By Krystina Ramey
OMGsh I just realized that college football is ONLY A WEEK AWAY!!! I’ve been so excited waiting for this glorious time of year to descend upon us. With such a short amount of time left to endure, I’m going to attempt to hold you over for 8 MORE DAYS with these hilarious / cool / totally awesome college football goodies that I’ve procured from across the web. Let’s get started, shall we?
We begin with the man who has absolutely dominated the sports-talk world this off-season, good ol’ Johnny Manziel. With all of his recent exploits – tropical vacations to Mexico, shootin’ the breeze with Drizzy Drake, sitting court side at his choice of NBA game – it would seem the Heisman-trophy winner can do no wrong. But that, my friends, is not the case. In case you missed it last season, there’s never a good time to NOT remind ourselves of Manziel’s lovely trip down Perfection Lane gone awry.
So, after that poor showing, in front of thousands, the “wonder kid” had to make up for it… with the help of none other than Dude Perfect.
I gotta admit, I’m surprised that football went through a basketball hoop so seamlessly… C’mon, wouldn’t it get stuck in the net? It’s all… pointy-ish and whatnot…
Anyway, while we’re on the topic of QBs… and amazing-ness… check out this play from Eastern Washington’s Vernon Adams during a game against Sacramento State last season. If you’ve ever played a minute of Madden, NCAA Football, or, for us older cats, Tecmo Bowl, you know how scary it can be when you’ve drifted deep into the pocket, eaten up the clock, and the defense is collapsing all around you. Somehow this kid manages to break out of 3 different take-down attempts and rocket one into the end zone. Pretty fancy footwork, QB.
By the way, in the comments section on this YouTube ditty, Peter Sowards from the Eastern Washington school newspaper stated about that flag we saw… "The penalty was for a facemask which was enforced on the kickoff after the PAT. The touchdown stood and did not come back on the cut block." So there ya go. Give ‘im 6.
Alright, it’s time for my favorite time, we’ve got some more fancy footwork from a team full of athletes… that’s basically a combination of my 2 favorite things. Wisconsin decided to start their practices off a little differently last season, and I’m just glad they had a camera there to capture it.
Oh my gracious… white boys dancing… it’s probably the greatest thing ever.
Ok, I’m keeping it in the music category with this one… This will show you the kind of passion we SEC-ians have for our conference. This is a straight-up PRODUCTION. A little more dancing, a whole lot of rapping, and one white boy breaking a whole bunch of stereotypes. Please notice the epic dance scene that begins at 3:22… big boy got moves! Or, not.
(The last 2 minutes of this video are completely unimportant.)
Hmm, I see you wanna diss Tennessee but you’ll drink our whiskey! Yea, that blurred logo don’t fool me… Tennessee for life brother!
Alright, if that little number wasn’t good enough for you, I’ll leave you with this one…
Try, just TRY to make it through this entire video without cringing.
Boy, SEC fans will truly make themselves look like idiots to rep their conference.
Like me on Facebook & follow me on Twitter for 1 SEC fan who DOESN’T have to make a clown of herself to represent.
Hit-Girl, Battle Guy, Dr. Gravity, Colonel Stars & Stripes, Kick-Ass….what do all these names have in common? They all show up in the Universal Pictures sequel Kick-Ass 2 rated R and opening Friday August 16th. Kick-Ass 2 picks up with Dave Lizewski aka Kick-Ass(Aaron Taylor-Johnson) going to high school with Hit-Girl aka Mindy Macready(Chloe Grace Morentz) and kind of out of the business that he started, being the super hero guardian of the city. He sits around with his dad watching so many others doing what he did that he again gets the urge to bring Kick-ass out of retirement. He asks Hit-girl if he can join her to take to the streets, she agrees and they begin training together to start their some call vigilante protection of the city. After a tense moment as Hit Girl and Kick Ass, Mindy is caught by her guardian Detective Marcus(Morris Chestnut) still working as Hit girl and he asks Mindy to stop once and for all. Mindy decides to do what Marcus says and give up Hit-Girl forcing Kick-Ass to find new heroes and he does by finding Dr. Gravity(Donald Faison) who leads him to the Colonel Stars & Stripes(Jim Carrey). Under the tutelage of Colonel Stars & Stripes, Kick Ass gets to know other people who are playing heroes and they form Justice Forever a group that kick-Ass has been waiting for. Meanwhile Chris D’Amico aka The MF’er formally Red Mist(Christopher Mintz-Plasse) decides that he has to exact revenge on Kick-Ass for what he did ti his father in the first movie. The MF’er gathers his own group of villains to compete for the city and the death of Kick-Ass.
Kick-Ass 2 rocks, and it rocks for everything you want it to rock for. The story is exactly what you thought it would be if you saw the first one…..REVENGE and Redemption. The relationship between Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl is fantastic and very real, meanwhile the group of heroes that Kick-Ass gets involved in are fighters but have fear as well which I think all of us would have if put into a situation that they are. For all the flak that Jim Carrey received for not wanting to promote this movie for personal reasons, he’s great as the Colonel Stars & Stripes and almost steals the show. Christopher Mintz –Plasse, remember McLovin goes over the top as The MF’er but it’s great, it’s like what all of us would do if we really didn’t have the means to be a super villain because we are just well ordinary. He goes as far as he can go to show us that he really means the vengeance against Kick-Ass. However, the real star is Hit-Girl, dang is she one bad little girl. As she probably stole the show in the first one she again takes us everywhere in the sequel, I couldn’t get enough of her she was great.
Kick-Ass 2 lives up to the hype and delivers one interesting and satisfying sequel, funny and bloody as well as developing the characters in a very real way. Kick-Ass 2 show us that not all sequels that delve back into the old dish can’t come up with some new fun, twists and adventures. Kick-Ass 2 rating of R is well deserved, but it works, works, works , go see Kick-Ass 2 because it fights for you and the rest o us wannabe heroes out there in this sometimes crazy world.
By Adam Auslund
Well, one of my favorite weeks of television, "Shark Week", has come and gone for another year, and while like many I didn't appreciate Discovery channel kicking off the week with an uneducated, insulting, and completely FAKE documentary "Megalodon" to try and spark idiotic conversations about whether the giant prehistoric shark still exists, despite there being zero evidence to that possibility (hold your snide comments atheists) the week DID finish strong with actual compelling scientific programs like "Alein Sharks" and "Great White Serial Killer". But as always, it all went by too fast (even if you also filled up your DVR recording shows from Shark Weeks rival, Sharkfest, on Nat Geo Wild) and so, with the week behind us, there's a hole in my heart that needs to be filled with other dangerous creatures that deserve a week of programming devoted exclusively to them. So it's time for Snake Week.
Yup. You could easily get a ratings spike doing a full week on the fascinating constrictors and the vipers in the reptile world. And it would also give an opportunity to expose everyone to one of the biggest badasses this side of Chuck Norris and Vin Deisel. And a hero of mine…Austin Stevens, Snakemaster.
Here's some video of him being a crazy mofo, getting bitten by a cobra, going to the hospital, only to return a few hours later to photograph the same snake.
Who wouldn't want to watch hours of this guy jumping around the jungles and hiking through deserts to play with the most poisonous and deadliest serpents?
Actually, forget Snake Week. Just call it Austin Stevens Week. He deserves it.
Planes the new Disney movie opening Friday 08-09-13(Rated PG) brings the world of CARS to the skies. Planes tells the story of a crop-dusting plane named Dusty(Dane Cook) who while daydreaming of being great one day continues to do his job of dousing the crops. During his spare time Dusty attempts to qualify for the race around the world but can’t seem to get in. He’s helped by an aging veteran plane named Skipper(Stacy Keach) who trains him for this aerial race that will help solidify him as a great plane. After a plane is disqualified for the around the world race, Dusty is given a chance to take his place and the race is on.
Along the way Dusty is helped by his crew of Chug(Brad Garrett) a fuel truck and Dottie(Teri Hatcher) a forklift who can also fix a plane or two. In the race he makes many friends and even falls in love, but he has to get by the plane that’s fighting to win at any cost, Ripslinger(Roger Craig Smith) Planes shows something that was missing from Cars2 and that’s a little heart. Dusty is a caring plane who would rather help his fellow plane than think of himself and in the end this will definitely come back to be his greatest achievement. Planes is stolen by the character El Chupacabra(Carlos Alazraqui) who brings a fun, comedic approach to the role and helps Dusty learn the way of friendship, boy is he good.
I enjoyed Planes for everything it was meant to be, a fun, caring movie about the quest to be more than you are and how people learn about their being more to life than just winning. The visuals of the planes flying and the sound of them are great and will bring out the kid in even the oldest moviegoer; I mean who doesn’t love planes in flight. Planes grabs your hand and takes you on a wonderful flight with interesting characters and a fun time
It's amazing to me that one word can still be the root of so much drama surrounding our society. A word that has made people millions of dollars, and a word that has cost people millions of dollars. In the case of Riley Cooper, who made the ever more common mistake of opening his alcohol influenced mouth in front of a hundred amateur TMZ photographers at a Kenny Chesney concert earlier in the week, it's going to cost him at least a few thousand. It didn't take his employer long to react and I am so glad to see that the Eagles organization is jumping very far out in front of this. After Riley has finished his sensitivity training, and scratching out a nice fat check, the ugly six letter word surely will never leave his mouth again.
Seriously Chip? This is how you are going to start off your season as the new head coach? Fining one of your only healthy wide outs for using a word that you hear a hundred times a day walking in and out of the training facility? Now I am sure the Eagles organization has an honor student staff working in their PR department, but nothing they can do in this situation is ever going to assure me that no player that puts on the green and white jersey will ever utter that nasty racial slur again. Maybe that's not what they are trying to convince me of, but it sure seems like it.
Fining Riley Cooper for using that word is wrong, and I don't care how offensive that seems. Why would you fine a white player for using the word, and not a black player? How is that not offensive? I heard one particular radio host this morning claim that word should be banished from our language and dictionaries. How is that even possible when we enable the use of it? Society has basically been saying for decades that using that word is OK for one particular race, and I am getting sick of it.
I am not black, and I do not use that word. If someone else wants to use it, then fine. I treat it like a curse word. For example, I wouldn't go in to a church and start screaming out curse words to the choir. I generally don't like to swear in front of my mother, either. My point is, there is a time and a place. If an Asian man grew up in a neighborhood where the "N" word is used openly and freely, then he will probably have a hard time erasing that word from his vocabulary. This man should also know, or have a good idea, when it may be in-appropriate to use certain words. Common Sense is all it takes and Riley Cooper didn't show much of it at the Kenny Chesney concert. But for the Eagles organization to fine him and then act like they are some sort of crusaders for equality in this country is just bogus. What the hell is sensitivity training anyways? A nice way of saying don't say stupid things in front of cameras anymore if you ask me.
We all just need to grow up a little more, including myself, no matter how big or old we already are.