Archive for July 1st, 2009

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Jul
09

Isiah Thomas Forces College Cheerleaders Into Bikini Car Wash

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In April, Florida International University made the questionable choice of hiring Isiah Thomas as their new men’s basketball coach. The hiring was idiotic; he’s never been a good coach, he’s been terrible in management positions and of course, his personal behavior can be a bit, er, erratic shall we say. Throw in that Thomas was given a 5-year $5 million contract, (although he has said he will donate his first year salary BACK to the school) and the decision makes zero sense. Now, thanks to adding in Thomas’ big money deal, the school is forced to make cutbacks elsewhere. First off, and most horribly, the cheerleading team is being scrapped!

In order for the program to be saved, the cheerleaders need to raise $50,000, which they have been attempting to do via bake sale, bikini car wash (yes!) and of course, a calendar. Now, if only the school had some money lying around, hmmm, if only they didn’t wastefully spend it on a basketball coach who will leave the program in tatters and produce zero success. If only!

Of course, if this turns out to be a move solely to prevent Isiah Thomas from being around cute college co-eds, I

wholeheartedly support it and retract all my criticism.

[Online Sports Guys]

01
Jul
09

Patriots Rookies Win Trivia Night!

TKT trivia 2of4.jpgAt the NFL’s Rookie Symposium the New England Patriots rookies, for the second year in a row, won the Ultimate Rookie Challenge. The symposium, mandatory for all NFL rookies, is intended to help prepare the rookies for the difficulties in adjusting to the professional game.

Throughout the three-and-a-half day symposium, which started Sunday evening and ended today, rookies were asked a series of questions based on symposium presentations and basic NFL trivia.

The combined individual scores of the Patriots rookies were the best of any NFL team at the symposium, which was held in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

As a reward for having the highest scores, the Patriots rookies each won a free 32″ flat-screen TV.

[Boston Globe]

01
Jul
09

Sumo Beetle Chooses Freedom Over Victory

mŽG‹L’ n‘S‘‚©‚Ô‚Æ’Ž‘Š–o‘å‰ï@—DŸŒˆ’èí‚ʼnïêŠO‚֏Á‚¦‚Ä‚¢‚«AI think it’s safe to say that culturally, Japan and America are world’s apart; for instance, yesterday was the grand final of the National Rhinoceros Beetle Sumo Championship.

The competition was all atwitter after one of the final “wrestlers” flew out of the arena, and then the larger room, resulting in an instant disqualification.

Around 430 elementary school students took part with their beetles. The winner of each match is determined by which beetle makes it highest up the 70-centimeter pole forming the arena after 60 seconds.

During the final “King Kabuto,” owned by Takuma Kobayashi, 7, started out very strongly; but finally chose freedom over honor at the last moment, leaving “King Joe,” along with owner Shoichiro Ito, 6, to scoop the prize.

Clearly, King Kabuto hasn’t seen the epic Sly Stallone/Pele soccer movie Victory where a group of WWII POWs choose to stay and finish their match against the Nazis rather than escape and lose. For Kabuto, freedom is everything it seems. He must be a Braveheart fan…

[The Mainichi Daily News]

01
Jul
09

Slight Chance of Impaling Seems Like a BAD Thing

Downtown Spokane, Washington is currently holding an outdoor basketball event called Hoopfest where they placed mini basketball courts on the streets. This slideshow from the NY Times features some great photos and even better captions such as:

Up to 10 courts fit on a block. Downtown Spokane is not exactly flat, so baskets are sometimes slightly uphill, downhill or on the side of a hill. There is a risk, however slight, of being impaled on a parking meter. That is life on the streets at Hoopfest, the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, now in its 20th year.

Up to 10 courts fit on a block. Downtown Spokane is not exactly flat, so baskets are sometimes slightly uphill, downhill or on the side of a hill. There is a risk, however slight, of being impaled on a parking meter. That is life on the streets at Hoopfest, the world's largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, now in its 20th year.

Check out the full slide-show for some great pictures and again, hilariously interesting captions. Two more after the jump to help whet the appetite.

[NY Times] Continue reading ‘Slight Chance of Impaling Seems Like a BAD Thing’

01
Jul
09

Red Sox Only Play for Two Outs

As bad as Fernando Martinez’ play was, it pales in comparison to the absolute collapse of the Red Sox last night, best exemplified by this clip from the 6th inning when the entire Red Sox infield leaves the field, despite having recorded only two outs. Contrary to what MASN’s Gary Thorne says in the clip, Terry Francona this morning in an interview with WEEI said that it was all Pedroia’s fault, that he started running off and the rest of the infield followed.

I guess it’s a nice example of how much the team respects and follows the lead of the MVP, but you’d hope that he’d know the outs in an inning… Otherwise, I have nothing else to say about that loss. It fucking SUCKED. It happens. It better never happen again.

01
Jul
09

I Got It—- I Don’t Got It

Now, this isn’t so much to hate on the Mets, this time, for their poor play last night. Sure, there were a couple of errors, this one by Fernando Martinez was pretty embarrassing, but none was worse than Johan Santana’s throwing error at third following Ryan Braun’s bases-clearing double that enabled Braun to SCORE. Regardless, this misplay is just a nice addition to any future bloopers clip.

01
Jul
09

Swimmer’s Exposed Butt Forces Her Out of Race

swimmer-flavia-zoccari-wardrobe-malfunction-pic-rex-108904458At the Mediterranean Games yesterday right before the start of a 200M finals race, 22 year old Italian swimmer Flavia Zoccari was forced to make an embarrassing withdrawal from the race thanks to her swimsuit. The Jaked brand swimsuit, which features a special back-hinge, has been under controversy recently, first it was banned by the FINA the official swimming body, then, last month it was reinstated.

Jaked, who sponsors the Italian swim team was thus able to resupply the team with their specially designed aerodynamic suits. However, right before her race was about to start, the back hinge on Zoccari’s suit broke, leaving her butt exposed to the world. With no time available to change her suit, Zoccari was forced out of the race and reduced to tears.

I don’t understand why she wasn’t able to race anyways, so her ass is hanging out, like we ALL haven’t had to compete in a sporting event where every millisecond counts with at least one of our naughty bits hanging out. Or am I the only one on this one?

[Daily Mail]

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