Articles By Rich Mcvey
It's been well documented that Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch loves Skittles. Of course, we didn't know he loved them this much. Lynch surprised viewers when he shared his passion for the colorful candy during an infomercial and did not disappoint. Watch as Lynch goes into full pitchman mode during this 5-minute segment on the EVINE Live shopping show.
But don't try to order your brick of Skittles. According the show's website, they're sold out.
Arizona State is at it again. The team unveiled new “Desert Ice” alternate football uniforms, which will be worn Sept. 5 when the Sun Devils take on Texas A&M at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
According to uniform maker adidas, the new special-edition uniform pays homage to the state’s nickname and identity as the “Copper State.”
With football season set to kick off, now is a good time to talk about another favorite pastime — drinking a beer while watching the game. We sat down for a cold one with Redhook Ale Brewery’s Nick Crandall, who gave us his expert opinion on everything from tailgating tips to Andre the Giant drinking 150 beers once upon a time. (And don’t forget, always find a designated driver and tip your bartender.) Cheers!
[Q] Do you have any tailgating tips?
Plan ahead and always start early.
[Q] What’s the best drinking game to play while tailgating?
I’m a big fan of cornhole, especially drinking when your opponent scores or whenever either of you score. The more drinking, the better.
[Q] What’s the optimal temperature for beer? It depends on the style.
But generally, lagers are around 40°F and ales are around 50°F. But each beer sort of has a sweet spot.
[Q] Which is the best way to serve beer: can, bottle or draft?
I prefer draft, since you’re automatically putting it into a glass, allowing you to smell the beer and appreciate the flavors more.
[Q] What is the proper technique to pour a beer?
Hold your glass at a 45-degree angle to start. Pour onto the side of the glass to reduce foaming. As the glass fills, slowly bring your glass back to vertical and create a little foam by giving some distance to the glass to create a nice thick head.
[Q] Why do some beers have fruit garnishes and others do not?
Some beers don’t need them.
[Q] What’s your personal favorite beer that your company brews?
Winterhook. Our winter seasonal changes a little each year, giving us a fresh new malty and hoppy beer each winter.
[Q] What’s the fastest way to make hot beer cold enough to drink?
I’m going to say liquid nitrogen, but I wouldn’t recommend that for safety reasons.
[Q] There’s a tall tale that Andre the Giant once drank 150 beers in one sitting. Do you believe that? Is that what it would take to get buzzed if you’re 7'4" and 500 pounds?
I do believe that the 8th Wonder of the World drank 150 beers, but I also believe that he was a little more than “buzzed” after that.
[Q] What question are you asked most about beer?
No doubt, how much beer I get to drink while I’m at work.
[Q] How much beer do you get to drink while you’re at work?
Depends on if the boss has gone home already.
[Q] What food goes best with your Winterhook beer?
Burritos. But I kind of just really love burritos.
[Q] How many beers are too many for one sitting?
I don’t know. I usually just end up standing.
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Australian surfer Mick Fanning fought off a shark attack during the J-Bay Open in South Africa on Sunday. Not surprisingly, the competition was suspended following in incident. The entire ordeal was captured on live television.
Fortunately, Fanning was uninjured. Here’s a video of the event as it unfolded.
Following the incident, Fanning explained: “I was just sitting there, I was just about to star moving, and then I felt something grab, just get stuck in my leg rope. I instantly just jumped away, and then it just kept coming at my board. I was kicking and screaming.”
The 2015 NFL season is nearly upon us, which means one very important thing — fantasy football. While only one person will take home the league championship, you can automatically win over the hearts of your fellow players by having a truly funny, silly, crazy, cool or dirty fantasy football team name. With that in mind, here are a few suggestions for the season:
Check My Balls
Jamaal About That Bass
My Ball Zach Ertz
JJ S.W.A.T.T. Team
1.21 JJ WATTS
You Down With JPP?
Hernandez Hit Men
Wham! Bam! Thank you Cam!
You Kaepernick the Future
The Walking Dez
Dez Does Dallas
Ladies and Edelman
Julio Think you are?
Backfields and McCoys
My Favorite Marshawn
Mike Vick in a box
Montee can buy you happiness
My Percy’s on Broadway
Beats by Ray
Le’Veon a Prayer
Pitch a Trent
Drake's New Favorite Team
Waka Flacco Flame
U Mad Bro?
Taste My Rainbow
12th Man Records
Bout That Action, Boss
Kung Suh Panda
Suh Girls, One Cup
Boy Named Suh
Vince Young's Steakhouse
Cry Me a Rivers
Party Like a Gronk Star
We Wilfork You
Wilfork Dance Party
No Money Manziel
Jay-Z's My Agent
Off to Tennessee the Whiz
I Don't Want Your Life
Kissing Suzy Kolber
Smokin' Jay Cutler
Teenage Mutant Ninja Bortles
Dirty Sanchez Butt-Fumblers
Purple Jesus Juice
Peyton Manning's 5-Head
Mile High Manning
Welker, Texas Ranger
The Boldin the Beautiful
Mr. UGG Boots
Call Me the Brees
Monte Kiffin's 401K
80% Mental, 40% Physical
Show Me the Money
Big Ol' Bortles
Not Racist Redskins
Hard Knocks Life
Somewhere Over Dwayne Bowe
K.C. Kool-Aid Man
Turn Your Head and Coughlin
Tampa Bay Terminators
Polk High Panthers
Jim Haslem's Accountants
Forgetting Brandon Marshall
It's Always Runny in Philadelphia
Favre Dollar Footlong
Van Buren Boys
Makin' It Wayne
Red Hot Julius Peppers
Slow White Bronco
Wham, Bam, Michael Sam
Straight Cash Homey
During the final lap of the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 NASCAR race, driver Austin Dillon—behind the wheel of the No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet—was involved in a spectacular crash that sent his car flying into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway.
While Dillon walked away from the accident, debris from his car flew into the stands hitting a handful of spectators. According to reports, fours fans were treated at the track, while one spectator was taken to the hospital.
The incident occured as Dale Earnhardt Jr. took home the checkered flag.
The next time you're at a Boston Red Sox game, keep an eye out for the guy in the blue and red shirt. While his intensions may be pure, his exuberant reactions resulted in havoc for his fellow fans.
We're guessing this was his checklist:
1. Do not actually help player.
2. Knock phone from girl's hand.
3. Knock beer onto girl's face.
The Chicago Blackhawks' What’s Your Goal? campaign made one little girl’s dreams come true. The girl named Cammy, who was born unable to walk or speak, has a love for hockey. Her “goal” was to score a goal with the help of her favorite player, star defenseman Duncan Keith.
Get ready to break out the tissues.
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for May 21.
This is your daily link roundup of our favorite sports and entertainment posts on the web for May 19.
• If you haven't checked out Gigi Hadid's swimsuit pictorial on SI, you should. Like you really, really should.
• Jaguars faithful set the record for practice attendance with 6,214 fans on Saturday. Wonder if they can get that many for the last game of the season?
• Some truly sad news. Tyrone Moore Jr., the half-brother of Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Roddy White, was shot to death outside a James Island, S.C., nightclub early Saturday.
• Mike Tyson posted an epic #selfie from the Preakness. The photo (see above) included Tom Brady and Kliff Kingsbury.
• Speaking of selfless, check out Tom Hanks with fans at the German Cup finals.
• An 89-year-old Frank Broyles will officially “retire” at the end of June — concluding a 55-year association with the Razorbacks.
• For just the second time in collegiate baseball history, a team turned two triple plays in a single game Friday.
• Watch as a cameraman is hit with a stray tire during the Norwegian Rally Championship. He seems much happier about it than we would be.
• Watch as a young fan switches out his foul ball souvenir and gives the decoy ball to a pretty girl behind him. Smooth kid. Sma-ooth.
During the Carolina-Miami game, Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill threw a pass that was tipped, and then tipped again, and again, and again…and again…and… you get what we're saying.
Lakers guard Xavier Henry threw down a monstrous dunk over Pelicans rookie center Jeff Withey at the Staples Center on Tuesday. It was a thing of beauty.
The Giants' Hunter Pence crushed a ball during the first inning of yesterday's game against the Rockies. The ball was estimated to have traveled 476 feet, making it the longest home run in MLB this season.
The Atlanta Braves' Elliot Johnson was interviewed about hitting a triple following yesterday's game against Cleveland. Johnson's response seems have come straight out of a NASCAR PR manual as he thanked numerous sponsors, his car, and his crew chief.
Well, I don't know if I've ever seen this happen before. White Sox bench coach Mark Parent was ejected by the umpire before Sunday's game even started. While exchanging lineups, Parent can been seen making a comment to crew chief Jerry Layne, who responded by telling Parent to hit the road.
The Braves' Chris Johnson was spotted on the bench during this weekend's game against the Cardinals sporting bubble gum on his hat, thanks to his pranking teammates. The best part is that he discovered the gum in the reflection of Reed Johnson's sunglasses and immediately began to beat him on the head.
We can all thank Fox Sports 1 for this boxing gem. On Monday night Danny Jacobs stepped into the ring with Giovanni Lorenzo and did this to Lorenzo's face in the third round to win the WBC Continental Americas middleweight title.