Saturday, June 13, 2015

Crystal Pepsi is coming back?!

Here's the full report from Fox News, which is based off of this tweet:

To this day I remember the exact date I first tried Crystal Pepsi, December 24, 1992.

RELATED: Awesome Old Song of the Week (Thanksgiving edition brought to you by Crystal Pepsi): "Right Now" by Van Halen

Friday, June 12, 2015

It's funny that LeBron's constant pretending to be hurt finally got him legitimately hurt

LeBron James likes to embellish when he gets fouled.  There is no disputing this.  He realizes that by doing it he has a greater chance of getting his opponents whistled for flagrant fouls.  Sometimes his flops come in strange and unnatural directions that just make him look stupid:

Those two above were actually from the same game in 2012, but this one below from 2010 is my all-time favorite--make sure to watch till the very end:

LeBron pulled another one of these maneuvers last night.  I found it quite amusing that his bizarre and unnecessary dive into the stands led to an actual injury.

Also worth noting from yesterday's game, James himself committed a foul in which he shoved somebody (Shaun Livingston) off the court and into a camera man for real.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Kyrie Irving's "Friends" tattoo ranks pretty high on the list of least likely tattoos on an NBA player

OK, I haven't actually seen that list, so I'm just guessing.  But Friends?  Wow.

The first-ever episode of Friends aired on September 22, 1994.  Kyrie Irving was two-and-a-half years old.  He was 12 at the time of the series finale.  Ah, the power of syndication...

And just in case you're wondering if that really is a Freinds logo, Irving confirmed it on Instagram, saying "I mean what can I say lol I'm a fan of the show."

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Hardees-Carl's Jr. forgot the bacon on their hot dog burger

Kettle cooked potato chips on a burger is awesome, I've definitely done that many times before.  A hot dog, though?  I'm not so sure...  Regardless, I get where they're going at Hardee's-Carl's Jr. with the Most American Thickburger--it's your 4th of July barbecue all rolled into one.

But my question is, why stop with just the hot dog when they could be selling a bacon-burger-dog?

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Will Gronk and Big Papi's "Sippin'" be the No. 1 song of the summer?

I try to be original with this blog and not re-post things you'll also see everywhere else on the internet.  But every once in a while, something comes along that is just too amazing not to.  The Rob Gronkowski-David Ortiz "Summer Chill" ad campaign from Dunkin' Donuts is just that.

If you go to, it appears as though there is much more of this coming out in July and August, possible even another two or three songs.  Getting two of the biggest names in sports to team up for a series of commercials is quite impressive.  Convincing them both to sing is downright amazing--and in this case there may actually be a whole mini album.

Wow Dunkin' Donuts, just wow.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Can one inning fix a season?

Bogaerts reacts to his go-ahead RBI Sunday.
The Red Sox are 5-2 in June.  It's a very small sample, but it's possible things are turning in the right direction.

Yesterday, Boston scored seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, turning a 4-0 deficit into a 7-4 victory.  In the entire month of May, the Red Sox totaled seven or more runs in a game on just one occasion, let alone in a single inning.

Boston has now won three straight for the first time since the season's opening weekend, tying its longest winning streak of the year.

Dustin Pedroia has a hit in every game this month while going 14-for-29 (.483), lifting his average from .289 to .313.  Xander Bogaerts is 14 for his last 29 as well (although his hot streak began on May 31).

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Awesome Old Song of the Week: "Slam" by Onyx

Slam was a huge hit for Onyx in the summer of 1993.  But that's all I'm going to say about the song, because I've just discovered something else much more interesting:

While watching the video for the first time in many, many years, I realized that one of the group's members (Fredro Starr, pictured) is the actor who played the bad guy Malakai in Save the Last Dance.  Also starring in the 2001 Julia Stiles film was Kerry Washington, a decade before she became super-famous as Olivia Pope.

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