Monday, March 02, 2009

Now I rock a house party at the drop of a hat. I beat a biter down with an aluminum bat.

Quick Hitters and Random Thoughts

--What a great night of fights at Toyota Center over the weekend. I expected a lot and Juarez, John, Diaz and Marquez absolutely delivered. Rocky finally started faster, but the undefeated Indonesian was game and just wouldn't go down. I don't know when the last time is I saw a draw on all three cards. Just depended on what you liked - the power punching of Rocky or the non-stop pitter patter of Chris John.

As for the Baby Bull, well Juan Manuel Marquez is just that good. They put on a helluva fight with an unbelievable pace from the outset. Unfortunately once Diaz was cut in the 8th it was the beginning of the end. JMM ripped some shots in the 9th with a right uppercut putting an unsatisfactory end to an absolute war. You can't give Diaz and Marquez enough due for the show they put on Saturday. Thanks. And come back soon HBO.

--Andy Richter is gonna be the announcer for Conan out in LA?! Fan-freakin-tastic.

--I posted this before, but now James White is a Rocket!

--Most anti-climactic Top Chef finale ever. Congratulations Hosea you sucked the least when it counted most. Top Chef: Masters comes to us this fall. Someone named Kelly Choi is hosting the show which will reportedly feature a lot of guest judges from Top Chef like Wylie Dufresne, Todd English and Dallas area chef Tim Love. This will be must-see TV if they can somehow snag Anthony Bourdain.

--This is obviously late, but it's an opportunity to post an Adriana pic. So yeah if you somehow haven't heard, Adriana Lima and Marko Jaric eloped over Valentine's weekend.

--The new Pros vs. Joes cast is out and you've probably heard by now that Pacman Jones will be on, I'll pause for your excitement to fade... For reasons unknown Steve McNair is also part of the football group along with Priest Holmes, Rich Gannon and Tim Brown otherwise known as the fantasy team you wish you had 8 years ago. On the basketball side, we have none other than Steve Francis. So good luck with that Steve. Antoine Walker and Shawn Kemp will also be hooping it up.

--Gotta love The Daily Mail's retelling of a life changing moment between Frank Lampard and his coach Jose Mourinho. Lampard recalled:

"I have never had a manager who, while I’m standing in the shower cleaning my balls, tells me I’m the best player in the world. He did that. I’ll never forget it. So casual. 'You’re the best player in the world, but you need to win titles.' "From that moment the extra confidence was in me. Not that I thought I was the best player in the world, but the manager who had just won the Champions League thought it. So I went out a different player."

I do not recommend this approach for the Little Leaguers you coach.

--Apparently CBS Radio fired Adam Corolla, but before he could turn in his access card they gave him a sitcom. Something about being a driving instructor. Surely it'll last longer than his Top Gear America gig. Apparently Amy Smart is also getting a pilot.

--Your Wrong Time, Wrong Blood Alcohol Level Story of the Week comes to us from Washington State. The school's quarterback, Marshall Lobbestael, apparently passed out in a truck (whoops), police found him (uh oh), the truck was parked at a police station (yeah, that's about right).

--Megan Fox and David Silver no more?!

--Your Drunk College Quarterback of the Week comes to us from Arkansas via Michigan. Ryan Mallett was having himself a good Saturday night when he decided to try and get into a club, which wasn't going to be easy since he doesn't turn 21 until June. So Mallett was denied at the club and the bouncers ratted him out to the police who caught up with him on foot. They smelled the wonderful combination of alkee-hol and marijuana on Mallett who was swaying around like he was, I don't know, drunk or something. He denied smoking pot, but later admitted he was around people who were smoking. The cops gave him a "pen test" and he graded out as "intoxicated." The cops were kind enough to allow Ryan to call someone to pick him up, but he was so f'd up he couldn't even do that without losing his focus. Yeah, he was arrested after that.

--The same guys who gave us the awesome Live from New York: An Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live are gonna come out with that same type of book based on ESPN. Promising.

--Brody Jenner and 2008 Playmate of the Year Jayde Nicole?! Oh to be young, dumb and full of money.

--Wait CBS is counter-programming Jimmy Fallon's March 2nd debut with Paris Hilton on Craig Ferguson?! Umm, there's a need to counter-program Jimmy Fallon?

--Def Leppard, Poison, and Cheap Trick are touring together this summer?

--Maurice Clarett blogs from prison?!

--Derek Jeter and Minka Kelly no more? Only Jeter can try and probably succeed in upgrading from Lyla Garrity. Speaking of, here's a good interview with Jason Street where among other things he shares with the class - he was once in a band that opened for N*Sync.

--A No Doubt reunion on Gossip Girl? The excitement is overwhelming.

--I thought last week's Duke travel was bad...

--An interactive Simpsons map?! I'll be back in two hours.

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