In a bizarre incident on ESPN, former NFL linebacker Shawne Merriman walked away in the middle of an interview with Bomani Jones and Dan LeBatard on the show Highly Questionable. The show was taped a month ago and on LeBatard's Nov. 21 radio show the two TV hosts discussed the incident in detail. They also revealed that an earlier part of the discussion had focused on Merriman's relationship with ex-girlfriend Tila Tequila.
Merriman remained cordial throughout the interview, even while leaving, which made the whole thing all-the-more strange. When Merriman decided to leave the hosts were asking him pretty standard stuff so who really knows why he got up and left.
What's the deal with all of these sports broadcasts containing numerous references to a single movie/TV show? With the recent popularity of WHAS Louisville sports anchor Adam Lefkoe's Seinfeldcast and RapCast, Youtubers have been finding television programs with similar strings of pop culture references embedded in their telecasts. Case and point: NFL Kickoff on ESPN has a ton of references to The Princess Bride (1987).
Now if somebody could just drudge up a reel of Jurassic Park quotes, that'd be super.
Don't worry though, I'm sure the internet will find a way...
Did you know? The Home Run Derby is not, in fact, a horse race like its almost-namesake, the Kentucky Derby, but is actually an event featuring baseball players who compete to hit baseballs a very great distance. I know, I was surprised, too!
ESPN's Facebook page polled its readers on the player they thought most likely to win, but accidentally allowed write-in votes. The poll has since been taken down, but it looks like Tim Tebow and Chuck Norris were running neck-and-neck, second only to "That's a clown question, bro."
Who do YOU think will win? Write in your own if you want, we don't mind.