Friday, January 25, 2008

Stone Cold Bloggin', 1/25/08

QUESTION: What do you get when you cross a ridiculously self-indulgent event like the Mike and Mike Roast with a somewhat horse-faced ESPN host and a full bottle of vodka?

ANSWER: A whole lotta f-bomb laced vitriol for Notre Dame, a one week suspension, and lots of public ridicule.

Dana Jacobson was suspended by ESPN last week for a drunken tirade that included the words "F--- NOTRE DAME! ... F--- TOUCHDOWN JESUS! ... F--- JESUS!" Naturally, this raised the ire of pretty much everyone outside of USC and Michigan fans (who all wholeheartedly agree with her even if they contend that they don't ... I know better ... liars!!) My favorite parts of this whole fiasco:

(1) ESPN actually came up with an idea (the Mike and Mike Roast) that was executed even more poorly than "Who's Now?"

(2) Jacobson's apology, which included this doozy:
"I am sorry. My remarks about Notre Dame were foolish and insensitive. I respect all religions and did not mean anything derogatory by my poorly chosen words. I also deeply regret the embarrassment I've caused ESPN and Mike and Mike."
Yeah, because the last thing that Mike and Mike would ever do is get near anything that would embarrass them ...

No, not at all ....

Ok, now some time wasters for those of you who are looking to either extend your weekend or work your way back into the job slowly on a Monday ...

  • Check out the automatic complaint letter generator, a real time saver! [Scott Pakin]
  • Some riff-raff found their way onto the Big East coaches' conference call this week. Uh oh ... [Awful Announcing]
  • Amazing story about Dax Crum, a one-handed college basketball player. [The Big Lead]
  • The 1972 Dolphins are a bunch of delusional old men ... it's now confirmed. [FoxSports]
  • A comprehensive list of all of the things that made Dr. David Bruce Banner "hulk out" on "The Incredible Hulk". Informative. [KennethJohnson]
  • The Cubs marketing department needs to do some more research. [Deadspin]
  • Mike Adamle of American Gladiators fame is going to be joining the WWE as a backstage announcer. Kick his ass, Mean Gene! That's YOUR gig!! []
  • When someone puts together a list of reasons to hate the Utah Jazz? Well, count me in! [The Dream Shake]

Got this one from Deadspin, this might be the worst (and by worst, I mean best) athlete car endorsement commercial of all-time ....

I mean, Papelbon is close ....

Ah, who am I kidding? NOBODY beats the DC area athletes pimping Eastern Motors!!

And speaking of horrible advertisements, let's take a trip in the WAY BACK machine and check out a young George Costanza gallivanting around the streets of some happy city and telling us about the McDLT ....

I guess that's an improvement over the original McDonald's commercials. And people wonder why kids are afraid of clowns ...

Enough with the ad's. Now a public service announcement. Kids, DO NOT try this at home!!

Had this one sent to me by no fewer than a couple dozen listeners. The downfall of the Cowboys. Very funny ....

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