March 01, 2007

Link Dump.: Clark, the Canadian Hockey Goalie, taught me something about life, playing shortstop, and the origin of the word "Hoser."

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw to gametime at 12:02 AM - 41 comments

That's what I'm talking aboot. Great link.

posted by dusted at 12:26 AM on March 01, 2007

"Snack on that for lunch." Ever wonder what goes on in the control room of your favorite sports telecast? Learn all about it in this very educational video.

posted by SummersEve at 08:48 AM on March 01, 2007

I've been waiting for a linkdump. The Mavericks debuted a new video on the jumbotron when the Heat were in town last week. It features Dirk doing a Mick Jagger impression to "Start Me Up". It's freaking hilarious. Unfortunately, it's not online yet. However, the making of is. Enjoy.

posted by Ufez Jones at 09:07 AM on March 01, 2007

I use this site for when the comments and FPPs are slow on SpoFi. It has just about every episode of every tv show ever made. Also some great sports links and a whole bunch of recent movies. (I am in no way associated with the site.)

posted by hawkguy at 09:47 AM on March 01, 2007

how not to dive.

posted by goddam at 11:33 AM on March 01, 2007

The new 2007 Minnesota Twins ads: Carpool with Santana and Nathan, and the Piranhas ad.

posted by chris2sy at 11:39 AM on March 01, 2007

I can't believe I didn't get raves for my ski crashes link last time, but in an effort to overcome the obvious anti-skiing bias around this place, I'm including snowboard biffs, skateboard biffs, bike biffs, surf biffs, and gymnastics biffs. Viewer discretion advised.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 11:42 AM on March 01, 2007

sweet links l_l_b. My first time snowboarding I managed to hit my head on a board attached to my feet. That makes me either really flexible or really stoopid.

posted by HATER 187 at 01:03 PM on March 01, 2007

Klosterman on Black President. Off-topic: am I the only spofi member getting spammed by this douchebag?

posted by yerfatma at 01:06 PM on March 01, 2007

I should have included how to do a nunchuck demo, too.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 01:51 PM on March 01, 2007

Yerfatma, that article was awesome. I was in DC last weekend and the town is gaga over Agent Zero.

posted by Venicemenace at 02:02 PM on March 01, 2007

Is Mark Cuban trying to buy the Cubs?

posted by rocketman at 02:28 PM on March 01, 2007

Raves for lbb's links. The pros (and amateurs) are so fluid we forget that they're doing some seriously dangerous stuff. Those gymnast links are nuts.

posted by SummersEve at 03:21 PM on March 01, 2007

Good thing that link dump posts don't necessarily have to be sports-related. You may have seen it already, another impressive digital short from SNL. Sloths! Sloths! Sloths! SLOTHS!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:37 PM on March 01, 2007

Also, I just gotta start watching more Japanese baseball. Watch how many Americans serve as, shall we say, catalysts. Attention catchers, past and might not like the last two minutes or so. Yeah, it's nine minutes gotta problem with that?

posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:49 PM on March 01, 2007

If you have (or have ever had) a chuckle at that youtube video of the nunchuk guy I strongly URGE you to read an article called the Prisoners of Youtube about him (and others like him) who have suffered from clips like that coming to define how people they don't know judge them as a people. Turns out he's a rather successful stunt man, but now his career has taken a bit of a slide due to this one clip. The article gives the background about the clip and the fallout he's experienced. You gotta feel for the guy. (It is a long and interesting article so for those cut to the chase types, the part about him is on page 2 of the article).

posted by gspm at 04:51 PM on March 01, 2007

gspm, I do feel for the guy, but I'll still laugh like hell at the clip. And, fyi, I've done things at least that boneheaded, they just weren't caught on camera...kind of the risk you take when you step in front of the lens, isn't it?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 04:58 PM on March 01, 2007

The_Black_Hand, that video is hysterical on so many levels.

posted by dusted at 06:09 PM on March 01, 2007

This part of Chappelle's show is amazing- you gotta see it. (If you like this one there are two others as well) For some reason the link, bold, and italics arent working, so heres the url:

posted by Kendall at 09:16 PM on March 01, 2007

Some great links in this dump. Great job of starting it off right, Sousepaw. The conversation in this thread inspired me to throw this little vid together.

posted by MrFrisby at 09:42 PM on March 01, 2007

Also, I just gotta start watching more Japanese baseball. Watch how many Americans serve as, shall we say, catalysts. Attention catchers, past and might not like the last two minutes or so. The lesson, as always -- don't f@$% with Leron Lee. Or Steve (gotta love the first name on the back of the jersey), for that matter -- who pulls a little Delmon Young action on the pitcher after getting plunked in one of those clips. I love that in a couple of instances, the player getting plunked goes directly after the catcher. Is that common in Japan? (Also, what's up with all the umpire bumping? Attacking a ref is the cardinal sin of American sport.)

posted by holden at 11:29 AM on March 02, 2007

The Japanese uniforms and jackets have a certain SyntheticFabricsWillSaveThePlanet early 80's quality about them. And those dirt infields make it look like a beer league softball field. I love that the umps are willing to mix it up, and the Americans have their first name on the jerseys

posted by mbd1 at 12:39 PM on March 02, 2007

Steve seems to be tearing up the league. Mostly with his hands. Does anyone know why Japanese uniforms have Roman characters on them? Is the use of the Roman alphabet that common in Japan? (/ugly, unworldly American)

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 04:38 PM on March 02, 2007

Supersoul:Plastic Rap preview

posted by garfield at 04:38 PM on March 02, 2007

Does anyone know why Japanese uniforms have Roman characters on them? from paul lukas. also, here's a bit about players in japan having to register their official name with the league. which is probably why Steve has Steve on the back of his jersey (scroll down to "Return to Japan".)

posted by goddam at 09:34 PM on March 02, 2007

Not a cool video or anything, but I put together a table of how often each MLB team plays any other. There's an alphabetical list and one sorted by divisions (so you can compare divisional schedules I guess). If anyone wants the source file, drop me an email with what your prefered file format is.

posted by apoch at 09:28 AM on March 03, 2007

gotta love the first name on the back of the jersey He went by "Steve" because Ontiveiros is virtually unprounounceable in Japanese. It comes out something like "on chi bu eh ro su". (You ought to hear what my surname sounds like when it is read before being heard by a Japanese person). ...a certain syntheticFabricsWillSaveThePlanet early 80's quality... Most of the clips came from games of the late 70s or early 80s. I remember watching some of them on the evening sports news while I was over there. Leron Lee got thrown at a lot because he was a threat to Sadaharu Oh's single-season home run record. There seemed to be a conspiracy among the Japanese players that a gaijin should not be allowed to break it. Thus, Lee drew a lot of walks, and since it was more economical to put him on with one pitch instead of 4, he got hit a lot. One of the ironies of baseball in Japan is that the players in college and high school are incredibly polite to one another and to the umpires. It all seems to change when there's money on the line.

posted by Howard_T at 12:27 PM on March 03, 2007

This is getting a touch old, so posting here: After most referees don't have a problem with it and allow her to play, a referee orders an 11-year old female Muslim soccer player to remove her hijab, and her Nepean team withdraws from the tournament in protest.

posted by smithers at 07:53 AM on March 05, 2007

via bronx banter: 1978 WPIX yankees promo reggie bar commercial

posted by goddam at 09:11 AM on March 05, 2007

Those are fantastic, goddam.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 10:05 AM on March 05, 2007

When I opened that "Reggie Bar commercial" link, it told me how good the spot was. I remember seeing those ads on all the time. And now they are 30 years old. Makes me want to jump off the top of building (except the idea of those stairs up... I don't think my back could take it). Thanks, goddam.

posted by The Crafty Sousepaw at 10:27 AM on March 05, 2007

Chris Simon (Youtube) does his best Marty McSorley impression (Youtube).

posted by NoMich at 08:35 AM on March 09, 2007

You mean, his Alexander Perezhogin impression? Simon's shot is disgusting. I don't think there's a way the NHL can punish it too severely.

posted by qbert72 at 09:22 AM on March 09, 2007

And yet Perezhogin is still making a living in hockey. Fucking weak.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:53 AM on March 09, 2007

Perezhogin got off way too easy. The other guy took a swing at his head first, but missed. Should he be banned from hockey too? Also, Perezhogin can plead that he was aiming low, and that he didn't know Stafford was kneeling, whereas Simon really took a swing at face level.

posted by qbert72 at 12:44 PM on March 09, 2007

Was Stafford punished at all? He should've got the same as ParisHilton.

posted by garfield at 01:08 PM on March 09, 2007

From here: * Stafford: 6 games * Perezhogin: 1 season Difficult to find a clearer case of punishing the consequence and not action.

posted by qbert72 at 01:35 PM on March 09, 2007

Wow. 6 games from trying to kill someone. What a joke.

posted by garfield at 02:03 PM on March 09, 2007

Just watched this. Tootoo dishes out a brutal hit.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 05:58 PM on March 09, 2007

Nice hit, but does Jordan leave his skates?

posted by NoMich at 09:35 PM on March 09, 2007

Its about 10 pm on a nice cool Sunday evening here in east Alabama where there just really is not much to do. That being said, the stereo is kranked and the Reggae is thumpin' so hey, this Bud's for you! Jah Jah never let me down! Panthion delet if nessacery

posted by Folkways at 10:09 PM on March 18, 2007

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