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  1. L.A. Angels reunited on commercial shoot

    Patrick Dorsey

    LOS ANGELES -- During free agency last summer, the hotly pursued Josh Hamilton received a few texts from a certain former teammate: C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels. "I couldn't really text him back," Hamilton told Playbook last week, "becaus...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  2. Chris Hardwick: Comedian, bowling all-star

    Patrick Dorsey

    Chris Hardwick -- comedian, TV host, podcaster, the Nerdist himself -- quickly admits it: He's no sports fan. At least not like his mom and dad. "Both my parents are fanatical," Hardwick told Playbook by phone this week. "My mom calls into spor...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  3. Oscars: 'Silver' matches 'Raging Bull'

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 85th Academy Award nominations are in! And it's official: "Silver Linings Playbook," with its eight nods, is the new "Raging Bull." OK, OK, calm down "Bull" fans -- it's true that the David O. Russell written/directed film about a group of err...

    Blog | January 10, 2013
  4. Stephen Curry gets creative on social media

    Patrick Dorsey

    In January, a teenager named Jeff Lorenz made a trick shot. Then he used the video to enter a contest conducted by Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry. He won said contest, along with its supposed prize: a voicemail greeting from Curry. Exce...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  5. U.S. leads London Olympics on Twitter

    Patrick Dorsey

    The 2012 London Olympics often are called a "Social Games" -- and we see why on a daily basis. But who is winning those games, as far as Twitter is concerned? In numbers provided to Playbook by, we can see the United States is tops so fa...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  6. Gallery: Great sports Kiss Cam moments

    Patrick Dorsey

    The Kiss Cam got its own piece of the spotlight this week, when Barack and Michelle Obama were captured on it ... then didn't kiss ... then, well, yeah, they finally kissed. Most memorable Kiss Cam moment? Maybe. Although there have been some pret...

    Blog | July 19, 2012
  7. Steve Nash goes Hollywood in another way

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before Steve Nash landed on Los Angeles' big basketball team, the two-time MVP was already going Hollywood. No, this is not a reference to the fact that he's an occasional filmmaker in his free time -- a man who directed or co-directed the ESPN 30...

    Blog | July 17, 2012
  8. Improvisers bring Claret Jug to mini-golf

    Patrick Dorsey

    A few weeks back, the Claret Jug -- the decades-old trophy awarded to the British Open winner -- arrived in the U.S. Knowing this -- and knowing they wanted to do something with it -- ESPN reps contacted Charlie Todd, creator of the New York-base...

    Blog | July 16, 2012
  9. Shaq shows off new comics at Comic-Con

    Patrick Dorsey

    No stranger to the world of fiction -- or superheroes, no matter how infamous -- Shaquille O'Neal is venturing into the world of comic books. This week O'Neal debuted his two franchises, "Clean Ops" and "Hoopfighters" -- first with the above vide...

    Blog | July 14, 2012
  10. N.J. Devils make 'SportsCenter'-esque video

    Patrick Dorsey

    Inspired by ESPN's "This is SportsCenter" ads, this clip shows what one employee in the New Jersey Devils' office is doing to try to get on SportsCenter -- a la Martin Brodeur....

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  11. Facebook page gathers all #ESPYS pics

    Patrick Dorsey

    Before, during and after Wednesday night's ESPYS, a module on the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live Facebook page gathered and displayed every Twitter and Instagram photo hashtagged #ESPYS. Below is a selection of the best, from athletes, viewers, red carpe...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  12. It's Playbook's 2012 ESPYS predictions!

    Patrick Dorsey

    Who had the St. Louis Cardinals winning the World Series? (If you did, be quiet for a second.) Or the Los Angeles Kings climbing from the No. 8 seed to Stanley Cup glory? Or the New York Giants even getting to the Super Bowl, let alone beati...

    Blog | July 11, 2012
  13. Video: Browns QB Wallace visits troops

    Patrick Dorsey

    In February, Cleveland Browns quarterback Seneca Wallace -- along with the St. Louis Rams' Rocky McIntosh, James Laurinaitis and Sam Bradford -- traveled to Kuwait to visit some American troops as part of a USO Tour. These are the sights and sounds o...

    Blog | July 04, 2012
  14. Wayne Rooney parties with Trey Songz

    Patrick Dorsey

    With England out of Euro 2012, Manchester United star Wayne Rooney went stateside to, among other things, attend Beverly Hills' KWL Estate BET Summer Soiree hosted by music mogul Kevin Liles with fellow Premier League players Shaun Wright-Phillips, Z...

    Blog | July 02, 2012
  15. 'Judge Sapp' rules in his Web series court

    Patrick Dorsey

    Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp once was known for administering justice in the form of quarterback sacks. Now he's upholding the ways of truth and fairness as Judge Sapp, in a "Judge Judy"-style Web s...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  16. Facebook launches special Olympics page

    Patrick Dorsey

    Where can you find Lolo Jones next to Mike Krzyzewski across from Chris Bosh close to Michael Phelps? The Olympic Village, maybe, but that's months off -- and who's going to be there, anyway? Today, anyone can catch all of the most popular interna...

    Blog | June 18, 2012