A selection of stories from the week we were all Zangief Kid.
Dead Wrestler Of The Week: Captain Lou Albano | Our Dead Wrestler series continues with a look at the career of Captain Lou, who portrayed everything from a heel hypeman to Cyndi Lauper's dad to Super Mario and who helped drag wrestling into the modern era, for better and for worse. (The Masked Man)
An Advanced Statistical Analysis Of Jimmy Chitwood's Basketball Performance In Hoosiers | If I asked you who the best athlete in history was, none of you would hesitate before saying "John Daly." But the best fictional athlete? That's a bit tougher. Rocky? Roy Hobbs? Lou Gehrig? While this question has already been adequately answered via Bleacher Report slideshow, I think we should take a closer look using some advanced statistical methods, because why the hell not? (David Roher | HSAC)
The Ultimate Anti-Bullying PSA: Kid Fights Back With Devastating Body Slam | Casey's had enough. The bigger kid on the right "has been bullied his whole school life," says the video description, "and this is what happens when he snaps!!" Hence the jackknife powerbomb. (Barry Petchesky)
• ALSO: Casey Becomes An Icon
We Have The Surprisingly Cock-Obsessed Pilot For Mark Schlereth's Sitcom | CBS has ordered a pilot for Home Game, a sitcom about Mark Schlereth, ESPN analyst and former Broncos/Redskins guard. Why? Who knows? Read some excerpts anyway. (Jack Dickey)
Jenn Sterger Sues Her Manager To Recover Favre Texts | Sterger filed suit yesterday in Hillsborough County circuit court, in an attempt to prevent Phil Reese from writing a book about the Brett Favre saga, and to recover the mysterious "Sterger Materials." (Barry Petchesky)
• ALSO: Jenn Sterger And Phil Reese And Their Game Of Inches
The Strange Comedy Of A PR Person Pitching You Your Own Story | A few months ago, our own Luke O'Brien wrote a story about George St. Pierre for Men's Health magazine. Like so much in magazine journalism, it was an exercise in eating free food and feeling, at times, like a vestigial organ. He'd almost forgotten how irrelevant he is until a young publicist reminded him of it this week.
This Is What It Feels Like To Be Almost Killed By A Baseball. Twice. | Freak accidents like the one Gunnar Sandberg experienced last year are a terrifying part of the game. I've been hit in the head with a baseball twice — once as a pitcher and once as a hitter, which is in the video you see here. These incidents occurred within 18 months of each other. The first time I only received a few stitches. The second time was much more serious. (Z.W. Martin)
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