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Jeopardy contestant answers Magic Johnson for NHL question (Video)

Jeopardy-contestant-Magic-JohnsonWhy is it that the producers of “Jeopardy!” expect the contestants to have an extensive knowledge of sports? When we’re all glued to the TV watching Paul George dunk on LeBron James while mic’d up, future Jeopardy contestants are home studying, reading and getting smarter. So don’t ask them questions about Wayne Gretzky.

Earlier this week, a question was looking for the NHL player who has recorded more than 100 assists in a season 11 times. The answer, of course, is The Great One. Our man Joe quickly hit his buzzer and confidently answered “Who is Magic Johnson.”

Alex Trebek sympathized with Joe and realized he must have read the question as “NBA” instead of “NHL,” but does that really make it any better? I suppose Joe deserves credit for thinking of Magic when it comes to assists, but 100-plus assists in an NBA season? Come on now. Rajon Rondo gets there in about 10 games. Stick to National Geographic, Joe.

Video via The PensBlog
H/T Puck Daddy

Johnny Manziel posts another slam dunk video for 10-foot rim skeptics

Johnny Manziel posted a video to his Instagram account on Monday that showcased his dunking ability. We along with many others were impressed with the display, but many skeptics thought something was off about it. Namely, they they went the Billy Hoyle and asked if the basket was regulation height.

Well Manziel heard from the skeptics, so he posted another video on Tuesday. This shows him dunking in slow motion, and when he approaches the basket, he looks like he’s about halfway to the rim. Translation? Yeah, it looks 10 feet high to me.

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Of course I’m no expert here and could totally be wrong, but I’m buying it. He definitely got up in that video.

Construction worker rescued from burning building in Houston (Video)

If your palms don’t sweat while watching a construction worker trying to find a way out of a burning building while standing on a balcony several stories up, you may not have a pulse. Earlier this week, a housing complex that was in the process of being built in Houston somehow caught fire. One worker was nearly trapped with the blaze.

Rescue workers were able to bring the man to safety with a ladder truck, but not before he had to dangerously jump one balcony down to avoid the heat from the flames that were pouring out of the top floor.

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As if the situation wasn’t terrifying enough, almost the entire top floor of the building collapsed about 10 seconds after the worker reached safety. The situation could have ended far worse, and we commend the rescue workers for their efforts and the construction worker for somehow remaining calm.

Video via Twitter/Matt Ufford
H/T Jimmy Traina

Kristin Cavallari: Jay Cutler is weirded out by pregnancy sex

Jay Cutler and Kristin Cavallari

Jay Cutler and wife Kristin Cavallari are expecting their second child — another boy — and Cavallari revealed a little more than we probably needed to know during a recent interview.

Cavallari, who is about seven months pregnant, says her husband gets weird about sex now that she has a huge baby bump.

“Sex is funny when you’re pregnant. Guys get weird about it,” Cavallari told Fit Pregnancy‘s April/May issue, according to People.

“I’m like, ‘Oh Jay, the baby’s kicking!’ And he’s like, not wanting to know about it.”

Cutler’s probably not the first guy to be weirded out by pregnancy sex, nor will he be the last. But come on, Jay, you gotta show the wifey love no matter what!

Let’s not forget, though, that this is the same guy who mailed an engagement ring, so maybe this shouldn’t come as a huge surprise.

Also see: Cutler and Cavallari wear great outfits for ’80s party

Shaq being investigated for allegedly attacking TNT co-worker

Shaq-Wrestlemania-28Shaquille O’Neal is reportedly under investigation by Atlanta police for allegedly assaulting a co-worker. According to a police report obtained by WSB-TV’s Ryan Young, Shaq has been accused of tackling fellow Turner Studios employee Robert Williams at work last year and injuring his back.

O’Neal has not been charged with anything. Sources told Young Williams suffered serious injuries.

“(The co-worker) alleged Shaquille O’Neal tackled him to the ground causing injury to his back while they were at work at Turner Studios,” Atlanta Police Department Sgt. Greg Lyon said. “I don’t know the extent of his injury, but I have heard that as well, that his injuries were severe to his back.”

Shaq’s attorney Dennis Roach said the incident was simply a matter of friendly “horseplay” and that no one intended for anyone else to get injured. Williams’ attorney said Robert is currently recovering from surgery and denied that the injury resulted from horseplay.

“He does state emphatically, that the permanent injuries he received were not the result of participation in any form of ‘horseplay,’” he said in a statement.

If there’s one thing we know about Shaq, it’s that he loves to mess around. Look no further than the comments Phil Jackson made about him recently for evidence of that. We don’t know what happened to Williams, but it’s hard to imagine the 7-foot-1 Shaq attacked him in a violent manner. We’ll just have to wait to see what the investigation reveals.

H/T Pro Basketball Talk

Reeva Steenkamp told Oscar Pistorius ‘I’m scared of you sometimes’

Reeva Steenkamp Oscar PistoriusA series of messages that were exchanged between Oscar Pistorius and his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp through a smartphone app called WhatsApp were read at Pistorius’ trial on Monday. The messages, which were downloaded from Steenkamp’s phone by police captain Francois Moller, indicated that Steenkamp was frightened by Pistorius’ temper just weeks before he shot and killed her.

“I’m scared of you sometimes and how you snap at me,” Steenkamp wrote in one message, according to CNN.com. “You make me happy 90% of the time … I’m not some other bitch.”

Moller noted that 90% of the messages exchanged between the two were normal and loving in nature. However, there were several that seemed to show Pistorius had an issue with jealousy and would confront Steenkamp because of it.

“You have picked on me incessantly,” she wrote in another message. “I was not flirting with anyone today and I feel sick that you suggested that.”

Less than a week before Steenkamp was killed, she wrote a message to Pistorius expressing her disappointment after he apparently lashed out at her in public.

“I didn’t think you would criticize me for doing that, especially so loudly that others could hear…” Steenkamp wrote. “I regard myself as a lady and I didn’t feel like one after we left.”

Earlier on Monday, Pistorius’ neighbor Anette Stipp testified that she heard a series of three gunshots the morning of the shooting, followed by a woman and a man screaming, and then more shots after the screaming. Pistorius’ defense team has argued that the only screaming neighbors could have heard was that of Oscar after he realized he had shot his girlfriend. Stipp said she heard “terrified, terrified screaming.”

“It sounds to me as if there’s a family murder,” she said. Why else would she scream like that?”

The trial, which was originally expected to be over by March 20, is now scheduled to run through mid-May.

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Peyton Siva hands it to blogger who made Peyton Siva joke

Peyton SivaFormer Louisville point guard Peyton Siva served up a blogger who cracked a Peyton Siva joke over Twitter Thursday during the NCAA Tournament.

Our buddy Kevin Clancy, who is the lead blogger for NYC Barstool, made a joke about Aaron Craft after the longtime Ohio State point guard’s career came to an end following a loss to Dayton in the first round.

Siva somehow saw the tweet and responded with a surprised face emoticon:

Siva then made a remark about people being bitter that they never made it.

KFC then published a blog post about Siva smoking him on Twitter, and the two had a nice back and forth again:

What’s the lesson to be learned here? Always be mindful about what you say on Twitter and to whom you say it, because you never if they’ll come across it.

I’ll be back, I have to go see what Khalid El-Amin is up to these days.