The Seattle Mariners did the unthinkable today and outbid the New York Yankees for their own marquee free agent by signing Robinson Cano for a lofty $240 million over the next 10 years. Signing Cano had become the hottest topic in the MLB over the last few weeks and recently it had come down to the Mariners and the Yankees, with the Yankees saying they weren’t paying over $200 million for the talented second basemen.
The legendary host of The Price is Right, Bob Barker, is turning 90 years old this week! The man that kept us company on so many days when were home “sick” from school was interviewed by guys from TMZ and it appears that he is doing really well.
So well, in fact, that he still thinks he can take Adam Sandler just like he did years ago during their fist fight in Happy Gilmore.
Paul Walker, who appeared in all but one of the installments of the ‘Fast and Furious’ franchise, was given a touching tribute today by the franchise that made him who he was. No disrespect to his other movies, especially Varsity Blues, but he is probably most known for his role as Brian O’Conner. That really isn’t the point here, though. The franchise reached out to Walker’s fans and gave them something to remember him by with a great montage of scenes from the ‘Fast and Furious’ movies. Set to “Coming Home” by Skylar Grey, this video may have you in tears by the end. Just a sad, sad story, no matter if you were a fan or not.
Many people around Northeast Ohio, if not all of them, are eager to see what the World Wide Leader has in store for their upcoming 30 for 30 “Youngstown Boys”, which follows the path of both running back Maurice Clarret and head coach Jim Tressel. Today, we got a little taste as ESPN has released a trailer for the special that is set to air right after the Heisman Ceremony at 9pm on December 14th.
“What if I told you they were undefeated on the field…but under fire off of it?”
This week’s Hump Day Hottie is the daughter to a famous Venezuelan singer (El Puma) and a Cuban model, so you can imagine the mix you have going here. Genesis Rodriguez was born in Miami and turned to acting. She was best known for her roles on the Telemundo series Prisionera, Dame Chocolate and Dona Barbara.
Her breakthrough role came when she was cast as Will Ferrell’s love interest in his telenovela spoof ,Casa de Mi Padre. Since then she has been seen in The Last Stand opposite the Governator and in Identity Thief opposite Jason Bateman.
Thunder Treats Podcast Episode 046: The Ohio State Buckeyes (and the Rest of College Football) vs. The SEC
Welcome to episode 046 of the Thunder Treats Podcast! On this week’s episode, we welcome in Dante DeLisio as we talk about ESPN and how they continue, comically, to suck at the teet that is the Southeastern Conference. Some of the statements made by the big heads at the World Wide Leader have left many of the Ohio State fans, and college football fans in general, scratching their collective heads in astonishment.
Full disclosure, we are all Ohio State fans, but this is an issue that extends past the mothership’s hatred for the Big 10 conference. The fact that this talking heads will have some of the biggest pool in the college football playoff is enough to scare anyone that is a fan of a team outside of the SEC.
Harrison Okene, the Nigerian ship cook on a Chevron tugboat, survived when the vessel his was on capsized in heavy swells about 20 miles off the coast of Nigeria. A diving crew had been assembled to go retrieve what they thought would be the 12 bodies of the crew who lost their life in the accident. What they found was equal parts astonishing and a miracle.