Friday, January 27, 2012

HHR is Dead. Long Live HHR.



To our dozens of HHR loyalists. The HHR you knew and loved has died and gone to heaven. Tumblr heaven. From here out, updates will be made at the new, streamlined HuggingHaroldReynolds.com which directs to huggingharoldreynolds.tumblr.com.

Thank you for your loyalty, love and support. See you on the flip side.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Only in America: Jive Turkey

CBS Miami: Don King’s Turkey Giveaway Canceled After Truck Hijacked

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Hundreds of needy South Floridians were disappointed to learn Friday that a truck loaded with Christmas turkeys to be donated by boxing promoter Don King had been hijacked.

Don King’s spokesman Robert Weneck said the truck full of 2,000 turkeys bound for South Florida went missing over night. The truck was found abandoned near Pompano Beach sometime Friday morning, according to Weneck.



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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blue Pulaski's 2011 Man Of The Year

The 2011 Man of The Year award was a unanimous choice. The hands-down winner received 100% of the one vote counted and I think you'll agree that nobody is more deserving of this prestigious honor than Mr. 3000 himself, Derek Jeter...especially after reading this report from the New York Post's smokeshow reporter Tara Palmeri:

“Derek has girls stay with him at his apartment in New York, and then he gets them a car to take them home the next day. Waiting in his car is a gift basket containing signed Jeter memorabilia, usually a signed baseball,” the friend dished.
“This summer, he ended up hooking up with a girl who he had hooked up with once before, but Jeter seemed to have forgotten about the first time and gave her the same identical parting gift, a gift basket with a signed Derek Jeter baseball,” the pal said. “He basically gave her the same gift twice because he’d forgotten hooking up with her the first time!”
Now, you're boy Blue is by no means some Yankee honk, in fact I've spent most of my life hating on the man and socially rumor-mongering about a false intimate relationship with teammate and noted swinger, A-rod. But I'm maturing in my old age, I'm learning to appreciate the significant accomplishments of Jeter and have begun to see him for what he really is, a genteel lover and a role model.

So congratulations Mr. Jeter and here's to another 3,000! (Due to HHR budget constraints we were not able to produce a commemorative video, so please just listen to the narration of this trailer for the HBO documentary on Jeter's quest for 3,000 and see if you can determine with certainty whether they're talking about his quest for 3,000 hits on the field or if they're in fact referring to his chase for 3,000 babes off it...)





-Blue Pulaski



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Monday, December 12, 2011

Actor Mounts Campaign to Be Cast as Magic

After retweeting a press release announcing the casting of Tug Coker as Larry Bird and noting my interest in the coming-soon-to-Broadway Magic Bird, I was hit up with a Tweet from actor Leonard Dozier who (with a release of his own) is vying to play Bird's rival opposite Coker.

From the release...

Thus, miscasting either of these icons, even with the right names, can be catastrophic for the production.

On the other hand, casting a Magic that looks, sounds and acts like him maybe critical to this production with Bird already cast. Leonard Dozier, a 6'4 actor and former basketball player, would be quite convincing as Magic. While his name wouldn't have theatergoers rushing to the box-office, the word of mouth about his performance would. Besides, those not interested in sports or Magic and Bird aren't going regardless.
Judge for yourself with Dozier's sizzle real which includes his best Magic impression, a little singing and, of course, baby sky hooks.




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Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Heroes Thank You: An Interview with Warrick Dunn

Jaime from over at The Sports Hernia puts on his serious face and talks with former NFL star Warrick Dunn about The Crown Royal Heroes Project.

Read the full interview here.









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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Audio: Lamond Murray on Recruiting, Lockout and Overseas Hoops



Our very own ‎Kevin Owens talks with former NBA star and current NCSA staffer Lamond Murray about college recruiting, the lockout, and his experiences with overseas basketball.

Click here to listen to the interview.



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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sweetness: Author Interview with Walter Payton Biographer Jeff Pearlman

I was but a pre-teen in the 80’s. As the 90’s came and high school began and nostalgia kicked in, outside of my beloved Philadelphia Eagles, there wasn’t much cooler from the Reagan era than the’85 Bears, widely regarded as the greatest team to ever step on the gridiron.

The names are legendary – from Ditka to Dent to Singletary – but none more so than the great Walter Payton, who dominated his way to the all-time NFL rushing title with both power and grace.

While the exact dates escape me, I also remember his tragic illness, and the outpouring of emotion for such a wonderful human whose life was cut short.

The thing is, like all people, famous people particularly, there is always a deeper complexity.

I am a big fan of author Jeff Perlman ever since I read The Bad Guys Won. I interviewed him for both Boys Will Be Boys and The Rocket That Fell to Earth. When I saw the backlash he was getting for his latest biography, Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton, I had to reach out and grab a copy.

What I took from the book is hard to describe. For the most part, I want to dismiss Payton as an egotistical prima donna who thinks the world owes him for being God’s gift to sport. But I can’t fully do that. The reason is you just need to put things in perspective. Were this guy not the one of the greatest athletes who ever lived, we wouldn’t even have the chance to reflect on his enigmatic life.

To his credit, and contrary to what his critics might say, Pearlman is fair. He doesn’t gloss over unsavory topics, nor does he minimize Payton’s greatness both on and off the field. He paints a full picture, and (as he always does) does so in a very entertaining way.

You can read my interview here at 30Nothings.com.

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Never Nervous

Or is there some other Ellison family trait we aren't aware of?



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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Separated at Birth: All the Kings Horses...

Saw Puss N Boots today. Papelbon was magnificent as Humpty Dumpty.

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