Recently, the ridiculous and absurd acts in sports appear to be arriving in twos – from Brett Favre and his apparent inappropriate texts to Jenn Sterger, to the rumored in-season spat between Patriots QB Tom Brady and WR Randy Moss and so on.  This sounds like a job for Throwing Tomatoes!

So as the stories continue to get generated, more sports frustration emerges.  Don’t sweat it, The Wife Hates Sports has them covered – in lycopene, that is.

This time, make that DOUBLE the lycopene.

Throwing Tomatoes: October 11, 2010

Brett Favre

…for finding a new – and scandalous – way to get into the news.

Brett Favre continues to be the bad penny in football.  This time, it’s not the vomit-inducing retirement rollercoaster ride that vaults him into the news, but something else.jenn-sterger-dressed-as-referee

That’s right, as it turns out, Brett is not so different than countless other big sports names when it comes to women.  If you haven’t heard already, stories have emerged (originally via Deadspin) involving Favre apparently sending inappropriate texts and images to Jenn Sterger– a model and former employee with the New York Jets.

If you haven’t seen Sterger yet, here are a few images of her – and as you will see, it’s understandable why Brett would be attracted to her – but that doesn’t give him the right to be a complete pig.

Jenn Sterger: #4’s Apparent Crush


Overall, it’ll be interesting to see if this affects Favre’s continuous game streak or Minnesota’s performance on the field.  One also has to wonder if Favre had a feeling this news would come out and that perhaps was another reason that Brett appeared to need to be coaxed back to the Vikings this season.

Tom Brady and Randy Moss

…for allegedly pulling each other’s hair verbally.

Usually, when one is discussing two of the biggest names in football, there wouldn’t be a connection to a verbal spat about a player’s overall appearance.

Usually, a man – after sweating for hours and knocking people around – wouldn’t care if he had a few hairs out of place – at least, that’s what the general thought would be.

The recent rumor in the Randy Moss Trade Saga is that Moss and Patriots QB Tom Brady got into a spat over their appearance, with Moss jabbing at Brady’s Justin Bieber-like appearance, while Brady took a shot at Randy’s beard.

The story has also been denied, too – so who knows what really is true.


If Randy Moss didn’t bust on Tom Brady’s “Bieber Hair”, then he should have.

But either way, this news IS as ridiculous as it sounds – and I personally don’t know what else to say about it… well, except for the fact that each jab – if true – was warranted.

The Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers

… for being the two BIGGEST underachievers in the NFL this season.

While many may want to point to Cincinnati or San Diego as the owners of this unfortunate honor, the Niners and Cowboys should be considered the biggest disappointments this season – and it’s not close.

First off, San Francisco is in a weak division, and came in as a favorite to get back to the playoffs.  The result is instead a 0-5 record and three very tough losses, including last night to the Eagles.

Meanwhile, Dallas continues to be a train wreck – most recently falling to 1-3 in a home loss to the Titans.  No seat should be hotter than the ones belonging to Dallas coaches Wade Phillips and Jason Garrett.

The Minnesota Twins and Cincinnati Reds

…for bowing out faster than the Rays can say “Tickets are still available”.

Two of the better team stories during baseball’s regular season were the Twins and Reds – and that’ssplatteredtomato why it’s more disappointing to see both teams get swept out the playoff door.

The Twins’ front office remain pleased with manager Ron Gardenhire – and they should be – but at some point, he needs to find a way to beat the “Pinstripes”.

Meanwhile, the Reds certainly had a tough task against the Phillies and its big 3 – also known as “H20” by the locals.  Still, the blunders on the field along with a lack of hitting production by one of the NL’s top hitting teams, well… it was just dreadful.

And finally…

…….a quick-strike pelting of cherry tomatoes…

Brooks ConradHate to pile up on the guy, but his performance against the Giants in Game 3 even made Bill Buckner cringe.

Todd Collins– His dreadful performance against the Panthers (32 yards passing, 4 INT’s) should be cut-worthy.

LeSean McCoyLucky for him, his choice to slide short of a first down didn’t cost the Eagles a victory to the 49ers.

Allen IversonReports have AI potentially signing to play in Turkey.  Seriously?  Wait, do they practice in Turkey?


This has been Throwing Tomatoes, where the fruit is twice as nice – and also twice as lethal.