Patrick Kane's Middle Finger Is Ready For The Playoffs [Update:…

Rest easy, Blackhawks fans. The Stanley Cup playoffs begin tonight, and Patrick Kane looks like for all the world like he's back to behaving like Patrick Kane, which is to say he and his middle finger were spotted at a bar in Lincoln Park the other night. » 4/30/13 10:40am 4/30/13 10:40am

JaMarcus Russell Cashed A Personal Check At A Grocery Store In San…

JaMarcus Russell is now out on the streets of San Diego doing his thing, according to a reader, who, evidently, would like to be identified as "Sleazy Wink." He writes: » 3/21/13 4:40pm 3/21/13 4:40pm

Relax, Everyone, Rex Ryan Is Just On Vacation With His Wife In The…

It's been lost in all the discussion of Tim Tebow and Mike Tannenbaum and Mark Sanchez and Greg McElroy and Tony Sparano and Woody Johnson, but this season of New York Jets football began with a strange, strange report: Rex Ryan had lost 106 pounds yet gained a secret "sensei." Wrote the Star-Ledger in July about… » 1/02/13 3:40pm 1/02/13 3:40pm

Here Are Some Photos Of J.J. Watt Bro-ing Down At The Club

The Texans clinched the AFC South with Sunday's win over the Colts, and defensive end J.J. Watt was eager to celebrate after the game. Those brash boozehounds over at Shot of Ginn have six photos of Watt bringing the cool to what looked like a swell time at the 5th Amendment in Houston, and we suggest you click through » 12/20/12 6:25pm 12/20/12 6:25pm

Tim Duncan Smoothly Gives Fan The Finger In Most Boring And…

First, let's get this out of the way: Don't whip our your camera and film athletes when you see them in person. Like the woman who sent this video to us. She was at the CVS on Chase Hill Blvd. in northwestern San Antonio on Friday, heard Tim Duncan was in the store, and returned to her car to wait for him. She would… » 11/07/12 2:50pm 11/07/12 2:50pm

This Is How Relievers Try To Pick Up Ladies Before Ballgames

Say you're a reliever on a newly compelling major league baseball team that rolls into another AL town in the middle of August. Like the Baltimore Orioles' Luis Ayala, for instance. Say you haven't pitched in a few days and you're more bored than you usually are in August, which is very bored. Like the Baltimore… » 8/27/12 6:05pm 8/27/12 6:05pm

Here's Rex Ryan Wearing An "I'd Hit That" Shirt

We've long known way more about Rex Ryan's dietary exploits—and his sex life—than we ever wanted to. We recently learned that he had lost over 100 pounds, which evidently means he can flaunt his frame in T-shirts with naughty puns on them. Congratulations? » 8/10/12 3:40pm 8/10/12 3:40pm

Bernie Williams Was Selling Some Cupcakes In Our Neighborhood, So We…

We got word earlier today that five-time All-Star Bernie Williams was making a charity appearance at Georgetown Cupcakes on Mercer Street here in SoHo and immediately hopped into action. I set out with my fellow intern Isaac to see if we could meet Bernie and purchase some delicious confections. The answers were yes… » 7/17/12 6:00pm 7/17/12 6:00pm

The Second Time They Met, Jeffrey Maier Didn't Dare Mess With Tony…

When I met Jeffrey Maier, he was Coach Maier and I had no idea who he was. Of course I remembered the boy who stole an out from two feet above Tony Tarasco's glove and turned it into an eight inning, game-tying home run in the '96 ALDS. The Yankees would win the game, and the series, and the championship.… » 7/02/12 3:00pm 7/02/12 3:00pm

Tyler Hansbrough At The Bar Chugging A 40 In A Brown Paper Bag? Tyler…

The photo above was sent to us by a reader named Chris, who said it was taken Saturday night at Red Dog's in Wrightsville Beach, N.C. It's Tyler Hansbrough at the bar chugging a 40 in a brown paper bag. » 6/20/12 1:40pm 6/20/12 1:40pm

Why I Lie: An Athlete's PR Guy Comes Clean

One of the toughest jobs of a publicist is learning how to lie. It's the one thing about my career that keeps me awake at night. I'm not looking for sympathy—I chose this profession. But as some of you know, it can be a dangerous circle, telling lies to keep other lies intact. » 6/18/12 1:55pm 6/18/12 1:55pm

Rob Gronkowski Attends Charity Event, Removes Shirt, (Maybe) Pours…

It began as a busy offseason of funneling beers, wearing Zubaz, and lying around with cats for Rob Gronkowski, but it's been a while since we've had a genuine sighting of yo soy fiesta. That relative quiet may or may not have had anything to do with negotiations for the lucrative contract extension Gronk inked last… » 6/11/12 12:20pm 6/11/12 12:20pm

How Women Throw Themselves At Pro Athletes (And Vice Versa): A…

I'm a publicist, and I've worked with high-profile athletes for nearly 15 years. Olympic gold medalists, NFL All-Pros and Super Bowl champions, MLB All-Stars and World Series champions, even an NBA player on a championship team once. I'm not really a nightlife guy, but there are times when I need to accompany clients… » 6/08/12 2:59pm 6/08/12 2:59pm

Where In The World Was Chuck Knoblauch This Weekend?

When a story involving a visibly intoxicated Chuck Knoblauch hitting on women on a late-night Brooklyn subway ride surfaced yesterday, we were surprised and not surprised. Surprised because Knoblauch is about the most random former major leaguer imaginable—a good-to-very-good infielder who won four championships for… » 5/22/12 4:05pm 5/22/12 4:05pm

"A Drunk Chuck Knoblauch Hit On Us On The G Train"

The G Train, after dark, on a weekend, is a place where magical things happen. You may never get to where you actually want to go, but you'll find yourself right where you need to be. Witness the tale of Erin, a young woman from Brooklyn, who just wanted to get home last night. What she never expected was to run into… » 5/21/12 2:55pm 5/21/12 2:55pm

Reconstructing Patrick Kane's Drunken Weekend In Madison, With…

On Monday we showed you photos of a soused Patrick Kane in Madison, Wis., and then we asked you if you knew more about what happened while Kane was there. We had heard some bad stories—that Kane supposedly choked a woman, that Kane supposedly said anti-Semitic things—and we wanted to know if other people had, too. » 5/10/12 1:18pm 5/10/12 1:18pm

Do You Know Any More About Patrick Kane's Drunken Saturday In Wisconsin?

Earlier today, we gleefully shared with you a compendium of photos of a blotto Patrick Kane. He was having good, clean fun at Saturday's Mifflin Street block party in Madison, or so we thought, anyway. We've since heard some things that don't reflect so well on Kaner. If you were at the Kollege Klub on Saturday, and… » 5/07/12 5:40pm 5/07/12 5:40pm

Hey, It's Jake Peavy Partying At A Bar In Wrigleyville

White Sox right-hander Jake Peavy was known for doing plenty of partying (see here and here) back when he was with the Padres. From the looks of these photos, taken last night at the Houndstooth Saloon near Wrigley Field and sent to us by a reader named Erick, not much has changed. As of March 2011, Peavy was still… » 4/16/12 6:50pm 4/16/12 6:50pm