Here is some of the top sports-related gossip making the rounds the past few days. We’ve panned and scanned, and scoured and devoured. Enjoy!
SHAKE THOSE POM-POMS, GRANDMA
Like a lot of women in Texas, Sharon Simmons wants to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader. Unlike a lot of women in Texas, Sharon Simmons is a grandmother of two.
So goes the saga unfolding in the city we love to hate. A 55-year-old plans to audition to be on the famed Dallas cheerleading squad in May. No, she’s dead serious.
“On stage, I blend right in with women in their 20s, 30s and up,” Simmons said.
Simmons is a national fitness competitor and she has been working with a trained choreographer, who also happens to be a former Cowboys cheerleader.
Former NBA player Orlando Woolridge was arrested on Feb. 24 for stealing aluminum tubing at a drill site in Louisiana, according to multiple reports. He was released after posting $2,000 bond. The aluminum was worth $1,500.
Credit BlackSportsOnline.com for throwing the old “Netbusters” poster up on their must-visit site. The classic shows Woolridge and Michael Jordan flexing in front of a hoop. The duo combined to average 51 points per game in the 1984-85 season.
We best remember Orlando, now 52, for his role in the old-school video game title, “Lakers vs. Celtics.” Yes, we had the computer version. That’s how old we are.
EVAN TURNER’S MAIN SQUEEZE
Sixers guard Evan Turner may never live up to his No. 2 overall billing on the hardwood. The second-year player is averaging 8.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game this season.
Off the court, he’s right on target. Turner announced to the world, via Twitter, Wednesday night that his girlfriend is smoking hot. Take a look …
WHO SAYS WRESTLING ISN’T REAL?
For our video of the day, we’re giving it to Seth O’Donnell of Scottsdale, Pa. The man accused of pummeling three people, including his own mom, with a mantel clock did his best Hulk Hogan impersonation outside court.
Credit Deadspin with the find and the local affiliate for the video footage.