Hottest Sports Stories for Tuesday, Nov. 22

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Hottest Sports Stories for Tuesday, Nov. 22
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Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski did the Kid and Play on Monday Night Football, Sidney Crosby proved hockey is like riding a bike and Arizona can't wait to fire Rich Rodriguez.

Welcome to the Daily Radar, take off your shirt and shoes and make yourself at home. Leave your comments in the place marked comments.

Let's Dish. 

In this edition:

 

MLB GETS WILD AND CRAZY

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The sport that has been called out for being archaic and stubborn to change just showed us that they can let their hair down. Bud Selig and company are just a bunch of w-w-w-wild and crazy kids.

Question on Everybody's Mind: How awesome are these changes?

Our Take: The only thing better would be MLB including a provision to bring back Salute Your Shorts. Other than that, I will take the realignment, added replay, HGH testing and extra Wild Card spots. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Bud Selig Can Throw a Partys

This is huge when you consider how poorly the union and owners felt about one another in the 70's, 80's and 90's. This also shows that there is hope for the NBA to reach such an accord. Only it may take a couple decades. 

Deeper Dive:  

Full Breakdown of the New MLB CBA (Yahoo Sports) 

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BREWERS LF RYAN BRAUN WINS MVP BECAUSE MATT KEMP'S TEAM DIDN'T WIN GAMES

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The complete lack of ignorance surrounding most of the Baseball Writers Association of America is getting annoying. First, Justin Verlander wins the AL MVP award. Now, Ryan Braun gets the nod in the National League. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Will baseball voters ever embrace proper statistical analysis?

Our Take: That question makes us laugh. We are talking about a sport that doesn't believe in replay because it likes the human element to screw up games. Voters only look at players that play on good teams instead of judging the award the way that it is supposed to be judged: Who had the best and most value to his team in a particular season. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Frank McCourt Divorce Hearings

If Braun and Matt Kemp were so close that it was hard to pick a winner, that would be one thing. But when Kemp was so obviously the more valuable of the two players, this vote looks like a joke. Sadly, that is the state of the BBWAA in 2011. 

Deeper Dive

Ryan Braun Robs Matt Kemp of His Rightful Honor (B/R)

Ryan Braun Slugs His Way To MVP Award (BBWAA)

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SKIP BAYLESS GOES SOFT IN INTERVIEW WITH TIM TEBOW

Of all the analysts in the world to praise Tim Tebow, the most surprising one has to be ESPN's Skip Bayless. He hates everything, so to hear him guffaw over anyone is newsworthy. He got to interview his hero on First Take this morning and lobbed softballs for 15 minutes. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Did Tim Tebow aliens invade Skip Bayless' mind?

Our Take: We know that they exist, how do you think the Tebowing craze got started? But that is not the answer. Instead, I think that Bayless found the Merry Old Land of Oz, talked to the Wizard and was given a heart. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Skip Bayless Dougie Dances

Bayless is so counterproductive on the show that it's not even funny. He wants to be the guy that gets people to talk instead of providing real analysis. His love and devotion to Tim Tebow is nauseating and makes me want to punch him more than I normally do. 

Deeper Dive

The Real Truth About Tim Tebow (B/R)

Tim Tebow Responds To Jake Plummer (ESPN)

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CRAZED FAN GOES ALL SINGLE WHITE FEMALE WITH WHITE SOX GM KENNY WILLIAMS

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DON'T MESS WITH MY LOBSTERS!!!!

Some stories happen and you just shake your head laughing. That happened today when we learned that a man was arrested for allegedly breaking into the home of White Sox GM Kenny Williams who was out of town and made himself at home.

Question on Everybody's Mind: How crazy was this fella?

Our Take: He wore Williams' clothes, including his 2005 World Series ring, drank beer, ate food and did some Web browsing. But the best part of all is he went into the freezer and defrosted a lobster. Classic. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Creepy Crawlers Rolling Around

How do you not love this story? Obviously if something happened that led to someone getting hurt, it would lose its luster. But since it just turns out that this guy is cuckoo, you have to sit back and laugh at the insanity of people. 

Deeper Dive

Man Breaks Into Williams' Home, Defrosts Lobster (NBC Chicago)

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SID THE KID REMEMBERED WHERE HE LEFT HIS DOMINANCE 

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Sidney Crosby busted down the NHL door, walked up to the Islanders, slapped them in the face and asked in a Steven Seagal voice, "Did you miss me?" At least that is the vision I have when I remember Crosby's return to hockey. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: How much does this matter?

Our Take: This was like Mulder leaving X-Files only to be replaced by the T-1000. But when Mulder came back you were like, "that's what I'm talking about." Same exact thing.

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Slap Shots

Dude came back and hits a goal into the net like he is Jordan coming back from playing baseball. Continue watching this Crosby guy, the rest of his career will be just as epic. 

Deeper Dive: 

Sidney Crosby's Return Makes NHL Legendary Again (B/R)

Crosby Brings Sexy Back to Pittsburgh (Post-Gazette

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TOM BRADY AND ROB GRONKOWSKI HOOK UP ALL NIGHT

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Like Kid and Play throwing it down at a house party, Tom Brady hooked up with tight end phenom Rob Gronkowski for a huge night. In other news Tyler Palko is not a very good quarterback. 

Question On Everybody's Mind: How did the Pats look?

Our Take: The Patriots looked better than Scarlett Johansson in Iron Man 2. Now the real fun part was watching Tyler Palko do his best impression of a quarterback. The man sucks with impressions. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Buddy Films 

After seeing Brady pick apart the Chiefs defense and finding Gronkowski for pivotal receptions, I couldn't help but think these two need their own summer blockbuster buddy film. It could be called Brady of the House, or Gronked and Loaded

Tyler Palko Did Too Tweet Award of Night: 

Deeper Dive: 

Chiefs vs. Patriots: 5 Things We Learned in 34-3 Win on Monday Night Football (B/R)

Patriots Destroy Kansas City Chiefs on MNF (Boston Herald

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RICH RODRIGUEZ CURRENTLY ON THE HOT SEAT

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The Arizona Wildcats' search for their head coach has ended. They have settled on Rich Rodriguez, the man that flamed out in Michigan. So I am going to just assume this ends well. 

Coaches worse than Rich Rodriguez are...

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Question on Everybody's Mind: Will Rich Rod succeed in Arizona?

Our Take: The man got in trouble with the NCAA, saw a few players leave and talk smack about how poorly he treated them and is famously stubborn. Mix that with the Arizona heat that is roughly 176 degrees in the shade and my answer is no. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Whoas

I have to now put Rich Rodriguez in the same realm of Keanu Reeves of men who continue to be employed despite all logic. Watch Keanu Reeves act and that is exactly how well Rich Rod coaches. Yay, Wildcats. 

Deeper Dive:

Rich Rodriguez Arizona: 5 Reasons Rich Rod Will Fail Again at Arizona (B/R)

Rich Rodriguez Takes Over as Head Coach at University of Arizona (ESPN) 

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DAILY FUN WITH MOVING PICTURES 

Because pictures < video < Tebow

JIMMER IS NOW SERVING 

Jimmer can shoot. Jimmer can score. It also seems that Jimmer can throw down with the funky, dope moves. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Kings' Rookie Show Off Impressive Dance Moves (B/R)

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ERIN ANDREWS ENTERS IMPROMPTU WET T-SHIRT CONTEST 

I am wasting energy writing anything here as you skipped right to the video. 

Deeper Dive: Watch the Aftermath of ESPN Reports First Gatorade Bath (B/R) 

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LA GALAXY DO DRINKING RIGHT

Watch a bunch of guys get wicked pissed. 

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BITS OF TID

Bits of goodness with a chewy center. 

DUDES CLIMB A ROCK

It's called off-width climbing and it's more extreme than anything Bodhi from Point Break could ever dream of. See extreme people being all extreme-y here.  

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REDSKINS BOOTH DOING HILARIOUS SCHTICK

This is the kind of stuff that makes me want to move to Washington to listen into this magic. I could also just stream it, I guess. Read High-Larious transcripts from Larry Michael, Sonny Jurgensen and Sam Huff's call here

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METTA WORLD PEACE GOES NUTS ON TWITTER...IN A GREAT WAY

The artist formerly known as Ron Artest goes jiggy on Twitter on Monday night. Guffaws ensued. He made sure to list all the things he missed in this crazy lockout.

Tweet 1: There really is nothing like Jack. 

Tweet 2: Damn, now I am missing my Lakers games something fierce. 

Tweet 3: Possibly.

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Until tomorrow, enjoy an Addams Family Thanksgiving

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