Archive for March 13th, 2009

13
Mar
09

The New Rocket?

Everyone is talking about Jonathan Papelbon’s interview in Esquire where he calls Manny Ramirez a “cancer,” I for one, could care less. However, there was one small throw-away tidbit in the article I found particularly interesting. Since he left the team in 1996, Roger Clemens’ number “21” hasn’t been worn by a Red Sox player, but when the Sox were planning on reconverting Papelbon to a starter for the 2007 season “They…offered him the number 21, Roger Clemens’s old number, because they thought the favorable comparison might help Papelbon take to the idea. But the role didn’t sit right with him, and neither did the number.”

I like the Sox’ thinking here, it’s an interesting inspirational idea, but I also like Papelbon’s insistence on forging his own path, the “58” he wears was a random assignment, one he is turning into it’s own legendary number. Paps is building his own legacy, he doesn’t need to pick up on Clemens’.

[Esquire]

13
Mar
09

Oh Man, LeBron is SOOOOOOOO GOOD

Not content with his third straight triple-double, LeBron felt it important to up his game a little, for example, when Jason Richardson tries to take it to the house on a fast break with a fancy 360 dunk, LeBron comes out of nowhere and blocks it. Awesome. AWESOME. AWWWWWWEEEESSSSSOOMMMMMME!

13
Mar
09

Are You F’ing Kidding Me?!?!

Marko Jaric, who we already looked at for his ineptitude on the court, likely caused by his marriage to the ridiculously incredibly hot Adriana Lima, is now being investigated for an OFF-court infraction, sexual assault. Allegedly, Jaric assaulted a Philadelphia women when the Grizzlies were in town playing the 76’ers on March 7th.

What the fuck Jaric? First off, assaulting a woman is never OK, but when you have a SUPERMODEL AT HOME! What the hell man, how greedy are you? I can guarantee that any NBA groupie doesn’t match up to your insanely hot wife, so why even bother. You were engaged to Lima, who was an avowed virgin, so presumably you were able to restrain yourself (or banged every girl available in the interim), but now you have the opportunity to bed your wife, do so. Why stray? If you can’t treat Adriana right, give me a chance! I’m a blogger with a heart of gold and on the Internet I talk a big game so…

[SI]

13
Mar
09

Whistle Sound

_45562727_stens_getty_466Tiger Woods is making his return to stroke play golf at the World Golf Championships but Sweden’s Henrik Stenson made the big news when, on the third hole he stripped off his clothes down to his boxers. After his drive landed in some sticky mud, Stenson opted to go for it rather than taking the penalty strokes.

“Because of the mud I couldn’t really afford to play in any of my clothes as they would have been a real mess down the last six or so holes so I had no option.

“I was only wearing two things when I hit the shot, my jocks and my golf glove – that is the only thing that will appear in the picture aside from the golf club – just the way God created me.

“Shirt, trousers, socks, shoes, hat – the lot was off.”

Stenson was well-prepared for any of the jokes from the other golfers, saying “You never know, I might have a new endorsement with Playgirl or something like that.”

Now, all we have to do is make sure that someone gets Anna Rawson to hit a ball into a similar location and is forced to take off HER clothes… Please…

[BBC Sports]

13
Mar
09

Flip Sticks

This video is called “Extreme Pogo Tricks” although, really it should be called “guy does flips on pogo stick,” regardless, the flips are pretty awesome. Throughout all I can think about all the times that he practiced and landed on his head on concrete. Ah well, it ain’t me.

13
Mar
09

Hey LeBron, Buy Us a Chipotle for No Reason!

Remember Casey Weber, the high schooler who made the 90 foot shot for Dayton Christian High School, well, ESPN, after probably reading about him here, sent a camera crew to check out Weber, who for a local TV crew made another 80 foot shot during a practice. Now, he and his high school team are challenging LeBron James to a contest.

The DCHS team issued a formal challenge to LeBron saying, “Hey, LeBron, anytime, anyplace!” The contest would be the first player to make a full-court shot wins. If Weber does it, the team wants LeBron to buy them a burrito restaurant, of course, they don’t mention what’s in it for LeBron if (when) he wins. My guess is the kids ain’t buying HIM a restaurant. But I love the balls on these kids, after all, LeBron is rich why wouldn’t he just want to buy these kids a Chipotle just cuz right? (I’m assuming it’s a Chipotle because A) it’s Dayton, Ohio and I doubt there are any good real Mexican places, B) They’re high schoolers and Chipotle is the pinnacle of their lives currently.)

[SI]

13
Mar
09

Scare the Crap Right Out of You

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The Japanese truly are light-years ahead of us. This toilet is one of several at various Japanese ski resorts as part of a promotion from Coca-Cola for their Georgia Max coffee brand. You sit down, place your feet in the bindings and let ‘er rip! If that steep drop staring you in the face doesn’t loosen you up, you should probably see a doctor…

I sincerely hope we get these kind of promotions in the US, of course, I would never, ever use a public bathroom, but I might go in and check it out, careful not to touch anything.

[Gizmodo]




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