Archive for February 3rd, 2009

03
Feb
09

The Players Aren’t the Only Ones to Dive

I remember when I was a kid playing catch in the backyard I’d make an ordinary catch and then practice diving afterwards, to see if I could sell it as an extraordinary catch. It never worked.

Here’s a soccer linesman getting bumped and then going flying approximately 3000 yards. But sure, the hit was that hard.

03
Feb
09

Kiss Me!

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Everyone and their mother had a 3d commercial during the Super Bowl, particularly the Sobe lizard, which apparently people were clamoring for, since NBC announced the upcoming commercial like it was actually something that mattered.

Since I still have my 3d glasses I was excited to see this website where I get to kiss a girl in 3d.

It’s a first for me.

Not kissing a girl, that’s like a third or fourth for me…

Check it out yourself, even if you don’t have 3d glasses, you can still enjoy virtually kissing a girl or a guy. Fun!

03
Feb
09

How Symbolic of Their Season

During half-time the Oklahoma City Thunder invited professional escape artist Kristen Johnson to perform an underwater escape trick. Instead, the onlookers nearly see her drown to death at mid-court. Taking a bit too long to get out of her chains and the tube, Johnson has a hypoxic seizure from lack of oxygen to her brain and her assistants are forced to end the trick early and pull her lifeless body from the water. She was revived quickly and is seemingly fine, but the fans in OKC nearly had a night to write home about.

[Deadspin]

03
Feb
09

From the basketball hotbed that is Idaho comes a pretty nice 75 footer to win the game for North Idaho College over South Idaho College. I’m more astonished that both teams fielded all-black lineups, I had no idea there were that many black people in Idaho.

03
Feb
09

Don’t Call it a Comeback

Got 8 minutes to burn? Check out this incredibly dope Go-Kart track in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin where a helmet-cammed driver goes from 20th to 1st.

03
Feb
09

OMG, A 23 Year Old Smoked Weed! Everyone Panic!

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Eager to get his name in the news, fresh off the small-sized hooplah regarding Michael Phelps smoking a bong, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced that he wants to prosecute Phelps despite the police department saying they had no interest in pressing charges.

“This case is no different than any other case,” Lott said Monday. “This one might be a lot easier since we have photographs of someone using drugs and a partial confession. It’s a relatively easy case once we can determine where the crime occurred.”

Great, but um, what’s the pressing issue on this “crime”? Please remind me of the victims who are demanding justice. Also, is it the intention of Lott to arrest everyone smoking weed in the area of the University of South Carolina?

The charges which Lott would most likely be charging Phelps is possession of marijuana, a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 30 days in jail or a $570 fine, plus court costs. Of course, you’d have to prove that he has possession, and I feel fairly certain that the weed in question is no longer available, so it seems like this case would be built on a pretty shaky foundation.

Of course, no one else cares, not the police department, not Phelps’ sponsors, not the University of South Carolina, no one really cares AT ALL except Lott, who seems to be mortally offended that a 23 year old smoked some weed one night in September.

That’s some good police work Leon…

However, the real outrage is that Phelps was using a Roor bong, I mean, sure, German craftmanship is nice, but they are so utilitarian, where’s the artful design, the heady glass marbles and colors? I’ll take a Jerome Baker any day over a boring old Roor.

[The State]

03
Feb
09

What, No Hair Helmets?

I could have just combined this with the Canadiens awful jerseys, but I actually LIKE this idea so it gets its own post. As ever, the world of minor league sports continues to entertain with their creative and fun promotional evenings, this time courtesy of Las Vegas Wranglers of the ECHL.

The home Wranglers dressed in prison stripe uniforms, their opponents, the Bakersfield Condors dressed in prison orange jumpsuits and even the refs got involved dressing in warden uniforms, all to celebrate “Governor Rod Blagojevich Prison Uniform Night.” To add to the fun of the evening, the Wranglers even arranged for a judge (who vaguely looks like Kelsey Grammar) to sit rink side, powdered wig and all. I never knew you could get the refs to dress up for retro nights too, but I like it.

[Fan IQ]

03
Feb
09

Les Canadiens Sont TrĂ©s Gauche

In 1912 the Titanic struck ice, Fenway Park opened and the Montreal Canadiens wore these awful barbershop stripe uniforms. In an attempt to return to these sad days, the Canadiens brought back the jerseys for a retro night on Sunday against the Bruins.

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Awful.

Oh yeah, and the Bruins shut Montreal out, 1-0, with a rookie goaltender.

[Puck Daddy]




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