Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Video: Landry Fields sings his own version of "Billionaire"

The New York Knickerbockers held a little soiree with season ticket holders last night, which led to Landry Fields giving us this not-as-bad-as-you-would-think rendition of the Bruno Mars and Travie McCoy hit, "Billionaire." Fields substituted some of his own lyrics, like wanting to be a champion instead of a billionaire and incorporated his Knicks teammates as well.

I don't know how I feel about the Shump rap, but Fields' singing definitely tops former Knick Danilo Gallinari's rendition of Beyonce's "Halo."

Friday, February 24, 2012

Video: "Pearl Jam" sings "Jeremy (Lin)"

Jimmy Fallon is quickly becoming one of the best late night talk show hosts on television. Admittedly, that isn't saying a lot when you figure Jay Leno and Chelsea Handler are in that category. Anyway, Fallon takes one of the early Jeremy Lin pun references and expands on it, acting as Eddie Vedder performing "Jeremy," re-done for the Knicks' sudden phenomenon.

Video: Brandon Jacobs steps in squared circle, drinks beer

Super Bowl Champion New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs appeared last week on TNA Impact Wrestling (in place of Jason Pierre-Paul) and again this week. Only this time, he stepped into the squared circle and got involved in the James Storm and Jeff Hardy v. Bully Ray and Kurt Angle match.

Jacobs certainly has the size and promo ability to make it in professional wrestling, if he ever chooses to. Judging by his recent stats, it might be wise to make that transition right now.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Dropping Links: Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Jeremy Lin - perhaps you've heard of him - did it again last night, nailing a game winning three pointer against the Raptors in Toronto, leading the Knicks to their sixth straight victory. The "Linsanity" continues in New York.

- The Knicks Blog looks at the rising cost of tickets at Madison Square Garden since Lin's breakout performances began.

- Awful Announcing dissects the Tebow-like hype and media overkill Jeremy Lin has drawn.

- Posting and Toasting has all the video footage you'll need from last night's game.

In non-Lin links:

- Shaq thinks Dwight Howard leaving the Magic would be a travesty... even though Shaq did the same thing a few decades ago. |Ball Don't Lie|

- People keep lining up to protest the Redskins chasing after Peyton Manning, with the most recent being DC's mayor. |Shutdown Corner|

- One of the candidates for MLB's 2012 Fan Cave has tattoos representing all 30 teams. |Big League Stew|

And the non-sports links:

- Kate Upton's Sports Illustrated cover photo could not have been more photoshopped |WWTDD|

- Speaking of Upton, she awesomely rejected Darren Rovell's "Be My Valentine" request on national television. |Uproxx|

- NBC is going to make a Hannibal Lecter show. |Warming Glow|

- Brandon Stroud's always excellent read, The Best and Worst of WWE Raw 2/13/12: Embraces Hate, Melodrama, Wheelchair Violence |With Leather|

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Video: Knicks' Lin and Fields have nerdy pregame shake

There are tons of handshake routines in sports. Daps, slaps, pounds, shakes, leaps, and all sorts of varieties in between. Landry Fields and suddenly rising star Jeremy Lin of the Knicks put a unique twist on the idea. Read the book, put on the glasses, adjust the pocket protector.

Lin went to Harvard and Fields is a product of Stanford, hence the "nerdy" aspect of all this. The two also have an off court relationship, with Lin sleeping on Fields' couch until he finds an apartment in New York.

Video: Will Ferrell handles Bulls - Hornets pregame intros

Will Ferrell was in New Orleans last night and did the pregame introductions for the Bulls - Hornets matchup.