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  1. You may want to reconsider that chest bump next time

    Mar 18, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

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    The scene: Pregame warmups of the Georgia Class AAAAA boys high school state championship game. Marcus Thornton, Westlake High’s top player who is headed to Clemson next year, leaps up to chest bump a teammate … and unfortunately lands on a basketball, severely spraining his ankle. Scores one basket in first quarter, sits out rest…

  2. Morning Tweet: Say a short prayer for work productivity today

    Mar 18, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    You have to kind of feel sorry for the Obama administration today. Just as they were starting to get a handle on this economy thing, boom goes the dynamite: Round One of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is here. Goodbye, work productivity; see you again in April. Of course, the day after the NCAA Tourney’s…

  3. Teacher arrested for running student 'fight club' leaves amusing mug shot

    Mar 17, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    So here’s Stephen Wesley, 43, who was arrested on Tuesday for organizing student ‘fight clubs’ at a ranch for probationary teens in San Fernando, near Los Angeles. That’s quite a mug shot pose for someone who is up on six counts of child endangerment — allegedly recorded by a security camera — and is being…

  4. NCAA Tourney Blogdome: Obama's bracket will heal a troubled nation

    Mar 17, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

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    Barack Obama NCAA Bracket: March Madness Picks Include Kansas, Kentucky. Barack Obama has filled out his NCAA bracket, and the president thinks Kansas will survive March Madness and defeat Kentucky to win the title. His Final Four consists of Kansas, Kansas State, Kentucky and Villanova. [Huffington Post] More NCAA basketball tourney fun — including porn…

  5. The song stylings of Manny Pacquiao: not popular

    Mar 17, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    So if you’ve purchased a new Hawaiian shirt to attend the big Manny Pacquiao concert in Waikiki on Sunday, you might want to consider returning it. Ticket sales for “Manny Pacquiao Live In Hawaii Concert Celebration” did not exactly reach Elvis-like proportions; in fact, after only 603 tickets were sold for the 8,000-plus seat Hawaiian…

  6. Next stop for DePaul coaching job search: Monster.com

    Mar 17, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Yes, it’s amusing that one can apply online to be the next men’s basketball head coach at DePaul. Especially when the NCAA tourney is right on our doorstep (I’m picturing Steve Lavin in his boxers typing in his resume while watching Duke-Lehigh). But the fact is that many universities require an online posting of any…

  7. Determined Tiger hecklers will have tough time at Masters

    Mar 17, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Only 29 days, 7 hours, 14 minutes to go until The Masters, but chances are that Tiger Woods poster you’ve been working on will not get through the front gate at Augusta National. Masters officials have vowed that not heckling of any kind will be tolerated — even directed toward that bastard Stewart Cink! —…

  8. Prediction Machine will save your terrible NCAA picks

    Mar 17, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Prediction Machine knows all, and one day will enslave all humans; this much is clear. But before that happens, it will give you winning NCAA tourney picks like nobody’s business. University of Cincinnati grad Paul Bessire, who has a Master’s degree in Quantitative Analysis, has turned what was his longtime hobby of predicting and writing…

  9. Is Tiger's comeback choice another cheap shot at women?

    Mar 17, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Interesting column today by Filip Bondy of the New York Daily News, who asks the musical question, how could Tiger Woods be so insensitive as to pick The Masters in which to make his comeback? It’s more than a bit ironic, says Bondy, that Woods would choose Augusta National, what with it’s history of institutionalized…

  10. Morning Tweet: Someone's after me NCAA picks!

    Mar 17, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    I can think of no better way to mark our first St. Patrick’s Day here at OOB than with a Twitter offering from Conan O’Brien, my favorite unemployed talk show host. Two things we can learn from Conan here: 1. If you’re going to have a Twitter profile pic, it might as well be with…

  11. Your move, Madonna

    Mar 16, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Even though the “fail” meme is pretty close to played out here in 2010, occasionally one of these comes along and revives the entire franchise. Strictly speaking though, is this really a fail? More like a triumph of perspective, in my opinion. This one’s from Fail Blog, natch, and not only provides amusement for camera…

  12. Tuesday Blogdome: Augusta not thrilled with Tiger's comeback timing?

    Mar 16, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    #2 PGAer: Masters Didn’t Want Tiger Comeback. Last week the world’s #2 golfer Steve Stricker made clear to Bob Harig of ESPN that he didn’t think Augusta National would be too excited about hosting Tiger Woods’ return to golf. “Whenever he comes back it’s going to draw a lot of attention to that tournament and…

  13. Break out the spy gear; Tiger's return is going to be a high-tech photo war

    Mar 16, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    So Tiger Woods is making his glorious return at The Masters: A carefully crafted (by Ari Fleischer, no doubt) reemergence that just avoids media scrutiny for the practice rounds (the NCAA men’s basketball tourney championship game is on April 5), but gives Tiger the spotlight when live TV coverage begins (April 7). But since the…

  14. Clottey uses the old 'nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea' excuse

    Mar 16, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Now it can be told: Manny Pacquiao didn’t beat Joshua Clottey on Saturday; it was the Banku and Okro stew. In an excuse to rival the fabled George Foreman tainted water bottle and the Roberto Duran “No Mas” bad clams defense, Clottey said that a bowl of bad stew caused stomach distress so foul that…

  15. Polar Bear Payback restores nature's delicate balance

    Mar 16, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    I would imagine that this is every Canadian’s nightmare … I mean besides the Always Enjoyable Giant Inflatable Beavers. From the folks at Adult Swim, via The Peta Files, comes the new game Polar Bear Payback, in which you control a bloodthirsty polar bear as he battles through hordes of seal slaughterers (level 1 of…

  16. The honeymoon's over: Tiger and Elin fighting again?

    Mar 16, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Chinese computer animators have been put on high alert at this hour as a report comes in that not only are Tiger Woods and Elin Nordegren sleeping in separate bedrooms, but the two were heard arguing over the kids recently. Finally, this is looking like a real marriage; I think these two crazy kids are…

  17. Morning Tweet: You can find Tiger Woods in the strangest places

    Mar 16, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Code Blue indeed. Here’s the link, and you’ll need to scroll down to the 2006-07 Orlando Magic Dancers gallery, the photo dated March 8, 2007. That date is right in Tiger’s wheelhouse, I’m sure you’ll agree … as is the dancer pictured just below him. Not assuming anything beyond that, however! Allegedly! Abort! Meanwhile, it’s…

  18. South Park to mock Tiger's press conference in season opener

    Mar 15, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

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    South Park breaks out Season No. 14 on Wednesday … South Park is 14 years old? Wait, what? Hard to believe, but yeah. And that’s good news for all of us, because the Comedy Central show lasted to see the Tiger Woods saga in all its glory. Co-creator Matt Stone, discussing the season premiere with…

  19. Monday Blogdome: North Korea sends its slaves to finish World Cup stadium

    Mar 15, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

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    Dear Leader: World Cup Pimp. Apparently the claims by FIFA, that South Africa are ready for the World Cup are wide of the mark. North Korea has sent 1,000 workers to help finish stadiums in time for the competition, which kicks off in just 87 days. Why you ask, is dear leader feeling generous? No,…

  20. A graphic designer's impassioned quest to fight Jose Canseco

    Mar 15, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Travis Robertson wants to punch Jose Canseco in the face. Well sure, we all do. But Robertson’s reasons are very personal. When he was but a wee lad, he waited two hours in line at a card show for Canseco — then a member of the Oakland A’s — to sign his baseball card. He…