Ex-pro wrestler Randy Savage aka Macho Man has died following a car crash yesterday in Florida.
The 58 year-old who was travelling in his Wrangler Jeep with his wife Barbara apparently lost control of his vehicle, crossed a motorway reservation into oncoming traffic before crashing into a tree. It’s thought Savage may have suffered a heart-attack while at the wheel, his wife survived the crash with minor injuries.
So there you go, the passing, for us at least, of a legend. We can recall watching this mad man in action, (with the likes of Hacksaw Jim Duggan, Ric Flair and Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts), bringing us entertainment every weekend and introducing the world to the underrated stylings of the hat/beard/sunglasses combo.
Rest in peace you gruff maniac.
Graeme Souness lifts the English league cup in 1893. Say what you want about the man but isn’t he wearing well?
Pop singer Shakira is dating Barcelona football player Gerard Pique. Here’s edited together footage of the singer getting all excited/frustrated/angry/happy watching her boyfriend play in the Copa Del Rey final between Barcelona and Real Madrid this week. Do you think she knew she was being filmed?
via (Daily Mail)
Yesterday was Grand National day at Aintree, one of the biggest horse racing meets in the world. Most bookmakers were run off their feet taking bets from regulars and legions of non-regulars who fancied a flutter on the occasion in the vain hope their horse, (expertly selected either by the colour of the jockey’s uniform or the horse’s name), would cross the line first and net them some cash.
Usually horses will jump 30 fences in the Grand National but for the very first time in the history of the race competitors only jumped 28. This was because two horses had fallen first time around the course and had died instantly. Racing staff were only able to cover the bodies of the horses in canvas sheeting and guide the jockeys around the fences where they had fallen. Thirty three horses have now died since 2000 at the Aintree spring festival alone.
via (Daily Mail)
The BBC News website states:
Ornais and Dooneys Gate were fatally injured after their falls at the fourth and sixth fences, respectively.
This led to two of the 30 fences being bypassed for the first time in the race’s history as runners were sent around the obstacles on the second circuit.
Those who owned, looked after, trained and rode those two horses will be heartbroken.
Their deaths come after a National Hunt season which has seen high-quality chasers die, including Twist Magic and Pride of Dulcote.
Although if it wasn’t for horse racing we would never had been treated to this slice of genius:
We really don’t know what’s worse, the fact that Manchester City striker Mario Balotelli can’t figure out how to put on a simple training bib, (before his team’s Europa clash with Dynamo Kiev), or the fact that Robbie Savage’s punditry is akin* to listening to the sound of your own teeth sliding down a cheese grater.
*Yes, we used the word akin.
Look here old chap, this garment is broken!
If you were to injure yourself so badly that after surgical procedure medics would later tell you that you were: “…literally a millimetre from paralysis or death”, you would want to live your second chance at life to it’s fullest.
Well that’s exactly what ex-Scotland international, Glasgow Warriors winger and brick shit house Thom Evans has done. After suffering a horrendous neck injury last year during a Six Nations clash with Wales, which forced him to retire from the sport, he has grasped his second chance at life by the boobies and knocked up the rather lovely Kelly Brook.
Good work Thom Evans.
Police in Glasgow this morning confirmed that they had made 30 arrests following the insanity which took place last night between the city’s two football teams. We spend our days sailing on the high seas so a sport like football, (soccer), is of little interest to us, its more for those crazy land lubbers. But last night’s Scottish Cup tie between Glasgow Rangers and Glasgow Celtic developed into a grand festival of shouting and pushing. Apparently there had been a game of football at one point but we had blinked and subsequently missed it.
Having watched many an old firm game from the safety of our moorings over the years this sort of behaviour comes as no surprise. In February when the ‘gruesome twosome’ played each other police in the city made 229 arrests. Most, if not all of the trouble is fuelled by alcohol and bigotry and having a group of well paid grown men behaving like petulant children who have just been told by their parents that they have no more time to play in the ball pit, does not help the situation.
Having said that we would just love to know what Rangers assistant manager, (and manger to be), Ally McCoist said to Celtic manager Neil Lennon at full time to make him go all shouty and pushy.
"You've got some crumbs on your top lip Alistair."