Clickery: The Weekend That Was

May 7, 2007
  • The Tim Lincecum Era didn’t start with a bang, but the Giants still managed to split the four-game set with the Phils despite a Sunday night loss. His line: 5 1/3 innings, 5 runs, 5 walks, 5 K’s and 100 pitches, including one that topped 100 on the radar gun. More on the Giants later. [SFGate]
  • Nick Swisher and his increasingly long hair hit another homerun yesterday as the A’s took two of three from the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. [SFGate]
  • During the 7th inning stretch at Yankee Stadium, Roger Clemens announced to the crowd that he was coming back for $28,000,022. The last two digits match his uniform number. Classy guy, that Rog. He’ll be 45 in August. Oh, and in case you were wondering, the entire Giants starting rotation (Zito, Morris, Ortiz, Lowry, Cain) is making a total of $22,395,00 this year. [ESPN]
  • Mayweather beat De La Hoya in a pretty entertaining fight on Saturday night, despite the inevitable and predictable grumblings for a sequel. [Youtube]
  • The NBA Playoffs continued. The Jazz beat the Rockets to earn the right to face your Golden State Warriors (tonight). Meanwhile, the Cavs, Pistons and Spurs all won their first games in the second round.
  • No, this won’t jinx anything. Not. A. Thing. [100% Injury Rate]
  • Brady Quinn’s girlfriend is getting more mockery attention than she ever dreamed of. Poor girl. Unless you believe all the rumors. Because then she seems kinda mean. [Kissing Suzy Kolber]
  • Oh, and something happened with the Sharks and that hockey business. [SFGate]

Friday Fun: The Best Athlete Mugshots

March 23, 2007

Now, you may be surprised to hear this, but occasionally, professional athletes run into some “trouble” with the “law.” We’ve compiled a list of the best athlete mug shots, with a little help from The Smoking Gun. Just don’t forget that behind those glassy eyes, incarcerated athletes still have thoughts and feelings. Let’s explore, shall we?

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Ricky Williams: “Whoa, dude, that flashbulb thing was like, awesome. Have you ever really, really thought about how cool cameras are? They, like, capture moments in time, ya know? Maaan that’s cra-zy. Soo cool.”

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Deion Sanders: “Priiiimmme tiiiiimme … priiiimmee tiiime. Deion’s gettin’ outta here in about fiiiiive minutes. Deion’s gonna be gettin’ a lap dance in about ten minutes. Priiiimmme tiiimme … priiimmme tiiime.”

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Somewhere In Heaven, Mother Teresa and Joan Of Arc Are Shaking Their Heads Disapprovingly

March 22, 2007

You know, throughout history, the Catholic Church has been at the epicenter of many an embarrassing scandal.

The Spanish Inquisition.

The persecution of Galileo Galilei (how’s that for an I-told-you-so?).

The Mary Magdalene and gnostic gospels cover-up.

“Confirmation”

The possession of enough wealth to feed sub-Saharan Africa for a week. Vow of poverty my ass…

And of course, the whole “sex abuse by priests” thingy (pun only halfway intended).

But this is up there.

Don King, the sleazy boxing promoter/windbag who once ran a gambling ring and was convicted of killing two men (for which he only served four years), had a one-on-one audience with Pope Benedict XVI. That’s the real pope!

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The Franchise Report: Your Boxing Update, Now With 75% More Filipino Pop Music!

March 20, 2007

Every once in a while, our special correspondent Francis Reyes will drop by to enlighten us in areas we don’t know much about. Up this week, boxing and Asian music videos! Enjoy!

2207b.gifRocky Balboa, a comeback story for the ages, was released on DVD this week. In a stunning parallel to the heart-warming film epic, former “real-life” heavyweight champ Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield, at 44 years young, stepped back into the ring on Saturday. In the first fight on his newfound quest to attain a fifth title, he convincingly showed boxing enthusiasts that he is back as he whupped Vinny Maddalone, who was bloodied and punched out (little mac style on King Hippo) by the 3rd round. Vandy also sported a pretty nifty mustache.

More boxing news, the KO of the Year and Pac-Man, after the jump.

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