Derrick Russell



So I recently came across a contest that Esquire Magazine is holding to crown The Most Inspirational Movie Coach of All Time. There are a lot of possibilities (My personal vote is for Mr. Miyagi). But the best part is that Esquire teamed up with some internet people to create the most motivational Coach Speech in movie history. Need a workday pick me up... this might do it:

The mash up was created by Burger Fiction who do all sorts of these types of videos and below is the Film List they used for this one (in order of appearance)

A League Of Their Own
We Are Marshall
Any Given Sunday
Cool Runnings
Bad News Bears
Slap Shot
Coach Carter
Friday Night Lights
The Mighty Ducks
Remember The Titans
Gridiron Gang
A League Of Their Own
Happy Gilmore
The Bad News Bears
The Karate Kid
Kicking And Screaming
The Karate Kid
Friday Night Lights
Happy Gilmore
Any Given Sunday
Coach Carter
Remember The Titans
We Are Marshall
Knute Rockne: All-American
Cool Runnings
A League Of Their Own
Cool Runnings
A League Of Their Own
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Jetpacks are real. Go back, reread that sentence, and let it sink in. Jetpacks are REAL. They exist on this planet in a way that all the cartoons and random scifi stuff I watched as a kid told me they would exist. A pack on your back with jets on it that let you fly around. Sure there are those water "jetpacks" that look cool but you still need the hose and a large water source. And there were those rocket belt things a few years ago but only lasted a few seconds before it ran out of fuel. Now a company fittingly called JetPack Aviation has invented a Jetpack that can fly for 10 minutes at over 60mph.

But enough words... let's see it in action

It's so awesome!!!

It's called the JB-9. And if you are thinking "Yea it is cool but the fire will totally burn your legs off" well guess what? You're wrong. The fuel it uses is kerosene, and apparently when it burns it the exhaust mixes with the ambient air to create a comfortably warm airstream (although the pilots still were fireproof suits just because they can).

The only downside is that you can't just order one online and start flying around, you still have to be a trained pilot to use it. But if you want to check it out the JetPack Aviation website has a bunch of cool videos and history of jetpack development that you can check out HERE.
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The 49th Annual CMA Awards will air live on Wednesday evening, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. Central on ABC. We know a lot about what to expect. Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are returning to host... News just broke that Justin Timberlake will be performing with Chris Stapleton, and while that sounds interesting for a Country Music show... it doesn't sound as weird as the lesser known news that Thomas Rhett will be performing alongside Fall Out Boy (The best Simpsons themed named band I've ever heard)

Needless to say it is going to be a heck of a show, so to help keep track of who all is going to be there, below is a list of all the Award Nominees.

The 2015 CMA Awards Nominees:

Entertainer of the Year
Garth Brooks
Luke Bryan
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Miranda Lambert

Female Vocalist of the Year
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Carrie Underwood
Lee Ann Womack
Kelsea Ballerini

Male Vocalist of the Year
Dierks Bentley
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Chris Stapleton

Album of the Year
Jason Aldean, Old Boots, New Dirt
Kacey Musgraves, Pageant Material
Little Big Town, Pain Killer
Kenny Chesney, The Big Revival
Chris Stapleton, Traveller

New Artist of the Year
Sam Hunt
Maddie & Tae
Chris Stapleton
Kelsea Ballerini
Thomas Rhett

Song of the Year (Awarded to Songwriters)
"American Kids," Kenny Chesney (Written by Rodney Clawson, Luke Laird, Shane McAnally)
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town (Written by Lori McKenna, Hillary Lindsey, Liz Rose)
"Like a Cowboy," Randy Houser (Written by Randy Houser, Brice Long)
"Like a Wrecking Ball," Eric Church (Written by Eric Church, Casey Beathard)
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt (Written by Sam Hunt, Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally)

Single of the Year
"American Kids," Kenny Chesney
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town
"I Don't Dance," Lee Brice
"Take Your Time," Sam Hunt
"Talladega," Eric Church

Vocal Group of the Year
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
Rascal Flatts
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band

Vocal Duo of the Year
Brothers Osborne
Dan + Shay
Florida Georgia Line
Maddie & Tae
Thompson Square

Musical Event of the Year
"Django and Jimmie," Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard
"Lonely Tonight," Blake Shelton (Feat. Ashley Monroe)
"Raise 'Em Up," Keith Urban (Feat. Eric Church)
"Smokin' and Drinkin'," Miranda Lambert (Feat. Little Big Town)
"Wild Child," Kenny Chesney (Feat. Grace Potter)

Music Video of the Year
"Biscuits," Kacey Musgraves
"Girl Crush," Little Big Town
"Girl in a Country Song," Maddie & Tae
"Little Red Wagon," Miranda Lambert
"Something in the Water," Carrie Underwood

Musician of the Year
Sam Bush
Jerry Douglas
Paul Franklin
Dann Huff
Mac McAnally

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The Lightsaber... an elegant weapon for a more civilized age.  Also one of the coolest things about Star Wars... It's a sword made of light that can cut through almost anything!!! If you have never swung something vaguely sword shape around while making lightsaber noises you are a liar. 

The original Star Wars gave us the iconic blue for good and red for bad lightsabers... then in the rest of the original Trilogy Luke got super serious with the force and made a green lightsaber.  And then in the prequels we got the epic Darth Maul double-sided lightsaber and Mace Windu's epic purple lightsaber.  And now, in the upcoming brand new movie we are getting a lightsaber that looks like something out of a futuristic Brave Heart... and I couldn't be more excited.

So I found this supercut of all the best lightsaber battles so you can enjoy lightsabers as almost as much as me...


LIGHTSABERS from Magnalux Pictures on Vimeo.


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Carrie Underwood's latest song Smoke Break has been tearing up the charts.  She actually released an official music video for it back in August, but since the song has been connecting so well with the fans she asked people to send in photos and videos of what they considered their "smoke break"  aka whatever they do to relax. She took her favorites and made a fan video that was released on Monday... Check it out below:

*Edit: apparently that link isn't showing up for everybody so here is a link to the Rolling Stone article about it:

and for good measure here is the official video she released earlier this year:

And don't forget you still have a chance to win a trip to see Carrie co-host the CMA's with Brad Paisley in November with our CMA Song of the Day Contest
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