Sunday, March 31, 2013
Red bottoms? Got em. The 1996 World Series saw the New York Yankees take a 4-2 win over the Atlanta Braves. At the time Atlanta had the proud distinction of hosting the Olympics and the World Series in the same year. Unfortunately, they didn't take home the prize. This series was a fitted first. For the first time on-field fitted baseball caps featured a World Series patch on the side panels. Here's a customized version of that cap which features a tonal Black crown with a Red Button and Red Underbill. Murdergram anyone? This custom fitted baseball cap, designed by CITY is available now at http://getsetnyc.com/shop/men/accessories/hats/new-york-yankee-s-world-series-red-bottom-black.html
Chris Brown Disses Drake On Young Jeezy's "R.I.P." Remix. "If You Started From The Bottom Go On & Come Out The Closet"
It's not easy to steal the spotlight when you're on a song with talented artists like Young Jeezy, Kendrick Lamar and YG, but that's exactly what Chris Brown managed to do on the Snowman's "R.I.P." remix.
Breezy is still feeling some kind of way about his beef with Drake and let's it be known on this record.
"OK, now dearly departed, I bought a plane I departed/ And if you started from the bottom, go on and come out the closet," Breezy raps, referencing Drake's new "Started From the Bottom" single.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
Danny Ainge Says Lebron Complaining About Refs Is Embarrassing….Pat Riley Tells Danny Ainge To “Shut The Fuck Up”
They competed against each other as coach and player. Now, Miami Heat President Pat Riley and Boston Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge are going at it as executives of rival Eastern Conference teams.
In response to Ainge saying it was "almost embarrassing that LeBron (James) would complain about officiating," Riley, through the Heat's public relations department, released this statement:
"Danny Ainge needs to Shut The Fuck Up and manage his own team. He was the biggest whiner going when he was a player. I know that because I coached against him."
Riley coached the Los Angeles Lakers when Ainge played for the Celtics during the heated rivalry between the two teams in the 1980s.
After the Chicago Bulls ended with Heat's 27-game winning streak Wednesday, James voiced his frustration at the pounding he has absorbed from opponents and the lack of fouls called by referees.
"It is getting to me a little bit," James said. "Every time I defend myself, I've got to face the consequences of a flagrant (foul) or technical foul or whatever the case may be.
"It's tough. It's very tough."
James, who was called for a flagrant foul late in the game, was especially unhappy with fouls committed by Chicago guard Kirk Hinrich and forward Taj Gibson.
When asked about James' comments the following day, Ainge told Boston radio station WEEI, "I don't think either one of those were flagrants, and I think the one — LeBron against Boozer — was flagrant, yes. I think the officials had it right. I think that it's almost embarrassing that LeBron would complain about officiating."
The defending champion Heat and Celtics have met in the playoffs the past two seasons — the Heat winning in five games in the second round in 2011 and the Heat winning in seven games in last season's conference finals.
Wouldn't a third consecutive playoff meeting be sweet?
Friday, March 29, 2013
Chase and D’Angelo are in early talks to join Ed Helms and Christina Applegate in the comedy with “Horrible Bosses” scribes John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein on board to helm from a script they penned.
The new version of the Griswolds’ “Vacation” adventures will follow grown-up son Rusty (Helms), who now has his own family misadventures on the road, which includes making a pit stop to see his mom and dad.
Though the roles are more on the cameo level, there was concern when it wasn’t clear whether Chase and D’Angelo would return to the franchise they started 30 years ago. After the budget was set and script was given a polish, the producers redoubled their efforts to include them in the reboot.
David Dobkin will produce through his David Dobkin Prods.
Over the holiday season, the duo appeared in Old Navy spots with cast members reuniting from various “Vacation” movies.
Chase is repped by Paradigm and Kritzer, Levine, Wilkins Griffin Entertainment and D’Angelo is repped by ICM Partners and Justice & Ponder Inc.
On Sunday, April 7th, titans collide at WrestleMania 29 as CM Punk takes on The Undertaker with hopes of breaking the Dead Man's prized 'Mania streak, sullying the record and making him 20-1. Also featured on the card is John Cena vs. The Rock, Triple H vs. Brock Lesnar and Team Hell No vs. Dolph Ziggler and Big E. Langston.
But over the past four or five years, the main attraction that's put everyone on the edges of their seats is Taker's streak. Would he make it to 20? That was the question. The question these days is, is Taker beatable now that he's already reached the perfect Blu-ray/DVD set number of 20-0? Was that the real achievement all along?
I had a chance to speak to CM Punk, the man who recently held the WWE Championship for the longest reign in 25 years, about his upcoming match with The Undertaker, offending fans with his "edgy" promo segments, and his love for The Walking Dead comics and TV series.
After two bouts with HBK and two with Triple H, is it even possible to have an Undertaker WrestleMania match these days unless there's a strong chance that Taker could do down and the streak could be broken? "I don't know, that's a tough question to answer," Punk answered. "I mean, does anybody really think they have to break the streak? It's one of those things. The streak is this monumental thing and I think everybody has these feelings of not wanting to see it broken, so therefore it should never be broken. But once that bell rings I don't have a boss and nobody can tell me what to do. The guy who beats the streak is gonna go down as a legend. If I broke the streak, I'd be a legend. So it's up to me to do everything I can to break it."
Punk, as always, puts more pressure on himself than an outsider ever could. "I expect the best from myself, no more no less," he said. "I don't know what anybody else expects from this match given [Undertaker's] year away from the ring and possibly his physical condition. Or the fact that I don't have a Hell in a Cell or all these different kinds of stipulations, like No Disqualification, to work with. But I like it when they handcuff me."
"I always seem to find a way to make it the best that it can be, given the circumstances," he continued. "I don't think I can look at it like 'Oh, this has to be better than other matches Undertaker's done.' To me this match is going to be what it has to be. It's part of a story, you know. So I don't look at those other matches. It's really a different beast. I'm making him angry. It's not just 'I'm going to break your streak.' I'm trying to piss the guy off and I want him to try and kill me. So it's a completely different animal than the last couple matches he's had at 'Mania."
CM Punk, 'borrowing' Undertaker's urn.
Over the years at IGN, I've spoken to more than a few WWE Superstars before WrestleMania, but no one who's had Undertaker as an opponent. Invariably I've asked them "What would be your dream WrestleMania match?" and they'd all say a match with The Undertaker. But would Punk say the same thing? Is Undertaker Punk's dream 'Mania opponent? "You know, probably not," he revealed. "To be honest. I mean, I probably would have said, hell, at this point, John Cena. You know what I mean? Or, of course, Stone Cold Steve Austin. He's always been my answer to that question over the last two years."
Punk has found himself at the center of a couple "controversial" moments over the past few months; first with his in-ring mocking of Jerry Lawler's heart attack and then again a few weeks back when he crashed a memorial segment for the late Paul Bearer. But to Punk, there is no line. "I'm the bad guy, they're supposed to hate me," he said. "I don't think there is a line, and if there is it's my job to jump over it." Despite his nefarious actions though, the man does have a strong, passionate fanbase. But he couldn't really tell you who they were. "Oh, I don't know. There's such a wide demographic who watches the WWE," he said. "And everybody's into something different. I think you could split my fans up just like any other guy's fans. Some of them are cool and some of them are obnoxious. But it's the variety that makes it great."
Punk, a longtime fan of Robert Kirkman's Walking Dead comic series, appeared on AMC's The Talking Dead a few months ago to talk about the TV series. And with the season finale coming up this weekend, he offered up his take on Season 3. "I think it's blown Season 1 and 2 out of the water, you know," he said. "I think Seasons 1 and 2 had too many moments that felt slow and lacked character development. This one seems like a huge improvement over the first two, as if everything was just leading up to now."
Punk's also not someone who hates the changes they've made in the transition from comic to TV series. "It's keeps me on my feet," he shared. "It keeps me watching. Although I can anticipate certain things, it's not identical. It keeps me interested." Yes, for CM Punk, gone are the days of bitching about things not being the same as in the comics.
"I have to keep an open mind nowadays," he laughed. "I think as I get older, I'm more open to it all. And all of the movies now. Because it's really just the writer and the director's interpretation of what they think a story or a character is. Something I'm completely not open to is remaking movies. Like recently, the new Red Dawn. For some reason I decided to watch the remake and it was possibly the worst movie I've ever seen in my life."
Before speaking in Miami on Friday, President Obama took a minute to console (and perhaps poke a little fun at) Miami Heat fans.
President Obama is a known Chicago Bulls fan, and after the Bulls ended the Heat’s streak of 27 games — the second longest in NBA history — on Wednesday, Obama was obviously happy for his Bulls. He consoled the fans of Miami by letting them know that the Heat “will be just fine.”
President Obama went on to congratulate the Miami Hurricanes on their great season and let the people know that, with the Florida Gators and the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles still in the NCAA Tournament, the state of Florida is “the center of basketball right now.”
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
XXL releases the cover to their 2013 Freshman Class issue.
Dizzy Wright – 10 Spot People’s Champion Winner
Chief Keef – “The 11th Freshman”