Auburn Party With ‘Players’ And Rapper “CANCELLED!!”

Last night and earlier today I reported that an employee of The Hotel at Auburn University, Ari Turnbull, was promoting a party scheduled for this Saturday that would include Auburn football players and be hosted by rapper Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew fame.

Auburn Party: $750 Cover Charge To Party With Players

After my report this morning, the Facebook page promoting the party was changed to indicate the event had been canceled. A reason for the cancellation was not given on the same page. Read more…

It’s Now Just $750 To ‘Party’ With Auburn ‘Players’

The Auburn Family® is all in for the school’s BCS championship celebration Saturday at Jordan-Hare Stadium. But what is a Family member to do after luxuriating one last time in the glory that is Cam?

Auburn Party: $750 Cover Charge To Party With Players

The Hotel at Auburn University sales manager Ari Turnbull has Auburn fans covered.

As in, a $50-to-$750 cover for “a chance to party with the players” and Luther Campbell of 2 Live Crew infamy at the Opelika Event Center Downtown.

Turnbull created a promotional Facebook page for the soiree which read: Read more…

Hottie Who Owned Apolo Ohno: Suited and Booted

Apolo Ohno is like your driver license. Every four years there’s a renewal process that doesn’t take nearly as long as you thought.

Apolo Ohno Girlfriend Photos Allison Baver Photos

As Ohno’s quadrennial fame is fleeting these three weeks, I thought it noteworthy to explore what seems to matter most to NBCOlympics (no space) viewers: His girlfriend.

Apolo Ohno Girlfriend Photos Allison Baver Photos

Ohno’s longtime lover was Allison Baver, also a speedskater competing in the Vancouver Olympics. Though NBC’s Philly affiliate reports that Baver dumped Ohno: “In the last year or so Allison ended her relationship with Apolo so that she could focus on her skating.”

Apolo Ohno Girlfriend Photos Allison Baver Photos

But from the tone of the NBC piece, it’s pretty apparent that the fate of the relationship is still in question: “So what’s now for Allison? Will she get back together with Apolo? Will she turn to modeling full time? Will she keep skating?”

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Was Shaq’s Shaunie In 2 Live Crew Video At 17?

I was sent a video today by an emailer who claims that Shaq’s estranged wife Shaunie O’Neal (photos) appeared in a 1987 2 Live Crew video called Move Somethin‘:

Was Shaunie O'Neal in a 2 Live Crew video

After spending waaay too much time studying the video, I can’t decide if it’s her or not. So you make the call.

Is the woman in the ‘87 2 Live Crew Video Shaunie O’Neal?

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Speed Read: Hurricanes Avoid Yellow Jackets Trap

All this week, one of the top stories in college football was about the resurgence of the University of Miami football program after their Labor Day victory over Florida State. They were ranked in the Top 25 for seemingly the first time since Bernie Kosar was behind center, and people were talking about how head coach Randy Shannon had turned the moribund program back into players on the national stage.

Miami vs Georgia Tech

Which meant only one thing: The ‘Canes were due to crash and burn last night on ESPN against Georgia Tech. After all, they would certainly be dealing with a team-wide outbreak of swollen heads after their “program changing” win against the Seminoles. Plus, they would have to deal with the Yellow Jackets’ screwy triple option offense, which is tough under any circumstances. All the signs were there for a total meltdown: in fact, it had to happen.

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WAXY Miami Radio Host Luther Campbell Calls Kobe Bryant Gay

BRIGHT IDEA! 2 LIVE CREW RAPPER AS SPORTS RADIO HOST We spent part of last week in Miami, and during our stay was treated to the sports radio wonderment that is WAXY-AM’s “Uncle Luke and Terry Kirby” show.

2 Live Crew Luther Campbell

“Uncle Luke” is notorious 2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell, who was debuting what is a weekly Saturday evening show. Former Dolphins disappointment (get in line) Terry Kirby is the co-host, but it was Campbell who dominated the proceedings.From what we heard, the show consisted of Campbell talking, sometimes incoherently, about the youth football teams he coaches (think Snoop), breaking down local high school football matchups, dropping n-bombs on Kirby, and calling Kobe Bryant “gay”.

MIAMI SPORTS BLOG recorded the latter moment, reporting that Campbell said, “Kobe is gay. Anyone who’s seen him out at the club know it, Kobe is gay.

The show was a major stinkbomb and we give it a couple months - until a major advertiser’s (car dealer) wife here’s a snippet of Campbell’s verbal diarrhea - and hubby threatens to pull his spots. Then again, that theory might be dead wrong, since the majority of sponsors on the station were local rub joints (including live remotes and live reads from hosts - classic stuff!). Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

790 The Ticketchick Miami

Outside of the Campbell debacle though, we must express our surprise at the quality of WAXY’s (790 The Ticket) local shows. The hosts we heard throughout the day (we missed Sid Rosenberg’s morning hangover show - drat!) were knowledgeable and entertaining. About the only show we found to be lacking was, ironically, the afternoon drive affair hosted by Miami Herald and ESPN personality Dan LeBatard.

Dan LeBatard

Like most print media guys, LeBatard fills the show with stupid gadget features designed to fill time - mostly user call-in parody songs. He also suffers from kiss-ass syndrome when interviewing high profile guests, like the exchange we heard with Pat Riley (after LeBatard had spent the previous two days ripping Riley’s ass for an idle offseason).LeBatard has strong opinions and can be funny, so it’s disappointing that he doesn’t give listeners more of what he does best.

If sports radio PDs want a lesson on the type of local talent to hire (besides the throwaway Campbell weekend show), dial up WAXY and take notes. But be sure to keep the wifey away from the station’s president:

Joel Feinberg