And Very Illegal
Last week a 16 year old boy named Justin Casquejo managed to sneak past seemingly nonexistent security at One World Trade Center in NYC so that he could hang out on the top floor for about 2 hours. BUT, that wasn’t the first or the most egregious security breach at the so-called Freedom Tower. 3 men managed to sneak up to the top of One World Trade Center last September and B.A.S.E. jump to the ground without getting caught or identified. The men turned themselves into police yesterday in an attempt, they say, to highlight the surprising lack of security at the Freedom Tower — which remains one of the biggest targets for terrorists. Video of the illegal B.A.S.E. jump has been released and you can watch it above. Then click below to learn more about the shocking lack of security at NYC’s new World Trade Center building. More »
So In Lurve
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, who we learned last month FINALLY decided to get engaged to be married, attended the LA Clippers basketball game at the Staples Center last night and managed to get featured on the famous Kiss Cam. As you can see in the video embedded above, Mashton feigned embarrassment for a short while before they stepped up and smooched on camera. The pair are so cute, it’s almost naseasus. Do try to keep your food down while you watch these two love birds share a sweet kiss for all the world to see.
"i am such an outsider to the world of sport"
For those of you who think that Lorde may be an alien from outer space, this story is for you. The popstar was in attendance at the Chicago Bulls vs. Oklahoma Thunder basketball game in Chicago, IL and she was so overwhelmed by the experience that she had to share her feelings with her followers on Twitter. Apparently they don’t have the sport of basketball
on her planet in New Zealand because the whole experience was so foreign to her. I can understand how a major NBA game might overwhelm someone who’s never attended a game before but her description of the cheerleaders seems pretty good proof that Lorde is actually a visitor from another solar system. Click below to read Lorde‘s description of her first NBA basketball game and LOL along with me, won’t you? More »
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Says Collins, "I don't have time to think about history"
Yesterday afternoon we learned that professional basketball player Jason Collins singed a contract with the Brooklyn Nets to play for their team, making him the first openly gay player in the NBA and the first openly gay player in any of the four major US sports (NBA, NFL, MLB and NHL). Last night, Collins suited up for the Nets in their game against the LA Lakers at the Staples Center in LA and made history with just 10 minutes of professional sports play. The Brooklyn Nets won the game last night but the real winner was not only professional sports here in the US but the entire country as a whole as it continues to move forward toward a true place of true equality in this country. Click below to see photos, watch video of Jason on the court during last night’s game and read the tweet he shared on his official Twitter profile after the game was over. More »
He Is Expected to Play Against the Lakers Tonight
Last year we learned the historic news that NBA player Jason Collins came out publicly as a gay man, becoming the first professional basketball player here in the US to be openly gay. Since that time, Collins has been waiting for a NBA team to sign him to play for their team but there has been no real movement … until today. The Brooklyn Nets have just signed Collins to a contract making him the first openly gay basketball player to play in the NBA. The Nets have a game against the LA Lakers tonight in LA … and Collins is expected to play. If he plays, basketball history will be made in Los Angeles tonight. More »
All of the medals have been handed out for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games as the final events came to a close today meaning that the final medal count tally has been revealed. The host country of Russia managed to come out on top with the most Olympic Medals won this year as well as the most Gold Medals won. The US, which normally does very well in the Olympic Medal standings year after year, did well at these Winter Games but not as well as many expected. Click below to see the final medal count for the Sochi 2014 Winter Games and see where YOUR country ranks in the list of most Olympic Medals won and most Gold Medals won. More »
Missouri’s Most Valuable Player
Michael Sam, a college football player who was voted Most Valuable by his teammates at Missouri University, is expected to be drafted into the NFL early when the draft picks take place in May. This weekend, ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft, Sam has come out publicly as an openly gay man in The New York Times. Last year, ahead of Missouri‘s college football season, Sam came out to his teammates and coaches about his sexuality and by all accounts, the matter had no impact on how his teammates viewed him nor did it affect in any way his ability to play football. When Michael Sam is drafted into the NFL as expected in May, he will be come the first openly gay player in the National Football League. More »
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She's the First Woman to Win Slopestyle Snowboarding Gold
Yesterday we learned that US athlete Sage Kotsenburg became the first American to win a Gold Medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games, taking the top spot in men’s slopestyle snowboarding. Today we learn that fellow US athlete Jamie Anderson became the second American (and first female US athlete) to win gold at the Winter Games. Like Kotsenburg, Anderson took the top spot in women’s slopestyle snowboarding — an event making its debut at the Olympic Games this year. That means that Sage and Jamie not only swept the Gold Medals for this event but they are the first two athletes ever to win Gold Medals for this inaugural Olympic event. Yay! More »
The slopestyle snowboarder does America proud
Snowboarder Sage Kotsenberg became the first US athlete to win a Gold Medal at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Games by busting out a move he had never done before in the slopestyle snowboarding competition. With Kotzenburg‘s gold, the US is off and running toward a hopeful domination of the Olympic medal count and, more specifically, the Gold Medal count. As you are likely well aware, the Olympic Winter Games got started Thursday ahead of the Opening Ceremonies that took place inside Fisht Olympic Stadium last night. Except for one fairly noticeable techinical glitch, the rest of the ceremonies seemed to go off without a hitch. Click below to learn about Sage winning the first US Gold Medal of these Sochi Games and see a few photos from the Opening Ceremonies spectacle that took place in Sochi last night. More »
The TV Guide
As a lifelong fan of the Olympic Games, I have been struggling with my feelings over the 2014 Winter Games which has just opened in Sochi, Russia. I remember being SO excited back in 2010 when the Olympic Games in Vancouver, British Columbia passed the Olympic Flame to Russia for the 2014 Games. Since that time, tho, Russia has instituted the legalized mistreatment of gays and lesbians in their country … which has soured me considerably on being excited for the Olympic Games in Sochi. Even last night, I mentioned my struggles at being excited for the Games in Russia. But, after spending more time thinking about it and after hearing the opinion of others (including PITNB reader Bee), I’ve come to realize that I can still be excited about the Olympic Games and I can still support the athletes who are living their dreams by competing in the Sochi Games without endorsing in anyway Russia’s horrible mistreatment of its own people. After all, my dear friend Nicole has a brother who is competing in the Sochi Games and he *just* marched into the Olympic Stadium with the Team USA delegation. That is something I can be more than excited about … and excited I will be. More »