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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Madison Rising’s Lead Singer Talks About the Daytona Performance

Earlier in the week, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" posted the video of what the Internet community almost unanimously declared to be the worst version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" ever by the band Madison Rising before the start of the Nationwide race last Saturday in Daytona, Fla.

Billed by NASCAR as "America's most patriotic band", Madison Rising quickly became a household name as social media blew up, with most of the press being negative.

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Taco Bell Announces New Breakfast Menu!

Taco Bell is easily stealing this idea from me.

Listen to this: Just a few months ago, I was up super early driving to work and I was hungry. I passed a Taco Bell and I said to myself, "How great would it be to have breakfast at Taco Bell?"

Well, they now have it!

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Vote for the Whitecaps’ Newest Food Item

The West Michigan Whitecaps are rebuilding their ballpark following the fire back in January and preparing for their season. As part of that, they're doing a lot of things and asking for the public's input.

First, they asked fans to design their jerseys for Social Media Night. Then, they asked for suggestions for the name of their new mascot. Now, they want the public to vote for which new food item they should add to their menu for the coming season. 

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Johnnie’s Top Harold Ramis Movies

Sad news today, as one of the people that helped us grow up disturbed and a little off has died.  

Actor, writer, director and producer Harold Ramis of "Ghostbusters" fame died today.

There are some many

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Pompeii’ Fizzles While ‘The Lego Movie’ Still Awesome

For the third weekend in a row, 'The LEGO Movie' effortlessly held onto the number one spot at the box office, cutting down all of the newbies that showed up to dethrone it.

Don't cry too hard for '3 Days to Kill,' but feel free to wince plenty for 'Pompeii.'

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U.S. women's bobsled silver medalists Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams celebrate their success on Thursday at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
U.S. women's bobsled silver medalists Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams celebrate their success on Thursday at the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. (Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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Winter Olympics: Nearly Golden for U.S. Women’s Bobsled, But Still Historic

By Ryan Howe | BSU at the Games

Elana Meyers had hoped to be in the Summer Olympics playing softball.

Instead, the former Mid Michigan Ice softball player from Douglasville, Ga., was at the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, seeking a slide toward greatness. She nabbed it, too.

Meyers and Lauryn Williams, of Miami, slid to a silver medal finish in the two-women bobsled competition, just ahead of U.S. teammates Aja Evans, of Chicago, and Jamie Greubel, of Newtown, Pa., and just behind Canadians Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse a mere 0.1 second back.

That gave both Meyers and Williams medals in consecutive Olympics, an impressive feat to go home with as they march into the Closing Ceremonies for the Sochi Winter Olympics tonight.

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Cardboard Bobsleds Successfully Crashed Down the Cannonsburg Hillside Today

Today's Cardboard Bobsled event at Cannonsburg was something I've been looking forward to for quite a while now!  What could be more fun than a bunch of people out on a hill, building bobsleds from cardboard and duct tape, not caring if the thing really held up on the way down the slope?

Thanks to everyone who came out and had fun with us today!  More than 50 bobsleds raced at least partway down the slope, creatively decorated and with people in costume, to the amusement of all.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Most Meaningless Story About Chainsaws (Ever) [Video]

This news story from Augusta, Ga., may be the most meaningless news "story" we've seen yet.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4 Sneak Peeks: Bigger Dragons, and a Greener Iceland

It remains to be seen if 'Game of Thrones' season 4 will follow through on the pattern of previous Sundays with any new trailers or behind-the-scenes "Foreshadowing"s of the vengeance to come, but in the meantime, we have an early treat. Check out an extended look at the size of Dany's dragons in season 4, as well as the latest behind-the-scenes preview of  production from Iceland!

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‘Space Jam 2′ is Moving Forward with LeBron James

LeBron James has long been compared to Michael Jordan as he's one of the most gifted players in basketball today. Those comparisons will now extend to cinema as James has signed on for 'Space Jam 2,' a sequel to the film that had MJ playing basketball with Bugs Bunny and the other members of the Looney Tunes.

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NBC’s ‘Anchorman’ Astronaut Comedy ‘Mission Control’ Adds ‘Breaking Bad’s Krysten Ritter

We figured that NBC was blowing a bit of smoke in touting both Will Ferrell and the 'Anchorman' name for its new astronaut comedy pilot 'Mission Control,' but its first major casting is pure crystal. 'Breaking Bad' and 'Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23' star Krysten Ritter will blast off into the leading lady role, but will 'Mission Control' fall apart on the landing pad?

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Will Smith Looking to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Brilliance’

Though he's been adept in all genres, it's worth noting that Will Smith has had some of his biggest hits while making genre films, specifically science fictions movies. Perhaps that's why he's circling the lead role in Universal's 'Brilliance.'

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