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USC defensive end Leonard Williams a finalist for Hendricks award

2 weeks agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

USC's Leonard Williams is one of six finalists for the Ted Hendricks award, presented annually to college football's top defensive end.

Stolen Moment of the Week: Doctors Without Borders Benefit

Who: Anna Bass, Ira Glass, Monica Bill Barnes, Fred Armisen, Jessica Delfino, Regina Spektor, Jack Dishel, Greg Barris, Janeane Garofalo, Elna Baker, Jessica Williams, Ted Leo, Jena Friedman, Mike Hoaglin Where: Irving Plaza, 17 Irving...Show More Summary

Non Sequitur: Unearthed Conversation Between Ted Williams' Head and Montecore the Bengal Tiger

In a long-lost 2005 phone conversation transcript recently recovered somewhere deep in the Sudan, Montecore, the infamous Bengal tiger who attacked illusionist/owner Roy Horn in 2003, chats with Red Sox icon Ted Williams, well, his severed head that is. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Ted] Williams used a postal scale in the clubhouse to make sure humidity had not increased the weight of his bats. An official of the Louisville Slugger company once challenged Williams to pick the one bat among six that weighed half an ounce more than the other five. Show More Summary

VIDEO: Ted Bishop on Golf Channel Morning Drive

2 months agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING the tragic end to Ted Bishop's PGA of America presidency and the aftermath, Tuesday's extended Golf Channel Morning Drive interview conducted by host Gary Williams might be of interest. Had we heard these comments from Bishop four days ago, I expect things would have turned out differently for the former president. Show More Summary

From Homeless to Hollywood: Ted 'Golden Voice' Williams, 3 Years Later 

Ted Williams, the Ohio homeless man with the golden voice who was panhandling on a street corner three years ago when a Columbus Dispatch videographer took video of him that quickly went viral, hasn't had the easiest road since his newfound fame.

Get Your Life Together: Former Homeless Hobo Ted Williams Is Back To Being Dead Broke After Blowing $375,000 [Video]

Back to the essence… Ted Williams Says He’s Broke After Spending $375,000 Book Advance Via ColumbusDispatch For Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, every outing turns into a public-relations event. On a recent visit to a

"Homeless Man With the Golden Voice" Is Broke Again, But Still Clean

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

"I'm going to forget about the fact that I should be a millionaire now," Ted Williams told the Columbus Dispatch this week. Read more...

Ted to Do Comic-Con...With William Shatner?

Ted Will Travel to the Land of Geeks, Possibly With Captain Kirk Film ted Ted 2 Seth MacFarlane william shatner Comic-Con

Goldman's baseball quotables #12: Unlike Derek Jeter, Babe Ruth did not leave on his own terms

When Derek Jeter hit a walk-off single in his final home at-bat, some said his finish was like Ted Williams' or Babe Ruth's. That couldn't be further from the truth. Ruth struggled on, petered out, and was abandoned. During Derek Jeter's...Show More Summary

Sox's Konerko says goodbye one last time

3 months agoSports : Globetrotting

There was no fairy-tale ending like Ted Williams' last at-bat at Fenway Park, and no choreographed coronation like Derek Jeter's final season with the Yankees.

In Derek Jeter’s Big Hit, an Echo of Ted Williams’s Final Swing

3 months agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Williams, a Red Sox legend, launched a home run in his final trek to the Fenway plate in 1960, but his relationship with the home fans was not as cordial as Jeter’s.

Red Sox's David Ortiz Sets Franchise Record with 8th 30-HR, 100-RBI Season

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz recently set a new franchise record with his eighth season with at least 30 home runs and 100 RBI, per ESPN Stats & Info. Ortiz broke a tie with Red Sox legend Ted Williams, who had sevenShow More Summary

London Book And Poetry Events: 18-24 September 2014

3 months agoEngland / London : Londonist

Ted Hughes, Tennessee Williams, Andrew Marr and more.

Page 2: Simpsons, Voltron, Jurassic Park, Hobbit, Robin Williams, Doctor Who, Aladdin, Ghostbusters, Bill & Ted, Godzilla

3 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. Show More Summary

Ted Cruz’s Dad: ‘The Average Black Does Not’ Understand That Minimum Wage Is Bad

Blacks, says Rafael Cruz, “need to be educated” about Democrats so they’ll vote Republican. “The average black does not’ understand that the minimum wage is bad, believes the Texas senator’s father. Cruz was speaking to the Williamson County, Texas Republican Club. During the speech, Cruz spoke at length about a recent conversation he said he [...]

Robin Williams In Hell Over Suicide? Christian Says Episcopalian Actor ‘Accepted Jesus Christ’ In Rehab

Is Robin Williams in hell or heaven? This question had some in the Christian community debating the matter, but Christian Film and Television Commission Chairman Dr. Ted Baehr says he can attest to the fact that the actor accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior during one of his drug and alcohol rehab stays. In

Red Sox's David Ortiz Ties Team Record with 8th 30-Homer Season

Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz hit his 30th home run of the year in Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels, matching Ted Williams' franchise record of eight seasons with 30 or more homers, per Lee Sinins of Complete...Show More Summary

The Study of Excellence

Check out this old film of batting tips from Ted Williams.

Wake Up, Sheeple! Is William Deresiewicz’s ‘Excellent Sheep’ an Anti-Ivy League Manifesto or a Book-Length TED Talk?

Must a manifesto always be a rant? The process of reading William Deresiewicz’s Excellent Sheep, the book-length expansion of his 2008 viral article “ … Read More

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