ScooplaWe know that Nick Jonas and Demi Lovato are the best of friends [and] openly discussed his break-up with former Miss USA Olivia Culpo. The two of them dated for almost two years and were definitely one of the hottest couples out there.

When Nick was making a decision on the relationship, he called Demi for advice and she said, “Just go, create and be free.” Apparently there were other words exchanged, but Nick kept them secret – don’t tease us like that!

Demi chimed it to say, not beating around the bush, “Honestly, I didn’t like her anyway.”

“[Nick] is a guy in his 20’s and he’s famous and he likes to have a lot of fun. Listen, even when he was in a relationship, I was like, ‘Get out of that. You could f*ck anybody you want right now, so have fun and do that.”

Nice try, Demi Lovato, but no one’s buying it. Here she is, trying to burn Olivia Culpo like she’s the loser in this equation when nothing could be further from the truth.

Oh, so the former Miss Rhode Island-turned-Miss USA gets dumped by Nick Jonas and had to settle for … Danny Amendola. Instead of still being fettered to the corpse of a former boy band heartthrob whose career has the shelf life of a gallon of milk, she ends up with an absurdly attractive member of the handsomest team in the NFL, who’s a member of a great comedy duo and while we’re talking about him, a Super Bowl champion.

Amendola will still be a football legend and adding championship rings to his resume when Nick Jonas is getting slime dropped on him at the Nick Teen Choice Awards and hoping to land a hosting gig on the Game Show Network. So maybe Demi did orchestrate the breakup because she wanted Nick to get as much strange as he can before his career is over. But my guess is Olivia finally realized playtime was over and she needed to upgrade from this boy to a true man.

Either way, it’s the best thing that ever happened to her.



Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Lou doesn't want to make a big deal, or give up big time prospects. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss whether or not the Red Sox need to make any deal before Monday's deadline.

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ComplexIt’s been more than a year now since we’ve put up any posts about Michael Vick’s brother Marcus doing anything reckless on Twitter. …

Over the course of the last two days, the younger Vick has sent out a series of tweets about how someone he knows needs to “stop spreading Herpes around.” …

And while none of those tweets made headlines because no one knew what in the world Marcus was talking about, he raised quite a few eyebrows on Tuesday morning when he responded to a tweet from Twitter user @TStauff, who suggested that Bills running back LeSean McCoy had stolen his girl. In doing so, Marcus accused McCoy of having herpes and of giving herpes to his ex.

This is just another example of why I believe with all my heart that karma is a thing. Even though sometimes it comes back to bite the wrong person in the genitalia.

Here we have poor Marcus Vick. Not only does he get his girlfriend stolen by LeSean McCoy, but his now-ex honey is tainted with the herp. Why? Because of something he did? No. But because Michael Vick went around years ago spreading herpes under the pseudonym Ron Mexico. It’s like that old Bible verse about “The sins of the brother will be visited upon the other brother, often in the form of an incurable venereal disease.” Or something like that. I’ve really only watched the History Channel version of the book so I forget.

Nevertheless, you have to feel bad for the runt of the Vick litter. He’s out a girlfriend. Even if he wants to take her back, he’d be staring down the barrel of Shady McCoy’s second-hand cooties. And his only recourse is to go on Twitter and tell the world about it, as any reasonable man would do. It’s a fate worse than being a disgraced former dog fight ring organizer.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton

The Blue Jays reportedly have agreed with the Padres on a trade that will send outfielder Melvin Upton Jr. to the American League East. According to Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Blue Jays will send a not-yet identified Class-A player to the Padres for the 31-year-old. The trade needs the approval from Major League Baseball.

Upton is slashing .256/.304/.439 in 92 games this season. He has 16 home runs and 45 RBIs and is fourth in the National League with 20 stolen bases. The veteran is in the midst of a bounce-back season after batting .184 and .208 in 2013 and 2014, respectively, and playing only 87 games last year. He will earn $15.45 million this season and $16.45 million next year, but the Padres reportedly will be paying a significant amount of Upton’s remaining contract.

The Blue Jays, who trail the Orioles by three games in the American League East, likely will utilize Upton to bring depth and versatility to their outfield. Upton is quick and can play all outfield positions, but he’ll likely battle center fielder Kevin Pillar for playing time.

Upton is the fourth well-known player the struggling Padres have traded away this year, joining James Shields, Fernando Rodney and now-Red Sox pitcher Drew Pomeranz.

Blog Author: 
Nicholas Frazier
John, Gerry and Bradfo discuss a rare political stance by Michael Jordan, and the ensuing criticism he received from ESPN talking head Kevin Blackistone. A Black Lives Matter discussion ensues.
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Michael Jordan (Sam Sharpe/USA Today Sports)

Michael Jordan is doing his part to address racial unrest in America. (Sam Sharpe/USA Today Sports)

NBA legend and Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan spoke out about the continuing social and racial unrest in the United States on Monday, saying he can “no longer stay silent” about the issue.

In a brief statement released exclusively to The Undefeated, the six-time NBA Finals champion and lone African-American majority owner of an NBA team sounded off on “the deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement.” He also announced grants of $1 million each to the Institute for Community-Police Relations, launched by International Association of Chiefs of Police in May, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, two organizations working on bettering relations with law enforcement and their communities.

“I was raised by parents who taught me to love and respect people regardless of their race or background, so I am saddened and frustrated by the divisive rhetoric and racial tensions that seem to be getting worse as of late,” Jordan wrote. “I know this country is better than that. … We need to find solutions that ensure people of color receive fair and equal treatment AND that police officers — who put their lives on the line every day to protect us all — are respected and supported.”

The two groups were informed of Jordan’s donations on Sunday. Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, said the group is “surprised and shocked, but obviously thrilled,” while IACP president Terrence Cunningham applauded Jordan in his efforts to “help raise the discussion between police and the members of the communities they serve.”

“Although I know these contributions alone are not enough to solve the problem,” Jordan wrote, “I hope the resources will help both organizations make a positive difference.”

Jordan’s statement comes after several professional athletes have spoken out on the political and social issues of today. Most noticeably, NBA stars Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwayne Wade and LeBron James began the ESPYs award show by asking their peers to use their platforms to address important topics.

Following a town hall meeting Monday in Los Angeles with community leaders, Anthony called Jordan’s statement “brilliant” and said it was “about time” racial issues were addressed by Jordan, who has been known to be quiet regarding social problems in the past.

“At the end of the day, amongst us, he is our face,” Anthony said. “He is an African-American and a very powerful African-American, so for him to step up in the midst of these times right now, it was very big on his behalf. It’s not always about the money, but for him to step up and put his money where his mouth is at, the timing was perfect.”

NBA commissioner Adam Silver, who banned former Clippers owner Donald Sterling in 2014 for racist comments, also congratulated Jordan for his efforts.

“I applaud Michael Jordan for these donations,” Silver said. “His championing of important social issues including fundamental civil and human rights carries enormous impact in communities everywhere.”

In his statement, Jordan said he hopes that the problems facing the country can be faced together in order to create a better world.

“We are privileged to live in the world’s greatest country — a country that has provided my family and me the greatest of opportunities,” Jordan said. “The problems we face didn’t happen overnight and they won’t be solved tomorrow, but if we all work together, we can foster greater understanding, positive change and create a more peaceful world for ourselves, our children, our families and our communities.”

Blog Author: 
Nicholas Frazier