Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Local Sports Coverage: Primitive Behavior in The Cave and an Elite Shot Put Event / Also, a Pony Party at the Replay

It's been awhile since a member of the KU men's basketball team engaged in a knife-fight or a campus brawl or (to borrow the terminology of the local sports world) "tossed their bitch into a sink," but the news spread yesterday that Thomas Robinson was cited with misdemeanor battery for a recent altercation in The Cave in which he (allegedly) hit and spit on a bouncer.

Chip: "I'm sure there's more to this than meets the eye. My theory? Robinson was likely participating in one of The Cave's infamous 'Best Caveman/Cavewoman' contests and merely got a little carried away with his 'performance.' One man's misdemeanor battery is another man's method acting. Much ado about nothing, in my opinion."

In other sports news, downtown Lawrence will host an "elite shot put" competition along 8th Street this evening from 6:00-7:30 as part of the Kansas Relays. Local sports columnist Tom Keegan has been assuring us for weeks that this will likely be one of the best events we've EVER witnessed, on par with such great sports moments as:

"Lee Trevino overtaking Bert Yancy and holding off Jack Nicklaus to win the 1968 U.S. Open at Oak Hill in Rochester, N.Y.

Playing on the road for Cal-Irvine in 1987, Scott Brooks torching University of Pacific, the local school that didn’t offer him a scholarship.

Kirk Gibson hobbling around the bases after his one-legged home run in Game 1 of the 1988 World Series.

Mario Chalmers’ jaw-dropping three-pointer in San Antonio in 2008."

Perhaps. But we'll settle with someone accidentally shot-putting an oblivious hipster on the Tap Room patio.

Our friends at the Sandbar report that (unlike at last week's lame Adult Swim Block Party) there will indeed be beer on the street for this event, as well as $4 Shark Bites. Go here for a rundown of tonight's activities.


Did we find ourselves covered in glitter at 2:00 am on a Tuesday after a Pony Party at the Replay? Of course not. That's why we're lucky to have the new blog I Heart Local Music, which not only reviews important events such as last night's Dangerous Ponies show but even provides videos so the rest of us can vicariously live through their hip experiences. We are pleased to hear that the show was full of leotards and "brazen beards and meticulous moustaches." Go here and see if you spot any well-known scenesters dancing in the video.

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