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7Sep
2013
5

..And Your Super Bowl Halftime Show Performer Is….Bruno Mars!

Bruno Mars Photo: Peggy Sirota for GQ

Bruno Mars is set to perform at the Super Bowl XLVIII Halftime Show Feb. 2nd at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

The L.A. Times broke the news earlier today. The NFL will make the announcement tomorrow.

In recent years, the NFL chose safe acts as the halftime show, such as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Who, and Bruce Springsteen. The past 2? Not so safe with Madonna and Beyonce.

On Thursday's episode of "What's Up Doc" we were wondering who would be the Super Bowl Halftime Show performer and Bruno Mars did not even cross our minds. We thought with the Super Bowl being in Jersey that Bon Jovi might be high on the NFL's wish list.

We think it is a great choice. Mars has had a lot of ballads as hits. It will have to be heavy with more upbeat numbers like "Locked Out Of Heaven" for sure....-DocFB

Diagnosis: What do you think of Bruno Mars being chosen to perform at the Super Bowl?

16Apr
2013
4

Faith Hill No Longer “Sunday Night Football” Girl

Faith Hill Photo: NBC Sports

Faith Hill will no longer be singing the "Sunday Night Football" song for the NFL or NBC, the singer has announced.

Faith Hill tweeted “Amazing 2 have been part of SNF – an honor. I’ve just let everyone there know it’s time 2 let someone else rock the open,"

“Difficult decision. Kinda emotional. Love all u guys at SNF – I’ll b watching!!!”

Faith Hill has sang the song for the past 6 years after NBC had P!nk do the exact same song for a year before giving it to Faith.

I'm sad to see Faith go because it was good way to get the game started. The question is now who will be the one singing the song?

Will they get Pink back or will it be someone else? I'm hoping a female to be honest. After 20+ years of Hank Williams Jr. doing the "Monday Night Football" song before he put his foot in his mouth and Faith's being a breath of fresh air, it would be smart to stick to a woman.

So who do U think should replace Faith?-DocFB

Diagnosis: Won't be the same...will it?

1Feb
2013
4

Beyonce Shuts Everyone Up By Performing National Anthem Live

Beyonce Photo: GettyImages.com

We all know that Beyonce can sing. Her lip syncing at the Presidential Inauguration was blown out of proportion. I used it as a joke but we all know Beyonce can sing.

During her press conference for the NFL Super Bowl Half-Time Show, she belted out a rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" and it shut everyone up. If she lip syncs at the Super Bowl, then they will talk again til the Grammys.

Now maybe we can move to something more important. What is the other big music news this week. A fight between Chris Brown and Frank Ocean? Sigh. Grammy week cannot come soon enough.-DocFB

Diagnosis: She got you....speechless....

30Jul
2012
0

NFL Player Found Dead; Committed Suicide

OJ Murdock File Photo


NFL player O.J. Murdock who played for the Tennessee Titans committed suicide this morning in front of a Tampa High School he graduated from. He was only 25 years old.

According to reports, Murdock was found in his car at 8:30 a.m. with a self-inflicted gun shot wound.  He was transported to Tampa Hospital.

Murdock died around 2 hours later.

Murdock did not report to Titans training camp last week but was excused by head coach Mike Munchak for "personal reasons."

At this time, we do not know what his personal reasons were but we will update as soon as we know.

This follows after former NFL star Junior Seau committed suicide as well with a shot to his stomach, like Murdock, instead of his head.-DocFB

3Oct
2011
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ESPN Pulls “MNF Song” After Hank Williams Likens Obama To Hitler

Hank Williams Promo Photo
Hank Williams Promo Photo

Hank Williams Promo Photo

If you like hearing the "Monday Night Football" song before the game on Monday night, you might have to watch it on youtube from now on.

For the first time in 20 years, the "Monday Night Football" theme song will not air before the Monday Night game, ESPN announced.

Hank Williams appeared on "Fox & Friends" Monday (That was his first mistake) and he got political.  Hank Williams backed McCain and Palin in 2008.

He commented on John Boehner playing golf with Obama is like Netanyahu (Israeli Prime Minister) and Hitler.

Fox surprisingly distanced themselves from his comment and said they did not understand the comment.    Williams said "I'm glad you do not understand.  They are the enemy."  Fox then asked who is the enemy and without hesitation Williams stated "Obama and Biden.  The 3 Stooges."  Guess Williams can't count, can he?

After an outcry on social media sites, ESPN quickly responded with a statement;

"While Hank Williams, Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize that he is closely linked to our company through the open to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result we have decided to pull the open from tonight's telecast."

This is not going to go away.  I will be surprised if ESPN uses the song for the rest of the year or ever again.  I'm all about freedom of speech but comparing someone to Hitler, is straight up lame.

We wonder who ESPN will turn to when it comes to recording a new song?  Why do I have a feeling they are already calling Justin Timberlake?-DocFB

Diagnosis:  I'm Still Ready For Some Football....Just Hold The Hank!

3Oct
2011
10

Madonna To Perform At Super Bowl Halftime Show!

Madonna. Photo: Interview Magazine
Madonna. Photo: Interview Magazine

Madonna. Photo: Interview Magazine

Will there be a wardrobe malfunction?

Madonna is scheduled to be the halftime show performer for the Super Bowl in 2012 according to a tip we received.  The NFL has not commented but the Super Bowl performer is usually not officially announced until November/December.

The super bowl will be held in Indianapolis on February 5 and will be televised on NBC.

The source we heard it from was the same source who told us Prince was playing the Super Bowl and then Bruce Springsteen.

This should be some Super Bowl performance....because all football fans listen to Madonna right?  Kidding.

What do you think of Madonna being the Super Bowl performer next year?

Diagnosis:  Lots of hits to fit into 12 minutes

10Aug
2011
7

Sports Boxers & Briefs: Are The Raiders Coming Back To L.A.?

raiders

It was a unanimous vote in Los Angeles yesterday for AEG to build a football stadium that will cost the L.A. tax-payers next to nothing.  The one thing; they will not build the stadium next to the Staple Center until a football team agrees to move there. 

It was rumored the St. Louis Rams and The Minnesota Vikings were wanting to move there, but with each time having a contract with each of their cities, it is not likely going to happen.  Then which two teams are favored to move to Los Angeles?  A hint; both are already in California.

According to ESPN Analyst Adam Schefler, the two teams most likely to move to Los Angeles are The Oakland Raiders or The San Diego Chargers.  Sigh.

I know a lot of people who would love for the Raiders to move back to L.A.  Friends Big Game Dave and GK Raider come to mind.  As A Dallas Cowboy fan, I don't really care either way.  I would have loved for L.A. to get the Rams and rename them.  Say rename them the L.A. Express to take it back to the old USFL days.  A lot of baggage comes with the Raiders.  I am not calling Al Davis baggage but having to deal with him is not exactly a cake walk. 

I know L.A. wants a football team again but do they want the Raiders?-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Anyone Else Baby?  Ok Ok, Just Win Baby

25Jul
2011
2

Are You Ready For Some Football? (Finally!)

NFL Logo

NFL Logo

Yes.  Yes.  Yes!  The NFL is back baby!  The players and owners agreed to end the lockout on Monday and the season will start on time.  It is going to be a chaotic week for the NFL with the opening of training camps, trades, and free agent signings.

I was getting scared for a moment.  The NBA is still in lockout mode and if the NBA and NFL season was not going to happen, it would be tragic.  Tragic I tell ya. 

Opening weekend will be on September 11th, the anniversary of 9/11 ten years ago.  The New York Jets will host the Dallas Cowboys that night at the Meadowlands in New York.  The Green Bay Packers will celebrate their championship September 8th against the New Orleans Saints.

Less than 2 months til football season...and married women become widows for a few months.-Dr.FB

Diagnosis:  Finally!!!!!!!  Seriously.....

7Jul
2011
0

Dallas Cowboys Player Scores $76,000 During Lockout

Roy Williams. Photo: NFL.com
Roy Williams. Photo: NFL.com

Roy Williams. Photo: NFL.com

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Roy Williams  made $76,000 during the NFL lockout this week.  How?  Well, not by making any catches.  The NFL stud sued his girlfriend for a wedding ring he purchased when he proposed to her and she declined his hand in marriage.  Thing is, she wasn't giving the ring back.

So, he sent papers over to his ex-girlfriend,  Brooke Daniels, who won Miss Texas in 2009. After the papers were filed, Brooke promptly returned the ring.  Interesting thing is, how he proposed and I am not sure many women would say yes to a proposal like that.

How did Roy propose?  Read The Rest Of This Entry