The Head and the Heart are quickly turning into one of my favorite bands, and their newest release to gain some radio exposure is Rhythm & Blues. I love the sound of this band, and while this is a little more upbeat than my favorite song by them (Rivers & Roads) it’s still jammable (suck it, Oxford Dictionary).
We all know Donald Trump is obsessed with being right. He’s also obsessed with pictures, which started after his inauguration in January. As you can see in the picture below, Trump’s inauguration was not as well attended as his predecessor’s:
Now you can argue that the picture has been altered and that the sun sets in the East and rises in the West, but let’s just say that the above picture is accurate. Fast forward three months and we have another picture controversy on our hands thanks to the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots visiting Trump at the White House. The Patriots already announced that less players were showing up compared to 2015 but that the overall number of personnel and players would be about the same. Then, this picture happened:
Instead of just letting it go, the official Patriots Twitter account decided to chime in and give their take on the picture, which not only seems unnecessary, but seems like something that was directed by Trump himself:
The Patriots are a team that rarely officially comment on anything, so to have them come out and tweet something like that is odd. Kraft and Trump are butt buddies, and Belichick even wrote Trump a letter during the campaign, so you have to imagine that friendship and Trump’s obsession with being popular has a lot to do with it. Of course, Trump also weighed in on the picture, because he apparently has nothing better to do:
Failing @nytimes, which has been calling me wrong for two years, just got caught in a big lie concerning New England Patriots visit to W.H.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2017
If you’re looking for some fresh reasons to hate the Patriots, you know have some ammo.
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The Bulls beat the Celtics 111-97 on Tuesday to become just the second No. 8 seed to go up 2-0 on a No. 1 seed. The other: the 1993 Lakers against the Suns. The good news for the Celtics: That Suns team ended up reaching the NBA Finals. – Fox Sports
And now a live look in at Celtics fans after Tuesday night’s loss:
It’s one thing to lose the first two games on your home court, but it’s another thing entirely to get outplayed this badly against a team that won only 16 road games all year. After getting outrebounded 53-36 in game 1, Celts coach Brad Stevens made zero adjustments and the Celtics again gave up too many second chance opportunities to a team with a lot of offensive weapons. The rebounding disparity wasn’t as bad (43-38) but stats aren’t going to tell you the story of game 2. The Celtics played their best basketball in the opening minutes, but after that Rajon Rondo, Dwayne Wade, Jimmy Butler and Robin Lopez took over.
The Bulls hit a lot of shots, but most of those were open, and it’s not unheard of for a team to shoot 50% from the field and 40% from 3 point range, especially when many of those shots are uncontested. The Celtics are falling apart at the worst time, and are being outplayed at every position. Isiah Thomas is the Celts best weapon, but Rondo is whipping his ass at both ends of the floor. IT’s defensive holes were put on full display last night, as Rondo went for 11 points, 9 rebounds, 14 assists and 5 steals. It’s a tough spot for IT to be in, because the Celtics need him on the floor for his offense. While Avery Bradley would match up better with Rondo and stop him from getting to the basket, the Celts need him to put constant pressure on Jimmy Butler. With this series heading back to Chicago, the Celtics may have just played their final game in Boston this year.
**UPDATE: WE HAVE A TRAILER**
— NFL Films (@NFLFilms) April 19, 2017
Here’s hoping the #Buccaneers are ready for their close-up. They have been chosen for Hard Knocks. Official announcement coming Wednesday
— Roy Cummings (@RCummingsFRS) April 18, 2017
It’s about damn time, and I say that because I feel like the Bucs are in the conversation for this show every year. I can remember back to when Freeman was at the helm and HBO came a [Hard] Knockin’. They were ultimately shooed away; largely impart to our no nonsense head coach, Greg Schiano. Thank god they didn’t document that season for the whole world to see.
But now, the Bucs are a team I am proud to show off. They have a young, talented leader in Jameis Winston (Helps that he’s a super charismatic goofball), a young, on-the-rise defense and a coach who has proved that the Bucs don’t need to be bad for the world to keep spinning. The skeptics of this show, aka the haters who say “my team doesn’t need that distraction”, can kick rocks this year. I don’t always get to watch my Bucs on TV, so a weekly TV show starring all my favorite athletes is like Christmas morning over and over and over again.
Am I worried about guys showing off for the cameras? Nope. They are going to be showing off during the offseason one way or another, so might as well be in a controlled environment and not a strip club with some band substances and a hooker or two. Maybe the cameras will keep these guys dedicated or maybe the season will end in a fiery disaster. As a Bucs fan I’m more prepared for the latter, but I’m weirdly optimistic Hard Knocks will set the tone for the season to come. Let the media monsters take the Bucs and bring them into everyones homes week in and week out.
Netflix has uploaded their Q1 2017 earnings review to YouTube, boasting that the streaming service will soon reach 100 million subscribers, but the most fascinating/disturbing news comes from content executive Ted Sarandos who said, “Netflix subscribers have spent half a billion hours watching Adam Sandler movies since The Ridiculous Six launched.”
If you’re a Sandler content aficionado, you’ll know that The Ridiculous Six premiered on December 11th, 2015. That means in just over 17 months, Adam Sandler has been one of the most streamed humans on the planet. – UPROXX
The next time someone bashes Adam Sandler or tells you that his movies suck show them this article and watch them wilt away like a piece of spinach in hot water. I’m a big Sandler fan, and I think it’s ridiculous that people hate on him for mailing in his performances and hiring all his friends. You’re telling me that if you busted your ass in your mid 20’s to get hired as a writer for SNL who then made you a feature performer which then catapulted you into Hollywood where you made a string of hysterical movies that are still great comedies today, you wouldn’t coast through life in your 40s? If you answered ‘no’ to that question, then you’re a dirty liar.
I’ll put Sandler’s stretch of movies from ’95-’99 (Billy Madison, Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer, The Waterboy & Big Daddy) against any other actor’s best five year stretch any day of the week. Sandler used his success to form a production company, which now produces all of his movies and allows him to give his friends, some of whom are not well known actors, a consistent paying job. Sounds pretty smart and noble to me. I will admit 500 million hours in a little over a year is a little excessive, but I’ll take it as much needed ammo in the pro Sandler argument.
Jimmy Fallon dipped into Studio 8H on Saturday night to host one of the few remaining shows of this season. Fallon always brings a ton of energy to SNL, and last weekend was no different. He was in almost every sketch and my personal favorite was a pre-taped original titled Basketball Scene. The premise is simple: Fallon and Mikey Day are extra’s in a movie scene where Kenan Thompson’s character is trying to have a heart to heart talk with Pete Davidson’s character. They were hired as extra’s due to their supposed basketball skills, but the director quickly finds out they have no skills at all. I loved everything about this sketch, and the failed alley oop attempt made me actually laugh out loud.
I try to catch SNL live every Saturday night, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. I didn’t watch the entire Louis C.K. episode until almost a week later, but it was absolutely worth the wait. It was weirder than usual, and I have a feeling the writers did this because they knew Jimmy Fallon was coming in the following week and they’d have to save some reoccurring sketches for him (that turned out to be true, as they used Celebrity Jeopardy & brought back Rachel Dratch for Sully & Denise).
Back to Louis C.K. – he was wonderful all night, and this was my favorite episode that he’s hosted to date. While sketches like Soda Shop, Birthday Clown & Tenement Museum were all hysterical, Sectionals was my pick for sketch of the night. The first half of the sketch is funny because it’s Louis C.K. in an awful curly haired wig raving about sectional coaches, but once they get to the punch line towards the end it becomes spectacular. If there’s not an immediate GIF of Aidy Bryant saying ‘BIGGER’ while stretching out on an enormous sectional then I will have lost all faith in the internet.