Amid internet reports that Charlie Sheen bought Lawrence Taylor’s Super Bowl ring, the actor went on the Dan Patrick Show and set the record straight saying, “As much as I would be honored to own such an important artifact… I had nothing to do with the acquisition.” The ring would have added to Sheen’s collection, who already owns Babe Ruth’s 1927 World Series ring.
The rumor first went viral when Jay Glazer of Fox Sports tweeted: “Got no idea if this is true but if is it’s hilarious. Lawrence Taylor & his agent Mark Lepselter were told last night winning bidder for LT’s Super Bowl Ring was none other than Charlie Sheen!!!”
The hall of fame linebacker has fallen under hard times, and last year was sentenced to six years probation for sexual misconduct and patronizing an underage prostitute. But It was Taylor’s son who decided to auction off the Super Bowl XXV championship ring with SCP Auctions, selling for $230,000
Last night, the Philadelphia Flyers won in overtime, overcoming a 3-0 deficit in the first game of the opening round of the playoffs against the rival Pittsburgh Penguins… and they did it without their lucky ribs. The Flyers have credited much of their 6-1 all-time record in the Penguins’ new arena to Dee Jay’s BBQ ribs.
Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette revealed, “We buy ribs from DeeJays in Weirton after the game and have them delivered to the plane. And those ribs seem to be doing the trick. It went back to last year, too. Whenever the ribs are ordered, we win. I want to thank DeeJays.”
Unfortunately for the Flyers, the owner of DeeJay’s if a Penguins fan and didn’t appreciate Laviolette making it known that he was aiding, embedding and feeding the enemy. ”I am a Penguin fan, not a Flyer fan. What happened was sometime last year, Peter wanted to treat his guys to some ribs, so I said sure. They were playing the Penguins and I brought the ribs up to the plane. Since the Pens moved to the Consol Center they haven’t beaten the Flyers and on each occasion, I took ribs up to their plane,” restaurant owner Dewey Guida said. “Little did I know he would go into the press conference and say the reason they won was our ribs.”
To prove his Penguins fanhood and keep his loyal Pittsburgh customers, Guida has banned the Phialdelphia Flyers from ordering ribs telling the Steubenville Herald-Star, ”No more ribs for them, and I pray, I hope, that the Penguins beat their skates off.”
New York Islander goaltender Rick DiPietro bought lunch for 5,000 fans at yesterday’s Islanders-Senators game. DiPietro handed out vouchers to the first 5,000 fans himself, which got them a hot dog and small pop at the New York Islanders Fan Appreciation Day. The franchise goalie paid for the food out of his own pocket to thank the fans for all of their support.
DiPietro holds the NHL record for the longest contract, signing with the club for 15-years in 2006. Despite the kind gesture, DiPietro has often times found himself at odds with the fans with a career plauged with injuries and under performance.
DiPietro told NewYorkIslanders.com, “I just wanted to show the fans how much I appreciate them and how much I appreciate being a New York Islander. It’s just a gesture to show the fans how much I care.”
For most athletes, getting your own bobblehead means you have made it. For minor league hockey player Greg Amadio his toughness on the ice and support among fans earned him that honor. On Saturday, the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins will be giving away Amadio bobbleheads. Only problem is Amadio won’t be there… he was traded two months ago.
Unfortunately for Amadio and the Griffins, making a replica miniature statue takes longer than one would think, and the marketing department already ordered the bobbleheads before Amadio was traded to the Springfield Falcons.
“We were looking at the whole schedule printed out and the special event nights and it said, ‘March 31, Greg Amadio Bobblefist Night’ and I started to laugh,” Amadio told MLive.com “I went into the office and asked if they were serious and they said, yeah, and they’re already being made. I was really surprised.”
Amadio’s bobblehead will be unlike any other, not just because he no longer plays on the team but because it will have moving fists instead of a bouncing head. While with the Griffins, Amadio had 574 penalty minutes in 207 games in Grand Rapids.