This was first reported by the National Enquirer: not exactly a reputable source. Although prison employees are emphatically denying these accusations, where there's smoke, there is usually fire. WHY would someone even care to make up a story about Simpson, who is currently serving a 9 to 33 year prison sentence? Isn't his whole story played out already? You hear stuff like this, and you don’t know if Simpson is just plain dumb, or whether his life is just too ironic to believe.
I’m not surprised that O.J. Simpson could be getting his just due (After all, isn’t this a long time coming?) I’m more surprised in the way that the universe has aligned for him the last several years.
Simpson once literally got away with murder. 99.2% of the population thinks this.
So instead of staying out of the public eye, Simpson writes a book titled “If I Did It,” a “fictional account” of if he “actually committed” the murders. And to top that off, Simpson next decides to invade somebody’s hotel room in Vegas searching for stolen family items while brandishing a gun.
You can’t make this stuff up.
Fast forward a few years. Simpson is (allegedly) overheard by some white supremacists while he brags about his sexual conquests involving white women, and then gets savagely beaten by one of them. He is now afraid to leave his cell. Simpson may have been considered a bad ass back in the day (he joined his first gang when he was 13), but in prison, there's always somebody badder than you.
If this is true, it happened several weeks ago. Prison employees probably needed time to get their stories straight. NOBODY in that jail is going to admit that O.J. Simpson suffered a beat down.
So just to clarify everything, O.J. Simpson is sentenced to jail for a lesser offense than murder, and he possibly suffers a beating in prison that is completely unrelated to the murder case of 1995.
One thing is for sure, almost 20 years after he was acquitted for two brutal slayings, O.J. Simpson could be learning that paybacks are truly a “you know what.”
We're halfway through the 2010-2011 NBA season and the annual Lebron James MVP talk is in full swing. Lebron James is enjoying another great (statistical) season. While I will never bash the man's playing ability, I will bash his clutch ability. And, for that I deem him the most overrated player in the NBA today and the most overrated NBA star in history.
Because, if Lebron was that great he would have won a title by now. Don't give me the garbage argument about how he didn't play with anybody. In today's weak NBA, he could have won it himself if he was truly that "great."
This year he's racking up great numbers - 26 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds a game. If we're talking about fantasy basketball, he's certainly an MVP candidate. But, this isn't fantasy basketball. And, because he was too chicken s*** to try and do it on his own in Cleveland, he took his game to Miami where he can leech off Dwyane Wade, a real winner. Added to that, Chris Bosh (possibly the best power forward in the league) is down there as well. There is just no bleeping way you can argue Lebron James is the MVP of the league, not when he's playing with two elite players.
Here are some of the other most overrated players in NBA history, and it could be argued that Lebron James tops that list.
Karl Malone:By far #1 on my list. 19 seasons with 25 ppg, 10 rpg, and zero championships. He was nicknamed the "Mailman" but when it came to championships, he might as well have been the lazy postal worker who hides in the back rather than waits on you at the counter when there's a line leading out into the street.
Carmelo Anthony: Do I even have to discuss this? I will. "Melo" is a joke. Why so many people want him traded to their team is beyond me. His teams have been an atrocity in the postseason. Another good athlete who puts up great numbers, but never has and never will win. Not unless he goes to a team with two other superstars. Sounds like somebody else...
Kevin McHale: Played with Larry Bird, Robert Parish, and Danny Ainge. On any other team he was Christian Laetner with a bad haircut.
Bill Laimbeer: Dirtiest player in NBA history and played with Isiah Thomas, Joe Dumars, and Dennis Rodman. Oh yeah, Chuck Daly was the coach too, who may have been among the top 5 greatest coaches ever.
Robert Horry: While he came up big in the big games, he was always on the perfect teams. He wasn't the reason for his teams' successes. He played with the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal, Kobe Bryant, and Tim Duncan. He won six titles, but only because he played with some of the greatest players in NBA history.
Patrick Ewing: He was another player who was great in the regular season, but came up emptier than an empty pack of cigs in the playoffs.
When you consider how statistically "great" the so-called King James is, he is the most overrated player in NBA history. He might win a title or two in Miami, but it won't be his doing.
Groupon is getting a lot of flak today for their foolish Super Bowl Tibet commercial, but lost in the shuffle is the sexism from last night's superbowl commercials. If there's one thing to take away from last night's Super Bowl commercials, it's that many of them were insulting to men. Basically corporations like Go Daddy, Anheiser Busch, and Pepsi view you as a walking penis with a wallet.
One highly offensive commercial was Pepsi's "first date" commercial which featured a man and woman on a first date and the inner dialogue. The guy basically wispers in his mind, "I want to sleep with her" over and her while she says "I wonder how much money he makes." Congrats Pepsi for putting out a steaming pile of dog crap, which paints men like we're sexist creatures.
Next up we have another Pepsi ad featuring a black couple sitting on a bench. The boyfriend stares at a blonde woman and the girlfriend gets angry, throws a soda and hits the girl in the head. Again, they apparently think men just think about one thing. Great job Pepsi...NOT.
And, what's a Super Bowl without another Go Daddy superbowl commercial which trots women out there dressed like prostitutes? Again Go Daddy went this route. If you are too stupid to understand it, then you are Go Daddy's perfect customer - a horny troglodyte.
Let's not forget how many absolutely stupid beer commercials there were. The one with the beer in the kitchen takes the cake. Anheiser Busch doesn't have much respect for the male demo either.
Last year, the Washington City Paper wrote an excellent article about superbowl commercials, which are sexist, homophobic, and even racist. It appears this year is just as bad, if not worse.
Super Bowl ads seem get dumbed down more and more each year. Clearly these corporations don't have much respect for men in this country. They think if you're watching the Super Bowl, you're a horny, bottom-feeding jock with your mind in one place.
Don't get me wrong, Deion Sanders was a great cornerback and among one of the greatest "shut-down corners" in NFL history. But, the guy is a flat out idiot and completely in love with himself. He is easily the worst commentator on TV and rivals Emmitt Smith for the worst EVER.
He is clueless when it comes to analysis. Why the NFL Network continues to run this clown out there is beyond me. And, his bias against Philadelphia fans borders on insane. I'll never forget when this moron spoke to Donovan McNabb after the Eagles' defeat of the Arizona Cardinals on Thanksgiving back in 2008. Deion Sanders made it a point to destroy the Philly fans for bashing Donovan and rubbed it in their faces after McNabb won a so-called big game against the Cardinals.
"Can I tell them something for you?" he said [to McNabb]. "First of all, I would like to tell all these idiotic fans to shut up. Don't get on his bandwagon now. You're the same guys who booed him on his first incompletion."
Of course, McNabb didn't come to the Eagles fans' defense because it's obvious he hated the Philadelphia fans as well. Where was this idiot when McNabb choked against this same Cardinals team two months later in a game, which really mattered - the NFC Championship.
The 2011 Wing Bowl, hosted by 610 WIP marked the return of the legendary El Wingador. Bill Simmons was a 5-time winner of Wing Bowl, but stayed out of the event for a few years.
Simmons would not hit paydirt in his return. Jonathan 'Super' Squib was the winner of the 2011 Wing Bowl, setting a Wing Bowl record by eating 255 wings. According to CBS News, that is equivalent to 40,000 calories!
President Obama will be appearing at Penn State University today. Just why is the Commander in Chief heading to Happy Valley?
President Obama will tout his new energy and job creation goals at the Penn State campus today. This is great news if you're a Penn State student. It's not often you get a chance to see a President in person, let alone the greatest President since Bill Clinton.
Penn State students will get a chance to witness greatness. For the tea baggers, right wingers, and racists out there who bash our great leader on a daily basis, they don't know how good they have it. We could be living under the rule of a dictator like Mubarak in Egypt who hopefully will be drug out of the country and "disappear."
Aside from being a great President, Obama is arguably the greatest speaker to serve as President since FDR.
Obama is a man on a mission and will right this ship. Today, PSU students will get a glimpse at just how President Obama plans to implement his vision into reality.
Last week when the protests began in Egypt, Dictator Hosni Mubarak used an internet kill switch in Egypt in order to thwart the organization of further protests. This proved to be a futile measure as the nation is on the verge of upheavel.
Now, some people are pushing the panic button in the United States - afraid that President Obama will implement an internet kill switch, aptly referred to as "The Obama Kill Switch." After all, Senator Joseph Lieberman is looking to push a bill through which will allow the government to shut off the internet so as to prevent the further spread of a catastrophic cyber attack.
Alas, many bloggers and conspiracy theorists are taking to the internet to decry the new boogyman - the Obama kill switch, which will be used to thwart uprisings and protests. A blogger from the site Deathandtaxes proposes a scenario in which a "dual internet" exists which would allow business as usual to continue while "us plebes were stuck with a permanent Fail Whale" after the Obama kill switch was pushed.
According to wired.com internet kill switch legislation is back on the table and could become a reality, which would grant Obama the same power that Mubarak used to cause an internet blackout in Egypt.
It's a big stretch to suggest that the Obama Adminstration is going to implement a so-called internet kill switch to trample our freedoms. Anyone with a knowledge of how infrastructure works will tell you that it's easier said than done. Added to that, this would stop our economy and cause a cascading effect throughout the world. Imagine if the United States economy was shut down for a day or a few days; it would spell doom for the global economy.
Furthermore, the situation in Egypt is proof that shutting down the internet cannot stop citizens from mobilizing, which is a testament to the power of humans. The human condition transcends technology and did just fine before the internet. And, it can do fine without it.
While we have had our share of winter blues in January, at least we aren't getting hit with a storm of this magnitude - at least not yet!
Tomorrow we're expected to get a wintry mix and Wednesday the Philadelphia area could get hit with an ice storm during the morning rush. Take a deep breath and be thankful we're not due to get a life-threatening blizzard.