Wednesday, March 4, 2009

We Have A New Website Number!

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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Carlos Delgado Of The New York Mets Is Spamming Me

Over the past week, I have received 2 e-mails from Mr. Carlos Delgado, the first baseman for the New York Mets. Don't believe me? Look below.

So why is Carlos Delgado e-mailing me? Does he want me to try out for the Mets? Is he inviting me to come watch Spring Training? No, he has more sinister motives.

Dear Friend,

I am Mr.Carlos Delgado Executive Director of the La Caixa Bank Ltd, Spain.

An Iraqi named Haider Hanoon,a business man made a numbered fixed deposit of (346,736,899.68 TWD) for 18 calendar months, this is valued
to Fourty One million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only
in my branch. Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during
the war, five years ago (2003). Again after the war another
notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later
found out that Haider Hanoon and his family had been killed during the
war in Gunfire that hit their home at Mukaradeeb where his personal oil
well was.

After further investigation it was also discovered that Haider Hanoon
did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the
paper work of his bank deposit And he also confided in me the last
time we was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in
my bank. So, Fourty One million Five Hundred Thousand United State
is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to
claim it. What bothers me is that according to the laws of my country
at the expiration five years six months the funds will revert to the
ownership of the Spanish Government if nobody applies to claim the

My proposal, I am prepared to place you as the next of kin in a
position to instruct LA CAIXA BANK to release the deposit to you as
the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am
prepared to share the money with you in a favorable percentage. That is: I will simply
nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to
you. We share the percentage 70/30. I would have gone ahead to ask the
funds be released to me, but that would have drawn a straight line in
my involvement in claiming the deposit. I assure you that I could have
the deposit released to you within a few days. I will simply inform the
bank of the final closing of the file relating to Haider Hanoon I will
then officially communicate with my Bank and instruct them to release
the deposit to you. With these: all is done. I am aware of the
consequences of this proposal.

I ask that if you find no interest in this project that you should
discard this mail. I ask that you do not be vindictive and destructive.
If my offer is of no appeal to you, delete this message and forget I
ever contacted you. Do not destroy my career because you do not approve
of my proposal. You may not know this but people like myself who have
made tidy sums out of comparable situations run the whole private
banking sector
. I am not a criminal and what I do, I do not find
against good conscience, this may be hard for you to understand, but
the dynamics of my industry dictates that I make this move. Such
opportunities only come ones way once in a lifetime. I cannot let this
chance pass me by, for once I find myself in total control of my
destiny. These chances wont pass me by. I ask that you do not destroy
my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on
with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an
opportunity to provide them with new opportunities.

If you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a
conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you contact me via
official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. I
repeat, I do not want you contacting me through my official phone lines
nor do I want you contacting me through my official email account.
Contact me only through the numbers I will provide for you and also
through the email account that i will provide therein in this email.
Further more be informed that the fact that you are a foreigner give
you the privilege to stand in as my deceased client beneficiary as my
deceased client had no relation all his family died with him during the
war and I can not use my relation because its not accepted here in Spain.
Also I am very confident that we will be able to establish the
trust that is needed to complete this deal and all that I need from the
time been is your willingness and commitment so that we can end this in
the next one weeks.

What you need to understand about this transaction is that I will make
sure that it passes through all international banking laws regards to
this I will take care of all the expenses and the cost of retaining the
service of my Attorney to give the transaction the proper documentation
that is required to perfect the finishing. Your only obligation in this
transaction will be to set up two offshore accounts that can
accommodate these funds and I will give you more light later once you
agree to partner with me. Like I said before there is no risk involve as
it will pass through international banking laws and all documents
related to this transaction will be sent to you by post for your
perusal and trust.

I do not want any direct link between you and me. My official lines are
not secure lines as they are periodically monitored to assess our level
of customer care in line with our Total Quality Management Policy.
Please observe this instruction religiously. Please, again, note I am a
family man, I have wife and children. I send you this mail not without
a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me
that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches
never come easy or on a platter of gold. This is the one truth I have
learned from my private banking clients. Do not betray my confidence.
If we can be of one accord, we should plan a meeting, soon. Should you
be interested I will prefer you to send me your FULL


Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.

I await your response.

Mr.Carlos Alberto DELGADO

Did Carlos Delgado also have his assets frozen as part of the Stanford investigation? I think he very well might have, and he's turning to spam e-mail scams to get his money back. Unlike some player e-mail scams, this is 1000% real. He obviously can't say who he really is, so he is pretending to be a bank president from Spain. Very clever, Mr. Delgado.

Not content to send just one e-mail, Carlos e-mailed me once again today. The text of the e-mail was the same, but the subject was different: ACKNOWLEDGE RECEIPT.

So what should I do? I mean, it's not every day that I get an e-mail from a professional baseball player. The man just wants his money. Carlos Delgado is a pretty likeable guy, so maybe I should help him out.

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Monday, February 23, 2009

Video: Soccer Riot & Fire Started By Fans Of Hajduk Split & Dinamo Zagreb In Croatia

It's surprising that more people aren't killed at Eastern European soccer matches. Between the fires, smoke, rioting fans and police, they don't appear to be the safest places to be.

At this weekend's match between Hajduk Split & Dinamo Zagreb in the Croatian First League, there was first a delay due to confetti. Because nothing says you are a badass who wants to support his team like confetti.

Following the confetti delay, fans then started to riot, as seen in the above video. It's actually surprising that they didn't find a way to set the fire engine ablaze.

Nearly 800 police were on hand for the event, which saw 84 Hajduk fans and 37 Dinamo fans arrested, including members of the clubs famed Bad Blue Boys, which sounds like a horrible knock-off of the Blue Man Group.

The two teams eventually played some soccer, and Hajduk Split beat Dinamo Zagreb, 2-0.

Can’t We All Just Watch The Game? [Total Pro Sports]

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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Video: Snooker Player Mark Selby Gets Papers Served By Former Manager During Tournament Match

On TV shows, we've all seen creative ways of having papers served. In case you were curious to see if such surprises were actually done in real life, we have our answer from the Welsh Open snooker tournament.

Just before his quarterfinal match against Anthony Hamilton, Mark Selby was approached by a man in the crowd.

The guy leaned over to Selby, handed him an envelope, and said, "You are being served with a writ and bankruptcy notice". The entire incident was broadcast live on BBC.

It turned out that the man who had given him the paperwork was George Barmby, his former manager. Judging by the timing of incident, it's safe to say that there's an acrimonious story behind "former" being added to his title. It takes some stones to serve a guy right before an important match. It's not like he was going anywhere, surely it could have waited until right after.

Needless to say, Selby was put off his game, saying, "I didn’t know who it was. He handed me a letter, mumbled and went off. All I could think about was what might’ve been in the envelope."

He lost the match.

Writ claim disrupts Selby match [BBC]
Writ shock precedes Mark Selby’s defeat [Times Online]

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No, David Dellucci Did Not Get Bitten By An Alligator

David Dellucci of the Cleveland Indians will miss the start of Spring Training after cutting his left thumb, an injury that required stitches.

How did Dellucci hurt his thumb? Well, here's his first recounting of the story to reporters.

“Right before I came here on Feb. 1,” Dellucci said dejectedly, “I was fishing on the side of my lake, and I heard a little boy screaming. I ran over and an alligator had him by the leg. I jumped on the gator, poked him in the eyes, freed the kid, but he (the gator) got me in my thumb. I got stitched and had surgery.”

It's a pretty interesting story, but of course it's not true.

Instead, Dellucci admitted that he cut his thumb on a truck tailgate while moving his things for Spring Training. The injury required surgery to close the cut and reattach the nail to the nailbed, which does not sound fun. He is expected to have the stitches removed in a few days and will be back to full strength soon.

That hasn't stopped him from telling his gator story. While the media now knows the truth, he said that “There are about a dozen guys in this clubhouse who still believe it."

Indians’ Dellucci out with thumb injury [Yahoo!]

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Video: High School Basketball Fight In Alabama - Full Version With Commentary

By now you have probably seen the YouTube video of the high school basketball fight in Alabama between Carver-Montgomery High School and Valley High School. Here is the extended, director's cut of the fight, lasting a full 5 minutes and 45 seconds.

Get your popcorn ready, and let's watch this fight in all its glory.

The highlights:

00:04 - The brawl kicks off and some guy in a white shirt comes out of the crowd and starts pounding on someone

00:20 - The fight moves to the center of the court, as a shirtless guy dive punches at someone. This move is only slightly worse than Zach Randolph's open fist punch.

00:24 - We have another fight entrant as Mr. Green Shirt enters the fray. Unfortunately for him, his pants start to fall down at the worst possible point. King Hippo shares his pain.

00:30 - #1 from the Orange Team dives on the basketball court for no reason. He then runs away.

01:20 - A "Think Pink" breast cancer awareness banner is seen in the background. Looks like some people are "seeing red" instead of "thinking pink."

01:59 - After a retreat to the locker room, we're magically transported back to the stands, where the fight is continuing.

02:20 - People are held back, and there's a lot of yelling and fingerpointing. The cops look thrilled to be there.

02:58 - A guy sits in his seat on his cellphone. Is he even aware of what's going on around him?

03:02 - Mr. Orange Sweatshirt moves down to the first row. Hey, why not take advantage of this brawl to score yourself some prime seats if the basketball game continues?

03:13 - We see a destroyed bench. Was Matt Foley there?

03:20 - More fighting in the stands. One thing is clear from this brawl: don't mess with anybody wearing a white shirt.

03:34 - Mr. Green Shirt is back for more, and he's still having problems with his pants. Dude, either just take them off, get a belt, or stay out of the fight. You aren't going to win with one hand swinging about and the other one keeping your jeans up.

04:45 - Some of the combatants start to be led away in handcuffs.

05:28 - Two dudes hug. Awww. A sentimental moment as many in the building realize this might be their last high school basketball fight. Only a lucky few might move on to college basketball fights. Even fewer might get to be in an NBA fight. Others might get to fight over in Europe.

05:38 - A cop leads a fighter away. Or more accurately, he grabs on to the back of his shirt as he walks him through the gym.

05:45 - FIN

Both teams have been booted from the AHSAA Central Region Basketball Tournament by the Alabama Athletic Association, and so far 11 people have been arrested. No word on how Mr. Green Shirt fared.

Video: [WSFA 12 News - Birmingham]

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Video: Mascot Shoots Basketball Off Of Bango, The Milwaukee Bucks Mascot's Groin


Prior to the celebrity game during the NBA All-Star Weekend, some mascots were having a pre-game shoot-around to entertain the crowd.

Rufus, the Charlotte Bobcats' mascot, shot a ball over his head. It then hit Bango, the Milwaukee Bucks' mascot in the groin and went into the hoop. Bango then followed.

Something tells me we won't be seeing that shot attempted in next year's H-O-R-S-E competition, nor will we see it in the round of the dunk competition where there is a dunk assistant.

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