Friday, August 15, 2008

Troy Polamalu Pestered by Kayvon TV

The Pittsburgh Steelers were in Toronto to take on the Buffalo Bills in a NFL preseason game on Thursday evening. Prior to the contest, Steelers Pro Bowl safety Troy Polamalu was confronted by an Independent Canadian media personality and asked some pretty remedial questions about american football.

I can not tell if Kayvon Zahedi is really trying to be a poor man's Ali G/Borat or if he really is this big of an idiot. I do know Polamalu is one cool laid back dude because I might have bitch slapped this Kayvon character.

Kayvon does have some funnier bits on his website.


Hey Haters, How Does the US Flag Taste?

Team USA crushed both China and Angola but all I heard from the sports pundits was how their poor 3 point shooting would catch up with them against Greece.

I was not buying the canned argument, which ignored how three point shooting would not be as important if Team USA kept moving the ball against zone D and kept up their killer pressure defense. Of course I was correct and Team USA beat some Greece ASS. The highlights are sickness:

I have tried to avoid delving into the non patriotic psyche of American sports fans and bitter middle age journalists who actually would not be bothered if Team USA failed to bring home the gold in basketball. Some American fans openly cheer for USA to be defeated.

In the last three major International basketball contests (2002, 2004, 2006), the main fallout theme in American sports culture after USA quests for gold came up short were "good" or "those spoiled millionaire brats did not deserve it."

I do not understand the majority anti American sentiment from fans or the media when it comes to our basketball squad and nor do I want to open up the Pandora's box of my guesses for the causes of this puzzling phenomenon. For now, I will keep the focus directly on court developments.

The 02 USA team looked like crap with Baron Davis and Paul Pierce jacking up bad 3s. Coach George Karl seemed over matched for the International game and Andre Miller could not shot at all.

In 04, the roster makeup was completely off and the international refs had it out for Tim Duncan. The 2006 team only lost one game to a Greece team who could not miss from 3. Coach K did not make the correct adjustments to the Greece's pick and roll offense.

There is a different swagger to this year's Team USA squad that I have not witnessed since Sydney or Atlanta. Many of our NBA stars appear to really want to achieve the gold medal accomplishment and are embracing the International style game.

Dwayne Wade looks healthy and back to his NBA championship level play. Chris Bosh surprisingly is playing like a man possessed. Kobe and Lebron are controlling the wings in every facet of the game. Chris Paul is the best point guard in the whole entire world and Dwight Howard is a dunking/rebounding/shot blocking machine.

Next up in pool play for Team USA is the 2006 FIBA World Champs Spain. The Spaniards, who have a NBA laden roster, are also undefeated at the Olympics but struggled defeating China in OT. This team has been dogged by controversy for their racist advertisement.

The game will tip live Saturday August 16th at 10:15am EST on the USA channel.

Getcha Eggs and Coffee ready.

So those bastards at NBC already pulled a Greek TV Youtube clip of the game that I had embeded above. I located this poor quality vid of the Kobe dunk.

A Campaign to Crush Engineer Recruiting

This billboard campaign picture is the 1,000,001 reason that these bible thumping wing nuts need to be completely booted out of control of our government. I have already savaged the whole abstinence only policy at a previous post. I forgot how damn funny that I could be in my early dork blogger days and rereading this letter cracked me up.

In America, we have a difficult enough time producing good engineers and do not need to be using tax dollars to convince teens that they will not get any by being one.

HT: YGLESIAS/Cosmic Variance

Mac G's World Post on "abstinence only" as public policy

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Big Foot Friday?

Big Foot hunters are claiming to have captured the mysterious manbeast from a North Georgia forest and will display dna proof on Friday.

Now come at least three men — coincidentally all in the Bigfoot business — promising evidence at a Friday news conference in Palo Alto, Calif., that the elusive creature has been found at long last.

“A body that may very well be the body of the creature commonly known as ‘Bigfoot’ has been found in the woods in northern Georgia,” says a news release. It describes the carcass as that of an animal 7 feet 7 inches tall, weighing more than 500 pounds that “looks like it is part human and part apelike.”

The two who claim to have found the mysterious beast in north Georgia — a former cop and a former prison guard — offer Bigfoot expeditions. They’ve teamed up with Tom Biscardi, who’s been searching for and making movies about Bigfoot since 1971.

So the men who benefit financially from Big Foot "expeditions" are the same ones to finally prove to the world its existence? What A Fn Coinky Dink!

I could care less if Big Foot is real or not but I do get a chuckle out of these jokers who feed of potential fake hysteria. I mean just take a look at this Biscardi dbag's website.

This press conference should be a doozy and could be as believable as the Bush Administration's "we do not torture" claims.

Friday is the big day for Big Foot believers
Supposedly Big Foot is already in a cooler
Bush sanctioned a policy of torture

Winchboarding in a Vegas Pool

Even though some of jail bait in this video looks like they should be at a Jonas Brothers concert instead of poolside at a Vegas casino, the wakeboarding or winchboarding display is pretty redunkulous.

Red Bull cola sounds awful too.

HT: My Boy BC

No Doubt in My Mind

Honing my QB skills as a youth in the Nebraska Platte River valley did not provide me any opportunities to chuck a football over mountains like the claims of Uncle Rico.

I am dead serious that my high school senior year football team would have won state if future Heisman winner Eric Crouch did not run wild by scoring 5 TDs in a crushing playoff defeat, which ended my pigskin tossing career. There is no doubt in my mind.

If I only had a time machine and won this ebay auction for Uncle Rico’s Van, then things would have been different with me being RICH.

Oh, 5600 bones sure is a steep price for a plastic containers' salesman.

Ebay Link to Uncle Rico's Van
One of my favorite bloggers, Uncle Rico's Time Machine, wants this van for obvious reason.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Beijing George's Summer Vacation

I wish my summer vacation went down like our dear hated leader, President Bush, aka Beijing George.

(If you are one of the 20 percent of Americans who still believe Bush is awesome, I suggest stop reading)

I was biting through my lip every time the NBC TV producers decided to show Bush at the Olympics. The suits at NBC must not have received the memo stating that nearly 8 out of 10 Americans and an even higher number of world's citizens loathe this Fn guy.

An overwhelming majority of the humans on earth correctly observe Bush royally sucks at his job but somehow his mug was plastered all over the TV at one of the most premier sporting events held on the planet. WTF?

However, China trip jet lag and a little Russia/Georgia military conflict will not impede Bush from partaking in his annual August Crawford brush clearing activity. HEE HAW! I hope he can find time for bike riding and watching Josh Hamilton hit homers for the Rangers.

It was nice of Secretary State Condi Rice to finally halt her vacation short and probable shoe shopping spree to make some hollow public statement on the Russia/Georgia issue which likely gave Putin a good chuckle.

Even though I am cheering all American athletes to win gold and beat those commies in China, I can not ignore how terrible Bush policies of the past 7 years have left America and the world in ruins.

Please carry on with your evening of swimming, gymnastics, beach volleyball and water polo. USA! USA!

OH, Mac G got 1 year older and dirtier today. My only wish is a Bday BJ. SKEET, SKEET, SKEET! I hope that I just did not jinx myself.

Monday, August 11, 2008


The Olympics always get myself, "a liberal hippie commie" pumped up in patriotic cheers for the Red, White and Blue. Michael Phelps' continuous awesome pool performances make Americans care about swimming(for at least a week) and the 4x100 relay USA gold medal comeback victory over those Frenchies was downright sick.

Lebron James put on masterful display at both ends of the court in team USA's blowout victory over China. 7 more basketball victories left to take home the gold and reclaim America's world hoop domination.

I am out of town chillin with the fam and I will resume posts on Wednesday. WORD, USA USA USA!! Mac G

Pix courtesy of Getty Images/Yahoo Sports