It should be noted that a Willie McCovey bobblehead is staring at me from my desk, so in no ways can I pretend to be impartial in regards to Showtime's upcoming series The Franchise: A Season With The San Francisco Giants. The good thing is I don't need to pretend when there are amazing clips like this one of Brian Wilson explaining his new battle cry "Got Heeeem". If it wasn't for my love of all thing Beach Boys, I'd want Wilson to legally change his name to "Papa's Feeling Pretty Delicious". Wait, maybe I should do that. Is that copyright infringement? Any lawyers out there feel free to chime in. The Showtime series premieres Wednesday, July 13th at 10PM.
This video is from last week but damn if it doesn't overflow with awesome, hence the delayed posting. The awesomely named and completely insane, in the best way possible, World Series champion Brian Wilson appeared on The George Lopez Show dressed as a boat captain. The whole thing comes off a bit more like one of Will Ferrell's amazing visits to Conan except for the fact that the person playing Conan is incredibly uncomfortable and has at the very least an army of militant frogs in his throat. That being said Wilson plays the part beautifully and frankly fills the bit with so many zingers that there's not even one that stands out I can reference here.
As a warning there is some Guy Fieri at the end as Lopez and Wilson do a Minute To Win It bit where they swing bananas between their legs. Yes it is as lame as it sounds.
Also how many guests does George Lopez have a night? 13?
I'm not going to talk too much about the greatness in the video below because I haven't exactly freshened up on the latest version of the King James Jinxing Bible. That being said there is a healthy dose of awesome mainly based on two things: the intercuts of Journey and the passion of our lead vocalist/superfan Ashkon. Good stuff although I think we could have all used a little less thong. That's what she said?
Hat tip to collar popping afficianado and monocle enthusiast red for the heads up.
Red Sox fans be crazy I tell you. Crazy enough to make a tribute song for shortstop Marco Scutaro based on the Phil Collins pop gem "Sussudio". That's really all there is to the story, hard for me to really add anything. As a personal aside I guess I could tell you about the one time Phil Collins and I were having tea together in the park but my editors have been telling me that I talk about myself too much so no dice. As for the video it's amazing although it looks like someone got a bit too excited about the glowing edges filter.
Also I should pass along this very important message from the video's creator: "Big Thanks to Mike Testa for making me sound good." Yeah, thanks Mike. [via the sporting blog]
Last week the Cleveland Indians blew a game against the Toronto Blue Jays after having a ninth inning lead. Their tv announcer Bruce Drennan didn't exactly take the loss very well. Luckily he decided to share his thoughts in the post game show and boy are they special. He's like the real life Harry Doyle, and it's still the Indians. Love it love it love it. [via with leather]
Hockey is for hosers so it should came as no surprise that Dany Heatley of the San Jose Sharks didn't throw a perfect strike when throwing out the first pitch at a recent San Francisco Giants game. What was a bit surprising was how he was paired with a teenage girl that would simultaneously throw her own pitch. Even moreso when the teenage youngster casually threw a perfect strike while Heatley went into some dramatic spastic pitching motion only to throw the ball a solid ten feet in the air.
Oh you silly little hockey players with your sticks and skates and pucks. Real men play with balls according to my priest. That's what she said. [via the sporting blog]
Holy awesomefest Danza, the Florida Marlins have a new theme song that was recorded by none other than legendary Creed frontman Scott Stapp called Marlins Will Soar. My favorite part of this is that Stapp rewrote one of his solo tunes, You Will Soar, for the effort. The song is so awesomely bad that you just sort of start to feel sorry for all the Marlins of the world. Also how great is the youtube description.
Scott Stapp's remake of You Will Soar for the Marlins baseball team recorded last week, retitled as Marlins Will Soar. Great song, and yes, I'm pretty sure he DID sing the chorus again. If that's the case, his voice has returned.
Finally, Scott Stapp has his voice back! Come on Marlins make us proud! [via with leather]
Here's the situation. You're a dog. You want a home. You're being showcased as "Iams Adoptable Pet of the Game" at a Northwest Arkansas Naturals game. The showcase is over and you are being escorted off the luscious grass. What do you do?
Thanks to the wonderful video below we now have an answer. If this delightful little booger wasn't adopted after his valiant efforts and world class hijinks then I don't know the people of northwestern Arkansas nearly as well as I thought I did. They have webbed feet right?
Also amazing lack of assistance by the center fielder.
Thanks to mosa for the tip.
Considering that Death Cab For Cutie formed in Bellingham, WA, it makes sense the group would root for the hometown Seattle Mariners. Yesterday they took their apparent fandom a step further as they performed at the Mariners home opener against the Oakland A's. Instead of going with the hits, Ben Gibbard and company catered to the audience and busted out a couple of baseball numbers. After the slightly boring Take Me Out To The Ballgame opener, they immediately busted into the John Fogerty classic Centerfield.
As of this moment there is only this crappy video recording of the televised broadcast, but you will still get the jist. Unfortunately the Mariners lost the game 4-0 so it would appear that Death Cab didn't bring any good luck with them. [via twentyfourbit]
There's been a lot of buzz lately about the possibility of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck getting a first-look production deal from Warner Brothers, and now it seems like they might even have a project to kick things off. Both are devout Red Sox fans so of course it only makes sense that they want to make a movie about Yankees. Say what? *record scratch*
The Trade, a film that tells the true tale of two New York Yankees pitchers who caused a national scandal by swapping wives in the sexually-free 1970s, has finally hit the big leagues.
Ben Affleck has become attached to direct and potentially star in the Warner Bros film. Teammates Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich stunned the country when they disclosed in spring training 1973 that they were trading wives. Peterson had fallen in love with Susanne Kekich and his teammate fell in love with Marilyn Peterson. Fritz and Susanne remain a couple till this day, while Mike and Marilyn drifted apart.
Affleck and his former Live Planet partners Matt Damon and Sean Bailey have long been intrigued with the project, with Affleck eyeing the role of Peterson and Damon the role of Kekich. [via deadline hollywood]
Affleck's directorial debut Gone Baby Gone was pretty great for a first timer, and he just finished up The Town starring The Sax Curse star Jon Hamm and Gossip Girl's Blake Lively. If this all comes to fruition with Damon in tow and Affleck handling director duties it seems like a can't miss project. Unless of course they cast Ashton Kutcher, then I think it could miss.