For Pete's Sake
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Lots of wild stuff happened since I last left you on Dec. 23. One of the things I still can't seem to get over is the 7-9 Seahawks making the playoffs and hosting a playoff game. Via BoDog.com, Seattle sits at an 11-point home underdog against New Orleans and I'd bet that number increases as we get closer to Saturday. Obviously, the Seahawks should feel no shame in getting to the postseason despite being a bad team, and that was evident in Pete Carroll's over-the-top postgame speech after his team beat the Rams in a snoozefest. What the hell will he do if his team shocks the world and beat New Orleans? Anyway, I don't want to come off as overly anti-Seattle here, so I will give them props for one thing: Actress Amber Lancaster, who stars in MTV's The Hard Times of RJ Berger, is a former Seahawks cheerleader.
YouTube Video > Having A ResumeThe Internet went haywire Tuesday as this video of a homeless man with pipes made for radio went viral. In yet another example of how fast the Web moves, the man (named Ted Williams) has already been offered a job by the Cleveland Cavaliers. No confirmation yet on whether this follow-up "report" is true.
Ohio State's Tainted Sugar Bowl WinWhen you allow five players suspended for next season to play in a bowl game, you deserve things like this.
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James Van Der Beek :: Getty ImagesRight behind the video of Ted Williams, JamesVanDerMemes.com also burned up the Internet yesterday. Watch the Dawson's Creek veteran and star of the best sports movie ever, Varsity Blues, poke fun at himself on the very funny site. ... In case you missed it on Monday's Jimmy Kimmel Live, Josh Groban sang Tweets from Kanye West, and it was outstanding. ... Also on Monday, How I Met Your Mother pulled off a shocker at the end of the episode. They also counted down to the shocker throughout the 30 minutes, which I didn't realize until I read about it afterward. Here's the scoop on the countdown and here are screengrabs of all the numbers.
ESPN's Latest FollyOn the heels of the Ron Franklin-Jeannine Edwards controversy and Adam Schefter cheering the news of Eric Mangini's firing comes the broadcast team of Mike Tirico, Ron Jaworski and Jon Gruden lamenting the painful length of ESPN's bowl games.
Sports Video Of The DayVia TedWilliamsHead.com comes this video of a marathon runner who lost a race because he made a wrong turn.
Weather Report Of The DayThe double entendres really flow in this clip. The off-camera folks almost held things together, but crumbled at the very end.