Playing the Field: Tebow booed, Richardson goes to prom

The weird, Tim Tebow clone to his right is his brother, Robby.

Tim Tebow showed up to his first Yankees game Sunday evening and was greeted the way only Philly fans can — by being lustily booed. Wait, this wasn’t Philly?

We aren’t really sure why Tebow was booed when he was shown on the scoreboard at Yankee Stadium honestly. Generally Yankees fans are Giants fans, but that seems out-of-character for Giants fans. Maybe it had something to do with the fact Dwyane Wade, fresh off defeating the Knicks, was sitting with him. But it appears as though it was only Tebow who was shown.

Maybe they were saying “Booo-urns?”

I was a fan of Yankees manager Joe Girardi’s quote after the game:

“I didn’t get chance to see him, but I’m sure he’ll be back at some
point,” Girardi said. “Obviously, he’s gonna be around a lot more now. I
do know one thing, he’s one big quarterback. To see him sitting in the
stands, he doesn’t look like a quarterback.”

Sounds like Girardi is a Mark Sanchez guy to me! (Maybe we’re reading too much into that quote.)

Richardson the prom date

It’s fun to be snarky and all, but sometimes even we fall for a sentimental story.

Trent Richardson, the former Alabama running back and future top-5 NFL draft pick, said the other day he will be accompanying a 17-year-old girl who survived leukemia to her senior prom. Courtney Alvis from Hueytown, Ala. was diagnosed with the disease at 16 and went through chemotherapy over the course of the last year. Her hair has grown back, she no longer needs a walker and she has the best date in school.

Good for her.

Flyer-Penguins brawling

Wasn’t there supposed to be no fighting in postseason hockey?

One day after the Rangers and Senators degenerated into an ugly mess, with Brandon Dubinsky and Matt Carker getting sent off, the Flyers and Penguins one-upped them. Even Sidney Crosby got in on the action, including a cheap uppercut after the ref was already breaking up the fight.

Seven players were ejected and there were approximately 5,258 penalty minutes doled out. Give or take.

When someone puts together a video of all the fighting and it lasts over four minutes, you know it was one heck of a brawlfest:


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