Yesterday we tuned in to Lavar Arrington's Show to see if his tune had changed regarding Joe Paterno following the release of Louis Freeh's report on the Penn State sex abuse scandal. And as suspected, it hadn't changed much.
Lavar continued to do a nice dance around Chad Dukes' very good and to the point questions, often deflecting Dukes' questions with the word culpable, or speaking in terms of them- not stating Joe Paterno's name directly when laying blame. So when we weren't satisfied with Lavar's commentary, we went to You Tube to try to find some old Lavar commentary or interviews regarding Joe Paterno and/or Jerry Sandusky.
Upon doing the search, we stumbled across a video that was posted 4 days ago by a group called The Proper Drains. The video, which was originally titled The Unmolested, but has since been renamed Penn State Victims Speak Out About Sandusky's Summer Camps, is pretty fucked up, even by Sportsyack sense of humor standards. And quite honestly, we cannot believe You Tube has not flagged and/or removed it.
We reached out to these guys through YouTube for comment, but we have not heard back. Watch and judge for yourself (if the video is still up by the time you read this).
Friday, July 13, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Macdonald was less than PC when it came to a couple of the show's subjects, one being the Pat Summitt story on her battle with Alzheimer's, and the other being that of former Rutgers DT Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down in a game two years ago.
During ESPN's almost 10 minute piece on Summitt, Macdonald didn't seem to be in the mood for a sympathetic story about a legendary basketball coach who was in the initial stages of her battle with Alzheimer's. Here is a snippet of what Mr. Macdonald had to say:
*I'm really starting to like this lady. Hope she doesn't get stricken by anything. That would suck.
*1080? That is an incredible amount of wins. Who was she playing against? Girls?
*Wait, she had a divorce AND lost her dad? No way.
*But wait, in fairness haven't we all forgotten these championships.
When the ESPYs gave the Perseverance Award to LeGrand, Macdonald opted to chime in on that too:
*I don't know what a perseverance award is, but I have a feeling it would suck to win one.
*This guy makes that forgetful Basketball Lady look like a coward.
And when the ESPYs crowd opted to give LeGrand a standing ovation as he accepted his award:
*These idiots in the crowd should show some class and SIT DOWN!!!!!!
Norm Macdonald can be followed on twitter @normmacdonald
Also, check out Macdonald's brilliant opening monologue from when he hosted the ESPYs in 1998.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Specifically on February 15, 2012, when I wrote this. And a little over 4 months later, those words have come to fruition.
So can we stop judging whether or not Tiger's back by whether or not he's won multiple majors in a year, or won a Consecutive Slam (which, by the way- he's the only golfer in the history of golf to do so). That line of thinking is extremely naive and seems to stem from a society and/or a fan who obviously didn't appreciate what Tiger was doing during his first 11 years on tour.
Newsflash, drive by'ers. Anyone playing golf on that level, who has won 3 Tour events by the 1st of July, is pretty god damn good. And for the sake of this conversation, anyone (Tiger, in this case) who wins 3 times on Tour by the 1st of July is back.
So enough of the stupid talk.
And I don't wanna hear anyone excuse his win because of a weak field at Congo. The guys who compete out there- whether its the #4 player in the world, who should be #1 (Tiger) or the #279 player in the world (Billy Hurley III)- who picked up his first "nice" check with a T-4 finish this weekend- are good enough to win and/or compete week in and week out.
I didn't hear anyone talk about the field at Jack's tournament in May that Tiger won. That field was as strong as any non major tournament. I mean, it got a little weaker when Phil quit after 12 holes, but I digress....
Bottomline, Tiger was better than 150 or so other pro golfers that week.
And now that Tiger has passed Jack in total tournament wins, and as he approaches (8 to tie, 9 to pass) Sam Snead's total, coupled with Tiger's 14 Majors, the before mentioned Consecutive Slam, the fact that Tiger has done so at the tender age of 36 (which, by the way, Tiger has brought up to reporters twice in the last month), I think we can officially start considering Tiger in the "best ever" conversation.
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Here is the new favorite song at Yack Central. And as someone who is (obvious to my twitter followers) a fan of the movie 'The Shining', I can't help noticing the references in this video, to the actual movie itself. I've counted 5. (And one of them, is definitely NOT the similarity in looks of Katy Perry to Shelly Duvall)