We get a massive amount of tips in our inbox each week. Some are pretty interesting, but don't get published for one reason or another — usually because they're just so absurd or really lack even the most tenuous of news angles to give them the go-ahead. Other times it's because they're just absolute horseshit. But every Friday until we get sick of running them, we'll present to you some of these not-so-shiny gems. All items should be treated as [Sic'd]. Enjoy... • Ryan Howard loves the MANG "It appears that the second best hitter in baseball gets around town. This chick, named Amanda, met Ryan in Vegas last weekend and the two proceeded to hit on each other all night. They were making out in the club, dirty dancing, and finally they concluded the night with some baby making. Sadly, Ryan didn't realize that this chick is a 100% genuine jizz-jar cum-dumpster. Hopefully he didn't catch the clap. Howard may not have gotten the hardware but my guess is he definitely got SOMETHING. LOVE LIVE THE MANG!"• The Girl In The Chicken Suit "Here's one that you'll proabably find entertaining . . . a story of road beef that turned into chicken. The Detroit Red Wings were in Vancouver during a Western road trip. Their game in Vancouver was on Sunday Nov 2nd, and with a couple of days' break between the San Jose and Vancouver games, the team arrived in Vancouver early. They were eating dinner at a local high-end steakhouse on Halloween night and one of their servers (hot, female) was dressed in a chicken suit. She struck up a conversation with a few of the guys including Henrik Zetterberg. Plans for the rest of the evening were discussed, and at the end of her shift, she headed to one of the local clubs . . . still in costume. It was Halloween, right? As planned, the Red Wings were there including HZ and she resumed the chatting. Some drinks later, Hank suggests that they retire to his room for more drinks. Which they do. The usual thing then takes place and she wakes up the next morning with a hockey player. It's time for the walk of shame but it's complicated because she only has a chicken suit to wear. She puts the suit back on and gets into the elevator with HZ to procure a taxi for her trip home. The doors of the elevator open into the hotel lobby . . . where the entire Red Wings team is gathered to go to the morning practice. Hank and the girl in the chicken suit have to do the walk of shame through the lobby, past the team, to get the taxi. End of story. " • Yeah, he's not too drunk "don't know if this pic is any good, but here is kevin love at university of minnesota party, sadly he doesn't look too drunk. anonymous" • I don't know about that Jean Claude Van Damme "Is Kickboxing Deadspin Worthy? Because Jean Claude Van Damme is making an ass out of himself in an amazing way. Check out this interview: "J: I really opened myself up in "JCVD." I peeled back the skin of the fruit, cut the pulp and then took that very hard seed. In this film I cut that hard seed, and inside that seed was a kind of liquid cream substance of the man I am, or the woman you are. N:OK - J: It was like being naked-I would love to be naked in front of you. N: Well, I - J: Not being naked being naked. I say such things in Hong Kong and they thought I was being a crazy Frenchman. Being naked of protection. N: So you ' ve no regrets at all? J: Believe me-I've done very good stuff and very crazy stuff, and I don't regret the crazy stuff. So are you in New York? N: Yes, I am. J: And are you 27, or 32? N: I ' m 22. J: Oh, f–––. That is very young. Will you come to the premiere? N: I don ' t know. When is it? J: I don't know. You will wear all black, a black dress and high heels? N: Uh - J: You can come find me, I will be the one with the very broad shoulders, dark hair and a simple suit. We can have some champagne, you and me." This chick should be thankful he didn't ask her to attend the premiere of "Double Team". - BN" • Happy birthday "Sounds frighting, the quote from the former Yvonne Buschbaum (now Balian Buschbaum), however that is how the 'once she' describes taking testosterone to enhance her transition from female to male (Earth Times). "Some friends said happy birthday. As if the first testosterone shot was my second birthday. It was the start of a new life," she said in her diary shorty before christmas 2007 as the treatment started.