It’s been a while, but long time readers know how strongly we believe in the connection between stolen golf carts and water. For a long time there, it seemed that every time we reported on a golf cart incident, one or more of the vehicles ended up in some kind of water on the course: a pond, a stream, a river, and in one case, the country club swimming pool. Something about those electric carts that makes drivers–especially drunk ones–head straight to the largest body of water nearby. (We’ve applied for several federal grants to study this phenomena, but so far have not received any money to do so.)
So, you can understand our muted joy when we came across this story on KHOU in Houston that talks about recent vandalism at the Pecan Grove Country Club. According to police, vandals broke into a barn when the carts are stored overnight and drove as many as six of them into the club’s pond. Why “as many as six?” Because the carts started sinking before the cops could get there and, with heavy rains in the area, it was hard to tell how many were submerged.
In addition, a number of other carts were damaged when they were driven without being disconnected from their charging units. 18 other carts and the beverage cart–oh no!–were found abandoned around the course. In total, Pecan Grove estimates the damage at $80,000-$90,000. The good news? There’s a $5000 reward being offered to anyone who provides information that leads to the arrest of the perps. Tips can be called in to the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office at 281-341-4665 or Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers at 281-342-8477 or online at fortbend-tx-crimestoppers.org or via text message – just text “FBCCS” plus your info to 274637
What is it about hockey that brings out the romantic in everyone? This incident happened during a Chicago Blackhawks game to reporter Sarah Kustok. Here’s a transcript of the exchange with “Greg” that gets uncomfortable about about the :46 point in the video:
Greg – You’re so pretty and beautiful. I love you.
Sarah Kustok: “I don’t even know what to say. I’m just going to say thank you. … I don’t know what to say.”
Looking for bikini pictures of Bobcats cheerleader and American Idol contestant Brittany Kerr? Two days ago the only place to find them was on photographer Jim Merrill’s website and it shut down due to a huge traffic spike after Kerr’s appearance on the popular FOX reality show. Interestingly, JLo wasn’t impressed with her performance but Randy and Steven Tyler were . . . for some reason.
Yes, CNBC, the cable channel and website dedicated to business issues. And, occasionally stories about the porn industry. But ranking NFL cheerleaders? We’re sure they did this scientifically, but shouldn’t that kind of in-depth reporting be left to sites like DeadSpin.com?
I’ve wanted to write something about the passing of long time former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, but couldn’t find the best way to express what I was thinking. Then I found this column at the Detroit Free Press by Michael Rosenberg and decided he could say it better than I could. If you click the link below you can read the whole thing, but basically what Rosenberg is saying is that the personality traits that made Paterno a great football coach–possibly one of a kind–may also have been the reason he did not understand what was going on with the Sandusky incidents. In some ways Paterno was “timless” in his approach to the game (and life) but also stuck in time.
Here’s a brief excerpt:
If you say he “only cared about winning games,” you miss the point. Paterno never cared “only” about winning games. He cared about his players, and he cared about that kingdom. He believed that his territory was his. He had an unwavering belief in himself, and in his ways.
In most situations, that belief was justified. But it helps explain why Paterno had such a horrible lapse. It is worth noting that Paterno’s chief sin was one of omission. After hearing an account of Sandusky molesting a young boy, he alerted his boss, but he failed to call police, failed to follow up, failed to find the boy and failed to completely exile Sandusky from the program.
Paterno needed to fundamentally alter his view of Sandusky, and he didn’t.
Like many young people, Yuri Wright has a Twitter account where he shares his thoughts each day in 140 characters or less. He even has it set to private. But it’s not private, really, when your friends (1600 followers at one point) share those tweets with the rest of the world. Especially the allegedly sexually graphic and racist ones. (NSFW examples below)
Now, Yuri, a top high school cornerback prospect out of Don Bosco Prep (NJ) has reportedly been expelled from school as a result of his comments and is no longer being courted by schools like Colorado, Rutgers and even the University of Michigan. Nope, not any more. Not once those tweets came out.
The account has since been removed, but that damage appears to be done. Think he was treated fairly? Read the tweets below and decide for yourself.