Going into the weekend, we were looking at one of the greatest sports weekends ever. A&M/Alabama, Mayweather/Alvarez, the Manning Bowl, Niners/Seahawks in primetime Sunday night, Yanks/Sox with Mariano’s last appearance at Fenway, of course, WWE Night of Champions. Unfortunately, only A&M/Alabama lived up to the hype, no matter who you were rooting for. And for those that are anti-Manziel, I hope you realize that he set the record on Saturday for most yards ever by an SEC player against the nation’s alleged top defense. Ever. In the history of the storied SEC conference, no one player has ever accumulated more yards in a single game than Manziel did this past Saturday. Two costly interceptions definitely hurt, but there’s no way they’re even in the game if he’s not on the field. Mayweather/Alvarez turned out to be a snoozer, the Manning Bowl was a dud, Niners/Seahawks was a blowout with a 1 hr lightning delay, and there’s probably 5 rivalries in baseball right now more intriguing than Yanks/Sox. Yet, I pretty much watched parts, if not all, of all of them. And oh yeah, it was all topped off by Miss America crowning Miss NY for the second year in a row. Miss USA and Miss America have become must-see-TV for me. They are a train wreck waiting to be dissected. Hope you followed along with my live tweets. About the only two shows I’ll ever live tweet.
-With Seth Meyers set to leave the SNL Update Desk once his talk show begins after the Winter Olympics, made sense they’d have to find a replacement. Although it’s interesting that they’re still considering Seth to do it since he’ll be working in the same building, and he’s off on Fridays.
-SNL made official today what’s been speculated for weeks, confirming their six new cast members. I think the best one is that guy from AT&T commercials with all the little kids, Beck Bennett. Has anyone who’d had that much run nationally ever turned that into an SNL spot before? Usually it’s people that are more “underground” then use SNL to get big.
-If “Million Second Quiz” wasn’t nauseating enough (I gave up watching after two episodes), now comes word they were considering bringing in the greatest game show contestant ever? People don’t want to see the rich get richer. And judging by those questions, Ken Jennings would’ve destroyed on that show.
-Every time I see a story about someone dropping F-bombs on air, I always start to wonder how much longer it will be before this won’t be news and it’ll become acceptable. Same with nudity. It’s inevitable right? I say within 10 years.
-Britney’s new single “Work Bitch” leaked online a day early over the weekend. Expect to hear this song to be played at every night club for the rest of your life.
-In case you weren’t following along with tweets last night, Miss NY won Miss America for the second year in a row. She personally would’ve finished 5th in my top 5, but hey, who am I?
-Three people gave their opinions on Miley’s recent behavior: Heidi Klum, Tim Gunn, and Lady Gaga. Real shocker to see who’s defending her.
-As for Miley herself, hey y’all, she’s thinking of new and creative ways to justify her behavior. Ohhhhh, totally get it now. Since you didn’t have a normal childhood, just blame it on that. Genius.
-You know it’s 2013 when a news story consists of someone stops following someone else on Twitter. In this case, Miley stopped following her fiancé. Probably doesn’t bode well for their engagement.
-You know what I’ve been asking myself the last seven years? “Man, when is the ‘Today’ show gonna get a new new set design? And wouldn’t you know, they unveiled it this morning. How very “Today” show of them. It’s just as bland as their cast.
-I’m behind on my movie watching. It’s been at least two months since I’ve seen a movie, so I have no idea what’s out. To show what I know, “Insidious 2″ was this weekend’s top box office draw with $41 million. I don’t think I ever knew there was a movie called “Insidious” let alone a sequel.
-You know, because matching tattoos is always a brilliant idea when you’re 21 years old with a child from someone else and have been arrested more times that I can remember.
-The “Dancing with the Stars” creator talks about changes to the upcoming season which begins tonight.
-What number is higher: Kendall Jenner’s age, or the number of surgeries her mother Kris has had? Holy crap.
-Nobody puts Andrea Zuckerman in a corner. Hey, at least she’s doing SOMETHING , right?
-Sure, the A&M/Alabama game was the story of the weekend in sports, however, doesn’t Floyd Mayweather lose street cred for having Justin Bieber escort him to the ring for the biggest fight of his career?
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