February 2010 Link Round-up; Highlights and Lowlights

On March 1st I take my ASVAB as I begin the road to Army OCS. But before I can do that I have to post the February 2010 link dump and the military had some news that will be making this list. For starters…

An unmanned Blackhawk Helicopter is in the works
. The only drawback is this assures there will be no sequel to Black Hawk Down. <Yahoo!>

I finally saw The Hurt Lockerand I thought it was great (though I’d love to hear from actual EOD personnel). Surprisingly those brilliant people who give it out major movie awards have acknowledged it’s greatness. Will the academy? <Yahoo!>

Crime does pay, and it pays very well (in Canada). <CBC>

Ever wonder what a baseball player’s fan mail looks like? Scroll down to February 25th on Pat Neshek’s blog. (more…)

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Tony Kornheiser Suspended For Doing What He’s Paid To Do

Tony Kornheiser was suspended because of these comments about ESPN’s Hannah Storm.
Hannah Storm, Tony Kornheiser, ESPN, SportsCenter

“She looks like she has sausage casing wrapping around her upper body … I know she’s very good, and I’m not supposed to be critical of ESPN people, so I won’t … but Hannah Storm … come on now! Stop! What are you doing? … She’s what I would call a Holden Caulfield fantasy at this point.”

Uhh, that sounds exactly like the Tony Kornheiser that I love watching on Pardon the Interruption. He and Michael Wilbon, make the show great by ragging on people and by going overboard with it. (more…)

Published in: on February 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Art By Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll is not your regular artist. Rather than relying on an easel, palette, paintbrush and canvas his favorite medium is baseball cards. He’s also been known to use such items as rubber stamps, fake $100 bills, and black socks. His artwork usually portrays sports figures but he’s also done pieces on Benjamin Franklin and Abraham Lincoln.
Two of the cards he produced artwork of are cards that I mentioned in my blog on Rookie Cards. Neither of which are cards I own sadly. One is, of course, Mickey Mantle’s 1952 Topps card and the other is Ken Griffey Jr.’s 1989 Upper Deck RC. (more…)

Good For Marcus

So Marcus Jordan wore Nikes instead of Adidas basketball shoes in the University of Central Florida’s game against St. Leo University on Thursday. Adidas responded by canceling their 3 million dollar endorsement deal with UCF. Personally I think it’s the right move by Marcus. His dad and Nike have always had a great relationship and their Air Jordan shoe has been extremely profitable for years now. The shoe itself is legend. How could anyone expect the son of Mr. Air Jordan himself to wear the rival basketball shoe? (more…)

Congrats To The Yankees

Oh no! the Yankees won the World Series! That was my expected reaction, and I still would have greatly preferred to see the Phillies win over the Evil Empire. But, I think the better team won here. I think we saw some great baseball from both sides and I think the fans won in this World Series. Here’s why I say that. (more…)

The verdict is in on E:60

So I’m sitting here watching ESPN’s news magazine show, E:60, and I’m about ready to vomit. When the show was announced, I was excited at the prospect of deep sports journalism on TV. When the first couple shows felt contrived, I gave them a pass. It was still in its infancy afterall.

Now, I just can’t believe how bad it is. The main problem is how overproduced each piece is. It feels polished, manicured and fake. On that note, I’ll go as far as to say they push some ethical boundaries of journalism.  Apparent dramatizations aren’t clearly marked. Thanks to ESPN’s size, conflicts of interest are unavoidable, but the show doesn’t do enough to avoid them. For example, as ESPN begins to broadcast NASCAR races, and as NASCAR deals with a lawsuit from a female minority employee, another minority woman involved in the sports is profiled as “the most powerful woman in NASCAR” by E:60. Fishy? I’d say so. (more…)

Interview with The Big Lead (aka Jason McIntrye)

If you read this blog, I’m sure you’ve come across The Big Lead. It’s my go-to sports blog and the only big one that I comment on with any regularity. One of my favorite TBL features is the interviews. He’s lined up some impressive subjects from Norm Chad to Tony Kornheiser. I decided to turn the tables on him, and he gracefully obliged.

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Published in: on July 13, 2008 at 9:23 pm  Comments (1)  
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Crash course in a foreign language

Ever wish you could read a different language?
Well if you can’t, I can’t help you.
But I know how you can pretend to read a different language. Pretty intriguing eh?
Actually, it’s really easy. All you’ve got to do is read a story on cricket. You’ll understand the vast majority of the words. You’ll know more or less what it all means.
But it will feel totally and completely foreign.
Check it out.

A keenly fought series is predicted and England are in need of a good result, having dropped to fourth in the ICC Test Championship, while South Africa have moved above them, and India, into second.

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Published in: on July 11, 2008 at 2:55 am  Leave a Comment  
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