Say What? #ESPN Report Suggests That Bobby Riggs May Have Thrown “Battle of the Sexes” Match Against Billie Jean King

Was the Vegas fix in to cash in on betting AGAINST Riggs in what seemed like a sure thing? Witnesses are coming forward to support that claim. On Thursday night, Sept. 20, 1973, 50 million Americans, fatigued by Vietnam and Watergate, tuned in to see whether a woman could defeat a man on a tennis court. Dubbed “The Battle of the Sexes,” the match pitted Billie Jean King, the 29-year-old…

August 25, 2013
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Nine Men Arrested for Betting $100K on . . . Youth Football?

How bad does your addiction to gambling have to be to cause you to wager money on youth football played by kids not yet in high school? Pretty bad, it would seem, and cops in Broward County (FLA) even have surveillance video showing parents exchanging money in the stands while watching their kids’ play.  And it wasn’t just parents putting money on the games: coaches may also have been involved, making…

November 1, 2012
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Father Threatens to Kill Volleyball Coach, Rape Family After His Daughter is Benched – John Kasik

At BadJocks, we always applaud parents who get involved in their children’s lives and support their athletic efforts. But John Kasik, 61, of suburban Chicago may have gone a bit too far. Just a tad. As we understand it, Kasik has a couple of daughters who play for the girls volleyball team at Lisle High School. At recent match, the coach/Athletic Director Dan Dillard pulled one of his daughters during a game…

October 31, 2012
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UNC Football Player Accused of Plagerized Paper Written by 11-Year-Olds

If you’re going to steal, why not from the best, right? The real question for UNC is whether this is just an isolated incident or a pattern of cheating that Erik Highsmith, an other players, have participated in. Here’s more from the News & Observer: As the spring 2011 semester wound to a close, UNC-Chapel Hill football player Erik Highsmith had nothing to show for the blog students were supposed to…

October 30, 2012
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Treasurer of Cheerleading Club Scammed Out of Nearly $10K by “Boyfriend” in Ghana

Susan Loberto, 50, of Audubon, NJ thought she had met the man of her dreams on the dating website Chemistry.com.  The only problem? She lived in New Jersey and he was stuck in Africa trying to finish a construction project . . . but he couldn’t access his US bank account. Could she help and send him few bucks so he could finish the project and come back to the…

October 22, 2012
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United States Anti-Doping Agency: Lance Armstrong “Bald-Faced Liar”

To say the  USADA has a little evidence that former Tour de France took performing enhancing substances would be a huge understatement. Back this summer when Armstrong failed to respond to the allegations, he and his attorney’s made it sound like the USADA on a fishing expedition and their “investigation” wasn’t even worth their time or effort to react to. And then they stripped Armstrong of his Tour de France wins…

October 11, 2012
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Diplomatic Storm Brews Over Chinese “Girl” Olympian Who Beat Ryan Lochte’s Time

Pardon the pun, but is something fishy going on at the Olympic pool in London? Ye Shiwen is a 16-year-old swimmer for the Peoples Republic of China and won a gold medal this week in 400m individual medley with a time that was better than American Ryan Lochte in the men’s finals. Except, up course. Shiwen is a young woman and she actually swam FASTER the last 50 meters of…

July 31, 2012
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Coach/Teacher Accused of Falsifying Player Transcripts

No, it’s not on the same scale as the scandal at Penn State, but it’s a related disease. Someone thinks they’re doing the right thing to protect or help a sports program. Who will ever know, and if it helps a kid improve his life, what’s the big deal? In this case, the big deal is that an assistant football coach/math teacher at Forest Hill High School (FL) was charged…

July 26, 2012
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