The ongoing tragedy that is Scott Hall’s health and addiction problems has get the attention of one of the world’s top sports media, ESPN. Entitled “The Wrestler”, the segment featured friends and family of Hall, including Kevin Nash , Sean “X-Pac” Waltman , Hulk Hogan , Dana Hall and Stephanie McMahon . ESPN’s E:60 series look at the rise and fall of one of professional wrestling’s biggest talents. “There’s got to be some reason that I’m still here,” Hall told “E:60,” aired a story about him Wednesday. “I should have been dead 100 times. I should have been dead 100 times.” Continue
Faith Hill is an American country singer who is well-known for her commercial success. Hill has put up for sale more than 40 million records across the world and built up 8 number-one singles and 3 number-one albums on the U.S. charts. Hill became the first female country singer in 30 years to hold Billboard’s number one position for four consecutive weeks when her debut album’s song “Wild One” managed her achievement in 1994. Since 1993, when she started her own debut in recording industry, she had released up to 9 successful albums including compilation albums. She made a compilation with some other rising singers which resulted in album “There You’ll Be” (2001) and “The Hits” (2007). Continue
The country superstar, Hank Williams Jr., and ESPN are going their separate ways, putting an end to his decades-long spot as Monday Night Football’s opening act after Williams made two striking comments on Fox and Friends interview and ESPN suspended Hank Jr. for one week from Monday Night Football. ESPN in a statement said about their disappointment to Williams: “While Hank Williams Jr. is not an ESPN employee, we recognize he is closely linked to our company through the opening to Monday Night Football. We are extremely disappointed with his comments, and as a result have decided to pull the open from tonight’s telecast.” Continue
There was an incident in the eighth inning of Game 6 between the Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins on October 14, 2003 at Wrigley Field. With Chicago in advance 3–0 and holding 3 games to 2 lead in the best of 7 series, several spectators attempted to catch a foul ball off the bat of Marlins’ second baseman Luis Castillo. One of the fans, Steve Bartman, reached for the ball, interrupting a catch by Cubs outfielder Moisés Alou who looked to be in perfect position to get the ball. The Cubs, who were leading 3-0 at the time, lost the game and eventually the series.
Steve Bartman unintentionally found himself in a world of controversy and the target of fury for an entire fan base since the incident occurred. In the aftermath of the incident, Bartman, a lifelong Cubs fan, had to be escorted from the stadium by security guards. Moreover, Bartman’s name, as well as personal information about him, appeared on MLB online message boards minutes after the game finished. ESPN announced the one episode entitled “Catching Hell” which was about the story of Steve Bartman which changed Cubs history included in ESPN “30 for 30″ documentary series. The “Catching Hell” was aired last night at 8:00 ET.
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