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Some sports fans can't stand ESPN commentator Skip Bayless. And apparently one of the biggest trash-talkers in the NFL is in that group. Richard Sherman is an All-Pro defensive back for the Seattle Seahawks. And yesterday while Bayless was interviewing him, Sherman pretty much embarrassed him on national TV. Or embarrassed HIMSELF, depending on how you look at it. It all started after a question about whether Sherman is overrated. Sherman responded by telling Bayless, quote, "Whenever you address me, address me as 'All-Pro Stanford graduate' . . ."Because those are some accomplishments you will ASPIRE to, but never accomplish. You have never accomplished ANYTHING." Adding that he's, quote, "better at LIFE" than Bayless is. Then instead of firing back, Bayless tried to move on. But Sherman just talked over him, and proceeded to call him a, quote, "ignorant, pompous, egotistical cretin." All this apparently stemmed from something Bayless had said earlier in the show, about how Sherman isn't in the, quote, "same league" as Jets All-Pro defensive back Darrelle Revis. It's also funny to see how uncomfortable Stephen A. Smith gets while sitting there listening to it. It seems to be Sherman that comes off like a major jerk on this one.
In case you missed it, Marc Staalof the New York Rangers took a slap shot to the EYE in a hockey game against the Flyers on Tuesday night. First it deflected off someone's stick . . . which didn't slow it down much. Then it hit him directly in the right eye. He went down immediately, and started flailing around on the ice . . . which is understandable when you see the video. According to the team, he's out indefinitely. But his doctors are optimistic that he'll make a full recovery. (--It's also reignited the debate over whether hockey players should be REQUIRED to have facemasks on their helmets.)
The East Coast is dealing with a ton of snow right now. But anytime you have to clear snow off the roof of your house, here's what NOT to do. There's a video online of some guy . . . we're not sure where, maybe in Russia . . . standing on a ladder, trying to shovel about two feet of snow off the roof of a cabin. But he ends up triggering a mini-avalanche, all the snow comes down at once and knocks the ladder over, and he cartwheels in the air. But somehow he lands on his FEET, totally fine.
Colin Farrell's new crime thriller "Dead Man Down"opens this Friday. And to promote it, an ad agency in New York pranked a bunch of people . . . by staging a fake MURDER in an elevator, and letting them walk in on it. When the elevator doors opened, they saw a guy STRANGLING another guy with a rope, and a lot of them just screamed and ran away. But a surprising number actually tried to stop it. And one guy just stood there taking pictures with his cell phone.
A College Baseball Player Tried to Score from Third on a Wild Pitch . . . and Got Tackled by the Pitcher.
A batter charging the mound in baseball is somewhat common. But you don't see THIS very often. A pitcher for the division-three baseball team at Berry College in Georgia is a hit online right now. Because on Sunday, he tried to prevent a runner from scoring on a wild pitch . . . by TACKLING HIM. And it wasn't an accident. He ran straight at him and lowered his shoulder.
In New York state high school basketball, New Rochelle was trailing by 10 with three minutes to go and mounted a strong comeback capped off by one of the most insane sequences in recent memory. With 2.9 seconds left in the Section 1 Class AA championship game, Mt. Vernon was leading New Rochelle 60-58. New Rochelle had possession and was inbounding for a final second heave. They throw it to half-court where it is stolen by Mt. Vernon. If you've ever thought just throwing the ball up in the air and letting time expire was a good idea, just watch. Mt. Vernon tries to do it with a half-toss and New Rochelle gets the ball back and splashes a half court shot with .1 second left.
Katie called in to share her baby experience with us.
This is Katies son. Brody Allen. 8lbs - 12oz. 22 inches
Rest easy, Wisconsin: The Milwaukee Brewers' missing Italian racing sausage,
Guido the sausage, has been found. After a local businesswoman offered up a case
of mustard in exchange for the sausage's safe return, two men brought the
sausage into TJ Ryan's bar in Cedarburg, Wisconsin — one of the sausage's last
known locations during the bender that preceded its disappearance — dropped it
off, told the bartender, "You didn't see this," and ran away.... Just before midnight on Wednesday a reporter received an email from the people claiming to be responsible. As proof, they offered a video of Guido the Italian sausage doing the Harlem Shake.
The would-be wiener bandits described how they attached a note to the sausage when
they returned it. The note reads: "Sorry I'm such a sauced weenie. You probably
think I'm the wurst. I started feeling the heat as the police began to ketchup
by connecting the links. I know it was a greasy move so here I am. Donate the
mustard and drink the beer."
The sausage thieves agreed to answer questions on the condition of anonymity. Six residents of Cedarburg and nearby Mequon, Wisconsin ranging in age from 26 to 55 — five women and one man — collaborated on the heist. Feeling "over-served and underappreciated," the Brewers fans left a fundraiser at the new Cedarburg location of Milwaukee's Curling Club with the sausage costume for a night out on the town on February 16. Fueled by two bottles of wine, the instigator said she "put it on, stood by
the door, and ducked out. Then ran full speed to the car."
Harry Styles from One Direction got hit in the crotch by a shoe while he was on stage the other night . . . and he went down hard. Apparently it was an accident. A 14-year-old girl has come forward and apologized for it. (--She says she didn't mean to hurt him . . . she just wanted something of hers to touch Harry. She got thrown out of the show temporarily. But the band brought her back in . . . and they gave her shoes back too. Homer Simpson loved it!
Back in July, 48-year-old Martin Tremblay was coaching youth hockey in Vancouver, British Columbia. We don't know how he was at teaching hockey fundamentals . . . but we DO know he was USELESS in teaching sportsmanship. Because, after a game where his team lost, as the teams were doing a traditional postgame handshake line, Martin TRIPPED a 13-year-old kid. The kid fell on the ice, and FRACTURED HIS WRISTS breaking his fall. Martin was arrested for assault. His wife ended up leaving him and his construction business fell apart because people stopped wanting to hire him. And this week, he was sentenced to 15 days in jail . . . which actually seems fairly minor compared to losing his wife, losing his job, and being forever known as the guy who tripped a kid after a pee-wee hockey game.