Maiello: Defeat the Press
Miami Fans Mistakenly Chant "Let's Go Eat" During Playoff Game
Eating Anarchy: Competitive eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut won the annual Coney Island “Stuff your Face With Hot Dogs” thing, his fourth victory in the event. Chaos later ensued, when legendary eater Takeru Kobayashi – who is starting his own eating league, I think – crashed the party and was later arrested. Dear Lord, we are stupid people.
For a moment in the first round of their UFC 116 Main Event, following a Shane Carwin right uppercut, the much ballyhooed Brock Lesnar reacted badly. The big man, obviously ultra-aware of the power in Carwin's hands, staggered away like a hurt animal, looking vulnerable. Carwin jumped on the chance but couldn't ground-and-pound a dazed Lesnar into submission, with Lesnar regaining his confidence. [Read more]
A sturdy attention span is not something our national media can claim. Which is why a story like the British Petroleum oil disaster is not for the, Look for more and more oil from the Gulf of Mexico and less and less media coverage. See more in my story at Alan Colmes’ Liberaland. [Read more]
Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo gets a bit of a bad rep. How many other players have been openly booed during the World Cup in South Africa. I can understand, of course. He’s too good-looking and too aware of it. He’s arrogant. He’s really, really good. And he’s always up in your face. Yes, Ronaldo is Europe’s answer to a Kardashian sister, but with talent and accomplishments. Be it ads, interviews, feature stories or tabloid stories, Cristiano Ronaldo is all up in your face. [Read more]
[Author's Note: I originally wrote this in June of 2008, but feel this post still describes my thoughts on the Williams Sisters. I was reminded of it after seeing Venus Williams shockingly knocked out of Wimbledon's Quarterfinals, 6-2, 6-3 to unseeded Tsvetana Pironkova.]
“A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves – a special kind of double.”
–Toni Morrison [Read more]
"It's like a celebration of being who you are, of being yourself - no judging." [Read more]
SOUTH AFRICA - Due to the lack of leadership shown by U.S. President Barack Obama, the United States was knocked out of the World Cup by Ghana, 2-1. It was a tough, back-and-forth game that went 30 extra minutes to decide a winner.
Still, the onus for the lost must go on Obama, who did not attend one World Cup game, due to some oil thing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Some are saying, however, that this is yet more proof that Obama was, in fact, born in Kenya, as Ghana is an African nation. Stop being such a sheeple and read between the lines, people.
From a South Africa newspaper, which is apparently overcome with schadenfreude. [Read more]
Remembering Mike & Christine. [Read more]
As injury time was running out, Landon Donovan buried a goal to send the U.S. past Algeria, 1-0. With the win, the U.S. advances to the 2010 World Cup knockout round. Two thoughts:
1) I am forever sorry about writing this post about Donovan.
2) As my Brazilian wife said: "Can't you Americans do anything without making it a movie?" [Read more]
While I hate to put extra pressure on the U.S. National Soccer Game before their must-win game against Algeria, hopefully they are aware of one important thing – a win means Jesus is better than Mohammad, pure and simple. [Read more]
If the French National team managed to accomplish one thing during the 2010 World Cup, it was too reinforce every negative stereotype against France.
Putting the final touch on a truly classless performance on the field and off was French coach Raymond Domenech, who refused to shake hands with South African coach Carlos Alberto Parreira, following South Africa’s 2-1 victory over the French. [Read more]
As South Africa desperately looks to score enough goals to advance in the World Cup, here’s a look at the tie-breakers used by FIFA for Group stage play. Courtesy the CS Monitor:
Two teams advance out of every four-team group. The first and most obvious decider is points (three points for a win, one for a draw).
* If two teams are tied on points, the first tiebreaker is goal difference – how many goals a team has scored minus how many it has conceded. The thinking is that this is the best measure of which team is better over the three games. [Read more]
BP CEO Tony Hayward, relaxing at home with the small people now that he has his life back. [Read more]