Jimmy Fallon uses puppies to predict Kentucky Derby

Leave a comment

Jimmy Fallon has really nailed this whole adorable puppy and sports thing.

In a longstanding segment, Fallon utilizes puppies to predict which team/person will win the latest sporting event. The Kentucky Derby is no exception.

The Tonight Show host had 16 puppies representing all of the horses run toward a big trough of kibble and whichever puppy reached there first would win the Kentucky Derby.

Surprisingly, this one was actually a lot closer than expected, with a photo finish showing that No. 8 Mor Spirit edged out  No. 9 Mohaymen, No. 11 Destin and real-life favorite No. 2 Nyquist.

In case you have an absurd of faith in puppies and want to make your bets with this, Mor Spirit’s odds are 12-1

The puppies actually got it right on the Super Bowl, accurately predicting that the Broncos would win and the team from Denver did.

LISTEN: NBC Sports Thanksgiving Weekend Podcast Recommendations

Dallas Cowboys v Seattle Seahawks
Leave a comment

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the turkey, apple pie, oh and the traffic.

One of the most-traveled days of the year is the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. Here are some of the most recent episodes from the NBC Sports Podcast Lineup, so you can be thoroughly entertained while traveling. 

We have something for everyone- shows that range from NFL analysis to pop culture to NASCAR.

Thanksgiving and football are synonymous. If you’re a football fan, check out the PA and Florio podcast with Vikings play-by-play announcer Paul Allen. (Subscribe on iTunes here)

If you are setting your fantasy football lineup on the way to your grandmother’s house, check out the Rotoworld Fantasy Football podcast. Evan Silva might leave you a compliment if you rate and review in iTunes too.

That kind of football not really your thing? Give our Premier League podcast a shot and listen to the 2 Robbies. Robbie Earle and Robbie Mustoe dissect everything happening in the Premier League. You can find The 2 Robbies on iTunes too.

If you’re stuck in traffic, Danica Patrick’s candid conversation on the NASCAR on NBC podcast with Nate Ryan might be right up your alley. Subscribe here for automatic downloads of fresh content.

College Basketball is in full swing. In between your first and second courses, listen to College Basketball Talk’s analysis on the top 25 teams and the latest current events in college basketball.

If you’re not an X’s and O’s fan, but love hearing about what’s going on in the world and pop culture? Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir’s show Tara and Johnny will thoroughly entertain you.

Not seeing your sport here? Check out the full NBC Sports Podcast lineup here or tweet me @TessQuinlan and I’ll track it down.

 

Best sports Vines: 10 funniest, most unforgettable videos, moments

lance-stephenson-vine
Leave a comment

Twitter announced Thursday morning it will shutter Vine, the looping, six-second video platform that spawned a generation of Internet celebrities and unforgettable highlight clips.

So we decided to put together our 10 favorite sports (relatively speaking) Vines for your pleasure.

Remember that time Mike Tyson got RKO’d by a hoverboard?

Maybe throw some chains on those tires next time.

Dance like nobody’s watching.

We don’t understand why the Knicks hired Derek Fisher either, Lance.

NEVER celebrate early, kid.

The Vine that spawned 1 million Vines.

Pete Rose with a Hall of Fame photobomb (Vine-bomb?).

Way to go, Paul.

LOW BRIDGE!

The Spelling Bee is not a game, yo.

Vine is gone. Long live Vine.