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Golf's Birdman, Tyson on Broadway and racist sneakers

Golf's Birdman, Tyson on Broadway and racist sneakers



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SALT LAKE CITY — Webb Simpson was the no-name golfer who won this past weekend's U.S. Open.

A fans runs in front of Webb Simpson as he is 
interviewed after the U.S. Open Championship 
golf tournament Sunday, June 17, 2012, at The 
Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric 
Risberg)
A fans runs in front of Webb Simpson as he is interviewed after the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament Sunday, June 17, 2012, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

The Birdman is the crazy fan who video-bombed Simpson's post-win interview with Bob Costas at the Olympic Club's Lake Course in San Francisco.

The Birdman is quickly yanked out of camera shot, but Costas' face of shock was priceless.

"Always something to spice matters up," said Costas.

"Enjoy the jail cell pal," jumped in Simpson.

Solid comeback, Simpson.

Tyson on Broadway

It seems just about everybody's got some gig on Broadway nowadays, so why not throw Mike Tyson into the ring.

You think I'm kidding?

The former boxer announced Monday that he's tag-teaming with director Spike Lee to bring his one-man show, "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth," to the bright lights of Broadway.

Tyson's already been "performing" in Vegas where he talks about the highs and lows of his life marred by accusations of domestic violence, rape and drug use.

Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion ever in 1986 when he won his title as a 20-year-old.

We'll see if he can knock em dead in New York.

Questionable Sneakers

Some new Adidas sneakers are causing quite the outrage.

The Roundhouse Mid "Handcuff" shoe, created by designer Jeremy Scott, come with, of all things, ankle shackles.

And, as you can guess, those upset over the shoes think they promote racism.

Addidas' promoted the shoes with this caption: "Got a sneaker game so hot you lock your kicks to your ankles?"

Okay?

Adidas has since said it won't sell the shoes.

That's good, I guess, but I think the greatest scandal is the price of the shoes: $350.

(hard swallow)

Crazy goalThe Euro Cup is still ongoing and providing crazy goals. The latest comes to us from Italy's Mario Balotelli, who bicycle kicks a corner kick around a defender for the clinching goal against Ireland.

I'll admit, soccer doesn't always provide a ton of scoring, but when it happens it's usually pretty dramatic.

Crazy double play

The long ball tends to get all the love when it comes to baseball highlights, bu the Reds' Brandon Phillips deserves some accolades for a double play he started over the weekend against the Mets.

New York's Ike Davis hits a ground ball up the. Phillips ranges to his right, snares the ball then flips it between his legs, while on the move, to shortstop Zack Cozart, who throws to first for the double play.

That, my friends, is pretty. And Phillips knew it.

Graydon Johns

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