.David Letterman paid tribute to his old friend Robin Williams on a recent episode of the Late Show. Letterman spent ten touching minutes reflecting on the amazing life of the late comedian and actor while also talking about some of the special moments that they both shared while starting off in their careers.
My thoughts on the ice bucket challenge are complicated and not worth going into here. My thoughts on people falling down, bashing themselves over the head, and otherwise harming and embarrassing themselves are much simpler: I am staunchly pro-slapstick.
NOTE TO PEOPLE DOING THIS CHALLENGE:::::::::
It is supposed to be ice cold water…..you know, with ice cubes and stuff we can see when you pour the water on your head??????
It’s nothing special just to pour room-temperature water on your head.
Dave Belisle’s Rhode Island Little League team had just lost in heartbreaking fashion to a team from Illinois.
The team huddled around Belisle, eyes getting red, bottom lips faltering as the coach began to talk. At 12-years-old, this was without question the biggest moment of these kids’ lives. The pinnacle achievement, on national TV, and they just lost.
So Belisle decided to give them a speech they will likely never forget, and neither will we.
The last major preseason poll before the start of the college football season was released Sunday afternoon. Florida State, as expected, received the number one spot in the AP top 25, receiving 57 out of 60 first-place votes. Alabama followed Florida State in the voting, edging Oregon.
Oklahoma comes in at number four, followed by Ohio State and last season’s SEC champion, Auburn. UCLA is ranked seventh, followed by Michigan State, South Carolina and Baylor to round out the top ten.
Defending Pac-12 champion Stanford comes in at number 11, followed by Georgia, LSU, Wisconsin, USC and Clemson. Notre Dame is ranked 17th, although it should be noted the votes for the AP poll were due before the news of an academic misconduct investigation and suspensions to players broke last week.
Ole Miss is ranked 18th, followed by Arizona State and Kansas State to wrap up the top 20. Texas A&M, Nebraska, North Carolina, Missouri and Washington complete the top 25 poll in that order.
Eight teams from the SEC appear in the preseason AP poll. The Pac-12 is second with six teams ranked. The Big Ten has four schools ranked, the Big 12 has three schools ranked. The ACC also has three schools ranked in the preseason poll. No school from a Group fo Five conference appears in the preseason AP top 25.
Florida State also ran away with the top spot in the coaches preseason poll.
Here is the full preseason AP poll.
1. Florida State (57 first-place votes)
2. Alabama (1 first-place vote)
3. Oregon (1 first-place vote)
4. Oklahoma (1 first-place vote)
5. Ohio State
8. Michigan State
9. South Carolina
17. Notre Dame
18. Ole Miss
19. Arizona State
20. Kansas State
21. Texas A&M
23. North Carolina
50 Cent, you’re off the hook, buddy. It looks like we have a new champion for the worst ceremonial first pitch.
Monique Evans, the reigning Miss Texas, threw out the first pitch before last night’s game between the Angels and Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. As you’ll see below, it was off the mark by a rather significant margin.
Yikes. Those mechanics aren’t recommended, kids. This whole situation is made more humorous by the presence of Captain, the Rangers’ team mascot. Evans seemed to be a good sport about the whole thing, so at least we can all laugh about it together.
I wonder if our friend Susan Shuler had anything to do with this??????
Two months and a little over 700gb of footage later, DJD Productions is thrilled to release our 2014 Dallas promotional video. See Dallas from angles you’ve never before in this nearly four minute montage on why exactly this city is the best place in the world to live. Please visit www.djdproductions.com or facebook.com/djdprod for more information. Enjoy!
Music: City of Dreams by Alesso and Ruben Haze
Modern Green Creative Experiential Agency has created a very short but powerful video tribute to the late Robin Williams using the beautifully poignant commencement speech from Robin’s 1996 film Jack.
Please, don’t worry so much. Because in the end, none of us have very long on this Earth. Life is fleeting. And if you’re ever distressed, cast your eyes to the summer sky when the stars are strung across the velvety night. And when a shooting star streaks through the blackness, turning night into day, make a wish and think of me. Make your life spectacular. I know I did.
Joe Nathan appeared to tell Detroit Tigers fans to go f— themselves after they booed him during a shaky 9th inning in which he closed out an 8-4 win on Wednesday night.
Nathan was signed in the off-season after putting together an All-Star year with the Rangers last year and was expected to be a steady force in the Tigers’ pen. Instead, he’s struggled all season. He has a 5.11 ERA and blew his sixth save over the weekend.
Manager Brad Ausmus inserted him into a non-save situation to protect the lead Wednesday and, when he walked two batters to start the 9th, the fans booed him. Nathan got a fly out and double play to end the game, and he responded by giving the fans a f— yourself gesture twice. Either that, or he just had an itch on his chin.
Be careful, Joe. We know you’re frustrated, but cameras catch everything.
The Arkansas Razorbacks have the toughest 2014 football schedule according to the NCAA’s strength of schedule method. The NCAA method is based solely on the opponents’ win/loss record from the previous season.
The SEC leads with four teams in the Top 10 of the rankings — Arkansas (1), Tennessee (3), Texas A&M (5), and Kentucky (6). The ACC is second with three teams — Virginia (2), Syracuse (8), and Wake Forest (9).