Saturday, December 29, 2007

monster trade!

But not really...more like an exchange of decent white guys who shoot a lot of three pointers

The Jazz get Korver, the better player, who looks like Ashton Kutcher's retarded cousin (see illustration) and the 76ers get Giricek's expiring contract

To say that this is a barn-burner would rank with Chamberlain's "Peace for our time" on history's list of greatest overstatements...but here at Sal Fasano's All-Stars, we excel in the mediocre.

Daily SAll-Star

That little Christmas break from this was nice...but now it is time to come back guns blazin'!

In honor of your two humble authors' impending visit to Baltimore for some good ol' wrestling fun, today's All-Star is Mark Calaway.

Granted, the name Mark Calaway means practically nothing to almost everyone outside Mark's family and coworkers. Calaway is better known by his ring name: the Undertaker. The Undertaker is one of the few names that is atop every wrestling fan's list of all-time greats, no matter the criteria. A regular in WWE since 1990, the Undertaker has been at the top of the wrestling game his entire career. Look no further than his unbelievable 15-0 record at Wrestlemania. The wins are impressive no doubt, though one can dismiss them as part of the predetermined nature of wrestling. But what is really impressive is the sheer number of matches, 15 all at mid-card or above status. This translates to the Undertaker being one of the most popular names in the business every year of his career except for the two Wrestlemanias he has missed (both due to injury). Add that to the best gimmick ever, the best entrance ever, an array of extremely impressive moves such as Old School, the Tombstone Piledriver, and the Chokeslam, and some of the most impressive matches ever (including the one below) and you have yourself a legend.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

This would be the daily all-star, but today's star, Jesus Christ, is so much bigger than that.

So I'll simply leave this video of the immensely talented Josh Groban singing O Holy Night, my favorite Christmas song.

Merry Christmas.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Daily SAll-Star: Muse

Merry Christmas, everyone. Check out Muse, an eclectic band of Englishmen whose musical stylings are sure to please fans of every genre. As some of you probably know, it is incredibly difficult for white people to make music that I enjoy. Most musicians of the non-James Brown persuasion fail the Nick Coston Music Test miserably. Yet Muse has somehow succeeded. Listen to them and watch 28 Days Later to get into that Christmas spirit.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

the Dallas Mavericks suck

daily sall-star

Kevin Everett.

On Sept. 9, during the Buffalo Bills first game of the season, Everett, a backup tight end, made a special teams tackle on Denver Broncos' KR Domenik Hixon. The tackle hurt Everett's spine to the point that doctors thought that Everett might never walk again and possibly be paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of his life. Not only has Everett gotten around to walking again, but he was able to join his Bills teammates on the sideline for their game against the New York Giants today (12/23/07). This is an inspirational story of epic proportions. Kudos to Kevin Everett.