Monday, September 29, 2008

Gossip Girl Quiz: Thank Goodness Society Girls Are Waifs

Even if you're not a Gossip Girl enthusiast, you should still get at least 4/10 on this quiz about the most recent episode.

Fotofun: Jaguars Win in OT Against a Texans Defense Inspired by Rocks

My poor buddy Texans Chick is a little dismayed by Houston's defense. Maybe this Fotofun will cheer her up? There are at least 10 differences between the two pictures, see if you can find them all.


"GO JAGUARS!" -Alana G's mom.

Friday, September 26, 2008

What Sports Decorations Should I Buy for the Office?

I just started working at Yardbarker, and we are moving to a new office next week. In order to decorate the place, we are all going to contribute an item of sports paraphernalia. Keeping my budget to around $40, I've identified a few options. Thoughts?

Stephon Marbury Fatheads: At the low, low clearance price of $9.95 each, I could get FOUR of these bad boys! I have to say, this idea is the front runner right now.

Marshawn Lynch Coffee Mugs: These would add some nice flare to our kitchenette.

1992 Dream Team Raft:
I jokingly bid on this from ebay after I saw a blog post about it on Fourth Place Medal and now I own it. As advertised, it has a slow leak, so is not usable as float. But slap it in a $40 frame and hang it on the wall and all of a sudden the office is a little nacho cheesier, NAHMEAN!

Jets Mailbox: I think the mailman needs to know whassup in the Yard. Current ebay bidding price is $26.99, which is within budget. Bonus, the seller promises to clean it before sending.

Wheaties: as long as we're shopping on ebay, might as well pick up some snacks for the office. This lot of three "never-opened" Wheaties boxes from the mid-1990s ought to cover our munchies for the next 15 years or so.

I am getting burnt out surfing ebay so I'm opening it up to suggestions. My partner in rhyme Adam Jacobi suggested some kind of sports poster from the '80s, but I'm having trouble finding one of the appropriate level of irony. He also suggested mini-helmets... I may just take the lazy route and buy Dewey $40 worth of beer in exchange for this.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Draft of My Sideline Reporter Audition Tape ... Give Me Your Critiques!

On the advice of YouTube phenom Elie Seckbach I've put together a video compilation of goofy athlete interview clips. Before I send this to TNT in the quest to fulfill my lifelong dream of being Michele Tafoya Cheryl Miller, I'd like your comments. I think some of the clips can be cut -- tell me which ones are not funny or don't work out of context. I'm also not crazy about the large size of the lettering and I'm not sure about the order of the clips or the quick cuts. So please let me know what you think so I can get on TNT (for real this time, not like my first cameo).

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

90210 Quiz: Dixon's Ancient Condom

Did you watch the latest episode of 90210? You know you did! Well even if you didn't, click below to take my 90210 quiz anyway.

Elie Seckbach's Latest Video of Superstars

Yardbarker hosted the sports track of Blog World, a convention in Vegas this past weekend. I got a bunch of my peeps to make the trip, including Will Brinson, Steve Nash, Enrico Campitelli, Keith, Brooks, and Ryan Corazza... and then I had to cancel myself because I was illin' (*shakes fist at tonsils*). But luckily Elie Seckbach was there to capture the action:

Take-aways from this video: 1) Don't be a dick. 2) Ben Koo (the World's Greatest Chinese Jew) is a videoblog star in the making.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Fotofun: Jaguars on Beast Mode

Spot as many differences as you can between the two photos. There are at least 10 -- some are more subtle than others. (Hint: click on the photo for a higher-res version of the picture... I'm still figuring out how to upload these jaunes properly.)

I chose a pictures from the Jaguars' win over the Colts yesterday in honor of my Mom, who knows nothing about football but is a big Jaguars fan. Also because whenever I see Maurice Jones-Drew I imagine that's what MJD the blogger looks like.

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