February 3rd, 2012

NEWScoop: Puppy Bowl, Bad Dogs, the “N-Word”, Cougar Fees and Counterfeit Merch

If a Super Bowl rematch between a mouth-breathing younger brother type and a quarterback seemingly built in a lab isn’t really your thing, the hippies at Animal Planet are offering a distinctly cuter alternative in Puppy Bowl VIII. Grab a bowl (popcorn, Doritos, recreational hallucinogenic drug of choice) and settle in to watch Man’s Best Friend turn grown men into “awwwww-ing” little bitches. Potbelly cheerleaders, flags thrown for on-field potty breaks, puppies that “score a touchdown every two f***ing seconds” and no Madonna? Sounds good. But how are the commercials? Visit TheChronBlog for more.

Oh. Wait. So Dogs Aren’t Cute After All?
The debate over banning specific dog breeds heats up, as the number of reported dog bites steadily rises. While Texas does not currently allow breed-specific laws, the “there are no bad dogs, only bad owners” philosophy is being called into question as more children are turning up in the hospital with severe injuries. While some call for animal rehabilitation, others watch and re-watch “Cujo” to confirm their conviction that some animals just need a good beatin’. Rabid deliberation rages on at TheChron.

Saying “N-Word” for the N-Word is Offensive
Louis CK said it best (that’s your cue to watch the video above if you have lax work rules about profanity and Louis CK doesn’t generally offend you to the bone). League City’s City Manager has been suspended following his use of a racial slur in the workplace. Kudos to KHOU’s use of white people’s way around saying the racial slur by acronym-ing it for us. Visit KHOU for more.

The Fees that Please
With the 2013 move to the Big East Conference, the University of Houston is renovating its facilities expectant of company. Cougar students took to the ballot box to approve a $45/semester fee for each student that will help fund the $120 million football stadium and $40 million renovation for the basketball arena. Unfortunately the $0.50/semester student fee to help fund The Loop Scoop didn’t make it through the gauntlet. Visit MyFoxHouston for more.

Harwin Counterfeits? Sucre Bleu!
In the most astounding news you’ll hear all day, a Harwin store was shut down for selling counterfeit NFL merchandise last night. We hope that the tipster got paid a healthy sum for his information. The rest of Houston has been completely in the dark about the shady practices of Harwin all this time. Visit Click2Houston for more.

— The Loop Scoop


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