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  • Morgan Freeman, 11-time NBA champion?

    Barack Obama was sworn in Monday for his second term as President of the United States. An inauguration is always a star-studded event, and this year’s event was no exception. Beyonce performed the National Anthem. James Taylor sang “God Bless America.” Kelly Clarkson did a rendition of “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee”. Some celebs were […]
  • Russell Westbrook blocks mascot’s shot at Denver Nuggets game

    Denver Nuggets SuperMascot Rocky may have some beef with Russell Westbrook. The Nuggets mascot shoots backward halfcourt shots during fourth quarter timeouts of each game. But in a strange turn of events on Sunday, Westbrook jumps and blocks Rocky’s final shot. Fans broke out in boos after the shot and continued to boo Westbrook each […]
  • Boston company having fun with Ray Lewis’ impending retirement

    One Massachusetts billboard company has egg on its face. Clear Channel Outdoor Boston displayed a billboard countdown to Baltimore Ravens iconic linebacker Ray Lewis’ retirement party a week before the AFC Championship game. Unfortunately for those confident Patriots fans, Lewis’ career did not end on Sunday. Baltimore stunned New England 28-13, extending Lewis’ career. What […]
  • Local radio host joins Frank Caliendo in ESPN skit

    Comedian Frank Caliendo is accustomed to making viewers of ESPN’s NFL Countdown laugh with his outrageous skits every week. But this Sunday, Caliendo brought in local radio host John Holmberg of 98KUPD in Phoenix, to help parody a segment of Jim Rome interviewing Gary Bussey, who has been known more for his legal troubles of […]
  • Judge gets in trouble after posting message on Johnny Football’s speeding ticket

    Police officers give out tickets every day. Some, though, are apparently more noteworthy than others. Friday afternoon, judge Lee Johnson of Ennix, Tex. just couldn’t contain his excitement over the local police department’s latest speeding victim: Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M. According to Deadspin.com, Johnson took to his Facebook account to post […]
  • Ravens fans feeling confident

    The Baltimore Ravens, the very same team that lost to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in last year’s AFC Championship Game, will try to avenge that loss in Foxborough Sunday with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line. The Patriots are an 8.5-point favorite, but that isn’t quelling the confidence of […]
  • Unbelievable Manti Te’o girlfriend story has a local twist

    You would be hard-pressed to find a stranger story than the one that is unfolding (or more accurately, unraveling) around Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o. Part of Te’o’s outstanding 2012 season that saw him finish second in the Heisman Trophy voting, was that he “overcame” the death of his girlfriend Lennay Kekua September 11. Te’o […]
  • Football writer falls asleep on the radio

    Sure, covering sports is a cool job that is coveted by a lot of people. But one thing that many fail to notice is that the world of sports never stops, and that can lead to a lot of long days and seriously cut into a reporter’s sleep schedule. Such is probably the case with […]
  • Bad Lip Reading comes to the NFL!

    If you look for time-wasters at work (you know who you are, after all, you’re reading the Haboob Blog), you’re probably familiar with the crazy folks over at Bad Lip Reading. What they do, if you’re unfamiliar with their work, is basically dub nonsense over movie scenes, speeches and political debates. It doesn’t sound that […]
  • Brent Musberger has apparently moved on from Katherine Webb

    Brent Musberger must feel a little randy on Monday nights. Last Monday, while calling Alabama’s BCS Championship Game romp over Notre Dame, the veteran announcer verbally drooled all over Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron’s girlfriend Katherine Webb, the reigning Miss Alabama. ESPN even found it necessary to issue an apology. This Monday, Musberger was in Lawrence, […]
  • Tebow in Arizona…let the crazy rumors begin

    Brace yourselves. The most talked about athlete in the country, Tim Tebow, is in Arizona. And since the Arizona Cardinals are still recovering from some of the worst quarterback play the National Football League has seen in some time, Tebow’s mere presence will spin into ridiculous speculation that he’s coming to save the franchise. Slow […]
  • Dogs invade soccer match, instantly make it better

    How many times have you watched a soccer match and thought about ways to make the sport more interesting? Smaller field? Faster game? More scoring? Less flopping? More enthusiastic announcers? OK, the last one isn’t possible, but we digress. Chances are you’ve thought the game could be improved, but haven’t quite found the solution. Until […]
  • Nike pits Tiger Woods vs. Rory McIlroy in funny new commercial

    What happens when you pair Tiger Woods with fellow golfer Rory McIlroy? Well, besides some excellent golf, you get a pretty good commercial that even manages to make Woods look like a fun person to be around. Nike, which has sponsored Woods for years and McIlroy for days (the commercial is meant to announce the […]
  • James Harden with an unreal crossover on Jrue Holiday

    James Harden (ASU) and Jrue Holiday (UCLA) only met twice during their Pac-12 days, but Saturday the former Sun Devil gave fans a taste of what things might have been like had both stayed in school. The 76ers would beat the Rockets 107-100, but not before Harden got the last laugh with a crossover for […]
  • Hawks fan does the improbable with half-court shot

    Odds are you’ve been to a basketball game where one lucky fan gets the opportunity to hit a half-court shot during halftime. Waiting for the winner is usually some ridiculous crash prize or in some cases a car. Usually that doesn’t matter, because lets be honest, a half-court heave isn’t exactly the easiest shot for […]