Madison's Juicy Sports Stories, Featuring Tiger Woods' New Matchmaker
“Cameron Diaz is playing matchmaker for Tiger Woods after striking up an unlikely friendship with the divorced serial cheater. The blonde beauty, 38, got close to Woods, 35, after they met through mutual pals late last year.”
Apparently Tiger has been hanging out with Cameron and Alex Rodriguez quite a bit as of late, although I’m sure that will change as A-Rod is now in Florida for Spring Training.
Tiger has definitely had a rough go of things. Hopefully Cameron can find him a girlfriend to make sure he’s not so lonely anymore. Although he got caught up in all the temptation, you have to feel bad for the guy.
2. The AFC North teams have heated rivalries and the rivalry between the Cincinnati Bengals and Baltimore Ravens may have just been taken to a whole new level. Tom Zbikowski has challenged Chad Ochocinco to a charity boxing match.
Zbikowski is no joke and is scheduled for his second career fight on Saturday in Las Vegas. This is what he posted on Ochocinco’s Facebook wall: “Dear Ocho Cinco (I won’t call you Johnson cause you only get one name change in my book), thanks for following my career…You and me at M&T Bank Stadium, charity four-round boxing match. You wear Orange and Black and I will wear Purple and black. If we do it in May, that should give you enough time to get ready…You game?”
Ochocinco fired back on his Twitter account: “You wana go nite nite, you want to box me, for 1 your feet are to slow and you’ve no hand speed to even be competitive.”
It’s doubtful that a fight will ever happen, but I sure would love to see Chad get his butt kicked in the ring. Chad may have been a good fighter in his neighborhood growing up, but I don't think even “Money” Mayweather would take Zbikowski.
3. Phil Jackson loves to play his mind games and usually does so through the media. Phil loves taking shots in interviews and even likes to mess with Craig Sager during his live updates at the end of quarters. Here’s Phil’s take on the Miami Heat’s crying game: “This is the NBA: No Boys Allowed. Big boys don’t cry, but if you’re going to do it, do it in the toilet where no one sees you.”
Looks like the Zen Master came out swinging trying to call the Heat soft. After seeing Chris Bosh get dominated down low time and time again, can you really blame him?
4. LeBron James is having a rough few weeks as the Heat have fallen apart before our eyes. Let’s not forget that he’s been about as clutch as A-Rod was in the playoffs before 2009.
To pour salt in the wound, an Atlanta nightclub is suing LeBron over a failure to appear. The Opera nightclub filed suit against LeBron and a competing nightclub, The Gold Room, in Fulton County Superior Court. The suit alleges James previously agreed to appear for one hour at Opera as a celebrity guest on March 17. The club paid two initial deposits of $12,000 and $3,000 to LeBron’s booking agent in exchange for the short appearance. LBJ then turned his back on Opera (sound familiar anyone…) and decided to take his talents to The Gold Room.
Looks like loyalty has LeBron not feeling so golden again.
[Update: It appears Opera has dropped its lawsuit against LBJ.]
5. A minor league hockey team, the ECHL’s Bakersfield Condors, has announced that their game Saturday against the Idaho Steelheads will be “Charlie Sheen Night” at Rabobank Arena. Although it is a little sad that people are exploiting Sheen’s recent behavior, it is definitely a smart marketing move. They decided to schedule “Charlie Sheen Night” to coincide with St. Patrick’s Day festivities, go figure.
“We picked this date for the Charlie Sheen Night because we figured St. Patrick’s Day was a Holiday that Charlie enjoyed celebrating,” said Condors President Matthew Riley. “We would invite him come up to the game and participate in a ceremonial puck drop and just have fun for the night with our fans. We’ll even give him the ticket special for dressing up like himself.”
If the Condors happen to go ahead with this, I wonder if they’ll have video of them “winning.”
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