April 08, 2006

Link dump time again!: Hey, why not? These are some of my favorite threads in here, and I have a Sean Avery link with one of the greatest comeback quotes of all-time.

posted by wfrazerjr to navel gazing at 01:21 PM - 97 comments

Los Angeles Kings clown enforcer Sean Avery had words with Anaheim broadcaster and former NHLer Brian Heyward recently. Check out the exchange halfway down the article.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:23 PM on April 08

"How would you know? When I played, you were in your third year of eighth grade." Can I get a "zing!"?

posted by NoMich at 02:21 PM on April 08

It's nice to see Mike Commodore getting his playoff 'fro ready.

posted by NoMich at 02:26 PM on April 08

In other non-FPP worthy news, Denver Nuggets guard Julius Hodge was shot while driving on the interstate early Saturday morning.

posted by wfrazerjr at 02:26 PM on April 08

That doesn't seem to be a zing to me. I remember Alan Bester in net when I was in grade school, and I remember that he wasn't a very good goalie. In fact, I remember a very lousy goal against St. Louis in the playoffs. Maybe Avery has good memory. Well, compared to most other NHL players -- which he called (paraphrasing) lacking in IQ. Still, for everything he's done, you have to give him credit for Elisha Cuthbert at least. ahem.

posted by mkn at 02:35 PM on April 08

Oh, fraze, it's bad news, and it reinforces negative stereotypes all over the place. Someone will post it. And I go back & forth on Avery. Yeah, he sounds like a colossal dick, but if you're going to have heels in the game, lord, let them be colorful and fun to hate. And as far as Elisha Cuthbert goes, well, there's always been a certain stratum of starlet who finds themselves attached to NHLers in general, and Kings players in particular. It's one of the perks of playing in a place that has no skating rinks: hot and cold running C-listers with more looks than sense hanging off your every Canadianism like it was from the Great Clooney hisself. ("Chico, you're just jealous.") You are so right.

posted by chicobangs at 02:43 PM on April 08

I think the zing is well warranted just for the "third year of eighth grade" shot.

posted by NoMich at 02:44 PM on April 08

Zing, fer chrissake.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:38 PM on April 08

Anagrams for Sendy Rleal. Unrelated: NoMich, have you heard Bobby Bare, Jr.?

posted by yerfatma at 07:35 PM on April 08

For you motorcycle race fans. Can someone tell me wtf happened?

posted by njsk8r20 at 08:53 PM on April 08

hot and cold running C-listers with more looks than sense hanging off your every Canadianism like it was from the Great Clooney hisself. You do know that Cuthbert is Canadian too, right? She has her own Canadianisms to hold on to. Ooops. I didn't notice the "third" part. I stand corrected! ZING.

posted by mkn at 09:37 PM on April 08

I forgot that, mkn. I don't know if I can salvage my point, except that -- ehh, forget it. Hey, look, a driving game and a skeleton run game!

posted by chicobangs at 02:38 AM on April 09

The Optus Tennis Challenge

posted by geekyguy at 06:15 AM on April 09

Question not worthy of it's own lockerroom thread... What's with the vented batting helmets I am seeing around baseball this season? Rangers are using them, so are the O's and the Angels too, I think.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:35 AM on April 09

Mets as well. I think Paul Lukas wrote about it on ESPN.com. and re: Avery. Zing!

posted by ajaffe at 08:54 AM on April 09

Watch the bouncing (base)ball. Are you ready for the World Cup?

posted by Folkways at 09:18 AM on April 09

The Optus Tennis Challenge Something is up with that site. I usually do quite poorly in that type of game, but scored 192 on my first try.

posted by grum@work at 09:59 AM on April 09

For you motorcycle race fans. Can someone tell me wtf happened? It looks like he tries to showboat by STANDING UP on his bike and then pulling back for a wheelie.

posted by grum@work at 10:07 AM on April 09

I'll tip my hat to the Masters site, I noticed earlier today that they were offering live streaming video of Amen Corner. That is awesome. You don't seem to get much in the way of free video, let alone live and streaming, from some sports (EPL, NBA and MLB don't offer free online radio streams) and it doesn't come much bigger than the Masters.

posted by gspm at 10:57 AM on April 09

I wish the resolution was better but this is the best run I ever saw at the X-games. Bob Burnquist is the best ever in my book. It amazes my how he can catch the wrong side of the board but still throw it down and land it. Not to mention how great he is at riding 'switch'. Notice how Tony Hawk can't even keep up with the "play by play" announcing.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:31 AM on April 09

It looks like he tries to showboat by STANDING UP on his bike and then pulling back for a wheelie. Yeah, that's what I'm thinking as well. It's pretty common to see the race leader showboat for the crowd a bit as he zooms past the grandstands. In this case, he cranked that throttle waaaay too much. Those race bikes have at least 200 horsepower and don't redline until about 17K or 18K RPM. There's some serious power going on those two wheels. And yet, the dude got up and ran off the track after crashing. Amazing. Oh, and fatty, I've only heard of Bobby Bare, Jr. I keep meaning to email Nan* to see if she can hook me up with some of his stuff. * - Yeah, I'm name-dropping the co-owner of Bloodshot. What are you going to do about it? We were neighbors when I lived in Chicago. Although, we don't really speak anymore. Not since her wedding anyway.

posted by NoMich at 11:54 AM on April 09

I wish the resolution was better but this is the best run I ever saw at the X-games. Impressive, even for a non-skater like myself. However, I'd probably have enjoyed it more if that guy didn't keep screaming like a little girl every time Bob pulled a trick. I don't mind enthusiasm in my sports announcing, but squealing takes it a bit far. Edit: How do I turn off the "small" text that was left on by the comment before mine?!

posted by grum@work at 12:05 PM on April 09

bizaar grum, i've tried and cant do it from this computer. Must be an admin thing.

posted by Folkways at 12:45 PM on April 09

Impressive, even for a non-skater like myself. Glad to help broaden your horizons. To help put this run into perspective though, on scale of 1-10, 10 being the highest difficulty, Bob pulled at least 6 tricks that were at least an 8 (not to mention the kickflip miss grab he had no business landing). During the last few years of the X-games skaters have become a lot more conservative. They will do a run of easier tricks and only pull out 1 or 2 tricks I would rank at least a 7. At this point of the competition, Bucky Lasek had pulled out an amazing run that put him in first. Bob was the last skater to go (and was already in a respectable second) and he didn't hold back at all. But yeah, that doesn't excuse Sal Masekela's squealing.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:58 PM on April 09

Sorry. We should be back to normal now.

posted by NoMich at 01:36 PM on April 09

Bob Burnquist is the best ever in my book. Amen, I saw him against Bucky in the mens vet finals in the 2001 x-games. He basically rode switch the whole time. His stuff just blew my mind.

posted by HATER 187 at 01:50 PM on April 09

What's with the vented batting helmets I am seeing around baseball this season? well, i was going to link to the paul lukas piece that ajaffe was talking about, but his column is part of the insider crap now. damn you espn! the only readable thing on your fucking site. if i remember right, they were introduced during the all-star game last year. personally, they're a little too klingon-like for my taste.

posted by goddam at 03:15 PM on April 09

Damn you geekguy, that game is addictive. But I can't even come close to grum's score, hell I can't even break 50.

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:03 PM on April 09

posted by rcade at 09:10 AM on April 10

That is fantastic. I like the picture of him in his office reflecting on his own genius better. It's the juxtaposition of his younger, gorgeous self with a cross. Really makes you think.

posted by yerfatma at 09:31 AM on April 10

Didn't think this was worthy of a FPP so I'm posting it here. Chico Resch breaks down the lack of a 'C' on a Devils' sweater.

posted by njsk8r20 at 11:01 AM on April 10

"The Devils struggled for the first three months, just trying to remain in the school of fish who were attempting to swim to contention for a postseason berth..." "But through all that, something was happening within the Devils locker room that was developing and formulating that GM/Coach Lou Lamoriello had desperately hoped for..." Is he letting a three-year-old compose his sentences for him? I kid because I love.

posted by chicobangs at 11:33 AM on April 10

thanks rcade. i just might bid on that poster.

posted by goddam at 12:44 PM on April 10

I might bid on those pants.

posted by yerfatma at 01:02 PM on April 10

Look what they are holding the poster down with... a roll of packing tape, a cheetah, a big metal stapler and an unidentifyable white container.

posted by jerseygirl at 01:14 PM on April 10

an unidentifyable white container. That looks like one those magnetic paper clip holders. Is he letting a three-year-old compose his sentences for him? HA! chico (bangs) on Chico.

posted by njsk8r20 at 01:30 PM on April 10

The cheetah was the best part. "Honey, hand me that cheetah so I can hold this poster down."

posted by jerseygirl at 01:32 PM on April 10

Is that a puck in his pocket, or is he just glad to see us?

posted by tselson at 02:47 PM on April 10

No, it's a cheetah.

posted by NoMich at 02:49 PM on April 10

Must... adjust... contrast...

posted by DrJohnEvans at 04:15 PM on April 10

I wish the resolution was better but this is the best run I ever saw at the X-games. I know exactly which run your talking about but I can't watch at work, dammit. Best run I've ever seen, just sick. My favorite part is the guy in the background standing on top of the pipe absolutely loses his shit near the end of the run. Sal is kinda funny/annoying too though

posted by tron7 at 04:22 PM on April 10

I could have done without seeing another man's swath of chest hair. DAMN YOU RCADE!! DAMN YOU!!1!ONE!!!!

posted by lilnemo at 05:22 PM on April 10

"Honey, hand me that cheetah so I can hold this poster down." I have no idea why I thought this was so funny. I stepped outside for a smoke and kept picturing this scenario in my head and I couldn't stop myself from laughing. I turned around and a bunch of guys are staring at me through the break room window. Thanks jerseygirl, now my coworkers think I'm on drugs.

posted by njsk8r20 at 05:25 PM on April 10

"Honey, hand me that cheetah so I can hold this poster down." I have no idea why I thought this was so funny. Same thing with me I got into this laughing fit, I had to go to the bathroom because I couldn't keep it quiet anymore every time I thought of that damn cheetah. Why is this so funny?

posted by tron7 at 05:40 PM on April 10

I always assumed you were on drugs too, sk8r.

posted by NoMich at 05:41 PM on April 10

There you go again NoMich, making an "ass" out of "u" and "me". But for that, I'll give you a... ZING!

posted by njsk8r20 at 06:46 PM on April 10

USSR/CAN World Junior Gold Medal Game. 1987. Lots of anger. Huge fight. Both teams disqualified. Video here. Just watching punched grammar out of head.

posted by Samsonov14 at 07:27 PM on April 10

On the new helmets ......this is what was posted on Cubs.com...... It's a new "Coolflo" design by Rawlings, which six other teams -- Angels, Diamondbacks, Devil Rays, Dodgers, Mets and Orioles -- are using. They are designed to be lighter and cooler than standard helmets. The vents on the top, side and back increase air flow. Some of the Cubs said they would've liked to be able to close the vents on cold days like the home opener. They should have 2 - one for cold days and one for hot days. Seems to me it gets pretty cold in October when the Cubs will still be playing!

posted by skydivemom at 07:28 PM on April 10

Aaahhh, there's that Bellaire optimism that we all love.

posted by NoMich at 07:34 PM on April 10

USSR/CAN World Junior Gold Medal Game. 1987. Lots of anger. Huge fight. Both teams disqualified. Video here. Just watching punched grammar out of head. It's both the most incredible and most disgusting thing in hockey that I can remember. Two-on-one beatings, kicking, kneeing, punching with gloves on, and heaven-knows what happened with the lights off. I'm very surprised that no one got REALLY injured. It was really quite shameful. I'm going to watch it again. Everett Sanipass was there? Really? And was that Pat Burns on the Canadian bench as an assistant?! And watching "Psycho" Fleury just pound on that Russian on the ice should have been an indication of what was to come in his career...

posted by grum@work at 08:01 PM on April 10

Hey NoMich, looks like I'll have to wait a few days to get Playoff tickets. Well, I hope they are not all sold out by the time I can get them. Also, Vokoun is out for the season with something I have never heard of.

posted by njsk8r20 at 09:15 PM on April 10

Everyone loves random cheetah.

posted by jerseygirl at 09:17 PM on April 10

Yikes! Homeboy has clotS, plural, in his abdomen. I wish him a recovery. Man, this will make Nashville's playoffs that much harder. The Hurricanes playoff tickets for the general public went on sale this past Saturday. I, however, got my seats back in early March. MyNHL Stanley Cup Wallpapers MyNHL Stanley Cup Videos

posted by NoMich at 09:56 PM on April 10

For the person who has a lot of time to waste, watch the history behind Yacht Rock. Hilarious, yet it's kept smooth. (the episodes are listed out of order, but they are numbered)

posted by NoMich at 09:59 PM on April 10

Yacht Rock is good, but I still think the best thing to come out of Channel101 was Rock Gods of Rock. Slightly NSFW

posted by Samsonov14 at 10:32 PM on April 10

Lukas column on new style batting helmets

posted by holden at 11:07 PM on April 10

We're doubling up on the cheetah comments in the Duke lacrosse thread. Sorry, Samsonov. But I think it's a good thing.

posted by owlhouse at 11:18 PM on April 10

Owly, you make fun, but I think in the end we made everyone think twice about black/white/cheetah relationships. If just one cheetah can go home tonight knowing that humans are not all bad, well, I've done my job. Godspeed, and mammals unite!

posted by Samsonov14 at 11:38 PM on April 10

Cheetah = Hilarity!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 08:01 AM on April 11

Cheetah = Iggy: I'm a street walking cheetah with a heart full of napalm! +14 cool points for any arena AV dude that plays Search and Destroy after a hockey fight.

posted by NoMich at 08:53 AM on April 11

They switched from the cheetah to the Swingline, but I kept my cheetah because it didn't jam up as much, and I kept the viddles for the cheetah and it's not okay because if they take my cheetah then I'll set the building on fire...

posted by BullpenPro at 09:19 AM on April 11

Rcade is a post-game poser poster poster?

posted by BullpenPro at 09:24 AM on April 11

For no good reason, some videos of my favorite sock puppets in the world: Sifl and Olly.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:07 PM on April 11

Not exactly a dancing banana, but close.

posted by njsk8r20 at 12:17 PM on April 11

Opening Day! Game on!

posted by jerseygirl at 01:09 PM on April 11

It's both the most incredible and most disgusting thing in hockey that I can remember. Pales in comparison to the Holy Friday Canadiens-Nordiques mega-brawl. Unfortunately, no video of this seems readily available on this Interweb thing. There was a good 45 minutes of fighting, 30 at the end of the second and 15 when they came back for the third. Those were the days.

posted by qbert72 at 01:13 PM on April 11

And the Blue Jays continue to maintain their snazzy .032 average with RISP.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 02:30 PM on April 11

NJ, thanks so much. As a devoted Family Guy fan, I've been wanting video of that segment for keeps. My wife and I nearly spazzed flipped over it when we saw it for the first time.

posted by wfrazerjr at 03:11 PM on April 11

Your welcome fraze, but I was looking for the one where Stewie plays the banjo. "I've got blisters on me fingers!" So if anyone happens to find that, please post it for me, please!

posted by njsk8r20 at 03:17 PM on April 11

Whoo! The testosterone in here is sweltering. Does anybody else feel the sweltering? Anyone? Hey. Who has got a fucking beer for my man Turok?!

posted by lilnemo at 03:17 PM on April 11

Freakin sweet! I found it. "I got blisters on me fingers!"

posted by njsk8r20 at 05:17 PM on April 11

Doesn't have much to do with sports but Proof got shot. Nj your link wouldn't work for me, but media player on my computer is spastic.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:08 PM on April 11

This link is amazingly entertaining

posted by 86 at 07:55 AM on April 12

Definitely NSFW, but one of the funniest commercial spoofs I've seen in a long time.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:20 AM on April 12

Good hit.

posted by yerfatma at 10:53 AM on April 12

yerfatma: The link no worky for me.

posted by grum@work at 11:31 AM on April 12

Crap.

posted by yerfatma at 12:07 PM on April 12

Here are two things that I can't decide if I should feel guilty about for laughing: NASSA and The First Baseball Game (This one I know is a few years old) And a big thanks to sk8r for the Family Guy stuff. Freakin' sweet, indeed.

posted by BullpenPro at 12:32 PM on April 12

Good hit.

posted by 86 at 01:03 PM on April 12

Holy freaking crap, Yerfatma. I almost threw up watching that kid get bent over the boards like that.

posted by wfrazerjr at 01:30 PM on April 12

Yerfatma- As a follow up to that blast through the glass, do you know if that kid was ok afterwards. He looked pretty fucked up.

posted by willthrill72 at 02:11 PM on April 12

Looks like a concussion. Even Lindros survives those.

posted by qbert72 at 02:21 PM on April 12

No idea. You might want to ask our resident expert on Whether Violent Actions Hurt what the consequences might be. Or Quincy.

posted by yerfatma at 03:01 PM on April 12

Lil' Jon with the Stanley Cup Via Deadspin

posted by dusted at 04:30 PM on April 12

What? Yeah! OK!

posted by wingnut4life at 04:47 PM on April 12

NHL Simulator

posted by NoMich at 07:14 PM on April 12

Even Lindros survives those. Funny.

posted by willthrill72 at 10:33 AM on April 13

That was pretty sickening, Fatty, especially the instant replay. NSFW is one thing and actually not a problem considering that most of my company works in Israel while I'm in Palo Alto but not safe for the queasy is altogether different.

posted by billsaysthis at 04:26 PM on April 13

That hit was blocked at work. The reason: "Tasteless"

posted by Samsonov14 at 06:14 PM on April 13

I will give you fifty-five cents to walk into your IT department tomorrow, punch someone and then yell, "I'll tell you what's fucking tasteless, puss." Offer good for one day only.

posted by yerfatma at 06:26 PM on April 13

Greatest pub team of all-time? Are the people in it old football stars or am I not missing anything at all?

posted by yerfatma at 03:16 PM on April 14

I will give you fifty-five cents to walk into your IT department tomorrow, punch someone and then yell, "I'll tell you what's fucking tasteless, puss." I got to it late but this is pretty damn funny.

posted by tron7 at 12:36 PM on April 17

yerfatma - quick google of carlsberg pub team puts names to the faces (or at least gives you names). that was pretty sharp.

posted by gspm at 04:32 PM on April 17

Cool, thanks. It's one of those things where I didn't have a frame of reference to Google it (though it seems obvious in retrospect).

posted by yerfatma at 06:20 PM on April 17

yerfatma, thanks for the video and gspm, thanks for the explanatory links.

posted by billsaysthis at 03:08 PM on April 18

I am thinking that yerfatma coulda dug up the info if he hadn't caught the video at the earliest opportunity. most of the links i found seemed to be on the same day as his comment that brought it here, and thus possibly not immediately accessible by searching.

posted by gspm at 10:28 PM on April 18

All work and no play at the office.

posted by njsk8r20 at 03:35 PM on April 19

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