A Lip Reader Deciphers The Rest Of 2013's Manager-Umpire Fights

Lip-reader Evan Brunell is here to once again decipher a collection of manager-umpire fights. Previously, Brunell deciphered all of the arguments from the 2012 season and the first half of the 2013 season. Here now are the fights from the second half of the 2013 season. » 3/24/14 11:27am 3/24/14 11:27am

Mick Cronin Needed To Be Separated From Referee Ted Valentine

Mick Cronin was not a happy camper as he watched his No. 11 Cincinnati squad lose 51-45 to unranked UConn. After a call went against Cincinnati on a loose ball, Cronin angrily voiced his displeasure with Ted Valentine who was, of course, only too happy to entertain the grievance. » 3/01/14 4:12pm 3/01/14 4:12pm

Italian Basketball Coach Flips Out About Sportsmanship After Loss

Head coach Gianmarco Pozzecco of second-place Italian basketball team Orlandina Basket seemed disappointed with a 78-76 loss to FCM Ferentino, a team with a 9-10 record, on Feb. 1. But someone on FCM Ferentino apparently did something unsportsmanlike at some point, and it set Pozzecco off in the postgame conference. » 2/05/14 8:25pm 2/05/14 8:25pm

Tony Snell's Mom Once Called Steve Alford A "Motherfucker"

Over at ChicagoSide, Daniel Libit has a nice profile of Bulls rookie guard Tony Snell, who is in the midst of a surprisingly productive season after being drafted with the 20th pick in the 2013 draft. Libit's piece is a nice look into a fringe prospect's journey to the NBA and Snell's close relationship with his… » 1/22/14 4:09pm 1/22/14 4:09pm

Is This Colorado State Coach Calling The WSU QB A "Fucking Faggot"?

Man, it sure looks like it. It's tough to tell, of course, it could be any number of other insults prefaced with "fuck you, you fucking" but it looks like Colorado State's defensive line coach Greg Lupfer called Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday a "fucking faggot" at the Gildan New Mexico Bowl. » 12/21/13 2:44pm 12/21/13 2:44pm

Coach Ejected And Suspended For Title Game After Late Hit On His Player

Ensworth (TN) was up 21-12 with two seconds to go in its state semifinal matchup against Brentwood Academy when Brentwood's Derek Barnett—committed to play at Tennessee next year—hit an Ensworth player well out of bounds. It was a clearly cheap and late hit and tempers flared. The referees ended the game right there… » 11/23/13 2:25pm 11/23/13 2:25pm

How We Acquired That Bo Pelini Audio Recording

That audio of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini venting and cursing (and cursing and cursing) about fans and some members of the media has existed for two years now. But it was made public yesterday because that's when we first learned of it. In fact, the source who gave us the recording reached out to us only a little … » 9/17/13 4:42pm 9/17/13 4:42pm

Bo Pelini On Nebraska Fans: "Fuck You, Fans. Fuck All Of You."

This is fun. Here we have an audiotape of Nebraska football coach Bo Pelini flipping his shit about both the media and the Cornhuskers' fans after a 2011 game. Why are we getting this now? Well, our tipster was particularly exercised by Nebraska's flameout against UCLA on Saturday, which has led to some awkwardness in… » 9/16/13 5:05pm 9/16/13 5:05pm

Tino Martinez Defends Himself In The Most Annoying Way Possible

Tino Martinez recently resigned from his position as Marlins' hitting coach after it was reported that had abused some of his players. Despite willingly leaving the team, Martinez has decided that he's not going to take these allegations laying down. No, he's going to set the record straight—by reminding us that he… » 7/30/13 3:41pm 7/30/13 3:41pm

A Lip Reader Deciphers The Manager-Umpire Arguments Of 2013

Evan Brunell is a baseball writer and the president of the Massachusetts chapter of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. You can read more about his lip-reading methods in his post rounding up the best manager-ump arguments of 2012. » 7/29/13 4:40pm 7/29/13 4:40pm

Ole Miss Football Coach Engages In Some Revisionist History

The picture you see above was sent from Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze's Twitter account today, along with the inspiring hashtags #HottyToddy, #DoSomethingSpecial, and #WinTheDay. What a great way to recall the storied legacy of the Ole Miss football program! Except, of course, for the fact that everything about that… » 5/20/13 4:20pm 5/20/13 4:20pm