Thursday, September 21, 2006

You can't stop 85... from conducting awkward post-game interviews

Perhaps the most likeable of the NFL's current class of flamboyant, egomaniacal, happy-feet having gloryhound wide receivers, Cincinnati Bengal and star of my Yahoo! Fantasy Football team Chad Johnson often boosts his ego by telling all, simply, that "you can't stop 85", referring to his jersey number. Cleveland Browns safety Brian Russell put forth his, and likely anyone else's, best effort to do just that last Sunday (as seen in the 1st video here), but considering that Russell's hit took place with 2 minutes left in the 4th quarter of what was pretty much a blowout Bengal win, whether or not it could reasonably be considering as having "stopped 85" is up for debate.

It certainly didn't stop a noticeably-still-shaken "85" from trying to take questions from the media in the locker room after the game (2nd video in that 1st link). If you've never seen a man slip in and out of an aware state of mind with a bunch of microphones in his face, or someone change from smiling to grimacing in pain in mere milliseconds, I suggest you watch that video, preferably multiple times. Shoutouts to Deadspin and, of course, Hugh. HUGH!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

You know someone special has been lost...

... when they were the subject of parody on South Park...

AND starred in a Sportscenter commercial.

R.I.P. Steve "The Crocodile Hunter" Irwin, 1962-2006