Tisha Conklin, 37, was returning from a Halloween party early Sunday morning, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, when she was stopped by police. She blew a 0.17 on the breathalyzer, over twice the legal limit. Once they took her to jail, Conklin was asked to change out of her skimpy "slutty referee costume" into less revealing clothing. She changed in the ladies room and then decided to allegedly punch a policewoman. The additional felony charge could earn the fake ref a penalty of up to two years in prison.
No word on whether she was also flagged for roughing the officer.
Not surprisingly, LeBron James finished first, followed by Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, Dirk Nowitzki and Kevin Durant. Kobe Bryant slipped to number seven, ahead of Derrick Rose, Deron Williams and Blake Griffin.
Other than Nowitzki, whose German squad did not qualify for the 2012 Olympic Games, the top ten looks very similar to the nucleus of the US Olympic team in the upcoming London Olympics.
“Raiders owner Al Davis died, and immediately he was a legendary football pioneer and visionary. While still alive, he’d been a confrontational, abrasive meddler whose teams had a record of 39-93 since 2003. Death: The Ultimate Extreme Makeover.”
Quarterback Steve Young was a college star at BYU, who then signed with the Los Angeles Express of the USFL in 1984. After the team went bankrupt, he was drafted and signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he was deemed a bust. He was then traded to the San Francisco 49ers, where he would put together a Hall of Fame career from 1987-1999.
When Young first signed with the Express for $40 million over ten years, he agreed to help the financially-floundering team by taking his money in the form of an annuity. The contract was guaranteed in case the Express or USFL folded.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is running a huge country, but apparently also has time to be a huge fan of German professional soccer club Schalke 04. When Putin learned that Schalke was about to transfer standout goalie Manuel Neuer to rival Bayern Munich, for more than $30 million last July, he immediately intervened.
According to an interview with Schalke club president Clemens Tonnies, in the German magazine Sport Bild, Putin, who is closely tied to Schalke's main sponsor, did everything he could to keep Neuer with Schalke.
Russian natural gas company Gazprom is the major sponsor of Schalke we speak of.
Bayern is currently in first place and Schalke is third in the 18-team German Bundesliga.
Do you remember Hugh Freeze, the coach of Memphis’ Briarcrest Christian School? Freeze was the real life coach of Michael Oher in "The Blind Side." The best-selling book debuted in 2006 and the subsequent movie grossed more than $250 million, making it the top grossing sports drama ever. Oher is now an offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens.
In his first full season as head coach at Arkansas State, Freeze has led the Red Wolves to a 5-2 start and are on the verge of bowl-eligibility. A home win Saturday over North Texas would give them a 6-2 start for the first time since 1986. The Red Wolves' offense is a hurry-up spread similar to Oregon or Oklahoma.
Freeze admits he never read the famous book, adding, "I can't sit and listen to anyone for more than 30 minutes, except for my pastor."
Thursday’s World Series Game 6 was a fantastic baseball classic, with St. Louis eventually winning 10-9 in 11 innings. There was scoring in every inning except the third and the Rangers blew the lead five times. Many pundits have said it was one of the greatest games ever.
Despite the game concluding at about 12:40 AM ET, FOX garnered a very strong 13.8 national rating, with a peak rating of 16 during the midnight hour in the Eastern time zone. Even in the Central time zone, where the Cardinals and Rangers reside, many households stayed up late, in the minutes leading up to David Freese’s game-winning home run.
In the St. Louis market, Game 6 registered a 49.4 rating, with a 70 share. The game’s final 30 minutes generated a whopping 82 share.
The Oregon State Beavers travel to Salt Lake City to play Utah and are a five-point underdog. The Beavers generally finish the season strongly and are 15-4 against the spread in their last 19 road games. Utah has been a disappointment in their first Pac-12 season and are 2-7 against the spread in their last nine contests. The Utes also have problems at quarterback. Look for Oregon State to score the upset.
3-3 Dallas is surging, but is a 3 1/2-point dog on the road against 2-4 Philadelphia. Since the underdog is 10-4 against the spread in these teams’ last 14 meetings, the Cowboys could spring the upset in the City of Brotherly Love.
ESPN did a wonderful job of covering the last few World Cups. So, naturally, the soccer tournaments were awarded to FOX beginning in 2015, as the ESPN deal runs through the men's World Cup of 2014. Terms of the contract were not available. The FOX contract runs through 2022.
The 2010 World Cup on ESPN and ABC averaged more than 3 million viewers and the Spain versus Netherlands final drew a huge audience of 15.5 million watchers.
Can you stomach a World Cup filled with promotions for their upcoming television lineup or blowhards like Tim McCarver analyzing the action and strategy? I didn't think so.