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Barstool Sports Editor Pulls Pics of Brady's Son After Visit from State Police

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.

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NBC To Air WrestleMania: The World Premiere

For the third straight year, NBC will air an hour-long WrestleMania special.

WrestleMania: The World Premiere airs Saturday, Aug. 13 at 9 p.m. ET, and feature highlights from WrestleMania XXVII this past April.

The highly anticipated pay-per-view event in front of 71,617 fans at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta marked the WrestleMania return of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and featured a main event between John Cena and The Miz for the WWE Championship.

 

 

First Glance: McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice

Before Roger Federer vs. Rafael Nadal, there was Bjorn Borg vs. John McEnroe.

The two tennis stars had an intense rivalry during the ’70s and ’80′s are the subject of HBO’s latest documentary, McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice.

The 60-minute special documents the back story of both tennis stars – - from Borg’s youth of growing up in Sweeden to McEnroe and how he developed into the pretentious phenom that fans loved to hate.

At the end of the day, despite their intense rivalry, the two not only shared a deep respect for each other but would eventually form a close friendship.

“The least I could do was to try a little harder when I was playing him,” McEnroe says in the documentary. “I had to be on my best behavior, plus I respected him.”

In order to fully appreciate this documentary, you need to be of a certain age and lived through the McEnroe-Borg rivalry. For the 20-somethings like myself, it might be hard to grasp why this rivalry trumps Federer-Nadal or Andre Agassi-Pete Sampras.

McEnroe/Borg: Fire & Ice airs Saturday night at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.


Former Blazer Mychal Thompson Trying Out for Portland Radio Gig

Former NBA player Mychal Thompson, who hosted an ESPN radio show in Los Angeles until losing his job under new management in December, is being given a tryout with KXTG (95.5 FM “The Game”) in Portland, where the 1978 overall #1 pick spent the first nine seasons of his 15-year career. Thompson, who has also worked as a Lakers radio analyst for the last eight years, will begin an audition on Wednesday to host the 10 a.m.-to- noon slot.

Thompson lives in Los Angeles but would have to move to Portland if given the position, said program director Brian Jennings.

L.A. has been good to Thompson and his family, but his heart has remained with the City of Roses.

“I love Portland,” he says. “I always tell Julie, Portland’s my favorite city.”

Thompson will do his shows for “The Game” with co-host Dave Smith, a Los Angeles broadcaster “who has Portland connections and knows the market well,” Jennings says. They’ll conduct their shows from a studio in L.A.

“Hopefully, it will turn into something permanent,” Thompson says. “We’re freelancing, looking to get on somebody’s station.

“It’s like having Kobe (Bryant) and Dwyane (Wade) as free agents. Somebody has to be smart enough to sign us.”

(Source: Portland Tribune)

Australian Squash Tour Expands in 2011

Squash is one of those sports (lacrosse being another) that doesn’t get enough love because of the stereotypes involved with those who play the game. Fair or not, it’s true.

But squash in Australia, well that’s fun. So good news: According to an email we just received, “Squash Australia has unveiled an expanded 2011 Australian Squash Tour, featuring 14 Professional Squash Association (PSA) and/or Women’s International Squash Players’ Association (WISPA) tournaments in every state and territory over a four-month period.”

Americans won’t care, but this is big news in the admittedly small squash circles. Another shrimp on the barbie, or some such.

The full release is after the jump. Read more

Kevin Love Does Have the Best Athlete Website Ever

Richard Deitsch tweets the truth: Kevin Love‘s site is really, really amazing.

So much Love, so little time.