Archive for October, 2008

31
Oct
08

I Did It! Uh-oh!

Don Doane has been bowling at Ravenna Bowl as part of the same bowling team for almost 45 years and on October 16, for the first time ever, he rolled a perfect game. When his teammates came to surround and congratulate him, Doane, 62, clutched his chest and then collapsed. He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead of a heart attack. What a jones.

31
Oct
08

How Much Do You Want to Be on TV?

I deride Americans for being willing to do pretty much anything to be on TV, but it is in Japan where that attitude really gets taken to the extreme. Take for example this crew of folks who agree to play soccer while wearing binoculars and what looks like multi-colored prisoner outfits from a cartoon. Makes sense to me.

31
Oct
08

Can’t Stop What You Can’t See

Here’s a smart way to beat Martin Brodeur during a shootout, blind him with ice and then slip the puck past him. Genius!

31
Oct
08

I Think We All Know That Feeling

Clive Seymour, a 74 year old grandfather of 6, was aiming for the 10th hole at Hele Park Golf Club, in Devon, England, when he scored a hole in one. The only problem? His ball went into the 4th hole.

“It’s a great feeling, even if it was in the wrong hole.” Seymour said.

You bet it is.

[Metro]

30
Oct
08

Roethlisberger Hates on Cheerleaders

In this week’s Monday Night Football matchup the Pittsburgh Steelers are set to face off against the Washington Redskins but for players like Ben Roethlisberger this game won’t be a fun one to play. “I’m not a big fan of playing there because it is loud, they’re really good at home…” he told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Seems fair, I can’t imagine it’s a lot of fun having 50,000 people rooting against you and hoping for your failure, but then again, he’s a professional athlete and should be used to it. But wait, there’s more, that wasn’t the end of the quote! He went on to voice his real displeasure with playing the Redskins, “…they try to make their cheerleaders stretch in our tunnel before we come out of the locker room. That’s just not good. The couple of preseason games I’ve played down there, we’ve seen it,” Roethlisberger said, “It can be [a distraction], let’s be truthful. They’ve done it before. I’ve heard a rumor that they’re not allowed to do it anymore.”

It’s true, the league last year instituted a rule colloquially known as the “Redskins Rule” wherein the cheerleaders are not supposed to warm up in front of the visiting team’s locker room entrance. Since there are multiple entrances and such somehow the Redskins’ ladies are able to get around this rule. Meanwhile, for Roethlisberger their T&A is simply too much for he and his teammates to handle. Most players thought this ruling was an overreaction and unnecessary but clearly Roethlisberger disagrees. Hey guys, why not just play the game and THEN worry about banging the cheerleaders? You make millions of dollars, I’m sure you can charm them. So stop whining, take a peek and then go about your job.

30
Oct
08

He’s Single Ladies…

Drew Gooden WTF is that on your face? 

30
Oct
08

Jeff Kent Might Be a Redneck

"Oh yes, spray your ropey liquid all over me!"

Jeff Kent showed Monday that his redneck mustache isn’t just a look, but a lifestyle when he donated $15,000 to fight the gay marriage proposition on the ballot in California. Kent, who makes his permanent home in Texas apparently feels VERY strongly that the gays shouldn’t be messing with his America. I’m especially intrigued because Kent played his college baseball at UC-Berkeley, probably the most liberal, open-minded school in the country and yet here he is, donating 15K to a cause for bigots. Also interesting is that this is the only issue or campaign that Kent has donated money towards AT ALL. So he must REALLY be concerned about them there gays. I wonder if Billy Bean made a pass at him once or something and the fear has stuck with Kent forever.

[Los Angeles Times via The Big Lead]




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