Don't Forget to Cup the Balls
Move over Autistic Kid That Hit All Those Three-Pointers: The world wide web has found a new hero, and Beirut Master be thy name.
Still, I'd like to see this mastery applied to game-time situations. Who knows, this could be the type of hot-dog kid that can hit any shot in the world in practice, until it's time to line up twelve cups on twelve. Then he turns to mush and his partner wants to beat him about the face, chest, neck, breast and head with a ball-peen hammer. I've seen it happen. I've wielded that hammer. I am Spartacus.
Man, I miss playing hundreds of games of Beirut for no reason.
Slack Link of the Day: New StrongBad e-mail...gotta love a video with the phrase, "I've got the best lawyer soft tacos can buy."
Slack Video of the Day: No introduction truly necessary here -- this one's called Hangnail of the Yankees:
Slack Premiership Goal of the Weekend: We saw many important goals over the weekend, including Herr Ballack's opportunistic boot in the second half of extra time in the FA Cup semifinal that helped Chelsea to a 2-1 victory over Gamst & Blackburn. But perhaps none were more important than the three that (Gary) Sheffield United scored against West Ham at Brammall Lane on Saturday.
The bottom half of the table is more interesting than the top half right now -- for the uninitiated, the bottom three teams in the Prem get relegated to the next division (AAA-ish) and three teams from the Championship get a promotion and a warchest. The race to stay up is sexy as hell, one that will surely come down to the last weekend, and I've been perhaps mistakenly saying to anyone who'll listen that Sheffield is going down like a roofied fat chick with low self-esteem. West Ham had a great chance to move closer to the safety zone with a won on the trot, but Sheffield United came through with three marvelous goals to stay out of the drop zone.
And Michael Tonge's free-kick strike, the first of those three, is clearly the goal of the weekend, both in beauty and in importance. Check it out, pick a team and get involved in the relegation battle.
Slack Song of the Day: Wanna see Paul Rudd and David Wain sing some Boston shit with Of Montreal as the backup band? Me too.