Author: Landon Buford

Former Forbes contributor for For(bes) The Culture, where I covered all things entertainment, sports, and culture. I am originally from Seattle, Washington, but I grew up in Richardson, Texas. Before joining Forbes, I had stops at Sports Illustrated, Heavy.com, USA Today Sports, Vayner Media, and the Dallas Observer. I am a graduate of Washington State University with a degree in Sociology, where I developed my passion for studying and writing about cultures.

Independent country singer Megan Moroney is known for her new single “Tennessee Orange.” During her appearance on “The Paul Finebaum Show” on Tuesday, Moroney made some conflicting comments. For those who had no idea about the song “Tennessee Orange,” it is a song about Moroney, a Georgian native who attended the University Of Georgia, who falls for a Tennessee fan. She notes on “The Paul Finebaum” Show that wearing Tennessee orange is regarded as a sin in the state of Georgia. However, please don’t get upset again, Georgia fans; Moroney clarified her allegiance. When Finebaum asked whether she was still…

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Friday afternoon was media day for the Washington Wizards. During his interview session, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal was asked by Bally Sports Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson about the pressure of landing a deal and then referenced Lamar Jackson’s situation with the Baltimore Ravens. “Football is different than basketball. I’ll say that because I don’t want to speak on other people’s business or what they got going, but I respect what he’s doing. In football, you rarely see guys play if they don’t have a deal or if they don’t have some security in the backend. I respect many football…

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The Los Angeles Angels were in Arlington, Texas, to play the Texas Rangers at Global Life Stadium, right across the street from where the Dallas Cowboys play at AT&T Stadium. Before the Angels took on the Rangers, Mike Trout was interviewed by Chris Henderson, known as SeeHendo, on social media and YouTube. During the interview, Trout was asked what it was like to meet Micah Parsons and if there was any recruiting. The last time the Angels faced the Rangers. Trout is a die-hard Philadelphia Eagles fan. “Naw, you know I didn’t recruit. Hey, I’m a fan of the game,…

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The San Francisco 49ers beat the Seattle Seahawks 27 to 7 despite losing Trey Lanes for the season. Lanes finished Sunday’s game with 30 yards on 2/3 passes. Jimmy Garoppolo stepped in and led the 49ers to victory, throwing 154 yards, completing 13 passes out of 21 and a touchdown. After the game, Garoppolo said it took a couple of series to get in a rhythm after Lanez went down with a broken ankle. “Yeah, it was weird. It took me a couple of series. I think I was sitting on the sideline; I forget who I was even talking…

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During week one, the Cincinnati Bengals would fall to their division rivals, the Pittsburgh Steelers, 23 to 20 in overtime. Joe Burrow is coming off a ruptured appendix surgery in July, threw for 338 yards on 33 out of 53 attempts for two touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for 47 yards on six carries and averaged 7.8 yards per carry.  Joe Mixon rushed for 82 yards on 27 carries and averaged 3 yards per carry. Ja’Marr Chase added ten catches for 129 yards and a touchdown, averaging 12.9 per catch. “You got to give credit to the Pittsburgh…

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When this article was written, the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 7-0 with 14:11 left in the first half. Kirk Cousins is 9 for 11 with 82 yards and a touchdown. Justin Jefferson has three catches for 47 yards and a touchdown averaging 15.7 per catch. As for the Packers, the four-time MVP, Aaron Rodgers, is 4 for 9 with 67 yards. Michael Irvin shared that Cousins would throw for eight touchdowns today against the Packers. “Kirk Cousin is going to throw eight touchdowns today, which will set the record for most TDs in a game. Kirk Cousins,…

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Two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant is no stranger to social media. When he is not in the lab working on his game, he is on Twitter, either on his burner accounts or on his verified page, answering questions and clapping back at the internet trolls and other sports personalities on Twitter. On Sunday morning, Durant took to Twitter once again to deliver a message to his friends in the NFL. “Love to all the NFL homies; I appreciate all y’all do for fans worldwide. Have a fun and healthy season…let’s get it,” Durant tweeted. https://twitter.com/KDTrey5/status/1568954425087262720?s=20&t=Yicn02LF4KwJsGfUuhKkQw Durant will be cheering for…

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Serena Williams continues to draw celebrities and politicians to her U.S Open matches. On Friday: N.F.L. quarterback Russell Wilson and his wife, singer Ciara; rapper Pusha T; actress Heidi Gardner; and former Yankee C.C. Sabathia. Williams is competing against Ajla Tomljanovic from Australia. Other celebrities who showed up to show their support this week include Tiger Woods; singers Dionne Warwick, Gladys Knight, and Seal; actors Anthony Anderson, Zendaya, La La Anthony, and Rebel Wilson; models such as Bella and Gigi Hadid; Jeopardy winner Amy Schneider; former NBA veteran Jason Collins, Brooklyn Nets coach Steve Nash; and comedian Chelsea Handler. Politicians…

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The quarterback battle between Geno Smith and Drew Lock is officially over, with Smith being named the starter. Meaning that Smith will be the single caller in week one against the Denver Broncos, and Russell Wilson will return to the Emerald City on September 12th. “Geno’s going to start the opener,” Carroll told the media. “He’s earned it. He’s won the job.” “Geno’s been the guy in the lead position the whole time, and I’ve protected that thought throughout,” Carroll said via ESPN.com. “He’s done a really nice job. He’s been very consistent.” Carroll added, “The time frames got messed up…

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The Seattle Seahawks will take on the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on Friday at 8:00 pm EST. In preparation for the Seahawks’ third and final pre-season game in 2022, quarterback competition between Geno Smith and Drew Lock is still at stake, according to head coach Pete Carroll. Carroll was a guest on The Mike Salk Show on Seattle Sports 710 AM on Wednesday morning. During his appearance, Carroll was asked why quarterback Geno Smith was still considered the frontrunner for the starting job this season. “Well, it was pretty clear. I mean, it started out, he just knew the offense,…

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