Tennessee’s sharp new alternate uniform pays tribute to the Smoky Mountains

Tennessee’s sharp new alternate uniform pays tribute to the Smoky Mountains

Samuel:

I wouldn’t say sharp. It’s just OK.

Originally posted on For The Win:

The University of Tennessee is switching over to Nike apparel, and the Volunteers unveiled their new uniforms for multiple sports Wednesday in a fashion show. Quarterback Josh Dobbs modeled a new Smokey Grey alternate kit for the football team, which features one of the coolest helmet designs in the nation.

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Rob Manfred says MLB will re-evaluate fan safety

Rob Manfred says MLB will re-evaluate fan safety

Samuel:

As much as I love being close to the action, this is a concern. Of course it’s rare that a shattered bat will strike someone. But MLB shouldn’t chance it. NHL extended their nets and MLB should follow.

Originally posted on HardballTalk:

In the wake of last Friday’s incident at Fenway Park, fan safety is naturally on the minds of a lot of people right now. Commissioner Rob Manfred spoke about the issue prior to tonight’s First-Year Player Draft and told Tim Britton of the Providence Journal that MLB will re-evaluate where they stand.

“Obviously the first and most important thing to say is we’re all concerned about the long-term well-being of the woman that was injured. That’s the most important issue,” Manfred said before Monday night’s First-Year Player Draft in Secaucus. “From Major League Baseball’s perspective, when you have an incident like this, you have to go back and re-evaluate where you are on all of your safety issues. Trust me, we will do that — just like we are on a variety of issues right now at the beginning of my tenure. It’s important not to lose sight of…

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Sammy Sosa Update: Alive With “Normal-ish” Skin Color

Samuel:

This is somehow the most important sports news I’ve read today.

Originally posted on Sports Gossip, Sexy WAGs, NFL and Hot Cheerleaders: BustedCoverage:

Hey everyone, we here at the BC office would like to interrupt your Wednesday with a small Sammy Sosa update. We have been a little concerned about Sammy’s well being over the past couple of weeks considering we haven’t spotted the guy since he crashed a Miami Art Basel in December.

You may remember him looking rather white:

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Luckily, it looks like Sammy’s okay. He popped up in a fan photo almost a week ago, flashing some bling on the wrist and not-so-frightening skin complexion:

Perhaps Sammy’s laid off that weird cosmetic cream he’s been using? Or maybe he just had the guy filter the shit out of the photo before posting it.

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Tony Allen says Stephen Curry ‘ain’t nothing I ain’t never seen before’

Tony Allen says Stephen Curry ‘ain’t nothing I ain’t never seen before’

Samuel:

Then who else have you seen do what Curry does?

Originally posted on For The Win:

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On Monday, Stephen Curry was crowned the 2015 NBA MVP. Even though the Warriors star received 100 out of 130 first-place votes, Grizzlies forward Tony Allen thinks Curry may not be doing anything extraordinary on the court.

From CSN Bay Area:

“He can shoot the ball pretty good and he got a nice handle. But it ain’t nothing I ain’t never seen before.”

However, Allen also said Curry deserved to win MVP.

“I don’t get a vote, but I acknowledge his MVP status. It’s well deserved, I wasn’t surprised.”

Curry led the Warriors to a league-best 67-15 record in the regular season. The team currently leads the Memphis Grizzlies, 1-0, in the Western Conference Semifinals.

(Thanks to FOX Sports for bringing this to our attention.)

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Busch Stadium’s Walking Tacos take fans back to Little League

Samuel:

I used to eat these a lot during my years in high school. Now they are being served at big league parks? Cool!

Originally posted on Cardinals Insider:

A cousin of the Frito Pie you used to treat yourself to in Little League, Busch Stadium and St. Louis Cardinals Sportservice is rolling out the Walking Taco this season.

Served in a bag of Doritos or Fritos, the portability of this treat makes it fun and convenient to walk around the ballpark — a favorite for kids.

Build your tasty treat starting with your choice of chips, nacho beef, pulled pork or chicken carnitas. Top it with with sour cream, shredded cheddar cheese and salsa.

You can find this version of the Walking Taco in Sections 266, 432, 199. But if seafood tacos are more your style, you can visit the Island Grill location near Section 144 to build-your-own Shrimp Walking Taco.

To add to its convenience, another version of the Walking Taco, the Nacho Beef Walking Taco, will be vended at your seats.

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Oakland Athletics Pride Night 2015

Samuel:

A’s pitcher Sean Doolittle’s girlfriend Eireann Dolan is so based. What a great idea to buy tickets from fans who don’t want to go to Pride Night.

Originally posted on Thank You Based Ball:

As some of you know, the Oakland Athletics will be hosting their first LGBT Pride Night on June 17.  Hopefully this will be the first of many such A’s events. You can purchase tickets here.

Many people don’t know this about me, but I have two moms. My biological mom Kathy and her partner Elise (who grew up in the Bay Area) are both die-hard A’s fans as well as super gay. Like, they’re so gay for each other that they’ve fostered a long-term loving relationship likely no different from any heterosexual loving relationships you’ve seen or been a part of.

My moms are begrudgingly living in San Diego as transplants amongst all of the San Diego Padres fans. The team the Athletics will play (and beat) on Pride Night? The San Diego Padres. This night was made for them. In fact I’m starting to suspect that the Athletics focus-grouped this…

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WWE champ Brock Lesnar announces that he’s not going back to UFC

WWE champ Brock Lesnar announces that he’s not going back to UFC

Samuel:

I am so happy! I have been a huge Brock Lesnar fan since he debuted in the WWE over a decade ago. And I will be at WrestleMania this weekend knowing that this will not be the last time I see him in the ring. Amazing!!!

Originally posted on For The Win:

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WWE World Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar is scheduled to face Roman Reigns in the main event at WrestleMania Sunday, but with his WWE contract running out after the biggest pay-per-view of the year, many fans wondered if Lesnar would be leaving the sport of professional wrestling for another stint in UFC.

With five days left until WrestleMania 31, Lesnar dropped a bomb during an interview with Michele Beadle on SportsCenter — Lesnar is not only done with UFC for good, he just re-signed with WWE after Vince McMahon made an offer he “couldn’t refuse.”

“It was a very hard decision for me. I’m at a stage in my career where I want to… it was just hard. And it’s hard to talk about it. The fighter inside of me wants to compete. The father, the husband — you know I’m an older caveman now, so I…

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