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Jun 20

Looker(s) of the Week

Posted by: Nate Lowe at 4:12 pm | Leave a Comment (14)
Category: Looker of the Week

Courtesy of AFP

Without any having meltdown performances or idiotic statements by athletes over the past week, or at least none that interested me, I was left with finding our “looker” outside the world of sports. In fact, I was kind of hoping that Rory would shoot another 80 in his final round yesterday at the Congressional just so I could have something to write about, but no, instead, he decided to break the record for the lowest overall score in U.S. Open history. Oh well…

As an alternate, this morning, I stumbled across an event that took place worldwide on Saturday — 8th Annual World Naked Bide Ride. As this article states, thousands of people participated in the event from cities around the world, including in U.S. cities such as Madison (WI), Portland (OR), and Brooklyn (NYC). Apparently, according to this wiki, the ride “demonstrates the vulnerability of cyclists on the road and is a protest against car culture” and to “celebrate cycling and the human body.”

In other words, these people are weird by thinking they have to prove a point by showing off their junk. What happened to simply protesting outside of a building or something?! Or, what about signing a petition to take to your city council representative?! No, let’s go straight to riding around naked on our bikes. Yep, that sounds like a fabulous idea.

Well, for the purposes of this post, it was a fabulous idea. Please, people, keep it up, or down depending on if you have a penis or not. BTW, did you know that in Portland it is legal to be naked in public. There you go, folks. Follow this link to some more photos of people who engaged in this ludicrous act. Enjoy!

Jun 13

Looker of the Week

Posted by: Nate Lowe at 2:30 pm | Leave a Comment (3)
Category: Looker of the Week

Courtesy of Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images

Does this image not speak volumes? Seriously, I’m not sure I even need to say much, as sports writers have let their fingers do the talking on the issue, including a column by ESPN’s Brian Windhorst and a compilation of distasteful words for LBJ by Erik Hayden. Regardless of what Pedigo says, I think King James brought this moment on his self. I don’t think it’s necessary, however, to rehash old wounds or beat a dead horse (whatever your favorite idiom may be) by noting all of the reasons why people think LBJ is an bonafide a-hole for the way he departed from Cleveland last year (see here for my personal thoughts on that topic).

I will provide a few examples of why I revel in the defeat that James and the Miami Heat suffered last night to the Dallas Mavericks in Game 6 of the NBA Finals…

One, throughout the series, James simply did not rise to the occasion as a clutch performer. Let’s just note his lack of production during the fourth quarters of the games, or that he led all players in turnovers (n=24; see here) for the series. Yes, I realize this was his first NBA Finals with the Heat, so maybe he was a little nervous. Right? Who cares. He was EXPECTED to fulfill his potential as one of the greatest players of all time, and he just didn’t get it done, quite frankly.

And secondly, did you see what he tweeted last night after the game? If not, let me provide you the details, and if you did, well, it’s worth a read again:

@KingJames: The Greater Man upstairs know when it’s my time. Right now isn’t the time.

What?!?! Who the hell is this man’s PR consultant? Amazing. Knowing that everybody thinks you’re the most selfish player in the NBA, maybe all of professional sports, and this is your tweet following your team’s defeat in the Finals? Yeah, this just confirmed that in LBJ’s eyes, there IS an “i” in “team.” Stay hot, Lebron, stay hot.

Until next week, my friends, stay thirsty! Peace.

Jun 6

Looker of the Week

Posted by: Nate Lowe at 2:00 pm | Leave a Comment (19)
Category: Looker of the Week

Courtesy of motheringhut.com

Guess who’s back, back again? Nasty’s back, tell a friend. That’s right, folks, it’s been a long time, but I’m back up in this beeotch!  Thanks to all of my fans who supported me during my time of departure.

Anywho, in this week’s “looker” news, it appears that I’m not the only who’s back. Plaxico Burress is back as well. I’m sure you remember when in late 2009 the former New York Giants’ wide receiver accidentally shot himself in the leg. Not only did he injure himself, he was also convicted of firearm charges and served almost two years in a correctional facility. Just a helluva story, I might say. Hopefully, Burress will aim higher in life and become a real straight shooter now that he has a second chance. I mean, the last thing he needs is to shoot himself in the foot (or shall I say leg) again with some ridiculous off-the-field act. We’ll see…

In other New York news, I suppose you also heard about the lewd tweeting act of Rep. Anthony Weiner, a democrat representing the 9th congressional district of New York City (parts of Brooklyn and Queens).  Okay, for the two of you who haven’t, this cat allegedly tweeted a photo of his junk (with his underwear on, of course) to some young lady. Then, she tweeted it out to everyone else. I haven’t seen the photo but I’ve heard that he’s sporting a “semi,” which really wasn’t that impressive. As if that wasn’t humiliating enough, now some other woman is claiming Weiner sent her photos as well. I’m sure she’s not the last either.

Seriously, what’s this guy thinking? How could he not think these photos wouldn’t get out there on the web? Oh, wait, apparently he wasn’t thinking at all; it was his penis who was the culprit here. Right. Sure. Honestly, I’m surprised that excuse hasn’t been used by more politicians. Can you imagine if “sexting” was around when Bill Clinton was in office! Maybe we could have actually seen HOW that stain appeared on Monica Lewinsky’s blue dress.

Courtesy of bighairynews.com

In summary, we’ve been reminded of what could happen if you happen to shoot yourself or send a photo of your manhood to another person. Remember, folks, learn from other people’s mistakes, don’t let people learn from yours. Until next week, keep it real.

May 31

TGR’s Looker Of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 11:21 am | Leave a Comment (9)
Category: Looker of the Week

After turning on Sportcenter yesterday morning, I was sure that Ohio State’s Jim Tressel was going to be honored as TGR’s Looker of the Week this week. I actually considered several young men and women that I came in contact with this weekend around the Winchester Memorial Men’s Match Play Championship golf tournament. There are always suitable candidates in and around Winchester on Memorial Day weekend. This year was not the exception. But, the debacle that is Ohio State Buckeye Football could not be denied!

It would be easy to make the recently dismissed, I mean, retired, Jim Tressel, our Looker. It is easy for us to say that it is near impossible for one man to watch over 100 football players to make sure they are not doing wrong, but then again, that is what Jim Tressel is paid to do. If one or two underclassmen who have used their redshirt and medical redshirt before they have ever stepped on the field for OSU were dealing gear for tats over and over again, I could understand how Jim might not know or care, but we are not talking about scrubs in this case.

OSU Athletic Director Gene Smith and OSU President Gordon Gee are also fine candidates for our weekly honor. I love when the executive branch gets all “high and mighty” in a crisis situation such as this one. Gee said this in his statement yesterday, “In consultation with the senior leadership of the Board of Trustees, I have been actively reviewing matters attendant to our football program, and I have accepted Coach Tressel’s resignation.” It took meeting with the Board of Trustees for you to figure out that things were not on the up and up with your football program Gee? Also, am I misspelling your last name or is it really missing that many letters?

As well as these three fit our definition of a “Looker”, no one this weekend fits it better than Ohio State star quarterback, Terrelle Pryor. Not only was it Terrelle Pryor that Tressel seemed to always be defending and protecting from OSU and the NCAA, it was Terrelle Pryor who showed up to the team meeting Monday morning in a 2007 Nissan 350Z with temporary tags with a May 24th date on them. If you are not familiar, one of the scandals around the program currently involves the use of cars by OSU athletes provided to them by a local used car salesman.

Since Terrelle Pryor either does not give a good damn about anyone or anything, or the poor kid is dumber than a moon rock, we have decided to make Mr. Terrelle Pryor our honorable TGR Looker of The Week! He is all tatted up, driving a sweet car, and forcing his own coaches to retire! Terrelle Pryor is a stone cold pimp and our looker! Congrats!

May 27

People of Walmart Special

Posted by: Ryan at 3:05 pm | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Looker of the Week

Personally I love a store where you can buy motor oil, underwear, propane tanks, fishing lures, c antelope, cupcakes, tire foam, potted meat, potted plants, wiper blades, fish food, end tables, rain boots, lawn mowers,  wrapping  paper, spiderman sleeping bags, rolaids, hair netting, door mats, diapers, contraceptives, birthday balloons, pet food, eggs, tic-tacs, prescription glasses, Red Lobster gift cards, chia-pets, Magic Markers, dish towels, Power Wheels, prom gowns, hat racks, camping tents, baby bedding, Miracle Grow, fountain drinks, Mothers Day cards, get your tires rotated, and pick up all your groceries in one simple stop. That store is Walmart and everyone of you have been there before, don’t act like you haven’t been. You’ve been, and it’s highly likely you ran into one of these characters, let’s just hope your not related:



May 23

TGR’s Looker Of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 10:56 am | Leave a Comment (0)
Category: Looker of the Week

With TailgateReview.com only being a year or so old, we have missed out on the chance to make several of the Kentucky villains over the years our Looker of the Week. Petrino, Laettner, Walsh, Rasheed, and several others did something to make UK hate them, and then went out and did something dumb enough to earn our award, but it didn’t exist at the time.

Rarely do we get a shot to have our way with a past villain now, in the TGR age. Most people learn from their mistake of crossing that line into a world where everyone hates them, well, at least BBN. The only person I can remember being able to honor with TGr’s Looker of the Week long after his initial “crossing” of BBN is Coach Rick Pitino. But, he is a little different since he continues to attempt to bring down the nation and upset its citizens.

Today, we honor a man who enraged Big Blue nation many times, many years ago. The mere mentioning of his name will get a very passionate reaction from even the slightest UK fan. He is receiving the honor of this week’s Looker not because of anything he did to UK, but because I could not pass up the opportunity to allow something he did last night to embarrass him and his family for all of those years of torment he forced upon us. Here is a video from last night’s Heat-Bulls game 3…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26QqAOrXHes

Yes dear, that is former Florida Gator, and current Chicago Bull, Joakim Noah, yelling “F**k you, f**got!” at a Miami Heat fan after picking up his 2nd foul and being forced to the bench. Around where I grew up, this would be considered as the “Pot calling the kettle black”, but I am just saying’. Kobe Bryant was fined earlier this year for a similar comment to a fan, and I hope Joakim’s fine is even larger and attached to a suspension. Of course he backpedaled after the game and gave this statement, “I apologize. The fan said something to me that I thought was disrespectful, and I got caught up in the moment, and I said some things that I shouldn’t have said. I was frustrated and I don’t mean no disrespect to anybody. I just got caught up.”

No matter the excuse, we are proud to honor Miss Joakim Noah with this week’s TGR Looker of the Week award for his comments last night on South Beach! I am sure I express the sentiments of all Kentuckians when I say, “F**k you too beotch!”
C! A! T! S!

May 17

TGR’s Looker Of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 11:15 am | Leave a Comment (4)
Category: Looker of the Week

There is no better feeling than returning from sunny Sandestin, Florida to a cold damp bluegrass. Things are even better when you have contracted some sort of funk while you were on vacation. No, I did not come in contact with any University of Florida cheerleaders, but if I would have, I am sure he would have been tested for all things sexually transmitted. Due to high volumes of alcohol, golf, and acting like idiots, I have been out of the UK, Trevor Lacey, Dominican basketball, or anything not pertaining to alcohol, golf, or acting like idiots loop.

In keeping with the tradition of making this post less than relevant, I am going to honor a group of people that a majority of you don’t know. None of them are super famous, none of them play a sport for a college team anymore, and none of them are worthy of me writing about unless they do something dumb. This week I am honoring a group of boys that I spent the last 120+ hours of my life with in a Ford 15 passenger van, on The Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill in Prattville, Alabama, in two condos in Sandestin , and in several establishments and restaurants throughout the voyage on a bachelor party weekend for my boy Mig.

We demonstrated the best of ourselves when we CONTEMPLATED stopping in Birmingham to do some volunteer work for tornado victims and we demonstrated the worst of ourselves for the remainder of the trip. We hollered and screamed, we drank and ate, and we laughed and cried. We did things we are not proud of and we did more things we are not proud of after we did other things we are not proud of.

It is a pleasure for me to name Mig, Marc, Kyle, Hud, Sully, Bordas, Paxton, Nate, JD, Patrick, Ryan, Tim, Rose, and yours truly, our TGR Lookers Of The Week! I hear the train a comin’, It’s rolling round the bend, And I ain’t seen the sunshine since I don’t know when, I’m stuck in Folsom prison, and time keeps draggin’ on… C! A! T! S!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAanYZyBADg

May 9

TGR’s Looker Of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 3:11 pm | Leave a Comment (6)
Category: Looker of the Week

It is not hard to pick out a few “Lookers” the Monday after the Derby. Stories about men overdosing on Derby pie or girls who had their nipples bitten off by rabid squirrels normally flood the internet. I once witnessed a man being cheered on by 60 people while attempting to place a condom on his head in the Churchill infield on Derby day. Don’t ask me why Fertig would ever do that, but to each is own.

I was primed to search this morning for the dumbest, ugliest, or scariest character from the Derby infield on Saturday to make fun of, but then came yesterday. And with yesterday, we got Game 4 of the NBA Western Conference Semi-finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks, who led the series going into Game 4, 3-0. I will preface this by saying that I am a Laker fan, if a person who watches next to no NBA basketball can be a fan. I am a huge Shaquille O’Neal fan, and I have also become a proponent of Kobe Bryant’s. But, yesterday, in the Lakers embarrassing loss to the mavs, 122-86, and in Phil Jackson’s last game as coach of the Lake Show, the Lakers shamed the Laker organization. It is hard to even pin the Looker tag on just one of the culprits…

– Lamar Odom finished the game with 10 points and 2 rebounds. He was removed from the game by officials after he shoved Dirk Nowitzki to the ground like a big baby in the 4th quarter. If that is not bad enough, the Khloe & Lamar show is still on television and my wife can not get enough of it.

– The Laker’s 23 year old head case, Andrew Bynum, should be the most ashamed this morning. Shortly after Odom hit the showers, the big thug threw a crazy elbow into an airborne Jose Barea. The cheap-shot sent Jose to the ground and Andrew to the locker-room with Lamar. While exiting stage right, Bynum ripped off his Laker jersey. Stay classy Andrew!

– As he has for so many years, in his last game, Phil Jackson showed ZERO emotion as his team fell apart. He is the greatest coach of any sport in my lifetime, but he remains as excitable as road kill.

– Probably the biggest reason the Lakers were so pitiful throughout the series was the play of Pau Gasol. Pau had 10 points in the loss yesterday and looked painfully weak on the block. But, the most interesting thing about his play, might be the reasoning for his lack-luster performance. Pau said this after the game, “I have to learn that when something happens off the court, you have to keep it off the court.” The word is that Pau was referring to the rumor that Kobe Bryant’s wife, Vanessa, was the cause of Pau’s break-up with his own girlfriend. Due to this, it has been reported that Pau and Kobe did not speak throughout their short playoff run. Before you say that this is nonsense, you might remember when Karl Malone once stated that Vanessa Bryant had interfered with a personal relationship he had.

I am finding it very difficult to separate all of these idiots, so I will do the only fair thing. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you this week’s TGR Looker of the Week! The entire city of Los Angeles and surrounding counties! Enjoy your off-season…

May 2

TGR’s Looker Of The Week

Posted by: R.A.Pedigo at 12:40 pm | Leave a Comment (75)
Category: Looker of the Week

In recent months, we have honored such people as the 10-member NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Committee, Karen Sypher & Rick Pitino, Bruce Pearl, a man who was upset with the way his breakfast sausage was packaged, critics of Christina Aguilera, and Satan himself, Bobby knight, with the title of TGR’s Looker of the Week. Some might speculate that we are not actually honoring these people and instead, are making fun of them. I would like to answer to those allegations with a “How dare you!” To each is own TGR readers and if you don’t feel these folks deserve some recognition, suck it.

I never thought that we would ever celebrate anyone’s death on this site other than Bobby night’s, but I was wrong. That beautiful day will come, but today we celebrate the most disgusting and vile piece of pollution ever introduced into our ocean’s waters, Osama bin Laden! The rat which sent so many suicide bombers into buildings and other structures, but never did so himself, instead, sitting on his couch making YouTube videos, is officially fish food! The coward who encouraged Muslim Martyrs to take their own life in order to take the lives of innocent people will never poison the world again.

The founder and leader of al Qaeda, as we speak, is at the bottom of a deep, dark, cold ocean, and honestly, that seems like a much nicer place than he deserves. The only problem I can see with Bin Laden’s ocean floor paradise is that it is going to be tough to get an address for him in order to send him his “TGR’s Looker of the Week” t-shirt. If there are any Jihadist out there that are looking for something to do, I will supply the floaties and snorkel if you want to go looking for your man. Just as long as you deliver to him his shirt.

Enjoy your bath Binny! I only wish you could feel the fishes eating your flesh from your soggy old body my friend. How I would love to have a photograph of your face when that Seal put that bullet in your evil brain. Until we meet again old friend, you are TGR’s Looker of the Week! Rot in Pieces Bitch! U! S! A!

Apr 29

TGR’s “Looker of the Week”

Posted by: Ryan at 1:30 pm | Leave a Comment (2)
Category: Looker of the Week

Normally Rob comes through on the “Looker of the Week” post but he was too busy this A.M. in front of the mirror working on his radio voice…..

It’s been a wild and crazy 3-4 weeks for us Kentucky fans, from the roller coaster ride of a basketball season, to the Final Four, to the guys entering the draft, to the spring game, to Coach Cal pressing on the brand like none other, to Jorts doing promo tours in Whitesburg, we’ve about seen it all in a short amount of time.

Honestly, we’ve been looking all week for a “looker” to emerge and have been reluctant to dish it out because it’s such a prestigious award. We thought about Ryan Lemond for his Rascall Flatts deal, seeing them in concert a fan record of 7 times, but decided that would be too harsh on a guy we only know through acquaintances. We also thought about giving it to the damn weather we’ve been having but feared some might mistake it for being negative to the misfortunes of many southerners.

Then Thursday night came and went and…………………. ding, ding, ding, ding! We have our looker!

The NFL Draft.

Seriously, most of us are football guys, we do the fantasy thing to a degree, but when it comes to the NFL something with me just begs to be desired. I guess that’s the Bengals fan in me just sounding off but last night’s NFL draft can be summed up in one word……….HORRIBLE.

Most of you probably wasted 3.5 hours of your life sitting in front of ESPN waiting to see who would go next. I can regretfully say I only could muster up about 1.25 hours of it before I had to turn it off. Teams passing on picks (Ravens), Cam Newton getting the number 1 pick when we all know he rode in on the $200k Bentley Auburn bought him, no running backs being selected until the 24th pick (Mark Ingraham – New Orleans), 7 minutes or whatever it was for each team to drag out who they were going to select when you knew it was going to be the next SEC guy on the list, and finally, each team passing up on Randall “Legend” Cobb.

It was miserable, all in the face of a looming lockout.

For this misery I and many of you have suffered through, the NFL draft gets the honors of being the TGR “looker of the week!”