Comedian Frank Caliendo joined “Mike and Mike” on ESPN Radio and ESPN 2 this morning and performed the holiday classic, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” while imitating pretty much every ESPN sports newser. The Lou Holtz impression is particularly amazing. Watch as Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic struggle to keep a straight face.
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Barstool Sports editor David Portnoy pulled photos of Tom Brady‘s naked 20-month-old son off his website after a visit from Massachusetts state police, who told him the pictures were causing unnecessary headaches for a lot of people. A lot of people had called to complain, and the state attorney general’s office opened a preliminary investigation as to whether posting the pictures constituted child exploitation.
“I’ve never had cops knock on my door for anything in my life,” Portnoy said in an interview with the Boston Globe yesterday. “That is not a coincidence that this is one of the first times I’ve taken something down.”
The pictures showed the baby frolicking on the beach with his mother, Gisele Bundchen. Portnoy did not take the photos, but drew fire for his decision to post them alongside commentary about the size of the boy’s genitalia. That didn’t sit well with many readers, nor with the producer at WEEI radio station in Boston. Portnoy had been a regular on-air guest, but was dropped after posting the pictures.
“What he did was completely irresponsible,” Jason Wolfe, the station’s vice president of programming, wrote on Twitter. “It’s not about whether he was allowed to do it or not. It’s about common decency. And he showed none.”
Lawyers said Portnoy would probably not face child pornography charges because he did not appear to have “lascivious intent” in posting the picture. Some said that posting the images may have violated the child’s privacy rights, depending on where the photographs were taken.
Women’s Professional Soccer might not survive much longer, but the league will look good while going down in flames (or surviving, who knows!)
“For three straight years now, we’ve seen the best of sport performance and style come together on the field with PUMA’s custom WPS uniforms,” WPS CEO Anne-Marie Eileraas said in a statement. “This year’s team kits are no different. In this World Cup year, PUMA’s founding partnership with WPS and its on-going support of women’s soccer is crucial to the growth of the game both in the U.S. and internationally, given the league’s global appeal as the best soccer league for women in the world.”
While we wish the uniforms were a bit more like the NFL-as-soccer-jerseys, we like what PUMA’s done.
The media didn’t back down from Woods after returning to the PGA Tour but were often shut down before they were able to finish their long-winded questions on his infidelities and personal life. Read more
In 15 days, FIFA’s embattled executive committee will vote to award the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. It’s a huge deal – both for the organizing body, which earns 95 percent of its four-year revenue from the tournament, and for the host country, which gains prestige (and cash) associated with holding the world’s most important event – and the end of a long process for each of the nine bidding countries. (Spain/Portugal, England, Russia, and Belgium/Netherlands are competing for the former tournament while the United States, Australia, Qatar, South Korea, and Japan are in the running for the latter.)
If FIFA’s technical committee is to be believed, however, there are problems with each bid. Read more