Archive for October 10th, 2008

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Oct
08

Sex Sells Skis and Snowboards

At long last the ski and snowboard season is coming back upon us. Sure summer is fun with all the nice weather and BBQs, not to mention the joy that is sun dresses, but winter is when men are forged. Schussing and shredding down a mountain is the best, a feeling unlike anything else and one that makes you look totally badass if you can do it well. For the new season some of the newest equipment is designed to attract the eye as much as it is to slide on snow. Take for instance Burton’s new Playboy inspired “Love” line, featuring scantily clad femmes for you to get distracted by as you take huge air.

Not to be outdone, ski manufacturers are getting in on the act too. Boone Skis have made what they term the “greenest” skis possible featuring “the newest ski technology with sustainable ingredients.” Erik Boone, the founder of the company had this to say regarding the new skis:

It was really important to us that we be environmentally conscious when we designed our skis. We take this green movement to heart. It is imperative we as a society do everything we can to lessen our impact on the earth. This is just one small thing Boone Skis can do. The double benefit for us is that bamboo is a terrific material for our high performance skis. Using bamboo is not a compromise. It truly is a great product.

And if that isn’t good enough for you, they’ve added a nice little visual touch to entice you even more.

“The art on our skis is the icing on the cake,” says Boone, alluding to the bikini model graphics. “We wanted to create skis that performed at the top of the market. Why shouldn’t they look as hot as they ride? Ours do.”

Now who is ready to go carve?

[First Tracks Online]

10
Oct
08

Links for the Weekend

At long last, at least for this week, the links for the weekend return! Enjoy!

This is the Halloween costume for parents who either have a great sense of humor or really hate their kids.

Minka Kelly on site for a GQ photoshoot and a nip slip? Um, yes please. (NSFW)

Those dope Yann-Arthus Bertrand Earth photos can be your computer wallpaper, check ’em out!

I want a library this incredibly dope. I also want to be an internet millionaire. Make it so.

How about some of the worst tattoos from sports fans?

How about some just Red Sox tattoos, most of them terrifying.

10
Oct
08

Rays Fans Meet Hubris, Hubris Rays Fans

The playoffs always feature some interesting t-shirt designs from fans. Usually the shirts are a little crude (see “Jeter Sucks A-Rod”) or overconfident, but they are made by fans so that makes sense. On the other hand, for a franchise, particularly one in the playoffs for only the first time and who has won a single series to come out with their own sanctioned, MLB shop t-shirt like this is simply unfathomable.

WOW. That’s a pretty bold t-shirt to be offering. Talk about overweening pride. Hasn’t anyone told them the story of Icarus. I hope someone shows these to the Sox players. Again, it’d be one thing if this were a fan-made shirt. But it ain’t. You can purchase it through the Rays’ official team store on MLB.com. I simply don’t get it. Confident is one thing, cocky is OK too, but c’mon, you haven’t done a goddamn thing yet. I look forward to some drubbings now. Let’s GO SOX!

[Home Run Derby]

10
Oct
08

Magic Johnson and the Fake AIDS

Langdon Perry, a conservative talking-head radio host in Minneapolis on KTLK offered up an interesting tidbit of opinion during his Wednesday radio show. While talking with a caller about education issues Perry and his co-host, Chris Baker, seamlessly segued from education to diseases and then Perry off-hand decides to toss out Magic Johnson; Perry is convinced that Johnson has faked having AIDS. Of course he did. After all, why WOULDN’T a Hall-of-Fame basketball legend want to publicly come out as being afflicted with a deadly disease that sparks revulsion and fear amongst a large majority of the (conservative) population. Makes perfect sense to me! Just another example of those Compassionate Conservatives I suppose. Never mind that Johnson has NEVER had AIDS but does have HIV, but then, why let facts get in the way of scurrilous rumor.

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Transcript of the conversation is below the jump.

[Media Matters] Continue reading ‘Magic Johnson and the Fake AIDS’

10
Oct
08

Dusty Baker Trades Reds In for a Winner

Dusty Baker has had some big league success, taking the Cubs and Giants to NLCS in back-to-back years, although along the way he destroyed the careers and arms of Mark Prior and Kerry Wood. Since then he’s been a truly AWFUL analyst on ESPN and because of that is forced to manage the Cincinnati Reds. Tired already of losing and having little hope for the future, this weekend Baker has decided to change teams and start working with a winner again.

Darren Baker, Dusty’s 9 year old son is on an under-10 Little League team called the imposing Hard 90 Pastimes who are in San Francisco for a tournament and their normal coach was unable to be there. So, after a little cajoling from Darren, Dusty agreed to take the job, much to the joy of his son, “I’m very excited because it was his dream to always coach me,” Darren said.

While Darren is excited, if I were the parent of one of the pitchers on that team I would be TERRIFIED. Is it possible for 9 year olds to blow out their elbows? Does anyone doubt whether Dusty will try and find out? I have to imagine that after this tournament the entire pitching staff will head en mass to visit Dr. Andrews. Regardless, the Little League team will go into the offseason with a better chance of winning the World Series than the Reds. No word as yet as to Dusty signing Corey Patterson to fill in in center field.

10
Oct
08

Cubs Fan Willing to Do ANYTHING For Cubs Victory

Sarah Spain is a Chicago area sports fan who has received some publicity in the past for selling a date with herself to get Bears Super Bowl tickets has come up with a new solution to finally ending the Cubs’ long streak of futility. She’s going to rail Steve Bartman. While I’m not sure that even sinking that low could help the Cubs, or their fans, but hey, it can’t hurt. And I doubt that Bartman has gotten many other offers from similarly attractive women with bodacious tatas. The whole song is a parody on the Jimmy Kimmel/Sarah Silverman “I’m Fucking Matt Damon” song but hey, it works, albeit being played out. Regardless, I think I’m flying to Chicago and getting my Bartman costume out and seeking Ms. Spain. And if you’re interested in more about Sarah, check out her myspace page and her website.

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[Fan IQ]

10
Oct
08

He Shoots…He Takes a Bullet to the Dome

Clint Malarchuk currently works as a goalie coach for the Columbus Blue Jackets but he is most famous for a 1989 game with the Buffalo Sabres when he had his throat slashed with a skate while playing in net. The other day, after a tough day shooting rabbits with a rifle Malarchuk had another head related injury. He shot himself. In the chin.

Malarchuk’s wife Christy told sheriff’s deputies that the .22-calibre rifle discharged after her husband placed the butt on the ground between his legs. He had been shooting rabbits.

The 47-year-old former player, now a goalie coach with the Columbus Blue Jackets, was flown by helicopter to a Reno hospital for treatment Tuesday.

Wow, how many awful head and throat related injuries can a man suffer through. It makes me think of Olympic wrestler Rulon Gardner. Police are apparently investigating now to see if it was a suicide attempt or merely an accident. I’d hope it wasn’t a suicide attempt, a .22 is a shitty way to try and take yourself out, it’s like a glorified BB gun.




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