Archive for April, 2012

by Robert Littal @ Black Spots Online

There is two things that should be clear.

Petrie is a jerk and a coward.

First here is why he is a jerk:

“Pooh” is a nickname that Derrick Rose’s grandmother gave him. If you are a professional like Petrie claims to be, don’t act like an idiot.

Nike is salty that Rose stayed with Adidas and that is fine, but Rose just torn his ACL. Save it for another day and worry about those sweatshops you got going on. I am sure if we went down the Nike roster we can find many players who have been injured playing in Nike shoes.

You know, kind of like this guy:

Here is the reason why Petrie is a coward:

Petrie was very disrespectful the night before, if you are going to say something say it with your chest. He was talking about Internet thugs and how he doesn’t give a damn, until he became part of the story.

Next time just know your role and shut your mouth, because I am sure Nike has a long list of designers waiting to replace Petrie.



Someone pointed out to me recently that a possible reason for all things being quiet on the DARK KNIGHT front was that Warner Bros. didn’t want their film getting lost in the AVENGERS shuffle. Which makes perfect sense to me, because the behemoth that is THE AVENGERS has consumed so much of the public’s attention that there was a good chance whatever THE DARK KNIGHT RISES did in the way of marketing would be pushed aside in favor of Marvel’s Mighty Team-Up. But once May 4th rolls ’round, even with PROMETHEUS coming out in a month, I’d say all bets are off and we’ll see a lot more from the final film in Nolan’s trilogy.

To that end today brings a new THE DARK KNIGHT RISES website that is comprised of an extensive police report on “John Doe AKA The Batman,” and it has all sorts of bits and bobs of information that delve into the socio-political climate that sets off the events of THE DARK KNIGHT RISES.  In it you’ll find talk of “Harvey Dent Day,” as well as the court ruling that Batman has been charged with a host of crimes including six counts of first degree murder and three counts of kidnapping (as well as the murder of Harvey Dent).  Meaning everything is happening just as Batman meant it to at the close of THE DARK KNIGHT.

But the really important bit can be found on page 3, with a statement that looks to be a direct call to us as an audience to participate in the viral campaign.

“Officers should also be directed to report any and all information pertaining to the investigation to the designated contact (#tdkr07202012 or  This includes submitting photographic evidence of graffiti related to any movement in report of the vigilante’s return so we can suppress it before it becomes a problem.  Officers should make sure that location services or store location is on in their camera settings.”

This is followed by several pages of locations that are “areas of previous Batman sightings,” and while only international locations are listed “addresses for the US and Canada are currently being collated and will be added on April 30th 2012 at 8 am PST.”

You can find the full site by clicking right here.

Updated: thanks to the sharp eye and generous disposition of one of our readers, it seems that the submission of the aforementioned “photographic evidence” is leading to the frame-by-frame reveal of the next trailer (which you can watch in front of THE AVENGERS this Friday).  Check it out here.

Source: by: Alejandro Stepenberg @

This is an older post but I figured I’d bump it back up to the top since it is kind of appropriate after last night’s NFL Draft, round one.

The NFL has kept the Wonderlic results under tighter wraps than usual this year.  Or maybe the media has had enough other things to keep itself occupied.

Regardless, the first eye-opening score has leaked from the 2012 edition of the 50-question Wonderlic test.  Per multiple league sources, LSU cornerback Morris Claiborne, drafted by the Dallas Cowboys  scored a four.

Yes.  A four.  Out of 50.

Six years ago, quarterback Vince Young initially got a six.  Re-scoring of the test bumped it to a seven.  A next-day Mulligan moved it to 13.

Finally, Young has someone at whom he can point and laugh.

The joke, however, continues to be on anyone who thinks that all college athletes are also students.  Plenty of them aren’t.  They’re minor-league football players who have no choice but to wait at least three years until they get a shot at joining the NFL.

How else can anyone explain a person who presumably has found a way to avoid failing out of college getting such a low score on a basic intelligence test?

And that gives rise to a more important question.  What did LSU actually do to keep Claiborne from failing out of school?

Source: Pro Football Talk