Skip Bayless Disses Jimmy G and Says 49ers Should Get Tom Brady

Skip Bayless is one the most polarizing figures on sports talk television and that’s even considering the contributions Stephen A. Smith. Skip has come through with some pretty dubious opinions over the years and has upset sports fans because it. Regardless how you feel about Bayless, there is no denying just how entertaining he is. When paired with former NFL star Shannon Sharpe, Skip is truly a delight to watch, even if you hate what comes out his mouth.

Today, Skip came through with one his most bizarre opinions yet. Essentially, Bayless believes the San Francisco 49ers are an underdog in the Super Bowl because Jimmy Garoppolo simply isn’t good enough. In fact, Bayless thinks the 49ers should go out and get Tom Brady if they lose the Super Bowl.

Brady is a free agent for the first time in his career this Spring and would certainly be a perfect fit for the 49ers. Brady and Garoppolo have some history as the latter was Brady’s backup in New England. Of course, Bayless’ assertions are still farfetched when you consider how solid Garroppolo has actually been. If the 49ers lose the Super Bowl, it will be because the Chiefs fense and not the shortcomings their QB.

What do you think Bayless’ take here? Is he right or way f?

Sonos Will Stop Updating Older Speakers in May Despite 92% 'Still In Use'

Sonos will stop updating its older speakers and hardware in May, the company has announced.

Sonos says it is retiring old products because “they have been stretched to their technical limits in terms of memory and processing power.” The change will affect many Sonos customers, as 92% of its products are still in use.

The Sonos Play:5 speaker released in 2009, and all earlier devices are affected. The issue will affect anyone who is still using older hardware and even those who have mixed equipment.

Sonos says older products can still be used, but it will prevent new speakers from receiving updates. Sonos says it is because all speakers run on the same software, so old hardware will cause the system to lag behind.

The company plans on launching a way for customers to segment their older products in a separate speaker group. Let’s be clear here; these speakers still work just fine. Sonos speakers used to be a ‘for life’ purchase for many.

Sonos is offering a ‘recycling’ program that gives users 30% off of new hardware. But the recycling program bricks your old device, rendering it completely unusable afterward. This scheme isn’t some cash for clunkers buyback program Sonos is doing here; it’s planned obsolescence.

Sonos says its recycling program is about “sustainability,” but e-waste recyclers confirm that’s not entirely true.

Putting your old Play:5 speaker into after 21 days. Bricked devices cannot be reused and end up in a landfill. The bricked hardware can’t be repaired, either. The recycling process puts the speaker’s serial number on a blacklist on Sonos’ servers.

The news sparked outrage when it hit social media, which Sonos defended. The spokesperson said the Trade-Up program is intended to “help customers that are interested in upgrading to the next generation of Sonos products.” Well, now it seems like Sonos is forcing those customers’ hands if they want an up-to-date home entertainment system.

Kyrie Irving Challenges Nets Players Amid Recent Struggles

For the past month or so, the Brooklyn Nets have been struggling on the court. The team is 18-24 and are barely hanging onto the last playf spot in the Eastern Conference. The addition Kyrie Irving hasn’t helped the team gain any sort momentum as they have lost four games in a row. It’s clear things aren’t going well right now and the NBA Champion is looking to give his team a boost in order to get back in the win column.

Irving recently admitted that he thinks the team could be a lot better and even wants them to aspire to more. As far as Irving is concerned, the team’s goal should be to win a championship and not just to squeak into the playfs as the 7th or 8th seed.

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“When we have championship aspirations — that’s where we want to be — how do we get there? Do we want to be the eighth seed? The seventh seed?” Irving said, according to Brian Lewis The New York Post. “But you’re able to be real with the team you have here, and to collectively, cohesively come together as a group. That’s what you figure out. But the goals are still to win a championship. I don’t come in every day to frickin’ be mediocre or to be in the middle the standings. No.”

It remains to be seen whether or not the Nets will be able to turn things around in the second half the season. With Kevin Durant on the bench, it’s certainly been a big struggle for the squad. When KD comes back next season, the Nets will certainly be a contender. 

Orlando Brown Claims Nick Cannon Gave Him Oral Sex While Dressed As A Woman

It’s been a few months since we’ve heard any news regarding Orlando Brown, the former Disney Channel star. The man has clearly been battling some demons, entering a rehab program and making some extremely bizarre statements on the internet. His most recent allegation involves Nick Cannon with the actor alleging that he has gotten ually intimate with the comedian, engaging in oral with the man.

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In a video posted by Worldstar, Orlando Brown can be seen roaming the aisles his local one-stop-shop, speaking to his phone about his previous encounters with Nick Cannon. Stating that he didn’t want to reveal Cannon’s secrets, he did just that without any hesitation. “You want me to tell everybody? You want me to let everybody know what happened?” asked Brown before dropping a bombshell. “Nick, I let you suck my dick. Okay? Fine, I said it. I let Nick Cannon] suck my dick. And I liked it, it was okay. Nick, you sucked my dick. But everybody knows you did it as a female.”

I don’t know what’s worse… the actual content this video or the fact that Orlando Brown is out here in a Walmart openly exclaiming that Nick Cannon gave him head in repeated fashion. Nick has not responded to these allegations.

Joe Rogan & Bill Maher Swap Bill Cosby Horror Stories On "JRE"

The Joe Rogan Experience is one the biggest podcasts in the world. A few days ago, Joe invited comedian and host HBO’s Real Time With Bill Maher to sit down for a conversation, amassing over three million views in four days. After an extended reflection on the stand-up comedy lifestyle, Bill Maher opened up about his distaste for Bill Cosby, which began when he first witnessed The Cosby Show. 

“I never thought Bill Cosby was funny,” reveals Bill Maher. “Even when I was a kid I saw him on TV, I was like no. This shit is corny. I feel very ahead my time. I never liked him…Somebody told me he was a creep back in 1983. It was somebody I liked, a girl he was horrible to. I never liked him after that, as a person.” Joe explains that he heard Cosby was drugging girls back in 1994. “It was one those things you hear as a rumor like What does he do?! Bill Cosby!?”  “You have to wonder why a guy who could get laid, even as a married man,” continues Bill. “That’s obviously a sick kink he had.”

 Joe Rogan & Bill Maher Swap Bill Cosby Horror Stories On "JRE"

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“I also know a promotor who told incredible stories about things Bill Cosby did that were not ual, but informed me his kink is part a larger sickness about control,” says Maher. “Making people do weird things because he can.” Joe reveals that he heard Bill Cosby made people “watch him eat curry. The whole staff come into his dressing room and watch him eat.” Maher continues along those lines: “I heard he’d order food and he would say ‘scoop out the doughy part the hamburger bun after you wash your hands and put it back on the hamburger. Or once he asked them to send him the soap he hadn’t finished using in the dressing room. Crazy crazy shit that speaks to a pathology that’s larger than him ually.”

Rogan raises him one further: “I worked at a casino, and he made the security guard tuck him into bed and shut the lights f. He had a whole routine.” Check out the full episode in which a variety topics are covered – political correctness, monogamy, , and much more.  

Christina Milian and Matt Pokora Welcome Baby Boy

It’s a boy!

Christina Milian and her boyfriend, French singer-songwriter Matt Pokora, welcomed a son on Monday. Taking to Instagram, Milian revealed the baby’s name, Isaiah, along with a black-and-white photo of her son holding his mom’s finger.

“And so we begin. Isaiah 1/20/20,” wrote Milian. “Simply perfect. The world is yours Son. Love, Mom & Dad.”

Pokora posted a similar photo accompanied by a caption in French, which translates to: “Once upon a time there was Isaiah, born on 20/01/2020 … it’s your turn to write the rest … Welcome my son 🇺🇸 / 🇫🇷 ❤️ @christinamilian you’re my hero … Ps: le jour du Martin Luther King day … 🙏🏼”

In July, the couple announced that they were expecting their first child together. Milian, 38, and Pokora, 34, started dating in August 2017.

“We got along so long so well from the very beginning,” Milian told “The Real” in 2018. “We have the best time together. I could spend every day with him, every moment and everything. It’s been cool. We just have a good time.”

Isaiah is the second child for Milian, who has a 9-year-old daughter, Violet, with ex-husband The-Dream.

OJ Simpson Blasts MLB Hall Of Fame Voter Who Snubbed Derek Jeter

Ever since being released from prison a few years ago, OJ Simpson has been doing his best to keep a low prile while out in public. It wasn’t until recently that the former NFL player began making Twitter videos where he gives his opinion on a wide range topics including politics, sports, and fantasy football. Yesterday, Simpson was particularly perturbed after it was revealed that Derek Jeter was one vote shy unanimously making it to the Baseball Hall Fame. Many have been trying to figure out who the voter was and some are even calling for them to be banned from voting.

Simpson seems to be one the voices as he took to Twitter to condemn the anonymous voter. As Simpson explained, Jeter’s talent and impact on the sport are undeniable which makes it crazy for him not to be voted unanimously. Simpson thinks the writer should have his voting right revoked. 

He also suggested the writer might be Boston considering Red Sox fans hate those who played for the Yankees. Either way, Simpson is upset and wants to see some kind justice here. 

Simpson also spoke about the Super Bowl and how he is betting on the San Francisco 49ers. Clearly, OJ has some strong opinions when it comes to the world sports. 

Supreme Court Rules That Victims Of Flint Water Crisis Can Sue Government Officials

Residents Flint, Michigan have been trying to hold government ficials accountable for their contaminated water supply for years, but their attempts to file class-action lawsuits were blocked. The U.S. Supreme Court has now ruled that both state and local ficials are no longer immune from facing legal repercussions for their negligence. 

The Flint water crisis started in 2014 when the city began sourcing its drinking water from the Flint River without properly treating pipes for corrosion. This resulted in the water supply being tainted by lead and bacteria, an issue that has still not been fully resolved. 

According to NPR, lower courts have been supporting victims’ right to prosecute government ficials for years, but Flint city ficials and state regulators were arguing that they were protected by “qualified immunity” under the 11th Amendment. The first class-action lawsuit was filed in 2016, but was turned away by the high court. The Supreme Court announced on Tuesday (Jan. 21) that it is now granting permission for these lawsuits to move forward. 

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The Governor at the outset this public health emergency, Rick Snyder, was listed among the ficials targeted in the 2016 lawsuit. In an April 2019 ruling, U.S. District Judge Judith Levy ruled that Snyder “was indifferent because instead mitigating the risk harm caused by the contaminated water, he covered it up. In private, he worried about the need to return Flint to Detroit’s water system] and the political implications the crisis. But in public, he denied all knowledge, despite being aware the developing crisis. As a result, plaintiffs were lured into a false sense security.” 

“Knowing the Flint River water was unsafe for public use, distributing it without taking steps to counter its problems, and assuring the public in the meantime that it was safe is conduct that would alert a reasonable person to the likelihood personal liability,” the 6th US Circuit Court Appeals declared. “Any reasonable ficial should have known that doing so constitutes conscience-shocking conduct prohibited by the substantive due process clause.”
Defense attorney Michael Pitt says the trial will likely only begin in 2021. 

Kobe Bryant Reveals Which WNBA Players Could Play In The NBA

Kobe Bryant has been a huge supporter women’s basketball over the last few years and he is constantly bigging up the women who play in the WNBA. Recently, WNBA players got a huge win as their salaries were increased as part the new CBA. At this point, women’s basketball is becoming a lot more ble from a financial standpoint which will only help to raise the prile the game.

In a recent interview, Bryant spoke about some the best WNBA players in the world and how many them would be able to play in the NBA if given the opportunity. As far as Bryant is concerned, many them have the talent necessary to keep up.

Kobe Bryant Reveals Which WNBA Players Could Play In The NBA

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“I think there are a couple players who could play in the NBA right now, honestly,” Bryant said according to CNN. “There’s a lot players with a lot skill that could do it. Diana Taurasi, Maya Moore, Elena Della Donne. There’s a lot great players out there so they could certainly keep up with them.”

It would certainly be interesting to see women tryout for NBA teams. Back in the 1990s, a woman tried out for the Tampa Bay Lightning the NHL. Of course, I’m talking about Manon Rheaume who was a goalie at the time. With Kobe’s comments in mind, perhaps a team will give a woman a shot, just to see if it could pan out.

Nike Introduces New Sneaker: The Air Max 2090

Nike is celebrating the 30th anniversary the iconic Air Max 90 throughout 2020 with special edition colorways ranging from all-time classic to never before seen styles. As a further nod to the AM90, Nike will introduce an all-new silhouette, the Air Max 2090, billed as the company’s current shoe the future.

Leveraging the same DNA that made the Air Max 90 so iconic and future-forward 30 years ago, the Air Max 2090 is designed to illustrate what the future holds. According to Nike, the kicks utilize colors typically seen in electric cars, and the overall design the AM2090 represents what Nike designers think cars will look like in 2090.

Other notable details include (H/T Nike):

  • Air Unit: With the aim all-day comfort, the Air Max 2090 employs a larger Air unit than its originator, with a 200 percent larger window than traditional side-visibility Air units seen 30 years ago. 
  • Flexibility: Echoing the Air Max 90’s waffle outsole, the Air Max 2090 also employs distinct grooves for flexibility and takes original tread lines and updates the pattern for performance in 2020. 
  • Color Blocking: Color blocking was instrumental in the development the original Air Max 90, with darker colors underscoring the strength in the shoe’s support structure. In that same vein, the 2090 relays this through levels opacity — the most supportive materials are 100 percent opaque, and the least supportive (and lighter weight) materials are see-through.

The Air Max 2090 will be launching at retailers this Spring. Continue scrolling for ficial images two upcoming colorways.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Announces ‘Free Wings’ Promotion For Super Bowl LIV

Buffalo Wild Wings is running back their overtime promotion for Super Bowl LIV, promising free wings for the whole country if the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers go to OT on February 2nd.

“Football fans love to have fun with our established connection to overtime, tweeting at us any time a game goes to extra time. That was taken to the next level last year when free wings were on the line, so we knew we had to bring this program back,” said Seth Freeman, Chief Marketing Officer, Buffalo Wild Wings. “More football AND free wings? Now that’s something all football fans can get behind and root for on February 2!”

According to BetMGM, the moneyline for the game going into overtime opened at +875, meaning a $100 bet would net $975 (including stake) if the game goes to OT. In other words, Vegas sportsbooks believe there is roughly a 10% chance winning free wings during Super Bowl LIV.

If the Chiefs and 49ers need an extra session to settle the score on February 2nd, fans can pickup a free order boneless or traditional snack-sized or 5/6 count chicken wings on February 17 between 4-7pm local time. Worth noting: No purchase is necessary to redeem the free wings, but the promotion is available for dine-in orders only.

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‘Bad Boys 4’ Is Reportedly Already In The Works

Bad Boys For Life hit theaters nationwide on Friday (January 17) and now, Sony has reportedly confirmed another installment is underway.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Chris Bremner will return to write the script and Will Smith and Martin Lawrence will reprise their original roles as detectives Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett, respectively.

This time, however, fans of film franchise won’t to wait as long between movies as they did with Bad Boys II and Bad Boys For Life. The time lag, which was caused by “spiraling budgetary costs” and “finding the right story” isn’t expected to happen again.

In an interview with TIDAL CRWN, Smith explained why it initially took over two decades to make Bad Boys For Life. 

“I just didn’t want to wreck the franchise,” he said. “I felt like I had other sequels in my career [where I felt] like I didn’t land it. But with this one I just wanted to protect this franchise,” he said. “I wanted to make sure that the story was right, that it had something to say, that it was funny, and that it deserved to be made again. Not just, ‘People like sequels, so let’s just do a sequel.’”

He added, “What we tried to do that was really critical and important to me was not try to do the old movies again,” he said, noting that it was necessary for his and Lawrence’s characters to age and change. The reason it took so long is that I didn’t want to make it just as a cash grab.”

Bad Boys For Life has grossed over $112 million worldwide and is currently in theaters.

Ozzy Osbourne Reveals Parkinson's Diagnosis After Nasty Fall Last Year

Ozzy Osbourne has Parkinson’s disease. The Black Sabbath star received his diagnosis after a fall last year.

Osbourne spoke about his diagnosis on Good Morning America, describing his as a ‘mild form’ of the disease. A fall last February helped pin down the diagnosis, though he still suffers complications from the fall. He told hosts sometimes he is unable to tell if his numbness symptoms are from Parkinson’s or a result of the fall.

His wife Sharon said, “It’s not a death sentence, but it affects certain nerves in your body. You have a good day; you have a good day, then a really bad day.”

Ozzy admits dealing with the condition has been a new challenge for him. He performed his on New Year’s Eve last year before suffering a fall in February. The fall resulted in Osbourne needing surgery on his neck, which he says, “screwed all my nerves.”

Ozzy is now on medication for Parkinson’s and his nerve pain. Some speculation about Ozzy’s health has been rampant online since the fall. Fans have also noticed Ozzy’s hand tremors during interviews and performances.

Ozzy says his son and daughter were the first to notice something wasn’t right. But he added that he’s grateful for the fans that have stuck beside him. “They’re my air, you know,” the singer said. “I feel better. I’ve owned up to the fact that I have a case of Parkinson’s. And I hope they hang on, and they’re there for me because I need them.”

Someone with Parkinson’s can experience a wide variety of symptoms. The three obvious symptoms include hand tremors, slow movement, and stiff muscles. They may also experience problems with balance and a loss of smell and memory problems.

Ozzy says his health is improving every day. “I’m a lot better now than I was last February. I was in a shocking state,” he admitted to hosts. He’s due to hit the road again when his US tour starts in Atlanta. Last year he canceled all UK appearances because of his health.

Grammy Awards Ex-CEO Files Sexual Harassment, Discrimination Claim

In the wake of her abrupt ouster last week, former Recording Academy president and CEO Deborah Dugan is filing a formal discrimination and ual harassment complaint. The Grammy Awards are just five days away.

Last week, the Grammy Awards fired their recently-hired CEO, Deborah Dugan, on .  This week, Dugan is firing back with a ual harassment and discrimination suit of her own.

“The complaint that we filed today against the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (the Grammys) highlights tactics reminiscent of those deployed by individuals defending Harvey Weinstein,” Dugan’s legal team asserted.

“As we allege, the attempt by the Recording Academy to impugn the character of Deborah Dugan is a transparent effort to shift the focus away from its own unlawful activity.  This blatant form of retaliation in corporate America is all too common, even post #MeToo, and we will utilize all lawful means necessary to ensure that those responsible are held accountable for their actions.”

The hard-hitting complaint also attacks another ex-CEO, Neil Portnow.

Portnow exited the organization after publicly urging women to ‘step up’ if they wanted to win more awards.  That cost him his job, though Dugan’s attorneys allege far more egregious behavior.  The complaint states that Portnow “allegedly raped a female recording artist, which was, upon information and belief, the real reason his contract was not renewed.”

Dugan also alleges that she was asked to offer Portnow a $750,000 contract with the Recording Academy, despite his dismissal.

Beyond that, Dugan’s complaint references “egregious conflicts of interest, improper self-dealing by Board members and voting irregularities with respect to nominations for Grammy Awards, all made possible by the ‘boys’ club’ mentality and approach to governance at the Academy.”

So far, the Recording Academy has not responded.  But just moments ago, interim CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. accused Dugan of for millions of dollars.

The Grammy Awards are airing in five days.

More as this develops.

 

White Battle Rapper William Wolf Blurts N-Word & Gets Decked In The Face

Some lines are not meant to be crossed… even in battle rap. With the current state affairs in the United States and around the world, it’s clear that racism is still a major issue in 2020. Most things, especially personal matters, get tossed to the side when preparing to battle against another high-energy spitter at war. One thing that should never be uttered by a white battle rapper though is the n-word. The word carries so much weight and it’s just plainly inappropriate to use in any circumstances. During a recent battle, William Wolf learned his lesson when he was decked in the face after daring to allow the word to leave his lips.

After earning some oohs and aahs from the audience, battle rapper William Wolf was setting up for his next punchline when he referenced the fact that he was instructed not to use the n-word for obvious reasons. “I ain’t like these other battle rappers, they talk too much/Saying I can’t say the n-word in this battle, my n***a,” raps Wolf before he swiftly gets punched in the face, ending his bar early. Wolf has since responded to the backlash, insisting that the lyric was misinterpreted but, like… bruh… really?

“Shit got broken up. To me, it’s not that deep,” he says. In all honesty, nobody really cares about whether it’s deep or not to him. The fact the matter is that he shouldn’t have said the word and, since he did, he’s getting dragged to hell and back. Because how “corny” things played out, Wolf says he will be taking a step away from battle rap for a minute.