Derek Jeter Fan Goes All In With RE2PECT Tattoo and Quote

Samuel:

The #RE2PECT hashtag was a product of Nike. How people are getting that tattooed on their body is still a mystery to me. Maybe I just don’t understand how people would get a tattoo of something like this. This one right here is leaving me speechless.

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

We’re about a month away from the start of the 2015 MLB season and there are still people out there getting Derek Jeter “RE2PECT” tattoos. A shirt I can understand, but inking up to something so unoriginal like a Nike ad is just ridiculous, in my opinion. If you’re going to do it, at least do yourself a favor and make sure the public can’t see the abomination on your calf or arm.

But as you can see from the photo above, Jeter fans are going to do what they “need” to do for The Captain. In this case, the fan also needed a Babe Ruth quote to cap off her Yankees human billboard investment:

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.

A+ work on the brainwashing campaign, Nike.

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Giancarlo Stanton’s new helmet has a pretty cool facemask

Giancarlo Stanton’s new helmet has a pretty cool facemask

Samuel:

I like the design. It’s personal but not over the top. This is a different kind of look the facemasks we’ve seen before and I think it works well with the overall aesthetics.

Originally posted on For The Win:

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Giancarlo Stanton will step into a batter’s box for the first time Thursday since taking an 88-MPH pitch from Brewers pitcher Mike Fiers directly to the face in September.

The pitch resulted in a gruesome laceration, multiple fractures, and dental damage.

It also had many calling for better helmet protection, something Stanton’s new helmet has.

The custom-made helmet made by Schutt Sports has a faceguard and a nifty letter “G” woven into its frame. According to the Miami Herald, the faceguard has “a carbon steel frame that can withstand 100-mph pitches.”

via the Miami Herald:

Stanton wanted something that would not only protect the side of his face, but a helmet that would allow him open sight lines and freedom of movement.

The one-of-a-kind…

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Gronk, Marshawn & Conan React To Mortal Kombat Decapitation

Samuel:

Thank you, Conan, for giving us this goodness.

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

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So Conan O’Brien pulled off the biggest coup of Super Bowl week by getting Gronk and Marshawn Lynch to play Mortal Kombat (of course I’m expecting all involved were paid decent cash for the bit) and put on a great show. The bit didn’t disappoint.

I’ll break it down for those of you who are at work and can’t play videos:

• Gronk and Marshawn play the game

• Bodies are decapitated

• Everyone reacts in horror to bodies being ripped apart

• Marshawn grabs his nuts

• Conan grabs his nuts

• Bleeped profanity

• Gronk tells Conan to use a trophy for oral

This really has it all. The folks at Mortal Kombat couldn’t ask for anything more out of the guys for the show they put on. Beast was Beast. It took Gronk a little bit to get warmed up because Beast was overpowering. And Conan lobbed softballs to…

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It’s possible that some are overstating the impact of Joe Maddon opting out

Samuel:

I think this is on point. I won’t undervalue Maddon as a manager. Successful managers have success when they have talented players. What makes Maddon great is that he is great with the players and he is well-liked and well-respected. Depending on what talent he inherits and how many resources he can work with, we might be able to see what kind of manager he can be in a different setting.

Originally posted on HardballTalk:

The Joe Maddon opt-out news is obviously a big deal, and talk about him and where he may go is going to dominate the discourse for a while. But I feel like maybe the magnitude of all of this is being a bit overstated this afternoon.

Joe Maddon is a fine manager. I’d hire him in a second if he were available. He is a good tactician. He plays well with his front office but doesn’t just follow their orders. He has shown that he can win with kids and with payroll limitations. And unless I’m forgetting some major incident, he does what I think is the most important thing a manager does in keeping things, generally speaking, on an even keel over the course of a long season. The Rays did well with Maddon and whoever hires him is going to do pretty well too.

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“Sean Taylor: A Football Life” – Sneak Preview

“Sean Taylor: A Football Life” – Sneak Preview

Samuel:

I cannot wait to see this documentary.

Originally posted on They Call It Pro Football - Official NFL Films Blog:

“Sean Taylor: A Football Life” airs this Friday September 26 @ 9:00PM / ET. Click below to view the trailer below:

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On December 6th, 2007, I was in my second year out of college and working as a production assistant at NFL Films.  We were holding our weekly screening in our theater when the Buffalo-Washington segment from Inside the NFL began to play.

It was the first Washington home game since Sean Taylor’s murder, and I had been following the story only casually.  My impressions were formed from initial reports that Sean had allegedly lived some sort of violent lifestyle, and, in some fashion, this caused his murder.

But then, I saw the first shot of the “Inside the NFL” highlights.  It was the fans in the stands before kickoff, holding up white towels with #21 in burgundy and gold.  There…

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Pittsburgh Penguins’ third jersey has a championship look

Pittsburgh Penguins’ third jersey has a championship look

Samuel:

I really like this. It’s the classic Pittsburgh colors (instead of the gold they use currently) and it really has that retro look. Very nice. Well done. One of the best looking jerseys in hockey right now.

Originally posted on For The Win:

The Pittsburgh Penguins unveiled their third jersey on Friday in a dramatic video.

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If you think it looks familiar, check out this photo of Mario Lemieux lifting the Stanley Cup in 1991.

(Jim Mone, AP) (Jim Mone, AP)

The Penguins will wear the Pittsburgh Gold jersey 12 times during the regular season.

And we’re guessing it could make a playoff appearance, too.

The Blues’ new jerseys

Follow Mike Brehm on Twitter @ByMikeBrehm

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Rihanna to the NFL: ‘F*** you!’

Rihanna to the NFL: ‘F*** you!’

Samuel:

What a messy situation. CBS pulled Rihanna last week as the league was going through the Ray Rice controversy. She didn’t like it and now CBS won’t use her at all.

Originally posted on Twitchy:

She does have a point as it looked like the NFL canceled her appearance last Thursday because she was a past victim of domestic who had reconciled with her abuser:

FWIW, the NFL said that she was cancelled not because of her past history, but because of the overall “tone” of the broadcast:

“We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone and coverage,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus told SI.com last week of the decision to bump Rihanna’s intro, among other features. “A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are being eliminated because of time or tone.”

Now the “tone” has changed an it’s…

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