The annual Sprint Cup Banqueted hosted comedian Jay Mohr on Friday night held for NASCAR drivers. Normally, the idea of someone getting roasted would not be considered that big of a news story. But in this instance it seemed to highlight the attitudes of an all-boys club that is still a little sore that a girl was allowed in.
Danica Patrick was visibly uncomfortable as the comedian ripped into her for her lack of wins; "I hope you're too uncomfortable tonight. I know you're not used to being this close to the front." said Mohr.
That was followed by a dig at Patrick...Read More
Tyrann Mathieu's rookie season didn't transform the way defenses play or the Cardinals D, for that matter. He certainly improved it, but he's not a shutdown corner or an All-Pro kleptomaniac yet. It was transformative for the shift in out perception of Mathieu following the previous 16 months of his life after he was kicked off LSU's football team. Being accused of committing an NCAA violation, the disclosure of his dozen failed drug tests, his drug rehab stint and the emotional nadir of spending a night in jail after getting caught with weed in his possession crea...Read More
Two-time Cy Young winner and dominant force in the AL East for most of his career Roy Halladay will retire from MLB after 16 seasons, split between the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies.
"As a baseball player, you realize that's something you can't do the rest of your life," Halladay said at a press conference announcing his decision. "I really don't have any regrets."
The 36-year-old right hander has no reason to have regrets. He earned his pedigree in the Great White North, tormenting the Yankees and Red Sox throughout his tenure ...Read More
What do the Snoop Dogg and Bill O'Reilly have in common? A love for the smooth sounds of Herbie Hancock, for one. Both were on hand at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC to pay their respects to honorees singer/songwriter Billy Joel, jazz/funk innovator Herbie Hancock, actress Shirley MacLaine, opera singer Martina Arroyo and legendary genre-transcending musician Carlos Santana.
The affair had been hosted by Caroline Kennedy in the past, but her diplomatic duties as Ambassador of Japan prevented her from attending. Instead, actress Glen Close was a more than suitable replacement for...Read More
The new animated film Frozen over took Hunger Games: Catching Fire for first place at the box office with $31,641,000 in ticket sales. Thor: The Dark World was pushed to fourth place by a less than favorable debut of the gritty thriller Out of the Furnace. Starring Woody Harrelson, Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, and even Forest Whitaker, the Leonardo DiCaprio produced film still bombed, coming in at third place over all this past weekend with $5,300,000.
The Best Man Holiday fell from a fourth place finish last weekend to eighth place with $2,673,000 in ticket sales. 1...Read More
Carmelo Anthony might have to refute claims that he's been trying to recruit Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo to prevent any tampering calls from the NBA. It's not like Anthony said it himself. But will media outlets annotate accordingly? Probably not.
The quote comes from a USA Today interview with Steve Smith, Rondo's former high school basketball coach at Oak Hill Academy, a virtual basketball mill located in Virginia.
"No, I think he should be fine. He took a long time off and he's rehabbed the right way," said Smith of Rondo's Achilles injury. ...Read More
It goes without saying that Bruce Lee was the man. It should also go without saying that Game of Death is one of the most popular films that Lee ever appeared in. It was so ill that even the sweatsuit the late martial arts star wore in the film has recently gone for top dollar at an auction. Kung fu film lovers know exactly what we're talking about, but for those who don't...it is a yellow, polyester suit with black lines down the sides. The bidder was unknown. But the outfit went for $100,000. Bruce Lee died during filming of Game of Death. An incomplete version was rele...Read More
Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler, the Creator joined forces once again to perform their song from Grand Theft Auto X, "Garbage" and the Spike Video Game Awards. Going by the name EarlWolf (Wolf is the name of Tyler's latest album), donned in fur coats and pimp outfits, the two put on a show like only Odd Future knows how.Read More
Peyton Manning threw for 397 yards and four scores in Denver's 51-28 win over Tennessee. He had this to say to critics who claim he can't perform in the cold, "Whoever wrote that narrative can shove that where the sun don't shine." Also of note: During the first half, kicker Matt Prater set a NFL record with a 64-yard field goal.
Tom Brady threw two touchdowns in the final 61 seconds to guide New England to a victory over Cleveland after the Patriots got some inexplicable luck from bouncing footballs and the referee, but lost Rob Gronkowski to wh...Read More
The Netflix award-winning series House of Cards is slated to return for a second season on February 14, available across all Netflix platforms. The series stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, each of whom received Emmy nominations for their performance in the first season. House of Cards follows the life and times of Francis and Claire Underwood as they make their rise to the top amid intrigue and scandal in modern day Washington, DC. The David Fincher-directed series also stars, Mahershala Ali, Arcelus, Kristen Connolly and Molly Parker who will all return as well.Read More
The memory of fallen Fast & Furious actor Paul Walker lives on as fans, friends and car-lovers gathered in Santa Clarita, CA Sunday to pay homage. The memorial was planned via social networking and was originally scheduled for a noon start. But flowers, candles and tributes began to pile up as people arrived hours before hand. Authorities believe attendees numbered in the thousands. Keeping in line with the memory of Walker, many people arrived in muscle cars from across the globe, revved in a high RPM automotive choir of respect. Walker died on Nov. 30, along with ...Read More
Both the Auburn and Missouri Tigers were overlooked all season long and sought to prove their legitimacy in the SEC title from the jump.
Missouri's underrated pass rush was on display almost immediately. After they punted on the opening drive, Kony Ealy forced a fumble from Nick Marshall that resulted in a field goal. Game on.
Though the Tigers turned heavily to the run game, they were hardly rattled by Mizzou's pressure. Marshall threw a 38-yard gem off a fake while avoiding that same pass rush that a leaping Sammie Coates hauled in for a touchdown.
But Missouri was up to ...Read More
The years between 2006 and 2013 were the glory years of the non-BCS. It was like being a Saturday Night Live cast member in the ‘80s. The stars were becoming film icons, the show was a cultural phenomenon, and the cast was constantly pumping out the best comic improv talent in America. Beginning in 2014 when the College Football Playoff puts the BCS on ice, non-AQ conference squads will face obstacles akin to the ones black female comics on SNL have faced.
Over the last decade, college football’s Webster mini-conferences have found it beneficial financially and rati...Read More
Well, you know what they say? The baseball gods giveth, and they taketh away. After losing Robinson Cano to the Seattle Mariners for the handsome sum of $240 million it would appear as though the New York Yankees might just have to settle for plan B. And it's not like it's the worst plan B in the history of baseball either. They just signed Carlos Beltran to a three year deal estimated at $45 million, according to USA TODAY Sports. Beltran hit .296 with 84 RBIs and 24 home runs in 145 games with the Saint Louis Cardinals last season.Read More
The drums of speculation have gone from a slow roll in the distance weeks ago, to being a crashing boom in the forefront of every basketball prognosticator's mind today. The trumpets will blare on that day not far in the future. That day when arguably the best Los Angeles Lakers player in the franchise's storied history, Kobe Bryant, returns from an Achilles injury that kept him out for the entire season thus far. That's right folks! The Black Mamba is back! He'll make his season debut versus a struggling Toronto Raptors squad on Sunday, Dec. 8. Hold on to your hat...Read More
The good news for Houston Texans fans in the wake of Gary Kubiak's firing is that they are this much closer to drafting their franchise's first franchise quarterback. Wade Phillips is your interim head coach and it doesn't appear like the Texans have too many surprises up there sleeves over the season's final three weeks. Apparently, there was an army of Scandal gladiators who were upset that the ABC thriller was benched for the Houston-area ABC affiliate to air the Texans vs. Jaguars matchup.
The poor masochists who did tune in were watching the wrong football game. Whil...Read More
Today, South African President Jacob Zuma announced that the funeral of fallen human rights icon, and the first black president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela will be laid to rest on Friday, Dec. 15 in his childhood village of Ounu. The president also announced there would be a national day of "prayer and reflection" on Dec. 8 and a memorial service on Dec. 10.
The White House announced today that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be traveling to South Africa next week "to pay their respects to the memory of Nelson Mandela and to participate ...Read More
R. Kelly's latest offering is set to drop on December 10th amid much fanfare. The set, called Black Panties, is being described by many outlets as a throwback to his 12 Play days. It is an unabashed return to the time when sex-themed R&B music ruled the airwaves. In the early to mid 90s, Kelly was just beginning to ascend to the superstar status he currently enjoys. And now, his new offering features a veritable solar system of collaborators such as Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, 2 Chainz, Jeezy, Future and others. The Los Angeles Times got a kicked out of some...Read More
The Knicks and Nets were both at a crossroads. At the separating point was a box that resembled a coffin and reflected the dormant, decaying possibility of success for both teams this season.
On Thursday night both NY teams—colossal failures so far—were put inside that Barclay Center box to throw hands. One team would prevail and in the process buy their coach some time to keep masterminding the pine to turn the season around.
The loser would be squandering NY bragging rights and pushing its head coach towards a fiery plank, hovering over an ocean of starvin...Read More
After years of spurning opportunities from college football's most prominent programs, Boise State head coach Chris Petersen finally gave in. Early Friday morning, Petersen accepted the Washington Huskies head coaching job.
Washington wasn’t always Peterson’s first choice. Petersen was scheduled to interview for the USC job, but withdrew his name from consideration before Steve Sarkisian took the job. Alabama offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier was also considered a favorite to land the gig.
Speculation was rampant that that Petersen, a California native, would have t...Read More
R. Kelly stopped by the Arsenio Hall Show last night to perform a song he wrote for Nelson Mandela in 2003, originally titled "Front Line" but changed to "Soldier's Heart." Kelly actually performed the song live for Mandela in his home, a moment he discusses after the song.Read More
Check this video of Danica's reaction.
Tough loss, but Mathieu's rookie season proved he's got the "it factor" on the pro level.
Halladay will retire as a member of the Blue Jays.
Unlikely duo shows Herbie Hancock love.
12 Years a Slave and Black Nativity fall from top ten.