America’s most fabulous figure skater is getting his own reality show. No, not Tonya Harding. I mean Team USA’s Johnny Weir. Weir will have his every upcoming move chronicled in the Sundance Channel’s “Be Good Johnny Weir,” an eight-part documentary that premieres tonight at 10:30. Go ahead and set your TiVo. I’ll wait.
I don’t know why anyone would make such a big deal about an allegedly gay athlete, especially after one played quarterback at Notre Dame so recently. Regardless, I still like Weir more than that Apolo Anton Ohno guy. At least Weir doesn’t have some teenage girl’s bush stuck to his face. –BuzzFeed, via @jamiemottram
Is there anything worse in the sports media than completely senseless weekly power rankings? Well, yes: Bill Simmons's podcast. And also people who actually have some kind of emotional investment in power rankings.
Do you care about other people's power rankings? If you answered yes, then you are a dipshit. If not, then these are the power rankings for you.
1. The usual.
2. The art of athletic massage. Hey ladies, who wants some massage oil?
3. Quarterbacks. The week in photos: Carson Palmer sucks on a wiener, Brady Quinn's inspired by the Village People, and Tony Romo needs a red carpet fashion consultant.
4. Belgian politics. Specifically, Tania Dervaux. She could solve a lot of problems in America. Like the nation's tragic boner epidemic.
10. New features! The weekly Power Rankings will now end with a random YouTube video of my choosing. This week, following the resounding backlash at KSK when I shared Episodes 1 and 2 of "Planet Unicorn," I've decided to share Episode 3 here.