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Hollywood Howard Will be on “The Office” Next Month, and, Incredibly, That Show is Still on the Air

Kyle Scott - February 26, 2013

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Not Howard… the show. My Christ, is Pam like 42 with child now?

Ryan Howard, the real one, will appear on the March 28 episode of The Office learned exclusively about the guest star appearance (how does Comcast-owned NBC not tell CSN about this first?) and spoke to Craig Robinson (Darryl on the show), who said almost nothing of use on the subject:

So, we have a lot of important things to discuss, but I guess we have to start with Ryan Howard: What’s a superstar like him doing with your crappy startup agency? 

[Laughs.] Well, you know, we’re trying to blow this up. We want to be a success and we want him joining us, but we’re looking out for his best interests, too. We want to see Ryan’s star grow to beyond a household name, to where he’s a household-and-backyard name. 

How are Ryan’s acting skills? 

Ryan killed it. He was dope, man. He’s pretty damn funny in real life, which doesn’t always translate to TV, but he killed it. He’s definitely a better actor than John Krasinski. Without a doubt. [Laughs.] I’m just playing. 

Did you milk him for some dirt on the Phillies?  

I’ve met Ryan a couple of times and he’s very chill, but I’m from Chicago, so he didn’t want to hear that. But he did say he’s going to get me out to some games, so I’m looking forward to doing that.  


This is The Office’s ninth and (thankfully) final season. I don’t even know if the character Ryan Howard (B.J. Novak) is still on the show. I stopped watching about seven years ago. But we’ll look forward to seeing The Big Piece next month.

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Here’s a Photo of Ryan Howard’s MASSIVE Florida Home

Kyle Scott - February 6, 2013

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Previously, we’ve brought you details about Ryan Howard’s Belleair Beach mansion, a 17,500 square-foot home, with a moat, located on the Gulf just south of Clearwater Beach.

Construction began in April, and, of course, CB readers are on the scene. Here’s a picture from reader Brian of the halfway-completed MANSION. Behold, The Big Piece’s place: [click to enlarge]

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$125 million.

Howard Eskin Thinks Erin Andrews Being Filmed Nude in Her Hotel Room was the Best Thing to Ever Happen to Her

Kyle Scott - January 20, 2013

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I'm not sure what has gotten into Howard Eskin lately. First he reported that Andy Reid to the Cardinals was all but a done deal… then that the hockey season was on the verge of being canceled… then that Gus Bradley was flying to Philly to finalize his contract with the Eagles… then that Bradley was already in Philly, when he was actually flying somewhere over Montana… and now he's made some questionable remarks about Erin Andrews and her peephole incident.

On Eskin's show Saturday morning, a conversation about Manti T'eo with caller Murray for some reason turned to Andrews, and that's when Eskin decided to opine on her being filmed nude in her hotel room:

Howard Eskin: It’s like Erin Andrews ought to thank the guy that shot the nude video of her.

‘Murray’: You’re absolutely right.

Eskin: She was a sideline reporter on the S.E.C. until that happened.

‘Murray’: And I still don’t like her.

Eskin: No, I think she’s terrible.

‘Murray’: No, me too.


I get it. It's the Sex Tape Theory. You couldn't embrace Kim Kardashian as a bonafide celebrity until you saw Ray J go clamming on a surprisingly well-lit bed. And some will argue that you couldn't embrace Andrews as the preeminent sideline reporter until you saw her in a disappointingly-lit hotel room. But still. The circumstances surrounding a sex tape are a little different than being filmed in your hotel room through a peephole. Eskin may not remember Andrews being a household name when the video came out, but she was (at least among mid-twenties dudes), and I'm not so sure it was the thing that made her career (though it may have helped her get on Dancing With The Stars…). Eskin's comment was as incorrect as it was inappropriate, and I'm guessing that the folks at FOX – who, at some level, sign paychecks for both of them – would think so too.

Listen to Eskin's comment after the jump.

via The Big Lead and Sports Rantz, the latter of which chronicled this and another radio host, on Twitter, telling Andrews the same thing… and to get back in the kitchen

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Curt Schilling Called Howard Eskin a Dumbass Today

Kyle Scott - January 9, 2013

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Howard Eskin was one of many folks who took issue with today's announcement that no eligible players, many of whom are tied to steroids, will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame this year (you need a minimum of 75% of the vote to get in). So, Eskin took to Twitter to voice his displeasure. And then, he jumped into a public exchange between former teammates Curt Schilling and Randy Johnson. Behold:

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And with that comment from Schilling, ridiculing Eskin for citing wins, a mostly meaningless stat, SABR nerds everywhere rejoice.

Eskin's had a rough go of it on Twitter this week. On Saturday, he said that the hockey season could could be canceled before the end of the weekend. Today, a new CBA was ratified.

Yesterday, Howard Eskin was Extraordinarily Wrong About the Lockout

Kyle Scott - January 6, 2013

Howard Eskin, whose sources are generally well-placed and reliable (especially with hockey news and Flyers injury updates— for realsies), was grotesquely wrong with his lockout update last night:

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At the time, he was quickly corrected by unofficial CB weatherman John Bolaris:

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You're, but whatevs. Earlier in the day, J-Bo (or the Tweets he was reading) was actually spot on with his lockout update: 

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Score one for the weatherman in this ongoing dick-measuring contest between mostly out-of-work former Philly media stalwarts.

Know Your Loon: Andrew Bynum Said He was Better Than Dwight Howard

Kyle Scott - December 17, 2012

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When I first read these Andrew Bynum quotes from before the Sixers-Lakers game last night, I thought Bynum was humbly acknowledging that the Lakers traded him, a number 2, to get Dwight Howard, undeniably a number 1, because that’s what a non-loon would say. And that’s what a reasonable person would expect to hear.

But no.

Not from Andrew Bynum, who is a loon. 

When asked about being traded for Howard, who had 17 and 11 last night as the Lakers thumped the Sixers, Bynum, who combed his hair like a Pimp Named Slickback, offered up the following: [CSN via Liberty Ballers

"I think Dwight's a great player, but he's going to have to get accustomed to playing with Kobe obviously, and not touching the ball every single play."

"Later I thought I was able to get the ball more and do more things with the ball, so I could definitely see how at the end it could stunt growth. Winning championships there was fun. But obviously my time there is done. Health is the main concern with me now."

"I don't regret anything. Personally, they traded No. 1 for No. 2 and that is what happened."


If you read that again, or didn’t skim it like I originally did, you’ll notice that Bynum said he was the number one. I don’t think I need to list the reasons why that  statement, especially at this time, is preposterous. But if you’d like, I’m sure Rach Recklesss could give you a few– since she's longtime friends with Bynum.

What struck me as even more passive-aggressive was Bynum’s jab at Kobe, who went out of his way last week to compliment Bynum.

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"He can do everything," Kobe Bryant said after Friday's 102-96 Lakers win over the Washington Wizards at the Verizon Center. "There really isn't anything he can't do."

"The biggest thing for Andrew is just his health," Bryant said. ". . . If he gets healthy, they have an incredible, incredible center." 

"He is a pretty even-keeled guy, but he has a temper which I always enjoyed because he was always kind of on edge," said Bryant, whose team is just 10-14 and snapped a four-game losing streak with the victory over the Wizards. "I just hope he gets healthy."


Bynum’s dig at Kobe’s ballhogginess (how I interpreted it) stunting his growth, while perhaps accurate, is fairly ballsy thing to say, especially for a guy who stunted his own growth this year by bowling a bit too aggressively.

Following Their Wedding This Weekend, Ryan and Krystle Howard “Trashed The Dress” in the Pacific

Kyle Scott - December 5, 2012

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Can't see the line, can you, Russ? [Photos: Splash News]

This is what happens when you make $125 million and can do pretty much whatever the fuck you want.

After getting married in Hawaii on Saturday (surprisingly few pictures exist), Ryan and Krystle Howard took a dip in the ocean on Monday, with their tux and dress on, respectively. 


One person tweeted a stealthy pic of the couple, rolling about in the Hawaiian waters (an image which I prefer to the clear ones):

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Apparently, this is all part of a new fad called “trash the dress,” which sounds like a sexy little game Bill Clinton came up with in the Oval Office. But, it turns out it’s just a thing where brides soak or muddy their expensive wedding dresses by jumping in the ocean, rolling in mud, or spilling food all over themselves. Why? Because women like attention, and doing something that says hey, look at me– I’m sexy and crazy lets everyone know that they’re just a carefree, unpredictable soul, while solidifying their own (mostly inaccurate) belief that they’re not materialistic and are just happy to be one with the earth… and their millionaire husband.

Anyway, the dress, which was featured on TLC's Say Yes to the Dress (a little show I like to call Kill Myself) is ruined. But at least the Howard’s have this $7 wash cloth from our friend Joe over at Busted Coverage.

via TMZ, Big League Stew

H/T to (@kyliegeds)

Ryan Howard Sent a Thank You Card to Blogger Who Bought $7.99 Wash Cloth on His Wedding Registry

Kyle Scott - November 26, 2012

Our sick friend Joe Kinsey over at Busted Coverage – your one-stop shop for NSFW Tweets, College GameDay signs, and ladies – discovered a few months ago that Ryan Howard and Krystle Campbell had registries for their upcoming nuptials. So, Kinsey decided to purchase the $125 million slugger a gift– a $7.99 wash cloth, from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Today, he received a thank you from the Big Piece:

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When he sent it, Kinsey included the following message with the gift:

Congratulations to both of you. This washcloth was the best I could do since I’m unemployed (have been for 3 years), but it’s the thought that matters. Go Phillies! 


Also awesome. 

We congratulate Ryan and Krystle on their upcoming wedding and, perhaps more impressively, applaud them for taking the time to write a blogger a thank you card.