Tommy John isn't the only athlete with a surgery named after him.
Here are a few others.
What's annoying about mascots is that they're adored for doing obnoxious things that would otherwise get an un-costumed person beat up. Their small language capacities and gargantuan heads perpetuate the age-old stereotype that they're mentally retarded, which, despicably, is the reason why folks find them so entertaining. Yet some mascots, in addition to being obnoxious, are entirely irrelevant to the city or team they represent.
#1 Southpaw of the Chicago White Sox
This is Michael Jordan's son, Marcus Jordan. Marcus Jordan averaged 8.0 points per game last season for lowly Central Florida, yet he is approximately 8.0 billion times better at basketball than he is at rapping. Observe.
Sixteen years after posting a triple-double in a playground game in his neighborhood, rapper turned actor Ice Cube fÂked around again today Â- but this time a little too much, as he had 12 turnovers, shot 0-for-14 from the field, and almost single-handedly caused his team to lose, 21-4.
Â"I got to say it was a bad day,Â- said Cube.
His performance was a disaster of turnovers, ill-advised shots, failed dunks and even an attempted bicycle kick tip-in rebound.
Â"Some of my Hollywood friends and their kids really enjoy soccer,Â- said Cube. Â"ItÂ"s a fun sport. I was fÂking around so I thought: Â'Hey, why not try it?Â" It didnÂ"t turn out well.Â-
The Compton native said his play in this afternoonÂ"s game showed him there is a fine line between fÂking around in a way that, for example, sets up teammates for wide open shots with inspired, behind the back passes and fÂking around by shooting hook shots from half-court on a fastbreak or whipping no-look passes over the backboard or trying to jump off teammates backs to dunk the ball.
Â"I was lucky none of the brothers decided to use their A.K. on me,Â- he said. Â"I was completely out of control out there.Â-
The former N.W.A. member said he went back to his neighborhood in hopes of playing a good game and re-establishing his street cred.
Â"IÂ"m not sure what has hurt me worse,Â- he said. Â"Starring in Â'Are We There Yet?Â" Starring in Â'Are We Done Yet?Â" Or posting my triple-double of turnovers, airballs and personal fouls today. I hope it was all a dream.Â-
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From @cavsdan AKA Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert
The ProStars cartoon aired only 14 episodes during its television run from September to December 1991. But many more episodes of the Michael Jordan, Bo Jackson and Wayne Gretzky crime-fighting cartoon were shot that never made it to air.
Here are a few.