March 2, 2015 - March 8, 2015
Syracuse Frat Suspended and Two Bros Arrested After Pledge Gets Severe Frostbite Doing Pushups In The Snow And 4 Fingers Are About To Fall Off
USA Today - Police have charged two Syracuse University fraternity members for an outdoor hazing stunt that could cost a pledge four of his fingers due to frostbite.
The Syracuse Police Department says three young men pledging the Nu Alpha Phi fraternity were taken to a city park around midnight Saturday and made to do exercises, including push-ups and crawling in the snow, while not wearing gloves.
One of the pledges experienced pain in his hands and sought treatment Sunday. Doctors told him he may lose his ring and pinkie fingers on both hands because of severe frostbite.
Police on Wednesday arrested two frat members — 19-year-old Tae Kim and 21-year-old Jeffrey Yam — and charged them with misdemeanor hazing.
Syracuse University has suspended the frat.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – Police said three pledges at Nu Alpha Phi fraternity were forced to do aerobic exercises at 12 a.m. Sunday at Lower Hookway Park at 1805 E. Colvin St. The pledges were being punished for not doing their chores properly, police said.
A 20-year-old pledge told police they spent about 30 minutes doing push ups, sit ups and crawling exercises in the snow, instead of the fraternity’s attic of 739 Ackerman Ave., where punishments usually take place. He said they were wearing hooded sweatshirts, pants, boots and no gloves.
When the exercises were done, the pledge said they were given hand warmers and told to walk back to the fraternity. The victim said he went home and ran his hands under warm water, but they still hurt.
Quick lesson for all the frats out there trying to cope with adjusting to fraternity life in 2015: there’s good harmless hazing then there’s bad hazing. Making pledges stick their bare hands in snow for 30 minutes in freezing cold temperatures in upstate New York in fucking March is bad hazing. Very, very bad. Come on here guys, use your head a little bit, it’s not that hard. Everyone is just dying for an excuse to end fraternity life in America forever, everything you do is under a microscope. One little misstep and you’re 100% getting kicked off campus and possibly sent to jail. Annnnnd you go out and make your pledge’s hands fall off for not doing his chores. It’s just dumb, dumb, dumb.
PS – I Google Image’d “Frostbite” first for a picture for this blog and now I want to die.
Breezy took time out of his busy schedule of going to jail and getting blasted by Karrueche Tran on twitter to lay down some bars on Deorro’s enormous dance smash “Five Hours.” Not bad.
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Yahoo - Two years after his prolific shooting and trash-talking, jersey-popping, renegade attitude made him one of college basketball’s most electrifying – and polarizing – players, Marshall Henderson now leads a much more humble professional existence.
In Baghdad, Iraq, of all places.
Henderson plays in the Iraqi Super League. The former Ole Miss star hears gunshots from time to time in the city. He doesn’t leave his Baghdad hotel too often, where working electricity can be a daily challenge. And there are rarely female spectators in the stands at his games. Henderson is about as far away from his NBA dream as possible, and yet he finds himself in a much better place personally while playing in Iraq.
“It’s not as bad as people make it seem back home,” Henderson told Yahoo Sports in a Skype audio interview last week. “We just chill in the hotel. We don’t go anywhere. We could go places and it would be safe. We wouldn’t be worried about getting captured or anything. It’s definitely better than I would’ve expected.”
Two seasons ago, before arriving in the Middle East, Henderson became one of the most colorful characters in college basketball at the University of Mississippi.
“He was one of the most clutch players I ever played against,” said former Tennessee forward Jarnell Stokes who is now with the Memphis Grizzlies. “He had a fan base everywhere he went.”
In mid-February, Henderson signed to play for Nift Al-Janoub in Baghdad. He initially was nervous, but making a salary upward of $10,000 per month – according to Buck – with full room and board helped convince him to take it.
“The owners of these clubs are like buddy-buddy with each other,” Henderson said. “It’s kind of like a big competition on whose team wins. If you’re an American and you’re getting buckets, they will keep you happy if you’re doing well for the team and you win.”
The terrorism concerns in the Middle East aren’t lost on Henderson. Players from the Al Shurtah Police team were in a hotel in Baghdad that was attacked. Luckily, none of the players were harmed.
“I was talking to the Americans [on Al Shurtah] and they had to switch hotels because a car bomb went off and blew up half of their hotel,” Henderson said. “They showed me pictures. It was crazy that they were telling me the story so calm. That would have freaked me out a little bit. The picture the guy showed me, the room right across from his room was destroyed.”
The Iraqi Super League season will soon be over, but Henderson could find another job on a different team in the Middle East. He said he’s stayed away from drugs and alcohol since going overseas – “I’ve been really good about not testing those waters.”
Been a while since we heard from my boy Marshall. Last time kind of sucked, when he went on a Twitter spree bashing gay people then said it was all just for his friend’s sociology experiment (you know he still stands by that story adamantly? He talks about it in this article. One year later and still going strong with that one, kind of makes me believe him a little bit?).
But before that, we had a great run. Nonstop blog material. 30 point nights, lights out shooting, incredible taunts and facial expressions and press conference soundbites, a lot of drugs mixed in between. A true college cult hero. And then, he was gone, poof, like a glorious shooting star. Felt an emptiness inside ever since, a massive void if you will. Nobody has really stepped up to claim his spot as a lightning rod of entertainment on the hardwood. Just good to hear that he’s doing well/still alive and making his push to reach his NBA dreams while holed up in a terrorist-threatened hotel room in the Middle East. The sports world needs Marshall back.
NOW CUE THE GREATEST GIF OF ALL TIME
WOWT - Police, the US Post Office and the FBI are investigating after a “glitter bomb” was mailed to Congressman Jeff Fortenberry’s office. The letter was received on Wednesday at Congressman Fortenberry’s Lincoln office.
It was a hot pink letter with a bag of glitter enclosed. The outside listed a fake name with a legitimate company, however the letter is not believed to be from that organization.
The letterhead read, “Glitter Bombs For Choice” and contained a message that said, “Congrats! You’ve earned this for trying to deny women their right to choice. Mind your own uterus.”
In a statement to WOWT 6 News, Congressman Fortenberry expressed the seriousness of the act, “Anyone is free to disagree with me, but to resort to these tactics in a heightened threat environment is reckless and a waste of precious law enforcement resources.”
Hilarious. This whole glitter bomb thing cracks me up, ESPECIALLY when it’s some uptight politician who promptly alerts the police, US postal inspector AND the FBI about it. Hey Congressman don’t worry, FBI resources aren’t valuable or anything. They got nothing else going on, last I checked everybody on the Top 10 Most Wanted was locked up safely behind bars, think they just cancelled it altogether and declared the country crime free. Better put them on the case to investigate the envelope you got full of glitter. Typical clueless politician. Seriously “to resort to these tactics in a heightened threat environment”? Unless that’s super fun sparkly Anthrax, chill out.
To be completely honest though, getting glitter bombed is a total day ruiner. Like it’s a legitimately awesome idea to fuck with someone. Just the hassle of cleaning all this shit up, trying to scrape it out of the buttons on your keyboard. Impossible to get off your clothes too, always going to be a few little sparkly pieces of glitter in random spots all over you that will keep turning up in the mirror over the next few weeks.
PS – Something so poetic about an anti-gay politician getting blown up by 10 pounds of glitter in the middle of his office.
This Pastor Threw So Much Holy Spirit Around That His Congregation Started Flying All Over The Damn Church
I’m not a churchgoing man but I might need to correct that based solely on the video. I’m just here on my couch full of what I thought was God’s unconditional love but I’m not flying around like someone hit me with a hadouken so maybe not? Either way we can all agree on one thing (besides my probably eternal damnation): Black churches are soooo much more fun than white ones. Singing, dancing, people overcome by the power of the Holy Spirit flying out windows like Birdman. What’s white church got? Guilt and Pat Robertson saying weed’s going to make me addicted to celery. Guess we just have to take the L on this one.
That awkward moment when you think it’s the Holy Spirit giving you the power to send people flying but it’s actually just Hitler’s ghost killing some time between haunting Bar Mitzvahs:
WOOOOOOO! BIG BOY! Ok it’s officially March now. Honestly it took me longer than usual to switch gears into college hoops this year after such a crazy football season and the playoffs and everything. Been gradually getting more and more caught up, watching games every night getting back to peak form. Safe to say I’m not fully revved up and ready to fucking roll. Give me the brackets, all the brackets. Thanks Gus. HA-HAAA!!!
PS – He honestly nailed the Ric Flair there, like perfectly to a tee.
TMZ - There’s a couple of banging bandits on the loose in Vegas — after they got busted celebrating “Fifty Shades of Grey” all over a Sin City museum … which may seem appropriate, but it’s still illegal.
TMZ obtained surveillance video of their bare-assed exploits around the Erotic Heritage Museum — which was featuring an homage to kink on Valentine’s Day … and after-hours the couple went on a room-by-room sex spree.
First, they found a hiding spot and waited for the museum staff to clear out … and the house lights to go down. Then the banging began in earnest. The couple didn’t hold back as they moved around — but they didn’t realize security was watching.
Nothing like a citywide police manhunt looking for you after video of you having kinky sex all over a museum leaks to the internet to spice up your relationship life. Seriously, 50 Shades may have bombed with the critics, but the work it’s doing with couples around the globe is nothing short of philanthropical. Bye bye missionary two times a week if you’re lucky, helloooo every position in the Kama Sutra in every wing of the sex museum after seeing this flick on the big screen. Also I don’t know anybody in the personal home sex dungeon construction business but that shit has got to be absolutely booming, just a sexual and economic renaissance around here all from one shitty borderline porn movie.
Oregon State Coach Starts 5 Walk-Ons For Final Home Game of the Season…Immediately Gets Run Out of the Gym
ESPN – Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle started five walk-ons Wednesday night in the final home game of the season, which the Beavers lost 65-62 to in-state rival Oregon.
He started four players who made the team in an open tryout Oct. 4 and one who was a practice player last season under former coach Craig Robinson.
“Some people might call me crazy and maybe I am,” Tinkle said, “but it was something our guys deserved.”
He started 6-foot-10 junior Justin Stangel, 6-foot guard AJ Hedgecock and three freshmen: 6-6 forward Matt Dahlen, 6-4 guard Tanner Sanders and 6-3 guard Dylan Livesay. Those players might not be on the team next season due to a strong recruiting class.
“I was thinking about having no seniors to celebrate what would normally be “Senior Night” and I wanted to honor something for this team,” Tinkle told ESPN.com in a text message. “It hit me right away: Honor the walk-ons from Oregon that have been such a big part of our season.
Oregon State pulled to within one with 34 seconds left after a Malcolm Duvivier layup, but Oregon made six free throws in the final 30 seconds to secure the win. The Beavers committed two costly turnovers in the final 1:30.
The Beavers (17-13 overall, 8-10 Pac-12) needed a win to go .500 in conference play for the second time in 25 years. They have lost six of seven.
Absolutely awesome move by Coach Wayne Tinkle here, no question about it. Showing some love to the walk ons who never get to sniff any action on the court in front of the fans but bust their ass every single day in practice. Real class act to let them have this moment especially since apparently they might not even be back on the team next year.
However, even more awesome move by Oregon showing zero mercy and immediately bullying the shit out of these guys. Running a full speed trapping press and snatching the ball away like candy from a baby 2 possessions in a row sending their asses back to the bench in only 28 seconds. So cold blooded and I love it.
I mean…this is a real game here. Not just any game, the Civil War. Has postseason implications for both teams. You want to let your scrubs start that’s nice but don’t be mad when we turn this shit into a varsity vs. JV-B scrimmage.
And not for not nothing but the final score was a 3 point difference….
PS – Needed Bill Walton on this game so bad, but he was busy talking about getting his nips milked.