Archive for March 23rd, 2009

23
Mar
09

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23
Mar
09

Don’t Play Pool With This Guy

I suck at pool; I’m more likely to rip the felt off your table than actually hit the ball into a pocket, so this video is especially impressive to me. Here is Semih Sayginer hitting some totally kickass shots that seem to be ridiculously hard, I think it is safe to say that this guy has some skills. I’d highly recommend not playing a game for money with him.

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After the jump, the best billiards related comedy clip ever, from the ever-wonderful Mr. Show, it’s Van Hammersly, host of a series of how-to billiards videos.

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23
Mar
09

A Royal Doppelganger

Willie Bloomquist is a super-scrubby utility man who can field a little bit and run fast, but has some issues with that old “hitting the baseball” skill that most professional baseball players need. So, of course he gets a 2-year $3.1 million contract over the off-season from the Kansas City Royals to leave the Seattle Mariners. When he entered the clubhouse the first time he might have gotten very confused to see that he was already there. That would have been Royals catcher John Buck, best remembered by me as the guy who took Hideki Okajima deep on the first pitch Oki threw in the majors. I can only hope they utilize both men’s physical similarities for some incredibly awesome trick play.

And of course, please vote in the poll below in order to send these doppelgangers on to their final resting place, and make sure to check out all the other doppelgangers we’ve assembled by clicking here.

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23
Mar
09

Stop Hitting Yourself

Mike Tyson was one of the most ferocious boxers ever, he would deliver his fury upon opponents without stopping until they were knocked out cold. Tyson Fury, a British born boxer doesn’t quite have the same killer instinct, despite having a perfect boxing name. Fury in fact comes from a long-line of boxers and bare-knuckle brawlers, you’d think with such a family history that he’d be familiar with how to throw a punch. Unfortunately on March 14, in a fight against Lee Swaby, Fury threw a punch that missed his opponent but managed to hit Fury straight on in the face. Now that’s TALENT!

And join us after the jump for another angle of this epic pugilistic moment.

[Champions 365]

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23
Mar
09

QB Scrambles One Last Time

Former Lions quarterback William “Jeff” Komlo died in a car accident on March 14 in Greece after being on the lam for the past 4 years. After failing to show up for sentencing on two drunk-driving convictions in Pennsylvania in June of 2005. Among his other problems at the time was another warrant seeking Komlo for an alleged assault on his girlfriend, cocaine possession and he was also being investigated for suspicious fires at two of his homes. So, he was doing pretty well…

Police officials in Pennsylvania initially worried that this was a case of Komlo trying to evade capture by faking his death, but late last week stated that the evidence satisfied them that Komlo was indeed dead. If he isn’t dead, he should resign with the Lions, they could use someone with that kind of scrambling ability…

[Kansas City]

23
Mar
09

This Kid Has Game

This video isn’t new, but it’s new to me, and hopefully you too. Here is Cody Paul, apparently an 8 year old when this was taped in ’07, demolishing his opponents in Pee-Wee football in California. Sure, it’s kid sports, but this kid has some serious moves, I have to believe that he already has like 6 scholarship offers from all the big football schools, they gotta get their hooks in him early. If they can catch up with him that is…

23
Mar
09

The Great One Doesn’t Miss a Meal

prostars-gretzkySpring training received an extra bit of greatness on Friday when two of the greatest athletes of all time, Muhammad Ali and Wayne Gretzky, came by to watch some of the game between the Royals and Dodgers. Unfortunately, we’ve grown accustomed to seeing Ali not as the world knew him as an athlete but now more a victim of his Parkinson’s.

At least Ali has a horribly debilitating illness as an excuse, Gretzky also looked awful, and all he’s been doing is owning an NHL team and hanging out. He certainly looks well-past his playing weight of 185; now the Great One looks more like the Great Buffet Eater. Look at that belly, is running the Phoenix Coyotes really that stressful? I get that you’ve been retired for 10 years now, but c’mon, get on the ol’ elliptical machine once in a while, Wayne, because this is NOT your best look. It’s a long ways from the Pro Stars days I suppose…




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