Bernard Hopkins is one of the greatest boxers of his generation and a Philly guy taboot. We'd probably hold him in a much higher regard, however, if he didn't consistently feel the need to pick on Donovan McNabb. What exactly Hopkins has against McNabb is unclear, but B-Hop has waged a verbal assault on Donovan for years, so it was no surprise to see him do it again on Tuesday as he tried to gain buzz for his upcoming fight.
In the past, Hopkins had most criticized McNabb's inability to win the Super Bowl, but yesterday he attacked Donovan for apparently not being black enough.
From the Daily News:
"Forget this," Hopkins said, pointing to his own dark skin. "He's got a suntan. That's all."
I believe that is meant as an insult of some sort, but I always thought people looked nice with a suntan.
Hopkins continued on some Uncle Tom levels.
"Why do you think McNabb felt he was betrayed? Because McNabb is the guy
in the house, while everybody else is on the field. He's the one who
got the extra coat. The extra servings. 'You're our boy,' " Hopkins
said, patting a reporter on the back in illustration. "He thought he was
one of them."
To me, Hopkins has some strange vendetta against McNabb, perhaps because he was the star of stars in this city while the Executioner was just kind of an afterthought. Aside from picking some strange fight, B-Hop probably just wants some attention for his title bout.
Sadly, we just gave it to him for the wrong reasons.
>>Bernard Hopkins still thinking about McNabb [Daily News]
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Mike Piazza has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Selected by the Dodgers in the 62nd round of the 1988 amateur draft with the 1,390th pick, ahead of only five other players, Piazza is the lowest-drafted player to reach the Hall of Fame. He made it in on his fourth try.
Piazza played 16 years with five teams and hit 427 home runs, including a major-league record 396 as a catcher. A 12-time All-Star, Piazza won 10 Silver Slugger Awards and finished in the top five in MVP voting four times.
Perhaps even more impressive, Piazza had six seasons with at least 30 home runs, 100 RBIs and a .300 batting average. All other catchers in baseball history combined have posted nine such seasons.
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- Ken Griffey Jr. has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Griffey, the first No. 1 draft pick to be selected for enshrinement, played 22 big-league seasons with the Mariners, Reds and White Sox and was selected on a record 99.32 percent of ballots cast, an affirmation of sorts for his clean performance during baseball's so-called Steroids Era.
A 13-time All-Star selection and 10-time Gold Glove Award winner, Griffey hit 630 home runs, sixth all-time, and drove in 1,836 runs.
Griffey also was the American League MVP in 1997, drove in at least 100 runs in eight seasons, and won seven Silver Slugger Awards.
In the 1995 ALDS, he became just the second player in major league history to hit five home runs in a postseason series.
The Eagles are reportedly bringing back a familiar face at quarterback, and no, it's not Tim Tebow.
The team will re-sign quarterback McLeod Bethel-Thompson, according to ESPN's Adam Caplan.
With the addition, the current roster will be capped out at 90 after the reported signings of former Villanova LB Don Cherry and Alabama S Nick Perry go through (see story).
The Eagles first signed Bethel-Thompson in February to pair with Mark Sanchez at the lone quarterback on the roster. A lot has changed since then, with the team re-signing Sam Bradford and drafting Carson Wentz. Bethel-Thompson was then cut by the Eagles in May.
Bethel-Thompson has been in the NFL since 2011, after going undrafted out of Sacramento State. The 6-foot-4, 230 pounder has spent time with the Dolphins, the Vikings twice, Patriots and the 49ers three times. He has never played in a game.
It'll be an uphill battle for the 27-year-old to make the roster with the quarterback position locked up with Bradford, Chase Daniel and Wentz.