Sports

Russell Westbrook Says To Just Be Yourself

Last weekend we saw Russell Westbrook’s former teammate Kevin Durant come back to Oklahoma City. Durant and his new team the Golden State Warriors won the game, but Westbrook can hold his head up high because he is still paving his own way.

There is a new video featuring DEW partner and MVP candidate Russell Westbrook. In Don’t Do They, Russell and DEW challenge ‘they,’ instigating a culture that pushes boundaries and encourages people to “do you.”

Westbrook is an athlete who constantly challenges the status quo, inspiring individuality. In Don’t Do They, Russell truly embodies what it means to Do the DEW. The new ad also coincides with DEW’s launch of overall plans for NBA All Star 2017 in New Orleans.

Check Out How Many World Records Were Broken With The Reebok Nano 7

What did you do today? If you feel that you are having a productive day you should check out the latest video from Reebok. Powered by the brand’s newest functional training shoe, the Nano 7, Reebok gathered special guests and athletes around the world to break 44 of the top fitness-based GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS titles in just 24 hours. The global, record-shattering event showcased the versatility of the Nano 7, which has broken more world records than any other shoe on the globe.

Reebok athletes, brand partners and excited volunteers descended on London, Sydney, L.A. and New York last week in attempt to break an unprecedented amount of fitness-based records all in one built-for-anything shoe. Attempts ranged from 10-year old Milla Star trying for the most burpees in one minute to Eirik Lundstein attempting the most barbell backflips in 1 minute with 20kgs. Notable athletes and participants in the attempts included:

Max Greenfield – Actor

Annie Thorisdottir – CrossFit Athlete & 2x CrossFit Games Champion

Milla Star – 10 year old fitness phenom

Logan Aldridge – Adaptive athlete and CrossFit Coach

Dan Bailey – CrossFit Athlete & 5x CF Games Competitor

Scott Panchik – CrossFit Athlete and 5x CF Games Competitor

Rob Forte – CrossFit Athlete and 6x CF Games Competitor

Kara Webb – CrossFit Athlete and 5x CF Games Competitor

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet – CrossFit Athlete and former CF Games Champion

Of the dozens of attempts, 44 official records were shattered – a record-breaking accomplishment in itself.

Look Who Is Playing A 3 On 3 All-Star Game

Around the country people are getting ready for the 3 on 3 basketball tournament. The NBA players are looking get into the action as well. Following a six-city tour of DewNBA3X, Mountain Dew, the NBA, and TNT are bringing the event to a national stage in New Orleans, where Shaquille O’Neal and Dennis Scott scouted the top elite amateur players from across the country for GM’s Russell Westbrook and Kyrie Irving.  These players matched up for some tough one-on-one elimination games to see who would make it to the finals, where two teams will play alongside team captains Jason Williams and Baron Davis with a 30-minute special about DewNBA3X airing on Sat. Feb. 18 at 6pm EST on TNT leading into All-Star Saturday Night coverage.

Check out the first episode of a six-part DewNBA3X series – showcasing how the players, coaches and GMs are qualifying and preparing for All Star 2017 in New Orleans.

Martellus Bennett Shares His Game Day Playlist

You always see NFL players during their warm-ups out in the field before the game stretching, catching passes and loosening right up to kickoff. If you are like me you wonder what each player is listening to. Well Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett shares his playlist with us.

He calls the playlist “Marty’s Playoff Playlist” exclusively on TIDAL. The playlist features songs that help Marty get pumped for game day and includes artists such as Chance The Rapper, Kanye West, Rick Ross and more!

“I always try to have a playlist that’s not too high not too low for games. Try to have the right amount of hype and energy but at the same time not too hype or too low on energy. That’s what this playlist is for me. Once I hit the field for the game I take it up another notch.” – Martellus Bennett

To listen to the entire list click here.

Comedy Meets Mr. Nice Guy In Latest Courtyard Camera

Recently Thomas Davis got to show another side of himself when he teamed up with Ben Schwartz for the latest episode of “Courtyard Camera.” Watch as the two go back and forth on Davis’ personality on and off the field. Plus, Schwartz delves deep into how far Davis will go to retain the “Nice Guy” designation.

Courtyard is the “Official Hotel of the NFL” and is currently in its third season of “Courtyard Camera,” an original comedic webisode series hosted by actor Ben Schwartz and top NFL players. “Courtyard Camera” originated in 2014 as an online content series featuring surprise moments with guests in Courtyard properties starring NFL talent, all captured by hidden cameras. Today, the series has evolved into a comedic webisode series that pairs NFL stars and hotels guests, combining for spontaneous, side-splitting, star-packed laughs. Past stars have included Victor Cruz, Kirk Cousins, Rex Ryan, DeMarco Murray, Jared Allen and DeAngelo Williams.

Don’t Miss Any Sports This Week With go90

If you are out and about this holiday weekend you won’t have to worry about missing any games! All you need is the go90 app. This is first time in 10 years that two NFL regular-season games are scheduled on Christmas Day. The increased threat of distracted friends and family members will surely impact thousands of holiday gatherings this

With go90, football fans are especially vulnerable to the temptation of never missing a game, even while eating a lovingly-prepared holiday dinner, listening to a distant family member discuss their new job, or while receiving that same pair of same pajamas for the eighth consecutive year.

To add to the already overwhelming pull is the fact that Verizon subscribers can watch NFL games for free from their smartphones, at any time and from anywhere without using their data.

Here is a list of games for the week.

Thursday, December 22: Giants @ Eagles

Saturday, December 24: Falcons @ Panthers, Dolphins @ Bills, Redskins @ Bears,Jets @ Patriots, Chargers @ Browns, Titians @ Jaguars, Packers @ Vikings, Colts @ Raiders, Buccaneers @ Saints, 49ers @ Rams, Cardinals @ Seahawks, Bengals @ Texans

Sunday, December 25:  Ravens @ Steelers, Broncos @ Chiefs

Monday, December 26: Lions @ Cowboys

And soccer fans out there? You can watch La Liga, Serie A, and Ligue 1 matches on go90. The app will have the Copa del Rey matches that will streamed live and absolutely free on your smartphone or tablet.

Wednesday, December 21

Sevilla vs. Formentera – 12:55 PM/EST

Barcelona vs. Hercules – 3:55 PM/EST

Thursday, December 22

Athletic vs. Racing – 2:55 PM/EST

You can download go90 via the App Store or Google Play for free, and with no subscription fees.

Phil Dalhausser Talks Volleyball & Why He Loves LA

Pro Beach Volleyball Player Phil Dalhausser introduces you to the South Bay of Los Angeles, home of the famed Manhattan Beach, The Strand, and sun-soaked volleyball courts. I got to chat with 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist about why he loves LA and a bit on his training for the Olympics.

Phil started playing beach volleyball in 2005 and enjoyed a break-out year in 2006 when he partnered with Todd Rodgers, an 11 years veteran of professional beach volleyball. Since teaming up, the duo has become one of the best beach volleyball teams of all time. In the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing, Phil and Todd won the gold medal match two sets to one against Marcio Araujo and Fabio Luiz Magalhaes of Brazil. Dalhausser made nine blocks in the championship match, with five coming in the deciding third set, putting the U.S. up to a 9-1 lead and eventually winning it 15-4. Dalhausser was named tournament MVP. Phil’s nickname on the tour was the “Thin Beast” and later became “Beijing Beast” after his performance in China.

To listen to the interview click HERE.

Discover all the rad things LA offers HERE.

Verizon And Go90 Has Your Sports Fix This Weekend

While you are our running errands for the holidays this weekend you might miss out on your favorite games. Well no need to worry. Verizon subscribers can watch NFL and NBA games thanks to go90.

With go90, Verizon subscribers can watch ANY of the best NFL games for free from their smartphones, at any time and from anywhere and without using data. Some of the big games featured on go90 this week include the Raiders at Chiefs, Bears at Lions, Seahawks at Packers, Cowboys at Giants and Ravens at Patriots.

NFL on go90 also includes the opportunity to re-watch games including highlights, best and worst plays and additional sports programming. go90 will be streaming all of the post-season, Pro Bowl and Super Bowl LI.  The app is available to download for free via the App Store or Google Play and does not require a traditional subscriptions or have hidden fees.

Fortunately for NBA fans, go90 is offering one more free preview weekend of NBA LEAGUE PASS. Fans can stream go90 on their smartphone or tablet, to catch any of the games from December 9 -10. Download go90 via the App Store or Google Play, and enjoy this free preview. Remember, fans can also purchase an NBA LEAGUE PASS full season package from go90.com/NBA.

Let Your Fandom Be Heard

If you truly believe that you are the number one fan for your team you need to check out the one of kind Bluetooth speaker from Nima Sports. It will improve your office, TV room, or wherever you want to show off your team pride. Just in time for the holidays you can get a gift for the sports fan on your list or even for yourself.

Just imagine you sitting in your house watching your favorite college football team on TV and you wanted to hear your favorite radio host call the game. With the Nima Sports helmet speaker you can. You just sync up your new football helmet speaker to your phone. Then just mute the TV and listen to the game from your favorite college team’s helmet. Even when it is not game day you can listen to your favorite sports talk shows that discuss your team’s performance from the weekend or listen to music.

There are three sizes for each helmet. You can pick up any size and you will be happy with your purchase. I was able to test out the small version of the Auburn Tigers helmet and was very pleased with the performance of the speaker as well as the look of the helmet. There are certain Bluetooth speakers that spend too much time on the design of the speaker and neglect the performance of that speaker. You can tell once it starts trying to play off your synced device. The sound quality is poor and at some points even irritating. Then there are others that focus way too much on the speaker. The look of that speaker is flimsy and often tends break and looks horrible in your office or game room. So you end up with a speaker that either under delivers in sound or look. Why would you spend money on that?

For the Nima Sports helmet speaker you can instantly tell that they put their heart and soul into the development of the design and sound. Any sports fans will tell you that when they rep their team they want something that looks authentic and real. Nima provides that slick look. These helmet speaker look like a mini version of the helmets they wear on game day.

What about the sound from the Nima Sports helmet? It comes with one down firing subwoofer for massive bass beats, two midrange speakers for clear sound, and seven preset equalizer options. The NIMA Sports helmet is compatible with any Smartphone, Tablet, MP3, PC or Mac with Bluetooth connectivity. Stream wirelessly and seamlessly control every feature of the speaker from anywhere within 65 feet. So this helmet from Nima is perfect for when you are tailgating right before the game.

Nima developed with the goal of connecting the sports fan with the music that invigorates them. The speakers come as extremely realistic NCAA team helmets, with NFL helmets and NBA basketball are soon to be released. From pumping up your fellow fans at a tailgate to displaying your team pride at work, this helmet is the perfect way to fervently display your fandom. The products come in various sizes, please check out the website for further details.

A New Way To Watch Football

We are passed the halfway point this year in the NFL season. If you are in a few fantasy football leagues like me then you know it is crunch time to see if your team gets in. With all the travel this week going to visit family and friends you might miss out on catching NFL games. Now with go90 you won’t.

With go90, Verizon subscribers can watch some of the best NFL games for free from their smartphones, at any time and from anywhere – and without using data.   Therefore, fans traveling into ‘enemy’ territory can still watch their favorite game on their smartphone, even if the main TV is being used for another rivalry.  And for those trapped at an airport, in the kitchen cooking up a storm or stuck in traffic during the long ride home, go90 ensures they never miss a moment of heart-stopping football.

The big games featured on go90 over the coming holiday include the Thursday games of Vikings @ Lions, Redskins @ Cowboys and Steelers @ Colts.

Plus you can watch Sunday’s games of Cardinals @ Falcons, Jaguars @ Bills, Giants @ Browns, Rams @ Saints, 49ers @ Dolphins, Chargers @ Texans, Bengals @ Ravens, Titans @ Bears, Seahawks @ Buccaneers, Panthers @ Raiders, Patriots @ Jets and Chiefs @ Broncos as well as the Monday night game of  Packers @ Eagles.

NFL on go90 also includes the opportunity to re-watch games including highlights, best and worst plays and additional sports programming.  The app is available to download via the App Store or Google Play.