It's been a few years now so you may have forgotten, but Bryant McKinnie was one of the central figures in the Fred Smoot Sex Boat scandal back in 2005. You can look it up for yourself, but it is alleged that McKinnie (along with several other Minnesota Vikings) "enjoyed the company" or prostitutes from Florida and Atlanta while on the boat.
McKinnie is at it again. Charles "Pop" Young, the father of rapper Trick Daddy, has filed a lawsuit against McKinnie for $375,000 for bills run up at South Florida strip clubs that Young runs. I think their first run-in may have gone like this:
Pop: Could you could take care of it.
McKinnie: Tell him to put it on my tab.
Pop: That's what I wanted to talk to you about. It's 375 big ones, here. $375,000 -- I mean, it ain't peanuts. I don't mean to be out of order.
McKinnie: You don't mean to be order? Jeez, it's good you don't mean to be out of order. You call embarrassing me in front of my friends, like calling me a deadbeat? You know, Pop, you're a real mutt. You know the money we spend in this freaking --
Pop: Don't be like that.
* McKinnie smashes bottle of Cristal over Pop's head *
McKinnie: You believe this prick? Last week he asks me to christen his kid - $375,000 I charged him.
An awful offseason has rolled into what is becoming an awful regular season. The sad thing is that many of us expected the defense to show signs of improvement with Gregg "Superblitz" Williams out and with Steve Spanuolo in; however, the reality is that there isn't a coach out there who can rescue this defense.
The Saints have allowed the most yardage in NFL history through the first 7 games of a season and they have allowed 358 more yards than any other defense in the league. When the Saints aren't getting knocked around on run defense, they are busy missing tackles and taking bad angles to the ball. They have cornerbacks who can't (won't?) tackle and a safety in Roman Harper who is incapable of excelling at the position since he is nothing more than a glorified blitzer. The saddest part for the Saints is that 5 of their starters are former first rounders and Harper was a second rounder. The failure on the personnel side has been extraordinary based upon the results.
After their surprising 4-0 start to begin the season including wins over Seattle, Philadelphia and New Orleans, pundits began to wonder if the Cardinals might be a legitimate challenge to the San Francisco 49ers. Well wonder no more, pundits. The Cardinals are who we thought they were.
The Cards defense has nothing to hang their heads over as they continue to play outstanding, physical football each week. The offense, on the other hand, hasn't been able to bust a grape. Over their last four games, the Cardinals are averaging just 9 points per game and with their next two games on the road in Green Bay and Atlanta, we can all expect the Cardinals losing streak to reach 6 games at a minimum.
Let me ask you a quick question. Do you wager? If you answered yes, then make sure you read this so you can shake your head in acknowledgement for a fallen comrade. If not, make sure and read it anyway to get a good chuckle (bastards).
This past Saturday, I had North Carolina State +7.5 points on the road against North Carolina. The Tar Heels got off to a fast start, but NC State came charging back and took a 35-25 lead headed into the 4th quarter.
UNC tied it up with 1:24 left and with :12 seconds left, NC State was getting ready to punt the ball back to UNC, but what was the worst that could happen to me? Would UNC run the punt back for a TD? Great! They would win by 7 and I would still win my mythical diet cokes because I would never wager actual cash, guys. That's not legal outside of Vegas.
Anyway, the worst thing EVER happened. UNC's Giovani Bernard took the punt and went 74 yards for the go-ahead TD. It's pretty rare to get beat in college football by a Giovani, but what happened next is beyond rare.
The snap for the extra point was botched so the hyper-alert holder screamed out "fire" and rolled right and right before he was smashed into one zillion pieces by the oncoming Wolfpack defenders he somehow managed to shovel a pass between 3 defenders to his loan target in the endzone for a two point conversion.
I got beat by that. Did I mention that was the second time in the game that a failed extra point snap resulted in a 2-point conversion for the Tar Heels?