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Page SixBoth of Tiger Woods’ exes, Elin Nordegren and former girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, were making the rounds over Kentucky Derby weekend — and party organizers were ordered to keep the two blondes apart.

While Nordegren and Vonn have been friendly in the past, party organizers were instructed not to seat the Olympic skier anywhere near the former Mrs. Woods, we hear. …

“The staff was being told over a walkie-talkie that Lindsey was on her way over and must be put in a different area from Elin,” said a source. “They were very clear about that.”

Now that is power.

Tiger Woods’ career is swirling the bowl. He’s somewhere around 500th in the world rankings. He hasn’t won a major since the infamous car crash of Hatesgiving, 2009. As far as we know, his life right now is a big, spinning wheel of making breakfast for the kids, back surgeries and regret.

And yet, he still has the kind of juice that will have officials at the most prestigious gathering event of Beautiful People on the sports calendar making keeping his exes apart their top priority. The Kentucky Derby put all other security matters on the back burner so everyone could focus on making sure Elin and Lindsey didn’t end up in a vicious cat fight with blonde fur flying everywhere. That is the kind of high profile starpower all the money in the world can’t buy.

Jack Nicklaus might have all the majors. Phil Mickelson might have America’s heart. Jordan Spieth might have Tom Brady as his Yoda and the brightest future. But Tiger is still the best off the course. His prowess is such it even spills over into thoroughbred racing. And his exes still aren’t over him.

And while the staff at the Derby was worried about two women in designer dresses and pricey hats going all street at their event, Tiger was consoling himself with Jason Dufner’s ex, Amanda Boyd. Even with his career in ruins, he is still the champion of the bedroom in the golfing world.

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Page SixBoth of Tiger Woods’ exes, Elin Nordegren and former girlfriend Lindsey Vonn, were making the rounds over Kentucky Derby weekend — and party organizers were ordered to keep the two blondes apart.

While Nordegren and Vonn have been friendly in the past, party organizers were instructed not to seat the Olympic skier anywhere near the former Mrs. Woods, we hear. …

“The staff was being told over a walkie-talkie that Lindsey was on her way over and must be put in a different area from Elin,” said a source. “They were very clear about that.”

Now that is power.

Tiger Woods’ career is swirling the bowl. He’s somewhere around 500th in the world rankings. He hasn’t won a major since the infamous car crash of Hatesgiving, 2009. As far as we know, his life right now is a big, spinning wheel of making breakfast for the kids, back surgeries and regret.

And yet, he still has the kind of juice that will have officials at the most prestigious gathering event of Beautiful People on the sports calendar making keeping his exes apart their top priority. The Kentucky Derby put all other security matters on the back burner so everyone could focus on making sure Elin and Lindsey didn’t end up in a vicious cat fight with blonde fur flying everywhere. That is the kind of high profile starpower all the money in the world can’t buy.

Jack Nicklaus might have all the majors. Phil Mickelson might have America’s heart. Jordan Spieth might have Tom Brady as his Yoda and the brightest future. But Tiger is still the best off the course. His prowess is such it even spills over into thoroughbred racing. And his exes still aren’t over him.

And while the staff at the Derby was worried about two women in designer dresses and pricey hats going all street at their event, Tiger was consoling himself with Jason Dufner’s ex, Amanda Boyd. Even with his career in ruins, he is still the champion of the bedroom in the golfing world.

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Wall Street Journal A half-digested fish that rained on the outfield of Koshien stadium in western Japan caused a baseball game to be delayed for a few minutes on Sunday.

According to a spokeswoman for the Hanshin Tigers baseball team, the condition of the fish made it clear that it couldn’t have been thrown in from the stands and likely was dropped by a bird that flew over the outfield.

The half-processed fish landed near Tokyo Yakult Swallows slugger Wladimir Balentien, who was playing left field. “The smell was unbearable,” Balentien said of the fish.

Bird, my ass. Birds don’t just drop fish on baseball fields. And even if they did, they don’t just leave them there. Seagulls and pigeons and the like are rats with wings. If they see a rotting fish carcass on the grass they swoop down and eat it. Regardless of where it is or how it got there. So no way. That explanation won’t … suffice. (I respect you too much to go the lazy route and say “fly.”)

No, there are only two reasons why a dead fish just appears without explanation, and I don’t know which is worse. It’s either a Biblical plague brought on by a vengeful God, or it’s a mob warning. I hate to break it to the Yakult Swallows, but either they’ve either angered the Almighty with their sinful ways or slugger Wladimir Balentien is about to sleep with the fishes for not throwing games or something. So go ahead and believe your little bird story if it makes you feel better. But I’d forfeit the entire season and save myself. Anything that begins with fish falling from the sky will not end well.

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In this week's Breaking Balls, the guys discuss the delusional John Ziegler, conspiracy theories, aliens, countries they don't want to visit, how much flying sucks, and how Kirk will fit in at ESPN.

 

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The Big LeadESPN’s NFL coverage will look dramatically different next year. Our site already reported that Mike Ditka is out from his Countdown gig (though will remain with the network in an emeritus role), and that Matt Hasselbeck and Charles Woodson are on their way in.

Trent Dilfer has also been widely reported to be leaving Bristol. In addition to this, The Big Lead has learned that Cris Carter and Ray Lewis are also expected to be on their way out, and that Randy Moss is expected to be on his way in.

As much as I think it’s bad karma to celebrate when someone loses a job, that way of thinking is a little naive. There are moments like this where that kind of idealism has to be tazed and ziptied by cold, heartless reality.

ESPN is an embarrassment. As I’ve mentioned before, Disney is milling money in every entertainment division, from its own movie studio to Marvel and Pixar to the monopoly it has on the cult of cartoon princesses. But ESPN is hemorrhaging red ink for Disney as it lapses further and further into self-parody. And its football coverage, once the pride of the biggest sports media outlet in North America, has been a laughingstock for years.

I feel bad for Trent Dilfer, who in spite of his legendary September 2013 Patriots rant, “Let’s face it, they’re just not good anymore!” deserved better. He was able to make fun of himself for being so off base and was on the side of the angels on Deflategate.

As for the rest? A total clown show. Good riddance to them all. Mike Ditka, while harmless, has been an idiot. The doddering uncle you keep around because you still love the guy even though he’s never more than a minute away from saying something nutty or farting at the dinner table. But Cris Carter and Ray Lewis don’t have the excuse of being old and crazy. They’re gone because they were a combination of terrible at their jobs and absolutely full of crap. And even on the World Wide Leader, an evil corporation that operates like factory of lies, that won’t fly any more.

This would be the same Cris Carter who was not only one of the major Deflategate Truthers, going so far as to question Bill Belichick’s legacy within an hour of his fourth Super Bowl title, he gave the world this little inspirational speech. Telling impressionable NFL rookies they can get away with crimes as long as they have “a fall guy”:

And Ray Lewis, incredibly, was worse. Both as an analyst and an enabler of criminal behavior. Ray, who actually said on the air after the Ray Rice elevator video came out, “There’s some things you can cover up. And there’s some things you can’t.” That from the man who got rid of his bloodied white suit that was critical to a double homicide investigation. But who was so utterly lacking in shame that he questioned Tom Brady’s integrity for disposing of his own cell phone. And let us not forget that before the Patriots game at Buffalo this past season, he gave a locker room pep talk to the Bills players.

So you’ll have to forgive me this one time for celebrating that this collection of dirtbags, buffoons and un-indicted co-conspirators is gone from ESPN. I’d call Matt Hasselbeck, Charles Woodson and Randy Moss significant upgrades, but that would be damning them with faint praise. Anybody would be better than those losers.

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The guys take a few callers who critique the station's hosts and suggest changes, including hosts Jerry Thornton, Christian Fauria, and Gerry Callahan.

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Sean McDonough joins the guys to discuss his new gig at ESPN, that as play-by-play voice on Monday Night Football (replacing Mike Tirico). Also, Gerry starts to push Minihane as the Skip Bayless replacement on ESPN's First Take and gets McDonough's opinion.
John, Gerry and Kirk are joined by talk show host and FramingPaterno.com author John Ziegler to discuss the latest allegations in the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal; Ziegler vehemently defends both Joe Paterno AND Jerry Sandusky due to what he deems lack of evidence
The guys open the show by discussing who's left at the four letter network, as Ray Rice and Cris Carter are reportedly out at ESPN. Sean McDonough is also the new voice of Monday Night Football