Krystina Ramey was born and raised in the Appalachian Mountains in the great state of Tennessee. An athlete since the age of 4, Krystina has always had a passion for sports. Her love for broadcasting, however, didn’t come until later on in life. In fact, Krystina graduated from East Tennessee State University in 2009 with a degree in Graphic Design. It wasn’t until she pursued an internship with a radio station in West Palm Beach, FL that she knew she wanted a career in radio.
After interning for a year in Florida, Krystina decided it was time to move on to bigger and better things. She packed everything she could fit into her 2-door hatchback and drove to California to start a new life. She is ecstatic to have the opportunity to work with Fox Sports and sees big things in her future.
While Krystina spends most of her time aimlessly trying to convert Californians into lovers of the Southeastern Conference or the Atlanta Braves, she is slowly but surely developing a passion for sports in Southern Cali. When she’s not watching the game, you can find her jamming out to music – her life’s 2nd passion – or outside doing something active. She also loves shopping, traveling, and – of course – playing sports.
In honor of the end of the baseball season for some (just the beginning for others), I bring to you this week some of the best baseball-related clips the internet has to offer. I say baseball-related because, to be honest, none of these videos actually have anything to do with baseball. Right, so… here we go!
The Reds managed to squeak into the post-season this year, but it doesn’t seem pitcher Bronson Arroyo lent much to that accomplishment… at least not in Saturday’s game. The Pirates crushed the Reds 8-3, putting up a total of 6 homeruns and claiming home-field advantage for the NL Wild Card game, which, oddly enough, will be against the Reds. Arroyo gave up 5 of the 6 HRs. Not the best performance to end on when you’re a pending free agent and you’ve spent the last 8 years in Cincy. Who knows if they’ll bring him back… the Reds have yet to initiate any contract discussions… but Arroyo’s not going to sit around and wait while his financial future hangs in the balance. No, the “Bronson Arroyo Band” front man took matters into his own hands, debuting his acting credentials in this little ditty for Champion Dealer Group of Cincinnati.
*WARNING* Improper language ahead
You would think with all of those crowds his “band” has played in front of, Arroyo would seem a little more natural in front of the camera… Anyway, since when can you drop S-bombs on television commercials? What’s going on in Cincinnati?
Seriously, what’s going on in Cincinnati? These poor people have to suffer through multiple ridiculous commercials, all at the hands of the Cincinnati Reds:
And apparently it’s been going on for years!
I honestly can’t understand why Pete Rose never had a singing career…?
Ok, athlete acting is usually pretty bad, but here’s one guy who actually does a decent job at it. Matt Kemp, like so many others before him, appeared on Sesame Street with Abby Cadabby to teach kids about the word “attach.” Now, considering that his acting partner is a puppet, Kemp actually did a pretty good job here… but it still makes me laugh because, I mean, come on, it’s Matt Kemp! You know this pretty-faced Dodgers playboy would rather be partying it up with LeBron James...
Boy do Dodgers players know how to look cool... This video of Tony Gwynn Jr. is obviously from a few years back, seeing as how the outfielder has been booted from his position as of late for, we could only guess what reason... But that doesn’t mean he still doesn’t look like a boss in this clip when faced with one of those annoying outfield-wall hecklers. Gwynn Jr. gets him back in the most awesome of ways, calmly mocking the guy and not missing one beat in the process.
Keeping it in the franchise, the Dodgers have had a lot to celebrate this year, and we’re lucky they finally caught one on camera. As much as Juan Uribe wants to make it so, it doesn’t appear that the Korean Kid, Hyun-Jin Ryu, really enjoys that Robin Thicke song…
I know, Ryu, I’m getting sick of it too.
Alright, as much as I want to stick with the Dodgers and never, EVER talk about the Yankees, I’ve got to give this video some credit, as Mariano Rivera IS one of the greatest of all time, after all. We all know the Yankees closer has flung his last pitch, and heard about all of the wonderful tributes the organization gave him on what has now been proclaimed “Mariano Rivera Day.” But possibly the most touching moment of the event came when manager Joe Girardi decided it was time to pull the storied baseball player for the final time:
(Check out all of the crazy presents Mo received from around the league here.)
Alright alright alright, enough tears, I’ll let you off with something that’ll make you smile. I know it’s been awhile since the college baseball season ended, but I seriously can’t ignore a good “athletes dancing” video. It appears the 2 teams in this USF / Connecticut face-off got tired of waiting for the rain to subside, and decided to settle this competition as all sensible, college-educated athletes do: with a dance-off. This video is a little long, but watch whichever part you want, it’s all entertaining. The tarp slides come at 4:50, oh, and ladies… by minute 6, the entire team is shirtless. You’re welcome.
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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.
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Allllllllright hockey fans, I promised you some puck action last time, and as Kevin Figgers says, I deliver on my promises. So here goes. Now, not surprisingly, there are a lot more basketball videos out there than hockey, so I had to dig for a few of these. But I think they’ll still be sure to delight, nonetheless.
In much the same fashion as I did in the NBA edition, I’m going to start off with some teams that didn’t make the playoffs. This time that’s the Colorado Avalanche and the Calgary Flames, Northwestern Division opponents in the Western Conference. Not only did these 2 teams not make the playoffs, they both finished in the bottom 5 of the NHL this year.
Fret not, Flames & Avs – it might not be totally your fault. It looks like all parties involved could use a little improvement… even the sportscasters.
(Listen closely at 0:15)
In all fairness, he wasn’t technically wrong… I mean, after all, the guy’s name is Peter… don’t those 2 words kinda mean the same thing?
Remember that stretch I was talking about? Yea, well, here it begins. Dennis Wideman, a current defenseman for the Calgary Flames, used to play for the St. Louis Blues, who faced off against the LA Kings in the 1st round of the playoffs this year. (That works, right? Former playoff-team member?) As all of you reading this should know, the Kings came back from a 2-game deficit to win 4 straight and advance to the 2nd round. They eventually tasted defeat at the hands of the Chicago Blackhawks, but… where was I? Oh yea, Dennis Wideman. So it turns out the current-Flame-former-Blue was yet another to fall at the feet of the Blackhawks… just, more literally.
One of the best shootout performances I’ve ever seen. Period.
Keep that forgiving nature and stay with me here as I bring you Dion Phaneuf, who represented the Toronto Maple Leafs in their 7-game, 1st-round loss to the Boston Bruins this year. Now, he may be a member of that squad now, but I’d be foolish not to go back in time and grab this little gem from his days in Calgary. Tough guy decided that he wasn’t having any of what Ruutu was serving him, so he dropped gloves. How’d that work out for you?
At first glance, it seems as though Ruutu isn’t interested in fighting, which might explain why he turns away before Phaneuf even loses his balance. But if you watch again, you’ll see Ruutu actually came out with the upper hand here, as it’s his stick wrapped around Phaneuf’s leg that causes the defenseman to fall. Sneaky, sneaky…
Best part: The announcer’s cackling laugh. Now that’s a man who’s enjoying himself.
Straying from the professionals for a moment, I plucked this little ditty from the grasp of the Canadian Junior Hockey League, more specifically the Cornwall Colts in Cornwall, Ontario. We all know the best part of a hockey game is a fight, and this team was just looking to deliver. What ensued, however, may go down as one of the lamest 60 seconds of hockey in Canadian history. I say Canadian, because, I’m sure we Americans have had some pretty sorry moments of hockey. Just watch.
Notice they began playing the “Chicken Dance” at the end of the clip. Pretty fitting seeing as how that’s exactly what that scuffle just was.
Never fear, I bring this all back into relevance here. Just down the street from the Cornwall Colts live the Ottawa Senators… ever heard of ‘em? Little brothers always want to do as big brothers do, so it seems the Colts were just trying to emulate their professional counterparts, who decided to host a chicken dance of their own a few years back. Mind you this took place during a matchup against the division-rival Montreal Canadiens, both of whom made the playoffs this year. See? Told you I’d make it all relate.
I think the moral of the story here is, “We may have beaten out 14 other teams to make it to the playoffs, but that doesn’t mean we’re smarter.”
The defending Stanley-Cup champs didn’t quite make it this year, falling in the 3rd round to what would become the new kings. But that didn’t stop LA fans from supporting their guys, and the Kings are no less stars to their loyal subjects. This front row momma proved that point, making a painful error at the chance at a piece of Kings history. What would you do for a Mike Richards hockey stick?
Watch the baby closely.
The funny part is, you can tell Mike Richards just saw what happened, but he doesn’t know whether to be concerned or laugh!
Although I wanted our LA Kings to repeat, the Lord’s Cup went elsewhere this year. Congratulations to the Chicago Blackhawks on bringing home their 5th Stanley Cup in franchise history. The series against the Bruins was epic, keeping hockey fans and bandwagoners alike on the edge of their seat. Which is good, because there’s nothing LESS exciting than winning a Stanley Cup like this… as the Blackhawks themselves did back in 2010…
Interestingly enough, that game went into overtime as well. Blackhawks can’t seem to not do it in dramatic fashion. My favorite part of that whole scene comes at 0:55 when the coach takes his arms down from around the other 2 coaches and straightens up his jacket, like, “Yea, um… *clears throat* Yea let’s just wait and see what they call here… yea, you didn’t see us celebrating…”
Speaking of celebrations though, I only wish the Blackhawks would’ve taken a hint from this Kazakhstani team and put on half the show these guys did. However, being that this is the Russian Major League, I imagine hockey win celebrations are like American football touchdown dances for them…
Being that this is in… some foreign language (?)… the first 35 seconds are unimportant.
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