Posts Tagged ‘ Football ’

Beyonce – ‘Formation’


The day before Beyoncé takes the stage during the Coldplay-headlined Super Bowl 50 halftime show, the singer dropped her surprise new single “Formation,” her first new song since her Beyoncé: Platinum Edition was released in November 2014. “Formation” is available to stream n beyonce.com

After a largely quiet 2015, this is Beyoncé’s second new video in as many weeks: Coldplay recently unveiled the Holi-inspired clip for their collaborative A Head Full of Dreams track “Hymn for the Weekend.”

Beyoncé was reportedly rehearsing “Formation” during the halftime show preparations leading up to Super Bowl 50. However, it remains unconfirmed whether she’ll debut the song live Sunday at Santa Clara, California’s Levi’s Stadium. Bruno Mars, another previous Super Bowl halftime show headliner, will also appear during Coldplay’s set.

 

Big Sean – I Don’t F*ck With You (Official Video).


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Touchdown. Big Sean plays the field in the cinematic video for his Kanye West and DJ Mustard-produced anthem “I Don’t Fuck With You” featuring E-40.  The G.O.O.D. Music MVP stars as the quarterback of his high school football team, the Lions, in the Lawrence Lamont-directed clip, which was shot at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita, Calif. Against the odds, Sean makes a last-minute attempt to save his team from losing the game and comes away with a huge win.  There are plenty of cameos too from Mustard, E-40, Power 106′s Big Boy, Teyana Taylor, and Kanye, who stars as the team coach. Plus, peep the Naya Rivera look-alike, who flashes her boobs.  In between his collaborations with Calvin Harris and girlfriend Ariana Grande, Sean has been in the studio with Chris Brown, Kanye, and more working on his third album, and hopes to release it by the end of the year.  “You guys might be getting it for a stocking stuffer, who knows?” he recently told Carson Daly.  Watch Sean lead his team to victory, check the method below.

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Shan Berries Niners Anthem: Red & Gold Won’t Quit


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Shan Berries has once again hit the bay with another amazing song that is a tribute to the Niners. Although they have moved from Candlestick Park which was the home of the 49ers for over four decades, the team now plays its home games at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara. With Shan’s amazing vocals, she explains to us that even though “they have traveled across the bay but as long as we’re together, theres no place they would rather play.” Check out her video below.

Adidas x Yohji Yamamoto – Adizero F50’s.


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The Japanese designer, who has already teamed up with Adidas in the past for the Y-3 line, has created an utterly fierce pair of football boots for the three-stripe brand.  Yamamoto has transformed the adizero F50 football boots into a pair of imperial lion-dogs, mythical Japanese creatures associated with the Imperial Era.  Professional soccer players will wear these exclusive Adidas boots in matches around the world this weekend, sporting a design that pays homage to Yohji Yamamoto’s Japanese ancestors.  Fans can look out for the yellow lion-dogs on the feet of Gyasi Zardes of LA Galaxy, Jonny Steele of New York Red Bulls, Lucas Moura of Paris Saint-Germainand Naohiro Ishikawa of FC Tokyo.  These adizero F50 boots are quite a bold fashion statement, in fiery yellow tones with contrasting black and brown details. The sides of the boots call to mind the manes of the mythical lion-dogs, who were believed to guard the throne of the Japanese emperors. Yamamoto has presented a detailed and surprisingly realistic rendition of the mythical beasts that is bound to intimidate opponents on the field.  The “Yohji Yamamoto adizero F50″ boots will be available from October 28 in Adidas stores. Price: €300 (around $415) per pair.

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Batman Vs. Superman Filming


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At East Los Angeles College during halftime of their home football game. Weingart Stadium was turned into the Gotham City University home stadium for a game against their rival, Metropolis State University. It started with Warner Bros. telling the crowd that they were going to be in Batman vs. Superman. Yes, a Warner Bros. representative referred to the movie as Batman vs. Superman. That’s still not the official title, but it’s one that keeps coming up. Warner Bros. also announced that this would be the opening of the movie. Then two scenes were filmed. Both plays were from around Gotham city’s 30 yard line. The first play was a tackle for a Metropolis loss. The second was for a touchdown pass to the corner of the end zone for Metropolis. Then the bench cleared for Gotham and they had to break up a fight on the field. Gotham never even went on offense.

“Day 1 of filming for 2015’s “Batman Vs. Superman”. The scene takes place at Gotham City University’s Stadium facing off against rivals Metropolis University. Everyone in the audience was given various Gotham Football shirts. Some black, some yellow, some T Shirts, some sweatshirts, etc. Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300, Man of Steel) was on set, however the main characters were not there.”

NIKEiD Releases the Hypervenom iD


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As star strikers Danny Welbeck, Isco, and Robert Lewandowski have all scored goals in Nike‘s flagship Hypervenom boot early in the 2013-2014 campaign, the three footballers have been chosen to celebrate “A Rare Breed of Attack” on NIKEiD – culminating in special custom editions of the boot for the players. Inspired by the likes of a panther, eagle, and scorpion, the three designs reflect each player’s style of attacking play and come decked out in team colors. Look for all three players to hit the pitch in a special edition boots and head on over to NIKEiD now to customize a pair of your own.

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Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports Client List


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Jay-Z founded his sports agency this year and has already made aggressive moves in the sports world. In a few months he has managed to develop a strong client list of powerful athletes. Jay-Z became a certified sports agent in June, 2013. Take a look at the star power in the Roc Nation Sports client list featuring Skylar Diggins of the Notre Dame,  Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Quarterback Geno Smith of the New York Jets, Victor Cruz of the New York Giants and more powerful athletes to come.

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“Life is Hard” Series by Andrei Lacatusu


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Life is hard and talented Romanian illustrator Andrei Lacatusu knows it. Inspired by this truth he created a wonderful series of illustration called “Life is Hard”.

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10 Memorable Celebrity Appearances In Super Bowl Ads


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With 30 seconds of Super Bowl ad time going for as much as $4 million, companies want to get the biggest bang for their buck. One way to do that? Get yourself a celebrity endorser; then put the person in a memorable situation that people will be talking about Monday morning. Psy (promoting Wonderful Pistachios), Amy Poehler (Best Buy), Kaley Cuoco (Toyota), Dwayne Johnson (“Got Milk?”) and Tracy Morgan (MiO Fit) are among this year’s most anticipated endorsers. To set the bar high, here are ten celebrity commercial appearances from past Super Bowls that had people talking well after the confetti fell.

Betty White for Snickers

The “Golden Girls” star has been everywhere the last few years — including movie roles, hosting “Saturday Night Live,” and getting her own primetime prank series on NBC. White credits one appearance for her career revival: a Snickers commercial during the 2010 Super Bowl. “That’s what really started the little surge,” the actress told AdAge in 2010, talking about the commercial where she and fellow elder actor Abe Vigoda get into a game of pickup football.

 

Jay-Z for Budweiser

For Budweiser Select, the company brought in football royalty Don Shula to square off against one of rap’s biggest stars. The two played a confusing-to-follow, futuristic, holographic football game that was shown on one of Hova’s flat-screen TVs. It’s good to know that even in the future, Jay-Z is still the coolest guy in the room, and two-time Super Bowl champ Shula is as competitive as ever.

 

Cindy Crawford for Pepsi

In 1992, which might have been the apex of Crawford’s modeling career, Pepsi used her to perfection in its Super Bowl spot. The beauty pulled up to a dusty gas station and purchased a Pepsi as some nearby boys stopped playing to lean on a fence and ogle … the new can design.

 

Matthew Broderick for Honda

Some fans were horrified when they found out Broderick was reprising the titular role from the ’80s classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” for a car commercial, but the postgame consensus was that the ad was pretty great. Honda said they packed in two dozen tributes to “Bueller” in the extended version of the ad, and while a CR-V might not be a Ferrari 250 GT California, it’s still fun to watch a professional hooky player at work.

 

Megan Fox for Motorola

Megan Fox taking a bubble bath? Not a terrible start to a commercial. What made the Motorola spot even more interesting was that they had to bring in a double — for the actress’s thumbs. Fox suffers from brachydactyly, a condition that results in clubbed thumbs.

 

David Letterman, Oprah Winfrey, and Jay Leno for “The Late Show with David Letterman”

Somehow kept under wraps until it hit the air was a 2010 meeting that improbably saw late-night rivals Letterman and Leno on the same couch as daytime queen Winfrey. Letterman and Leno’s feud goes back to the early ’90s when the two competed for the “Tonight Show” hosting gig, but it reheated when Letterman sided with Conan O’Brien in an ugly feud over NBC late-night positioning. But Letterman invited Winfrey (who had joined him in a 2007 ad) and Leno, and under a veil of secrecy that included Leno wearing a fake mustache in Manhattan, they pulled off the surreptitious taping and surprised America.

 

Michael J. Fox for Diet Pepsi

Pepsi used Michael J. Fox for a series of commercials in the ’80s, but the 1987 entry might be the best. Fox went to get his attractive new neighbor a soda, only to find that he had foolishly put an empty 2-liter bottle back in the fridge. This led to a madcap trek down a fire escape and across traffic in the pouring rain, with Fox finding that his quest wasn’t over just yet.

 

Britney Spears for Pepsi

In 2002, Pepsi wanted to showcase its generations of fans, so they had Spears — at the peak of her popularity — step into ads set in 1958 and the intervening years up to the present. The black-and-white spot of Spears singing and dancing in a soda fountain kicked off the night of commercials.

 

Justin Timberlake for Pepsi

In 2008, Pepsi got another former Mouseketeer in an ad, using the singer/actor/beloved “Saturday Night Live” host to promote Pepsi Stuff. The spot found Timberlake being pulled across town by a mysterious force and incorporated a whole lot of physical comedy and cameos by Andy Samberg and Tony Romo.

 

Eminem and Clint Eastwood for Chrysler

Chrysler went for a combination of grit and class in 2010 with “Imported from Detroit,” as Eminem drove through the Motor City, eventually joining a gospel choir onstage as they sang the opening notes of “Lose Yourself.” Two years later, Chrysler again had a unique take, this time with Eastwood discussing how it was halftime in America. The Eastwood ad generated a lot of interest, angering Karl Rove and spawning an “SNL” parody.

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My Boy Mr. McEntee


It may have seemed like I watched the Super Bowl just for the movie trailers, but I am bit of a football head.  And with my roomate playing Madden like it’s going off to the war in a week, I’m constantly seeing dropped passes interceptions and fumbles.  So after hearing football plays being called for hours when I was working from home I decided to look up some good football videos on Youtube, and Mr. Johnny McEntee from UConn popped right up. I’m no stranger to creating trick shot videos.  I know it takes time, constant re-tries, a million takes, just to get one shot and make it look effortless.  But that being said, Johnny McEntee’s trick shot video is one of a kind.  From the football court, to the parking lots, to the basketball court McEntee doesn’t cease to amaze with his trick shots, and prove that he’s got a damn good arm.  Check the method below.