FSU’s #askjameis twitter party probably not such a good idea

I’m consistently amazed at how dumb supposedly educated people can be. Yesterday, someone on the Florida State PR/communications team stood idly by and let an absolutely moronic idea come to life…like, in real life. The Seminoles, in an effort to “to continue to find ways to connect our fans and the players they support,” opened up the social lines to allow the Twitterverse...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Manning brothers drop another rap video for DirecTV

If something works, you should just do it again right? Uhhh, not always. See Blues Brother 2000 for reference. DirectTV should peep the history books and learn that sequels don’t always mean “better.” Although, I guess you could argue that since I’m penning a post on this second Manning brothers rap video commercial, the marketers have won. Point taken.Still, it doesn’t...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Top Surprise College Sports Scholarship Celebrations

As a communications guy, I love it. Emotional. Real-time. Immensely shareable. As a sports fan, I love it even more. You could argue it’s getting “played out,” but I’d counter that it never really can. I’m speaking about the increasing trend in today’s social world of capturing “surprise scholarship awarding” by major college sports programs. It’s got all the ingredients...
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August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Coach Strong Is Taking the Longhorns Out of Texas (for now)

Welcome to Strongville. In case there was any doubt, the Texas Longhorns are now coach Charlie Strong’s team. Even if he is removing those iconic ‘Horns from everywhere you can see them. I’ll be straight up. I’ve long been a Charlie Strong fan for a long, long time. I’ve also spent a decent amount of time in Austin and probably have more burnt orange gear than any NY-bred...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Richard Sherman’s Perfect Twitter Comeback to Patrick Peterson

Patrick Peterson is a tremendous athlete and football player. In recognition of his skills, the Arizona Cardinals on Tuesday rewarded him with a five-year contract extension worth $70M. It makes him the highest-paid corner in the NFL. Such contracts get people talking about the best corners in the league…a conversation that begins to naturally include one Richard Sherman. As luck...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James is Coming Home to Cleveland…and He Did It Right

The King is Coming Home There are certain sports moments that, as a human with a blog, you simply have to respond to in writing. If nothing else, because they are historic. Perhaps that phrase is an overstatement, but I’d argue not. The greatest player in the NBA — and one who continues to push himself in the G.O.A.T. discussion — is returning to the place where it all began...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN Breaks Down Chestnut’s Hot Dog Stomach

Over the fourth of July holiday, Joey Chestnut continued to build on his legacy and perhaps solidify himself as the greatest competitive eater of all-time. The latest feather in his cap was another Nathan’s hot dog eating contest crown, this time taking down 69 dogs in 10 minutes. It’s a truly incredible and frightening figure to get a handle on. However, when ESPN’s Sport...
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July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Congratulations USMNT, You’ve Got Me to Care About Soccer for a Minute

Well, thanks a whole lot Internet. Because of all your fancy smart phones and instantaneous ability to live record jubilant celebrations, you’ve now managed to make me care about US soccer and the World Cup. I mean, at least you did. For those four minutes… Go ‘murica.
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June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Time for LeBron to Start Acting Like He’s Been There Before

Act Like You’ve Been There Before The Miami Heat defeated the Brooklyn Nets in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night in Miami. The Nets played poorly down the stretch, and the Heat showed their mettle. None of that surprised me. Nor did I think any of it really worth commentary. What did catch my eye though was LeBron James’s post-game reaction. I can hear...
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May 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Thank Goodness for the Draft, So the Stinkin’ Mocks Can End

Mock ThisPhoto Via Canal Street Chronicles Tomorrow night, Commissioner Goodell will welcome the world to Radio City Music Hall. The Houston Texans will be on the clock. The madness will begin. Thank. Friggin. G-d. Because with that declaration, it will signal the death of the far-more-insane mock draft phenomenon. It can’t come soon enough. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fun to...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

KD’s Tearful MVP Speech for the Ages

Kevin Durant’s MVP speech was everything it should be. Sincere. Emotional. Appreciative. Humble. Respectful. Oh, and it will also make you cry. Some brand is likely reaching out to Durant right now with a multi-million dollar deal around a Mother’s Day campaign. Mark it down. Well done, KD. A well-deserved award and a fitting acceptance speech.
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Mets Rep NBA Style on Flight to Denver, Jay Horwitz Wins the Day

This is why social media can be fun. It often gives us a glimpse into our favorite teams, players and the “life” of athletes off the field — moreso than would have been possible before. Case in point? The New York Mets NBA-themed road trip. My Metros take on the Rockies tonight in Denver. Prior to the team’s departure to the Mile High City, manager Terry Collins went all...
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May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

LA Clippers Home Page Blackout: We Are One

NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently announced a lifetime ban for Donald Sterling. The LA Clippers site now features this image on its home page. WE ARE ONEVia Interesting times… Looking forward to this evening. Hopefully, this cloud temporarily passes over the players, and they can play the game. Let’s go, Clip Join.
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Caliendo’s Jon Gruden Impersonation is Pretty Money

Frank Caliendo may not be the best comedian of all time, but he does do some damn good impersonations. Whether it’s former Presidents or famed commentators, the man has a knack for becoming his subjects. We’ve loved what he’s done with guys like Barkley in the past. The latest? Caliendo tackles Jon Gruden…and does it swimmingly. Check out the clip below as Frank channels...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Crying youngster captures essence of Chicago Cubs fandom

The Chicago Cubs haven’t won a championship in 105 years. During that century-plus, the Cubbies have not only lost. They’ve made a habit of finding new and creative ways to torture their fans. Sadly, Wednesday’s tilt at Wrigley against the Diamondbacks was simply another sterling example of the Cubs being the Cubs. And I’m not picking on them. Hell, I’m a Mets fan. What...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Boise St. Coaches on Broncos: The Recruiting Cavalry is Coming!

College football recruiting is, in many ways, a ridiculously silly game. That’s why we like when certain coaches and institutions embrace the absurdity and have some fun with it. Enter Chris Petersen and the Boise St. Broncos football coaching staff. Petersen and his crew jumped on horseback to announce their intent to scour Idaho and make its best Broncos. What  else would you...
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April 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Canadiens Pre-Game Video Sets the Ice on FIRE

It’s hockey playoffs time, people. It gets no better. And it gets no bigger. ESPECIALLY in Montreal. The most storied franchise in hockey with absolutely rabid fans. When passion is at a fever pitch, how do you manage to continually crank it up even more? Your in-game producers at the Bell Centre for game three of the Habs opening round playoff series with the Tampa Bay Lightning...
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April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

To my darling daughter before her first Mets game…I’m sorry

This Sunday, I’ll travel to CitiField with my wife and daughter to watch my beloved New York Metropolitans face the Bravos on Easter. It will be my two-and-a-half year old’s first major league baseball game. I can’t wait. Maybe Mr. Met will be dressed like a bunny. Heck, maybe the Mets will even win. Regardless, I’ll do my best to explain a few things to her leading up to...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Michigan State Hoops Joins Celebration of “Princess Lacey” at Breslin Center

These stories start to sting more when you have a young daughter. Yet, there is still something beautiful to be taken away from Thursday’s tribute to Lacey Holsworth in East Lansing, Michigan. If you don’t know the story of “Princess Lacey,” who died a week ago at age 8 following a bout with cancer, check out this video on YouTube (tissues recommended) that describes her...
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April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dancing Texas Tech Coach Kliff Kingsbury Wins the Internet for Today

Winner winner, chicken dinner. Some days it’s tough to determine if the massive through that is the Internet has presented anything that is even worth taking a short swig. Other days, the winner is immediately identifiable. Today’s champ is Texas Tech Red Raiders head football coach Kliff Kingsbury. Kingsbury, who previously torched records as a gun-slingin’ signal caller for...
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April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Pelfrey Poorly Tries to Pump Up His Alma Mater Wichita State Shockers

Mike Pelfrey spent several years in Queens as a member of my beloved Mets. As much as he often pained me with his on-field performance, he was always a stand-up guy. Pelfrey is now a member of the Minnesota Twins and pitched his college days at Wichita State. He’s a big Shockers backer. So, his teammates decided to take advantage of Big Pelf, who is generally fairly quiet and reserved...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Goodbye, Mistress Bracket

I want CHAOS. ANARCHY. Give me the first #16 seed victory. Double digit seeds scattered everywhere into the later rounds. Brackets CRUSHED INSTANTANEOUSLY. That’s what I’m rooting for in this year’s NCAA Tournament. In fact, it’s been that way for six years now. Ever since my mistress and I parted ways… Originally published on this blog on March 18, 2008. Hell hath no fury...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss

DeSean Jackson Would Look Great in Jets Green

Come Fly with Us Come fly the friendly skies. News is out today that the Philadelphia Eagles are listening to offers for receiver DeSean Jackson. We know D-Jax already looks good in green, so why not the Jets? Like a lot of other Gang Green faithful, I’ve been waffling during this free agent binge period. I want to believe in Idzik. Patience, prudence and a plan. Still, it’s...
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March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hope Springs for Mets…

New Look Outfield?Photo via It’s happening again. You KNOW better. You KNOW that one shouldn’t allow it to happen. Yet, it does. You hear of old players with “new” bodies. Sucker. Young arms popping mitts and turning heads. Fleeced. Veterans imparting all their experience and wisdom to they promising of the prospects. Sap. Spring fever is the air again, and,...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers Catcher JP Arencibia with Killer Tim Kurkjian Impression on ESPN

We’re big Timmy Kurkjian fans here at The Legend. Great baseball insight. Passionate guy. And, perhaps most importantly, not a guy who takes himself too seriously. There’s a lot to be said for humility and the ability to laugh at oneself…particularly when someone’s riffing off your schtick. As a side note, this was one of our favorite Kurkjian explosions of all time. So...
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February 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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