Thursday, April 12, 2007

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Imus fired

Don Imus was fired earlier this week for his inflammatory remarks toward the Rutgers women's basketball team. Days before, MSNBC pulled the plug on the TV simulcast for his radio show and sponsors had begun pulling out. This comes as somewhat a surprise, many thought a slap on the wrist and an honest apology would have been enough. Me, I think he should be fired, and props to CBS for having the guts to do the right thing at the cost of a profit. Joke or not, too many people get away with terribly racist remarks on public forums. By not punishing them, we are quietly condoning their actions.

Halo 3 - only 6+ months away!

Halo 3 can't come soon enough. This video, a "documentary" on the game, shows a ton of gameplay and even has a detailed diagram of one of the new maps. Everything simply looks better, more crisp and clean. Plus the new additions, the innuendo laden "man cannon", the bubble shield and the trip mine all look fantastically fun. This is going to sell a ton of 360's.

Lollapalooza unveils insane line-up

Fancy rich people who can afford festival tickets, mark your calendars for August 3-5. Lollapalooza 2007, in Chicago, has revealed a pretty ridiculous assortment of bands. For $165 you can see the likes of: TV on the Radio, LCD Soundsystem, Daft Punk, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Interpol, Spoon, Iggy and the Stooges and Pearl Jam amongst many many others.

The next step in video games: emotion

Very good feature on D-toid about what video games have to do to stay alive for the foreseeable future. It runs kind of long, but makes a lot of good points about the stagnation in the industry. Plus, I love the anything that reps "Shadow of the Colossus."

Sportsmanship, shmortsmanship

57-1. That was the score of a Bridgewater State vs Newbury college baseball game. That's right, baseball. 57 runs. There are so many things wrong with this - it is truly absurd. Why didn't the coach pull every one of his starters after the score was say, 25-1? Even if he did, why didn't he tell his guys to not swing at anything at all and just end this. This game must have taken hours, embarrassed Newbury to no end and is one more nail in the coffin of sportsmanship today. Still, it's damn funny.

Pacman Jones suspended for entire 2007 NFL season, rain not in forecast

Adam "Pacman" Jones was suspended for the upcoming 2007 NFL season after meeting with commissioner Roger Goodell. Jones was arrested multiple times in 2006, most notably in Las Vegas while attending the NBA All Star game. Jones' West Virginia Teammate, Chris Henry of the Cincinnati Bengals, received an 8-game suspension for similar breaches in conduct.

This is a step in the right direction for Goddell and the NFL. David Stern, NBA commissioner, runs that ship with an iron fist and is working hard to clean up its "image problem." While his methods may seem strict at times, he is truly trying to maintain an air of professionalism within his league.

When players like Tank Johnson and the entire Bengals team getting away with various crimes and misdemeanors with seemingly no consequences, it sets a bad example for America's most popular sport. The entire season is severe, but it sets an important precedent to others.

I am going to leave with one last link. This isn't so much news as it is great. This is Feist's new video for the song "1,2,3,4" off her new album "The Reminder", due in May. I just got into Feist and I am digging her new album, but this video puts it over the top for me. If you don't have a huge crush on Feist, male or female, after watching this video, then you sir/madam are an idiot.

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