Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Puckett Dies, Minn. Women Breathe Easier

I'd love to see that run in the morning papers...

I feel like we often glance over the nasty chapters in the lives of famous athletes when they die. I think the "Great player, great man" revisionist fluffing is a load of Grade-A malarkey.

R.I.P. The Great Ballplayer and Teammate and Good Half of Kirby Puckett. Any chance Jack Buck broadcasted Kirby's death in Heaven and paraphrased his famous Game 6 call? "Puckett, I'll see you tomorrow night."

Slack Link of the Day: Sadly, Dana Reeve also died on Monday, a crushing blow for anyone like me who wants to believe bad things don't happen to good people. Like Brett Favre and his many struggles recently, the Reeve family had to be closet Nazis that skinned orphaned cats and anally probed defenseless rabbits in order to deserve this, right? Sad stuff, just really sad stuff.

Slack Link of the Day II: Russ just gave me the heads up on this one: "At last Saturday's Cal men's hoops season finale versus USC, Bears boosters pulled a prank that straddles the fuzzy gray line between 'Crap-Yer-Pants Hilarious' and 'Inexcusably Cruel.'" This is classic.

Slack Video of the Day: This one's got a cheesy introduction from a ceremony that probably blew goats, but it turns into a performance of Crazy Love by Ray Charles, Van (the man) Morrison and a gospel choir. If that ain't cool enough for ya, here's another video of Van talkin' jive and playing with the lucious Bobby Dylan.

Slack Song of the Day: The NYC folk have two Tea Leaf Green shows at the Knitting Factory this week...and a cool young band I caught last April called U-Melt will be opening for them. So here's U-Melt on their epic tune Red Star, and here's an interesting cover of Phish's It's Ice, both from the band's February 4th show in Pittsfield, Mass.

8 Comments:

At 10:13 AM, Blogger Don Fiedler said...

Cooler upper-Midwest professional athlete: Hot Tub Chmura or Gropie Kirby?

 
At 10:24 AM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

I say Chmura, 'cuz at least he went for young, tight girls.

 
At 10:40 AM, Blogger Don Fiedler said...

I say Puckett, 'cuz he could still wrastle women into a restroom, touch their hoo-hah, and wink the entire time.

 
At 10:41 AM, Blogger Russell Kahn said...

Musician Ali Farka Toure also died, which makes me sadder than either the Reeve or Puckett deaths...

 
At 11:59 AM, Anonymous Rashid Muhammad said...

Pucket can fuckin burn in hell right next to Jim Leyritz, Ed Sprague, Eric Gregg, Sterling Hitchcock, and Kyle Farnsworth.

 
At 12:01 PM, Blogger jakezebra said...

Say what you will about Rae Carruth, but he didn't urinate in any crowded shopping center parking lots.

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Ace Cowboy said...

Wow, Rashid, can I get an explanation on Ed Sprague?! What the hell did he do?

 
At 6:01 PM, Anonymous Rashid Muhammad said...

1992 World Series Game 2.

I suppose I should add Jeff Reardon to that list as well.

 

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