Archive for November 2nd, 2009

02
Nov
09

You Outta Know… Alanis Morissette’s Marathon Time

edward-norton_photo-credit-lou-rouseMarathons attract thousands of insane people, I mean, the race is supposed to be based on a soldier running for 26 miles to tell Athens about their victory over the Persians, but last I checked, we have cell phones now and there is simply no good reason to ever run that far. What makes even less sense is to run that far in New York City where there is a GIANT public transit system. Really, these people should just take the subway, they’d get wherever they’re going easier and without pooping on themselves.

Among the 43,000 participants in Sunday’s NYC Marathon were some people who are far more important than the rest of us, REAL celebrities and not runners. Among the stars who tied up their New Balances and gave it a go were Anthony Edwards (his time was 4:08:20), Alanis Morrissette crossed the finish line in a casual 4:28:45, the late Christopher Reeve’s son Matthew did the race in 4:23:06 but best of all was the finish by Edward Norton. The 40-year-old actor finished the grueling course in a mere 3:48:01, meaning he averaged under 9 minutes a mile, not too shabby at all.

The celebrities were all running for charities, Norton was running for the Massai Wilderness Conservation Trust and joining him in the running were 3 Masai tribesman. After the race Norton wanted to do just one thing,
“I’m going to get a piece of pizza!” he said.

Me, I’d pass out. But then, I’m much more of an athlete.

[People]

02
Nov
09

You Will Not See a Better Catch This Week

If you know of a better catch made this week in football I’d love to see it. Otherwise, Missouri’s Jerrell Jackson gets the title this week. This circus catch is simply ridiculous, how he even managed to grab it when the pass was well behind him, let along with one hand, and then to hang on and finish the play?

Wow.

[Sports By Brooks]

02
Nov
09

Where Andy Reid Learns How to Do the Bump

Andy Reid

02
Nov
09

The Form Was Perfect, Tackling Your Own Teammate Though?

Mauriece McIver of the Las Vegas Cobras is a semi-professional football player. The semi part is particularly obvious in this clip of his team returning a punt. Despite being on the receiving team McIver just clearly loves to tackle anybody near him, as evidenced by him TACKLING HIS OWN TEAMMATE! This being in Vegas I can only assume he was in on a fix.

Sure, he can act all penitent immediately afterwards and yes, the uniform tops are sort of similar, BUT one team has YELLOW pants, the other doesn’t, how hard is it to remember that? Or to remember you’re RECEIVING THE KICK!?!?

[Deadspin]

02
Nov
09

I Guess We’re Setting the Bar Really Low for “Good”

JaMarcus RussellAfter Oakland’s 26-14 loss to the Chargers on Sunday, embattled quarterback JaMarcus Russell spoke with reporters regarding his performance.

I did a pretty good job. When it all boils down to it, you had a chance at the end to try and win. Didn’t do too much damage with the interception. No matter what happened, I think we came out and fought despite the score and just kept pushing and just came out short in the end.

He must be using a different definition of “good” because when you have a $61 million contract you should probably be doing better than going 14-22 for a mere 109 yards, especially when you have no TDs, an interception, 5(!) sacks and a fumble. That to me doesn’t spell G-O-O-D, more like pathetic. Or shitacular.

I would like whatever drugs Jamarcus is on that enables him to hallucinate so powerfully.

[Contra Costa Times]

02
Nov
09

D-Wade Plays 1-on-5

Dwyane Wade over the weekend scored his 10,000 point in his NBA career, making him the 43rd player in league history to reach that plateau. He celebrated by taking on all 5 Chicago Bull s and making them look foolish.

02
Nov
09

This is How You Celebrate Scoring

I don’t have any idea where this is from, who is playing or anything else that would help clarify this clip, but all I know is that this is an excellent way to celebrate scoring a goal. It’s just a shame no one was there to see it.

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