PLATINUM RYE ENTERTAINMENT BLOG
  • Archives
  • July16th

    Once-a-year, athletes from all areas of the world gather to be recognized for their achievements on and off the field. Whether it was their spectacular play that grabbed our attention, high flying stunts that topped the highlight reel, or their long fight against cancer, these athletes are awarded for being the very best at what they do. Here is the list of the recipients for the awards.

    Caitlyn Jenner – Courage Award

    Derek Jeter – Icon Award

    Leah Still – Jimmy V. Perseverance Award

    Danielle Green – Pat Tillman Award

    Odell Beckham Jr. – Best Play

    Lauren Hill – Best Moment

    Mo’ne Davis – Best Breakthrough Athlete

    Stephen Curry – Best Male Athlete

    Ronda Rousey – Best Female Athlete

    Stephen Curry – Best NBA Player

    Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots – Best Game

    Ronda Rousey – Best Fighter

    Kevin Harvick – Best Driver

    Serena Williams – Best Female Tennis Player

    Novak Djokovic – Best Male Tennis Player

    Rob Gronkowski – Best Comeback Athlete

    Peyton Manning – Best Record-Breaking Performance

    Mississippi State Bulldogs Football – Best Upset

    LeBron James – Best Championship Performance

    Kelly Clark – Best Female Action Sports Athlete

    Lionel Messi – Best International Athlete

    Jordan Spieth – Best Male Golfer

  • July24th

    Oklahoma State’s Marcus Smart joins the Boston Celtics.

    Smart attended Oklahoma State for only two years before he chose to go pro. His freshmen year he led the Cowboys to a 24-8 record averaging 15.4 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 4.2 assists per game. He also led the Big 12 in steals in which he recorded 99 and averaged 3.0 per game. After a great season, he was then asked to join the 2013 NBA draft. He chose to return for a second season at Oklahoma and continued to play with the Cowboys for another year. He claimed he was not ready to turn pro then. So he stayed for his sophomore year and ended up breaking records. Although his sophomore season ended when OSU lost first round in the 2014 NCAA tournament, Smart became the first player in the NCAA tournament history to record 20 points, 5 assists, and 6 steals. On April 7,2014 Marcus Smart declared for the NBA draft.

    The Boston Celtics chose point guard Marcus Smart as sixth overall pick in the 2014 National Basketball Association draft. At 6-foot-4 and 227 pounds, he is expected to make a difference for Boston. Smart will bring many talents to the Celtics and help out the spark that this team needs. His athleticism, size, and quickness, with make an impact instantly. For the season to come, Marcus Smart will be one athlete to keep an eye out as he competes in the pros for his rookie season.

    Website  Facebook  Twitter  Instagram

  • June24th

    The 2014 Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) has caught the attention of numerous soccer fans all over the world. There are eight different groups, which consist of four teams in each, from all over the world competing in Brazil for the World Cup title. The 2014 World Cup contains 32 teams who will fight for global supremacy. Out of each group, only two teams will advance. The two teams with the best record will be the two to move on. With only 16 spots available in the elimination round, anything can happen.fifa-world-cup-2014-brazil

    The United States team was placed in Group G with Germany, Portugal, and Ghana. On June 16,2014, the USA team took on Ghana and was able to secure a 2-1 win. On June 22,2014, the USA challenged Portugal where they ended up with an overall tied score of 2-2. With the USA being placed in such a difficult group, facing such talented teams, few believe that USA will advance after their game versus Germany on June 26,2014. With the US team having no loses, and Germany having a win against Portugal and a tie with Ghana, this matchup may be one of the most exciting ones yet. But, with the desire to win, any club in this tournament can beat another on any given day leaving all with plenty of memorable moments.

     

    Website    Twitter    Instagram

     

  • June16th

    The world of golf has been generating a lot of buzz lately, and this time it’s not about the infamous Tiger Woods but instead about a 20 year old southern boy from Dallas Texas, Jordan Spieth. Jordan turned pro at the age of just 19 and left school midway through his sophomore year at the University of Texas. Without school he had only one thing to focus on which was making his dream a reality.jordan-spieth

    For the ripe age of 20, Spieth holds an impressive record of awards and winnings. He won the U.S. Junior Amateur in both 2009 and 2011, as well as finishing 2nd in the 2008 and 2009 Junior PGA Championship. Jordan was named Rolex Junior Player of the Year by Rolex in 2009 and Personality of the Year by SportsDay’s Texas Sports in 2013. Spieth even went on to win the 2013 John Deere Classic making him the youngest tour winner since 1931 and granting him a secure spot in the 2014 British Open and Masters. With a resume like this one Spieth is sponsored by big named companies such as Under Armour, AT&T, Titliest, Rolex, and SuperStroke.

    If his athletic accomplishments don’t win you over, his heart sure will. Just last year Jordan started the Jordan Spieth Charitable Trust that focuses on promoting awareness and financial donations to special needs children, members of the military and their families, and junior golfers.

    Jordan Spieth is predicted to win the 2014 US Open this weekend so make sure to tune in and check him out!

    Official WebsiteTwitterFacebook – Instagram

     

  • June12th

    johnny manziel - athlete to watchYoung, and gifted, Johnny Manziel, the twenty-two year old quarterback from Texas, lives the life.

    As a young athlete in high school, Johnny Manziel attended Tivy high school in Texas in which he played both football and baseball. Although he only played baseball through his junior year, he had an incredible four years as a starter for the varsity football team. As a senior he was announced District 28-4A MVP, Class 4A First Team All-State, San Antonio Express- News Offensive Player of the Year, the Associated Sports Editors Texas Player of the Year, Sub – 5A First Team All- Area, the number 1 quarterback in Texas state, DCTF Top 300, PrepStar All – Region and Super-Prep All Region. He was also named Parade All- American and The National High School Coaches Association Senior Athlete of the Year. With such an amazing high school career, Manziel received the nickname “Johnny Football”, and was highly recruited to play at the next level in Division I college football.

    After many meetings with coaches and numerous visits to college campuses, Johnny Manziel chose to play for Coach Kevin Sumlin at Texas A&M. When he arrived on campus, it didn’t take long for him to earn the starting quarterback position. He quickly became a football legend. Manziel was the first freshmen and only fifth player in the NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in a single season. From his great achievements and breaking multiple records, he won the SEC Freshmen of the Year Award, and the College Football Performance National Freshmen of the Year Award. Johnny then won the Davey O’Brian Award as well as the Heisman Trophy Award. He was the first freshman, ever, to win either award.

    As Johnny Manziel continued to play through his sophomore season, he also continued to party through his sophomore year at Texas A&M. Manziel became known as one of the biggest party animals in sports. He became recognized as ” the new Joe Namath”. Just like any other college student, Johnny Manziel wanted to live it up over the weekends, and he definitely did. Through pictures and mass media, Johnny was noticed for being the life of the party. He is known just as much on the field as he is off the field. His star-studded nightlife has him partying whenever he can, from with his friends at college, to traveling to rage in Las Vegas.

    In January 2014, after his sophomore season, Manziel announced he would withdraw from his junior year in order to enter the 2014 National Football League Draft. He was predicted to go within the first round pick. Despite his partying background, NFL coaches still wanted Manziel on their team. He was selected by the Cleveland Browns as the 22nd pick in the first round on May 8,2014. This same year, Johnny Manziel was drafted as a shortstop, by the San Diego Padres, in the 28th round of the Major League Baseball Draft, when he hasn’t played baseball since high school.

    This young star has become a two- time professional athlete in both football and baseball. Being only in his early 20’s, Manziel is already a young millionaire entertainer. As he continues to amuse us off the filed with his mass partying and crazy antics, “Johnny Football”, will definitely be one to watch as he takes on the NFL in the 2014 season to come.

    Twitter   Website

     

  • June12th

    134The energy was electric at the American Airlines Arena last night as the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurts played game 3 of the NBA Finals in what was a blow out for the Spurs, IN MIAMI!

    San Antonio came out with lots of energy and came with a message to prove. Led by Kawhi Leonard who had a game high 29 points, the Spurs jumped out to a lead as large as 25 points at halftime. This was the break out game Spurs fans were waiting for as Leonard had combined for just 18 points in both games 1 and 2. With the addition of Danny Green being his usual lights out against Miami, this spelled disaster for all members of HEATNation.

    Not to take anything away from a well played, and coached game from San Antonio; Miami also played a pretty bad game, which did not help their case. Although the superstar tandem of Dwayne Wade and LeBron James gave usual performances, there was no team aspect to their game as you could see they were very lackluster and lethargic on defense, and just looking around waiting for James to make a move, or Wade to take a slash. You cannot expect to beat the best team in the NBA with just 2 players performing. After all, Basketball is a team game and you can expect Game 4 to be quite exciting.

    Heat fans can expect their team to come with something to prove on Thursday, as they look to even the series at 2 games apiece and take this Finals match up back to San Antonio. The key for their victory lies in the hands of their defense, and third member of “the Big Three” being Chris Bosh. Bosh had just 9 points in game 3, in which he was “disgusted” and felt that “it was just a bad overall game, and they did nothing right.” I could not have said it better myself. If Miami can play as a team unit that has made them the reigning Eastern Conference Champions for the past 4 years, then they can turn this series around and capture their “three peat.” Tune in Thursday June 12 at 9pm on ABC to see what happens.

  • June10th

    90981311BB016_PITTSBURGH_PEIn the National Hockey League 2014 season, The New York Rangers have had great success. With a record of forty-five wins and thirty-one loses in the regular season, the New York Rangers were able to qualify for a top three team position for the post season playoffs. Each playoff series consists of a seven games. The best out of seven, or, team with the greatest wins, will advance to the next round. The NYR first faced the Philadelphia Flyers in which they won four out of the seven games. They then improved to the next round in which they challenged the Pittsburg Penguins. Once again, the Rangers won and moved on to the next level. The third round, the NYR played the Montreal Canadians, and were able to continue their winning streak. The NYR advanced to the Stanley Cup where they have come face to face with the Los Angeles Kings.

    The Rangers success clearly comes from all players, but their goaltender, Henrik Lundqvist, has had the greatest impact for the team in the 2013/2014 NFL playoff season. Henrik Lundqvist, a 32-year old from Sweden, is considered to be one of the best goalies the New York Rangers has ever had. Lundqvist has had an impressive season with a saving percentage of .920, which is 92%. Therefore, the average amount of goals he lets in per game is only about 2.26. A main reason the NYR were able to defeat the Canadians was due to Lundqvist’s remarkable performance. During the fourth playoff game against Montreal, Lundqvist was able to stop 40 shots allowing the Rangers to gain another victory which helped lead them to the Stanley Cup.

    The New York Rangers have not made it to the Stanley Cup since the 1993-1994 season. Therefore, many look to goalie Henrik Lundqvist to help lead them to greatness. Although the NYR are at a disadvantage to the Los Angeles Kings with a 0-3 record in the series, they will continue to battle for the cup. With one more chance for the Rangers to redeem themselves, coaches, players, and every Ranger fan wait anxiously to see Lundqvist’s defensive performance. The odds may be against the Rangers making a come back, but with Henrik Lundqvist, they always have a chance.

    Website   Twitter    Instagram   Facebook

  • October28th

    The awesomely bizarre Jenna N. Mourey aka Jenna Marbles is a blogger and YouTube personality. Her video’s have very personal feel, with just her in her room, often with her dogs Mr. Marbles and Kermit. She films short webcam videos ranting on a variety of topics and posts them to youtube once a-week. Sometimes her fun topics are sprinkled with a serious message which has made her somewhat of a role model. Now if she can just work on her sailor mouth.

     Never in a million years did Jenna think she would be on camera. She actually received a masters degree in sport physiology and counseling. But she ended up going in a different direction, and boy are we glad! Her life path was quickly derailed by her YouTube channel receiving an incredible amount of views.  Since posting her first video a few years ago, Jenna Marbles has become the number one female on YouTube. Her channel currently holds 10 million subscribers, making it the 6th most subscribed channel on YouTube. She also has over one billion total videos viewed. That’s billion, with a “B.”

    Jenna Marbles continues to post every Wednesday or Thursday and shows her audience that it’s okay to be weird and quirky. She has recently released a brand of dog toys called Kermie Worm & Mr.Marbles which are named after her two dogs at her home in Santa Monica, CA.

    The hilarious and relate-able Jenna is not sure whats next for her but stay tuned as this feminist continues to discuss issues we typically just ignore.

    Check her out on Twitter

    Subscribe!   YouTube

  • October22nd

    mlb-music-logoFollowing in the footsteps of the NFL and its multi-day music programming at the Super Bowl, Major League Baseball is aiming to engrain music performances into the World Series scene. MLB exec VP of business, Tom Brosnan, the champion of the league’s campaign to add music as a “warm-up” to the World Series, sees the sporting event as a “popular iconic, cultural venue” and envisions “…a day where every World Series game is a mini-festival unto itself.”

    In an effort to model the NFL’s success with music programming, baseball execs will look to the league’s plan for Jan. 2014’s Super Bowl in New Jersey. The NFL has teamed up with VH1 to host six concerts in the weeks leading up to the biggest sporting event of the year. The “VH1 Super Bowl Blitz” will feature a show in each NYC borough as well as a performance in NJ. According to Rick Krim, VH1’s exec VP of talent and music programming, each show will be an underplay (well-known artists playing in smaller venues) and free tickets will be given away during the days leading up to the show. In addition to VH1’s platform, several other NFL sponsors are planning music activations during the week. Specifically, Citi and Anheuser-Busch are prepping big-budget shows to take place in iconic NYC venues.

    Although Major League Baseball remains behind the NFL in terms of music activation at the sports’ biggest events, the league does incorporate music into its brand. MLB’s all-star weekend featured performances from Mariah Carey, Pitbull, and Marc Anthony. Baseball’s advanced media division acquired digital distribution rights to the Global Citizen Festival in New York. Additionally, the MLB Fan Cave was the venue for a private post-season concern featuring acclaimed EDM artist, Avicii. And while no live performance seems to be in the works for this year’s World Series, baseball fans can expect to hear plenty of Pearl Jam on their television. The band’s recently released album, Lightning Bolt, will soundtrack this month’s coverage of the playoffs on Fox Sports.

  • August29th

    Today is Day 2 of the US Open Tennis Championship and we are deep into the first round. Here are the results of some of the big matches from yesterday:

    Women’s Singles:
    Agnieszke Radwanska (POL) [3] def. Silvia Soler-Espinosa (ESP) – 6-1, 6-2
    Venus Williams (USA) def. Kirsten Flipkens (BEL) [12] – 6-1, 6-2
    Serena Williams (USA) [1] def. Francesca Schiavone (ITA) – 6-0, 6-1
    Na Li (CHN) [5] def. Olga Govorsova (BLR) – 6-2,6-2
    Jelena Jankovic (SRB) [9] def. Madison Keys (USA) – 6-3, 6-4
    Angelique Kerber (GER) [8] def. Lucie Hradecka (CZE) – 6-1,6-1

    Men’s Singles:
    Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2] def. Ryan Harrison (USA) – 6-4, 6-2, 6-2
    Richard Gasquet (FRA) [8] def. Michael Russell (USA) – 6-3, 6-4, 6-2
    David Ferrer (ESP) [4] def. Nick Kyrogios (AUS) – 7-5, 6-3, 6-2
    Daniel Evans (GBR) def. Kei Nichikori (JPN) [11] – 6-4, 6-4, 6-2

    For more updates as the tournament progresses visit here.

    In other professional tennis news, the former top-five player, James Blake announced this this will be his last tournament on Monday. The 33-year-old American tennis player, husband, and father explained, “I have had 14 pretty darn good years on tour, loved every minute of it, and I definitely couldn’t have asked for a better career” After attending Harvard, Blake turned pro in 1999 and reached No. 4 in the world by 2006. In his career he won 10 single titles and reached the quarterfinals three times (twice at the US Open).