thecheappop was in Savannah last week taking in the sights, sounds, and yes, eats in the historical Georgian city. Follow our coverage from now through the end of the month. Here’s one highlight: interviewing Savannah Sand Gnats’ Hamilton Bennett and Darrell Ceciliani in the Grayson Field dugout. Savannah Sand Gnats are a minor league baseball affiliate (A-Level) of the New York Mets in the South Atlantic League. The team was formerly known as the Cardinals in 1984 but changed their name to the Gnats in 1996 when it became an affiliate of the Dodgers. The team was affiliated with the Rangers from 1998-2002, and the Montreal Expos (later the Nationals) from 2003 to 2006. Since then, the Gnats have been Mets country. In any event watch the interviews below with sure-to-be star mustache’d closer Bennett and speedy centerfielder and lead off man Ceciliani.
Jon Chattman interviews Oscar winner Louis Gossett, Jr. for the Huffington Post at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards red carpet.
A November to Remember!
As if being a groundbreaking auto racer, successful model (find me a mens’ magazine that hasn’t featured her in some capacity), occasional actress, and Super Bowl commercial regular (Sorry Betty White), weren’t enough, Danica Patrick’s branching into the gaming industry. Watch out, Wario.
Patrick recorded voice overs and appears in Blur, a new auto racing game by ActiVision available for XBox, PlayStation3, and Windows that makes Super Mario Kart seem as challenging and visually pleasing as the original Duck Hunt. But, you didn’t really expect Patrick’s first foray into the gaming world to be a ho-hum 8-bit experience did you? Whether it’s becoming the first woman to win an Indy race or appearing in those aforementioned Go Daddy ads, everything Patrick’s done since she burst onto the scene has been to infinity and beyond.
I spoke with the hottest NASCAR racer (with or without a ‘stache), and asked her about the game, her favorite video game (cue Super Mario Bros. theme…um…now) her upcoming Indy race, and what life will look like post-track.
Stuart Scott holds a moment of silence for his long-gone boo-yah stache on the red carpet of “Just Wright,” a new film starring Queen Latifah and Common. Video/Kellie Gerardi.
“There are so many. Who is the guy who used to play ‘Magnum P.I.?’ Tom Selleck is it? That’s a good one. If I ever have one I want it to be somewhere around that likeness.”
The Morning Benders are an indie band from Berkeley, CA and they’re a whole lot of awesome. Their latest release Big Echo is pretty fresh and by fresh I mean cool. Anyway, the band consists of Julian Harmon, Tim Or, and Chris Chu and I caught up with the latter recently. Enjoy it, kids.