Posted: 29 January, 2015

"I'm Just Here So I Won't Get Fined"

Seattle Seahawks superstar Marshawn Lynch facing massive fine after interview

Marshawn Lynch's Bizarre Super Bowl Press Conference: 'I'm Just Here So I Won't Get Fined' Video: YouTube

Faced with a $500,000 fine, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch rocked-up to the mandatory Super Bowl media day and gave the same response to 29 questions he was asked: "I'm just here so I won't get fined."

The Seahawks superstar has been in trouble with NFL officials before for not doing media.

Seahawks teammate and star quarterback Russell Wilson defended his mate.

"I just think that sometimes we focus on things that don't matter and don't make any difference," Wilson said, on ESPN.

"Marshawn is a great football player and a guy that puts his work in every day and is dedicated to the game of football and dedicated to his teammates.

"The guy loves the game. Sometimes people try to take away from people the way they are. I don't think he should be fined, personally."

Marshawn: You Know Why I'm Here


Marshawn Lynch Explains Why He Doesn't Like Talking To The Media

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Strange NRL Interviews

Darius Boyd gives us another one of his trademark interviews.

In light of his performance, we searched through the archives and found some of the weirdest interactions between players and journalists.

It is no secret Darius Boyd is a serial offender in this department

Boyd's interview didn't shock anyone yesterday after his effort in 2009. The ex-Dragon answered six questions in under 45 seconds.

Video:NZAUTV Cricket/YouTube


Ben Te'o calls Nine's Danny Weidler a 'germ'

The Souths backrower had no time for Danny Weidler after they had a falling out when the journalist reported a story Te'o didn't like. Watch the tension spill over.

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Rabbitohs Ben Te'o has an encounter with a reporter after a reporter asked him about his future. Video: Channel Nine.


Anthony Mundine plays the role of puppetmaster ahead of Ferguson's first fight

It was the press conference where Blake Ferguson was to announce the beginning of his boxing career but Blake barely said a thing. We had to listen to mundine tell everyone how great he and his protege were. 

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This will go down as one of the weirdest press conferences ever.

In this video: Blake Ferguson, Anthony Mundine, Canberra Raiders


Mal Meninga's first and last speech in politics

Long before the QLD Origin job, Meninga tried his hand in parliament house. The rugby league legend lasted 24 seconds, unable to get through his opening pitch.

Video:HotJokerG/YouTube


Mark Gasnier Name Fails

Usually it is the interviewee who is the culprit but this time Gaz had the poor form.

Video:NZAUTV Rugby League/ YouTube


Boyd's US equivalent

It appears people are pulling similar shenanigans on the other side of the world. Watch this young journalist try and unpick the mind of a disinterested NBA player.

Video:Adam Lundquist/ YouTube

Other Sports

Set your awkward-o-meter super high as this clip delivers some interviewing gold across NFL, baseball and ice hockey.

Video: Listless Sportsgirl/ YouTube

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Tags: Marshawn Lynch, Super Bowl 2015, Seattle Seahawks

Posted: 28 January, 2015

7 Of The Best 2015 Super Bowl Ads

The Super Bowl is the busiest time of year for advertisers vying for attention. These are Brands who are winning.

The Super Bowl is the busiest time of year for advertisers to vy for people's attention. 

Last year, it's estimated 112 million people watched the Super Bowl. So here are the one's that have impressed us.

#1 BMW's Internet Nostalgia

#2 The Pierce 'I'm Still James Bond' One

#3 Veronica's Secret Seemingly Pointless Ad

#4 The Heart-Warming Gushy One About Being A Dad

Because nothing quite sells soap like this stuff.

#5 The Kim Khardasian Taking The Piss Our Of Herself And Showing Her Ass A Lot One

#6 The Anything With Danny Trejo In It Is Awesome.*

*Although this is just a teaser.

#7 The Cheeky Go Daddy Gem

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Tags: Super Bowl, Super Bowl 2015

Posted: 28 January, 2015

Eddie Talks To Allenby

Triple M's Eddie McGuire was in Phoenix, Arizona for Robert Allenby's press conference

Eddie McGuire was in Phoenix, Arizona for Robert Allenby's press conference early Wednesday morning Australian time.

Allenby has slammed the media for getting in the way of a police investigation into his assault in Hawaii.

The Australian golfer is adamant he was bashed, robbed and abducted in Hawaii.

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Tags: Robert Allenby, Eddie McGuire

Posted: 22 January, 2015

Female Tennis Player Eugenie Bouchard Gets Awkward Request From Interviewer

See what happens when an interviews at the Australian Open asked Bouchard to 'give us a twirl?'

Eugenie Bouchard asked to 'twirl' in post match interview: YouTube / Shazzy Mazzy MA1

Eugenie Bouchard is one of the latest stars of the WTA.

The 20 year-old Canadian tennis star has been rising through the ranks lately, with her current spot at number 7 on the world tour and many recent accolades like 'Best Newcomer of the Year' (2013) and 'Most Improved Player' (2014).

She is also a part-time model and has an increasing off court profile.

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Photo: Eugenie Bouchard Instagram

As a professional female sportswoman she has to deal with a lot of different situations from interviewers to paparazzi, but last night, a question after her match against the Netherlands' Kiki Bertens at the Australian Open has brought about a lot of attention.

During her post-match interview, the interviewer, Channel 7's Ian Cohen mentioned that she had previously tweeted about "Serena Williams outfit" then asked her to give the crowd "a twirl".

This question has lead people all over social media react against it's sexist nature and she clearly looks uncomfortable but goes through with the request.

The unwanted attention has brought about a lot of criticism from people maintaining that the interviewer shouldn't be focussed on outfit but on her performance.

This isn’t the first time she's had an awkward post match interview in Australia, this time last year she was asked who she would date if she could choose anybody.

Bouchard defeated Kiki Bertens 6-0, 6-3.

Who Would Eugenie Bouchard Date?

Eugenie Bouchard asked who she would date: YouTube / Australian Open TV

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Tags: Eugenie Bouchard, tennis

Posted: 21 January, 2015

Mark Cavendish Shuts Down Journalist

'Can you tell me 100% that one of these journalists isn't f***ing your wife?'

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(Source: Youtube)

"Can you tell me 100% that one of these journalists isn't f***ing your wife?"

That was the question straight talking cyclist Mark Cavendish put to the journalist who'd asked him if he was '100% sure that no one in the sport is on drugs'.

Cavendish gets drug tested about 60 times a year and is vocal about promoting a clean drug-free sport.

"Where there’s money to be gained, there’ll be the odd dickhead who cheats but cycling is miles ahead of other sports when it comes to testing," Cavendish added.

"I hope everyone’s correct but with human nature, you can never be certain. But the positive that I can take is that if someone is cheating, he will be caught."

Watch for Michal Kwiatkowski’s classic reaction, sitting next to Cavendish drinking a glass of water.

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Tags: Mark Cavendish, Cycling

Posted: 20 January, 2015

Iranian Soccer Team Told Not To Take Selfies With Female Fans

They have been told by the Iranian Football Federation that taking photos with female fans could get them in trouble.

The Iranian soccer team has been in Australia for the last couple of weeks for the Asian Cup.

With the overwhelming support from Iranians in Australia, the team has recently been warned that they could be facing punishments if they take selfies with female fans.

The fans who have been coming to the games to support their national team have been doing what all fans do, trying to get some social snaps of the players, however the Iranian Football Federation’s moral committee has warned against these photos saying that they may be used as a 'political tool'.


Alireza Haghighi of the Iranian football team poses for a photo with a fan: Twitter/@zhaleh 

In Iran, women are banned from attending men’s sports events, with the IFF saying that these photos in Australia are being taken with 'inappropriately dressed' women.

Australia has around 70,000 Iranian residents.

The Iranian football team has won the Asian cup a number of times and will play again on January 23rd in Canberra.

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Tags: Iran, soccer, Asian Cup

Posted: 20 January, 2015

Camera Costs Tiger Tooth

Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras - his agent said it cost him a tooth

Tiger Woods loses tooth in camera crush Video: New York Daily News / YouTube

AAP Reports: Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras - his agent said it cost him a tooth.

Woods made a surprise visit to Italy on Monday to watch girlfriend Lindsey Vonn capture her record 63rd World Cup race. The photo that generated all the buzz was Woods missing his front tooth.

The culprit, according to his agent, was a camera.

"During a crush of photographers at the awards podium at the World Cup event in Italy, a media member with a shoulder-mounted video camera pushed towards the stage, turned and hit Woods in the mouth," Mark Steinberg of Excel Sports said in an email.

"Woods' tooth was knocked out by the incident."

Race organisers said this was not reported to them. They added Woods did request extra security and a snowmobile to exit the finish area, and they met both requests.

"I was among those who escorted him from the tent to the snowmobile and there was no such incident," Nicola Colli, secretary general of the race organising committee, told APP.

"When he arrived, he asked for more security and we rounded up police to look after both him and Lindsey."

Tiger Woods Girlfriend, Lindsey Vonn

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Lindsey Vonn reacts in the finish area during the FIS Alpine Ski World Cup Women's Super G on January 19, 2015 in Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy. Photo: Getty Images

Woods had been wearing a scarf with a skeleton pattern over the lower part of his face, sunglasses and a stocking cap. The photo was taken when the scarf was lowered.

He first showed up in the athletes' area when Vonn's father, Alan Kildow, escorted him in shortly after she took the lead. The golfer then surprised Vonn and gave the skier a hug.

After 10 to 15 minutes of standing near Vonn with her family, Woods was shown into a white tent usually reserved for measuring skis. He stayed there for nearly an hour while the last lower-ranked skiers came down and during the podium celebration and later accompanied by police to a snowmobile and taken away.

Steinberg was travelling and did not say when Woods would have the tooth replaced. Golf's biggest - and most photographed - star returns to competition next week in the Phoenix Open, and his smile is sure to produce a stream of shutters from the cameras.

Woods has a long history with cameras, often frustrated when shutters go off in the middle of his swing. One notable episode came during the Skins Game in 2002 when a corporate photographer clicked his camera as Woods was hitting a shot from the bunker on the final hole. Former caddie Steve Williams took the camera and set it on a steep bank of a pond so that it tumbled into the water.

Another time, Woods was on the verge of his first bogey-free tournament at a World Golf Championship in Ireland when a camera clicked at the top of his tee shot. He made bogey, but still won.

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Posted: 19 January, 2015

Aussie Hopes For Open

Tennis legend Pat Rafter talks about Australia's hopes for the Open

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Pat Rafter looks on during the Legends Exhibition Fast4 match against John McEnroe at the 2015 Sydney International in Sydney Photo: Getty Images

Aussie tennis legend Pat Rafter joined Triple M Brisbane's Grill Team to talk about Australia's hopes for the Australian Open in Melbourne.

Pat Rafter is no stranger to winning major tournaments. But before they got to the serious stuff, Ed Kavalee had to ask the two-time Grand Slam title winner what's going on with Nick Kyrgios eyebrows!

“I think he’s trying to strike fear into his opponents, so we’ll have to wait and see if it works," he laughed. See the photo below.

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Nick Kyrgios speaks at a media conference during a practice session ahead of the 2015 Australian Open Photo: Getty Images

But seriously, on Nick's chances of winning?

“Nick’s a really good chance of having some good success. At this stage he’s got a bit of hype around him. I’d like to see that gone and for him just to go about his business."

He also rated Aussie tennis bad boy, Bernard Tomic a big chance of making a run in the tournament.

“[Bernard] Tomic is playing great tennis. The one thing I've loved about watching him the last few weeks is just his maturity," he said.

"He seems to have his head together, he’s not playing the stupid shots, he’s focused and he’s committed so I really like how he’s travelling.” Listen to the full audio below.

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Tags: Pat Rafter, Bernard Tomic, Nick Kyrgios, Australian Open 2015

Posted: 16 January, 2015

Pre-Match Ice Hockey Brawl

There's nothing unusual about a fight breaking out at the hockey. but this one happened during the warm-up!

There's nothing unusual about a fight breaking out at the hockey. but this one happened during the warm-up!

As you can see in the video it was became a massive all-n brawl, with every member of the Laval Predators and St-George Cool-FM involved in the incident.

Predators co-owner Eric Lajeunesse, CEO Lucien Paquette and assistant coach Dannick Lessard.

Watch the video below from the 1.40-minute mark.

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Watch from the 1.40-minute mark Video: YouTube

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Posted: 15 January, 2015

10 Things You'll Overhear At The Australian Open

"Reckon you could jump the net?"

– Mates during a break in play.

 
"Which court is Sharapova on?"

– Every bloke entering the gate.

 

"Which court is Anna Kournikova on?"

- A bloke who hasn't been to the tennis in a decade.

 


"How do you want your eggs?"

- A smart alec when the day heats up.

 


 
"He could make the Indian test squad"

– when a ballboy takes a ripping catch

 



"She's got nothing on me"

– John McEnroe when watching Serena Williams.

 

"He's so cleeeeeeever"

- Bruce McAvaney when watching Federer

 

"..."

– Your wife when Nadal exposes the rig.

 

"Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh"

- The crowd during hawk-eye.

 

 
“I guess I’m going straight to work”

– when a nail biter runs later than expected.

For full details on the Australian Open, including tickets, head to their website:http://www.ausopen.com 

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Tags: Australian Open, Tennis

Posted: 12 January, 2015

Federer & Hewitt's Speedboat Tennis

Tennis stars Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer have a hit between speedboats!

Tennis stars Lleyton Hewitt and Roger Federer have taken to speedboats on Sydney Harbour for a hit of tennis!

Hewitt and Federer are using the stunt to launch the Tennis version of Twenty20 cricket, Fast4 tennis.

There are four key rules to Fast4 tennis:

  • PLAY LETS
  • NO AD SCORING
  • TIEBREAKER AT THREE GAMES ALL
  • FIRST TO FOUR GAMES WINS

Channel 9 will broadcast the exhibition tournament from 7.30pm around the country tonight and Wednesday night (live in Sydney and Melbourne, delayed in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth).

For full details on the Australian Open, including tickets, head to their website: http://www.ausopen.com 

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Tags: Lleyton Hewitt, Roger Federer, Fast4, Tennis

Posted: 8 January, 2015

10 Tennis Gifs To Get You In The Mood For The Australian Open

The Australian Open starts on January 19th so here's some Gifs to get you excited.

The Australian Open is almost upon us. Starting on January 19th - February 1st the Open is the first major of the year and is Australia's biggest and best tennis tournament.

We can't wait to see who will take it out this year and in anticipation of the event we've compiled a little list of "10 Tennis Gifs To Get You In The Mood For The Australian Open".

For full details on the Australian Open, including tickets, head to their website: http://www.ausopen.com

These are the sort of things you can expect....

Blistering serves

 



Lightning fast reactions

 

 

Professionalism and composure

 

 

 

And of course.... freakish skills

 

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Tags: Tennis, Australian Open