Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Florida Gulf Coast University With Offensive Gay Bashing Tweet

Over the weekend, the college basketball world was introduced to Florida Gulf Coast University.  The 15 seed who took the NCAA tournament by storm and fought their way into the Sweet 16.  Though it's only Tuesday, every major sporting news outlet has been saturated with stories about FGCU has risen above adversity to become  media darling. The story of head coach Andy Enfield leaving high stakes business to coach small time college basketball is the stuff of legend.

However, anytime a team receives this much media exposure in such a short amount of time and they are not used to it, there is bound to be trouble. And it appears that the FGCU Men's basketball fan site has stepped in it big time.

From Twitter: : Is it Gaytor or Gator?

That is legit, although it appears the Tweet has been deleted. I can handle the fans changing "F-Florida" during a live pep-rally yesterday. Similar chants have been heard all over college stadiums for years now, and it's tough to control an entire student body.  But this is an official account that is basking in the glory of the men's basketball team, and has made one of the dumbest comments possible.  Especially when you consider the timing of it. Today March 26, is DOMA day. The Supreme Court is just a few miles from the Walker Sports headquarters debating Gay rights and marriage. Half of Facebook has transformed their profiles into online protest banners for equality, and yet some idiot student finds it acceptable to mouth out with a careless remark, that serves no purpose other than showing stupidity.   

Monday on the Dan Patrick Show, DP pondered how long would it take before we became sick of Florida Gulf Coast University.  Most thought it would be because of the immaturity and inexperience of the team. Those are things I can laugh off, but this is something different entirely.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Maurice Clarett an Olympian

Former Ohio State and Denver Bronco running back Maurice Clarett has checked in as the latest member of the Tiger Rugby Academy in Columbus Ohio, and he may be taking his first steps to becoming an Olympian for the United States.

For those who are unaware, Tiger Rugby Academy, Tiger Rugby Academy is located in Columbus Ohio and Belmont California. The group has the goal to develop world class athletes for the US Men's National Sevens team and they are an official Olympic Development partner with USA Rugby.

Rugby in the sevens version will be included in the 2016 Olympic games, and several athletes from non traditional rugby backgrounds are looking to make dreams come through via the USA Sevens program. Recent international superstar Carlin Isles joined the USA Sevens team this summer. Isles was in San Diego training as a 100 meter sprinter and ran a personal best time that would have placed third in the Summer Olympics in London should he have qualified.  Since transitioning to sevens, Carlin became an instant hit, showing off his speed and agility.

Maurice Clarett is looking to follow in those footsteps.  Sources, have told us at Walker Sports, that Clarett already completed his first set of workouts at the Tiger Academy and his fitness was high.  In addition he has maintained a high level of footwork, and is picking up on the game quickly.

If Maurice Clarett cna make it back to the top of his athletic form which we say during his Freshman season at Ohio State, it would be nothing short of amazing. Clarett was a monster on the field, but he was sidetracked by distractions off the field. While it is still a long way to go before 2016, if he were to find his way to wearing an USA jersey in Rio, it would be one of the great redemption stories in all of sports.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Tiger Woods Dating Lindsey Vonn

It's official Tiger Woods is back in the dating game!  The rumors have circulated for a few months, but the man himself took to Facebook to make an official statement about his new interest, Lindsey Vonn.

This season has been great so far and I'm happy with my wins at Torrey and Doral. Something nice that's happened off the course was meeting Lindsey Vonn. Lindsey and I have been friends for some time, but over the last few months we have become very close and are now dating. We thank you for your support and for respecting our privacy. We want to continue our relationship, privately, as an ordinary couple and continue to compete as athletes.

The timing of this announcement is interesting on a few levels. Since his divorce, it's no secret that Tiger Woods has struggled on the course while he tried to regain control of his personal life. However, in 2013 Tiger has seen an obvious resurgence already picking up two tour victories.  While it's tough to say there is an direct correlation between the two, I am sure the new found serenity at home can only help Tiger's game on the course. 

The other interesting fact about the timing of this announcement is, last week many news outlets were reporting that Tiger's ex-wife is now dating a billionaire. A headline that made some waves during the news cycle. Perhaps Tiger is firing a not so subtle shot back and letting the world know he is doing just fine.  

On a side note, it appears that Lindsey Vonn is recovering well from a nasty accident on the slopes earlier this winter. 


Monday, March 11, 2013

DeAndre Jordan With a Monster Dunk

The LA Clippers have been known as dunking machine for a few seasons now, ever since one Blake Griffen showed up.  However, last night the Blake wasn't even on the court for what is one of the nastiest dunks I've ever seen.

DeAndre Jordan took to the air during a blowout game against the Detroit Pistons, and Brandon Knight was the unfortunate victim.

Sometimes it pays to stay on the ground.

Friday, March 08, 2013

Richard Sherman Slams the Troll Skip Bayless

For years now Skip Bayless has sat atop his thrown on First Take/Cold Pizza/Whatever bad television show ESPN throws him and sidekick Stephan A. Smith.  If there was a chance to make an outlandish statement to make a headline Skip Bayless was all over it.

What was once a decent show in concept has transformed into unwatchable television thanks to Skip Bayless and his wild accusations.

Earlier this week Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman went on the attack, and fired back at Skip Bayless. However, what is most interesting about the back-and-forth between the two is the manor that Sherman approached the conversation.  Never taking the bait, and remaining calm throughout, the All-Pro Defensive Back laid out his case while never raising his voice. Something that cannot be easy to do when speaking with Bayless. 

"I believe my numbers speak for themselves," Sherman told Smith. "My tape speaks for itself. My tape is my resume. That is what I leave it up to. You can say whatever you want. Skip can say whatever he wants. But Skip, whenever you refer to me, whenever you speak to me, whenever you address me, address me as 'All-Pro Stanford graduate' because those are some accomplishments you'll never -- you can aspire to, you'll never accomplish."
Sherman was just getting started.
"You have never accomplished anything," he continued, focusing on Bayless. "So, but, um, those things are on my resume, those are what I've done, it's my second year in the NFL going into my third. I mean, you tell me who's wrong."
Bayless: "OK, I'll accept that. I think I've accomplished more in my field than you have in yours, though you're just getting started."
Sherman: "So, I'm at the top of my field. I'm All-Pro. I'm one of the best 22 players in the NFL. You're going to brush it off, but I don't think you're the best 22 anything. In sports, in media, in anything."
Bayless: "That's debatable."
Sherman: "You think more of yourself that you actually can prove."
Bayless: "OK, do you think you are better than Darrelle Revis is right now?"
Sherman: "In my 24 years of life, I'm better at life than you."
Bayless: "OK, all right, that's fair, all right."
Sherman: "Let's get down to brass tacks."
Bayless: "Let's not get personal here. I just want to know --"
Sherman: "It's not personal. It's resume."
Bayless: "Do you think you're better than Darrelle Revis is right now?"
Sherman: "I'm better than you. I have nothing to say about him. That is pretty much done. My numbers speak for themselves."
So yeah that happened.  Not enough to make us tune back in to First Take, but it is better than the normal dribble ESPN puts on during the day. 

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Golf Boys New Hit Single

The Golf Boys are at it again.  A new PGA season is upon us and the Golf Boys are dropping some hot beats for you to enjoy while on the course.

Personally I liked their last hit more, but it's not easy to follow success with success. At least the boys are out there and giving it their all.

Friday, March 01, 2013

Rugby Players Teach You How to Harlem Shake

Since everyone and their brother is getting in on the Harlem Shake craze, it's not surprising that the USA Eagles Rugby team decided to get in on this as well.  Lucky for us, ruggers know how to break it down.

Harlem Shake Proves Miami Heat are In a Class of There Own

It's been a long time since we saw a team have as much fun and be as successful as the Miami Heat. Currently the best team in the  NBA, the Heat absolutely no worries as they finish out the regular season with the best record in the East.  Earlier this week there were reports of LeBron James putting on dunking exhibitions before games just because he could. And now the Harlem Shake has taken over the Heat locker room.  As much as I hate to post anything that encourages this stupid craze, I have to admit this is pretty entertaining.