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Blackhawks bring back Kris Versteeg in trade

Friday, November 15th, 2013

The Chicago Blackhawks are making like the Blues Brothers and getting the band back together. (No word on whether the Hawks are operating by heavenly mandate, though). Winger Kris Versteeg, a member of the 2010 Stanley Cup winner than ended Chicago's 49-year drought without the greatest chalice in sports, was reacquired ...

Muppet heckler Waldorf shows up to Winnipeg Jets game

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Philadelphia is known for having the toughest fans in sports, but only the Winnipeg Jets can lay claim to having one of the world's best-known hecklers show up to one of their games. One enterprising fan showed up to Sunday's Jets-Sharks game dressed as Waldorf of Muppets fame. Because of the ...

Toronto mayor wears 1995 NFL tie during crack confession

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Well, there's a headline you don't see every day. As if being the home of the Blue Jays/Maple Leafs/Raptors wasn't enough cause for embarrassment in the past decade, Torontans (?) received another disgrace on Tuesday when mayor Rob Ford finally came out and admitted to smoking crack. This isn't news in ...

The New Orleans Pelicans mascot is truly terrifying

Thursday, October 31st, 2013

We at Rumors and Rants were in the minority that thought the New Orleans Hornets name change to Pelicans this offseason was awesome. A Pelican is actually something that can be found in the state of Louisiana — most notably on the flag — and harkens back to a time ...

Detroit Lions WR Nate Burleson scores free pizza for a year

Monday, October 28th, 2013

Matthew Stafford's heads-up dive across the goal line to complete a stunning win over Dallas wasn't the best thing to happen to a Detroit Lion on Sunday. Nor was Calvin Johnson's 329-yard receiving performance. Nope, the Lion who had the best day was Nate Burleson. You remember Nate. He was the ...

Houston Texans kick three players off team for smoking pot

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Absolutely nothing is going right for the Houston Texans this season. Locked in a five-game slide where most of quarterback Matt Schaub's completions have been Pick-Sixes, the team was dealt a crushing blow when linebacker Brian Cushing was lost for the season in a 17-16 loss to Kansas City. That was ...

Sooners WR Trey Metoyer charged with indecent exposure

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Fortunately for guys like me, jackin' it is not a crime, or I'd be filing this blog from Sing-Sing. But with the exception of that one time in college I forgot to lock the door to my dorm room, I've had the good sense not to do it in front ...