Archive for the ‘Sports’ Category

LeBron James & Maverick Carter’s Springhill Entertainment to Produce HBO Sneaker Store Comedy

Posted by melissa kandel on August 11, 2017 in entertainment, Sports, Television | No Comments

There’s nothing funny about spending thousands of dollars on a sneaker … or maybe there is. At least that’s what LeBron James and his agent, Maverick Carter intend to prove in a new, untitled half-hour, single-camera comedy show about the sneaker culture phenomenon, set to air on HBO.

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Vans U.S. Open of Surfing Day 5: Just Keep Laughing

Posted by melissa kandel on August 3, 2017 in Huntington Beach, Sports, surfing | No Comments

The south side of Huntington Beach Pier saw four-to-five foot waves during day 5 of the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing. Courtney Conlogue of Costa Mesa, CA, got competition off to a swift start with a quick win in Round 3 Heat 4 over three-time World Surf League Champion Carissa Moore of Honolulu. “Yesterday I […]

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Vans U.S. Open of Surfing: Days 1 and 2 with or without Wind

Posted by melissa kandel on August 1, 2017 in Huntington Beach, Sports, summer, surfing | 1 Comment

“Rhythm plays a big part in the surfing game,” said the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing announcer, a reflective wistfulness darkening his ever-spritely tone. The waves had calmed to a soft lull, lake-like and placid. “That’s the flow of the ocean,” he continued. “Some days you got it, some days it’s tough.”

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Vans U.S. Open Day 3: The Tale of a Near-Perfect Ride And More

High-performance surfing marked day 3 of the Vans U.S. Open as competitors reveled in a four-to-five-foot swell that filled the south side of Huntington Beach Pier. Events on tap for Monday included Rounds 1 and 2 of the Men’s Qualifying Series 10,000 and Women’s Championship Tour Trial. Jérémy Florès of France, winner of the 2010 […]

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Comedy Central and Barstool Sports Make A Play for Pro Football

// Image via Comedy Central® “Some of my best life decisions have been made while sitting on a barstool,” said Kent Alterman, president of Comedy Central. “I’m hoping this is one of them.” Alterman’s network announced today it will air “The Barstool Rundown: Live from Houston,” a four-part comedy series kicking off Jan. 30 at […]

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Jeremy Lin Shoots (But Doesn’t Score) In New Viral Video

Posted by melissa kandel on October 19, 2016 in comedy, entertainment, Sports | No Comments

If there’s anything more awesome than watching a well-made and hilarious viral video, it’s watching a failed attempt at a well-made and hilarious viral video. (The end result is no less hilarious.)  Today, Comedy Central’s fictional branding agency, Viralocity, released a new video starring Brooklyn Nets point guard, Jeremy Lin, and it’s a smart and […]

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Ryan Lochte: Deep Thoughts and Dancing With The Stars

Posted by melissa kandel on September 13, 2016 in entertainment, Hollywood, Sports | No Comments

Brazilian bandit, Olympic gold medal swimmer, professional Tinder enthusiast … call him what you want but tonight at 8/7c, Ryan Lochte will officially become a competitor on season 23 of Dancing with the Stars. As the show unfolds, we can no doubt expect the famous (infamous?) swimmer—who found himself at the center of controversy at the […]

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Rio 2016 Olympics Synchronized Diving Super Fan Tells All

Posted by melissa kandel on August 11, 2016 in Fiction, Olympics, Sports, Untruth | No Comments

  This article is part of a weekly series, “Untruth Tuesdays,” (coincidentally published on Wednesdays) in which I take something completely, absurdly untrue then write about it as if it weren’t. Sorry, global warming and an ever-heating planet: This month, the world has caught Olympics fever and its temperature isn’t going down anytime soon. From Michael […]

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Guns N’ Roses and Other Rosy News

Posted by melissa kandel on April 18, 2016 in entertainment, In the News, music, Sports | No Comments

Monday isn’t for the birds … it’s for the roses. Much seems to converge around the red flower today, from breaking music news to preparations for an upcoming holiday when the fruits of nature’s labor are celebrated worldwide. Here’s the rosy round-up:

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Mastering The Masters

Posted by melissa kandel on April 10, 2016 in Sports | No Comments

Today I learned that there is actually an organization called The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews and apparently it’s a really big deal in the world of golf and also the official authority on the sport’s origination. As the story goes, golf began way back in the 12th century when Scottish shepherds hit stones into rabbit […]

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