Ken Tarr, Serial Hoaxer, Now Scamming Would-Be Coaches

Our friend Ken Tarr, about whom we wrote at length in June, has a new scam rolling. As Voice readers may recall, Tarr got himself on to eight reality TV shows in six months with amusing stories that carnivorous TV producers failed to recognize as fake (or didn't care).

Now Tarr has turned to the sports arena.

Lance Armstrong's Livestrong Charity Loses Nike as Sponsor

The Lance Armstrong scandal is the story that just keeps on taking. In the most recent development, Nike has pulled its support from the disgraced bike racer's cancer charity, Livestrong, the Associated Press is reporting. So, that whole yellow bracelet thing is probably on its way out.

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Twitter Talks, Tim Tebow Listens; QB Answers Calls to Cheer Up Upstate Teen Crash Victim

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New York Jets starting (?) quarterback/perpetual do-gooder Tim Tebow is always trying to out-do-good his previous acts of do-goodery -- and yesterday was no exception.

There was a fairly horrific car wreck just north of Albany over the weekend that claimed the lives of two high school athletes and seriously injured two others. A driver of a second vehicle is alleged to be responsible for the fatal wreck, and he reportedly failed a sobriety test.

So where does Tebow fit in to this equation? Allow us to explain:

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Augusta National Finally Allows Female Members: Historic Or Humiliating?

The Augusta National Golf Club joined the 19th century yesterday when it announced that it's finally admitted two female members to the previously all-male club, which has many applauding the club's decision to finally end its ban on penis-ly challenged members.

Former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice and South Carolina financier Darla Moore will become the first female members to break through the old-boy barrier. Just so we're clear, it's currently 2012.

"This is a joyous occasion," Augusta National chairman Billy Payne says in a statement released yesterday. "We are fortunate to consider many qualified candidates for membership at Augusta National.... It will be a proud moment when we present Condoleezza and Darla their green jackets when the club opens this fall. This is a significant and positive time in our club's history and, on behalf of our membership, I wanted to take this opportunity to welcome them and all of our new members into the Augusta National family."

While Payne may find the club's decision to end its "male only" policy "joyous" and "proud," we find it to be more insulting and humiliating.

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Joe Paterno Biography Defends Former Penn State Coach's (In)Actions In Sex Abuse Scandal


For the last few weeks there's been rumors that Joe Posnanski's much discussed biography of Joe Paterno, which is published Tuesday, would contain a defense of the coach's actions - or lack thereof - in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. As it turns out, Paterno - that's it, the entire title - does indeed try hard to mitigate if not actually exonerate him.

Posnanski gets defensive early when he writes in his overture, "I'm aware that opinions have calcified so that many people have grown deaf to other viewpoints; with such horrible crimes being committed and alleged, it could not be any other way. But I have tried to be guided by the words in Walter Van Tilburg Clark's The Oxbow Incident: 'We desire justice.' And justice has never been obtained in haste and strong feeling."

First, I'm wondering by what Posnanski means by "alleged" crimes; certainly he could not be implying that the 45 guilty counts against Sandusky are somehow unfair, so he must be implying that a rush to judgment has somehow victimized Paterno.

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New Jersey Man Calls 9-1-1 Saying He's The President; Asks To Speak To Tim Tebow

The phone number for New York Jets B-squad quarterback Tim Tebow is not 9-1-1 -- a fact a New Jersey man learned the hard way over the weekend.

Jason Slater, 28, has been charged with creating false public alarms for allegedly calling 9-1-1 three times on June 10, but refusing to tell dispatchers what his emergency was.

After the three 9-1-1 calls, authorities say Slater called the local police headquarters and -- claiming to be the president -- asked to speak with Tim Tebow.

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David Diehl DUI: How Much Does A 304-Pound Lineman Need To Drink To Hit .182 BAC? Answer: A Lot

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If you drank as much as David Diehl allegedly did, you'd probably be dead.

New York Giants offensive lineman David Diehl was arrested over the weekend after crashing his 2011 BMW into two cars in Queens allegedly while drunk.

According to Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, the 304-pound lineman's blood alcohol content was .182, which is more than twice the legal limit.

So, how much does a 304-pound lineman need to drink to achieve such a BAC? A whole friggin' lot.

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The Bible Via-Manny Pacquiao: Gays Shouldn't Get Married, They Should Be "Put To Death"

The gayz have a new enemy -- and he's a 5-foot-6 Filipino who could probably kick your ass.
*UPDATE 2: Since this post was published, the "journalist" who claimed Pacquiao quoted a Bible verse calling for the death of all things homosexual has come clean -- he admits Pacquiao never said it. Get the details here.

*UPDATE* See our list of gay people who could beat the crap out of Pacquiao.

Lovable Filipino boxer/congressman Manny Pacquiao, it turns out, is a bit of a dick.

In response to President Barack Obama's announcement that he's now pro-gay marriage, Pacquiao says he doesn't agree with the president's position and that according to the Bible, homosexuals should be put to death.

In an interview with the National Conservative Examiner, Pacquiao quoted Leviticus 20:13, telling the publication that "if a man lies with a man as one lies with a woman, both of them have done what is detestable. They must be put to death; their blood will be on their own heads."

He went on to say that society needs to "put God's word first."

Pacquiao, apparently, missed church the day they explained the "Golden Rule."

(We reached out to Pacquiao to give him a chance to explain his idiotic comments. He hasn't gotten back to us yet. We'll let you know if he does).

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Bad Pitch Leads To New Jersey Umpire Beating Up Baseball Coach...At A Little League Game

In baseball, the understanding is that you never argue balls and strikes. In New Jersey, doing so could apparently get you punched in the face.
Oh, New Jersey -- you keep us so endlessly entertained...

The latest laughing stock to come out of the Garden State is 40-year-old Joe Bellamy, who started a fight with a baseball umpire over an allegedly bad pitch that the ump called a strike. The kicker: it was during a little league game, where the players are between 8 and 11 years old. The other kicker: Bellamy's outburst backfired -- from the sound of it, he got his ass handed to him by the 21-year-old umpire.

According to the Piscataway Township Police Department, about 8:50 p.m. Friday, cops were called to the little league complex to respond to the brawl.

Bellamy, who coaches the "Astros," was angry that umpire Dave Delnegro III called a pitch that hit the ground before it got to the plate a strike. Delnegro claims Bellamy stormed on to the field to argue the call.

Again, just so we're all on the same page, this was during a little league game, where the players are between 8 and 11 years old.
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Phil Mushnick Offers The Voice A (Poor) Explanation Of "New York N-----s" Column *UPDATE*

Phil Mushnick: people like Jay-Z are responsible for the word "nigga."

*UPDATE* Mushnick defends himself further by claiming he's not a racist because he outed Marge Schott. Click here for details.

Since our prior post about New York Post columnist Phil Mushnick's column suggesting the Brooklyn Nets should change their name to the "New York Niggers," Mushnick sent us an explanation of his offensive column.

It's pretty lame -- he basically says we can thank rappers (read: black people) like Jay-Z for the term "nigga," a word he assures us he doesn't use. He says our suggestion that his (terrible) attempt at satire was racist is "wishful and foolish."

See his explanation below.

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