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...

More EA Run-Ins

This pic is from a long time ago. This was taken at Autzen Stadium for a game between Oregon and Cal. This was when EA was still working for TBS. This was just before TBS gave her Braves update job to Mark Fein and she moved to ESPN. Just before the end of the first quarter we walked down from the student section and beckoned her attention. She gave us the just a second finger and when the quarter ended she walked over to say hello. We had a U of O male cheerleader take the picture and afterwards I told her I was a Braves fan and she gave me a dirty look saying she liked the Red Sox.

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Well, Maybe He Had Something Lodged Up There

over thanksgiving i was at the bar with my good buddy that i grew up playing hockey with. He plays for the penguins, and a very legit player. I don't want to put his name out there because i don't want to get him in trouble. Anyways, he told me that it's pretty much common knowledge in dressing rooms across the league that rachel hunter, jared stoll's girlfriend stuck a dildo up Avery's poop shoot. and that he constantly gets beaked on the ice for it. thought alot of readers would get a kick out of that, avery's a real prick

Fred Hickman Thinks All Gomezes Sound Alike

Please withhold my name but I used to be the main researcher on the 11 pm Sportscenter and one night he threw to Pedro Gomez live shot by saying, "now we head out to Jose Gomez"..Steve Levy was doing the show with him and shouts out (off air) "who the hel is jose gomez"

...he was pretty clueless about sports - knew nobody's name on shot sheets...did no work while he was actually working...i know that anchors would hide during their prep days in the case that hickman was on the schedule to work in fear of him calling out sick...if he was working the 6 pm SC he would work, if he was working one of the night SC guaranteed sick day

Nice guy though - just in another world

Tony Siragusa Probably Deserved It

Many years spent reading (and even one night when I met a bunch of you in DC following a Nats game), but I've never had reason to write a deadspin tip before! So exciting!

I was at Ben's Chili Bowl on Friday night โ€“ about 2 am โ€“ and headed to the back room to consume my delicious chili cheese dog (and Diet Coke, because we ladies always need to watch our figures). Sat down with my friend, began consuming in a manner that belies all hope for looking feminine, and look to my left, where I see this huge man at a table with a group of other large men, and two or three young ladies. As is how they do.

I immediately think to myself, "Self, that is Tony Siragusa." It is one of those moments that had I been completely sober, I wouldn't have recalled the name. But I was in that lovely State of Buzz where everything just kind of comes to you quickly. Put a game of Trivial Pursuit or a pool table in front of me at that point, and I would have cleaned up.

Out of nowhere, interrupting the reverie of my celebrity sighting, commotion. A girl โ€“ very inebriated โ€“ sitting behind Tony's table starts yelling at Tony & Posse. From what I could gather, someone at Tony's table had referred to the girl's friend as a "6." (I am presuming "out of ten.") At first blush, this does not seem to be a bad rating โ€“ it's on the homestretch to 10! At the very least, ignore it! But this girl โ€“ whom I'll call Blossom โ€“ and her friend (obviously Six) โ€“ fancy themselves higher caliber.

Blossom starts yelling "fuck you!" at Tony's table. At first I think she's joking. Nay, she is not. After a few more Fuck Yous to a group of men larger than any other men in Ben's, and possibly the city, Tony stands up. Christ, the man is a giant. He and another guy, whom I didn't recognize, start yelling back at the girl. I am watching from less than 3 feet away, fascinated but still able to chow down on the Ben's โ€“ this is called Priorities. Now everyone is standing, and at one point Tony's friend screams to Blossom and Six, "Whatever! If you were from New York, this shit wouldn't mean shit." Inexplicably, Six decides to announce that she is "from DC, asshole!"

It has descended into a really bizarre R-rated episode of Carmen Sandiego.

After a few more moments exchanging barbs for geographic superiority, Blossom and Six get up to leave, at the same time that Tony & Posse are headed out the door, having escalated the confrontation to an appropriate level of Stupid. At this point, Blossom turns on her heels and announces to Tony Siragusa: "You can suck my dick!"

Silence.

Into the void, I say out loud between bites of delicious chili dog, "You know, that really doesn't make sense."

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Party With One Life To Live Star for a Good Cause

I'm not sure if you've gotten wind of the of the holiday bash being hosted by tWWL's own Matthew Berry. It's on facebook, so you know it's true....http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=38151017887

Although, it's difficult to mock, since it's more than I'm doing for the needy kids this year.

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Sports Fella Works Blue

Pretty sure The Sports Fella calls Cousin Sal a dick on the latest podcast about the week 14 lines. It's at about the nine-minute mark when they're guessing the Vikings-Lions game.

How's that for free-flowing conversation?

Um...what?

You know how the best story angles often spring from that thought you have on reading an article or watching a show โ€” that thought you have before the responsible journalist in you comes up with something boring. I usually recommend people get in touch with their deep "reptilian brain." For instance, the reptilian reaction to the sight of yesterday's Obama announcement: doesn't Hillary look dwarfed by the podium? Ryan Tate came up with a better expression. You have to catch the "brain-stem" reaction. It's hard to do. Alcohol or some other kind of relaxant can help. But absolutely pays off.