| More Sports Board|| Joe Louis: How I would have clobbered Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) - Bench McElroy on 3/5/15 at 8:42 am|
[quote]Cassius Clay's got lots of ability, but he's not The Greatest. He's a guy with a million dollars worth of confidence and a dime's worth of courage. I could have whipped him. In all honesty, I feel it in my bones. Clay can be clobbered, and if you'll pardon an old-timer talking, I am cerrtain ...
| More Sports Board|| Ron Jaworski: I wouldn't take Winston #1 because he is very flawed mechanically - Bench McElroy on 3/4/15 at 11:53 pm|
[quote]“I’ve studied a lot of him, I think Jameis Winston has a big upside in the NFL, but there are some real flaws to his game,” Jaworski said. “Quite honestly, I would not take him at that No. 1 pick.”
Winston has had off-field troubles as serious as a rape accusation, as trivial as shopliftin...
| More Sports Board|| Man claims to be Wilt Chamberlain's secret biological son - Bench McElroy on 3/4/15 at 8:55 pm|
[quote]Later that day Levi spoke by phone with Elizabeth. “My heart was pounding, racing, nervous, just a surreal moment,” he recalled, “talking for the first time to the woman who gave birth to me, hearing her voice, and then of course to hear that she sounded like an Englishwoman.”
Levi said sh...
| More Sports Board|| Iona coach: College basketball product stinks, it stifles offensive creativity - Bench McElroy on 3/4/15 at 8:09 pm|
The self-discipline, the philosophy, the system, all of it is Cluess’s signature spin on the lessons he learned from Frank Morris, his coach at St. Agnes Cathedral High School in Rockville Centre, N.Y. When Cluess began coaching at St. Mary’s High School in Manhasset, N.Y., in 1991, he thou...
| More Sports Board|| 49ers remove Jim Harbaugh exhibit and memorabilia from team museum - Bench McElroy on 3/3/15 at 9:04 pm|
[quote]In case you had any lingering doubts about the bitterness of the Jim Harbaugh-49ers parting, this may put them to rest.
Unless they’re transitioning exhibits, it looks like the official 49ers museum is wiping clean Harbaugh’s most iconic memorabilia. Bay Area Sports Guy and astute museum v...
| More Sports Board|| Larry Merchant: Pacquiao-Mayweather fight reminds me a lot of Lewis-Tyson in '02 - Bench McElroy on 3/2/15 at 7:55 pm|
[quote]Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao is the biggest fight since... Mayweather-Dela Hoya in terms of interest but it's more like the Lewis-Tyson in 2002," Merchant told boxingscene.com.
One might raise eyebrows when Merchant compares the bout to Lewis-Tyson in 2002, rather than the fight of the ...
| O-T Lounge|| Lionel Richie blasts Kanye West: I find it offensive when blacks use the N-word - Bench McElroy on 2/28/15 at 10:24 pm|
[quote]Kanye West’s foul-mouthed performance at the Brits caused a headache for ITV bosses and shocked celebs at the bash – especially music legend Lionel Richie.
He was angered by Kanye’s repeated use of the N-word as the rapper debuted new song All Day.
Lionel – whose illustrious career took...
| O-T Lounge|| Soldier refuses to tip waitress telling her serving his country was good enough - Bench McElroy on 2/28/15 at 10:08 am|
[quote]Is serving your country as a soldier a good reason for refusing to tip a server in a restaurant? Apparently, if a Facebook post that went viral this week is the real deal, at least one former soldier believes it is — and that he is exempt from the ordinary practice of leaving a tip after a me...
| O-T Lounge|| HS Student charged with manslaughter after encouraging friend to commit suicide - Bench McElroy on 2/28/15 at 8:37 am|
[quote]A King Philip Regional High School senior has been indicted for involuntary manslaughter, allegedly for urging a friend to commit suicide. She then raised money for mental illn...
| O-T Lounge|| Billionaire Ken Griffin's Soon-to-Be Ex-Wife Wants $1 Million a Month in Alimony - Bench McElroy on 2/27/15 at 8:37 pm|
[quote]These things add up: $6,800 a month for groceries. $450,000 for a 10-day vacation in St. Bart's. $300,000 a month for a private jet.
Another day, another billionaire's divorce turned contentious. Anne Dias-Griffin, the soon-to-be ex-wife of hedge fund manager Ken Griffin, is seeking $1 mi...
| Soccer Board|| Which league was better: Serie A in the '90s or Premier League in the '00s? - Bench McElroy on 2/26/15 at 9:36 pm|
Serie A in the '90s
3 European Cups, 8 European Cup Finals, 9 European Cup Semifinals
Premier League in the '00s
2 European Cups, 7 European Cup Finals, 15 European Cup semifinals
| More Sports Board|| Dan Marino: I would have thrown for 6000 yards in today's NFL - Bench McElroy on 2/26/15 at 7:31 pm|
That's my GOAT passing QB.
| Movie/TV Board|| Nicolas Cage is a legend and has one of the best resumes in the last 30 years - Bench McElroy on 2/25/15 at 9:57 pm|
Wild at Heart
Leaving Las Vegas
Lord of War
How many actors in the last 30 years can claim a better resume? Cage has been directed by Lynch, Coppola, Coen Brothers, Scorsese, Scott, Jonze, Jewison and Herzog ...
| More Sports Board|| NFL VP: Changing PI to 15-yard penalty a possibility - Bench McElroy on 2/25/15 at 8:27 pm|
[quote]Defensive pass interference enforcement is a topic to watch in the wake of the Lions' controversial playoff loss to the Cowboys. Vincent suggested an alternate solution to replay that would make PI a 15-yard penalty rather than a spot foul. There's concern that making pass interference review...
| SEC Rant|| Team Speed Kills: Missouri luckiest SEC team in '14, LSU and Arkansas unluckiest - Bench McElroy on 2/21/15 at 12:41 pm|
[quote]Arkansas had some bad luck in 2014. After the Hogs' first loss of the year was a 45-21 defeat to Auburn, they went through the pain of three close losses (plus a fourth larger conference loss loss) before finally breaking their SEC losing streak by beating LSU. Not done, though, they also los...
| SEC Rant|| Team Speed Kills: Gus Malzahn luckiest coach in the BCS era - Bench McElroy on 2/21/15 at 12:37 pm|
[quote]It's not a bad way to look at luck though, and I'm going to use it to address one of the most persistent questions of the offseason: just how lucky is Gus Malzahn?
I have Pythagorean expectation data for I-A football since 1998. I made a master list of every luck score that every team has ...
| SEC Rant|| The average televised college football game airs 68 commercials - Bench McElroy on 2/20/15 at 2:03 pm|
The next time you complain about sitting through a four-hour college football game, remember that TV has to get theirs. The average televised college game has an average of 68 30-second spots.
That's 34 minutes of "football" guaranteed before a ball is even snap...
| More Sports Board|| Bruce Arians rips spread offense QBs: I don't even consider it quarterbacking - Bench McElroy on 2/20/15 at 1:22 am|
[quote]It is a big thing. Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians colorfully described how much of a transition spread quarterbacks have to make.
"So many times, you're evaluating a quarterback who has never called a play in the huddle, never used a snap count," Arians said. "They hold up a car...
| More Sports Board|| Peterson disappointed about lack of support from Vikings, unsure about return - Bench McElroy on 2/19/15 at 8:21 pm|
[quote]Peterson told ESPN on Thursday night he is "still uneasy" about the prospect of returning to the Vikings in 2015, saying the organization working with the NFL to put him on the commissioner's exempt list last September made him question how much support he had from the team for whom he has pl...
| More Sports Board|| Under Armour files trademark infringement lawsuit against "Ass Armor" - Bench McElroy on 2/19/15 at 2:46 pm|
[quote]Snowboarder Casey Scherr started a company called arse Armor in 2013 to sell shock-absorbing athletic shorts designed to protect the tailbone. Now, the Ft. Lauderdale company faces a trademark infringement lawsuit from Under Armour — and plans to fight.
The $3 billion Baltimore athletic app...