The Humanoids: Quick Hits

Does that post title refer to Tiger Woods hitting the fire hydrant? Maybe it’s about Keith Ballard’s stick against the side of Tomas Vokoun’s head? A lot of people are springing to the top of the news very quickly this week. Whether it’s in sports or entertainment, this week’s targets were barely on the radar last week and now find themselves front and centre this week. It also sorta refers to the last second nature of me putting this together and the fact that it’s a shorter than usual column so I could get this up today.

Now for your regular (and not fondly thought of) radio show update. Editing has wrapped up on the December 8th edition of Lowdown Extra. It will be our longest ever at about 1:22:37 of podcast goodness. We haven’t looked at the radio show version but it should have talk about DJ Hero, Band Hero, Lego Rock Band, random gifts and green shopping along with the usual news, entertainment and sports. It’s going to be a long weekend sorting all that out at Lowdown HQ. Continue reading

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Sunday Link-Off: In A Chokehold

gina-carano-maxim1In honour of our first link, here’s Gina Carano. After reading the first link, I hope she looking as good after her next fight. And insert the sorta obvious Gina Carano hold joke here.

Don’t talk shop with female MMA fighters. You may find yourself on the receiving end of a demonstration. (Deadspin)

Alex Ovechkin’s controversial burning stick goal celebration is being immortalized. Online hockey players beware of cocky Russian wannabes. (Globe & Mail)

A list of the ten oddest ejections in the history of sports. (Bleacher Report)

After the jump, Top Gear, the top 10 sports blogging moments, a quick F1 update and more Gina Carano. Continue reading

2009 NHL Awards Roundup

With the most important trophy in the NHL decided last Friday’s game seven, the hockey world donned their suits for the NHL awards. For the first time, the awards ceremony has left Toronto for the warm weather and legalized brothels of Las Vegas. However, the new location didn’t necessarily mean new faces picking up hardware. Continue reading

Morning Link-Off: The Sens Have Lady Problems

I’m trying the day-long blogging thing again.  If you have any tips, send them in to thelowdown@live.ca.

The Sens traded for secondary scoring but Mike Comrie’s tougher half is in the stands. (Us Magazine)  Carrie Underwood mocks Duff’s attempts to make a spectacle of herself at a hockey game. (YouTube)

Carlos Delgado wants your bank account information. (Sports Rubbish)

Ovi proves that he is clinically insane. (Total Pro Sports)

While most teams are freezing ticket prices, the Make Believes continue to gouge their fans. (CNBC)

The prosecutor changes the charges in The Pirate Bay trial.  It’s still the most important trial in the history of the interweb. (The Guardian)

Bud Selig is being paid $17 million to run baseball into the ground while Roger Goodell is getting paid less and willing to take a 20% pay cut. (Reuters)

ESPN may contribute most of Disney’s total revenue but costs are expected to go up. (Wall Street Journal)

As a door slowly closes on Williams, a window opens for the F1 team formerly known as Honda. (Daily Telegraph)

You may not have heard but Tiger played a round of golf yesterday. (Sky Sports)

Spiderman is going to Broadway with Bono and The Edge. (CBC)

In tribute of Steven Page leaving the Barenaked Ladies (Toronto Star), here’s BNL butchering The Hockey Theme.

Well, it might have been passable without the lyrics.  Sorry for ruining your morning with that.