Piffcast: The Comeback-cast

After a nice long break, the Piffcast is back! It’s been a month, so Mike and TJ had some catching up to do…

– Developing a Kris Bryant’s up-to-bat Alert App
– Comic-Con Trailer Roundup
– TJ’s movie homework (including some Mark Ruffalo recommendations)
– What we’re watching on TV (Stranger Things, The Night Of)
– The Pokemon around Mike’s house (don’t go looking)
– Coldplay at Soldier Field and K-Pop ‘farms’
– A special thank you to awesome people

…and much more!

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Justin Timberlake’s New Single, ‘Can’t Stop The Feeling!’, Makes You Move

Justin Timberlake’s new single has some serious Song of Summer” potential. It’s upbeat, fun, has some funk, and will be pulling you to every dance floor you encounter.

Timberlake released the video for Can’t Stop The Feeling Friday at Midnight ET (11 PM CT). It features Gwen Stefani, James Corden, Anna Kendrick, Kunal Nayyar, Ron Funches, Icona Pop, and the cast of Dreamwork’s Trolls, which Timberlake is voicing in.

Can’t Stop The Feeling! is available on…

iTunes: http://smarturl.it/CSTFi?IQid=yt

Spotify:http://smarturl.it/CSTFsp?IQid=yt

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/CSTFamz?IQid=yt

Google Playhttp://smarturl.it/CSTFgp?IQid=yt

…and it will likely get plenty of play on your favorite Top 40’s station all weekend long. Timberlake’s new album will be following soon, but details on its release have yet to be divulged.

For more, follow along on Facebook and Twitter

Piffcast: The Eleventh One – NFL Draft 2016

It’s Draft Week in Chicago and Eric Edholm (Shutdown Corner on Yahoo! Sports) joins the Piffcast to preview it. We talk about his process in preparing for the draft, the best overall player, trading up for the “Big 2” quarterbacks and who will be available later.  We discuss who could slide as well, and what the draft experience is like in Chicago. (31:30 mark, if you want to jump ahead)

TJ and I also go back and forth on Chicago baseball (he’s a Cubs fan, I’m a White Sox fan), moving to the city, some ideas we have for the show, and how we want to promote the things our listeners are doing. We want to hear from you! Let us know if you’re working on anything cool!

Feel free to react as you listen on Facebook or Twitter. Subscribe on iTunes here.

Twitter’s 10th Anniversary: First Ever Tweets From Some Favorites

10 years ago today, some guy named Jack sent the first ever tweet.

“Jack” is Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter. He also set the standard for grammar on social media, apparently.

Do you remember your first tweet? I guess I had Brian Scalabrine and Carmelo on the mind when I wrote mine…

With the help of Twitter’s Discover feature, I was able to dig up some maiden voyage thoughts as people in Sports and Entertainment got setup on their “favorite” Social Media platform.

Movies

 

Robert Downey Jr.

 

Chris Evans

 

Chris Pratt

 

Amy Schumer

 

Emma Watson

 

Jon Favreau

 

Kevin Spacey

 

Tom Hanks

 

Ron Howard

 

Jamie Foxx

 

Kristen Bell

 

Angela Bassett

 

Ben Affleck

 

Chris Rock

 

Brie Larson

 

John C. Reilly

 

Kevin Hart

 

Television

 

Bryan Cranston

 

Aaron Paul

 

Krysten Ritter

 

Jason Segel

 

Mark-Paul Gosselaar

 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

 

Jerry Seinfeld

 

Sarah Michelle Gellar

 

Aubrey Plaza

 

Gillian Jacobs

 

Lena Dunham

 

Norman Reedus

 

Michael J. Fox

 

Emilia Clarke

 

Eric Stonestreet

 

Sofia Vergara

 

Grant Gustin

 

Melissa Benoist

 

Chris Hardwick

 

Stephen Colbert

 

Ellen DeGeneres

 

Music

Justin Timberlake

 

Common

 

John Legend

 

Taylor Swift

 

Lady Gaga

 

Alicia Keys

 

Chance The Rapper

 

Rihanna

 

Bruce Springsteen

 

Andrew W.K.

 

Bruno Mars

 

Beyonce

 

Chris Martin

 

Axl Rose

 

Marc Roberge

 

Kanye West

 

 

Basketball

Kobe Bryant

 

Shaquille O’Neal

 

LeBron James

 

Chris Paul

 

Kevin Durant

 

Derrick Rose

 

Jimmy Butler

 

DeMarcus Cousins

 

Blake Griffin

 

Damian Lillard

 

Russell Westbrook

 

Steph Curry

 

Mark Cuban

 

Adrian Wojnarowski (#WojBombs)

Baseball

Jake Arrieta

 

Bryce Harper

 

Brandon McCarthy

 

Dan Haren

 

Andrew McCutchen 

 

Mike Trout

 

Felix Hernandez

 

Clayton Kershaw

 

David Ortiz

 

Kris Bryant

 

Frank Thomas

 

Joe Maddon

 

Ken Rosenthal

 

Football

 

Von Miller

 

Kyle Long

 

Chris Long

 

Aaron Rodgers

 

Russell Wilson

 

Cam Newton

 

Odell Beckham Jr.

 

Le’Veon Bell

 

Marshawn Lynch

 

Todd Gurley 

 

Ian Rapoport 

 

Adam Schefter

 

Jim Harbaugh

 

 

Did I miss any? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter and I’ll get back to you with anybody’s FIRST TWEET.

Favorite Music of Every NCAA Tourney Coaches

Monday morning, CBS Sports staff writer Matt Norlander helped us all get to know the coaches who will be patrolling the sidelines for the next few weeks during March Madness. I think musical taste could say a lot about a person, and Norlander asked each of the coaches who their favorite band or artist was.

While I have Xavier making a deep run, I might be questioning it more based on head coach Chris Mack’s answer. There is a lot of Eagles and Bob Marley love among the field. I do enjoy Northern Iowa’s Ben Jacobson mentioning his dad’s band. John Calipari’s is NOT Drake. And of course Mike Krzyzewski was the only one not to answer back…

…so Norlander designated Beyonce to Coach K.

Here are the answers the rest of the coaches gave from each region. I hope this totally influences how you fill out your brackets if you haven’t already.

The South

CBS Music Brackets

The West

CBS Music Bracket 2

 

The East

CBS Music Bracket 3

 

The Midwest

CBS Music Bracket 4

Which coach do you respect more (or less) based on their taste in music? Let me know on Facebook or Twitter

The 2016 GRAMMYs: Who’s Won What So Far

There are 83 categories for this year’s GRAMMY Awards. Believe it or not, that’s more than 20 less than they presented in 2011.

While the broadcast of the awards show doesn’t start until 7:00 PM CT on CBS, awards were being handed out nearly 5 hours before the show. To keep you posted on the “Who Wins What”, we’ll continuously update this page with announcements and winners.

Winning the first award of the night is…

Best Pop Vocal Album

Taylor Swift – ‘1989’

 

Best Instrumental Composition

Arturo O’Farril – ‘The Afro Latin Jazz Suite’

 

Best Arrangement, Instrumental Or A Cappella

Ben Bram, Mitch Grassi, Scott Hoying, Avi Kaplan, Kristin Taylor and Kevin Olusola – ‘Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy’

 

Best Arrangement, Instruments And Vocals

Maria Schneider – “Sue (Or In A Season of Crime)”

 

Best Recording Package

Sarah Dodds, Schauna Dodds and Dick Reeves – ‘Still The King: Celebrating The Music Of Bob Wills And His Texas Playboys’

 

Best Album Notes

Joni Mitchell – ‘Love Has Many Faces: A Quartet, A Ballet, Waiting To Be Danced’

 

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

Jack White, Susan Archie and Dean Blackwood -‘The Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32)’

 

Best Historical Album

Steve Berkowitz, Jan Haust, Jeff Rosen, Peter J Moore and Mark Wilder – ‘The Basement Tapes Complete: The Bootleg Series Vol. 11’

 

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical

Shawn Everett and Bob Ludwig – ‘Color and Sound’

 

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Dave Aude – ‘Uptown Funk’ (Dave Aude Remix)

 

Best Surround Sound Album

James Guthrie and Joel Plante – ‘Amused To Death’

 

Best Contemporary Instrumental Album

Real Snarky Puppy and Metropole Orkest – ‘Sylva’

 

Best New Age Album

Paul Avgerinos – ‘Grace’

 

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Christian McBride – ‘Cherokee’

 

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Cecile Salvant – ‘For One To Love’

 

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

John Scofield – ‘Past Present’

 

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Maria Schneider Orchestra – ‘The Thompson Fields’

 

Congrats Best Latin Jazz Album

Eliane Elias – ‘Made In Brazil’

 

Best Reggae Album

Morgan Heritage – ‘Strictly Roots’

 

Best World Music Album

Angelique Kidjo – ‘Sings’

 

Best Children’s Album

Tim Kubart – ‘Home’

 

Best Spoken Word Album

Jimmy Carter – ‘A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety’

 

Best Comedy Album

Louis C.K. – Live At Madison Square Garden

 

Best Latin Pop Album

Ricky Martin – ‘A Quien Quiera Escuchar (Deluxe Edition)’

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album

Natalia Lafourcade – ‘Hasta La Raíz’

and

Pitbull – ‘Dale’ (Tie)

 

Best Regional Mexican Music Album

Los Tigres Del Norte – ‘Realidades – Deluxe Edition’

 

Best Tropical Latin Album

Ruben Blades w/ Roberto Delgado – ‘Son De Panamá’ 

 

Best American Roots Performance

Mavis Staples – ‘See That My Grave Is Kept Clean’ 

 

Best American Roots Song

Jason Isbel – ’24 Frames’

 

Best Americana Album

Jason Isbel – ‘Something More Than Free’

 

Best Bluegrass Album

Steel Drivers – ‘The Muscle Shoals Recordings’

 

Best Blues Album

Buddy Guy – ‘Born To Play Guitar’

 

Best Folk Album

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn – ‘Béla Fleck And Abigail Washburn’

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Jon Cleary – ‘Go Go Juice’

 

Producer Of The Year, Classical

Judith Sherman

 

Best Opera Recording

Seiji Ozawa, Isabelle Leonard and Dominic Fyfe – ‘Ravel: L’Enfant Et Les Sortilèges; Shéhérazade’

 

Best Choral Performance

Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Chorale and the Kansas City Chorale – ‘Rachmaninoff: All-Night Vigil’

 

Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Eighth Blackbird – ‘Filament’

 

Best Classical Instrumental Solo

Augustin Hadelich and Ludovic Morlot – ‘Dutilleux: Violin Concerto, L’Arbre Des Songes’

 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Joyce DiDonato & Antonio Pappano – ‘Joyce and Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall’

 

Best Contemporary Classical Composition

Stephen Paulus – ‘Paulus: Prayers & Remembrances’

 

Best Classical Solo Vocal Album

Joyce DiDonato & Antonio Pappano – ‘Joyce and Tony – Live From Wigmore Hall’

 

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

Glen Campbell  – ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’

 

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

Antonio Sanchez – ‘Birdman’

 

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Common, Rhymefest and John Legend – ‘Glory’

 

Best Music Video

Taylor Swift ft. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Bad Blood’

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Best Gospel Performance/Song

Kirk Franklin – ‘Wanna Be Happy?’

 

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

Francesca Battistelli – ‘Holy Spirit’

 

Best Gospel Album

Israel New Breed – ‘Covered: Alive In Asia [Live]’

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Toby Mac – ‘This Is Not A Test’

 

Best Roots Gospel Album

The Fairfield Four – ‘Still Rockin’ My Soul’

 

Best Country Solo Performance

Chris Stapleton – ‘Traveller’

 

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Little Big Town – ‘Girl Crush’

 

Best Country Song

Little Big Town – ‘Girl Crush’

 

Best Dance Recording

Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber – ‘Where Are Ü Now’

 

Best Dance/Electronic Album

Skrillex, Diplo and Justin Bieber – ‘Where Are Ü Now’

 

Best R&B Performance

The Weeknd -‘Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)’

 

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Lalah Hathaway – ‘Little Ghetto Boy’

 

Best R&B Song

D’Angelo – ‘Really Love’ 

 

Best Urban Contemporary Album

The Weeknd – ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’

 

Best R&B Album

D’Angelo – ‘Black Messiah’

 

Best Metal Performance

Ghost – ‘Cirice’

 

Best Rock Song

Alabama Shakes – ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’

 

Best Rock Album

Muse – ‘Drones’ 

 

Best Alternative Music Album

The Alabama Shakes – ‘Sound & Color’

 

Best Rap Performance

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’ 

 

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Kendrick Lamar ft. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat – ‘These Walls’

 

Best Rap Song

Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’

 

Best Pop Solo Performance

Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

 

Best Pop Duo/Group

Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

 

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Tony Bennett and Bill Charlap – ‘The Silver Lining: Songs of Jerome Kern’

 

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical

Jeff Bhasker

 

Best Rap Album

Kendrick Lamar – ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’

 

Best Country Album

Chris Stapleton – ‘Traveller’

 

Song Of The Year

Ed Sheeran & Amy Wadge – ‘Thinking Out Loud’

 

Best Musical Theater Album

Hamilton

 

Best Rock Performance

Alabama Shakes – ‘Don’t Wanna Fight’

 

Best New Artist

Meghan Trainor

 

 

Album Of The Year

Taylor Swift – ‘1989’

 

 

Record Of The Year

Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars – ‘Uptown Funk’

 

Solid night of music. For more follow along on Facebook and Twitter.

#SB50 Roundup: Prop Bets, Podcast, Playlist and More

 

Tonight’s the night…

(5:30 PM CT for kickoff, to be exact)

A week (and a year) of hype for the 50th installment of THE BIGGEST SPORTING EVENT IN THE WORLD. All caps necessary. 

Here on MichaelPiff.com we did everything we could to get you prepared for the “Big Game”. 

ALL THE PROP BETS…

From the color of the Gatorade dumped on the winning coach to the combination of tonight’s victor and our next President, listed HERE. 

The Piffcast…

We brought back the show just in time for Super Bowl 50! Don’t forget to post your Super Bowl Party spread to Facebook or Twitter. The tastiest looking pic wins the first Piffcast Prize Pack. One of the things included is mentioned early in the show, so listen up!

 

The Playlist…

For your Super Bowl party, check out the music from the artists we listed in the “Denver vs. Carolina: Everything But Football” breakdown…and the Halftime acts too. 

 

And more…

Like the 2016 NFL Bad Lip Reading videos…Parts I

and II

 

Follow along on Twitter during the game and don’t forget to send your Super Bowl Spread pics to @Mike_PiFF03 for a chance at the first ever Piffcast Prize Pack