I'm sure you all have your favorite sports pre-game intros but this visual spectacle from the NHL's Montreal Canadiens pre-game intro is intense. MH
Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Watch the top 10 buzzer beaters from the NBA regular season. If you're a Knicks fan, that Dirk shooter's bounce buzzer beater must still hurt. MH
Sunday, April 27, 2014
Ronaldo, Neymar, Rooney, Kobe Bryant, The Incredible Hulk and more in star-studded Nike Football commercial. VIDEO:
Yes guys. This is what a star-studded, eye-popping, jaw-dropping, star-studded, 4-minute Nike commercial should look like. Enjoy!
How did Air21's Asi Taulava physically prepare for his big moment during their do-or-die game against SMB? By pulling SUVs at the House of Pain gym. Yes, pulling SUVs. Watch these videos from Asi's Instagram account agelessasi88 to see for yourself. Welcome to the semis Asi! See bro, age is just a number and an SUV is just gym equipment. MH
Although Houston won over Portland in Game 3 to bounce back in their first round series (yes let's make it a best-of-9), it's still fun to watch the full highlights of Blazers PG Damian Lillard from that night. 31 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists in Game 1. 18 points, 8 rebounds, 11 assists in Game 2. 30 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists in Game 3. He's still making it hard for us to believe that this is just his first playoff series. MH
Shouldn't be surprising that Kobe Bryant starred in a new football commercial for Panini. Kobe's low-cut basketball sneakers were partly inspired by his passion for football and he cheers for AC Milan. Mamba Mentality isn't just for hoops. It's for soccer too. MH
Saturday, April 26, 2014
You all know Rico Blanco...the rock star. You might also know Rico Blanco, if you follow him on Instagram...the sneakerhead. But do you know Rico Blanco...the NBA Fantasy champ?
Rico played head-to-head style in two NBA Fantasy leagues. He won the championship in one league and finished first runner-up in the other. How did he do it?
RB: I changed them quite a bit from draft day to championship. Especially my second place team since it was auto draft because I had a gig that night.
RB: This line-up had injured players at the start of the season because of auto draft. I had inured Andrew Bynum, Trey Burke after the auto draft. Dropped them and then later picked up Trey Burke just before he played. Also stashed injured Tobias Harris when I was rebuilding, whom I later traded. I traded half my team at the trade deadline. I was first pick btw. Of course I chose LeBron.
RB: That's for my second place team. For my champion team I didn't really do much as I was able to do live draft. Just panicked when Brook Lopez got injured. I was leading the league and sacrificed position so I could stash Bledsoe. I went into the playoffs third in standings, exactly where I wanted. I played 14 team leagues 9 categories head to heads per week.
To give you an idea of how Rico won a championship, look at some of the key players he used, at one or another, in the league he won:
David West, Monta Ellis, Danny Green, Jose Calderon, Carmelo Anthony, LaMarcus Aldridge, Brook Lopez, Robin Lopez, Jodie Meeks, Josh McRoberts, Trey Burke, Kendall Marshall, Kyle Singler, Martell Webster.
Winning in NBA Fantasy involves a good amount of luck, for sure. Even beginner's luck. But ask really good NBA Fantasy players and they'll often say it's what you do after the draft - pulling off crafty trades, dropping and picking up players at the right time - that wins you the title. MH
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Presenting the best pregame and postgame videobombs from the NBA regular season. A lot of them feature LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh:
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Ready to enthrall yet another generation of car enthusiasts, The Beetle originally symbolized the democratization of mobility, with 21.5 million cars sold since its first production in 1939 to 1997.
Yet how do you measure the lasting strength of a cultural icon? Ask anyone to identify or describe the car model that inspired the sobriquet “Beetle” and they’ll likely get it right.
“Oh yeah, the car that looks like a cute bug, I know that!”
“The Beetle? Who doesn’t know The Beetle!”
“Of course! That’s Herbie from The Love Bug.”
“Dude, that’s the car from Herbie Fully Loaded. The movie with Lindsay Lohan.”
I’m part of a generation that not only referred to the VW as The Beetle, we also called it the “Volks.” It was unmistakable. Like a social code everyone knew. A kid knew what the Volks was. A grown up knew what the Volks was. The Beetle was the Volks and the Volks was the Beetle. Such was the singular identity of one of the legendary success stories in automotive history.
It was also one of the first cars my family owned. The image of a canary-yellow Volkswagen Beetle (original color was sky blue) is hardwired with every childhood memory I have. It’s 1979. I’m slumped in the back seat, finishing a pack of Horlicks. My dad’s driving along EDSA. It’s just the two of us in the car. I’m enjoying the sound of the VW 1200 engine (although my dad fitted the car with VW 1500 lights and accessories to make our car look newer). I loved that sound because, for me, it meant I was heading home from school.
That’s why it’s The Love Bug. Because the Beetle is about perpetual emotion. Because the Beetle is about lasting memories made and lasting memories you’re about to make.
"The Beetle has always been special to me,” JP Orbeta, president of Automobile Central Enterprise, Inc. (ACEI), the official importer and distributor of Volkswagen cars in the country, said. “I first learned how to drive with a Beetle and will always have fond memories, as I’m sure many Filipinos do. And now, I am extremely proud to be heralding the return of the world’s most iconic car back to Philippine shores.”
The third generation Beetle, brandishing a sportier look with its extended bonnet, sharply swept-back windscreen and a longer wheelbase, comes in two models: the Beetle 1.2 TSI 6-speed M/T at PHP 1,590,000 or the Beetle 1.4 TSI 7-speed DSG at PHP 1,790,000 (or 1,840,000 for Onyx White).
The Volkswagen BGC showroom is located at 28th Street City Center, Bonifacio Global City. Showroom hours are from Monday to Thursday 8am to 6pm, Friday and Saturday 8am to 7pm, and Sunday 9am to 6pm. For more information on Volkswagen or to request for a test drive, visit www.volkswagen.com.ph or email firstname.lastname@example.org
“No other car evokes as much nostalgia, tradition, and heritage as the Beetle,” Fernando Zobel de Ayala said. “As such, I am especially pleased and excited to launch a car as iconic and celebrated as the one we have launched.”
What lasting memories will you make with the third generation Beetle? MH
In case you're now amped to watch the rest of the Toronto-Brooklyn series, the Raptors' #WeTheNorth video narrated by Drake will get you even more amped. MH
Some of you asked for it. You got it. After TNT beat Ginebra last night, 97-84, to advance to the semis and eliminate Ginebra, Mark Caguioa shared his frustration on Twitter:
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Welcome to another episode of #EnglishTime starring ROS rookie Raymond Almazan directed by Ryan Araña. In this episode, Raymond just finished morning practice and is waiting for his "manong driver" to arrive. MH
According to the ESPN show Sportsnation, this is #Blakeing. You're holding a cup of water. You get upset. The person behind you has to suffer. That's #Blakeing.
And it all started with Blake Griffin's "accidental" cup spill on a Dubs fan during Game 1. MH