MAX MOSLEY: PLEASE STEP DOWN ALREADY
Last Saturday, Formula One’s biggest backers held a meeting at the Spanish Grad Prix to discuss the ‘Max Mosley issue.’ F1 Management Chair Bernie Ecclestone said that he was “prepared to ask [FIA President Max] Mosley to stand aside.” And Former F1 driver Sir Jackie Stewart said Mosley’s behavior would have contradicted the companies’ “corporate moral guidelines” and that motor clubs around the world would not approve either. “Therefore it’s very difficult to see how he could stay under these circumstances,” added Stewart. Some of my favorite quotes born from this fiasco: “Revulsion at Mosley’s own conduct…Clinging to power in the face of increasingly overwhelming opposition…apparent imperviousness to embarrassment is astonishing… he’s gone beyond anything they (F1) would tolerate.” And it gets worse, the London Times reports that “motoring organizations are considering leaving the FIA and setting up a separate organization if [Mosley] is successful in his desperate attempt to cling on” as FIA President. While Mosley desperately clings on to his position, the invites-er-unvites-keep rolling in-the Israeli government has just “withdrawn an invitation” to Mosley to visit the country…perhaps to make room for the NBA?
NBA GOING TO ISRAEL
Four of the greatest NBA players of all time — Rick Barry, Earl “the Pearl” Monroe, Dominique Wilkins, and “Dr J,” Julius Irving are going to on a week-long pilgrimage to hold clinics for the thousands of orphaned, abused and underprivileged kids in Israel. It’s the first such trip ever to the Middle East and will take place from May 25 – May 30. One of the most prominent charities in Israel, Migdal Ohr, is sponsoring the event. Rick Barry. “Migdal Ohr has put together a tremendous event, all to help kids in a country, which, by the way, already has Maccabi Tel Aviv, one of the great basketball teams in the world.” Robert Katz, executive vice president of the American Friends of Migdal Ohr: “I spoke to Rick before the 2008 NBA All-Star Game in New Orleans and he instantly agreed to be the voice of 6,500 children at risk and a spokesperson for a tiny country with hundreds of thousands of basketball-crazed fans.” (Migdal Ohr).
GUYS DO IT ALL THE TIME
So, are we supposed to care that Roger Clemens had a decade-long relationship with country star Mindy McCready that started when she was 15-years-old and he was a 28 year-old married father of two? Hell yeah we should. Clemens has proven time and time again that he’s a liar, and now we find out that he was having sex with a 15 year-old when he was ‘an ace pitcher for the Bo-Sox’…combine this with the date-rape-that-no-one-talks-about-that-was-covered-up-by-the-Yankees-MLB-Celemens-behavior of his ex-trainer Brain McNamee, and I’d say Clemens is sitting pretty atop o’ the throne of rejects.
In the story Monday night, sources told the News that McCready went with Clemens to his hotel room in Fort Myers, Fla., after their first meeting but that they did not have sex. The relationship turned intimate after she later moved to Nashville and became a country star. Hmm, wonder if this was around the same time she had her number one single “Guys Do It All the Time” on the charts? “I cannot refute anything in the story,” McCready told the paper. Last September, McCready was sentenced for violating probation from a 2004 drug arrest and was released from jail last Dec. 30. (She still must serve two years’ probation.) Looks like birds of a feather really do flock together don’t they?
RONALDO GETS A HOOKER
This is Priceless…Prostitution is not illegal in Brazil. So, AC Milan babe Ronaldo admitted he wanted to have some fun with a few of the local girls, but when they arrived at his hotel in Rio, the joke was on him. Dude picked up transvestites! Ronaldo told police he offered to pay the transvestites anyway, but before he left one of them allegedly asked for $30,000 to hide the story from the media. (Thank god they didn’t, I needed a good laugh)…the po-po said the altercation began when Ronaldo found out he was dealing with transvestites instead of women. Ronaldo admitted he knew they were prostitutes when they met earlier Sunday night, but did not realize they were transvestites until they got to the motel. “He admitted to everything, he wanted to have fun,” Nogueira said. “But he committed no crime at all, it was immoral at best.”
ROGER FEDERER LOVES HIMSELF
This is exactly what I’ve been bitching about for years…after our Rafa dominated the Swiss-Mister and became the first beast in Open era history to capture four straight titles in Monte Carlo- Federer cant simply say “good job,” instead he has to talk about how he thinks he’s not too far away from ending Nadal’s dominance on clay. “Yes, and I have always been convinced,” said Federer. “I have only beaten him once on this surface, in Hamburg last year, but that is more than enough for me to know that I can do it again… And I reckon this defeat proves again that yes, I do have the game to beat him. I could have played six or seven sets if I had had to and it really is a shame that the final is only a best-of-three…What is disappointing is that I allowed him to come back in the second set, but apart from that section of the game, I played an okay match. I had a good game plan. I didn’t make the wrong choices, I was just wrong sometimes in my execution. My attacking game wasn’t always consistent. My serve wasn’t amazing but it was good. But clay isn’t like grass or hard courts – your serve can’t save you.” Dear god…pa-lease shut up! If you “had the game to beat him” you should have done it…what next? Think you can beat Obama at hoops too?
Yes, Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama shot hoops with some of the ballers at the University of North Carolina. Cant say he’s got a wicked jump-shot, but I can say that I love the basketball-Presidency-merger that’s taking place. I can easily imagine a President Obama discussing politics while shooting hoops with world leaders…nothing brings people together like sports, nothing.
As always, thanks for reading.