-Singer/actress Hilary Duff and her husband, Pittsburgh Penguins Center Mike Comrie marked their first wedding anniversary by announcing that they are expecting their first child. (Wonderwall)
-Bethany Hamilton appeared in the international spotlight at the age of 13 in October, 2003, when she was attacked by a tiger shark while surfing and her left arm was amputated. Her strong faith, determination and love for the ocean and surfing inspired her to continue to follow her dream of becoming a professional surfer.
One month after the shark attack, Bethany was in the water again; in January 2004, she returned to competition. One year after the shark attack, Bethany took first place in the Explorer Women’s division of the NSSA National Championships. (She Knows)
-Coolest. Charity Race. Ever. The Elvis is alive 5K (Chicago Now)
-Check out the new Austin Rivers Twitter Profile Picture. When you’re the son of Doc Rivers, a McDonald’s All-American, the nation’s #1 recruit, and headed to Durham, to play for the Duke Blue Devils next season- this is the quality of tail you can pull.
-Did you watch the premiere of “In the Flow” with Affion Crockett last night on Fox? HILARIOUS! Especially the Obama getting a lap dance from Palin and Chappelle’s greenhouse bits. Here’s Crockett doing dead on impressions of Kanye West, Jay-Z, Cory Gunz, Lil Wayne and Freeway
-And finally, here’s the “DOOOOOOOOOOON’T CARE” item of the LB for this week, but I’m going to tell you anyway!
After a dramatic come-from-behind walkoff win over the Wall Street Journal, my Chicago Now teammates and I had another dramatic come from behind win in the opening round of the Chicago 16″ softball media league playoffs. My starting pitching record is now 3-0 on the season. CN is 5-0 heading into the semi-finals this Thursday.
Jimmy Greenfield 10:23pm Aug 11
Curtis Shaw Flagg drove home Paul Banks with the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh inning as top-seeded ChicagoNow defeated WCIU, 9-8 at Trebes Park to advance to the semifinals of the Chicago media softball league.
Flagg’s liner to left field scored Banks from second base and gave the ChicagoNow Dirt Angels its first lead of the game and sent 43,343 pretend fans home happy. It was the largest fake attendance in softball history.
Banks celebrated in typical Dirt Angels fashion by lying on the ground and making angels in the dirt, thus giving ChicagoNow its new nickname. Nobody knows why he did it and Banks, who is not on Facebook, was unavailable for comment.
The semifinals will be played on Thursday, Aug. 18. Everyone is invited.
Here’s my statement/comment:
Paul M. Banks is CEO of The Sports Bank.net, an official Google News site that generates millions of unique visitors. He’s also a regular contributor to Chicago Now, Walter Football.com, Yardbarker, and Fox Sports