Thursday, November 06, 2014

Adult Film Star Will Grant Favors to the Lakers


The LA Lakers are off to a historically bad start, and not just by their standards.  As of today, the Lakers are 0-5 and show no real signs of life, other than Kobe Bryant tossing up 37 shots last night, which is a feat in itself.

However, not everyone has jumped off the Lakers bandwagon.  They still have one super fan who is willing to go to any length to see her team succeed. 

Adult Film star Sadie Santana took to Twitter last night and made a bold claim, and one can only assume she is willing to back it up.


So that happened, and kudos to Sadie Santana for making sure she got her name out into the mainstream but tagging TMZ in the midst of offering up her lofty promise. 

So maybe that can motivate a few of the Lakers, but I think it may take a bit more than the excitement of oral favors to get this team over 47 wins. 

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Adrian Peterson Pleads No Contest

Finally a ruling has come down in the case of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson  on the charges of child abuse.  It appears that Peterson will plead no contest, and thus take a lesser charge and punishment.  


It looks like Peterson will face 80 hours of community service, and a hefty fine, but he will avoid jail time and a drawn out trial.  From a PR standpoint this is probably the best case scenario for the Vikings running back.  However, the overall damage to his image is already done.  

With the NFL trade deadline past, the major question becomes what will the Minnesota Vikings do with the ultra talented Peterson who is without a doubt damaged goods in the public's eyes.

Walker's Rants: Post All Blacks vs. US Eagles

It's been a wild week for us here at Walker Sports.  The majority of the staff traveled north to Chicago to check out the USA Eagles take on the New Zealand All Blacks, and what an event that was.

Live rugby in a full stadium trumps football any day. If only because even in a blowout game in the freezing cold, you're only outside for less than 2 hours...

Dan Snyder and Jerry Jones, cut from the same cloth...

Walking on a tightrope over 2 buildings in windy Chicago, is an  athletic feat, but it doesn't make you an athlete...

Proud of the Eagles and the 62,000 who stood tall in support on Saturday...

Can Mike London just be fired already?  

Kobe Bryant will not be traded, but that doesn't mean he shouldn't be traded...

The NFC East does not deserve a playoff spot...


Thursday, October 30, 2014

Chevy Guy Owns the Worlds Series, and Madison Bumgarner

So Madison Bumgarner has the best World Series that I can remember watching.  He managed to take me from cheering for the Royals, to wanting to see him complete the task of earning three wins in a seven game series.

However, when Chevrolet executive Rikk Wilde came to the podium to present Bumgarner with his new car for being the World Series MVP, that's when the drama kicked into high gear.  Clearly Wilde has not spent much time on live television, or any television for that matter.  

Perhaps the only thing better than Wilde's performance is the baffled look on Bud Selig's face throughout. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Justin Brant Will Not Be Punish for Date with Porn Star Lisa Ann



In one of the stranger bits of news we get to cover here at Walker Sports, it appears that Notre Dame star Justin Brant has kindled a relationship with Lisa Ann, who you may know from her work in "Sexual Divas" or "MILFS Illustrated 2."

The couple was discovered after Ann posted a picture to her Instagram account, of the two at a Knicks game last week.  Making matters more scandalous, a picture of the two cuddled up in bed also hit the internet on Sunday, and has been making the rounds since then. 

Notre Dame being a good Catholic school has a conduct policy, that frowns upon premartial sexual relations.  More importantly, the image of Notre Dame, and it's famed football program typical frown upon their players stepping out with members from the adult film world, at least while they are still enrolled in school. 

However, Brant sat down with ND head coach Brian Kelly, and he told his side of the story. Either Kelly was proud, or simply did not care because he gave Brant the green light to suit up this weekend and play without worry.  Most likely this is due to the fact that outside of the two seeming very coozy there is no proof they have any sort of actual sexual relationship. 

One thing Justin Brant may want to watch out for is showing up court side to any NBA game no matter who is on his arm.  Look no further than Johnny Manzel to learn the NCAA tends to not like that, and you can find yourself under another bright light of scrutiny.  

 

First Pictures from the All Blacks Training Session in Chicago

The New Zealand All Blacks are on the ground and working in Chicago.  Yesterday they took part in their first organized activities on the field, as they trained at the Chicago Blaze training facilities.  The first part of the session was open to the public but no photographs were allowed.  This was the more intense session, and the All Blacks worked on installing their game plan.  The second half of the session saw the All Blacks showcasing a looser side, as they worked through some agility work, and enjoyed an unseasonably


warm day in Chicago.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Conrad Smith and Charles Piutau Sit Down for a Press Conference

A special shout out goes to the best rugby photographer in America, Ms. Janet Young, who is in Chicago early this week ahead of the historic clash between the U.S. Eagles, and the All Blacks.  She was present at the press conference yesterday where AB stars Conrad Smith and Charles Piutau sat down to discuss their expectation.

Our good friends over at This Is American Rugby have the full interview available for you to listen to.  Check it out

Monday, October 27, 2014

Walker's Rants, England Does Not Want Our Brand of Footbal

We're back in action for another week. The World Series are in full swing, the NFL and College football season are heating up as they reach their mid-way points, and college and NBA basketball is just around the corner.  In short, there's plenty going around for us to hate on, so let's get to it. Walker's Rants are a go...

If we continue to ship crappy teams to England to play NFL games, the English will stop coming out...

The Atlanta Falcon fans in Atlanta don't want to watch the Hawks why would a non football fan want to see that disaster train?

Fire Mike London...

The New Zealand All Blacks will be in Chicago to take on the U.S. Eagles, make no mistake this is an historic occasion, and Walker Sports will be there to catch every minute...

Can't believe I dared t bet against Les Miles in the Swamp...


I wouldn't be surprised at all if the Cowboys drop a game to the Burgundy and Gold on Monday...

I'd like to thank the select few from the Seattle Seahawks locker room, for continuing to keep blacks in the U.S. a marginalized people thanks to ignorance...

I want to thank the Arkansas State coaching staff for providing me with two of the best fake punts I've ever seen...

Got that feeling Kobe Bryant is gonna have a monster year on 1 leg...

Refuse to fully buy into the Cowboys, something stupid will happen, just wait and see...

If Marshawn Lynch's days in Seattle are numbered, it wouldn't be the worse case scenario for the Seahawks.  Chances are he was due for a major decline in production next year anyways...

Joe Madden has to get a job in baseball next year right?

So the Royals and the Giants are putting on a World Series for the ages, but no one is watching, so does it even count?


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Former Staind Front Man Butchers the National Anthem

While few people walk around listening to or playing our countries national anthem, it is still prized by most of us.  And when performed before a major sporting event, it can be truly epic when sung by the right person. 

FYI Aaron Lewis of Staind is not the right person.  

A special shout out to our friends over at Deadspin who found this and do it justice by breaking down the absurdity of the situation.   I mean he didn't even make it 20 seconds before he screwed everything up. 

Percy Harvin with the Worse Kick Return Ever

Well Sammy Watkins is now off the hook, thanks to Percy Harvin, and what may be the dumbest kick return of all time.  Not often you get two complete boneheaded plays in a weekend, more-or-less in the same game. But here you go.


Josh Childress Loses His Mind and Gets Ejected from an Aussie League Basketball Game

So I'll admit I never thought we would write about Josh Childress again.  To be fair, I'm not sure we ever wrote about Josh Childress on Walker Sports.  In case you forgot who Josh Childress is, he was the lanky swingman from Stanford, bounced around the NBA a bit.  Ended up with a few good seasons with the Atlanta Hawks.  He's probably best known for the bad Afro he rocked.

Anyways, it appears that Childress is plying his basketball trade down under in Australia and playing for Sydney Kings in the Australian Basketball League.  He also apparently found an attitude and some swag about him while down under as well, as the player from the Perth Hawks found out after setting a hard but legal pick on Childres sin the paint. 





If h was hard like that back with the Hawks maybe he could have stuck around the NBA a bit longer.

Sammy Watkins With the Boneheaded Play for the Bills

You would think any one who plays for the Buffalo Bills would know of Don Beebe and  to never quit on a play.  Apparently current Bill Sammy Watkins missed that lesson, and he is chased down while showboating, and blows what should have been an easy touchdown.
Sammy Watkins showboats too early, gets tackled #bills in Fake Sports Center's Hangs on LockerDome

You Have to See this Lou Holtz Vine

This one came across my desk earlier today, and it was too good to pass up.  Here at Walker Sports we love talking about Lou Holtz, and it's not because we are Domers.  We just love performing Lou Holtz impersonations.

Well Saturday while on set at ESPN, Holtz finally crossed the line between college football commentator, and Famer Dan from the Waterboy. 


NFL Sunday Lock Picks.

For anyone who knows us here at Walker Sports, you know we love to talk gambling, especially when it comes to football.  Thus far this year we've been on a tear.  Yesterday was 2-1 on the day in the NCAA. With UVA under 65, Georgia Tech +4 and then missed on Ole Miss, -3 damn Les Miles in the Swamp and those fourth quarter comebacks.

Looking ahead to the rest of the schedule in the NFL today, I'm not too crazy about what I see but I will give you these lock picks.

Give me the Philadelphia Eagles +3 down in Arizona, 

I'm digging Green Bay +1.

And as a wildcard take the Pittsburgh Steelers and the money line against the Colts who are a 4 point favorite. 

That's what I'm looking at for today. 

Game Day Eats:Up Early for the NFL

We're here for another Sunday Funday, and thanks to the NFL playing in London, we are up early and rocking and rolling here at the Walker Sports Complex.  So of course the early start means, we are kicking things off with some breakfast dishes. I mean who doesn't like breakfast? 


For starters we went a little sweet and a lot decadent and made some Pan Perdu.  You can get the basic recipe here thanks to Ina Garten and the Food Network.  For those of you who don't know, when you think of Pan Perdu think of French Toast kicked up a notch with more flavor and some awesome fruit.

Once dinner time rolls around we will be feasting on Crock Pot Balsamic Pork Loin.  You can find the recipe here.   Without a doubt this is a solid meal for sure.  I like to kick up the flavor a bit and add a pinch of salt, some crushed fennel seeds, and fresh cracked black pepper in addition to what's listed in the recipe.  Also don't be afraid to go a bit heavy on the balsamic.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Mile Miller Trolls Lebron James at Cavs Game

The NBA season is just a few weeks away from getting started. And many teams are making tours around their local markets playing exhibition games and rallying their fan bases for the upcoming season.  The Cleveland Cavaliers are all too happy to showcase their biggest off season acquisition with Lebron James back in the mix. 

Last week the Cavs were in Cincinnati taking on the Pacers, and last night the Cavs traveled back down I-71 to Columbus Ohio.  Upon taking the court, King James received a standing ovation.  That is until we realized it was Mike Miller who the crowd really wanted to see, or at least that's what Miller would want us to think.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Soccer Player Fails at Executing the RKO

So if you're on Facebook you've seen the Vines of WWE wrestler Randy Orton hitting his finisher the RKO on an array of people.  This past weekend, one soccer player attempted to up his Randy Orton RKO game, he he just proved why soccer players aren't very good athletes

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Clever Shirt in the Royals Clubhouse


So the Kansas City Royals are on a tear in the ALCS. Last night they retired the final 16 batters to take a commanding 3-0 lead over the Baltimore Orioles.  It seems that the team of destiny, is not only filling that destiny, they're starting to talk some smack while doing it.

While I'l admit to be an O's fan living here in the DMV, sorry Nats the O's were here first.  I have to admit this is a pretty clever shirt, and I'd buy one if I was a KC fan.  

Monday, October 13, 2014

Walker's Rants: Don't Call it a Comeback

Yea I know we're back at this whole blogging thing and giving it ago.  It's been a while and the game has changed a bit, but we still now how to hold it down here are Walker Sports.  Make no mistake about that. 

Now let's see if we remember how to do this, Walker's Rants are a go...

The Cowboys are legit as of now 10/13 but that doesn't mean it will last into the new year...

Who told the Browns they were allowed to be good? Someone Free Johnny Manziel...

Quietly the Chargers are putting together a great season thanks to a lax schedule. But don't worry they'll find a way to bow out in the first round...

Mississippi State is legit, but they will go as far as Dak will take them... shocker I know right?

I'd like to welcome Perry Speedstick Baker to the USA Sevens squad, way to make Tiger, and 1823 proud...

So the NBA season is coming back around and I haven't heard one person mention the defending champs.  Guess that's just how Pops likes it...

I actually feel sorry for Lovie Smith...

When Peyton throws his record setting TD pass does it actually change your perception of him?

Dan Snyder is still a dick...

I find it fascinating that as pass happy as the NFL currently is, the overall all best teams feature a strong running game...

Happy Birthday and congratulations to Zach Test for picking up try 100 on his stellar 7s career...

Jamis Winston will leave FSU before the end of the week,and pursue a mediocre NFL career...

 

Arizona Kicker Misses Game Winner, But has the Perfect Flop

The Arizona Wildcats are a week removed from their biggest win in the Rich Rod era, and they followed things up with a dud on Saturday against a bi-polar USC team.  Both PAC 12 teams are struggling to figure out exactly who they are, and what they do, and as the season plays out either could find themselves in the drivers seat of the PAC 12 South. 

One thing that will not help the Wildcats cause is missing game winning field goals.  What will not help the cause of all kickers claiming to be athletes is this epic flop he executed after missing the important field goal. 

Mississippi State Jumps to No. 1 in Both Polls

They weren't on anyone's radar five weeks ago, but thanks to impressive outings the past two weekends, everyone knows who Mississippi State is today, as they leapfrogged Florida State to take over the top spot in the AP and Coaches Poll.  

The Bulldogs began the season unranked and among 10 teams receiving consideration votes.  Since that time they've knocked off a host of ranked teams in spectacular fashion and set the record for fastest ascension to No. 1 in the polls.

Marquee victories for Mississippi State, include blowing out LSU in Death Valley. This was followed up by going the road the next week and defeating Texas A&M. The Bulldogs finished off the impressive three week stretch by knocking off then No. 2 ranked Auburn.  Needless to say it's been a productive few weeks for the Bulldogs. 

While I'm sure the boys will enjoy the No.1 ranking for now, they must remained focused with a loaded back half of the schedule that includes, Kentucky, Alabama and Ole Miss, there's still plenty of battles left to fight, not to mention the potential of an SEC title game. 

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Game Day Eats: Fall is Here, Break Out the Slow Cooker

Fall has finally rolled into the the Mid-Atlantic area, and the temperatures are slowly dropping.  Finally it feels like football weather. That means it's the perfect time to break out the slow cooker, and make some down home feel good food. 

Today we are keeping it simple and cooking up some Sausage, Greens, and Beans.  Yup it's really that simple, don't believe us? Check out the recipe here.

We did make a few adjustments to the original recipe.  We're cooking with Dinosaur Kale.  Yeah crazy name and to be honest it looks a bit crazy as well. But Dinosaur Kale is perfect for meals like this because it's hardy and can hold up to the long cooking process. 

We're also using some Greed Chard as well.  Thanks our vegetable share we have an abundance of various greens and this meal makes use of a lot of them which is a good thing. 

Finally we went with an Andouille Sausage from the local butcher Meat on the Avenue.  These are naturally cased, and have a bit of  kick to them. 

Of course all of these is being served with a nice selection of Pumpkin and a few early season stout beers.  

Kentucky's Javess Blue Makes an Impressive One Handed Catch

Check out this phenomenal one handed snag by Kentucky's Javess Blue


Friday, October 10, 2014

Katy Perry To Perform at the Super Bowl

It's official, get ready football fans you'll be seeing more Katy Perry in 2015.  It's being confirmed that Perry will be the headlining act for the halftime show for this year's Super Bowl.  It looks like her appearance this past week in Oxford Mississippi on ESPN's College Gameday was just a warm up.

Who's ready for some football?


Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Nats Toss Away Golden Opportunity and Lose Series to Giants

the 2014 season was supposed to be a special one for the Washington Nationals.  Best in the NL East, tops in the NL, and then it all came crashing down when the bats went silent during the NLDS.  The Giants held the Nats to a .179 batting average, I don't care how good your pitching staff is, it's tough to win games that way.

However, despite all that, the Nats still had a chance on Tuesday night thanks to Bryce Harper, who had a monster series, and a solo shot homer that tied the game late.  Then came the odd pitching choices from the bullpen, and a series of wild pitches that will live in Washington sports lore history. 




I will say this, there's no Washington curse, there's simply bad play and poor decisions.  The Washington Nationals failed the Washington Nationals, not some fairy tale curse.

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Paul Pierce Delivers the Finger Poke of Doom to Joakim Noah

So pre-season NBA basketball is about as worthless as the NFL pre-season.  However, the Washington Wizards and Chicago Bulls did manage to give us one bright... err entertaining moment on Monday night.

Apparently Washington D.C. can turn anyone into a tough guy as newly acquired wing
man Paul Pierce proved when he got into an altercation with long time Bulls center Joakim Noah.  What ensued was what Good Ol Jim Ross would call a slober knocker. Or something like that. 

Monday, October 06, 2014

Adrian Peterson Used Money From His Charity to Fund Orgy

When it rains, it pours.  That certainly is the case for Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who is the center of attention thanks to a scathing article in the Minnesota Star Tribune.  Also a special thanks goes out to our friends at Kissing Suzy Kolber for bringing this to our attention. 

According the piece in the Star Tribune the incident in question took place in 2011 just after Peterson signed his 7 $100 million contract. 

The 38-page police report details a night of drinking, arguing and sex that involved the running back, two relatives — including Peterson’s brother, a minor — and four women, in various pairs. One of those present, Chris Brown, a Peterson relative who lives with him in Eden Prairie, told police that he paid for the room using a company credit card for Peterson’s All Day, Inc.
As the night wore on, the report says, one woman who said she knew Peterson previously became upset when she saw him having sex with another woman. She started an argument that lasted at least an hour. According to the report, when she told him that she was “emotionally attached to him,” Peterson reminded her that he was engaged to another woman and had a baby.
The next day one of the women filed a police complaint that was investigated for months. Peterson insisted on his innocence and, at one point, arrived to provide evidence at police headquarters through a back door, his face shrouded by the hood of his sweatshirt.


Sadly this is not the first time a Minnesota Viking has gotten in trouble for a scandalous sex act.  Many of you will remember the sex cruise that featured a double dildo, and gave us some great quotes from Fred Smoot that still live on to this day. 

This is yet another chip in the once indestructible armor that Adrian Peterson once wore.  While he can certainly over come the orgy issue, if he was misusing funds from his charity he could find himself in a whole different world of hurt. 

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Game Day Eats: National Taco Day and NFL Sunday, Time to Celebrate

Here are Walker Sports we take our sports seriously and having  an amateur chef among our ranks, we take our food seriously as well.  That's why we are so excited to bring you our newest attraction Game Day Eats.  In this section we will tell you what we're grubbing on for NFL Sunday's Final Fours, Super Rugby Championship, and any other time we can bring food and sports into one spot. 

Hope you enjoy and feel free to share some of these recopies yourself.  

Since today is National Taco Day, we took on a full fledged taco theme for the day.  In addition, we took advantage of it being Sunday and having some extra time to cook so we made plenty of extra so we could have some food for the week to keep us going. 

Here's today's menu. 

Easy 4-ingredient Slow Cooker Tacos 
This one is crazy easy and super fun.  We made extra of this as it can be reused throughout the week for lunch.  Get the original recipe here.
A few notes, we used a Miller Lite for our beer because that was the most generic option in the beer fridge (it's fall so there's a lot of pumpkin inspired drinks currently in there). We also tossed in 1 diced jalapeno, some smoked paprika, a dash of cayenne pepper, and we served them with a bit of caso fresco.  Corn tortillas were for today but expect to see this chicken poured over brown rice with a dash of Tabasco for heat.  


Grilled Steak Tacos with with Cilantro Chimichurri Sauce
These were insanely good, and you can get the recipe for them here.  While we stuck close to the original recipe but of course we had to alter a few things to give it a Walker Sports kick.  Mainly we upped the jalapeno portion with two full peppers.  For the Chimihurri sauce we went with three limes for that extra bite to help brighten the meat.  We also chose to pass on the pickled veggie option.




That's what was going on here at the Walker Sports headquarters today.  A pretty straight forward but fun Sunday meal.  Throw in some fresh made salsa, fresh guacamole, and you got yourself one hell of a meal. 

Oh yeah, we washed it all down with a few hard ciders courtesy of Bold Rock Cider of Nelson 
County Va. 

As far as sports go, we found ourselves flipping between the Giants v. Falcons, Colts v. Ravens for the early games.  Being a DC based blog, we ignored the NFL's 4pm games in favor of watching the Baltimore Orioles sweep the Detroit Tigers.  We're finishing up the evening watching the Royals try to complete the sweep again the Angels.

Stay tuned, and we'll keep watching and cooking.   

Cowboys Forced to Use Silent Count Amid Rowdy Texan Fans

Let me begin by thanking Jay Busbee from Yahoo's Shutdown Corner for bringing this one to our attention.

On Sunday the Dallas Cowboys fought their way to their third victory of the season by knocking off the in-state rival the Houston Texans.  While there are plenty of questions to why it took overtime for the Cowboys to pick up the victory against the young Texans, one thing that certainly did not help the Dallas Cowboys was crowd noise.



According to several reports the Cowboys changed to a silent count during Sunday's game because the crowd noise was too much for them to maintain using their traditional signals.  This is a common practice while on the road but almost unheard of when a team is at their own stadium.  However, this is becoming a scary common occurrence for the Dallas Cowboys.

In week one many in the national media noted how loud AT&T Stadium was when the San Francisco 49'ers came to town and blew Dallas out of the building.  Even during a rout of the New Orleans Saints last weekend, the Saints faithful were heard loud and clear during the early part of the game.

This is a trend that has to make Cowboy's owner Jerry Jones uneasy.

Sure he built the most fantastic stadium in the history of football, that provides amenities that most never thought possible. But, while creating all that excess, Jones has priced the traditional Cowboys fan out of the building. Leaving hundreds of seats available to fans of other teams.  In today's NFL teams have fans all around the country and they are willing to see their team if the price is right.

The Cowboys are not the only NFL team facing this issue of losing home field advantage.  We've seen the Burgundy and Gold of D.C struggle to sell out Fed Ex field, and on certain nights, it's become an Eagles, or Steelers home away from home.

This makes us think could the issue be the excessive size of these stadiums?  Sure the Cowboys and Burgundy and Gold are not the hottest teams in football but they are respected franchises with dedicated fan bases.  In addition the past few seasons have not been that disastrous.  Fans are being priced out, and simply put more desperate fans as jumping in and finding reasons to make the game.



Katy Perry Celebrates Ole Miss Victory Over Alabama

Katy Perry was in Oxford Mississippi on Saturday, and she hung out with the ESPN Gameday crew.  She made a few picks for the weekend's games. Perry managed to hit on Oklahoma's starting quarterback, and in general she was being Katy Perry but in a sports environment which is not her normal habitat.

However, after Ole Miss pulled the upset at home, Perry found her footing, at one of the local watering holes where she was able to throw back a few cold ones and celebrate with fans. 

Take look at at how she celebrates the big win. 


Jaguars Mascot Makes Ebola Joke, Best Play of Jacksonville's Season

Jaxon De Ville, the Jags mascot has a difficult job.  There's not a lot to cheer about if you're a Jacksonville Jaguar's fan.  Sometimes he has to go outside the box to find ways to get fans on their feet and cheers.

Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jaxon De Ville decided to go with a bit of edgy comedy to get the fans attention.  His plan worked to a degree, but the attention he is currently receiving is not exactly what the Jags organization had in mind.

Yup that's Jax de Ville, Jacksonville's mascot making a joke about Ebola.  I give him credit for using topical material, but perhaps he should reconsider his audience.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Carlin Isles Talks After His First 15's Game in Scotland

Carlin Isles took the field for the Glasgow Warriors second side on Saturday and got some experience as a 15's winger.  The conditions were wet (shocking) and the speedster had some issues trying to find his footing, but after an adjustment to his boots Isles found his groove.  Isle's nearly touched down a try in his first match as well, but it was called back after a closer look showed he knocked the ball on in the try zone.

Catch the full interview


Sunday, March 23, 2014

Meet the Honey Badger, More Busy than a One Armed Brick Layer in Bagdad

Rugby is a sport that has never had a shortage of characters. Nick Cummins of the Western Force in the Super XV is quickly becoming one of the most entertaining characters in professional rugby today.

Dubbed the Honey Badger Cummins'  post game interviews are becoming more entertaining than his exploits on the field. Get a load of his most recent quip.


Friday, March 21, 2014

Mercer Player Dances and Celebrates Win Over Duke

By now you know that 14th seeded Mercer knocked off Duke who was a 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.  Truly the March Madness is upon us.

What better way to celebrate a big win than breaking it down on the sidelines.  Check out how the Mercer boys throw down and celebrate.


Penn State Rugby Players Charged with Arson

This story comes from Anna Orso of the Patriot News of central Pennsylvania, and we're still trying to wrap our head around everything that's going on.

Records show two PSU rugby players were charged with felony arson charges after causing $30,000 worth of damage to to a team shed.

The fire broke out on early in the morning of Jan. 14, near the rugby fields.  A shed housing some of the team's equipment was destroyed.  Christopher J. Petri of Brookyln and Sean R. Herbart from the U.K. were charged with setting the fire.

After further police investigation it's been revealed there's been discontent and a number of issues that have developed due to issues with the head coach, his coaching style and the overall current status of the PSU program.

This comes at an interesting time, and could help explain why a Director of Rugby position was recently posted for PSU over the winter.

Anna Orso's piece goes further in depth to explain the details behind the fire, and how the two charged were caught by the police.

In an era where schools doing their best to present rugby as a high level elite sport, and distance themselves from their drunken days of rugby past this is certainly a situation that will not be taken lightly.  In the last year we've seen Army lose their men's team (they're now reinstated) due to misconduct, and the Delaware was given the death penalty after a party got out of hand.  It will be interesting to see how Penn State handles this delicate situation.   

Monday, March 17, 2014

Carlin Isles First Interview as a Glasgow Warrior

It was announced several weeks ago that USA Rugby 7's speedster Carlin Isles was heading to Scotland to play for the Glasgow Warriors.  However, due to visa restrictions and updates the former track star was not able to join the Warriors til earlier today.

After touching down in Edinburgh, Isles made the quite trip up north to Glasgow and joined his new club.  After meeting with coaches, and beginning the settling in process, Isles sat down with the Glasgow Warriors media department to discuss his future, the challenges he faces, and goals for the future.

Check out the interview here.  

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Facing Major Criminal Charges

Multiple sources are reporting that Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has been arrested and remains in jail this morning as charges continue to mount against him.

Kristene Guerra of the Indianapolis Star, is reporting that Irsay was charged with four felony counts possession of a controlled substance.  Police found several prescription drugs in pill bottles in Irsay's car.


In 2002 Jim Irsay admitted to struggling with an addiction to prescription painkillers, and he's alluded to his years of sobriety in the past. Some are saying people within the Colts organization have been worried about the owner's behavior as of late. 

For the NFL this creates a very interesting situation. Commissioner Roger Goddell has waged a war against player behavior over the past few years. Suspending plenty of players before final court charges were even settled.  If he's willing to dictate how an athlete dictates his free time, he should definitely have input on how one of his more public owners spends theirs.  

Imagine the big commissioner dictates to a black player what they can and cannot do, but he let's the white owner off.  Just let that sink in for a minute. 

Friday, March 14, 2014

Ultimate Respect Shown Between Rugby Players



A bit late but still just as powerful. #ThankYouBrian

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Matt Hawkins Names Eagles for Tokyo and Hong Kong 7's

We've seen a tremendous amount of change within the USA Men's 7's squad since they last took the field at Vegas 7's.  Carlin Isles and Folau Niua, are moving to, or currently in Glasgow and it appears that Shalom Suniula has left the program and is now plying his trade with Seattle Old Puget Sound, and as a result there are a few openings avail for Hawkins to fill.

Eagles Coach Matt Hawkins has turned to a mix of youth and experience to fill the holes on his roster.  Long time veteran Mike Palefau has returned to the squad, and youngster Mikey Te'o and WCAP player Marcus Satavu have entered the mix. 

These three will be joining veteran players Andrew Durutalo, Nick Edwards, Brett Thompson, and Zack Test, who have really anchored the team during the 2013/14 campaign.   The team is finished off with relative new comers Danny Barrett, Garrett Bender, Madison Hughes, Pono Haitsuka, and Ryan Matyas, all of whom have seem some limited action with the Eagles over the past few seasons, but are still looking to establish themselves.

The Eagles have arguably lost the best play makers over the last few months. Isles, Suniula, Enosa have all played the role of spark plug for the team in the past.  Now Hawkins will look to his youth movement to fill that void.  Mikey Te'o has been a stud on the domestic club scene, and he put on a great performance at the World Club Championships in August.  Madison Hughes has been the driving force behind a dominate Dartmouth program over the last three years.  Both young men have the talent to take over a game, but they will need to prove they can do it on the world stage.

Currently the Eagles are seven points ahead of Spain, and holding onto the last guaranteed spot on the World Series.  The upcoming two week stretch in Tokyo and Hong Kong will be vital for the Eagles to maintain their status.  Last year Hong Kong 7's proved to be the turning point for the Eagles season, and  Hawkins is hoping this will once again prove to be the case.

Squad: Danny Barrett, Garrett Bender, Andrew Durutalo, Nick Edwards, Pono Haituska, Madison Hughes, Ryan Matyas, Mike Palefau, Marcus Satavu, Mike Te'o, Zack Test, Brett Thompson

Monday, March 10, 2014

Zach Test and Carlin Isles Star in Commercial for Hong Kong 7's

After South Africa 7's in Cape Town, Zach Test and Carlin Isles stuck around to shoot a commercial for HSBC Hong Kong 7's, and let's say it's pretty awesome.


Thursday, February 27, 2014

Alex Magleby Returns to the Olympic Training Center, and Other Rugby News

Interesting news coming out of Boulder Colorado this week, when USA Rugby announced that former US Men's 7s team coach and Dartmouth head coach Alex Magleby will be joining USA Rugby's high performance staff.

Magleby's new role is officially titled. National Development Director for the Men's Eagles Sevens.  The role entails providing support to Matt Hawkins and the men's team, mainly by finding and identifying new and up and coming talent throughout the United States. Magleby will also work to better define the national development pathway, and create tangible deliverable that suit the players and coaches.

Alex Magleby is arguably the most successful sevens coach in US history.  He's racked up two CRC Championships as head coach of Dartmouth.  He then parlayed that into a stint as the Eagles Men's head coach, where the Eagles completed their most successful season in recent memory during the 2012/13 season, and secured core status on the IRB Sevens circuit for the team.

While serving as head coach of the Eagles Magleby was a big force behind the creation of the OTC's (NYC, North East, Tiger, to name a few) that are already paying dividends for the Eagles.  Mags has been a driving force behind player development in the United States, and he understands that it's simply too much for the US Eagles coach to run their program in Chula Vista and be on the road consistently scouting talent.

It is also believed that Magleby will be responsible for some fundraising efforts in his new role as well.  Part of the development path Mags wanted to create while he was coaching the Eagles was having more developmental teams traveling and playing in elite level tournaments. Current Eagles coach Matt Hawkins also agrees with this format and we saw the Falcons travel to several international tournaments during the fall.  However, paying for these tournaments cost money.  Often times they simply are not accounted for in the operating budget for the men's team (Should the be? That's a discussion for another time), and outside sources need to be acquired.

Another announcement coming out of Boulder is Billy Millard is signing on in a similar development role for the men's 15's team.  Currently Millard is the 15's attack coach, as well as head coach for the Junior All-Americans.  Much like Magleby, Millard will work with the exisiting academies, and all-star teams to identify up and coming 15's players from around the country.  He will also be responsible for developing and expanding on the player development chart USA Rugby laid out last year.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

NFL Scouts Want to Meet Blake Bortles Girlfriend

Blake Bortles just wrapped up his workout at the NFL Combine, and while he did find with the on the field work, but it was the interview process that became interesting for Bortles. Right or wrong it's becoming normal for NFL scouts to ask about players girlfriends and private lives, and they wasted no time grilling Bortles about his girlfriend.

Bortles is dating Lindsey Duke, and she's become a bit of an internet sensation over the past few months thanks to some modeling shots she's taken. 

Where NFL scouts potentially crossed the line when questioning Bortles is when they asked if Lindsey Duke would join them for dinner if they came to Florida to meet with the quarterback.  This is according to an interview the UCF quarterback conducted with the Dan Patrick Radio Show.

Well can you blame a scout for wanting her to be present at dinner?



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Speed Training with Sonny Bill Williams and the All Blacks

Continuing with our health and fitness trend, we're happy to bring you this awesome video of the New Zealand All Blacks, and start Sonny Bill Williams working on their sprint training and conditioning. 

This video comes curtsey of our friends over at UR7s.com.  It's great stuff for rugby fans, and fans of good athletes.

Speed is an inessential part to a any athletes game, and as the old adage goes speed kills. 

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Speed is one the most important physical attributes that is required on the rugby 7s field whether in defence or attack. Speed can kill. - See more at: http://ur7s.com/academy/rugby-7s-fitness/video-sprint-training-with-sonny-bill-williams-and-the-all-blacks#sthash.EydcqQzt.dpuf
 
Speed is one the most important physical attributes that is required on the rugby 7s field whether in defence or attack. Speed can kill. - See more at: http://ur7s.com/academy/rugby-7s-fitness/video-sprint-training-with-sonny-bill-williams-and-the-all-blacks#sthash.EydcqQzt.dp
Speed is one the most important physical attributes that is required on the rugby 7s field whether in defence or attack. Speed can kill. - See more at: http://ur7s.com/academy/rugby-7s-fitness/video-sprint-training-with-sonny-bill-williams-and-the-all-blacks#sthash.EydcqQzt.dpuf

Tackling Technique: How to (Safely) Pummel Your Opponent

Thanks to our good friends over at Strength & Performance Training Inc. (SAPT) we have an awesome blog providing nutritional and sport specific help to all you aspiring athletes out there.  Because here at Walker Sports, we don't limit ourselves to just talking about sports.  We all play and participate.

So head on over to SAPT, and give them a read, this month they're talking football. 

oday’s special guest post comes to you from Dumont Walker a coach for the Washington Rugby Club. He’s also an athlete training here and graciously offered his expertise on tackling. He’s a big dude and knows how to hit people. Hit it Dumont!
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Klay Thompson Ends Kyle Singlers Career

Here are Walker Sports we love professional wrestling. Most of us here grew up watching WCW, and WWF programing on Saturday mornings, and we continue to watch to this day.

 Well thanks to our friends over at Cageside Seats, we stumbled across this gym of a call from the Detroit Piston's game last night.  Of course much like a match at Wrestlemania, if you want to take it from a run of the mill main event to something special, you just need to add Good Ol' J.R. to the mix.

Enjoy.


Welcome to the Duck Dynasty Bowl

Are there too many bowl games in college football?  Combine that with the economic conditions of the times, and you have bowl sponsors changing all the time.  However, the latest bowl sponsorship shakeup actually makes sense.

Two months ago the Independence Bowl lost their title sponsor AdvoCare as their deal came to an end. After a few months of searching the Independence Bowl found a new sponsor thanks to a little bit of hometown help. 

The Shreveport Times reported and Yahoo is confirming  that the Independence Bowl's new sponsor will be non other than  Monroe's own Duck Commander.  That's right the same company and family that is the star of A&E's Duck Dynasty is back in the football business.

An official announcement is expected to take place on Wednesday where the two sides will announce a 6-year deal, that is reported to be in the $800,000 range. 

Duck Commander is based out of Monroe Louisiana, which is a few hours down the road from Sherevport where the Independence Bowl is held.  In addition, Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson was oncea two-year starting quarterback for Louisiana  Tech between 1966 and 1967. Phil left the team in 1968 to focus on duck hunting, and paved the way for teammate and future NFL Hall of Fame member Terry Bradshaw to take over.  After leaving school Robertson founded Duck Commander in 1972.

Watch closely and you can tell the Robertson's know a thing or two about football.  Phil shows off a talented arm in this clip. (at the 50 sec mark).




If anything comes out of this, I just hope that Uncle Si is either the half time entertainment, or at least a special presenter during the pre-game coverage. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Jadeveon Clowney Lites up Combine with 40 time

Jadeveon Clowney ran his first 40 on Monday morning at the NFL Combine, and he recorded one of the fastest time in the entire combine. We all knew Clowney could fly but a 4.47 40 yard dash time is blistering speed for a defensive end.

Looks like Clowney's numbers appear to be accurate. On his second 40 yard dash of the day Jadeveon Clowney clocked in at a 4.48 40 on hand time.  

Stay tuned as more information becomes available.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fastest 40 Times for Running Backs at the 2014 NFL Combine

Speed was on full display when the running backs took the field at the 2014 NFL Combine.  Chris Johnson holds the record with a 4.24 in 2008, and that time was under attack thanks to Kent State's Dri Archer who ran a 4.26.

  1. Dri Archer, Kent State 4.24
  2. Jerick Mckinnon, Georgia Southern 4.41
  3. Henry Josey, Missouri, 4.43
  4. Damien Williams, Oklahoma 4.45
  5. Ladarius Perkins, Mississippi St. 4.46

2014 Fastest 40 Times For Wide Receivers at the NFL Combine

Continuing our updates from the NFL Combine we have official times for the 40 for the this year's group of wide receivers who ran.  On the whole it was a talented class who made showed some great speed.

  1. Bradon Cooks, Oregon State 4.33
  2. John Brown, Pittsburgh St. 4.34
  3. Donte Moncrief, Missouri 4.40
  4. Paul Richardson, Colorado 4.42
  5. Martiavis Bryant, Clemson 4.42

2014 NFL Combine Fastest 40 yard Dash Times for Quarterbacks


On the field in Indianapolis today we have the quarterbacks showing off their physical skills at the NFL Combine.  Of course all eyes were on Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel, and the young stud did not disappoint delivering the fastest time on the day.

  1. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech 4.61
  2. Stephan Morris, Miami. 4.63
  3. Connor Shaw, South Carolina 4.66
  4. Johnny Manziel, Texas Tech 4.68
  5. Derek Carr, Fresno St. 4.69

2014 NFL Combine Fastest 40 yard Dash Times Tight Ends

The 2014 NFL Combine is underway in Indianapolis, over 80 athletes are running, jumping, and being poked and prodded, in hopes of impressing future employers.

While much of what takes place at the Combine doesn't matter, or is mostly for show we still watch and obsess over it because the NFL is king.  One of the most pointless events is the 40 yard dash, but despite the fact that we understand it's pretty worthless we still obsess over "what people ran."

So here we go piling on.  Here's the fastest 40's for tight ends who ran on Saturday.

  1. A.C. Leonard, Tennessee St. 4.50
  2. Eric Ebron, UNC 4.60
  3. Colt Lyerla, Oregon 4.61
  4. Trey Burton, Florida 4.62
  5. Jace Amaaro, Texas Tech 4.74

Friday, February 21, 2014

Fred Davis Arrested on DWI Charges

Finally we find someone who may be having a worse week than Ray Rice.  Redskins tightend Fred Davis was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated on Thursday afternoon according to police reports.

The arrest took place  at 3:45 pm on Thursday where Fairfax County police took the football player in at an intersection close to Tyson Corner Mall. 

More details are not known at this time, but it is likely a court date will be announced at some point on Friday.

It has not been a good week for Fred Davis.  Actually it was not a good day for Mr. Davis.  His DWI arrest came less than 24 hours after the NFL suspended him indefinitely for violating the leagues substance abuse policy.

In 2011 Davis was suspended, along with teammate Trent Williams, for the final four games of the season after both men failed multiple drug test for marijuana.

In regards to the suspension laid out this week, the tight end insist he has not had a positive test since the 2011 incident, and the reason for the most reason failed test was he ingested an band substance that was part of another supplement he was taking.  This could take some time to prove, but is not completely unheard of.

Once a high draft pick and a potential future star for the Washington Redskins, Davis has fallen on hard times in recent years.  At one point he replaced fan favorite Chris Cooley and appeared to be the next great Washington tight end, but he appeared in only 10 games in 2013 (3 starts).  Rookie Jordan Reed became the favorite within the program.  In total Davis complied  7 catches for 70 yards last season.

Davis will be a free agent at the end of this year, and the Skins were not planning on bringing him back.  One can imagine that with all the extra baggage he is now taking, this is one situation that the new coaching regime in Washington will be happy to wash their hands of.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Video of Ray Rice Dragging Unconcious Fiancee

Most of you have heard by now that Ray Rice and his fiancee Janay Palmer were arrested over the weekend in Atlantic City.  The charges came from a domestic disturbance where it appears the two were involved in a physical altercation with each other.

 Now TMZ has obtained video that appears to show Rice dragging what looks like an unconscious Palmer out of an elevator  in the Revel Casino where the arrest took place.  Rice was then approached by what looks like a security guard.  It was a little later in the night when both Rice and Palmer were arrested.

While Rice's attorneys  insist the video is not conclusive, it still does not look good for the Baltimore Ravens running back.  These are the type of images that stick out in peoples mind and are tough to erase no matter what the true story may be.


Mike Tolkin Announces Squad for Domestic Eagles Camp


Mike Tolkin has announced the group of 27 men who will travel to Atlanta as part of the USA Men's Eagles Domestic camp, slated to take place February 20th-23rd.  The camp will serve as a warm up as the Eagles prepare for their Rugby World Cup Qualifier matches latter this spring.

The domestic camp serves as an opportunity for Eagle candidates, who are not playing overseas, to get together and acclimate themselves to Tolkin's system. The group of 27 includes club players from many of the top programs in the United States.  It also includes a few players from the US Sevens player pool.  Tolkin had some interesting comments about the emergence and the of these players as well. 

A few of the players called to camp are unavailable due to injuries or work commitments.  Niua for example recently signed a contract with the Glasgow Warriors and is unavailable.  While Brett Thompson is unavailable due to injury. 

Men's Eagles | February Domestic Camp
Forwards
Derek Asbun - New York Athletic Club
Danny Barrett - Men's Eagles Sevens
Tom Coolican - New York Athletic Club
John Cullen - Seattle-OPSB
T.C. Elliott - Seattle-OPSB
Zach Fenoglio - Glendale Raptors
Graham Harriman - James Bay RFC
Olive Kilifi - Seattle-OPSB
Brodie Orth - Kansas City Blues
Louis Stanfill - Seattle-OPSB
Kyle Sumsion - Brigham Young University
Phil Thiel - Life
Matt Trouville - Seattle-OPSB
Nick Wallace - James Bay RFC
Aaron Young - Milwaukee Barbarians

Backs
Chris Chapman - New York Athletic Club
Joe Cowley - Life University
Miles Craigwell - Seattle-OPSB
Shaun Davies - Life
Dean Gericke - Houston Athletic Rugby Club
Troy Hall - New York Athletic Club
Kelly Kolberg - Dallas RFC
Chad London - Glendale Raptors
Tim Maupin - Olympic Club
Mike Petri - New York Athletic Club
Adam Siddall - Unattached
Shalom Suniula - Men's Eagles Sevens

Not considered for selection due to injury
Brian Doyle
James Paterson
Shawn Pittman

Selected but not available
Peter Dahl
Seamus Kelly

Selected but not available due to injury
Brett Thompson

Recently moved overseas
Toby L'Estrange
Folau Niua
Tai Tuisamoa
Men's Eagles | Coaching Staff
Mike Tolkin - Head Coach
Billy Millard - Assistant Coach
Justin Fitzpatrick - Assistant Coach
Phil Bailey - Assistant Coach
David Williams - Strength and Conditioning Coach
Chris O'Brien - Assistant Coach
Paul Goulding - Analyst
James Walton - Analyst
Richard Quincy - Physio
Zach Vyhnanek - Physio
Sarah Sall - Massage Therapist
Tristan Lewis - Manager

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Matt Hawkins Brings New Players to the Olympic Training Center


With Folau Niua gone moving on to the Glasgow Warriors and Carlin Isles apparently following suit, there are a few opening available for in Chula Vista at the Olympic Training Center.  USA Eagles Head Coach Matt Hawkins has wasted no time in filling those openings with qualified veteran rugby players.

Will Holder has been accepted into the Army's World Class Athlete Program and is now able to make the move to Chula Vista.  The 22 year old West Point alumni  and former All American has been long rumored to join the program and it appears the paper work has finally come through, making him eligible to serve his country while playing for the Eagles.  Holder will be the sixth WCAP player to join the Eagles.

Thretton Palamo is the other young man making the move to the Olympic Training center.  Many will remember Palamo as the youngest player to participate in a Rugby World Cup, or for his breakout performance for the University of Utah at the inaugural CRC in Columbus Ohio.  Since then Palamo has focused on football where he was a running back and a defensive and outside linebacker for the University of Utah.  He's now entering his final semester where he'll graduate in May with a degree in Sports Management.

Speaking with the 25 year old while out at the Las Vegas Sevens, he admitted he was not sure what the future could hold for him.  Several NFL teams expressed interest in the young talent.  We've seen rugby players successfully make the conversion to the NFL in recent years.  Ohio State product Nate Ebner being the best example as he continues to log productive minutes for the New England Patriots.

Thretton would love to follow in those footsteps.  However, he understands the reality of it all.  In addition he comes from a family with a strong rugby tradition, with both his brothers holding USA Caps as well.

Palamo told RugbyMag ; “I grew up with rugby and rugby’s just always been fun for me,
.”

He will spend the spring at the Olympic Training Center re-acclimating to  rugby and waiting to see what the NFL Draft holds for him.

For the Eagles these are two solid pick ups.  While neither has the speed of Carlin Isles (who does?) or the flair of Folau Niua, both are big elusive athletes with a strong rugby background.  Holder has the ability to make an immediate impact, and it will not take long for Palamo to get back into rugby mode.  Both are solid pickups by Matt Hawkins, as he looks to increase the depth and the talent pool at the Olympic Training Center.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Carlin Isles Signs to Play for Glasgow

The story of Carlin Isles is taking another unexpected turn as it's been confirmed the American speedster is heading to Europe to continue his rugby career.  Earlier this week Isles signed a deal with the Glasgow Warriors of the RaboDirect Pro 12 league, and is slated to head to Europe next week.

It was only a few weeks ago in Las Vegas we thought we saw the last of Isles on a rugby field, as he gave a farewell speech to the crowd.  Isles signed a futures contract with the Detroit Lions that would make him eligible to make the 2014 NFL roster. Many thought this would be his future due the the financial benefits of signing an NFL contract.

Today's news of a signing with Glasgow means Isles will be able to remain playing rugby.  To this point Isles has played limited minutes in the 15's game.  He's suited up for the San Diego Old Aztecs, but that's been the extent of his 15's experience.  By moving to Glasgow the speedster will have the opportunity to expand his game in an environment conducive to developing players.

The Glasgow Warriors have been on an American buying frenzy as of late.  Last week the Warriors signed Folau Niua from the US Eagles sevens side. 

The move to Europe means Carlin Isles will get the pay increase he desires.  More importantly he will be able to continue playing rugby, and learning the game.  Thus allowing him to remained focused on his goal of competing in the Olympics.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

SI Unveils Cover for Their 2014 Swimsuit Edition


A tradition 50 years in the making, and to show how big the occasion is, one was simply not enough.  Sports Illustrated unveiled the cover to their annual swimsuit issue earlier tonight, and no doubt it brought a smile to millions of fans faces.

2014 marks the 50th edition of the SI Swimsuit issue, and to mark the monumental occasion the magazine ditched their traditional format and showcased three beauties on the cover. Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge, and Chrissy Teigen were granted the honor.  The threesome posed together in the Pacific Ocean during a photo shoot in the gorgeous Cook Islands wearing only their bikini bottoms, although their backs are facing the camera. 

The new cover also ends Kate Upton's two year reign as swimsuit cover girl.  But do not worry fans, Upton is featured throughout the issue so you will get your fix.

Despite Upton not being on the cover, I assure you the woman who did make the cute are more than qualified.  Agdal, 21, was named the magazine's Rookie of the Year in 2012.

The 28-year-old Teigen, who's married to singer John Legend, was named SI's Rookie of the Year in 2010.  She's also become a regular on the Dan Patrick show, as well as making a name for herself thanks to her entertaining Twitter account.

Aldridge, also 28, is married to Kings of Leon's Caleb Followill and shares a daughter, Dixie Pearl, with him. Aldridge pulls double duty as she is also a Victoria's Secret model, this marks her first SI Swimsuit edition. 

USA Eagles Announce Locations For Two Summer Test Matches

Thanks to our friends over at This is American Rugby we can announce two new locations have been named for the US Eagles summer test matches.

The Eagles begin the summer with a game against Scotland held at BBVA Stadium in Houston Texas on June 7th.  From there according to yesterday's announcement they will fly to Hawaii where they will take on Japan at the Aloha Stadium, on June 14th.  Finally the Eagles will return to the United States where they will face Canada likely at Hornet Stadium on June 21st. 

Jump over to TIAR for more details on the Eagles summer fixtures.

So there you have it.  The Eagles will have a busy schedule this summer, especially if you remember the home-and-away World Cup Qualifier series being held this spring. This is all good for rugby fans, and for the Eagles program.  They need to get as many quality test matches as possible heading into the World Cup cycle. 

The only losers in all of this, are rugby fans on the East Coast.  Once again they are left without getting a home game.  Hopefully the match with New Zealand comes through for the fall.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Best Goal Celebration Ever





Now that's how you celebrate a goal.  It's also surprising considering how Italian soccer is known for the flop, but this guy proves he's hardcore.  Also think the red card is a bit much, I mean seriously the guy put his head through a wall.

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Happy New Year From Walker Sports

We're retooling and revamping things around here but plan to see a whole lot of us in 2014.  It's going to be a fun ride.