Bad dad shakes baby daughter to death over football match

Mark Lackenby

Mark Lackenby

Father, 32, shook his newborn baby to death after losing £2.50 bet on Arsenal in Champions League match:

The scumbag you see above is 32-year-old Mark Lackenby. Now, this guy likes his football (or soccer as those across the pond may call it). In fact, he likes his footie so much that when his favourite team wasn’t playing as well as he’d of liked, he took his rage out on his five-week old daughter, Ruby.

Sometime last year, Lackenby was watching football at his home in Sheffield, England while Ruby’s mother Gemma was upstairs in the bath. When the opposing team scored a goal, Lackenby wasn’t impressed. It was at this moment that Ruby (who was next to Lackenby on the couch) began to cry. Instead of tending to her like any decent sort of father (or human being) should, he yanked the tiny baby up and ‘violently’ shook her, causing ‘catastrophic’ brain and nerve injuries. She was taken to hospital, but unfortunately she died the next day. Of course, there were people queuing up to defend this ‘loving and caring’ father (who has three other children from previous relationships). What a load of bull. Firstly, no ‘loving and caring’ father violently attacks their child like Lackenby did. No ‘loving and caring’ father would put a damn football game before his child.

What’s worse, evidence showed this wasn’t the first time Lackenby had attacked Ruby. An autopsy showed Ruby had suffered BROKEN RIBS a week before she died. So daddy was breaking baby’s ribs when she was just a month old. Sick piece of shit! Today, Lackenby was found guilty of manslaughter, but was cleared of murder. He received a measly 10 years in prison. Just 10 years for killing an innocent baby. Ruby’s egg donor was originally facing charges of perverting the course of justice after allegedly lying to hospital staff about how Ruby got injured, but she was acquitted by the jury. What I wanna know is, where the hell was mum when baby’s ribs were getting broken?! She obviously knew her bed buddy was a violent thug but put her own desires before the needs of her daughter, and Ruby lost her life due to her incubators selfishness. Both breeders should rot behind bars, but such is our justice system, that’ll never happen.


R.I.P Ruby x

***Special thanks to Cobalt Rose for the write up***

I renounce the Steelers…for now


So I have this problem. I’ve been a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers since I was 10-years-old. Granted back then the Steelers were the team in the NFL. Little kids, being what they are, want to root for winners so there was a lot of us that were Steeler fans. Little kids are the worst front-runners. Not to mention that growing up in South Jersey we didn’t really have our own team. There were mostly Eagles fans mixed in with some Giants fans.

There was one year that the Steelers played the Eagles in a preseason game. The Steelers won the game and my dad knew a guy who worked security at Vets Stadium and was able to get me into the Steelers locker room. I got to meet a lot of Steeler legends that day. I got to meet and get autographs from Terry Bradshaw, Franco Harris, and my favorite player of all time Rocky Bleier. My Steeler jersey carries the number 20 worn by Bleier. I cherish this memory because it was one of the few good memories I share with my father but I digress.

As I got older I did not abandon the Steelers as teams like the Cowboys *spit* and 49ers began building their own dynasties. I was no fair weather fan. I suffered through the Bubby Brister years. I was heartbroken when Neil O’Donnell threw away our chance of winning a Super Bowl against the hated Cowboys. I witnessed the deterioration of Kordell Stewart after he transitioned from Slash to the starting QB.

Then came Ben Roethlisberger. Supposedly the best QB the Steelers had since the much vaunted Terry Bradshaw. You can’t argue with results. He took the Steelers back to the promised land of the Super Bowl twice and was victorious both times. Not that there weren’t problems along the way.

Roethlisberger is obviously not the brightest crayon in the box when he’s away from football. He missed some games after crashing his motorcycle while not wearing a helmet. Now in the past year, he’s been accused in a pair of sexual assaults. He wasn’t charged by police but the NFL thought there was enough evidence to suspend him for a handful of games.

I’ve never been a big Roethlisberger fan. Pittsburgh has a history of its QBs melting down. When they gave him the multi-year multi-million dollar contract I knew it was a mistake. Now with his suspension now served he’s back under center for the Steelers.

Call me a pussy if you want but I don’t want an ‘alleged’ sexual predator being the QB for my team. I can’t in good conscience root for the Steelers while he is such an integral part of the team. If they were to win the Super Bowl this year I would not acknowledge it.

Now the problem is who do I root for in the meantime. That’s where fantasy football comes in. Each year I always end up with an inordinate amount of players from a specific team. This year that team is the San Diego Chargers. Not the best team to root for but at least I have somewhat of a vested interest in their success. Philip Rivers is the QB on two of my teams and I also have various running backs and wide receivers scattered throughout all three of my teams.

So for the 2010 season, I will be a Chargers fan unless the Steelers get rid of Roethlisberger before then.

Super Bowl XL

Tired of all the Super Bowl critiques and reviews? Tough shit. Here’s another one.

I’m ecstatic about the Steelers’ win for a couple of reasons. I’ve been a Steelers fan since I was a kid so it was nice to see them win it one more time, it has been 26 years after all. It means I no longer have the bad juju and will be able to watch football again on TV next season. But most importantly I can finally tell all the Cowboy and 49ers fans to suck it. We have 5 too.

The game itself was good but not great. Super Bowl XXXVIII between the Panthers and the Patriots still sticks out in my mind as the most exciting. But the game did have its moments. The Roethlisberger touchdown wasn’t pretty but it worked. If you think he didn’t break the plane then you’re blind. And how can you not love Randle El’s reverse pass to Hines Ward? And Willie Parker’s record-breaking run. The Steelers scored with style on each touchdown.

The commercials were better than last year but not phenomenal. The ones that really stuck out in my mind was the magic fridge from Bud Light, the cavemen from Fed-Ex, and the streaking sheep from Budweiser.

And to make the victory even sweeter I finally hit the office pool for $50.

I’m sad to see Jerome Bettis go but it was nice to see him go out on top.

See you in August for pre-season.

Trench’s Bad JuJu Super Bowl Pick

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Super Bowl XXXIX

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