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[Olympics] The Historic Women’s Joint Korean Hockey Team Had A Match Today

We’re less than 4 days away from the start of the 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang, and that means things are starting to get going in the picturestic South Korean host city. The big news today was a “tune-up” match featuring the Korean women’s joint hockey team (with members from both North and South Korea) […]

Shaun White

Shaun White is Iron Man in New Super Bowl Ad for the 2018 Winter Olympics

NBC has released another of their upcoming Super Bowl ads for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeong Chang, South Korea. While the first ad we share featured Alpine skier Mikaela Shiffrin in her Captain Marvel themed uniform. This new ad features snowboarder Shaun White and Iron Man… but not the Marvel Comics character but rather […]

WWE Entrance Greats Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle Helps Bring Back the WWE Entrance Greats Line from Mattel

Kurt Angle, WWE Hall of Fame member and multiple-time champion, is the inaugural figure in the return of the Entrance Greats line from Mattel. Popular when Mattel first got the WWE license back in 2010, they released eight figures in the line before stopping that same year. The main hook was that the figures would […]


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NBC’s Olympic Opening Ceremony Hosts for PyeongChang Announced

NBCUniversal/NBC Sports, the official TV carrier of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games here in the USA, just named who will be hosting the televised Olympic Opening Ceremony from PyeongChang, South Korea. Katie Couric and Mike Tirico will be co-hosting the ceremony and cauldron lighting, set to air on NBC on Friday, February 9th at 8 p.m. ET, or […]

Lindsey Vonn

Olympic Skier Lindsey Vonn Hits the Slopes as Captain America

Lindsey Vonn hit the slopes in a most patriotic and nerdy way. Wearing a Captain America-themed suit from the Marvel-themed performance line by Spyder, Vonn posted the following photos to social media with the quote, “Who said Captain America has to be a man anyways…” This isn’t the first time the Marvel-themed outfits have been […]

CBS Living Biblically

CBS Sets Premieres for Instinct, Living Biblically; Counters NBC Olympics

CBS released its Winter 2018 schedule on Friday, and while there are a number of takeaways from the announcement, one thing seems very clear: The Eye Network isn’t afraid of the “big, bad wolf” otherwise known as NBC’s 2018 Winter Olympics coverage. While most networks usually “counter” Olympic coverage with repeats or by burning off […]


Michael Jordan’s 1984 Olympic Sneakers Go For A Record-Breaking $190,000

A pair of game-worn sneakers from NBA legend Michael Jordan went for a record-breaking $190,373 at an auction on Sunday morning. Jordan wore the shoes during his gold-medal game against Spain at the 1984 Olympics. This breaks the record set in 2013 for a pair of sneakers Jordan wore in game five of the 1997 NBA […]


It’s True, It’s True. Kurt Angle Enters The WWE Hall Of Fame

On Monday, the first entrant into the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2017 was announced and it was a doozy. Olympic Gold Medal winner Kurt Angle will be honored this year.  From the WWE: It’s true, it’s true! Kurt Angle will be taking his rightful place in the WWE Hall of Fame’s Class of […]


The Team Assembles In New Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Trailer

The new trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has been unleashed to an appreciative Star Wars fanbase online, offering further glimpses of the team and their objective, an impressive battle station with the firepower to destroy a planet. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens on December 16th.

Mario And Sonic At The Rio Olympic Games Confirmed For Wii U And 3DS

We are coming up into another Olympic Games year (again?), which means one thing. Mario and Sonic are going to be fighting it out for gold medals once again in one of the bizarrest crossover franchises that refuses to die. The game was announced during the Japanese Nintendo Direct that showed today. It was noted […]

British Olympics Team Mime To Queen For Adidas

Don’t stop me now… featuring Jessica Ennis, Victoria Pendleton, Nicola Adams, Sir Chris Hoy, rower Pete Reed, Robert Grabarz, the Brownlee brothers and more. Oh and a brief appearance by David Beckham. All filmed this Friday and Saturday, for the benefit of Adidas. Well, since they were all hanging around, why not? [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYtpL5YhWOQ[/youtube]

A Semi-Coherent Glossary For The London Olympic Closing Ceremony

We get the same countdown we enjoyed at the beginning of the Opening Ceremony. Go see what we said about that here. This might be called a simpler ceremony than the original, less layering of cultural and historic references, but there are still one or two that might do with pointing out… The opening shot […]


London Late On The Big Money Olympics

The London Olympic Games is coming to a close. It has been a very controlled media circus, whether that be Mastercard being banned, BBC cameras being turned to avoid shopping centre advertising or an East End kebab shop having to change its name from Olympic Kebabs to Lympic Kebabs. But this little beauty, parodying the […]


An Attempt At A Glossary For Americans Watching The Olympic Opening Ceremony

It was rather British. Here’s a little help over some of the main aspects, to provide a little glossary. Twelve to start… 1. The Red Arrows flyby, the aeroplanes billowing out red white and blue, are the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. Often on hand at important events to provide a colourful skybound spectacle. 2. […]