Archive for February 10th, 2009

10
Feb
09

Snoop Knows How to Party

Snoop Dogg was in Tampa for the Super Bowl and to coach his Snoop Youth Football team and to enjoy the Super Bowl. After the game, Snoop enjoyed himself partying it up with some of the Steelers and their hangers-on. Also, call me crazy but I think Snoop might be, shhhhhh, high… Look at his eyes, I think he might have tried weed for the first time! I wonder if Snoop is ever turned away from a party or if he can just show up anywhere at any time, after all, how do you say no to Snoop?

[96.1 Kiss]

10
Feb
09

Ichiro Wants a Cy Young Too

Ichiro Suzuki is a man of many talents, we’ve seen his rifle arm, his prodigious on-base ability, his profanity-laced inspirational speeches and in the WBC, we might just see Ichiro the pitcher. In 1996, during the Japanese league All-Star game, Ichiro came in to pitch, originally to Hideki Matsui but they took Matsui out and put a pinch hitter in instead; Ichiro came in throwing gas, hitting 90 mph on his first warm-up pitch!

Now, Japan’s WBC manager, Tatsunori Hara has hinted that he might use Ichiro in an emergency situation in the late innings if necessary. Skipping batting practice, Ichiro took to the hill, throwing 56 pitches, mixing in fastballs and forkballs, supposedly his fastest pitch hit 92 mph on the gun, although, ever the perfectionist, Ichiro said he wants to throw even a bit faster. I just hope now that one of Japan’s games goes late so we get a chance to see this, because frankly, it’d be dope.

[NPB Tracker]

10
Feb
09

Just a Fun Afternoon Kayaking and Shark Killing

Kayaking can be fun, although I always find myself getting annoyed at the water that seeps in and stays stuck in the bottom of the boat. That confined tight leg space can be a bit uncomfortable too. Some guys from Alaska’s American Ocean Kayak Fishing Team evidently feel differently and decided to up the ante a bit and use their kayaks to go shark hunting.

shark-hunter-kayakSounds reasonable to me, after all, I love chasing killing machines in a fragile fiberglass kayak that is easily tipped over. The team paddled into the middle of a group of salmon sharks–weighing in at about 1000 pounds and 9 feet in length–about 300 of them in total and then started hunting.

“We are all experienced anglers and kayakers so either as a whole or individually, we felt confident in our personal abilities and limits,” said the captain, Chris Mautino.

“The sharks were concentrating on feeding on the Pink Salmon and I really don’t think they gave us a second thought,” said Senor Insano. “We slow trolled the bait behind the kayaks with the rods laying across our laps … Our biggest concerns were staying upright in the kayaks and keeping from getting tangled up in the gear and pulled over as well.”

Yeah, my biggest concern when trying to hunt sharks in a flimsy craft is not getting ate, but then that’s just me… Of course, I’m not silly enough to try and be in that situation in the first place…

shark-hunter-kayak2

[Vagabondish]

10
Feb
09

Down We Go

Hey you’ve got some time to kill, so why not watch this video of a pretty awesome mountain biking descent. No one crashes, so that’s disappointing, but instead there is a really long, really windy, pretty damn dope course for these guys to go down, and I don’t even LIKE mountain biking. This track is in the Alps and must be darn high for such a long descent. All I know is that I don’t like my balls rattling around that much unless I’ve paid someone to do it for me…

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10
Feb
09

Iverson is Good at Basketball

Forget throw-down dunks or 75 foot shots, here is Allen Iverson throwing a 45 foot bounce pass, THROUGH THE DEFENSE’S LEGS to Rip Hamilton for the easy layup. That’s just damn impressive.

[Ball Don’t Lie]




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