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Johnny Manziel decided to enter rehab on his own, no intervention needed

The announcement on Monday that Johnny Manziel reportedly entered rehab last week quickly and unfortunately became  the biggest NFL news of the moment on a day when the league would have much preferred instead to bask in the afterglow of a phenomenal Super Bowl XLIX. What makes the announcement that the Cleveland Browns quarterback is...Read More The post Johnny Manziel decided...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Japanese fans named Chandler Parsons best-looking NBA star

By Jason Rowan In what has to be an extremely flattering development for Chandler Parsons, the Dallas Mavericks star — and apparent heartthrob — has been named the “most handsome young NBA star by Japanese fans” according to a WOWWOW Inc. Japan, an outfit that broadcasts NBA games in that country. In a nifty certificate Parsons personally and proudly displayed, the esteemed...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Phil Jackson: My experiment has fallen flat on its face

By Jason Rowan To state that the New York Knicks have been an utter disappointment this season arguably would be the understatement of the 2014-15 NBA season. Heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Boston Celtics, the Knicks sit at 10-38, bad enough for second-worst record in the Eastern Conference. And team president Phil Jackson recently took the blame for the lost...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson dealt with Super Bowl despair with haircut, shave (photos)

Members of the Seattle Seahawks organization, to a man (and woman) — not to mention the team’s presumably devastated and shell-shocked fans — probably navigated Monday agonizing over the utterly unbelievable ending to Super Bowl XLIX, presumably doing so while in a haze of surrealistic despair. When confronted with such a dire situation, it is...Read More The post Russell...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Did Werth sign autograph for inmate while in jail?

By Jason Rowan Jayson Werth ran afoul of the boys in blue when he was caught going 105 mph in a 55-mph zone in July. The Washington Nationals outfielder pleaded guilty to a reckless driving charge last week and was ordered to serve five days in jail, which apparently is a common punishment for such a crime. Werth has been granted permission to serve his mini-sentence on the weekends...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady photoshops himself as Katy Perry

By Jason Rowan There isn’t much that hasn’t been said about Tom Brady in the wake of him leading the New England Patriots from 10 points down in the fourth quarter to a dramatic 28-24 victory in Super Bowl XLIX. Sure, the Seattle Seahawks certainly helped things along with a boneheaded decision to pass the ball from just outside the end zone in the waning moments of the game...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Tiger misses cut: ‘I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined’

By Jason Rowan Tiger Woods on Friday suffered through a nightmarish day rarely seen from a professional golfer during the second round of the Waste Management Phoenix Open. But at least it appears he maintained his sense of humor despite the brutal showing. Facing the media after the on-course debacle, Woods stepped to the podium and managed to crack a joke. “I’m just doing...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks fans can store team-themed marijuana in ’12th Man’ stash jar (pic)

It’s hardly surprising that the entire city of Seattle, not to mention the entire State of Washington — and beyond — are suffering through a case of full-blown Super Bowl XLIX fever. The mania surrounding the region’s beloved Seattle Seahawks bid to win a second-straight Super Bowl even reaches into segments of the population one...Read More The post Seahawks fans can store...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Decker to Sherman: Time your conception a little better

By Jason Rowan While the NFL world debates whether or not Richard Sherman should skip Super Bowl XLIX so he can be present in the delivery room should his girlfriend go into labor before the big game, New York Jets wide receiver offered a wry commentary that would have helped the Seattle Seahawks superstar avoid the conundrum altogether. Be more careful regarding the timing of...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

NBC allegedly pulled regional Super Bowl XLIX spot over ‘Blue Balls’ joke

An auto insurance company who paid $500,000 to air a commercial during Super Bowl XLIX finds itself scrambling days before the game after NBC allegedly put the kibosh on the company’s 15-second commercials over joke involving “blue balls.” Cure Auto Insurance intended to air the commercials in the New York and Philadelphia markets before halftime....Read More The post NBC...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Katy Perry and Russell Wilson be dating?

By Jason Rowan Katy Perry exuded charm and showcased her intelligence, wit and football savvy during her fantastic Super Bowl XLIX press conference on Thursday, demonstrating that she is an extremely gifted entertainer through and through, even when her audience is a bunch of cynical media types. But one thing she mentioned has started up the rumor mill regarding the possibility...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Six teams have done background work on Peterson

By Jason Rowan Adrian Peterson definitely will be suiting up for an NFL team next season after missing all but one game last season due to his legal issues. It’s only a matter of which one. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that according to league sources, a half-dozen teams — by his count — reportedly have conducted some background work on Peterson on the off-chance he doesn’t...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant on if he’ll be ready to roll come September: ‘Yeah, that’s the plan’

Kobe Bryant, fresh off surgery Wednesday to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder that ended his season — which he jokingly blamed on passing too much — said the “plan” at the moment is for him to be good to go for training camp in September as he eyes a return for...Read More The post Kobe Bryant on if he’ll be ready to roll come September: ‘Yeah, that...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman's girlfriend talks possible Super Bowl baby

By Jason Rowan One of the biggest stories to emerge in the buildup to Super Bowl XLIX is whether or not one of the Seattle Seahawks’ best players will even be on the field come Sunday. It doesn’t have anything to do with a nagging injury — although he is dealing with that issue, too — it’s all about how the impending arrival of a little bundle of joy, depending on the...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wrigley Field renovation causing massive rat problem

The opening phases of Wrigley Field’s renovation has not been without its troubles and controversy. There have been lawsuits and complaints and other assorted issues that have seemed to bog down significant progress. So much so, in fact, that the bleachers won’t even be ready in time for the Chicago Cubs’ home opener. Add to all that a developing rat problem in the neighborhood...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Montana pins blame for Deflategate on Tom Brady

By Jason Rowan Joe Montana essentially stated it is his belief that if there’s anyone behind the entire “Deflategate” scandal, it can only be one person: Tom Brady. According to Montana, there’s only one person who would be allowed to authorize the manipulation of game balls, and that person is the quarterback. “If I ever want a ball a certain way, I don’t do it myself...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Katy Perry cracks Deflategate, Marshawn jokes

Katy Perry is a pure entertainer, plain and simple. She also seems to have the keen ability to know her audience, as evidenced by her tour de force performance during a press conference ahead of her performance in the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. Resplendent in a football-themed dress, the pop siren was able to crack not one, but two jokes that showcased that she has been paying...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle business rolling 12,000 joints for Super Bowl

By Jason Rowan As far as Seattle Seahawks fans with an affinity for marijuana are concerned, it’s time to step aside — but mellowly — Beast Mode 2.0. Make way for the “12th Pack.” Sales have been remarkably brisk in Seattle and beyond (in Washington) for a subtly themed pot product paying tribute to the Seahawks’ “12th Man,” the term used to describe the rabid,...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Robert Griffin III says God caused ankle injury, then credits God for quick recovery

Robert Griffin III had a lot on his mind and plenty to say Wednesday during an appearance on D.C.’s ESPN 980. But perhaps most interesting was how the Washington Redskins quarterback brought up God in two instances. Once when describing the dislocated ankle he suffered during Week 2 of the team’s nightmare season and again...Read More The post Robert Griffin III says God caused...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Even Katy Perry’s halftime costume will be scanned by Super Bowl security

Katy Perry, the halftime performer at Super Bowl XLIX, is famous for the outrageous outfits she dons during her concerts and in her music videos. But who could have figured that the attire she’ll be wearing onstage during her halftime performance could pose a possible security threat? Apparently that’s the case, as Perry’s costume is...Read More The post Even Katy Perry’s...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch surprisingly vocal Thursday, but only to lecture media (video)

Marshawn Lynch on Thursday strayed from the usual script he’s been using all week — only uttering the same response over and over — during his interactions with the media. But it likely did not pacify the assembled reporters in Arizona one iota given that instead of responding to their inquiries, he condemned them for...Read More The post Marshawn Lynch surprisingly vocal...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Marshawn Lynch wanted to treat linemen to Sizzler after high school game (vid)

Marshawn Lynch may be the most tight-lipped NFL player in the history of the league when it concerns dealing with conventional media types — obviously as evidenced by his relying upon repeating the same line over and over to stiff arm reporters during Super Bowl Week (here and here). But in high school, the man...Read More The post Marshawn Lynch wanted to treat linemen to Sizzler...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson’s standard plan on zone-read play: ‘I want to feed the beast’

Russell Wilson put it pretty simply when he explained what his usual intention is whenever the Seattle Seahawks run the zone-read: Feed the ball to Marshawn Lynch. “In terms of our zone read, I’m honestly trying to give the ball to Marshawn 99 percent of the time,” Wilson said, via ESPN. “That one percent, I’ll...Read More The post Russell Wilson’s standard plan on zone...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady posts pic of himself dressed up as Joe Montana, circa 1983 (photo)

Tom Brady has become a social media force to be reckoned with as it relates the “Throwback Thursday” game this season. The New England Patriots quarterback took to Facebook and posted a photo of his six-year-old self dressed up as his boyhood idol, Joe Montana, presumably for Halloween. “I’ve been preparing for Sunday since 1983!...Read More The post Tom Brady posts pic...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Candy store owner creates Deflategate-inspired chocolate football (photo)

A candy shop owner in Pennsylvania has crafted a confectionery-based creation that makes light of the New England Patriots’ Deflategate controversy: A deflated chocolate football. Bill Sarris, owner of Sarris Candies in Canonsburg, Pa., along with his staff, fashioned the so-called “Bradie Ball” — the name is inspired by Tom Brady but altered slightly for...Read More The...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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