lohud blah blah:
"Meanwhile, good luck to Ron Villone. He signed a minor-league deal with the Cardinals today."
Labels: birds on bat
i had cnn's uh, ballot bowl on in the background earlier and heard john mccain droning on about healthcare. he mentioned teaching prevention fitness etc and some idea about having athletes travel around and educate the unwashed masses on keeping yourself healthy. fine. great. but which athlete does he go on to namedrop? curt schilling.
in other news, this barack obama site
is fun times. i keep hoping he'll pass me a note in study hall but i don't think he knows i exist.
Labels: yeah i voted
is there anything about that woman's body that's real?
Brian McNamee told congressional investigators Thursday that he injected Roger Clemens' wife with human growth hormone before she appeared with the pitcher in Sports Illustrated's swimsuit issue in 2003, according to a Washington source.
Debbie Clemens appeared with her husband in a photograph taken in Central Park in the magazine's Feb. 18, 2003 issue wearing a bikini and holding a bat over her shoulders while Roger Clemens reclined on the ground in his Yankee uniform.
"McNamee discussed his wife's use before the committee," according to the source. "She was trying to get in shape for the SI cover. He told them the story that Debbie took growth." [daily news]
Labels: actual rocket, things that are funny
"I was born in Oslo, Norway, the son of a Volvo factory worker and part-time ice fisherman. My mother was a backup singer for Abba. They were good folks. [In Chicago] I discovered I was black, and I have remained so ever since." - barack obama, from some satirical harvard law review smartypants thing
Labels: quote of, things that are funny
okay, so i'd privately guessed bj novak, but ha!
whatever, the point was KT sounded Officey to me. excuse me while i go dance the dance of the kinda sorta right
even though i guess it's lame to feel gloaty when i only brought it up to one person
Labels: i don't even know, teh office
one more reason to loathe mike lupica
i meant to post this a few days ago but between the superbowl and getting caught up in following politics again, i let it slide. from the big lead
(and thanks to shannon for the heads up):
Mike Lupica, the New York Daily News columnist who has a habit of running talented writers away from his paper - the lilliputian loudmouth has amassed a Taliban-like body count, including Ian O’Connor and Mark Kriegel - has done it again. Sources in Glendale tell us that the best Super Bowl buzz right now is about how Lisa Olson, the talented and respected NYDN columnist, recently stunned the sports media world by quitting. We hear that Lupica is behind it all.
The story we’re hearing: The Daily News sent several writers to cover the Packers/Giants playoff game. After the Giants stunning overtime victory, the crew decided what they were going to write, and then conducted interviews in the locker room and returned to their computers. Standard newspaper stuff. Apparently, after everyone had begun writing, Lupica decided to switch topics, effectively screwing Olson. This caused her to turn her column in late, irritating the New York office - even though it was Lupica’s fault for switching on the fly late on a Sunday night, with deadline looming. Because the entire staff lives in fear of the little man, nobody spoke up on Olson’s behalf.
Days go by. The paper finally comes to a decision on whom to send to the Super Bowl. Over 35 names are on the list. Amazingly, that list does not include Olson, who many believe to be the paper’s best writer. We are told she quit on the spot. Allegedly the paper is trying to get her to return, but she has stood firm.
i'm glad she left, since she deserves better than an employer who a) disrespects their finest writer so appallingly b) lets some pompous no-talent runt on their staff run the show. but when i woke up monday morning still giddy from glorious, historic new york fucking giants football, lisa olson's words were the only thing i wanted to read. i can't think of any other active writer who so utterly gets
both the hardness and the softness to be found in sports, and i can think of no other writer whose name alone guarantees i will devour every single word. monday morning, i read nothing.
Labels: lisa olson is better than you, lupicass
super duper tuesday quotes of the day
from the simpsons:
"abortions for all!"
"very well, no abortions for anyone."
[crowd boos some more]
"hmmm. abortions for some, miniature american flags for others!"
[everyone is happy]
"my fellow americans, as a young boy i dreamed of being a baseball. but tonight i say we must move forward, not backward! upward, not forward! and always twirling, twirling, twirling towards freedom!"
Labels: yeah i voted