I don’t know about you, but I rather enjoy a thunderstorm on a summer day but the gents of MLB rivalry teams the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox got a bit spooked when it came to Friday’s thunderstorm.
Their game was delayed the times due to weather some pretty nasty weather conditions (you’d think they would have checked the weather report and reschedule it). While waiting for the tarp to be placed, both teams were startled at a the sudden sound of thunder which literally caused one player to jump off the bench and leave the dugout.
To be fair it was sudden and pretty loud, but I probably wouldn’t have left my seat. Still, it’s pretty funny to watch.
The geniuses at Monkey Lights have come out with a whole new way to ride your bike and it’s pretty awesome.
After they first came up with the idea back in 2009, Monkey Lights is back with a new and improved design. The lights, which are installed on your wheels, help create an animation that you control while riding. It’s sort of like gifs on wheels. The lights come in a variety of designs like this cute one of a cat and dog.
I wonder if they have Disney characters? Do they offer personalized writing options?
The idea is pretty genius and aside from making your ride look like the coolest bike on the road, it will also come in handy in keeping you safe on those late night bike rides.
David Beckham has announced he will be retiring from soccer after his current season with French team Paris Saint-Germain wraps.
The 38-year-old soccer star told The Guardian that he is thankful to PSG for giving him the opportunity to continue, adding “now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level.” Beckham also mentioned he is honoured to represent England both “on and off the pitch.”
“I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had the pleasure of learning from,” he said. “I also want to thank the fans who have all supported me and given me the strength to succeed.”
If we can’t admire him as he runs up and down the pitch, here’s to hoping Beckham chooses to dedicates his time to his underwear modelling career.
NBA player Jason Collins recently came out in an exclusive essay published by Sports Illustrated.
“I’m a 34-year-old NBA center. I’m black. And I’m gay,” he wrote.
This was a bold and commendable move by the currently unsigned basketball player. He is the first openly gay athlete from one of the four major North American professional sports leagues.
There has been a recent push to encourage support for LGBTQ athletes. Toronto Maple Leafs player Joffrey Lupul recently threw his support behind the LGBTQ organization You Can Play by teaming up with Walk Off The Earth.
The NFL recently signed an agreement of acceptance and zero tolerance for discrimination of of LGBTQ members. This was a reaction to NFL scouts reportedly prying into the lives of potential players to find out their sexual orientation, including star athlete Manti Te’o (a.k.a the guy who got epically catfished).
As for Collins, he also wrote in Sports Illustrated, ”I’m glad I can stop hiding and refocus on my 13th NBA season.”
Disclaimer #1: I’m from Ottawa. Born and raised. Disclaimer #2: I love Rihanna. Ever since “Pon de Replay.” Disclaimer #3: This post about Rihanna in an Ottawa Senators jersey is me being selfish so that this moment can live forever on the interwebz. Disclaimer #4: I believe this moment is a sign from the universe that me and Rihanna are meant to be. Disclaimer #5: I will now try to work Rihanna in a Sens jersey into a meaningful and useful andPOP article.
A jersey or any other sports team apparel, whether from your fav team or not, is a classic staple in anyone’s wardrobe. The only trick is making it fashionable and working into everyday outfits—not just for game day. Sports apparel are handy items for any streetwear ensemble. Even if you’re not a sports fan, there are still ways to incorporate the trend into your look.
Now you might be saying that people wear sports jerseys all the time—which is true—and that there is nothing new to this “trend”–which is a little true too. But here’s the catch: rocking sports jerseys and sports apparel was in its heyday in 90′s hip hop and streetwear. With the emerging 90′s fashion revival, you too are seeing the big return of trendy sportswear to the masses. It’s no longer just for the diehard sports fans to rock a jersey or snapback (and don’t let those diehard sports fans discourage you from wearing their team logos). A big sign that this is true is the announcement that the iconic 90s Starter jackets are set to make their return this fall, first with the NFL line followed by the NBA collection.
The Good Old Hockey Game: Rihanna
Here is Rihanna in West Hollywood using a heritage Ottawa Sens jersey as a dress. Now I don’t recommend using a sports jersey as a dress because not everyone can pull it off, but clearly Rihanna can and beside she probably doesn’t give a fuq. Anyways, she glams up her look with nice gold accessories and and golden Tom Ford ankle cuff shoes. I like this look because it makes me want to believe that the people of Barbados are all diehard hockey fans.
Now this isn’t a slight to Montreal Canadiens fans (however, you will notice that there will be no Toronto Maple Leafs pics on this post) but this is an example of how not to wear a jersey as a dress. Nicola Roberts (one fifth of U.K. girl group Girls Aloud) actually wore this to a ‘red carpet’ event for the premiere of her reality show. This look is strictly streetwear! It’s all about context, so the posh surrounding just makes her cheap in comparison. Plus, she could have done a lot better accessorizing her outfit! Obviously this wasn’t well received in the U.K., where someone mistook this outfit to be from an American football team.
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Have you ever wondered what your shoes would say if they talked? Now you don’t have to as Google and Adidas unveiled the Talking Shoe, their new joint project, at SxSW. Sure there are other tech shoes out there that can track how far you can run but can they tell you to get off your lazy butt? Well The Talking Shoe can since it has a speaker built into the shoe’s tongue and is capable of saying up to 250 phrases. Of course, it can also track your performance, give you feedback, and help share your info on social media.
While as amazing as that sounds, what’s even better is that the shoes are sassy! Not only does it come with the iconic three-striped Adidas design and Bluetooth technology, but it appears to possess some British snark via its computerized Brit accent. Personally I would have loved it if they got Michael Cain or Adele to do the voice-over of the shoes, but that would be too much of a good thing. This would be great for those of us who need some trash talking and insults to incite some motivation to hit the gym. May I suggest a surly Simon Cowell, an intimidating Naomi Campbell, or a terrifying Gordon Ramsay to shame us into shape? Just a suggestion.
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Whether you’re headed for the sun or for the internet this spring break, you HAVE to see these amazing water jet packs in action. They’re made by Rocky Mountain Flyboard in Utah and can be yours for the low price of – wait, nevermind. Maybe they’ll be cheap by the time your kids hit the beach?
I know I already mentioned it here, but I really love the Olympics. It’s such a fantastic way to build communities across the country, and for athletes and spectators to learn more about other countries. Also, how many times can you say you just watched someone’s dreams come true? Because that’s exactly what happens when you watch someone win gold. It’s amazing!
It must be mentioned that an added bonus is just how gorgeous these athletes are. They’re all ripped and look like Greek gods. Seriously, IT’S LIKE THEIR BODIES WERE SCULPTED BY ZEUS HIMSELF. I already married five Olympics athletes in my imagination, including Australian swimmer James Magnussen (wedding registry at the imaginary Crate and Barrel down the street).
One of the standout athletes making many hearts aflutter has to be diver Tom Daley. The 18-year-old from Great Britain is already a celebrity in his own country as his charms and looks match his diving skills. Just in case you haven’t seen enough of Daley, here’s a video from back in February as he and fellow Team GB diving members dance to LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It.”
LeBron who? Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers delivered the dunk of the year during last night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder.
The announcer is right: fan’s can’t believe what they saw last night. Blake’s amazing dunk/over-handed lay-up shocked everyone, including Toronto Raptors coach Dwane Casey.
“That was an amazing jump. That kid is unbelievable. That dunk is one of the all time greats as far as shots I’ve seen,” Dwane said.
Fans on Twitter are also buzzing about Blake.
“That Blake Griffin dunk is inspiring me to be a better person today,” Mike Eagle wrote.
It wont be long before we see funny Blake Griffin remix videos on YouTube. That’s when you know you’ve made it, right?
Leave it to an actor to break a story before a journalist. “Parks & Recreation’s” Rob Lowe just tweeted that Colts quarterback Peyton Manning will retire this year.
How Rob Lowe discovered this story, we don’t know. But we love him for trying to keep up-to-date with all things sports.
Rob is friends with Colts owner Jim Irsay. USA Today also adds that Rob’s is the first person Irsay followed on Twitter, before the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell. So perhaps Rob just leaked some insider info without realizing it!
The Manning family, however, is claiming Rob’s tweets are incorrect. Peyton’s father Archie Manning told ESPN “he ain’t retiring. I think he would’ve told me!”
Nothing says “that was really special” like giving the girl you just slept with an autographed baseball. Apparently, that’s Derek Jeter’s way of showing his gratitude for sex.
According to the New York Post, Derek Jeter “is bedding a bevy of beauties in his Trump World Tower bachelor pad — and then coldly sending them home alone with gift baskets of autographed memorabilia.”
Imagine this ladies: after an incredibly charming date with one of the richest athletes still playing, you do the walk of shame holding a gift basket of Derek Jeter swag. The only thing missing is an “I banged Derek Jeter” t-shirt.
To add to the hilarity of this story, Jeter accidentally pulled the trick on the same girl twice. The source from the article says ”he basically gave her the same gift twice because he’d forgotten hooking up with her the first time!”
When you consider the risks of sleeping with a professional athlete, there are worse things they could give you. For example, herpes is never a good parting gift. Furthermore, I don’t think I would mind if a date left me with an adult loot bag containing thousands of dollars worth of collectables.
Not the classiest move in the world; however, the girls sleeping with Jeter probably aren’t expecting a relationship. After all, the last woman to land Jeter was Minka Kelly.
There’s a new ad for NBA 2K12 which features Michael Jordan, Drake, and fans of the Portland Trail Blazers, Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks debate which NBA team was the greatest of all time.
“Today’s Miami Heat plays above the rim,” Drake argues. “Larry Bird couldn’t even reach the rim.”
Later, he elaborates: “South Beach is king.”
A final line is delivered by Jordan: “I let my ring do my talking.”
Do you think Drake belongs in this commercial?
Not only can Justin Bieber sing and dance, he can also ball. Bieber had a quick game with Steve Nash recently, and Bieber schooled him.
The two Canadians had a pickup game where Justin crosses over Nash and scores. Some are arguing Nash wasn’t really trying against the 17 year old pop star. Others are saying Nash’s defense is really that bad.
What do you think?
According to KCBS-TV in Los Angeles, Bryant got upset after he thought the man was taking a cell phone picture of him and his wife. Bryant grabbed the phone out of the man’s hand, but didn’t find any pictures. The man is claiming his wrist was injured by Bryant.
Kobe – you gotta watch that temper.
As we reported earlier, Lamar was in New York to attend a funeral for his cousin. He hired a car service, and while Lamar was in the car, the vehicle struck a motorcycle. The bike was then propelled into the 15 year old boy.
The boy was rushed to hospital where he eventually succumb to his injuries. A funeral took place today.
TMZ reports sources say Lamar is “devastated” by the tragedy.
So along with being an average basketball player (let’s be honest here), Shaq is also a mob boss ordering murders.TMZ has obtained a copy of the lawsuit which makes some pretty serious allegations against Shaq.
The lawsuit has been filed by Robert Ross. The suit accuses Shaq of asking Ross to kill a gang member, a record producer, and a woman he impregnated. The suit also claims that Shaq had masterminded a plan to have Ross killed in 2008 by other gang members.
In the suit, Ross alleges, “For many years O’Neal requested and directed [Ross] to perform many personal favors and directed him to perform various tasks including, but not limited to: ordering [Ross] to kill a member of the Downtown Gangster Crips who had disrespected O’Neal in front of his wife Shaunie.”
Shaq’s lawyer, Michael J. Kump, tells TMZ … “The outlandish claims by Robert Ross in his civil complaint are pure fiction. Shaquille O’Neal befriended Mr. Ross in an attempt to help turn his life around. Sadly, Mr. Ross abused that friendship again and again.
Kump adds, “Shaquille’s commitment to law enforcement is well-known and documented. He will not dignify these defamatory allegations with a response.”
We think these allegations perhaps are somewhat true but definitely exaggerated by Ross. And we also trust Larry David. If Shaq was a killer, than Larry wouldn’t have had him as guest star on Curb Your Enthusiasm. We trust Larry’s judgement of character.
Legendary wrestler Randy Savage, otherwise known as ‘Macho Man,’ has died today in a car accident in Tampa, Florida, TMZ reports.
Savage’s brother, Lanny Poffo, said Savage suffered a heart attack while he was behind the wheel around 9:25 AM, causing him to lose control of his vehicle.
Savage was driving his 2009 Jeep Wrangler when he veered across a concrete median through oncoming traffic and “collided head-on with a tree.” Savage was then transported to Largo Medical center, where he died from his injuries.
His wife was a passenger in the vehicle during the collision but survived with “minor injuries.” She was transported to a different local hospital where she was treated. Randy and Lynn were both wearing their seatbelts at the time of the accident.
‘Macho Man’ began wrestling in the WWF in 1985 and became a superstar with his trademark catchphrase “Ooooooh Yeaahhhhh.” Savage was also the famous spokesperson for Slim Jim in the mid ’90s.
Savage survived by his new wife Lynn, whom he celebrated his 1-year anniversary with this year. Savage was 58.
NHL defenseman Matt Lashoff of the Toronto Maple Leafs is released an album, reports ChartAttack.
Lashoff will be releasing a full-length album called ‘Living On Heart,’ and you can hear clips of songs at his website.
Yahoo! Sports’ Puck Daddy has described the record as “one female midget with a ukulele away from being the most random assortment of musicians ever assembled this side of Gogol Bordello.” Basically, he’s saying it sounds all over the place, not sticking to one specific music genre.
“Most people know my day job as a hockey player, which I have more love and passion for than I can explain,” Lashoff wrote on his website. “It has given me many unbelievable experiences and has introduced me to some of the best people I know. Playing hockey has given me the opportunity to accomplish another one of my dreams since I was a child and that was to record an album. ”
“I recently found a piece of paper from when I was 10 with a list of my goals. The first as many of you could guess is to make the NHL. Within that list of around 5 things, was to record an album.”
“It makes me so proud to be able to have everyone finally listen to music, which I have written, and put my heart and soul into since I started writing songs and playing hockey. Playing guitar, and music in general, has been such a great release for me from the enduring hockey season.”
This is so random, but if he’s actually talented then it can be a pleasant surprise. I guess it’s good to diversify yourself. NHL’er Sean Avery interned at ‘Vogue,’ so why can’t Lashoff write an album?
Kobe Bryant along with other players of the L.A. Lakers have made a video encouraging tolerance of other people in a new public service announcement. This video was made after Kobe was caught making an anti-gay slur.
In the video, Kobe says, “There are all kinds of different people in the world. That’s what makes the world special.”
Kobe and his teammates continue, “So whether someone is different than you in race, ethnicity, political beliefs, religion … or sexual orientation … Words could be hurtful.”
Bryant continues, “Replace them with understanding, compassion and acceptance. Let’s make this a better world for all of us.”
You can tell the “sincerity” in all of their voices. Anyways you can check out the video over at TMZ.
In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America Thursday, Tiger Woods said that he’s working at getting his life back on track, especially when it comes to his kids.
“It’s work, there’s no doubt,” said the golfer, who admitted last year to having multiple affairs while married to wife, Elin Nordegren.
“It’s tough. But it’s enjoyable.” On being a single father, he added, “that’s the work I love.”
Yes, this is the part where everyone rolls their eyes in an obvious ‘duh’ fashion. I don’t think there is a parent out there that would sympathize with the ‘toughness’ of Woods’ single fatherhood. He even went on with the clichéd “family’s first” bit. Oh, so it was his family he was thinking of when he was with at least 9 women who weren’t his wife?
The interview on GMA, along with an appearance Wednesday night on NBC’s Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, was the first for Woods since late November 2009, when a strange car accident and rumours of Nordegren chasing Woods’ with one of his many golf clubs, triggered a chain of events that unveiled his shady private life, and ultimately – ended in divorce.
Since then Woods has been trying to focus on his two children, daughter Sam and son Charlie, who no doubt, is already following in the footsteps (the good ones) of his dad.
“Give him a stick and ball and he’s happy,” said Woods. He even went as far as to proudly call him a “little brute.”
Now as far as Google tells me, ‘brute’ means ‘animal’ or ‘beast’. I’m not sure why a father would see it fit to describe his 2-year-old son with such an adjective, but I certainly hope little Charlie will be able to control his animalistic urges when he grows up.
At least, a bit better than his father did.