Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fun With Google Image Search

Part of writing this dopey blog is coming up with the flowing prose that you've all come to know and love from the (formerly) 3 idiots. Let's face it, Keats, Whitman, Hemingway - those losers are hacks compared to the brilliant shit we put on this blog. The other part of writing a post is finding images to go along with all the eloquent words we use.

That's where the google image search comes into play. While there are plenty of places on the interwebs to steal photos from, the first stop for most people is google. So, the other day while I was looking for a picture of Tim Tebow to use for this post, I went to google images and put in the search term "Tim Tebow." The search kicked back 486,000 results, which is to be expected. However, what I found amusing was the FIRST RESULT of the search turned up this picture:

Now, don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, but I found it kind of amusing that when searching for a picture of the most famous college football player on the planet, the first picture that turns up is of a hot chick with a giant rack that Tebow will certainly claim he didn't sleep with.

It also got me thinking - what would the first image result be for some other sports figures? A quick search found and most were rather plain. For example, you search for Derek Jeter and the first picture is of Jeter in a batter helmet. However, there were some fun results, so let's quit wasting time and check them out:

The first photo in a search for Tom Brady reveals one sexy man - with a sweet Pee Wee Herman tattoo.

Donovan McNabb's first result shows Don has had better hair days.

The first result for David Ortiz almost certainly came as a result of his terrible start this year.

Brady Quinn takes talking on a cell phone to a whole new level (you're welcome ladies).

Greg Paulus' first result doesn't exactly convey an image as a calm collected leader.

Search "Jeff Reed" and the first thing you'll see is that the Steelers kicker knows how to pose for a photo.

And of course the first thing you find when you search for Erin Andrews is this shot.

Ahh the good old google search algorithms, not always the first impression people may want. Feel free to share any good finds below.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's Tebow's girlfriend BTW.