Topic: Music

February 27, 2012

Mary J. Blige's "Star-Spangled Banner" may not quite have been on par with Marvin Gaye's—what is?—but more than Pitbull or Nicki Minaj, it brought out what's great about All-Star Weekend. 

February 24, 2012

For the seventh year running, some intrepid fans have sought to recreate, and update, one of the most immortal moments in rap/hoops crossover: the time ABC thought it was a good idea to pay Kool Keith for a peppy introduction song. 

February 23, 2012

At the 1983 All-Star Game, Marvin Gaye changed the way we saw our national anthem. It  was the perfect illustration of why the NBA is more than just another sports league. Has anyone since really followed in his footsteps? 

February 14, 2012

A close reading of the other funky, smooth "One on One." 

February 14, 2012

In honor of Valentine's Day, a line-by-line reading of the wildly imprecise basketball metaphor in Hall and Oates' "One on One."

January 30, 2012

Celebrity impersonators don't usually sit around waiting for a big break. In their field, there's really no such thing. But there are exceptions. Like when Michael Jackson impersonator Renalto "Scorpio" Spicer was hired to double MJ in the Super Bowl XXVVII halftime show. 

January 25, 2012

If you want to sell golf equipment, the formula for success could hardly be more plain. Take John Daly, get him in a studio, buy him a hat, hire the guy who directed Big & Rich's videos, and buy 550 beers. Then you just let it happen.

January 12, 2012

Wait, that isn't the theme song for this year's Sixers bench? 

December 19, 2011

The Bears athlete-kingpin could set off a long overdue rap lyrics trend. 

December 19, 2011

Ever wanted to go record shopping with Chris Myers of Fox Sports? Yeah, me either, but let's do it anyway!