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.
It's 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...
Dirty Birded. Again.
So when this whole Jamal Anderson blowing a guy in a bathroom stall thing came out, i turned to all of my coworkers and said see, SEE! I told them all this two years ago and now...well now I just feel like bragging. Oh, and i work at FOXSports.com, and i'm a gay, so this was all the more entertaining.
a couple years back, a friend of mine was working at a new restaurant in LA (fuck if i can remember the name...i wanna say Citizen Smith, but new joints open and close all the time in hollywood) and he tells me a pro athlete came in an hit on him. but he wouldn't tell me his name—because he knows where i work and that i know my shit and was affraid i would go all TMZ or something—and he said the guy was really nice and he actually wanted to go on a date with him (or booty call, cause let's be real here). i asked for a hint—team, sport, last name...anything—but he wouldn't budge. i was too excited at the prospect of hearing yet another gay-pro athlete rumor (i'm lookin' at you, Troy Aikmen and Paul O'Neill), so eventually i broke him down. sport? football. team? atlanta. this was getting juicy. after a few more minutes, i get him to tell me the athlete's first name: Jamal. my response?
HOLY SHIT, YOU MEAN THE DIRTY BIRD JAMAL ANDERSON?! Bingo! (and he even showed me a pic of him at the restaurant as proof...it was just a solo shot, nothing notable or drunk-like).
I was floored. First time i'd heard about The Bird being on the DL. Apparently Jamal goes up to my friend, who is (and i'm trying to be nice) very obviously gay, and asks him "where all the ladies at?" the friend, with obvious perplexion, tells him he doesn't have the faintest idea, so Jamal asks, "oh, so you like guys? then were are the dudes then?" ha! Jamal gives my friend his number (F-minus for not keeping it!) and tells him to call. my friend calls. Jamal doesn't answer or call back. dick.
oh, and that whole response of Jamal smooching it up with a couple ladies...ever heard of fag hags? women love to kiss on their gay friends, because gay friends don't molest back. that's like saying lebron is going to play for the knicks cause he wears a yankees hat all the time. oh wait...
Upon Further Examination, Jay Mariotti May Not Be Botoxing
Okay, so it's not a huge tip, but my friend is in the Phoenix airport waiting for her flight to Chicago and Jay Mariotti is next to her. She saw the ticket for confirmation. As for Botox, she says she can still see wrinkles. We've seen him out in Chicago before and he refused a picture then, saying ESPN says no pics. The Botox excuse is a lot more creative.
But He Could Possibly Have A Hankering For Strange
Saw the Wake-up Mariotti entry this morning, this caught my eye...".saw Mariotti with a semi-cute blonde"... I had the displeasure of sitting next to Mariotti and his family one time at dinner, and his wife (and two girls) are decidedly not blonde. Circumstantial? Maybe. Enough to convince me this dush is stepping out the wife? Abso-fucking-lutely.
Please Exercise A Reasonable Amount Of Decorum In Your Comment Wars
AJ, Rick, Pet, et. al.
I hate that I have to do something like this, this is so lame my head hurts. But, here's the recap: a few months ago, I said to Candace Parker Secret Lover something along the lines of "no more stupid puns until you say something funny." A little This really hurt his feelings. And I suppose he has been quietly seething with internet rage.
Last night on a liveblog on a website he and FEAST edit (Lowposts), a friend told me they posted a picture of me (from my Twitter account) and were yukking it up.
Here's the link:
I think respecting other commenters privacy is necessary (like the whole Kid Canda thing), and posting my Twitter picture, while not illegal, is just sort of wrong. I feel violated. I am not an attention whore who wants my photo all over the internet, I am just a man who likes sports and jokes.
My marriage, job, and reputation is not on the line here, but I think that there should be a reminder sent out to the commenters that there is certain baseline civility that needs to be respected and followed.
This is a stupid, immature situation.
Thank you all for for looking into this, and for running a great site.
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