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Noah Davis

A Fond Farewell

We depart with our favorite video of the past six months. It’s been a blast getting this thing launched. Thanks to Alex, Marcus, Chris, and the rest of the mediabistro.com crew. We’re off to hit bombs over the center field wall in Fenway.

Bus Carrying West Indian Cricket Team Stoned by Angry Fans


The West Indies posted a nine-wicket win over host nation Bangladesh in the Cricket World Cup. Then things got ugly as Bangladeshi supporters stoned a bus carrying the West Indian team.

Chris Gayle, the captain of the victorious squad, provided some commentary while it was happening.

Amazingly, the Bangladesh fans were actually looking for their own countrymen.

“The fans thought that the bus was carrying the Bangladeshi cricket team,” a source told Metro.co.uk. “They were angry with the Bangladeshi team. … No-one has been arrested so far.”

You can send flowers to the West Indies squad if you’re feeling so inclined.

ESPN Is So Powerful it Can Turn Back Time

On March 4, ESPN posted a press release announcing events that happened on March 3. That’s power, folks.

Hey Reuters. That would be "F-R-Y-E"

At least they got his name right in the body text?

Johnny Weir as Lady Gaga?

Over at ThePostGame, Martin Rogers profiles Johnny Weir. The outlandish figure skater sounds a lot like another pop culture icon who just wants to help people fit in.

“I am here for all the freaks and weirdos and people who are misunderstood,” says Weir, with a mischievous smile and a flick of his hair. “All the people who are told they are strange or different. All the people who get picked on and told they are wrong because they do things a different way. If just one person, one child who is made to feel isolated, looks at me and sees that it is okay to be your own person and walk down your own path, then everything I have ever gone through will be worth it. I’m different and I have to be a warrior to be that way. But I have had some success, I hope I have touched the lives of some wonderful people, all by being what I see as myself, but some others people see as different.”

Read up, “monsters.”

Canada to Host 2015 Women's World Cup

The awarding of the 2018 and 2022 men’s World Cup was a farce and a sham). In stark contrast, giving Canada the right to host the 2015 Women’s World Cup went off like a dream. It helped, probably, that no one else bid to have the tournament in their country.

Zimbabwe, which was the only other nation competing, withdrew on Wednesday citing a lack of infrastructure.

FIFA also awarded the men’s U-20 tournament to Turkey in 2013 and New Zealand in 2015.

Germany will host this summer’s women’s World Cup. Presumably, their infrastructure is intact.

And Then The Soccer Trick Shot Videos Started

This might be fake. But even so, wow.

Earthquake Devestated City Could Still Host World Cup Matches

Christchurch, New Zealand – leveled by an earthquake in Late February – could be ready to host World Cup rugby matches as planned this fall. Prime minster John Key said holding the games at the Lancaster Park stadium would let the world know the city was back. It’s not a sure thing, however.

“There’s a series of different boxes that will need to be ticked before we can say ‘yes’ or ‘no.’ That work (on the stadium) is happening. If it doesn’t pass that standard then obviously the Cup has to be moved, if it does then we can work through the other logistical issues. We’ve already made inquiries about cruise ships (for accommodation) and that’s entirely possible, and that’s not a bad place to stay. Even if it costs a bit more, we might be prepared to accommodate that cost if it means holding the Cup in Christchurch.”

A total of seven matches, including two quarterfinals, are scheduled to be held at the stadium.

Hope for the 2011 NFL Season?

Maybe there won’t be a football work stoppage after all. (Yeah right.)

U.S. District Judge David Doty ruled in favor of the Players Union in the so-called “war chest” case. The judge decried that league executives didn’t do what was best for both the league and the players when negotiating the last round of television contracts, instead taking less money to ensure they would be paid in case of a work stoppage.

The NFL, of course, isn’t worried. Read more

TNT Gives the New York Knicks More Game

Someone at TNT headquarters is paying attention to the excellent ratings the Carmelo Anthony-led New York Knicks are posting.

The cable channel plans to add the March 10 matchup between the Knicks and the Dallas Mavericks to its national lineup. Ironically, the game replaces the Phoenix Suns-Denver Nuggets tilt. The Nuggets, of course, were Melo’s former team.

According to Sports Media Watch, “As a result, TNT will move that night’s Lakers/Heat game from 8 P.M. to 7 P.M.”

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