTV’s The Jersey Shore’s cast members to stop wearing the brand on air.

“We are deeply concerned that Mr. Sorrentino’s association with our brand could cause significant damage to our image. We understand that the show is for entertainment purposes, but believe this association is contrary to the aspirational nature of our brand, and may be distressing to many of our fans,” an Abercrombie & Fitch spokesperson said in a statement. “We have also extended this offer to other members of the cast, and are urgently waiting a response.”

The reality show, currently in its fourth season, features hard-partying and hookups in locations ranging from the show’s origin, the Jersey Shore to the current season in Florence, Italy.

And then I got to this part.

The castmates have coined terms like “grenade”– to refer to an unattractive woman — and has come under fire for their liberal usage of words like “Guido” and “Guidette,” which many have argued as adhering to Italian-American stereotypes.

So I guess this means Abercrombie & Fitch sends out similar letters to rap artists whenever their products are featured in videos.

Are they? (I can’t remember the last time I watched a contemporary rap video.)

On a side note, if Covington ever tried stopping me from wearing its short-sleeved shirts, I’m in trouble.

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August 17, 2011 at 9:50 am

Posted in Entertainment

Sort Of … A Rock God

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This story carries the same weight for me as articles about politicians using American flags/poltical signs made in China.

Then why am I posting this?

So I can say the following: maybe the Kenyan Koffee Fetcher could get Michael Moore to film an online documentary of this Blunderbus Tour and outsource the editing/production north of the border.

President Hussein is barnstorming the heartland to boost US jobs in a taxpayer-financed luxury bus the government had custom built — in Canada, The Post has learned.

The $1.1 million vehicle, one of two that Quebec-based Prevost sold the government, has been tricked out by the Secret Service with state-of-the-art security features and creature comforts.

It’s a VIP H3-45 model, the company’s top of the line, and is used by major traveling rock bands.

“That’s the more luxurious model,” Christine Garant of Prevost told The Post.

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August 17, 2011 at 9:33 am

Posted in News