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Introducing ‘Soda Shaq’: An Oversized Soda From An Overexposed Celebrity For An Overstimulated Nation
Have a thirst for a 24-ounce sugary cream soda with Shaq’s picture on the can? Sure, we all do. But until now there was none available. Introducing Soda Shaq (rejected names: “Sugar Shaq”, “Giant Lake ‘O Soda”, “Caffeine Armageddon”, “Shaq-In-Your-Mouth”, “Shaq’s ADHD Surprise”, “The Seven Percent From The Free Throw Line Solution”, and “Boom Goes The Potassium Sorbate”.
And we shall name him … Prickly Pete. (He’s fine now, thanks to the good folks at Pebblebrook Golf Course in Sun City West, AZ).
Arizona Running Back Ka’Deem Carey Kicked Out Of Arizona-UCLA Basketball Game For Telling Cop, “Get The F— Out Of My Face”
Officers of the law often respond well to the athlete “Do you know who I am?” shtick. Don’t want to submarine The Hometown Team for The Big Game. But sometimes they’re less than receptive. When Arizona All-American running back Ka’Deem Carey attended Thursday’s Arizona-UCLA game with his cousin, Hakeem Adams-Johnson, and ran into a spot of trouble with event staff and police, he gave it a whirl.
Oof. It is certainly going to be an uphill battle for the NFL’s replacement refs who not only have trouble making calls, but apparently forget which teams they are officiating. Watch the world’s most uncomfortable coach’s challenge result after the jump.
How not to go BASE jumping: jump from a 600-foot cliff with your parachute on backwards. Sam Baker followed these directions to perfection, and after slamming into the cliff face and falling hundreds of feet, the Arizona man only injured his ankle. America: is Baker a credit to man’s resiliency against the forces of the universe, or a really, really bad mistake? Video of the aftermath after the jump.
Not all fans handle losses with sadness. Instead, some go the good ol’ fashioned manly route: taking their frustration out on the TV screen.
There’s now legitimate concern about BP’s multimillion-dollar sponsorship deal for the Olympics. With the company’s growing infamy, it’s definitely not an association the USOC can be happy to tout.
Almost exactly four years ago, there was a fantastic Sports Illustrated feature by Gary Smith on Sam Kellerman, the murdered brother of former ESPN personality and long-time boxing writer, Max.