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NY Post Scribe Gets Cheeky With His Dateline

We see what you did there, Steve Serby. Very clever.

New York Post Takes Cheap Shot At Michael Vick

Should we even be surprised that the New York Post had the gall to do this?

Stay classy, News Corp.

Giants-Vikings Moved To Detroit Following Collapse Of Metrodome Roof

According to Rich Eisen of the NFL Network, the Minnesota Vikings-New York Giants game will now be played at Ford Field in Detroit due to the Metrodome roof collapsing.

There’s a new kickoff time as well – 7:20 p.m. ET. The game will still be shown locally on Fox in the Minnesota and New York markets and on the NFL Ticket package.

Monday will also mark the first night game in Detroit in nearly a decade … and of course the Lions aren’t in it.

Fox Sports pregame show had exclusive video as the collapse happened. Pam Oliver did a live shot for FOX NFL Sunday this morning showing a pile of snow mid-field and the tattered sections of the roof dangling from above.

Train Conductor Chooses Family Over NFL

Keith Fitzhugh always wanted to play in the NFL. He’s had a taste – spending parts of two training camps with the New York Jets and time with the Baltimore Ravens – but he’s never been able to stick around.

So when the former team called on Tuesday to ask if the safety would join their roster for Sunday’s game to help replace injured Jim Leonhard and James Ihedigbo, he had a decision to make.

He turned them down.

Fitzhugh, who landed a full-time job as a train conductor in Norfolk Southern railroad, told the team thanks but no thanks.

The 24 year old is living at home, helping his parents pay their bills because his father can’t work and his mom can’t bring in enough money.

“I know the Jets have a great opportunity of making the Super Bowl, and that’s one dream that every child has is to play sports and make it to the Super Bowl or get to the World Series,” he said. “But, there’s a time when you have to think, ‘Hey, you’ve only got one Mom and Dad.’ They won’t be here forever, and while they’re here, you’ve got to cherish that time.”

If that doesn’t get you in the Christmas spirit, nothing will.

LeBron. Cleveland. Tonight. 8 P.M.

Hide the women and children; LeBron’s back.

Actually, forget that. The women and children will be joining the grown men of Ohio to boo the heck out of LBJ when he returns to Cleveland Thursday night as a member of the Miami Heat. For one night only, Cleveland does indeed rock.

What does it all mean? Welp

People might end up in jail.

Local governments may topple.

Only something bad could happen. I guarantee you.

Whatever it is? There will definitely be something in the air.

That’s okay. Just maybe lay off the five-year-old Heat fans, okay?

Tiger Woods Masters The @Mentions On Twitter

It appears Tiger Woods is indeed serious about this Twitter thing.

After a couple of random tweets about wearing shorts during phone interviews and enjoying pie (no pun intended), Woods decided to respond to his Twitter followers and tackle some hard-hitting questions.

I bet you didn’t know the following about Tiger:

  • His favorite movie is “Caddyshack.”
  • Outside of Stanford, he roots for the Lakers, Raiders and Dodgers.
  • If he could play another sport, it would be basketball.
  • His favorite golf course is St. Andrews.
  • He ate a steak and baked potato after his foundation meeting.

Information for life.

    NFL Today Hosts Can't Handle Victoria's Secret Model

    Did anyone catch CBS Sports’ NFL Today pregame show on Sunday? We didn’t but apparently Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge showed up for the predictions portion of the show.

    The results? Predictable. From TampaBay.com’s Tom Jones:

    Victoria’s Secret model Lily Aldridge was the guest on the predictions segment. The boys were better behaved this year until Boomer Esiason drove the segment straight into the gutter with a juvenile and completely inappropriate comment. Aldridge’s analysis on her predictions was fairly knowledgeable, and analyst Dan Marino joked that he was going to peek at her notes. That’s when Esiason thought it was okay to say, “Dan’s looking at the notes. Shannon (Sharpe) is looking at other things.”

    As comments go, it’s a relatively innocuous one. But in a season marred by sexting scandals and sideline reporter controversies, maybe stay away from saying things like this? Plus, it’s not like Boomer and the gang handled this segment well last year.

    Charles Barkley on the LeBron James Nike Ad: 'He's Trying Too Hard'

    Earlier this week we wrote about what NBA on TNT analyst Charles Barkley thought about “The Decision,” and noted that in a new Nike ad, LeBron James seems to take a few swipes at him.

    Yesterday Barkley reacted to the ad, saying “LeBron is trying too hard, Nike is trying too hard. First of all, it probably took three days to shoot that commercial, which is too much.”

    TNT’s Charles Barkley on LeBron James New Nike Commercial from Turner Sports on Vimeo.

    Cablevision Employees Sending Customers To Illegal Websites In Order To Watch The MLB Playoffs

    If you’re a Cablevision customer who is looking for a way to watch Game 1 of the World Series Wednesday night, the cable network might have a solution for you.

    The New York Daily News has obtained a tape of a Cablevision representative telling an upset customer that he can watch the MLB playoffs on an illegal website:

    In a sign of how nasty things are getting, one Fox employee who is also a Cablevision customer taped his conversation with a customer service rep, The News learned.

    “Is there anyplace I can get these games?” the Long Island-based customer asks.

    The rep first suggests the customer try adjusting his HD set, which would allow him to legally get the Fox signal over the air. Read more

    SI.com Recruits Man Who Hates Soccer to Explain Liverpool FC Sale

    Dan Shaugnessy, the Boston Globe columnist who once began a story with the words “I hate watching soccer,” makes an appearance on SI.com to discuss the sale of Liverpool FC to John Henry‘s New England Sports Ventures.

    On a very basic level, the decision is okay. Shaugnessy has written columns for SI.com in the past and his story discusses the impact Henry has had on the Boston Red Sox. It’s designed to give Liverpool fans a primer to the man who helped turn around the financial fortunes of Massachusetts’ favorite sports team. (Skip for a second the fact that Liverpool fans don’t read SI.com.) The Globe man can certainly provide this insight.

    But here’s a writer who openly campaigns against the beautiful game. Just this summer he said, “This is what i hate about this stupid game of soccer and all these international rules,” railed against injury time, and offered “I’m waiting to write about it. I’ve been busy, but I’m going to rip into it one of these days.”

    SI.com has a wonderful roster of writers, soccer and otherwise, who could have penned this column. Why didn’t they choose someone without such an obvious biased? Wherefore art thou, Grant Wahl?

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