Weekend In Review: October, Week 4
In this edition of ‘Weekend In Review,’ we’ve run down some notable events that took place in the past few days.
JANELLE MONAE’S DEBUT ON SNL.
Janelle Monae was the musical guest of this week’s edition of Saturday Night Live and hit the stage, backed by her live band and backup singers, with her songs ‘Dance Apocalyptic’ and ‘Electric Lady’. The upbeat and energetic Monae did not disappoint as she surely brought the funk.
Watch her performance of ‘Electric Lady’: here.
NBA 2K14 GAMEPLAY FOOTAGE.
IGN’s own Ryan McCaffrey and Vince Ingenito had the opportunity to give us an inside look at the upcoming NBA 2K14. A game designed for Playstation 4, the two minute glimpse of gameplay reveals the sharpness of 1080p resolution and 60 frames per second in a video game. From the players and their movements, to improved lighting and the conversation over the review lets us know that there will be expanded gameplay experiences such as pick up games in the park and a control-absolutely-everything-from-salaries-to-concessions GM Mode.
Watch the gameplay: here.
MLB WORLD SERIES UPDATE.
The MLB World Series is all tied up at 2-2. The last two games have been wild and wacky, as Game 3 ended in a controversial obstruction play and Game 4 ended with a pickoff out on a routine play. We can’t wait to see whether the St. Louis Cardinals or the Boston Red Sox takes advantage in the series tonight.
NIKE FOOTBALL – “WHATEVER IT TAKES,” EPISODE 1.
Nike Football, also known as soccer in the states, released this first episode of a mini-series named “Whatever It Takes.” The episode features Tom Rogic, who was one of the eight winners of Nike Chance 2010, an ongoing search for the best undiscovered global talent. The documentary series picks up where Nike Chance ended, following the next of chapter for different players. Tom Rogic is currently an attacking midfielder for Celtic Football Club and the Australian national team. This is an inspiring look into his life at the moment.
Watch the episode: here.
THE DETROIT LIONS PREVAIL WITH A MASTERFUL OFFENSIVE SHOWING.
Calvin Johnson who is rightfully nicknamed “Megatron” racked up a wild amount of fantasy points this weekend, as he logged 329 in receiving yards and 14 catches. To compliment the numbers, Matt Stafford scored on a QB Sneak in the last :20 seconds of the ballgame while acting like he was going to spike the ball to set up for a more organized play. Stafford ended up throwing for 488 yards, while completing 33 out of 48 passes. Artistry in the offense by Detroit this weekend.
YEEZUS TOUR ROLLS INTO LOS ANGELES.
Kanye West ,and supporting act Kendrick Lamar, are now touring the United States on the “Yeezus Tour.” This Saturday they performed in the first major city of the tour with a show in Los Angeles. Along with the Saturday show (10/26) and a show tonight (10/29), there’s also a Yeezus Tour pop-up shop in Los Angeles at 8422 Melrose Avenue selling merchandise from the event.
OREGON MOVES UP IN THE COLLEGE FOOTBALL BCS STANDINGS.
The new BCS Standings in college football are out! And it reveals that the Oregon Ducks have surpassed the Florida State Seminoles in the BCS Standings. With a decisive 42-14 win over UCLA this weekend, the Ducks deserve to take the number two slot.
STILL UNDEFEATED: KANSAS CITY CHIEFS.
The Chiefs slid by the Cleveland Browns this weekend to remain the only undefeated team in the NFL. With the season halfway into the books, do you think this is a fluke? Eight games is awfully impressive. Weigh in on the comments below.
JOHNNY MANZIEL WANTS TO PARTY HARD.
“Johnny Football” stirs up controversy off the field once again — well, this time it’s kind of on the field — as he replied to an interview question stating that Charlie Sheen, Rob Gronkowski and Tiger Woods as three individuals he would like to party with. It might have been fun and games as he was merely having fun with the question, but whether he is serious or not, the consensus is that the TAMU public relations department should probably have better control over what Manziel broadcasts… especially since it was projected on the jumbotron at a Texas A&M home game. Regardless, Manziel is playing brilliantly this season.