Jon Gruden is one of the more bizarre people in the NFL thanks to his unique way of talking and overall over-enthusiasm at anything that has to do with football. Gruden helped the Tampa Bay Buccaneers win a Super Bowl back in 2003 and since then, he has mostly been known for being an analyst with ESPN. Last summer, Gruden signed a 10-year deal with the Oakland Raiders and his first season was less than spectacular. Heading into his second season, Gruden is looking to improve and thankfully for all of us, it will all be documented by HBO's Hard Knocks.
The show premiered last night and one of the highlights was this epic speech Gruden delivered which invoked some fear into his team. Essentially, Gruden said that they shouldn't be trying to achieve their dreams, but instead, should be nightmares to some of the other teams and players in the league.
With players like Antonio Brown on the team, it will be interesting to see how the Raiders perform this season after going 4-12. Gruden's coaching style is eclectic, to say the least, and there could be some interesting internal battles if things start to go sour right off the bat.
Hard Knocks is about to be some phenomenal television and we're just glad HBO chose the best group of individuals as their subjects this season.
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Joke Jaden "Got Here" Because Of Tequila On 21st B-Day
Will Smith gives fans an exclusive glimpse in Jaden’s family celebration for 21st birthday.
Jaden Smith‘s done more in his 21 years of life on this planet than most might do in his lifetime. Mind you, a lot of that has to do with the fact that Jaden’s also the son of Jada Pinkett and Will Smith. For his 21st birthday, Jaden Smith had a little family gathering that included his very close friends and family. And of course, this made for perfect content for Will Smith’s YouTube vlog series. Will Smith is undoubtedly an embarrassing dad by all means but it’s also quite heartwarming watching him interact with his kids. For Jaden’s 21st, he and Jada decided to reveal how Jaden was conceived.
Will Smith and Jaden Smith had their first legal drink together on Jaden’s 21st birthday. Will Smith managed to bring it all back with his choice of liquor: tequila. “Tequila! That’s how you got here! Tequila!” Jada joked before Will Smith chimed in.
“Jaden, that’s how you got here,” he said before delving into his “really important story.” “It’s like having Christmas and not telling the story of the nativity. That’s what I’m gonna do next year. I’m gonna make the little house with the scene of how Jaden was conceived,” he added to a crowd of laughter. “It’ll be a villa, it’s like in Mexico. There’s Jose Cuervo tequila all over the place.”
Although he joked a bit, Will did share some sound advice with Jaden. “I’ll tell you something my father told me on my 21st birthday,” he said. “Never break two laws at one time. ‘Cause you increase your chances exponentially of getting caught for both. That’s deep wisdom,” he continued before getting serious. “But yeah man, I’m really proud of you. Just the way that you’ve grown in the last few years is what parents hope for.”
Peep the clip below.
Donald Trump Says "Airports" Existed In 18th Century During July 4th Speech
The Donald loses his historical bearings while quoting the "Revolutionary War" of 1775–1783.
Donald Trump is here to debunk hundreds of archival work in the National Registry. During his "A Salute to America" speech in commemoration of Independence Day, channeled Dr. Emmett Brown of Back to the Future by insinuating that airplanes in the 18th century. You might be wondering how the discourse reached such a point of incredulity.
Well, as it turns out, Donald Trump was quoting from his own research footnotes, pertaining to the Revolutionary War of 1775–1783, a period in which travel by air was relegated to Da Vinci's prototypical drawings - and nothing more.
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"Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rocket’s red glare it had nothing but victory," Trump claimed, rather erroneously during the speech, while also placing the aforementioned "Fort McHenry" battle in the wrong context.
As USA Today pointed out, the Fort McHenry incident went down during the War of 1812, nearly 30 years after the Revolutionary War's earliest sign of conflict.
The question is: where does this anachronism rank among Donald Trump most infamous gaffes. Surely, "the hamberder" misnomer deserves a mention; his referral of Tim Cook as "Tim Apple" is up there too. Or how about the time, Trump unknowingly pushed Montenegro's leader of state off to the side, in an attempt to hog the podium. And to think, Trump stands a good chance of re-elected to office. The American public mustn't brush these blunders off as mere child's play, while greater issues hang in the balance.
T.I. Honors Nipsey Hussle With Inspiring BET Awards Tribute
“Nip proved that your life is your canvas, and your body of work is your legacy.”
T.I. has continuously established himself as a voice of the people, and an eloquent one at that. Therefore, it’s no surprise that during last night’s BET Awards, he stepped forward to commemorate Nipsey Hussle‘s legacy. “There will never be another Nipsey Hussle,” begins the legendary rapper, donning a crisp white suit. Allowing the audience a moment for applause, he continues. “Ermias ‘Nipsey Hussle’ Asghedom was more than a rapper, a teacher, activist, and philanthropist. He was a revolutionary. His emphasis on the power of equity and ownership of our art led the charge of independence and created a blueprint for up-and-coming artists today to follow.”
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“He was our blessing and he inspired people across the world while never abandoning the community and culture that raised him,” continues Tip. “It’s been nearly three months since we lost Nip, and many are still discovering how legendary he really was. Man, that’s because Nip wasn’t a clout chaser. Or a social media activist. He was a real one. A true king. Simply concerned with promoting human welfare, uplifting those around him.”
“As a prolific artist his lyrics and interviews are immensely powerful, but his actions spoke even louder,” says Tip, as the camera pans to his emotional daughter Emani. “To anyone following a dream, you may feel alone. But people are watching. Drawing inspiration from how you chase your passion and handle your adversities. Nip proved that your life is your canvas, and your body of work is your legacy. As an artist, he was Nipsey Hussle the Great. As a humanitarian, he was a leader well beyond his years. His life may have been cut short, but his canvas bore legacy that will permeate neighborhoods around the world forever.”
Dwayne Wade Delivers A Moving Speech To The Stoneman Douglas Graduating Class
The heartfelt speech detailed the impact that the school's 2018 massacre left on him
Former Miami Heat basketball player, Dwyane Wade, surprised the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School this past Sunday, by showing up to their graduation ceremony and advising them on how to prepare for the next chapter. Wade made an appearance at MSD's commencement, where he delivered an emotional speech about the impact the school shooting had left on him and how he felt related to the students in his struggle after the massacre.
Wade described being invited as a guest to the school a month afterwards, and the haunting silence on campus. The star was invited to meet and talk with the grieving student body, and described how, to his surprise, just his presence was able to lift their spirits ... despite not being able to fully comprehend what they'd been through. The point he was trying to put across that even a mere act of kindness can go a long way.
He went on to tell the student body how he further identified with them at this point in time, saying he too had recently closed a big chapter in his own life - having retired from the NBA earlier this year - but that he was still excited about his next steps, as they should be as well. He also imparted a mantra that he had made up with his 2013 team, that they used "every game before we stepped on the court," inviting the student body to join him in his cheer. Wade gave them a series of instructions, in which he would say "nothing's difficult," to which they would reply, "everything's a challenge." "Through adversity" Wade would call the next sentence, and "to the stars" they would reply. The next exchange that followed was Wayde saying: "to the last man, to the last minute, to the last second," to which they would all come together to deliver a powerful "we fight! We fight! We fight!" Wade left the stage to huge applause.
A High School Principal Is Accused Of Plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher’s Speech From 2013
They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
Ashton Kutcher’s 2013 Teen Choice Awards speech has made its way to West Virginia, six years later. In a viral video posted by Parkersburg High School graduate Abby Smith, Ashton Kutcher’s 2013 Teen Choice Awards speech seemed to have circled around and made its way to West Virginia, six years later. In Smith’s video, Parkersburg’s principal Ken DeMoss can be seen appearing plagiarize Kutcher’s speech.
Smith edited the video, putting together both the “No String’s Attached” star’s words from the 2013 awards, as well as DeMoss’ commencement proclamation, and we can’t help but see that they appear to be more than just a little similar.
In the six-minute clip, DeMoss begins to share with the graduates, the three things he believes his student will learn as they move forward in their life: “opportunity, being intriguing and living life.” In comparison, Kutcher’s list from 2013 was, “opportunity, being sexy and living life.” “I believe that opportunity looks a lot like hard work,” DeMoss continued, using Kutcher’s exact words. The principal and star’s technique of listing of all their first jobs also bare an uncanny resemblance.
The plagiarism continues with the principal remixing Ashton’s claim that the “sexiest thing in the entire world” is being really smart and generous, with “the most intriguing thing” in the entire world as being “really really smart,” and generous. But, he does employ Ashton’s exact words that “anything anyone else is trying to sell you is complete crap.” Continuing with the resemblance, the two speeches both included a quote from Steve Jobs, with the conclusion that this life we live in was created by people “no smarter than you,” and that therefore we must “build a life, not live one.” With the closing words: “I love you guys, thank you.”
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After the video went viral, DeMoss released a statement, admitting to having seen Kutcher’s Teen Choice appearance but insisting that he did not copy his ideas. “As a proud father and a man of faith, I want to sincerely apologize to those I have obviously offended. It was never my intent to take credit for what I said or give specific credit because of how I prefaced my speech.” He added that “the format” of Ashton’s speech were what he liked the most, but that the “thoughts and ideas were from my heart.”
Ashton has not yet made a comment, but the star’s schedule is probably hectic as he testifies in court for the murder of his ex love interest.
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Snoop Dogg Explains Why He Thanked Himself In Hollywood Walk Of Fame Speech
Snoop Dogg sits down with Ellen and talks why he thanked himself, Martha Stewart and more.
Snoop Dogg is a man of many talents. He’s a rapper first and foremost, but he’s also an actor, a chef, a TV personality, and in the past few months, he became a Hollywood Walk Of Fame inductee. Snoop obviously earned his star of the Walk of Fame and he made sure no one else diminished his own efforts. “I want to thank me for trying to do more right than wrong. I want to thank me for just being me at all times. Snoop Dogg, you a bad motherf*cker,” he said during his speech.
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Ellen recently had Snoop Dogg on the show where she asked him to explain his acceptance speech. He explained that he didn’t prepare a speech for it but wanted to make sure that he acknowledged the sacrifices that he’s made to get into the position he’s in.
“I didn’t really have time to come up with nothing because I felt like the people that was there that were instrumental in my life, I wanted to speak to them,” he said. “And then, I wanted to speak to myself because I felt like I was the one that did most of the work and I was the one that had to go out on the line and do it and make it happen. So I wanted to give myself some credit because, a lot of times, we fail to give ourselves a pat on the back and I wanted to take that moment to thank myself for doing all the work I did to get to that point.”
After Ellen asked him if he’s ever thanked himself, Snoop replied, “Never. That was the first time I ever thanked myself, I always thank everyone else.”
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Drake Likens Toronto Raptors To A College Sports Team In Epic Speech
Drake is really showing out for his city.
Drake's antics while sitting courtside have been well documented throughout the playoffs this season. His behavior was heavily scrutinized after Game 4 which led to the daughter of the Milwaukee Bucks owner to troll him last night during Game 5. Despite the mind games, the Bucks lost to the Raptors by a score of 105-99 and are now on the brink of elimination. The Raptors have never been to the NBA Finals before and have won more games in the playoff than they ever have. Of course, this has made Drake quite excited about what's on the horizon. That excitement was on full display last night after the game when Drake was interviewed in Toronto surrounded by his entourage.
The Canadian rapper went off on an epic rant about the Raptors and the history they're going to make once they make it to the Finals. Drake also compared the Raptors to a college sports team and how the city of Toronto has embraced their squad throughout the entire process. The Scorpion artist then guarantees that the Raptors will end up in the Finals where they would play against the Golden State Warriors. "I love Toronto," Drake added passionately.
All of Canada should calm down for a second, though, as the team still needs to win Game 6 if they want to advance. If not, they'll have to get it done in Game 7. With the Bucks talented roster hungry to comeback, this series surely isn't over yet.
Deontay Wilder Delivers Epic Speech To Elementary School Kids: Watch
Wilder had some big words of encouragement for the kids.
Deontay Wilder is one of the best heavyweight fighters in the world with many people wanting to see him fight Anthony Joshua. Wilder is also known as the “Bronze Bomber” and has one of the heaviest punches in the world right now. On Monday, Wilder was in New York City where he hit up the P.S. 288 Elementary School where he delivered a speech as part of the “Game of Life” program. Wilder brought a ton of energy and spoke with the kind of passion you would expect from a heavyweight champion.
“I’m here to say I was just like you young guys, just in a different state, in a different city, different environment. Every time I woke, there was negativity,” Wilder said. “But, with you guys, you guys are powerful. Your words are powerful. The things you speak, the things you think. Your surroundings that you surround yourself around every day is powerful. And, I want you guys to know that.”
In the footage obtained by TMZ, Wilder goes on to say “It took me 11 years to get here. Many people died near me. Many people labeled me as statistics to society. ‘You ain’t gonna do nothing, you’re bad.'”
It’s clear that Wilder has a future in motivational speaking once his boxing career comes to an end. You have to admit it’s pretty admirable that he would go down his road. He definitely delivered a great message to these kids.
Pharrell Williams To Give Valedictorian Speech At UVA, Free To The Public
The college dropout will be asked to provide inspiration for the University of Virginia’s 2019 graduation class.
Pharrell has been chosen as the keynote speaker for the University of Virginia’s 2019 Valedictory Exercises. As such, the graduating seminars are scheduled to begin on May 17 at 3 pm on what is commonly referred to by the student body as “The Lawn.” As is usually the custom, the Valedictory Exercises will keep off “Finals Weekend,” what is viewed as a parting gift to the students for their dedication. On the flipside, those who view “Finals Weekend” as an extension of their semester-long partying habits will see it reflected in their final grades.
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While Pharrell is undoubtedly a fitting choice for the event, it should be noted that he didn’t go to UVA. The Virginia Beach native did spend two years pursuing an undergrad in the State of Illinois, at Northwestern University. Even though he only stuck around for two years of enrollment before jumping the shark, had it not been for an unsuccessful stint at Northwest, Pharrell and fellow undergrad Chad Hugo may have never found the impetus to say FU and forge their own musical agenda back home.
If you live in Charlotteville, VA or within the school’s radius it might be worth popping in for the keynote speech. UVA’s administrative body has made the Valedictory Exercises including Pharrell’s speech, free to the public (and free of charge). The doors of the John Paul Jones Arena open at 1:30 pm on a first come first serve basis, so plan accordingly.