Archive for April 15th, 2009

15
Apr
09

Happy Jackie Robinson Day!

Overheard from the roomate:

If you went to the ballgame today with the intention of keeping score, get ready for a super-frustrating game!

15
Apr
09

Cooley is Ready for His Close-Up

I’m not one for reality shows, and usually the ones about athletes are boring and uninteresting but an upcoming web-based show around Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley seems like it could be somewhat entertaining. At least briefly. I mean, it starts with a near-naked photo of Cooley and his wife, Christy a former Redskins cheerleader so there’s that at least.

cooleyandwife

The rest of the show seems like pretty standard fare, star-athlete-is-like-normal-guy-only-with-lots-of-money type skein, I doubt it reaches wide-spread popularity, but who knows, anything could happen.

[Fan IQ]

15
Apr
09

Bellamy Gets Elected to Rock ‘N’ Jock Basketball HoF

The Onion is always good, but sometimes they just knock it out of the park, like in this article from which I will quote liberally. Read the whole article because it is absolutely fabulous and makes me happy in every way.

LOS ANGELES—In what many agreed was perhaps the surest bet in all of sports, former Violators player, coach, and all-around legend Bill Bellamy was elected to the Rock ‘N’ Jock Basketball Hall of Fame Tuesday.

Bellamy, who was the first player ever to receive 100 percent of the vote, leads a 2009 Hall of Fame class that includes former Blossom star Joey Lawrence, Mark Curry, and Shawn Kemp, as well as Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, chosen for their legendary 1991 halftime performance of “Good Vibrations.”

Coolio and Isaiah Rider were also selected by the Rock ‘N’ Jock Veterans Committee, which consists of Kenny Lofton and Boyz II Men.

Former Bricklayer Dean Cain, who received only 5 percent of the vote, was snubbed for the eighth consecutive year and is no longer eligible for induction.

“This is a tremendous honor and one that I do not take for granted,” Bellamy told reporters, adding that while he had known his place in the Hall was virtually secure, he had spent the week nervously awaiting the call from Hall of Fame chairman and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea. “When I heard Flea’s voice telling me I’d made it, tears came to my eyes. I was just overwhelmed with memories of putting on that Violator uniform and lavalier microphone and seeing the 25-point basket lowered for the first time.”

“I am very humbled,” Bellamy added. “I owe this to all the people I had the opportunity to play with and against, including [current Hall of Famers] Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Queen Latifah, and, of course, Dan [Cortese]. Thank you. Thank you all so much.”

“Now I have to get going. I’m hosting a new reality television show where white guys date black women. It’s funny.”

[The Onion]

15
Apr
09

He’s Unstoppable!

patrick-schusterWant to know when you’re ready to move on to the next level of competition, how about when you throw three STRAIGHT no-hitters; that’s what Patrick Schuster of Mitchell High School in Florida just accomplished.

“He’s on a roll and he’s got confidence in every pitch he’s throwing right now,” Mitchell head coach Scot Wilcox said of his ace. “That’s why we’re seeing so much success out of him.”

In addition to the no-hitter, in his last start the University of Florida-bound senior added in 16 strikeouts and only allowed 3 baserunners, one a hit batsman and two on errors. As if that wasn’t enough, Schuster also spun another no-hitter in the beginning of the season. Over his three consecutive no-nos Schuster has 43 Ks and through the 48 innings he’s thrown this season he has allowed a grand total of 9(!) hits total. A number of pro scouts were in attendance for Schuster’s latest gem, although I’m not clear where he ranks in terms of the draft prospects this year.

Schuster will vie for his 4th straight no-hitter on Monday.

[Sun Coast Pasco]

15
Apr
09

I Can’t Do That

You know what’s awesome about a good bicycle kick? Everything.




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