Boxer Sugar Ray Robinson’s Scary Premonition, Was It An Omen?

(PCM) In the year of 1947, boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson was set to fight 22-year old boxer Jimmy Doyle for the Welterweight Championship. The fight took place on June 25th of 1947 and after being knocked out by a punch from Robinson that won the fight, Doyle never regained consciousness and died roughly about […]

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Would You Like Fries With That? A Look At Some Of The Oddest Celebrity Food Endorsements

(PCM) Over the years celebrities have endorsed a multitude of various products, however when looking for the most popular our attention generally drifts towards food. Many celebs are quick to hop on the bandwagon and lend their name/likeness  to weight loss products such as Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig, while others have had more signature […]

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The Story Of WWE’s Most Notorious Double-Cross

(PCM) Some of you may have heard of what has become known as wrestling entertainments most notorious double-cross! It is most often referred to as the “Montreal Screwjob” or the “Montreal Incident”, but do you know what really happened or just who is to blame?  Much of that still remains a mystery as no one […]

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Just Where Did The High Five Originate?

(PCM) Generally speaking what is one of the first things you do when someone does a good job? You might congratulate them verbally, however you might also give them a high five by excitedly slapping your palm together with theirs to physically say ‘job well done’! Did you ever wonder just where the concept of […]

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Minor League Baseball Team Strikes Out With Sexist Summer Promo

(PCM) The Ogden Raptors, a minor league baseball team from Utah, stirred up some controversy and suffered a major strike out with their sexist summer promo for “Hourglass Appreciation Night”! We seriously cannot figure out how anyone in the teams marketing department thought this was a good idea! You can look at a transcript of […]

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Destination Springfield: Celebrating Some Perfectly Cromulent Team Names

Destination Springfield: Celebrating Some Perfectly Cromulent Team Names

Among the things they do brilliantly, the writers for one Fox TV show have a knack for observing established protocols when giving name to their fictional sports teams. I was tempted to …

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Katy Perry Will Headline The Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show

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(PCM) The NFL has just revealed that pop superstar Katy Perry has been chosen to perform at the upcoming Pepsi Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.

Perry’s upcoming performance as headliner of the halftime show will air live on NBC from the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona on February 1st, 2015.

Perry is currently on the road with her Prismatic World Tour in Australia, however she tweeted the following message acknowledging the announcement about her performance. Bob Costas revealed the news during the Cowboys-Giants game during Sunday Night Football.

My band is in the other room screaming at the TV (and each other) over this Cowboys-Giants game. Can’t wait for February 1st…

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Aaron Lewis Apologizes For World Series National Anthem Snafu!

(PCM) Country singer and Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has issued an apology after he botched the lyrics while performing the National Anthem to kick-off game 5 of The World Series.

Lewis accidentally rearranged some of the lyrics in the “Star-Spangled Banner” when rather than the line “at the twilight’s last gleaming” he instead jumped to the line “were so gallantly streaming” which doesn’t come until later in the song.

The game was televised nationally on FOX and players from the teams can be seen on screen reacting to Lewis’ mistake.

Lewis has since made a heartfelt public apology for the mistake saying “All I can say is I’m sorry and ask for the Nation’s forgiveness. My nerves got the best of me and I am … Read More…

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Is Paintball Safe?

Is Paintball Safe?

Is Paintball Safe?

(PCM) A recent news development (October 12, 2014) surrounding paintball has brought the sport into question once again. AP reported that in HAUSER, Idaho an 18 year old boy was struck by a bus designed with mounted paintball guns to shoot zombies during a fall Halloween themed event/ride.

Thankfully it was clear that nothing about a paintball gun was the cause. Yet for many years this sport has been targeted as unsafe.

Let’s get straight to the facts. It is not unsafe. More injuries in paintball are sports related than any other injury. What does that mean? It means more injuries are twisted ankles to broken bones due to uneven terrain.… Full Story

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New Uniforms For The Colombian Women’s Cycling Team Are Creating A Stir

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(PCM) The Colombian women’s cycling team has certainly created a ton of buzz on line with their new uniform choice. From the chest up the uniforms resemble your normal run of the mill cycling outfit, however it is the bottom portion of the kit that has created a bit of controversy.

The top portion of the uniform fades down to a beige colored fabric that is more than just a little revealing. While no skin, or lady parts, are actually shown, the illusion has been deemed too much for some cycling enthusiasts.

Social media exploded with comments from people who were not even sure just what type of opinion to form about the new uniforms.… Full Story

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Fall Out Boy Release New Single And Send Fans Into A Frenzy

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(PCM)  Rockers Fall Out Boy have dropped their new single “Centuries” today and fans are going absolutely wild. The new track is a #1 trending topic globally on the internet and is currently available right now on iTunes. It will be released to other digital retailers and streaming services including Spotify, Beats and Amazon at midnight tonight.

Fall Out Boy are hot on the heels of their recently-wrapped MONUMENTOUR summer tour which received strong critical acclaim and the monster success of their #1 album Save Rock and Roll.

This will be the band’s first single from a forthcoming album on Island Records/DCD2 Records. The track, produced by JR Rotem, was recorded in Los Angeles, with fellow DCD2 artist LOLO lending backing vocals. To launch … Read More…

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Footage Of Concessions Company CEO Abusing A Puppy Has Gone Viral

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(PCM) Disturbing footage has recently surfaced that shows the CEO of arena concessions company Centerplate, Desmond “Des” Hauge, violently kicking and pulling on a small doberman pincher puppy named Sade while in an elevator.

The multi-millionaire CEO can be see in the elevator security camera footage repeatedly kick the puppy and then yank so hard on its’ chain that the puppy is actually lifted off of the floor. The poor puppy can be seen cowering in the corner in an attempt to get away from from the attack.  Hauge was allegedly pet sitting for a friend when the incident occurred.

The video footage of Hauge’s animal abuse has since gone viral and viewers on the internet have become outraged with many threatening to boycott the company’s arena concession stands.… Full Story

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“When the Game Stands Tall” Hits Theaters August 22

WhentheGameStandsTall(PCM) TriStar Pictures’ When the Game Stands Tall opens in theaters nationwide August 22.

Inspired by a true story, When the Game Stands Tall tells the remarkable journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all records for any American sport.

When the streak is broken, and tragedy strikes the team, Coach Lad must teach his players – and the entire town – that it’s not about how you fall, but how you get back up. 

Starring in When the Game Stands Tall are Jim Caviezel (Person of Interest, Count of Monte Cristo), Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, Blue Velvet), Michael Chiklis (The Shield, Fantastic Four), and Alexander Ludwig (Lone Survivor, The Hunger Games).

Watch the official trailer for When the Game Stands Tall below … Read more

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Petition Created For Weird Al Yankovic To Play The Super Bowl Half Time Show

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(PCM) I say why not!  There has been a petition circulating the web asking for people to urge the NFL to allow comedian musician Weird Al Yankovic to perform at the next Super Bowl Half Time show.

If selected, Yankovic would be added to an elite list of performers who have had the honor to grace the stage at the Big Game including U2, Bruce Springsteen, Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Beyonce and many others.

The petition, which has reached nearly 10,000 signatures as of press time, reads as follows:

“For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by … Read More…

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Sponsored Post: A Visit To #ChocolateHeaven With Roger Federer And Lindsey Vonn

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It is always refreshing to learn about sports figures who are always up for new challenges. It has recently been revealed by Swiss chocolate brand Lindt, that tennis champ Roger Federer and ski champ Lindsey Vonn were up to a little secret challenge of their own.

Back in October of 2013, Federer, who is a very active social media user, posted to his Twitter account asking for an athlete to compete against him in any other sport. Vonn, also equally active on social media, responded to his request and said that she would ski with him if he would play tennis with her.… Full Story

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Coach’s Ban on Sex At World Cup Fails

(PCM) There is a superstition that has been around since the dawn of sports. Sexual abstinence improves performance.

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Coaches Ban on Sex At World Cup Fails

The recent coaches’ ban on sex at the World Cup raised this question again.

In summary, the coaches for teams Russia, Chile, Mexico, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Brazil (partial ban) banned sex, calling it a distraction. They did not state sex itself hindered performance yet global reports treated this issue as an odd news story with little respect to the reason behind it.

In the end only two teams draw nearer to the finals. Does the lack of winning void the claim that sexual abstinence is the key to an athlete’s best performance?… Full Story

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Phillies Baseball Broadcaster Announces His Own Homerun Catch From Outfield

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Tom McCarthy catches home run live on TV

(PCM) Tom McCarthy managed a baseball first and he isn’t even a player. He announced his own play as it happened.

In what can only be called stranger than fiction, the Philadelphia …

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Kimberly Perry Of The Band Perry Ties The Knot

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(PCM) Kimberly Perry of The Band Perry wed fiancé and pro baseball player J.P. Arencibia at the Christ Chapel First Presbyterian Church in Greeneville, TN on Thursday, June 12th in an intimate setting with family and close friends.

Brothers Reid and Neil Perry were her best men while Arencibia’s young nieces were his groomswomen. Kimberly wore a Reem Acra gown and held a large bouquet of white flowers. Gifts of music was given by Stella sisters Lennon & Maisy and Mac Powell. The reception immediately followed at the home of Kimberly Perry’s parents, Dr. and Mrs. Steve Perry.

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Paraplegic Wearing An Exo-Skeleton Suit Kicks Off The World Cup

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(PCM) In what was truly an amazing feat a young paraplegic man kicked-off the 2014 World Cup in Brazil wearing a mind-controlled robotic suit. The paraplegic man was able to walk onto the field and kick the soccer ball to give the game quite the emotional start.

The suit is part of the “Walk Again Project” and the specially designed exo-skeleton consists of small motors that allow a paralyzed person to walk and even kick again. The exo-skeleton also feature a cap that it fitted with electrodes so that when the wearer thinks about walking or kicking the suit will then respond appropriately.… Full Story

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New York Giants player Justin Pugh’s Mom Found the Recipe for Success

Justin-Pugh-mom1(PCM) One sure-fire recipe for success is to have an ample supply of caring and supportive mothers – just ask New York Giants starting offensive tackle, Justin Pugh.

In fact, his mom and the mom of his best friend since first grade, Jake Lerner, have provided those perfect ingredients. And that helped Justin and Jake, find just the right nourishment to make their lofty dreams come true.

“My dream has always been to play in the NFL,” says the 23-year-old Pugh. “So I tell every child who looks to me as a role model, to follow his or her dreams. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something.… Full Story

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OJ Simpson Reportedly Goes On A Hunger Strike In Prison

(PCM) Several sources have revealed that OJ Simpson is currently on a hunger strike while incarcerated in a Nevada prison claiming ’I used to live my way, and now I’m going to die my way”. This news comes after recent reports about the current state of Simpson’s health and well-being with … Continue reading

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American Atheists Unveil Anti-Prayer Billboard For Super Bowl

(PCM) We recently reported about the pro-marijuana and anti-marijuana advocates putting up dueling billboards near MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ where this year’s Super Bowl will be played. Now the American Atheists are getting into the advertising action and have placed their own anti-prayer billboard directly across from the … Continue reading

Red Hot Chili Peppers Added To The Super Bowl Half-time Show In New Jersey

(PCM) It has recently been announced that rockers Red Hot Chili Peppers will be joining Bruno Mars as performers for the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVIII Half Time Show taking place in New Jersey on February 2nd 2014. One of the most successful acts in rock history, Red Hot Chili Peppers, which is singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea, drummer, Chad Smith, and guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, have sold more than 60 million albums, including five multi-platinum LPs, and won six Grammy Awards. Research says that the Super Bowl half-time show is one of the most watched events in all of television and last year’s show which was headlined by Beyonce was viewed … Continue reading

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Michael Jordan’s Flu Game Shoes Sell For Over 100K

(PCM) It is unbelievable that someone has this much money to drop on a pair of shoes, even if they are Michael Jordan’s famous “flu game” sneakers. It has been reported today that the shoes fetched $104,765 in an auction run by Grey Flannel Auctions. The story behind the shoes and their previous owner Utah Jazz ballboy Preston Turman is that Turman acquired the shoes after the famous game in the 1997 NBA finals between the Chicago Bulls and the Utah Jazz. The game because referred to as Jordan’s “flu game” because he scored 38 points all while battling a nasty bout of the flu or a case of food … Continue reading

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Harlem Globetrotters Sold! Wait… They Are a Business?

(PCM) For almost 90 years, the Harlem Globetrotters traveled the world, playing professional basketball in ways that usually gained them a notch in the ‘win’ column. (They cheat, but you can’t help but smile while they do it) I know they really are a business, and always were, it’s just odd to for me to hear that they were sold. The good news is, it sounds like there will be no changes to their performance or antics! Press Release: Effective immediately, HGI (Harlem Globetrotters International) is a wholly owned subsidiary of HFE (Herschend Family Entertainment). HFE is the largest family-owned themed attractions company in the U.S., owning and operating 26 … Continue reading

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Is the Aaron Rodgers Discount Double Check Ad a Touchdown?

Aaron Rodgers is having a red zone slump lately. Sunday’s game against the Bengals wasn’t up to his prior weeks’ 71.4 percent red-zone passes completed with six touchdowns and no interceptions. Meanwhile, some Chicago Bears fans are piling on the Packers quarterback by complaining about his latest State Farm commercial, “State of Turbulence,” featuring the Chicago Bears Superfans from “Saturday Night Live.” Chicago sports journalist Paul M. Banks, who has more than 1,000 Twitter followers, has started a “grassroots movement” to remove the ad. Claiming State Farm has overplayed the campaign, Banks complains Bears fans wouldn’t make bratwursts for a Packers quarterback, the Superfans aren’t funny, and the skit is … Continue reading

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How Sports Can Help with Rehab from Addiction

How Sports Can Help with Rehab from Addiction Addiction’s an extremely challenging roadblock. You might feel as though you have nowhere to turn. It may be difficult, but you should always seek out help from a professional as you try to get back on track. Fortunately, there are numerous methods … Continue reading

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Star Spangled Banner 2013 Memorial Cup Lyric Mix Up

(PCM) At the 2013 Memorial Cup opening ceremonies, the crowd heard an unusual version of the United State’s national anthem. You can blame it on nerves, the excitement of singing before a large crowd or not spending enough time checking out the lyrics. Alexis Normand, a jazz and folk singer from Saskatoon, sang much of the admittedly difficult song fairly well, but mixed up some of the lyrics in the middle, and kept on going with random phrases from the American National anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner,” until the finish. The crowd cheered her attempt and she later tweeted an apology. It was pretty cool of the Canadian crowd to … Continue reading

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