Daily Archives: February 20, 2007

Rhodes Celebrates in Style!

The endless class continues for the alleged Super Bowl champs.  Who’s next??  I hope the trooper was a BEARS fan!!   RAAAAAAR!

Rhodes

Colts RB Rhodes arrested for drunken driving

Associated Press
Published February 20, 2007, 6:25 AM CST

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana State police arrested Colts running back Dominic Rhodes for drunken driving Tuesday morning, police said.

Rhodes, 28, was pulled over about 3 a.m. driving 81 mph in a 55-mph zone on Interstate 65 on Indianapolis’ far northwest side, near the Colts’ offices and training complex, said Indiana State Police spokesman Sgt. Dave Bursten.
“It was a normal, run-of-the-mill drunk driving arrest,” Bursten said.

Colts spokesman Craig Kelley said the team did not have any immediate comment on the arrest.

Rhodes rushed for more than 100 yards in the Super Bowl win over Chicago. He is a free agent.

Indianapolis television station WTHR reported that Rhodes was at the Marion County arrestee processing center Tuesday morning.

Rhodes has been in trouble with the law before. Following a 2002 domestic disturbance at his home, Rhodes pleaded innocent in Marion Superior Court to misdemeanor charges of battery and domestic battery. Latrina Moore, who lived with Rhodes at the time and was the father of a child with her, had claimed Rhodes hit her and shoved her to the floor after she confronted him about other women calling their home, prosecutors said at the time.

Under an agreement with prosecutors in that case, Rhodes admitted the domestic battery charge.

The Associated Press left messages Tuesday seeking comment from Rhodes’ attorney in that case, Jim Voyles, and with Rhodes’ agent Michael McCartney.

Rhodes delivered an MVP-like performance in the Super Bowl, rushing for his only 100-yard game of the season. He started all 16 regular-season games in 2006, rushing for 641 yards and 5 touchdowns.

But Rhodes proved invaluable in the playoffs, grinding out first downs on the ground that closed out games at Baltimore and in the AFC Championship game against New England.

Rhodes waited to become the Colts featured back for years before the departure of Edgerrin James gave him the chance last season.

The six-year veteran will become an unrestricted free agent and has rushed for 2,274 yards in his career.

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Look at me, I can be, centerfield….

Put me in coach, I’m ready to play, <clap clap clap> today!  Maybe I can play center.  I’ll hit second too.

Hmmm… here’s a quick snippet of the brewing center field controversy.

From Sports Illustrated:

Cubs center field
The folks in charge of the Cubs would much rather put Alfonso Soriano in a corner outfield spot. At least he’s played left field before. But with Jacque Jones still on the roster and a right fielder, Cliff Floyd newly signed and in left and the team still unsure about phenom-in-waiting Felix Pie, center field may be Soriano’s starting point. Things could change, though. Pie could come on in spring, Soriano could look lost covering more ground in center and — who knows? — if Mark DeRosaslips at second, Soriano might be back in the infield. Could happen.

Bearded Bears Thoughts: This is a SLAM DUNK.  Soriano can handle center.  Worry more about DeRosa and Izturis.  Early reports say Izturis looks sharp!   Let’s make sure to develop Pie before throwing him to the fire.

Stay Tuned – GO CUBS!

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eBay + Bearded Bears?

Britney Spears is a genius.  That may be the FIRST time that phrase has been uttered.  She has inspired me, to possibly greater and lucrative activities. 

Spears

The decision has been made:  This Bearded Bear will be auctioning off his “BEARS SUPER BOWL BEARD” on eBay.  The bidding for these gorgeous beard locks, will begin at 1 beer.  That’s right, the Bearded Bear currency of choice is beer.  This is kinda like those lousy Wendy’s commercial’s.  “That car is 5000 frosties.”  We’ll just deal in BREWSKIES!

So, just as Britney has sold her locks on eBay, we may sell our BEARDS!

Also – GO CUBS!

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