Hey Tebow, don’t mess with Hulkster

Tim Tebow

Growing up outside D.C., I was never a big Howard Stern fan. My parents subscribed to a newspaper, I thumbed through it before driving to school with friends. That all changed in 2000.

Living right outside New York City, I finally got into Stern. Any fan will tell you that they enjoy the cadre of adult film stars who make frequent appearances on the show and one of them — a 19-year-old who “acts” under the alias Bibi Jones — generated some buzz in the sports world this past weekend when she tweeted out two photos with a member of the New England Patriots.

Rob Gronkowski, a 6-foot-6 tight end, was shirtless while Jones was wearing his oversized NFL jersey. Gronkowski isn’t a star, but he’s a very nice player. Plus, the Patriots had a bye week and the Red Sox aren’t in the World Series, so this story generated major buzz in Boston.
Jones became a hot commodity in the talk-radio world, where she practically boasted about “hanging out” with various athletes, including an NHL player named Paul Bissonnette and Braves slugger Dan Uggla. Uggla is now separated from his wife, so there’s that.

Hulk Hogan not buying into Tebow Mania

I think we’ve got a first in this space: a mention of everyone’s favorite 1980s wrestler, Hulk Hogan.
(Every friend I had from about 1986-1990 was a huge Hogan fan. Some people like Macho Man Randy Savage, others like Koko B. Ware, some liked Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, but everyone loved the Hulkster.)

Hogan is out of the wrestling game these days. Naturally, he’s doing other things, like driving his fleet of cars up and down South Beach, being on a reality show, trying to keep his son out of jail and trying to keep clothes on his daughter.
Also, he ripped everyone’s favorite quarterback, Denver’s Tim Tebow.

The rant was nonsensical — then again, isn’t everything that comes out of his mouth? — and ended with, “What are you gonna do, Tim Tebow, when Hulkamania runs wild on you?” Which was Hogan’s signature call in the ’80s.

Tebow of course, won his first start in incredible fashion, rallying Denver from 15-0 in the fourth quarter to win. An hour later, CBS announcer Greg Gumbel was calling the Pittsburgh-Arizona game when, for absolutely no reason, he said, “I must have been out of the country when people cared what Hulk Hogan thought about anything other than play-acting in a fake sport.”
That’s what the kids these days call a sick burn.


– Jason Raj McIntyre  covers athletes off the field and runs the popular blog, The Big Lead.


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Memorial held for Sean Collier, MIT police officer…

More than 1,600 people gathered at MIT on Friday for a memorial service for Sean Collier, the police officer shot to death a year ago in the aftermath of the…

National

Florida man charged with murdering son to play…

A Florida man annoyed that his 16-month-old crying son was preventing him from playing video games suffocated the toddler, police said on Friday.

International

Powerful 7.2 magnitude earthquake rattles Mexico

A powerful earthquake struck Mexico Friday, shaking buildings and sending people running into the street, although there were no reports of major damage.

News

OMG! Exercise can make skin (and butt) look…

A moderate exercise regime can turn back time and actually reverse the skin's aging process, according to new research. The study showed that a minimum…

Entertainment

Whoopi Goldberg makes her debut as marijuana columnist

"It helps my head stop hurting, and with glaucoma your eyes ache, and she takes the ache out. It's wonderful," she said.

The Word

Kate Middleton made fun of Prince William's bald…

Kate Middleton and Prince William are in Sydney, Australia, right now, and it sounds like that brash Aussie sense of humor might be rubbing off.

The Word

Is Tom Cruise dating Laura Prepon?

"Mission: Impossible" star Cruise is said to be dating Laura Prepon, star of "Orange is the New Black."

Television

'Scandal' recap: Season 3, Episode 18, 'The Price…

Sally is Jesus, Olivia caused global warming, and Mellie's still drunk. Let's recap the Scandal finale. A church full of Washington insiders is about to…

MLB

MLB video highlights: Red Sox score two in…

Lester shines in Red Sox win over White Sox

Sports

2014 Boston Marathon preview: Elite American, International runners…

2014 Boston Marathon: Elite American, International runners to watch

NBA

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams…

2014 NBA Finals odds: Ranking which playoff teams have the best shot at a championship. The Thunder, Clippers, Heat and Rockets lead the way.

NFL

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

2014 Patriots, full NFL schedule release date announced

Tech

VIDEO: 'Vein-scanning' may become the future of paying

Designed to make transactions quicker and easier, the technology works by scanning the unique vein patterns in each person's palm.

Tech

#FollowFriday: 10 of the smartest Twitter accounts

Spending lots of time on Twitter? You might as well learn something. Here are some of the smartest accounts to follow.

Style

Light-up nail art syncs with phone

This Japanese technology syncs light-up nail art with your phone.

Wellbeing

Why is dance cardio taking off in NYC?

Instructors at some of the city's hottest classes explain why.