As a primer to get you ready for the Final Four, Toasty has put together a video of the 3 best games in NCAA Tournament history. With literally hundreds of games total to choose from, picking just three was a tough call, but we persevered. So strap yourselves in kiddies and get ready for a March Madness history lesson, Live Toast style.
Why would John Elway trade in the chosen one Tim Tebow for Peyton Manning, an old man with a stiff neck? Something sinister is going on in the Mile High City, and Elway is at the center of it. Everyone knows the Broncos and Denver itself is an evil place…have you heard about the Denver Airport Conspiracy and seen that demonic horse? Another disturbing thing: with a stiff neck, how can Peyton Manning Tebow? He may be able to kneel down, but he can’t bow his head. After some research (about 3... [Read more]
Near-tragedy struck this weekend during an FA Cup quarterfinal soccer game between Tottenham Hotspur and Bolton Wanderers. 23-year old Fabrice Muamba collapsed during play just before halftime, and stopped breathing. Medical staff were unable to get the Zaire-born (now the Democratic Republic of the Congo) player to breathe for two hours. Muamba has represented his adoptive country England at under-21 level and was a promising prospect for top flight strugglers Bolton. On Monday Muamba's conditi... [Read more]
When soccer fans in Turkey were told recently that lighting flares inside stadiums was forbidden, this is how they reacted. Awesome stuff, and hats off to the young Turks in this video! These are fans of the Eskişehirspor football club in Eskişehir, Turkey, at their Atatürk Stadyumu (stadium).
Today, while hiding in a stock room reading a copy of Grey's Anatomy, I got to pondering celebrity body parts. No, not like that, take your mind out of the gutter, Toastie. I mean iconic body parts, like Kirk (and Michael) Douglas's dimple, Carl Malden's famous "ass nose", Stephen Hawking's prosthetic larynx, and Shirley Temple's precious curls. I began wondering how today's celebrities would look if they had a couple of iconic celebrity body parts attached to them. After about oh, half a second... [Read more]
Spring Training is fully underway in Florida and Arizona and with all sorts of commotion happening during the off-season, 2012 has some very interesting story lines baseball fans will be keeping an eye on all season long. Following one of the most horrendous ends of the season in baseball history, it will be particularly interesting to see how Boston can recover. A revamped front office and a new manager after almost 10 years will have an impact, but at the end of the day its up to the players. ... [Read more]
While the nation’s unemployment rate is hovering around 8.3 percent and slowly dropping, a certain Indianapolis Colts quarterback recently joined the ranks of the unemployed, reversing the trend. The Colts decided they didn’t want to hold on to Peyton Manning, instead focusing on rebuilding with either Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III at quarterback. According to the Colts owner, the blue-collar Jim Irsay who flies around in his private Jet, (hmmmm Jets?) the $28 million bonus Manning was due... [Read more]
British boxers David Haye and Dereck Chisora will be licking their wounded egos and their wounded faces today after a post-fight press conference erupted in violence following Chisora's defeat to Vitali Klitschko in Munich. The Chisora-Klitschko fight was a surprisingly even affair, with the giant Ukrainian winning by a significant margin despite Chisora giving him the hardest fight in almost a decade. Unfortunately it was events outside the ring that captured the world's imagination. Klitschko ... [Read more]
Jeremy Lin’s recent rise from obscurity to the top of the sports world is a great story, but it pales lin comparison with the plethora of puns that the media and comedians are now unveilin. I’m not going to get linto the statistics and lintegers of Jeremy’s impressive week on the court, but right into the puns. Honestly, my co-workers advised me that all the good Lin puns have been used, but there is always room for linprovement. It’s like a disease, a contaglin – once you start you can’t sto... [Read more]
(or A Superbowl/Grammy Post-Mortem on How Nicki Minaj Managed to Sidestep America’s Parochial Sensibilities to Grab the Freak Baton from Madonna)
In the midst of Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime performance which at different times honored the Babylonian goddess Ishtar, the pagan deity Baphomet, football, America, gospel and of course L-U-V Madonna herself, Nicki Minaj stood off to the side shaking her ass and her pom-poms, doing “The Bump” with Madonna when appropriate and generally following the... [Read more]