Monday, March 7

Back With Some Silly Links and Videos

Wow, it's been nearly a week since my Championship Fortnight picks, and watching teams I picked to represent their conferences in the NCAA tournament choke under the pressure still doesn't get old. Thank goodness for Belmont, they're the only thing keeping me from an oh-fer right now. But hey, 1 out of 4 ain't bad, although there are about six others that are already eliminated...sigh. In any case, here's some entertainment to...well, entertain you.

The New York Times created a cool digital version of "Rock, Paper, Scissors" against a robot. Strangely enough I fared better against the "Veteran" version of the 'bot than the "Novice." Either way, it's highly addictive.

I'll credit my buddy Flip for this one: a website devoted to realizations children from the 90s, now grown up, have. Not a ton of content yet, but hey, it's good for an hour or two.

Tom Hanks is a great actor. Now, on this site, he takes on his toughest role yet: a lot of animals.

Mike Tyson appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to talk about a plethora of things, including his involvement in a sequel to The Hangover. The spot ended with a battle of Rock 'em Sock 'em Robots. See how it turned out below.

This is an older clip, but well worth posting. I first saw it on E's The Soup and it still makes me laugh. Maybe because I have the mind of a 14-year-old, or maybe it's because the two other contestants do as well. Enjoy!

Lastly, there's been a ton of trick shot/throws videos accumulating on the Internet. There are some cool ones with quarterbacks Johnny McEntee of UConn and Alex Tanney of Monmouth, but I think my two favorites are the ones below. First is Zach Enyeart of Washington State doing some trick throws. Except Enyeart is a long-snapper, so these throws are all between his legs. Following that is Joe Hill and Steve Kuptak of American University doing some trick shots on a basketball court. American was a favorite along with Bucknell to win the Patriot League, but they lost tonight in double overtime to Lafayette. On the bright side, now they can practice some more of these shots.

This Day in History

1891- Bayer patents and trademarks the name "aspirin."

1981- Walter Cronkite signs off on his final newscast.

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