Archive for December 9th, 2008

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Dec
08

Sharks are Scary

You know what’s not so much fun when you’re observing great white sharks underwater? When the shark breaks through the steel bars of the cage you’re in and comes at you. I term that more terrifying.

This was the exact circumstance for a couple of divers off the coast of Mexico. The two men, on what was billed as the “ultimate shark diving experience” experienced something quite different than they expected. The divers said that the shark was not deliberately attacking them, but was momentarily blinded while it was feeding on tuna. Then it ran into the cage and broke it while trying to free itself, “Never-the-less it scared the **** out of me!!!” said the diver, who goes by the online handle of Scubadubadive.

The company that provided the “experience” said they would be designing and building new cages for future customers. They also said in a released statement, “When we said ‘You can get face-to-face with the ultimate predator”’this is not what we had in mind!”

09
Dec
08

Another Reason to Hate College Sports

Yesterday during Sportscenter, Scouts Inc’s Todd McShay was asked about Florida quarterback Tim Tebow and his pro prospects, paraphrasing slightly, McShay responded that Tebow when he leaves college may ultimately go down as the greatest college football player ever, or at least the best during McShay’s lifetime. That said, McShay doesn’t believe he is a good pro prospect at all.
How can anyone possibly like something where the BEST PLAYER OF ALL TIME isn’t even a GOOD pro prospect? That’s pathetic.

09
Dec
08

Like Looking at Car Accidents?

The economy has destroyed newspapers, major newspapers in major markets are up for sale, the Chicago Tribune filed for bankruptcy yesterday, and based on the way the mainstream media has ignored the internet markets, it is little wonder. However, for one brief shining moment a newspaper did something wonderful, the NY Daily News features a gallery today of some of the finest, horrific sports injuries ever. Finally, a story I care about!

Check out the full gallery here, some of the images are gruesome, others are merely after the fact, but all are enjoyable, providing you aren’t the one being hurt.

Alabama receiver Tyrone Prothro has his leg snapped during a 2005 game.

09
Dec
08

Jeff Garcia Likes to Do What?

Per Tony Kornheiser from last night’s MNF game:




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