Rich Hill Is a Napoleon Dynamite Fan

Has to be, because the guy does a mean Kip impression. You would think it got old after a the first few players introduced, but oh no, you would be wrong. Check it out, courtesy Matt Watson at FanHouse:

And Hill probably has been spending all day chatting with internet babes just to make Napoleon jealous. I also have to wonder whether or not his mistakes were part of the persona or not. It’s a tough call. Either way it fits, luckily for him.

JD Quinn Couldn’t Care Less About Oklahoma Football

This week we talked about Oklahoma getting punished by the NCAA to the tune of forfeiting all wins from the ’05 season, and losing scholarships for the next two recruiting classes. Don’t expect the man who said all he did was take cash — not like there’s anything wrong with an amateur doing that — to have any remorse for the Sooner program. In other words, don’t expect any sympathy from JD Quinn.

Gotta love the compassion. Gotta love the extensive answers. That must have been a joy of an interview.

Fun With Goran Ivanisevic

There are some athletes that no matter what they do, and no matter how far in the rear view mirror of sports they become, I will never forget them. Goran Ivanisevic is definitely one of them. He was a prominent figure on the ATP tour during a time when I followed tennis intensely. He had many tools as a player, and could dominate a match with his serve. Check up several records, and you’ll see that the man has always been able to ace opponents at a healthy rate. Anywhoo, OMDQ was holding it down at Awful Announcing and dug up a few old school Goran videos. They really cracked me up. In the first, an umpire has trouble with his name. It’s quite humorous. In the second, a fan yells something you’ll want to hear.

Turn up the volume for this one.

Ahh. No matter what you do, you will never be forgotten, Mr. Ivanisevic. We’ll ensure that never happens.

When Tarps Take on Minds of Their Own, Phillies Assist

I saw the highlights of this yesterday, but luckily for us, FanIQ has video of the entire thing. I’ve truly never seen anything like this. Absolutely nuts. Just hang tight for about a minute, and brace yourself. You’ll see the tarp start to make motions like it’s a freaking tidal wave. Crazy. Adam Eaton said one guy flew like 10 feet in the air. No joke. So what did the Phillies do of course? They stepped in to help out. Check it:

Great Tiger Woods and Roger Federer Nike Commercial

Wow, Nike certainly outdid themselves with this one. They sponsor the best tennis player in the world, and the best golfer in the world. They sponsor two of the most dominant athletes in the world. They sponsor Roger Federer and Tiger Woods. Their sponsorship of these two men allowed them to put together this outstanding commercial. I had the pleasure of viewing it just prior to the start of the Wimbledon men’s singles finals between Federer and Rafael Nadal. It is fantastic. Pay close attention to the man doing the voice over, and enjoy:

The commercial is fantastic for several reasons. For one, it’s always cool when you get to see a picture timeline of a future star growing up. Secondly, I knew the voice was familiar, but didn’t realize who it was until the end; how often do you expect Tiger Woods to do a voice over? Third, the commercial pairs two of the most dominant athletes on the planet. Fourth, the commercial also shows the mutual respect and hearty competition that exists between Federer and Woods. And lastly, Tiger gets in that great dig at the end, a playful jab which provides more incentive for Federer to win. What an outstanding commercial, great job by Nike.

Spike Lee ‘Likes Dick,’ Pause

Spike Lee straight up says he “likes Dick,” when talking about Dan Dickau. If you notice, after Spike’s slip, Gus Johnson calmly slides in a “pause.” As I’ve come to learn, such use of the word “pause” is another way of saying that the reference was not homosexual — not that there’s anything wrong with that. So there you have Spike Lee saying he likes Dick, and a professional broadcaster working in a hip-hop type reference all in the same setting. As noted in the title of the video on YouTube, one of the most professional uses of the word pause you can find.

Joey Chestnut Would Do Well in Jail

And if you can’t figure that one out after watching the video, then you need to raise your hand so I can come by and hit you over the head with a tack hammer because you are a moron. Anywhoo, as you probably know right now, because it is more popular of a sporting event than actual real sports on July 4th, Joey Chestnut defeated Kobayashi by three wieners to win the World Hot-Dog-Eating Championship. Nicely done Joey, nicely done. Oh yeah, and for all the complaints that Kobayashi had jaw issues, the 63 dogs were his most ever. Exactly.