You think after such petitions like “Build a Death Star” and “deport Piers Morgan,” you would think the U.S.A. government would finally realize that their petitions website has become a breeding ground for idiots and trolls (which, by the way, are not mutually exclusive).
The latest stupid petition: “Declare the Monday following the Super Bowl a national holiday.” Apparently, “There’s no reason not to sign this. If you don’t sign this, you hate America.”
At the present moment, it has garnered just over 7,500 signatures since it’s inception on January 24th.
While I understand that people need the morning after to recover from their day of beer-drinking and nacho-munching debauchery, it doesn’t exactly warrant a national holiday. It’s not the government’s fault you can’t control your glutinous ways.
Just drink a lot of water before you go to bed (number one cause of hangovers is dehydration) and you should be good to go the next day.
When you’re watching the big football game, sometimes you might wonder what the players, coaches and referees are actually saying to one another. Luckily, BadLipReading has cleared the whole thing up for us, dubbing over their conversations with completely fictitious yet hilarious dialogue.
In this commercial for Play60 starring Carolina Panthers’ quarterback Cam Newton, a young boy asks his idol if exercising and eating right will make all his dreams come true — and his dreams are pretty extensive. Along with being big and strong, he wants to play in the NFL, be drafted number one, have Newton as his backup and be his mom’s favourite player.
Someone get this kid an acting and football contract stat. Play60 encourages kids to be active for at least 60 minutes a day to tackle childhood obesity.
Watch it here
It looks like Entourage producer Mark Wahlberg stopped talking to animals long enough to make a new comedy pilot!
The project, called Home Game, was purchased by mega network CBS and should launch into production soon. The show is loosely based on the life of the show’s co-producter, Superbowl vet and NFL pro Mark Schlereth.
Sports! Comedy! Together! Very inventive Mr. Wahlberg. Say hi to your mother for me, ok?
Any thoughts on the new pilot? Is this a money grab on Wahlberg’s part or do you think the show actually stands a chance?
A lot of words could appropriately end that sentence. Actors, comedians, people, all come to the top of my mind. And now, you can add “sports fan” to that list. Well, Chicago Bears fan at least.
FilmDrunk is reporting that at last week’s NFC Championship game at Soldier Field in Chicago, Murray was in attendance and actually pushed a Packers fan when he began to cheer after a big play.
This is what the fan’s friend wrote in to BlackbookMag:
“My friend Matt Katrosar flew to Chicago last weekend to hang out with some of his Windy City pals and attend the Bears/Packers NFL playoff game. He was wearing a Green Bay jersey (in support of old-school Packers legend Ray Nitschke) amid a sea of Chicago blue. During the 2nd quarter, Matt celebrated a considerably good play on the part of Green Bay with the usual hootin’ and hollerin’ reserved for such moments. That’s when he was blatantly shoved from behind. Turning to catch a glimpse of his assailant, he discovered his pusher was none other than Bill Murray, a huge Chicago Bears fan, who was unapologetically enjoying the moment.
Matt’s friend managed to capture a photo of Murray in mid-celebration, laughing at the rival fans. Naturally, Matt wanted a picture with the legendary actor. Murray’s response to his request? ‘Nitschke is a pussy.’”
I’ve always wanted to hangout with Bill Murray, but after finding out he’s this big of an arsehole, I REALLY want to hang out with him.
He was convinced to come play another season for the Minnesota Vikings after retiring for the 722nd time, only to suffer through a terrible season of injuries, interceptions and sub-par play in general. Then he got caught sending pictures of his mini-gunslinger to Jets employee Jenn Sterger and was fined 50 grand by the NFL. Then said picture hit the Internet. Then I looked at it. Then I threw up.
On a more serious note however, trouble and scandal has once again found the Favre clan, but this time, it’s Brett’s younger sister Brandi making a splash.
TMZ is reporting that Brandi Favre was arrested Wednesday in Mississippi when a hidden methamphetamine lab was uncovered in a condo. Brandi was one of five suspects taken into custody (only after being taken to a medical centre for decontamination.)
No further details are currently known, but Brett better get down there quickly so he can throw her some bail money…which I’m sure the guards will intercept.
Reports indicate that the alleged victim was under control of a pimp and was coerced into having sex with Lawrence Taylor for $300. TMZ is reporting that the girl was instructed by her pimp to tell Taylor that she was 19-years-old.
The news has prompted weight loss company, Nutristystem, to say goodbye to Lawrence Taylor as a spokesperson for the company. Nutrisystem has severed their relationship with the one-time NFL superstar, reports TMZ, and commented, “We are shocked and saddened by these very serious allegations against Lawrence Taylor.”
It is no surprise that Taylor has been let go amid such serious allegations, and Nutrisystem has been fast to act, making the break effective immediately.
There have numerous conflicting reports about the couple’s status, but now the 29-year-old heiress’s rep confirmed they broke up “weeks ago.”
The two managed to stay together for the past 14 months but this wasn’t the first time the couple has had problems – they broke up last June, but later reconciled.
Reinhardt is known for his appearance on MTV’s The Hills, as well as for playing in the minor leagues for baseball.
And in true Hollywood fashion, Hilton has already tweeted about rumors that she was not getting cozy next to Kim Kardashian’s ex-boyfriend, NFL star, Reggie Bush. Hilton tweeted:
“Aside from being @ the same club, Reggie and I didn’t even say hi to each other. I was there with my sister and friends. “
After several years together, NFL running back Reggie Bush and reality star Kim Kardashian have decided to go their separate ways, reports Perez Hilton. Bush, 34, and Kardashian, 28, were reportedly at a juncture in their relationship and not spending enough time together.
“Reggie is not big into the Hollywood scene,” said a source. “He starts training camp this week and he asked Kim to move out to New Orleans and be with him. Unfortunately, she is set to begin filming the next season of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and couldn’t make that commitment. They are both very sad about the split and are not ruling out a reconciliation but this is what’s best for them both right now.”
NFL Quarterback Michael Vick has been conditionally reinstated into the NFL following a 20 month stint in prison for a highly publicized dogfight scandal, reports Perez Hilton.
Vick, who is currently a free agent, may attend preseason practices, workouts and meetings. If he is signed by a team, he will be permitted to play in the final two preseason games.
He may participate in all team activities except for games once the regular football season begins, and may be back on the field for games as early as October.
Kanye West may be soundtracking the NBA’s playoffs campaign, but the NFL has Canadian hip-hopper K’naan in its corner.
“Dreamer,” a track from K’naan’s recently-released ”Troubadour,” is being used in a 2009 NFL draft commercial, which also features an appearance by the performer himself.
Also featured in the ad – a number of the NFL’s top prospects for the draft that goes down April 25 and 26, including University of Georgia’s Matt Stafford and Texas Tech’s Michael Crabtree.
Do you like football? Enjoy tossing the old pigskin around? Can’t wait for the next installment of Madden and need something to pass the time? Check out EA Big’s NFL Tour, an arcade style, simple variation of your virtual NFL favourite. When I got this title to review, I was a little excited to see what an arcade football game was like, thinking along the lines of Open Ice or NBA Jam, I went into this title with hopes of big slams, fire, and gravity defying touchdowns. Unfortunately, while Tour is simplified for the casual gamer, it’s still lacking in enough departments to warrant a pass when looking for your next sports title.
To appeal to casual gamers, NFL Tour tried to simplify the controls of conventional complex NFL games into an arcade feel. Gone are such things as kickoffs, and field goals, and in its place are single button passing, reversals, and wall hurdles. Some aspects of Tour play like their Madden counterpart and you can change the option to use classic passing instead of their new one button variation, but the real difference in this title is that of balance. When on the offensive you have a number of tricks up your sleeve, by timing your moves just right you can counter a tackle, give yourself a little turbo boost, or run along the arena wall for a short period of time to avoid an angry defenseman. Unfortunately, while the offense have all these maneuvers at their disposal, all the defense has is a little turbo boost and a counter that rarely works, making most games just a lot of touchdowns and not enough interceptions or QB sacks.
NFL tour is a football game made by EA, as such we would expect this title to look graphically like that of Madden. For the most part the models look alright, they seem to have all the right pieces in the right places, but when comparing them to what the players look like in real life, it makes this title feel more like a comparison between real life athletes and their bobble-head counterparts. The fireworks and crowds are decent as well, while there’s nothing really to get excited about with this it’s still better then cardboard cutouts and skimpy special effects. Where you play the game is one of the biggest complaints I have with this title, out of the few choices of arenas you have to play in, while all are very colourful, they look more or less the same – Oval stadium with yellow canopies in different spots, different designs on the field, and blue walls. While some cities make it feel more urban by being right beside a steady paced highway of identical cars, those fireworks could distract the digital drivers and cause a car accident! When playing in Tour mode, you are introduced by a digital video of Trey Wingo, sports commentator for ESPN. While it was a surprise to see Trey trapped in a DVD, I couldn’t concentrate long enough to pay attention to him while my mind wandered and I began to wonder why EA Big would promote their HD experience, than have such a blurry digital video of Mr. Wingo explaining how to play the Tour.
I’m not done with Trey Wingo, not by a long shot. I can understand having a little humor in a game, especially a spin-off sports title. I can also appreciate how developers feel the pain players experience when a sports commentator repeats himself over and over again in a game. What I cannot accept is how Tour tries to dance around this by having Trey (as the commentator) make comments about repeating comments. I don’t mean this happens every once in a while, it feels like this game has about fifty comments to cycle through, and about 30 of them feel like jokes about commentator repeats. While playing in Tour mode I counted the number of comments he made about the game, comments he made about repeating comments, and the number of repeats of both, my findings? It turns out Mr. Wingo does in fact repeat his comments about repeating himself more then he repeats real football comments! The first couple of times you experience what I can only call the Wingo Factor, you may smile, you might even chuckle, but about half way through the Tour you could find yourself considering the mute button for the rest of your game instead of the dull repetitive jokes that lose all meaning after a couple of Hail Mary plays.
The different modes in a football game are usually what set it aside from the competition, and as a budget title, NFL Tour surprises a few people by having more then one mode of play, although not that much more. To begin, there’s the standard exhibition game. The Tour mode acts as the main mode of play for single players and is sort of like a tournament where you battle across the country. In tour mode you create your own custom character with your choice of preset face, body type, number, name, state and nick name (my guy is known on the turf as Granola) and you’re off. Tour mode has your personal player and chosen team playing in different similar looking cities against different similar looking teams. With each venue having a different objective you must follow in order to score, win, and move onto the next repetitive looking venue. As well, in this title is the Bash n Dash mode where two to four football players are put in a fenced off ring and whoever holds onto the ball for the longest wins (complete with bonus point hotspots and extra points for reversals and wall hurdles). There is also a mode called Red Zone which is like a good old fashion NHL shootout, one player has the ball, the other is the only thing standing between him and the end zone, each player has five chances, whoever scores the most touchdowns at the end wins. What? You thought there were more modes to play? You’re out of luck with that as NFL Tour only comes armed with 4 different ways to play, luckily as with most other next gen games, you can always play against other people online via Xbox Live. Don’t get me wrong, Bash n Dash and Red Zone are fun to play from time to time, especially with multiple people in Bash n Dash, but otherwise this title is definitely lacking in the lasting appeal department.
Walking into this expecting something more like a take on the Blitz series, I was hoping for balanced gameplay, over the top maneuvers and huge hits. While NFL Tour did offer these to an extent, they were no where near as extravagant as they could have been – almost like a title to fill the gap directly between the wackiness of Blitz and the realism of Madden. As an economic title (going for $30 in most stores), it’s definitely worth a look for those on a budget, but otherwise if you have a different football game on your wish list, you are better off picking that title up for the long haul. Too bad the commentary hurt so much. Too bad the commentary hurt so much.
Graphics: 3.0 / 5.0
Gameplay 2.5 / 5.0
Sound 1.0 / 5.0
Replay value 2.0 / 5.0
Former SEX AND THE CITY star BRIDGET MOYNAHAN and US professional football player TOM BRADY are expecting a baby together.
Moynahan, 36, and the New England Patriot’s quarterback ended their relationship at the end of last year.
The star’s representative confirms the pregnancy to American publication Us Weekly saying, “Bridget Moynahan is over three months pregnant. Former boyfriend Tom Brady is the father.
“They recently split after a three year relationship. Privacy and consideration is appreciated at this time. No further comments will be made.”
Since the break-up, Brady, 29, has been romancing Brazilian-born supermodel GISELE BUNDCHEN.
The new couple began dating just before Christmas.
This will be the first child for both the actress and the athlete.
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About 10 years ago, the Raiders left Los Angeles, leaving one of the biggest and richest cities in the U.S. without an NFL team.
But California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger wants that to change. But he doesn’t just want the NFL to grant L.A. one team. He wants two.
Paul Tagliabue, the commissioner of the NFL, met with officials from L.A., Anaheim and Pasadena ? they all want a franchise (well, at least one).
Reps from each city presented plans to the NFL commish and 11 owners.
Schwarzenegger, who presented first, said afterwards that he was there to make sure “we’re getting not only one NFL team to the Los Angeles area, Southern California, but to actually get two teams,” he said. “That’s why I came. Why limit it?”
Some NFL owners laughed when the meeting was over, but Tagliabue didn’t immediately dismiss the possibility.
“One team is our immediate goal. Long term, I think two is a realistic goal,” he said.
Schwarzenegger says he would accept an existing relocated team or an expansion team, or both.
The NFL could take months before they made a decision on whether or not to grant a new franchise license.
In a move experts think they will be regretting forever, The Houston Texans did not choose Heisman Trophy winner Reggie Bush with the top selection overall in the NFL Draft this weekend. Instead, they went with the consensus second-ranked player, Mario Williams.
The Texans had said all along that they were seriously considering Williams, the North Carolina State lineman, but that was seen as a bargaining tactic. But when a deal couldn’t be reached with Bush before draft time, the Texans went with Williams.
“I really found out last night,” Williams said Saturday to nfl.com, minutes after getting chosen. “During the day yesterday, I got a call from my agent and he was just like, you know, we need to talk. He finally told me, you’re going to be the guy. It came down to the wire but I’m just glad it paid off and I’m so glad to be a Texan.”
Southern California running back Bush went second to the New Orleans Saints.
Williams signed a six-year deal worth $54 million.