My buddy Stan lives deep out in Brooklyn, and found this little guy yesterday at Coney Island. I've lived in NYC for some time, and I've never been there...but stuff like this really makes me wanna get there sooner.
The rest of the AFC North sucks at training camps. [OFTOT]
An ode to Favre. Terribly funny stuff. Thanks to Bill for this. [Wondershot LLC]
A Pistons rookie is having a race to 4,000 Twitter followers with a pornstar. [Detroit 4 Lyfe]
Lil Wayne had a concert in Pittsburgh within the past week, and it looks like he had on a Steelers ripoff shirt. Excuse me for not consulting any sources other than a Youtube video, but I don't really care to research any more about Lil Wayne.
Actually, I like this shirt better than Tito Ortiz's attempt to butter up the Pittsburghers, but if I call one out for a cheap Steelers knockoff, then I must do the same for a similar incident.
Lil Wayne...bad form.
Video is below. Shut the sound off if you want. I did.
*UPDATE 1* Cotter points me to this article, where Lil Wayne states that "I just don't like the Steelers." Awesome flip-flip.
*UPDATE 2* This comes from reader James. His buddy designed the shirt at Peoples Cartel, which can be seen at that link and in the picture below. He wanted to defend his bud...not Lil Wayne.
Now that I see the full thing, I really enjoy the simplicity of it, but was cuttin' up on Lil Wayne for pandering to Pittsburghers like Tito Ortiz did. Those guys ruin everything.
"Mendenhall, last year's No. 1 pick, began taking a hip-hop dance class last season after a season-ending shoulder injury and eventually took part in a dance performance before about 1,000 people, including some of his teammates, at Chartiers Valley Intermediate School.
He said the dancing helped with his conditioning and he "definitely" is in better shape than he was last year when he came to training camp. Mendenhall said he is more cut and has added more muscle since last season.
"It's a lot different," he said. "It's tough to be able to move like that for a period of time. You get a newfound respect going through that."
Mendenhall began taking the classes at the Bella School of Dance in Wexford shortly after his injury -- a broken scapula Sept. 29 when he was hit by Baltimore's Ray Lewis -- began to feel better."
The only other confirmation I had was in the comments section from people claiming to have been at the routine, or people saying they were actually a part of the dance. Some examples (all sic'd):
Ce Ce - "That is definitely Rashard and I was at the show that Vella did and he was great"
Rachel Reid - "I know for a fact, that's Rashard. I was in the dance. "
mariel - "i'm in the class too. it's definately rashard and he is an amazinggggg dancer! and so nice too. he joined us after he got hurt so he had something to do. be prepared for more! that was only half of the awesome things he does. =)"
But there were doubters:
ChrisFAbbott - "I'm not sure about that being Mendenhall. Vella Dance is located in Bridgeville, PA and assuming this is supposed to be Rashard in his younger years, he went to Highschool/College in Illonois...If this is supposed to be recent, I doubt Rashard is taking Dance classes and performing during the off season. We'd hear more about that anyway.
The guy looks to tall/thin anyway."
ChrisFAbbott was so wrong. You better believe you're getting put on blast for that!
One last point of note...MJ died just days after Rashard's performance of his hits. Looks like someone was a bit jealous of Beetlejuice's moves.
Awww...how adorable. Actually, I'd be pretty terrified if a massive horse like the one on the right came up that close to me. Regular-sized horses are weird in their own right, but that one is just crazy big.
With players reporting to training camp today, WTAE decided to get the scoop on the food being served to the Black and Gold this summer. I've told you countless times that I'm an alumni of St. Vincent College (I partially decided to go there because it was the summer home of my Steelers), so I've spent many an hour at that cafeteria.
However, we never had panini machines. You'd almost think a professional sports team gets more perks than a college kid with mountains of debt.
One side note...my sister, also an alumni of St. V, once got spaghetti from the caf that had strawberries in it.
And last side note...Wendy Bell is hot.
*UPDATE* That last video got taken down by the man, so here's a link to another that cannot be embedded.
Thanks to Ian for this. Spinal Tap was on The Daily Show recently, and mentioned mini horses. That's good enough for me. Their performance starts at the 15:00 mark, and they bring up the little horses at about the 19:00 mark.
Maybe I'm a little biased because the game heavily involves Troy Polamalu and the Steelers, but this newly-released intro for Madden 2010 is awesome. It's really just a collection of badass plays by both the Steelers safety and the former Pitt Panthers WR set to some epic musical score. And honestly, do you need anything else for a football video game?
The game doesn't come out until August 14th, but EA Sports has been good about releasing screenshots, videos, interviews and gameplay teases at intervals that will keep you captivated right up until the game hits the shelves.
And the intro was very well done. I don't think I've ever gotten chills from a video game opening before. Well...maybe Super Dodge Ball on NES, but that's about it.