05/17/2013 @ 08:48 PM
Former Marlin manager Ozzie Guillen said it was a "BIG MISTAKE"taking the Miami managers job.....he wants a job back in baseball.....
MLB - "JERK OF THE YEAR"..................
05/13/2013 @ 05:19 AM
Second rate New York Yankee pitcher takes offense at Mariano Rivera for being asked to tone the noise down while the star reliever was being interviewed in the dugout.....
"OUT OF SIGHT - OUT OF MIND"................
05/10/2013 @ 05:47 AM
An out of work NFL quarterback topped Forbes' list of America's Most Influential Athletes in 2013......weird.....
"THE CLOCK'S RUNNING OUT"...........................
05/09/2013 @ 02:49 PM
Police made it official...soccer in Europe and around the world's in serious trouble...the sports been corrupted with match-fixing....
Youth Sports - "HIJACKED" forever........
05/07/2013 @ 08:33 AM
Youth sports leagues across the country have been "hijacked" by grown-ups and it's time to throw them out of our parks and playing fields.....but with billions involved it can never happen.
"DEADLY CALL" ........................
05/06/2013 @ 09:52 AM
A ref in a recreational league soccer game in Utah is dead today because a 17-year old he called a foul on punched him in the head...
"BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME?"..........
05/05/2013 @ 08:33 AM
Florida politicians on Friday said "NO" when the Dolphins asked for tax-payer money to refurbish their stadium......
"FORE" - on tax-payers dime......................
05/04/2013 @ 08:44 AM
Did you know the Pentagon runs a staggering 234 golf-courses with your tax dollars? They also run a ski lodge in the Bavarian Alps for non-golfers. Did you know that?
"MY OLD KENTUCKY HOME".................
05/02/2013 @ 05:47 AM
Racing's "main event" of the year, the Kentucky Derby, if off and running at Churchill Downs Saturday, May 3rd.......it's the 139th running of the Derby - 20 horses will head for the starting gate, but who will win the $1,439.800 purse?
05/01/2013 @ 02:11 PM
NFL's most controversial quarterback is out of work....how much has his "religious beliefs" played in realizing his full football potential?
Posted on 06/20/2012 @ 08:38 AM
The fist of boxer Floyd Mayweather,Jr. landed him in a Las Vegas slammer for the next three months on "domestic violence" charges, but, they also earned him a new title, "WORLD'S HIGHEST PAID ATHLETE!" According to Forbes Magazine, Mayweather this past year made $85 million dollars. In 2nd place is another man who uses his fist to earn money, Manny Pacquiao, who earlier this month lost his WBO Title to Timothy Bradley. Pacquiao made $62 million dollars. Both boxer's knocked the golf world's super-star, Tiger Woods off the first place perch he's held since being named the "highest paid athlete" back in 2001. Tiger Woods dropped to the number 3 position after an 11-year reign at the top, earning only $59.4 million dollars (poor guy) - a drop-off of $16 million from the previous year and a half of what he made at his peak in 2009.
Mayweather, currently serving an "87-day" jail sentence in a Las Vegas jail cell maximized his earnings by keeping all of the revenue from tickets, pay-per-view and sponsorships from his two fights of this past year. Allowing him to take home at least 50% more than what Manny Pacquiao earns per fight.
Here's Forbes Magazine top ten money earners for 2012.
1. Floyd Mayweather,Jr. - $85 million (Boxing)
2. Manny Pacquiao - $62 million (Boxing)
3. Tiger Woods - $59.4 million (Golf)
4. LeBron James - $53 million (Basketball)
5. Roger Federer - $52.7 million (Tennis)
6. Kobe Bryant - $52.3 million (Basketball)
7. Phil Mickelson - $47.8 million (Golf)
8. David Beckham - $46 million (Soccer)
9. Cristiano Ronaldo - $42.5 million (Soccer)
10. Peyton Manning - $42.4 million (Football)
Here's how the Forbes Magazine list breaks down by sports. NFL football stars make up nearly a third of the names on the list. Former Denver Bronco's quarterback Peyton Manning at 10th overall ($42.4 million) is first among the 30 NFL players ranked. Following the NFL is Major League Baseball, with the New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez ($33 million) and four other New York Yankees powering the 22 MLB representatives. The NBA comes in 3rd with 13 players, and although three of them - LeBron James ($53 million), Kevin Durant ($25.5 million) and Dwyane Wade ($24.7 million) are currently in the NBA Finals - several more are in line to play even longer as part of Team USA in next month's Olympics. Based on the pool of 20 finalist to represent the Red,White,Blue, in London, eight are among those who earn the most green on the hardwood. That doesn't include the Lakers Paul Gasol, who will be playing for Spain against the United States.
Other Olympians on the top 100 list are five tennis players who will first attempt to conquer the All-England club at Wimbledon starting next week. Record-setting Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt, also on the Forbes list with earnings of $20.3 million is hoping to add to the three gold medals he won in Beijing four years ago.
Two women made the Forbes 100 list this year. Both tennis players, one of Russia's best players, Maria Sharapova, came in at number 26 with earnings of $27.9 million and Li Na, China's top player earned $18.4 million.
Two weeks into his jail sentence (June 11th) Floyd Mayweather Jr. went into court asking for his release from jail because of "Inhumane Conditions." Mayweather claims the jails "bad food" and "bad water" are affecting his health. Las Vegas Prosecutor Lisa Luzaich scoffed at the complaints during the court hearing - "IT'S A JAIL" she said - "Where did he think he was going?" "THE FOUR SEASONS!"... his request to be released was denied........
"Upton on Sports"-source:latimes/pennlive/