Archive for January, 2010

“WHO DAT” GETTING SUED? IT’S THE NFL

January 31, 2010

Finally, someone may be standing up to the NFL and their absurd legal claims.

The National Football League has often taken its proprietary rights to absurd levels when it comes to marketing the Super Bowl. From suing churches that televised games to measuring the size of tv monitors at Las Vegas casinos holding Super Bowl parties, the NFL has taken some pretty insane copyright positions over the years.

This week, the NFL started serving cease and desist orders against local merchants in New Orleans implying it held the rights to the popular New Orleans phrase “Who Dat?”

 The league even announced it was planning a crackdown on New Orleans shops and vendors who were selling “Who Dat?” t-shirts. This was moderately outrageous since SOMEBODY ELSE had copyrighted the “Who Dat” phrase which started in the 1890’s with a jazz song and minstrel shows.

This is literally the THIRD century that the phrase “Who Dat?” has been used in New Orleans popular culture in association with everything from local bus stops:

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to other local attractions:

When the New Orleans media, including WWL TV, pushed back, Louisiana Republican Governor Bobby Jindall got involved. Jindall has ordered the Louisiana attorney general to look into the possibility of suing the NFL to get them to back off local merchants.

Sunday, Louisiana Senator and noted diaper-wearing sexual deviant David Vitter wrote the NFL a letter DARING them to sue him over his “Who Dat” t-shirt.

* Update: The NFL actually issued an apology for its overly agressive cease and desist order.

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HERSCHEL WALKER WINS MMA DEBUT AT STRIKEFORCE: MIAMI

January 31, 2010

HERSCHEL WALKER ENTERS THE RING AT STRIKEFORCE: MIAMI

At 47 years old, former college and pro football great Herschel Walker embarked on a new career Saturday night. Walker won his first MMA fight with a third round win over Hungarian Greg Nagy at Strikeforce: Miami.

Onetime WWE wrestler Bobby Lashley also won his Strikeforce debut. Veteran fighters Nick Diaz and Robbie Lawler picked up wins on the card as well.

Cyborg won her event at Strikeforce: Miami with a third round defeat of Marloes Coenen. She had won the first-ever women’s MMA title by knocking out Gina Carano in August.

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HILARIOUS VIDEO OF RUSH LIMBAUGH DANCING

January 31, 2010

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RUSH LIMBAUGH (IRONICALLY ON THE FAR LEFT) DANCES WHILE JUDGING THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT IN LAS VEGAS

THE IMAGE OF JESUS IN A COCONUT

January 31, 2010

THE BCS IS SO SCREWED

January 30, 2010

Finally! Something that can enjoy truly bipartisan support. Kill the BCS.

Multiple reports indicate the Obama administration may be looking to abolish the hated Bowl Championship Series and force a playoff in college football. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah had already formally requested a Justice Department investigation into the legality of the BCS. Now, an assistant attorney general is reportedly checking into the possibility of the Federal Trade Commission suing the BCS under consumer protection laws.

There is already pending legislation in Congress to eliminate the BCS not to mention a scandalous expose by an Arizona paper which may lead to jail time for several bowl executives. Obama came out in favor of a college football playoff while running for president.

HAIL TO THE JONAS BROTHER

January 30, 2010

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NICK JONAS

Do we currently live in such a celebrity based culture that it’s come to this?

Nick Jonas, of the musical group The Jonas Brothers, is already planning to run for president in 2038. Jonas’ family nickname is reportedly “POTUS.” There’s already a “Nick Jonas for President 2038” Facebook page and plenty of Internet buzz.

At least Jonas would get the vote of CBS announcer Jim Nantz.

JOHN DALY RETIRING?

January 30, 2010

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JOHN DALY

Saying he’s “tired of embarrassing myself” golfer John Daly announced he’s “done” with professional golf. Daly made the announcement via a taped interview with The Golf Channel where he is currently filming the reality tv series “Being John Daly.” He missed the cut at the Farmers Insurance Open Friday after rounds of 79 and 71.

Last year, Daly played in only six PGA events, making the cut in three of those tournaments. His best finish was tied for 27th. For years, Daly, 43, has been a big hitter and fan favorite on the PGA Tour. Daly has won five tournaments, including two Majors (the 1991 PGA Championship and the 1996 British Open), despite having a disaster of a personal life where he has struggled through alcoholism, four marriages, obesity, gambling addiction, a chain smoking habit and several arrests.

Daly lost his tour card four years ago and has played mainly on sponsor exemptions. In 2008, golf coach and swing guru Butch Harmon dropped the beleagured Daly as a pupil saying he preferred “getting drunk” to golf.

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GROSS! ARTICLE ON SEXTING-IN MONTHLY AARP MAGAZINE

January 30, 2010

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Too much information.

The current edition of the AARP’s magazine has an article entitled, “C*U*2nite: Sexting not Just for Kids.” It’s all about how “More and more of the 50+ set, both single and married, are using text messaging to spice up their sex lives.”

The article describes a 59-year-old man who was being sent pictures of naked breasts and various other body parts via cell phone text messaging.

POST TRAUMATIC SIZE DISORDER

January 29, 2010

Care to take a guess as to what profession has the highest divorce rate? It’s writers who cover professional basketball. The divorce rate for NBA beat writers is apparently 300% higher than the national average. Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock thinks he knows why.

Post Traumatic Size Disorder.

Yes, Greg Oden’s sexting miscue has led to an entire article on penis size (or media members lack thereof.) According to Whitlock’s latest column, NBA writers suffer from such an extreme case of penis envy that it leads to Post Traumatic Size Disorder.

Oden has already apologized for his enormous penis size.

Exercising the Penis: How to Make Your Most Prized Organ Bigger, Harder and Healthier (Penis Enlargement)

NICK SABAN: NOT DEAD, BUT GETTING A STATUE

January 29, 2010

STATUES OF NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP-WINNING COACHES WALLACE WADE, FRANK THOMAS, BEAR BRYANT AND GENE STALLINGS OUTSIDE BRYANT-DENNY STADIUM IN TUSCALOOSA

Work has already started on a statue of University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban. The statue will be placed outside the school’s stadium next to those of the Crimson Tide’s previous four national championship-winning coaches.