Friday, August 21, 2009

charity: water, an organization worth helping!

From charity: water:
    One billion people on the planet don’t have access to clean drinking water. That’s one in six of us. charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.
Maybe it's time to help. The video gives you a sense of what charity: water does and how it all started.

The story of charity: water - The 2009 September Campaign Trailer from charity: water on Vimeo.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Washington Nationals ballgirl says "Whoops. FUGETTABOUDIT."

The Washington Nationals ballgirl who made SportsCenter for her blooper -- fielding a fair ball -- jokes about her mistake. Her mistake was against the Florida Marlins. She says: "Whoops! FUGETTABOUDIT." Hey, we all make mistakes. Good to see she could joke about it. On the SportsCenter clip, we get to read her lips: "That was foul?" She gives us the quote in her own voice, too.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Girl dives out of stands to make play on baseball

Not sure where the heck this video comes from, but she definitely makes the best play of the game.

The trailer for the Michael Oher story -- starring Sandra Bullock

Here's the trailer for the Michael Oher story -- The Blind Side. Quinton Aaron plays Oher, who was the focus of a book by Michael Lewis called “The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game.” Oher, who had a difficult childhood, eventually overcame his problems and played football at Ole Miss before being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Oher is a left tackle, which is the position that guards the quarterback's blind side. If you watch the trailer, it appears Sandra Bullock is the star of the movie and not Oher's character. The movie is due out in November of 2009.

This video might have some football fans barking

Not exactly sure how Michael Vick would feel about this video nowadays, but this commercial sure comes close to combining dogs and football. Of course, I think it's a different kind of football -- a.k.a. soccer.

Jay Glazer on the Green Bay Packers and Aaron Rodgers

Fox's Jay Glazer likes Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Even likes him more the Brett Favre. Glazer says:
    You look at the way Aaron played last year, and you look at the way Brett played last year, it boggles my mind that anyone would ever say that, "Well, if Brett were here last year, they would have been a lot better." You look at Aaron's numbers, and the stuff that he had to go through last year, I think 90 percent of the quarterbacks in this league would not have been able to deal with it. the way Aaron did.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Rex Ryan's diet stinks

Here's New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan on Day Two of his diet:
    "Why’d you bring that up [laughing]? Let me tell you this. The vegetable part of it? Way worse than I even thought. We should have a bonus cup for anybody who would like to give it a shot. I’m not kidding. We can put one here. You guys can see it. It’s hard to describe ... it looks like rust. I plugged my nose to drink it. It’s absolutely brutal. But hey, I’m hanging in there. It’s day two, so we’ll see."

Ryan also likes a little razzle-dazzle on defense when the team gets a turnover.
    On laterals on defense and if they are risky…. "Now you sound like Ozzie [Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome]. I used to get reprimanded by Newsome all the time, but we want to score. We don’t want to be reckless with it. Statistically, we do score quite a bit in this system. We have a 4-by-4 rule. If you can get a 4-by-4 relation, then you’re safe to pitch the ball. I’m sure [Mike] Tannenbaum and Woody [Johnson] will talk to me if they need to, but realistically, we want to score when we get them. It’ not just getting the interception. We want to put them in the end zone."

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Jerry Jones gives a tour of the new Dallas Cowboys stadium

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Forget the Madden Cruiser. Here is Chris Mortensen's Bus

Video clip titled: "Chris Mortensen Takes Us Inside His Bus." Mort takes us from the front of the bus to the back where the beds and toilets are.

With Brett Favre gone, Peter King continues love affair with Redskins QB Jason Campbell

Here is Sports Illustrated's Peter King on Washington Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell July 28, 2008:
    I think I am smitten with Jason Campbell. The guy's going to be good. Maybe really good. He's sure of himself, throws a nice, soft spiral downfield -- harder when he has to -- and is more confident and self-assured than anyone learning an eighth offensive system in his last nine years of football has the right to be.
Here is King July 31, 2009:
    It's only one day, one snapshot, but Jason Campbell looks more relaxed and at ease under Jim Zorn's tutelage to me. Here's why: This is the first time in Campbell's nine years of college and pro football that he's been the starter for a second straight year in the same offensive system with the same coach.
In his recent assessment of Campbell, King writes:
    I'm writing about Campbell for the magazine next week, and he had some interesting things to say about an off-season that had the Redskins looking to deal for Jay Cutler, draft Mark Sanchez, and, I think, resurrect Sonny Jurgensen. But he's in a good place with his emotions now, and he'll have every chance to succeed or fail on his own this year after a roller-coaster of a season last year. I liked how he threw the ball in the morning practice -- crisp, with a tight spiral, and with accuracy.