A sports fans worst nightmare is a major contract flop. The New York Mets signed pitcher Oliver Perez to a 3-year, $36 million contract, and Perez has not lived up to expectations. This past season, Perez was 0-5 with a 6.80 ERA (Earned Run Average). Perez even refused to be reassigned to the Triple-A, so the Mets could bring up another pitcher from the minors. Now, Mets fans are taking matters into their own hands and are raising money to buy out Perez’s contract. There is $12 million left on the deal. The fan in charge of fund-raising will be collecting money until February 13, when pitchers have to report for off-season workouts.
Samantha Steele- December 2012
ESPN sideline reporter Samantha Steele is engaged to Minnesota Viking QB Christian Ponder earning her the honor of December 2012 Jersey Chaser of the Month.Steele and Ponder began dating at the begining of the NFL season and both had breakout years. Ponder claimed the starting job for the Vikings, while Steele was crowned ESPN’s new darling with the departure of Erin Andrews. The couple met on the College Game Day set. When asked about the relationship, Ponder said: “The cool thing is that obviously, we’re both at the same time, so we don’t get to see each other that much. But at least one person isn’t feeling guilty about not making the effort to do it or whatever. Then we kind of have the same schedule in the off season, so that’ll be good.” Share It