Archive for August 28th, 2009

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Aug
09

We’re All Better Off with Doppelgangers

The Texas Rangers have progressed greatly this season, propelling themselves right into the thick of the wild-card race. At the beginning of the season and last year there were rumors that manager Ron Washington’s job was on the rocks. With the team’s success this season though, it looks like he’ll receive a well-deserved stay of execution. Malcolm Barrett plays Lem on the ABC sitcom Better off Ted, a show that I have never heard of and never seen. In fact, I have never knew Barrett existed until loyal doppelganger spotter the sister pointed this one out to me the other day. I buy it. Do you?

Please vote in the poll below to let this doppelganger venture into the magical land that is the permanent doppelganger page.

 

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28
Aug
09

Schisms Don’t Cause Burning When You Pee

While the Brett Favre circus continues in Minnesota, reporters have been asking various Vikings if there is a schism in the locker room with the-one-who-won’t-go-away’s presence. Noted intellectual Jared Allen had by far the quote of the week regarding the issue:

I don’t think anyone on this team knows what ‘schism’ is, let alone could use it in a sentence. I thought it was an STD when I first heard it and I was like ‘whoa, we preach abstinence in these parts.’

[Sporting News]

28
Aug
09

The WNBA Loses to Sesame Street

871-sesame-street-liveDuring the NBA playoffs the Denver Nuggets and the WWE had a standoff over the double-booking of the Pepsi Center. The Nuggets won out and held their playoff game.

Clearly the efforts to make the WNBA a worthwhile sports league have been a wasted effort.

The Atlanta Dream (stupid name) are on the verge of a playoff spot, with 6 games left to play they feature a robust 15-13 record. That might be a problem though. You see, “Sesame Street Live!” has booked the Phillips Arena and NO ONE puts Oscar in the corner.

Even if the Dream manage to make the playoffs, they won’t have access to their home arena, with the Muppets in place for 8 shows from September 17-20. Possible options for the Dream include holding games in Gwinnet, GA or at Georgia Tech, which is exactly what you would expect from a “major” sport league’s playoffs.

The WNBA, where felt-covered puppets are more popular and important!

Maybe the WNBA should sign up Big Bird whose sex has never really been determined, you can’t teach height after all…

[Atlanta Journal-Constitution]

28
Aug
09

Pee in the Shower, For the Kids

Water conversation is an important issue, particularly it seems in Brazil where they came up with this creative PSA. As a means of encouraging people to pee in the shower – which according to this ad can save 1,157 gallons of water per year — the ad uses a number of celebrity likenesses, including Stephen Hawking and King Kong. Most interesting was their usage of His Airness himself, Michael Jordan. Is Jordan a shower-pee-er?

[Sporting News]

28
Aug
09

College Mascots are Beyond Weird

College sports are stupid. We know this. I am adamant about this. However, colleges feature some of the silliest and scariest mascots out there. Many of them are completely non-sensical, like the Texas A&M-Corpus Cristi Islanders or the Wichita State Shockers or the clearly acid-tripped inspired Stanford Tree below.  Check out this gallery assembled from photos from the Life magazine archives and check out the full thing by going HERE.

Stanford Trees

Stanford Trees

[Life]

28
Aug
09

A Moob Filled Doppelganger

When Bill Parcells arrived in New England to take the reins of the Patriots the entire culture changed. He brought with him a history of success and demolished the culture of losing that had defined the Patriots ad nauseam. He also brought over a surly defensive coordinator with a propensity for grey sweatshirts who has become probably the greatest coach in NFL history. Having been in comedy for years, but with limited national success, Lenny Clark is one of the most naturally funny people in the business. He also once in the 80s while doing stand-up in Cambridge, MA stole a city bus and drove around making the stops on a dare. Beyond the moobs that both men share, they also share a distinctive facial resemblance too.

Agree or not, vote in the poll below to express yourself and as ever check out the complete doppelganger warehouse gathered on the permanent page.

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