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usc trojans + team snapchat
  • the trojans, inevitably, create an official team snapchat
  • it’s started with the intention that they’d post videos and pictures from practice and official team things, announcements for games and “jeremy’s doing an interview on espn at 8 check it out!!” but
  • it does not stay that way
  • it lasts maybe a couple weeks, where it’s proper and nice and being used for its original intention, but then alvarez, naturally, derails it
  • a series of videos goes up late one evening that feature jean and laila, dressed all in dark clothes, carefully sneaking into the dorm kitchen where jeremy has left a fresh batch of cookies.  alvarez is behind the camera, narrating, stopping to laugh when laila nearly drops the tray completely over the floor
  • it’s so careful and elaborate and they nearly make it safely back to laila and alvarez’s dorm with all the cookies when they run into jeremy, who’s coming back from his own room with a container to put the cookies in. there’s a short pause in the video where everyone freezes, a sudden jolt of motion, and then it cuts off
  • the story concludes with a very blurry snap of jean, laila, and alvarez running down the hall, jeremy behind them
  • it’s a couple of days later when the story is updated again, this time at two in the morning, and from the looks of it, they’re at a completely empty walmart.  there’s a freshman backliner sitting in one shopping cart with a sophomore striker behind him ready to push it, and another cart with laila in the basket and jeremy behind her
  • it’s a Classic Trojan Tradition of shopping cart races (while jean does the actual grocery shopping with a pair of dealers) that ends - always, inevitably - with someone (jeremy and laila) crashing into a shelf of pasta noodles, and someone else (the striker and backliner) nearly tipping over
  • everything derails from there.  any possibility of serious story updates is gone
  • they try, of course.  there’s a full set of pictures featuring the trojans trying on their new uniforms, making sure they all fit properly.  it starts with a few of some of the juniors laughing at a goalkeeper’s Way Too Big jersey, and one of jeremy knox looking Amazing in his uniform
  • but then it turns to alvarez helping jeremy with his jersey.  there’s a couple where she’s trying to adjust it, and he’s saying who knows what, but then there’s one of alvarez locking eyes with the camera, followed by her nudging jean and pointing over at it, and then a series of them posing for the camera, laughing and doing their best runway walks
  • it’s concluded, twenty pictures later, with the full team in their uniforms, in the most ridiculous team photo, in which everyone is laughing and making the Best poses
  • there’s one night where jean updates with a video that has the little time filter over it reading something like 3:26AM, and it’s just jean dancing to “electric love” at full volume in their dorm.  the very last two seconds consist of jeremy noticing jean’s recording him, and there’s a very brief Jean Laugh before the video cuts
  • pictures of the trojans on the bus after a game. jeremy feeding jean oreos while a backliner paints his nails, laila getting increasingly frustrated over a game of tic-tac-toe with one of the freshmen, two strikers trying to toss jelly beans into each other’s mouths (followed up with a pic of the bus floor, littered with jelly beans)
  • jeremy and alvarez performing tango: maureen in the kitchen at 5:14 in the morning while their breakfast cooks
  • the team drawing with chalk out in the court parking lot on a particularly nice day.  someone’s drawn a very shaky kevin day, distinguishable only by the chess piece on his face that doesn’t look anything like a queen, right next to a very immaculate dragon
  • it’s all just. an entire mess of things it was Not created for, and it’s beautiful
'Samurai Jack' Wins Big On Adult Swim as 'Dragon Ball Kai' Falters

‘Samurai Jack’ Wins Big On Adult Swim as 'Dragon Ball Kai’ Falters

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The return of Samurai Jack after thirteen years away was well met this past Saturday as the debut episode did 1.55 million viewers at the 11pm hour, making for a very strong showing that must delight the network. Unfortunately, that seems to have made a hit on the Toonami block that follows. While we usually get three or four Toonami shows listing in the top twenty-five rankings, this week has just one show making the list with the midnight showing of Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters. And it had a 200,000 viewership drop from its 1.1 million last week to just 900,000 this week. While no data is available, one can reasonably expect that other shows that night took a hit as well.

Top 25 original cable shows among adults 18-49 for Saturday, March 11, 2017

Source: The Nielsen Company

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No victory celebration...

Last night, our two hockey teams faced off for the first time.  

We got trounced.  I could make excuses, but they are just a better team.  Actually, that’s my excuse.  They’re a better team.  

So we didn’t win the No Talent Ass Clown Cup.

Although I’m not sure why the winners get the No Talent Ass Clown Cup.  Seems to me the no talent ass clowns are the ones that lost 7-1.  (I was -2 so not too bad).

We play them again in three weeks.  I’m sure you can catch the game on ESPN 8, The Ocho!


Marvel Studios released a brief trailer preview today for the highly-anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron , ahead of the full trailer’s debut on January 12. The full trailer will be shown during the college football national championship game, which airs on ESPN starting at 8:30 PM ET on January 12.

World Cup of Hockey Schedule

Pre-Tournament Games

Thursday, September 8
Team Czech Republic vs. Team Russia - Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg
12:30 p.m. ET - ESPN3, SN1, TVA Sports 2

Team Sweden vs. Team Finland - Hartwall Arena; Helsinki
Noon ET/7 p.m. local - ESPN3, SN, TVA Sports

Team Europe vs. Team North America - Videotron Centre; Quebec City
8 p.m. ET - ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports

Friday, September 9
Team Canada vs. Team USA - Nationwide Arena; Columbus
7 p.m. ET - ESPNU, SN1, SN360, TVA Sports

Saturday, September 10
Team Finland vs. Team Sweden - Scandinavium; Gothenburg
Noon ET/6 p.m. local - ESPN3, SN1, TVA Sports 2

Team Russia vs. Team Czech Republic - O2 Arena; Prague
10:30 a.m. ET/4:30 p.m. local - ESPN3, SN360, TVA Sports

Team USA vs. Team Canada - Canadian Tire Centre; Ottawa
7 p.m. ET - ESPN3, SN, TVA Sports

Sunday, September 11
Team Europe vs. Team North America - Bell Centre; Montreal
6 p.m. ET - ESPN3, SN, TVA Sports

Tuesday, September 13
Team Finland vs. Team USA - Verizon Center; Washington, DC
7 p.m. ET - ESPN, SN1, TVA Sports

Wednesday, September 14
Team Czech Republic vs. Team North America - CONSOL Energy Center; Pittsburgh
3:30 p.m. ET - ESPN3, SN, SN1, TVA Sports

Team Canada vs. Team Russia - CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh
7:30 p.m. ET - ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports

Team Sweden vs. Team Europe - Verizon Center; Washington, DC
7 p.m. ET - ESPN3, SN360, TVA Sports 2

Preliminary Round (round robin) (away team listed first)

All games at Air Canada Centre, Toronto

Saturday, Sept. 17

Team USA vs. Team Europe, 3:30 p.m., ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports

Team Czech Republic vs. Team Canada, 8 p.m., ESPNEWS, SN, TVA Sports

Sunday, Sept. 18

Team Sweden vs. Team Russia, 3 p.m., ESPN, SN, TVA Sports

Team North America vs. Team Finland, 8 p.m., ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports

Monday, Sept. 19

Team Europe vs. Team Czech Republic, 3 p.m., ESPN, SN, TVA Sports

Team Russia vs. Team North America, 8 p.m., ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Team Finland vs. Team Sweden, 3 p.m., ESPN, SN, TVA Sports

Team Canada vs. Team USA, 8 p.m., ESPN, SN, TVA Sports

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Team North America vs. Team Sweden, 3 p.m., ESPN, SN, TVA Sports

Team Europe vs. Team Canada, 8 p.m., ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports

Thursday, Sept. 22

Team Finland vs. Team Russia, 3 p.m., ESPN, SN, TVA Sports

Team USA vs. Team Czech Republic, 8 p.m., ESPN2, SN, TVA Sports

Semifinals (single elimination; A1 vs. B2, B1 vs. A2)

Saturday, Sept. 24

Semifinal 1, 7 p.m., ESPN2, CBC, TVA Sports

Sunday, Sept. 25

Semifinal 2, 1 p.m., ESPN, CBC, TVA Sports

Final (best-of-three)

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Final Game 1, 8 p.m., ESPN, CBC, TVA Sports

Thursday, Sept. 29

Final Game 2, 8 p.m., ESPN2, CBC, TVA, TVA Sports

Saturday, Oct. 1

Final Game 3, 7 p.m. (if necessary), ESPN2, CBC, TVA, TVA Sports

2014 Eastern Conference Finals: Heat vs Pacers.

GM1 – Sun at Indiana, 3:30pm, ABC
GM2 – Tues at Indiana, 8:30pm, ESPN
GM3 – 5/24 at Miami, 8:30pm, ESPN
GM4 – 5/26 at Miami, 8:30pm, ESPN
*GM5 – 5/28 at Indiana, 8:30pm, ESPN
*GM6 – 5/30 at Miami, 8:30pm, ESPN
*GM7 – 6/1 at Indiana, 8:30pm, ESPN

*Games 5-7 if necessary



ESPN and the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 Organizing Committee have reached an agreement calling for ESPN to provide exclusive coverage in the United States and around the world of the Invictus Games Orlando 2016 presented by Jaguar Land Rover, a multi-sport event for wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women. More than 500 military competitors from 15 countries around the world will compete in the 2016 Games, being held at ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. from May 8-12.