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ESPN’s John Clayton dons Slayer shirt again to critique Russell Westbrook

Posted by on January 20, 2016

In 1988, the year Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was born, Slayer released their fourth album, South of Heaven. But either the basketball player just liked the overall message of the shirt, he has a stylist, or he’s a fan of the heaviest of the Big 4, because he was recently seen donning a Slayer […]

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Metallica hang out with ESPN for ‘SportsCenter’ ad

Posted by on July 14, 2014

ESPN’s ‘This is SportCenter’ ads are always for a laugh, and they’ve already made a foray into metal via sportscaster John Clayton’s ad portraying his as a Slayer fan that lives at home. Now Metallica has gotten involved in an ad. The premise is that now that Mariano Rivera, who used Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” as […]

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Now ESPN’s John Clayton is REALLY hanging with Slayer

Posted by on November 4, 2013

@ESPNAssignDesk John Clayton Rocking with Slayer pic.twitter.com/hz1MkaK7WI — Kim Grinolds (@KimGrinolds) November 4, 2013 One of the most memorable ads for ESPN’s SportsCenter depicted its 59 year-old reporter John Clayton as a closeted Slayer fan relaxing in his bedroom when he’s not on the network. Everyone had a good laugh about it, then forgot about […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 5: Metal Sports Crossovers

Posted by on August 19, 2013

Metal Insider’s Top 5 is a column where we count down the top five of…well basically anything. Last week, the Arena Football League announced they would be teaming up with KISS to launch a new team in Los Angeles. Surprised? Well you shouldn’t be. Not only has KISS proven time and time again that they’ll put their […]

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GWAR Records Theme Song For The Dan Patrick Show’s “Wheel Of Punishment”

Posted by on January 14, 2013

Remember when Oderus Urungus made an appearance on Dan Patrick’s syndicated program, The Dan Patrick Show? Well apparently the GWAR frontman and the former ESPN personality hit it off. That’s because the show recently premiered a snippet of the theme song GWAR recorded for their “Wheel Of Punishment” segment. It’s not clear whether the song […]

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Video: Dan Patrick Channels Jamey Jasta

Posted by on September 19, 2012

In a continued outbreak of sportscasters apparently unleashing their inner metalhead, former ESPN host and current syndicated sportscaster Dan Patrick recently gave hardcore vocals a whirl. Above, you can hear him screaming along to Hatebreed, and while he isn’t going to be replacing Jamey Jasta, it’s kind of impressive. And funny. Before you know it, […]

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Video: John Clayton II: Electric Boogaloo

Posted by on September 12, 2012

Last week’s ESPN clip suggesting  50-something NFL analyst John Clayton is a metalhead living at home with his parents wasn’t just popular with the metal blogosphere, it was pretty much popular with anyone that has eyes. So it’s no surprise that ESPN has rolled out a blooper reel with some extra footage. It’s not as […]

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Video: ESPN Analyst John Clayton – Secret Metalhead?

Posted by on September 6, 2012

ESPN’s commercials are always funny, even if you’re not into sports. Their new commercial featuring NFL analyst John Clayton is even better. If the ad is to be believed (spoiler alert: it’s not), the 58 year-old Clayton still lives at home, has long hair despite the fact that he’s balding, and is a huge Slayer […]

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Kerry King Gets A Seat At The Jäger Table

Posted by on May 3, 2012

It’s no surprise that Slayer like  Jägermeister, especially lead guitarist Kerry King. However, we were a little surprised to see him prominently featured in their new advertising campaign, A Stronger Bond. In the spot,”A Seat at the Table,” rodeo bullfighter Rob Smets walks through a house to find six intimidating-looking men sitting at a table. […]

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GWAR’s Oderus Urungus Appears On The Dan Patrick Show

Posted by on March 19, 2012

This morning, GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus stopped by former ESPN personality Dan Patrick’s syndicated program. The Dan Patrick Show personality Andrew “McLovin” Perloff had to step away paternity-related reason. So who better to fill in on a sports talks show that Oderus himself? While on the show, Oderus talked about everything from Peyton Manning’s future […]

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