May 15, 2012

Sony commercial - San Francisco

I first saw this commercial and I thought that there was no way that they took thousands of rubber balls and released them on the hills of San Francisco. I guess I was wrong. Check out the making of this video and then the sweet product.

May 12, 2012

Reasons why you're still single... this is your diet

Fruit Loops do not equal girlfriend. Sorry.

Epic Photo: The Mission Mountains

Little known fact... the Mission Mountains can be seen from space or from my camera...

May 11, 2012

Red Sox fans destroy Josh Beckett

Welcome to Boston where fans are crazy. Players should understand that. People in the city care about their baseball team. So when you miss a start because of an injury, don't spend your time the next day golfing. People will lose their mind. Just like they did last night when John Daley wannabe Josh Beckett got shelled by the Cleveland Indians.

When Josh Beckett mercifully made his exit Thursday night, it wasn’t the boos that were most noticeable.

It was the fan immediately behind the Red Sox’ dugout, swinging his arms as if he were swinging a golf club.

The fact that Beckett spent an off day playing golf when he was presumably resting a strained latissimus muscle had struck the same sore spot as the chicken-and-beer situation from the Sox’ meltdown last September, particularly with the Sox returning home from Kansas City having dropped two of three to the team with the worst home record in baseball.

There was resentment in the crowd, and they aimed it at Beckett.

Now if this happened in Seattle, nothing really would happened. Fans barely blinked when Ken Griffey Jr. was taking naps in the clubhouse during games. But Boston when their team is tanking? Yeah... sorry Josh Beckett, you're going to get wrecked. The problem I have with this is that you're already coming off the KFC and beer in the clubhouse scandal, you haven't looked good to start the season and now you're golfing when you're supposed to be injured.

When you have a fan base that cares as much as Red Sox fans, you can't come across like you don't care. Beckett comes across like he doesn't care even though he's making a butt ton of money. Come on guy, this team needs leaders, it needs standout guys to take charge and you're not doing it.

Epic Crappy Uniform of Greatness

I thought Nike was supposed to bring in a breath of fresh air into NFL uniforms. Instead they've given us this awful Washington Redskins throwback uniform that looks like somebody forgot to put logos on their high school uniforms. 

Really Nike? This is what you got? The Oregon Ducks are laughing right now.

May 9, 2012

Super tan mom has a doll

Brandon likes to collect dolls. He calls them action figures. Here's the newest one that he just bought:

May 5, 2012

Reasons why you're single... this is the worst thing ever

If this ruins your day... you might be single...

Do you agree?

I mean I still play DOOM, while Modern Warfare makes me want to throw the controller across the room after about two minutes of play. 

May 4, 2012

Do the Red Sox really sell out?

This shouldn't suprise anyone. Sorry to bust your bubble but teams lie about their attendance numbers. If they can create a sense of demand then they can sell tickets for a lot more money and get people to buy season tickets. For Boston's record sellout streak at Fenway, if they can make it seem like the place is always sold out than they won't have to rely on walkup numbers (which are always finicky).

By saying that they're always sold out, people think they either have to buy tickets in advance or buy season tickets. That means more than likely they'll go to the game and they're willing to pay more. If they think they can just walk up and get tickets than things like weather and not being able to buy a babysitter get in the way of attending the game. So it shouldn't suprise anyone that the Red Sox sometimes give away tickets to continue the sellout streak.

The Sox count the total number of tickets they distribute, including an average of 800 complimentary tickets each game to charities and others, as the basis for a sellout. They also count standing room tickets toward the total.

Skeptics might call it a “distribution streak’’ rather than a sellout streak, given the team’s reliance on complimentary tickets.

By giving away hundreds of tickets to Wednesday’s game and selling hundreds of other standing room tickets, the Sox kept their streak alive despite reporting a paid attendance of 37,434 - 61 seats shy of capacity. They did so by including the tickets distributed, which pushed the total to 37,819, exceeding the seating capacity by 324.

In fact, the paid attendance fell short of Fenway’s seating capacity in all three games this week against the A’s, according to official box scores. Yet thanks to the distribution formula, the streak that began May 15, 2003 endures.

Kennedy said the Sox do not give away tickets to keep the streak alive. He said the team generally gives away far fewer tickets than other major league team because of Fenway’s small size and the high demand for tickets.

He said the average paid attendance last year was 37,714, which exceeds the seating capacity, and includes standing room.

By the way 800 tickets isn't that much of a margin. I'd imagine other MLB teams give away a lot more and still don't have a full stadium. Don't go to Fenway thinking you can get right in.

Reasons why you're single... Chone Figgins

The Mariners have lost six straight and just got swept by the Tampa Bay Rays. The poster boy for Seattle's latest woes...

Chone (Should have spelled it Shawn) Figgins.

The guy is hitting .189 and is hitless in his last 19 at-bats. It's still early but the problem is that he's Seattle's leadoff hitter in an already offense-starved lineup.

Considering the money (4 years, $36 million) when do the Mariners do something about this? And why do Angels free agents always tank after they're traded (John Lackey COUGH COUGH)?

May 3, 2012

The NFL is getting sued

The shoe keeps dropping for the NFL. First Junior Seau, now over 100 former NFL players are suing the league saying that it didn't protect them from concussions. Uh-oh...

More than 100 former NFL players have filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta claiming that pro football didn't properly protect its players from concussions.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit include former Atlanta Falcon Jamal Anderson, ex-Georgia star Lindsey Scott and veteran quarterback Don Majkowski.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in federal court in Georgia, claims the league failed to protect NFL players from brain injuries linked to football-related concussions.

The problem with football is that the players have gotten bigger, stronger, faster and equipment can only do so much. With medical advances able to quantify brain damage and issues with concussions, I would expect things to only get worse for the NFL. You're looking at more lawsuits, a negative connotation and perhaps rules enacted to reduce hits - which fans will be pissed about. It's becoming more and more a no-win situation for the NFL.

The sad part is the players are partly to blame. How many of them went into the game when they were woozy or lightheaded. Football is violent sport and we have to decide whether we want our athletes to suffer the consequences or change the sport as a whole. The National Flag Football League?

ND's QB in hot water

This isn't exactly a scene from Rudy and can't you come up with a better line than linebacker Carlos Calabrese did?

Police pepper-sprayed Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees and put him in jail early Thursday after he allegedly raised his knee and knocked the wind out of a police officer who had chased him down following an off-campus house party.

Linebacker Carlos Calabrese also was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of public intoxication after he tried to intercede while Rees was being arrested. South Bend police Capt. Phil Trent said Calabrese twice told officers: ''My people will get you.''

Considering how Notre Dame's secondary did last season I hope he's not talking about the rest of his defense...

Be happy that this is...

I guess he was shy?

If you want to become a flasher but don't think your body stacks up, maybe try an association for the blind event first.

 NEWTOWN TOWNSHIP — A man exposed himself to a woman inside the Bucks County Association for the Blind. Newtown Township police said the incident occurred about 2 p.m. Friday inside the bookstore at the offices at 400 Freedom Drive.

And no it wasn't Casey.

May 2, 2012

The 1994 San Diego Chargers do not have good luck

All of you have heard about Junior Seau's death by now, as he apparently committed suicide with a gunshot wound to his chest. Many people pointed to the possibility of brain damage to his head, as the physical linebacker's suicide case is not unique to former NFL players. While that has yet to be determined, NBC Sports pointed out that Seau is the eighth player from the 1994 San Diego Chargers Super Bowl team to die.

Six months ago we noted that linebacker Lew Bush had died of an apparent heart attack, only six days after his 42nd birthday, making him, at the time, the seventh member of that team to die. Defensive lineman Shawn Lee died last year of a heart attack at 44. Defensive lineman Chris Mims died in 2008 of complications from having an enlarged heart at age 38. Offensive lineman Curtis Whitley died in 2008 of a drug overdose at age 39. Linebacker Doug Miller died in 1998 after he was struck by lightning, at age 28. Running back Rodney Culver died in 1996 in the crash of ValuJet Flight 592, at age 26. Linebacker David Griggs died in 1995 in a car accident at age 28.

It's a sad ordeal any way you look at it. The NFL does have to take a long look at itself though if its former players are dying in droves before their 50. Like I said before, this is not unique and has become a familiar occurrence. However Seau is probably the most well known player to have this happen to him.

Epic Photo: Epic Baby of Greatness