Since everyone in America has spent the last few weeks memorizing various fantasy football rankings, ESPN decided to create a REAL LIFE ranking.
They got more than 70 NFL analysts, reporters, and statisticians from ESPN and other places to rank the players. And not just the offensive guys who count in fantasy football. Then they crunched all the votes, and came up with a ranking of ‘The Top 100 Players in the NFL.’
Remember that name…Mo’ne Davis. The 13 year-old from Philadelphia became the first female pitcher to win a game at the Little League World Series, now has a Chevy ad to inspire us all. The heart-felt message doesn’t pitch the car brand, but pulls on the heart-strings of America.
Working out with a friend is great, but only if it’s the RIGHT friend. According to experts, here are three friends you SHOULDN’T work out with.
1. Your friend who’s in crazy good shape. Unless you’re ALSO in great shape. A recent study found you’re three times more likely to keep working out if you do it with someone who’s about the SAME age, weight, and fitness level.
2. Your friend who always yells stuff like, “You’ve got this!” Researchers at Michigan State University had people hold a yoga pose, and timed them.
It turned out they actually held the pose longer WITHOUT someone saying things like, “You can do it” or “Keep it up.” Because even though the person is trying to encourage you, they sounded patronizing instead, and make it harder to focus.
3. Your friend who HATES working out. Researchers at the University of New Hampshire found that when they asked people for a positive memory about exercise, they were much more likely to go to the gym in the next week.
The opposite was true when they asked for a negative memory. So the idea is that if you always work out with someone who talks about how TERRIBLE the gym is, YOU’LL start feeling negative about it, and then you’ll stop going.
CBS Sports is developing the first ever “all FEMALE sports talk show,” which will be something like a mix of “The View” and ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption”. There’s no word on a title yet, but the show will air weekly on the CBS Sports Network, and will premiere sometime next month. There’s no official word on who’s involved . . . but unnamed sources say the regulars will include: CBS Sports veteran Lesley Visser, former ESPN anchor Dana Jacobson, CBS NFL analyst Amy Trask, and sideline reporters Allie LaForce, Tracy Wolfson and Jenny Dell. It isn’t just going to focus on the WNBA, the WILLIAMS sisters, MICHELLE WIE, and other girl stuff like that. It’ll cover everything, including the NFL, NBA, baseball and hockey. Fellas…would you watch this show? Ladies…is this something you would want to see in a sports show? Sound off!
When LEBRON JAMES “took his talents to South Beach” back in 2010, he also changed his number from “23” to “6”. He’d worn 23 in Cleveland as a tribute to MICHAEL JORDAN. . . and the change to 6 was also a tribute.
At the time, LeBron was trying to get the entire NBA to retire the number. He said, quote, “I just think what Michael Jordan has done for the game has to be recognized some way soon . “I feel like no NBA player should wear 23″ said the 2-time champion. “I’m starting a petition, and I’ve got to get everyone in the NBA to sign it. Now, if I’m not going to wear number 23, then nobody else should be able to wear it.” Nothing ever came of that. The Chicago Bulls and LeBron’s new team the Miami Heat both retired the number for Jordan, but no one else followed suit. Apparently, LeBron has given up on this, because over the weekend, he announced that he’d be reclaiming the number 23 when he returns to the Cavilers, and that came with no mention of Michael. So, is Michael upset about LeBron seemingly going back on his word? Nah. He says, quote, “I’m cool with it. I don’t own a number.”
More pictures of naked athletes from “ESPN the Magazine’s”2014 Body Issue were released yesterday. The issue hits newsstands on Friday.
One of this year’s most interesting models is Texas Rangers first baseman PRINCE FIELDER, who’s rather . . . shall we say . . . LARGE AND IN CHARGE. Prince is a solid, powerful guy, but his chest and belly make him look more like one of those ’70s pro wrestlers than a modern athlete. In the magazine he says, quote, “A lot of people probably think I’m not athletic or don’t even try to work out or whatever, but I do. Just because you’re big doesn’t mean you can’t be an athlete. “And just because you work out doesn’t mean you’re going to have a 12-pack. I work out to make sure I can do my job to the best of my ability. Other than that, I’m not going up there trying to be a fitness model.”
Other naked athletes in this year’s issue include snowboarder and double amputee Amy Purdy, snowboarder Jamie Anderson, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, and swimmer Michael Phelps. See the images HERE
You read that right… 4-time champion Shaquille O’Neal will be a featured DJ at Chateau Nightclub at the Paris Hotel on June 27. Apparently Shaq has been honing his skills according to DJ Irie. “When Shaq was in Miami he actually made a studio in his house.” This will be his first paid gig as a DJ. Check out a small sample of his skills when he was on NBA on TNT. Will Shaq be able to rock the crowd? Keep you posted!
A new poll has found that the most HATED man in America is none other than racist L.A. Clippers owner DONALD STERLING. 92% of the 1,100 people who were surveyed said they hate him. He’s even more unpopular than BERNIE MADOFF, the guy who ran the massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors out of BILLIONS of dollars. He was second with 90% disliking him. O.J. SIMPSON and former MICHAEL JACKSON quack CONRAD MURRAY tied for third. 88% hate them, and good ole JUSTIN BIEBER came in fifth. Apparently, he’s turned 86% of the country against him. Here is the rest of the list. Do you agree? Who would you add?