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California Chrome Lost the Triple Crown on Saturday Then His Owner Lost His Goddamn Mind

COWARDSHe also made a questionable analogy of why Tonalist’s participation Saturday was unfair.

“These people nominate their horses for the Triple Crown and then they hold out two [races] and then come back and run one,” Coburn told ESPN. “That would be like me at 6-2 playing basketball with a kid in a wheelchair. They haven’t done anything with their horses in the Triple Crown. There were three horses in this race that ran in the first two — California Chrome, Ride on Curlin and General a Rod — none of the other horses did.  You figure out. You ask yourself, ‘Would it be fair if I played basketball with a child in a wheel chair?”

Coburn made the analogy in both interviews Sunday morning. He was asked in the “Good Morning America interview” if he considered the comparison offensive.

“No, I’m just trying to compare the two,” he said. “Is it fair for me to play with this child in a wheelchair? Is it fair for them to hold their horses back?”

Coburn said he has no problems if people label him a “sore loser” and even proceeded to give out his phone number so people can call him with their complaints.

 

So this is one way to lose the Triple Crown. Call the horse who won the race, fair and square might I add, a coward, then compare the loss to you, a grown man, playing basketball against a kid in a wheelchair. Interesting analogy. I also love that he had to actually ask the question: “would it be fair if I played basketball with a child in a wheel chair?” Probably not, Steve. Also if you own a horse you should probably be OK with the rules of horseracing. If he came out with this rant before the Belmont race I would respect him a little bit more, because he just doesn’t agree with the rules. But saying this after the race just makes you look like a pissy pants sore loser. Above all else, I really hope this loss helps Steve Coburn work on his analogy game. Never compare yourself to handicapped children. It’s not a good look.

– Ryan

P.S. When did Wilfred Brimley start owning horses?

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Steve Carell is Ready For His Closeup – Foxcatcher Trailer

Foxcatcher, the new Olympic wrestling themed film starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo, premiered at Cannes yesterday to rave reviews. Most of those reviews revolve around the acting, and while I’ve always enjoyed Mark Ruffalo and Channing Tatum, I’d like to focus on Steve Carell. The first look trailer above (a longer version was leaked months ago but the studio took it down) gives us a small glimpse into the film and it’s three main characters. Carell looks haunting, and unrecognizable, as John Du Pont, the millionaire heir to the Du Pont family fortune who used his vast amounts of money to train Olympic wrestlers trying to make their way to the top. Carell’s performance is already getting Oscar buzz, but I’ll leave that for the actual critics to bicker over. I’m excited that Steve Carell was given the opportunity to step out of his comedy shadow and transform into the bad guy. Carell was magical as Michael Scott in The Office. Magical might not even be a strong enough word to express just how great I thought he was. Michael Scott was a character, yes, but he had a very human side to him, and any of us unlucky enough to be employed in Cube Life have come across a Michael Scott at some point or another. I think Steve Carrel always had this kind of performance in him, but he wasn’t given a chance to show it until now. It’s tough to blame writers, directors or movie studios: he’s a comedic gem who always delivers, whether he’s the oddball boss, or the lovable, albeit slow weatherman, or even the 40 year old virgin. When the director of the movie, Bennett Miller, was asked why he chose Carell, his answer was perfect:

Miller said after he met Carell and discussed the part, he knew he had found his Du Pont. “[This] obviously doesn’t resemble anything he has done before,” Miller said. “I asked Steve if he could imagine what life would really be like if he did not have the relief of a sense of humor. Not just being funny but to see humor in things.”

Carell went “to a dark place,” Miller said, adding that he thinks all comedians are dark. “I just thought, he could do it.” (WSJ)

The talent has always been there, and come November, I have a feeling a lot of people are going to be happy the opportunity finally came too.

– Ryan

 

 

I May Be Biased But This is One of the Coolest Videos of All Time

Unless you live under a rock (which if you do, I sincerely apologize) you know that WrestleMania 30 was last night in New Orleans. Per usual, WWE put on one hell of a show. The coolest moment for me came at the very beginning, when three of wrestling’s greatest performers shared the same ring in the name of WrestleMania. Thanks to this new behind the scenes video, we have a glimpse of what it was like for Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold and The Rock right before they came through that curtain last night. Watch and enjoy.

– Ryan

I’m Not Entirely Sure Steve Smith Knows How Twitter Works

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Steve Smith you rascal. Everyone knows Steve Smith is good at two things: talking trash and impregnating women. Notice how I didn’t put “using Twitter” on that short list? That’s because Steve Smith apparently has no idea how it works. Either that or he’s oddly obsessed with himself, which now that I think about is a plausible explanation. Only true ballers @ themselves and hash tag their own name all while humble bragging our faces off. Steve Smith is having sex, guys, and he wants the world to know.

Vince McMahon’s Training Montage is Exactly What You Need To Start Your Week Off Right

Vince McMahon is clinically insane..and I love every minute of it. “I hate Austin! I hate Austin!”

– Ryan

Steve Carell and Leslie Mann Need Some French Toast

Judd Apatow and his real life wife Leslie Mann attended the Anchorman 2 premiere last night, and he caught Steve Carell and his wife catching up on some unfinished business.

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Let’s hope it involved getting some fucking French toast.

– Ryan

Farewell Houston Astrodome, Home of the Greatest Wrestlemania in History

(Source) “HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Astrodome was a technological marvel when it opened in 1965. Dubbed the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” it was the first domed and air-conditioned stadium and became Houston’s defining landmark, a symbol of the city’s can-do spirit.

But eventually, bigger and sleeker stadiums took its place, leaving the iconic structure that once hosted both professional baseball and football games empty and dilapidated, its future in limbo.

After Texas voters on Tuesday rejected a referendum that would have authorized up to $217 million in bonds to turn the Astrodome into a giant convention and event center, the stadium is likely to be demolished.

“We can’t allow the once-proud Astrodome to sit like a rusting ship in the middle of a parking lot. This was the best effort (to revamp the stadium), and voters have turned it down,” Harris County Judge Ed Emmett said. Fifty-three percent voted against the referendum.

Emmett said a final decision on what happens to the Astrodome will be up to the commissioners court, the group of local officials who manage the county. But he said the stadium’s future was pretty much sealed with the referendum’s failure. He said a decision would have to be made quickly but didn’t say exactly when that would happen.”

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The Houston Astrodome was home to many events over the past 48 years, but nothing compares to the event it held on April Fools Day, 2001. That was the night the Astrodome hosted Wrestlemania XVII, the greatest Wrestlemania of all time. WWE was in it’s heyday; the roster was stacked, and everyone who competed that night had one goal in mind: to steal the show.

Check out this ridiculous card:

Shane McMahon vs. Vince McMahon in a street fight, with Mick Foley as the special guest referee.

Hardys vs. Dudleyz vs. Edge & Christian in a TLC match for the tag team titles.

Undertaker vs HHH.

The main event: Stone Cold vs. The Rock for the WWE Championship.

You could live three lifetimes and never see a wrestling card with that much star power. If you get a chance, watch some of those matches. Every single one delivers in a big way.

Thanks for the memories Astrodome, and thanks for the greatest Wrestlemania of all time.

– Ryan

P.S. It also gave us the greatest wrestling promo of all time.

This Guy Is Pissed At You Because You Pronounce ‘GIF’ Wrong

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Shame on you. You’ve officially pissed off Steve Wilhite, the inventor of ‘Gifs’ or ‘Jifs’ as he says it’s pronounced. Is it just me or does this guy looks like he literally has a stick up his ass at all times. This grumpy old man (classic movie) is even calling out the Oxford English Dictionary. And get this, he invented the GIF 26 years ago. I feel as though if people pronounce a word, or in this case an acronym, wrong for 26 years you’ve officially lost the battle Stevey.

You know for a second I was on this guy’s side. It’s his baby, his creation, and quite frankly I’m no stranger to mispronunciation. My name’s Sean, I’m 24, and to this day I’m told I spell my name wrong. And it doesn’t help to have a big time actor like Sean Bean around, because damn, is it ‘Shon Bon’ or ‘Seen Bean’? But after 24 years, what’s the point of fighting it. Get over it guy, you just accepted a webby for your creation. By the way shouldn’t there be like a statute of limitations on accepting awards for things? Imagine if Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd won an Oscar for trading places 26 years after it came out? (That’d be sweet) But I digress.

And here’s the kicker, he named it after one of the three staple foods for a computer programmer. Jiffy peanut butter. The other two being Pepsi and nacho cheese Doritos. (I really think he missed the boat not calling his creation ‘Doritos’.)

Anyways. Accept your webby and go peacefully into the night. No one cares, except me enough to write about it.

-Sean Lite-

P.s. Imagine if they were called Doritos? Huge mistake

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