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Hottest Sports Stories for Tuesday, Dec. 27
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Drew Brees had a pretty good night, Yorvit Torrealba doesn't like umpires and some really good NBA teams are mighty ugly right now. 

Welcome to the Daily Radar, the one place that understands if you don't remember this cartoon, but doesn't applaud the fact.  Leave your comments in the place marked Comments.

Let's dish. 

In this edition:

 

CLEAN UP, AISLE ONE 

Sean Williams found out quickly what not be in game shape can lead to. The Mavericks player puked after being taken from the game. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: What the hell?

Our Take: Add Sean Williams to the list of NBA players that can't get up and down the floor very well. Only, he is the rare bloke that had the game paused because he blew Applebee's all over the floor. Now your fly being down in that meeting doesn't look so embarrassing. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Barfs

Ah, Williams who is nowhere near a star player will now forever be known as Pukey the Basketball Player.

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BRAYLON EDWARDS GOES FROM THE NFC WEST CHAMPS TO UNEMPLOYED

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It really says something about how much of a bust Edwards has been this season when the San Francisco 49ers, who need all the receiver help they can get, don't even want to keep you on the roster for the playoffs. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Will the 49ers miss him in the postseason?

Our Take: Considering that Kyle Williams (20) and Ted Ginn (19) have more receptions than Edwards (15) this season, I think they will get by without him. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 First-Round Busts

Edwards has had moments of brilliance in his career, but considering all the hype surrounding him when he was drafted with the third pick in the 2005 draft, his career as a No. 1 or 2 option is like over. 

Deeper Dive

49ers Cut WR Braylon Edwards (B/R)

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MICHAEL IRVIN GETS TOO EXCITED ABOUT TIM TEBOW

Most of us would agree that Tim Tebow is a good role model. But on the NFL Network, Michael Irvin showed just how far his love and devotion for the Broncos quarterback goes. I can't do it justice, so just watch the video. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Umm....what is he doing to that bronco?

Our Take: There are laws against animal cruelty, and I am pretty sure that somewhere someone from PETA was watching that as they were clutching a phone. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Things I Never Need To See On Television

Just when you thought that Irvin's legacy couldn't get more unusual, he goes and does something like this on national television. 

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HOCKEY FAN'S HATRED OF DUCKS GOES TOO FAR

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Speaking of unusual things, a San Jose Sharks fan threw a dead duck on to the ice during Monday night's 3-2 loss to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: How did the fan get the dead animal in the arena?

Our Take: Perhaps he had the duck's feathers pulled off and was able to make it look like a rubber duck. It's doubtful, but when sports fans are motivated to do something, they go all the way. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 PETA Violations

It is not a good day to be an animal. Between Michael Irvin riding a bronco and this duck incident, animals, real or fake, got treated worse than Tim Tebow did against Buffalo on Saturday. 

Deeper Dive

Dead Duck Thrown On Ice In San Jose (Yardbarker)

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DREW BREES GETS IMMORTALIZED WITH T-SHIRT

Courtesy of WhoSay

Fans can own a piece of history for just $32. The New Orleans Saints are selling Drew Brees shirts celebrating his passing Dan Marino's passing record on Monday night. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Does Brees come with the shirt?

Our Take: For $32, he better send an autograph or something with it. There is no way that I would spend that much money on a shirt that only has a picture of him dropping back to pass and the words "Passing Record" on it. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Overpriced Marketing Ideas

The record is nice and Brees has certainly proven himself worthy of owning it. But there has to be some other incentive to spend that much money on a simple t-shirt. 

Deeper Dive

Why Brees Should Be The NFL MVP (B/R)

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TECHNOLOGY MAKES IT POSSIBLE TO HAVE A TOWEL ON YOUR PHONE

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No longer do we have to worry about buying a Terrible Towel from some website and wait for it to be delivered. In keeping with the saying that "There is an app for everything," someone has made the signature Steelers towels available to download on your cell phone. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Do I have to wave my phone around in the air?

Our Take: Until technology is able to advance to the point where you can turn a phone into an actual towel--which will likely be happening in 2012--you will have to flail your phone about over your head. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Things That Bill Gates Never Thought Of

Apps are fun and they make the day more interesting just by browsing to see what you can find. Now that there are terrible towels, perhaps we can move on to the next step and download Green Bay Packers cheeseheads. 

Deeper Dive

You Can Download The Terrible Towel App (NBC Sports)

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CRAIG JAMES BELIEVES THAT HE IS JUST LIKE THE 99 PERCENT

Courtesy of BlogUIn.com

Everyone's favorite college football analyst/aspiring politician Craig James is hard on the campaign trail in Texas. He is doing his best to convince the voting constituency that he is "living on real street."

Question on Everybody's Mind: Where is "real street" and how do I avoid it?

Our Take: That's the beauty of being Craig James, it's everywhere. So no matter where you live, you are on the same street as he is. 

Hype Meter: 3 out of 5 Political Campaigns That Hopefully End In Disaster

I don't get into the whole political thing because none of it ever makes a positive difference, but I would love nothing more than to see James lose his lunch in his bid for the Senate in Texas. 

Deeper Dive

Craig James Is Fighting For The Everyman (Politico)

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SAINTS HAVE HISTORIC QUARTERBACK 

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No, I am not referring to Bobby Hebert. It was Drew Brees' turn to steal the show and he did so by beating Dan Marino's mark for most passing yards in a single season. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: Is Drew Brees the MVP?

Our Take: OMG, things are about to get more awkward than Paul Rudd. You can't deny the sick season Aaron Rodger is having. Yet, you can't deny Brees' historic effort. I say Tim Tebow gets the MVP, and everyone loses. 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 I Love You Mans

It's a good thing Brees broke the record Monday night because every last second of the game was otherwise awful. I would have taken a nap if I wasn't afraid of the nightmares that would have ensued.

Salt in Wound Tweet Award:  

Deeper Dive:

Drew Brees Breaks Dan Marino's Yardage Record, Earns Place Among All-Time Greats (B/R)

Saints Spank Falcons and Brees Breaks Record (NOLA)

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NO, YOU'RE OUT

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Yorvit Torrealba forgot to take his daily dosage of chill pills and ended up getting ejected in the most awesome way imaginable. He shoved an umpire's face and will now serve a 66-game suspension.

Question on Everybody's Mind: OMG, what are the Rangers going to do?

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Our Take: Oh, don't worry silly gooses, because the suspension hinders him from playing winter ball in Venezuela, where the act occurred. Now with no offseason ball, the Rangers should expect back something that looks like a Spanish-speaking Eddy Curry when spring training begins.  

 

Hype Meter: 5 out of 5 Ham Sandwiches

We have all wanted to shove an umpire in the kisser once or twice. Seeing the aftermath, I am glad I kept my Little League ego in check and walked back to the dugout after many strikeouts, like a boss. 

Deeper Dive: 

Yorvit Torrealba Rightfully Suspended 66 Games in Venezuela for Hitting Ump (B/R)

Yorvit Torrealba Apologizes For Umpire Fiasco (Star-Telegram)

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NBA GOING THROUGH SOME CHANGES 

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As we all know, change can be ugly. The Mavericks and Lakers seem to be going the way of Scott Howard as they change into something far more sinister than we bargained for. Both now sit at 0-2. 

Question on Everybody's Mind: How bad is it?

Our Take: Oh, it's worse than Charles Hayes' free throw shot. The Mavericks can't guard anyone. Which is no surprise since they lost Tyson Chandler and the Lakers are getting worse by the quarter. At this rate, we will talking about how Donald Sterling needs to give ownership lessons. 

Hype Meter: 4 out of 5 Holy Smokes 

I have far more confidence in Mark Cuban who is looking at a huge summer. The Lakers are a different matter. Just to let you know how bad Monday was, Metta World Peace was the second highest scoring Laker. 

Deeper Dive: 

Lakers Fall to Sharper Kings (LA Times)

Mavericks Just as Bad as Night one in Nuggets Loss (Star-Telegram) 

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DAILY FUN WITH MOVING PICTURES 

Because what else are you going to watch at work?

DREW BREES BREAKS FALCONS AND RECORDS 

It turns out that it is very easy being Breesy. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Superstar Break Dan Marino's Single-Season Passing Mark (B/R)

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BRANDON JACOBS LAYS IT ON THICK

Hear what may Giants fans have been thinking for years. I love how coolly he utters, "disrespectful bastard."

Deeper Dive: Watch Giants’ RB Call Rex Ryan a "Disrespectful Bastard" (B/R)

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BETTY WHITE IS SUPER-DUPER EXCITED 

I almost thought the ol' gal was going to start ripping off garments. 

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IRATE YET CLEAN-SHAVEN SANTA

Yesterday, we had a tweet pic of the heckling Santa. Now comes the hilarious video. 

Deeper Dive: Watch Drunk Santa Claus Heckle Heat Star on Christmas (B/R)

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AND THAT'S WHY HE IS A REFEREE

Here is the hilarity that ensues when the mustard leaves the hot dog. 

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BITS OF TID 

Little bits of goodness with a chewy center. 

KID REACHES NEW HEIGHTS 

Jordan Romero pretty much made your adolescence look like a Charlotte Bobcats three-pointer contest. The 15-year old completed his goal of climbing the tallest mountain on every single continent. That includes barren wasteland, Antarctica. Via NBC Sports

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BREAKING: VICTOR ORTIZ NOT COOL 

This just in, Victor Ortiz is not sleeping with Vanessa Bryant. Follow up story, I am not either. Via TMZ Sports

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STUFF CAUGHT IN STUFF 

People do the strangest things, like getting a ball of yarn with knitting needle stuck somewhere awful. Via Deadspin

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KATE UPTON'S HOTNESS WOOS THE NEW YORK RANGERS

It must be hard to be a supermodel. You have to be hot and accept free stuff from the New York Rangers at Christmas. Via Twitter

 

DAILY DESSERT 

Until tomorrow, be wary of the meat sweats. 

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