Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Report: Joakim Noah sued former shoe sponsor for messing up his feet

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Joakim Noah has sued former shoe sponsor Le Coq Sportif for making shoes that may have damaged his feet and for screwing him out of more than $1.65 million.

According to a report by TMZ Sports, Noah filed a lawsuit against the French company in a Washington D.C. court in November, alleging that Le Coq Sportif inked him to a 6-year, $6 million deal in 2007, but failed to completely compensate him for the full $6 million.

Here's more on the story from TMZ:

In the suit, Noah says he was pumped about the deal at first -- but shortly after he signed, LCS shut down its U.S. offices, fired the guy who signed Noah, and started looking for ways to back out of the deal.  Noah claims things came to a head in 2013 when they suddenly stopped paying him money he believed they were obligated to pay. 

Noah says despite the negative energy, he held up his end of the bargain -- and wore Le Coq shoes in every NBA game he played even though he claims they were "not well designed and likely contributed to [my] development of plantar fasciitis."

Photo: Roy Hibbert put up for sale on fake Amazon listing

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Times are tough for Roy Hibbert and his Indiana Pacers.

After beginning the regular season hot as a pistol, the Pacers have lost their groove lately and part of this because Hibbert's production has gone way down. For example, the big man scored just eight points and tallied no blocks in Indiana's Game 1 loss at home to the eighth-seeded Atlanta Hawks.

Now, the folks at Page Q Sports decided to do something about Hibbert's woes by putting the All-Star up for sale on Amazon at a price of $143,000. It's fake, of course, but the message is loud and clear. Hibbert is not appeasing Pacers fans very well at the moment. Well, neither is the rest of the team.

Via Bleacher Report

Video: Drake uses a lint roller on his pants while watching game courtside

Drake Uses a Lint Roller on His Pants While Sitting Courtside

Toronto native and unofficial Raptors ambassador Drake was sitting courtside for Game 2 between the Nets and Raptors Tuesday night when he was spotted pulling out a lint roller to clean up his black slacks.

This either means Drake brought a lint roller into the basketball arena or he bought one once inside. I'm going to venture to guess the former on this one.

Anyways, this shenanigan by Drake should be even more ammo for his haters. He's just making it too easy for them lately.

Via Bleacher Report

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

New site gives fans the chance to score tickets at great prices

There's nothing quite like attending a professional sporting event. However, the cost associated with seeing a live sporting event in-person often prohibits those wanting to go from actually going.

One way to decrease the price of attending a game is getting free tickets. Unfortunately, obtaining such in this manner is easier said than done. Another option is to try your hand in getting a deal in the secondary market. For most people, this means hoping on the internet and navigating to StubHub. But I would like to introduce you guys to a new option called ScoreBig.

What's unique about is it allows customers to set their own price for seats, always paying less than box office prices, and without being surprisingly hit by additional fees. ScoreBig offers more than just tickets to professional sporting events too. The site also boast tickets for concerts, attractions, theater events, and virtually any live sporting event you can think of.

Georgia Tech letting fans choose how to cut outfield grass

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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are giving the power of the lawn mower to their fans ahead of an upcoming conference clash against the Virginia Tech Hokies.

From May 2-4, Georgia Tech will play host to the Hokies on the baseball diamond. And the Jackets are letting fans decide how the outfield grass will be mowed for that series based on responses they receive through social media.

So, which one would you choose? Stripes, checkerboard, crosshatch, or sun rays? Personally, I've always been a fan of the classic checkerboard.