Archive for April 10th, 2009

10
Apr
09

Scouting the Competition?

421fe9785d3844c71a27876d6f04c2c0_kim-kardashian-knicks-gameI guess when your entire specious claim to celebrity is based on appearing in a sex video and having a delightful bootylicious behind, it’s important to keep an eye on the assets of other women. So when Kim Kardashian and Britney Gastineau (daughter of former Jets sack-man Mark Gastineau) decide to take in a Knicks game it is little surprise that Kim gets caught ogling the fine backside of one of the Knicks famous dancers. Although, to be fair, watching the dancers is much more enjoyable than trying to pay attention to what the Knicks are doing on the court…

[Sports by Brooks]

10
Apr
09

I’m Guessing He Said Something Untoward

I never played lacrosse because that’s the same time as the tennis season, and later, the same as my high school musicals, so I never put on the pads and had a go. I’m still tough though, like the other day, I got a paper cut and I only cried for like 10 minutes. So there!

Anyways, this video is pretty hilarious, this kid gets KNOCKED OUT and it’s pretty awesome. Mostly because it isn’t me.

[Barstool Sports]

10
Apr
09

Zamboni Driving 101

ph2009040904165Watching the Zamboni make its way around the ice, many a fan has dreamed of driving the beautiful contraption. At the Herbert Wells ice rink in College Park, Maryland you can have just that opportunity. Several times a year, for a $90 fee, ($75 if you sign up in advance) you can take a two-night Zamboni training course. There they will teach you the basics of blade changing, tank filling, scraping patterns and the all important vehicle storage. Of course, most people are there just to ride around on the big lumbering machine.

“People are just fascinated by them,” said Russell Barrett, the rink’s head Zamboni wrangler and the night’s instructor. “They line up to watch as we do cuts,” the professional term for the Zam’s periodic solo performances between hockey periods and breaks in the all-skate. “The kids wave. It makes some of the guys nervous to operate it with all the people watching.”

According to Barrett, the most eager participants are young men and dads, although occasionally a woman will come to take the class too. Slow moving machine plus maintaining an ice surface and moving in circles? Sign me up!

[Washington Post]

10
Apr
09

Straight Cash Homey

894fad0db60c743c21c1e4ddce86a1deCC Sabathia may have floundered badly in his first start with the Yankees, but at least he has a decent place to rest his head when the team arrives in NYC. The Sabathia clan, CC, his wife Amber and their three kids will be residing in sunny Alpine, NJ, with neighbors the likes of Sean Combs, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Chris Rock and Britney Spears. I bet the block parties are BANGING! Somehow, the Sabathia’s will have to make do in this 12,000 square foot manse, situated on a mere 2 acres. The house was listed for $15 million, but CC STOLE it with an offer of $14.9 million in cash. I hope he has enough money to put grass seed down and maybe buy a couple panini makers or something, after all, the man is ONLY making $23 million this year…

[NJ Report via The Sporting News]

10
Apr
09

A Pink Doppelganger for Luck

When he arrived on the scene, the portly Bobby Jenks was a godsend to the Chicago White Sox, helping lead the team to victory in the World Series. Since then he’s been an efficient closer, with an 88% save rate and is very noticeable out on the field for his large girth and long goatee, which he often has bleach dyed. Last year for Mother’s Day, Jenks and several other White Sox dyed their facial hair pink to honor their mom’s. Back in the day, you were no one if you didn’t have at least 50 troll dolls arranged around your house or desk. With their silly hair, and protruding bellies, the dolls were supposed to help bring luck, although they were more likely to instead bring dollars to their manufacturers instead. It’s possible that rubbing Jenks produces good luck, but you’re also likely to induce noxious gas…regardless, I think it’s fair to say these two share quite the resemblance.

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10
Apr
09

Her Bid to Own the Team Will Go On

With George Gillett trying to divest himself of the Montreal Canadiens, currently 10 prospective ownership groups have emerged to take over the team. Among them are Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, Quebec cable giant Quebecor Media and, of course, star chanteuse Celine Dion. Because if you’re a fan of the Canadiens you definitely want an association with the Titanic. Haven’t Canadiens fans suffered enough?

[Yahoo!]

10
Apr
09

Cricket is Becoming Exciting, Supposedly

page9_02_385x185_520129aChange is a-comin’ to Lord’s Cricket Grounds, in downtown London, the staid dress code is being modified in an attempt to bring in a younger audience and appeal to a larger demographic. Lord’s, originally established in 1787 has long had a dress code where fans would be found wearing an egg-and-bacon colored tie, with a striped yellow and red jacket, I know what you’re thinking, what teenager WOULDN’T want to wear that? Well, it turns out, all of them.

So, to attract the younger sects, at the upcoming World Twenty20 tournament in June, the restrictions will be loosened. “The Aussie guys can come with yellow wigs, the South Africans can come dressed all in green. We want to encourage that and we want people to have fun. If they come in a costume, that will be allowed,” said Steve Elworthy, the tournament director.

Coming soon to a cricket stadium near you!

Coming soon to a cricket stadium near you!

Cricket has seen an up tick in popularity with the younger generations, and tournament organizers are looking to capitalize on that; the tournament’s Twitter page is one of the fastest growing sports accounts and a viral video promoting the event will be released on YouTube in the coming weeks.

Of course, some of the old guard are less than pleased.

Len Osborn, 83 and a member of the Marleybone Cricket Club for more than 30 years, said: “It’s bloody ridiculous. They will lower the tone of the place.”

Brian Sedgwick, a fellow member aged 66, was a little more sanguine. “We’ve got to do these things to encourage young people to the ground. If people feel the need to dress up, I don’t understand it but, fair enough.”

…“It’s not even cricket, it’s whack-it,” another older member, Ken Lewis, said.

[Times Online]




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