Archive for October 17th, 2008


Who Says Buffalo Doesn’t Have Style

I can’t believe that the Buffalo Bills have been having a hard time financially, with high budget sponsors like this, there is no reason why they should even need to consider games in Toronto. Here is Bills cornerback Leodis McKelvin doing a local ad for a sports memorabilia store and the production values alone should be marveled at. I’m fairly certain McKelvin received in the high 7 figures for this ad.

I really REALLY appreciate the t-shirts with each man’s name on it, otherwise I’d be totally bewildered as to which one was Dave and which Adam. Thanks guys!


Nude Tennis Lessons Anyone?

Over the weekend Andy Roddick stepped up and showed just how much he cares about doing charity work. The recently engaged Roddick, (to model Brooklyn Decker, yowzers!) was at Elton John’s Advanta World Team Tennis Smash Hits event to help benefit AIDS research and initially offered a private tennis lesson for the event’s auction. In order to help spark even more bidding, Andy offered to do the coaching shirtless, which as we know is his preferred outfit. Then, to make it all the more interesting Roddick offered to do the lesson completely nude. The bidding went to $15,000.

Who knew Roddick’s raw dick was so valuable.

Lisa Guerrero, who blogged about the event initally poses the most important question, “Wonder what Anna Kournikova could’ve gotten for the same offer?”

[Lisa Guerrero via The Big Lead]


Mr. Met Mystery Solved!

Thank god, the beheading of Mr. Met from the debate the other night turns out to have been a HOAX! That wasn’t the real Mr. Met, who we all know is not a costumed mascot but a rabid Mets fan suffering from a pituitary inflammation. The real Mr. Met wears uniform 00 and this impostor wore no number.

It turns out that Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and thus Robert Smigel were doing a bit for the Conan O’Brien television program. Phew!

[The Hill’s Blog]


Sarah Palin Goes Both Ways

“How about those Tampa Bay Rays?” Gov. Sarah Palin shouted in Jacksonville last week. “You know what that tells me, it tells me that the people in this area know a little something about turning an underdog into a victor,” she said. “And we’re counting on you to help us do that Nov. 4.”

However, at a rally in New Hampshire on October 15, Palin appealed to the other side of the coin, “We’re just 20 days out from the election and it’s gonna come right down to the wire, and we’re counting on you because Red Sox fans know how to turn an underdog into a victor, and that’s exactly what you can help us do on Nov. 4!”

So much for straight talk. Unless straight talk means being duplicitous and disingenuous. Does being a maverick mean saying ANYTHING to try and appeal to people?

“Apparently this team of mavericks thinks straight talk means saying one thing to Rays fans and another to Red Sox fans,” chimed in DNC spokesman Damien LaVera.

Reader Youppi sent along this image to me and, since this blog is all class, I’m posting it below the jump. It’s a bit off color, it’s more than a bit inappropriate and it’s more than a bit hilarious.

Continue reading ‘Sarah Palin Goes Both Ways’


1 in 10 Olympians Hurt in Beijing

A recently completed study conducted by the IOC found that 1,055 athletes were treated for various injuries and ailments during the Beijing games. Nearly 100 injuries were related to the head and almost half of all of them were injuries were leg or foot problems, usually thigh or ankle strains. And, in news sure to shock the world,

The sports most dangerous to Olympians’ health were boxing, soccer, handball, field hockey, taekwondo and weightlifting. Each reported injuries to around one in seven athletes.

Four sports reported that none of its athletes lost training or competition time: flatwater canoeing, diving, sailing and synchronized swimming.

You’re telling me that NO one managed to get hurt during synchronized swimming? I am SHOCKED! All the contact, the tackling you’d think more injuries would occur. I’m also thankful that the sailing athletes were able to tough it out and work through their callouses and boat shoe toe injuries.


The Ladies Love Longoria

Sure, Evan Longoria had an errant throw that directly led to the winning run in last night’s ball game–although I firmly believe that Pena should have received the error there, the ball bounced in front of him enough for him to readjust and catch it, he’s the one who should have gotten the error–but he has plenty of exciting other things going on. For example, he reportedly has a hot girlfriend.

Longoria has been spotted at a University of Southern Florida football game with a quite attractive lass. (Video HERE) Some sleuthing by the gents over at Sports by Brooks and they think they’ve identified the mysterious young lady, she’s Jaime Hanna, by day a a dental hygienist, on the weekends, a 2 year veteran of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cheerleading squad.

Now, I’m not 100% they are the same lady, but hey, cheerleader photos right…

[Sports by Brooks]


About Last Night

Someone tell Chip Caray that a game isn’t over in the 6th and maybe it’s not the right time to announce that they “are dancing in the streets of St. Pete” before the game is over. Fortunately Caray used the line AGAIN at the end of the game, saying “they are dancing in the streets of Boston tonight!” Great. Someone kidnap him before game 6. Feel free to take Buck Martinez too who apparently finds it impossible to believe that any minute of the game can go by without his chiming in on SOMETHING. Let Ron Darling call the game solo. Hell, give Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez a call. They certainly aren’t doing anything else.

That game was ridikilous. 7 runs. 7!!! Wow. That game HAS to be demoralizing for the Rays. If in game 1 they were tight and nervous, they have to be back in St. Pete today with nothing but how the only team to ever blow a bigger lead in the playoffs was the CUBS! Let me repeat that, the Cubs. The team known solely for their futility. You don’t EVER want to be mentioned in line with ANYTHING the Cubs do in playoffs. If you are, it’s almost always something ignominious.

Well. We got ourselves a series once more.

Let’s Go RED SOX!

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October 2008