Detroit, MI was in the running to be the host city of the X-Games next year and, unfortunately, it didn’t end up being chosen … but there is a bit of good sports news to share out of Detroit Rock City. A new skateboard skate park has been built due to a generous grant funded by the Tony Hawk Foundation and last week, Hawk himself paid a visit to the skatepark in Hamtramck to christen the space in person. Click the embed above to watch a short video showcasing the Ride It Sculpture Park skatepark in Detroit and then click below to watch a video interview with Tony that was filmed last week. More »
Back in October of 2009, just a few months after the death of Michael Jackson, we saw photos of MJ‘s kids (and a few Jackson cousins) making their way home from a martial arts class. Today we learn that Prince Michael Jackson has been working hard all this time to master the art of Jiu Jitsu and has just recently achieved the ranking of blue belt. New photos of a very happy Prince showing off his blue belt certificate have been made available by TMZ, check ‘em out below. More »
The TV Guide
Yesterday was a very relaxing day here at home in Detroit Rock City. I spent much of the day chilling with my friends Sarah and Mark in their home (one of my favorite places on Earth) and then spent my evening beaming with pride of my BFF Sarah’s kickboxing skills. We finished out the night at the movies and, for the most part, had a really fun time out. I’ll get to the amazing kickboxing stuff in a bit but let’s talk a bit about my movie selection of the night — The Purge. Reactions to the film are a bit of a mixed bag among my friends but I can say that I liked the movie, for the most part. More »
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The TV Guide
After flying all day yesterday, I arrived here in Detroit safe and sound late yesterday afternoon. From the airport, Sarah and I met up with Mark and the 3 of us made our way to Comerica Park to meet up with a bunch of other friends to watch the Detroit Tigers take on the Cleveland Indians. As I mentioned earlier in the week, I decided to take this impromptu last minute trip home so that I could spend some quality time with my BFF. I managed to rack up enough frequent flyer miles to fly home for free so … I just had to take the opportunity. I’m glad that I did because I have been having the best time since I landed yesterday. More »
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2 Much SWAG 4 U
Oh, Biebs … sometimes you just make it so easy. Justin Bieber, self-proclaimed crowned prince of pop, was in attendance at the Miami Heat basketball game in Miami, FL last night and homie brought along SO MUCH SWAG that he was pretty much the main attraction in the building … despite the fact that a professional basketball game was taking place at the very same time. Clad in an oversized Heat snapback cap, a leather shirt & pants outfit, a neck wrapped in gold chains AND sunglasses that never left his face, The Biebs was sittin’ pretty courtside as he was surrounded by his entourage. Folks who were blessed to be in his close proximity included his BFF Lil’ Twist, a Selena Gomez-lookin’ young lady and a tank-sized bodyguard. Yes, people, Justin Bieber was in the building last night. More »
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Alas … the season ended for my beloved Detroit Red Wings last night when they fell in overtime to the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2013 Stanley Cup playoff finals. I have to admit that I am very bummed that the Wings lost their series against Chicago because had they won, they’d next face the LA Kings for the Western Conference Championship and I would get more opportunities to see them play hockey here in LA. But … it wasn’t meant to be. Even tho my night turned out to be a bummer, I’m happy to share that my day prior turned out to be much better than I expected. My very good friend Josh Z cajoled me out of the house mid-day for lunch (which I never do due to work constraints) and we had a very nice time together. More »
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David Beckham and his entire family are back in LA right now on summer vacation and he took the entire fam to the Staples Center on Monday night to cheer on the LA Kings hockey team. During the game, Becks and his adorable daughter Harper Seven were featured on the Kiss Cam and he smooched all up on his precious little girl. Altho Kiss Cam footage is immdiately availble inside the arena, it takes a few days for the footage to be released online. The Kings have made the Kiss Cam footage from Monday night’s game available and you can see the whole video clip above. Becks and Harper show up at the 1:10 mark of the clip … and they are cute as all heck. Check out the embed and enjoy.
Back in April NBA player Jason Collins became the first openly gay male athlete in any major American professional sports team … technically. At the time of his coming out, Collins was in between basketball seasons so he has yet to actually play on a team as the first out gay male athlete. Last night, Robbie Rogers became the actual first openly gay male athlete in American professional sports team history as a member of the LA Galaxy. Rogers came out as gay earlier this year when he “retired” from professional soccer. Apparently, the retirement didn’t stick and the out Rogers was signed by the Galaxy … and he made history last night on the professional soccer field. More »