Monthly Archives: November 2013

McNabb Denies Accusations, Andrews Holds Fast

Shawn Andrews predicted the denial. He’s been spot on so far.
Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb has refuted claims that he ridiculed and spread rumors about Andrews while the two were Eagles teammates for six years.
Andrews said in a Sync Weekly article published this week that his time in Philadelphia was “a living hell.” He also painted McNabb as a egotistic tormentor, who along with other teammates, allegedly spread rumors about Andrews being gay.
McNabb denied the accusations

AP Photo Former Eagles quarterback denying Shawn Andrews’ claims of ridicule and rumors.

AP Photo
Former Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb is denying Shawn Andrews’ claims of ridicule and rumors.

in an article published in Thursday’s Philadelphia Inquirer.
“That is ridiculous,” McNabb told the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I don’t know what comments you expect to get from me, but that is news to me and completely false. For me to bully anybody, that sounds unbelievable.”
Andrews says he confronted McNabb about the rumors when they played together and the six-time Pro Bowler denied it. Andrews said during a two-hour interview two weeks ago he knew McNabb would deny wrongdoing again and teammates would back the quarterback. As predicted former McNabb backup Jeff Garcia and running back Bryan Westbrook were among former Eagles who say … Read more >

New Prep Basketball Event Tips Off Thanksgiving Weekend

A new event in Little Rock is offering fans a heaping helping of boys high school basketball Thanksgiving weekend.
The Arkansas Alumni High School Classic tips off Friday Nov. 29 with a doubleheader at Philander Smith College. Maumelle and Memphis Health and Science, which is coached by former University of Arkansas star Todd Day, and Maumelle hook up at 5:30 p.m. Blytheville takes on ESTEM in the nightcap at 7:30 p.m.
A triple header Saturday begins with Blytheville and MH&S at 3 p.m. North Pulaski takes on Pulaski County School District rival Maumelle at 5 p.m. and ESTEM and Mills finish the slate at 7:30 p.m.
This year’s Classic theme is “shooting 4 schola1147729_702289009801066_1779079099_orships” and during halftime of each of the five games played a $500 scholarship will be given away to a lucky senior.
Tickets for the event are $7 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at www.arkansasalumniclassic.com .For more information please contact Byron Jenkins at 501-416-2689 or Reggie Swinton at 501-413-6700.
Also on Friday The Arkansas Alumni Classic 2013 Tip-Off Party begins at 9 p.m. at Cornerstone Pub & Grill in downtown North Little Rock. The event also marks the launch of … Read more >

Bradley leaves post at Sports 93.3 The Source

Pat Bradley confirmed Thursday night he’s left his position as morning show host at new sports talk station KKSP Sports 93.3 The Source. His last B&S in the Morning show during the 6-9 a.m.weekday slot was Thursday.
“After a lot of thought I’ve made a decision to leave my current position,” Bradley says. “I’d like to thank the ownership group for the opportunity they’ve given me. I’m ready for the next step in my life and am excited about the big things ahead.”
Bradley, a former University of Arkansas basketball player, left 103.7 the Buzz in February to launch a morning show for The Source that began an all-sports format a month earlier.
Bradley’s non-compete clause kept him from hitting the air until May when former Arkansas quarterback and Bradley’s friend since college, Clint Stoerner, joined him to form Bradley and Stoerner (B&S) in the Morning.

 Former Arkansas basketball player Pat Bradley left his position as morning show host at sports station Sports 93. The Source.

Former Arkansas basketball player Pat Bradley left his position as morning show host at sports station Sports 93.3 The Source.

Bradley declined comment on why he left Sports 93.3 The Source and if he’ll return to the Buzz and the show The Zone that he co-hosted for nearly six years with Buzz program director … Read more >

I Knew Rhett Lashlee Would Be a College Coach

Rhett Lashlee didn’t have to answer the question. I already knew his answer from the look on his face. I asked him, “Do you want to coach college football?”
He quit eating his burrito and looked at me with a serious expression and paused. Then said, “I’m focused on the magazine right now.” Translation — “Yes.”
This was 2009, and the magazine was VYPE High School Sports the Magazine. Rhett served as the market director and hired me as Central Arkansas editor. The way he talked about football and his former high school coach Gus Malzahn, I knew VYPE was a temporary gig. He knew it, too, but tried not to show it.
However, after interviewing hundreds of subjects, I read his reaction like a book. His expression gave it away. The thought of coaching college football excited him. He got a taste of it as a graduate assistant at Arkansas under Malzahn during the 2006 season when the former high school coach kind of ran the Hogs offense for a season. Malzhahn wanted Lashlee to follow him to Tulsa, but Lashlee and his new wife, Lauren, wanted to stay in their native Northwest Arkansas. Then, the High School Sports … Read more >