There's been a Mike Krzyzewski sighting in South Dakota. Coach K spoke to an audience in Rapid City, SD Thursdsay night. At least it looks like Coach K. The image was taken at a distance. It's still hard to tell if it's really Coach K, or if Kyle Singler is continuing his macabre impersonation of his basketball coach.For all we know, the real Coach K could be held captive in Singler's hidden mancave. Imagine Coach K duct taped to a chair with Singler's pet spiders and his shrine to Pauley Perrette. Scary, isn't it?(via Rapid City Journal)
Steve Cofield at Cagewriter has a bone to pick with Time. It seems that the magazine committed the unspeakable crime of leaving the UFC's Dana White off its annual list of the "World's Most Influential People." The sports notables that got on the list? Serena Williams, Phil Mickelson, and soccer player Didier Drogba.Of course those three got on the list as part of its "Heroes" section, and that's as much for their off-the-field activities as much as their athletic accomplishments. People like Jet Li and Ben Stiller are in that section too, for the same reasons. (Stiller set up a foundation to provide schools in Haiti. Jet Li's foundation provides for disaster relief in China)A case could be made for White being on the list. He has transformed MMA, which was once considered by many to be "human cockfighting" or an "outlaw sport" into at least the quasi-mainstream of America. But is truly one of the "influential" people in the world?Time's list is usually divided into "Leaders," "Heroes," "Artists," and "Thinkers." With twenty-five people listed in each category. White is above everything else a businessman, so he would probably fit more in the the first or last categories. Quite honestly, there are at least twenty-five people in the world more "influential" people in both categories as White. And when it comes to the sports world, someone like Roger Goodell ought to make the list before White does.The Time list is pretty much subjective list anyway. Maybe next year White will get a nod, as the list usually has a massive turnaround year after year (unless you're Oprah, who seems to have a sticky on the list).(via Cagewriter, Time)
Don't ask where or how the blogger formerly known as Orson Swindle found this video. Just rue the day that he did. It's not quite the Wagnerian opus you would expect when it comes to the Golddomedammerung (the made up word I came up to describe ND schadenfreude), but it comes tragically close.EDSBS has a complete blow-by-blow account of the video. But all you need to know that a)Yes, that is Mike Golic, and b) Mike Kelly is slowly beginning to regret the day he bargained his soul to Mephisto to get the ND job. And know that somewhere in the great beyond that John Heisman, Knute Rockne, and George Gipp are all hanging their heads down in shame.(via EDSBS)
It's been a while since SWRT was able to critique the fashion choices of America's greatest swimmer (and recreational marijuana user) Michael Phelps. But lo and behold, Phelps was spotted Thursday night the Baltimore Orioles home game against the New York Yankees. (The O's lost to the Yanks 4-0)Naturally, being one one of America's biggest dorks, Phelps was spotted in an Orioles jersey and the obligatory backwards baseball cap. Being a Baltimore homeboy, this is an obvious outfit for Phelps. But admit it: don't you think a Tim Lincecum San Francisco Giants' jersey would be more appropriate for him to wear?(via Yahoo! Sports)
Shirts With Random Triangles got it's 10,000 hit today. So thanks to everybody who has been checking this place out. Especially those of you who keep coming back.
Okay, the main reason I'm posting this is because dude goes Carl Edwards off a fighter jet around the 3:30 mark. If that ain't awesome, I don't know what is. (It sure as heck ain't for the Ke$ha, I can tell you that.)This is what makes America great.(Thanks to Timberoo at The Outhouse for pointing this out)
Has anybody seen Mike Krzyzewski lately? Even since that pic of Kyle Singler wearing that Coach K mask appeared I've been looking for proof that Krzyzewski was alive and well. No such luck. I'm starting to get a little worried here. It's beginning to look like Singler may have found his spiders a playmate.
The ACC will get it right, sooner or later: The ACC is moving it's championship game to Charlotte next season. (Dr. Saturday)The Atlanta Hawks' collapse in the playoffs calls coach Mike Woodson's future with the team into question. (SB Nation)Joe Maddon's fondness for the hoodie hasn't gone unnoticed. He's just got a present from the world's most famous hoodie wearer. At least the most famous one not in prison, that is. (Big League Stew)Phil Mickelson makes the annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world. I guess all it takes to be influential now is to keep your pants on. Then again... (Time)Is this the frontrunner for "Name of the Year 2011?": A recent episode of NCIS: Los Angeles was written by a man named Speed Weed. (Warming Glow)Song that makes me want to throw Drew Magary through a brick wall: "Spellbound," by Triumph. Old school classic.
A car wash featuring young ladies dressed as Princess Leia in her Return of the Jedi slave girl outfit. 'Nuff said.Is that a light saber in your pocket? Or are you happy to see me?This reminds me of one of my dream to open up a Star Wars-themed shopping center. I plan to call it Darth Mall.(thanks to eltopo at The Outhouse)
It seemed that week that Lane Kiffin's chances of being crowned Esquire's " Sexiest Woman Alive" were in jeopardy by a resurgent Danica Patrick. But what a difference a week makes. The latest update from the Esquire "Sexiest Woman Alive Madness" Leaderboard shows that Kiffin back in the lead. Better still, he has a ten point advantage over Danica, leading 55%-45%.(via Esquire)
New York Mets' first baseman Ike Davis has only been in the Majors for a week-and-a-half or so, but he already has a big nickname to live up to. Davis is apparently being called "The Stimulus." Why? Because his play is allegedly saving people's jobs. Namely Jerry Manuel and Omar Minaya's.There's a "Stimulus Package" joke around here somewhere, but you can figure that one out for yourself.(via Hot Foot, Eli From Brooklyn Mets Underground)
He's creepy and he's kooky, mysterious and spooky. And he's all together Dookie. He Kyle Singler. And really starting to weird people out on Twitter.A couple of days ago Singler tweeted that he had found a couple of "deadly spiders" and has placed them in a vase. Later on he mentioned they were "struggling." No word if he meant "struggling" as in fighting to survive, or "struggling" as in trying to kill each other. Warning to Mike Krzyzewski: this is probably how Michael Vick got started.Then again, it may be to late for Coach K. Earlier in the day, Singler posted a pic where he was wearing a creepy mask that looked like his coach. At least I hope it's a mask. The way things are going, Singler may have finally gone all Silence of the Lambs and started to reenact Hannibal Lecter's escape scene. I doubt even Carolina fans would be too thrilled about that.(via The Dagger, Kyle Singler's Twitter)
Bango, the Milwaukee Buck's mascot has gotten a lot of love lately. One of his stunts, involving his making a dunk off a ladder even Shawn Michaels would have second thoughts climbing up, has gone viral.Now comes a Bango having a little bit of fun with Atlanta Hawks fans. Sadly it pretty much represents the outcome of the Games 3 & 4 of the Hawks-Bucks playoff series.Fortunately for Hawks fans, the team has contacted an expert to help them protect their fanbase from unwanted attacks:(apologies as usual to Matthew Gasteier)(via Deadspin)
Here's the cover of the May 3, 2010 edition of Sports Illustrated. It features Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, and Andy Pettitte, a.k.a. the New York Yankees' "Core Four." The cover celebrates these four players, who have been on the Yankees' roster together for the past 16 years, including the five World Series' championships.As you can tell, Rivera is very happy to be on the cover with Jeter. Maybe too happy. Then again, Posada seems to be real happy to be on the cover with Rivera. Meanwhile Jeter is there just chilling out, trying to ignore that his teammates are being way too friendly with each other.Seriously, is this the kind of behavior the Steinbrenners expect from the leadership on their team? Maybe they expect awkward moments caught on camera from someone like A*Rod or Nick Swisher, but not this crew.This is what has to be considered a classic "Brady Quinn" moment. It's one of those images you would expect to see on Kissing Suzie Kolber featuring Brady Quinn in an rather awkward moment among others. The kind of moment that probably makes Tim Tebow not look forward to being in the shower with him in Denver.The difference, of course, is that is a professional photo shoot, so awkward moments like this ought to be avoided. Otherwise, they might show up on the magazine cover.
Here are some members of the University of South Alabama Jaguars baseball team with obviously way too much time on their hands, and not enough smarts to figure out that they really needed to keep this little moment of bonding off of YouTube.Not even Red Stripe could help this crew. Which considering they're probably under the legal drinking age, is probably a good thing.(via Sportress of Blogitude, Busted Coverage
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