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The American Football Jets vs Colts: We Meet Again

January 5, 2011 Leave a comment

Oooo, feels good, yeah...uh huh....

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My night at an NHL game: Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals

December 20, 2010 Leave a comment

Hockey. Boston. Washington.

“Go Back to D.C.!”.

Sounded funnier after a couple of $8 beers.

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LeBron James and the Alkaline Shower of Death

December 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Today’s the day, folks.  Today’s the day that LeBron James returns to Cleveland.

This is going to be fun.

Cleveland has been waiting for this day for nearly half a year after their former “King” embarrassed them on national TV during “The Decision”, the most ego-stroking program to hit the airwaves since Keeping Up with the Kardashians.  The Decision proved what we here at Celebrity Exile knew all along:

LeBron James is a GIANT DOUCHE.

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Kudos to the Texas Rangers!

October 13, 2010 Leave a comment

No, not that kind of Ranger.

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Lou Gehrig may not have had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

August 17, 2010 Leave a comment

A study published today in the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology indirectly suggested that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or as you have already guessed if you didn’t know, Lou Gehrig’s disease, was not the disease that inflicted and ultimately was the demise of the Yankee slugger who declared himself “the luckiest man on the face of the earth.”

not a baseball player

What doctors found was that markings in the spinal cords of professional players diagnosed with A.L.S indicated that they, in fact, did not have A.L.S but a different disease, one caused by trauma from concussions and that eventually eroded the central nervous system similar to how A.L.S degenerates its victims.

Ice. So unforgiving.

From The New York Times:

The study published Wednesday…..represents the first firm pathological indications that brain trauma results in motor-neuron degeneration, and that the resulting disease (at least in the three men studied) is actually not A.L.S. It is a different disorder with different markings, specifically high levels of two protein abnormalities in the spinal cord that compromise nerve function.

When Lou Gehrig was playing professional baseball, batting helmets were not worn nor required. During an exhibition game in 1934, Gehrig was hit with a pitch above his right eye and knocked unconscious. He played the next day. Ten years earlier, the Yankees and the Tigers got into a bench-clearing brawl and Gehrig hit his head on concrete, after taking a swipe at, and missing, Ty Cobb. In between these times, Gehrig was hit in the head and knocked unconscious while playing a ground ball down at first base. Throw in a handful of other head “injuries” and there’s only so much sloshing about a brain can take.

Back in those days, little was known about concussions and the lingering effects they had. To play the next day was commonplace and evidence as being a “tough-guy”. In today’s world, great care is taken to treat professional athletes when their noggin gets dinged. And with good reason.

So, what about the name “Lou Gehrig’s disease”? This could be a big “oops!” Not only are we dealing with a whole new disease (albeit very similar) but the A.L.S Association is in trouble of losing the face and obviously the name of their disease. Parkinson’s has Michael J. Fox….

two of the many symptoms of Parkinson's....wolf-like appearance and beer can biting

Johnny Dickshot disease just doesn’t have the same ring to it.


Court rules Quinnipiac Cheerleading is not a Sport!

And that’s a good thing!

Quinnipiac cheering...maybe...

Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that competitive cheerleading is not a sport.

The reason for the court’s ruling was that Quinnipiac University cancelled Women’s Volleyball and in its place added Competitive Cheerleading.


Because they needed to be in compliance with Title IX, the 1972 federal law that requires male and female athletes to be given equal opportunities.

Additionally, the women’s volleyball team also said that Quinnipiac cancelled their sport because it was too expensive while at the same time diverting funds into male athletics.

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Now, I have no problem with Competitive Cheering. But when one sport, which is more widely accepted as such, is cancelled for another under these circumstances, then that is just plain wrong.

But don’t tell that to Deanna Harvey, who wrote in the NY Daily News:

I was a competitive cheerleader for five years and I have a very different opinion on this ruling stemming from a lawsuit by members of the Quinnipiac University women’s volleyball team who sued when the school disbanded the squad and replaced it with cheerleading.

I began cheering my freshman year of high school and it immediately gave me a confidence I’d never had before. It also made me appreciate what it takes to succeed in a competitive, challenging and dangerous environment – and isn’t that the definition of a sport?

My message to the judge who ruled that cheerleading is not a sport is to try one stunt, perform a backflip while you soar into the air, and wait for two petite girls to catch you. And then get back to me.

Ms. Harvey is completely missing the point.

She thinks that the judge is attacking Competitive Cheering when in fact that is not the issue.

The issue is that the University cancelled one sport without concrete reasons and replaced it with another. The sports are irrelevant. Plain and simple.

And now, to show my support for Competitive Cheering, which is not a sport, I’ll post a few action shots in its honor:

Someone's missing from this picture..

This was a google result of nerdy cheerleader


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