Chilli Video Growing Cold?
When Sportsworld Media Group signed a $12.75 million
deal with the ASP in November of 2000 some where skeptical.
Now, with SMG's stock in the pooper many are getting worried.
TWSurf Business's Sean O'Brien reports.
Snowboarding Big Olympic Winners
The Canadian maker of those God-awful USA team berets and companies
aligned with snowboarding will be the big winners out of
Salt Lake 2002 according to Reuters' Brad Dorfman
Johnson Profiled in LA Times
Lately he's had to surf the fine line between music and the beach
and so far Jack Johnson has stayed right in the critical
section. LA Times calendar writer Steve Hochman
reports on the life in the barrel.
Shark Attacks Down in 2001
It was a great shark season in Florida with stories blowing up
every couple weeks, but according to Researchers at the University
of Florida's International Shark Attack File shark attacks
Sir Are No Jeff Spicoli
web writer T. Trent Gegax likes to write directly to
people. In fact, he wrote a story directly to Danny Kass
saying that "I know Jeff Spicoli and Danny Kass you
are no Spicoli. You're too smart." Shhssh, Trent it would supposed
to be snowboarding's little secret.
turns lifestyle into Silver Medal
Boy Wins Bronze Medal
there anyone who believes that a great snowboarder like Chris
Klug could win a Olympic medal with a borrowed liver? Apparently
we're the only ones.
Billy Flood's liver lives in Klug
Klug's family cheers him on to bronze
sucks at Alpine racing
Fletcher missing PGS finals
Dude, No Drugs
Ross Rebagliati's run-in with the IOC in Nagano,
it's not surprise that these kinds of stories are popping up.
But Olympic snowboarders have been tested again for drugs and
this time they're clean.
Emperor of Ubiquity
You'd think that Sheppard Fairey would be tired of his
whole propaganda poster program but the guy just keeps on getting
bigger and bigger. Here's another story from the LA Weekly.
Buys Hot Tuna
Founded by Richard and Jo-Anne Meldrum in 1969, Hot
Tuna is now owned 85 percent by Federation and 15 percent
by a new management team.
Town Outlaws Backyard Ramps
Indialantic, Florida Town Council Monday clarified a rule that
they say was already on the books that bans skateboard ramps from
homeowners private property.
Out The Brooms, It's A Halfpipe Sweep
US Snowboard Team did it up just right as Ross Powers,
Danny Kass, and JJ Thomas land on the podium with
medals around their necks.
was an American Beauty in Olympic halfpipe
dreams come true
has a new national sport, dude
Snowboarders Sure Talk Funny
lazy journalist pens the quintessential "snowboarders have
a different word for everything" story and the country is
sets the nation straight.
brings it's own style to the Games
Dunn Pulls Out the Tricks
The bronze medalist from Nagano has a trick that she thinks will
help her land on the podium. Unfortunately, it didn't work.
HB Surf Series Has No Sponsors
The Huntington Beach Pro/Am Surf Series, and 8-year old surf event
may go out of business if event director Seth Matson doesn't
find some sponsors now that Hurley is out.
Surf Ambassador Freeth Remembered
He's been dead for nearly 80 years, however, George Douglas Freeth
Jr. is still revered as the man who brought surfing to Southern
Bodyboarding Statue at The Wedge
Kevin "Mel" Thoman thinks that Newport Beach's most famous
surf spot needs to be memorialized with a statue of a guy on a
Saved a Parade, Now Remembered
Former Island Water Sports president Kirk Cottrell
saved the Founders' Day parade in Deerfield, Florida. Now the
parade is remembering the man who worked to keep the parade rolling
and later died while surfing in South Africa.
Discovers Jack Johnson
Well, it's good to know that the SF Chronicle is backing
the "surf musician" after checking out his recent sold
out show. "The appealing 26-year-old singer is clearly a
man on his way somewhere." Oh his way? Come on, he's already
Manchu's New Rock Glamour
Don't know what the headline means, but it felt good. Just like
you'll feel after you read about this hawd rawk band. Especially
the part about the song Downtown in Dogtown. A song about
More Surfing Fighting in Palos Verdes
Thomas Banas, 18, who reportedly protected his father from
another surfing by throwing rocks at the attacker was arrested
for alleged assault after walking into Spyder Boards in
Hermosa and punching another customer twice.
Yes, the Christian Dior design house has released a skateboard
which retails in London for $150 with the words "Pray for
Dior" as the graphic. Why?
Surfers Rescued at SF's Seal
Ten surfers were plucked from the Pacific near San Francisco's
Seal Rock yesterday after an unusually strong riptide took them
out past the surf line and kept them from returning to shore.
Dreams Buys Elite Australia
A company that made a charge at Quiksilver and Rip Curl
in Austrialia's hot surf fashion market and thrown in the towel
on the rag trade and purchased Elite Models Australia.
We're all in it for the girls anyway, right?
This is an old story (last month) but we missed it last time and
it's definitely a great story on what happened to a really cool
women's surf mag.
Stories that First Appeared on Sacklunch
We're going to begin keeping track of stories that run on other
sites after they were first seen on the Sack. We're sure it's
just a coincidence.
Ding repair in a Brazilian prison
snowboard team "trains" in Dana Point
The Cynic Youth Action Sports
Magazine Vs. Danny Kass
Moves to Oz
TV With a Side of Beans and Rice
Previous Bags o' Crapola:
-February 19, 2002
-January 24, 2002
-November 20, 2001
-October 25, 2001
Special thanks: to Jim Romenesko's MediaGossip.com