Saturday, February 15, 2014
Meet Anna Sidurova, skip of the Russian curling team and one of the hottest Olympians I've seen so far. She turned 23 right before the games started. Even though she fouled a rock (not letting it go) and allowing a steal of 3 she still beat the inept U.S. team. Sidurova was willing to pose in sexy underpants to promote her sport, but one thing she evidently won't do is smile.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Here is the cover of the 2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue. From left to right you have Nina Agdal, Lily Aldridge and Chrissy Teigen. Nina has dated Max George from the Wanted and Adam Levine. Lily is married to Calen Followill from Kings of Leon. And Chrissy is married to John Legend nee John Stevens. Good thing she didn't know him when he was a nerdy Ivy Leaguer in an a capella group called "The #2 PENNcils." Just kidding, they were the Penn Counterparts. Either way, it's pretty dorky. So if these three can end up with those three, singing must be a pretty good way to pick up chicks.
By now you may have heard that Mrs. Poop is the most entertaining person to watch the Olympics with. Her non-stop chatter, while annoying during shows that have a plotline, is welcome and amusing during the Olympics when hearing what is said is less important. In last evening's rant Mrs. Poop declared Henrik Harlaut, freestyle skier from Sweden to be her most hated athlete in the games. Three reasons: 1) Despite a diminutive frame he wears a quad-X uniform (XXXXL) and it falls off his ass during his run
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
In case you didn't hear me screaming, Syracuse remained unbeaten, a perfect 24-0 with a halfcourt shot at the buzzer to beat Pittsburgh 58-56.
"True Love" - Pink After all the wonderful sweet love songs I've dedicated to Mrs. Poop in this space, I decided to give her a chance to send out a special Valentine's Day dedication to me. Here are some of the lyrics that make this song speak to her: "Sometimes I hate every single stupid word you say Sometimes I wanna slap you in your whole face" "Just once please try not to be so mean" "Why do you say the things that you say? Sometimes I wonder how we ever came to be" But especially "You're an asshole but I love you"
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Duluth Trading company has a new series of ads for their "Fire Hose" pants. Trimming an unruly bush. Ok, clear double meaning there, but how does it relate to men's work pants? Now, a giant angry beaver? What do vagina references have to do with men's work pants? If you're wearing work pants while having sex, you're doing it wrong. Get a pair!
Marcus Smart deserved at least a 5-game suspension for shoving a fan during a game against Texas Tech. Smart went into the stands for a loose ball. The fans he landed on helped him up, but the fan seated behind them, Jeff Orr, called Smart a piece of crap (or shit) and Smart shoved him in the chest.
Monday, February 10, 2014
The beautiful Kate Upton took in an Orlando Magic game with her boyfriend Justin Verlander.
Sunday, February 09, 2014
Syracuse's 91-89 victory over Duke in the schools' first game as conference opponents was probably the best game (any sport) I've ever attended in person. It was one of the best regular season college games of all time. Normally I resist pronouncements like that because people often call every close, exciting game "great." But this one deserves the greatness label not just for the excitement and drama, but also for high quality of play. Each team committed only 8 turnovers, that includes overtime. Duke made 15 of 36 3s and Syracuse didn't get out of their game plan, shooting only 4 3s and make 3 of them. Syracuse made 80% of its free throws, and that never happens. There were 40 fouls called but I don't think the officiating played a huge part in the outcome. This game was decided by the players, and so many of them made great plays. I finally had the chance to sit down and watch the game on TV and I wanted to share a few thoughts. I'll start with the last play of regulation: Syracuse definitely should have fouled. Duke was inbounding with 4.6 seconds left. If you give a foul at half court you take away at least a second or two. Boeheim said that was the plan, and you can see CJ Fair did try to foul, he just wasn't aggressive enough. And then, in a similar situation at the end of overtime, Tyler Ennis gave the foul with 9 seconds left, way too much time, too much can go wrong. And it almost did. Syracuse went on a little run with 6 minutes left to take a 7-point lead (66-59). On the next 3 Duke possessions Tyler Thornton made 3-pointers to cut the lead to 70-68, with 4:22 left. The only 3 shots he made all night. Outstanding individual performance over that short period. The 5th foul on Parker (offensive) was very questionable. There was definitely contact but Christmas sold it. The foul called on Cooney for hitting Sulaimon on a 3-pointer was equally questionable. The foul on Jefferson on Christmas though was a clear foul that had to be called. Tyler Ennis is a great point guard. He always makes the right decision and never tries to score unless they absolutely need a basket. And he basically won the game by recognizing the mismatch in overtime with Dawkins on Grant. He did it twice in a row, then the third time when Fair tried to feed Grant the pass wasn't as good and Grant missed the shot. Then Ennis fed Grant one more time, and it forced Coach K to make a change, and bring in Plumlee. Rakim Christmas did not foul on the final dunk attempt. He got the ball, maybe there was some incidental contact, but his hand on the ball, cleanly was why it didn't go in.