Uh-oh: Chad Ochocinco's cereal box has sex-line number
Updated at 12:22 p.m. with Ochocinco's apology
Like so many ideas having to do with Chad Ochocinco, this one was awesome: A vanity cereal with info and a phone number for contributions to Feed The Children on it.
It was a great idea right up until the moment folks dialed the number on their low-fat, honey-nut, toasted oat Ochocincos and found themselves hooked up with a phone-sex company. It seems the FTC number is 1-888-HELP-FTC; the sex-line number has an 800 prefix.
"What! Are you kidding?" Kroger manager Eric Harmon told the Cincinnati Enquirer when a reporter informed him of the problem. "We have a huge display of that."
Although he had nothing to do with it, Ochocinco apologized for the error, then joked (via Joe Reedy of the Enquirer): "Remember, this was made in Pittsburgh. Something isn't right."
Later, he tweeted: "Awe man im bummed about the cereal number mixup on the cereal, trying to do good and got messed up, of all numbers why that one!!! Sorry"
PBL Sports of, yes, Pittsburgh had no immediate comment.
Portis goes boom
Clinton Portis falling down + Photoshop = magic.
(from Kevin Ewoldt at Hogs Haven)
From billionaire to coach and it's not an Adam Sandler movie
If you were a billionaire, what would you do with your life? For the former head of TD Ameritrade, the answer is: become an assistant football coach at the University of Nebraska. There, Sports Illustrated's Jon Wertheim writes, "He breaks down film. He attends practices and coaches meetings, filling legal pads with copious notes. From his hotel room, he studies the Huskers playbook until his eyes are half-mast, staying up so late, it doesn't pay to drive back to his real residence in Omaha, only to get up and return the next morning. Moglia estimates that he devotes 70 hours a week to the "job," a glorified internship that pays him a salary of $0.00. His official title: Executive advisor to the head football coach."
If only more billionaires did this instead of buying sports teams....
Rock, on Cito
Cito Gaston may be underappreciated, but his mustache is not.
His Toronto Blue Jays players paid tribute to him by wearing false mustaches and stomping the Yankees in Gaston's final home game as manager.
It's of some sort of cool significance that Travis Snider was still wearing the cheesy 'stache when he hit a home run that set a Blue Jays team record.
'Love rat golf idol'
Ryder Cup golf really can't begin soon enough. I'm pretty sure Tiger Woods would agree after the welcome the British media gave him, the U.S. team and their WAGs. The WAG-less Woods is referred to by the catchy moniker "Love rat golf idol."
Danny's World: Week 3
Danny Rouhier's pain continues. It's okay to laugh.
| September 30, 2010; 10:40 AM ET
Categories: Have another doughnut
Save & Share: Previous: Tour de France champ Alberto Contador blames bad meat for positive drug test
Next: Ravens lose out as Jets swoop in and sign Trevor Pryce