News broke earlier today that the Buffalo Bills are willing to pay 500 fans ten bucks an hour and give them free game tickets if they will shovel snow at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
For those living in a cave, the Buffalo area was buried by snow yesterday, and another round with mother nature is expected tonight. While a lot of die-hard fans will probably answer the call, getting to the stadium in such horrid conditions can be a problem. Especially if you don’t own a car, and instead opt to try to ride a Huffy.
A Reddit user was hired to help shovel, but had some traveling issues. This genius posted the whole adventure online for the world to see.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 19, 2014
The Memphis Grizzlies are off to a sizzling 10-1 start to the young NBA season. When a team starts doing well, often times a lot of bandwagon fans come out of the wood work. However, mega-star Justin Timberlake is no such fan.
JT is from Memphis, and he’s a minority owner of the Grizzlies. So it’s no surprise that Timberlake put a Twitter troll in check for trying to call out his Memphis allegiance.
— Justin Timberlake (@jtimberlake) November 18, 2014
Adam Schefter, ESPN’s NFL insider, is one of the most well-known reporters in the world. The demands of his job require him to always have his cell phone handy, but that doesn’t mean he only uses it for business.
Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch recently conducted an NFL roundtable, in which Schefter participated. One of the questions was how many contacts Schefter has in his phone. His answer was priceless:
SI.com: Roughly how many phone numbers related your job do you have in your cell phone or blackberry or wherever your contact list is?
Schefter: Don’t know exact and don’t count. But know the last time I changed PDA’s at ESPN and they had to download my contact list, the IT man told me I had over 6,000. But, please understand that I was single for 20-plus years. A lot of those numbers are women I once dated.
I would love to know how many of those 6,000+ contacts are girls that Schefter dated. Either way, his track record is probably impressive. Maybe he should start using two phones – one for work and one for personal use.
Any avid sports fan knows that ESPN is the worldwide leader in sports – if sports means Lebron James and Peyton Manning only. Recently, ESPN sent a tweet that issued a challenge to Columbus Blue Jackets fans. The Blue Jackets Twitter account had a hilarious response to the challenge, and then the Nashville Predators got in on the fun too. Check out the series of tweets, as these two NHL teams trolled ESPN hard – and truthfully.
The domestic abuse situation surrounding the NFL from earlier this season hasn’t gone away, and it won’t any time soon with Ray Rice seeking reinstatement. Most of the attention has gone to promoting awareness for domestic violence, as the NFL has turned the tides and championed the cause.
Rapper Eminem, considered one of the greatest of all-time, does not share that sentiment apparently, as he dropped an insanely witty, yet controversial freestyle verse in a recent hip-hop cypher:
“But I may fight for gay rights, especially if the [expletive] is more of a knockout than Janay Rice/ Play nice? [Expletive] I’ll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice, like Ray Rice in broad daylight in the plain sight of the elevator surveillance/ ’Til her head is banging on the railing, then celebrate with the Ravens.”
Personally, Eminem has always rapped this way, poking fun at social issues. If anything, it’s clear he still possesses more lyrical ability than most of the rappers out there today. I expect a few bleeding heart types to take offense to this, but hey, freedom of speech, right?