Archive for December 11th, 2009

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Dec
09

Cute Curler Cruelly Cut from Competition

Sad news for those of you who were planning on crashing the curling events at the Vancouver Olympics on the hunt for a hottie, Canada’s Jennifer Jones, one of the better looking curlers out there performed poorly and failed to qualify for the team. Despite having won the last 2 Canadian Championships, Jones’ team just couldn’t put it all together when it counted and so they’ll be watching the Olympics from home.

“We’re hugely disappointed,” Jones said. “We worked three years for this but we just came out and things just didn’t go our way. Sometimes I think it’s just not meant to be. I mean, we didn’t play as well as we liked and I don’t know why. It was really just one bad end, a couple of bad shots every game and we just couldn’t recover.

“Only one team gets to win and unfortunately it’s not going to be us.”

Well, there’s always NEXT Olympics right! In the meantime we can admire Jennifer from a distance.

[CTV]

11
Dec
09

LeBron is a P.Y.T.

I can’t say for certain that it is Shaq’s influence, but off the court the Cavaliers seem to be having a bit more fun; maybe it’s Cavs management trying convince LeBron how much fun he can have in Cleveland, or maybe he’s just trying to go out on a high note. Regardless, the hits keep on coming from the Cavaliers with their latest video advertising the Cavs singing Michael Jackson’s hits.

11
Dec
09

Wrigley to Keep the Charm of Troughs Alive

If you’re the type of man who is happiest when you can let loose your water cannon in a metal trough, then the Chicago Cubs have some very welcome news; while the bathrooms will be renovated at Wrigley Field over the offseason the urinal troughs will stay in place.

Generations of male Cubs fans have stood side-by-side at the troughs. The silver receptacles are spoken of both lovingly (in that they give the place character) and loathsomely (in that some struggle to go in the close company of others).

When I was growing up Fenway also had urinal troughs, and I can tell you that as a young child, and a particularly small one at that, using the urinal troughs was one of the great horrors of my young life. I for one applauded when Fenway removed them and can assure Chicagoans that you’d be much happier in your life without them. Traditions are nice, but not when there are light-years better options.

[Chicago Tribune]

11
Dec
09

Photographer Escapes Death, Gets the Shot


I dare you to show me a person with bigger set of stones than British photographer Andy Willsheer who was on hand at the Pomona Raceway for the Auto Club drag racing finals. As Steve Gasparrelli started off the line his car hit an oil slick and immediately swerved out of control, heading towards the barrier and exactly where Willsheer was standing. In an instant a hulking tower of metal was flying out-of-control right for him. Without panicking, Willsheer stood his ground, snapping photograph after photograph despite the inherent danger. The car ultimately came to a rest a mere 3 feet from him, and while everyone else rushed away, Willsheer stayed put and got the shot. Awesome!

[Daily Mail]

11
Dec
09

Packers Head Coach Loves Blowing Things — Mainly Snow

As the weather turns colder all over, the first big-time snowstorm recently hit Green Bay. Count Packers head coach Mike McCarthy as one of the more excited people for the storm because it gives him the chance to show-off, and use, his snowblower!

“I went and did two neighbors last night because two people didn’t have their driveways done,” said McCarthy. “We have a Case IH tractor that has a snowblower on the front of it. We’re able to do the street if needed,”

“It’s more fun than work, to be honest with you.”

For McCarthy, who presumably is otherwise very busy with the business of being an NFL head coach says that plowing for him is a source of stress relief and that just using the snowblower is fun for him, to the point where he has trouble sleeping before he’s able to use the machine.

“I can’t wait to get up and get going. It’s exciting.”

[620 WTMJ]

11
Dec
09

Goalie Takes a Leak on the Field

When you’re the goalie, you’re stuck on the field the whole game and if you find yourself needing to pee during a game, what are you supposed to do? If you’re Jens Lehmann of Stuttgart, you run behind the goal, lift up a advertisement and drain the ol’ lizard just off the pitch. Unluckily for Lehmann, as he was relieving himself a Unirea Urziceni player was simultaneously driving down the side of the field. Fortunately, Lehmann was able to finish and shake before running back to his position just in time in case a save was needed.

11
Dec
09

Tracy McGrady Leading in All-Star Vote Despite Not Playing

The voting for the NBA All-Star game is underway and most of the usual suspects are leading the way so far. Kobe Bryant has already garnered over 692K votes, about 20,000 more than Dwyane Wade the next highest vote getter.

And, showing that NBA fans don’t care or pay attention, Houston Rocket Tracy McGrady is also on pace to start the All-Star game; no big deal except that because of a knee injury he hasn’t played a single game this season. That hasn’t stopped him from receiving over 9,000 votes more than Steve Nash at this point. Reportedly, large swaths of votes for McGrady are coming from China where he is helped by his teammate Yao Ming’s popularity.

[Yahoo!]




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