Friday, July 10, 2009

Mange Moi, Randy Newman

Though appearances may indicate otherwise, G:TB's readership is among the more diverse and worldly of any in the genre (the genre, in this case, being niche blogs devoted to facial-hair growing contests, basketball, filler, and self-deprecation). Today we serve that diversity and answer a reader request with a very special Bite Me, Randy Newman.

28 year-old Frenchman Samuel Dumoulin sits in 85th place in the 2009 Tour de France, having climbed steadily through the pack after a dismal time trial in the Tour's first stage. You'd be hard-pressed to see the diminutive Dumoulin in the peloton, though, as he stands a mere 1.59m (like 5'2.5" or so, if my metric to American calculator can be trusted).

Like my father always told me, dynamite comes in small packages (picture below offered with amused irony). Dumoulin's victory in the third stage of the 2008 Tour testifies to Pop's wisdom. As does my incendiary temper.

Dumoulin's most noted for his sprinting acumen, counted on by his Cofidis team to steal a victory or two in 2009. He's also G:TB's new favorite cyclist. Viva le Dumoulin.

20 comments:

Geoff said...

Holy moose knuckle.

TJ said...

Geoff, Moose Knuckle was actually our ump the other night.

Geoff said...

That guy calls a strong game...almost as strong as the threads holding together his Bike shorts.

rob said...

mustache status: itchy

cgormley said...

Got to be the only guy riding with a codpiece.

Stache foundation is good just not filling in the way it should.

zoltan said...

Facial hair status: preposterous.

rob said...

not a great day for our samuel. 164th in the stage, down to 134th overall, some 30 minutes behind the yellow jersey. he's a sprinter, not a climber.

rob said...

patty mills broke his foot in summer league ball. this is not a good sign.

Mark said...

Patty Mills' decision to go pro is getting worse with each passing day. It never made sense in this pg deep draft in the first place but once he didn't receive rave reviews in workouts he really had no business being in the draft. Could one more year at St. Mary's have really been that bad.

Mark said...

Excuse my punctuation.

Also...anyone notice the entire Cardinal pitching staff growing mustaches? Joel Piniero's stache is especially breathtaking. Are they going to OBFT too?

Whitney said...

I'm trying to lure the entire Phillies roster to OBFT and send them deep sea fishing with Scott Peterson.

TJ said...

I saw those 'staches last night on espn...take the worst one you saw, make it a thousand times worse, and that's what I'm sporting.

Mark said...

I've got to admit, I'm a little jealous. I wish I had a reason to grow a ridiculous mustache.

rob said...

beard status: more like casey blake every day. i have no idea how to groom this thing.

TR said...

Taking Mir over Lesnar. Lesnar is too inexperienced.

TR said...

Mulligan

Mark said...

Anyone else think Michael Bisping might have been dead last night, immediately after Dan Henderson annihilated him?

rob said...

another rough day for sammy d. finished in a group 18:48 back, now in 144th place. the curse of gtb not helping.

also, fine weekend for us. probably due to it being one of the worst sports weekends of the summer. that, or the beards.

beard status: shaggy

zoltan said...

I'm delighted to see cagefighting discussed on G:TB/G(TB).

Geoff said...

Goodbye Manny Acta. Its someone elses turn to try to start a fire with a couple of damp sticks.