May 1, 2009
Imagine being the only female — a 21-year-old female to be exact — in a dorm of 18- to 19-year-old freshmen huddled around a TV as if it were a warm fire on Chicago’s coldest day watching Game 6 of the Chicago Bulls.
Each layup, each free throw, each jumpshot, each pass, each pick, each foul, each call, each timeout, each buzzer . . . their reactions just got stronger and stronger.
Not to mention, their reactions at — count ’em — three overtimes.
What did the scene look like?
...and this is just their reaction to the SECOND overtime...
I know this is an entertainment blog, but sports IS entertainment. Wherever you were watching the Bulls game tonight, you HAVE to say that the reactions you saw — the joy, the anger, the relief, everything — was entertaining as heck! I couldn’t stop laughing watching these boys hug and hold each other as the Bulls tied 118-118. Then 123-123. Then finally 128-127! By the second overtime I found myself holding my breath and saying “Crap!” to some of the lame calls the refs made or the unbelievable shots the Bulls and the Celtics made. At the end of the game these boys were head over heels for Derrick Rose and John Salmons. One of the guys, Don Whigan (in red) even said, “He makes this shot, ima get a tattoo on my arm!! (makes the shot) I’M GETTING A TATTOO TONIGHT!!!” (Of course, lamely, he didn’t follow through).
|The pictures speak for themselves. These boys’ reactions are HILARIOUS. I’m pretty sure whoever you were watching the game with was just as entertaining as these boys. Check out the hilarious pictures individually here.
Tonight’s game was more than entertaining, and probably one of the best games we’ve seen since Michael Jordan. Some are even saying the best series ever! Let’s hope our hearts can handle Game 7 and more.
Hey. Anything’s possi-bull.
April 21, 2009
Image via Lake Democrats
No, not to his court meetings.
Blago will be a no-show on NBC’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!. U.S. District Court Judge James Zagel dashed Blago’s hopes on getting paid $80,000 a week to compete against the likes of fame whores Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt, former supermodel Janice Dickinson, weirdo creepy Sanjaya Malakar and more, saying it’s a bad idea.
Judge Zagel also said the thought that’s probably on almost everyone’s minds:
“I don’t think this defendant in all honesty fully understands the position he finds himself in.” Does Blagojevich realize he could go to jail for 30 years? Maybe not so much.
According to the Sun-Times, Blagojevich said, “I have to do it for my kids. I have to support my family.’’
I know some “celebrities” can be really dumb — for example, as my sister and I thought today while watching a preview for the next episode of The Hills where Spencer asks where in the Bible it says you shouldn’t have sex before marriage… hello, do they think the pregnancy scare they had in the second season didn’t happen?? — but c’mon, Blago. Really? Is the hair on your head too thick for you to realize your situation?
Who knows… maybe someone will come up with a reality show set in Chicago that he can be in and pay him much more than $80,000 to help him pay his legal fees.
April 16, 2009
Image via Nerve
Hear ye! Hear ye!
LET IT BE KNOWN that on the seventeenth day of the fourth month of the two thousand and ninth year of our Lord (or whoever your Higher Power is) . . .
Oprah. Winfrey. Twittered.
It was only a matter of time before Chicago’s Queen and the Queen of the Talk Show Universe got a Twitter. With such a big occasion, E! News predicts (jokingly) that Oprah’s first Tweet will crash the microblogging site forever. Ashton Kutcher, one of the biggest celebrity Twitterers, is even said to appear on the show, so that has to be some kind of clue, right?
What’s so great about this microblogging site? Will we be seeing Oprah tweet the usual unusual things that people tend to twitter about?
I’m playing with my dogs. One of them just pooped. I just picked up the poop.
Will she link to important topics that were on her show or that she supports?
Barack Obama! Barack Obama! Barack Obama!
Will she save a life like the Mrs. Kutcher did? Will she rant and rave like Courtney Love?
The possibilities are endless for Oprah’s epic first Tweet. We can only imagine how many people are gonna be staring at her Twitter and keep hitting the “refresh” button to see if she’s Twittered yet. At 8:53 p.m. Central Time 04/16/2009 she had 47,757 followers. At 8:54 p.m. Central Time it jumped to 48,566!
If Twitter crashes tomorrow, so does everyone’s hopes to tell people what they’re doing.
Because you know, texting or calling or even meeting someone is so uncool…
April 15, 2009
Image via Lake Democrats
Former Gov. Rod Blagojevich has agreed to appear on the new NBC reality show I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.
Pending permission from the federal judge, Blagojevich will join the other nine yet to be named celebrities who will be dropped in the Costa Rican jungle to face what the network calls “fun and comedic challenges designed to test their survival skills.” A source said the show—which is set to air June 1 and run nightly for four weeks—would pay him $80,000 a week.
It’s up to the viewers to decide which celebrities go, what challenges they’ll face, and who will be crowned King or Queen of the Jungle.
Should Blagojevich be voted off the show given his situations? Or should we vote Blagojevich on the island to get him out of here?