Archive for April 2nd, 2008

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Apr
08

Wilt has Something for you to Lick

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Wilt Chamberlain, famed cocksman, is being swept up in a grassroots campaign to get onto a postage stamp. The Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee every year considers proposals for various famous and celebrated Americans to receive their own stamps and reportedly he could be on a stamp as soon as 2010. The initial hope had been to get a stamp in time to commemorate the anniversary of Wilt’s record 100 point game on March 2, 1962 but since the committee only approves 4 stamps a year it might have to wait. However, if Wilt can just get a letter from every woman he’s nailed, he should be well on the way to a overwhelming majority vote in his favor.

02
Apr
08

But All That Precious Cat Gut!

Mikhail Youzhny is a young Russian man who is ranked 11th in the ATP Men’s tennis rankings–ha, as if you didn’t already know! I know all my readers are rabid tennis-maniacs–who was playing in a match down in Miami the other day when he lost a point and took it quite personally. He ends up hurting himself so badly he is forced to take a timeout so he can be treated by a trainer to staunch the blood! 39 seconds into this video you’ll see what I mean.

See, this is why I’ve always said, “Never play tennis, backgammon or roulette with a Russian, or else someone’s head will bleed.” It’s my only credo.

02
Apr
08

Hey Joe Blanton, What’s That on the Brim of Your Hat?

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I am no expert, but watching the Red Sox-A’s game tonight, I noticed something extremely odd about Joe Blanton’s hat. He kept going to it, often multiple times during an at-bat, and then, at one point, the camera zoomed in on his face and I noticed something very peculiar about the brim of his hat. I have not doctored or edited these photos in any way. Is it me, or is there a distinctly brown section on his hat. Not only that, but isn’t that the section that he keeps going to? Again, I’m not saying that this is definitely pine tar, but that’s what it looks like to me. If anyone has any information, or outlandish theories, please send them in. To me, it looks like there is definitely something not allowed on his hat. It is too localized to be merely a sweat stain from his head. I suppose it is possible that the mark is sweat from his fingers, but I don’t think it is. Check it out and make your own decisions…3347051045_b04eca47f73347050075_7c86287d6c3347886034_f33054196d

Note: these pictures are not immediately following one another but are taken at several points in the game, particularly the 5th inning following Jacoby Ellsbury’s RBI single.




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