mcsweeneys.com (Jim from Pittsburgh) -- Whenever I read a Simmons article, I inevitably find myself thinking, "How many 12 year olds could I take down in a fight?" He never explicitly poses the question, but it's always there, lingering in the margins. That's why I link to this.
realitytvworld.com -- Patrick Swayze's phone conversation:
"Hello yeah, this is The Swayze ... What?!! A "Roadhouse" sequel?!! Are you out of your mind?!! that's right, The Swayze declines I was in 'Ghost,' man. 'Ghost.'"
Hangs up phone.
blackathlete.com (Micah H., Atlanta) -- Came Brown, Marko Jeri, Jeff McGinnis, Cory Alexander, Shareef Abdul-Rahim, and the endless formatting hiccups have me questioning if this guy is real. I bet it's just one of the Babcock's ghostwriting.
newsday.com -- "Transformers: The Movie" -- it sounds like a disaster, but there's more than meets the eye.
(Wow I got nothing left. Let's just call it a week.)
nba.com -- Gerald Green shows a trace of athleticism. Remember, this guy somehow fell to No.18 in the draft. To be fair though, I don't see any scenario where the Clippers could have justified passing up on Yaroslav Korolev at No. 12.
ebaumsworld.com -- Quite simply, the greatest video of all-time (fresh out on bail James Brown, if you're wondering). I'm guessing he was on a sugar rush.
gawker.com -- We might have just moved one step closer to making Simmons' pickup-game MVP test a reality. Love the MVP's "old man long-sleeve shirt" style.
foxnews.com (Jack S.) -- Okay, I'm going to be honest -- I caught some of "Dancing with Stars." Not my proudest moment. But if you even glimpsed the magnificence that was J. Peterman on the dance floor, then you understand why his conspiracy theory claim is so perfect. Also, his line about the exposure helping his image ("Rather than being Peterman, I'm John O'Hurley all the sudden") is hilarious. He was literally a caricature of Peterman out there, which I still can't believe is possible.
foxsports.com (Winn C.) -- Three things here: some well-deserved hype for Nate Robinson, who the Suns should have held onto for dear life; an unprovoked dig at Isiah, which is always funny; and some sympathy points at the end -- I feel your pain Knicks fans.
sixtyminutes.ninemsn.com.au -- We've already come this far ...
Tom Cruise takes his unique brand of crazy Down Under. I suggest skipping to right around the 8:40 mark, when Cruise starts icily responding to normal questions about Nicole Kidman, culminating with him telling the interviewer to "put your manners back in." Tom Cruise, ladies and gentlemen -- parent to the world.
As a friend of mine said last night, "Bringing up the Tupac vs. Biggie debate is like giving your stance on abortion." So after polarizing most of my reader base, I'll keep things simple for today.
yahoo.com -- Las Vegas moves a step closer to hosting the 2007 NBA All-Star Game. Players threaten lockout over Salt Lake City snub.
contactmusic.com -- It was funny when Mike Piazza called a press conference to publicly announce that he likes girls. It was hilarious when my main man Mike Vick quelled similar rumors by stating, "Everybody who knows me knows how I get down." But Rob Thomas' response to reports that he seduced Tom Cruise? A new bar has been set.