Chuckin’ a Tweed, Pop A Noodle January 28, 2006
Congratulations, Shaun White and Kelly Clark. We’d still rather go freeriding with this guy.
Who’s got my X Games? January 27, 2006
So we actually did some real reporting this week. By real reporting, we mean that we emailed some real reporters, and one of them, for reasons still unbeknownst to us, actually wrote us back.
Did we find any thing good out? Hell yeah we did, dog! We got a list of all the riders invited to Winter X, except it includes recent scratches and additions and is much more up to date than what’s out there on EXPN.com. Based on this info, here is what you should expect when the games get underway this weekend:
Make sure you remember to do the drinking game.
Even Worse than the beav January 26, 2006
Check it — at the beav, we do a lot of research on the ole intraweb to make sure you get the goods. Unfortunately, there are inherent hazards in this. Consider, for example, this 2006 Olympic blog that we keep running into while traversing the Blogosphere in search of a scoop.
It’s a terrific find if you are a 55 year old reading at a 3rd grade level and want info on the Olympics. Otherwise, it blows. Check out a nugget from this entry:
I can see how snowboarding is a challenging sport. But I still don’t know if I buy it as an Olympics [sic] sport. If inline skaters have to become ice speed skaters to participate in the Olympics, maybe snowboarders should become skiers. This is probably a sure sign that I’m getting old.
No, it’s a sure sign that you are fucking lame.
Whatever. Since we’re nice guys at the beav, we’re going to hook Ms. Genius Blogger up with a free blog entry that she can use to preview the Olympic women’s snowboard X.
Lindsey Jacobellis is a snowboarder. She is very fast. She has curly hair. She likes cats. Do you like cats? Lindsey is in a TV commercial for Visa. Do you like TV? Go, Lindsey, go!
Be careful, it’s sketchy out there in cyberspace, joes.
Winter X Drinking Games January 25, 2006
Here at the beav we love to drink beer almost as much as we love snowboarding, so in honor of both, we’ve come up with a nifty drinking game for this year’s winter X.
Here’s how it works. Grab a case of beer and some friends (optional), sit yourself in front of the TV on Saturday afternoon, and then follow the instructions below. If things go well, Seth Meyers will actually seem funny by the time SNL comes on at 11:30.
Take one drink:
Take two drinks:
Finish your drink:
Update: We got our riders mixed up. Luke Wynen rides for Jesus, not Keir Dillon. More info on this from Yo Beat.
Superbowl XL… Phfffffft January 24, 2006
Seriously, we love Superbowl ExtraLarge like a fat kid love cake and all, but with the Skins out of the playoffs, the two weeks of hype is a little much.
This week is all about the Winter X-games. Things get rolling in Aspen, CO on Saturday afternoon. Make sure to set your DVR or park your butt on a couch or barstool for these events:
Snowboarder X Men’s & Women’s Final: Saturday 2 PM - 4PM (ABC)
Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Final: Saturday 5 PM - 6 PM (ABC)
Snowboard Superpipe Women’s Finals: Saturday 9 PM - 11 PM (ESPN)
Snowboard Superpie Men’s Finals: Monday 9PM — 11 PM (ESPN)
An added Bonus for watching the Women’s pipe final is that it will be shown in conjunction with the Men’s Moto X best trick, which is awesome to watch if you like seeing people get horribly mangled and disfigured.
There’s some skiing events on at some point too.
At the beav, we’re really stoked that ESPN will be again hooking up the live coverage. We’re NOT as excited about the fact that on Monday and Tuesday nights, they’ll be continuing the tradition of capping off coverage with live broadcasts from the 11 PM Sportscenter. It just doesn’t feel right to hear Linda Cohn drop science about Steve Fisher’s cab 1080 technique. Plus, when Shaun White is about to put the hammer down on his final run, the last thing we want to hear is whether or not Golden State lost to Sacremento. It probably pisses off Kings fans too.
Update: According to TV guide and my DVR, Snowboarder X and the slopestyle contest will all be shown from 4-6 PM on Saturday on ABC, not 2-4 and 5-6 as originally scheduled. Plan accordingly, bitches.« newer posts | older posts »