September 10, 2009


  • A wise man once said, "I love you like a fat kid loves cake." As this video shows, bacon also works:

    "I had a very, very calm day until this."
  • Just in case Quentin Tarantino makes a sequel to Inglourious Basterds, these guys are ready.
  • My favorite player of the mid-90s and one of the biggest screwups in basketball history is making his triumphant return for something called the North Texas Fresh in the American Basketball Association. What could possibly go wrong?
  • September means rookie hazing and rookie hazing means ... well, David Price in a pink dress and matching high heels. Now spend the rest of your day trying to remove that image from your brain.
  • Much like with Friday Night Lights earlier this year, I'm now obsessed with Lost after discovering that Hulu has the first four seasons. It's hard to imagine any television show having a better debut episode and it took me less than 72 hours to watch the 25-episode first season. Seriously. If you're like me and refuse to jump into a series midstream, seeing the first two episodes will make you feel like someone who just discovered that pizza tastes good. Also, Evangeline Lilly.
  • Richard Deitsch of put together a fantastic guide to the various NFL broadcast teams for this season. I'd love to see someone do a similar breakdown for baseball.
  • John Mayer used his Twitter account to shoot down rumors that he's sleeping with Kristin Cavallari. I used my Twitter account to ask people to suggest good snacks to eat during last night's NFL season opener. So more or less the same, basically.
  • Dana Mattioli of the Wall Street Journal profiles the 73-year-old man (and his son) behind one of my favorite Twitter feeds.
  • Random fact: Kids starting college this week were born in 1991, which is when the Twins last won a World Series. Let that sink in. Now try not to feel old.
  • Here is this week's completely gratuitous link to a bunch of Kelly Brook pictures. And here's the Kate Beckinsale version. I'm apparently into exceptionally good looking British women. Who knew.
  • Prince Fielder and the Brewers choreographed a hilarious celebration following his walk-off homer against the Giants earlier this week:

    As a fellow fat guy, my favorite part is that he started untucking his jersey at second base.
  • Quote of the Week, courtesy of Albert Haynesworth when asked about facing big running backs like Brandon Jacobs: "They all fall the same. What is he, 250? I weighed 250 in the 10th grade."
  • Adam Everett's wife recently represented Georgia in the Mrs. America (notice the extra "R") pageant.
  • Not only has Craig Breslow posted a 3.00 ERA and 37-to-16 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 45 innings for the A's since the Twins misguidedly put him on waivers, he might be the smartest player in baseball.
  • The good news is that the Twins are probably going to pick in the first half of the draft next June.
  • My favorite article of the week: "Chuck Klosterman Repeats The Beatles."
  • Two great tastes that taste great together: Patton Oswalt on Bill Simmons' podcast.
  • Jeremy Greenhouse of Baseball Analysts put together an intriguing look at which pitchers have the best "stuff" based on velocity and movement.
  • Some of the highlights from my blogging this week:

    - Petco Park and appreciating Adrian Gonzalez
    - Ordonez will be back in Detroit next season, making $18 million
    - Searching for Madison Bumgarner's fastball
    - Brian Roberts and the art of the two-bagger
    - Quote of the Day: "Everything in my office is going on eBay"
    - Nationals moving Guzman to second base next year?
    - Are the Yankees finished with Chien-Ming Wang?
    - Citi Field might be a bigger mess than the Mets

  • Finally, in honor of her upcoming wedding at First Avenue this week's music video is Lucinda Williams doing a live version of "Are You Alright?":

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