DateJanuary 26, 2012

Nike CEO Phil Knight speech at Joe Paterno Memorial 1-26-2012

What a moving speech.

The Chairman of Nike, Phil Knight gives his remarks on the legacy of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno. He references the current child rape investigation of former PSU assistant Jerry Sandusky and defends Paterno, calling him “his hero”. His speech earned him a standing ovation from the audience.


The movie Act of Valor is a movie I have to see

So a co-worker (former Marine) was telling me he went to see an advanced premier showing of the new movie Act of Valor which is the story of real Navy Seals on a fictitious mission. He said it’s an awesome movie, and a must see for any veteran.

I did some research and came up with a trailer of the movie, here it is.
Act of Valor – Movie Trailer: Act of Valor follows a Navy SEAL squad on a covert mission to recover a kidnapped CIA agent, and in the process takes down a complex web of terrorist cells determined to strike America at all costs. The filmmakers had unprecedented Naval access resulting in high-octane combat sequences and never-before-seen military operation scenes which are composited from real events in the lives of the men appearing in the film and their comrades.

Roselyn Sanchez
Emilio Rivera
Jason Cottle
Nestor Serrano
Gonzalo Menendez

Director: Mike McCoy, Scott Waugh


We Get It, Heath Bell. Your Backyard Is Awesome.

“I have a Benihana grill.” Um, what.

[Hall of Very Good, via Hot Clicks]

Delight Yourself With Dirk Nowitzki Announcing An Alley-Oop

From SportsGrid

Is there anything Dirk Nowitzki can’t do? Last night, in the Mavericks game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the 7-footer sidelined due to a knee injury, the fine folks over at Fox Sports decided to mic him up, asking him to add a little in-game color commentary. This might have been the best decision anyone had made over the last 24 hours.

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It’s looking more and more like Roy Oswalt is coming to the Rangers

Yes, the Rangers continue to work the Oswalt deal. From Hardball Talk:

For the last two days we’ve been talking about Roy Oswalt, the Red Sox, Cardinals and Rangers.  It sounds like he’s leaning toward the latter two. Now, after this tweet from Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, it sound like the latter one.

Hearing that Cards made bid approaching $5M on Oswalt weeks ago but not likely happening. Rangers probably win, at $2-3M more w/perks.

Oswalt at the $8 million or so we’ve been hearing about him asking for is enough of a bargain. I really can’t see him having to settle for something “approaching $5 million.”  A courtesy bid from the Cardinals, it would seem. A shot in the dark in case everything else falls through.

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