I am so jealous of the sports Internet today.
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I am so jealous of the sports Internet today.
Last night’s Game 6 of the NBA Finals was an instant classic for a number of reasons, from Tim Duncan bathing and frolicking in the Fountain of Youth and LeBron James unlocking “Kiss My Ass” mode in the fourth quarter to Manu Ginobili’s “Go home, you’re drunk” style and Miami Heat fans, well, just going home before the 4th quarter was over.
This week, This Week In Horrible-Looking People leaves the world of embarrassing promo photos behind long enough to focus on the glorious pro wrestling trading cards of the early 90s, specifically WWF trading cards from 1992.
Ah, the 1990s.
I'm not sure we'll ever take a better picture than this.
<a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/05/golf-boys-slice-slice-baby-vanilla-ice-parody-video/picture-3-2" rel="attachment wp-att-111103"></a>Via <a href="http://blogs.golf.com/presstent/2013/05/slice-slice-baby-watch-the-vanilla-ice-golf-parody.html?sct=hp5#ixzz2SBxLjhlm" target="_blank">Golf.com</a> Teaching pro Marty McCurry has a new way to fix his students' golf swing.
Brad Lesley only spent four years in the Major Leagues as a relief pitcher; three years in Cincinnati, one in Milwaukee.
From the creativity magicians at UNDRCRWN comes the REIGN UMBRELLA, an umbrella in the style of Seattle Supersonics great Shawn Kemp that protects you from rain, and, I'm assuming, reign.
So far, we've shared with you <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/a-golden-treasury-of-cheesy-late-80searly-90s-wwf-promo-photos#page/1" target="_blank">a golden treasury of cheesy late-80s/early-90s WWF promo photos</a> and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/01/the-best-and-very-very-worst-of-vintage-wcw-promo-photos-part-1#page/1" target="_blank">a two-part retrospective</a> of <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/01/the-best-and-very-very-worst-of-vintage-wcw-promo-photos-part-2#page/1" target="_blank">WCW's worst possible 8x10s</a>.
On Monday, we shared with you the best (Cactus Jack) and very, very worst (Hail) of <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/01/the-best-and-very-very-worst-of-vintage-wcw-promo-photos-part-1#page/1" target="_blank">World Championship Wrestling's 8x10 promo photos from the 1990s</a>.
Update: <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2013/01/the-best-and-very-very-worst-of-vintage-wcw-promo-photos-part-2#page/1" target="_blank">Part 2 is now up. Check it out!</a> Back in September, we shared <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/08/a-golden-treasury-of-cheesy-late-80searly-90s-wwf-promo-photos" target="_blank">A Golden Treasury Of Cheesy Late-80s/Early-90s WWF Promo Photos</a>, a collection of the best photos from pro wrestler 8x10s.
WWE's Royal Rumble 2013 goes down on January 27, and I think I speak for everyone when I say the best part of a Royal Rumble match is when they herd a wrestler in front of a green screen and tell him to explain off the top of his head why he's gonna win.
By way of the helpfully-watermarked-to-death <a href="http://www.everythingisterrible.com/" target="_blank">Everything Is Terrible</a> comes my new favorite With Leather Christmas update -- topping the <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/12/iu-christmas-lights-display-video" target="_blank">obnoxious IU game-winning three-point lights</a> and <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/12/wwe-jingle-bells-if-you-didnt-hate-wrestling-before-this-might-do-the-trick" target="_blank">The Prime Time Players singing wrestling-themed Christmas carols</a> is this clip of a 1990s Arnold Schwarzenegger leading an ethnically and culturally diverse group of pals through a holiday conversation about bowling balls and singing lessons.
This week on Sports On TV, we tackle the horror/comedy/drama/everything else of 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer,' the 1997-2003 hit that catapulted Avengers director Joss Whedon into public consciousness, gave Sarah Michelle Gellar seven more years of television success and adapted a semi-forgotten Kristy Swanson movie into a layered, sometimes absurd and always worth-talking-about cult classic.
I haven't settled on whether or not I like Felicia Day.
On Friday, I wrote about how <a href="http://withleather.uproxx.com/2012/11/orlando-magic-cheerleader-fall-abc-news-laura-palmer-twin-peaks" target="_blank">ABC News used 'Twin Peaks' character Laura Palmer as an example of the dangers of cheerleading</a> (she was murdered, wrapped in plastic and dumped in a river.
Welcome to the most 1990s thing that ever existed.
Back in 1992, McDonald's put bacon and barbecue sauce on a quarter-pounder with cheese and called it the 'McJordan,' because (according to the ad campaign), bacon, barbecue sauce and the other mustards and horse meats that go into making a quarter-pounder with cheese were Michael Jordan's "favorite ingredients".
This is a video of Charles Barkley in a bar doing a karaoke version of "End of the Road" by Boyz II Men.
We cover pro wrestling a little more than we should these days, because it turns out a lot of people want to read about fake fighting on legitimate comedy sports blogs and because more of us watched it when we were kids than we'd like to admit.