Hottest Sports Stories for Thursday, Jan. 5

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 5, 2012

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04:  The West Virginia Mountaineers celebrate after they won 70-33 against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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West Virginia practiced their touchdown plays on Clemson, Big Z is taking his attitude to South Beach and happy day, Duke lost. 

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Yup, we go with the obvious jokes here, folks. Elin Nordegren has decided to level the mansion she received from Tiger Woods in the divorce settlement. That is one way to get rid of cooties.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is she nuts?

Our Take: Nuts like a fox. She has bizzilions to play with after her famed hubby cheated on her with the waitstaff at Hooters. I think it's hilarious that she is playing an expensive form of Jenga. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Yes, Even the Guest Rooms

We will settle for these stories until Tiger Woods something grander than the Putt-Putt Open. Here are the schematics for how they plan to level the mansion. 

Deeper Dive: 

Tiger Woods' Ex-Wife Plays Role of Home Wrecker, Levels Mansion (B/R)

Elin Nordegren Levels Mansion (TMZ) 



SACRAMENTO, CA - DECEMBER 29:  Head coach Paul Westphal of the Sacramento Kings stands by the bench during their game against the Chicago Bulls at Power Balance Pavilion on December 29, 2011 in Sacramento, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowle
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Don't look now but the Sacramento Kings have standards now. They just fired the run and gun coach after the team has neither been running, gunning or winning. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Was this a good move?

Our Take: I had to think about this because the Kings come under a healthy diet in things I care about. A midseason coaching change, no matter how early, hardly ever works. What vexes me is that this is a sign the franchise sided with DeMarcus Cousins, and I hate being vexed. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Wanted Ads

Poor Paul Westphal never had a chance with a horrible roster that is only now built to win some games. I would have liked to see what he could have squeezed out of this lineup. With that being said, we can all now hit the snooze button on Sacramento. 

Deeper Dive:

Paul Westphal: Sacramento Kings Part Ways with Head Coach (B/R) 

Kings Fire Paul Westphal (Sacramento Bee) 



ORLANDO, FL - JANUARY 02: Alshon Jeffery #1 of the South Carolina Gamecocks makes a catch during the Capitol One Bowl against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Florida Citrus Bowl on January 2, 2012 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Confirming a suspicion that we all had, Jeffery has decided that making money in the NFL is better than making money at South Carolina. (Kidding, we know that student-athletes don't get money.)

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is he making the right decision?

Our Take: It is hard to envision Jeffery's stock climbing higher than it is right now. He is a first-round pick, possibly going in the top 15 if he works out well. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Mel Kiper Hairdo's 

The NFL Draft is starting to pick up steam with the bowl season winding down, and the list of players worth watching keeps growing by the day. 

Deeper Dive

Alshon Jeffery Declares For NFL Draft (ESPN)



FOXBORO, MA - AUGUST 11:  Chad Ochocinco #85 of the New England Patriots prepares before a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium on August 11, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Chad Ochocinco has always been a colorful character on the football field, and now he is reinventing the way to discipline children: Twitter. His daughter got sent home from school, the two got in a social media argument, which led to him questioning where she got her sense of humor and then this:


Question on Everybody's Mind: How big is their house if they can't find each other to talk in person?

Our Take: Considering how flashy Ochocinco is on the field, and all the money that he has made throughout his career, it has to be the size of a small country. Either that, or they just don't like seeing each other. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Father-Daughter Tweets

Pretty soon we are all going to be using the "Ochocinco Method" to discipline our children. No longer do we have to worry about them yelling at us when we punish them, we can just direct message them on the Internet. 

Deeper Dive

The Whole Ochocinco Twitter Punishment Story (Black Sports Online)



MILAN, ITALY - JULY 09:  Mike Tyson attends a press conference held at Just Cavalli Cafe on July 9, 2010 in Milan, Italy.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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There are a lot of things in life that I would try, but rooting around through Mike Tyson's property when he is sleeping is not one of them. Apparently the people who did do that have more guts than I do.  

Question on Everybody's Mind: Do the looters have a death wish?

Our Take: There is no other way to justify what they did, unless they thought that "The Hangover" was a documentary that showed Tyson doesn't mind having his property, or Tiger, violated. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Tyson KO's

Normally we are reporting about what Tyson did to break the law, so it is a change of pace to see him on the other side. Thankfully, the looters did not hurt him or his family. 

Deeper Dive

Tyson Sleeps Though Looting (TMZ)



MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 04:  Geno Smith #12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after they won 70-33 against the Clemson Tigers during the Discover Orange Bowl at Sun Life Stadium on January 4, 2012 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by J. Me
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Clemson should have stayed on the bus and inhaled exhaust, because they would have fared better. West Virginia served up a mollywhop of epic proportions beating Clemson football. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Can we still consider Clemson a football program?

Our Take: Easy now. That is a little harsh, but no. We cannot. By way of NCAA bylaw 43.5 section C "No team can wet themselves on the field and then get bent over and spanked for more then two quarters." Sorry, but Clemson may lose recruits now. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Disasters

Be careful what you wish for. I had just closed my eyes and prayed to Tebow for a high-scoring affair. That is when the flood gates broke open and a bunch of unwatchable sludge flowed forth. Yuck.

This Was Indeed the Final Score Tweet Award:  

Deeper Dive: 

Orange Bowl 2012 Highlights and Reaction from West Virginia's 70-33 Victory (B/R)

Clemson Gets Beat Down By West Virginia (ESPN)




MIAMI GARDENS, FL - MAY 18:  Carlos Zambrano #38 of the Chicago Cubs looks on during a game against the Florida Marlins at Sun Life Stadium on May 18, 2011 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Carlos Zambrano, the man who is better at throwing tantrums than he is throwing fastballs, is headed to Miami in a deal for Chris Volstad. On a grander scale, this deal could matter less, but then Manny Ramirez would be involved. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Was this a good move for Marlins?

Our Take: No. Many will say that Miami is getting a once-great pitcher that will want to prove himself in Miami. Really, will he? He has been a one-man wrecking machine on coolers and bat racks. I give it 35 games before the two "buddies," Zambrano and Ozzie Guillen, blow up at one another. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Welcome to Miamis

Not sure about this move. I mean, you have Chris Volstad, Miami. He would have thrown a near 5.00 ERA like Big Z and the threat of a dugout brawl would have been nil. 

Deeper Dive: 

Carlos Zambrano: Marlins Trade for Troubled Cubs Starter (B/R)

Miami Marlins Get Carlos Zambrano (Miami Herald) 




NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 10:  Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils coaches against the Washington Huskies at Madison Square Garden on December 10, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
Chris Trotman/Getty Images

As I found, when you wear your Tebow Snuggie, good things happen. Duke was upset by the Temple Blue Devils Killers. That would be my moniker, and I rather enjoy it.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is Duke an elite team?

Our Take: I am going to go with no, but I am biased. When I hear Duke won anything, a little piece of my cholesterol-caked heart dies. I do have to say that this game was a little unfair as Temple decided to shoot 56.4 percent from the field. Even I felt bad for Coach K. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Happy Days

It doesn't happen often, but I have to savor when Duke falls flat. In fact, this is how it feels

Deeper Dive: 

Duke Basketball: Blue Devils Exposed in Loss to Temple (B/R)

Temple Wins Huge Upset Over Duke (B/R)




Because what else are you going to watch at work?


He has always been known for his awesome distribution, but this is just silly. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Goalkeeper's Amazing Long-Distance Goal (B/R)



This volley is better at being awesome than I am at anything. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Demba Ba Stun with Sparkling Goal (B/R)



Work would be a whole lot easier with a guy like this cheering on every last thing you do. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Enthusiastic Benchwarmer Humiliate Himself (B/R) 



Michigan kicker takes time from apparently cuddling with his teammate to answer what he thinks about before each kick. 




Little bits of goodness with a chewy center. 


The Charlotte Observer had a typo that made a plethora of days. They issued that Baron Davis' herniated disc was far worse than previously thought. Via B/R.



Here is a rundown of all the fine bros we lost in 2011. Via BroBible.



WWE Diva Kelly Kelly is apparently getting it on with Dallas Stars' defenseman Sheldon Souray. That's enough to warrant a pic. Yay us. Via BustedCoverage.



This video is juvenile. It's stupid and it really shouldn't have got me laughing, but it did. So here it is




Until tomorrow, see why gymnasts don't make good action stars. 


    Last-Second Bucket Sends UNC to Final Four

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    Last-Second Bucket Sends UNC to Final Four

    Paul Kasabian
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    South Carolina Reaches First-Ever Final Four

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    South Carolina Reaches First-Ever Final Four

    Chris Roling
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    Oregon Closes Lid on KU to Reach Final Four

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    Oregon Closes Lid on KU to Reach Final Four

    Paul Kasabian
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    Gonzaga Heading to Final Four After Defeating Xavier

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    Gonzaga Heading to Final Four After Defeating Xavier

    Alex Ballentine
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