Our favorite story, part 20: Detroit Radio Host Frankie "the fraud" Darcell told her listeners that it was divine intervention that landed her the first public interview with disgraced Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Like most posers, she said she "prayed on it and it came true." What a fraud.
People get ready.... Scarlet Johansson and Penelope Cruz may be doing a lesbian scene in a movie. Where do we buy our ticket?
Why does anyone care about Brooke Hogan?
Here is a scary proposition, the Department of Homeland Security says the latest threat for suicide bombers is using women who fake pregnancy with the use of a prosthetic stomach.
John Rocker felt like he had been out of the public eye long enough. He told an Atlanta radio station that baseball officials, Bud Selig in particular, knew he was on Steroids. He claims he failed a drug test in 2000 and Selig knew about it.
Fired LSU coah John Brady may have lost his job, but the good news is that his wife used to be a stripper.
You'll never see me talking about Women's College Hoops, but there was highway robbery in Knoxville. Rutgers was robbed by a home clock operator.
Craig Hodges, black-balled by the NBA?
#11 Texas 72 #3 Kansas 69 - Damion James played just three minutes in the first half because of foul trouble, and Kansas dominated the boards and led by four at the half. Unfortunately for the Jayhawks, the second half James was everywhere. He scored 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the final 20 minutes while glue guy Justin Mason was making key plays to lead the Longhorns past KU. Connor Atchley's 4-4 three point outburst in the first half kept UT afloat. It was shocking to see how Kansas was out-muscled on the glass. In the second half, Texas was outrebounded 23. What's more disturbing is that PG D.J. Augustine was held to 1-13 shooting and KU still lost. Darrell Arthur led Kansas with 22 points. Much more on this game later.
#8 Georgetown 55 Villanova 53 - What a night it was for ESPN's Big Monday. The opener saw the overrated Georgetown Hoyas catch another lucky break to get a win that probably didn't earn. Tied at 53, Villanova had the ball and held for the last shot. Scottie Reynolds lost the ball in traffic with less than a second left and it ended up in the hands of G'Town's Jonathan Wallace. He was dribbling near the sideline a good 75 feet from the basket when inexplicably, referee Bob Donato blew his whistle and called a touch foul on Corey Stokes with 0.1 on the clock. Fisher was standing holding his arms up right next to Wallace. It may have been the worst call we've seen in ten years. Wallace, the best free throw shooter in the Big East, nailed both for the win. "Wallace was dribbling, and the ref called a foul," said Stokes, who became the game's fourth player to foul out on the play. "What are you going to do?"
Nova forced 18 Hoya turnovers while outrebounding them 41-35. The two teams conbined for a pathetic 30 field goals and Georgetown's 16 was the lowest number for any Big East winning team this year. Roy Hibbert continues to show us nothing. He took only six shots and scored 13 points and grabbed six boards. Scottie Reynolds almost did it all by himself for Villanova with 24 points. Fellow Guard Corey Fisher went 1-16 from the floor.
#21 St. Mary's 54 Santa Clara 50 - The Gaels were not impressive, but came away with the W anyways. Patrick Mills was just 4-14 and Todd Golden didn't hit a field goal all night, so sixth man Tron Smith stepped his game up, leading St. Mary's with 15. "Man, that's a good win. Whew," Saint Mary's coach Randy Bennett said. "They smashed us on the boards. Good thing we defended. I thought we did a really good job down the stretch defensively." They were out-rebounded 38-25.
Cleveland State 81 Wisconsin Green Bay 64 - A nice win for the Vikings, moving them to 9-5 in the Horizon League. J'Nathan Bullock went nuts with a career-high 39 points on 13-14 from the field.
Gonzaga 83 Loyola Marymount 50 - Like what Rick Barnes did with Damion James, Zags coach Mark Few decided to bring Josh Heyfeldt off the bench in an attempt to get him going. It worked. Heyfeldt scored 11 in 17 minutes to go with Matt Bouldin's 17 in this blowout of LMU.