Friday, March 6, 2015

Blackhawks' Duncan Keith takes little girl for heartwarming first skate (VIDEO)

Things have been frighteningly cold all around the country but, sometimes, someone does something that warms more than the hands and feet.

NHL star Duncan Keith recently spent some time with a young fan born with disabilities to assist her with the first skate of her young life.

And if it doesn't warm your heart, you're colder than the snow.

The Blackhawks defenseman welcomed the little girl named Cammy for the franchise’s latest installment of its #WhatsYourGoal campaign.

Cammy, who was born without the ability to walk or speak, always wanted to skate the ice and score a goal — especially with her favorite player.

“[Cammy’s] parents said nothing would make her happier than to score a goal with an assist from her favorite player…me,” Keith said.

So the Blackhawks didn't waste time finding Cammy a 'Hawks jersey, a helmet and even skates.

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Instead of wheeling her onto the ice in her chair, Keith wore a harness that would attach Cammy to him so that she could stand upright and skate in tandem with the two-time Norris Trophy winner. And though Cammy had never walked in her life, there she was on the ice and skating.

Keith guided Cammy in on a breakaway on backup goalie Antti Raanta. The pair made a few moves and slipped one five hole to score a goal. Cammy squealed with excitement.

Let the VIDEO tell the wonderful story. Have a box of tissues nearby.

MSNBC gets pranked by foul-mouthed Larry Donnell imposter on air (VIDEO)

New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell was one of the 127 passengers aboard the Delta flight that slid off the runway at LaGuardia Airport Thursday morning.

Donnell shared photos and video of his experience after the incident, and even joked about what had just happened, writing: "Look at this sh*t! Knew I shoulda stayed my ass at home."

Then, a few hours later, MSNBC reported that they had Donnell on the phone to give an account of what happened on the flight.

Unfortunately for MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell, she was being pranked.

The news network placed a man on the line who claimed to be Donnell. The man said he'd been a passenger on the aircraft.

“Where were you sitting on the plane, and when did you first know you were all in trouble?” Mitchell asked her guest.

“I was sitting in the — f*ck her right in the pussy," the bogus Donnell bursts out, and quickly hangs up.

Mitchell appeared not to understand the mumbled profanity, and she continued to ask questions.

“I think we were being had,” NBC News correspondent Tom Costello interjected. “I don’t think that was a legitimate witness, based on what he said on the air."

"He uttered some, some profanities," Costello added.

WARNING: Video contains naughty language:

This type of prank is nothing new and this particular vulgarism has been a meme for about a year.

Flyers offer free admission, snacks to attract fans during snowstorm

Thursday's constant snowfall and dropping temperatures made conditions for traveling around Philadelphia very difficult for most Flyers fans.

And Mother Nature's wrath left a whole lot of empty seats at Wells Fargo Center for a very important and tough game for the back-in-contention Flyers.

By the opening faceoff, the arena was more than half empty, so quick-thinking management came up with a plan to reward fans who would brave the weather: Free admission!

And then as an added bonus for slogging through the white stuff, the Flyers fed everyone, too, with free pretzels, free hot dogs and free soda refills.

And the freebie offer paid off.

After falling behind in front of the small opening crowd — 12,531 fans ended up showing up, about 9,500 on paid tickets and the other 3,000 getting in for nothing — the Flyers scored three third-period goals to pull out a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues to get to within four points of a playoff spot.

"With weather like that, 12,000 is amazing," defenseman Mark Streit said. "They showed up and supported us, and it was still a good atmosphere when we scored those goals. Great fans always in Philadelphia, and I thought it was a great game to watch."

Snow days aren't just for kids.

Coyotes' Mike Smith rocks terrifying Alice Cooper mask against Canucks (PHOTOS)

You don’t have to be a fan of rock legend Alice Cooper to appreciate this nightmarish-looking goalie mask worn by Phoenix Coyotes goalie Mike Smith Thursday night.

Smith wore the Alice Cooper-themed mask for their game against the Vancouver Canucks in honor of the Arizona native and longtime fan of the Coyotes. The original shock-rock star even came to the game to check out artist David Arrigo’s goal's out design himself.

The Coyotes went retro on Throwback Thursday against the Canucks, donning throwback jerseys on a night they honored former forward Jeremy Roenick.

And no chickens or baby dolls were injured in the making of this night.

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cheerleader squads brawl before college hoops game (VIDEO)

The cheerleaders and dance squads from two SIAC schools were sent home after they brought it on during the half-time of their basketball team's first-round tournament game.

The pep squads from both Albany State and Tuskegee were sent packing with their pompoms Tuesday night from Bill Harris Arena in Birmingham, Ala., just hours after the extracurricular splits and pikes.

This brief clip reportedly shows some of the altercation:
A statement from league commissioner Gregory Moore says "the obligation to observe basic principles of sportsmanship and fair play extends to all participants at the SIAC basketball tournament."

He said the cheerleaders and dance teams for both schools would be barred from performing for the rest of the tournament and that the schools were sending them back to campus.

Tuskegee won the game 80-63.

Walt Frazier calls female referee 'nice-looking' during Knicks broadcast (VIDEO)

Former New York Knicks legend and current MSG analyst, Walt Frazier, who has been known to turn a phrase, found himself in a little bit of hot water after saying two words about a female NBA referee during a broadcast.

The one-time man-about-Manhattan called Lauren Holtkamp, the female referee who worked Wednesday night's Knicks loss to the Indiana Pacers, "nice-looking."

And the comment has critics screaming louder than one of Clyde's colorful suits.

Pro Basketball Talk's Dan Feldman called for punishment and's Ananth Pandian used the word "inappropriate" to describe his words. Even Frazier's on-air partner Mike Breen shook his head during the broadcast exchange. 

"No, no, no, no, no," said the play-by-play man after he heard the remark.

At the time Breen was discussing Holtcamp, the first-year official who was criticized in February by Chris Paul after she handed him and his Clippers several technical fouls. Paul later said of Holtkamp, “This might not be for her,” a comment that sounded sexist to many.

Paul claimed that he was referring to her inexperience but was stilled fined $25,000 for the comment.

On the other hand, Frazier’s on-air stumbling and bumbling didn't need any explanation.

Fan at Rockets-Grizzlies game hits half-court shot for $25,000, gets carried out (VIDEO)

There was one happy home town fan who didn't care about the  controversial James Harden "non-call" in the final seconds of the Rockets’ loss to the Grizzlies Wednesday night at the Toyota Center.

That's because this guy become the first local to sink a promotional half-court shot at the venue for $25,000.

The dude's heave from mid-court hit glass but was still on target for the 25 big ones.

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And if the 25 Grand wasn't enough, he even got the hero's treatment and was carried off the court on the shoulders of the adoring crowd: