Monday, April 16, 2007

He Has Me In Stitches

Happy Flooding! How I love the NHL playoffs without the Bruins in allows me to flip between the Sabres-Isles and The Last Waltz with little consequence.

Anyway, here's some Bruins footage for you...or as YouTuber 'xclaimdotcom' calls it:

"Boston Bruins No.30 Gerry Cheevers "Cheesie"...the best NHL goalie of all time"

Well, that's a stretch. Regardless, check out the goalie style from the 70s....renegade is the word that comes to mind.


Let's all take a moment to stop and appreciate the brilliance of Bobby Brown....

The sneer. Double wristbands. Double thumbs in the pocket. Words can't even begin to describe how much this picture rules.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Mr. Intellivision

Many of you probably remember George Plimpton, to the extent that you remember him at all, for his brilliant work in the role of psychologist Dr. Henry Lipkin in Good Will Hunting. ("No more shenanigans, no more tomfoolery, no more ballyhoo...") Others may know him as an author of many fine books including a handful, such as Paper Lion, recounting his attempts to masquarade as a professional athlete. Me? I remember him for "beating out" an infield hit on a slow roller to me in a Phillips Exeter alumni baseball game back in '94. What can I say? I didn't have the heart to gun down a guy in late 60's.

But one thing you probably don't remember about George is his turn as "Mr. Intellivision" back in the early-80's. Hell, I was an Intellivision junkie back then and even I can't remember him doing ads for it. But he did. Many of them. And, thanks to Youtube, we can watch beauties like this...

Wow. That's all I can say about that. Just a tour de force. A is clearly better than B. Mr. Intellivision is right about that. Neither one of them should be all that proud of themselves though. I mean, what the hell is that sound when the runner gets cut down at home on Intellivision? I think it's the same sound they used in "Frog Bog" when you caught a fly. Good God. Atari baseball? Holy crap. Kids used to play that? 4 bases on a green screen? Three bizarre fielders moving in tandem? What the f***? That is too funny.

On a side note, if you never had the priviledge to play Frog Bog, you have no idea what you're missing...

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Masters

Couple random thoughts on The Masters...

-I've heard multiple people talking about how they were glad Johnson won because "he can use the money more than Tiger." Couple things. First, can't you say that about essentially every athlete on the planet? I mean, who's in better financial shape than Tiger? But, also, can we all gain a little perspective here? Zach Johnson has made almost $9 million on Tour in his career. He's a multi-millionaire whether he won this week or missed the cut.

-Nice f-bomb from Stu Appleby after his tee shot on 8.

-I'll give Faldo about a B for his first year as the lead analyst for Masters coverage. Seemed like he was a little nervous at times but overall I thought he was fine. I think he'll only get better. Definitely gets credit for calling a non-Tiger win from the start, even if he did beat it into the ground.

-Shot of the day? I've got two. Goosen's iron out of the pine straw at 7 was ridiculous. And obviously, Johnson's chip on 18 was probably the most important shot. That took some serious stones after bogeying 17 and fanning his iron into the green. Honorable mention to Tiger for the 5-iron into 13 to set up eagle. Great shot but also very lucky to catch that ridge by less than a foot.

-Worst shot? Vijay rinsing his approach on 15 in the middle of the pond. One thing to hit it in the water there. That one wasn't even close though.

-I knew the "praise Jesus" stuff was coming from Zach Johnson when I saw someone in his gallery wearing a hat with a rhinestone cross. So that didn't surprise me. Nothing we haven't heard before. It would crack me up though (and this has also been discussed a million times so I'm not pretending to pawn this off as an original thought) if someone that lost went the other way and blamed Jesus. I think I'd piss my pants if I ever heard Tiger say, "you know what? There was nothing I could do today. Jesus made me play too much break on 16. Then he underclubbed me on 17 and forced me to hit it in the bunker. Thanks alot Jesus!"

Friday, April 06, 2007

Not Bad, Biff. Not Bad...

In case you were wondering what the guy who played Biff (Tom Walker) in the Back To The Future movies is up to these days, Youtube has the answer...

Gotta give credit where credit is due. That's actually pretty funny.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

It's Great To Be A Florida Gator...

In the wake of Florida's sweep of the football and basketball national championships, we offer this stat. In the last 2 years, going back to the start of the 2005 college football season, exactly two teams have beaten the Gators in Gainesville. That's it. Two home losses in the last two years combined. The football team has gone undefeated in The Swamp over that time. Basketball team went undefeated this year. You have to go back to 2/22/06 to find a home loss for them to Tennessee. South Carolina (2/4/06) was the other one.

Last football team to win in Gainesville? LSU on 10/9/04
Last non-SEC team to win in Gainesville? Louisville hoop on 12/11/04

To put it another way, say your a sophomore at UF in the class of '09. In your time on campus you've seen your football and basketball teams combine for a 51-2 home record and 3 national titles. Not too shabby.

Serving You Up

I apologize again for the lack of activity recently here at 10CFP. We do our best to add content but sometimes real life intervenes. In any event, I feel like we need a good dance battle or two to get the juices flowing this afternoon. Let's start with a little You Got Served for the masses...

And now let's take it up a notch...