Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Photo: Television broadcast introduces Twins rookie pitcher to viewers with funny facts

The photo above shows how the Fox Sports North broadcast introduced Minnesota Twins reliever Logan Darnell to viewers during a recent game. The appearance marked just the second of his major league career.

As you can see, Darnell cannot grow a mustache, signs in the car all the time, and apparently dresses like a slob in the minor leagues.

Who needs win-loss records, innings pitched, and earned run average?

Via Eye on Baseball

Iowa Hawkeyes offer students chance to win free tuition by buying season tickets

With overall season ticket sales in steep decline, the Iowa Hawkeyes are offering students an enticing deal to try and get more fans in the stands this year at football games.

According to the Associated Press, the school is offering to give five random students a year's worth of free tuition by simply purchasing season tickets for the upcoming campaign.

The AP has more:

The move is designed to boost a sharp decline in student sales since 2012. The Hawkeyes have seen those numbers drop from 10,000 to roughly 7,000 in less than two years, and any unsold season tickets allotted to students will be made to the general public as well on Friday.

'Caucasians' t-shirt trolls Indians logo, selling like crazy on reservation

In an attempt to raise awareness about the Cleveland Indians' use of the Chief Wahoo logo, the Toronto Star recently came across the following t-shirt design, which is an obvious jab at the Indians nickname.

As you can see, the logo features the word "Caucasians" with the logo of Chief Wahoo altered to reflect a dollar sign dressed as headwear.

Apparently, the t-shirt is a hot item on an indian reservation in Ontario.

Via Eye on Baseball

UFC's Joe Riggs accidentally shoots himself in the hand, leg


Joe Riggs was scheduled to make a comeback fight against Paulo Thiago after spending more than eight years away from the UFC.

Unfortunately, that fight has been cancelled after UFC revealed that Riggs has sustained self-inflicted albeit accidental gunshot wounds to his hand and leg.

We were made aware that newly-signed UFC competitor Joe Riggs was involved in an unfortunate accident last night. While cleaning his permitted firearm (a pistol), the gun discharged, injuring his hand and upper thigh. Riggs was transported to a nearby hospital in Arizona where he is being treated by physicians. We wish Joe a speedy recovery.

The good news is that Riggs is pretty much fine. Well, aside from the fact that he won't be able to compete in his first UFC fight since being released from the mixed martial arts circuit in 2006.

Via Bleacher Report

Bills great Andre Reed rips Johnny Manziel, Jon Bon Jovi in candid interview

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Andre Reed is clearly not a fan of NFL rookie Johnny Manziel nor the idea of singer Jon Bon Jovi buying the Buffalo Bills and potentially moving the franchise to Toronto.

In a very candid interview with members of the "Buffalo Fan Alliance," Reed didn't hold back in ripping both Manziel and Bon Jovi. The following is what Reed had to say about Manziel sending a congratulatory tweet to LeBron James for his return to Cleveland.

"Who the f--k is Johnny Manziel?" Reed said. "LeBron ain't your guy! You're not 'Johnny Football.' You're 'Johnny Rookie B---h.' ... They'd boo that m----------r outta here [Buffalo]. The fans would put him in his place."