C'mon Slim Thug, do you --this video's token rapper-- have to be the only guy in the clip wearing a
shirt with a gun on it? I know you're in Texas and all but damn son, can we try to avoid they
stereotypes just for a hot minute?
If you are an aging American rapper about to embark on a European tour without aid of a recent hit
is there a better way to cater to the locals than to film a promo with you getting your juggle on?
Yes. You throw in a pot leaf.
Typically I stay away from all this European soccer business that everyone seems to love but this
is just pretty to look at. Plus, it's has music & Arsenal obsessive Gilles Peterson in it. If you
don't know him you better ask somebody.
Y'all mess with Muse? It's not for everybody but the former record store geek in me can't resist
the arena-destroying, prog-rock preening that these guys somehow get away with. They are my
generation's Rush & Queen but without the Canadianism or gay stuff (not that there is anything
wrong with either).
Drake, Weezy and nationally-ranked Connor Chinn in the same advert? One of these things is in no
way like the other. And by that I mean one of these guys would probably get in trouble for talking
publicly about guns & drugs use and calling people by the "N" word. The other two? They just get
rich for doing it.
Remember a few weeks ago when I ran into Judah Friedlander, The World Champion, at a party? This is
what came out of it. Big man can move, right?
So let this be a lesson to all the young kids hustlin' out there on how this whole "networking"
thing works: you go to a party, have a drink with someone preferably more more juiced than you,
talk about work, and spin it in to Youtube gold.
So yeah, Hugh Jackman was rocking with the S.O.B's in the River End last night. Depending on what
kind of movies you like this was either the hottest thing to hit Chester since The Cat Daddy or the
worst thing to hit Chester since Kreayshawn's single dropped. Either way this waaaaaay better than
Can y'all believe that Alecko Eskandarian's blind date with Kim Kardashian didn't pan out? I, for
one, am gutted but I don't feel bad for Esky one bit. I once interviewed Kimbo in the TRL green
room and (hand-over-heart) it took a full 8 hours to wipe the sh*t-eating grin off of my face from
just sitting next to her for 5 minutes on a couch; if I would have had the chance to break bread
with her* I'd still be walking around looking like Heath Ledger's Joker.
Chris out of Vampire Weekend knows not his Metro history. Why is my dude the only person that
doesn't remember the Curse of Caricola? I wasn't even there that night and I know what went down.
Oh well. I can't hate on him because he co-wrote "Giving Up the Gun."
Bonus track: Kings of Leon decked out in TFC gear and running amok with the intern at BMO Field.
Check out the tentative rosters for the celebrity game at the 2010 MLS All Star Jam. Phife Dawg
from A Tribe Called Quest be the best coach since ________.
Head coach – Phife (Tribe Called Quest)
Assistant coach – Lovel Palmer (Houston Dynamo)
Players: Jeff Agoos (New York Red Bulls technical director; five-time MLS Cup champion; 1998, 2002
World Cups); Baby Bash (rapper); Chingo Bling (musical artist); Brandi Chastain (1991, 1999, 2003
Women's World Cups); Marcus Coleman (former Houston Texans defensive back); Misael Espinoza (1994
World Cup); Allen Hopkins (ESPN sideline reporter); Alexi Lalas (ESPN analyst; 1994, 1998 World
Cups); Bubba McDowell (former Houston Oilers defensive back); David Paul (KHOU Houston); Slim Thug
(rapper); Eric Wynalda (Fox Football Fone-In co-host; 1990, 1994, 1998 World Cups).
Remember when 50 Cent was kind of a big deal? Remember when he was kind of a big deal and brought
TiTi onstage with him in Paris and the whole place lost their collective French sh*t? This is kinda
like that except 50 switches the location to Rio and the special guest to Ronaldinho; surprisingly,
Brazil does not lose it's sh*t.
A: CGI his ass (along with Cameron Diaz's) into Tominho.
I'm still not going to see this movie though. Soz.
I saw Kelly Ripa at the Red Bulls game on Sunday and sort of forgot about it until I saw this clip
of her evangelizing Red Bull Arena on the show with Regis. Fast forward to 2:20 and you'll see what
I mean. She also mentions Irving "The Rookie Sensation" Garcia by name on-air; kid hasn't played in
a league game yet but he schooled Juventus and got a shout-out from one of America's hottest moms.
This is actually a couple of months old but I don't think I was able to find an embeddable version
of this around the time of the event. But it has Rivers Coumo, Brendan Canning from Broken Social
Scene and Michael Cera being Michael Cera so for me it' worth the rewind. Welcome to the off-season
It's the final week of the season and Sir Drew is still out there spreading the gospel like it was
week one. You don't have to love the Sounders but you've gotta love his passion.
Reason #243 why Soccer A.M. is amazing: you get to see Ari Gold become a Hamilton Academic
supporter while seated on a couch next to Peter "I used to own the world's greatest dance club (and
I kicked Ryan Giggs out of it" Hook from New Order/Joy Division.
So this is how people become Bolton fans, by picking them out of a hat?
It's official: everyone has had something to say about the Women's World Cup except for me. Once
the former bass player for Guns n' Roses/Velvet Revolver chimes in on Wambach, Morgan, Rapinoe &
co. you know the USWNT lovefest has officially turned into FrontRunnerPalooza. Can't wait to hear
what Bobby Dall out of Poison has to say about the ladies during next year's Olympics; I bet he's
got some awesome hairstyling tips for some of the longer-haired players.
Wolf Blitzer showing off pics on his phone while Katie Couric and Bill Clinton look on in the AARP
suite in Rustenberg. A slice of Geritol-fuled World Cup magic.
Spike Lee --American soccer's second-favorite movie mogul--hit Good Morning America a few hours ago
with David Downs to back the bid and unveil the U.S. World Cup bid book. Watch it at the GMA
website...just be sure to watch out for the Flip-Flop Cowgirls in the background.
So Weezer played a show for a few thousand folks Friday night on the Brooklyn waterfront and
frontman/avowed footie freak Rivers Coumo strolled out onto the stage in a TH14 kit. This in and of
itself is cool but upon further review it's kind of sketchball. Isn't dude a Galaxy diehard?
Is it weird that the world's most famous soccer player is seen court side at the Lakers game more
often than he's seen at soccer games and that the world's most famous Lakers fan is hanging out at
soccer games instead of The Staples Center? Bizzaro world y'all.
Dallas Cowboys tight end and resident digital-media hog Martellus Bennett aka Marty B. is kinda
becoming something of a regular face around Frisco. A few weeks ago he stopped by FC Dallas
training to speak really poor Spanish and talk a bunch of crazy ish. Now he's popping up in the
supporter's section to wave a flag, bang a drum and do the "I'm gonna dance but not really commit
...this guy. Seriously, it's official. And if it is written on the internet it has to be true.
Here's photo of Russell Simmons and Maxwell in one of the skyboxes at the All Star game and it
pretty much sums up the scene in the suite level last night at Red Bull Arena: moneyed people much
more famous than you or I with Blackberries and wine glasses at the ready. Oh and models. Lots of
I wonder what happened after Dave Sarachan met Zack Galifianakis. Did they drive straight to Vegas
and wild out? Did they grab Mike Magee on the way and dress him up like Bradley Cooper just for
sh!ts and gigs? And will they repeat the exact same evening 2 years from now and call it a sequel?
So last night there was an afterparty in NYC for Steve Nash's Showdown in Chinatown. To my pleasure
and surprise, 30 Rock's Judah Friedlander was there and talking soccer. Dude was all high on the
Freddy Adu pass and Tim Howard's general badassness but thought overall the Yanks played poorly.
One of the drag queens from Bosom Buddies has spoken out about the coaching situation in Aston
Villa and has made a surprising endorsement. His suggestion? Brian Clough. Really.
Is July to early to award the prestigious TOR Baller of the Year Award? Perhaps but at the very
least I'm going to put Kyle Martino in the running. Why? Dude's got a new show coming up on FSC and
he's dating Eva Murri from Californication aka Susan Surandon Jr. No, seriously he is.
Congratulations to him on both counts; he looks happy.
I'm not sure who has better placement here: Russell "Rusty" Brand or West Ham.