Archive for March, 2009

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Mar
09

Zebra’s Got a Gun

When you’re a soccer referee you know you’ll be subject to a number of insults and upset fans. Whether you’re at a 6 year olds game or at the World Cup, soccer inspires passion, passion inspires anger, anger inspires this Romanian referee to pull out a gun to get the fans off his ass.

After the head referee allowed a questionable goal in a match between Romanian teams Popesti Stefan and Unirea Dragalina, the fans decided to get all over the assistant ref, who wasn’t even involved in the play. So, doing what one does when trying to stop an angry mob, he took out a pistol and used its presence to keep the fans at bay. Enjoy the video, taken with a grainy cell phone below.

[Fan IQ]

31
Mar
09

It Was Definitely Cold On the Ice

St. Patrick’s Day is about drunkenness for most people, like this shaggy-haired gentleman who thought a naked streaking was necessary at a hockey game. Unfortunately, he’s not a very good skater, which I imagine is awfully painful before he tries to go top-shelf on the goalie. I’m still surprised the ref doesn’t do more to stop him when he gets on the ice in the first place. His stick-handling abilities are also sub-par, but I give him high marks for his ability to decently mime a shot

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I’d love to see something like this happen at a pro game just to see the guy get a brutal cross-check from some burly defense man.

[Fan IQ]

31
Mar
09

Introducing the New England Euphoria

The Lingerie Football League is getting underway, and the New England franchise, the Euphoria recently picked their “players.” I don’t have much more to add her other than I would really appreciate a media pass for the locker room. Also, when is shower time?

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31
Mar
09

So Long Gary Sheffield

Gary Sheffield possessed the quickest wrists in baseball for a fair period of time. When the Tigers acquired him to fill their DH hole I thought it was a great move, even the extension they signed him to seemed reasonable. Unfortunately his time with the Tiggers is over, they cut ties with him today, granting him his unconditional release. Even MORE unfortunately for Sheffield, he remains stuck at 499 HRs. Even though his bat has noticeably slowed, he doesn’t have the health to play the outfield on a regular basis and he’s never been a model teammate, I imagine SOMEONE will pick him up at some point. Maybe a team like the Royals or the Twins could use a decent bat off the bench in a part-time role. As much as I’ve disliked Sheffield over the years I’ve always respected his abilities and been scared of him during important at-bats. Also, I’m simply overwhelmed by the fact that Sheffield came up as a SHORTSTOP before shifting to third, before eventually becoming an outfielder. I find that awesome. So, bonne chance M. Sheffield, I hope you get that 500th home run and then go away.

31
Mar
09

Alyssa Milano Talks Balls…and Strike Outs

Future Slanch Report paramour Alyssa Milano was in NYC promoting her new “steamy” book, Safe at Home and the National Enquirer is all over it. As part of the promotional tour, excerpts are being leaked out; like that when she and Brad Penny first got down he had her wear his Dodgers jersey to bed. Also, according to the fine folks over at the National Enquirer she once dated Brad Zito, a pitcher on the Giants. So, there’s that too. Supposedly the book isn’t particularly interesting, or steamy, but hey, Alyssa Milano pictures.

[National Enquirer]

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31
Mar
09

2 More Seasons!

gqfeature3hSome days are harder to get through than others, but today is a good day. That’s because the best show that none of you are watching is coming back, for at least two more seasons! That’s right, Variety is reporting that Friday Night Lights will be back for 2 more seasons of 13 episodes each, with DirectTV broadcasting the season first and then NBC broadcasting the episodes in January. I CANNOT WAIT! Season 3 has been phenomenal and returns right back to the magic of season 1 which was as near to perfection as broadcast TV gets. If you aren’t watching FNL get on it right now, you can watch full episodes on NBC.com, so GET ON IT, trust me, once you start watching this show you will be hooked. Everyone I have turned onto it has become a full-fledged fan. Hell, send me an email and I’ll burn you some episodes, you MUST start watching this show. Oh yeah, and in addition to the excellent writing, the fantastic performances of Connie Britton and Kyle Chandler and the natural shooting style of the show, there is also that added bonus of the ridiculously hot talents of Minka Kelly, Adrian Palicki and Amy Teagarden. So set your DVRs.

[Variety]

31
Mar
09

Sean Avery Gets Ragdolled

Sean Avery inspires people to be angry with him. Something about his personality just gets people’s blood boiling, like David Clarkson who tries to get Avery to thrown down and fight him. In a rare moment of restraint, Avery refuses and for his pacifism he gets tossed to the ice multiple times, in front of the refs who make no move to stop it. I guess the refs are big Elisha Cuthbert fans…




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