New Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III is reportedly making his strides in camp — learning the playbook, adjusting his mechanics and striving to improve every day. Coaches seem impressed, teammates seem supportive and fans are undoubtedly stoked for the upcoming season. But RG3 could have bigger problems than the ones he’s bound to face on the football field.
According to Jack Burditt, who is an executive producer and writer for the NBC sitcom “30 Rock”, Griffin caught the eye of a special Hollywood starlet. Burditt joined Rich Eisen’s podcast, which you can listen to here, and mentioned that one Kim Kardashian was asking all sorts of juicy questions about the onlooking rookie quarterback.
As heard on the podcast, Burditt talked about the on-set intrigue…
She sat next to me, while we were watching the show on the monitor, and RG3 is a few seats down. And during the commercial break, she starts asking me questions about him. Like, ‘Now, he’s a football player, right?’ I’m like, yeah, yeah. (Kim says,) ‘And he just … something big happened, right?’ I’m like, well, yeah, he just was the No. 2 overall pick tonight. (She asks) ‘And what team?’ … Washington. (She asks) ‘What’s Washington?’ … Redskins. She goes, ‘I don’t know much about football, but, so what’s his deal?’ And I’m thinking, ‘You stay away from him. This is a nice young man.’
While Redskins fans currently try to keep down their lunch and refrain from throwing an office chair through a third-story window, please recognize the problem in this situation. (Deep breath). Kim Kardashian (who received from a sex tape and most recently dated Kanye West) is preying her evil slut powers on our town’s beloved, fresh, innocent and ENGAGED franchise quarterback.
My rookie advice to Griffin: Treat Kim Kardashian like DeMarcus Ware and avoid her like the plague.
Earlier this week, I posted some pictures of the many faces of Chris Bosh. Although I don’t want to overplay the idea, I figure the NBA season has come to a close and we’ll all be without the dinosaur-look-alike for the entire offseason. That’s simply too long without Bosh Face.
It may not necessarily be a symptom or disease, but the Miami Heat forward can’t avoid making awkward faces and somehow landing himself in tons of online photos. You’d imagine, by this point, that Bosh’s friends and family would mention something to him. Something like, “Hey, man. Quit making yourself look like such a weirdo. One day it’s a raptor, the next it’s a duck. Quit it, dude.”
Although Bosh was brilliant in the NBA Finals this year, it’s his public appearance that really makes him a fan-favorite. I think.
It’s been nearly impossible to ignore, but in case you didn’t hear about the pine tar incident during the Rays/Nationals series last week, I’ll give you the rundown.
The Nationals were playing the Rays. The Rays called one of their relief pitchers, Joel Peralta, from the bullpen to enter the ball game. Coincidentally, Peralta was a part of the Nationals team back in 2010. Upon entering the game, Nationals’ skipper Davey Johnson alerted the game’s umpires and mentioned that Peralta’s glove had pine tar in the laces (an illegal move in baseball). The umpires inspected the glove, found the tar and Peralta was ejected. Fast forward a few days, Davey Johnson and Rays’ manager Joe Maddon have been verbally bashing each other and Peralta was suspended seven games by Major League Baseball.
From the standpoint of a baseball fan, the move by Davey Johnson seems petty and asinine. But as a Nationals fan, it was a damn good move. And at the end of the day, Davey was right.
When Maddon argues and players throw fits about Davey “snitching”, all should remind themselves that pine tar in the glove is illegal. If Davey had caused a stink and the umpires were to found no tar in the glove, then we could all call Davey a jerk. Instead, Davey called him out and the evidence backed him up.
The real entertainment in this whole ordeal is the verbal brutality going on between two elderly statesmen.
Directly following the game, Joe Maddon essentially called Davey Johnson “a pussy”.
“I didn’t know him that well, but I thought he was a weird wuss, anyway,” Johnson said. “I understand where he’s coming from. His job as a manager is to protect the players. . . . But he doesn’t know me from a hole in the hill. Or I him, for that matter. But I do know the rulebook, and I do try to follow it.” (source: Adam Kilgore, Washington Post)
After a win against the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this month, Nationals rookie Bryce Harper made headlines after he put a Canadian news reporter in his place — making him look like an idiot in front of his peers.
Check out the postgame interview in which the reporter asks Harper if he’s going to head out in Toronto and grab a beer, seeing as how the legal drinking age in Canada is 18 years old. What the reporter didn’t know (obviously) is that Harper is a devout Mormon and doesn’t partake in consuming alcohol or caffeine, hence the response: “That’s a clown question, bro.”
Now, according to sources, Harper has coined the phrase, trademarked it and Under Armour is preparing to sell apparel donning Harper’s now-famous words from Toronto. We simply can’t get enough of this kid, huh?