Gossip: Samuel L. Jackson visits New Orleans, Tim Tebow to New Jersey?

We round up the juiciest headlines and sports gossip of the day.

In most instances, actors should stick to acting and athletes to playing sports. The cross-over success rate is very low. Right, Shaq? But sometimes it’s worth a morning jump.

 

On Thursday night, in a tradition started earlier this season by Ron Burgundy himself, the Hornets let actor Samuel L. Jackson introduce the starting lineups prior to the Clippers-Hornets game in New Orleans. We’ll give the overall performance a B — it was looking like a C, until Jackson channeled his inner Jules.

 

“And they will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy New Orleans and you will know their name is the Hornets when they lay their vengeance upon you.”

 

 

Your daily Tebow dump


Tim Tebow going to New York kind of reminds us of Clark Kent going to Metropolis. This innocent, righteous farm boy is about get his system shocked in the big city. Tebow has spurned temptation in the past, but not like this.

Jets officials are encouraging Tebow to reside in New Jersey (read: far away from Kate Upton). still, that's not stopping the offers from pouring in.

Jay-Z’s 40/40 club has offered to have sparkling cider on ice for Tebow. Rick’s Cabaret strip club has an ad offering a free lap dance. And, per Larry Brown Sports, a bar has created a new drink for Timmy called “No Sex on the Beach.”

Welcome to the bright lights, Timmy.

Terrible announcing, Part I


We won’t hide our disdain for the college hoops announcing duo of Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery. For some reason, CBS considers them among their best tandem. So much so that they didn’t re-up Gus Johnson, the only guy who can make Buffalo Wild Wings exciting.

Anyway, with time winding down in the Ohio State-Cincinnati game Thursday Lundquist mistakenly referred to Ohio State as the Bobcats. No, Verne. Ohio State is the Buckeyes. Ohio University is the Bobcats. Meanwhile, sideline reporter Lesley Visser called Buckeyes head coach Thad Matta “hot.”

Is it just us or is Ms. Visser started to resemble a Real Housewife?


Last look at the Sweet Sixteen


Here’s what we know: Ohio State, Syracuse, Louisville and Florida are in the Elite 8. The remaining four will be decided today. If you want our predictions, bang it here. Now that the sports stuff is out of the way, enjoy Coed Magazine’s list of best in show.
 
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