Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Dude Probably Never Heard of

Football fan watches game on streaming internet, racks up $28,000 bill.

Something about a mixed signal and international territories, etc. Luckily it was all one big misunderstanding and AT&T forgave the outrageous $20 per megabyte fee.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Griffey Goes Far Away From Seattle

What seemed like a certainty for months is now hanging on by a thread.

Reports indicate Ken Griffey Jr. will sign with the Atlanta Braves. Throughout the winter it was assumed The Kid would wind up back in Seattle. And while both sides didn't seem too interested in each other at the onset of the offseason this reunion started to take shape over the past week. But then the Braves swooped in and offered an attractive alternative. In Atlanta Griffey could roam the outfield (Seattle would have likely wanted him to DH), watch his daughter play AAU basketball in Georgia and play close to his Tampa home. Those factors seem to have won him over to stay in the NL.

Griffey could've been a nice fit in Seattle. Chances are he will be a productive bat against right-handed pitchers for the low price of a couple million. Then of course, there would be the nostalgia factor, which is an entire post onto itself. The man carried the M's franchise during the mostly dismal 90's and was, in essence, essential to saving Emerald City baseball. Safeco Field was the House that Griffey Built (or convinced the city to pay for anyway).

While it would've been nice to see Junior end his brilliant career in Seattle, it seems as if it won't be meant to happen.

EDIT: Oops! Welcome back Ken!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Thursday, February 05, 2009

I Don't Know Where to Begin

Brad Pitt and his Ocean's Eleven director Steven Soderbergh are set to reteam for a movie adaptation of Michael Lewis' bestselling book Moneyball: The Art Of Winning An Unfair Game. Soderbergh is in talks to direct the film, in which Pitt is slated to star as Oakland Athletics baseball coach Billy Beane.

Lewis' book chronicles the complicated computer analysis system Beane used to create a team that regularly contended for baseball's World Series.
Umm, last time I checked Beane was the general manager of the A's, not a baseball coach. And zero pennants since 1991 suggests Oakland has not "regularly contended" for the World Series since the Bash Brother days.

As for the impending movie, let's hope it turns out well. But considering these two teamed up for the Ocean's Eleven remake I'm assuming it'll be horrible.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Michael Phelps, While a Great Swimmer, Is Probably Not a Good Guy

Michael Phelps has apologized for photos of him that leaked onto a British tabloid that shows the Olympic swimmer inhaling (presumably marijuana) from a bong. The photo was taken last November at a South Carolina toga party. According to witnesses he was out of control and wasted all night. And there's even talk of criminal charges.

This isn't uncharted territory for Phelps, who was pulled over for a DUI in 2004 following the Athens Olympics. And this is a guy who's notorious for his womanizing, partying ways dating back to his Michigan days. So what exactly is Michael Phelps apologizing for: being a jerk or that he was caught being a jerk?