Tim Duncan, Shaq and the Dominant Center

The times they are a-changin. Bob Dylan said it back in 1964, and it still holds truth. Games are much more complex than Pong, 21 Jump Street went from a TV series to a movie with a sequel, and the Rugrats are all grown up. Amongst those ch-ch-changes is the death of the dominant center […]
Via Project Spurs
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB and Fox give no All-Star Game tribute to Tony Gwynn

Just a month ago the sports world stopped in its tracks and paid tribute to a great man who left us far too soon. San Diego Padres Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn lost a courageous battle with cancer on June 16, and almost exactly a month later, Major League Baseball failed to honor his memory at its midsummer classic. In fact, Gwynn’s name was never even mentioned on the broadcast...
Via Rumors and Rants
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

'Frozen' actress Menzel to sing national anthem at All-Star Game

MINNEAPOLIS -- Aside from anticipating the rosters for the American and National leagues, one thing many fans look forward to at each All-Star Game is the lineup of musical talent that will participate in the event. Major League Baseball unveiled that list Tuesday, with pop singer Idina Menzel -- who gained widespread popularity by singing "Let It Go" in the Disney movie...
Via Fox Sports North
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

SEC Football 2014: 10 Most Pressing Questions

If Bob Dylan was writing a song about the SEC, it would have been "Times, they are a changing."While there is still a big gap between the conference and the other major conferences across the college football nation, that space has closed a bit. Graduations and defections will do that, as well as the cyclical masses that continue to change in the sport and business surrounding...
Via Football Nation
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE HOF’er Says Bo on SmackDown Made Him Want to Vomit

- WWE Legend “Superstar” Billy Graham posted the following Facebook post, saying that he’s finished watching WWE programming follow this past Friday’s episode of SmackDown: “Hello Facebook friends, This message will be my last as I have decided after watching the entire Smackdown show that aired Friday night May 30th, that I am wasting my time viewing the WWE shows. There...
Via Wrestle Scoop
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

WWE Hall of Famer Says He’s Done Watching WWE

- After watching Friday’s SmackDown, WWE Hall of Famer “Superstar” Billy Graham says he’s done watching WWE, posting the following on his Facebook page: Hello Facebook friends, This message will be my last as I have decided after watching the entire Smackdown show that aired Friday night May 30th, that I am wasting my time viewing the WWE shows. There are of course many very...
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: TPC Sawgrass’ Diabolical 17th

To its detractors, the par-3, 17th hole at Pete Dye’s TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course has been called quirky, gimmicky and out-of-place. But how often have you heard any of Pete Dye’s golf courses described as commonplace?While propriety is always a subjective measure, the one thing that cannot be debated is that this devilish par 3, possibly the most famous – or infamous, depending...
Via Back9Network
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

What are you listening to?

On the old blog I posted some musical articles. I thought it was time to get back into it. My musical taste? I love the 60's, like the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and pretty much anything from that decade. I love the 80's new wave stuff like the Smiths, Sonic Youth, Pixies to name a few. From the 90's on, I'm pretty much into "Indie Rock", like this band right here...
Via Celtics Today
May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Remembering Rubin Hurricane Carter with Harold Lederman

In this HBO Boxing video, Harold Lederman shares his thoughts on Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who recently passed away. Hurricane Carter is of course best remembered by boxing fans and the general public as the man who was previously wrongly imprisoned, spending decades of his life in prison for a murder he didn't commit. From Bob Dylan songs to a movie starring Denzel...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Passes At 76

((HT: CBC))A dominating middleweight in the 1960's, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders in a tavern in Paterson, New Jersey, in 1966. Carter and friend John Artis were convicted in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976.Carter was freed in November of 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of appeals. It was ultimately decided...
Via Online Sports Guys
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter passes away at 76

Former boxer-turned-activist Rubin “Hurricane” Carter died peacefully at his home in Toronto this morning. He was 76 years old. Carter was convicted of a triple homicide in Paterson, New Jersey in June of 1966. He served a total of 19 years in prison before he was freed for good in 1985 after years of appeals and public awareness about the case. Per the Associated Press: In June...
Via Sports-Kings
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

Boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, who spent 19 years in prison for three murders that he didn’t commit, died at age 76 after suffering from prostate cancer. Carter’s story symbolized racial injustice. Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington portrayed the boxer in the 1999 movie The Hurricane. Bob Dylan told Carter’s story in the 1975 song “Hurricane.” Carter was...
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Boxer Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter Dies At Age 76

TORONTO — Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76. He had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home. John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep. Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at...
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Timothy Bradley Vs. Manny Pacquiao II: The Ultimate Guide

(Manny Pacquiao poses with Bob Dylan, via; Timothy Bradley’s response to the hard rain that’s gonna fall) Don’t follow boxing very often, but you want to know the gist of Saturday’s mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley? Follow boxing all the time, and want one place that rounds up all the links about the welterweight showdown you could ever want? This Ultimate...
Via The Queensbury Rules
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Naked & Afraid: 3 songs

She's Totally Saying YesLet's lighten the mood and eliminate these Kentucky blues(BOOM!). G$ dropped a great topic a few days back, Current ELITE TV shows, and I am going to pick up where he left off. No, I'm not going to tell you about the top Vegan/Science/Black shows on TV right now, although if you're looking to cover the black and science category then Cosmos...
Via The Money Shot
April 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Phil Mushnick not in on Craig Carton's love of Johnny Cash

Phil Mushnick quips, "Perhaps Weekday Boomer Esiason was kidding Wednesday when, as Bob Dylan’s “Tombstone Blues” played on WFAN, he piped, 'Johnny Cash!'"Caught up with Phil yesterday, he was unaware of Boomer & Carton's bit in which they purposely misidentify singers. Oh, and that that was Craig Carton, not Boomer. Oh and you pipe down, you're...
Via Bob's Blitz
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Opening Week Soundtrack: Goin’ Down to Laurel

With expectations all over the map for the 2014 Phillies, I will attempt to match up some songs with the varied expectations for the Phillies. Today’s song, Goin’ Down to Laurel by Steve Forbert, is about the resigned optimist, the blues signer that carries on their day with a smile. As some may know, I am an avid yard saler, searching for bargains on numerous things, including...
Via Phillies Nation
March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

I Want You To Check Out This Photo Of Bob Dylan and Many Pacquiao

I want you to check out this photo of Bob Dylan and Manny Pacquiao. It's strange enough to take you disappearing through the smoke rings of your mind.
Via Gamedayr
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Light humor, emotional ads rule Super Bowl

Advertisers played it safe in Super Bowl ads this year. There were no crude jokes. Sexual innuendo was kept to a minimum. And uncomfortable story lines were all but missing. And in their place, much more sedate ads. From the light humor of RadioShack poking fun at its image with 80s icons like Teen Wolf and The California Raisins to a Coca-Cola ad showcasing diversity by singing...
Via AP on Fox
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Chrysler and Bob Dylan team up for Super Bowl ad

If you fell asleep from this snoozefest of a Super Bowl you may have missed this year’s Chrysler Super Bowl ad featuring rock legend Bob Dylan. These commercials usually are focus heavily on Detroit pride which this one did in a sense. It had some images of Detroit but tended to play into America as a whole building your car instead of just the Motor City. Kind of ironic considering...
Via The Majors Detroit
February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Just When You Thought You’d Never Hear “Grady” and “Red Sox” in the Same Sentence, Ever Again

Funny how things change. Ten years ago, in January of 2004, Red Sox Nation was still reeling from the nutsmack that was game seven of the 2003 ALCS. And if there was one name that could push me to homicidal rage, it was “Grady.” Today, everything’s different. We’ve got three World Series titles tucked under our belts. I sleep easier after a Red Sox loss, no matter how harrowing...
Via Surviving Grady
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Today in Jimy Irsay Tweets: Memphis Blues Again

Jim Irsay tweeted cryptic Bob Dylan lyrics as Twitter wondered what kind of hallucinogens he was on.
Via Gamedayr
December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Bob Dylan Charged With Hate Crime In France

Bob Dylan isn’t someone we would expect any racism from seeing as he has multiple songs capturing the Civil Rights movement, but the legendary songwriter has been accused by French authorities of “public insult and inciting hate.” The Council of Croats, a community group for Croatians living in France, had filed suit against Dylan for comments he […]
Via Word On The Game
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

What the Eagles would have to do to beat the Seattle Seahawks...

This is like Bob Dylan's 119th Dream... After watching Pete Carroll's Seattle Seahawks totally dismantle Sean Payton's New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football, I couldn't help but wonder how the current edition of the Eagles would fare in an unlikely appearance in the playoffs against Russell Wilson and company... Wow. Where to begin? First off, Nick...
Via Eagles Eye
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Hunger Games is Cool, So Are the Muppets and The Governor is Back

Cheap Pops! is back as Brian and Michael talk about the new Hunger Games movie which comes out this weekend and whether or not that series is cool for men, the next Muppets movie which is out next spring, Ender’s Game which Michael finally saw, Dallas Buyers Club and the resurgence in Matthew McConaughey’s career, the cool, interactive Bob Dylan music video on the Internet,...
Via Between The Ropes
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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