B/R Daily Radar: Hottest Stories for Friday, October 7

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 7, 2011

The New York Yankees died Thursday night. They leave behind a legacy of pouting fans that have become spoiled with good fortune. 

What are we to do with a Yankees team that can't hit, a Tiger Woods that can't par a course or a Pittsburgh Steelers team that can't defend? This is the Daily Radar and we have your answers. 

You want a story higher on the rankings? Well, leave a comment. All you have to do is ask me.  

Let's Dish. 


PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 2: Running back Frank Gore #2 of the San Francisco 49ers drags cornerback Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles into the end zone for a touchdown during an NFL football game at Lincoln Financial Field on October 2, 2011 i
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Frank Gore called out the Eagles for being quitters on Friday. That adds to the list of names they have been called. Most of which I cannot include here because they make me blush.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Are the Eagles quitters?

Our Take: Hmm. I would go a step further and say they have less heart than Kwame Brown. That doesn't help that they also have a defense that couldn't stop a weekend flag-football team.

Hype Meter: 5-out-5 Dream Teams

The Eagles are in full crisis mode. Facing the Bills on Sunday, I have readied a fork to stick in them for the season.

Related Link: Frank Gore: 49ers Running Back Says Exactly What's on NFL Fans' Minds

Related Link: ESPN Reports on Frank Gore's Big Mouth



Jose Valverde stopped eating just long enough to strike out Alex Rodriguez, ending what was a marvelous game 5. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Do we send gift baskets to Jim Leyland or Ivan Nova?

Our Take: I would thank Ivan Nova who asked Don Kelly and Delmon Young where they wanted the ball in the first inning. "Down the middle? You got it."

Hype Meter: 5-out of-5 A-Rod Swinging Misses

The national media loves the Yankees more than 15-year old girls like the Kardashians. This will be talked about all day, well into next week. Until we can talk about the Yankees preseason moves. 

You got that right Tweet of the Night Award: 

Related Link: Tigers vs. Yankees: Girardi Quick Trigger Destroys Magical Season

Related Link: The New York Times Mopes 



Comeback number four looked like comeback number three mixed with the humility of two. Woods shot a 73 on day one of the Fry's Open. Leaving him behind Brendan Steele, Briny Baird, Garrett Willis...I could make up names at this point and you wouldn't notice. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Forget Majors, will Tiger ever win a tournament period?

Our Take: At this point, it is more likely that Woods ends up as a golf pro at a local municipal course.

Hype Meter: 5-out of-5 GET IN THE HOLES 

Things were bad. Then they got worse. Now they are kinds funny. This is like Michael Jordan coming back from his baseball retirement then forgetting how to shoot a free throw. He would just pee himself and chuck the ball in the stands. It's exactly like that. 

Related Link: Tiger Woods: Frys.com Open Is Make-or-Break Tournament for Struggling Woods

Related Link: ESPN breaks down the Awfulness that was Tiger at Fry's 


4. LaMichael James Runs for...Ow, OW, OW, OMG (Heating Up)

EUGENE, OR - OCTOBER 06:  LaMichael James #21 of the Oregon Ducks is tended to by doctors after injuring his arm against  the California Golden Bears on October 6, 2011 at the Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Oregon.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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Oregon Ducks star running back LaMichael James laughs in the face of pain. He giggles in the face of injury. He scoffs at...He's a tough guy. Last night injury seems to be nothing more than a dislocated elbow. Rub some dirt on it, son. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Dude, can I like, see this video?

Our Take: Yes, you can. 

Hype Meter: 3-out of-5 I can't watch, wait, okay one more time.

This is a horrible injury to a great running back. Oregon is slow to get word out on the degree of his injury, and we can only hope James makes it back quickly. That being said, good god that was tough to watch. 

Related Link: Oregon Football: Winners and Losers from Ducks' First Month

Related Link: ESPN Reports on Injury



PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 05:  Ryan Roberts #14 of the Arizona Diamondbacks celebrates after hitting a grand slam home run in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers in Game Four of the National League Divison Series at Chase Field on October 5, 2011 i
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Friday presents a fine lineup of baseball games to take you into the weekend. If you were trying to schedule a bender, this would be the weekend to do it. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: So who wins Mr. Know-It-All?

Our Take: Kirk Gibson owns October. Seriously, I saw the pink slip. The Phillies are destined to fail for no other reason than they are Yankees East. Cards and D-Backs move on. 

Hype Meter: 3-out of-5 Charlie Manuel Nap Times

This should be epic for sports fans. I fear most of the nation will want to know if Nick Mangold will be able to hand the ball to Mark Sanchez on Sunday though. 

The what's Chris Sabo doing Tweet of the Day: 

Related Link: Roy Halladay and Philadelphia Phillies Need End-of-Lineup Production in Game 5

Related Link: LA Times Reports on D-Backs Comeback 



DETROIT - DECEMBER 23:  Barry Sanders smiles from the sideline during the game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Detroit Lions on December 23, 2007 at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo byGregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Gregory Shamus/Getty Images

 With Hank Williams Jr. out for Monday Night for good, we have to ask the most important question in sports. What does Andy Reid diet like?

Question on Everybody's Mind: Seriously, What's up with MNF?

Our Take: Barry Sanders admitted that he would play a part in the new intro on Monday. We are scintillated and titillated. 

Hype Meter: 3-out-5 Early Retirements

Ever sine ESPN axed Hank Williams, oh those many hours ago, we have been on the edge of our set with what ESPN would do next. For a fat guy like me, that is a physical feat endangering the safety of this chair. 

Related Link: Hank Williams, Jr.: ESPN Had No Choice but to Dump Controversial Singer

Related Link: The Detroit Free Press Breaks the Barry Sanders News



Friday will present us with a will he or won't he in respects to Ben Roethlisberger. He remains one of a few Steelers players that is merely banged up and not fully injured. Hooray. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Will Big Ben Start?

Our Take: Who cares? You are asking the wrong question. The Steelers have bigger issues all over the field. Unless Big Ben has a new face for James Harrison in that boot he is wearing, the Steelers are doomed. 

Hype Meter: 2-out of-5 Uggs on Big Ben

This team makes the Eagles look like the Dream Team, and Vince Young like a smart fellow. 

Related Link: James Harrison Injury: Check Out How Steelers Enforcer Looks After Surgery

Related Link: NBC Sports has the Skinny on Big Ben's Foot



Finally, the Body Issue has arrived. Now we can put all the hype well behind us as we look at pictures of nude athletes that are not nearly as nude as you would have hoped. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is the issue everything I wanted and more?

Our Take: If you mean a magazine filled with go-getters that have never eaten a hamburger in their lives and are posed in ways to hide their naughty bits, then yes. It is. 

Hype Meter: 0-out of-5 National Geographic Pics 

ESPN gave us nude pics days ago to wet our whistle. Now that my whistle is drenched, I am going to use my five bucks to buy this week's Sports Illustrated. 

Related Link: ESPN Body Issue: Ranking Hope Solo, Gretchen Bleiler and the Nearly Nude Photos

Related Link: All Things Body Issue Are Here



America's first family of reality TV gets the spotlight on Sunday and Monday. If you want to lose more brain cells than a two week bender, you can watch the wedding every degenerate will talk about next week.

Question on Everybody's Mind: When will we see the end of the Kardashians?

Our Take: When I was 10, I stole a candy bar on a dare. I got away with only to see the Kardashians as my penance decades later. I am sorry America. It's all my fault.

Hype Meter: 0-out-5 Reggie Bush Regrets

This is merely a whisper on the pop culture front. By Saturday, you may hear about it in line at the store. On Sunday morning, it will be as big as the Super Bowl giving the World Series a lap dance.

Related Link: Kim Kardashian Wedding Special: Event Will Unfortunately Captivate a Nation

Related Link: E! Has Everything You Need For Wedding Festivities (if you click, you are part of the problem)


Until Monday, practice your Shiva Bowl Shuffle. 

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