It was a busy sports weekend, but instead of writing about Tiger being a total non-factor in extending his Majors drought to sixteen, or a 5,000 word piece on the greatness of Danny Green, I’m stuck on something ridiculous:
An answer from a beauty pageant contestant.
In making the final five, Miss Utah Marissa Powell was potentially in the driver’s seat for the Miss USA crown. Unfortunately, whatever chance she had was torpedoed by her poor showing in the question and answer portion of the contest.
The question (via Deadspin) was "A recent report shows that in 40 percent of American families with children, women are the primary earners, yet they continue to earn less than men. What does this say about society?"
So, “we need to try to create educate better”. That’s the solution. The more better educate we create, the more we'll... close the salary gap between men and women workers? Sure, let's go with that.
Look, I know these women are under tremendous pressure in these antiquated competitions, but come on - it's hard not to poke fun at this.
Luckily for Miss Utah, nothing will ever, ever top Miss South Carolina from a few years ago:
Poor A.C. Slater.
As some of you know, there was a Celebrity Softball Game yesteday at Victory Field that included Colts and Pacers players, local celebrities, and Chris Hagan.
Jake and I weren't invited to the game. He didn't really care, but I was upset over the snub. So, I decided to start our own D-List Celebrity Wiffleball Challenge at a yet-to-be-determined date.
Site of the 1st D-List Celebrity Wiffleball Challenge
Here is the promotional spot which we'll air during the show today:
(DISCLAIMER: This game doesn't actually exist, and no, Peter Francis Geraci, Jack Trudeau, Miles Plumlee, and Ben Hansbrough have not agreed to be in the game. The Watson's Girl, however, told us yesterday on the show that she was down for it.)