Today’s installment of BikeAlike brings us a sardonic basic cable clip show host and Belgium’s biggest cycling sprint star. I give you Joel McHale and the man with all the nicknames, Tom “Tom Tom” “Tornado Tom ” “Tommeke” “Boom Boom” Boonen.
Not bad. I see they both have the pointy ear thing going on as well.
Let’s see, here. Boonen’s exploits on and off the bike are well documented. A sprinting legend in his time, Tommeke is twice a winner of Paris Roubaix and winner of multiple Tour de France stages. I hope his Coke issues are behind him, for his sake. His time as the undisputed #1 of sprints looks to be over with the arrival of brash Manxman, Mark Cavendish. I look forward to their duels over the next few years.
Joel McHale, on the other hand is the host of The Soup on E!. I love the show not only because it’s genuinely funny, but also because it’s sarcastic targets are largely horrible reality and talk shows that seem to permeate the airwaves these days.