The Torch: Glory Days?

While I was a student at St. John’s University, our basketball team went through a lot of, for lack of a better term, shit. There was the drug bust, the alleged rape of a hooker, the rumored involvement in the rape of a student, the banning from NCAA play, the sudden search for a new coach… They were busy fellas. But once they’d found Norm Roberts and things started to look up a bit, well, that’s when everyone else started to have issues.

At a game against Duke in early 2007, some SJU (or STJ if you insist on using the new abbreviation) fans caused the Red Storm to receive a technical foul by tossing t-shirts onto the court. The game that day was being broadcast to millions on CBS, and the fans’ behavior brought a lot of shame upon the university. Everyone had something to say about the lack of class the students and fans displayed.

Now, with a new coach leading the team, and the Red Storm kicking ass all over the place, it’s hard to believe there was a time when fans were anything less than enamored of the team. But for a big chunk of my college career, calling them “fans” would’ve been less than accurate.

Glory Days?

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Pet Projects: Stagg Party

Famed erotic photographer Ellen Stagg shoots the Penthouse Pets on a regular basis, both for the magazine and for her own site. In 2010, she included some of her shots of the lovely ladies in her first solo gallery show as well as her gorgeous coffee-table book. I had the pleasure of ogling the photos and then writing about what I saw.

Stagg Party

Pet Projects: The Porn Oscars

A recap of the 2010 AVN Awards, aka the Porn Oscars. My pal Nate (aka Igor), of Driven by Boredom, was in Vegas taking pictures, and provided me with some shots of the fabulous Penthouse Pets. Meanwhile, Pet Ryan Keely played my Gal Friday, giving me the inside scoop on the day-to-day of the industry’s biggest annual event (I was home with the flu). It’s all sorts of good.

The Porn Oscars