Now that football season is (finally!) here, Billboard interviewed the DJs for the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks. The piece is an interesting glimpse into how music gets selected to play at workouts and warm ups, but the most interesting bit might be the Seahawks' DJ saying that it's frequently awkward when players request Future songs, who you might remember is the ex of QB Russell Wilson's girlfriend Ciara. Also, Atlanta Coach Quinn's first requests were Tupac and Rick Ross. Hell yeah, football baby. The whole interview is here, and it comes with a Spotify playlist curated by each team's DJ.
Ryan Dennehy on 09/15/15 - 07:28 AM
Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years is running some fantasy football leagues for charity this year. All of the money will be donated to RAINN. It looks like sign-ups went so fast he's had to cap it for now.
Jason Tate on 08/19/15 - 11:01 AM
According to The Guardian, a recently released Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics Anthem titled (translated) "The Ice and Snow Dance" sounds quite a bit like "Let It Go" from Frozen. Hit the replies to hear both songs for yourself.
Craig Ismaili on 08/04/15 - 07:56 PM
Head to the replies to see Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low singing the Star Spangled Banner at last night's Orioles game.

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Blake Solomon on 05/27/15 - 09:11 AM
Sports! It's March Madness time. We've got an ESPN group set up for everyone to submit their brackets to and an official thread in our sports forum for all of the madness talk.
Jason Tate on 03/16/15 - 12:40 PM
A clip of Transit's "Long Lost Friends" was played as bumper music during the Super Bowl last night. Watch the clip here.
Ryan Dennehy on 02/02/15 - 08:19 AM
Katy Perry has been confirmed at this year's Super Bowl performer.
Jason Tate on 11/24/14 - 12:03 PM
Billboard has released all the introduction songs players used in the ALCS and NLDS during the MLB Playoffs.

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Jason Tate on 10/17/14 - 08:39 AM
Fall Out Boy's "Centuries" is officially the song of ESPN's college football playoff coverage. Now, the ESPN page lists this song as the "title track" from the band's upcoming album -- which would mean the new album would be titled Centuries, right? I haven't heard anything about this nugget of information besides this post on ESPN.
ESPN's coverage of the inaugural four-team playoff will showcase the upcoming single "Centuries" from the critically acclaimed, multiplatinum-selling band, the network announced today. The song, which is the title track from the band's forthcoming album, will be featured during playoff game and studio telecasts, and in on-air promotions throughout the season.
Jason Tate on 09/15/14 - 11:54 AM
The NFL has reportedly narrowed down a shortlist of Super Bowl halftime performers: Rihanna, Katy Perry, and Coldplay. More importantly though, the Wall Street Journal reports that the league has inquired about a "pay to play" type of deal.
While notifying the artists' camps of their candidacy, league representatives also asked at least some of the acts if they would be willing to contribute a portion of their post-Super Bowl tour income to the league, or if they would make some other type of financial contribution, in exchange for the halftime gig.

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Jason Tate on 08/19/14 - 01:46 PM
LeBron James is once again a Cleveland Cavalier. If you like sports talk, check out the sports forum and the NBA Thread.
I’m not promising a championship. I know how hard that is to deliver. We’re not ready right now. No way. Of course, I want to win next year, but I’m realistic. It will be a long process, much longer than it was in 2010. My patience will get tested. I know that. I’m going into a situation with a young team and a new coach. I will be the old head. But I get a thrill out of bringing a group together and helping them reach a place they didn’t know they could go. I see myself as a mentor now and I’m excited to lead some of these talented young guys. I think I can help...
Jason Tate on 07/11/14 - 09:51 AM
There's probably going to be a two hour pause in news stories as the USA/Belgium World Cup match takes place. So, let's hope Brand New don't announce a new album or anything like that.
Jason Tate on 07/01/14 - 12:36 PM
The World Cup kicks off today ... check out the official thread in the sports forum and join the discussion.
Jason Tate on 06/12/14 - 11:47 AM
Donald Sterling, owner of the NBA's LA Clippers, has become just the second US sports franchise owner in history to be permabanned from his league.
Jason Tate on 04/29/14 - 11:52 AM
Last night during the NBA playoff game between the Raptors and the Nets, Drake was spotted by TV cameras lint rolling his pants while sitting courtside.
Jason Tate on 04/23/14 - 07:01 AM
The NBA playoffs start today and the NHL is in full-swing ... if you like talking sports (or like reading Drew rants), check out our sports forums.
Jason Tate on 04/19/14 - 11:47 AM
Benny Horowitz, drummer for The Gaslight Anthem, breaks down the Yankees' season for Billboard's "Play Ball" series.
With a healthy team I don't see them not competing again for the for the A.L. East. I think Tampa’s real strong again and I think Boston is really strong again and you know they’re going to be right there in the mix at the end. I’m a Yankees fan. I gotta go for it -- of course they could win the World Series this year. Why not?
Jason Tate on 04/15/14 - 04:34 PM
Drake will be hosting this year's ESPY Awards.
Jason Tate on 04/09/14 - 11:48 AM
Chris Payne of Billboard sat down with a variety of artists to preview the upcoming MLB season. Jimmy Eat World talk the Diamondbacks, The Hold Steady talk the Twins, and Dropkick Murphys talk the Red Sox.
I played up until my senior year. I quit because in my junior year I started dealing with some nagging injuries and I wasn't having that much fun. And that's when Jimmy Eat World were getting together and playing. I quit and left the baseball field to practice [with] Jimmy Eat World and haven't played since. I've been [with] Jimmy Eat World for the past 20 years.
Jason Tate on 04/03/14 - 03:51 PM
It's the most wonderful time of the year: March Madness! We've got our official bracket challenge group up (winners get prizes, of course), and the discussion thread in the sports forum is made. On Wisconsin!
Drew Beringer on 03/16/14 - 04:41 PM
Today's the Super Bowl -- the official discussion thread can be found here. Go Broncos.
Jason Tate on 02/02/14 - 11:43 AM
Renée Fleming will be singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl this year.

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Jason Tate on 01/22/14 - 12:02 PM
Reports are that Bruno Mars will be the Super Bowl halftime performer.

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Jason Tate on 09/08/13 - 12:14 PM
NBA free agent Jason Collins has come out as the first openly gay athlete in the four major U.S sports.
Drew Beringer on 04/29/13 - 08:59 AM
Here comes March Madness ... the games start today. Come hang out in the NCAA thread with other fans and enjoy the insanity. Most of the games should be streaming here.
Jason Tate on 03/21/13 - 09:19 AM
It's the most wonderful time of the year: March Madness! We've got our official bracket challenge group up (winners get prizes, of course), and the discussion thread in the sports forum is made. Go Badgers!
Drew Beringer on 03/18/13 - 10:15 AM
Fall Out Boy will be playing the NBA All Star game during the Slam Dunk contest, tune in to TNT on February 16th at 7pm.
Jason Tate on 02/06/13 - 06:01 PM
Simple Plan celebrated the return of hockey with a live performance ... check the replies.
Jason Tate on 01/21/13 - 11:27 AM
Lance Armstrong admitted to doping throughout his cycling career during an interview with Oprah Winfrey on Thursday night. Douche chill.
Jason Tate on 01/17/13 - 08:19 PM
Beyonce will be performing at this year's Super Bowl halftime show.

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Jason Tate on 10/18/12 - 08:51 AM
The Miami Heat have won their second NBA Finals Championship, defeating the Oklahoma City Thunder in five games. LeBron James has been crowned the Finals MVP.
Thomas Nassiff on 06/21/12 - 08:53 PM
You can read an interview with Jordan Burns of Strung Out discussing his motocross company here.
Adam Pfleider on 04/19/12 - 09:37 AM
March Madness starts today! A bunch of us are hanging out in the sports forum enjoying the games, feel free to stop by.
Jason Tate on 03/15/12 - 09:59 AM
With games starting soon - this is your last chance to enter our ESPN NCAA Bracket Group. I've compiled a whole bunch of cool prizes to give out this year, so make sure you've entered and got your bracket filled out. Then, when the games start: head over to the official thread for one of the best thread experiences all year.
Jason Tate on 03/14/12 - 11:15 AM
My favorite time of the year: March Madness! We've got our bracket challenge group up (winners get prizes, of course), and the discussion thread in the sports forum is made. Can't wait.
Jason Tate on 03/11/12 - 03:43 PM
Branden Steineckart of Rancid, a proud Utah native, has created an anthem for MLS team Real Salt Lake. The video has been picked up by the MLS, and you can check it out in the replies.

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Jason Tate on 02/17/12 - 11:26 AM
I can't not post about Jeremy Lin in some way on the homepage. He recently talked to Fuse.tv about his music recommendations, and those are in the replies. Absolute-Linsanity.
Jason Tate on 02/15/12 - 01:08 PM
After its inclusion in Chevy's Super Bowl ad, fun.'s "We Are Young" has surged into the top 10 on both iTunes and Amazon.

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Jason Tate on 02/06/12 - 11:51 AM
Congrats to the NY Giants for winning the Super-Bowl. Lots of people on twitter noticed that Finch was played during the third quarter.
Jason Tate on 02/06/12 - 11:41 AM
The NFL playoffs mean there's a lot of great discussion going on in the sports forum.
Jason Tate on 01/14/12 - 04:26 PM
The Dallas Mavericks have defeated the Miami Heat in 6 games to win the 2011 NBA Championship.
Drew Beringer on 06/12/11 - 08:06 PM
Congratulations to the Green Bay Packers for besting the Pittsburgh Steelers in this year's Super Bowl. For analysis, arguments and anything sports-related, check out our action-packed Sports Forum.
Blake Solomon on 02/06/11 - 10:07 PM
The first Saturday of the 2010 college football season is upon us. Discuss the events that transpire this weekend and throughout the season in our official college football thread, and here's to another great year.
Thomas Nassiff on 09/03/10 - 11:40 PM
Legendary Yankees owner George Steinbrenner died this morning after a heart attack. He was 80 years old. You can discuss his legacy in the Sports Forum.
Blake Solomon on 07/13/10 - 08:28 AM
Because you care, LeBron James will Join Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh on the Miami Heat. Discuss.
Blake Solomon on 07/08/10 - 06:32 PM
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