Welcome to this week’s Tune In Tuesday: Northwestern Wildcats edition!
As much as I love my alma mater (South Carolina), I’m in grad school now, and I’ve found another school to love, too. Since my mom got her master’s at NU, I’ve always been a fan of their teams, but I’m a little more invested now. This week marks the completion of my first month at the Medill School of Journalism, Media, & Integrated Marketing Communications. The university just celebrated its 161st birthday on Saturday. It’s Tuesday. All three are causes for celebration (we’re closer to the weekend!), and thus, this playlist.
Sit back, relax, enjoy enjoy the following musical stylings, inspired by the home of the Wildcats (and the smartest kids in the Big Ten).
1. Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Was there any other option for the first song on the list? The student body wanted to change the team’s name to the Purple Haze in the 70′s, but it never happened. Currently, the school’s co-ed a capella group is called the Purple Haze.
Love him or hate him, the man has serious swag.
I mean, what other dude could make UGG boots look sexy? That takes a whole lot of (very hot) confidence.
Today, to ease you into a new week, I present Tom Brady in all of his gorgeous glory.
You may want to sit down before viewing. And remember to breathe.
- All-American Cowboy » Continue reading “Monday Morning Motivation Part II: Tom Brady”
New York Giants Punter Steve Weatherford had the best statistical season of his career, averaging 45.7 yards per punt in the regular season.
He is also headed to the Super Bowl.
While we would, of course, like to congratulate Steve on his many accomplishments this season, we would also like to stare at his perfectly sculpted abdominal muscles.
And before you shake your head at my girly-ness, why don’t you check out this shirtless photo of Steve, which was part of a large feature in Men’s Fitness. Men’s Fitness. Which is for men. So there.
Once again we enter Friday and here at The Pulse, we take Fridays seriously. Why? Well, it’s the day where we get to point at people mistakes and share them with the world. Here’s your Friday Fail featuring Lionel Messi and TIME magazine.
Okay, look at the picture to your right (or left, whichever you choose.) Does something look not right to you? Of course it does! America, why is your cover of TIME magazine different than other countries?
SBNation retweeted out the photo from Eric Beard, (@bearderic) who writes for afootballreport.com, of Messi taking the covers of the magazine in every country minus the US.
Simple fact: America fails at acknowledging a world sport such as Soccer in such high-read media outlets unless their national teams make the World Cup.
Good job USA, a round of applause for you and your soccer ignorance!
Sunday evening one of my all-time favorite athlete-tweeters saw the movie Moneyball. Yes, this news is fairly boring since any athlete watching a movie is non-news and the fact that he would watch one about a sport is also not at all shocking.
No, it was more the implosion of tweets that spawned due to that athlete seeing the movie and entering a delusional world of being able to play Major League Baseball again at 47 years old. It’s amazing what steroids can do to the brain.
Wait, I didn’t mention the athlete was Jose Canseco?
Yes, the former MLB slugger and admitted steroid-user decided to take matters into his own hands and start asking for a few tryouts…and it wasn’t pretty.
A little creepy with the Billy Beane love, but fairly harmless nonetheless. » Continue reading “Twitter Thursday: The Desperation Edition”
Upon hearing the news of Prince Fielder’s 9 year/$214 million contract with the Detroit Tigers, I began scouring the Internets to find Fielder-themed video…
…And the Internet gods blessed me with this vintage McDonald’s commercial, starring both Cecil and Prince.
Tuesday afternoon, the always entertaining, Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco tweeted that he may be interetested in entering the publishing industry. Well, sort of.
Yeah, Jay Cutler doesn’t think you’re funny.
While football fans everywhere were settling in to enjoy the NFC Championship game Sunday evening, People.com decided to sweep in, ruin the night, and report that reality TV ”star” Kristin Cavallari and Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler are expecting their first child.
Chicago sports fans everywhere cried real tears.
The couple told People magazine:
We are thrilled to announce we are expecting our first child together. It’s an amazing time in our life and we can’t wait to meet the new addition to our growing family.
As is customary with the announcement of a pregnancy, congratulations are in order. (No, seriously, babies are a blessing).
Okay — now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, it’s time for me to throw up in my mouth while also telling you that there is more to this story.
Full disclosure time: I have been wanting to contribute to this feature since The Pulse began. I love music and I love sports, but I was always a little intimidated by the task of trying to create a good playlist.
Then one day I jokingly suggested I do a Yankees’ Duran Duran playlist. I mean, why not? My favorite baseball team is the New York Yankees and my favorite band is Duran Duran, so naturally when it came to making a Tune in Tuesday playlist for the boys from the Bronx, the natural fit for me would be the boys from Birmingham!
Anyway, I hope you enjoy it and who knows, maybe you’ll be introduced to songs you’ve never heard before because there is more to Duran Duran than “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Rio” (which do not appear in this playlist).
The first song was an easy one for me to pick. It represents the Yankees’ current search for another team to take the struggling A.J. Burnett off their hands: