Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Truth about Internet Porn...

I'm a Typical Guy so it's a given that I'm a fan of porn, probably a bit more than other typical guys out there. Still, I was surprised by some of the facts you'll see in this educational AND enlightening video made by the people behind GOOD Magazine, with the facts lovingly presented by British erotic actress, Kelle Marie.


If there's one sport this Typical Guy loves more than NFL Football...

...it's NBA Basketball!!!


And yesterday, the 2009 NBA season started with a bang! And what were the first NBA-related items that I read on the 'net? No, it wasn't how the LA Lakers beat the Portland Trailblazers, 96-76, or how Greg Oden, the #1 draft choice of the 'Blazers in 2007 who went on to spend his entire rookie year recovering from a microfracture knee surgery, injured his foot in the first quarter of his very first regular-season NBA game, which means he'll be riding the bench for 2 to 4 more weeks!

Now, can somebody please put him out of his - and the team's - misery? Oden is just wasting the team's time AND money every single time he misses a game. But I digress...

Okay, so what were the first NBA-related items that I read on the 'net? Well, I already blogged about how David Beckham was seen checking out the Lakers' cheerleaders who, without a doubt, have more meat in any single one of them when compared to Mrs. Beckham, the former "Posh Spice," so that's not it.

Well, one item that piqued my interest is that, although authorities have declined to confirm it, ex-New York Knicks coach and former NBA star Isiah Thomas apparently overdosed on sleeping pills last week. That's right, the same Isiah Thomas who led the then-Bad Boys of Basketball, the Detroit Pistons, to two straight NBA championships and who recently coached the Knicks to two dreadful losing seasons AND was charged with a sexual harassment suit, overdosed on some sleeping pills.

"Lookit me, goddammit! I didn't take no damn sleeping pills!"

But that's not the worst part of it because what really bothers me is how Isiah denied that report by saying that it was his 17-year old daughter who required treatment, prompting Harrison Police Chief David Hall to say that, "As parents, you try to protect your kids; you don't say they did something when it was you who did it. We know the difference between a 47-year-old man and a teenager."

For shame, Isiah. For shame.

David Beckham sure loves California girls...

...as he checks out the LA Lakers cheerleaders in the team's season-opener against the Portland Trailblazers at the Staples Center yesterday.


Good thing, though, that he only checks them out whenever his wife, Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham's not around .


Like I always say, there's nothing wrong when you're just checking out the menu if you're still eating dinner at home.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

It's good to be the King...

...or, at the very least, a member of the Saudi Arabian royal family. Because for a world that's totally dependent on petroleum products, if the country that your family rules is the world's leading exporter of the said product, then not only can you buy a gas guzzling, non-environment friendly vehicle like the soon-to-be-released Kahn Cosworth 300, you can buy an entire fleet of it!


And we're not talking about 5 or 10 or even 20 cars, we're talking about 80 UNITS of a single model alone! That's right, because according to one report, the royal family of Saudi Arabia placed an order for 80 units of a specialized and highly customized SUV that isn't even available yet! Why? Because according to the spokesman for the royal family, since the Kahn Cosworth 300 will be the first road "car" to wear the prestigious Cosworth badge in more than a decade, they "wanted the cars before anybody else."


The Kahn Cosworth 300 is essentially, a Range Rover Sport that has seen some extensive modifications both inside and out, courtesy of Kahn Design for both the exterior and interior refinements and Cosworth for the engine tuning package. Set to be launched in a couple of days at the MPH Show in London on October 30, that the Kahn Cosworth 300 is far removed from its Range Rover Sport donor platform is simply an understatement.



Kahn Design's styling package features a road-hugging body kit, with a low-riding front spoiler, flared arches, side skirts, rear valance with a diffuser-like design to it, and and a large rear spoiler. Capping off the aggressive look are 22-inch lightweight alloy Cosworth platinum-finish wheels riding on low-profile tires. Inside, the royal family will be cosseted by custom-made perforated leather upholstery, complete with the all-important Cosworth name either stitched or impressed on it.


As for Cosworth's famed engine tuning works, they managed to bump up the power from the Range Rover Sport's turbodiesel V8 powerplant from 268BHP to 300BHP, capable enough to accelerate the nearly 3-ton vehicle from 0-100KPH in under 8 seconds before attaining a top speed of almost 220KPH.

And how much is this going to cost the Saudi Arabian royal family? Well, based on our current exchange rate, with a Kahn Cosworth 300 commanding 75,000GBP, that's a little over PHP5.9 million! Multiply that by 80 and that's PHP 472 million! That's almost half a billion already! And that's without the tax figures yet! So, yes, it's good to be the King.

Now, who wants to see Atoy Llave execute a perfect copy of the Kahn Cosworth 300's bodykit?

Look what I got in the mail the other day...


Technically, it was delivered by a courier but you know what I mean. Anyway, it's a package from Clear Shampoo. And apparently, it's a freebie for the early registrants to the bloggers' Halloween party Clear will be sponsoring on October 31.


Included inside was an invitation to the party along with a data CD that contained ad stills and videos of their latest spokesperson, the Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger as well as an FAQ about the product.

There also was a flyer promoting a contest that a blogger could win an iPod Touch. Would it be too much to wish that I win that one? Too bad, though, that the URL they gave in the flyer hasn't been updated SINCE MID-SEPTEMBER! Premature press release from Unilever, I would think, or someone from either SM's marketing or IT department has totally forgotten they actually have an SM Hypermarket Blogspot page.

Anyway, looks like I'll be going somewhere this Halloween.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

For my 100th blog post, it's...

...The Typical Guy's 2008 NFL Week 8 Review!



In East Rutherford, New Jersey, Brett Favre once more displayed his do-or-die gunslingin' ways by pulling out a win for the New York Jets (4-3) against the Kansas City Chiefs (1-6), 28-24. Favre struggled throughout the game where he threw three interceptions, with one even being returned for a touchdown. But in the end, with just a minute left in the game, Favre connected with Laveranues Coles for a 15-yard touchdown pass in front of the end zone.



In Foxborough, Massachusetts, even with three sidelined running backs, the New England Patriots (5-2) still rallied to eke out a win against the St. Louis Rams (2-5), 23-16, as Kevin Faulk took on a bigger role in the Pats' running game. Faulk led the Patriots with 60 yards on 13 carries and added four receptions for 47 yards while Matt Cassel was 21-for-33 for a career-high 267 yards.



In Charlotte, North Carolina, it was a reunion of sorts as two former NFL Europe teammates with the Amsterdam Admirals, Arizona Cardinals' Kurt Warner and Carolina Panthers' Jake Delhomme, faced off against each other. And though Warner mostly had his way against a defense that entered the game ranked second against the pass, the Panthers (6-2) pulled off a stunning 27-23 comeback victory against Arizona (4-3), owners of one of the more potent offenses in the NFL.



In London - and yes, I do mean THAT London, as in London, England - the New Orleans Saints (4-4) beat the sagging San Diego Chargers (3-5), 37-32, as quarterback Philip Rivers' last-second Hail Mary pass into the end zone was knocked down by the Saints' swarming defense. The Saints' quarterback, Drew Brees, passed for 339 yards and three TDs, and is still on pace to break Dan Marino's single-season record for passing yards (5,084). Ironically enough, the game was the first time he faced his former team since he was San Diego's signal caller from 2001-2005. The Chargers, though, did get a big game from LaDainian Tomlinson, as he shrugged off a recent toe injury to rush for 105 yards on 19 carries and catch a touchdown pass.



And in Nashville, the Tennessee Titans remained as the NFL's lone unbeaten team (7-0) as their defensive grit and patient offense thumped the Indianapolis Colts (3-4), 31-21, hurting their chance to enter the playoffs even further, with the win being sealed right after the Colts' Peyton Manning's second of two interceptions.

So far, pre-season favorites, the San Diego Chargers and the Indianapolis Colts, have really been struggling to pick up their game. And while some will reason that Peyton Manning's off-season surgery and not having played in the pre-season tune-up games as significant reasons on why he hasn't been as sharp as usual, that's still unacceptable. He' still lobbing passes to the same people he's been playing with for years so it can't be a matter of the timing of his throw. Still, I'll let him slide on that one since an injury is an injury. But as for the Chargers, who knows what their problems are? Sure, Shawne Merriman is out for the season but that doesn't explain why a team with such a highly rated offense AND defense is down 3-5.

Friday, October 24, 2008

After the LA Temptations, here are the Chicago Bliss!

Last time, we looked at the LFL's LA Temptations practicing their QB snap drills in a nightclub. This time, let's study the Chicago Bliss practice their blocking scheme in a nightclub once more.


Seriously, I can't wait 'til they start practicing on the field.











Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Lingerie Football League's LA Temptations!!!

The season doesn't kick off for another year but the minds behind every Typical Guy's best damn sports league EVER are already busy promoting the teams that will be playing in the Lingerie Football League (LFL).





Let's take, for instance, the LA Temptations who are already busy drilling their center-quarterback tandems on how to make - and take - a snap under center. And just to prove how serious they are, the team even took the opportunity to continue their practice drills inside an LA nightclub, right in front of the press people!






The Typical Guy's 2008 NFL Week 7 Review...



Jeff Garcia is arguably the NFL player with the hottest wife in the entire league in the person of 2004 Playboy Playmate of the Year, Carmella DeCesare. And not content with having a really hot wife, he also played a really hot game that resembled the Pro Bowl Jeff Garcia of old as he completed 26 of 37 passes for 310 yards, including a 47-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Bryant on Tampa Bay's opening drive, to beat the struggling Seattle Seahawks 20-10, enough reason for coach Jon Gruden to retain Garcia as the Bucs starting quarterback in place of the still-recuperating Brian Griese.



In St. Louis, Tony Romo not only showed he was a wuss, he also showed the Dallas Cowboys' faithful fans that he was a dick, giving them a sense of false hope as he showed up in uniform with his right pinkie wrapped in bandages, only to tell the coaching staff after the pre-game warm-ups that he didn't feel like playing after all, leaving the Cowboys to play the game with 40-year old backup quarterback, Brad Johnson. Unfortunately, Johnson couldn't keep up with a suddenly potent and opportunistic Rams' offense, throwing three interceptions and only one touchdown in a 34-14 loss to the Rams.



In Green Bay, the Packers' aggressiveness on both their defense and offense won their game over the Indianapolis Colts, 34-14, as Aaron Rodgers completed 21-of-28 passes for a 186-yard, 104.2-rated performance that did not include any turnovers or sacks while his counterpart, Peyton Manning, the man with the laser rocket arm, finished 21-for-42 for 229 yards with two interceptions. With the loss, the Colts are now 3-3, the worst start to a season for Indianapolis since 2001 - the last time the Colts didn't make the playoffs.



In Orchard Park, New York, the power was out at Ralph Wilson Stadium and the play clock wasn't working. That could have been a sign of things to come as the team with a lightning bolt as the team's logo, the San Diego Chargers, was outplayed by the Buffalo Bills who are now 5-1 and have matched the franchise's best start since 1995. Down at 3-4, the Chargers certainly don't look like a team with aspirations of getting into the Super Bowl now, a far cry from the team that went into the AFC Championship game a year ago, with quarterback Philip Rivers committing three turnovers, including two fumbles, which directly resulted in the Bills scoring 10 points, and with LaDainian Tomlinson a non-factor, with only 41 rushing yards.



In Foxborough, Massachusetts, the New England Patriots dominated the game against the Denver Broncos as if the their star quarterback, Tom Brady, miraculously recovered from his season-ending knee injury, though it was really back-up quarterback Matt Cassel who orchestrated the offense as he threw three touchdown passes, with Randy Moss catching two as the Pats routed Denver 41-7. Cassel finished 18-for-24 for 185 yards though he was sacked six times while his counterpart in Denver, Jay Cutler, was 17-for-26 for 168 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions.

All in all, it was a week that pretty much sucked for the teams - and quarterbacks - I'm keeping a close eye on.