Thursday, August 07, 2008

We had a little horsy named Paul Revere. Just me and my horsy and a quart of beer.

Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts

--Did you know Brett Favre unretired? Yeah, for reals.

--Withleather had a couple of posts this week of some Brazilian twin synchronized swimmers who look like the chick from City of God. Unfortunately we won't see them in the Olympics and I've said it before, but I'll say it again. God bless Brazil.

--And God bless the Olympics. Every Olympiad rings less and less true to me. First I still hate the fact that professional athletes take part. I agree with what Trevor Immelman said in response to Phil Mickelson's suggestion golf become an Olympic sport:
"I don't think golf should be an Olympic sport. I don't think basketball should be an Olympic sport. I don't think tennis should be an Olympic sport. To me the Olympics were founded on amateur sport. Guys go in there and train for four years putting their whole lives on the line to win a gold medal. If I was running the Olympics I would go back to the way it was originally. Gymnastics, weightlifting, swimming and track and field and marathons. That's to me what the Olympics is. It is not about tennis or golf or anything like that. Those are three sports where guys are getting paid a lot of money to play and compete week in and week out. It is so professional."
100% agreed.
And another thing, why are the Olympics in a place where freedom stops after the 'r'? It's ridiculous how much ass kissing is going on there. China says sure the press will have freedom to access the same web sites they do in their home countries. Obviously that ended up not being the case and what's the response from the IOC? Not a damn thing despite being assured restrictions like this would not be in place or tolerated. Big shock you can't go to any site dealing with Free Tibet. That's nice. Did I mention that China revoked the visa of U.S. gold medalist Joey Cheek just hours before his flight to Beijing? Yeah, Cheek is the founder of Team Darfur and donated his $25,000 USOC bonus to Darfur and asked his sponsors to do the same. So pretty obvious why China doesn't want him there, I mean he sounds like a humanitarian. Can't have that at the Olympics. Other members of Team Darfur are asking out because of the pressure they're receiving. The U.S. basketball team had stances on Darfur and some were planning to speak about it while in China. And yet after a talk from Jerry Colangelo the players aren't saying crap. That is so weak. LeBron if you want that bigger voice, if you really want to try and open people's eyes and make a statement this is your time. Don't let anyone tell you what you can and cannot say. Stand up for what you believe in and some might not like it, but they'll respect it.

--Oh cheerleaders is there anything dumb you won't do? This week at UT all the high school cheerleading squads worth their salt are visiting. What do they do for fun? See how many girls they can fit in an elevator, of course. Their record is 26. At 26 the elevator malfunctioned and got stuck so the cheerleaders were trapped in the elevator for 20 minutes or enough time to film a nice, uplifting porn story.

--Jenna Jameson has a Tito in the oven?!

--Say what you will about papparazzi, but because of those tireless workers we got to see nekked pictures of Cindy Crawford and Heidi Klum this week. Only thing better than Brazilian twins is Heidi Klum triplets.

--Best part of all the Sportscenters we'll soon be getting is that we won't be getting any more of Steve and I know his name because he's on tv more than Leave it to Beaver.

--Laurence Fishburne taking over for Grissom on CSI?!

--Trivial Pursuit is coming to the tele and will be hosted by Christopher Knight.

--Maybe you saw the man, the myth, the Clanton make it big time in the sports blogosphere world. He was the subject of a post on KissingSuzyKolber. Also on there was the quotes from Jeff Pearlman's upcoming book on the Cowboys from the days when they would win playoff games. Seems Charles Haley was into public...while talking about other people's wives. Let's just roll the quotes that I'll clean up a little for our younger readers:
"Haley would stroll up to an unsuspecting (49er) teammate, whip out his phallus, and repeatedly stroke it in his face. Players initially laughed it off…
But Haley refused to stop. He would jerk off in the locker room, in the trainer’s room. He’d wrap his hand around his (ding a ling), turn toward a Joe Montana or John Taylor, and bellow, ‘You know you wanna (place this where food normally goes)!’
”Charles used to beat off in meetings while talking graphically about other players’ wives. It got to the point of ejaculation.”
Aaaand scene.

--Dan Marino was reportedly in, but is now reportedly out on Dancing with the Stars. Among those in are Toni Braxton, Kim Kardashian, Ty Murray, Lance Bass and Mrs. Brady (unfortunately not Gisele).

--Caesar and Ilanna will be new characters on Lost next season. Just wanted to mention Lost. It begins filming the next season in two weeks.

--Food Network is coming out with a show that's basically a Top Chef clone except that I'm sure it'll suck.

--For the first time since the first episode Mark Wahlberg will cameo on the show he executive produces. That's Entourage, but you knew that already.

--Tarantino's Inglorious Bastards is off to a strong start with Eli Roth, BJ Novak and some guy named Brad Pitt on board. Mr. Orange and Mr. Blonde should also be in the cast.

--Apparently the script for the updated version of V is out and I'd like to tell you about it, but I'm not gonna spoil V for me. Loved that back in the day. How aliens gonna step to Marc Singer and Michael Ironside? Crazy ass lizards. Scarier lizards: ones on V or the Sleestacks?

Questions, comments or if you remember when John McCain was cool. I mean really you're putting out Obama energy plan tire gauges?! Putting him in ads with Paris and Britney?! You used to be cool man, used to be...

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