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NO: FIRST BUMMER STORY OF THE OLYMPICS by zzvvhh
August 9, 2008, 5:06 am
Filed under: Politics, Sports, TV, Uncategorized | Tags: , , ,

Well, we just got through the spectacle that was the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and we already have, (as I suspected) our first bummer story. Apparently a Chinese man attacked two American tourists at the Drum Tower in Beijing and managed to kill one of them. He then threw himself from the building and died. No medals. Just shitty news.

Anyone else wanna place a bet one what the next controversial story/tragedy will be?

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YES: Shark week for Gilbert Arenas by rachels
August 6, 2008, 9:32 am
Filed under: Celebs, Media, Sports

Everyone stop what you’re doing now and immediately read Wizards star Gilbert Arenas’ blog. It is amazing. Even the Washington Post can’t get enough of Arenas’ frank, to the point writing about his new shark tank:

“…Then I’ll have my personal shark tank that’s going to be in my basement. My basement used to be my weight room but I’m converting it to a shark tank. I cut a whole wall out down there and replaced it with a 10,000 gallon shark tank. That’s going to be my aggressive tank, only filled with bullhead sharks. If anybody knows what a bullhead shark is, it’s the No. 1 killing shark in America. It can go in salt water and it can go in fresh water. I’m going to have a salt water tank so I can have my eels and my stingrays too.”

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YES: OLYMPIC MUSTACHE by T.Really
August 5, 2008, 10:23 am
Filed under: Sports

VS.

Many of you may have noticed in this morning’s express that US Olympic Star Michael Phelps (left) is sporting a ridiculous mustache. Apparently not only does he plan on beating Mark Spitz (right) in the “how many medals can you win in one olympics” department, but he’s also going after the “sweetest mustache worn while winning lots of olympic gold medals” award. While we’ll have to leave it up to the olympic judges to determine the former, the latter I will leave up to you all in the YoN community. Who wins the Best Mustached American Olympic Swim-God Award?

Phelpstache VS. Spitztache,
Ironic 2008 VS. Serious 1972,
who wins?

(PS. Phelps hails from our lovely neighbor city of Baltimore)



YES: MY DAD GOT PRESS by kyletm
August 4, 2008, 2:13 pm
Filed under: Books, Sports


…an article about my dad’s book Fitba Daft in the Edinburgh Evening News.



YES: TENNIS IN DC by T.Really
July 18, 2008, 11:41 am
Filed under: Sports

Hey everybody, I just found out that DC’s newest sports “team” has already begun its awfully short season. The Washington Kastles, part of the WTT, or World Team Tennis, began their season July 8th, and they finish up July 23. I don’t exactly understand how it works, but I know Serena Williams is on our team, but that she doesn’t play every night. There are a few home games remaining, and SteinBogz does a good job of describing why you might want to go.



NO: MORE STREET OR SMASH by kyletm
July 9, 2008, 3:58 pm
Filed under: Sports, TV

Entertainment Weekly‘s Michael Ausiello reports that #6 and #20 will be hanging up their jerseys in Friday Night Lightsdirect-to-DirectTV/indirect-to-NBC third season, which begs a few questions–namely: Will Jason Street walk again before he walks off? Will Smash ever explain what happened to his crazy ass gf? Does anyone really give a shit as long as Riggins is still around?



YES: EURO 2008 LIVING UP TO THE HYPE/ NEW FATIH AKIN MOVIE by zzvvhh
June 25, 2008, 9:01 pm
Filed under: Film, Misc., Sports

Aside from unfortunate theme songs and awful mascots EURO 2008 has incredibly lived up to the hype of a major tournament. Tonight we bid farewell to a Turkey team that was without doubt the most entertaining and inspiring of the last three weeks. Turkey seemed to be fueled on heart and pride alone, as they fought their way into the semi-final after three consecutive late wins against the Swiss, Czechs and the Croatians, but unfortunately couldn’t make it happen tonight in Basel.

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