Recent Posts by AaronGNP

October 14, 2010

'Black Power' Olympic Saluter To Sell Gold Medal: But not, he insists, because he needs the money. Tommie Smith, the Olympic sprinter whose political display got him expelled from the 1968 Olympic Games, is selling the gold medal that started the whole controversy.

posted by AaronGNP to olympics at 02:55 PM - 6 comments

June 04, 2009

David Ortiz's Decline: Not PEDs, but Age: Bill Simmons asserts that Big Papi's decline is due to age, and that he is older than the Red Sox media guide lists (4 years older).

posted by AaronGNP to baseball at 03:50 PM - 6 comments

February 04, 2009

Baseball Pitches Illustrated: Interesting look at how to identify pitches, including speeds and pitch movement.

posted by AaronGNP to baseball at 10:19 PM - 6 comments

November 25, 2008

Pirates sign 2 Indian pitchers and, no, not from Cleveland: The two 20-year-old pitchers, neither of whom had picked up a baseball until earlier this year, signed free-agent contracts Monday with the Pirates. They are believed to be the first athletes from India to sign professional baseball contracts outside their country.

posted by AaronGNP to baseball at 10:30 AM - 10 comments

September 03, 2008

Fan Ejected From Yankee Stadium For Bathroom Break During 'God Bless America': The no movement rule has been in place since 9/11, much like the playing of the song.

posted by AaronGNP to baseball at 12:20 AM - 25 comments

August 31, 2008

The Return of Ocho Cinco: The Cincinnati Bengals receiver has legally changed his name to Chad Javon Ocho Cinco in Broward County, Fla., a switch that became official this week.

posted by AaronGNP to football at 02:17 AM - 24 comments

September 17, 2007

For The Record...: The guy who bought 756 for $752,467 (Marc Ecko the clothing designer) has put up an on-line voting booth to decide the fate of the ball.

posted by AaronGNP to baseball at 04:24 PM - 10 comments

October 13, 2006

Football fans accused of hanging sheep from goalpost: The rivalry between two Sevier County high schools runs hot - so hot that Richfield football fans are suspected of killing a sheep and stringing it up at South Sevier on the eve of game day.

posted by AaronGNP to football at 12:01 PM - 32 comments

October 12, 2006

UT tells woman she cheers too much: Tennessee fan Victoria Caldwell said she was speechless after receiving a call from the UT Athletic Department on Thursday. Fans seated near her in Neyland Stadium would have a hard time believing that. Caldwell, a first-time season ticket holder, said UT's Bill Higdon called her at home and said other fans had complained about her. Their complaint? She cheers too much.

posted by AaronGNP to football at 09:33 AM - 108 comments

July 18, 2006

One-eyed referee sues Big Ten over firing: Can a football referee call a game with just one eye?

Despite what some fans might say, James Filson, a Big Ten conference football referee, says he did it for years successfully and has the ability -- and the right -- to keep officiating games.

posted by AaronGNP to football at 09:55 PM - 44 comments

May 04, 2006

Royals fan sells loyalty on eBay: Royals fan auctions 25 years of devotion for $278.47. Ouch.

posted by AaronGNP to baseball at 03:55 PM - 28 comments