UsherDulli2

The Afghan Whigs made a new friend last year when they performed with Usher at South By Southwest. The full performance from the band appears below (Usher shows up at the 13:30 mark). Last week, The Afghan Whigs played in Brooklyn and were joined onstage once again by Usher. He acknowledged a win by the […]

kotwc

The Eagles and their fans, including a prominent actor, have been hyping Sunday night’s home game against the Giants better than any broadcast partner could possibly ever could. Bradley Cooper, star of “The Hangover” and “Silver Linings Playbook” (among others), started the smack-talk earlier in the week. Well, the Eagles themselves upped the ante through […]

BeatsStudio

One of my favorite stories of the week came across the wires when Colin Kaepernick was fined for wearing his “Beats By Dre” headphones. We’ve been talking about a lot of heavy issues related to NFL off-field transgressions in columns and on radio and television, so a discussion about official headphones and fining players who […]

We know of Snoop Dogg’s affinity for the Pittsburgh Steelers, as evidenced by the vitriolic rants posted against offensive coordinator Todd Haley. He’s been a leader of youth football in the greater Los Angeles area, and several players have elevated their games to the NFL level. We’ll, he’s also the proud father of a player […]

wolf

The magnificent run of Matthew McConaughey added another chapter this week as the Academy Award Winner addressed the Texans Longhorns. Coach Charlie Strong brought McConaughey, a longtime Longhorns fan, to practice in search of some inspiration and, let’s face it, to relax the squad after a rough start. Of course, McConaughey channeled one of his […]

FavreMicro

Everyone in the sporting world rushed to take their shot at former NFL MVP Brett Favre once the first of his MicroTouch ads hit the airwaves this week. I’ve called Favre the “Yoked-Up Santa Claus” on the radio for quite some time now, so I was sad to see the beard go. Some derisively mocked […]

kotwc

I saw the headline “On to Cincinnati” regarding Bill Belichick’s Wednesday press conference. Now, nobody expected the Patriots coach to reverse course and suddenly become verbose and forthcoming in the wake of Monday’s crushing loss to the Chiefs. His smirk and stare in his post-game press conference was about all you needed to see. Well, […]

ArethaFranklin

Aretha Franklin took to the stage for “The Late Show With David Letterman” and delivered a powerhouse performance of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep.” Of course, putting the term “powerhouse” behind Aretha Franklin’s name is redundant. Just watch the clip.  

FrozenOlaf

I remember sitting in the theater and watching a world of trolls, magic and a talking, singing snowman looking for “warm hugs.” I imagined this Disney “Frozen” world linking to the stories that had come before it and looked for the inevitable “Easter eggs” planted therein. This runaway freight train of a movie spawned numerous […]

kellymichael

This showed up in my timeline earlier today, a random, juvenile joke from the “LIVE with Kelly and Michael” show. Given the gravity of many of the sports stories we’ve been tracking over the past several weeks, this random bit of a chuckling Strahan opposite a straight-faced Ripa was a nice diversion. <iframe width=”574″ height=”350″ […]

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As we know, the fantasy football world is stacked with pundit and scribes looking for clever phrasing to complete their analysis. I would raise my hand and proudly declare myself to be one of those analysts seeking to make a point with a (sometimes) witty analogy or turn of phrase. Well, that point has not […]

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Rank Name Team Bye Week 1. Drew Brees NO 6 2. Peyton Manning DEN 4 3. Aaron Rodgers GB 9 4. Matthew Stafford DET 9 5. Tom Brady NE 10 6. Matt Ryan ATL 9 7. Andrew Luck IND 10 8. Philip Rivers SD 10 9. Jay Cutler CHI 9 10. Cam Newton CAR 12 […]

StoneCold

We all love creating lists and debating the merits and shortcomings of our favorite Hollywood stars and athletes. After all, poll questions get you thinking about putting players, teams and films/television shows in perspective and stir emotions. Some dismiss the polling process as a quick check-box exercise, but that’s selling it woefully short. The best […]

On Friday night, the sporting world was overrun with thoughts about Week 1 of the NFL preseason and the ceremony welcoming LeBron James back to Ohio. However, there was one baseball highlight that captivated the imagination of fans and the viewing public from a baseball game in Milwaukee. The Brewers hosted the Dodgers and second-year […]

Enjoy the next round of World Cup competition. Save the endless spinning of the NBA Free Agency wheel. And hope that the offseason (pre-training camp) NFL chatter circles back to talk of camp battles instead of bathroom photos (Johnny Manziel) and legal woes (Cleveland receiver Josh Gordon). I’m going to slide off the grid momentarily […]

ElvisSuit

Man, if only I’d hit the proverbial “stock option lottery” some year back, I’d be using every auction tactic in the book to procure this item. I saw that an “Elvis Presley Jumpsuit” was going up for sale on Time.com. I didn’t realize that it was going to be the famous “peacock” piece. Just look […]

SBTBNewCast

I’m a terrible sleeper. My mind races about the columns to write, stats to pore through and videos to shoot ahead of the 2014 NFL season. Once I’ve risen from bed, it’s impossible to lay back down. As a result, I spend an inordinate amount of time traversing the Internet in search of possible stories […]

dynamitestatue

What can I say? There are some movies that just hit you the right way. You have the phenomenon known as “being Shawshanked.” That is to say, “Shawshank Redemption” has become one of those movies that forces you to put an end to the channel-surfing and sit on the remote control. Over time, “Napoleon Dynamite” […]

harry

I know that this story has now been shared and posted all over the blogosphere. Given my Chicago roots, it’s a story that resonates with me and turns back time to “afternoons with Harry” on WGN-TV. I grew up on the South Side, a White Sox fan, but day baseball and stories from Harry Caray […]

ClubberLang

As we prepare for each edition of “The Jason Smith Show” on FOX Sports Radio, we leave no stone in the sports and pop culture worlds unturned. I saw a notice about an upcoming auction from Grey Flannel that includes one of the finest movie wardrobe entries that I’ve even seen. The robe and trunks […]

slash

I had the good fortune of attending Game 3 of the Western Conference Final at Staples Center on Saturday. With the series between the Chicago Blackhawks and Los Angeles Kings tied at one game each, the crowd was buzzing a full hour ahead of the puck drop. NHL Dignitaries lined the media area, and the […]

FallonDrums

For years, we’ve heard the comments about the striking resemblance of drummer Chad Smith and comedian/actor Will Ferrell. I still contend that Farrell has a bit of Mark Lanegan running up there. Anyway, Smith & Farrell agreed to a “Traditional Drum-Off” on Thursday’s edition of “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon.” Ultimately, the Farrell earned […]