Former boxing heavyweight champion “Iron” Mike Tyson is headed to Adult Swim in Mike Tyson Mysteries. Armed with a magical tattoo and a pigeon, Tyson will be featured in weekly 15-minute episodes later this year. Here’s the official description from the press release:
Mike Tyson Mysteries — In the new animated comedy series Mike Tyson Mysteries, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Armed with a magical tattoo on his face and a trusty associate by his side —
The Toledo Mud Hens might be my new second-favorite sports franchise in the world (the Yankees will always be best). The team has combined two magical things — baseball and Star Wars — in a Chewbacca-inspired Jersey. It’s frickin’ awesome and I want one! I’m sure that millions of Star Wars nerds around the world have suddenly become Mud Hens. Hopefully the Mud Hens Chewbecca jersey will be followed by Storm Trooper, Darth Vader, Han Solo, and Boba Fett jerseys. That would be awesome.
The jerseys are available for preorder … more
My excellent friend Brad tweeted this video yesterday and I can’t stop watching it. It’s that monstrous dunk by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan set to a classic Jim Ross WWE call. Watch DJ throw down a Chris Paul lob for one of the most ferocious dunks of the NBA season to the classic sounds of JR calling the action for the Mankind vs. Undertaker Hell in a Cell match from 1998.… more
It’s hard to believe that Michael Jordan turns 50 today. It doesn’t feel like it was all that long ago when Jordan thrilled people at NBA All-Star Weekend Slam Dunk Contests, made that shot over Craig Ehlo, amazingly switched hands for a flying layup against the Knicks, and made that other shot over Byron Russell. It’s weird seeing an older Jordan — one with a slight paunch, no less — ruling over the lowly Charlotte Bobcats. To me, he’ll always be that chiseled Adonis that soared over…more
Performance-enhancing drugs have been part of sports for decades, though the problem has become more scientifically advanced in the last 20 years. The big uproar started in baseball, with Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds launching home runs to the moon (and breaking cherished records) with the help of performance enhancers. More recently, Alex Rodriguez has been accused of cheating, after he supposedly stopped using steroids. While MLB has a better drug testing program than most sports, the pharmacists seem to be several steps ahead of the commissioner.
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It began as a blowout, but Super Bowl XLVII ended up being a pretty exciting game. Sports and sports-related matters aside, I want to hear about the Super Bowl 2013 commercials that impressed you. To be completely honest, I was trying to edit video and watch the game at the same time. I’m positive that I missed a bunch of cool spots. If something nerdy came up, I paid attention. If a sexy woman was in a commercial, I paid extra attention. Here are the fun spots that I remember seeing, but…more
Super Bowl XLVII is nearly here! From the birthplace of jazz, Gambit’s old stomping grounds, and the place where RPadholic smartguy terrorizes his fellow accountants, millions of people are expecting a great game. How do you think it’ll go down? Kindly share your predictions, spreads, and all that good stuff in the comments section. Also, please let me know what commercials you’re looking forward to. Anyone else find it strange that several companies have released teaser trailers for their Super Bowl commercials? Have these things become so big that they … more
I’ve never liked Alex Rodriguez. Originally it was because of my duty as a Yankee homer; as a Derek Jeter fan, I had to hate rival shortstops like Rodriguez and Nomar Garciaparra. When A-Rod signed that ridiculous contract with the Texas Rangers, I still hated him. When he came to the Yankees…oy. Yankee fans are usually good about welcoming formerly-hated rivals. Look at Wade Boggs, Roger Clemens, and Johnny Damon, for example. Fans never really warmed up to Rodriguez. With A-Rod, many fans felt that…more
Super Bowl XLVII is set with an all-Harbaugh extravaganza between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers. Before I ask for your Super Bowl picks and predictions, let’s talk about the AFC/NFC Championship Games. Were you surprised by how thoroughly the New England Patriots were shut down? Remember when 49ers fans weren’t sure that Colin Kaepernick should be starting? Does anyone else scream, “Gore! Gore! Gore!” (think JR calling a WWE Rhyno match) whenever Frank Gore scores a touchdown? Kindly discuss and dissect the Championship Games in the comments … more
Since so many of you are big (American) football fans, here’s some space to talk about the latest NFL games. Whether you’re discussing the Denver Broncos’ epic collapse, the Atlanta Falcons avoiding an epic collapse, or Rob Gronkowski’s (now twice-) broken arm, please talk it up in the comments section!… more