Thursday, April 16, 2009

Thursday's This 'N That


-Hall of Fame coach and broadcaster, John Madden, has announced his retirement from the broadcast booth. Madden led the Raiders to victory in Super Bowl XI, has been a staple on NFL broadcasts since 1979. He has won 16 Emmy awards for his work. Of course he is known by more people around the world for lending his name to the best selling video game of all time, Madden NFL Football.

-It appears that Kevin Garnett may not be ready for the playoffs. Garnett injured his knee in February against the Jazz and has returned to play in 4 games since, but according to his coach, Doc Rivers, Garnett is not going to be ready to start the playoffs, and could miss the entire post season. This would be a huge blow to the defending champs, a potential Game 7 in Cleveland without KG is not a pretty sight for the men in green.

-The 2009 NBA Playoffs are set. A full first round schedule is available right here.


-Former American Idol, Fantasia Barrino, has landed a reality show on VH1. Seriously, is there anyone that VH1 will not offer a reality show to? I mean honestly, anybody who has appeared on another reality show is bound to get an offer for their own show on the network. I can't wait to see what they have coming out next.

-Actor Jamie Foxx has apologized to Miley Cyrus for a segment of his radio show when he talked about how the 16-year old star needed to "make a sex tape, and grow up". Oh geez, the nominees for Moron of the Week are through the roof this week.


-JP Morgan Chase announced today that it has posted a $2.14 billion profit in the first quarter of 2009. While the profit was 10% lower than last year's, it was still higher than originally expected. This is great news for the economy, especially coming only days after Wells Fargo announced a $3 billion profit in the first quarter. Hopefully these are small signs that the recession is on the way out.

-The crew of the Maersk Alabama has returned to US soil just a few days after their ship was taken over by Somali pirates. The crew returned to the states around 11 p.m. Mountain Time last night. The ships captain, Richard Phillips, did not accompany the rest of the crew back to the USA as he arrived in Kenya yesterday aboard the very ship that helped rescue him from the pirates.

The Links

-HUGE shout out to Jessica B. for sending in the following links:

-It appears that former Illinois Gov., Rod Blagojevich, will be starring in a reality TV show.

-Oh. My. Goodness. Have you seen Lindsay Lohan's eHarmony profile? This is an instant classic. Kudos to the crazy red head for having a sense of humor.

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