Big Lead Sports Bar

11/17/2008

NEWS AND NOTES

Here's some non-conspiracy-related news that's made the rounds today...

--Stanley Druckenmiller says he's 'lucky' he didn't buy the Steelers. And no, he didn't give that quote after watching them play against Indy. [Trib]

--And in other Pittsburgh Billionaire News, it's the Mark Cuban Scandal...for Dummies. [Deadspin]

--Nice feature on #71 from NHL.com. In just a few short years, he's become my all-time favorite athlete named Evgeni. Yes, even more than Evgeni Nabokov. [NHL.com]

--Give it up for my W&J Presidents: 9-1 and headed to the playoffs for a fifth straight season. I think this would be a fitting year to win it all, guys. [Trib]

--The next round of BCS bowl games will more than likely go to ESPN. So does that mean no playoff system, despite the wishes of our President-Elect? [ESPN]

--Here's a tribute to former Pirate Harvey Haddix, he of the perfect game taken into the 13th inning. [Pittsburgh's Black and Gold]

--Speaking of our President-to-be, he might have to kick his Blackberry addiction. [Ripe TV]

--Muay Thai fighter Mark DeLuca of Pittsburgh won the Thai Boxing Association-Sanctioning Authority (TBA-SA) Superlightweight World Championship on Saturday Nov. 8, 2008 in Des Moines, Iowa. And the City of Champions name lives on. [Pittsburgh Muay Thai]

--Here's a list you don't want to end up on: the top 10 unemployed NBA players. If it's any consolation, they're all rich beyond their wildest dreams. [ESPN] [Update: fixed the link, which was Rickrolling people to the W&J article for a second time]

--Batman is going to die, and best-selling novelist Neil Gaiman is in charge of how it will go down. [USA Today]


--Gotta love this headline: "W. Virginia town shrugs at poorest health ranking". [Yahoo!]

--Here are five gadgets killed by the cellphone. Have to slightly disagree. It killed the camera? In the words of Martin Prince, "Highly dubious." [Wired]

--Actress Wanda Sykes is officially out of the closet. [E!]

--Here's a list of the 25 Entertainers of the Year. [Entertainment Weekly]

--The new trailer for the upcoming Star Trek movie is up and running. Have at it, Trekkies. [YouTube]

--Not to be outdone by the other Star-titled sci-fi franchise, who's up for some Darth Vader toast? [Gizmodo]



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3 comments:

Matt H said...

That gadget list was a reach at best. The mp3 player and camera are not dead.

HotDog_Zanzabar said...

I agree. I think the pager should have been number one on that list. Some people can't throw a list together like Raul

Broke But Still Drinking said...

Maybe if some of Huntington's obese lived near me my favorite Wendy's would still be in business. Maybe a trail of cheesburgers leading to the PA border will do the trick.