The Clog

Israel's terrible decision to brand its 2012 Summer Olympic team with a mascot has resulted in various disasters, including copyright infringement, shameless corporate shilling, and crimes against aesthetics.

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If you're going to watch the NCAA Tournament, and you by all means should, please be sure that you're not doing it in the wrong place. Although you shouldn't be watching anything on Adam Carolla's in-dash television, anyway. Why did you get in a car with that guy?

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This lovely short film about the New York Giants and the vanished Polo Grounds is from the New York Story short film series, but any baseball fan, from anywhere, will know where it's coming from.

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Connie Mack IV, the great grandson of the Hall of Fame manager, hasn't had a terribly distinguished career as a Congressman. But he is the only Republican Senate candidate in Florida to have punched former Braves slugger Ron Gant in the crotch.

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Modern Football, a 1951 short sponsored by Wheaties and Wilson, is very likely Altman's director's first solo credit. So there's that immense historical value. But it's more than just a curiosity; without trying too hard, you can see glimpses of the director Altman would soon become. 

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Over the weekend, Martin Brodeur won his 650th regular season game. It can feel at times, that he is infinite. But on his official website, you can see that Brodeur's past, right down to his OP gear and junior mustaches, has been carefully documented by his father, an Olympic goaltender himself, and famed hockey photographer.

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Dock Ellis, a very good Major League pitcher best remembered for very awesomely throwing a 1970 no-hitter while frying on acid, would have turned 67 today. As a gift, we present a great video about Dock's lysergic no-no, and news of a more ambitious Dock Ellis film project.

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Presenting the inaugural The Classical NCAA Tournament Prognostic-Achievers Bracket Contest. Joining is free. Finishing ahead of David Roth is virtually assured. It's fun, in the way that being wrong about things can be fun.

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In which our hero visits a strip club, gets fined, loves his girlfriend, talks to Noel Gallagher, and seems like a fairly normal guy.

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Ricky Rubio will miss the rest of the season, and for some reason, we just can't cope. 

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