Tuesday, April 24, 2012

The Kardashian Kurse?

In light of Lamar Odom's recent argument and benching from the Dallas Mavericks, I have to wonder if there really is a curse surrounding the Kadashian men.

To review, Kim and Khole have been fans of pro sports stars, but unlike the rest of us (or just me) they actually date and marry them.  Khole's record has been better than Kim's in terms of marriage and dating, but outside of TV ratings, how have the husbands really fared?

Khloe and Lamar

Don't get me wrong, Khloe is by far my favorite Kardashian. She's the type of chick who can out drink Dick Cheney, give him hell for his bad aim, then go outshoot him off GW's back porch.  But, despite how awesome she is, Lamar is having a slump.  His recent benching has really been the icing on the cake...the trade from the Lakers to the Mavs, the troubles off the court...lets look at his income over the past 10 years or so. (all figures are from www.celebritynetworth.com, so blame them if this isn't accurate!)

He starts off making a modest 2.5 million contract with the Lakers in 1999, and receives raises each year until 2009, where he tapped out at a little over 14 million a year.  2010 he gets traded to the Mavericks, and his contract is for only 7.5 million.

What else happened in 2009? Oh, he got married to Khloe. Coincidence?

Kim and Reggie

Kim and Reggie started dating in 2007. (FYI Reggie Bush is a New Orlenas Saints NFL player who won the Heisman trophy out of college). In 2007 he signed a contract with the Saint's totaling a touch over 7 million. Not so shabby. However..by the end of the 2007 season he was missing games due to a torn ligament in his leg. His health problems followed him throughout 2008, and by 2009 he was having historic lows in all categories.  

His luck did turn around by the end of the 2009 season in the playoffs against the Cardinals and was a major help in the Super bowl game that year.  They broke up apparently in 2009, and then got back together again for that Super Bowl win where he did not propose to her as the media reported. They finally split for good in 2010. 

Reggie Bush was under investigation for receiving perks and benefits while in college that were against NCAA rules for years before this, but the allegations came to a head and Bush was stripped of the trophy only a few months after he and Kim split. 

Okay, maybe she can't be to blame for his injuries or the stuff he took in college, but another Kardashian man down the tubes.

Kim and Kris

Do I even need to recap his career, or their "whirlwind" romance? 

So, what do you think? Do you think there is a Kardashain kurse? 

Things my husband hates...

I'm not sure about the rest of you, but my husband has very strong,very random opinions about things.  Today's source of anger?

Sophie's French Bakery. The guy who will gladly eat shitty wings at smoke filled bars has immense consternation at sitting a nice cafe with good coffee and baked goods. 


Friday, April 20, 2012

It's been a while!

Wow, a lot has been going on since last time I posted. Tim Tebow is in NYC , Peyton Manning is in Denver, and Mr Khloe Kardashian is benched after a big fight with Mark Cuban (shark tank!)

But what I really wanted to talk about today is the new throw back uniforms that he Steelers debuted.

Have you SEEN these things? It looks like something the hamburgler would wear after he got caught stealing some fries.

I wonder if there was any thought to the irony of the steelers legal dramas and the new uniforms. Let's look at their line up (ha ha)

Obviously there is Big Ben, who blessed us with the awesome line "take my shots, bitches"'. Who can turn down a guy like that, especially after his second allegation of sexual harassment. I wonder if that was how he got his wife?

Haines Ward, who I love so much, found himself with a DUI charge last year. (I have a long rant about NFL players and DUIs coming, be warned).

Santonio Holmes. Although he isn't a Steeler anymore, he was their MVP and their first round draft pick, so he still counts. So does his marijuana possessions, several assault cases and an Alex Baldwin-esque refusal to turnoff his iPhone. Props to you, my friend!

What is your take on the uniforms? Does any other team have horrible ones that should be highlighted?