Archive for February 9th, 2009


Couldn’t You Just Take a Boat?

figgeSwimming is fun, it’s relaxing, it is great exercise and of course, it is a chance to see the world. That is if you’re Jennifer Figge, a 56 year old woman from Aspen, Colorado, who just finished swimming from Cape Verde, Africa to Trinidad in the Caribbean.

Leaving on January 12, Figge braved 30 foot waves, high winds and of course, that simple 2100 mile swim. Originally she had intended to swim to the Bahamas but bad weather forced her to change her course, adding 1000 miles to her trip. You know, no big deal, what’s another 1000 MILES!!!!

Figge is the first woman to complete a solo swim trip across the Atlantic, alongside her was a sailboat that kept pace throughout the journey. Spending at most 8 hours in the water after waking at 7 AM and starting then, she’d have crew members toss her energy drinks as she went along. At night she would eat meat, fish and peanut butter, in an effort to replenish the estimated 8,000 calories she burned a day.

Don’t worry, she’s not done yet, Figge intends to continue on to the British Virgin Islands, where she expects to make land sometime later this month.

“I was never scared,” Figge said. “Looking back, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can always swim in a pool.”

I’m tired just thinking about this.

[Chicago Tribune]


Dirty Bird Does Dirty Drugs off Dirty Toilet

image_8424680Early Sunday morning, former Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson, 36, was arrested after an off-duty cop witnessed him snorting cocaine off the toilet in a bar bathroom. Along with Anderson, Mark Daniel Hudson, 20 was in the stall, and a patron of the bar informed the cop that drug use was going on in the bathroom.

“The patron had heard what he thought was sniffing from inside the stall and told the off-duty officer,” police spokesman Otis Redmond said. “The officer went into the restroom, heard the same sniffing and peered over the stall door. He saw Jamal Anderson and Mark Hudson sniffing two lines of powdered cocaine off the back of the toilet.”

image_8424682In addition, Anderson had a joint in his pocket to go along with his little baggie of coke. Here’s my issue, I’ve been to plenty of bars, classy ones and dives, and no matter what, in NONE of those bars would I EVER EVER EVER want to put my face anywhere close to the toilets. In any manner. Snorting cocaine is gross already, but to add doing it off a bar toilet is just hating yourself. That’s gotta be a surefire recipe for getting hepatitis right?

Finally, here is my other question to you Jamal Anderson, you’re a multi-millionaire, you serve as a commentator for ESPN, why in the world are you doing cocaine in a bar bathroom with some rando 20 year old kid? C’mon, at least have it be some hot girl or something so it isn’t as pathetic. I hear Atlanta is CRAWLING with hot ladies, and instead you’re partying with this dude?

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]


Alfonzo Makes Return to Baseball

Here’s a news story special for loyal reader Youppi:

The Yomiuri Giants of Japan’s Central League have signed former major league infielder Edgardo Alfonzo to a one-year contract worth $380,000.

The Giants signed the 35-year-old Venezuelan after giving him a tryout at their spring training camp.

“It’s an honor to become a member of the Giants and I’ll play my hardest to contribute to the team,” Alfonzo said Monday.

Alfonzo has 1,532 hits and a .284 batting average over 12 seasons in the major leagues, mostly with the New York Mets with later spells with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Angels and Toronto Blue Jays.

His last season in the majors was 2006 when he had 11 hits and five RBIs in 30 games with the Angels and Blue Jays.

Since leaving the majors, he had played in Mexico and in the independent Atlantic League.

I have nothing to add…

…except that this cover is hilarious.


Tennis Ladies, in Swimsuits!

There was a time when the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition was a major moment of the year for me, then you know, the internet happened and I didn’t have to live such a sad existence. That said, when I see that some of the photos get released early, and they happen to be of some super fine tennis players, I would be remiss not to post the leaked photos, crappy scans or not.

The three tennis ladies in question, Russian hotties Maria Kirilenko and Daniela Hantuchova, and French bombshell Tatiana Golovin may even have a chance at being on the cover. The announcement of who will be on the front of the book will be made tomorrow on the David Letterman television program. So, here are the leaked photos, courtesy of Off the Baseline and after the jump, a couple more of each young lady to remind us why they are so hot.


Tatiana Golovin SI

[Off the Baseline]

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February 2009