Don’t Be this Dad
It’s been a rough week for former Chicago Bull Rod Higgins. Not only is Rod the coach of the woebegone Charlotte Bobcats but he’s also eliminated himself from the running for Father of the Year. Higgins released his son Cory, the team’s backup point guard, over the weekend to make room for a front court player. In making Cory a former NBA player his dad has robbed him of the chance to marry a Kardashian and ruined Christmas in one fell swoop. Nice going Dad.
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LeBron James is the Cure for Post-Superbowl Blues
Because football isn’t a year-round sport.
Much to the chagrin of Jim Harbaugh the NFL season came to a stunning and sudden end last week when the Baltimore Ravens held off the 49ers to claim victory in Super Bowl XLVII. The days following the game offered a whirlwind of revelry (Ravens’ Parade), late night television spots, debate, and complaints about officiating, but actual football games weren’t on the docket. What’s a sports fan to do now that football has ended, the NCAA tournament is a month away, and baseball is nothing but a tease with its sun drenched reports for the next six weeks?
There’s LeBron James.Pin It Tweet
The All-Time Worst Sports Nicknames
Tampa Bay Bucs running back Doug Martin is having a superb rookie season but there may be one fact that he’d like to hide. When Martin exploded for four rushing touchdowns against theOakland Raiders in Week 9 of the NFL season he became the darling of fantasy football owners everywhere and the laughingstock of Twitter due to his nickname. It seems that Martin earned the nickname Muscle Hamster during his time at Boise State. Martin claims that his offensive lineman gave him the name for his weight room exploits and diminutive size. Let’s hope so. A Muscle Hamster sounds like something you buy to chase the mice out of your garage or a dance craze sweeping through gay nightclubs. Martin may soon be an All Pro running back but he has the nickname of a Mighty Mouse villain.
Don’t be this Dad!: Lamar Odom Edition
As if Lamar Odom hadn’t done enough to tarnish his image by hooking up with the Kardashian clan and loafing his way out of Dallas his antics in New York family court last week should permanently land him on the bad dad list. Odom fell asleep in a hearing to determine the custody of his 14-year-old daughter and 11-year-old son.
Odom’s estranged baby mama, Liza Morales, reportedly only speaks to the hoopster through third parties. Morales apparently spent a decade with Odom and gave birth to three of his children before he tossed her aside for a spot in Khloe Kardashian’s bed and a chance at reality TV stardom. I’ve heard that the first rule of fatherhood is to love the mother of your children, and I always assumed that the first rule of custody proceedings is to not fall asleep in court; Lamar has failed miserably on both counts.Pin It Tweet
Don’t Be This Dad!: NBA Edition
Oh, who am I kidding, these could pretty much all be called NBA Edition. The NBA, despite employing the fewest number of athletes, seems to have the largest pool of staggeringly inept fathers among all pro sports leagues. The Association is at it again.
This time it’s Terrence Williams of the Celtics, formerly of the Kentucky Wildcats and Nets, who has garnered our attention for all the wrong reasons. Williams was arrested over the weekend in Kent, Wa. after he allegedly brandished a weapon during an argument with the mother of his child. Williams was reportedly meeting the woman in order to pick up his 10-year-old son for a scheduled visitation. Yes, that’s right, the 25-year-old Williams has a 10-year-old. Dear old dad seems to be setting a fine example. I always thought that my first duty as a father was to first love the mother of my kids. Sounds like Terrence Williams learned a different lesson.Pin It Tweet