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BLITZ – 8/18/14: LOL’er Skates


Blackstreet – “Don’t Leave Me Girl”

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Chandler Parsons Talks About Sex, ‘His Performance’ And More On ‘Chelsea Lately’ (Video)

Too bad Chelsea Handler’s run on E! is almost done. This is a cool clip with her putting the NBA’s Chandler Parsons in the hot seat. She does that. A little ‘sex talk’ on Chelsea Lately.

Chelsea: “Are you allowed… to like have sex… They say you can’t have a lot of sex when you’re performing at that level, right?”
Chandler: “There’s…there’s definitely some sort of penetration during season.”

Hmm. Why is Chels so curious though? A li’l Handler on Chandler after Lately maybe? Heh… Seriously though, I’ve always dug the way Chandler Parson’s game when he was playing the Houston Rockets. I’m looking forward to him doing great things with the Dallas Mavericks.

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Comedy: Minnesota Timberwolves Fans React To Kevin Love Leaving (Video)

Hahaaaa! Maybe call this clip ‘Minnesota Burning’ … without all the animosity or flames of the civil rights framed film (or of the first half of the Cleveland-Lebron saga). In fact, some might say…

Leaving is the most ‘Minnesota’ thing Kevin Love can do.
– Timberwolves Fan

Well… Good luck in Cleveland, Kevin. Say hi to King James. Come back anytime.

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Comedy: The Mannings ‘Fantasy’ – Coming Live And DIRECT With The Flows (Video)

Confirmed. Every athlete wants to be a rapper… EVERY… athlete. So, finally the Brothers Manning (Peyton and Eli) admit and act on the fantasy… together! HILARIOUS! Relax, it’s a spoof video for a fantasy…football league. It’s not like they’ll retire soon with major accomplishments in the sport, money, and a lot of time on their hands to pursue a post-NFL passion.

Uh oh.

Okaaaay… we HOPE it’s a spoof video. Really…It’s for a DirecTV Fantasy Football ad (this time).

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Lebron James Homecoming Party In Ohio Not Much Different Than The Miami Heat’s 2010 Pep Rally (Video)

Here’s the full video of Lebron James’ Homecoming party in Akron Ohio. In this full-length video Lebron states that he doesn’t plan on eventually leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers or the state of Ohio. It’s rather ironic how hypocritical fans & the media have been since Lebron decided to return to his home state. The Miami Heat inherited all of Lebron’s hate when he left & even protected him while he was playing in Miami. The pep rally & everything the Miami Heat did when Lebron & Chris Bosh joined D-Wade in Miami was criticized by the media, but his homecoming pep rally in this video was celebrated.  You can say that now the Miami Heat have officially become ‘Villains’ or  ‘Anti-Heroes’ largely because of Lebron.  It wasn’t like that prior to 2010.  Personally I don’t feel he should have left Miami after the way the Cavs owner Dan Gilbert & some of the racist comments & taunts from fans in Ohio acted.  Ultimately it’s Lebron’s life to live and he ultimately has to do what’s best for him & his family.  Barring injury or any other unforseen circumstance I believe he will be considered to be the best ever to play the game.  We’ll see how things turn out up there for the long haul though because as Lebron said himself, he didn’t come back to make himself happy….He came back to try to make his city & state happy.

AEBL Hoops ‘Final Four’ Playoffs, ’3-Point’ & ‘Slam Dunk’ Contests Taking Place This Weekend

AEBL 3-pt dunkConsidered to be Atlanta’s answer to NY’s Rucker Park, the AEBL (Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League) continues to grow quickly in popularity in only what I believe to be it’s second full season of existence. NBA stars such as Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard & many other entertainers have come out in support & to take in the games. This weekend proves to be no different & only better.  It’s playoff time with the ‘final four’ of the tournament games taking place tonight at 6pm & the final championship game on Sunday in addition to a 3-point & Slam Dunk contest. If you happen to be in Atlanta, this is something you may definitely want to come out at Central Park 400 Merrits Ave in Atlanta. Shouts out to @AEBLHoops!

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‘Mission Impossible’ aka Jordan Kilganon in ‘White Men Can Jump’ (Video)

He’s not exactly ‘White Chocolate’ by looking at his hairstyle or swagger, but 6’1 basketball player Jordan Kilganon got busy up in New York City’s Rucker Park last week with a series of ill dunks. I believe the host of the event gave him the nickname ‘Mission Impossible’ loosely based on Jordan’s Tom Cruise inspired hair cut. Hahaaaaa! No matter what it’s easy to see ‘Mr. Mission Impossible’ has some hydraulics in his legs. Skill is skill son & Woody Harrelson’s character in the 1992 film ‘White Men Can’t Jump’ would be proud. Maybe he’ll come down & make an appearance in Atlanta this weekend with NBA stars like Dwight Howard for the ABEL (Atlanta Entertainment Basketball League)‘s upcoming 3-point & Slam Dunk contest this Sunday 8/8/14. The ABEL is Atlanta’s version of what goes down at the Rucker in New York City with games taking place Saturday at 6pm  & contests on Sunday.  Shouts to HoodMixtape & @AEBLHOOPS

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Cam Newton’s ‘Huddle Up’ (Episode 1) [Documentary]

Cool Cam Newton documentary. Covering mostly his moves in the off-season. Behind the scenes, rehab, return to his Auburn University stomping grounds (to go back to school mainly). Great stuff. All part of his story as told by the Huddle Up series from Greenlight Productions and sports clothier Under Armour.

This is just the first episode. Catch all the upcoming episodes as they are released at the Under Armour site.

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Kobe Bryant vs. Michael Jordan: Move For Move (Video)

Okay, direct comparisons aside, have you ever directly compared Kobe Bryant to Michael Jordan… move for move?

“Can’t we just agree that these guys are like phenomenal players and just move on?”

Nope! We gotta watch this cool montage of videos showing each mega-baller doing the same moves the same way; and appreciate NBA greatness mirroring NBA greatness!

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Sports: Why Would Shannon Briggs ‘Attack’ Boxing Champ Wladimir Klitschko? (Video)

Watch… Looks staged. But it’s okay. As long as it’s entertaining… “Have some water” (bwaaaahahahaaa).

I know what the video was ‘meant to show’ but I put dots together differently. Truth: We have had no real reason to get hyped about the heavyweight division in quite some time. But… Shannon Briggs? Last fight I saw him in was against Jason Statham in one of the “Transporter” movies. Even Statham has moved on.

But boxing history holds that the ring retires great fighters, especially heavyweights. In other words, a fighter keeps fighting until someone throws him a bonafide can’t-be-denied azz whuppin in the squared circle. Sure, every now and then you get a Lennox Lewis, who retires on high; but most heavyweights who were on top either fight in relative obscurity OR they had that one ‘ewww daaamn someone oughta stop this’ match (ex: Ali v. Holmes, Tyson v. Lewis… and Hollyfield should have been “retired” by the two that Lewis gave him).

To his credit, I don’t think Shannon got his “retirement whuppin” … but this hounding for the champ’s attention is long after what would be considered his career peak. Now, George Foreman had two careers, in essence; winning the title again well after what most would say was his prime. BUT even he had some “retirement” (once from Ali, sorta) and another from Axel Schulz, an German bruiser who was declared the loser that night even after knotting Foreman’s eye so high his shades rose off his face.

Perhaps the Klitschkos (Wladimir and Vitali work as a unit) deserve to work the game as a weakened division and early politics kept them out for a bit. Some (pointing at myself) say Lewis got away with murder …with a VERY controversial win over Vitali (watch the proof here for a few seconds) back in the day and retired without making it right. Maybe the Klitschkos feel justified in leaving like Lennox Lewis, still pretty, pretty healthy, and pretty much in a sound state of mind.

Oooh, @ojones1 are you saying this Briggs rah-rah is a set up to fuel promo for a title fight with he and Wladimir INSTEAD of facing true contenders? Well…I wrote it, huh? Guess I threw the brick. Can’t hide my hand now… It follows that someone would ask/blurt, “Well, who are these so-called contenders, O?” I’m glad you asked, me-acting-like-someone-asking-me-a-question… Allow me to quote Bleacher Report in my response:

Klitschko has not lost a fight since 2004. Since then, the gigantic heavyweight with fast hands and nimble feet has put together one of the more remarkable championship runs in heavyweight history. Klitschko is top dog at heavyweight. So is [Bryant] Jennings the guy to dethrone him? Is he the guy to bring the title back to the United States? Will he be the guy to bring American heavyweight boxing back from the doldrums?

“I think so,” said Jennings. “But I can’t do it alone. Trust me. I can’t do it alone. I’m one of the guys. I think that it’s just going to take more than one guy.” Jennings said he and fellow undefeated prospect Deontay Wilder were probably the two most exciting heavyweights in America right now, to go along with the United Kingdom’s Tyson Fury. He said a group of guys like that, which might include other fighters who have yet to emerge, could make the heavyweight division real exciting.
– Bleacher Report

AND Wilder has whupped MUCH azz (29-0, ALL KNOCKOUTS)… AND Wilder is from Tuscaloosa (where we make champions, Roll Tide)… AND Bleacher isn’t even touting him in the above writeup.

Yeah, there are more worthy fights to be made than Briggs v. Klitschko. So I say good try to this ‘smoke screen.’ But I don’t care wither way. For one, no one cares about the heavyweight division now (maybe that’ll change, but not now). But second, I like Pro Wrestling… and this ‘drama’ outside the ring leading to a pay-per-view showdown in the ring… works for me!

So… Who’s bringing the folding chairs? Gotta hit somebody with a folding chair to make it a pay per view, right?

- @ojones1

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BLITZ – 8/5/14: Kanye Takes His Cute Baby Daughter To Work

Kanye & His DaughterKanye West – “Bound 2 LIVE with The Roots & Charlie Wilson on Jimmy Fallon”

HEADLINES

Kanye West & Kim Kardashian’s ‘Bring Your Daughter To Work Day’

30 Years Ago, Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ Saturated Pop Culture

Man Shoots & Pistol Whips His ‘Best Friend’ Following An Argument During A Rap Video Shoot

Georgia Teacher Fired After Students Find Nude Selfies In Her Cell Phone (Video)

MIT Researchers Can Spy On Your Conversations With A Potato-Chip Bag

Christian Radio Host Facing 50 Years In Prison For Sex Acts With 12 Year-Old Boys

Scientists To Create “See-Through” Mice To Study How Disease Travels Through The Body

What Makes Us Fat: Is It Eating Too Much Or Moving Too Little?

Atlanta Makes The List Of The 15 Most Affordable Cities For Millennials

Fox News Anchor Arrested For Shoplifting After Store Employees See Her On TV

What Ever Happened To The Woman Who Tried To Murder Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr?

Jay Z’s Mom Opens New Restaurant In Newark, New Jersey

50 Books Every Black Teen Should Read

Africa: The Richest Region For Young Workers & Consumers

Economy Adds 209,000 July Jobs, But Black Unemployment Remains In The Double Digits

Soccer Fan’s Hand Blown Off By Grenade During Skirmish With Riot Police (Video)

Sony Is Planning A Female-Led Spider-Man Spin-Off, Venom Film Possible In 2017

Experimental ‘Top Secret Serum’ Drug Likely Saved Ebola Patients

Have You Ever Wondered Why Do East Asians Always Spontaneously Make V-Signs In Photos?

2014 Gumball 3000 (Road Movie)

Miami to Daytona to Atlanta to New York… to get on planes… to land… and get to Edinburgh… to London to Paris to Barcelona to Ibiza… woooo!

Prestigious cars, scenic views and unforgettable parties. The Gumball 3000 Road Movie 2014 follows the Gumball 3000 experience of Team Betsafe drivers Xzibit, Jon Olsson, Jens Byggmark and also includes feature appearances by deadmau5, Bun B, Mr. Gumball himself Maximillion Cooper and the rest of the Gumball family, including Tony Hawk, David Hasselhoff, Eve, Warner Nickerson and Tory Belleci from MythBusters.

This is [online betting platform] Betsafe’s video recap of this year’s Gumball 3000. Less a race, more of a balling-azz road trip, this is a party on wheels starting in the States; then wheels up to take the party overseas… cars included!!

MORE: BETSAFE PRESENTS GUMBALL 3000 (2014)

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BLITZ – 7/31/14: Booger Basketball

Bn3EKxUIUAEwHAhBiz Markie – Pickin’ Boogers (1988)HEADLINES

The NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers Demand To Be Rewarded For Losing

Gaza Conflict: Israeli Shell Strike Hits U.N. School Killing 19 Who Sought Shelter

6 Philly Narcotics Cops Indicted For Robbing, Kidnapping, & Framing Drug Dealers

Atlanta Makes Top 10 List Of Cities For IT Work; Growth Expected To Continue

Debunking The Myths About Gaza: The Truth Behind Israeli & Palestinian Talking Points

Will Kevin Durant Leave OKC In 2016 & Go Back Home To Play For The Wizards in D.C.?

The Queen Of Soul Aretha Franklin Has ‘Beef’ After Getting Kicked Out Of Fast Food Joint

An American Doctor Sick With Ebola Is Now Fighting For His Life

Ass Milk Is The Drink Of Choice For European Babies & Elderly Chinese

Geraldo Rivera Receiving Backlash For His Controversial Comments On Marriage

What Science Says About Marijuana: Less Dangerous Than Alcohol & Tobacco

Actor Djimon Hounsou Speaks on ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’ & ‘Fast & Furious 7′ in ATL

5 Armed People, Including A Security Guard, Busted In Caesars Atlantic City Heist of $181,000

Woody Allen Won’t Hire A Black Actor Unless He ‘Writes A Story That Requires It’

Jay Z & Beyonce Rumored To Be Getting A Divorce At The End Of Their ‘On The Run’ Tour

NFL Cracking Down On Racial Slurs This Season, But Still Has A Team Named After A Racial Slur

One Congressman Says A Wage Of $7.25 an Hour Is ‘Inadequate’ For Supporting A Family

Judge Who Had Affair With Witness In His Chambers During Child Support Case Can’t Be Sued

The Oakland Raiders Possibly Eyeing A Move To San Antonio, Texans Owner ‘Not Surprised’?

Pat Riley Says The Miami Heat Recovered Well After Lebron James Exit To Cleveland

VICE: The Jim Norton Show Welcomes Mike Tyson And UFC President Dana White [Video]

If you have heard, or are a fan of in any way, of comedian Jim Norton, you know that at his shows anything f**king goes! Aaannyything! WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO. There are things you DO NOT want to miss; the least of which are the debut episode’s guests.

On the first episode of ‘The Jim Norton Show,’ Jim sits down with boxing legend Mike Tyson and UFC President Dana White for a discussion that could never happen on a traditional talk show.

VICE is definitely the place for this type of vanguard, no holds barred programming. Provides comic relief in a way left way for the channel. Check out Part 1 of Episode 1 above. Part 2 is promised soon below.

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‘Limbo Skating’ By Gagan Satish Is A Must Watch! (Video)

How low can you go? Shiiiiid…not lower than little Gagan Satish. He’s been doing this skating thing since he was three; and could very well ‘limbo skate’ his way into the Guinness Book of Records!

With his face just centre metres from the ground, this awe inspiring six-year-old astounded onlookers in India by limbo skating under 39 cars in under 30 seconds. The incredible feat has put Gagan Satish from Bangalore in with a shout of claiming a Guinness World Record. Using his incredible flexibility the talented youngster builds up speed on his roller skates and then spreads his arms and legs until he is almost completely flat.

MORE: DAREDEVIL SKATER AGED SIX LIMBOS UNDER 39 CARS

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ESPN Highlights: Drake Hosts The 2014 ESPYs (Video)

Hey, Stuart Scott’s award acceptance was definitely the most beautiful moment of the night of the ESPYs. But like it or love it, Drake, as host, hit all the marks (and “Side Pieces” … hilarious) and kept the show lively and moving.

That ‘Lance blow’ though… (a W-T-F moment to be certain)! Enjoy the clip above, with lots after the jump. If you have half as much fun as Drake seemed to be having, you’ll be doing good.

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ESPYs Special Moment: Sports Anchor Stuart Scott Accepts The 2014 Jimmy V Award And A Hug From His Baby Girl (Video)

I’m not special. I just listened to what the man said.
Stuart Scott

The man, to whom ESPN anchor Stuart Scott refers in his statement above, was the late coach and ESPN commentator Jimmy Valvano. But if you witnessed Stuart’s acceptance of the Jimmy V Perseverance Award at the ESPYs… through your tears… you witnessed what the man stood for – a demonstration of character, strength in the face of adversity, humility, honesty, and love. What you witnessed was heart; and it was beautiful.

Stuart is also battling cancer. And in his acceptance speech, he revealed how hard he is fighting – having undergone four surgeries in the days before due to complications with the disease. Such courage, wisdom and grace. Worthy of praise and so hard to put into words; but more than worthy of our attempt here.

Stuart is living V’s words: He will not give up…ever! Neither will his extended family (ESPN coworkers and execs, mom and dad siblings, girlfriend, daughters, other loved ones and friends); because, as he said, he cannot fight alone.

Watch the ultimate ESPN highlight; capped by the most beautiful moment of the night – when his youngest daughter, Sydni, walked on stage and gave Daddy the hug he needed.

(Crying again…dammit.)

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VICE: Teenage Bullfighters (Video)

Okay, let’s address the elephant bull in the room right from the start… that outfit… Those are some really pink stockings, tight pants, and a lot of bling. Huge attendance when this young man performs live in arenas. Hmmm…Maybe some label should sign this kid to rap in the States.

Kidding, kidding (MESSAGE!)

But this kid not just talking tough, he’s walking the talk. Been about that life, as was his father. That life, in this case, is the exhibition of glorified violence known worldwide as bullfighting. By age 14 this kid, Michelito Lagravere, was officially recognized as the youngest bullfighter ever.

For this episode of Profiles by VICE, we went to Merida, on Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula, to meet this young bullfighter, his parents, and his younger brother André “El Galo,” who is poised to follow in his brother’s footsteps. The Lagravere brothers are destined for greatness in an old (and questionable) Mexican tradition.

VICE comes at this story from a few angles to give us insight. Par for the course when it comes to their documentaries. Always interesting to watch and learn.

MORE: TEENAGE BULLFIGHTERS (VICE)

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‘Change The Mascot Movement’ Scores A Major Win: U.S. Patent Office Cancels Washington’s NFL Team Trademarks (Video)

Aha! So we’re seeing some real movement on the ‘Change The Mascot’ movement since we posted about it here.

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six trademarks belonging to the football team on Wednesday, saying they are offensive to Native Americans…If the decision is upheld, it will be hard for the team to claim ownership of its brand, a crucial step in going after the makers of unlicensed merchandise…The decision came in response to a suit brought by five Native Americans.

It’s been time Washington; and the U.S. Patent Office obviously agrees. Change The Mascot. JayForce suggested ‘Washington Warriors’ as an alternative. See? Still bad ass, yet not offensive.

- @ojones1

MORE: PATENT OFFICE CANCELS REDSKINS TRADEMARKS

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The National Congress of American Indians Says It’s Past Time To ‘Change The Mascot’ For Washington D.C.’s NFL Team (Video)

“Native Americans call themselves many things. The one thing they don’t…”

Powerful point made with lots of eyes watching. Above is the commercial the NFL would not let air. The National Congress of American Indians went for another ‘big game’ viewing audience though.

The Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation bought airtime in seven major cities during halftime of the NBA Finals Game 3 for a one-minute spot criticizing the Redskins team name, and calling for it to be changed. Here’s the extended two-minute version of the “Proud to Be” video, produced by the National Congress of American Indians back in January, leading up to the Super Bowl.

After the jump, Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation leaders speak on why they got involved with the Change The Mascot movement.

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