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Keyshawn Johnson Starts His Own Wine Label [Rich People Things]


Erik Malinowski

Keyshawn Johnson Starts His Own Wine LabelWhen you’re at the store and need to pick up some wine for a meaningful occasion, are you really going to be perusing the selections and be stopped in your tracks by a Keyshawn Johnson vintage? The former NFL wide receiver and current ESPN analyst sure hopes so. He’s started his own wine label, called KJ1, and the first offering, a “super-premium” 2007 Cabernet from Eastern Oregon, should be in your local wine store this fall.

In a press release, Johnson said that’s he’s “enjoyed wine for years and for me, Cabernet is king.” One sommelier has already sampled Johnson’s product and had this analysis:

To the eye, the wine has a purple core with electric pink highlights on the rim. The nose is powerful, with much black pepper and overtones of ripe black cherry and rich berry aromas. There are notes of tobacco, vanilla and clove mingling with damp earth. Unctuous and full-bodied on the palate, there are chewy tannins leading to a lingering finish. The wine tastes well on its own; pairing suggestions include Steak au Poivre, Rosemary Crusted Lamb Chops or BBQ-rubbed meats.

Johnson is far from the first NFLer to dabble in the wine business. Stars such as Dan Marino, Joe Montana, and Charles Woodson have all done so in the past. Each bottle of 2007 KJ1 will retail for $125, and it should be in stores after September 15.

[KJ1]

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Deadspin Up All Night: One For You And Two For Me [Video]


Barry Petchesky

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Deadspin Up All Night: One For You And Two For Me Thank you for your continued support of Deadspin.

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Andy Roddick’s Acting Debut Was A Razzie-Worthy Performance [Video]


Erik Malinowski

Andy Roddick's Acting Debut Was A Razzie-Worthy Performance I’m sure athletes get asked to act in all sorts of TV shows, but it’s up to them to actually agree to do the show. So it was that a 20-year-old Roddick found himself making his TV debut on a tennis-themed episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch back in 2002. It’s important to note this happened years before both YouTube’s fruition and Roddick’s marriage to model Brooklyn Decker. Can’t help but wonder if Roddick would do it all again, if given the choice.

Then again, this is a man who’s expressed his unabashed love for the musical stylings of Rick Astley. Can’t believe the Sabrina thing would be what he regrets.

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Deadspin Up All Night: Stay Groovy [Video]


Dan Gartland

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Pete Rose Gets His Own Reality Show, Promises It Won’t Be "Classless" [Pete Rose]


Erik Malinowski

Pete Rose Gets His Own Reality Show, Promises It Won't Be ClasslessFor anyone who doesn’t actually remember seeing Pete Rose play or what his star was like before he completely threw it away by gambling on baseball, all they’re going to remember of him was that he was some guy who autographed baseballs with weird inscriptions, got caught using a corked bat 25 years after the fact, and tried to stay relevant by saying really weird shit about Joe DiMaggio.

Well, we can now add “was a mind-numbingly odd reality TV star” to the list, as TLC has signed Rose to star in a new series, which is being referred to, for the moment, as Pete Rose and Kiana Kim Family Project:

… the show will follow the 71-year-old Rose and his thirtysomething model fiancĂ©e Kiana Kim (who has posed for Playboy) through their daily lives as they try to blend their families. There are some challenges along the way. A few family members are apprehensive about the relationship. And while Rose is based in Las Vegas (where he signs baseball memorabilia) or is on the road making public appearances, Kim and her two children live in Los Angeles. “She’s got younger kids and I’ve got [four adult] kids, and we go through the same things everybody else does: taking the braces off, making sure they get their education and they go to basketball practice or acting class,” Rose tells EW, adding: “It’s not going to be classless – like it seems like a lot of reality shows aren’t really reality, but our reality show is going to be funny, entertaining, and real.”

The cameras will trail them through such events as Rose taking the family to visit the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, to Kim getting a breast reduction. “We’re not a traditional family,” says Kim. “We are a total modern-day family, mixing the cultures, the ages, the different backgrounds together. I didn’t even know who Pete Rose was when I first met him. It’s kind of a crazy story, but at the core of every family is love and it’s what TLC wants to show.” Quips Rose: “We’re just a normal family with 4,200 hits.”

Yup, other than that, perfectly normal. Consider our DVRs set.

[EW]

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Alabama Babies Really Can Identify Nick Saban Before They Can Walk [Video]


Dom Cosentino

Alabama Babies Really Can Identify Nick Saban Before They Can Walk See? Aw. And congrats to this youngster. With his efforts, he just passed the university’s entrance exam.

Article source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/deadspin/full/~3/byVuKjLKLZA/alabama-babies-really-can-identify-nick-saban-before-they-can-walk