Hottest Stories in Sports for Thursday, Oct. 27

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterOctober 27, 2011

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 24:  David Murphy #7, Mike Napoli #25, Neftali Feliz #30 and Michael Young #10 of the Texas Rangers celebrate after defeating the St. Louis Cardinals 4-2 during Game Five of the MLB World Series at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington on October 24, 2011 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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Tom Petty said waiting is the hardest part. Well, he actually sang it in a nasally voice, but that sentiment rings true on Thursday as we wait for the World Series, NBA and West Virginia's move to the Big 12. 

Welcome to the Daily Radar, the only place that answers the question of who was hotter; Kelly Kapowski, Lisa Turtle or Jessica Spano. Check back often for new stories and wacky statements in the comments section. 

Let's Dish. 

In this edition:

Brandon Graham was really fat for a while
Kyle Turley closer to Hanson brother than you think 
Tim Tebow Inspires a Nation...
World Series part deux...
NBA GabFest starts again...
WVU is, like, so embarrassed...
NBA stars quit...
Ray Graham makes me cry... 
Hottest Videos of the Day (now with more video)...



PHILADELPHIA, PA - CIRCA 2011: In this handout image provided by the NFL, Brandon Graham of the Philadelphia Eagles poses for his NFL headshot circa 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by NFL via Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles defensive end has been crushing it. By it, I mean Philly Cheesesteaks. He claims those tasty gut bombs are the reason he gained 20 pounds in two months. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: How did a man coached by Andy Reid get so unfit?

Our Take: You would think that Andy Reid would be a great leader by example, but there is a good reason Graham gained an obscene amount of weight so quickly. He can't stay away from the famed Jim's. Coupled with two months on crutches because of an ACL tear and you see what we are working with. 

Hype Meter:  3 out of 5 I'm a Burrito Man Myselfs

No reason to worry here. Graham is back to his baller weight since being off the crutches. He is still on the Physically Unable to Perform list, but not because he resembles Andy Reid after a pancake breakfast. 

Related Link: The Post Game Covers a Mammoth Appetite (The Post Game)




Much like Bruce Willis' inability to face the music, Kyle Turley is trying to become a world-renowned musician after his day job ended. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is his band any good?

Our Take: A Yahoo Sports report claims his second album outsold Evanescence in the New Orleans area last week. Well, that shouldn't be hard. You can record me snoring and it would be a better listen. 

Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 Hey, That's My Helmets

Turley will forever be known as the man that chucked a helmet. He should own this and throw a Jets helmet at every show. I may actually buy a ticket. 

Related Link: Kyle Turley Goes from Shock NFL Jock to Hard Rock (B/R)

Related Link: Yahoo Sports Covers Turley Band and Lives to Write it (Yahoo Sports)



DENVER - DECEMBER 26:  Tim Tebow #15 of the Denver Broncos prays in the end zone prior to taking on the Houston Texans at INVESCO Field at Mile High on December 26, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Everyone knows what planking is. Well, now we have the Tim Tebow equivalent of that and it is called Tebowing. The idea behind it is, in case you haven't figured it out, is that you get down on one knee and start praying anywhere you can.

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is there any sports craze that will ever compare to Tebowing?

Our Take: Of course not, how could it? Through Tebowing all things are possible. Tebow did it himself, right before the Dolphins game last Sunday and look how well that worked out. Sure, he wasn't good for 54 minutes, but we don't need to look at that. He took over that game for the last six minutes and led the Broncos to victory. 

Hype Meter: 5-out-of-5 Tim Tebow Comebacks

The Tebow love is completely out of control, but it's hard not to have fun with it. I am sure that Tebow will embrace parts of it because he is such a nice guy. Besides, anytime you have the potential to look out the window and see someone Tebowing it's a good thing. Much better than possibly seeing someone planking. 

Related Link: Tim Tebow Sparks Awesome Tebowing Craze That We All Need To Embrace (B/R)

Related Link: Photos From People While Tebowing (



ST LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 26:  Members of the field crew put the tarp on the field at Busch Stadium on October 26, 2011 in St Louis, Missouri. Game 6 of the World Series has been postposed by Major League Baseball because of rainy weather. The game has been
Jamie Squire/Getty Images

That amazingly wacky phone gaffe made way for the second most interesting story of this World Series...RAIN. OMG RAIN. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Does the rain postponement to Thursday Night help anyone?


Our Take: It didn't help us fans. I'll tell you that. Here I am with cold pizza and warm beer forced to watch a stupid Pittsburgh and Connecticut game. I know this thing was cancelled early Wednesday, but I get overzealous about my pizza and beer intake. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 It's raining, it's pouring, there's freaking nothing on TVs

After watching NBA classic for hours, I was forced to go back to Saved by the Bell reruns last night. I now have to shakeup my Power Rankings. It now goes Kelly Kapowski, Jessie Spano, Lisa Turtle then Tori Scott...then Violet Bickerstaff. 

Related Link: 2011 World Series: Game 6 Postponement Gives St. Louis Cardinals Breathing Room (B/R)

Related Link: Yahoo Sports Reports on Sexy Moves Behind the Scenes (Yahoo Sports)




NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 20:  Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver speaks at a press conference after the NBA Board of Governors meeting on October 20, 2011 in New York City. Silver announced that NBA Commissioner David Stern will not attend the NBA labor talks
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The NBA is back in action. Well, by action I mean the ongoing talks they halted last week. I am sure they just spent hours gossiping on who had the worst outfit at the last meeting and what they think of this new-fangled Tupperware people are using nowadays. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: So, should I care yet?

Our Take: Not yet, but close. It seems the players and owners are far closer on a deal, whatever that means. Nobody knows for sure what the concessions have been, just that the two sides are getting along. My guess is that Winchell's were brought in, because everyone loves to go nuts for donuts. 

Hype Meter: 5 out 5 OMG did you see what Derek Fisher is wearings

You can tell how fed up we all are about the NBA and this mind-numbing lockout. This is the first positive sign we have had, yet nobody seems to care. 

So that's how we receive great news Tweet Award: 


Related Link: NBA World Tour: All-Star Games Loses Its Luster With Superstar Dropouts (B/R)

Related Link: ESPN Reports on Latest from GABFEST 2011 (ESPN)




COLLEGE PARK, MD - SEPTEMBER 17: Quarterback Geno Smith #12 of the West Virginia Mountaineers drops back to pass against the Maryland Terrapins during the second half at Byrd Stadium on September 17, 2011 in College Park, Maryland. West Virginia defeated
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West Virginia was totes excited to join the Big 12. They were then embarrassed by the conference when it told the Mountaineers to stop with the packing of the bags. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is WVU going to stay in the Big East?

Our Take: Like some dude that broke up with his girlfriend to get with the hot new chick at work, only to find she is still diddling her ex, West Virgina is about to make things awkward. Louisville comes into the picture as the new guy that has everything the Big 12 wants and needs. Oops

Hype Meter: 4 out 5 Whose boxers are theses

We now have a great big standoff between Louisville and West Virginia. This is like trying to care about the actual state of West Virginia and the city of Louisville. Which means I don't. 

Related Link: Yahoo Sports Reports on WVU Snag (Yahoo Sports)




MIAMI, FL - OCTOBER 08:  LeBron James looks on during the South Florida All Star Classic at Florida International University on October 8, 2011 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images


LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have reportedly pulled out of the World Tour of NBA superstars. This has to be a great sign as they may be hopeful an NBA deal is imminent. They also may have heard how good the second season of Walking Dead has been and want to finish it. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: So, what, no tour now?

Our Take: When you still have Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant, you have yourself a World Tour. The others may want to stay near the ongoing talks, but there rest can't wait to play basketball. It's sort of like me slipping my wife NyQuil and Benadryl so I can play Battlefield 3. 

Hype Meter: 3 out 5 Three Amigos of Quittings

Of course, it's a stretch to say they are quitting. They obviously want to be close to the ongoing talks in case a real breakthrough is had. It doesn't make them quitters. Dumb, maybe, but not quitters. 

Related Link: All-Star Games Loses Its Luster With Superstar Dropouts (B/R) 

Related Link: ESPN Breaks Down Some Star-Studded Quitters (ESPN)



PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 29:  Ray Graham #1 of the Pittsburgh Panthers celebrates his rushing touchdown against the South Florida Bulls during the game on September 29, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Im
Justin K. Aller/Getty Images


Ray Graham joined the long list of notable running backs that was dealt a blow of an injury this season. The Pittsburgh running back clutched his right leg early in the Connecticut game on Wednesday. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: How big a loss is this?

Our Take: Well, Ray Graham is currently on my fantasy dudes that are awesome team. So, that should tell you what I think of him.

Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 Another One Bites the Dusts

Graham was straight dirty with the way he ran the ball. I hope he comes back quickly, but this ruins the rest of the Pittsburgh season. 

Related Link: Nightmare Season for Pittsburgh Continues with RB Injury (B/R)

Related Link: ESPN Reports on Ray Graham Injury (ESPN) 



We have come to our daily portion of awesome videos that you have to see to be accepted at the cool kid's table at lunch. 



What is it? It is Liverpool ace Luis Suarez nutmegging Stoke City defender Ryan Shotton then blasting the ball to the back of the net. You didn't say thank you, Shotton. 


Related Link: Luis Suarez Video: Watch Liverpool Star Suarez's Nutmeg and Amazing Goal  (B/R)



Hayden Knudson of Hayfield Secondary School takes a field 90-yards the other way. Yes, this kid just did more scoring in high school than you will all day. 




The Rugby World Cup Final was this week, and I love me some Haka. This is how I enter every single KFC I have ever eaten at. Does it work? Well, I always get my fried chicken, son. 


Related Link: Rugby World Cup 2011: All Blacks Win World Cup on Back of Gutsy Defence (B/R)


Until tomorrow, remember food and sleep is for suckers. 


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