Better Fist Pump: Adam Burish or Jersey Shore’s The Situation?

Following five long months of waiting, Chicago Blackhawks forward Adam Burish made his return to the ice Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Kings. It was his season debut after missing 65 games due to a torn right ACL which he injured in a preseason match-up against the Minnesota Wild. For those who are unfamiliar with Adam Burish, he is the character of the Blackhawks team. Whether he’s taunting other teams or calling the Canadian Olympic hockey team the USA’s “little sister”, he’s always entertaining. That’s why it’s no surprise he came back in style.

After assisting Patrick Sharp on a goal in the first period, Burish found the opponent he was looking for — Richard Clune. Burish told ESPN 1000 Chicago that he was planning the scrap all along and that he had looked over the King’s lineup to find the guy who likes to fight. The real treat came after the brawl was finished and both players had received their penalties. Burish was skating to the penalty box and celebrated by fist pumping. Burish described the feeling of fist pumping for the sold out United Center to ESPN 1000’s Afternoon Saloon:

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Rude Tiger Woods Jokes Axed at Oscars

Telling jokes and trying to entertain an audience is a tricky proposition. Sometimes you’re tempted to make personal attacks or politically incorrect statements. The good news is that some awards shows aren’t live, allowing the bosses a chance to edit things out. Apparently some mean-spirited jokes made about Tiger Woods at the Academy Awards didn’t even make it that far.

Academy Awards bosses deleted a series of rude Tiger Woods jokes from the script. A well-placed source tells us writers penned cracks about the golfer’s cheating scandal for hosts Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin to deliver. But the lines have been nixed by producers. The source said, “Some of the Tiger jokes were deemed too rude.”

We’ve posted on a joke made at a Jacksonville Jaguars game at Tiger’s expense but that was nothing compared to all the other cracks floating around. I’m sure they had plenty of material raring and ready to go but it was probably the right thing to cut those out of the script. Perhaps the best news of all is that Tiger’s been back on the course practicing and preparing for a return to golf — something he should have done a long time ago.

Michael Vick Offered $1 Million to Pose in Playgirl for PETA

If you asked me about stories I never thought I’d be writing, this would probably rank up there with Tim Tebow impregnating a Filipino woman during one of his missions. A spokesman for Playgirl told Life & Style magazine that they’re trying to get Michael Vick to pose in Playgirl. Here’s the report via Digital Spy and the LA Times:

“I sent the request to Michael Vick on Wednesday. But we haven’t heard back yet. I figured he paid back society for dogfighting, but what about the animals?

“This way he could donate a large sum to PETA and all he’d have to do is pose for the magazine! It’s kind of a win-win situation.”

Maybe Vick will offer them his upper half and tell Playgirl to photoshop in Greg Oden’s bottom half. You know what? This would be for a good cause so maybe Vick could use his celebrity status for the right reason. Tell me chicks wouldn’t dig it. Especially if he told them his name was Mike Honcho instead of Ron Mexico. I think this could work.

An Engagement in Hawaii … Real Original

The last time I thought about Hilary Duff I was wondering if she was legal. Now she’s getting engaged? My how kids grow up! The news of Duff’s engagement to hockey player Mike Comrie was revealed to me on Jimmy Traina’s twitter feed via People:

“Hilary Duff and Mike Comrie were engaged this weekend while vacationing in Hawaii,” rep Nanci Ryder said Friday. “After having been together for over two years, they are very excited to share this happy news. They are thankful for all of your warm wishes.”

Well, that makes two people who care about hockey in the U.S. considering Carrie Underwood’s fiance plays for the Senators. I don’t know how the whole hockey beau thing came along but hopefully it inspires more of America’s youth to take up the sport. And at joyous times likes these I must take it upon myself to remind us that if Comrie were truly worth something in hockey terms then he’d be in Vancouver this weekend playing for Team Canada instead of vacationing in Hawaii. Best of luck to the young lovers!

Megan Fox Super Bowl Commercial Was Funny but Crossed the Line

There isn’t too much about which we should complain when Motoblur sponsors a commercial featuring Megan Fox bathing in a tub. While it was clever and attention-grabbing, they didn’t get across the message of the product they advertised, and I thought there was a questionable moment. I can’t believe that CBS didn’t allow the ManCrunch gay dating site to advertise yet they allowed a scene in the Megan Fox Super Bowl commercial where a young boy was beating off in his bedroom! Check out the video:

Like I said, the concept was clever and the premise was cute, but how did that questionable display get through the CBS gatekeepers? You’d have to be pretty naive not to pick up on the implication of the mom knocking on the bedroom door. The commercial ranked 19th out of 63 in the USA Today Ad Meter, so that’s not bad. Anything with Megan Fox half naked is a success.

Reggie and Cheryl Miller Show Off Their Dance Moves

Thursday night on TNT was a pretty special night for several reasons. First up, the Magic came back from down 16 to beat the Celtics with Dwight Howard serving as an asset in the final quarter. After that game, the Suns came back to beat the Mavericks in Phoenix. Despite being down most of the game, the bench stepped up in the fourth to catapult the Suns into the lead, scoring 19 of their 28 points that quarter while disgruntled star Amare Stoudemire rode the pine. The result was that the Suns snapped their infamous TNT losing streak which had reached 18 games. The post game show was interesting as always but it was the dance moves of the Miller siblings that stole the show. Here’s the video:

The second portion of the video was a shortened clip from Miller dancing in the NBA TV studio earlier in the week. I definitely recognized the robot in there but can’t quite identify what the other moves were. Ditto for Reggie although his shoulder shake was pretty funny. What’s the lesson to be learned: always assume the cameras are rolling because anything you do could wind up on YouTube and then on some dumbasses’ blog.

FOX TV Loves Showing Brittany and Deanna Favre in the Stands

FOX TV, as they’re known to do, showed tons of shots of Brett Favre’s family in the stands of the Superdome. Since we’ve seen Favre’s wife many times before, there was no doubt that Deanna Favre was front-and-center. The question is who was the female sitting next to her? The resemblance between Deanna and the other woman was uncanny, sparking speculation that it had to be Brett Favre’s daughter, Brittany Favre. Here’s a picture of what must be either Brittany Favre or some other relative of Deanna’s (possibly her sister?) at the game:

Judging by a past picture of Brittany Favre (to the right), she must have changed quite a bit in the past five years if that’s her. I’ve read that she’s a student at College of Charleston but I can’t confirm anything except that Brittany Favre is the oldest child between Brett and Deanna. And she highly resembles her mother if that’s her. In case you’re wondering why Deanna’s covering her face in that shot, it’s because that was shown immediately after Favre took a big hit, getting his leg sandwiched between two defenders on the interception by Jonathan Vilma. I’m not sure why she cringed — doesn’t she know her husband’s Gumby incarnate?