Found November 16, 2012 on
You may have seen a clip floating around of an Orlando Magic cheerleader going up for a stunt and accidentally powerbombing herself to the floor of the Amway Arena. If you haven’t, it goes a little something like this:That in itself is enough for a post on a comedy sports blog (especially if I just type “here’s an cheerleader falling on it’s head RT if you agree” at the top and publish it for massive, Busted Coverage-style traffic), but the reason I’m sharing it now is because of the esoteric, epic troll executed by the person at ABC News put in charge of the “injured cheerleaders” timeline graphic.It covers a few important talking points — that over 37,000 cheerleaders went to the emergency room in 2011, and how cheerleading ranks #2 behind football on the list of most injury-prone sports — and right there at the beginning is a photo of another famous cheerleader who took a tumble: Laura Palmer, the Twin Peaks, Washington, cheerleader and homecoming queen who was found dead and wr...
BEST OF MAXIM
Orlando Magic's Hedo Turkoglu, who has not played since he broke his hand in the season-opener, went to get his hand examined yesterday. Hoping for good news, Turkoglu heard just the opposite. One of the five screws that was inserted into his hand had loosened. As a result, the doctor required that he wear a cast to stabilize the are to minimize anymore setbacks in the future...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) -- J.J. Redick scored 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 42.8 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 110-106 on Friday night.
Arron Afflalo scored 19 and Jameer Nelson added 13 points and 10 assists for Orlando, which had each of its starters score in double figures. Glen Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and...
J.J. Redick scored 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with 42.8 seconds left, and the Orlando Magic rallied to beat the Detroit Pistons 110-106 on Friday night.
Arron Afflalo scored 19 and Jameer Nelson added 13 points and 10 assists for Orlando, which had each of its starters score in double figures. Glen Davis had 17 points and 13 rebounds, and Nikola Vucevic finished with...
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Jameer Nelson provided the leadership the Orlando Magic had been lacking. With his inspiration, the Magic erased a 13-point, second-half deficit and snapped a five-game losing streak. Returning from a six-game absence due to hamstring and groin injuries, Nelson had 13 points and 10 assists to lift the Magic to a 110-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons Friday...
The Magic offense was sputtering in the first half against the Suns on opening weekend. The Magic were shooting 36 percent from the floor and trailing by 10 points. More importantly, the Magic had 11 assists and just six fast break points.
Those are numbers Orlando needed to change if the team wanted to win this game. They were numbers that did change in the second half. Orlando...
Hedo Turkoglu's broken hand will keep him out longer than expected. He had an X-Ray that revealed an issue that will require his hand to be re-casted and will push his timetable for return back. Of course, Turkoglu is not happy, and the Magic have to be disappointed.According to John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com, a screw was loose in Turkoglu's surgically repaired hand...
The fire was missing from the Magic. Jameer Nelson noticed it and was frustrated by it. Finally after six games sidelined with an injury there was something he could do about it.
Trailing by 10 points in the third quarter, Jacque Vaughn stood in his coach's huddle while Nelson huddled with his teammates. There, Nelson constructively vented his frustration with the Magic&...
BRING THE THUNDER
Tweet The Orlando Magic improved to 3-5 tonight with a 110-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons. While Magic forward Glen Davis had a solid game with 17 points (8-14 FG) and 13 rebounds he was also on the wrong end of a couple of highlights by Jason Maxiell and Tayshaun Prince. The important part [...]
The struggling Orlando Magic expect one of the two starters injured in their first contest to return for the opener of a three-game trip.
It appears the other will be sidelined longer than originally believed.
Mired in a five-game losing streak, the Magic hope Jameer Nelson's return can provide a spark Friday night against a Detroit Pistons team looking to build on its first...
New York Knicks center Rasheed Wallace referred to Orlando Magic guard Aaron Afflalo as "AFLAC" during Tuesday night's NBA game at the Amway Center.
It happened in the second quarter with the score tied at 43-43. As Afflalo's first free throw bounced off the rim, Wallace could be heard shouting "Yeah, AFLAC!"
We're pretty sure Afflalo has...
The return of point guard Jameer Nelson gave the Orlando Magic a much-needed offensive boost.
The Toronto Raptors need to do something to fix their defensive woes.
Orlando looks to build off its first victory in nearly two weeks on Sunday when the host Raptors try to get back on track before hitting the road again.
Out since injuring his groin and hamstring in the season opener...
Auburn Hills, Mich.
(2-5) vs. (1-8)
Time/TV: 7:30 p.m./FSFlorida
Line: Pistons by 5
Tickets: $2-$118 on Vivid Seats
Season Series: Tonight in Auburn Hills; Nov. 21 in Orlando; Jan. 22 in Auburn Hills; Jan. 27 in Orlando