Looch Crew Shirts Now Available In Black
Due to popular demand we ordered black versions of the Looch Crew shirt which are now in stock and on sale for Christmas. And speaking of the holidays if you want to receive your Barstool shirts by Christmas (next Christmas) you need to order by Sunday. After that all bets are off.
Barstool Local Smokeshow of the Day (Lauren)
First things first. Trivia starts in 2.5 hours at Game On! Be there! Nowintroducing Lauren from the mean streets of Hingham. Doesn’t Lauren look like she should be a high fashion model or something? She just has a totally unique look to her. And her eyes are kick ass too. She should totally be the poster girl for Hingham or Marblehead or Newport or some place like like that and I mean that in a totally awesome way.
Do you know any smokeshows who deserve to have their hotness shared with the world? Send all nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Billy Ripken Fuck Face Card
CNBC - Had Billy Ripken not received a shipment of less than ideal Louisville Slugger R161 models that year... Had Billy Ripken not decided to use one of those bats for batting practice that year... Had Billy Ripken not elected to mark that bat in a unique way that year... Had the photographer, taking the picture for his Fleer baseball card, not asked him to pose for a shot in between batting practice with that bat... Had the folks at Fleer caught what was written on the bat... it's extremely unlikely that we'd be talking about the 20th anniversary of any moment in the baseball career of Billy Ripken. But in January of 1989, Billy Ripken, scheduled to be a five cent common in the 1989 Fleer set, ignited the hobby already entering its prime with the debut of the very first Upper Deck set. Packs of Fleer hit hobby stores right after New Year's and, within two weeks, everyone had to have their hands on card No. 616, Billy Ripken. What ensued was absolute chaos and—as the "error" card's price rose to nearly $500—there were some amazing stories. A kid, who happened to be a fan of Ripken, had purchased a huge lot of No. 616's from a dealer for $50. When the curse was found, the new worth of the cards was closer to $20,000. There was the story of one kid who sued another kid for convincing him to sell his Billy Ripken for $1, without knowing the curse was on the bat. And the tale of the Geraldo show entitled "Men who write bad things in public places," when an audience member claimed it was he who wrote the obscenity on Ripken's bat. For nearly 20 years, Billy Ripken hasn't told the whole story. That is, until he revealed to me how it all went down:
Ah, 1989. It truly was the peak of baseball card hysteria in America. I was just a crazy 12 year old kid trying to get my hands on as many packs of Upper Deck as I could. You can only understand it if you lived through it. The only thing I can compare it to is that scene in Blow when Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz are fucking and rolling around in money. That’s what life was like for every little kid in the country except instead of doing drugs and fornicating we were rolling around in Greg Jeffries and Ricky Jordan rookie cards. And nothing defined the era like the Billy Ripken Fuck Face card. As this article accurately portrays once that thing hit the street all hell broke lose. It pushed both Ken Griffey Jr. and Eric Plunk aside like trash. But the card was like a ghost. You couldn’t get near it unless you went to Sports Collectibles in Peabody or your local card shop and even then it was too expensive to buy. It was truly a moment frozen in time. I’m so glad I took this trip down memory land because I think I just decided what to give all my groomsman at my wedding. Finally everybody will have their own Billy Ripken Fuck Face card and be able to put this chapter of their lives behind them.
Reader Email: Is This Gillette Stadium Ginger Bread House Lame?
What's up Stool?
I was going through some photos the other day and found a few pictures of
a gingerbread house I made of Gillette a ways back.
Now I realize this may get a quick lame vote, but every year I have to go
to my grandma's house with my little brothers to make gingerbread houses.
So trying to be a good grandson and all I keep the tradition going. I made
this thing something like freshmen year of high school. I know it's not
the best replica of Gillette, but hey at least I made the fucking thing,
unlike some of the other phonies who have been tryin to win a tshirt.
So before you vote this lame, keep in mind that I made it in an hour or so
with whatever the hell my grandma has got in her kitchen.
By the way, love the post about the greasy pole, its a great event.
I'm really torn on this one. I mean it's a nice story about your grandmother and tradition blah, blah, blah. But nice stories don't pay the bills if you know what I mean. I like what you did with the goal posts and the tower, but why are the end zones light blue? That makes no sense. And I don't get the gumdrops on the top of the stadium. Gillette doesn't have gumdrops there do they? Hmm I think I've voting a 4 here just because I don't want to ship the shirt. But as always we'll let the Stoolies decide.
Vote 1 for lame and 10 for not lame. Anything over 5 gets a free Barstool Shirt. If you got something that you think is not lame send it to email@example.com
UNH Accapella Group Suspended For Hazing
(The New Hampshire Gentlemen look like total animals)
DURHAM – An all-male University of New Hampshire a cappella group called the New Hampshire Gentlemen was apparently anything but when new members were hazed in an incident last spring that included dunking their heads in alcohol-fortified punch, commonly known on college campuses as "jungle juice." The university has put the group on probation for two years for the incident and banned all shows through fall 2009, except their winter concert this Saturday and performances for school children or assisted-living facilities. According to a university disciplinary report, the group held a party after its spring concert last semester at which underage people were allowed to drink alcohol and new members were dunked in the alcohol-laced punch, "It was basically a tradition and it's a mistake; it's not going to happen again," said Jon Blauvelt, the group's music director and a third-year student at UNH. "We didn't really just take their head and shove it in the punch; it's more kind of just dipped for a second," he said. It's unknown precisely what sort of alcohol was in the punch -- jungle juice is usually made with whatever's available -- but school officials said it was "potent." Blauvelt said the group plans to continue singing despite the mark on its record. Founded 30 years ago, the New Hampshire Gentlemen have no plans to go away, he said."We're going to take this disciplinary action against us in stride and keep singing," he said. "It's what brings us together as a group, and it's what we love to do."
Listen ordinarily I have no problem with a little college hazing. It’s just part of the gig. But once again leave it to those maniacs in the acappella club to cross the line with this type of brazen hazing and putting people’s lives in danger. Everybody knows you can’t “dip” people’s faces in jungle juice and expect to get away with it. I don’t care how tough these guys think they are. It was just a matter of time until one of the accappella pledges cracked under this type of pressure and squawked to the administration. You can only push a man and his falsettos so far. Regardless this snitch should just thank his lucky stars that this wasn’t the chess club or the bike club because both groups have killed a man for less.
PS – If you don’t think the name of my trivia team tonight is going to be “The New Hampshire Gentlemen” you’re fucking crazy.
The Lakers Are Obsessed With Us
LOS ANGELES - The Lakers went up against a team in green for the first time since the NBA Finals. Then again, the Milwaukee Bucks weren't the only team on the Lakers' minds Sunday night. One other team is always there. There are four doors to the Lakers locker room at Staples Center: the main entrance, the bathroom, the training room for medical treatment and the players' lounge. The first two doors weren't getting a lot of use an hour before the Bucks-Lakers game. There was not a single Lakers player in the main locker room to watch the TV that was rolling scouting footage of Milwaukee's recent game against Chicago. There were guys in the players' lounge, which is where Trevor Ariza literally ran from and back when he had to fetch something from his locker. Ariza didn't want to miss a moment of what was playing on TV in the lounge, where Kobe Bryant also was — the same thing that was playing on both training-room TVs. In the training room, Derek Fisher, Pau Gasol and Lamar Odom were among the Lakers in must-see-TV mode. And when on those TVs referee Jim Clark made a questionable ruling that benefited the Boston Celtics, the groans and profanities spewed from the Lakers' mouths. The Celtics were playing in Indiana, where the Lakers just lost Tuesday night, and they rallied to force overtime on Paul Pierce's 3-pointer. When regulation ended in that game, Sasha Vujacic walked out of the training room and into the main locker room, visibly upset and shaking his head. This is the Vujacic who refuses to wear green since the Lakers lost to the Celtics — and chides anyone whom he sees wearing green, even now that we're in the holiday season. Christmas is coming soon, and that's a date circled for vengeance against Boston by no less than Lakers owner Jerry Buss.
Are the Lakers serious? Give it up already guys. We’re better than you. And not just by a little either. We’re much fucking better. The sooner you realize this, the sooner you’ll be able to move on with your pathetic little lives. I mean how delusional do they have to be to want to play us again? This would be like the Pats wanting a rematch vs. the 85 Bears in the Superbowl. Sometimes you just need to cut your losses and move on. This is one of those times. No need for the hate. No need For Sasha Vujacic to ban wearing green in the locker room. No need for Kobe to abstain from raping chicks. No need for Jerry Buss to circle the Christmas game against the Celtics. Instead of worrying about us, they should be worrying about not losing by 20 to Sacramento. Because this whole Lakers vs. Celtics thing isn’t even a rivalry in my mind. Seriously I’m more concerned with the Hawks than I am with the LA. The Lakers are soft. They’re always going to be soft and all the trash talk in the world isn’t going to change that. So I say this as a friend to everybody in LA. Stop wishing for a rematch because it’s only going to end badly for you guys and I’d hate to see everybody get their hopes and dreams smashed to pieces again. To quote Adrian in Rocky IV….”You can’t win”
Welcome To the End of the Internet Part III: Cheetah Lady
What the fuck? Seriously what the fuck? All I know is when the video first came on and Cheetah lady was holding her cat, I was legitimately scared. I don't what I expected to happen, but I was bracing for something horrific and nightmares for the next month. Anyway to say I don't get this video would be the understatement of the year. It just has no rhyme or reason for existing.
USA! USA! USA!
- Thanks to Steve I guess for the tip?
Gisele Tells Brady She Only Wants a Simple Wedding Ring
NY Daily News-- Gisele Bundchen says size doesn't matter. Ring size, that is. Over a recent lunch, the supermodel (above) told pals that she and fiancace Tom Brady went shopping for a wedding ring — and ended up squabbling because he wants his ladylove to have a giant bauble. So what's the problem? Gisele says she'd be content with something "antique-looking and understated." Now that's your model of the perfect woman.
To all those women out there, including my own special little Angel atop My Christmas Tree and all her girlfriends who've been hating on Tom Brady all this time and accusing him of being a social-climbing philanderer who's chasing after Gisele just because of her looks: See? I told you so. This is Exhibit A. Like I've been saying all along, just because Gisele is a world class hottie, international one-named superstar, A-list celebrity and self-made multi-millionairess doesn't mean she isn't just a good, decent, red-blooded, down home country girl at heart. He wants to get her a big, expensive, ostentatious ring worthy of her beauty, but she just wants a humble, simple symbol of their commitment to each other. THAT'S the girl that Tom fell in love with. Not the one with the pluperfect ass, but the one that's more beautiful on the inside. That's something the women who hate Tom for dumping Bridget Moynahan can't wrap their brains around. Bridget is a gold-digger, Gisele has a heart of gold.
Jessica Biel Plays a Stripper In Powder Blue
Is there any doubt that this movie is going to suck? I know it. You know it. Everybody knows it. I mean even the trailer sucked. But you're fucking out of your mind if you don't think I'm buying this the first day it comes out on DVD. I mean Jessica Biel as a stripper? Count me the fuck in.
PS - Speaking of actresses playing strippers apparently Marissa Tomei plays a stripper in a new movie called the Wrestler and gets naked in it. I want to say call me when Biel gets naked, but Tomei is bringing the heat in these pictures so I don't want to downplay it. NSFW pics are here.
Trivia Tonight! Be There!
If this doesn't get you pumped up for trivia tonight at Game On! than nothing will! As a reminder it starts at 8pm. It ends at roughly 10pm. Maximum players on teams is 6. We have a great trivia guy running the show from here on out. Winner gets 50 bucks and each member of the team gets a free Barstool shirt. But more importantly you qualify for the TOC (Tournament of Champions) in April where teams compete for over $1,000 in cash. Yes, it's the richest day in all of trivia.
PS - As a side note, in college whenever I played NHL 93 I would turn off the lights and blast the Final Countdown before I took the controller. My opponents hated it and some may say it was lame, but it was good for two goals a game in my opinion. It was intimidating as hell especially when I was playing at my barn.
Does This Look Like the Face Of A Man Who Would Beat Up A Fellow Bike Rider For Telling Him To Put A Light On His Bike?
Madison (WKOW) -- Authorities have told 27 News a 28 year old man was arrested for allegedly battering another bicyclist after taking offense to a shouted suggestion to equip his bike with a light when riding after dark. The victim, Colin O'Brien, 51, told 27 News he was astounded his suggestion led to violence. O'Brien, who operates high end, custom bicycle shop Cronometro, has raced internationally, designed and patented bicycle parts, and helped develop bicycle safety programs. On a Thanksgiving eve bike commute home from work on South Shore Drive, O'Brien said two cyclists in dark clothing passed him almost unseen in the darkness. O'Brien said he shouted a suggestion. "Get a light."O'Brien, 51, said one of the bicyclists stopped and then tried to force him to crash. O'Brien said he was able to maintain his balance and continue on, losing sight of his attacker. When he approached his residential street, O'Brien said the man and the woman he had encountered were back, following him toward his home. O'Brien said there was a confrontation, which he thought might have been defused when he complied with the woman's request to be given a bicycle light. But O'Brien says her companion lunged at him and put him in a headlock and forced him to the ground. The veteran bicycle racer and touring rider said he braced for the worst. "My thought was, I haven't trained for something like this. I felt like he was really going to do some damage.
I love bike rage stories. Seriously though only a bike rider would say that the reason he was worried when he got put in a headlock was because he hadn’t trained for something like this. Really dude? You hadn’t trained for getting beaten up? Maybe you should have thought about that before yelling at strangers to put a light on their bike like you’re the bike riding KGB or something. Regardless you would have thought this guy would have been able to put up a better fight than this considering he is on the international bike tour. Oh wait I forgot. Bike riding is for pussies that have no athletic ability and can’t do anything else except ride a bike and get their asses kicked. Now it makes sense.
Yankees Sign Sabathia….Matt Cassel’s Father Dies….It’s Raining…..But At Least We Have Trivia Tonight!
(CC couldn't beat us in 07 and he won't beat us in 09,10,11,12,13,14..."
In a solid one two punch of bad news for God’s Chosen People, Boston fans woke this morning to find out that the Yankees have apparently signed or are about to sign CC Sabathia and even more tragically Matt Cassel’s dad passed away last night and he has left the team. Not good. Not good at all. As far as Sabathia goes I kind of figured this was going to happen all along. And while the guy is clearly a very good pitcher, you’ll have to excuse me if I’m not suddenly shaking in my boots. I’ll take Beckett assuming he doesn’t suck anymore and Lester over him any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Sure Sabathia carried the Brewers on his back last year, but let’s remember that he was the National League. And he still got smoked in the playoffs just like he did both times he faced us with the Indians in the post season. So before everybody gets in line to suck his dick let’s see him win a playoff game. Oh wait I forgot. You got to get there first.
Now as far as Cassel’s dad’s passing this is obviously very sad news just as it is anytime somebody suffers a loss like this. I’m not even going to make a wise crack about how Roger Goodell probably had something to do with this even though it wouldn’t shock me if he did. That would just be in poor taste. In any event, I’m 100% sure Cassel will be at the helm on Sunday. The guy has waited his entire life for this chance. I wouldn’t blame Cassel if he didn’t play, but like I said I don’t think there is any chance he misses the Raiders game. So while I obviously feel bad for him this really won’t affect anything on the field. We still need to win our next 3 games and if we do I’m 100% confident we will make the playoffs. No 11-5 team has ever missed the tournament and it ain’t starting on our watch. Not with Matt Cassel’s dad watching down on us from the heavens.
PS – Trivia Tonight! Be There!
Red Sox To Unveil New Logo Tomorrow?
(rumor is this will be the new hat which wouldn't be suprising since they already sell this logo on a ton of shit)
Bostonherald.com - Purists, beware: Thursday, the Red Sox have plans to unveil “changes to the ballclub’s logos” and “select uniforms.” Manny Delcarmen, Jim Rice, Jerry Remy and other club officials will be on hand for theannouncement/unveiling. It’s likely the team will reveal a new “alternate uniform,” to either replace or supplement the red tops the team often wears for Sunday home games. There’s no word yet on what the new logo will look like, or whether it will replace the existing one, which dates back decades.
This should be fun. I mean nothing gets the baseball geeks fired up around here like messing with tradition. The guys over at SOSH must be on suicide watch. Now don’t get me wrong I’m not in favor this new uniform thing. I’ve never been in favor of a uniform switch in my entire life regardless of sport. Older is always better in my opinion. But I’m not sure why this is suddenly a big deal? I mean the Sox have broken out green shirts, red shirts, milk man shirts etc for the past decade. This is just another variation in an attempt to sell more merchandise. Pretty much everybody does it except the Yankees and while I don’t like it, I’m pretty much immune to this type of stuff by now. I mean if you get mad about this type of shit then you should probably quit watching sports from now on. It’s just the world we live in. And it’s not like their dropping the “B” or anything like that although I wouldn’t put it past Lucchino to do that eventually too. But as it stands this is a total non story for me. I mean if the Sox were really making major changes you think Manny Delcarmen would be the guy unveiling the new uniforms to the public? They would have at least hired Kevin Millar.
Wake Up with Giorgia Palmas
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