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Now that football season is (finally!) here, Billboard interviewed the DJs for the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. The piece is an interesting glimpse into how music gets selected to play at workouts and warm ups, but the most interesting bit might be the Seahawks' DJ saying that it's frequently awkward when players request Future songs, who you might remember is the ex of QB Russell Wilson's girlfriend Ciara. Also, Atlanta Coach Quinn's first requests were Tupac and Rick Ross. Hell yeah, football baby. The whole interview is here, and it comes with a Spotify playlist curated by each team's DJ.
According to The Guardian, a recently released Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Anthem titled (translated) "The Ice and Snow Dance" sounds quite a bit like "Let It Go" from Frozen. Hit the replies to hear both songs for yourself.
“Saying I’m humbled and honored by this opportunity to be part of TNA, a world-class wrestling organization, is an understatement and a dream come true,” said Corgan. “What’s great is the entire TNA organization stands in full support of my music life with the Smashing Pumpkins. In return, I’m fully committed to using my 30 years of entertainment experience, along with my deep-rooted passion for pro wrestling, to take on the thrilling challenge of creatively contributing to IMPACT WRESTLING, finding and developing new talent, and working eye-to-eye with the best-of-the-best. For as cultures currently evolve at great speed,...
The NFL has reportedly narrowed down a shortlist of Super Bowl halftime performers: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay. More importantly though, the Wall Street Journal reports that the league has inquired about a "pay to play" type of deal.
While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig.
I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help...
Following Drake's "incident" last week the Toronto Raptors distributed 1,200 free OVO/Drake-branded lint rollers during game five of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets last night. Life has begun to parody itself and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
With games starting soon - this is your last chance to enter our ESPN NCAA Bracket Group. I've compiled a whole bunch of cool prizes to give out this year, so make sure you've entered and got your bracket filled out. Then, when the games start: head over to the official thread for one of the best thread experiences all year.