Menacing Ravens SS Bernard Pollard has a new app. Wishing him lots of luck and success with it.
When SS Bernard Pollard isn’t injuring your team’s favorite player or making a menace of himself in the secondary with FS Ed Reed, he’s apparently getting into the apple app game. Today, Mashable reported that Pollard released a self-funded app of the Cajun card game Bourre which is a popular way for athletes to waste money compete for pots of money. The goal of Pollard’s app is to teach people how to play the game with ease and to make it fun without the gambling part.
First, star guard Gilbert Arenas nearly lost his career after wielding an unlicensed handgun in the team locker room following a bourre-related gambling dispute with a fellow Washington Wizard. Then a couple Memphis Grizzlies fought on a team charter flight after some high stakes bourre gone bad. The two incidents served to pull back a curtain on a previously unheard-of part of pro athlete gambling culture, but gave bourre (pronounced BOO-ray) a hint of menace as well.
I told you guys about the NFLPA’s new shop a little while back. But I just want to remind you about it. I actually like their designs a lot better than some of the Nike and other licensed stuff. Plus, as I said before, when you order one of their items which is PERSONALIZED by the player (not by team) the player gets proceeds from it. That’s important to lesser known or lesser appreciated players who don’t typically have items in their name.
So if you’re a fan of a random player who doesn’t even start, you can get something with his name up and kick a little cash back. Also women’s sizes go up to 2x so you don’t have to worry about wearing something too small since the cut of a lot of sports items is fairly small. For example, junk food clothing has some cute things but its sizes are based on juniors.
I’m all over this one!
The heart tees are a great idea and I’d be all for it except there’s no number. It makes it look like a wife or girlfriend shirt rather than a fan shirt. NFLPA should update.
It appears that free agent QB Vince Young trusted the wrong folks with his money.
Our old friends Darien Dash and Pro Player Funding strike again. Last time we heard from them they were suing Bryant McKinnie over a so-called “lockout loan” that the OT didn’t repay. Dash won that lawsuit and McKinnie’s wages are currently being garnished.
Now, it’s free agent QB Vince Young who is suing Pro Player Funding along with his former agent and financial advisor for getting funny with his money.
In short, Young is accusing his financial advisor and agent for acquiring a loan in his name that he wasn’t aware of by “falsifying documents” and essentially “impersonating Young.”
[To read the breakdown of Young's claims click Read More]
Former Safety Darren Sharper is one of 4 new former players who officially join NFL network this season. I hate writing “former” cause it makes me feel old. ugh!
Both Donovan McNabb and Darren Sharper have been fabulous on television in my opinion. It looks like the NFL network agrees cause they announced they’ve both been hired yesterday. Or maybe the NFL network is like every other network who will hire any star whether they’re good or not. Either way, they have two winners here.
McNabb is very sharp, but Sharper is even better to me. The thing I like about Sharp is that he doesn’t bash current players but he doesn’t kiss their asses either. He has a balanced approach to commentating I think people will enjoy assuming he keeps up the same style he brought during his appearances on the network last season.
Dear Evelyn Lozada, Clint Eastwood has something very important to tell you.
I promised myself I wouldn’t blog further about thissituation. However, Chad Johnson’s wife made a comment that really annoyed me. Tonight she will appear on ABC’s Nightline (that still comes on? I thought they cancelled it after Rihanna did that interview about Chris Brown). In the short minute or so promo clip Chad’s soon to be ex is appropriately sad and gives the typical practiced lines about headbutting her being “his choice” and how she still loves him and wishes him the best. It’s hard to even watch it without rolling your eyes if you’ve ever seen the undomesticated chimpanzee she plays on Basketball Wives.