Perhaps this role isn't such a departure for McCants...
After five NBA seasons in which he averaged 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game, it now appears former UNC star — and integral part of the Heels’ 2004/2005 NCAA Championship team — Rashad McCants may be returning to “prison.” Only on the big (and/or small to medium-sized) screen this time.
Yes, according to the Big Lead, McCants is hoping his professional acting career plays out a bit better than his basketball — by playing the “bi-sexual leader of a shoplifting ring” in an upcoming series entitled The Booster Club.
Now, how in the hell The Big Lead figured that out from the above trailer, I’m not sure. I’ve watched it three times now and still haven’t deciphered the slightest semblance of plot, but I guess I’ll just take their word for it.
Real mutha f@ck*n mythological, indeed, Rashad. Break a leg…
Sure, in terms of stage presence, he may offer all the emotion, theatrics and general appeal of a Tar Heel tailgate — but at least he’s putting himself out there. Right?
And yeah, he might have been slightly out of key for a few bars there, but that’s par for the course around Chapel Hill these days, isn’t it? All kidding aside, though, it’s clear the man’s a music lover, and no one could fault him for that.
Seriously, just when we thought Holden’s Pit performance of Thriller would stand — ironically — as the single piece of evidence demonstrating that life indeed exists in the Chancellor’s body, he pops up shredding to this Chuck Berry classic. Bravo!
Staying in the great State of North Carolina, it appears — surprise, surprise — that the Panthers are in need of a Quarterback, and that they think said need could be filled by that Andrew Luck guy [Panthers Report]
Ben Roethlisberger is apparently getting married to a lovely, formerly obscure and anonymous, physician’s assistant named Ashley Harlan. As long as they don’t honeymoon in Afghanistan, Bahamas, Brunei, Ethiopia, Honduras, Kenya, Mongolia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Yemen, or Zambia, I think things should work out just fine. [Last Angry Fan]
Sticking with the theme of QB scandals, Kurt Warner weighs in on Brett Favre’s legacy in the wake of epic ambivalence, not to mention dong pictures [With Leather]
Yes, you too could have won $50,000 for winning a beer pong tournament [Busted Coverage]
Running a successful professional hockey franchise out of Atlanta, Georgia requires a bit of creativity, however gratuitous, from time to time [The Score]
Frump’s done about all it could to inform its readers about the hidden dangers of turkeys, pandas, and even otters . If you refuse to pay heed to our warnings, perhaps you’ll at least listen to this one. About bloodthirsty, “unkillable” cows. [Sportress of Blogitude]
If you haven’t caught the video of “Homeless Guy With Golden Radio Voice” yet, do yourself a favor and check out the new Voice of America [Awful Announcing]
Venus Williams’ house is fairly nice. Well, by this economy’s standards, I mean [Sharapova's Thigh]
Ahhh. It seems like only yesterday that Frumpzilla was busy writing its first ever UNC-Duke themed post. 2 1/2 years (and several unplanned, unannounced sabbaticals) later, do you think those Blue Devils over in Durham would pass up an opportunity to stick it to their powder blue nemeses? Of course not!
I’d heard about the Dukies starting the above chant during their win over Colgate, but — thanks to Fromthebarn.org — the above clip is the first chance I’ve had to actually see it. If only Friday’s loss to Minnesota had ended the Heels’ weekend woes.
Saturday saw things go from bad to worse in Chapel Hill as Carolina dropped a heartbreaker to bitter rival N.C. State. Fortunately, this particular game was played with that pesky oblong ball so many UNC faithful seem to find passion for at only the most opportune times. No big deal. After all, at least the 8th ranked basketball team was there to redeem an otherwise pitiful 72-hour stretch by beating Vanderbilt on Sunday, right?
Wrong. On the heels of all-world Freshman Harrison Barnes now going 4 of 24 from the floor in his last two games, the Commodores topped Carolina 72-65 Sunday night in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off. The trip home from San Juan will surely be a long one for Roy’s boys, but hosting UNC-Asheville on Tuesday should help restore some semblance of hope on the Hill prior to the Heels’ next encounter with that oblong ball — Duke, in Durham, on Saturday.
Ironically, something tells me there won’t be much — if any — video evidence of a classic fan rivalry sourced from that encounter.
The NCAA’s investigation of alleged improprieties within North Carolina’s football program is a hot topic as of late. Depending on the source, the extent of the violations could result in anywhere between 3 to 16 players being suspended indefinitely, many important starters included.
Now, while many UNC fans may flippantly dismiss the gravity of all this — who cares about football in Chapel Hill anyway, right? — it’s important to remember that there are still some true blue, through and through, Heels out there that are really taking this to heart, and, for them, their Carolina Blue sky really is falling…
No question that this season has shown mass improvement from the previous two in terms of intensity, hustle and pride exhibited by the Pack, however that has seldom resulted in the full 40 minutes needed to beat a quality opponent….until last night. The Pack was focused and aggressive from start to finish. NC STATE played as if they believed they were the better team and it showed. [...]
So, in case you haven’t noticed, some of us are a wee bit pumped up for the rivalry game tomorrow between State and carolina. I am no different. The douches are favored and “should” win this game, but that doesn’t faze me. I have a good feeling about the game. You know who else has a good feeling about the game?? Unborn baby fetuses! (or is it feti?) Below is a picture I found here. It shows an unborn child already supporting the school it will undoubtedly follow through good and bad(mostly bad…sorry little guy/gal, it’s an uphill battle). I take this as a good sign, GO WOLFPACK!!
More youtubage of The Pack after the jump!
(authors’s note: Yes, I understand photoshop exists and that the date is 8/29/08…but I choose to believe it’s real and ignore the date and still view it as a sign!)
(2nd author’s note: Yes, I meant to leave carolina uncapitalized.)
EA Sports’ NCAA Football 2009 rankings. I guess I should clarify this a bit. You see, there are a lot of things that I think need to be changed about college football, and one of the first things I’d do as dictator is abolish all preseason polls; or at least their obvious, arguably inappropriate influence on the only rankings that really matter in the end: The final BCS standings.
Ask yourself if LSU could still make the 2007 BCS Championship Game, after two losses over their last 6 regular season games, if they’d started the season ranked 8th or 13th, for example, as opposed to 2nd. The big two preseason polls, as well as all the other media polls out there, pollute the college football landscape by gifting certain anointed teams an advantage based on what is essentially, somewhat arbitrary, conjecture. I mean, let’s face it, these things come out well before any team has even sniffed a competitive playing field. What legitimate basis do the voters have to rank any team at that point?
Make the jump for more on this topic and NCAA Football 2009′s Top 25 courtesy ofOperation Sports, who apparently received a beta copy of the game (lucky).