And people who like to drink, tend to drink even more on St. Patrick’s Day.
And, not surprisingly, some of the people who drink a little too much on St. Patrick’s Day are high school basketball coaches.
What is surprising, is that someone hired to be the head coach at Elyria Catholic High School (OH) would get so drunk on St. Patrick’s Day that he would try to kick down the door of his mother’s house to get in at about 3:20 am.
Only coach Phil “One For the Road” Kuctha was allegedly NOT at his mother’s house pounding on the door. He was actually a couple of blocks away at some other old lady’s house. Naturally, the scared woman called police who promptly came and arrested him for criminal damaging and disorderly conduct.
And the NHL wonders why it can’t attract a wider audience.
Look, you can argue that fighting is part of the sport until you’re blue in the face, but only a limited audience really want to see this kind of activity on a regular basis. You fight in basketball, you get ejected. You fight in baseball, you get ejected. You fight in football, you get ejected. You fight in hockey, they make you rest for a couple of minutes and encourage you to go back out on the ice and fight some more.
And to start the game this way? Yeah, families will come in droves for that.
The luck of the Irish ran out for University of Central Florida football coach George O’Leary when one of his players decided to take a swing at a cop . . . twice.
According to police reports, the fun with J.J. Worton, a redshirt freshman who led the Knights in receiving last season, during a block party outside a bar. For some reason, a deputy asked Worton to leave the area, and when he refused, the football player took a swing at him, missed and then took off running.
Cops chased him and allegedly found Worton hiding under a car. They dragged him out, tried to arrest him but he resisted and tried to punch another officer. This time he succeeded. And you know how cops like to be punched by drunks! So they pepper sprayed Worton, arrested him, and now O’Leary has suspended the star player from spring ball.
First off: there’s no mug shot on this one, sorry. Even in Hong Kong they apparently don’t publish mug shots of juveniles. Even juvenile soccer thugs.
Second, if you skip to about 1:35 of the video below, you can see the incident in question. And really, with all the fake soccer dives and other on-field shenanigans (yes, we used the S word again) this really does look intentional. It would have been nice to see it from another angle, but it does look like the boy from the English Schools Foundation team (what opposing parents are calling the “White Bullies”) just moves in and kicks a Chinese kid in the face when he’s on the ground. Not going for the ball, not falling down awkwardly, just booting his head like it was a pinata.
The report doesn’t say what the charges are (likely assault with a deadly foot) but after the video went viral, the downed player’s parents filed a complaint. The kickee was not seriously injured.
It’s an age-old question that has even infiltrated the confines of the usually cerebral NFL cheerleading culture. Which are better: real boobs or fake boobs? Laura Vikmanis, the league’s oldest cheerleader, has written a book about her experiences on the Ben-Gals squad and reveals that there was somewhat of a “cleavage” among the girls about this important issue:
“The most prominent division on the Ben-Gals is not between the young girls and the older girls but between the Real Boobs and the Fake Boobs. This is despite the fact that at any given time, a third of the Real Boobs are considering implants.”
Forget suing the league over concussions: this fake vs. real is the real issue of the day! Vikmanis’ book, “It’s Not About the Pom-Poms: How a 40-Year-Old Mom Became the NFL’s Oldest Cheerleader – and Found Hope, Joy, and Inspiration Along the Way” goes on sale today.