The sports world has been active, from the continuation of the NFL Playoffs to headlines in the golf world, and more.  This sounds like a job for Throwing Tomatoes!

So as the sports world turns, the stories pile up and more sports frustration emerges.  Don’t sweat it, The Wife Hates Sports has them all covered – in lycopene, that is.

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Rashard Mendenhall

…for doing the “Humpty Dance”.

The Pittsburgh Steelers were ecstatic, and ready to finalize its most recent Super Bowl trip.  Woodley was jacked, Tomlin was amped, and Big Ben was ready to run a play in the victory formation.  Following the Roethlisberger snap, Rashard Mendenhall celebrated by… dry humping the Steelers QB?  Really?

Yes, really.  It caught many off guard, but was hysterical at the same time.  I even double-checked that others saw what I saw.  The Huffington Post did, as did many others.

The Jay Cutler Haterade

…for being sugary sweet.

I get that a lot of players are up in arms by the Jay Cutler knee injury.  It’s the NFC Championship game, and a golden opportunity for a true leader to suck it up and try and vault his team into the Super Bowl.  But knee injuries can be brutal, and every man has a different pain threshold.

Take my readers, for example, who have a high threshold by tolerating my writing.  Guys like Brett Favre and Big Ben also play hurt all the time.  Cutler tried, and it didn’t pan out, so give the guy a break.  He’s already hurting from having a future of sitting on his couch on February 6th.

Dustin Johnson


Earth to Dustin Johnson: It’s Natalie Gulbis, embrace that rumor.

She’s not just one of the most talented women in professional sports, but also one of the most beautiful.  She’s Natalie Gulbis and rumors were flying about her dating fellow pro golfer Dustin Johnson.

Yet, Johnson has recently denied rumors that he’s dating Gulbis – and even adamantly stated that he’s sick of hearing about it.

Fine, Dustin – that’s cool, bro – we can go back to the two blown majors from last year.  Would you rather we did that instead?  The world just wanted to float positive news about you… and your “Johnson”…

Mark Sanchez

… for spreading green to a teammate.

The New York Jets are often referred to as “Gang Green”, but Mark Sanchez took that nickname to a whole new level.  This time, he’s not eating hot dogs on the sideline, but instead appears to be caught on camera picking his nose and wiping the mess on teammate Mark Brunell.

It’s already enough that the veteran QB has to be Sanchez’s backup.

Then again, maybe he was just “caught at a pick at a light”.

The Emerging Carson Palmer – Mike Brown Feud

…for gaining more steam than the Cincinnati offense.

There are reports that Carson Palmer could choose to retire if he’s not dealt away from the Bengals.  Today, Bengals owner Mike Brown said that Palmer isn’t on the trade block.

Honestly, each party would be better off parting ways, and it would be in each’s best interest to realizesplatteredtomato that.  Carson realizes it already, but he also shouldn’t consider retirement.  Palmer has some gas left in the tank, and a change would do him good (if placed in the right situation).

And finally…

…a quick-strike of red to the following teams…

Toronto Raptors – Eight straight losses leading them to a 13-32 record

Cleveland Cavaliers – The Cavs’ losing streak is now at 17 games.

Washington Wizards – The Wizards are 0-21 on the road this season.

Edmonton Oilers – Five straight losses and the worst record in the West (by 14 points)

Vancouver Canucks – Still the top seed, but four straight losses is cause for concern

Ottawa Senators – Just one victory over its last ten games, and fading fast


This has been Throwing Tomatoes, where the red fruit always plays through pain.