Budweiser Does it Again with Puppy Love

Budweiser did it again. I honestly don’t need to watch another Superbowl commercial this year, this one takes the cake for me. Yep, if this doesn’t pull at your heart strings you may be made of stone.  A puppy and a pony who are best friends is the perfect combination.

I know the Clydesdale is the Budweiser star, but this little pup steals the show. I want to be on that farm, please.

#tearedupforsure

Sarah Harbaugh Speaks Up About Her Hubby’s Khaki Pants

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ATTENTION ALL MEN: No woman will ever think your Khaki pants are sexy. Ever.

I’ve never understood the male gender’s obsession with the khaki pant or short. It’s like they provide some sort of comfort shield for men; a guy thinks he can conquer the free world in some fugly khaki pants.

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Sarah’s reaction to the Khakis

Recently, 49er’s coach Jim Harbaugh’s khaki pants have become a hot topic of discussion. Sarah Harbaugh, Jim’s loving wife, called into CBS San Francisco’s 99.7 show Fernando and Greg in the Morning to clear the air about the “Khaki Katastrophe” after the hosts had been chatting about Harbaugh’s sideline attire. She stated, “I will not take the blame for his outfits.” This is totally understandable coming from a stylish NFL wag.

“I’ve thrown them away many of times. I’ve asked him ‘Please, pleats are gone. Wear the flat front,’” but somehow they always manage to make their way back into the drawer. Being the good wife she is, she understands that at this point she can’t recreate his image, it’s his staple as a head coach (like Bill Belichick’s hoodies with the sleeves cut off). She would like to upgrade him to the flat front khaki. It’s an extremely decent compromise!

If you’d like to replicate Harbaugh’s super flattering pants it can only be done at one place, WALMART. Sarah said on the air, “It’s not just any store; you have to find them at a Walmart. I threw them out and when he went to the combine, he found a Walmart. They were $8. $8!”

I guess it could be worse, he could wear khaki cargo shorts.

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Derrick Coleman and Duracell Inspire Us All

Bet ya didn’t know the Seattle Seahawks have a deaf fullback until Duracell made this inspiring commercial. Derrick Coleman narrates a quick montage of his life as a deaf football player and his will to never give up.

Coleman says, “I’ve been deaf since I was three, so I didn’t listen,” annnnd queue your chills.

Coleman is the first deaf offensive player to ever play in the NFL. He played college ball at UCLA where he had an impressive career and yet was not drafted in 2012. This is his first season with the Seahawks where he had 3 catches for 30 yards, and also caught a touchdown pass against the Saints in the Monday Night Football game on December 2nd.

Honestly, I hope he catches the game winning pass against the 49ers this week and sends the Seahawks to the SuperBowl.

Good work Duracell, that’s a commercial I’m not about to forget.

‘Clark the Cub’ Makes His Debut

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I know you Cubs fans out there have been anxiously itching for a mascot for over a century, but the wait is finally over. On Monday the Cubs organization introduced ‘Clark the Cub’ a brand spanking new mascot for the loveable losers in town.

He made his first public appearance during a visit with children at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center’s Pediatric Developmental Center. Those of you who are reading this may not be thrilled about the new mascot in town, but he’s not meant to entertain us. Rather, Clark was introduced after surveys showed parents of the younger Chicago Cubs fans were looking for more family-friendly entertainment at Wrigley Field (it’s more like a historic death trap with all those bathroom lines and treacherous inclines).

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According to Clark’s family tree, provided by the Cubs, his great-grandbear Joa was a live bear mascot for the team back in 1915 (before his days residing at the Lincoln Park Zoo). Joa passed down his love of the Cubs to Clark, who always wanted to play for the team.

You can catch Clark greeting fans as they enter Wrigley Field this upcoming season. If you’re experiencing Wrigley for the very first time, you may find him at the First Timers Booth. He’ll be running the bases on Family Sundays and also always welcoming fans to Clark’s Clubhouse at the field. The organization made a point to note that Clark will not be participating in the usual mascot shenanigans; T-shirt gun shooting, ATV riding, flying down from the stadium rafters or disrupting your view from the game.  He’s a very well behaved MLB mascot.

southpawSome have been hating on Clark, but he’s not creepier than Southpaw the green machine…at least he’s an actual bear. Southpaw is a green thing.

You can follow Clark on Twitter at @Clarkthecub

Bittersweet Business: Luol Deng Traded to Cavaliers

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After months of trade rumors, the Chicago Bulls ended an era when they wheeled and dealed their two-time All-Star small forward Luol Deng to the Cleveland Cavaliers late Monday night.

Initially, you might be thinking the Bulls front office has lost their marbles. Deng has been the most consistent offensive player on the Bulls the past few years, he’s led the entire league playing a ridiculous amount of minutes, he’s a stifling defender and he has a heart of gold.It wasn’t always pretty, but Lou gave Chicago his all throughout his 10 year journey and embodied the Bulls gritty defense-minded approach. Unfortunately, our love for Luol Deng is not enough to keep him in Chicago. There are plenty of reasons why the Deng-er-ang was sent off to hang with Kyrie Irving and the Cavs. It’s business, baby.

To give the Bulls’ organization some credit, they did try to keep Deng in Chicago by offering him a 3-year, $30 million extension last week. However, Deng declined the offer which then led to plan B – the trade.Deng is 28, leading the team in points scored, but he’s also be ailed by quite a few injuries this season and in past years. The game takes a lot of wear and tear on the body. John Paxson, Chicago’s VP of Basketball Operations, addressed the media immediately Tuesday morning to discuss the big move. He explained just how hard of a decision it was to trade Luol and the amount of respect the organization has for the NBA player.

Chicago has been through the ups and downs with Deng and he has always proven the toughest of soldiers, playing through sprains, muscle tears and spinal taps. The city is forever grateful for his time here and we wish him nothing but greatness in Cleveland unless he’s playing the Bulls of course.

What the Bulls got in Return:

I know what you’re thinking, “ditching Deng better have been worth it,” or maybe that’s just what I was thinking. The Bulls picked up center Andrew Bynum, three future draft picks and the right to swap 2015 first round picks with the Cavs. Los Bulls already have a solid center in Joakim Noah, so they will release Bynum before the Jan. 7 deadline tonight. This will clear up about $12.3 million to go with the $14.3 million they saved by trading Deng.

The draft picks are what really sweetened the deal. The Bulls now have a boatload of draft picks coming their way in the next few years. This is great news because the 2014 draft is deep with talented players and the Bulls could really get some quality guys.

What This Means for the Bulls:

The fun has only just begun for the Chicago Bulls’ front office. This trade absolutely signifies a new era in Chicago basketball and a time for rebuilding, but it’s not going to be a complete overhaul. They still have serious talent in Joakim Noah, Jimmy Butler and Taj Gibson. Yes, trading Deng means the Bulls won’t be doing much winning this season, but the goal is to develop the young players we do have like Tony Snell and find the the guys who can truly take the Bulls to a championship upon Derrick Rose’s return.

DRose is still the center of Chicago’s universe. The organization’s goal is to find the best players to compliment Rose. We need a team who no longer plays under Derrick, but rather a team who plays well WITH Derrick.

Expect the Bulls to amnesty Carlos Boozer this summer, this will cut another $16.8 million for the Bulls spending, which would hopefully allow enough salary cap room for the signing of an elite caliber free agent. All these deals give the Bulls quite a bit more wiggle room when it comes to the limitations of players they can sign.These are absolutely long shots, but players like Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Greg Monroe and even LeBron James could potentially be attainable. The Bulls have cap space and with some tempting rookies, Chicago may be able to conjure up some sign-and-trade deals.

Losing Deng is no easy feat. It’s going to take the team some time to bounce back after their silent leader was traded away, but I bet Joakim Noah is even more upset that the poor guy has to live in Cleveland.

Farewell Luol, we’ll miss you and your Dengerous wingspan.