Tuesday, September 28, 2010
After being mysteriously suspended and benched for the first two games of the season, Florida safety Will Hill finally got some playing time against Kentucky on Saturday night. The Gators destroyed the Wildcats 48-14. Unfortunately for him, Hill's highlight reel from the victory is limited to only one clip: the moment he accidentally collided with an innocent bystander in a wheelchair on the sidelines. He's clearly trying to break-up a pass intended for Kentucky wide receiver Chris Matthews. Nonetheless, the video will leave you aghast.
Watch it after the jump.
Here's a better quality video. Hit is at the 59 second mark.
You probably just went through four sequential stages of reaction while watching the video. First, laughter. After all, this is sports black comedy at its finest. Second, concern for the man in the wheelchair. Third, disgust Hill didn't lend a hand to help the man up. It looks like he either asked him if he's o.k. before hustling back to formation or trashed talked him in the same way any defensive player would after making a big tackle. Finally, guilt. You just laughed at a defenseless and immobile man in a wheelchair getting clobbered by a 6'3, 203-pound safety. Clearly the poor guy was struggling to get up, just like a turtle turned upside down on his shell. If you laughed, you're a horrible, merciless person. You should be ashamed of yourself. In the meantime, how about we watch the pwnage again, over and over again in .gif format?
What you see is what you get. If I were to explain it in the most basic of terms, there was a stack of wood and there was skating. Doubles to be exact. The best part about skateboarding like all other forms of activities that can be elevated to art, is obviously they are open to subjective discussion. No “good” and “bad” or “yes” and “no”, but a lot of interesting things between the extremes. And no matter what ideas I had, the real answers lay in the creativity of the six skaters and the photographer. Because many times there is no story, no explanation, only concept and execution. If the resulting photographs are the execution; and if they are cryptic and puzzling, then perhaps explanation is cryptic and puzzling. In nothing there is always something. Something for the viewers to interpret for themselves.
Apple has premiered the first teaser for the film, which is due out in December, and it's nearly impossible not to anticipate something incredible. Clocking in at only a little over a minute long, it looks like No Country For Old Men with the music of O Brother Where Art Thou? We hear very little dialogue - with the exception of voice-over from newcomer Hailee Steinfeld - but the visuals are enough to knock you on your ass.
Check out the below or in HD over at Apple.
As it has been pointed out many times, the film isn’t actually a remake of the 1969 film, but, rather, a closer-to-the-book adaptation of Charles Portis’ novel of the same name (though, according to our own Josh Tyler, that’s not necessarily the case). The film also represents the first time that Jeff Bridges has worked with the Coens since The Big Lebowski, though it’s fairly obvious that this will have a slightly different tone. True Grit is due out on Christmas this year, and for stills, plot synopsis and everything you could possibly want to know about the movie, head over to our preview page.
On Sept. 1, we told you about Cincinnati Reds reliever Aroldis Chapman's Major League debut, in which he pitched four 100+ m.p.h. pitches, including one that clocked in at 102.7 m.p.h. In a game this weekend between the Reds and the Padres, Chapman threw what is believed to be the fastest pitch ever recorder: a 105 m.p.h. fast ball inside to Tony Gwynn Jr. Chapman had been throwing in the 100s for his entire appearance, including a 104 m.p.h. fastball just before this record-breaker. Watch multiple videos of the pitch — from multiple angles — after the jump.
The TV broadcast from center field, including a funny "Bingo" reference by the announcer.
The view from the stands from behind the first-base dugout. The guy gets most of the preceding pitches, but only the scoreboard on the 105 m.p.h. pitch.
By: Samuel Axon
Netflix and NBC Universal have struck a deal to load the streaming video site with tons of content from both NBC and its family of cable networks, including all 35 seasons of Saturday Night Live, and new episodes of the sketch comedy show the day after air.
Saturday Night Live just aired its season premiere last night, but we’re not seeing the episode on Netflix. Apparently the deal hasn’t been executed just yet.
The day-after premiere episodes will continue through 2012, but neither Netflix nor NBC specified how long the other content deals will last. The Office, Law & Order: SVU and 30 Rock will continue to appear on Netflix with the addition of new seasons, along with all episodes of Friday Night Lights. As far as cable content goes, Syfy properties Sanctuary, Battlestar Galactica and Destination Truth will be presented in their entirety, plus USA’s Psych, In Plain Sight and Monk.
The press release from Netflix and NBC says some movies from Universal will be added as well, but it didn’t name any specific films.
Netflix lives and dies by the content in its library, and its leaders have made some smart choices in their quest to secure strong shows and films. For example, they struck a deal with Starz to carry that network’s content.
If they had approached studios directly in that case, they would have had to wait years for the films to pass through existing exclusive contracts.
A police officer has been suspended for staging a fake arrest of a 15-year-old boy after discovering the teenager was having sex with his stepdaughter.
"A cop's daughter is not somebody you mess around with. You're stupid."
One of the boy's parents videoed the incident and complained to police.
The case sparked a national debate in the US about whether the officer had abused his position, or was simply acting as a concerned father.
Tony Boskovich, a lawyer for the boy's family, said: "Applying force, applying handcuffs, threatening the young man with things such as rape in prison, he acted like a cowboy. He lost it, he came in and he abused his authority."
However, the officer's lawyer Terry Bowman said the boy's parents had not objected at the time.
Mr Bowman said: "Everything was done in the spirit of reaching a troubled young man who is heading down the wrong path."
The officer has been placed on leave and prosecutors are considering criminal charges of false imprisonment.
The boy later told the San Jose Mercury News he had been "terrified" and the officer should be punished.
He said: "I think he should go to jail and feel how I felt. I thought he would be a good dad by just showing up and talking to my parents, rather than taking advantage of his position."
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West Yorkshire police said in a statement that the body of Jimi Heselden, 62, had been pulled Monday from the River Wharfe near the town of Boston Spa after a call from a passerby.
Local media reports said he was believed to have lost control of his scooter Sunday on a wooded path that runs close to a 30-foot drop to the river.
Heselden bought the New Hampshire-based Segway company in December. The former coal miner made his fortune after losing his job in the widespread mine closures of the mid-1980s. Using his expertise in coal-mining blast methods, he formed a company, Hesco Bastionhttp://www.hesco.com/, which manufactures protective barriers.
The barriers, known as "sand baskets," consist of wire frames with liners that are filled with dirt, sand or rocks. They are considered better than sandbags in protecting against explosions and have been widely adopted by militaries all over the world, including the U.S. military, since the 1991 Persian Gulf War.
Heselden, said to be worth $265 million, became well known in Yorkshire as a philanthropist who donated to local charities and more recently to a fund to help rehabilitate injured soldiers. Tributes from local and national figures praised him as a generous local hero who never forgot his roots.
British law restricts the use of Segway scooters to private land. The device, invented by Dean Kamen, can travel at a top speed of about 12 mph. In July, a rider was prosecuted for riding one on a sidewalk.
However, the Daily Telegraph reported that Segway sales, which had reached only half the target of 40,000 vehicles last year, had shown a 12% increase for the first six months of this year.
Copyright 2010 Los Angeles Times
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