All eyes will be on Beyoncé this Sunday, especially after her lip-synched Presidential Inauguration performance (which Rob said at least 14,000 times is over blown!). Check out these hot links to the best and worst half time shows. We're betting you'll blurt out loud "I comepletely forgot about that one!" at least once. And keep in mind, these lists are very subjective, what ranks as "The Best" on one list can easily be listed as "Worst" on another.
Alicia Keys will also have some pressure for Sunday's Anthem. Will she pull a Christina and mess up the words, or simply nail it? And if it's lip-synched...again, who cares...we know she can sing! Now if it was Rihanna or Ke$ha...
WARNING: ONLY TRY THIS IF YOU'RE CRIMINALLY INSANE... Or really, really hungry.
The folks over at Buzzfeed Food have assembled the most intense and extensive layer dip to end all dips for future Super Bowl parties. In the confines of this monstrous delicacy are two different types of rice, various beans, meats, condiments, and chicken nuggets. That’s right: chicken nuggets, specifically McDonald’s chicken nuggets for best results.
Move over Ravens and 49ers - the 9th Annual Puppy Bowl roster is set! Buzzfeed.com has the full roster and Copper, Daisy, and Blitz are gunning for the MVP (Most Valuable Pooch) trophy for Puppy Bowl IX. The action starts at 3 p.m. this Sunday on Animal Planet, and goes 'til 1 a.m.
Get ready for the big game by watching highlights and replays from past Puppy Bowls at AnimalPlanet.com.
It's Bon Jovi Friday! We've been blowing out tickets all week, hope you won yours! A great flashback to take you into the weekend...check out the pants John's wearing. What was he thinking? What was anyone thinking in 1986?
Yesterday we posted on how to select the best dog for your family, so how about a shout out to cat lovers? Do you ever wonder if your cat....is a dog? Truthfully, Linda and I sometimes wonder if Penny is a cat. Has your pet ever had an identity crisis?
I stumbled across this the other day. Should I know who Jenna Marbles is? How can I not know about someone who has nearly 6 million followers, and is hilarious. There's probably a men's version...but we wouldn't be able to post it - the lies would be way too vulgar. Which of these lies have you told?
It's not a tale of rock and roll debauchery (in interviews, Rod has said he's been with less than 15 women his entire life), but is simply his story, in his words, hitting on his music, his loves, his personal failures and successes, and all the rumors that have erupted over his career, including the rumor involving he, Elton John, and a stomach pump. (Old schoolers will remember it...it turns out to be major lie started by a PR person that he had just fired.)
Among the highlights:
It seems a few things in Spinal Tap may have actually happened to Rod, and even he mentions the movie a few times.
It oddly opens with the same scenario Keith Richards book hits early on...a tense scene in a nervous plane where they thought their lives were about to end.
His love for Model Railroading (If you call it a "train set", or ask where his engineers hat is, you just may get kicked out of his house.)
His iconic hair, and his bout with throat cancer, for which he says he is no hero for fighting, and was incredibly lucky that he didn't have to undergo Chemotherapy for, which would have taken much of his iconic hair. Only a rock star...
His many "long legged blondes," some whose heart he broke, and others who broke his. (Rachel Hunter, especially).
His love for cars, and parking a Lamborghini in the recording studio for 17 days. (I wonder if there was a massive oil leak on the floor when they drove it out? 70's cars were famous for them!)
If you read books in the same tone and voice of the subject matter (I know I'm not the only one who does that), are even a marginal fan of Rod Stewart, and love music history, you will love this book!
Real estate and building projects really get me stoked...especially when it involves a stadium or arena. I'm really digging everything they're planning for improvements to the Ralph. While it's a magical place to watch a game...the best sightlines in the NFL...the whole property is very much lacking when it comes to being inviting from the curb, and sorely lacks in gathering areas once you're in the stadium. They've correctly diagnosed that, if you're not in your seat watching the game, there's not a whole lot to do.
The funny thing about the whole process, at least to me personally, is one of the major players in the project is former Bill Scott Radecic, who played for them from 87--89, along with the Chiefs and Colts. I remember having him in for interviews back when I was producing for Sandy Beach. Scott looked like a kid then, all wide-eyed and excited about being in the NFL. Now, he looks like any businessman who is really good at what they do. And he's only a year older than I am. Time flies...
Wrangler is launching a new line of moisturizing jeans. They will come in Aloe Vera, Olive Extract and Smooth Legs and are designed to prevent cellulite. The $136 jeans contain natural oils, butters, apricot kernel oil, passion fruit oil, rosehip oil, shea butter and monoi de Tahiti. The effects of the ingredients last up to 15 days, but a reload spray will also available to buy - meaning that the formula lasts between 67 and 95 wears. Spokesmodel Lizzie Jagger says, "They definitely feel cooler than regular jeans. After a day wearing them, my legs feel great - they come out feeling more silky than usual."
Rob has the same questions you do: Will they really work? Would you pay $136 for them? Would a woman who doesn’t live in Texas actually wear Wrangler's!?
If you’ve been following my personal Facebook page, you know how my wife Linda and I are thinking it’s time to get a second dog. Your 80+ comments have helped confirm what we’ve been thinking. On the heels of that, Anne Neville's Pet Tales column in this morning’s Buffalo News tells the story of another dog rescue. Thanks to our pal Miranda Workman, the SPCA serving Erie County and the Wozniak family of Tonawanda ( I wonder if they're my neighbors?), a chow mix named Humphrey has been given a new life. Please read, it will make you feel great. Rob cries happy tears...again!
The lockout shortened Sabres schedule is out, and I'm really digging it. I've mentioned on-air numerous times over the past few years how the length of the NHL season, combined with a lower quality of play and being overcoached (more on that later) has led to too many mediocre nights. I'm a firm believer in a 72 game schedule, and playoffs being among teams ranked 1-16 (1 plays 16, 2 plays 15, etc.,) with first round being best of 5, and playing on back to back nights being the norm. It works...anyone who watched NHL playoffs in the 70's, before TV and marketing mucked things up, knows it. Get it all done by early June, not late.
Which is exactly how the 48 game schedule works. Teams playing 3 to 4 times a week. Lots of back to back games. Even a Tuesday night in February vs a dog team like Columbus or the Islanders has a sense of urgency. (I know the Sabres don't play Columbus...it's used simply as an example).
The league has been plagued far too long by dreary mid-season games that players just wanna get through. I remember Brian Campbell telling me about this exact thing a few years ago about games in places like Uniondale and Atlanta...something like "We just wanna get to the rink, play solid, get our two points, and get home." I can't blame players for thinking that way, but it too often equates to success for the players, and boredom for fans. A result of a far too long hockey season.
So this next 4 months will be a fast dash. The players can handle it...they are so well conditioned. Unlike the 50's and 60's where they had REAL second jobs. Today their second job is to maintain their body. And it should be...it's their meal ticket.
And why have I been so down on the quality of the NHL for the past decade?
At least 3 too many teams in the league. About 60 players who should be in the minors have NHL jobs. Remember when players on the 3rd and 4th lines of teams scared you? Now, you're not even sure who will be on those lines night to night.4th liners used to play consistantly. Now, if it's a tight playoff game, they may never see the ice.
Overcoaching and implementation of "on-ice systems" in place of fluid play. Coaches have been forced to resort to this to make up for having 3 guys on each roster who should probably be in the AHL. And because rosters have less talent, even at the top.
All the buildings look the same. Like movie theaters. If you took the logos off the ice, and put the same color seats in each bulding, you may have to watch 5 minutes to know where the game was being played. 30 years ago, you could instantly know where the game was being played simply by where the Zamboni entrance was, the style of the organist, or the angle of the seats in the corner.
So I'm super happy for this year's compressed schedule. Bring it on! And by the way, a long while ago, I think the the mid 80's, the NHLPA said they would take a reduction in pay for going back to a 72 game schedule. The owners said "No," as they needed the extra games to make $$$. See, it's always been about the money!
With Kaley Cuoco hosting the People's Choice Awards and Big Bang Theory winning for Best Comedy, we thought this would be a great video to take us into the weekend! Maybe we can come up with our own STAR 102.5 version! Who wouldnt want to see Roger Christian dance to Carley Rae?!
Despite having over 347 categories (joking, it just seems that way), The People's Choice Awards came off well! Kaley Cuoco did a great job hosting... hope you caught the opening where they super imposed her into movies ala Billy Crystal at the Oscars. Of course Taylor Swift won for Best Country Artist. The attached photo is the morning crew giving our best "Taylor Swift Shocked Face" reactions. Adam Sandler won for Best Comedic Movie Actor. Are you kidding me? His acceptance speech alone was funnier that his last three movies combined!
Click here for the full winners list, and here for the Business Insider's take on the top 10 funny, and unfunny moments.
For the second straight year, Adele’s “21” is the #1 selling album of the year.
Maybe that’s why we’re all “Adeled-out". A little happy she’s having a baby and taking some time off. Most of the usual suspects are on this list, but Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” at # 4 is a testament to “non-mainstream” bands having a better chance of cutting through in this digital age. Lionel Richie’s “Tuskegee” at # 9 is also a big surprise. Honestly, I don’t know of anyone who has downloaded it, or even talked about it. But someone must be buying it! Here’s the top ten…how many do you have?
1.21Adele - 4.41 million
2. Red Taylor Swift - 3.11 million (since October release)
3. Up All Night One Direction - 1.62 million 4. Babel Mumford & Sons - 1.46 million 5. Take Me Home One Direction - 1.34 million 6. Believe Justin Beiber - 1.34 million 7. Blown Away Carrie Underwood - 1.2 million 8. Tailgates & Tanlines Luke Bryan - 1.1 million 9. Tuskegee Lionel Richie - 1.07 million 10.Night Train Jason Aldean - 1.02 million
I've watched this video a bunch of times and it looks totally legit...I don't see any way someone could be controling the vehicle remotely. And if you're really into dogs, you'll notice the reason why this pooch has become so adept at this...he gets treated immediately upon doing the task, with his playtoy being tossed his way as a reward. That's paramount in training any dog. I know it's true cuz my wife told me so!
This is perfect to send us into the weekend...A collage of Justin appearances on the Fallon show. We're betting you'll instantly know the words to a ton of these old school songs, even though you haven't heard them in a decade!