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Mar 13, 2013
@ 10:22 am
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Pepsi Max is killing it with these videos. This one is Jeff Gordon taking a test drive.

(via NASCAR Driver Takes Unsuspecting Car Salesman for Wild Ride in Pepsi Ad)


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Feb 7, 2013
@ 1:31 pm
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Devin Hester does not want a change of the scenery. Hester wants to leave a scene-stealing role in a classical play at an elite Chicago theatre (let’s say Polonious in a well-received Hamlet at the Goodman) for a more prominent role in a lesser production elsewhere (say Mercutio in the Kansas City Rep production of Romeo & Juliet). He is not comfortable blaming his struggles in 2012 on himself - even though his former coordinator Dave Toub was quite comfortable with that scenario. Hester is blaming, what else, the city of Chicago.

— Da’ Bears Blog cracks me up sometimes. Sports and theatre don’t usually get mixed.

Despite His Selfish Comments, Bears Should Keep Devin Hester | DA BEARS BLOG


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Dec 17, 2012
@ 7:12 am
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Wakeboarding a cranberry bog

(via Winch Sessions - Back to the Cranberry Bog - Wakeskating - Episode 9 - YouTube)


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Nov 8, 2012
@ 11:32 am
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The bar lights went down, the Kings of Leon cranked up, and Iguodala laid in the ball to give Denver a 103-92 lead. I turned on my phone and started scrolling through the tweets. Amid all the noise was one isolated moment of sanity: “Tonight was the first time since his rookie year Hasheem Thabeet has reached double-figures and only the fourth time in his entire career.” What a feeling, to witness history.

— A pretty funny story of trying to watch basketball instead of the election on Tuesday …

A Historic Night: Hasheem Thabeet, America, and Hope - The Triangle Blog - Grantland


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Jun 12, 2012
@ 3:49 pm
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Oklahoma City: According to the City Walk website — which conveniently offers options for both high- and low-bandwidth users — the 30,000-square-foot behemoth is Oklahoma City’s “Premiere Multi-Club Complex.” OK, whatever, but we’re enthusiastic about the fancy spelling of “Premiere.” Apparently there are seven areas, including one with dueling pianos. But on Yelp, reviewer Rc W. raised questions about the quality of the women, calling them “bottle blonds with outdated skanky clothing and cake makeup who spraytan so much that they look like freaking Oompa Loompas.” And Mike Miller will be very disappointed when he learns the dueling instruments are not banjos.

Amazing. Grantland compares Miami nightlife to Oklahoma City nightlife.

NBA Playoffs Shootaround: Finals Preview - The Triangle Blog - Grantland


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Jun 1, 2012
@ 3:09 pm
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This is amazing. Deadspin solves the mystery of DeShawn Stevenson’s kitchen ATM: “According to TMZ, Stevenson shelled out $3,500 for the installation, charges a ridiculous $4.50 transaction fee, and refills it with $20,000 in cash a few times a year. Seems like a good move to install one in-house, especially if he’s got wealthy NBA teammates stopping over on occasion before they go out for the night.”
    (via The Mystery Behind DeShawn Stevenson’s Kitchen ATM Is Solved
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This is amazing. Deadspin solves the mystery of DeShawn Stevenson’s kitchen ATM: “According to TMZ, Stevenson shelled out $3,500 for the installation, charges a ridiculous $4.50 transaction fee, and refills it with $20,000 in cash a few times a year. Seems like a good move to install one in-house, especially if he’s got wealthy NBA teammates stopping over on occasion before they go out for the night.”

(via The Mystery Behind DeShawn Stevenson’s Kitchen ATM Is Solved )


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Jan 19, 2012
@ 10:46 am
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Brian Phillips is my favorite sportswriter working today. Great piece in Grantland on why soccer seems boring.
(via Brian Phillips on soccer and boredom - Grantland)

Brian Phillips is my favorite sportswriter working today. Great piece in Grantland on why soccer seems boring.

(via Brian Phillips on soccer and boredom - Grantland)


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Jan 6, 2012
@ 5:34 pm
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The backlash to the backlash to the backlash is starting: Tim Tebow sucked, then he un-sucked (five and one as a starter!), and now he sucks again.

This is actually a pretty good piece from Deadspin about what Tim Tebow is actually good at.

Tim Tebow Is A Pretty Good Quarterback