Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tiger and "The Rocket", Nickelback Buddies

Yesterday, I heard a story from someone who had attended the Nickelback concert in Orlando, FL on Monday night, and couldn't believe what I was hearing. By "heard a story", I mean it was on the radio, but the guy seemed to know what he was talking about.

Apparently, both Tiger Woods and Roger "The Rocket" Clemens were in attendance backstage at the concert. At one point, the lead singer of Nickelback told the audience that there were some famous people in the house, and that he wanted them to come out on stage and shoot off some air cannons. First, he tells the crowd that Clemens is there, they go wild and "The Rocket" walks out on stage. Then he tells the crowd that Tiger is there, and they go even wilder, though it appeared that a lot of them didn't believe he was there. Well, Tiger walks out on stage, and I guess he too helps fire off the air cannons. I'm still trying to track down footage of this occurence, and if you have any of it please let know so I can post it up.

I can only imagine what it must have looked like seeing Roger Clemens and Tiger Woods, onstage at a Nickelback concert, shooting off air cannons.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Prince's Super Bowl Halftime Show Turns Kids Gay

The Smoking Gun has gotten ahold of some of the complaints that were received by the FCC concerning this year's Super Bowl broadcast. Most of the letters and e-mails voiced displeasure with seeing two men kiss while eating a Snickers bar, and watching Prince hold his "phallic guitar" in a suggestive manner.

A few of the letters seem so over the top though, that they have to be fake(right?). Here are a few of my favorite excerpts:

"CBS Sports knew, that when the former penist named Prince brought out that guitar it wasn't going to be good."

"During Prince's rendition of Purple Rain, which I think is a really great song, there seemed to be a shadow puppet of his(penis). The sheet? That was the backdrop seemed to be(stained?) with something(semen?) My children were watching and now I have to explain to them what a wetspot is on a cum covered sheet. Thanks CBS."

"How can you show Prince at the half time show doing what we did??? How could that not be censored??? Tell me it was not meant to be what was depicted! A cloth with him silhoutted behind it with a guitar that very much looked like an enlarged engorged penis! and him stoking it!!!"

And my personal favorite:

"It was obscene to show Prince, a HOMOSEXUAL person through a sheet, as to show his silhuette while his guitar showed a very public symbol coming from his below-midriff section. I am very offended and I would preffer not to have showed it to my 4 children who love football. One of them has hoped to be a quarterback and now he will turn out gay. I am actually considering to check him for HIV. Thanks CBS for turning my son GAY."

Hmmm, a gay quarterback you say? Jeff Garcia(allegedly) can't be happy about that type of competition. And HIV? It's not like the kid was attending a Tommy Morrison boxing camp.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Sklar Brothers Return! Sort Of...

About two months ago, ESPN announced that they would no longer be creating and airing original programming on ESPN Classic. With that announcement came the demise of one of ESPN Classic's best shows, "Cheap Seats". For those of you that never had a chance to watch the show, it was two brothers, Randy and Jason Sklar, making fun of network sports clips, oftentimes in a Mystery Science Theater 3000-esque way.

Eventhough their show was canceled, there's another way to get your Sklar fix. Head to the movie theater and check out the new "Wild Hogs" film. I had no idea the Sklar brothers would be making an appearance, but they're listed as playing the characters Earl and Buck Dooble and appear to be some type of law enforcement officers. Here's one of their scenes from the movie: