I know watching a nine minute video on YouTube is the television of equivalent of watching 'Titanic' in full...then rewinding it and watching it again. However, I can't emphasize enough that this worthy of a hypothetical schedule clearing. Just absolute, albeit predictable, hilarity at it's finest. Making straight people blatantly act like homosexuals on camera without them even realizing it isn't just funny, but it really accentuates the ridiculousness of rap videos. When you really think about it, a man throwing dice in another man's face isn't all that much different than a rapper swiping a credit card down a woman's buttcheeks or dumping a 200 ounce bottle of champagne on her head. So yeah, it is pretty eye-opening to see a bunch of straight dudes do some blatantly gay shit without thinking twice. Just goes to show that nothing is beyond the realm of acceptability in a rap video.
I guess if there was one thing I would change it's that I wouldn't call this a "social experiment". This doesn't prove that homosexuality isn't accepted in the hip hop community. It proves that guys don't want to be swindled into acting gay on camera. I can't definitively say that the dudes who decided to leave were uncomfortable with two men kissing, they just didn't want to be dancing shirtless behind them as they did. I'm sure not all of them were the most open-minded of folk. The guy that was so scared of the word "homosexual" that it took him the better part of a minute to stutter through it might hold some antiquated beliefs. Still, there aren't too many straight guys that would consciously decide to be on camera giving air-handjobs in a video about stroking dicks. So were these guys naive and oblivious? Yes. Were they homophobic? TBD. This guy said it himself, "act like Lil' Wayne and Birdman". We have seen Lil' Wayne kiss another man before, and it didn't even make a dent in his popularity. Frank Ocean may be more of an R&B star than a rapper, but he's gayer than singing in the rain, and I don't think he has any problem getting work.
People don't like being mislead. This isn't some new concept. The look on the faces of the background dancers when two men started open-mouth kissing was classic, but it speaks more to their level of shock than an existence of any potential homophobia. That's why it's only fair to give this video two grades...
As a prank? A+.
As a social experiment? D-.
Aww shucks, little early on the light dim Staples Center. Would have been a perfect followup to Blake Griffin clearing himself for takeoff...
That's alright, you'll have another opportunity. Just try to do better next time. If you're going to leave the fans in the dark you have to make it look like, yet another, Blake Griffin electrifying dunk caused a power outage. That might give people the impression that you guys you are sort of on top of things, instead of looking completely incompetent like you do now.
How about Blake Griffin being cocky enough to knock down a free throw in the dark and running back down court like it's just business as usual. Like swishing a shot from the line in what resembled the dead of night is just something people do. I got to be honest. I think if a man's confidence is so high that he is comfortable electing to blindly shoot free throws then you have to count them when they go in. Not sure if it happens anywhere near enough to warrant a rule change, but it's just a little something to ponder in the offseason.
How bad did this make DeAndre Jordan feel about his foul shooting woes? Just standing there hearing the 'swish' as his front court partner in crime is casually accomplishing something that all the wattage in the world couldn't help him achieve. I don't even know if this makes sense, but DJ might even be better off shooting in the dark. Maybe not looking at the rim will actually help him visualize it better. Does that make sense? Yeah, didn't think so. Oh well, he'll just have to settle for watching Blake continue to define versatility, while he grabs boards and throws down alley-oops that no human person should be able to even get their hands on. I guess it's true that you can't have it all...unless your Blake Griffin of course.
Yesterday was a rough day for Gilbert. Okay, not exactly. He kind of brought it all on himself, so something tells me he just enjoys finally being in the news again. Still, he received a lot of backlash for his sexism and potential homophobia. Well, good news sports fans, Gilbert Arenas isn't homophobic, he LOVES lesbians! Why you ask? Because having sex with two girls at the same time is AWESOME! Why else?
I think I am finally starting to figure out Gilbert Arenas. After reading his comments yesterday I kind of assumed that his brain wasn't fully developed, but this all but guarantees it. Arenas may be a misogynistic adult, but it's only because he has the brain of a horny adolescent. Think about when you were in 7th grade and heard the word "lesbians"? That, like just about anything else, was enough to get your little dick hard. When you were in middle school you just thought that lesbians were women that liked dick so much that they wanted to share it with their friends. We weren't in the golden age of the homosexuality yet. The idea of a woman only liking women was a concept foreign to our underdeveloped, one track minds. I thought every lesbian was a super attractive straight girl that just happened to enjoy muff diving as a hobby. When I was 14, the visual I got from hearing the word "lesbians" was the two big breasted chicks on the Playboy channel making out and flicking each other's bean as they talked to a bunch of perverted male callers on 'Night Calls 411'. Never did it cross my mind that that word could potentially describe someone like Rosie O'Donnell. Gilbert Arenas, much like every guy that spent his formative years thinking about nothing but sex, assumes that lesbians are just bicurious girls constantly looking for the meat for their man-wich. That doesn't excuse his ignorance, but it very well might explain it.
Seriously though, is Gilbert planning a comeback? Is he writing a book? Is this a "no publicity is bad publicity" kind of deal? His thoughts don't exactly surprise me, but the timing of them does. Why now Gilbert, WHY NOW!?!?
Source- Standing next to two panhandlers in Iowa, one man held a sign that read, "Don't give money."
He had apparently offered them a job at his business and they refused.
"I said, You're hired,' and they said, 'We're not from around here.' I said, 'Well, you're here,' and then they just smirked and turned around," Mike Pothoff told WQAD-TV.
Wooldridge wrote, "My Uncle Mike offered these guys a job said he was busy right now could use the help they said no so he did this!!"
Pothoff told WQAD that the job offer is still valid. He shared his reason for shaming them with the station.
"There's a lot of women and kids that aren't going to have a lot for Christmas - might not have anything - and it upsets me that we have younger kids, or people who can work, that are doing that," Pothoff said.
Hey Mike, did it ever occur to you that they turned down your job offer because they are currently in a better situation? They already have careers, and judging from your outfit they are probably just as lucrative as the one you were willing to give them. It's called panhandling. They make their own hours. They work on the commission made from selling their sob stories. They aren't handcuffed by some silly hourly wage. Hey, you call it begging if you want, but standing out on the side of the road with a makeshift sign all day is just as demoralizing and soul draining as your average 9-5.
If I had to guess, these two kids that are chilling outside of a Taco Bell waiting for table scraps work harder than the guy that's criticizing them for doing so. You know why I say that? Because he has enough free time to do their job on top of his. I'm not the biggest fan of people that are constantly looking for handouts, but I'd throw these guys a few bucks just to spite the asshole that's actively trying to stop them from making a few bucks. I've never heard of someone so desperate to give away paying gigs to people whose entire resume is written on cardboard, and might as well read "lazy". Did he do these teenagers a favor by offering them their first buck that wouldn't be made strictly out of pity? You could say that. However, you could also say that these kids did him a favor by not accepting a gig they had not intention of completing competently. That's how you reciprocate gifts. Talk about getting into the Christmas spirit. Go home Mike, presents have already been exchanged. Now you're just the drunk Uncle that's overstaying his welcome.
An Indian Woman Is Upset Because Cops Showed Up At Her Door After She Asked A 'Dick's' Employee About Ammunition
NBC- An East Bay woman visited a Dick’s Sporting Goods last week and asked a store employee about buying eight boxes of ammunition for her AR-15. Two days later, on Friday, Sim Sangha received an unwelcome visit by two police officers.
"I don't know if it's [because of] my skin color or that I’m Indian," she said. "I'm not a Muslim, but even if I were, that's no reason to call police to my home, instantly."
Sangha, a firearms instructor, didn’t buy ammunition for her rifle – the same kind used to gun down 14 people and injure 17 others in San Bernardino – and left instead with an exercise mask.
"They singled me out," Sangha said. "They singled me out because of the way I look."
"I feel like I was racially profiled," she said. "I've had friends buy bulk ammo and they've never had police show up at their door."
Alright Sim, let me clear up this confusion for you, you were discriminated against. I'd love to spin this and fabricate some other explanation, but honesty is the best policy. If you weren't Indian there wouldn't have been cops at your door. That's partially because of the racial tension that exists after the San Bernardino shootings, but it's also because no one, including Dick's employees, has ever seen an Indian firearms instructor. Isn't that good news!?! You were only partially racial profiled, the rest was merely occupational profiling!
I actually feel bad for the minimum wage worker whose pushing Under Armour compression shorts as an after school job. He just didn't want to see the sweet Middle Eastern woman he had an educated conversation with about heavy artillery being hauled off to prison as she openly endorsed the Jihadist movement. Ehhh, okay fine, that sounded pretty bad, but hear me out. I just went through the list of reasons an Indian woman would need ammunition for an AR-15, and #1 isn't exactly working in Sim's favor. Being a Indian firearms instructor is kind of like being a white basketball player or a straight man in the fashion industry. People are going to doubt you. You are going to have a few more hills to climb to prove yourself. We are a progressive society, or at least we like to think we are most of the time. I firmly believe that anyone can be whatever they want to be, but sometimes extenuating circumstances like gender, intelligence, talent, or a radical terrorist organization sharing your skin color are going to stand in the way of those dreams. You're not the first female to be looking up at a glass ceiling. You're just the first one that had law enforcement staring back down at you through it. Don't fret. You can still become the best sharpshooter on the gun range. As long as you understand that with that comes a little bit of skepticism.
Jalen Rose Compared John Wall Dropping $47K At The Strip Club To Russell Westbrook Donating A Million Dollars To UCLA
Complex- On an episode of the Jalen & Jacoby podcast that was recorded right after the video hit the Internet, Jalen Rose talked about what Wall did. And while some people criticized Wall for spending so much money at the strip club, Rose praised him for it and said that he was actually doing “charity work” in the club that night. He even went as far as to compare the $1 million donation that Russell Westbrook made to UCLA recently to the $47,000 “donation” Wall made to a handful of dancers.
“Russell Westbrook and John Wall both did a great charitable thing,” he said. “Russell Westbrook, giving $1 million to UCLA, it’s noble, it’s recognizable, it’s something that’s going to create a legacy for his name for years to come. It’s philanthropic work. Now, the charity that John Wall did, that’s the charity that makes it to the hood, and it also is a donation to those who are working really hard to entertain adults that evening. And when a customer does come in and spends that type of cake, everyone leaves with full bags. And you know what? I support full bags!”
“My approach would be different,” he said, “but the premise still stands: He’s doing charity work. John Wall, a little bit different from Russell Westbrook, but he’s still contributing and giving back to the community.”
What an unfair comparison. Seriously, John Wall is out here paying for half naked women to go to school, and all Russell Westbrook did was make sure the facilities would be nicer for the people that are already there. Hey Russ, they got to get their first dude. Maybe show a little financial support to your local strip club so their employees can afford to get educated and grow up to be older, smarter strippers. You don't measure an act of charity by the actual dollar amount. Sure, John Wall only "donated" $47,000, but that was $47,000 that came directly from the goodness of his heart. He didn't even want to frivolously display his wealth. He could have done without the endless amount of lapdances that came as a direct result. He did that for the hood. He did that for his people. You want to call throwing a bunch of money in the general direction of a hard working scantily clad woman a payment for services rendered then that's on you, but I call it charity and so does Jalen Rose. Meanwhile, Russell Westbrook is shamelessly throwing seven figures at his alma mater just so they will put his name on a building or something. Jesus, how petty and selfish can a person be? I suppose it's unfair of me to say that one man's philanthropy is more commendable than anothers, but at least John Wall knows his money is making it's way into the right hands. At least he knows it's going towards a good cause. After all, if you can't trust exotic dancers to properly allocate their money to productive ventures then who can you trust?
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Gilbert Arenas Defended His Sexist Rant...By Essentially Calling Everyone That Disagreed With Him 'Gay'
Can we get Gilbert Arenas an editor? Nothing I find more tedious than trying to make sense of inflammatory rants littered with hashtags and random capitalized words that lack punctuation. I'm not saying that his thoughts would be worth reading if they were formatted correctly, but it couldn't hurt, right? A little grammar goes a long way, Gilbert. Please don't shoot the messenger. No seriously, your gun collection is pretty well publicized, please don't shoot me.
Hey, sometimes you just have to tip your cap. Gilbert Arenas might be an disrespectful misogynist, but he's a disrespectful misogynist that's schooled in the art of diversion. How else is a man going to make the general public forget that he said a bunch of blatantly chauvinistic, albeit relatively true, things? That fire has gotten way too big to put out. He has no choice but to start another fire so that at least some people turn their attention from the first one. That's basically what he did by implying that everyone that doesn't think all female athletes should be wearing thongs is as gay as the day is long. Sure, he didn't actually call anyone gay, but it sounded like a hard 'G' to me. For instance, if you needed cliff notes for that longwinded, discriminatory diatribe you could probably wrap it all up in one sentence with "what are you, GAY?!". I think the biggest crime in all of this is that Gilbert Arenas is black. A prejudice rant with an "I'm not racist, but..." theme would have been the perfect way to wrap up the trilogy.
I'm not even offended by things that Gilbert Arenas had to say. Like i mentioned previously, some of it actually holds water. What I am offended by, however, is the fact that he doesn't seem to understand how someone could even perceive them as offensive. Does that make sense? If you want to be sexist then just be sexist, that's your choice. Just don't look me in the eyes and try to redefine the term to clear yourself of all charges. Gilbert, you called WNBA players "bean pies". You finished your Instagram post with "#donkeykong". If you think people are taking that the wrong way then please, tell me the right way. Yes, sex sells. However, saying that is a lot different then saying that WNBA players resemble convicts from everyone's favorite female prison show, and I don't think I have to enjoy a dick in my ass to come to that conclusion.
Yardbarker- Every once in a while in a postgame media scrum, there's an off-the-wall question that takes a turn away from talking about the actual game.
Such was the case when a reporter asked Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban how he felt about the way that French-language broadcasters pronounced his name.
Not that the question is that far out of left field, given recent news that a French-language group wants his name permanently pronounced en francais (PAY-kah) instead of the English way.
Subban himself, however, took the quirky question particularly well. He said that he though the pronunciation was "tres bien," even "kinda sexy." Then he said through a big smile: "Just start calling me Denzel."
This has got to be like #325 on the list of reasons I love P.K. (or Pee-Kaw or Pay-Key or whatever the fuck we are even talking about here) Subban. There is nothing worse than the person that has an abnormal name (even though I wouldn't exactly consider P.K. a tongue twister) that gets offended when you put the accent on the wrong syllable. Like it's somehow everyone else's fault that their pretentious parents had to try to be unique. You know the type. It's the person that hits you with the "ACT-ually, it's (insert stupid fucking name here)". If you can't joke about having an atypical name then there is one thing I definitely won't call you, and that's a friend. It's good to know that P.K. Subban isn't one of the those people, even though I probably could have told you that before watching this video. If he wants to be called Denzel then I will call him Denzel. After all, he's basically hockey's equivalent. The most well known, universally liked black guys in white dominated fields? Someone get Denzel some skates and P.K. a starring role in his own melodrama, because the two are virtually interchangeable.
Fox News- Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students.
“I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.”
In fact, Horowitz discovered a solid majority of the students asked willingly signed the petition, with several expressing their enthusiastic approval for his anti-First Amendment efforts.
“I think it’s really awesome that you’re out here,” said one student.
And there you have it folks. Protest culture in a nutshell. I know just yesterday I said that a student's right to protest should be protected, but this is the exact reason why taking away that right has even been a topic of discussion. It's because people, and more specifically young adults, are so eager to join in on a cause that they literally don't even care what that cause is. These kids were so excited to be part of a protest that they didn't even realize that were signing their name to a petition that protests their right to protest. Holy shit Ivy Leaguers, you guys were our only hope! How the hell can I expect college football player's at Missouri to firmly grasp what they are arguing in favor of when I can't even expect the smartest of the smart to do so? I'm a goddamn idiot and even I know what the First Amendment entails. No, I don't know what any other amendment entails, but that's not the point. I know that the first one is super important, and so should these idiots that are getting a far superior education than I ever got.
I know what you are going to say. This guy only pieced together the responses from the clueless people that were willing to sign away their freedom of speech. You would be correct, but still, 50 dumb people is A LOT of dumb people when the target audience is Yale. I don't know what's more shocking, the fact that these kids didn't comprehend what they're signing off on or the fact that they didn't realize they were being made sport of? That is the most concerning thing. Not only were their actual smarts lacking, but their street smarts as well. It couldn't have been anymore obvious that this guy was being facetious. Never mind that he's doing so in a leather jacket and a Dodgers cap. Not exactly a protester's uniform if you ask me. If you don't want to use your brain while you're not in the classroom, or you don't have time to analyze what is being said to you then don't stop and listen to the stranger with the clipboard. I wouldn't blame you if you put your earphones in, your head down, and walked on by, but I will blame you for supposedly being a genius that knows less about the Constitution than myself.
"NOW this is what america was hoping for when they announced the #WNBA back in 1996… not a bunch of chicks running around looking like,cast members from #orangeisthenewblack…dont get me wrong,they have few #cutiepies but theres a whole alotta #beanpies running around hahahahahaha if #skylardiggins came out like this,I dont care if she missed every layup..imma buy season tickets and I dont even know where the fuck #tulsa is hahahaha #2016newwnbaoutfitPLS and if u think this is sexist,9 times out of 10 u the ugly one and we didnt pay to come see u play anyway #donkeykong …smdh #thiswillbeawesome #soldouteverywhere"
Uhh, well, good for Gilbert Arenas I guess? He's got to stay in the news somehow, right? No better way to do that than to take up sexism as your cause. No doubt that will keep you at least semi-relevant. Clearly he lives by the phrase "no publicity is bad publicity", though if he keeps this up he'll probably die by it too. That's not in jest either. If the feminists get their hands on him they might actually eat him alive like it's an episode of 'The Walking Dead'. Remember when Don Imus called the Rutgers Women's Basketball team "nappy headed hoes"? Multiply that outrage by the amount the internet has grown over the last eight years, add on the fact that it's a relatively young black male saying it, and this is likely to turn into a goddamn powder keg of controversy. Oh well, this just goes to show that all the unearned money in the world can't buy you happiness when you are an attention starved former NBA player.
The last thing I want to do is agree with Gilbert Arenas here, but facts are facts. If that's what WNBA players looked like/wore I would absolutely tune into more WNBA games. Why do think the Lingerie Football League is an actual entity? It's because attractive women in less clothes draw more viewers. That's just the way the world works, and it's not only a one way street. If every baseball player looked like a GQ model, had six pack abs, and wore nothing but a jockstrap then the MLB wouldn't exactly be short on female fans. Sex sells, and not all it's buyers have a penis. I'm not saying that Gilbert is right. What he said is not only highly offensive to extremely talented WNBA players, but highly offensive to all women. That being said, while he is a misogynistic moron, he's a misogynistic moron with a point, even if that point was likely unintended. The idea that society is driven by sexuality isn't a new one. There's just better ways to say that than by calling highly respected, highly accomplished women "bean pies".
P.S. Does anyone that doesn't live in Tulsa know where Tulsa is?
Complex- According to an article in the January 2016 issue of GQ, the rebirth of Justin Bieber happened last year in the unlikeliest of places. GQ writer Taffy Brodesser-Akner tells the story of Bieber living with Pastor Carl Lentz, one of the leading figures at Hillsong, an international mega-church that caters to celebrities like Kevin Durant, Kendall Jenner, Selena Gomez, and, yes, Justin Bieber.
At one point, Bieber is said to have been sobbing and "ravaged by feelings of loss." He and Pastor Carl prayed together until Bieber asked to be baptized—which apparently was easier said than done.
The two traveled to a Manhattan hotel where Hillsong rents pools for baptisms, but by that time the paparazzi had found out and there was already a crowd of hundreds. Pastor Carl called a friend who had a pool, but by the time they arrived there was a crowd there, too. So, finally, Pastor Carl called his boy.
Carl has many boys, but in this case his boy was Tyson Chandler, who was then on the New York Knicks. It was 2 a.m. by now. The Knicks had beaten the Miami Heat earlier that night.
Tyson Chandler—who now plays for the Phoenix Suns—offered his building's pool for JB's baptism, but the pool was closed. Out of options, Chandler decided to offer up his tub, which was surely large enough since the former All-Star is listed at 7'1".
This story is a testament to the internet's resiliency. It will never, ever quit. Just read that headline and think about it for a second. Justin Bieber and Tyson Chandler have no obvious connections, other than both being super rich, and then we find out that one was baptized in the other's bathtub at two in the morning. Being a celebrity must be quite the life. You just end up in places with no rhyme or reason as to why you are there. I could read the explanation behind why a pop star was blessed in professional basketball player's bathroom 1,000 times and it would never truly make any sense to me.
So Christianity...that's a pretty big sham, right? Seriously, this is a huge hit to organized religion. This priest has got a pretty nice resume on him. He seems like a legitimate man of the Lord, and he says that taking a late night bath at Tyson Chandler's apartment is enough to show that you truly accept the son of God as your savior? I got to be honest, I'm judging the Messiah pretty hard right now.
Jesus Christ (that wasn't in vain, I'm addressing him), I know you take away the sins of the world, but would it kill you (again) to be a little less forgiving. I should have to do more to show my faith than dip my head in any old body of water, while standing next to someone whose profession lends itself to sexual misconduct, before being granted the privilege of eternal life. The only requirement to becoming "born again" shouldn't be hopping in something I use daily. Do you think Tyson Chandler made the NBA simply by showing up to basketball practice as a kid? You think Justin Bieber became a worldwide superstar by singing in the shower? You don't get into the cool frat on campus just by pledging. If Catholicism is so goddamn awesome how come all you have to become a part of it is have some celibate dude wet your brow? Even Tyson Chandler, the man that was hosting this religious ceremony, had to question the existence of a higher power when his fucking phone rang in the middle of the night. A friend in need is no friend at all. If being Catholic means my doors have to be open, at all hours, to anyone else that wants to be Catholic with me then glory of God be damned, I'm OUT on Catholicism.
Source- A 12-year-old boy who has been arrested more than 20 times was arrested again on Monday. St. Petersburg police say he stole a car from an 89-year-old man.
On Friday, Dec. 11, Raymond Raftery, age 89, was driving his Toyota, when a 12-year-old boy on a bicycle told him that his tire was low on air. Detectives say when Raftery pulled up to an air pump and got out of the car, the boy ditched his bike, jumped in the car and drove off. Raftery was not injured.
Detectives say the theft happened at 11:00 a.m. at 4890 22 Ave. S. and was captured on surveillance video..
Twenty times? TWENTY TIMES!?! I can't even tell you twenty activities I had partaken in by the age of 12, never mind 12 CRIMINAL activities. Where does this little bastard find the time? This kid is a child prodigy. He's already quadrupled O.J. Simpson 's numbers and he hasn't even hit puberty. His stats are so ridiculous that they even sobered Robert Downey Jr. He makes DMX look like the religious zealot he portrays himself as on his album outros. Bobby Brown is on his hands and knees worshipping this kid's felonious mind.
This kid is the Steph Curry of criminal misconduct. He's in the middle of the single greatest run of any person in the history of lawlessness. By the time he's told that there's no fucking way he graduating high school his record will be unbreakable. It's not right, it's not commendable, but I'll be damned if it's not motherfucking impressive. When I was 12 I couldn't even coax the premature ejaculate out of my dick and this spawn of satan is coaxing senior citizens out of their rides? This is greatness at work. You may not be a fan of his field, but you can respect what he is accomplishing. This is no ordinary troubled kid with negligent parents. This is a generational talent that can't be ignored. My first thought was that once you reach double digits arrests you should lose the rights you are granted as a juvenile, but now I kind of want to see how far he can take it before he's held accountable for his scandalous actions. It's kind of like watching Kobe Bryant play this season. Part of me wants it to stop, but the other part of me wants to see how bad it can possibly get before it inevitably does.
Hey Adam, I am glad you are upholding your obligation to society by calling 911 on the bank robber that literally just ran by you, but you didn't uphold your duty to your employer so sorry bud, but you're fucking fired. Admittedly, I don't know much about on-site reporting, but I do believe that there is someone behind that camera. Granted, we are talking about Minnesota here, so it is very possible this guy was just standing outside in the cold by himself with a tripod. Still, the only way you get out of Minnesota as a newscaster is by providing a live feed into the only newsworthy thing that has happened in Minnesota this decade. If you're responsible for making a story that originates in Minnesota go national then pack your bags, because you just bought yourself a one way ticket out of Middle America. So Adam, maybe find a way to follow the 'Breaking News' that just sprinted past you, somehow undetected, wearing a ski mask and carrying a duffel bag full of cash. If you really want to advance your career you shouldn't be chasing a grammatical correct send off, you should be chasing your big break.
We didn't tune in to see you be a good person, we tuned in to be entertained. Well actually, the people that are tuning in are probably only doing so because they only have basic cable, but captivating content is still a plus. You had one shot, one opportunity, and instead of capturing it you stopped recording and ran to a pay phone, because cell phone service in Minnesota undoubtedly sucks. I don't want to say your not cut out for this business Adam, but your demo reel speaks for itself.
LBS- Derek Jeter is reportedly being sued for $30 million by an underwear company he used to endorse after the clothing manufacturer claims Jeter was concerned the brand would become “too gay.”
According to a lawsuit obtained by TMZ Sports, Jeter did not want the Frigo underwear line marketing to gay people.
“[Jeter] demanded that [Frigo] not market to the gay community and states that he did not want the Frigo brand to be ‘too gay,'” the documents allege.
Frigo claims Jeter had agreed to serve as director of the company and do major publicity events, but he backed out and cited the marketing strategy as one of the reasons why. Not surprisingly, Jeter has denied the allegations and labeled them “categorically false.”
This is just the latest detail in what is shaping up to be a lengthy legal battle between Jeter and Frigo. Roughly a month ago, TMZ reported that Jeter was being sued by Frigo in part because he backed out of his deal after the company signed 50 Cent to be a brand ambassador. The lawsuit claims Jeter felt signing 50 Cent would make the brand “too urban.”
Let me ask you a question. How many times, over the course of his illustrious career, did Derek Jeter make the wrong decision on behalf of his stellar reputation? None? The man is a legend in New York City. It's not just because he won five championships, or because he was one of the clutchest players in baseball history. It's because he managed to avoid having even one single negative headline written about him throughout the two decades he played in the most overly critical region of the country. Seriously, you know why New York is the city that never sleeps? Because that would mean that they would have to shut the fuck up and stop complaining for a few hours. Jeter's ability to completely avoid that criticism is without a doubt the most impressive achievement of his career. So you know what? He's earned the benefit of the doubt in these situations. If Derek Jeter says a line of underwear is too gay then it is too gay, no questions asked.
Now, I don't know what makes gay underwear different from non-gay underwear. I am assuming that it accentuates your package to an obnoxious extent, has tearaway buttons on the side, and a trap door in the back. Either way, it's not for me. What? You thought I was going to say that Jeter was wrong for not endorsing a brand because of the sexuality it markets itself towards? Hell no. Jeter never even said he wouldn't promote gay underwear. He said he wouldn't promote underwear that was TOO gay. Maybe if they had decided against the rainbow waistband they might have had a deal.
I mean, he probably should have known this underwear line was gayer than a congo line at Chuck and Larry's wedding when he heard the name 'Frigo'. I read that and instantly thought 'Fabio', and you know how much that man likes getting his hair pulled. Still, it's not homophobic for a heterosexual man to distance himself from a homosexual product, it's a wise public relations move. If you wear gay underwear, especially in New York City, at least some people are going to assume your gay. Considering how well Jeter has kept his love life under wraps even a rumor of bisexuality would be blown out of proportion. All Jeter did was make sure his public perception was that of a straight man. Not because he hates gay people, but because he is a straight man, and straight men, at the very least, should wear sexually ambiguous underwear.
Brian Gionta's Wife Cooking Stephen Gionta Dinner The Night Before They Played Each Other Explains Everything
Hey Tom, you couldn't have provided me with this little nugget pregame? I could have skipped out on watching the Devils ho-hum 2-0 shutout of the Buffalo Sabres to grab celebratory drinks at the bar before the puck even dropped. This game was over before they even played the national anthem for all 2,500 fans in attendance...
Don't get me wrong. It's pretty cool that Brian Gionta has a close enough relationship with his brother to let him dine on wifey's home cooked meals while he's not present. I'm certainly not implying that anything shady is going on. The Gionta's seem like nice guys, and more importantly, they aren't characters in a 'Lifetime' movie. It makes total sense that Stephen would go to his brother's house to see his sister-in-law and visit with his niece and nephew while he's in town. However, it's not about the logistics of the situation, it's about the appearance of it. Brian Gionta is the captain of the Buffalo Sabres. He may not be as good as he once was, but he is a leader of men. How can his team take him seriously when another man, brother or not, is in HIS home, sitting at HIS kitchen table, in HIS chair, eating HIS big piece of chicken. Stephen Gionta is a hard working son-of-a-bitch, but he's still just a 4th line grinder. A 4th line grinder that unintentionally made his older brother seem weaker in front of his peers.
Never mind that the Buffalo Sabres were playing the ass end of a back-to-back. Never mind that they aren't all that good. They may have been tired, but that's not why they lost to the Devils. They may be a vastly inferior team, but that's not why they lost to the Devils. They lost to the Devils because they viewed their savvy veteran presence as an emasculated shell of a man. I bet they lined up for the the draw and Stephen whispered "that chicken francese was delicious last night". How could that not effect the psyche of a man, and more so the team whose confidence he is responsible for keeping up?
Hey Brian, don't get any ideas. When you make your way down to Jersey you're getting nothing more than the takeout of your choice...
DailyMail- A young man's marriage proposal to his girlfriend in the middle of a Texas freeway has gained him an army of critics online for being 'selfish' and 'idiotic'.
In a video posted to Instagram, Vidal Valladares Navas of Houston is seen bending down on one knee in the middle of the I-45 freeway surrounded by several friends and family members as he asks his girlfriend Michelle Wycoff, 23, to marry him.
The video appears to have been taken at a busy time of the day as the freeway appears jam packed with cars containing increasingly annoyed drivers - who eventually drown out Vidal's proposal with a chorus of car horns.
'I just wanted to do something different,' Vidal explained to The Houston Chronicle.
The recorded moment was the result of meticulous planning, which first involved Vidal telling Michelle that they were going to a party, which never existed, and went about taking her there via the freeway.
The pair had gone on a motorcycle ride on the I-45 for their second date, and Michelle had said that it was one of her favorite spots.
Lock him up. Throw away the key. Not just because he had the ill-conceived idea to shut down highway traffic, during what appears to be one the busier parts of the day, but because he undoubtedly had to ignore sound advice from family and friends to do so. There's no way every person that helped in making this happen agreed with it's premise. I refuse to believe he has that many enablers in his inner circle. I'm sure these two are a great match, but I wish nothing but the worst for them. It's not my fault, I am just putting myself in the shoes of the people that are sitting in traffic behind them. I know that I am, without a doubt, my worst version of myself when I am in traffic. Shit, I am a completely different person. I'm racist. I'm sexist. I'm agist. Hell, I'm humanist. My clone could attempt to cut me off on the highway and I would meticulously pick out at least 5 physical flaws in which to incessantly yell about into my windshield while punching my steering wheel. I've passed 5 alarm blazes on the side of the road where people were being wheeled into ambulances and cursed the existence of those people. That's just the God's honest truth.
So please, if you must inconvenience me, do it in any other way. Cut me in line at the grocery store and propose there. Crowd the bar so no one else can get a drink and propose there. Purpose as you slowly walk down the sidewalk hand-in-hand so no one can get by. Break into my house while I am sleeping, punch me in the dick, and propose bedside. Anywhere, and I mean ANYWHERE, besides traffic, because if you are intentionally making my commute longer by even a second I hope all the bad things in this world happen to you and only you.
Even if I take my personal thoughts on traffic out of this for a second, this guy is still probably better off in jail. His fiance may be smiling on the outside, but she is crying on the inside. She just spent the moment she's been waiting her entire life for being honked at by a bunch of office workers trying desperately to get to their 9-5. I don't care if that freeway holds special significance to them, there is nothing romantic about getting down on one knee while the frontside of an F-250 nearly clips the backside of your girlfriend. I know that, you know that, and fucking Michelle knows that. Sure, they'll celebrate now. However, the half hearted jokes about the proposal will come, and that sarcasm will eventually turn to resentment, and when it does this guys will wish he was behind bars, because he will unquestionably be safer there.
YardBarker- In direct reaction to the Missouri football team's boycott last month, Missouri state legislators have proposed a bill that would seek to revoke an athlete's scholarship if he or she "calls, incites, supports or participates in any strike or concerted refusal to play a scheduled game."
The bill, proposed by Republican state representatives Rick Brattin and and Kurt Bahr, is being criticized as a tacit attempt to silence the voices of student-athletes in the public forum.
Among those criticizing the bill is New Orleans Saints tight end, and NFLPA executive committee member, Benjamin Watson.
In case I never went on record saying how I felt about the happenings at the University of Missouri, I'll give a little recap. I thought it was a fucking joke. That's not to say there weren't blatant acts of discrimination taking place. I have no doubt that was the case. However, it is to say that a bunch of potentially uninformed students athletes boycotting a football game on behalf of one rich, entitled, serial protester that decided to starve himself isn't the way to go about handling it. I am all for exercising one's right to free speech, but the Missouri football team abused that right, and in doing so, accomplished nothing other than costing one man his job. I haven't heard much about the atmosphere on campus since, but something tells me that terminating a single authority figure for not being proactive enough didn't exactly end racism in the state of Missouri.
With that said, Ben Watson is exactly right. This attempt at legislation, that would all but take away student athlete's first amendment rights, couldn't be more transparent. Politicians can empathize with school officials. Essentially they are one and the same. They are people of power, heavily affiliated with the state, that generally don't have their job security compromised all that often. That's why they apparently feel so threatened by this one case in which they did. In many ways, this proposed bill is just as stupid and shortsighted as Donald Trump saying we should build a wall to keep refugees out. It's not that simple. Not all immigrants are terrorists. Not all protests are ill-advised. Student athlete's are already bringing in million upon millions of dollars not only into the school, but into the state. Considering all they are granted in return is an education and free speech, it's safe to say they are already severely under compensated in regards to what they provide. So thinking that the quick fix is to give them less rights is damn near comedic. I thought the entire premise of higher learning was developing adolescents into free thinking adults, not turning them into indifferent zombies. I wasn't aware that the only way to maintain the delicate dichotomy on campus was to censor beliefs, instead of giving them a productive climate to flourish.
These politicians are treating this like it is some sort of power struggle between student athletes and the people that profit off of them. They are only exacerbating the problem that the Missouri football team unceremoniously shed light on. Universities are supposed to be self sustaining communities. It's not supposed to be a tug of war between students and faculty. It's supposed to a healthy back and forth that creates an environment that is conducive to learning. You don't put a stop to racism by simply strong-arming a University President out of his job, just as you don't silence the concerns of the student body by turning a college campus into a fascist police state. This isn't one of those situations where the solution is as easy as fighting fire with fire, because if the two sides are fighting at all, then simply put, everybody is losing.
The Spurs Leaving This Kid On The 'Kiss Cam' For What Seemed Like An Hour Is The Meanest Thing A Franchise has Ever Done
Listen, it's entirely possible that this was completely set up, but goddamn, I don't know what the Spurs stood to gain from it. You know, other than sending an uncomfortable shiver down the spine of each and every one of their fans. Usually such attempts are pretty see-through, but this one seemed as real can be to me. If that kid is an actor than he needs a audition for every part fit for a quirky, introverted white kid currently available in Hollywood. If this was a fabricated scenario than I think the San Antonio Spurs just inadvertently found the next Michael Cera. The last time I felt this awkward while looking at my computer screen was when I watched 'Juno' on NetFlix.
This had all the makings of a failed first date. There's no doubt in my mind that not only weren't they on the same page going into this, but they were on completely separate chapters. The girl sitting in the fetal position while sipping a fountain soda? The guy only taking time away from twiddling his thumbs to drown his sorrows in a $10 beer? That SCREAMS disconnect. If Manu Ginobili's ball handling and Tim Duncan's wardrobe had unprotected sex the resulting baby would be this agonizingly awkward clip. A part of me died inside when that kid went in for the kiss and she abruptly moved herself as far away as possible while still managing to stay in her seat. I wanted to nail him with Rick Moranis' shrink ray just so he could hide in that hat forever. I didn't even know that two people that were sitting directly next to each other could get that far apart. That's a credit to this chick and how uninterested she was in having this be viewed as a date. Shit, it took over a minute of camera time and the peer pressure of an entire stadium full of people to get a peck, it would probably take a PSL to get those panties to drop. I don't know how big of a Spurs fan this kid is, but if I were him I would find a new team ASAP. I don't care how good they been throughout the years, no amount of championships can make up for that prolonged public humiliation. This poor kid. Just keep smiling so you don't cry buddy.
Well, there it is folks. You wanted a reason to believe that the Golden State Warriors weren't actually as lovable as everyone in the sports media would have you believe, and you got it. The NBA Finals MVP literally farting right in the face of the common folk. There's no other way to describe that than simply disgraceful. You know the saying "you get what you pay for"? Andre Iguodala getting a relatively cheap ride in a relatively timely fashion is what we call a bargain. Sure, maybe the driver made a wrong turn or two. Maybe he forced unwanted conversation. Maybe his car smelled like a dumpster from behind an Indian restaurant. However, It's a service, and it's service whose price reflects those possibilities. It's definitely not a service whose price reflects the ability to treat the backseat like your own personal bathroom.
Hey Andre, if you want to carelessly pass gas in a vehicle than hire your own damn driver. After all, you are a multi-millionaire. I would expect this from someone that let fame go to his head like Draymond Green, but you Andre? I thought you had a better grasp of how privileged you are to be in your position. A position that grants you pretty much anything besides the right to flatulate right in the nostril of someone whose job it is to convenience you for a fair wage. I have one rule when it comes to breaking wind in public, and that is if you absolutely have to do it you better be able to pawn the blame off on someone else. Andre Iguodala ripping ass in someone's leather seats and then mean mugging them in the rearview not only breaks that rule, but it threatens societal norms. What's next Dre? You going to light a cigarette and put it out on his glovebox? You going to spit on his hood when you get out? That's why the rating system exists. If leaving unpleasant emanations was an appropriate sign of dissatisfaction then 'Yelp!' would be replaced by everyone throwing feces instead of spewing hate on the internet. When in Rome act like the Romans, and when in an Uber act like a rational human being. Is that too much to ask?
J.J. Redick Uncermoniously Bolted From A Sideline Interview So He Didn't Have To Dance In The Locker Room
I think we all know that the white guy, that went to Duke no less, is the last person that wants to have to dance in an NBA locker room. However, that doesn't make the extent to which J.J. Redick refuses to dance any less funny. You threaten to throw him in the middle of the circle with no wall to sprout from and all professionalism goes straight out the window.
I think we all have that one thing that we will literally do anything to avoid, even if it comes at the expense of the people around us. J.J. Redick will cut short an interview and knock people out of the way while full-on sprinting to the locker room to avoid having to two-step. I will ignore texts, emails, and generally just be a complete dickhead to my friends to avoid having to do any amount of significant planning. You want to have a group dinner? Oh, I'll be there, but not before going off the grid if that's what it takes to not have to make the reservation. Granted, the last time I absolutely had to make the reservation the restaurant called me a liar right to my face once we showed up, so chances are I won't have to do much dodging anymore. Still, if my friends had a motto for me it would be "he showed up", and I wouldn't have it any other way. J.J. frantically racing back to his stall is essentially the same thing as me going dark in a group chat. It's the same thing as the kid that doesn't want to get called on in class ducking his head and pretending he's invisible. It's the same thing as a college student carefully investigating his course selection so he doesn't pick a class that has a public speaking requirement. It's the same thing as the guy that intentionally stays in on karaoke night just so he doesn't get peer pressured on stage. We all have our shortcomings, and I'll be damned if we don't sacrifice common human decency to make sure they aren't exposed. Even if you are just a professional athlete with two left feet.