This is worse than when someone put "Jordan" on a Wizards jersey.
February 25, 2011 Column
Tweet of the Week
A Helpful Reminder for the Ladies
From @jabaalsheard AKA PITT defensive lineman and 2011 NFL Draft prospect Jabaal Sheard
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And just look what those hairy nipples forced him to do!
#10 "Little Big League" (1994)
Sure, skimpy payrolls and watching Nick Punto bat have been hard on Minnesota Twins fans, but this stinker came up with an alternate reality that was far, far grimmer.
A preteen inherits the franchise and proceeds to install himself as the team's manager and suddenly the moribund team gets hot. (Note to the Royals: it's worth a shot.) And can you believe the players even help their skipper with his math homework?!
If this is the kind of family comedy you have to watch with your kids, dying alone might not be such a bad alternative.
#9 "Summer Catch" (2001)
Freddie Prinze, Jr. and Matthew Lillard playing in the Cape Cod League? What could go wrong? Other than the acting. And the baseball scenes. Oh, and the dialogue. And the soundtrack featuring Semisonic and Fastball.
Still, this one could have been a hit if the producers had marketed it properly. Who could turn resist the allure of "Brian Dennehy and Wilmer Valderrama together at last!" on a marquee?
I guess they both will get carded.
February 24, 2011 Column
The Game: Issue #4
Ever hear something horrible and/or hilarious at a game? Send your submissions to OverheardSP at gmail. Or submit for future editions about the gym.
At the Winter Classic in Pittsburgh the Penguins and Washington Capitals had a fairly balanced percentage of fans. Throughout the early part of the game Caps and Pens fans are yelling hilarious obscenities in general direction of the ice. One sign read "Ovechkin Laichs Semin."
As the trash started to get more personnel between two opposing fans, a third Pens fan interrupted by finding a level of interest that all the diehard fans from both sides supported.
It only took a few seconds for the entire 67,000 capacity crowd to ignore their differences and join together chanting "Flyers Suck!"
There were games on, so I think this counts I work for a Buffalo Wild Wings, and apparently the new trend is to place your baby that is no older than 4 months up on top of the bar table next to all the beers. Sometimes the parents are kind enough to place the stroller and kid underneath the table, and feed him like a dog under the table.
One time, a family of regulars placed their son "securely" on a bar stool and he fell out. He immediately began crying, and I overheard the couple trying to figure out what they were going to angrily say to my manager about the safety of our stools. They left shortly, and I haven't seen them back since. For the baby's sake, I hope they didn't just become regulars at Hooters.
A real fan would have Dale's number shaved into his chest hair.