Sharapova Of The Links

Cybergolf: Since exploding onto the national golf scene three years ago, Natalie Gulbis has captured the attention of both avid and casual golf fans alike. This month, Gulbis will begin giving Golf Channel viewers a rare look at her day-to-day life both on and off the course. The cable network’s cameras will capture Gulbis live […]

Sponsors Slam On The Brakes

According to The New York Times, last weekend outside Phoenix International Raceway, Kurt Busch, the 2004 Nextel Cup champion, received a citation for reckless driving in an incident that involved alcohol. Apparently, Busch behaved in a belligerent manner toward the Maricopa County Sheriff’s deputies during the incident. Proof of his intoxication, however, is inconclusive. Given […]

NBA Players Spiff Up Off The Court

USA Today: Menswear designer Joseph Abboud is in negotiations to outfit up to 100 NBA players, according to Marty Staff, the fashion company’s president and CEO. Joseph Abboud has an endorsement deal with New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury to provide a new suit for all 82 games this season. In return, Marbury is in […]

White Stripes Original To Sell Carbonated Sugar Water

NME: White Stripes singer Jack White has finally confirmed he’s done a Coca-Cola ad – and said he’s done it to get a message of love out to the world. Speaking backstage in Paris on their European tour the singer confirmed that he has recorded a brand new, currently untitled track for the advert. “I’ve […]

First There Was A Mountain Then There Was No Mountain Then There Was

Reveries: You may call him mellow yellow (quite rightly) but creatives on Madison Avenue are calling pop icon Donovan Leitch and asking him if they can use his tunes in their commercials — and he’s usually happy to make the sale, reports Brian Steinberg in The Wall Street Journal. Lately, you may have heard Donovan’s […]

Yugo Woman Puts Sexy Spin On Table Tennis

Steve Is Bored contemplates the rise of table tennis. Now that poker (the new hockey) has become mainstream programming, I recently read that the next big thing in televised sports will either be darts or ping-pong. The latter might have an edge because Killerspin (the ‘Nike’ of table tennis) is marketing Biljana “Biba” Golic as […]

At Least It’s Top Shelf

El Universal: A prominent art critic is trying to stop Frida Kahlo’s niece from selling tequila under the famous Mexican artist’s name. Putting the name of Frida Kahlo on a bottle of tequila is no less than “disgraceful,” said Raquel Tibol, adding the “atrocious act” was inspired by the fact that Kahlo was an alcoholic […]

Get Ready For Oz Fest

USA Today: The hottest potential endorser coming out of the 2005 World Series is not a pitcher, catcher or center fielder. It’s manager Ozzie Guillen of the victorious Chicago White Sox. Managers and coaches almost never outshine players on Madison Avenue. But sports marketing executives are jumping on the bandwagon of Guillen, the rollicking, 41-year […]

Willie Whiskey

Inspired by Willie Nelson’s 1978 hit song of the same name, Old Whiskey River is an 86 proof, small batch bourbon. According to the brand’s site, the bourbon is handcrafted by seventh and eigth generation master distillers in Bardstown, which is located serendipitously, in Nelson County, Kentucky. Willie has truly made his mark on the […]

It Takes Money To Walk Away From Money

The LA Times is running a story on John Densmore, the drummer for The Doors. Mr. Densmore won’t sell out and that is a story today, especially considering that you have Dylan, Sir Paul, Led Zep and The Stones all lending their creations to corporate interests. “People lost their virginity to this music, got high […]