Friday, January 30, 2009

How do you spell ROETHLISBERGER?

Here in Tampa we have asked everyone we've seen to spell Big Ben's name... yes, even including Reggie Bush and the lovely Kim Kardashian!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Super Bowl Dirt and Boobs

Live from Tampa, AlanaG brings you Super Bowl dirt and boobs, not together thankfully (unless you're into that). You can check out all of our Yardbarker Super Bowl coverage, but here are my two favorite videos so far. Stay tuned for much more!

Santonio Holmes' Steelers teammates talk sh*t about him (all in good fun):

Body paint girl shows us her boobs are real:

Honorable mention goes to my interview with Matt Cassel, because he had a hilarious story about a prank Matt Light played on a teammate.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Acie Law's $10,000 Cowboys Bet

Here's a funny snippet from my visit with Atlanta Hawks point guard Acie Law. He and his boy Scout apparently made a $10,000 bet on the Cowboys... just a "friendly" bet, settle down David Stern!

Stacks and stacks of cash brought to you by Jerry Maguire.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Global Warming Is HOT, Son!

I love global warming because 1) it's going to hit 70 degrees in San Francisco today in the middle of January, and 2) it compels people to make hilarious videos like this:

Realistic polar bear noises brought to you by former Chicago Bears tight end Ryan Wetnight.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Alana G's Thoughts on FanHouse BETA

I'm not sure I have too many thoughts other than confusion. As you may or may not know, I used to be the producer of AOL's FanHouse, following after the Blogfather Jamie Mottram and John "the Loch" Ness. Word from the inside is that a lot of internal things have changed since my departure amid controversy. Starting next week the site is also going to get an external change as it moves to FanHouse BETA.

There are still a lot of really talented bloggers at FanHouse, many of who are my friends. As long as those folks are still writing, there will still be good content there to read. Query whether readers will be confused by the addition of Jay Mariotti types, the increased emphasis on MSM leanings, the retro-ESPN nav, and the departure of a lot of the funnier bloggy bloggers... especially as AOL rebrands its sports channel as FanHouse... But hey, I'm sure they paid some marketing geniuses a lot of coin to come up with this, right? At least the new site looks alright. And the logo totally resonates with me and makes sense.

My favorite part of the site is the ultra-corporate Preview page explaining the new brand (FANHOUSEATTITUDE, totally rad!!). The following excerpt makes my eyes bleed. Anyone who has ever worked with me, John, or Jamie will know why.