Boo This Man: Referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco

Somebody boo this man! It always sucks when poor officiating overshadows a great game. Today’s early World Cup match between Germany and Serbia was totally tainted by referee Alberto Undiano Mallenco and his card-happy calls. The Spanish ref became the focal point of the game. Mallenco reached into his wallet a grand total of 9 times in the match. If bullshit had a face, it would look like Mallenco.

During the match, any type of contact resulted in a yellow card. Sneezing was a bookable offense. It was truly a ridiculous situation, with players not knowing how aggressive they could be with challenges. The calls were inconsistent at best; just laughable all around. The announcers couldn’t believe it. The players couldn’t believe it. I got up to get some breakfast and when I looked back at the TV, Alberto Undiano Mallenco gave me a yellow card, too.

The Germans lost their top striker, Miroslav Klose, after he collected two quick, wack yellows in the first half. Serbia went up immediately after that with an instant goal from Milan Javanovic. Ze Germans attacked early and often during the second half. Lukas Podolski took like a dozen shots on goal and even had a chance to equalize with a PK, but it was not to be.

This was an exciting match that would have been much more entertaining without Alberto Undiano Mallenco putting his mark on the game. The man deserves to be booed.

Linkables

What? No more Erin Andrews at ESPN? S’okay, get ready for more Jenn Brown (Deadspin)

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E3 booth babes gallery (EgoTV)

9 fashion choices to avoid at all costs (Guyism)

Emmanuelle Chirqui still brings the heat (Popoholic)

168 booty-ful reasons to root for Brazil (COED)

The 50 worst hip-hop fails of all time (Complex)

Goldeneye Is Back – Ba Da Ba Naaaaaa

Uh-o. The game that changed the game is back, son!

If you’re like me, all you remember from 1997 is roaming around in the complex and just hoping that a bunch of proximity mines don‘t blow Baron Samedi‘s face off.  This game caused more fights amongst friends/controllers being thrown about more than any game in history. Especially when someone wants to be Oddjob because he is so damn small and hard to shoot.

This game was a classic for it’s one-of-a-kind, epic multiplayer action. Who doesn’t love a good knife fight? The new trailer for the Wii version made it’s E3 2010 debut this week.  Let’s hope that it lives up to it’s predecessor and isn’t thrown together halfheartedly.

If you’ve never seen the original (then you’re probably a liar, but just in case), here is a good review:

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Best News Story of the Week

This is clearly the best news story of the week. Check out this lead. Everything sounded semi-believable until the bulldozer part:

Get Your Dad Some Johnnie Walker This Father’s Day

Mother’s Day gets all the attention, but Dad’s need some appreciation too. Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, and if you’re like most dudes, you probably aren’t prepared to show your Dad some love. We all wait until the last minute to get gifts for our Dads (if we bother to get ‘em anything at all). Father’s Day gifts tend to be a bit unimaginative – ties, socks, Best Dad Ever mugs – that sorta thing.

This year, don’t jip your Pops. Get him something you know he’ll enjoy (and possibly share with you). Get him some Johnnie Walker. If you’re wondering which bottle to get him, don’t worry. This quick rundown of the different Johnnie Walker labels will help you sort out which bottle is right for your Dad.

Johnnie Walker Red Label

Does your Dad like spicy food? Does he enjoy mixing Scotch with other stuff? Are you on a budget this year? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Red Label is your pick. Red Label is a utility, everyday scotch that has a bit of a bite, but plays well with other mixers.

Johnnie Walker Black Label

Is your Dad old school? Is he a stubborn, no-nonsense kinda guy who knows what he likes and sticks with it for the long term? If so, you can’t go wrong with Black Label. It’s complex, smoky, well-crafted and perfect straight up.

Johnnie Walker Green Label

Does your father care about the environment? Does he like variety, earthy blends and subtle aromas? If so, go with the Green Label this Father’s Day. It’s an intense, flavorful whiskey that combines pure malt blends from multiple regions in Scotland. If you’re Dad has a discerning palate, get him some Green.

Johnnie Walker Gold Label

Does your Pops drink Scotch on the rocks? Does he have a bit of a sweet tooth? If your Dad likes smooth, creamy Scotch that unleashes warm, satisfying flavors when served chilled, Gold Label is the way to go.

Johnnie Walker Blue Label

Okay, has your Dad been especially awesome to you this year? Have you skimped out on great Father’s Day gifts for awhile? If you really want to show your Dad that you appreciate him, you gotta go Blue. Blue Label is liquid amazing. It’s the pinnacle of the Johnnie experience. Only hand-selected, cash-money casks get set aside to make Blue Label bottles. Created by Master Distiller Jim Beveridge, Blue Label is the best of the best. It certainly beats the hell out of a Best Dad Ever mug.

Johnnie Walker is offering complimentary custom engraving on bottles of Blue Label for Father’s Day. Check out the Johnnie Walker site to learn more.

Brooklyn Decker – Esquire’s 2010 Sexiest Woman Alive (Reader’s Choice)

Back in March, Esquire got into bracket fever when they set up the 2010 Sexiest Woman Alive Madness tournament – a 64 women, single-elimination tourney where readers could vote on their choice for the Sexiest Woman Alive. The reader’s choice tournament is a supplement to the official selection of the Sexiest Woman Alive, which Esquire will announce in November.

The tourney featured a surprising first round upset (Helen Mirren beating out Megan Fox) and a Sweet 16 berth for underdog Lane Kiffin.

In the Elite 8, Stacy Keibler beat out Heather Mitts, Jessica Alba edged out Kristen Bell, Candice Swanpoel was crushed by Broklyn Decker and Heidi Klum sent Evangeline Lilly home.

In the end, the 64 babes from four conferences (movies, music/fashion, sports and TV) were whittled down to just two: Brooklyn Decker and Heidi Klum. The final was an absolute blowout, with Decker earning 89% of the vote in the championship round. Although Esquire’s official Sexiest Woman Alive won’t be announced for a few months, the people have spoken, and Brooklyn Decker  now stands alone as the reader’s choice for Sexiest Woman Alive.

Here’s a look at the final bracket results.

World Cup Stadiums Go Green

With the onset of World Cup 2010 in South Africa, soccer, or football (as it’s referred to internationally), has once again captured the global imagination. Tens of thousands of fans from around the world will flood into the republic of South Africa to see the games, as hundreds of thousands of fans around the globe will tune in to the broadcasts on their televisions. Another exciting opportunity, while the world’s attention is focused, to slip in some handy information on how we all might be a little bit more green, reducing our collective carbon footprint. So what about sustainable architecture, the challenge of hosting a multi-nation global sporting event, eco-friendly architecture when it comes to these soccer (football) stadiums, and more environmental concerns? Here’s a site where you can find out more on green soccer stadiums in this year’s World Cup 2010 in South Africa, and discuss some other eco-oriented thoughts too.