Thursday, May 10, 2007

Sports Guy Censored?

Simmons blog seemed a bit lighter at 6pm than it did at 4pm EST.

I don't want to spend too much time on this as I'm sure others will pile on tomorrow and because I'm a bit of a Simmons apologist, but The Sports Guy's blog today was a paragraph lighter about 2 hours after it hit the Worldwide Webnet.

When Simmons first posted, the piece featured a throw away paragraph--one that began with Simmons imploring readers above the age of 21 to avoid--about a high school senior pole vaulter, Allison Stokke out in California that a reader had brought to Simmons's attention. Simmons didn't add much more than the link and moved on. When I went back later, the Stokke paragraph just up and disappeared.

It's probably no surprise that Disney wasn't too keen on Simmons promoting the drooling over high schooler, but hasn't he said much worse about Lindsay Lohan and Britney before they turned 18 (this chick is 18, btw). Just seems like a weird place to draw the line.

Also, when you consider the seedy undercurrent of ESPN's coverage of Kournikova and Sharapova before they turned 18 (and the success of such coverage), Disney may want to be careful of nibbling too close to the feeding hand.
(BTW: With Leather was all over Stokke-mania on Wednesday, lest anyone think that her two hour appearance in a Simmons column was her first entry in the blogosphere.)
(UPDATE: After receiving several Stokke-related emails, it's become clear that she was a bit of an internet sensation well before Simmons got his tip about her and before With Leather's posting, not that I gave either credit for breaking the "story".... Anyhoo, because I would like to promote some sort of blog-integrity--and because this Stokke situation has truly spiraled out of control--I would be remiss if I didn't give credit where credit is "due:" Barstool Sports had the pics up earlier than anyone I know of, so far. So you can stop emailing me about the origins. Take it up with them.

14 comments:

Pawtucket Pat said...

I'd like to hear more about the Snorg t-shirt girl...that girl is ridiculously cute/hot.

james said...

well said pat. that was the first link i clicked on

Tyler said...

I'm with you man. I even went to snorgs website to see if they had info on her and it was to no avail.

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Here she is my friends:

www.myspace.com/72470664

You're welcome!

Rickey Henderson said...

hot hot hot. Rickey Approves!

Pawtucket Pat said...

Chris, you are a king among men. Well done, sir.

Chris said...

Having to sit in corporate meetings has really improved my internet skills. And I knew if I found her, my favorite player of all-time Rickey Henley Henderson would approve. That's all I needed.

B.J. said...

I was wondering about that. I read the column earlier in the day, but couldn't check it out because of work. When I went to look at it later, it was gone. I thought I was losing my mind.

Duke said...

They also removed his link to that clippers center getting his ass kicked in a street fight, which kinda surprised me, because it was in the same paragraph where they kept the link to the Best of Paulie Walnuts youtube video, which was ripe with swearing, violence, and all sorts of stuff that makes my virgin ears bleed.

m8r said...

Where do you think Bill got the link? Of course With Leather. He reads the blogs, but just doesn't mention them (possibly ESPN not letting him) and just uses any of the material as his own. It's genius.

Fyght4Cal said...

Allison Stokke is going to be a University of California Golden Bear next year. She is destined to reignite the Berkeley campus' passionate support for track and field.

The Bear Insider site is the actual origin of Stokke-mania. The original post by 'lurkerbear' on 4/30/07 can be found here: http://mbd.scout.com/mb.aspx?s=166#S=
166&F=1419&T=471056

By contrast, Barstool Sports first notice did not appear until 5/4/07: http://www.barstoolsports.com/
randomthoughts/2007/05/04/?comments=3768

California: First in the Pac10, first to get Stokke-d.

Fyght4Cal said...

Oh, and Barstool et al have one 'ASUndevilFan' to thank for bringing the gospel of Stokke from California to them. He went nuts one day, posting her pictures on every PAC-10 blog, and Oski knows where else.