The “Rock Bottom” Trophy goes to… Ohio State Strength Coach
Anthony Schlegel has not played football for Ohio State in some time. On Saturday night, he relived his glory days in dramatic fashion.
The former Ohio State and NFL linebacker and current Buckeyes’ strength coach took matters into his own hands when an overzealous OSU fan ran onto the field during the Ohio State-Cincinnati game. Schlegel grabbed the fan and violently put a wrestling finishing move on the guy, throwing him to the ground.
Schlegel’s “tackle” was something out of the glory days of wrestling, mimicking the move “Rock Bottom” perfected by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
When crazed fans run onto the field at sporting events, we love to see the manner in which they’re taken down, whether it be by tripping, tackling, tazing, or with a wrestling move by a former player.
Check out the video, and “Rock Bottom” here: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2213025-ohio-state-strength-coach-slams-fan-who-ran-on-the-field-to-the-ground
The “Cheapest Team in Sports” Trophy goes to… Washington Redskins
One of the best parts of going to a sporting event is sitting back and watching your favorite team while sipping on a cold, overpriced beverage of choice. Most likely beer.
Like all NFL fanbases, Washington Redskins fans love this part of the game. Except when the beer being sold at Fedex Field is from the World Cup in Brazil… which happened in June.
Redskins ownership could ensure fresh beer in the stadium? What’s even more egregious is that, upon further review, the beer had expired on June 3…
Really Dan Snyder? Do better.
Hopefully the Redskins will restock their beer supply with fresh cans for next Monday’s game vs. the defending champion Seahawks.
The “Farewell Captains” Award goes to… Derek Jeter and Paul Konerko
Two baseball legends ended their careers this weekend in New York and Chicago, two of America’s highest profile cities. Legendary Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, and star White Sox firstbaseman Paul Konerko called it quits on Sunday.
Jeter’s retirement has been in the limelight all season, sometimes overshadowing Konerko’s curtain call. As a White Sox fan, it’s been unfortunate to see Paul be looked over like he has. Chicago has shown Konerko so much gratitude over his 16 years in the Windy City, I doubt he cares about the lack of attention.
At the same time, I understand the praise heaped on Jeter. He won five World Series rings, took the Yankees to seven. He has over 3,000 career hits, and is one of the classiest players to play the game of baseball. The attention for Jeter is more than deserved.
Konerko finished his White Sox career with 2,348 games played, 2,340 hits, 439 home runs, and a career slugging percentage of .487. On top of that, six all star appearances, and a World Series championship in 2005.
Both players had their numbers retired by their respective teams. No one in New York will again wear #2, and no one on the South Side of Chicago will wear #14.
Thank you both for the memories.
The “Slick Magician” Trophy goes to… Yankees ball boy
In the midst off all of the baseball retirement hoopla, a Yankees ball boy took matters into his own hands to ensure that he would bring home a piece of history during Derek Jeter’s final home game in Yankee Stadium.
Jeter fouled off a pitch down the third base line, right to the Yankees ball boy who promptly tossed the Jeter ball into the crowd to a fan. But upon further review it can be determined that the ball boy pulled the ole switcheroo and put the Jeter ball into his glove, and tossed a regular ball into the stands.
I see what you did there, kid. I like it.
You have got to do what you gotta do to get your hands on history? I can only imagine him grabbing a regular ball before the game and formulating this dubious plot.
Nevertheless, the Jeter ball on his mantle will make an amazing story for his kids and grandkids.