Glen Rice Allegedly Slept with Sarah Palin (w/ VIDEO)

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Sarah Palin in her Michigan-fan days.
Okay, I'll admit that might have been the most duplicitous headline of a post ever, not because Sarah Palin and Glen Rice didn't sleep together (They apparently did, back in the late '80's. More on that in a minute) but because the "w/ VIDEO" would seem to imply that I've posted footage of some sort of amateur sex tape that went along with it.

Actually, the video I've posted is from Palin's fledgling broadcasting career 23 years ago (And if you haven't seen it, there's never a bad reason to post that fiasco), but that doesn't mean that we can't nor shouldn't discuss the Rice and Palin dalliance from back in the late 1980s.

In case you missed it, there's a new, tell-all Palin biography coming out soon, and in the book (in addition to stories of cocaine snorting and lusty affairs from the eventual Vice Presidential candidate), we got this doozy (from the New York Daily News):

A Palin biography by Joe McGinniss claims that the former Vice Presidential hopeful had a one-night stand back in 1987 with Rice, a then-University of Michigan star, who was playing in the Great Alaska Shootout. Palin, working as a television sports reporter at the time, was described by a friend as the aggressor, who told McGinniss "she hauled his ass down," the National Enquirer reported.

To my knowledge, we haven't heard from either party confirming nor denying it, and frankly I don't even really care. If Palin was a twentysomething local television personality snorting some lines and hitting on college kids back in 1987, then so be it. Who didn't back in 1987?! Crazy times, those '80's! (Side bar: I love how cocaine use in the '80's has evolved into something that is practically written off now as "everyone was doing it." Um, okay.)

If we want confirmation that this tryst went down, all we need to do is go to some old YouTube footage of Palin's (then under her maiden name of Sarah Heath) sportscasting career in Alaska and the proof is right there. You'll see....

Okay, here are my favorite parts of this video, in chronological order, and when I get to the proof for the Palin-Rice Shootout '87, I'll point it out:

1. The male news anchor on the right has a haircut and a mustache that if he wore both today, he'd probably be driving an ice cream truck. (Not one of those corporate Good Humor trucks, I'm talking like the white van with no windows and some faded stickers of Bomb Pops on the side of the truck that actually make parents tell their kids to get inside the house NOW.) Sadly, in 1988, this style was considered normal.

2. Ditto Palin's leaning tower of hair. In 2011, that hair style is a punch line on The Office (Remember Phyllis taking Karen to get an '80's makeover before visiting a client whose wife rocked that 'do?). In 1988? Normal. Hell, kinda hot even.

3. For those who espouse the point of view that Alaska really isn't part of the United States, this sportscast leading off with Iditarod coverage should be Exhibit A in their defense.

4. RICE-PALIN PROOF RIGHT HERE: So now that the Iditarod lead has firmly established we are watching an Alaska newscast, we move onto the next story. Keep in mind, this is ALASKA we are talking about, so story number two, after dogs dragging sleds through miles of arctic tundra, should be what? Hockey? Curling? Ice sculpting? Ice fishing? Nope...BIG TEN BASKETBALL! Specifically, Purdue versus Michigan...and star sophomore GLEN RICE! Sorry, but a Michigan basketball game getting the two-spot on a sports newscast in Alaska ahead of hockey is about as random as a story about noodling winding up on the Longhorn Network ahead of a story about Mack Brown. In short, Palin can't quit Glen Rice.

5. At the 0:53 mark..."Purdue is killin' Michigan early on." Killin'. Great word.

6. At the 1:10 mark, Todd Mitchell of Purdue got fouled halfheartedly on a layup by, of all people, GLEN RICE! This newscast would have been a much better retrospective if there had been traces of jilted bitterness from Palin for Rice not ever calling back after the one-night stand. "Todd Mitchell rebounds and just look at that lazy defense by Michigan's Glen Rice...isn't that just like a MAN to not give a shit about anyone or anything!!!"

7. Wow, Glen Rice really doesn't try on defense. That is noticeable. You can see where Palin would have to "haul his ass down" just to get his attention.

8. At the 2:08 mark, Palin transitions from college basketball and NBA scores into NHL hockey and goes on a random diatribe about how utterly shitty the Minnesota North Stars were at that time that leads me to believe she may have also boinked Basil McRae at some point, if not the entire North Stars team. Hell hath no fury like a Palin scorned!

9. 2:38 mark, Hartford Whalers sighting!! R.I.P. Whale.

10. 2:48, Winnipeg is "killin'" Toronto. Killin'. Still love that.

11. At 3:01, the words "Seawolves" and "Nanooks" are on the screen at the same time, and they are names of teams. In a state that is part of the same country I live in. Really?

12. Awkward ending of the newscast, where the news anchors look for a prediction on the Big East final from Palin and she says, "Well, they're gonna play anyway," to which sex offender-looking male anchor sneers, "Don't go out on a limb there, Sarah."

Little did the anchor know, Sarah was not a fan of the Big East. She was a fan of the Big Ten. Specifically, she was a fan of Big Glen.

Listen to Sean Pendergast on 1560 The Game from noon to 3PM weekdays and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SeanCablinasian.



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Sleuth
Sleuth

Sorry about that.  It was 1989 that the U. of M. won the shootout.  Rice had already graduated.

Sleuth
Sleuth

Rice was a junior when he did her, not a sophomore.  The next year the U. of M. won the shootout.  The shootout is held during Thanksgiving break, so it was near the beginning of his junior year.

Marinagirl8787
Marinagirl8787

So, it's "80s" not "80's" if you're concerned about correct punctuation. This video shows/tells nothing about the Palin-Rice hook up. Nice try.

CHarles Feney
CHarles Feney

Red Hot SarahThere once was a news girl named SarahWhose loins were a burning calderaBut a black fellow named RiceFound a way to enticeHer to let him hose off her Sahara!Now Sarah grew fond of Glen's juiceBut it certainly made her flower looseSo they went back and forth'Til she made her way northWhere she spent her time dating a Moose!In Alaska, Sarah cooled down her beaverWhen she became a political overachieverBut now we all knowThat there's more to her showBecause this candidate once had Jungle Fever!

D1199
D1199

No surprise, the cats out of it's bag, white women have been sleeping with blacks since before salvery, and even more today, just ask them some will lie but I dare to say that 85% of white women have had the dark meat. Most don't want any white men to know so they say "I'd never sleep with a black man" and at the same time they're thinking about how good it was. Sorry but it's true.

Digby7
Digby7

Oh Lawd, Palin is a nigra luvah!

LLLOLOLOLOLL... Rice tapped dat azz, focked her up big time.W

xthred
xthred

Great satire of McGinniss. Looks like you fooled a bunch of commenters.

bkisses08
bkisses08

no ones bashing sarah for sleeping with black men people are bashing her cause of her morals she so highly speaks of and about women staying abstinent.. why would u preach such a thing but turn around and be a hypocrite.

Tracy
Tracy

I have a close friend who lives in Wasilla,AK and she knows the Palins. She said that hardly any women that know Sarah very well like her but almost all men really like her! I was told that she is a master at minipulating people,especially men. Awoman that really knows how to get what she wants.

Charles
Charles

I always did think she has a great head on her shoulders!

Tim
Tim

Hum, wonder if Sarah squealed much?

Justin
Justin

Rumer has it that Glen Rice is a very big man, women are always interested in him.

NURREDIN
NURREDIN

"The Thrilla from Wassila"! After all the UNNECESSARILY mean, imbecilic, and catty things she's said since the time she's hit the national spotlight, it's time for a LOT of payback. You'd think with her past she would have kept her mouth shut and felt blessed to get away with what she's gotten away with. I can't believe McCain ever vetted her! They're lucky this didn't come out during the election, and that Glen Rice showed some class and kept his mouth shut. She's nothing more than a trailer park millionaire (with jungle fever) whose career is now toast. 

Unplugged
Unplugged

For the dogs, the Iditarod is a bottomless pit of suffering. What happens to them during the race includes death, paralysis, frostbite (where it hurts the most!), bleeding ulcers, bloody diarrhea, lung damage, pneumonia, ruptured discs, viral diseases, broken bones, torn muscles and tendons and sprains. At least 142 dogs have died in the Iditarod, including two dogs on Dr. Lou Packer's team who froze to death in the brutally cold winds. 

During training runs, Iditarod dogs have been killed by moose, snowmachines, and various motor vehicles, including a semi tractor and an ATV. They have died from drowning, heart attacks and being strangled in harnesses. Dogs have also been injured while training. They have been gashed, quilled by porcupines, bitten in dog fights, and had broken bones, and torn muscles and tendons. Most dog deaths and injuries during training aren't even reported.

Iditarod dog kennels are puppy mills. Mushers breed large numbers of dogs and routinely kill unwanted ones, including puppies. Many dogs who are permanently disabled in the Iditarod, or who are unwanted for any reason, including those who have outlived their usefulness, are killed with a shot to the head, dragged, drowned or clubbed to death. "Dogs are clubbed with baseball bats and if they don't pull are dragged to death in harnesses......" wrote former Iditarod dog handler Mike Cranford in an article for Alaska's Bush Blade Newspaper.

Dog beatings and whippings are common. During the 2007 Iditarod, eyewitnesses reported that musher Ramy Brooks kicked, punched and beat his dogs with a ski pole and a chain. Jim Welch says in his book Speed Mushing Manual, "Nagging a dog team is cruel and ineffective...A training device such as a whip is not cruel at all but is effective." "It is a common training device in use among dog mushers..."

Jon Saraceno wrote in his March 3, 2000 column in USA Today, "He [Colonel Tom Classen] confirmed dog beatings and far worse. Like starving dogs to maintain their most advantageous racing weight. Skinning them to make mittens.. Or dragging them to their death."

During the race, veterinarians do not give the dogs physical exams at every checkpoint. Mushers speed through many checkpoints, so the dogs get the briefest visual checks, if that. Instead of pulling sick dogs from the race, veterinarians frequently give them massive doses of antibiotics to keep them running. The Iditarod's chief veterinarian, Stu Nelson, is an employee of the Iditarod Trail Committee. They are the ones who sign his paycheck. So, do you expect that he's going to say anything negative about the Iditarod?

When they aren't hauling people around, the dogs are routinely kept on four foot chains or tethers. It's been reported that dogs who don't make the main teams are never taken off their chains. Because chaining is cruel to dogs, many jurisdictions have banned or severely restricted the practice. For more information about the cruelties of tethering, go to http://www.helpsleddogs.org/re... .

The Iditarod, with all the evils associated with it, has become a synonym for exploitation. The race imposes torture no dog should be forced to endure.

DURRRR
DURRRR

Notice the "author" of this fiction was a Palin stalker, even going as far as moving in next door to them. Mentally deranged.

SirRon
SirRon

Daaammmn. That was hot.

Jim C
Jim C

God she looks confused.

She's Tubular!
She's Tubular!

Is it just me, or does she look like a chick you'd expect to find passed out in her own wine-cooler vomit, in the bed of a pickup, with her shirt on inside-out. Family values, indeed

Brandt Hardin
Brandt Hardin

Who says Tea Partiers are racist?  Turns out Sarah’s as liberal as they come andlikes to dip in the chocolate!  Don’t beashamed Sarah- at least you didn’t do it for the money.  A lot has changed since ’87 and she’ll showus all the goods for the cash now.  Seewhat I mean with this racy picture at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot... 

B Rian
B Rian

Great Alaska Shootout - ever heard of it?

TxBull
TxBull

Sean, you sound like such a twit!  A little, pitiful twit - can't you do any better than this - what a snippy, tacky, smitty piece - worthless!Guess you're p-o'd that you'll NEVEr get a shootout with Palin.!

Jen
Jen

It least she wasn't married when it happened like Bill Clinton and Veronica Lewinsky. I'll bet you weren't laughing then.

Hill
Hill

Sounds like Glen Rice gave Plain the "Brown Treatment," Juneau what I mean?

Stephen
Stephen

Seanie, you failed to mention those football size shoulder pads the one in the middle is wearing!!

longacre
longacre

Dillingham's Beaver Roundup?

gerielkins
gerielkins

i am surprised that she was hired with such poor diction, although to be fair, it has not improved much in the next 25 or so years!

Geezy
Geezy

Glen Rice. NBA Jam Glen Rice. All of a sudden those "he's on fire" and "the nail in the coffin" quotes make that much more sense. 

Even more amazing is the fact that Glen Rice was a Rocket at one time. 

John Davis
John Davis

...and he takes it to the hole...

Okay, that was bad.

MBIVEY
MBIVEY

I don't think they did much sleeping Seanie. Just sayin'.

LMAO
LMAO

What a creative picture-in-picture heading:  "Lots of Dogs"?!

obliqik
obliqik

Haha... Im sure the Tea Party is hacking a heart attack right now.. learning she slept with a black man. LOL...

SirRon
SirRon

Yes. The government sends white ladies to the ghetto to seduce black men, which pisses off black women, who then frustrate the black men, thus keeping them down. Everyone knows this.

happyngodless
happyngodless

Then why did Glenn RIce confirm it?  Such international conspiracies that even include the NBA.  And just for the purpose of piling on a failed, ever grifting ex-politician trying to squeeze a few extra nickels before the curtain falls for good on her ever saddening spotlight.  Paranoid much?

G.O.P. Moneyshot
G.O.P. Moneyshot

I heard she likes it up the ass. I mean likes it up the ass, a LOT.Have you heard that?

Nanook
Nanook

yeah, they do it in a circle around a bimbo who's typically on her knees.

Sean Pendergast
Sean Pendergast

Well yeah I'm P.O.'d. I have been VERY public about my PALIN love. Maybe I'M the jealous one.

Wyatt
Wyatt

"Veronica Lewinsky"

Well, I'll tell ya, I'm laughing now. Are you serious?

Brittanie Shey
Brittanie Shey

Your poop joke is childish, but +1 for Juneau. I giggled.

fredjohns
fredjohns

She obvious was promoted from the weather girl slot by doing "dick-tation" on the side with the producers for more air time  .. Sarah goes black .. and never went back ... Tea Baggers will not be happy.

H_e_x
H_e_x

"From downtown, boomshakalaka!"

Tvise1973
Tvise1973

like there are no black people in the Tea Party...you obviously believe the liberal media like most other uninformed people like yourself

Drozy
Drozy

I was thinking the exact same thing. The Racist Right Wing element that always supports Republican candidates will throw Sarah under the bus for sleeping with a black man for sure.

daveneworleans
daveneworleans

What an idiot. I have dated 3 black women and I support the tea party. You dems are the racist and then you tried to hide it behind your bs liberal agenda.

fredjohns
fredjohns

Was he illegal Muslim from Kenya is all tea baggers want to know !

Guiff4
Guiff4

She wasnt even a good broadcaster listen to how she hesitates on everything.

Tvise1973
Tvise1973

where did you come up with a name like fredjohn? Are you John Fred reincarnated?  You know, "Judy in Disguise"... you must have nothing better to do than to talk about something you know little about...

DURRRR
DURRRR

Are you 13 years old, or what?

Tvise1973
Tvise1973

why isn't there a "Don't Like"?  This one would get double the Likes...

H_e_x
H_e_x

Just like they did with John McCain. They abandoned him because he adopted a dark skinned child.

Brittanie Shey
Brittanie Shey

The National Enquirer broke the story of John Edwards' affair with Rielle Hunter.

smoker
smoker

Are you the bag or the bagger? Either way you are still queer!

happyngodless
happyngodless

So, you like putting your nuts in guys mouths?  Yes, that's much less gay...

Little Facts
Little Facts

Actually, they were sued once in the 1980's by Carole Burnett, and lost a bundle. As a result of that, their editorial policy has quietly improved to the point of "If we can prove it, we don't print it."

Bobcostas
Bobcostas

Na yo that was Weekly World News

Hope and spare change
Hope and spare change

Oops, that wasn't them. But surely you'd admit they aren't the bastion of journalistic integrity. Just look how many times they've been sued for printing lies and lost.

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