Archive for November 24th, 2009

24
Nov
09

Hard Hits Out on the Pee Wee Football Field

I have no issue saying that I find this Pee-wee football clip to be about 9,000 times more interesting than ANY college football game. I think it’s fair to say that Nyrel Sevillla is my new favorite football player (under 9-years-old division.)

24
Nov
09

Once Prince William Goes All-Black…

After a recent international match against his native Wales, future King of England, Prince William stopped by the locker room of the New Zealand rugby team whose nickname is the All-Blacks. He didn’t give them much time after match was finished, I guess royalty doesn’t have patience because when he came into the locker room most of the team was still butt-naked.

An All Blacks source said: “The Prince did a bit of a double-take, but actually dealt pretty well with what could have been embarrassing.

“Some of the boys were more awkward. I think they’d have felt more comfortable being dressed more appropriately – or being dressed at all!”

[The Sun]

24
Nov
09

House Calls Out the Mike Tomlin Resemblance

My second favorite actor to play Willie Mays Hays, Omar Epps, has forged a lucrative acting career for himself, with his work on Fox’ hit House really taking off. It has long been noticed that Epps and Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin share quite the resemblance. They’re such obvious doppelgangers that I don’t even have them on my list, it’d be like putting identical twins up there. This week on House, the eponymous character even brought it up.

Awesome.

[With Leather]

24
Nov
09

Keep Your Hands off Keith’s ‘Stache!

Great news for those of us in the NYC area, the best three-man baseball booth will be in place next year. At the end of this miserable season, Keith Hernandez of SNY hinted that he might not be returning to the broadcast booth the next season. However, after negotiating his contract, reports are that Keith will be back through at least 2011.

His cohorts in the booth, Gary Cohen and Ron Darling are both signed through 2010 so, let’s hope this next season goes better for the Mets and this wild three-way never ends.

[NY Mets]

24
Nov
09

BCS Hires Ari Fleischer to Defend the Idiotic

The BCS is probably the most idiotic, asinine, Rube Goldbergian system in all of sports. Instead of having a simple playoffs structure wherein the best teams would play each other to determine the #1 team in the nation, an incredibly complicated and obtuse formula (with so many moving parts and factors that it can ONLY be determined by super-computers) decides what teams play for the championship. This means that sometimes deserving teams like Boise State get jobbed when they needn’t be.

So, if you’re looking to have someone defend something idiotic, asinine and hated by everyone else, where do you turn? The Bush White House of course!

The BCS has hired former White House flak Ari Fleischer, who was the press secretary from 2001-2003. Who better to support indefensible procedures that run contrary to everything that makes intellectual sense and instead lose sight of the original purpose in the first place!

Looks like that playoff system should be in place right around the same time our deficit created by Halliburton starts to get down to the mere $1-5 trillion range.

Fun!

[Politico]

24
Nov
09

Team Gets Crushed, Players Refund Fans’ Tickets

Here’s something I’m sure we’re going to see in the US; so embarrassed by being torched 9-1 by Tottenham, members of the Wigan FC are refunding the ticket costs of their fans who came to the game.

“We feel that as a group of players we badly let down our supporters yesterday, and this is a gesture we have to make and pay them back for their tremendous loyalty,” Wigan defender and team captain Mario Melchiot said.

“As a group of professionals, we were embarrassed by the way we performed. We feel it was below our standards and this is something we feel we owe to the fans.”

Because Wigan doesn’t have a giant fan-base, only about 1,000 fans made the 350 mile round  trip. Even still the players are expected to shell out refunds totaling in the 5-figures.

“We have to draw a line under the game, focus completely on training this week and bounce back on Saturday (against Sunderland),” said Melchiot. “We are professionals. We will take it on the chin and move on, but it’s important that we do not take our supporters for granted.”

Ah, a sense of pride and caring for their fans, I’m sure we can expect the Cleveland Browns to start doing this immediately. After all, the fans ARE important.

[Sports Illustrated]

24
Nov
09

Gophers Are Dangerous When Cornered

During the halftime of Sunday’s Vikings/Seahawks game there apparently was a fun bit of play with some college mascots taking on some pee-wee football players. Showing that mascots are all class, the Minnesota Golden Gopher stiff-arms, trucks and just runs roughshod over the youths.




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