Archives for February 2013

Ping Pong champ Kaley Cuoco tweets herself into media feud (video)


Actress Kaley Cuoco is undefeated when she plays ping pong. So what’s the secret to the success of the “Big Bang Theory” star? She dons as small an outfit as she can find whenever she plays table tennis.

Kaley Cuoco discusses her feminine wiles and her athletic career on Conan in the video. Can Kaley Cuoco use the same feminine wiles to win her way out of a legal battle?

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Cheerleader kicks herself in the face (video)


Here’s something you don’t see everyday. A cheerleading stunt gone awry, but the cheerleader in question is pretty cool about it. Laughing at herself actually. From Yahoo, Prep Rally: Video via YouTube

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Kate Upton Uncle is conservative congressman Fred Upton

Kate Upton, back to back Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue cover girl has a very powerful uncle. And we mean powerful figuratively and literally. Kate Upton uncle is
Rep. Fred Upton, a Republican who according to the Daily Beast:
“might get some flak for his niece’s provocative poses, but he’s in good company. From Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter Alice to Sarah Palin’s enfant terrible Bristol, more slightly scandalous political relatives…Upton, is the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and briefly became a conservative hate-figure after his effort to ban incandescent light bulbs in the name of energy efficiency became a cause célèbre on the right. Considering the recent frenzy over immodest dress among attendees at CPAC, the fact that his niece has been photographed in body paint might draw some ire. But should Representative Upton be plagued by his niece’s provocative poses, he’ll be in good company.”

Notre Dame’s Jack Cooley draft stock: buying?


Notre Dame senior forward Jack Cooley is one of 30 candidates named to the Naismith award list. That will surely help increase the price of Jack Cooley draft stock. Cooley is one of five Big East players named to the list. Cooley has come along away from being “the guy who looks exactly like Luke Harangody and plays the exact same position as him at the exact same school.”

He’s no longer Baby Harangody; today he’s a double-doubles machine and that’s why Jack Cooley draft stock is on the rise.

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Penn State basketball stuns #4 Michigan, UM waves goodbye to #1 seed


What a victory this is for Penn State basketball. This ranks up their with all the other great Penn State basketball triumphs like….uh….umm…..gimme a second here….uhm……oh, when Talor Battle led Penn State basketball to the Big Ten Tournament title game in 2011 with a semifinal victory. And didn’t the Crispin brothers or something upset North Carolina to reach the sweet sixteen one year?

Anyway, in getting their first conference win in 15 tries, Penn State basketball just crushed the Michigan Wolverines hopes of grabbing a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. This is a big RPI killer and a very bad loss.

Penn State (9-18, 1-14 Big Ten) shot 53 percent in the second half to record its first Big Ten win of the year handing Michigan (23-5, 10-5 Big Ten) just its fifth loss of the season. The win marked the third time in program history the Nittany Lions defeated a team ranked No. 4 or higher and the highest ranked opponent Penn State has beaten since knocking off No. 2/3 Michigan State in the 2001 Big Ten Tournament.

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Louisville basketball keeps DePaul ranked opponent losing streak alive


It wasn’t always pretty but #9 Louisville basketball cruised to a 79-58 Big East road victory tonight extending a now 42-game losing streak against ranked opponents for DePaul. So much for the 8-0 start tonight by DePaul and the close, gritty first half that was anyone’s ballgame for awhile. The Blue Demons’ last win over a ranked-team was 84-76 over No. 17 Villanova on Jan. 3, 2008 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont Arena. DePaul’s last win over a top 10 team was a 64-57 decision on Dec. 2, 2006 versus the #5 Kansas Jayhawks.

DePaul fell to 11-17 overall and 2-13 in the Big East while Louisville basketball improved to 23-5 overall and 11-4 in conference. There was a lot of sloppiness in the game in the first half, a bunch of back and forth turnovers. You could almost cue up “Yakety Sax” (the Benny Hill theme song) for the type of college basketball being played during many stretches of the first half. Then in the second half, UL seemed more soothing and symphonic.

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Olympic gold gymnast Aly Raisman doing DWTS


Need a fierce five update? Aly Raisman will compete in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” just like she competed in the 2012 London Olympics floor exercise with Jordyn Wieber and the balance beam with Gabby Douglas. Aly Raisman and the fierce five won gold and fame this past summer. Now Aly Raisman goes to DWTS.

And since we’re “Fair and Balanced” according to Fox News:

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Colts Vontae Davis twitter violates NFL tampering rules? account hacked?


Either Indianapolis Colts cornerback Vontae Davis Twitter account (and it’s a verified account so it’s supposed to be Davis himself tweeting) blatantly violated NFL free agent tampering rules or……………….his claims of being hacked are true, and the Vontae Davis Twitter account is now doing damage control for him with subsequent tweets. At least the former Miami Dolphins and Illinois Fighting Illini corner didn’t do the usual delete-the-original-tweet-that-got-you-in-trouble bit.

It’s still there.

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Danica Patrick racing preview: Phoenix interview


Danica Patrick racing along to history has given NASCAR a big publicity bump. The driver of the No. 10 Chevrolet SS for Stewart-Haas Racing (SHR) gave us the highest finish ever by a woman at the Daytona 500 and the highest finish ever by a woman at Daytona 500. Danica Patrick racing is revving up for her first season of Sprint Cup.

The 30-year-old Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year candidate and a history-making pole run and led five laps (90 to 91 and 127 to 129), becoming the first female to lead NASCAR’s most prestigious race and the first woman to lead Sprint Cup Series laps under green. Janet Guthrie led five laps under caution in 1977 at Ontario (Calif.) Motor Speedway.

This weekend, Danica Patrick and her No. 10 team turn their attention from the high banks of Daytona 500 to Phoenix International Raceway.

This team has been here before. In fact, just a few short months ago last November, Patrick and her Tony Gibson-led team earned a 17th-place finish at the mile oval nestled in the Arizona desert. Prior to her record-breaking run at Daytona, Phoenix was the site of Patrick’s best Sprint Cup finish.

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Jump shot Ryan Evans free throw (video) distracting you from his dumb haircut


Have you seen the Ryan Evans free throw attempt? Now Wisconsin Badgers forward Ryan Evans is known for something other than having the dumbest haircut in all of college basketball (it’s a high top that belongs in a “Kid n Play” movie, and should stay there) Behold the jump shot of the Ryan Evans free throw. Evan has been awful from the charity stripe lately all season. He went 16 for his last 38 from heading into last night’s game versus the lowly Nebraska Cornhuskers

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Indiana Hoosiers #1 seed overall- still deserving?


Despite the loss last night, you’ll still hear Indiana Hoosiers #1 seed on Selection Sunday. It would take a major collapse by IU to prevent that from happening. However, should we see Indiana Hoosiers #1 seed overall this March madness? Future NBA PF Trevor Mbakwe had 21 and 12 to help the Gophers topple an Indiana Hoosiers #1 team last night, the seventh time the AP poll’s top team has lost a game this season.

Cody Zeller and the Hoosiers were beat up on the glass 44-30 last night, but the Big Ten leaders still look like national leaders. The Hoosiers (24-4, 12-3), have held the No. 1 ranking for 10 of 17 polls this season including the past four.  Who else is there to take their place, Gonzaga? Duke? Miami? the Wolverines? On a side note, who else other than the Illini have beaten both the polls’ #1 team Hoosiers and the #2 team Gonzaga this season? But we’re not here to discuss Illinois’ resume, we’re here to think about the #1 overall seed when the brackets are filled out.

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