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Thursday May 10, 2012
College Football Players Arrested for Stealing Doritos and Gatorade
Two West Virginia Mountaineer football players were hungry and probably not satisfied with their choices at the local dining halls so they decided to go to a gas station to get some food.
Somewhere along the way, safeties Terence Garvin and Darwin Cook decided that it would probably be better to steal the food then spend the $5 on snacks. Garvin and Cook took plastic bags from behind the counter and filled them with 3 bottles of Gatorade, 2 bags of Doritos and a couple bags of pretzels.
Why these players didn’t just shell out the few bucks or make some starstruck freshman buy them the snacks is beyond me. We expect to see the dining halls fully stocked with Doritos and Gatorade next football season though.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Former NFL Quarterback Pleads Guilty to Robbery
I don’t know if this story is more sad or more strange, but former San Diego Charger and top college QB at Washington State, Ryan Leaf has reached a low-point of his life.
Leaf was a former number 2 pick in the NFL draft but never made a name for himself in the NFL and was seen as one of the biggest busts in NFL history.
Leaf earlier this year was arrested on burglary, theft and drug charges in Montana and then again only 4 days later. Leaf allegedly broke into a Montana house, most likely because he is broke and needs to feed his drug addictions.
Now Leaf as a part of a plea deal, Leaf will do 9 months at a treatment facility.
Monday, June 13, 2011
The Miami Heat win the NBA Championship?
Apparently not everyone heard the news last night, that the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA championship. According to an ad from Macy’s in the Miami Herald the Heat actually won the championship.
“Congratulations Miami. Celebrate the 2011 NBA Champions with official merchandise from Adidas.” is what Macy’s advertisement in Monday’s Miami Herald read.
How this slipped through the cracks is a mystery to me. It makes sense that they would have an ad ready for if the Heat won the title, but even if they won last night it would have only tied the series at 3. Do they not have editors at the Miami Herald? Or was the paper as pretentious as the Heat and felt it was inevitable that the Heat would win?
Either way, congratulations to the other NBA champions, the Miami Heat.
Jun 12, 2011
Fictional Character Inducted into Hall of Fame
In today’s Strange Sports News of the Day, Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxing legend of the Rocky movies was inducted into the Boxing Hall of Fame, despite not actually being a real boxer and having never boxed in real life.
Sylvester Stallone accepted on behalf of Rocky, who could not make it to the ceremony due to the simple fact that he doesn’t exist. Stallone, forcefully delivered his famous line “Yo adrian” and added “I did it.”
Also inducted today was famed ear biter Mike Tyson, Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, and Russian welterweight Kostya Tszyu.
All this talk of fictional characters being inducted into hall of fames got me thinking. What other fictional sports character deserves to be in the hall of fame for his accomplishments on the silver screen? Let me know what you think in the comment section. Or on twitter @oneminutesports.