Fore!!! Condoleezza Rice nails spectator in the face with golf ball

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice hit a spectator in the forehead with a golf shot at the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. According to the New York Times:

On the par-5 sixth hole, which features a blind approach to the uphill green, Rice’s second shot landed on the side of the hill. After she advanced it several yards with her third, her fourth shot flew out of the grabby grass and hit a spectator standing behind the left gallery rope.

“Did I hit you?” Rice said, moving quickly to reach the woman, who had a bloody gash above the bridge of her nose. Her daughter was trying to use a pairings sheet as a bandage. “It was a bad shot. I’m really sorry.”

Wow! We knew Condi could play golf, but I guess we need to start wearing protective gear to watch her play.  The spectator is OK and Rice immediately went to the aid of the injured woman who did not need stitches. She was actually seen walking the course later after the incident.

Hmmm, I guess Rice has a new weapon of mass destruction.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

Forbes poll: Most disliked players in America

We have a love-hate relationship with athletes. They take us from victory to defeat and back again. In today’s world with social media, athletes are a little closer to us–sometimes a bit too close for comfort. We start to see their humanity and suddenly we realize that superb athletic talent and skill on the field or court does not always translate to superb character.

Once again, Forbes has completed its poll and released the list of the most disliked athletes. Drumroll please:

 

pro cyclist Lance Armstrong

pro cyclist Lance Armstrong confesses to Oprah

1. Lance Armstrong: He tops the list for obvious reasons. He lied about using performance enhancing drugs for years. He devastated and exacted revenge on anyone who spoke the truth about or eluded to his use and then when he finally came clean  (pun intended) in his interview with Oprah,  he seemed arrogant and guarded in his apology. Lance Armstrong has many of fences to mend. In the meantime, he won’t be on anybody’s Christmas list.

 

Notre Dame football player

Manti Te’o Notre Dame football player

2.  Manti Te’o: The truth about his non-girlfriend-catfish scenario was just weird. As he was ramping up to possibly receive the Heisman trophy, this Notre Dame football star talked about the death of his beloved grandmother with the devastation of the death of his girlfriend just days later. The truth was this “girlfriend” wasn’t real.  He never met this girl and he lied about her trips to meet him and his family in Hawaii and meeting her at all. It turns out Te’o was the victim of a hoax from a friend who was reportedly “in love” with him,  but by the time it was revealed, we were just over him. Once again he was a victim. Unfortunately, he told one too many lies and we just want him to go away.

 

Tiger Woods, world famed golfer

Tiger Woods, world famed golfer

3.  Tiger Woods: I was a bit surprised by his placement on this list, but then again–his scandal was quite egregious.  This past year Tiger has been working to get his groove back so he can get his swing back. I guess people are still mad at him.

 

Jay Cutler

4. Jay Cutler: The Chicago Bears quarterback made headlines recently when he out his fiancee’s engagement ring in the mail. It was quite un-romantic, but mostly typical of the Cutler who may regard as arrogant towards teammates and opponents.

 

Los Angeles Lakers forward

Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace

5. Metta World Peace: While most people remember him as Ron Artest, the crazed maniac when he punched a crazed fan in 2004. When he changed he changed his named. Unfortunately, most people didn’t change their opinion of him. 

 

Yankees ball player- Alex Rodriguez

Yankees ball player- Alex Rodriguez

6. Alex Rodriguez: He mentally checked out of the game last year and after being benched, he was caught texting a woman for a post game romp. I don’t care how much talent you have, this ridiculous behavior is just inexcusable.

 

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Michael Vick

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, Michael Vick

7. Michael Vick: This was another one whose appearance on the list puzzled me. People are still mad about the dog fighting scandal with Michael Vick. In good news, he’s now placed below scandals committed against people. It’s nice to see people valuing human beings over animals.

 

Kurt Busch, NASCAR driver

Kurt Busch, NASCAR driver

8. Kurt Busch: He was quite aggressive this past NASCAR season with several altercations with fellow drivers. He has now been the target of contempt for many NASCAR fans.

 

Los Angeles Lakers Guard, Kobe Bryant

Los Angeles Lakers Guard, Kobe Bryant

9. Kobe Bryant: I’m not really shocked that Kobe’s on the list. If you’re a Lakers fan, you love him. If not you probably don’t like him too much. Add to that his personal problems and it gives some sports fans enough reason to help him make this list.

 

Dallas Cowboys quarterback

Dallas Cowboys quarterback

10.  Tony Romo: I think most of this dislike is coming from actual Dallas Cowboys fans. They are over Romo. He is a decent quarterback, but can’t seem to deliver under pressure. “America’s team” gets embarrassed every year with Romo and most just want him (and the owner) to go.

Well, that rounds out the top ten list of the most disliked athletes. Some athletes like LeBron James, Terrell Owens and Brett Favre moved out of the top ten–so I guess people are “coming around”.  Interestingly, while these athletes may be the most disliked, they are also perhaps, the most watched in their respective fields. 

It seems we love to hate them.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

Attention NBA players: HGH testing coming to a city near you

In the wake of the latest MLB scandal to rock the sports world, NBA Commissioner David Stern announced that the NBA is well on its way to begin testing for HGH, or the human growth hormone.

According to USA Today, Stern met media in Minneapolis saying that the league is paying close attention to the MLB and NBA as they address HGH testing in their organizations. While it could be as early as next seaon that testing begins, Stern says that’s not set in stone.

Well, this could be interesting. Players being tested in the NBA could change the nature of the game. While the league does monitor for illegal drugs HGH wasn’t on the list–and what will the sanctions be? Will a player be suspended games and/or banned from it? Could their record, like Lance Armstrong’s be tainted and wins stripped from their record? Or, will the NBA have HGH on paper, but take a more lenient stance?

I would hope the NBA would go the distance, like the MLB and become more aggressive not just on HGH but on all banned performance enhancing drugs (PEDs). In a world of highly competitive, aggressive and ego-driven men it would be naive to thing that some of them are not doing something to get a better competitive advantage. 

Well, the good news is that the players have been put on notice.

No excuses. If they’re using, it’s time to clean it up.

What do you think?

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

Relatives of San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker killed by drunk driver

Louisiana State Police have confirmed that a fiery crash in the early morning hours following the Super Bowl killed the aunt and uncle of San Francisco 49ers tight end Delanie Walker.

Delanie Walker's aunt and uncle killed by a drunk driver

Delanie Walker’s aunt and uncle killed by a drunk driver

 

The crash which happened around 5:30am claimed the lives of Alice and Bryan Young Sr. of Victorville, Calif., Trooper Melissa Matey said. A 2012 Nissan Altima driven by 26-year-old Nechole T. Thomas of Houston slammed into the Young’s 2002 Mercedes at a high rate of speed from behind while it was stopped on the shoulder of I-10 in LaPlace, LA, just west of New Orleans. 

According to SI.com, both cars burst into flames. The Youngs bodies were not found until the fires were put out. Thomas escaped with minor injuries and was jailed on charges of reckless driving, drunken driving and two counts of vehicular homicide – a death involving a drunken driver. Her bond is set at $300,000.

How tragic,  and yet another example of why drinking and driving just do not mix. Now three lives have been forever altered and the families of the victims and the driver will never be the same.

Let’s keep the Walker and Young family in our prayers.

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

Allen Iverson’s Atlanta mansion for sale

If you’re in the market for a nice upscale home in Atlanta in a private, gated, and guarded community well–we’ve got the house for you!

Former NBA star Allen Iverson has put his mansion up for sale. The 10,000 square foot home features six bedrooms and six full bathrooms with one of the bedrooms converted into a full closet.

The Atlanta’s WSB-TV added:

“They actually turned one of the bedrooms upstairs into a closet, a complete dressing room, absolutely incredible, all custom built-ins,” Beacham & Company realtor Troy Stowe told Nelson’s News on wsbtv.com. “There were some areas in the closet that could house up to 100 pairs of tennis shoes. It is absolutely incredible. Over-the-top.”

Over-the-top also includes a see-thru fireplace in the outdoor living space with a salt water pool.

Former NBA star Allen Iverson's Atlanta home for sale

Iverson’s home– backyard living area with salt water pool

So what does this kind of house cost these days? Well, for cool $2.8 million it can be yours!

But wait–there’s more! Call right now and we’ll throw in a decorative outlet cover for $19.95 and if you call in the next 15 minutes, we’ll throw in TWO covers! (Just pay separate processing)

Your Jersey Girlfriend,

~Angela Davis

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