In a Super Bowl that was wayyyyy closer than it should’ve been, the Baltimore Ravens defeated the San Francisco 49ers by the score of 34-31. This game really had everything one would want in a solid Super Bowl match-up. It had a bizzare 30 minute blackout in the middle of the 3rd quarter. It had the 49ers making a furious 2nd half comeback only to fall short with under two minutes to go in the game. It had special teams touchdowns, a random fakes field goal and it even a safety. This game was one defensive touchdown away from having every type of exciting play a football game should have.
And now, sadly, the season is over and we must wait until next autumn before football season comes around again. We’ll have the next 6 months to talk about if Joe Flacco is “elite”, if Ray Ray actually did murder someone, if Alex Smith will attempt to murder Jim Harbaugh only to fall short because he is not an elite enough murderer. Sigh…i’m going to miss football.
Note to self, never Zorb while vacationing in Russia…wait, scratch that, i’m never going to Zorb anywhere, ever after seeing this video. Two guys in a Zorb roll down a hill then veer terribly off course, rolling down a gorge, hitting a ton of rocks while breaking the neck and killing one of the two guys in the ball. Terrifying and sad and now because you cannot NOT click play on that video you will watch it all happen!!
Talk about two people who won’t go away. In 2011 Lance Armstrong “retired” from cycling (for the second time) and Oprah finally retired from her syndicated television show. Flash forward to the beginning of 2013 and HERE THEY BOTH ARE AGAIN as Oprah is set to interview Lance Armstrong about the doping scandal which has stripped him of seven Tour de France titles and whatever else she wants to ask him because she is Oprah and ain’t nobody sayin’ no to the Oprah. Ask Stedman. That guy knows where his bread is buttered.
Anyway, the interview is set to broadcast on Oprah’s OWN channel on January 17th starting at 9pm, so, if you wanna watch, better set those DVRs if you can find that channel. If I know anything about the people that still read this sports blog, I’m assuming that you’ve all got that channel in your favorites anyway so you should be allllllll set.
Me, I think my feelings can best be summed up with this
What I’m guessing we’ll see is Oprah “breaking” Lance down a few times, making old one nut cry a bit and finally getting some sort of half confession-half justification out of him. Either that or he’ll attempt to stick to his story like Rafael Palmeiro attempted to do in front of Congress which would be HILARIOUS television.
I guess I mistakenly thought that once Oprah retired celebrities wouldn’t have an outlet to “bare their souls”, confess and get back into the good graces of the public they so desperately crave attention and validation from (besides Saturday Night Live i guess, but Lance already shot that wad in 2005 and with DISASTROUS results)? It sucks that Oprah has given Lance this hailmary chance at redemption because, quite honestly, he doesn’t really deserve it. The dude lied to everyone and their mothers, probably his own mother, about doping for decades.
Lance should just go away and Oprah should go away as well so that she can’t keep orchestrating public redemption for horrible people just for ratings on her flagging network.
A 12 year old kid could be the next Shaun White or Tony Hawk. Tom Schaar has landed what used to be an impossible move, a 1080. That’s right, 3 full rotations, 1080 degrees around and 100% impressive. Check out this little bit of skateboarding history being made in the video below (the magic moment starts at about 1:10) :
Most impressive but surely this kid will have a knock against him in that he did the trick on Red Bull’s Megaramp, which is by no means a standard ramp. One has to wonder if other skaters can get enough speed and height to do this trick on this ramp once they get the chance? Sure it takes an incredible amount of body control and balance to do it, but that ramp had to help out getting him high enough in the first place.
Still, its very impressive and certainly nothing that Tony Hawk or Shaun White has accomplished on a skateboard. Its been about 13 years since that day in 1999 when Tony Hawk hit the 900 and now that trick has finally been surpassed. Young Tom Schaar just might have a bright future ahead.