Archive for April, 2013

Classic song from the legend. One of my all-time favorites.

Note: This is one of several “Best of Shoe: Untied” retreads I post from time-to-time. Basically I’m going to rerun some of my most popular articles according to comments and pageviews. If you’ve already read them, just move along, nothing to see here. However, if you’re one of my many new readers and haven’t seen some of my earlier stuff, this might be for you. What follows is probably the low point of this website , at least taste-wise. Yep, it’s my Top 5 Inapropriate Logos. My humble apologies in advance.

I was looking for a picture for my last blog and ran across some of these. I gotta tell you they’re just too good not to share. For instance, what genius approved this logo?See, that’s a building with a sun behind it, not a building sticking up some fat guy’s butt. Those wacky Asians are either trying to be funny or are incredibly naive. Or maybe just unobservant.

And here’s one that is a little unsettling. Yeah, you may not see it at first but when you do it’s a little jarring.

Yikes. As if the Catholics need this.

This one may take a second to see . . .

Wait. Just what kind of dancing are we talking about here?

Here’s a personal favorite.

Good God, what’s that snowman doing?

Oh, and I ran across this gem as well. This has gotta be San Francisco, right? Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

So there ya go. My Top 5 Inappropriate Logos. Shoe: Untied has hit a new low in the taste department. In addition, I hate myself right now.

Thank you and goodnight.

In my dreams.

Posted: April 25, 2013 in Classroom, Education, Humor, Life


By the minute.

Deep burn. So deep.


I hear a lot of idiotic statements from basketball announcers, but over the past few weeks I’ve heard some doozies. After much debating among my crack staff here at Shoe: Untied, we narrowed it down to three. Let us proceed with said quotes . . .

1. “The Spurs have an excellent 22-4 record when scoring 100 points or more.”

I heard this one on Sunday while watching the playoffs in a beach bar, and my response is, gee, ya think? So you’re saying the more points they score the more likely it is that they’ll win? That there’s an actual correlation between high point totals and victories? Who knew?

2. “James Madison stayed with Indiana for awhile, but the Hoosiers slowly pulled away.”

I hear this all the time. Has it ever occurred to anybody that teams “stay with” somebody early because the game starts out tied? You know, as in 0-0? Jeebus.

3. “Buzz Williams can have success against Syracuse because he’s one of the only coaches who screens zones.”

It may come as no surprise that Charles Barkley uttered this before the Marquette-Syracuse game. Uh, Charles, coaches have been screeening zones at least as long as I’ve been coaching, which goes back to 1983. S-o-o-o-o . . . incorrect statement there fat boy.

And hopefully without sounding like an insensitive jackass, may I now say the whole drama surrounding Louisville’s Kevin Ware’s broken leg was j-u-s-t a tad overblown? I know, I know, it was a gruesome injury, but judging by the tweets and other statements you’d have thought somebody died. He wasn’t paralyzed and never suffered a career-ending or life-threatening injury. One announcer even compared him to Hank Gathers who actually died on the court. Good Lord.

And please, don’t try and make a correlation between my sympathy for the guy and how I feel about the overreaction that followed. It was a tough break for sure, and yes, I just went there.

Note: It always seems to be the same 3-people who take offense to these types of opinions, and you know who you are. So, remember – I like the kid and the way he handled himself, I hate the overreaction. Ah, never mind. You’ll still hate it.

But at least you’re reading.


Posted: April 18, 2013 in Inspiration

Holy . . .

Posted: April 18, 2013 in Viral Videos, WTF?

He never could get his feet set.

Surf’s up.


Below is a t-shirt Louisville and Adidas are selling. Yep, they’re making $24.99 per t-shirt off a guy who just had a bone rip through his leg on national television. Cashing in on the sympathy. And no, Kevin Ware won’t get a penny. Yeah, I know, he’s getting a free education, blah-blah-blah. Does this make anyone else a little uneasy? I feel dirty just looking at this. Excuse me while I go take a shower.

UPDATE: Louisville has wisely declined to take money from the sale of these shirts.


Carlos is apparently, uh, painting his head. That’s all I got.


Stylin’ like a boss.

It’s the ultimate wake-up prank compilation.

I admit it. Everyone knows it. I’m old school. I hate headbands. I think players look like assclowns when they wear them. With that in mind, here is my comprehensive breakdown of notable headband wearers in NBA history.

In my humble opinion, you can basically breakdown headband wearers into two groups:

1. Those who looked good in a headband – Wilt Chamberlain.

2.Those who look ridiculous in a headband – everyone else.

Here’s all the proof you need. I’ll save Wilt for last. Scroll down slowly . . .

Rajon Rondo looks like he’s 12. End of story.


Dwight Howard is a follower. He’d wear a marmoset on his head if LeBron was doing it.


On an unrelated note, do cornrows get itchy?

Are Leandro Barbosa’s ears cold? What the hell?

Brian Scalabrine. Let’s be honest. Bri-Bri is going to look like a dork anyway, but the head accessory doesn’t help.

And finally . . .

deep breath . . .

wait for it . . .

The Man – Wilt Chamberlain.

That, my friends, is how you wear a headband.

Have a nice day.