Short Shorts Controversy: The Horror, The Horror

I think you know my usual policy: What happens in Kamloops, British Columbia, stays in Kamloops, British Columbia. But today I’m making an exception: This cannot be ignored. In the photo below on the right is Mohd Abdullah (form an orderly line, girls), who is in trouble with Kamloops city officials for his short shorts.

Abdullah, […]

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Pillow Fighting Chicks And Cheap Beer? I’m There

You may not have been planning to see a Quad Cities River Bandits game this week (or, ever), but now that you know that the Ladies of the Professional Pillow Fight League will be appearing, and it’s Thirsty Thursday, how can you resist? Professional pillow fighting has made few inroads with the typical sports fan […]

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Topless Women Sword Fighting? Um, Yes Please

Fringe sports are, of course, sports which are barely on the public radar yet are presented as organized competitions; like Slamball, the World’s Strongest Man Competition and a Pittsburgh Pirates game. I suppose Chess Boxing also qualifies. But now here’s an activity that really tests the definition of fringe.

Welcome to Bare-Breasted Women Sword Fighting, the […]

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Aussies Looking To Send Booze Ads Down Under?

It’s a question for the ages, and the Australian government thinks that it may have the answer. Should all alcohol advertising and sponsorships be banned from sporting events? The stadium is, after all, where you take your kids for that special bonding experience that can only occur while watching large men who make a hundred times your salary. […]

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Giant Man-Eating Squid Hunting CA Scuba Divers

It’s an immutable truth of the universe that people are fascinated by man-eating animals. Stephen Colbert has an ongoing feud with bears. The DISCOVERY CHANNEL’s ‘Shark Week’ is one of their highest-rated blocks of programming every year. A tiger features prominently in one of the year’s hottest movies, “The Hangover”. Man-eating animals are interesting; they […]

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Moron Starbucks Bomber Inspired By ‘Fight Club’

OK, the second rule of Fight Club is, don’t be a homicidal pinhead and try to imitate one of the characters from Fight Club. Kyle Shaw, the misguided teenager charged with bombing a Manhattan Starbucks on Memorial Day, said that he was inspired by the character that Brad Pitt played in the 1999 film.

No one […]

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First Fatality In 15 Years At Running Of The Bulls

Because we occasionally need a reminder that 1,000-pound animals running amongst drunken revelers on cobblestone surfaces is not the world’s smartest idea, there’s news that a man was gored to death on Day 4 of Pamplona, Spain’s infamous Running of the Bulls. It was the first death at the annual Festival of Gratuitous Mayhem since […]

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Speed Read: Mets Enjoy Manny Adventure Cruise

It’s hard to determine what’s more exciting; Manny Ramirez at the plate, or in the outfield. Fans at Citi Field actually cheered him on Wednesday, but not for his leadoff homer in the ninth. Manny got a standing O when he misplayed Daniel Murphy’s one-out liner into a double in the first — now is […]

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It’s Time For The Running Of The Bald Guys Bulls

It’s one of the world’s most confounding spectacles, where dangerous beasts, crazed participants and horrified spectators combine in a festival of injury and mayhem. But enough about the Michael Jackson Memorial. Today was also the first day of the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain, which is part of the Festival of San Fermin. […]

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Real Men Run Welsh Bog Snorkelling Triathlons

Hey, you there - yeah you, about to go for a run. I see you over there doing your ridiculous overdramatic stretching, with your designer moisture-wicking running clothes on, $300 running shoes, and iPod attached to your upper arm. You think you’re pretty rad, don’t you? Congrats on running that 5k last weekend, that $50 […]

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