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Run This Town Tonight. Giants Highlights Remix (Video)

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We realize you’re not all from New York (and we aplogize). But haven’t Tom Brady and Bill Belichick won enough Super Bowls? Tonight is all about the G-Men, baby. You might have seen our Super Bowl Commericials Top 10 from yesterday, but today we’re gonna keep it simple. Every highlight of this past season, remixed to “Run This Town Tonight.” Totally fitting. Enjoy your Super Bowls, Socialites. Let’s all collectively hope that Gronkowski breaks something minor.

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The Top 10 Superbowl Commercials of the Last 10 Years

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Sorry rest of the continental United States. This Super Bowl is all about the northeast. We may be too concerned to let our kids play in High School and we may openly admit that we prefer Baseball, but Giants-Patriots for the 2nd time in less than 10 years means we’re there. The best part of Super Bowl is obviously the action on the field, but a very close second is the awesome commercials. I, for one, am really looking forward to the Ferris Beuller commercials that are going to be aired this year, so much so that it got me to thinking: we should do a Super Bowl commercials post. Very original, I know. But just for kicks, here’s our favorites of the last 10 years. Some standards, some surprises, all amazing TV.

2002: Levis “Crazy Legs”

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2003: FedEx “Cast Away”

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2004: Budweiser “Donkey”

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2005: Bud Light “Skydiving”

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2006: Bud Light “Hidden Fridge”

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2007: GM “Robot”

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2008: Pepsi “Magnetic Justin Timberlake”

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2009: Doritos “Crystal Ball”

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2010: VW “Punch bug”

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2011: VW “The Force” and Doritos “House Sitting”

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Blake Griffin’s Epic Slam Over Kendrick Perkins’ Face (Video)

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Chris Paul with the bounce pass, Kendrick Perkins blocking the lane, Blake jumps up, hand in Perkins’ face, SLAM. Jumping over a car with no blockers is one thing, but throwing down one like this in the middle of a game with defenders at point blank range is what basketball is all about. Is there anything Blake Griffin can’t do? I’ve always been a Lakers guy but something about a Clippers team with this much talent gives me hope.

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St. Joseph University Basketball Team Blindsided by Short Shorts Prank (Video)

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So we’ve all seen those old 70’s basketball games where the players are wearing those ridiculously short short shorts (try saying that ten times fast), but what would happen if some kids our age were told they had to wear them for a game? Well, besides for that one pretty confident dude in this video, they really didn’t seem too pleased. This isn’t the ground-breaking, risque stuff we’re used to on the internet these days, but sometimes its good to get a dose of some good, clean prank comedy.

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5 Teams That Could Swoop In And Steal Peyton Manning

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The Indianapolis Colts have offically hired Ravens defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano to be their next head coach. The news of shifting to a defensive-minded head coach along with the firings of long time vice chairman Bill Polian, and his son, general manager Chris have all but signaled the Colts are officially in the dreaded “rebuilding” stage. Will Peyton Manning want to be apart of a rebuilding team and more importantly do the Colts want to keep Manning coming off a serious neck injury with the number one pick at their disposal?

Andrew Luck seems like the logical choice for the franchise moving forward and keeping both quarterbacks on the roster would be a finical burden. Peyton Manning is due a $28 million roster bonus in March, a large price tag for somebody that’s status will be in question all year. Let’s take a look at 5 potential teams that could be in play for the Manning sweepstakes with the writing on the wall that the Peyton era in Indianapolis is nearing an end.

 1. Washington Redskins

This makes sense on a number of levels. The Redskins desperately need a quaterback and are tired of settling for the ugly girl at the bar (Rex Grossman). Getting into bed with Manning is a solid upgrade for owner Dan Synder who has a history of making it rain when it comes to spending money on the open market (Remember he gave “Fat Albert” Haynesworth $100 million to rot away on the bench). This would also certainly be a compelling NFC East race to watch with both Manning brothers getting to face each other twice a year. Nobody knows how durable Manning will be next season, but Mike Shanahan would love nothing more than to coach a future hall of famer. The last time he had a hall of fame quarterback under center it resulted in two Super Bowls victories with John Elway.

2. Denver Broncos

Speaking of Elway, are we to expected to believe the Broncos are fully committed to Tim Tebow, even if the rest of the nation is? Look, Tebow absolutely deserves the opportunity to be the face of the franchise after carrying them to the playoffs and winning a playoff game by defeating the Steelers in Pittsburgh. However, I can’t say categorically that Elway as Vice President of Football Operations or Head Coach John Fox feel the same way. At the very least, the Broncos will do their due-dillagence and inquire about the availability of Manning.

3. Arizona Cardinals

Kurt Warner ain’t walking back through the desert anytime soon. Apparently the Cardinals have yet to be informed of this and have tried replacing him with the likes of Matt Leinart, Derek Anderson, John Skelton, Max Hall, and Kevin Kolb. Kolb still has loads of potential and they may not want to end the experiement so soon, although Kolb was injured for large parts of the season and adding Manning to the roster gives this offense a whole new dynamic. A Manning to Fitzgerald partnership would be lethal for opponents to defend against. Manning would certainly give them a boost in making the playoffs after finishing with an impressive 8-8 record despite poor quarterback play.

4. Miami Dolphins

They haven’t had a good quarterback since the 90’s when the Fresh Prince of Bel Air was still on air. Trying desperately to replace Dan Marino with another legend, the Dolphins may just make a splash like signing Peyton Manning. Their new head coach comes from the Green Bay Packers which has led many to assume they will instead make a play for Aaron Rodger’s backup, Matt Flynn. Either way the Dolphins will have to entertain the notion of courting Manning if he becomes available, especially after losing out on Jeff Fischer, the top head coach on the market.

5. New York Jets

Mark Sanchez has yet to prove to the New York fans that he is a true franchise quarterback, thanks to his lackluster regular season performances. In the playoffs however, Sanchez has been quite  the opposite and rather effective in tying an NFL record for the most road playoff wins with four. Manning would obviously propel the Jets, giving the city that never sleeps two Manning brothers to cheer for. The hiring of a new conservative offensive coordinator in Tony Sparano suggests that they may give Sanchez one more year to prove his doubters wrong. Nevertheless you can’t count the Jets out of any bidding war as not so long ago Brett Favre, and his propensity for texting images of his wanker, were once apart of this franchise.

 

 

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Nothing Like A Good Old-Fashioned Women’s Basketball Brawl (Video)

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The ever intense rivalry between the Central Michigan Lady Chippewas (red uniforms) and the Ohio University Bobcats (green uniforms) ended up in a bench clearing brawl last night. The fight happened early in the first half  between CMU freshman forward Jas’Mine Bracey and Ohio junior forward Porsha Harri. The two started at it and before you knew it, it was a WWE Diva’s Royal Rumble. Central Michigan went on to win the game, but for my money, Ohio won the real fight. Women’s Basketball just got more entertaining.

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Nike’s Hyper Elite Platinum Basketball Uniforms to be Worn by 9 College Squads

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You remember those amazing Oregon Ducks football uniforms that Nike debuted a few months ago? The ones with the space-age cooling technology, the light-weight feel, and the sick design. Well Nike has now taken their talents to the world of College Basketball, committed to their goal of constantly being on the cutting edge of uniform style and technology. Looks like they killed it once again with the Hyper Elite Platinum Uniform. University of Kentucky and 8 other schools will wear the uniforms in select games this season. And they look sick.

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Nike’s focus has been on superior uniforms for performance and functionality. In Basketball, your uniform doesn’t have quite as much to do with how you perform as it might in Football, but for an elite company like Nike, there’s always cuts, additions, and all-out replacements that can be made. According to Nike themselves, the shorts include “laser perforations” along the sides to increase breathability. The neckline is a bonded hem to aid comfort and style, and the front of the jersey is a lightweight “Sphere Fabric” while the back features “Nike Aerographics.” Basically, these things are designed in labs to make you go harder and longer, and look as sleak and stylish as anything else that’s ever come out of a factory with a swoosh on it.

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Another thing Nike is stressing with this batch of gear is their strong efforts to Go Green. Nike has vowed to make use of more recyclable and sustainable materials in order to keep pace with the growing green trends in modern industry, and probably save themselves some serious cash as well. Practically the entire uniform is made from recycled polyester, the jersey itself at 96% and the shorts at an even 100%. Nike doesn’t have the best reputation for moral business practices (sweat shop debacle?) so hopefully this will help their industry image become as sleek as their kicks.

The uniforms will be debuting in big games and will be worn by 9 teams that Nike considers to be proven “Elites.” These teams include The University of Arizona, Baylor University (women’s), Duke University, University of Florida, University of Kentucky, Syracuse University, The University of Connecticut (men’s and women’s) and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Not all dates are known but some of them are listed below. If you’re an NCAA Basketball fan, you’re going to want to tune in. This is the future of uniform technology.

Nike’s Elite Dates Include:

UConn vs. Notre Dame (1/29), Kentucky vs. Tennessee (1/31), Duke vs. Maryland (2/11), Baylor (women’s) vs. Texas A&M (2/11), Florida vs. Tennessee (2/11), Syracuse vs. USF (2/22), Arizona vs. UCLA (2/25), UConn (women’s) vs. Notre Dame (2/27) and UNC vs. Maryland (2/29)

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5 Reasons Why The Giants Are Going To Win The Super Bowl

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The 2008 Giants-Patriots Super Bowl was ridiculously entertaining to watch. Fast forward four years to their epic rematch: This showdown could possibly break the television ratings record of 53.6 million households watching the live event. Obviously, big names like Randy Moss, Michael Strahan, and I Plaxidentally Shot Myself Burres won’t be making the reunion, but new blood like Gronk Nation, The Law Firm, and our favorite salsa dancer Victor Cruz get to join the party. The Patriots open the first wave of betting as 3 point favorites, according to Cantor Gaming of Las Vegas. I understand the logic behind making the Pats favorites – They finished atop the AFC, Brady/Belicheck could be the greatest QB/Coach combo of all time, and the Patriots have a 3-1 record in the Super Bowl since 2000. But smart money says to bet on the New York Giants for a number of reasons.

 

1. The Underdog Advantage

In the last four Super Bowls, the underdogs have a 2-2 record. Of course, one of those victories was the New York Giants beating the New England Patriots. Even when they met this year at Gillette Stadium the Giants narrowly won 24-20. The Giants hold a slight advantage in games played at 2-1 with each game coming down to the wire. These are no longer the mighty Patriots that can’t be beat.

 

2. Elite Eli

Eli went on ESPN radio during the off-season and proclaimed that he is an elite quarterback. We all laughed at the notion that he was comparable to greats like Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, his older brother Peyton, and Tom Brady. But under the leadership of Elite Eli, the Giants are taking their second trip to the Super Bowl – With a victory he would surpass all of the previously mentioned quarterbacks in terms of Super Bowl rings (with the exception of Brady). If Joe Flacco can throw for 306 yards and two Touchdowns against the Patriots, what do you think Manning will do against the 31st ranked pass defense?

 

3. The Number One Seed

The Saints were the last number one seed to win the Super Bowl in 2009. This is because the Saints and Colts, who played each other that year, were both number one seeds. Prior to that, you have to go back to 2004 when the New England Patriots were the last number one seed to win the Super Bowl. While you’d expect number one seeds to win it all more frequently, recent history suggests that’s not always the case. Teams that have played on Wild Card Weekend without a bye week have surprisingly done better to date. Fun facts.

 

4. Sack Attack

One of the only ways you are going to beat the Patriots is by sacking Tom Brady. Enter the Giants, who ranked 3rd highest in total sacks during the regular season thanks to the likes of Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, and the animal known as Jason Pierre Paul. (You down with JPP?). With these explosive pass rushers, the Giants don’t even have to blitz, unlike most teams that play the Patriots. This allows more defensive backs of the Giants to stay in coverage against the Patriot receivers. That means it’s going to be all the more difficult for Brady and the usually lethal Patriots offense.

 

5. They’re Kate Upton Hot

The Giants are not the best team in the NFL. But the best team doesn’t necessarily win the Super Bowl. But the G-Men could be considered the hottest team, as in Kate Upton hot. The Giants started their roll by defeating the crosstown rival Jets. Next up was their division foe, the Dallas Cowboys, just to make it into the playoffs. Afterwards, the Giants destroyed the Falcons and made the 15-1 Packers look like shit (who, by the way, were not the best team last year – as you recall the Packers were a 6th seed that got hot in the playoffs after defeating the Giants in the regular season). On Sunday, the Giants continued their success by narrowly squeaking past the San Francisco 49ers, thanks to Kyle Williams not knowing how to hold onto a football.

 

If I was picking the best team between these two I would choose New England, hence the reason why they’re early favorites and why they were favored to win in 2008. But with sports betting, you really want to choose the team that has the best match up. If we’re using recent history as any indicator, expect another upset.

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The Billy Cundiff, Ray Finkle Mashup We’ve All Been Waiting For (Video)

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Ok, maybe the Billy Cundiff, Ray Finkle comparisons are getting a little old. If I wanted to count on my hands the number of friends who posted Facebook statuses or Tweeted clever quips about kidnapping Dan Marino and Snowflake the dolphin, I would need to be Goro from Mortal Kombat. Got old quick, but you knew eventually somebody was going to make the video. It’s not as amazing as I would have liked it to be, but a relatively seamless mashup. Einhorn is Finkle, Finkle is Einhorn, and so on.

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Laugh At The Ravens’ Pain With Some Fan Freakout Hilarity (Videos)

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Anyone out there happen to miss that Ravens meltdown against the Patriots yesterday? If you did, I’m sure you’ve heard about it and/or seen the highlights on SportsCenter that I can only imagine have been playing continuously for the last 15 hours. As a Jets fan, I had no emotional attachment what-so-ever to this game, other than hopes for injuries on both sides of the field. But even in my cold, bitter heart, that ending was painful. Really, really painful.

Anyway, now that the Giants are officially Super Bowl-bound and ready to hand Tom Brady’s Ugg-sporting ass to him on a silver platter, I can look back at the Ravens gaffe and laugh. Especially when the internet blows up with poor Baltimore fans freaking out about it. Baltimore might have brought us great cultural staples like The Wire, Babe Ruth, and Domino Sugar. But that town bleeds purple to a point of tactlessness, horrifying to a tasteful North-Easterner such as myself. So for all of us in the rest of the world, lets watch some Ravens fans and laugh. Patriots fans not welcome. You should have lost that game and you know it.

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