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19
Aug

Eastbound & Browns: Is Johnny Manziel Becoming Kenny Powers?

Every week I become more convinced that Johnny Manziel is the closest thing professional sports will ever have to a real-life Kenny Powers (exception: John Rocker). Manziel’s middle-finger waving episode on Monday night was just one more event in what is now a long list of  Kenny Power-like moves. The two have several similarities.

Kenny Powers is a character from the HBO comedy series, Eastbound & Down. Johnny Manziel is a character from the NFL comedy series the Cleveland Browns. Kenny Powers likes to party. Manziel likes to party. Kenny Powers does not care what anyone thinks about his partying and decision making. Manziel doesn’t care what anyone thinks about his partying and decision making. Kenny Powers gives the finger during games. Manziel gives the finger during games. Johnny Manziel drinks champagne on inflatable swans and talks to stacks of cash as if they were a telephone. Kenny Powers would love nothing more than to drink champagne on a swan and pretend that stacks of cash are cell phones. If Powers and Manziel were to ever meet, they would be best friends. Read more »

14
Aug

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

Dez Bryant will be really mad if Manziel does not get suspended for signing autos (ESPN)
The 18 best worst bad guys in sports movies (Bleacher Report)
The worst of the worst lawyer commercials… Ever (Courts and Sports)
New courthouse dress code bans sleeveless shirts, halter tops (ABA)
Stare DE J.J. Watt wants to play offense, too (ESPN)
Boy and his friend kill great-grandmother with a hatchet, because they wanted pizza (ABA)

Big Brother: NJ city has watch towers, microphones and over 120 cameras installed on streets (My9NJ)
Citizens who do not speak english can still be jurors, New MExico Supreme Court says (ABA)

13
Aug

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announces Justice Department Initiative to reverse the war on drugs (ABA Journal)
Judge strikes down New York’s stop-and-frisk policy (The New York Times)
More memorabilia dealers come forward claiming Manziel signed a bunch of stuff for them
(ESPN)
Michelle Obama to release rap album (Politico)
Finally!!! Jet Pack developer gets green light to begin test flights (Sky News)
Man who fell 65 feet at Atlanta’s Turner Field has died (ESPN)
Quadruple amputee has custom wheelchair stolen while on vacation (France 24)
Constitutional right to die? Terminally ill woman wants to end her life to donate organs, but will Michigan law allow such a wish? (Fox Detroit)
149 teens and young adults face criminal charges for playing giant game of hide and seek (Washington Post)
It is no “Grey’s Anatomy” pay out, but Asiana offers $10,000 all survivors of a recent plane crash (AP)
Justice Department sues in an effort to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways (ABA Journal)
Texas A&M bought Texas Weslyan University’s law school (ABA Journal)
Really? Man caught trying to steal puppies… By stuffing them down his pants (WOKV)

17
Jul

Legal Links: Legal, Sports and Weird News

Would Edward Snowden be convicted by an American jury? (ABA)

Tired of your cell phone battery dying? Worry no more – researchers invented a battery that uses urine to charge it (The Independent)

A couple punches a lifeguard in the face because his whistle blowing was “aggravating their hangover.” (CBS Boston)

Awesome Twitter by a guy who ran on the field at last nights All Star Game (Brobible)

Is a law degree worth it? Report finds that law grads will, on average, make $1million more over their lifetime than their bachelor degree peers (ABA)

Johnny Maziel denies rumors of being “hungover” at  QB camp, kicked out. A college kid consuming alcohol is making headlines? (ESPN)

Lakers are eyeing LeBron for 2014. Will he leave? Once a cheater, always a cheater. (ESPN)

*Bonus Video*
Get through your post-lunch, mid week depression by watching this guy breaking up with young women he has never met before is quite entertaining.