Fans declare Gwar over Super Bowl half-time gig


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THE WRAP
Nanjing Night Net

Messi still the one with three … Fourth time lucky for McKenzie … It’s 5 o’clock somewhere but O’Connor wouldn’t know … Six the new eight as seven becomes the new six … Hat-trick for McKay but it’s still England on cloud nine … Atlantic Jewel shoots for perfect 10.

SEATTLE SOUNDS OFF

It may be two decades since Seattle was the centre of all things noisy but it’s good to see the spirit remains after Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field this week set a Guinness record as the loudest stadium crowd. The mark of 131.9 decibels was set when Michael Bennett sacked San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the first quarter, breaking the record held by a football crowd in Turkey. Taking a leaf out of Pearl Jam’s book, the Hawks faithful went on to bigger and better things than their stellar debut, later beating their own mark by hitting 136.6dB in the third.

STACK OF MACS

Don’t say you haven’t thought about it. The Dudefoods blog is packed full of goodness such as the inside-out grilled cheese sandwich, chicken and waffle wings and the bacon weave taco, but his latest effort tops the lot. The McEverything. It’s exactly what it claims to be – a combination of every burger (including breakfast offerings) available at the Golden Arches reaching a height of 1.5 metres. That’s a total of 43, and set him back $US140. In the immortal words of another Seattle legend, there goes my hero.

MOVE TO BAR MARS

Sticking to this developing theme of all things American and loud (tautology anyone?), here’s a cause we can all get behind. Sugar’s item last week about the travesty of Bruno Mars getting the Super Bowl half-time gig struck a nerve and no group was more vocal than fans of theatrical heavy metal act Gwar. More than 18,000 people have signed a petition to see the Virginian five-piece, famous for non-hits such as Meat Sandwich and Stalin’s Organs, take the biggest stage of them all. There’s some football pedigree there too – frontman Oderus Urungus, right, writes a column on the game for metalsucks.net. Check out their version of Carry On My Wayward Son for a glimpse of what might have been.

SNAGGING A WIN

Basketball legend Cal Bruton stole the show at the NBL season launch at the Entertainment Quarter on Thursday night. The pioneer of the competition’s early days revealed the secret to his team’s success way back when – sausage sizzles. ”We’d have a barbecue on court two while we were playing on court one,” the 58-year-old Hall of Fame guard said when asked about his initial foray into Australian basketball with the Brisbane Bullets. He said the smell wafting onto the main court would often distract opposition players. ”That was our sixth man,” he said.

IF YOU’RE NOT WATCHING SPORT YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO …

Silk Degrees. Boz Scaggs. Summer is on the way and the feeling is laid-back. As in banana lounge. Poolside. Cabanossi. Margaritas. Never mind albums with ”never mind” in the title – chillax to the Californian sounds of the 70s.

Stearns Hefti

IT’S NOT A MONKEY RIDING A GREYHOUND BUT YOU’LL LIKE IT …

Can he get an encore? It’s our man Adam Lefkoe again who, fresh from his Seinfeld heroics last time out, this week devoted his Sportscast to classic hip-hop lyrics. Jay-Z, MC Hammer, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Dr Dre, Blackstreet, Eminem, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Aaliyah, Beastie Boys, Naughty By Nature, LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan, it’s all there. Search: Rapcast.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.


THE WRAP
Nanjing Night Net

Messi still the one with three … Fourth time lucky for McKenzie … It’s 5 o’clock somewhere but O’Connor wouldn’t know … Six the new eight as seven becomes the new six … Hat-trick for McKay but it’s still England on cloud nine … Atlantic Jewel shoots for perfect 10.

SEATTLE SOUNDS OFF

It may be two decades since Seattle was the centre of all things noisy but it’s good to see the spirit remains after Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field this week set a Guinness record as the loudest stadium crowd. The mark of 131.9 decibels was set when Michael Bennett sacked San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the first quarter, breaking the record held by a football crowd in Turkey. Taking a leaf out of Pearl Jam’s book, the Hawks faithful went on to bigger and better things than their stellar debut, later beating their own mark by hitting 136.6dB in the third.

STACK OF MACS

Don’t say you haven’t thought about it. The Dudefoods blog is packed full of goodness such as the inside-out grilled cheese sandwich, chicken and waffle wings and the bacon weave taco, but his latest effort tops the lot. The McEverything. It’s exactly what it claims to be – a combination of every burger (including breakfast offerings) available at the Golden Arches reaching a height of 1.5 metres. That’s a total of 43, and set him back $US140. In the immortal words of another Seattle legend, there goes my hero.

MOVE TO BAR MARS

Sticking to this developing theme of all things American and loud (tautology anyone?), here’s a cause we can all get behind. Sugar’s item last week about the travesty of Bruno Mars getting the Super Bowl half-time gig struck a nerve and no group was more vocal than fans of theatrical heavy metal act Gwar. More than 18,000 people have signed a petition to see the Virginian five-piece, famous for non-hits such as Meat Sandwich and Stalin’s Organs, take the biggest stage of them all. There’s some football pedigree there too – frontman Oderus Urungus, right, writes a column on the game for metalsucks.net. Check out their version of Carry On My Wayward Son for a glimpse of what might have been.

SNAGGING A WIN

Basketball legend Cal Bruton stole the show at the NBL season launch at the Entertainment Quarter on Thursday night. The pioneer of the competition’s early days revealed the secret to his team’s success way back when – sausage sizzles. ”We’d have a barbecue on court two while we were playing on court one,” the 58-year-old Hall of Fame guard said when asked about his initial foray into Australian basketball with the Brisbane Bullets. He said the smell wafting onto the main court would often distract opposition players. ”That was our sixth man,” he said.

IF YOU’RE NOT WATCHING SPORT YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO …

Silk Degrees. Boz Scaggs. Summer is on the way and the feeling is laid-back. As in banana lounge. Poolside. Cabanossi. Margaritas. Never mind albums with ”never mind” in the title – chillax to the Californian sounds of the 70s.

Stearns Hefti

IT’S NOT A MONKEY RIDING A GREYHOUND BUT YOU’LL LIKE IT …

Can he get an encore? It’s our man Adam Lefkoe again who, fresh from his Seinfeld heroics last time out, this week devoted his Sportscast to classic hip-hop lyrics. Jay-Z, MC Hammer, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Dr Dre, Blackstreet, Eminem, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Aaliyah, Beastie Boys, Naughty By Nature, LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan, it’s all there. Search: Rapcast.

This story Administrator ready to work first appeared on Nanjing Night Net.