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Coming Soon……….Pete Rose Reality Show

Well, its induction weekend at Cooperstown and as usual Pete Rose finds his way into the news.  Funny thing about the timing of this annual coincidence.  This year though it’s much more than “Charlie Hustle” just setting up a table on Main Street signing No. 14 memorabilia.  No…..this is BIG!  TLC has announced that it is planning to air five episodes of “Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project” later this year.  That’s the “working” title for the show.  In case you were unaware, Kiana Kim is Pete’s fiancé and a former Playboy model.  He’s 71, has four adult kids (from two previous marriages), and lives and works in Las Vegas…..where else.  She’s 32, has two young children, and resides in Los Angeles.  Yeah, that should definitely work out.  “It’s NOT going to be class-less like a lot of other reality shows”, says Rose.  “It’s going to be funny, entertaining,…

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We already suspected the involvement of three top-level Penn State University officials (fired President Graham Spanier; “retired” Senior VP of Finance and Business who also oversaw the university’s police force, Gary Schultz; and still out-on-administrative-leave Athletic Director, Tim Curley) in the cover-up of former defensive coach Jerry Sandusky’s long-time child abuse behavior.  According to the 267-page independent investigative report prepared by ex-FBI Director Louie Freeh’s law firm, and released via the Internet this morning (See full version of The Freeh Report on Penn State), we can now confirm these three and add one more name to the list…………deceased head football coach Joe Paterno.   The Freeh Report is especially interesting in that the Penn State Board of Trustees actually authorized it, and they did NOT preview it or do any editing before it was released.  The independence and total unbiasness of the report “appears” to have been held in check.  Over 430…

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What once was a July 4th tradition has now admittedly turned into a total farce.  Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest is suppose to be the “Super Bowl” of Major League Eating (MLE) staged every year at the perfect venue in Coney Island……..the corner of Surf and Stillwell Avenues.  Millions and millions of true Americans look forward to this event.  However, poor marketing efforts, dull contestant personalities and mundane television coverage has just all but killed this 97-year old experience.  What this event needs is a proven promoter, a real American, somebody who knows how to resuscitate a dying institution…….it needs somebody like a Donald Trump to save it.  After all, if he can bring Arsenio Hall back to life on his Celebrity Apprentice show, he can do anything!   Disappointment is now at an all-time high for this lackluster promotion.  For starters, ESPN did not even broadcast this year’s event “live”. …

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Erin Andrews Moves to FOX Sports

After eight years, the lovely Erin Andrews (34) let her ESPN contract expire on June 30 and will now be employed by FOX Sports.  This season, FOX will be competing for the first time ever with college football mainstays ESPN, ABC, and CBS in primetime.  Andrews will be hosting a new 30-minute Saturday studio show starting on September 1.  Her role at FOX Sports will also include MLB and NFL coverage.  She may be getting more money at FOX Sports, but any kind of a studio roll will only continue to diminish what once was a skyrocketing sports broadcasting career for her!   As I’ve remarked before on Andrews, nobody and I mean nobody has ever done a better live sideline or in-game interview!  She could get anything out of the toughest, tight-lipped, cliché-minded, in-your-face coaches like Steve Spurrier, Bobby Knight, Brian Kelly, Pat Summitt, or Augie Garrido.  It was special watching…

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A very unusual thing happened last weekend in Eugene, Oregon.  Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh both finished in a dead heat for 3rd place (11.068 sec) in the Women’s 100-Meter Finals for U.S. Olympic Team qualifications.  Only one can go to London representing our country in this particular event, so a “tiebreaker” is now required.  Problem is……. there is no established plan in place for a “tiebreaker”.  This situation has NEVER occurred in the history of U.S. Olympic track & field team qualifying.  One thing is for certain though………whenever and however the eventual “tiebreaker” is conducted; it must be completed by THIS Sunday because that’s when our 2012 Olympic Team has to be finalized.   What an embarrassment for the USA Track & Field (USATF) organization!  Tarmoh was originally given 3rd, but review of pictures from two photo-finish cameras (at 3,000 frames/second) declared it a dead heat.  The torso is…

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Jerry Sandusky Case Will NEVER End

Yesterday, former long-time Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was found guilty on 45 counts of child sexual abuse.  The trial that began on June 11 in the tiny Pennsylvania town of Bellefonte (just ten miles from the Penn State campus), reached a verdict just 12 days later. Sentencing will not be handed down until late September, and of course his defense attorney plans to appeal the verdict.  Many believe the 68-year old former coach will be spending the rest of his life in prison.      Jerry Sandusky is obviously a very sick man who molested AT LEAST EIGHT boys over a 15-year period.  Justice, at the total humiliation of the victims and their families, has finally been served.  However, Sandusky’s perverse behavior was certainly well-known to many University administrators and local law enforcement officials for well over a decade, yet even after his “retirement” in 1999…

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I’ll Have Another…………Triple Crown

It’s been 34 years since we’ve had a thoroughbred horse racing Triple Crown.  That’s the longest drought in history, but I can “AFFIRM” this year will finally bring us another.  Horse racing success is not easy to predict, and there are many ways one could choose to handicap a race, but this year is extraordinary in two very specific ways that will bring I’ll Have Another into history on June 9th at the “Test of Champions”, the 1½-mile Belmont Stakes.   Before revealing my guaranteed reasoning for picking I’ll Have Another for the Belmont, it’s always interesting to at least briefly examine the “Holy Trinity” associated with each horse….that is to say the owner, trainer, and jockey.  Owner Paul Reddam purchased I’ll Have Another for a mere $11,000.  In early February, this horse was not even on anybody’s list of Kentucky Derby contenders.  Reddam also saw relative unknown jockey Mario Gutierrez…

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Can YOU Fill in the Caption?

Let me hear from you imaginative and comedic readers out there.  First, register to comment with Livefyre below, and then type-in your captions (by name on photo) in the comments block.   Come on; let’s see who can come up with the best captions?                                 Andrew Luck       “________________________________________________”                  Robert Griffin III   “__________________________________________________”                         Bobby Valentine    “__________________________________________________”                          Danica Patrick   “_________________________________________________”                                   LeBron James   “__________________________________________________”                          Ozzie Guillen     “_________________________________________________”                                      Kate Upton    “_________________________________________________”                            Related articles Who’s Crazier: Ozzie Guillen or Bobby Valentine?(babeslovebaseball.com)

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