Posts Tagged ‘Shawn White’

In Which We Pause For A Moment To Take Cheap Shots At Not One But Three Action Sport Celebrities

September 18, 2012

For better or worse, this web log’s entry into this particular caption contest occurred to me pretty much immediately upon hearing* that the ‘Flying Tomato’ had gone tragically HAM on a hotel fire alarm at 2:00 a.m.:
‘Shawn White’s credibility among hard-core skateboarders briefly rises to the level of Jereme Rogers.’

An employee also reported seeing White destroy a hotel phone.

In the xtreme sphere’s neverending quest for equilibrium, it should be noted that Shawn White’s subsequent apology to his family and business partners returned him to his prior neighborhood, also inhabited by Andy Mac, who it happens recently debuted a new video part. The production features a relatively small amount of yellow cotton, some truly Ty Evans-worthy slow motion sequences, Dave Metty’s name in the credits and a big ollie out of a 50-50 that really is no joke. For those keeping score Andy Mac’s website notes that this is his first video section in 12 years, which places him well beyond Gino Iannucci on the great footage-o-meter.

*In the interest of full disclosure, I learned this news from my mom, which is a whole other conversation.