NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport is struck with a football during his report on Sunday’s game, October 14, 2012.
*Television bloopers were so plentiful at one time, they had a show about them. But, we don’t get to see a good blooper happen in live television anymore.
But during Sunday’s Houston Texans vs. Green Bay Packers game, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport, was reporting from the field back to his studio about the teams and the status of the game, when BAM! SHAZAM!
A ball came out of nowhere and clocked him right upside the head.
President Barack Obama addresses a Joint Session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol September 8, 2011 in Washington, DC. Obama addressed both houses of the U.S. legislature to highlight his plan to create jobs for millions of out of work Americans.
*More than 31 million Americans tuned in to see President Barack Obama deliver his agenda for creating jobs in a speech broadcast live on television. [Scroll down to watch in its entirety.]
The Thursday night speech to a joint session of Congress drew a bigger audience than both his March speech on U.S. military involvement in Libya (25.6 million) and his August 2010 speech declaring the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq (29.2 million).
Nielsen ratings data showed that 31.4 million viewers watched Obama’s address on jobs, which was carried live across 11 TV networks.
The TV audience, however, fell well short of the more than 56 million who watched the president announce the killing of Osama bin Laden in May.
New Orleans Saints Mark Ingram (28) is stopped by the Green Bay Packers defense on the final play of the game during the second half of their NFL football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin, September 8, 2011. The Packers won the game 42-34.
Shortly after Obama closed his remarks, 27.2 million people watched the first game of the NFL season on NBC. Nielsen said the season opener between the Saints and the Packers was the second most-watched NFL regular season primetime game on any one network in 15 years.
*Wiz Khalifa’s “Black and Yellow,” a song written specifically by the Pittsburgh-born rapper as an ode to his hometown Steelers, Pirates and Penguins colors, has been adopted by fans of sports teams across the country who have recorded their own versions with the words that reflect the colors of their teams.
According to the Wall Street Journal, there are three different versions of the song about Pittsburgh’s Super Bowl opponent the Green Bay Pakers – of course called “Green and Yellow.”
Although the song isn’t explicitly about football and doesn’t include the words “Pittsburgh” or “Steelers” in its lyrics, Wiz Khalifa says the song title is self-explanatory. “When you see me you know everything,” he raps in the song.
“I definitely wrote it with Pittsburgh pride in general,” Wiz Khalifa, whose real name is Cameron Jibril Thomaz , told the Journal. “In everything I do I want to represent my city. It just surprises me that people are even that interested in it.”
He also said he is flattered to be imitated. “That’s cool, just the fact that people want to grab onto it and represent it,” he told the Journal. “But as far as Black and Yellow goes, there’s only one, and everyone knows what I’m talking about.”
“I don’t think there’s ever been a song like this,” said Mikey Dougherty, host of a morning show on KISS-96.1, Pittsburgh’s main pop radio station, which has been playing the song in heavy rotation. “Every city is adopting their own version, and it’s almost like a challenge to do the best one.”
Below: the original “Black and Yellow,” one of the Green Bay remixes “Green and Yellow,” and Snoop Dogg/The Game’s “Purp and Yellow” for the Lakers.
John Stone fired for wearing Green Bay Packers tie
*Did you see the game NFC championship game where the Green Bay Packers whooped up on the Chicago Bears? Well, it’s obvious that the haters at Webb Chevrolet in Oak Lawn, Il., saw it and they were not exactly showing good sportsmanship afterwards.
The next day when one of the guys showed up in a Green Bay Packers tie, the boss ordered him to take it off. He said “Hellllllllll no! That’s my team!! IN YO FACCCE!” (loosely translated)
But seriously, according to CBS, the tie that John Stone wore to work really upset his boss, Jerry Roberts, enough to (more…)
*Before the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Green Bay Packers in the Super Bowl on Feb 6, Christina Aguilera will take care of the national anthem, Fox television and the National Football League announced on Monday.
“I have been performing the anthem since I was seven years old and I must say the Super Bowl is a dream come true,” the five-time Grammy award winning singer-songwriter said in a statement. “I am really excited to be part of such an iconic event.”
Aguilera, who made her movie debut in December as the star of the musical “Burlesque” previously performed at the Super Bowl halftime show in 2000.
The performers at this year’s halftime show will be The Black Eyed Peas.