The Ravens Lose…Let’s Hope Stacy Keibler Wins


SAMURAI GIRL - Stacy Keibler as "Karen" in "Samurai Girl." (ABC FAMILY/EIKE SCHROTER)

SAMURAI GIRL - Stacy Keibler as "Karen" in "Samurai Girl." (ABC FAMILY/EIKE SCHROTER)

Last summer, I interviewed Stacy Keibler for an article at The Trades. The former Ravens cheerleader pledged her fandom for Baltimore’s football franchise and told me she’s a season ticket holder. The boys in purple surely gave her a lot to cheer about this season, but the AFC Championship showdown belonged to the black and gold. I have to admire Stacy’s loyalty, even though my own allegiances lie with the steel city.


While she and I won’t be rooting for the same football team any time soon, I hope she enjoys continued success in front of the camera in 2009. She possesses the type of charisma and class that plays well in almost any genre. Last year, she appeared in ABC Family’s Samurai Girl. The Baltimore Sun reports she’ll now have a role in another ABC series titled In the Motherhood. The series should air sometime this spring.


5 Fun Ways to Indulge Yourself this Fall

Now that Labor Day is over, the unofficial start of fall is upon us. If you’re looking for some fun ways to indulge yourself this autumn, here are five must-have items.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play  (Wii)

In many parts of the country, it won’t be long before golfers retire their clubs until spring. Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09 All-Play on Wii proves so addictive that you might just enjoy playing on the virtual links more than the real thing. Plus, unlike an expensive country club membership, the game only costs $49.99. At $59.99, the Xbox 360 version is also a great buy. Check out my review at The Trades.




Coldplay, Viva la Vida Tour Tickets

Photo by Stephan Craneanscki. © Capitol Music Group.

Fresh off the success of the chart-topping album Viva la Vida, Coldplay has embarked on a global tour that includes stops everywhere from Cleveland, Ohio to Manchester, England. The energy the band brings to a live show is a guaranteed treat for both die-hard and casual fans of this British-rock quartet. Continue reading

Jimmie Johnson – The Benefits of Giving Back

JIMMIE JOHNSON & THE LOWE'S 48 CAR.  Photo Courtesy of Team Lowes Racing Media Access Website.

JIMMIE JOHNSON & THE LOWE'S 48 CAR. Photo courtesy of Team Lowe's Racing Media Access Website.

Earlier this week, I took part in a conference call with NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson. On the call, I talked to him about the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, as well as how his image extends beyond the racetrack. You can read my article about Jimmie at The Trades.

One thing that didn’t make it into the article that I found interesting is that Johnson finds that his work with his foundation actually helps to broaden his mainstream appeal. “I can say that our foundation has done a lot as well and people certainly stop or read or listen to things that are relative to the foundation and giving back,” he commented. “It wasn’t something that we set out to do, but it is something that comes along with it and also helps people look at what I’ve done in my career in a different light.”

Jimmie has done a lot of great work through his foundation, and I applaud him for his efforts. If you’re not familiar with it, take a moment to check it out.

Supermodel Brooklyn Decker Believes in Madden Curse

With Madden 09 being released this week, I thought I’d share part of a conversation I had with Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Brooklyn Decker in which we discussed the well-documented Madden Curse.

As you may know, Brooklyn has more football cred than your average supermodel. She went head-to-head with SI’s Paul Zimmerman in the entertaining She Says, Z Says online segments.

Given her strong association with Sports Illustrated, I asked Brooklyn if she believes in the SI curse. “I believe in the Madden curse more than I do the Sports Illustrated curse,” she told me. As far as Brett Favre being on the cover this year, Brooklyn commented, “I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not.”

We’ll soon find out if Brett can break the supposed jinx. Yet, based on the bad luck that has plagued past Madden cover athletes, he has to feel like he’s stepping on eggshells every time he walks onto the field. Then again, he always has the New York Jets offensive line for protection. (Yeah, that should make him feel a whole lot better!)

Anyway, Farve’s received more than his fair share of coverage lately, so let’s get back to my conversation with Brooklyn. Continue reading

Stacy Keibler – Ravens Girl

SAMURAI GIRL - Stacy Keibler as "Karen" in "Samurai Girl" airing on ABC Family. (ABC FAMILY/EIKE SCHROTER)

SAMURAI GIRL - Stacy Keibler as "Karen" in "Samurai Girl" airing on ABC Family. (ABC FAMILY/EIKE SCHROTER)

I have a new interview with Stacy Keibler at The Trades in which she discusses her role in the upcoming ABC Family mini-series, Samurai Girl (airing Sept. 5-7).

With the NFL pre-season starting, I thought it would be interesting to share a portion of my chat with Stacy that didn’t make it into the article in which she talked about being a Ravens fan. As many of you may know, Stacy is a Baltimore native and a former Ravens cheerleader. “The first season that I knew I wasn’t going to be a cheerleader, I bought season tickets,” she told me. “I own my seats, and I go home for at least one game, if not more, every year.”

As a die-hard Steelers fan, I don’t usually give much love to division rivals, but for someone as genuinely nice as Stacy Keibler I can make an exception!

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