Big Lead Sports Bar

6/23/2007

The News: Saturday Edition

A recap of your favorite links, named in honor of Mike Tomlin
"I'm not telling a story. I'm reporting the news."

Don't forget, any news you send automatically enters into the drawing for the Jordan Staal Autographed Program. Send them to mondesishouse@gmail.com
--Ever wonder how personal stories make it to the mainstream? Follow the evolution of an internet story. Thought this was interesting:
June 18 - Chris from Seattle emails me about "Cheap Sexson Mondays", a Seattle promotion built around the struggling, $15.5 million first baseman.
June 20 - I mention "Cheap Sexson Mondays" after Richie hits his second homer in as many nights against the Pirates.
June 21 - The site With Leather picks up on our Cheap Sexson Mondays email and mentions it to their mass audience.
June 22 - Philly-based site The 700 Level notices it and concocts a similar plan around their .207-hitting, $13 million man, Pat Burrell.
June 22 - SI.com mentions The 700 Level's article and how they suggest something along the lines of Cheap Sexson Mondays.
Voila! The nation now knows about Cheap Sexson Mondays.
--The Pirates rank a suprisingly-high 21st in ESPN's latest Power Rankings.
--Pittsburgh Sports and Mini Ponies interviews Pittsburgh Passion 1,000-yard running back Fast Torina Henley.
--Dan Kreider is the starting running back on your All-NFL Underrated Team.
--Former Central Catholic, Penn State, and Steeler DE/LB Justin Kurpeikis will start in today's World Bowl.
--Bill Simmons breaks down Durant vs. Oden, mentions Teen Wolf for the 1,251st time.
--Ron Cook's dilemma: who to vote for on the Steelers' All Time Team. I expect unblockable punters to garner more than a few votes.
--Looks like Jim Balsillie's going to fail to buy another NHL team. It's a real shame, he's such a nice, honest, likable guy.
--Jordan Staal's rookie card may not sell for the $13,601 that Sid's sold for, but it's at $1,626 and rising.

--"No joke necessary" Department: Coach, 40, Weds 16-Year-Old Student

--Braces yourself for the newest Indiana Jones flick.

A LIST OF TODAY'S TOP LISTS

The 2007 AFI list of top-100 movies. Surprisingly, Sudden Death is unranked.

Top 10 Things That Have Tried to Destroy Planet Earth

The Top 10 Lebron James dunks

3 comments:

Pacman said...

Gigli and From Justin to Kelly didn't make AFI's list? I'm shocked.

Brad said...

R. Kelly's Trapped in a Closet deserved an honorable mention.

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

What make you more of a hick:

Naming your daughter "Windy" or allowing her to marry her high school track coach while she's still in high school?