When a sports team has a rocky season you typically see the team's Twitter account try to make the best of a bad situation, pointing out the positives while offering hope that next year will be better. That's the traditional formula. At least, it was until the account representing the Battle Creek Revolution hockey team chose to go in a much more colorful direction.
The B.C. Revolution, a hockey team that plays in the Tier III Junior A NA3HL (confusing, isn't it?), went with the tweet you see above, blaming their bad season on players getting high and drunk all the time.no comments
You gotta hand it to the Sul Ross University NCAA D-III baseball team. Now unless you've attended Sul Ross or know someone who's attended the university, then this is probably the first time you've heard of the institution. From what I've Googled, it's a small public university in Alpine, TX whose baseball team produced a tremendous video.
If you've seen the movie Major League, then you'll know of the American Express ad spoof that was shown that has various characters on the fictional Cleveland Indians pennant-winning team wearing tuxedos, touting the credit card with Willie Mays Hays (Wesley Snipes) sliding into home at the end.
The ad spoof has been recreated over the years, but the Sul Ross University baseball team may have done the best one by far. Going shot-for-shot, the team promoted its student ID's rather than the Amex card. The result is below, and it's infinitely better than another tiresome Harlem Shake video:no comments
Legendary Pittsburgh Penguins announcer Mike Lange is someone I wish we could feature more on this website. His unique, gravelly, enthusiastic calls are like nobody else in the business. (SCRATCH MY BACK WITH A HACKSAW being my personal favorite) Last night, the Pens beat the Maple Leafs 3-1 with all 3 goals coming in the 3rd period. For Pascal Dupuis' game winner with 2 minutes to go, we got two classic Langisms for the price of one.
Your task for the next 10 minutes, go visit the Mike Lang soundboard and wish he announced games for your hockey team of choice.
H/T PensBlogno comments
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ACC Tournament, Greensboro, NC
Boston College vs. Miami -- ACC Network/ESPN2/ESPN 3D, noon
North Carolina State vs. Virginia -- ACC Network/ESPN2, 2:30 p.m.
Duke vs. Maryland -- ACC Network/ESPN2/ESPN 3D, 7 p.m.
North Carolina vs. Florida State -- ACC Network/ESPN2/ESPN 3D, 9:30 p.m.
Atlantic 10 Tournament, Brooklyn, NY
Saint Louis vs. Charlotte -- A-10 Network, noon
LaSalle vs. Butler -- A-10 Network, 2:30 p.m.
Virginia Commonwealth vs. St. Joseph's -- A-10 Network, 6:30 p.m.
Temple vs. UMass -- A-10 Network, 9 p.m.
Big East Tournament, New York, NY
Syracuse vs. Georgetown -- ESPN, 7 p.m.
Louisville vs. Notre Dame -- ESPN, 9:30 p.m.
Big Ten Tournament, Chicago, IL
Indiana vs. Illinois -- ESPN, noon
Wisconsin vs. Michigan -- ESPN, 2:30 p.m.
Ohio State vs. Nebraska -- Big Ten Network, 6:30 p.m.
Michigan State vs. Iowa -- Big Ten Network, 9 p.m.
Big 12 Tournament, Kansas City, MO
Iowa State vs. Kansas -- Big 12 Network/ESPNU, 7:30 p.m.
Kansas State vs. Oklahoma State -- Big 12 Network/ESPNU, 10 p.m.
Big West Tournament, Anaheim, CA
ESPN3, 9:30 p.m.
Conference USA Tournament, Tulsa, OK
Southern Mississippi vs. UTEP -- CBS Sports Network, 4 p.m.
Memphis vs. Tulsa -- CBS Sports Network, 6:30 p.m.
Mid-American Conference Tournament, Cleveland, OH
Akron vs. Kent State -- Sports Time Ohio, 6:30 p.m.
Ohio vs. Western Michigan -- Sports Time Ohio, 9 p.m.
Mountain West Conference Tournament, Las Vegas, NV
UNLV vs. Colorado State -- CBS Sports Network, 9:30 p.m.
San Diego State vs. New Mexico -- CBS Sports Network, midnight
Pac-12 Tournament, Las Vegas, NV
UCLA vs. Arizona -- Pac-12 Network, 9 p.m.
Utah vs. Oregon -- ESPN, 11:30 p.m.
SEC Tournament, Nashville, TN
Florida vs. LSU -- ESPNU, 1 p.m.
Alabama vs. Tennessee -- ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.
Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt -- SEC Network, 7:30 p.m.
Mississippi vs. Texas A&M -- SEC Network, 10 p.m.
Southland Conference Tournament, Katy, TX
Stephen F. Austin vs. Southeastern Louisiana -- ESPN3, 6 p.m.
Northwestern State vs. Sam Houston State -- ESPN3, 8:30 p.m.
Conference USA Tournament, Tulsa, OK
Central Florida vs. UTEP -- CBS Sports Network, 11 a.m.
Tulsa vs. East Carolina -- CBS Sports Network, 1:30 p.m.
Inside College Basketball: Bracket Week -- CBS Sports Network, 3:30 p.m.
Big Ten Tip-Off Show -- Big Ten Network, 6 p.m.
College Basketball Live Scoreboard -- ESPNU, 7 p.m.
Big Ten Game Break -- Big Ten Network, 8:30 p.m.
Inside College Basketball: Bracket Week -- CBS Sports Network, 8:30 p.m.
Big Ten Finale '12-'13 -- Big Ten Network, 11 p.m.
Inside College Basketball: Bracket Week -- CBS Sports Network, 11 p.m.
College Basketball Live -- ESPN2, 2 a.m. (Saturday)
Hockey East Tournament
Game 1, Vermont at Boston College -- NBC Sports Network, 7 p.m.
ISU World Championships, London, Ontario, Canada
Pairs Free Program -- Universal Sports, 1 p.m.
Men's Free Skate -- Universal Sports, 8:30 p.m.
European PGA Tour
Avantha Masters, New Dehli, India
Second Round -- Golf Channel, 9:30 a.m. (same day coverage)
Tampa Bay Championship, Palm Harbor, FL
Second Round -- Golf Channel, 3 p.m.
Founders Cup, Phoenix, AZ
Second Round -- Golf Channel, 6:30 p.m.
Toshiba Classic, Newport Beach, CA
First Round -- Golf Channel, 8:30 p.m. (same day coverage)
Mixed Martial Arts
UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz Weigh-In -- Fuel, 4 p.m.
UFC Tonight: UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz-Preview -- Fuel, 5 p.m.
MLB Spring Training
Pittsburgh vs. Houston -- MLB Network 1 p.m.
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox -- WGN America, 3 p.m.
Texas vs. San Francisco -- MLB Network, 4 p.m.
Minnesota vs. Boston -- MLB Network, 11 p.m. (same night coverage)
MLB Tonight -- MLB Network, 10 p.m.
World Baseball Classic
Pool 2, Second Round, Miami, FL
Puerto Rico vs. United States -- MLB Network, 7 p.m.
Nationwide Series, Bristol, TN
Practice -- Speed, 10:30 a.m.
Final Practice -- Speed, 2 p.m.
Sprint Cup Series, Bristol, TN
Practice -- Speed, noon
Qualifying -- Speed, 3:30 p.m.
Trackside At Bristol -- Speed, 7 p.m.
Minnesota at Houston -- NBA TV, 8 p.m.
Chicago at Golden State -- NBA TV/WGN America, 10:30 p.m.
Path to the Draft -- NFL Network, 6 p.m.
New Jersey at Philadelphia -- NHL Network, 7 p.m.
NHL Live -- NHL Network, 5 p.m.
NHL Tonight -- NHL Network, 10 p.m.
NHL Overtime -- NBC Sports Network, 11:30 p.m.
NFL AM -- NFL Network, 6 a.m.
The 'Lights -- NBC Sports Network, 6 a.m.
Morning Drive -- Golf Channel, 7 a.m.
The Dan Patrick Show -- Audience Network (DirecTV)/NBC Sports Network, 9 a.m.
Tim Brando Show -- CBS Sports Network, 9 a.m.
The Box Score -- Audience Network (DirecTV)/NBC Sports Network, noon
The Best of the Dan Patrick Show -- NBC Sports Network, 4 p.m.
Pardon the Interruption -- ESPN, 5:30 p.m.
ROME -- CBS Sports Network, 6 p.m.
The Crossover -- NBC Sports Network, 6 p.m.
The Artie Lange Show -- Audience Network (DirecTV), 10 p.m.
Lead Off -- CBS Sports Network, 1:30 a.m. (Saturday)
BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells, CA
Men's Quarterfinals -- ESPN2, 4:30 p.m./Tennis Channel, 6:30 p.m.
Women's Semifinals -- Tennis Channel, 9:30 p.m./ESPN2, 11:30 p.m.
It's the Pac 12 Tournament and Bill Walton is ending the year with a bang. The redhead has had a glorious return to the broadcast booth working games for the Pac 12 Network and ESPN this year after being sidelined due to health reasons. Walton was in rare form today, even by his Grateful Dead infused high standards, so much so that the Pac 12 actually sent a press release with some of his best quotes from the early action. But those were nothing compared to what Walton said coming out of commercial with the Pac 12 mascots coming out of a limousine. It was worthy of a double take, a spit take, and any other _____ take you could muster. Bill Walton made a joke about being in the limosuine with ESPN's shiny new NFL analyst Ray Lewis, who just happens to have a bit of history with limos:no comments
ESPN aired the Big East quarterfinals last night. Game 1 featured Louisville vs Villanova. Game 2 featured Notre Dame and their Digger Phelps highlighter unis against Marquette. Before the second game, ESPN tried to combine the Cardinals and Golden Eagles together in some sort of weird lineup amalmagation. That's the correct Marquette names with Louisville pictures. For instance, Junior Cadougan does not look like Peyton Siva, he looks like this. Just imagine the confusion at ESPN if Marquette happens to play Louisville in the Big East tournament.
H/T ChadwellYoungno comments
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Pepsi MAX disguised Jeff Gordon and sent him to a used car dealership. Gordon then asked one unsuspecting car salesman to go for a test drive - one he won't soon forget.
Assuming the car salesman isn't in on it - judging by his believable reactions, we don't think he is - this is one fun and creative stunt. The whole idea is that Pepsi MAX is a zero-calorie cola in disguise as a regular cola, just like Gordon is a professional driver disguised as a moron doing insane stunts on his test drive.
The reactions from the salesman are terrific. He goes from calm but still trying to make the sale to swearing before ending on "I'm going to kill you" while threatening to call the police. Well played, Jeff Gordon. (And yes, as Jalopnik points out it's fake, but it still gets the job done.)no comments
Last week, we covered Bill Simmons' Twitter criticism of a First Take incident, in which Richard Sherman went after Skip Bayless like a champ.
Simmons went quickly from "just change the channel" to "everyone lost" and the network has, according to Deadspin's John Koblin, suspended Simmons from Twitter:no comments
Earlier this week, CBSSports.com's Dennis Dodd wrote a piece on the Heisman Trophy Trust potentially revoking votes from writers who reveal their choices before the trophy presentation. While it appears 95% of the 928 who voted in 2012 adhered to the sound of silence, some voters publically discussed their choices before the ceremony:no comments