Archive for August 12th, 2009

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Aug
09

I Believe the Children are Our Future

Sometimes I worry for the future of America and the world based on the time I spend around children. However, whenever things get too bad something always comes along to refresh my faith. This time, it was this 10 year old Broncos fan who wants to make August the National Jay Cutler Burn Jersey Month.

Finally, a cause I can get behind!

12
Aug
09

They’re Friendster Friends Too

The friendship between Bill Belichick and Jon Bon Jovi was on display at yesterday’s Patriots training camp and it always makes me laugh. Can you imagine two more disparate¬†people?

What do they talk about? Can I hang out too?

6_wiggs__1250080396_2339[Boston.com]

12
Aug
09

Daddy Got a New Pair of Shoes

airwalksWhen I was in middle school I was friends with the skater kids, although I was not one myself. I’m not so good with the skateboard — although I can rollerblade like nobodies business… sigh.

I never owned a pair of Airwalks, considering buying them akin to becoming a full-on poseur, which I think we all know I’m not. Being a high-powered blogger though, occasionally offers come along to try out new items to pass along to you, my loyal readers. I was approached regarding Airwalk’s new line, from streetstyle icon jeffstaple and asked if I would check them out. Hey, I like free stuff, so I did it, poseur-dom be damned. Besides, I’m in my mid 20s, I’m not threatened by skater kids anymore…

Now, I’m a fiercely loyal person, when I finally switched back to sneakers after 4+ years of Birkenstocks only — I know, I know, I’m the fucking COOLEST! — I opted for New Balances and haven’t looked back. For the last 6 years whenever I’ve bought new shoes, they’ve been NBs, hell, I even always buy them in the same store!

These new Airwalks though are totally boss. They’re comfortable as hell, look super styling and I’ve already received compliments on them from 2 girls. So, eat it world!

I picked the “Heaven” a “California-inspired casual slip-on,” and they’ve proved their mettle already. One of my bigger disappointments though is that they aren’t making a guys version of these totally ridiculously awesome hi-tops. Girls only for now. Sigh. I’m also pissed that these shoes weren’t available for me to get, because they’re totally sick and I want them, and definitely would have chosen them instead.

Fortunately, these shoes are available as of yesterday exclusively at Payless stores nationwide for $30-$50 so, run out and get yours today. There will also be some special, limited-edition versions that will be released later in the fall so, I guess keep an eye out?

12
Aug
09

Welcome Back Chris!

08FAs part of some organizational restructuring, the Milwaukee Brewers sent struggling shortstop JJ Hardy to Triple-A, released third baseman Bill Hall and fired pitching coach Bill Castro. Having been with the big league club since 1992, through multiple anemic managers, Castro had outlasted everyone, until today. He’ll be replaced on the bench by Triple-A pitching coach, former Brewer “great” and owner of one of the more improbable no-hitters in MLB history,¬†Chris Bosio.

Quite the interesting move for a team trying to contend for a playoff spot. Dropping a shortstop who has 50+ HRs over the last 2 seasons is quite a gamble, regardless of how well prospect Alcides Escobar has been playing.

Then again, this is the same team that appeared out of nowhere to grab CC Sabathia and fired their manager with only 12 games remaining in the season en route to their first playoffs appearance in 26 years. I guess, in Doug Melvin we trust?

12
Aug
09

High School No-Hit Whiz Signs With Arizona

patrick-Schuster-3Some news about an old friend from ESPN’s Keith Law, whose player evaluations I trust implicitly:

Arizona also signed 13th-rounder Patrick Schuster for a $450,000 bonus. He made news this spring after throwing four straight no-hitters in high school, but he projects as a good organizational pitcher and not a major league prospect.

If you don’t remember our earlier stories on young master Schuster, you can reread them here and here. Enjoy!

[ESPN]

12
Aug
09

Baron Davis’ Laptop Gets Got

121108_alba_400X400Baron Davis has been the victim of laptop theft and his lawyers are getting out ahead of any possible use of the “private images” that were on the computer. Davis’ attorneys sent out letters threatening legal action to various news outlets if they use any of the personal photos, video or audio on the computer. According to the lawyers the photos and videos ¬†“depict, among other things, a variety of private images of our client, his associates and his colleagues,” wrote lawyer William J. Briggs, II. Davis “had a reasonable expectation of enjoying total privacy with regard to the images,” Briggs added.

Considering Baron’s longtime friendship with his high school teammate Cash Warren — better known as Mr. Jessica Alba — I can only hope that there are thousands upon thousands of naked pictures of her on the computer and that someone is willing to buck the lawyers and deliver them to the world.

Please?

[The Smoking Gun]

12
Aug
09

Drew Brees is Good at Football

While I argue that calling Drew Brees the “NFL’s BEST quarterback” is a case of hyperbole running wild, this video of him is pretty fucking awesome. As part of the show Sport Science, Drew Brees was pitted against Olympic archers in an epic battle of accuracy from 20 yards.

The archers manage a meager 50% bullseye hits in their attempts while Brees steps up and demolishes them. The video is a little long, but you can do it, it’s worth it if only for the awesome slow-motion shots of Brees throwing a ball. I also learned something interesting, did you know that SOME wobble in a football toss is not only good, but NECESSARY? See, the Internet IS useful.

[NY Times]




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