The Pac-10 is looking into allegations that a sports rep, Michael Michaels, provided the house to the Bush family in hopes to land the Heisman Trophy winner as a client. Hopefully Michaels was more creative with his book-keeping than his parents were at selecting a name.
It is hard to see what the big hubbub is. Bush’s family went from an apartment to a $757,000-home. The national media is reporting that the house is a mansion. Residents of Southern California view a $757,000-home as a “starter.” A fixer-upper if you will.
If anything, the only violation might be Title-IX infraction. Look for USC to arrange for a sports agent to provide a house of equal value to an USC womens athlete.
Don't look for this to hurt Bush's approval ratings with NFL scouts. Besides, come Saturday, he'll have enough money to buy his family a real mansion.
- Congratulations to Giants slugger Barry Bonds who finally muscled a home run at the hitter-friendly Coors Field on Saturday. Forget the chase for Babe Ruth, Bonds is only one homer away from catching Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo.
- Add Nick Swisher to the list of most hate-able athletes. How is it that the Oakland A’s overhaul its roster each season, yet every player still looks the same?
- The Clippers win! It’s funny that people continue to push Kobe Bryant for league MVP when he might not even be the most valuable player of Staples Center. Elton Brand’s block in the waning seconds secured the Clippers victory even after the club attempted to gag it away.
- It is hard to figure out why columnists such as Steve Bisheff continue to belittle the Clippers during the playoff run. But the Bish was the same guy who said that the Angels didn’t have a shot in the 2002 playoffs. Maybe he should stick to writing about Pete Carroll’s footwear.
- Kobe wasn’t enough of a ball-hog for the Lakers to win on Sunday.
- LeBron James made his playoff debut with a triple double (32-11-11). If Alex Rodriguez was a basketball player, he would be the exact opposite of LeBron James.
- Tom Petty?
Keith Hernandez was a little pushy to get with Elaine during his cameo appearances on Seinfeld. So it should come as no surprise that the Mets broadcaster took umbrage with the San Diego Padres having a female trainer in their dugout.
"I won't say that women belong in the kitchen, but they don't belong in the dugout," Hernandez said.
Hernandez, a former Mets first baseman, then laughed and said: "You know I am only teasing. I love you gals out there -- always have."
Sure. You had better take a look at that third base coach, Keith. He is not waving you in.
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