Friday, Beats By Dre released their latest promotional campaign entitled Be Heard. The commercial promotes the company’s Solo3 Wireless headphones and features some of the world’s greatest athletes including LeBron James, Serena Williams, Tom Brady, Kevin Durant, Michael Phelps, and Conor McGregor.
Oh yeah, Alex Ovechkin made a cameo in it too – sorta.
It’s been almost a year since Alex Ovechkin signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Papa John’s, and fans are finally getting a glimpse of The Great Eight slinging pies in his first television commercial for the chain.
RMNB got an exclusive first look at the 30-second spot, which imagines Ovi’s hockey career was a plan B to his first dream: to become the gr8est pizza delivery boy in the whole wide world.
Former RMNB member, Kyle Mace has his very own Hershey blog called Chocolate Hockey and he’s doing big things. A few weeks ago, Mace published a video of himself playing Hershey Bears forward Chris Bourque at NHL94.
On Wednesday, the same day Jakub Vrana received his first NHL call up, Mace published another video game feature, but this time it featured Vrana and fellow Czech Vitek Vanecek. It was chaos.
The trio navigated (poorly) the FIFA17 FUT Draft. “It look like we have the best team ever,” Vrana said with confidence, before taking on an online player.
The game would end with Vrana threatening to break the TV with his controller.
Washington Capitals captain Alex Ovechkin conducted a very serious interview with NHL Network during Caps Casino Night. While holding a CSN-branded microphone (for some reason), Ovechkin dished on his favorite casino games as well as who is the best card player on the team.
Ovechkin was also asked how Barry Trotz was doing after being struck in the head by an errant puck Saturday night.
“He’s okay,” Ovechkin said. “He tough man so he can handle it.”
Ovechkin tried to keep a straight face, but then began giggling.
The rest of the interview is below.
Monday night at the conclusion of Sportsnet Central, popular anchor Michael Jenkins revealed why he’s been absent lately. Jenkins’ younger brother Marquis Martin passed away on November 15 at the age of 33. Marquis and his wife Cameron had their first child in May.
In a heartfelt tribute, Jenkins choked back tears as he spoke glowingly about his younger brother.
“He was just the kindest and sweetest soul you can imagine,” Jenkins said. “He went to Texas like I did. He had a fantastic sense of humor. I, honest to God, never heard him say a bad word about anyone. I wish I could say I was as admirable in my own life.”
Jenkins also gave this powerful advice.
“So, as trite as it may sound, never hesitate at any opportunity you have to tell someone how much you love them,” Jenkins said. “And that is a message that is infinitely more important than any commentary or opinion I could ever express during the show.”
On Saturday night, the Washington Capitals played the Toronto Maple Leafs on Hockey Night In Canada. In the run-up to the game, Sportnet’s Steve Dangle took on the controversial topic of Alex Ovechkin and if Ovi’s accomplishments mean anything without a Cup.
The short answer is YES with multiple loud exclamation points.
Prepare your ear drums for some more brilliant hockey yelling from Mr. Dangle (who is amazingly wearing RMNB’s 8-bit hot stick shirt).
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