From Yahoo sports
Murray State freshman Isaiah Canaan typically spends a few minutes at the end of practice each day hoisting up crazy trick shots better suited for a game of H-O-R-S-E than anything else.
Never has he even attempted one quite like the shot he sank during an actual game on Tuesday night.
With the shot clock running down late in the first half against Southeast Missouri State, Canaan retrieved a loose ball just in front of the mid-court stripe and had no choice but to flick the ball at the basket from his knees. Against all odds, it banked in, giving Murray State a 29-12 lead and earning Canaan the No. 1 spot on SportsCenter's top plays on Wednesday.
"I've always dreamed of being on SportsCenter, but I never thought it would be like that," Canaan said by phone Wednesday. "We do some crazy shots after practice, but we'll either be behind the goal or somewhere in the stands. We've never been out there on the court on our knees. I still don't know how that went in."
Canaan's shot was the top story on Murray State's official athletic site on Wednesday, ahead of the team extending the nation's longest winning streak to 16 and clinching the Ohio Valley Conference title.
The Biloxi, Miss. native appeared on ESPN's First Take on Wednesday morning, conducted a series of interviews with local reporters in the afternoon and plans to recreate the shot for a Kentucky TV station in the evening.
"I'm going to see if I can get 3 out of 10," Canaan said. "I'm going to see if I can live up to that."
How will Canaan top that shot? The only way he can think of is to hit one just like it at the buzzer to win a game.
"I know coach definitely won't draw that play up, but if it happens that way, that would be wonderful," he said.
I'm about a season and a half behind on Lost. Ever since I canceled pay TV I've lost my DVR....so i only get around to it online when I think about it. So I'm still about 6 episodes from the end of LAST season. But I'm pretty sure I know what's going on anyways. I've had it figured out since day 1. This is all a dream Bob Newhart is having. Mark my words.
I'm sure this won't take off quite like manamana, but it's pretty funny. Don't know what manamana is? Yeah, I ran into a few people this weekend that didn't either. Season 1, episode 1 of The Muppet Show....1st skit was Manamana. Enjoy!
The Big record companies are losing money, and they want to make some of it back with a performance tax on Radio stations. That means people here in our building will lose their jobs, while the foreign owned record companies will continue to get richer.
For more than 80 years, radio and the recording industry have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship: free play for free promotion. And it works. The recording industry now wants to impose a fee – a performance tax – on local radio stations.
There's no question that a performance tax would financially hurt WIXX and all local stations, stifle new artists and harm the listening public who rely on free local radio.
In Wisconsin Senator Feingold voted to move this to the floor, in other words, he wants it to pass, he is against radio on this. Let him know how you feel about him giving the money from your salary to Foreign Owned Record Labels and super rich music stars like Bono, Fergi, Will I Am, Toby Keith, Miley Cyrus and on and on. Contact Senator Feingold and tell him you're against taking more local jobs and lining the pockets of the Rich with their salaries. You can call him at (202) 224-5323, or go here.
I went to the Shinedown/Puddle of Mudd show last night at the Brown County Arena and had a BLAST!!!!!! What a great show. HUGE crowd. I was there mostly for Puddle Of Mudd, but Shinedown rocked it big time!
Couldn't get any video last night(Would have loved to when they covered TNT from AC/DC), but I found some live Puddle Of Mudd stuff online. Here's a bit of what it sounded like last night.
Thanks to everyone who came out and supported LIVE rock and roll in Green Bay on a cold, windy, snowy night. It was a BLAST!!!!
This HAS to be fake, right?
Kat has sent us a few emails about Daughtry at the Superbowl preshow and she seems very distraught over the fact that he has let his hair grown out a bit. HEY KAT!!!! Some of us that are not bald by choice applaud him coming out of the bald closet!
I don't know if you guys watched the pre-show yesterday or not, but since DAUGHTRY is coming to The Resch in May I thought this might interest your listeners.
Chris is growing out his hair...barf (just sayin')
He just looks like everybody else now :-(
Love the station!
How did they get Leno to do this? Or did they dupe him? Is this a Doritos ad that somehow CBS got to use for The Late Show? Did Leno really agree to do an ad for Dave's show when he'll be going back to back with Dave again after the Olympics?
Got an email with a link to the backstory on the Leno/Letterman/Oprah ad. Crazy stuff here!
How the Letterman-Oprah-Leno Super Bowl Ad Came TogetherBy BILL CARTER
Jay and Dave together? Could it be true?
It is, and there they were, Jay Leno and David Letterman sitting on a couch – with Oprah Winfrey between them — upstairs at the Ed Sullivan Theater, where Mr. Letterman tapes his show.
The spot was shot last Tuesday afternoon, under the strictest of secrecy which involved both Mr. Leno and Ms. Winfrey flying in surreptitiously to New York, and arriving incognito at the theater, while Mr. Letterman was in the midst of taping his show for that night. It also involved Jay wearing a disguise: hooded sweatshirt, glasses and faux mustache. If you happened to be on Broadway between 53rd and 54th street last Tuesday about 4:15, you might have seen a man fitting that description slip into the theater by a small entrance under the marquee.
According to staff members of the “Late Show with David Letterman” who were on the scene that day — including the executive producer, Rob Burnett – it all happened because Mr. Letterman had an idea he thought would be truly funny: a Super Bowl ad that featured the two longest-running adversaries in late night, sitting with Ms. Winfrey as though at a Super Bowl party.
What gave the idea extra spin, of course, was that the relationship between Mr. Letterman and Mr. Leno has been especially fractious of late in the wake of NBC’s moves that led to the departure of Conan O’Brien from the “Tonight” show and Mr. Leno’s impending return to the show, where he will once again go head to head with Mr. Letterman.
In the weeks since the decision was announced, Mr. Letterman had been notably acerbic in his on-air jokes about Mr. Leno, suggesting he was a schemer in some way in the moves that led to the changes in late night, and Mr. Leno had responded with jokes about Mr. Letterman’s well-covered romantic entanglements.
That added to the surprise viewers encountered when the ad came up and there the two comics were, flanking Ms. Winfrey, in essence for a promotion for Mr. Letterman’s show.
As Mr. Burnett described it, Mr. Letterman had the idea to invite Mr. Leno to participate, playing off a similar ad he put together with Ms. Winfrey the last time CBS had the Super Bowl, in 2007. “Dave wrote the bit himself,” Mr. Burnett said. “He just thought: it’s the Super Bowl, you’re supposed to entertain people.”
Steps were taken to contact Ms. Winfrey, who agreed immediately, Mr. Burnett said, and then Mr. Leno. Mr. Burnett said he spoke with Mr. Leno’s executive producer, Debbie Vickers. “She asked if this was for real and then she laughed for about 10 minutes,” Mr. Burnett said.
Mr. Leno quickly agreed, but the idea had to be passed by the top NBC executives, including the chief executive, Jeff Zucker. Permission was granted.
Mr. Leno was able to get Tuesday free – NBC had rearranged its schedule to pre-empt his 10 p.m. show that night — and took the NBC corporate jet, Mr. Burnett said. There seemed little chance though that Mr. Leno could sneak into Mr. Letterman’s theater unseen, so the idea was hatched to try to sneak him in during a live taping, in disguise.
Both guests turned up while Mr. Letterman was on stage doing his show. They were kept in a secret green room until the show was over and the theater was cleared. Then Mr. Leno and Ms. Winfrey went up to the theater balcony where a living room set was fashioned with a faux TV and a couch.
Mr. Letterman arrived a short time later. The two late-night rivals greeted each other warmly, Mr. Burnett said. “It was very friendly, very professional, totally cordial,” he said. “You could tell these were two guys who have known each other for a long time.”
The idea Mr. Letterman came up with was for him to be first seen alone, complaining about being at the worst Super Bowl party ever — then to be seen in a two-shot with Ms. Winfrey as he had been in 2007, with her telling him to be nice. And then Mr. Leno would be revealed at the other end of the couch saying that Mr. Letterman was only complaining because he was there.
Mr. Letterman followed doing a mock-Jay voice. The 15-second spot was shot quickly and efficiently, Mr. Burnett said. “I’d say it took no more that 20 or 30 minutes,” he said.
“I think everybody wanted to do it just because they all knew it would get attention and they all just wanted to do something funny.”
After the taping was completed, Mr. Letterman thanked his guests and they said a cordial goodbye, Mr. Burnett said. The two stars slipped back out into the Manhattan night, Mr. Leno back in his faux mustache.
“This wasn’t done to help Dave or to help Jay,” Mr. Burnett said, “though I think it does help both of them. It was just done because Dave thought it would be funny and would entertain people. Nothing went beyond that.”