Archive for November 5th, 2008

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Nov
08

Michael Irvin Says Something Intelligent?

Michael Irvin is a blowhard, his opinion is generally useless but I find myself sharing the same sentiments of the folk over at Awful Announcing that Irvin was strangely and surprisingly very eloquent in describing his reaction to last night’s election. Take it away Michael:

What a historical moment that was last night. … From an African-American standpoint, I watched my people — watched my people — celebrate the not guilty verdict of O.J. Simpson. They were so hungry for a victory of some kind that they celebrated — we celebrated — the verdict of O.J. And I was thinking to myself, ‘Two people are dead. Two people are dead’ Now, I’m not talking about my people, I’m explaining them here. They were just so hungry to say ‘We have a victory.’ And I cringe when I even think about that.

But last night I watched a celebration. A real celebration. A real celebration, and it was a celebration for everybody, and everybody celebrated, and they kept showing this shot, and I was watching, of this little black girl and this little white girl, just sitting there crying together, and I thought, wow. I thought about Martin Luther King and his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech, and I thought about him saying, black kids and white kids playing together. …

Last night we removed all differences and became just one, and I thought that was a beautiful thing. It was just a beautiful thing. I stood here with my kids, we watched it and we cried and we prayed.

Well said sir. For one day I’ll heed your opinions.

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Nov
08

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Nov
08

Ocho Cinco Por Obamo

Football fans were denied a moment of political partisanship this past Sunday as Chad Ocho Cinco on Dan Patrick’s radio show revealed that he had stashed Obama signs by the goalposts for a touchdown celebration. Unfortunately, the Cincinnati Bengals are hapless on offense and were unable to get Ocho Cinco into the endzone, despite two relatively close tries. The NFL is probably relieved though as they would have been forced to fine him and the “controversy” that it would cause would dominate the NFL news all week. Thankfully, the Bengals totally blow so it wasn’t an issue.

After the jump are some French people getting upset at touchdown celebrations in daily life. Maybe Chad could take some notes for new celebrations that WON’T get him fined.

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05
Nov
08

Ryan Howard’s Hands Ain’t Totally Awful

Ryan Howard receives much criticism around these parts for his stone hands and lack of deft agility around the first base bag, and rightly so. He’s a butcher over there. But the folks over at Big League Stew via Home Run Derby came up with this clip that shows that he can catch the things that matter. Like a tossed beer can from the crowd during the Phillies parade.

Of course scumbag douchemaster Brett Myers tries to get in on the action and get a beer of his own, eventually Howard hands it over to Myers, who I’m guessing shotgunned it immediately before smashing it against his temple.

[Big League Stew via Home Run Derby]

05
Nov
08

Giant Man Loves Jonas Brothers

Marcus McNeill is a giant of a man. He’s 6’7 and weighs 336 lbs and has been to the Pro Bowl his first two years in the NFL, so I’m not one to intentionally provoke him too much, but the fact that he is a giant Jonas Brothers fan is disturbing to me to no end. McNeill is one year younger than me, so it’s not like this is some generational thing that I can’t understand. Also, I can’t imagine he’s just making it up, because really, it’s not like saying you like the Jonas Brothers is going to get you laid. Unless you’re really into underage girls…Um, Marcus let’s not go down that road eh…?

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