Posted on August 9, 2010 by Congested Culture
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I used to think that athletes who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs tainted their respective sports, but now I find myself enamored by it all.
For what reason you ask?
Is there anything better than the excuses that come out of the mouths of these guys? I mean honestly. Brian Cushing, last years Defensive Rookie of the Year, blames his positive test on the fact that he “overtrained.” I’m not nearly clever enough to come up with this stuff.
Suspended Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said Monday that his positive test for a fertility drug last year was the result of overtrained athlete syndrome, a “unique” condition he contends can trigger hormonal spikes.
It’s true, Brian Cushing, a man who was linked with steroids during his playing days at USC, has the only known case of “overtrained athlete syndrome” in the NFL.
Do the Houston Texans not have a publicist? Do they not proofread these statements before letting their athletes read them?
If anyone, you know, like Texans owner Bob McNair, actually believes this shit, then I’ve given up on the human population. Cancel everything, lets fast forward to 2012 and start over from scratch.
Oh, and for all you “regular” medical doctors out there, The Cush has something for you.
I had a unique situation where something like this occurred and we have the science to back it up. It’s taken months. It’s really beyond what we ever thought and it’s beyond the regular medical doctor.
I give up.
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Posted on August 4, 2010 by Congested Culture
You gotta’ love Deadpin, don’t ya? Editor A.J. Daulerio will let anything fly on that website, and ya’ know what? I dig it.
Today’s popular blog post details Jen Sterger’s text message exchanges with Brett Favre in which the legendary gunslinger sent her a couple of “dick pix” through MMS. Hmm, guess an exchange would mean she sent something back, right? Let’s say that Sterger was on the receiving end of some unexpected picture mail. Just when you thought the media’s infatuation with everything Brett Favre could not get more exhausted, saddle in (or up?) because this could take a while.
Personally, I think that Sterger should gift wrap some sort of fruit basket and send it Daulerio’s way. Her 15 minutes of fame were up two years ago, this is just another way to bring her back into the spotlight, something I’m sure she’s desperately wanting.
While Daulerio did report yesterday that an unnamed source did not want to go public with this story, he did send Sterger and e-mail warning her shit was about to go down.
I’m very close to running your Favre allegations today. I’ve spoken to the Jets about this. So let me know how you want to proceed, please. I’d prefer you were on the record about this stuff, but I understand if you don’t want to be. However, I do have our email conversations we had and, frankly, that’s enough to get this started.
Not trying to dick you over, but, there was no way I was going to sit on it forever, either.
So lemme know.
What I would give to have Jen Sterger’s e-mail address. Christ.
‘Brett Favre Once Sent Me Cock Shots’: Not A Love Story – (Deadspin)
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Posted on April 22, 2010 by Congested Culture
Ah, NFL Draft day is upon us, the single greatest day of the year in the eye’s of the millions upon millions of sports fans in America. Move over Christmas, 4th of July, New Year’s Eve and All Saints Day, the NFL Draft has solidified itself as the great day of the year. I dare you to make an argument against it. So with that said….
The Good: Today is the 2010 NFL Draft
The Bad: I have night class, which means I won’t be able to watch a good portion of the first round. Thoughts on this? Thanks ESPN for putting a Saturday event on a Thursday night, smart decision, dicks. I’ve already warned fellow blogger to text me every pick or I’ll be forced to castrate him. Test me.
Some thoughts before tonight’s draft:
- Will they or won’t they? The St. Louis Rams and the number one pick. Will they trade it like some people are reporting? Or will they take Sam Bradford, their quarterback for the next 10 years? Unless he’s a Tim Couch, David Carr, Joey Harrington, or Cade McNown type, then he would only be their quarterback for 3-4 years.
- I’m curious to see if the Pittsburgh Steelers are going to shop Roethlisberger. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported last night that a trade could happen within the next 24 hours, but he said that last night, meaning there could be a deal at any time during tonight’s draft. I’ve learned from my mistakes, though. It seems as if Schefter is entering Chris Mortensen territory when it comes to reporting stories. We’ll see.
- Who are these people saying Jimmy Clausen could fall out of the first round? Listen, you won’t find a big hater of the Notre Dame Jimmy Clausen than me, but I think his pro prospects are very bright, I think he’ll be a very good pro player.
- Will Tim Tebow go in the first round? Should he? No. Will he? Wouldn’t surprise me if a team made that incredibly stupid gamble in the first round.
- Will the Eagles move up to draft a safety? Earl Thomas? Maybe even Eric Berry? The latter probably isn’t even a thought, but getting Earl Thomas would be a great get for the Birds. Know who wouldn’t be a good grab for the Eagles? Taylor Mays, unless they value him as a potential linebacker.
- Can’t mention the NFL Draft without adding Mel Kiper! I don’t think he’ll be too bad on the first day of the draft, unless Oakland does something stupid. Okay scratch that, wait for the moment the Raiders pick and watch Kiper explode on air.
- While I’m not happy that I’ll be missing the draft, I am happy that I won’t have to deal with Chris Berman, can’t stand the guy, at all.
Fellow blogger Pat Thomas put up his mock draft, the guy know’s his stuff, so check out his mock draft here.
Happy Draft Day to all !
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Posted on April 21, 2010 by Pat
*Check out the latest mock draft posted right before the draft: Mock 3.14
Man….dunno if i am just getting real excited, or was too excited with some of my original picks, but, there has been a lot of shuffleing around lately. To be honest, I was way too gutsy with some picks (Dez Bryant? I am sort of embarrassed) and too conservative with others. I will probs get all 32 right this time.
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Posted on April 21, 2010 by Congested Culture
According to ESPN.com, “multiple” sources have informed them that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (you might of heard of him) will be suspended from play for 4-6 games for the upcoming season. The impending suspension stems from Roethlisberger’s involvement at a college bar last month where an unnamed 20-year-old accused him of sexually assaulting her, the charges have since been dropped. However, we know this won’t stop commissioner Roger Goodell from placing a ban on Big Ben, as any involvement with the police will cause the commissioner to act in some way.
I find this kind of disappointing to be honest. Not the number of games that Big Ben will be suspended, but the fact that a small college guy has seemingly let all the fame and success get to his head. I’ve always wanted to believe that the small school guys were the most level headed being that they probably had to work harder than the USC, Texas product, but that isn’t the case in this situation and hasn’t been, so it seems, since he Roethlisberger entered the league.
Knowing that the Big Ben suspension was looming, the Steelers went and acquired Byron Leftwich, who returns to the team after one season in Tampa Bay.
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Posted on April 18, 2010 by Pat
Well, I originally had put up the first half of my last mock draft a little over 3 weeks ago, but I have been pretty sleepy since then. Here is version 2.0, I may make a few minor changes Wednesday night if I feel fit.
1. St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, QB, OKlahoma
Same as before. As previously documented here, we have Bradford going 1st overall to the QB-needy Rams. When I wrote the previously linked article in February, everyone and their mother had Suh going to the Rams except a few select people. Weird how easily that has changed.
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Posted on April 6, 2010 by Congested Culture
Unfamiliar Look – Donovan McNabb at around 12:15 EST was introduced to the media for the first time as a member of the Washington Redskins. The longtime Philadelphia Eagle was peppered with questions regarding his departure from Philadelphia. When asked about the reports that the Redskins were his team of preference, McNabb asked the reporter who told him that, that the rumors surrounding his preferences were false. The whole Q & A with McNabb seemed to trigger bitter responses from the quarterback. Can’t say it enough, Eagles fans will regret this decision. Spoiled punks.
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