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Gates of Graceland – Unboxing Elvis’ Sports Equipment


Hi Tom Brown here with another edition of Gates of Graceland, coming to you this time from inside the Archives Studio and archives means Angie Marchese.
Hello Tom Brown.
Hello there Director of Archives Angie and We have our white gloves and that means we have stuff that we can actually touch But the interesting part of this one is – she loves to do this to me – I have no idea What’s in these boxes. She would never let me see them as we were setting up.
Nope.
And so I’m sitting here along with you To see what surprises she has in store for us, so Angie take it away.
So we are talking about Elvis and sports, which is a great topic because Elvis loved all kinds of sports. Yeah, you know big sports fan, big football fan, a big supporter of local sports here in town He was actually a season ticket holder for the old world football league the Memphis Southmen/Grizzlies back in the day, so I decided to go digging through the archives And I thought I would pull out a couple of different sports related items. Okay, and you know we know the three TVs down in the in the TV room, those were not to watch the news. No. Those were to watch football games. Yeah, Elvis was loving sports. So in the first box we have – These are actually the boxes from the archive.
They are literally from the artifact building, yes.
With the the acid-free paper? Acid-free paper and the ID numbers everything. So the first thing that I have And you could tell they were well-worn –
Wow. a pair of Elvis’ cleats. And they are still muddy and filthy dirty – just you would leave these by the back door when you came in Graceland. Yeah, you wouldn’t wear these upstairs. You take these off by the back door. And apparently he liked Dr. Scholl’s. Dr. Scholl’s, yes, a little comfort.
Heel rest.
Comfort and speed, comfort and speed.
So here’s a pair of Elvis’s cleats I mean if you even look inside You could barely – you can probably feel it even better – if you put your hand inside you can feel that hole there at the toe. Oh my gosh.
I mean he wore these suckers out.
He really did. That is amazing. Mm-hmm.
And so these are just in the archives and you’ve kept them as is In archival condition as found.
As found. The reason why they’re in a box by themselves is because they are have all of this original Elvis dirt on them.
So would these have been worn in California where these worn around here at Graceland? They would have been worn around here at Graceland, Playing touch football in the backyard here or down at the park, the local park, and things like that. You know what’s interesting about it is Elvis with his guys They weren’t just heading out in the back and playing football. They had shoulder pads, helmets, cleats. I mean these are serious uniforms. These are serious guys. Not only did they have full uniforms, but They also had Handwritten football plays. Look at this.
So these are all written by Elvis. Of course Elvis is the quarterback. Of course he is. He is so serious about his football. Yes. I’m gonna These are my football reading glasses I have on. ‘The right blocking back has to make a good move to throw off the Linebackers. The flanker back has to move quick to get his block in.’ So these are what they would prep for before the game or for the game, like pregame.
Of touch football. Yeah, I have a feeling I know what Elvis’ touch football is like. Yeah, if you’re wearing pads that’s a tough game of touch football. ‘The flanker back has to move quick and make a good fake.’ Actually, these are very detailed little diagrams.
Look at this one – ‘This one sometimes can be bad -‘ Underline underline – ‘but they usually don’t run a pass play from this formation.’
Oh, so this is a this is an audible Calling it though at the line. Yeah Yeah, I mean yeah, so literally almost a complete handbook here.
But back in the day this was something that Elvis did to relax and so, to focus, I would think to focus, on things like this took his mind off –
everything else
– the serious Business of being Elvis. Yeah. This is just kind of the fun. This is the fun part of being Elvis. You know he had guys around him, so he always had a sports team ready to go. Yeah, what sport he wanted to play.
If it was football, if it was baseball, whatever it was, yeah. You’ve got people ready to go at your at your and command. You have a whole team, yeah. Now we actually have team photos in the archives as well so So we have Elvis’ handwritten football plays, His cleats and a team photo.
From what you know, if you were on the team playing against Elvis, was it like the Harlem Globetrotters kind of game, where it was a close game But then at the very end the Globetrotters always won? Or was this a game that if you beat Elvis You could be on a team that beat Elvis. You could be on a team that beat Elvis. Elvis was very competitive. Yeah And so he didn’t like to be beat, and they were supposed to be friendly games. But you know someone’s always keeping score. Yes and they got serious. This from the guys who used to get in the roller rink and spin around as fast as they could to ‘Whip It’ to see who would fly off the end at high speed high speed. That’s the fun part of roller skating, right? Okay, so we have a couple of more. We’ll go through some documents here first. That we have See this is why we have the white gloves because you don’t even have these in paper. These are literally just pulled out of the filing cabinet. So this is for York Arms Company Which was a sporting goods store here in Memphis where Elvis did a lot of shopping at. This one is actually for thirteen junior only pants It looks like red or blue and Then 13 shirts, there the Elvis Presley Sluggers. 13 royal blue caps on the front of the jersey it says EP. It costs one hundred and seventy-five dollars So this is one of the sporting teams he sponsored. And so those are the uniforms for a local team that he was sponsoring. The Elvis Presley Sluggers. He was very active in the community doing things like this. Yeah, and then we have a couple other. These are not football – These are not football-related receipts They are, again, from York Arms: 15 pairs of softball pants 15 jerseys six different numbers Sewn on jerseys or six-inch numbers sewn on jerseys, 15 pairs of socks, 15 caps, one mark? One glove yeah, I don’t–what mash? One glove. I don’t know what that is. I don’t know what that is, and one and one-fourth dozen softballs. Okay, three hundred and forty-three dollars. And I love this it’s Elvis Presley care of Vernon Presley so when Elvis would go off and make these orders He would call or whatever one of the guys would call. How many times did Vernon know a bill like this was coming in? Probably maybe a tenth of the time. I think Vernon was surprised a lot when he got bills in the mail.
I’m thinking, Maybe so, because all these little itemized things and it says care of Vernon Presley. Yeah, it’s like, here you go, Dad. Let him take care of it back in the office. Yeah. So now we’re gonna change sports now. We’re shopping at another sporting goods shop. This one’s in California on Wilshire Boulevard This is what I was telling you, this receipt has a James Bond connection. Can you figure out why? Let’s see, let’s see. And it’s signed by Elvis, so Elvis actually picked this up himself. Okay Having a hard time reading that right. It’s it’s a Walther PPK. It’s a pistol.
It’s a pistol – the gun of choice of James Bond.
A Walther PPK. James Bond, yes. This looks like maybe November of 72? Yep. Yep, the Walther PPK cost him four hundred and fifty dollars. And the best thing about receipts like this is this actually has the serial number on it, so if this gun doesn’t happen to be in our collection, we can actually match it to the original gun by serial number. And it looks like, did he did this in person? Because it looks like he signed for it.
He personally picked out those guns.
And again It was a charge so Vernon’s getting this bill later in the mail.
Yes he is. Yes, Elvis bought another pistol.
And now we’re back at York Arms. This is what would be fun about this receipt is that it’s for five cases of Skeets. Oh boy to be a neighbor in this neighborhood growing up. Signed by Joe Esposito. August 31st 1967 So you can you can really go into your archives and into the schedules and the calendars – so August 31st – Would this have been around Circle G time?It would have been around the Circle G time, so the guys were probably out at the ranch or here at Graceland.
I’m saying hopefully at the ranch But you never can tell you never can tell and somebody went skeet shooting. Yeah
Well Doug sold 20 bucks worth of skeet to Elvis Presley. Salesman Doug. And also a cleaning kit And the cleaning kit, two cleaning kits, yes. Safety first. So he sent Joe out to to get that.
Yes. And there’s an ammo tax of 15 cents. Never forget your ammo tax. York Arms. I’ll bet Elvis had a loving relationship with York Arms. Yeah, because actually we have receipts back on the collection back to the 50s with Elvis shopping at York Arms. Yeah, so if you had a if you had a gun shop or a sporting goods store, especially a car dealership in Memphis, nine times out of ten You would have seen Elvis. Eventually Elvis is coming through. Elvis is making it his way down the road. Well, we’re jumping sports again.
Okay, next.
His seventh degree black belt is for kenpo karate Now we know that Elvis started studying karate in the army in 1958 Yes, and continued to study at his entire life in 1974 he was awarded his seventh degree black belt from Kang Rhee and also from Ed Parker. I was going to say, On recommendation of Ed Parker. So he had a 7th degree in kenpo and in Taekwondo eventually earning the eighth degree of both.
This was not a celebrity black belt. This was this was an earned black belt. These guys don’t kid around even if you were celebrity They’re not gonna give you a degree like this if you don’t know what you’re doing. Exactly.
Yeah, so August 14th 1974 This was one of those things I bet he was so proud of because so it was an accomplishment and he was such a one of the first actors to really embrace karate and to embrace karate and martial arts in film. Yes, and he was very serious about it, very serious about the technique and the study of it. And this kenpo karate a symbol here. We’ve seen that on his guitars.
We saw it on the Aloha from Hawaii guitar. That’s right. Yeah, yes, and there’s also some patches that he had on some of his personal wardrobe. So it meant a lot to him. Absolutely amazing. It’s great you’ve taken care of all this. So, speaking of karate we’re gonna open up a box there.
Here we go. We’re going to the big boxes now, opening up the archival box direct from the archives of Graceland It’s one of his karate gis.
Yes.
Oh my gosh. Look at this made in Korea. I don’t know how much I can take it out.
You can take it out. Look on the back. There’s a patch on the back. Mm-hmm. Yep, and there’s a patch on the front right here. Mm-hmm. You got a patch on the sleeves and There is the kenpo karate patch. There’s pictures of Elvis wearing this gi in the late 60s early 70s with Ed Parker. Yeah. And the form and flow that the gi gave him when he was Practicing karate and executing karate was something that he really wanted in his stage clothes. And this was the inspiration behind The first outfits that he wore in Vegas in 69, was the karate gi, the two-piece tunics. Yes, yes, this was the inspiration and I want to just show if we can turn This way to show The patch on the back, yeah. Absolutely amazing. And not laundered by you. Well worn well as you can see, yeah, because you can see all of the wearing along the sides Yeah, so yeah, well worn, well used. It’s amazing. Do you ever think about the fact that when Elvis was here, and he was using these, he was throwing them in the corner, using them?
I know.
Living life with them. Actually, I’ll let you put this one back in the box. I will lift it up.
Lay it carefully down.
Tell us about the boxes they’re in. They’re not on hangers.
They’re not on hangers. The boxes themselves are all acid-free boxes, the tissue is acid-free as well and we do a six-month inventory of all the wardrobe so we check the boxes to make sure that everything in the boxes is okay. But we also flip the wardrobe so if you have multiple things in a box you don’t have all the weight on one side of the box or the other the entire time. You flip it so you don’t have creases and weight and stuff like that and so it’s equally distributed. so every six months we’re up here in the artifact building flipping shirts and flipping wardrobe and double-checking to make sure there’s no issues and things like that and knock on wood everything’s been okay. store it away We don’t just put it away and forget about it. And these are some of the boxes that are seen now in the Archives Experience at Elvis Presley’s Memphis. These are the boxes that we use. We have one more box here, and I think we’re going back to football in this box. Oh, yes. This is actually Elvis’ personal –
Oh my god, this is like a very famous Top that we’ve seen in One of the photos with the group there. And again if you turn it around Elvis was lucky number 7. But you can see all the sweat stains From perspiration, yeah it actually cut actually stained the number. And I’m wondering was there shrinkage, or he was just this – This was his size, when he took that photo and when they were playing football. So people who talk about EPE that was the original EPE. Elvis Presley Enterprises and his team. And then – There you go, you’ve got the other piece there.
Pads and all. So we have the football pants that go with the jersey. Look at that. Yeah Pads and all. Just for a friendly touch game. Yes, yeah, you know just in case I fall on my knees or someone else’s. Oh my goodness.
So those are just a couple fun things I thought I’d pull out of the boxes and give you a chance to explore here in the archives. And surprise me, and surprise everybody else. It’s fantastic You never know what you’re gonna see when Angie brings out the archival boxes and you know that when you got the gloves There’s gonna be something good.
It’s gonna be something good.
Thank you so much for this. You’re welcome.
And I’m sure probably at some point in the future these items may be rotating through and on display. So you can see them in person. Thanks for joining us. We’ll be back real soon. You

How can sport help with mental health?

December 6, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 6 Comments

How can sport help with mental health?


I have had severe depression a lot of my adult life and also developed sort of drink problem which happens a lot when your homeless. your life becomes a long land of going to the job centre, Psychiatrist, GP and it’s sort of thinking out of the box a little bit projects like this are rare throughout the country exercise is really good for mental health. Releases all sorts of chemicals in the brain and that being fitter, helps you to focus on having a healthier lifestyle Duke can be very inspiring, when he speaks to you, so it helps you a great deal and it makes you feel really good about yourself, we’re in the ring with a world champion just meeting people is that, that’s a great thing and you don’t really meet people when stuck indoors, staring at walls. You can forget for a while that you’ve got mental health problems for a couple of hours, you’re just in the gym with a group of other people. sort of a safe environment, non-judgemental environment it helps people to know that people that are supporting them have mental health problems of their own. Inspiration is a bit too stronger word but I can’t think of one that’s slightly less that that, but yeah, yeah at least give them sort of hope that there is light at the end of the tunnel and they can sort of get on with things When I first come to Sport in Mind, I was really shy Well, I’m a lot more confident now, which helps with my work. I’m happy to do anything, oh it makes me feel proud. it’s good to do sports it makes you feel really good afterwards, the benefits for me is not only do you end up a lot more healthy, ’cause I used to be quite overweight by doing stuff regularly, you’ve got stuff to get up for, you’ve got to be there at a certain time it gives you something to aim for each week, to improve When I first started I was a member and now I can run some of the sessions on my own. As a volunteer I do football, badminton and yoga. I really like to help out with Sport in Mind because I want others to be able to achieve what I’ve achieved.

How Tom Holland Drunkenly Saved Spider-Man

December 5, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

How Tom Holland Drunkenly Saved Spider-Man


I WROTE AND ILLUSTRATED A CHILDREN’S BOOK CALLED “THE SERIOUS GOOSE.” IT IS A FUN BOOK. ALL OF THE MONEY I MAKE FROM THE SALE OF THE BOOK GOES TO CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IN L.A. AND CHILDREN’S HOSPITALS ACROSS AMERICA. UNLIKE DONALD TRUMP JR. MY DAD CAN’T GET THE REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE TO BUY ALL THE COPIES. I NEED YOU FOR THAT. IT’S AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE BOOKS ARE SOLD. AND YOU CAN GET A SIGNED COPY AS THE SERIOUS GOOSE.COM.>>Jimmy: OUR FIRST GUEST IS A VERY FINE YOUNG ACTOR AND FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD AVENGER WHO CONTRIBUTES HIS VOCAL CORDS TO A NEW PIGEON ADVENTURE FILM. “SPIES IN DISGUISE” OPENS IN THEATERS CHRISTMAS DAY. PLEASE WELCOME TOM HOLLAND. ♪ [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>>TOM, IT IS VERY GOOD TO SEE YOU. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE] HOW ARE YOU?>>IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK.>>Jimmy: IT’S GOOD TO HAVE YOU BACK.>>YEAH, IT’S GOOD TO BE BACK. I’VE BEEN IN CLEVELAND FOR TWO MONTHS.>>Jimmy: YOU’VE BEEN IN CLEVELAND FOR TWO MONTHS!>>YEAH, I’VE BEEN SHOOTING A MOVIE WITH THE RUSSO BROTHERS.>>Jimmy: YOU DID THE AVENGERS WITH THEM, BUT THIS IS NOT A SUPER-HERO-RELATED MOVIE.>>NO, IT’S A DRUG MOVIE. BUT IT’S GOING AMAZING. IT’S BEEN A REALLY STRANGE EXPERIENCE FOR ME, BECAUSE I’VE BEEN DOING THE SUPER HERO THING FOR A WHILE NOW, AND NOW I’M DOING HEROIN.>>Jimmy: YEAH.>>NOT ACTUALLY. I’M NOT ACTUALLY DOING HEROIN.>>Jimmy: FAKE HEROIN. FUN HEROIN.>>IT’S COFFEE IN A NEEDLE. BUT IT’S GOING REALLY WELL.>>Jimmy: DO YOU ENJOY BEING IN CLEVELAND?>>I LOVE CLEVELAND. I THINK CLEVELAND’S GREAT.>>Jimmy: YOU KNOW, CLEVELAND’S AN UNDERRATED CITY. FOR SOME REASON, SOMEONE DECIDED EVERY TIME WE MAKE FUN OF A CITY IN AMERICA IT’S GOING TO BE CLEVELAND.>>I HEARD THIS, YES.>>Jimmy: AND IT STUCK. I DON’T KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. IT JUST KIND OF STUCK. BUT YOU’RE ENJOYING IT THERE.>>I REALLY LIKE IT THERE.>>Jimmy: WHAT DO YOU DO FOR FUN?>>JOE AND ANTHONY ARE FROM CLEVELAND, THEY’RE BIG BROWNS FANS, SO THEY’VE BEEN TAKING US TO THE BROWNS GAMES. AND EVER SINCE WE STARTED GOING THEY STARTED WINNING.>>Jimmy: SO YOU DIDN’T GO THIS WEEKEND.>>I DIDN’T GO THIS WEEKEND, NO. DID THEY LOSE?>>Jimmy: YEAH, THEY LOST, YEAH, YEAH.>>I’M SORRY, GUYS.>>Jimmy: SO, WOULD YOU CONSIDER YOURSELF TO BE A BROWNS FAN NOW?>>ABSOLUTELY. IT’S FUNNY, MY BROTHER AND I, WE DON’T UNDERSTAN THE RULES.>>Jimmy: UH-HUH.>>SO WE’VE JUST BEEN SITTING THERE DRINKING. BUT WE HAD A MENU, AND WE LIKE, WE CAME UP WITH OUR OWN VERSION OF HOW THEY SHOULD PLAY THE GAME.>>Jimmy: OH.>>AND IT DIDN’T WORK.>>Jimmy: IT DIDN’T WORK?>>NO.>>Jimmy: YOU KNOW, IT’S FUNNY, BECAUSE HENRY CAVILL WAS HERE AND HE LOVES THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS BECAUSE SUPERMAN IS FROM KANSAS, AND HE FIGURED SUPERMAN WOULD LIKE THE CHIEFS, AND HE’S NOW MADE THAT HIS REAL TEAM. AND NOW ARE YOU, I FEEL LIKE EVERY TEAM SHOULD HAVE A SUPER HERO ASSOCIATED WITH IT.>>YES.>>Jimmy: SO THE BROWNS GET SPIDERMAN. CHIEFS GET SUPERMAN.>>I LOVE IT. YEAH. S. >>Jimmy: WELL, THE PPATRIOTS AY HAVE CAPTAIN AMERICA. SEAHAWKS. HAWKEYE SHOULD LIKE THE SEAHAWKS. OH, THIS COULD BE FUN. WOULD IRON MAN LIKE THE STEELERS? OR ARE IRON AND STEEL RIVALS IN A WAY?>>I DON’T KNOW, THIS IS ABOUT AS MUCH FOOTBALL TALK AS I’VE EVER HAD.>>Jimmy: DOLPHINS, AQUA MAN.>>THE DOLPHINS ACTUALLY CAME TO LONDON TO PLAY WHEN I WAS A KID, AND THEY GOT SPANKED.>>Jimmy: THEY DID, AND DID THAT MAKE YOU NOT LIKE THEM? OH, THOSE GUYS SNUCK. >>NO, WE DON’T UNDERSTAND THE SPORT. WE DIDN’T UNDERSTAND WHY THEY KEEP STOPPING.>>Jimmy: WE STOP FOR COMMERCIALS IS THE REAL TRUTH IN THE MATTER. YOU GUYS DON’T STOP FOR COMMERCIALS.>>NOT REALLY.>>Jimmy: THAT’S VERY INTERESTING. YOU MENTIONED YOUR BROTHER, IS YOUR BROTHER HERE WITH YOU TONIGHT?>>HE’S BACKSTAGE.>>Jimmy: I MET YOUR BROTHER LAST TIME YOU WERE HERE.>>YES.>>Jimmy: AS YOU KNOW, I’M ALWAYS CURIOUS AS TO WHAT THE BROTHER — HE WORKS FOR YOU.>>I WORK FOR HIM, IF I’M HONEST. WE JUST SET UP, WE’RE TRYING TO SET UP A PRODUCTION COMPANY TOGETHER, AND WE’VE BEEN WRITING A SCRIPT TWOGETHER AND I WORK FR HIM. IF HARRY WASN’T IN MY LIFE, I WOULDN’T HAVE MADE IT HERE.>>Jimmy: WHY DO YOU SAY THAT?>>BECAUSE I’M JUST STUPID AND HE HAS TO TELL ME WHERE TO GO. >>Jimmy: HE’S YOUR SHEPHERD IN A WAY.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: DOES EVER COME AND SAY HEY, I’D LIKE A RAISE?>>MAYBE.>>Jimmy: MAYBE. AND THEN DO YOU HAVE TO THINK ABOUT IT? DID YOU HAVE OTHER BROTHERS APPLYING FOR THE JOB? DID YOU INTERVIEW HIM FOR THIS?>>MY BROTHER SAM IS TRAINING TO BE A CHEF RIGHT NOW. SPIDERMAN TWO, THEY WERE LAKE, WOULD LIKE, WOULD YOU LIKE A CHEF, AND I SAID YEAH, BUT I’LL FIND MY OWN. I BROUGHT MY BROTHER IN.>>Jimmy: THAT’S KIND OF WHAT HAPPENS HERE.>>WE’RE WRITING A SCRIPT, AND IT STARTS WITH 20 MINUTES OF ARGUING, THEN LIKE TEN MINUTES OF PRODUCTIVE WORK, AND THEN WE WORK BIG FOR TWO DAYS.>>Jimmy: CAN YOU SAY WHAT YOU’RE WRITING ABOUT, IS IT ABOUT BROTHERS? >>NO, WELL, KIND OF, I GUESS. IT’S BASED ON A BOOK AND A BOOK WE IN LOVE WITH AS KIDS.>>Jimmy: IS IT HARRY POTTER? BECAUSE THAT’S POPULAR.>>REALLY? I’VE NEVER HEARD OF HARRY POTTER. WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT WHAT IT IS. BUT WRITING IS HARD.>>Jimmy: YEAH, IT’S TERRIBLE. IT’S WORST THING IN THE WORLD.>>IT’S TOUGH. I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU DO IT EVERY NIGHT.>>Jimmy: IT IS EX-CRCRUCIATING. YOUR BROTHER JUST QUIT. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.>>>IT’S OKAY, BUDDY. HEY, IT’S OKAY. DON’T YOU WORRY, YOUR GOOD FRIEND WALTER — >>OFOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH!>>APPEARS DISORIENTED.>>OF COURSE I’M DISORIENTED.>>YOU CAN WALK, YOU CAN TALK.>>MY EYES!>>IT WORKED.>>LOOK AT ME.>>I CAN’T NOT LOOK AT YOU, WALTER. I CAN SEE MY BUTT AND YOUR FACE AT THE SAME TIME.>>THAT IS SO COOL!>>Jimmy: THAT IS TOM HOLLAND AS WALTER AND THE PIGEON IS WILL SMITH. HAVE YOU MET HIM?>>I HAD NEVER MET HIM.>>Jimmy: YOU MET HIM TODAY?>>FOR THE FIRST TIME. WE’VE BEEN WORKING TOGETHER FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS, AND I JUST MET HIM.>>Jimmy: THAT’S CRAZY THING ABOUT THESE ANIMATED MOVIES.>>IT’S CRAZY, I FEEL LIKE I KNOW HIM.>>Jimmy: HE’S A LOT OF FUN, WILL SMITH.>>AND HE PLAYS GOLF.>>Jimmy: HE’S A GOLFER, AND HE WAS THE FRESH PRINCE.>>THAT’S TRUE.>>Jimmy: DID YOU EVER SEE THAT SHOW?>>YES.>>Jimmy: I DON’T THINK HE’LL MIND IF YOU HAVEN’T, BUT IF YOU REALLY WANT TO ESTABLISH A RELATIONSHIP, I’D START WITH WATCHING ALL THE EPISODES OF “THE FRESH PRINCE”. YOU COULD JAM IT IN.>>I’LL BE FINE.>>Jimmy: YOU CAN BINGF WATCH IT. HOW OLD WERE YOU IN THAT MOVIE WITH NAOMI WATTS?>>I WOULD HAVE BEEN 13 OR 14.>>Jimmy: DID YOU EVER AT ANY TIME CONSIDER DOING SOMETHING ELSE FOR A LIVING?>>I DIDN’T. BUT MY PARENTS DID.>>Jimmy: YOUR PARENTS DID.>>MY MOM, I WENT THROUGH A PHASE IN MY CAREER WHERE I WAS TOO OLD TO PLAY A CHILD, BUT TOO YOUNG TO PLAY A TEENAGER. IT TOOK ME A LONG TIME TO GROW UP. AND MY MUM DECIDED TO SEND ME TO CARPENTRY SCHOOL. SO SHE PACKED MY BAGS UP, SHIPPED ME OFF TO CARDIFF IN WALES, I SHARE ADD ROOM WITH THIS LADY’S SON FOR LIKE EIGHT WEEKS.>>Jimmy: THIS WAS AFTER YOU MADE THE MOVIE.>>THIS WAS AFTER I FELT LIKE I WAS DOING PRETTY GOOD. AND MUM WAS LIKE, NO. SO I WENT TOE THIS SCHOOL, AND WAS GETTING A QUALIFICATION TO BE A CASHRPENTER. THE CRAZY THING IS IT WAS A LOT OF PEOPLE TRYING TO TURN THEIR LIVES AROUND, EX-CONS, AND SWAPPING STORIES AND STUFF. AND I WAS LIKE ONE TIME ON SET MY COFFEE WAS COLD, MAN, AND IT WAS REALLY TOUGH. AND THEN I DIDN’T FINISH THE COURSE.>>Jimmy: ARE YOU CAPABLE, AS FAR AS CARPENTRY GOES?>>YEAH, PRETTY CAPABLE. ALL MY MUM’S SIDE OF THE FAMILY ARE ALL CARPENTERS. SO MY GRANDDAD TAUGHT ME WHEN I WAS YOUNG. I BUILT MY MOM’S KITCHEN TABLE.>>Jimmy: YOU DID?>>I BUILT A CABINET IN HER KITCHEN. I FIXED A FRIEND’S DOOR ONCE. IT’S PRETTY IMPRESSIVE.>>Jimmy: IS IT A GOOD TABLE?>>IT STILL WORKS. IT’S LIKE TEN YEARS OLD AND IT’S STILL THERE.>>Jimmy: AND IT LOOKS GOOD?>>IT’S GREAT, IT’S BOWING A LITTLE BIT. YOU CAN STILL EAT AT IT.>>Jimmy: I DIDN’T KNOW HUNDRED T YOU HAD THIS IN YOU. I’M IMPRESSED. LAST TIME, BOB IGER WAS HERE. THE CEO OF THE DISNEY CORPORATION. HE RUNS ABC, MARVEL, EVERYTHING REALLY.>>YES.>>Jimmy: HE WAS TELLING US A STORY ABOUT, OF COURSE WE MOST OF US WHO CARE KNOW THAT AT ONE TIME SONY, WHICH OWNS THE RIGHTS TO SPIDERMAN WAS PULLING SPIDERMAN OUT OF THE MARVEL UNIVERSE, AND IT WAS TERRIBLE, AND YOU SOMEHOW, ACCORDING TO BOB, SMOOTHED THAT OVER, IS THAT CORRECT?>>SORT OF. I WOULDN’T SAY IT WAS ENTIRELY MY DOING.>>Jimmy: WHAT WAS YOUR DOING?>>I SAVED SPIDERMAN. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: YOU ARE SPIDERMAN.>>WE WERE D-23, THE BIG DISNEY CONVENTION. AND THE NEWS HAD COME OUT. I WAS DEVASTATED. ALL MY MARVEL FRIENDS WERE THERE TAKING MARVEL PICTURES, AND I WAS LIKE, NOT ALLOWED TO BE IN THEM. IT WAS AWFUL.>>Jimmy: WERE YOU EXCLUDED FROM THE PHOTOGRAPHS?>>YEAH, IT WAS NOT THE BEST DAY. BUT ANYWAY, I ASKED IF I COULD GET BOB’S E-MAIL, BECAUSE I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO SAY, THIS HAS BEEN AN AMAZING FIVE YEARS OF MY LIFE. THANK YOU FOR CHANGING MY LIFE IN THE BEST WAY, AND I HOPE WE CAN WORK TOGETHER IN THE FUTURE. I GOT HIS E-MAIL AND HE SAID I’D LOVE TO JUMP ON THE PHONE WITH YOU AT SOME POINT, AND WHEN ARE YOU FREE? AND YOU DON’T GIVE BOB IGER A SCHEDULE. WHE WHENEVER, BOB. TWO, THREE DAYS GO BY, AND MY FAMILY AND I WENT TO THE PUB QUIZ IN OUR LOCAL TIME.>>Jimmy: LIKE THE NIGHT OF TRIVIA?>>YEAH, WE’RE DOING A QUIZ. AND I’M THREE PINTS IN, RIGHT? HAVEN’T EATEN MUCH, AND I GET A PHONE CALL FROM AN UNKNOWN NUMBER. AND I HAVE A FEELING, I THINK THIS IS BOB IGER. BUT I’M DRUNK. SO ANYWAY, MY DAD’S JUST LIKE, TAKE THE CALL, YOU’LL BE FINE. SO I ANSWER THE CALL. AND I’M LIKE HEY, BOB, WHAT WAS THE QUESTION? WHEN DID SNOW WHITE COME OUT? 1944. 1944, WRITE THAT DOWN. NO, I DIDN’T DO THAT. I SAID THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY, AND HE SAID THERE IS A WORLD IN WHICH WE CAN MAKE THIS WORK, AND THERE WAS A BUNCH OF PHONE CALLS BACK AND FORTH, AND TOM ROSSMAN WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN THE PROCESS, AND IT WAS INTERESTING FOR ME TO HAVE THESE TWO STUDIO HEADS LIKE WHAT DO YOU ANY I DON’T KNOW.>>Jimmy: A CUSTODY ARRANGEMENT IN A WAY.>>YEAH.>>Jimmy: I THINK BOB SAID YOU CRIED ON THE PHONE, IS THAT TRUE?>>NO, I WEEPED. NO, I DIDN’T WEEP, YEAH, I DID.>>Jimmy: YOU DID A LITTLE BIT?>>YEAH, I WAS REALLY EMOTIONAL, BECAUSE I FELT LIKE IT WAS ALL COMING TO AN END.>>Jimmy: IT WAS BAD NEWS. IT REALLY WAS BAD NEWS.>>WE HAD A REALLY GOOD PLAN FOR WHAT WE WERE GOING TO DO WITH SONY, THE FUTURE WITH SPIDERMAN WAS REALLY BRIGHT. BUT IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO TAKE HIM OUT. WE BUILT SUCH A STRONG CHARACTER IN THAT WORLD. BUT I’M REALLY GLAD.>>Jimmy: I’M REALLY GLAD YOU GOD DR GOT DRUNK AND GOT ON THE PHONE WITH BOB.>>I KNOW, YEAH. [CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>>Jimmy: IT’S WEIRD THE WAY THINGS WORK OUT, ISN’T IT?>>I KNOW, YEAH.>>Jimmy: IT’S GREAT TO SEE YOU. TOM HOLLAND, EVERYBODY. “SPIES IN DISGUISE” OPENS IN THEATERS CHRISTMAS DAY. WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK.

WRONG SPORT BASKETBALL KNOCK OUT!

December 5, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

WRONG SPORT BASKETBALL KNOCK OUT!


what’s that very welcome back to the
channel today we are going to be doing a kind of a part two to the wrong sport
basketball video we did a while back we’ve got smooth from Ukraine and the
Randall twins today we’re gonna start with a game of knockout with a
basketball that’s normal then we’re gonna move on to football wiffle balls
cornhole bags ping-pong ball and then finish with tennis balls but you have to
use the racket house your 10th house your tennis skills solid if you get
first place you are awarded three points if you get second place you get two
points if you are third place you get one point if you are the last place if
you’re the first person that you get 0 points most points at the end wins here
we go Pete gets zero points isn’t awarded the role of cameraman come over
here Jake Oh Oh take it his time no no I didn’t
deserve to win I miss like 19 layups you’re okay move move three points two
points one point Pete next sport next up is football
what are your football skills like I’m a hero of all zero skills I’m a better
shooter with a football apparently that are basketball I don’t miss I haven’t
miss you I miss impressive if I don’t say so myself
okay that’s five points for me I got three one smooth three three all right
next up wiffle ball you get I’m just give me the basketball not this weird
balls you go oh this might take a while Oh oh my gosh oh that was through yes so
you got three tail three I have now I’m six I got six – ooh close game yeah okay
okay okay this one will be interesting cornhole
bags are you familiar with cornhole yeah I saw it once on a TV okay okay okay look at that I get it down oh you did oh
my gosh I can do this the common eating Jake right now okay this is big this is
big this is big money I can’t lose all these all the time Oh with this me oh my god oh my gosh
alright so plus 3 plus 3 what is your total now 6 6 5 5 7
I got 6 & 6 it’s a close game yeah it’s very close and there’s only 2 rounds
left next up ping-pong balls there you go
hi this is white like Shaquille this what it feels like guys do we want to
move up to the free-throw line for this okay we’re gonna go to the free-throw
line for the ping-pong ball right I need I need a I need a Pete dove here for me okay hold that there you go oh I’m glad
I got out on this an early you hit it it’s like physically
impossible he’s gone he’s gone oh I get him out of here
get him out of here Oh nein I’m also at nine we’re tied going into the final
round how we can have a three-way tie potentially what do you have I’m at six
I’m out if you’re at six No oh if you wouldn’t I go if I win but but
if one of them gets one if you or me win oh yeah we we tie then yeah but we’ll
have to lose never right next round is tennis balls but you have to use
brackets Oh oh my goodness did you thought that one oh my gosh on
camera you have no idea where that ball came from yes right now oh thanks Hey well I still
beat you haven’t yet subscribed my friends are Randall twins I’ve been
doing a lot of uses them on their chance of cool subscribe go check out their
videos and hit up my friends the Ukraine Dimitri smooth he’s the man ball handler
dunker all sorts of things to go check out his channel and his Instagram show
him something oh what a hear my jam shout outs and
make sure you click on those videos up there we’ll see you guys later bye
Oh Jake’s dying

NFL WEEK 14 PICKS FOOTBALL SEASON GAME PREDICTIONS


what’s up MNBeast was is crazy
week 14 picks was though some crazy week 14 NFL picks that’s right
Wow some crazy on NFL football games but I bet you and me and others want to know
a little bit more what we were gonna see with that Baltimore Ravens San Francisco 49ers game
right now we really don’t know who was a better team it was only three points
three points it wasn’t like 42 seven it wasn’t like a woo Kansas City Chiefs
Oakland Raiders game was it Heck no all right week NFL 14 picks riches riches
and picks woo and yes what I got itchy nuts this week that’s right
so Thursday night Dallas Cowboys at Chicago Bears itchy nuts will go with Chicago Bears
that’s right the Bears with the itchy nuts now should I put Ben on there
and be all hot and bothered woo Bengal I don’t think so
maybe maybe a little baby powder Carolina Panthers vs Atlanta Falcons I just don’t know I
just don’t know I’ll answer now after I saw Carolina lose Baltimore at
Buffalo Bills you know what I was going to tell you take the Buffalo Bills that’s
right those Buffalo Bills but I like the Baltimore Ravens but I do like the
Buffalo Bills which be easier tape which B do you take do you take the B for
Beast Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns what the hell do we got the ABCs going on the
Baltimore and Buffalo now we got the since they at Cleveland your you know
take Cleveland Browns take the bolts where our image if you like the
Baltimore Ravens take the Buffalo Bills if you like the Buffalo Bills who does
the beasts take take them both watch that Green bay Packers I
don’t care shut off watch that Green Bay Green Bay but you know what Washington Redskins
just won Detroit Lions vs. at Minnesota Vikings you know what
Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings whip some ass San Francisco at the New
Orleans Saints New Orleans Saints have nothing to lose they ain’t clinched
their division right why not give it to the San Francisco 49ers Miami Dolphins at the
New York Jets Miami at the Jets Miami at the Jets a two-game I don’t give a shit
go wipe your ass Indianapolis Colts at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers
you know why I’m taking the Indianapolis Colts Denver Broncos I’d Houston Houston Texans
the LA Chargers at the Jacksonville Jaguars
I just don’t know Tennessee Titans at Oakland Raiders you know what did you hear John talked
about his Raiders our team no no what we’re doing no more our team known
Tennessee Titans they got their asses whipped by Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders
while they’re under 500 gonna be they’re gonna be and I want on the Raiders to do
a lot better this year can’t see yet New England you know why I’m going with the
Kansas City Chiefs they’re on fire not New England Patriots Pittsburgh Steelers at the
Arizona Cardinals I got Glee kunal over this paper is that
a bad side or am I gonna be winning all kinds of picks or do I need to clean
these picks up and give you different ones Pittsburgh at Arizona that’s right
take the Pittsburgh Steelers Seattle Seahawks at the Los Angeles Rams the Rams
the Rams did you say that playoffs you know Seattle Seahawks Monday night the
big Giants against those flying birds the Eagles Philadelphia eagles win you take the Eagles oh and I didn’t give
you a few picks do you want the other ones do you really want to know about
the stupid games all right I will tell you Miami
the Jets the Jets the Baltimore Ravens at the Buffalo Bills like I said I don’t
know I don’t know those are my crazy week 14 NFL picks Sunday crazy
pics oh I see by its you nuts woo I’m taking a deuce to us in my lace
take a bath you know we have like a double hallway you wanna see you I see
you want to see who I see maybe she watched tired by no

Top 10 Sports Games on Xbox 360

December 3, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Top 10 Sports Games on Xbox 360


Whatoplay presents the Top 10 Sports Games
on the Xbox 360 Of All Time This ranking is based on a 1 to 10 scoring
system that aggregates critic and gamer reviews into a unique score
called a PlayScore. As much as new reviews show up, and are added,
the PlayScore changes. Opening our list is Skate 2 This game’s open-world mechanic creates a
sense of freedom for skate lovers who just want to do anything they want to do in a skating
game. It also introduces a feature called the Skate
Video Editor(Replay Editor) which enables players to record their slick tricks and post
it on their Skate.Reel site. Talk about gnarly, dude. A PlayScore of 8.07 Ninth is UFC Undisputed 2010 This mixed martial arts fighting game boasts
improved fighting mechanics and game modes. Now you can clinch your opponent more and
more. This game includes 30 UFC fighters ranging
from different belt titles. Additional characters are also purchased via DLC’s and others are
console exclusives. Undisputed 2010 has a PlayScore of 8.17 Ranked Eighth is 2010 FIFA World Cup: South
Africa With enhanced gameplay mechanics and showcasing
over 10 World Cup Stadiums, Play over 199 out of the 204 teams that took part in the
2010 FIFA World Cup. Showcase your mad soccer- I mean football skills to the test and upload
it on EA Football World. It gets a PlayScore of 8.20 Seventh on the list is Top Spin 4 This game serves as one of the best Tennis
games in the Xbox 360 to date. It features smashing icons such as Roger Federer, Rafael
Nadal and the list just goes on. With its passion-filled depth of gameplay,
Tennis player or not, this will make you satisfied. Unfortunately, Xbox players can’t use the
Kinect but it does not stop the game from being critically acclaimed. Top Spin 4 has a PlayScore of 8.25 Sixth goes to Madden NFL 25 With all these Madden games going on, this
has got to be the highest claim considering it topped our sixth spot. This game first
utilized EA Sports’ “Ignite” Game Engine. Step up your game with the Connected Franchise
Career Mode. Improve your team and be the next all-stars. Madden NFL 25 gets a PlayScore of 8.43 Fifth is
NCAA Football 11 This game is developed by their Tiburon Branch.
And this game was released on multiplatform including iOs and Playstation 2. Similar to Madden in many ways, NCAA Football
11 maintains its own formula. The game boasts an excellent momentum engine which makes the
physics look realistic. For extended fun, Dynasty Play and Road To
Glory adds more enjoyment to the game. NCAA Football 11 gets PlayScore of 8.50 Fourth spot belongs to FIFA 10 Football and Soccer fans – Here it is! This
multi-platformed game has been dubbed as ‘the greatest football game of its generation’ It has a ton of changes in gameplay compared
to the game’s previous version. Manager Mode makes you the league boss and the Virtual
Pro creates your ideal player for competitions. The realism of its tweaked gameplay design
and the Stadium weather makes Football all the more fun for gamers. FIFA 10 gets a PlayScore of 8.52 Ranked Third is F1 2010 Be the driver and live the life. Powered by
their EGO 1.5 Engine, Codemasters buckles you up into a world where you actually feel
like a racecar driver. The game is praised for its solid attention
to detail. Like their dynamic weather system that makes a terrifyingly awesome racing experience.
Not to mention – F1 2010 won the Best Sports Game category at the BAFTA Video Game Awards. F1 2010 gets a PlayScore of 8.59 Second Best is NHL 11 This is a true videogame adaption of the National
Hockey League. This game was applauded for its realistic
physics-based gameplay despite other players somewhat disappointed at the A.I. for being
too weak. As much as these reviews go, there is no doubt that this is the highest-rated
NHL game to date. And oh, your Hockey Sticks break too! How
realistic can it get? NHL 11 gets a PlayScore of 8.60 Stay tuned for the Runners-Up right after
we reveal the number one. And the best Xbox 360 Sports Game is NBA 2K14 Was 2014 a good year? For NBA, It was. This is a no brainer. Back when LeBron James was in Miami Heat,
this game hits the three-point shot! Packed with LeBron’s “Path to Greatness Mode”, new
modes, and an always online DRM to keep you entertained for hours! Shooting hoops has never been this fun. NBA
2K14 has a PlayScore of 8.64


– Being an NFL cheerleader
is all about bringing pep, supporting the team, creating joy and celebrating
the team’s successes. But I cheer for the Cleveland Browns. (sad music) Finding something to cheer
for with the Browns is hard. Fumbles, sacks, injuries, fumble-sack-injury safeties, Browns football isn’t very cheery. Any NFL cheerleading is hard. There are all these rules. You’re not allowed to gain
weight, or date a player, or put your head in your hands and cry. That one’s specific to Cleveland. The stadium is kind of
a feedback loop of sad. The coaches are sad, which
makes the players sad, which makes the fans sad,
which makes the coaches sad, which makes the players sad,
which makes the fans sad. It’s… just a lot of sad. It’s gotten to the point where sometimes we ditch practice
to brainstorm new cheers. – [Cheerleaders] Less! (clapping) Less! (clapping) Turn the ball over a little bit less! (cheerleaders sighing) – We made a swimsuit
calendar for the fans, but it was after we blew a
twenty point lead to the Ravens. It’s not really selling. (crying) I’m trying my best. It’s not my fault the Browns let two good free agent
offensive linemen walk. I always try to keep things positive, like, all the Browns are in the NFL, so, that means they’re some of the best
football players in the world! And that’s cool! It’s just hard to put that in a cheer. – [Cheerleaders] We still
have basketball! (clapping) We still have basketball! (clapping) (cheerleaders sighing)

Sports are Dumb

December 2, 2019 | Articles, Blog | 100 Comments

Sports are Dumb


Good morning, John. I have been known to go to a sports game and sometimes during them, I’ll be having a particularly good time watching people do extraordinary athletic things, and I’ll be taken by the urge to just yell, like, “SPORTS!” I do this, kind of half-and-half-y in a way that I don’t, like, in the moment realize. Like half of it is: “I am having an enthusiastically good time with this minor league baseball game and this hot dog is excellent!” And the other half is like, “I am an intellectual and so while I am enjoying this, I am enjoying it somewhat separately, and from an anthropological perspective, not like all these normal people.” Which is, of course, upon reflection… crappy! I’m not being too hard on myself here. Mostly, I recognize that the sports games I go to are not super easy to take seriously. Like all of the Missoula Bruins are much better hockey players than I am. But they’re also mostly teenagers. It’s not like I’m at an NFL game with the pomp and the fireworks and the triple digit ticket prices. Sometimes, I think the Bruins would pay me to go as long, as I sign up to buy a certain amount of personal pan pizzas. I enjoy enjoying things but I do have still a little bit of that “sports are dumb” mentality leftover from when I was socially discounted and occasionally punched by athletic people when I was myself a teen. This is understandable, but it becomes a bit more of a problem when you rationalize that perspective ’cause really it’s born in like, “I’m not gonna like the things that the people who don’t like me like!” But instead of admitting why you’re actually uninterested, which is that you’ve been kind of socially excluded from enjoying this thing, you end up with some half-assed argument about how “Oh it’s so exciting that a hockey puck gets to be beyond the geometrically defined plane of the place where you don’t want the hockey puck to go! Woo, everybody’s celebrating!” “I’m such an intellectual. I understand where true meaning actually comes from which is…” [inhales] “Duh um, oh shoot!” All value is bestowed by humans So when we say it matters that the ball went through the hoop, it matters! If that makes you uncomfortable I wouldn’t look too long at anything. But I will admit, coming into your video, a certain lack of interest in the World Cup Though by the end of the video I had a lot of questions that I was very curious about, Particularly why all the teams seemed to have eleven people except for the Russian team, which has like 26! But also: why did that video, which made me laugh so hard I peed a little, not get more views? And I think maybe part of that is that Nerdfighters are probably a little bit more likely to be like me than like you when it comes to sports enthusiasm. But, as the one who was a little bit perplexed by the fanaticism of sports fans, I want to make a case for the World Cup. Caring about stuff is good and having passions that you share with people who are otherwise somewhat dissimilar from you is maybe even better! And the thing about the World Cup unlike, say the World Series, which will maybe occasionally have a Canadian team in it, It really is a /World/ Cup soccer, and I apologize for using that word But I am deeply American, is a /world/ sport. And the same way that the US and Russia and a bunch of other countries can work together on a space station, and maybe that is an even loftier thing than the science that gets done there. For one month, every two [four] years, the whole world works together to figure out who’s best at a dumb game. But honestly maybe there isn’t anything less dumb than this. We have these tribal instincts and so finding ways to focus them on something that isn’t violent, but instead it’s beautiful! It’s a celebration of human skill and intellect and hard work and perseverance. In other words, it’s a celebration of a bunch of stuff that pretty much everybody can get on board for. There’s an equality of the pitch, an opportunity for nations to interact in a way that doesn’t have anything to do with the fraught mess of geopolitics. The World Cup matters so much! Without mattering too much at least to most people. So what I’m saying is maybe sports /are/ dumb. And maybe that’s the whole reason why sports /aren’t/ dumb. John, I’ll see you on Tuesday. Three things: Oh my god I’m gonna be at VidCon a week from now. I just uploaded a video on hankschannel about why I used to play hockey. And we just relaunched a new design of dftba.com, and I’m so happy about it