Thursday, May 20, 2010

Kerrzy's Notebook: Random Friday Thoughts


Remember the Montreal journalist who had his car trashed by rowdy Flyers fans last weekend?

Yeah, he found the guy that jacked his license plate…on Facebook. Not sure how he did it, but Pat Hickey apparently found pictures of the guy, Dan Flannery, showing off the Quebec plate. He's giving the guy a chance though: Hickey says he won't press charges if the vandal makes a public apology and donates $1,000 to a Philadelphia charity.

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Flyers parent company, Comcast-Spectacor, has turned the name of the suspect to Philly police and the team is "ecstatic" about Hickey getting to the bottom of this.

When will people learn that if you steal some stuff, you shouldn't post pictures on your Facebook account? What a dummy!

Creepy Mascots

When did mascots get so damn creepy?

Organizers of the 2012 Olympics in London have unveiled the two characters that they hope will bring in over $23-million in merchandise revenue.

The Telegraph describes the mascots, Wenlock and Mandeville, as "two parts Pokemon to one part lava lamp with yellow 'Taxi' lights on their foreheads," which is fairly accurate. The names have significance in England as "Much Wenlock in Shrophshire is considered by many the birthplace of the modern Olympics" and "Stoke Mandeville's famous spinal injuries unit...was where the Paralympic movement began," says the Telegraph.

It's probably tough designing something like this, but these two creatures will no doubt make some kids cry. I wonder what they'd come up with if the Olympics were here?

Singing for LeBron

While there are many people that believe LeBron James has played his last game as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the good people of Cleveland are doing everything they can to make sure he stays.

That includes, as you'll see below, breaking out in song.

If a bunch of local celebrities embarrassing themselves doesn't show King James how much they love him, nothing will!

Favre Watch 2010

Well, it's that time of year again; the birds are chirping, fair skinned people are getting sun burns and people are once again wondering whether or not Brett Favre will be back for another season in the NFL.

As of right now it's anyone's guess, Minnesota coach Brad Childress says he hasn't spoken with Favre yet, but the 40-year-old has finally given us something to grasp onto. ESPN reports Favre told the Southern Miss baseball team that if they make the College World Series again this year, he'll be back with the Vikings for another season.

I guess it's fitting that the Golden Eagles aren't a sure shot to make the CWS - Favre isn't the type to give out clear-cut answers when it comes to this type of thing.

Southern Miss has a 30-20 record so far and will need to pick it up if the Vikings want Favre at pivot this season.

Hustle and Throw

Quite the night for New York Mets outfielder Angel Pagan on Wednesday.

He started by hitting the first inside-the-park home run in Nationals Park history and then started the Mets' first triple play since 2002. That's the first time in 55 years that a player has done both of those things in a single game.

The last guy to do it was Phillies shortstop Ted Kazanski on Sept. 25, 1955 against the New York Giants. Here's a look at both plays:

Breakin' the Law

Hey NFL, you think you're tough? Well, the NBA is so badass even the parents of players are getting arrested!

There were three NBA-related arrests this past week, starting last Saturday when the mother of Phoenix Suns forward Amar'e Stoudemire was taken into custody for not having an "ignition interlock device" on her vehicle. Apparently she's had some trouble with DUI's in the past and told the officer that pulled her over that she was on her way to an alcohol class.

The Arizona Republic reports she's been in jail "dozens of times" for everything from drug possession to prostitution.

On Tuesday, the stepfather of Boston Celtics guard Marquis Daniels not only got arrested, but he was also "Tased" at Orlando's Amway Arena during game two of the East Final. Willie Buie was charged with resisting arrest after officers responded to a disturbance in Buie's section. The Taser was needed when Buie wouldn't let officers handcuff him.

A little later on Tuesday, NY Knicks guard Wilson Chandler was charged with criminal possession of marijuana when he was pulled over for driving without his headlights.

Take that NFL!

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