Video: Cab driver who loves John Elway had no idea he was driving NFL legend

first_imgA cab driver was caught on tape praising John Elway as the best quarterback of all time, while the NFL legend — unbeknownst to him — was sitting in his backseat. “He’s a great quarterback,” explained Sam Snow, in the now-viral Facebook video, posted last week by Glenn Stearns.“A great quarterback,” he said.Snow — who was wearing a Pittsburgh Steelers jacket — had been driving around Washington D.C. with a group of people during the inauguration when they suddenly pulled out their cell phones and started asking him some football-related questions.“I asked our cab driver Mr. Sam Snow to name his top three quarterbacks of all time,” Stearns said. “This is what happens when he finally realizes he is driving his #1 choice!” The encounter was shared by countless people on Monday, and had already racked up nearly 300,000 views as of 11:30 p.m.In the clip, Snow can be heard explaining why Elway is his “Number 1,” and Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger are “Numbers 2 and 3” — all while Elway unsuspectingly snickers in the back seat.Attempting to have some fun with the cabbie, a woman sitting next to the Denver Broncos executive vice president — presumably his wife — tells Snow, “I think [Elway] is hot.”“This girl slept with him,” Stearns says.“Hey, with the money he got…guys would go to bed with him,” Snow adds, sparking several laughs. “Would you go to bed with John Elway?” a woman asks.“No, no, no, I don’t roll like that,” Snow says.After chatting for several minutes, the group finally lets the Steelers fan in on the secret.“Oh, come on man — are you serious?! It’s John Elway!” Snow says. “Man, I gotta take a picture…Seriously! That’s John Elway! I’ll be damned.”last_img read more

LeBron James ‘locked in’ during shootaround as Lakers prepare to open season in Portland

first_img Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBut James’ debut has been heavily anticipated since July, when he signed a four-year deal with the Lakers and drummed up a new sense of optimism for one of the NBA’s premier franchises.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.James mostly hemmed in talk of expectations for the year, which has been his M.O. for the preseason. But he also seemed ready to take the next step, maintaining his enthusiasm even as he iced his knees and back to recover for the game.“I love what we have done so far. I love our potential, but only time will tell,” he said. “And this is the first step of a long journey for us.”Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed PORTLAND — Hours ahead of a new era of his career, LeBron James played it cool in Portland.Coach Luke Walton said shootaround before the season opener against the Trail Blazers was mostly normal, and James had moments of levity as the Lakers prepared to tip off the year. But there is always a level of seriousness to his preparation, and in this way, Thursday morning was no different.“He’s got that locked-in look,” Walton said.The hype of James’ offseason move to Los Angeles finally hits reality Thursday night when the Lakers kick off on TNT’s national broadcast. There’s a swirl of storylines in the Moda Center, not the least of which is the death of team owner Paul Allen earlier this week. Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers center_img James and Walton stressed patience for the Lakers, who have turned over nearly half the roster from last season and have many new players in key roles. James, who has been to eight consecutive NBA Finals, said he has kept winning a championship among his goals, but he’s taking a day-to-day approach to getting there.“Obviously there’s only one champion at the end of the road and you can’t dictate wins and losses, things of that nature, but you can approach every day like a champion,” he said. “And if you do that, you put yourself in a position to be successful.” Walton was mum on Thursday’s starters: While James, JaVale McGee and Brandon Ingram appear to be locked into starting roles, Rajon Rondo and Lonzo Ball have been in competition at the starting point guard spot, while Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Josh Hart have started in preseason games at shooting guard.“Somebody will start,” Walton said. “We’ll find out tonight.” How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

UMG South Africa Makes US$1.5M Offer to Sign STUNNA

first_imgSinger and songwriter STUNNA.Universal Music Group (UMG) South Africa has found themselves in a pole position to sign Liberia’s fast-rising Afrobeat artist, STUNNA.Although they are in pole position, UMG South Africa is still facing competition from Temple Music, which is home to Iyana, one of Africa’s biggest stars, for the “Baby Oh” singer’s signature.The only difference that puts UMG South ahead of Temple Music, according to a source knowledgeable about the deal, is their monetary strength and platform.  However, the source added, it is possible that if UMG South Africa does not act fast, Temple Music, which has now begun to leverage its relations with STUNNA, will get the deal done.The six-year deal on the table by UMG South Africa, the source noted, is worth US$1.5 million, unlike Temple Music which is not close to that.“Negotiation is currently ongoing and so far, STUNNA management team has agreed on the terms of the deal but not advance payment of the US$1.5 million,” the source continued. “Right now, UMG is willing to pay half a million US dollars but the artist’s management team is demanding US$600,000 or above since the deal includes his image rights, publishing, and right to previously released songs. It is only the disagreement about an advance monetary payment that is dragging negotiations.The reported deal, if it does come to pass, will represent — for many Liberian music pundits — the breaking of a glass ceiling not only for the artist but the entire industry.The singer currently regarded as the best young artist right now in Liberia, has a huge crossover potential for success both in Africa and the world at large, thereby making him a good investment. If such a deal is realized, it will make STUNNA the first Liberian artist to be signed by UMG South Africa, a subsidiary of UMG based in the US.Meanwhile, when contacted, Tmark Korpu, who is part of the artist’s management team, did not deny nor confirm the report.“Such a deal comes with immense benefits and it is something that we have been hoping for a long time. It is an opportunity to boost his talent and image and increase his market value.  However, I cannot answer your question whether such a deal is in the pipeline or not. What I can tell you is that something big is about to happen. Really big,” Tmark said.The 20-year-old, who made his musical debut in 2016 with WCW as a collaborative single with rapper A-Raw, is a gifted singer who possesses a powerful voice that is soulful and silky.With over five hit singles to his name, including the widely acclaimed “Baby O” and “Balance” (featuring Iyanya), STUNNA has now built a reputation as a young hit-maker and one of the only few under 20 artists to have had over three successful smashes hit singles.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more