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.
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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.
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]