Next time someone asks, “What’s so special about Atlanta?” grab their smartphone (or get them here online somehow) and show them this. Then, right as the clip is ending, tell them, “Oh… and Atlanta’s got the SuperBowl coming… AGAIN!”
— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) May 24, 2016
That’s right. @11AliveNews tweeted it out. ATL ho! (shouted in Lil Jon’s voice)
The days of the Carolina QB’s celebratory dancing and dabbing have not stopped, and they never will. Plus, now that Super Cam is celebrating the kids and their potential, bet money that no one would even think about hating on dude for doing it anymore. Check out the trailer for his new Nickelodeon series, “All In.”
NFL superstar Cam Newton is helping amazing kids up their game! Do they have what it takes? Get ready to go All In with this extended look at the brand new show (featuring Jason Derulo’s song Undefeated) and don’t miss the premiere, Friday, June 3rd at 8pm!
Line To Gain: How That Yellow First Down Line Came To Be Part Of Every Football Game Shown On TV (Video)
Wow. This is pretty dope. Check out the history and engineering behind sports on TV’s adoption of that yellow first down line you see during all the football games.
Since the late 1990s, the virtual yellow line has been quietly enhancing football broadcasts by giving viewers a live, intuitive guide to the state of play. The graphic is engineered to appear painted on the field, rather than simply plopped on top of the players, so it doesn’t distract from the game at all.
The line debuted during a September 27, 1998, game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Cincinnati Bengals. It was developed by a company called Sportvision Inc. and operated by six people in a 48-foot semi-truck parked outside the stadium.
ESPN was the only network that immediately agreed to pay the steep price of $25,000 per game. Before long, other companies began offering the yellow line to the other networks, and now you won’t see a football game without it.
[The Seahawks] had this cocky little corner… named Richard Sherman.
Seattle: Another local uber-celeb playing low-key Lyft driver. Whether they know who the driver is or not, it looks like the passengers were entertained all along either way. Hahaaa! Richard a fool for this.
See what happens when professional cornerback Richard Sherman switches to Driver Mode for a day and takes a few unsuspecting Lyft passengers for a ride around town.
Dez gots aaalll the Jordans. Dez cops aaalll the Jordans (hence, he stays having all the Jordans). Sure, he is Team Cowboys; but watching this, you KNOW he is Team Jordan Brand. This ep of ‘Sneaker Shopping’ is another one for folks who get their kicks from copping kicks.
Ummm… Odell Beckham, if you owned a dragon, why would put it on a leash??! Pay attention, son. It’s not a game! Actually, it is. Beckham and MMA Wonder Woman Ronda Rousey engage in a rousing round of “Would You Rather?”
Hit the jump and watch.
Trailer looks good. Damn good! When Robert De Niro (as trainer Ray Arcel) says, “You’re Roberto Duran. Get in there and act like it…” Whew!!
“Hands Of Stone” follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.)
The up-and-comings of Roberto Duran. So much more than ‘no mas’ (hope the film really shows that).
Think. Really think… that is, if you remember back when Shaq and Penny Hardaway were the 1-2 punch that was supposed to take the Orlando Magic all the way to the tippy top of the NBA. Do you remember why that didn’t happen? ESPN takes us back and takes us there; to the heart of the story about when the ‘magic’ happened and when the Magic fell apart.
Dallas Mavericks’ Chandler Parsons Speaks On Facing Kobe Bryant One More Time, The ‘Deandre Jordan Situation’ And More (Video)
After signing a contract with Mark Cuban at a Dallas night club, Chandler Parsons became the Mavericks’ chief recruiter for Deandre Jordan. That… didn’t quite work out. In this Ride Along, Chandler recounts the tug-of-war over his longtime friend, his growth from a petulant and overlooked kid at the University of Florida to a respected NBA veteran, and his thoughts on facing Kobe one last time at the Staples Center.
(VICE Sports with another good clip. Parsons’ pre-game prep music selection though… Kobe’s in trouble after that sh!t. Hahaaaaa!)
— VICE Videos (@VICE_Videos) April 18, 2016
Waaahahaaaa! The meme game is mean mane. By now you’ve seen, heard, or seen AND heard about the latest of many many Jordan-crying memes. Instead of us trying to answer the ‘which one?’ why not just watch… and LAUGH… at the ‘official’ trailer for it.
In between games in Los Angeles, LeBron James put in work on his off day. And by work we mean becoming Ron, the newest team member at Blaze Pizza. #MeetRon
Baaaaahahaa! They said Bron-Bron (aka Ron) looks familiar… Like Dwyane Wade. Check out this clip of King James being a little ‘off’ in his off-court time. Going all ‘undercover boss’ at Blaze Pizza – where’s he’s not only an investor; he’s also slinging them pies!
A lot of people aren’t cut out for this… coming to a warring country or whatever…
– Marshall Henderson
And BOOM! This is how VICE Sports kicks off its ROAM series. Marshall’s a long way from the Rebel Nation, and the NBA, but he is still making it in pro-basketball. Watch VICE Sports get to globetrotting to hang out in Iraq, latest home to former Ole Miss (on- & off-court) standout Marshall Henderson and get his story.
Marshall Henderson had one of the most infamous runs in NCAA Basketball history, dominating the SEC with his three point shot at Ole Miss (while also running into trouble with coaches/opposing fans/the law/etc.).
Then he went undrafted, and fizzled out of the NBA’s D-League. Now he’s in the massive and convoluted international basketball pipeline, playing wherever he can. His latest stop: Naft Al-Janoob of the Iraqi Division I Basketball League in Basra, scene to some of the most vicious battles of the Iraqi War and a city that continues to experience its share of violence.
Quick! Name a soccer legend. Off top, that name you just blurted was Pelé (and if it was someone else’s, you are ready to revise right now). Facts. And it looks like this biopic on the brother from Brasil was done right. Bravo! “Pelé: Birth of a Legend” hits theater screens May 13, 2016.
“… the miraculous story of the legendary soccer player’s rise to glory from a young boy, to the 17 year old who scored the winning goal in Brazil’s first ever World Cup victory in 1958. From a life full of disadvantages and an impoverished youth in Brazil, Pelé used his unorthodox yet authentic style of play and his unbeatable spirit to overcome all odds, find greatness and inspire a country that he changed forever.”
– IFC Films
Marshawn Lynch. He ’bout that action, boss!’ And above you see a great way Beast Mode is taking action on the other side of the world – teaching American football to a full camp of eager attendees in Egypt. See more about this global sports education effort – American Football Without Barriers (AFWB) – after the jump.
You’ve watched sports contests on the tube, and from time to time likely thought, “Look at the big man. He could bowl ’em over on the field as easily as he bangs down low to the bucket,” or… “Dude can move! Even at his size, he’s dunking over the crossbar AFTER leaving everybody 20 yards behind!”
Let’s call them crossover [football or basketball] ballers. Now, who among the retired greats of one sport do you think could come back and do the damn thang in the other? Quickly… times up! How about Nate Robinson? Is anybody thinking Nate Robinson can do it? Well, Nate is…and he could give a damn whether you agree or not.
Nate Robinson, the three time Slam Dunk champion and one of the most dynamic athletes in NBA history is considering a run at the NFL. Friends (Jamal Crawford, Glen Davis), former coaches (Rick Neuheisel), and NFLers (Marcedes Lewis, Brendon Ayanbadejo) think Nate has what it takes. Do you?
Could Nate be that next-level crossover baller? Looks like we are about to find out!
Bwaaahahaaaa! Some of these folks really went at it with the Sumos. Well, if you gone do it… For though, I like the way that the pros in this segment are not that brash, and willing to share in their sport. One even took a ‘L’ and not so much as a frown. We could learn a thing or three in The States from them.
YES! YES! YES! Ashley Graham is that THICK ‘nilla shake making my mouth water like a steak! Eff everybody who don’t like it; because they don’t exist. Nothing not to love about ‘Curves In Bikinis!’ I mean, what else is a swimsuit supposed to show off. And Ashley, with all that body my dear, are a showoff!
Oh yeah, some of you already know. Ashley made Sports Illustrated: Well, a bold ad campaign featured in Sports Illustrated. SI has gone somewhat nontraditional with modeling in recent years; but the mag still holds the line at Serena Williams’ type of thickness. Keeping with the athletic exception motif. I get it. At least the SI website has Ashley up for Swimsuit Rookie Of The Year (VOTE HERE). But in this campaign featuring Ashley (video above), no sportiness; just curves. However, if Ashley wants to grip some equipment, I definitely got a…
(Okay, enough! We interrupt me to bring you links for Ashley Graham.)
Sometimes it takes outsiders to tell you about yourself. PBS America – out of the United Kingdom – put out this documentary on the first Black American boxing champion, Jack Johnson. Dude was ahead of his time ways that would still scare a good amount of White people today. Just saying.
This film by Ken Burns tells the story of one of the greatest boxers of all time and his refusal to accept the rules of a society that considered people of his colour to be second-class citizens. This is the story of a man who refused to recognise racial differences and who forced America to reconsider its very definition of freedom.
Check out this trailer. Watching this documentary would be the way to end your Black History Month viewing with a bang…to the rib cage. Damn. Johnson was a baaaad maaan (Muhammad Ali voice).
Well. If ANYBODY can speak on it, former Philly football beast QB Donovan McNabb can. And he’s talking to Tiki and Tierney on CBS Radio. Plainly spoken, straightforward, honest, real. What T.O.’s former teammate has to say about him may or may not sit well, but you can tell he’s speaking his truth… about Owens, Cam Superman, his own time in the League… so much.
(Interesting take on Cam and that Super Bowl fumble.)
Wait, wait! Don’t click off like this is some schoolwork on a weekend. School’s out, but class… that’s always in. Remember that. But this is a chance to learn something. It’s a doc vid on Black skateboarders. Ahhh, right? Now, you see the whole title: “The BlackBoard.”
“The Blackboard” documentary film was produced and directed by attorney/indie filmmaker Marquis Bradshaw. The film aims to challenge what it means to be Black in America by examining the issue of acceptance within the Black community through the lens of skateboarding culture. “The Blackboard” stars prominent Black pro skaters Jabari Pendleton, Karl Watson, and Ron Allen (one of the first Black pro skaters and one of the first skaters to ever receive major corporate sponsorship). As it relates to pop culture, skateboarding among Black people has only in recent years become socially acceptable, beginning with artists such as Lupe Fiasco and Pharrell Williams.