The Giants began a partnership with Virgin America last year, so what better way to kick things off with a team plane that features a Brian Wilson beard at the nose? In addition to decking out an Airbus A320 jet with Giants logos, the club level at AT&T Park is named after Virgin America, and a high-end bar named “The Virgin America Flight Deck” was created in the 200 level. NBC Bay Area adds that Virgin America will have a channel dedicated to the Giants on their flights. Yeah, now I know exactly what airline to avoid when I move my butt off the couch.
Yes, the Giants are following the lead of the Hagerstown Suns and plan to give away 20,000 of these Brian Wilson garden gnomes May 20th. Garden gnomes are nothing new in terms of baseball giveaways, but not too many are fully bearded with sunglasses like this one. Our friend Mona shared a picture of the gnome on Facebook and she plans on getting one as long as she can. I imagine tickets for that game will be in demand.
Giants closer Brian Wilson was a surprise addition to the GameDay show Saturday in Tuscaloosa. The former LSU player was on the show to support his alma mater. He dressed in full football gear — pads and helmet included — and he had a sweet set of customized gloves. He also stole Lee Corso’s bit and put on the LSU mascot head while picking his Tigers to beat Alabama. Here’s another picture and video from his appearance on GameDay:
The nation’s obsession with Brian Wilson is something I will never understand. He’s funny, he’s weird, and he’s quirky, but people act like he’s the first dude in sports to ever wear a beard. It’s simply not true. I have hard evidence saying that he’s the second. Anyway, he stars in a Taco Bell ad that has been playing quite a bit lately. See below:
I don’t really understand the ad, and apparently I’m not the only one who’s unimpressed. Astros pitcher Bud Norris sent the following tweet from his account Monday:
We agree, Bud.
Brian Wilson would buy two pairs of the Back to the Future shoes. Those shoes are pretty sick and definitely the sort of luxury item I’d purchase if I had the means. And if you do have the means, why buy one pair when you can buy two?
The shoes, which were recently released by Nike and auctioned on eBay, sold for thousands of dollars. Wilson’s shoes were delivered by a Nike rep before Friday’s game so the eccentric closer decided to show them off. He told the San Francisco Chronicle that the pairs cost him between five and 10 thousand dollars each. Chump change. And totally worth every penny.
Thanks to Sports by Brooks Live for the link
Picture Credit: Giants on Twitter
Giants closer Brian Wilson turned heads at the ESPYs with his spandex tuxedo that caught nearly everyone off-guard. The offbeat pitcher described the outfit by saying it felt like he was naked. I guess that’s a comfortable feeling. At least I hope that’s how it is, because one Wilson look-alike wore an identical outfit to the Giants-Phillies game Sunday. Check it out:
The fan in question is D.J. Silva, a young man from Roseville, Ca according to his newly created twitter profile. A woman who drove with him to the game described him as “a real cool guy that just happens to pull off the [Brian Wilson look] really well.
So what does Silva look like without the ESPYs tuxedo or even without the beard? Let’s take a look:
Something about the San Francisco Giants visiting the White House makes me nervous. More specifically, something about two guys like Brian Wilson and Tim Lincecum visiting the White House is concerning. However, the pictures from the Giants’ visit appear to indicate that the two goobers pulled it off. Check out this great shot, courtesy of MercuryNews.com:
Before you go judging Wilson’s pinstripe suit, keep in mind this was the guy who wore this to the ESPYs and this to an interview with George Lopez. Compared to those wardrobe choices, the Beard was dressed like an altar boy. As for Linecum, at this point there is no news of his making a marijuana reference or taking an emergency run to In-N-Out Burger. For a bunch of guys that are collectively softer than a sneaker full of s***, it sounds like the Giants behaved themselves well in front of the president.