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Jay Mariotti Leaving Print Journalism for the Inter-web

Jay Mariotti of Chicago Sun Times and more recently Around the Horn, is leaving hist post at the Chicago paper where he works. He worked 17 years as a print writer and is now moving into the internet world. Wow, this guy is really hurting for a job. Essentially, Mariotti is embracing the new media space and may become dare I say, a blogger.

Mariotti used to rock a mullet back in the day. Now he’s an “Around the Horn” groupie, and comes to work every day to battle the journalistic stalwarts of Woody Paige and Stat Boy from PTI. What sort of reader is going to follow Mariotti to the digital space? Most of his demographic still reads the Sunday paper. Atleast he can whore himself on ESPN, we’re expecting he’ll broadcast from his living room on the next show.

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Adam Jones Makin’ it Rain in a Local Dallas Commercial

Pacman, or now just Adam Jones, is in a local Dallas TV ad with Deion. I don’t even know where to begin with this. How much do we love USA? You know he’s so pissed that he can’t hit-up strip clubs anymore.  This isn’t as amazing as the Eastern Motors, but worth a look.

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Argentine Women’s Soccer Jokes Around

Members of the Argentine women’s soccer team appeared in a newly surfaced photo participating in the whole “slant-eyed” trend that’s sweeping the Olympics. The U.S. media perceives this gesture as racist, but does it really matter what the media thinks? The Spanish men’s basketball team made the same joke, and now another Spanish speaking nation is making the same move.

Really, we are hyper-sensitive about racism in our country and we here at Baron could care less if you are offended by this gesture. The Chinese took the gestures in stride and aren’t creating a stink. It’s mostly the American public is crying in outrage, see CNN. Maybe we’re the ones who are taking this too seriously and acting hyper-sensitive to these jokes. (we’re getting off the soap box now, and will work on the next nude rock climbing post)

UK Telegraph

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Photo of the Year – Phelps by a Fingertip

It was Phelps’ 7th gold medal and he won it by .01 of a second.  Did he win it outright?  We think so, but skeptics say otherwise.  The guy is a machine, and he used all 6 feet 5 inches of his frame on this wall-touch.  Phelps is on the left and won the  race due to his “half” stroke finish. 

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Aaron Peirsol, The Missing Link to the Wilson Brothers

The Bejing games were good to Aaron Peirsol, he went home with two golds and a silver, in addition to two world records in the 4 x 100 medley relay team (Phelps’ 8th gold medal race) and the 100 meter backstroke . But is he also the 4th Wilson brother? In our book, he’s a possible ringer to be tapped into the next Wes Anderson movie.

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Swedish Wrestler Blows off Medal Ceremony

The Olympics bring out the best and the worst in competition.  Swedish wrestler Ara Abrahamian accepted his bronze medal after his wrestling match, and then walked off the podium in disgust, leaving his medal on the wrestling mat.   Click here for the video from LiveLeak.  Ara and his coach are blaming “politics” for the reason that he lost his shot at gold.  His only comment to reporters was punching an aluminum barricade with his first as he exited the gymnasium.  

He received a silver medal the Athens Olympics in 2004 and has dedicated the last 8 years of his life to wrestling.  If he feels like he got robbed, throwing a temper tantrum is not the most mature way to display his emotions, but you can’t blame the guy.  By training his butt of for the Olympics, he’s earned the right to be frustrated.  We’re looking forward to see what the IOC is going to say about this.  Bueller, anyone, anyone?

London Telegraph


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Hungarian Weightlifter Mishap

Bodybuilders sacrifice their bodies for the attention and glory that comes from powerlifting hundreds of pounds of weight. That being said, Janos Baranyai had a “major malfunction” when he lifted his weight in the Olympics. Youtube took down the video for copywrite infringement from NBC, but LiveLeak is leaving there’s up. The guy dislocated his elbow trying to win Olympic gold and he’s in a world of pain. This clip is painful to watch, warning to those with a low threshold for arms that bend in the wrong direction.

Click here for the Live Leak version of the video, wordpress (our blog) doesn’t allow video embeds from LiveLeak.

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