February 21, 2014
Damn, We Lost
2014 Winter Olympics
Men's Women's Hockey:
USA - 2
CAN - 3
July 06, 2013
Brazil Soccer Referee Stoned & Beheaded
And you thought American sports were tough!
Police say enraged spectators invaded a football field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body after he stabbed a player to death.
The Public Safety Department of the state of Maranhao says in a statement that it all started when referee Otavio da Silva expelled player Josenir Abreu from a game last weekend. The two got into a fist fight, then Silva took out a knife and stabbed Abreu, who died on his way to the hospital.
The statement issued this week says Abreu's friends and relatives immediately "rushed into the field, stoned the referee to death and quartered his body."
Local news media say the spectators also decapitated Silva and stuck his head on a stake in the middle of the field.
Police have arrested one suspect.(Source)
UPDATE: Video of the aftermath. (WARNING! Graphic!)
April 06, 2013
And Now A Jawa Report Palate Cleanser
Jack Hoffman, battling brain cancer, scores the longest touchdown at today's spring game.
Huskers. That's just how we roll.
February 09, 2012
Hope You Had Fun At The Superbowl!
Hundreds of thousands of people at the Super Bowl Village in Indianapolis could have been exposed to the measles.
The Indiana State Department of Health confirms that a person infected with the highly contagious disease went to the Super Bowl Village in downtown Indianapolis on Feb. 3, but did not say what time the person was there. (Source)
Personally, I'd be more concerned if an #Occupy crowd showed up. You never know what they have.
September 01, 2011
All below the fold. There's something for everyone.
Boobies & Football for the Jawa Men:
The highlight reel:
For the Jawa Ladies, the most challenging sport of all:
Finally, for Xariif:
May 31, 2011
Dad Drops Daughter To Catch A Foul Ball
'Cause, everyone knows how rare baseballs are... To hell with the kid.
Then he misses the ball?! WTF? "Sorry, honey, it was a chance I just couldn't pass up. A ball like that could go for 3-4 bucks! I had to, at least, try."
February 07, 2011
VIDEO : Christina Aguilera Blows the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV
February 06, 2011
Super Bowl XLV Open Thread
Super Bowl Ad Play List:
July 09, 2010
Vols in the can
A little bird informs me that several star Tennessee football players ended up in the can after an eventful night on The Strip. Should hit the wires later, from what I'm told. Couldn't happen to a better team, but what more could you expect from the SEC?
UPDATE: You heard it here first, folks.
Two Tennessee players were charged in an early morning bar brawl that left an off-duty police officer who tried to break up the fight knocked unconscious, and more could be facing charges, police said Friday.
Incoming freshman receiver Da'Rick Rogers was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, Knoxville police said. Rising sophomore defensive back Darren Myles Jr. was charged with assault, resisting arrest and evading arrest, University of Tennessee police said.
A campus police report said Myles tried to hide under a car and in some bushes as an officer tried to arrest him, then elbowed the officer in the face.
Three other players - rising senior receiver Denarius Moore, junior college transfer defensive tackle John Brown and incoming freshman receiver Matt Milton - were questioned but had not been charged as of Friday afternoon.
Robert Capouellez, an off-duty Knoxville officer who was a patron at Bar Knoxville and tried to break up the fight, was being treated for a head injury after being knocked unconscious, Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk said. Capouellez, 24, was allegedly hit in the head, knocked to the ground and then kicked several times.
The SEC at its finest, ladies and gentlemen. The best teams money can buy.
October 21, 2009
PHILLIES WIN PENNANT. AGAIN.
Let's do this. The City of Brotherly Love vs. The Evil Empire.
WHO'S WITH ME? CHAAARRRRGGGEEE!@!!!!
Yeah, Let's Be More Like Europe!
They're so cultured over there!
April 13, 2009
Harry Kalas Dies at 73
As a lifelong South Jersey-Philly resident, Phillies fan and fan of Harry the K, I'm stunned and in tears. I grew up listening to this guy - he was the best.
The game will never be the same for me. For the uninitiated, Harry's calling the last out for posterity the right and color commentator Chris Wheeler is thrashing around on the left. Ignore Wheels. RIP, K-man.
October 29, 2008
PHILLIES PWN RAYS IN 5. THE DROUGHT IS OVER.
October 23, 2008
Swedish hockey fans litter hockey arena with dildos
I've heard of Red Wing fans throwing octopi onto the ice but this one takes the cake.
From The Local
Supporters of the Stockholm-based AIK ice hockey team scored an unusual hat trick of heckling on Tuesday night featuring dildos, profane banners, and a giant inflatable penis.
The taunts were directed at Jan Huokko, a stocky defenceman with the Leksand hockey club in Sweden’s second-tier professional hockey league, and a former player with AIK.
Ahead of Tuesday’s match against Leksand, the website for AIK’s unofficial supporter group had instructed fans to bring dildos to the match to remind Huokko of the sex scandal which plagued him earlier in the year, according to the Expressen newspaper.
Update by Trollhammer Sorry, kyros, but the Stockholm fans deserve this:
October 18, 2008
Stairsway to Heaven
I don't know what will happen in the World Series with my Phillies this year.
Whatever happens, this remains the standard moment next to which all heroic Phillies deeds after 2008 may be judged.
I need a cigarette.
October 16, 2008
PHILLIES ARE WORLD SERIES BOUND
The Manny Show wasn't enough. I watched this game with a gaggle of Phillie phans in a bar in Washington DC. The debate was also on. We made sure to drown it out with something that really mattered.
Who won the stupid debate? The PHILLIES won the debate. Bitches.
October 11, 2008
I Got A Fevah, And the Only Cure Is More PHILLIES (and Flyers)
OK. I just wanted to write something about baseball, since my Phillies are rolling along in the playoffs. I'll admit - I got a twang of "the believer" in me this morning after their pwning of the Dodgers/Manny last night. I watched the game with my wife in a sports bar of howling Phillie phanatics, and it ruled.
With the pain of a devastating loss to the Jays in 93, I've suffered through many long, hard Phillies seasons. If Ryan Howard actually start's hitting, we got a legitimate shot. Ya dig?
So I'm gonna done ride this train till the wheels fall off. Forgive me.
It got me to thinking of how awesome baseball is. It's like a chess game, especially when you're protecting a lead against a good team. Michael Medved (a Phillies phan) once said that he liked baseball because at any one moment, you could tell who was winning the game. The competition can be sized up at any moment, and the balance of an inning-for-inning battle can shift rapidly and without warning. I have to agree.
Intermittent spurts of elation twangs of sickening darkness.
And doesn't every human alive watch the World Series every year, regardless of who is in it?
I'm a hockey fan. But the Phillies are the only other team in Philly I've ever really cared about.
And the Flyers start today, with Sarahcuda dropping the opening puck.
I invite your scorn. I'm gonna go look for the Sandlot.
September 27, 2008
Phillies Clinch NL East
May 01, 2008
Hitler Loves The Flyers?
In, er, celebration of the Flyers' kickass win tonight here in Philly, here you go. The fact that Philly's up 3-1 makes it more hilarious.
April 29, 2008
Disabled Iraqi Weightlifter Is First Female To Qualify For Paralympics
A "crowded" weightlifting gym in Baghdad? Sweet!
Iraq’s Zekra Zaki believes she can win medal in Beijing Paralympic Games. When Iraq's Paralympic medal hope Zekra Zaki is furiously pumping iron at a crowded Baghdad gym[emphasis mine] she forgets that she has no legs. "I don't feel disabled at all," the long-haired athlete said after doing repetitive bench presses in training for the Beijing Paralympic Games later this year.
Competing in the 56 kilogrammes (123 pounds) category, she believes she can win a medal in China. "If I win a medal I will dedicate it to my father's spirit and to my country," said Zaki, 27, who lost her legs in a car accident at the age of two.[Defeatest you are out of luck on this one..ed]
"A victory will justify all the difficulties I have had to face to get this far," added the soft-spoken but powerfully built woman, perspiring from the exertion.
Zaki is Iraq's first disabled female athlete to qualify for the Paralympics[emphasis mine] which will be staged in September after the Beijing Olympic Games.
Six male weightlifters and a volleyball team will also be in Beijing to represent Iraq at the Paralympics.
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God forbid if a good story comes out of Iraq.
I wish Zekra Zaki the best of luck in her competition. She is a survivor and one tough lady!
April 22, 2008
The Best F-ing Thing Ever
I don't think there is a better headline than the one on this post. I really don't know.
April 05, 2008
Great Sports Night in Philly...For Once
January 21, 2008
Place Your Bets
I say Patriots by 14.
February 04, 2007
I Support the Colts, Not Their Mission
Back in 1972, Robert Irsay became owner of the Baltimore Colts through a swap of teams with Carroll Rosenbloom who acquired the Los Angeles Rams. In March 1984, Irsay culminated a tenuous relationship with the city of Baltimore and the state of Maryland by moving the Colts to Indianapolis in the middle of a cold winter night. The team's property was loaded onto more than a dozen moving vans provided by Mayflower Transit Company and driven to the welcoming city of Indianapolis.
Irsay not only took the team from Baltimore but he also took the statistics, trademarks, records, history and big chunks of the heart and soul from thousands of die-hard Colts fans. Robert Irsay, who earned his wealth in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning business (HVAC), died in 1997 and ownership of the Colts went to his son, Jim Irsay. Needless to say, the Irsay name is reviled by many old-timer Colts fans because, no matter how hard they try, they will always have a fondness for the kidnapped team that produced so many exciting memories.
On a personal note, Robert Irsay fired a couple of my close friends working in the HVAC field back in the 80s in a particularly cruel and thoughtless manner. So I too have a deep-seated dislike for the Irsay name. I'd be much happier if the Colts were owned by some other family.
All that said, I'm with the old-timer Colts fans who remember Johnny Unitas, Raymond Berry, Bubba Smith, et al. and I live in an AFC city (Cleveland) so I root for and support the Colts. But I don't support the ownership, just as the many heartbroken fans in Baltimore.
Consequently, I support the Colts but I'm totally opposed to the Irsay administration. And, it is not even presumptuous to think that the Chicago Bears also support the Colts as long as the ownership's goals and desires of winning are not realized.
Now, some may ask how can I support the Colts but not their mission, asserting that it's a contradiction. To this, there is but one retort. DON'T QUESTION MY LOYALTY!
Given all that, I predict that the Chicago Bears will defeat the universally-supported Indianapolis Colts, 33-32, in Super Bowl XLI.