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Ian Rapoport high-fives a fan right in the face (GIF)

Ian-Rapoport-high-fiveIan Rapoport is one the best NFL reporters in the business today. I’ve been a huge fan since he covered the New England Patriots for the Boston Herald, and his work with the NFL Network has been equally stellar. Let’s just hope Ian didn’t lose a fan on Friday by accidentally smacking him in the face.

Rapoport was reporting live from Times Square in New York City when his colleague Andrew Siciliano told him to turn around and high-five some of the fans that had gathered behind him. It didn’t go so well, and Rapoport ended up smacking some dude directly in the eye. He apologized on Twitter as soon as he realized.

No harm, no foul. Unless the guy lost a contact — that’s never any fun.

GIF via Deadspin

Dumbest woman ever mouths off to judge, gets 300 days in jail (Video)

Ebony BurksThis video is actually from last summer, but I saw it for the first time this week and thought it was too awesome not to share here.

According to The Chronicle-Telegram’s story from August, the woman in the video is 32-year-old Ebony Burks, and she was being arraigned on domestic violence charges. Burks was appearing via video from Lorain County Jail and actually was pretty composed when she pleaded not guilty. But things took a turn for the worst when she realized that terms of the restraining order imposed by Elyria Municipal Court Judge Gary Bennett included her avoiding all contact with the two alleged victims, meaning she couldn’t go to the home she shared with her grandfather.

As soon as Burks puts it together that she can’t go home, the fireworks begin. I mean she just brings out the A+ attitude. She tells the judge “I bet I do” go home as if she’s the boss, and then she just can’t shut up as the judge continues to hit her with 30-day contempt of court charges. It starts off at 30 and escalates all the way up to 300, which was a record for Bennett, thanks to a couple of hearty F-bombs at the end. She was just like that kid trying to be cool in elementary school while the teacher is threatening with detention. Only this was real life, and jail is much worse than detention.

Well done, Burks, well done. I guess if you’re going to go hard, might as well go all the way.

H/T Jose3030

Shane Battier’s ‘Battioke’ karaoke event was a huge hit again (Videos)

Miami-Heat-Ken-Jeong-KaraokeMiami Heat forward Shane Battier has been holding an annual karaoke event for charity over the past several years, and each year seems to be better than the last. The event is one of the most entertaining of the year and has brought us a number of Heat players and celebrities hurting our ear drums for a great cause. Monday night was no exception.

In my opinion, Battier, Greg Oden and actor Ken Jeong stole the show with their rendition of the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want it That Way.” The fact that Jeong is 5-foot-5 and was standing between a 6-foot-8 guy and a 7-footer is hilarious in itself. He barely came up to their waists.

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem — all rocking shirts that said “The Heatles” — also killed it with their performance of “Blurred Lines.” Two years ago, LeBron stole the show when he took the stage rocking a wig and sang “Super Freak.”

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Fan has epic meltdown after Batista wins Royal Rumble (Video)

Wrestling fanBatista winning the Royal Rumble over the weekend did not go over well with wrestling fans. Check that: anyone other than Daniel Bryan winning the Royal Rumble would probably have gone over poorly with fans.

But was anyone more heated over the outcome of the event than this fine lad?

Just look at this dude. First he rips the thing off the wall. Then comes the heated declaration, “I’m never ordering the f—ing pay-per-view again ever!” that you know he’ll never live up to. Then comes some more angry ranting. And then guy starts looking around for more crap to break.

That was beautiful. Thank goodness some blessed soul had the presence to record the fantastic moment.

H/T Deadspin

Scarlett Johansson SodaStream Super Bowl commercial ‘banned’ by FOX (Video)

Scarlett Johansson SodaStreamScarlett Johansson is the new global brand ambassador for SodaStream, and the blond beauty will be featured in a Super Bowl ad for the company this weekend. But the commercial you’ll see is one that has been edited to fit FOX’s demands.

No, the commercial wasn’t flagged because it shows ScarJo in provocative poses or clothing that’s too hot for TV. Rather, it’s because at the end of the commercial, Johansson mentions Coke and Pepsi in a negative way. The marketing company behind the commercial says FOX wouldn’t allow that, which is why they had to make a change for their “banned” commercial.

Of course, SodaStream was asked to make similar changed regarding their use of Coke and Pepsi logos in their ad last year, so it’s not like they didn’t know this would be an issue. They probably did this so they could claim the commercial was “banned” and get extra attention from people who want to find out why or see the “uncensored” version of the commercial.

That doesn’t make them marketing geniuses or anything; I’d watch a video of Scarlett playing freaking ping pong if that were in the cards.

Below is the behind-the-scenes video for the commercial. Sadly for you, it’s more about SodaStream than ScarJo showing skin.

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NFL Bad Lip Reading returns with another hilarious video

Tom-BradyJust over a year ago, the folks at Bad Lip Reading brought us a phenomenal compilation of NFL highlights. Bad Lip Reading’s YouTube channel has nearly 3 million subscribers — up from roughly 880,000 the last time they released an NFL video. Their latest master piece should help them pick up 3 million more.

Tom Brady’s “is this the party?” line at around the 20-second mark was probably my favorite part. Like last year, it was all solid gold.

These guys are geniuses. You’d swear some of those lines are exactly what the players said. If you need a refresher or want to keep laughing, be sure to check out last year’s video here. I already can’t wait for next January.

Video via Facebook/Yardbarker

Referee rides Derek Fisher set to Ginuwine’s ‘Pony’ (Video)

Ref-rides-Derek-FisherIn the final seconds of the Oklahoma City Thunder’s win over the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday night, an official somehow ended up on Derek Fisher’s back. Fisher and Patty Mills went to the ground to fight for a loose ball, and one of the refs who came into to break up the ensuing scrum ended up standing over the veteran point guard.

When Fisher tried to get up, the ref ended up straddling him like he was a horse. He appeared to ride Fisher for a couple seconds before hopping off his back and letting him get up. Naturally, that inspired SB Nation’s Brian Floyd to create a clip of the hilarious situation set to Ginuwine’s “Pony.”

And the internet strikes again. The world just wasn’t as funny a place before we could do stuff like this.

GIF via @cjzero