Texas Rangers fans looking for a scapegoat to blame after losing Game 6 have to look no further than Dallas-Forth Worth TV station KDFW. At some point during the game, that message appeared on at least one mobile phone. Obviously it was premature because the Cardinals came back to win the game 10-9 in 11 innings.
First we had Buckner. Then we had Bartman. Now we have the KDFW mobile phone jinx.
Even though the Cardinals have already eliminated the Brewers from the postseason, Milwaukee antagonist Nyjer Morgan remains a popular figure in St. Louis. Fans who hung out behind the Baseball Tonight set outside Busch Stadium after Game 1 of the World Series were chanting his name relentlessly. And of course there was the one pea-brained Cardinals fan who thought he’d be smart and taunt the Brewers center fielder by pointing out that Milwaukee was at home, while St. Louis played on. Only one problem: might want to brush up on your spelling before you try to make fun of someone.
The U.S. had a strong showing on the opening day of the Pan Am Games Saturday, winning 14 medals. They enjoyed success in the swimming pool, capturing 11 of the 14 medals in aquatic events. Things went much better for them in the water than one unfortunate lady.
Cheerleader Mariana de Leon fell into the swimming pool after misjudging how much space she had while doing a dance routine. The rest of the dance team continued their moves until de Leon was pulled out of the water and rejoined them.
Hmm, and I always thought percentages were supposed to add up to 100. Maybe I should have paid more attention the day we went over fractions in math class.
If you were curious about the real information, ESPN’s Heisman Trophy Experts Poll has Andrew Luck first on 11 of 15 ballots. Russell Wilson is second and Kellen Moore is third. Here is how their 15 experts voted in a poll posted on October 11th:
I’ve added the numbers every way possible and still didn’t get their percentages.
For everyone who thinks we watch the games to see how our teams will play, or to witness world class athletes perform, you’re wrong; we watch for the sole purpose of seeing moments like this. Other people’s failures, such as this cameraman biting the dust trying to follow Adrian Beltre as he rounded third, that makes our day. I’ll be disappointed if Southwest doesn’t turn this into a “Wanna get away?” commercial.
Apparently Auburn’s eagle “Spirit” had a few too many pops before the game, because the drunken baldy collided with a luxury box window during his pregame flight. Video:
Perhaps a metaphor for Auburn’s season through two games? They’re not earning style points, but they’re doing just enough to get the job done. Either way, it’s a nice addition to our “fail” category here at LBS.
Ryan Braun is one of the most talented players in baseball. He has a good throwing arm, he hits for power, and he has speed on the bases. Unfortunately the speed doesn’t really matter if he can’t stay upright. Witness:
Hey, at least he got an RBI triple out of it, right? Pretty difficult to imagine that’s the same coordinated being who has posted 25 home runs and 31 stolen bases this season.
To see all the other epic fails posted at LBS, go here. You won’t be let down.
David Krejci was the hero for the Bruins Monday night when he netted the game-winner in overtime to give Boston a 2-0 series lead over the Flyers. The real star of the game, however, was Tim Thomas. His career high 52 saves — including 22 in the third period alone — kept the Bruins in the game and allowed them to put Philly away in OT. I don’t need to explain why the 2-0 series lead means nothing for Boston when it comes to this particular opponent, do I?
While the Bruins pulled out a huge win, it wasn’t all sunshine and farts for every member of their team. Defenseman Adam McQuaid went for a huge hit on Philly’s Scott Hartnell in the first period and ended up knocking himself out of the game. It was one of the ugliest failed checks I’ve ever seen. Check out the Adam McQuaid check fail video:
McQuaid was able to leave the ice under his own power, but I think it’s safe to say his dome will be hurting tomorrow. Glad to see he was alright after the nasty collision with the boards.
UConn made history Saturday night when it pulled off the seemingly impossible: five wins in five days in the best conference in America. As expected, their game with Louisville came right down to the wire, thanks in large part to the three-point shooting of Preston Knowles which kept the Cardinals in the game. That same Knowles, however, may have had the most embarrassing moment of the night in the first half. Check out the Preston Knowles dunk fail video:
He had to have been fouled, right? Everyone assumed UConn guard Donnell Beverly clipped Knowles’ foot on the way up, until an overhead replay showed that he wasn’t touched. Just tired legs, maybe? That didn’t seem to be a problem for Kemba Walker (19 points, 3 steals) and the rest of the Huskies, who were playing in their fifth straight game as compared to Louisville’s third. UConn’s Big East tournament run has bumped them from a No. 6 seed to a No. 2 seed in Joe Lunardi’s latest edition of Bracketology, and they’ll certainly be a team to keep an eye on when The Dance begins.
Sixers forward-guard Andre Iguodala is about as talented a player one can be without being a superstar.. He’s played, and played well, for USA Basketball in the FIBA World Championships. Including this season in which he’s missed some games due to injuries, Iguodala has played in all 82 games five times in his seven years in the NBA. He’s long, athletic, and he finished second in the NBA Dunk Contest in just his second season — a contest many believe he deserved to win. But Tuesday night against the Hawks, Iguodala had an embarrassing moment on a break away dunk attempt:
What might be better than the miss is the play-by-play guy’s pronuciations of Iguodala and “embarrassin’.” I realize there are differently levels of broadcaster, but shouldn’t a basic requirement be an ability to speak well?