What happens when something both frightens and amuses you all at once? You share it with other people. Behold, then, this basketball fan, who really, really, really wants a free throw missed and doesn’t care what he has to do to make it happen. Seriously, someone needs to try this at a Timberwolves game. Or a Gophers men’s hoops game. Though it might not be as funny without all the other people in the seats.
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A female fan advises young Sidney Crosby as to where he might be able to score. (Note: This was e-mailed to us, and then we just realized it’s on Deadspin as well. Despite our newfound love for photo technology, we’ll leave it off our family-oriented site — dysfunctional as the family might be).
Guess we know where our Super Bowl bloggers will be tonight: Partying with Bryant McKinnie! One if by land, two if by sea …
Free Darko is not entirely sold on the sanctity of Shane Battier bobblehead night.
10,000 Takes is worried that when members of the FSN crew throw it back to the studio, someone there might not be ready to catch it. Or at least not know the name of who threw it.
Like much of the blogging community, Red Hot Chili Peppers bass player Flea thinks that much of life is pants-optional. (Why would you want to ear pants when you’re just typing?) What you might not know about him is that his blog over at NBA.com is often funny — sometimes intentionally, sometimes unintentionally. He put up a new post just a little while ago today, and we encourage you to go ahead and have a look. The conclusion to his all-lowercase screed about his favorite team, the Lakers: “i expect for them to rise up and deepen their quality of play and bring joy to the people of los angeles.” It’s the simple things that make Flea’s day.
A worthy cause: The kind sir over at Book of Scrap has put together a fan voting system for the baseball Hall of Fame and is enlisting RandBall’s help. It’s not just for the Class of 2007. It’s to determine if *every* current Hall of Famer is worthy or not. If you care about such things — and RandBall, baseball geek, certainly qualifies — check the link right here and rock the vote. Alphabetically, at least last time we checked, the candidates were George Brett through Roy Campanella.
Predictions? No NFL. No baseball yet. This could get ugly. But let’s try anyway:
*The Gophers men’s basketball team gets its second Big Ten victory Saturday, at home against Penn State. If the U can’t win this game — and yes, we’re aware of their recent history — it might be time to consider the wonderful amenities the MIAC has to offer.
*Wolves and Wild split a pair of games, respectively. Sorry, the vibes are fuzzy on this one. Goals. Baskets. Those things will definitely happen.
*The Gophers women will have a tough time at Wisconsin, especially since Kelly Roysland is out 2-4 weeks with a broken collarbone. A loss, but fairly close.
*A Bengal will be arrested. See, now it’s just too easy.
That’s all we can glean from what seems to be Leno’s maiden journey into the world of breaking sports news. On The Tonight Show Tuesday, guest Jeff Garcia said he would be testing the waters of free agency. The media has enough problems, Jay. Leave our scoops alone, and quit stealing our jobs. Of course, As MJD points out over at the Fanhouse, Garcia was an odd choice of guests considering the Eagles were bounced from the playoffs in the first round. We can only hope for an odder choice next week, like perhaps Jeff Kent — the baseball player, not the dwarf rabbit (check the “about me” section).