Archive for February, 2009

27
Feb
09

Gisele and Welker, What Could Have Been

No wonder Tom Brady rushed to put a ring on Gisele; according to Page 6, during the Carnival celebrations in Rio while Tommy boy was rehabbing his knee his favorite little receiver Wes Welker was down there partying it up with Gisele. Wes was all up in Gisele’s private box suite, even sambaing with her! Tom must have gotten worried that Welker’s southern porn ‘stache might have stolen Gisele away hence the marriage.

Still, well played Tom.

[NY Post]

27
Feb
09

Derek Jeter Sharing Himself with the World

minka1Derek Jeter is taking his well-traveled body to a new target, a 22-year old FIT marketing student who has been telling her friends that she and Jeter have been waitingdating “for a while.” The young lass, master of being subtle has been playing his voicemail messages for her friends, also reportedly told Jeter that “she wanted a tighter butt, so he got her a friends-and-family discount to a gym he goes to and offered to help her work on it. The next day, she was telling everyone how sore she was from their workout.”

  • A) I’m excited because this means that Minka Kelly is BACK on the market.
  • B) Jeter and Minka Kelly were seen out together in January, this girl said Jeter gave her a signed ball (I bet! woooo!) for her mom for Christmas
  • C) Jeter definitely cheated on Minka
  • D) Jeter remains scummy
  • E) Jeter must have or at least have had multiple STDs right? When you’ve plowed through as many celebrities (and bar waitresses, and students and strippers and other rando girls) as he has you have to catch SOMETHING along the way right?

[NY Daily News]

26
Feb
09

NBA Teams are Going Bankrupt!

Yikes!

The NBA has taken out a line of credit worth $175 million today to help teams who are having a hard time meeting expenses. Reportedly 15 teams requested assistance from the league with each team receiving no more than $11.66 million. JP Morgan and Bank of America reached out to the league apparently, not the other way around, offering some assistance, which is especially nice to see. After all, if the millionaire/billionaire owners of the NBA teams need a hand I’m glad that the banking institutions are ready and eager to help them with a loan, you know, as opposed to the millions of Americans who need a loan to keep buying food, not for stocking up jet fuel for charter flights.

Low attendance, poor play and worse management have led to this “crisis” for these various teams, I also feel confident that a lot of the issues can be blamed on Isiah Thomas, because, you know, why not.

There is even a report that the salary cap might be LOWERED next season from $59 to $57 million and that this whole situation could lead to another labor showdown in 2011, which would be PHENOMENAL for the NBA since the last lockout worked so well…

[Washington Times]

26
Feb
09

ANOTHER Scam in the Stock Market

08-01-17_money8The hits keep coming for the uber-rich as more and more scams are being uncovered in the financial sectors. First there was Madoff, then Robert Allen Stanford and now, two men who used to own the New York Islanders have been charged with stealing $553 million from charities and pension plans in order to buy luxury items for themselves.

Paul Greenwood, and Stephen Walsh, two of the “Gang of Four” owners of the NY Islanders from 1991 to 1996, have been arrested on charges of securities and wire fraud and were taken to Manhattan Federal Court. The two made outlandish promises of performance to investors the likes of the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University dating back to 1996 and continuing up until last month.

The Gang of Four sold their 100% stake in the Islanders after the team kept losing millions of dollars, later that year reportedly Greenwood and Walsh began their conspiracy to commit fraud.

Don’t worry though, sure the charities and non-profit institutions they robbed are out some money but it wasn’t squandered. Greenwood and Walsh spent $168 million on such necessary items as “rare books bought at auction, horses and a lavish home for Walsh’s ex-wife Janet…They spent as much as $80,000 on mohair Steiff teddy bears, which are German-made.”

Take that unemployed fuckers!

Is anyone else amazed how many people were just flat out scamming folks in the stock market? It’s fucking ridiculous!

[Yahoo]

26
Feb
09

A Lot of Celebrating for a Little Ball

You don’t usually think of ping-pong and excessive celebrations, which is I guess where comedian Adam Bobrow is coming from in making this video. It’s not HILARIOUS but he does have some pretty good dance moves and I’d love to see real athletes do something like this…

26
Feb
09

Phelps’ Image is Bad, Bring in a Sheen!

You might have heard that Michael Phelps was captured in a picture smoking a bong, I recall hearing something about it, but it got mostly ignored by the mainstream media. Well, the aftershocks of that photo continue to reverberate, first he lost his Kellogg’s cereal sponsorship deal and now, he has been taken off three motivational speaking events, presumably because he is no longer inspirational as a one-time pot smoker.

The company organizing the seminars, “Power Within” seems to have conflicted thoughts about the whole thing seeing as Phelps is still on to be a part of an event called “Get Motivated!” He will be appearing via satellite with other luminaries such as Rudy Guiliani, Steve Forbes and Colin Powell.

However, Phelps has been asked to not appear at three other events, 2 in Canada and one at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Don’t worry though, Phelps, who blazed his way to a record 8 Olympic gold medals this past summer was replaced for the Canadian events with a sober, responsible adult, Martin Sheen. Now, don’t get me wrong, if President Bartlett were to show up THAT is a big coup for the seminar, but Martin Sheen–who has been sober reportedly for about 19 years and is the proud papa of Charlie Sheen who is a womanizing, whore-visiting former addict who has OD’d before–may not be the most obvious about-face.

[CNBC]

25
Feb
09

Olympic Hottie Doppelgangers

Here are two doppelgangers from this past Olympics that I kept meaning to put up, but being forgetful, have forgotten until now. Up first is Jenna Randall, British synchronized swimming hottie and her doppelganger, Laguna Beach’s Kristen Cavallieri who is also hot, if vapid. Not that I ever watched Laguna Beach…

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Then there is the super hot track star Lolo Jones who shares a likeness with former Office and soon to be on the new spinoff Parks and Recreation actress Rashida Jones. Interestingly, Rashida Jones is also the daughter of Quincy Jones and has played at least 3 different characters named Karen on TV shows. Lolo can beat me in a race; probably.

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25
Feb
09

Angling For a New Truck

slimmen_20090224163700992_320_240Monica Slimmen the scary-eyed Debra Messing doppelganger to the left caught a 1.72 pound northern pike during an ice fishing competition in Somerset, Wisconsin, earning her second place among 2500 fellow competitors. The winner of the competition was Lee Shehow who caught a 2.4 lb pike which got him the grand prize, a brand new 27,000 truck. All in all, a fine day for the town’s Youth Athletic Association which raised more than $100,000.

Luckily for Slimmen, Shehow is a shady dude and it turns out that he smuggled in his winning catch in his coat.

“He was buying water from the girls, out buying water and pop, and he was all wet on his shirt and inside his coat. And that was some suspicious activity also,” says John Montpetit, event organizer. “He was very nervous when he came up, and the people registering the fish and weighing the fish thought something was abnormal.”

The organizers then brought in a private investigator and a lie detector expert and were prepared to give Shehow a polygraph but he disqualified himself and returned the truck. Now, Slimmen, who has spent the brutal Wisconsin winter without 4-wheel drive has a brand new truck and more importantly, can claim to be the winner of a semi-prestigious fishing event, which is almost nothing to sneeze at. Almost.

The local sheriff is investigating Shehow, but since he returned the truck it is likely that there won’t be any charges.
Don’t worry though, next year’s event will have much better security according to organizers so that we can all angle confidently and safe from treachery.

[Fox Twin Cities]

24
Feb
09

Everybody OUT of the Pool

Jarron Gilbert is a defensive lineman from that hotbed of football talent San Jose State, right now he’s projected to be a second or third round pick. That may change after people see this video. Explosiveness is nice in a D-lineman, strength is nice, athleticism is nice, and so here is Jarron jumping out of a pool onto the ground.

Awesome.

24
Feb
09

Grandmaster Takes on All Comers

georgiev02Bulgarian Grand Master Kiril Georgiev broke the world record for the largest number of simultaneous chess matches on Monday when he played 360 games at one time. The marathon process took 14 hours and 8 minutes with Georgiev playing against opponents ranging from children to retired old people.

His final record at the end of the challenge, 284 wins, 70 draws and only 6 losses. The record has now been submitted to the Guinness Book of Records for certification.

Pretty impressive I suppose, although those 6 losses are a bit embarrassing, after all, he IS a GRANDMASTER and then he gets beat by little Billy from some nearby elementary school?

[Whiz Bang Pop]

24
Feb
09

Take it to the House

Brittney Griner is a high school senior en route to Baylor University next year on a basketball scholarship, and has been intimidating opponents with her ability to dunk. Considering that the rest of the team looks like they are about 5’1″, Griner’s 6’8″ length must already be pretty overwhelming but to see someone who can actually dunk on you, in a girl’s high school game no less is impressive. I can’t dunk myself, but I can touch the bottom of the backboard if I try really hard.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

[The Dagger

24
Feb
09

Devin Harris For the Win

Hitting a buzzer beater is hard enough, hitting one in 1.8 seconds is really hard and hitting one while fumbling with the ball and throwing off balance is just ridiculously hard. Devin Harris managed last night to halt the New Jersey Nets’ 5 game losing streak with an incredible half-court shot to win the game. That’s some skill…




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