Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Well That Was Fun

Strong efforting all around in the comments section last night, ladies and gents. In honor of the imminent Nor'easter, let's continue last night's theme of animated characters that vaguely (or explicitly) reference illegal drugs.

In totally unrleated news, FIFA's World All-Star Team was announced yesterday. 6 Barcelona players, 3 Inter Milan players and 2 Real Madrid players were listed. Not one person from an EPL club. This surprise me a lot, but I am not nearly versed enough in international footie to know better. I believe Didier Drogba got screwed on this one, as his injury-prone Fall, uneventful Cup and poor hair overshadowed a strong Spring. Here's the country breakdown of the players: Spain (6), Brazil (2), Portugal, Netherlands, Argentina. A little too much World Cup impact for my tastes.

31 comments:

T.J. said...

I need to find us more filler...

TR said...

Why you hating on me?

T.J. said...

I think the soccer talk frightened me.

Marls said...

As Danimal can attest to, the last 4 min of that game was an amazingly underrated gambling roller coaster. The newton fumble, touchdown, made two point conversion, almost touchdown, field goal made for great degenerate theatre. This is why they need to put webcams in las vegas sports books so you can watch the reactions.

T.J. said...

And murders.

Greg said...

The "talismanic" Didier Drogba.

Squeaky said...

FIFA is a joke. Might be the most corrupt sporting organization in the world.

T.J. said...

No way - the International Olympic Committee is corrupt as fuck.

Squeaky said...

That might be the only org 'better' than FIFA. Probably because they have an event every two years not four.

zman said...

Didier? I hardly know her!

Igor said...

Squeaky-Teej, the World Boxing Association and its fellow factions among the conglomerate of boxing organizations (IBF/WBO/WBC/etc) see your IOC and FIFA nominations and raise you one ridiculous amalgam of corruption, ineptitude, and chaotic confusion.

They laugh at the BCS in terms of disputed champions. They were paying off referees and judges when the Olympics were still in Athens and "association football" was still a Limey novelty like Pimm's Cup and Bananarama.

And if you don't acknowledge Don King as the doofus overlord of sports corruption, you'll find yourself in the Hackensack River with size 8 and size 14 "Cementees," respectively.

(The G:TB community is thoroughly diverse, at least in terms of shoe size.)

rob said...

how 'bout you channel some of that wordiness into a post?

Igor said...

Rob, postcount is so 2010. Rambling, verbose comments is the new postcount in 2011. Live in the now!!


IGOR!!!!

TR said...

Clint Didier is not laughing, Zman.

zman said...

I think the WWE (nee the WWF) is even more corrupt. Turns out none of that stuff is real and everyone is on steroids.

Squeaky said...

WWE is not corrupt. It's the poor mans theater/soap opera. They have writers on staff for all the plots, oops matches.

Little know fact, indie rocker Bob Mould (Husker Du and Sugar fame)spent a couple years as a 'writer' for the WWE.

Super Fly Snuka, FTW.

Dave said...

igor might be on to something with his long and rambling comments. the comments are searchable, so the 281 comments the other night (i'm too intimidated to even open that thing) might do more for g:tb than a post.

zman said...

Igor might be on something indeed.

rob said...

re: les miles deciding to stay at lsu, from the twitter:

RT @LostLettermen This might be the first time in history a coach decides to stay and BOTH fan bases are disappointed #madhatter

Danimal said...

heart the idea of a webcam in a vegas sportsbook. that would be great tv. that was some finish if you had a wager on it. so much better than if you had not. thus the wager.

T.J. said...

Would've preferred the sportsbook webcam for that absurd Titans cover in a Thurs night game three weeks ago...

TR said...

I'd prefer a webcam for the ladies restroom.

Greg said...

The placque with the alternates is in the ladies' room.

mayhugh said...

On boxing, in case you don't know some of the shaddiness associated with King, do a google search of "Al Sharpton Boxing Corruption". Educational.

mayhugh said...

There's two O's in Goose, boys.

Greg said...

Hard deck my ass!!!

Danimal said...

A headline in USA TODAY....Youths prefer praise to sex, booze

Like....u look great great w ur pants off and...

Marls said...

Dan, please tell me you were traveling for work when you were reading USA Today, aka Highlights for Adults.

Danimal said...

yes. in sunny, dry, non windy miami...was down to about 75 today. CHILLY. hope you guys are well up there.

rob said...

uncharacteristic choking by bo ryan's boys this evening

rob said...

turrrrible loss for the badgers