Put Words in Kelly Slater’s Mouth, Francesco Totti, John Terry in a Sling, Sidney Crosby, Lewis Hamilton Places Second, Mike Tyson Trying to Reinvent Himself, Francois Sterchele, Olympic Torch in My Family, Atlanta Hawks Give Some Love
Brickfish and Surfline.com wanna give away a new surfboard and wetsuit to the person who can come up with the most creative caption for the above photo of sir hotness Kelly Slater. As you may have guessed, my caption wouldn’t be suitable for print, so Ill just direct you to the “Slater Sez” Photo Caption Challenge located at www.surfline.com/slatersez. Mike Matey, VP of marketing for Surfline: “Since there are so many ways people can go with this photo, it will be fun to tap into the community’s creativity and spread the passion for surf across the Web.” (Did he just use tap, passion and spread in the same sentence?) Contest ends June 19.
Precious…NBA Hall of Famer and Atlanta Hawk legend Dominique Wilkins, along with coolest named Hawk, Zaza Pachulia, conducted a basketball clinic for young fans at the NBA Nation tour stop May 10, 2008 in Atlanta, the event included a Kia Skills Challenge…
MIKE TYSON ATTEMPTS TO REINVENT HIMSELF
What does Mike Tyson have to say about his life? “I look at it now, and I’m embarrassed I did it.” Tyson is so embarrassed that he’s taking his shame to the Cannes Film Festival in France this week to premier ‘Tyson’ a new uncreatively titled documentary about his life. The film includes interviews of Tyson from last year while he was in rehab and plans “to reintroduce” Tyson…a memoir is soon to follow. And let’s put a cherry on the top of this story…the films producer made me laugh my ass off after reading one of his selling points: “I just showed it to Warren [Beatty] and Annette [Bening], and it’s the first time I’ve ever seen [Beatty] choke up over a movie.” (Guess he didn’t see Reds?)
Francesco Totti and his precious offspring, Cristian after AS Roma won 2-1…In efforts to keep the death toll down, AS Roma fans will be banned from the Serie A title at Catania this weekend because of fears they could incite riots. (Dah) To take the title, Roma needs to win and Inter Milan needs to lose. Last year, authorities banned Catania fans from attending home games for several months after a policeman was killed in rioting by fans. Mom always said ‘don’t go to a game in Catania…’
John Terry dislocated his shoulder during Chelsea’s draw, which gave Manchester United enough room to win the Premiership and I don’t wanna talk about it again until May 21…when the two face off in the UEFA Champions League…which is being promoted with a massive trophy made of more than 5,000 beers cans.
Sidney Crosby spoke to the media after the Penguins took a 2-0 lead in the series on Sunday…game three of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs is tonight. And if Sidney Crosby gets any hotter my cougar claws are gonna come out with a vengeance.
Since I’ve soured a bit on Tiger Woods, I was happy to see Sergio Garcia win the Players Championship and thank Tiger for not playing…and while Sergio may have won the event, a levitating Ian Poulter upstaged him.
Lewis Hamilton finished second in the Turkish Grand Prix…before the start, Hamilton had been told by McLaren’s strategy team that fifth place was about the best he could hope for. Not. The most successful rookie in Formula One history took the wheel, passed his team-mate, Heikki Kovalainen, and never looked back.
FRANÇOIS STERCHELE MARCH 14, 1982-MAY 8, 2008
Belgian soccer babe Francois Sterchele was speeding in his Porshe on his way home at around 03:00 AM on May 8 when he crashed, was thrown from the car, and killed. His funeral ceremony was held today in the Saint-Remy church. Rest in peace my friend, rest in peace.
TORCH IN THE FAMILY
Sure, I’ve been very vocal about my distain for the Chinese government and their foreign policies, but that doesn’t mean I’m gonna ignore ALL the torch bearers, especially this squeezable 94-year old who carried the Torch through the capital of Fuzhou…and it just so happens, that Chunkun Ou is my grand-father in law, and I was extremely proud to see him live out his dream of carrying the torch before his failing eyesite prevented him from taking part.
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