Archive | September, 2009

Plaxico Burress – New York Giants

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NEW YORK – New York Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress was arrested and charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree after an incident in November 2008.
While going clubbing in the Latin Quarter in New York City, Burress’ concealed loaded firearm accidentally fired, sending a bullet into his leg.

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Detroit Lions Get First Win Since 2007!

Photo Credit: Detroit Free Press

DETROIT – While considered a normal occurrence in all other parts of the country like New England, Cleveland, Chicago, and even as far away as Al Davis country, a rare phenomenon occurred in Motown today-the Detroit Lions won a football game. Dump the Gatorade, ride off into the sunset, this event is worthy of a ticker-tape parade and is the first of its kind in Detroit since 2007.

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NFL Week 3 – Match-ups and Upsets

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Paula Duffy, Examiner.com sports writer does this week’s NFL preview. Detroit Lions over the Washington Redskins: I look at this game as a way to get Detroit over the 2 year slide and begin the Jim Zorn death watch. While the Redskins’ defense is solid, their offense is putrid. Detroit can score points as we’ve seen, even against Minnesota’s excellent defense. One caveat: if it’s close late in the 4th, momentum shifts to the Redskins. Detroit has no idea how to hold a lead.

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Tiger Stadium Leveled to Final Shovel of Dust

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DETROIT – While Sports Illustrated is featuring the Tigers’ current home Comercia Park on their cover this week; at the corner of Michigan and Trumbull demolition experts and heavy machinery continued to flatten Tiger Stadium one beam and support at a time. Those bulldozers ripped the concrete and riveted steel girders out of that structure and buried them in a nearby landfill, but could not purge the heart and soul out of that ballpark.

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Giants Spoil Cowboys Opener; Ochocinco Does Lambeau Leap

AP Photo: Mike Roemer

The new $1.2 billion Cowboys Stadium lived up to much of it’s hype with its seven-story high state-of-the-art television screen and dancing towers for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders; the only thing missing was a win.

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Mayweather Stays Perfect; Dominates Marquez

AP Photo: Laura Rauch

LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather, Jr. improved his perfect record to 40-0-25 Kos when he took opponent Juan Manuel Marquez to school Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas.

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Cost of Meat in Las Vegas–$300,000 Per Pound

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LAS VEGAS – Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have just set a new record for the price of beef. Beefing up for his upcoming fight, the two extra pounds of meat Mayweather brought to Friday’s weigh-in may cost the fighter $300,000 per pound.

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Bitch-Slap-of-the-Week – Michigan Coach Rich-Rod

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University of Michigan coach Rich Rodriquez and Wolverine linebacker Jonas Mouton have earned this week’s Bitch-Slap-of-the-Week honors.

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NBA Refs Face Lockout–Will We Notice the Difference?

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CHICAGO – It appears the major disagreement stems around some retirement issues. I guess ex-referee and whistle-blower Tim Donaghy’s living conditions in jail are not quite up to par with the union’s idea of retirement. Donaghy is in jail where he belongs after fixing several NBA games over a several year period.

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NFL News – Urlacher & McNabb Out; Sanchez and Stafford Debut

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All-Pro linebacker Brian Urlacher, the heart and soul of the Chicago Bears’ defense will miss the remainder of the season after dislocating his wrist in the 21-15 loss to the division rival Green Bay Packers Sunday night.

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