Archive for October, 2015

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The Houston Texans cut crybaby backup QB Ryan Mallett today, and it’s about time.  To say the QB situation in Houston has been a complete dumpster fire would be putting it lightly.  Mallett has arguably been the worst QB to see extended action in the NFL this season, and missing the team flight to Miami this past weekend was the last straw. Read the rest of this entry »

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There are few experiences that match being at the stadium for an NFL game. In a tightly contested matchup, the crowd reaction enhances the drama of the ups and downs of each play’s impact on the final score.

It can also be a badge of honor to have been at the stadium during the sport’s epic moments. How many people can say they were there when Franco Harris made the Immaculate Reception? What would it have been like to have seen Joe Montana connect with Dwight Clark for the game-winner against the Cowboys in person? Who experienced the excitement (or disappointment) of being in the stadium to see David Tyree make the most improbable of catches in Super Bowl XLII?

These are the kinds of moments that can make watching an NFL game in person a lifetime experience, but it comes with many disadvantages compared to watching a game on TV, especially in 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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Most Popular Sports

October 22, 2015 by

 

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Sport has the ability to bring people all over the world together but just which sports are the most popular the whole world over? We decided to put a list together of our top seven.

Football – the beautiful game is as booming as it ever has been and the 2014 World Cup in Brazil was a fantastic showcase of that. 3,429,873 was the total attendance for the 64 matches while FIFA reported that their global stadium – a social, online and mobile hub for the tournament – exceeded 1 billion users, an amazing feat indeed. Football has long been a popular game, a game enjoyed by the working man and with the World Cup’s popularity and some excellent players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi is shows no sign of changing any time soon.

Rugby Union – sometimes people view rugby as the poorer brother of football, as both sports were founded in England and are similar in a number of ways but they’re also vastly different too and that appeals to many. Rugby players show great restraint when accepting refereeing decisions, while it is a game lauded for its physicality and intensity unlike football – lauded for skill and the global broadness of the game. The recent rugby World Cup in England has been one of the best-attended tournaments ever – passing the 2 million mark – while many more fans have tuned in worldwide on television.

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Sneakerheads and Back to the Future fans rejoice! On “Back to the Future Day” Nike announced that they will be releasing a limited amount of the Nike Mag self-lacing shoes, as seen in Back to the Future Part II, in Spring of 2016.  Michael J. Fox already has his pair, and if you’re looking to score a pair of your own you better start saving now. Read the rest of this entry »

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Once upon a time we placed bets and queued up in the dull and funky smelling TAB, where, if the walls could talk, would probably tell many a story, most probably in a witty and long-winded colloquial drawl. Although there is still a huge appeal within this beautifully imperfect community – along with the irreplaceable banter community spirit that the TAB betting scene has to offer, the digital era is well and truly opening betting up to everyone. The joy of digital betting allows everyone from the semi-professions to the occasional flutterer to reap the benefits of real-time betting.
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The new NHL season is getting into gear, and it‘s going to be exciting to say the least. Ice hockey is the kind of sport that is pretty generous when it comes to surprising even the most weathered fans, and it’s safe to say that this year will be no different in this regard.

However, picking favorites is rather a sport in itself.  Ask me again on the Boxing Day, but for the time being, there are a few teams that look good enough to be in the top 5 at the very least. There’s also been a few notable rule changes – so let’s take a look.
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686, the oldest independent snow outerwear brand in the U.S., is releasing their first collection in conjunction with ’47 Brand.  The collection features the logos of fourteen schools across the U.S., including Boston University, Brigham Young University, University of California, University of Colorado, Dartmouth College, Harvard University, University of Michigan, University of Nebraska, Pennsylvania State University, University of Southern California, University of Texas, University of Vermont, University of Wisconsin and Yale University.

For each school there will be a new custom Victory Jacket release (insulated shell), Flight Jacket (insulator piece that can be worn on its own or under another jacket), as well as ball caps, masks and other items.  I had the opportunity to try out one of their Flight Insulated Jackets, as well as some of their hats and neck gaiters.  Their apparel is LEGIT.

QUICK REVIEW:

Aesthetics: A

Utility: A-

Quality: A-

Price/Value: B+

Overall: A-

The NCAA Technical Apparel Collection from 686 and ’47 is on point.  The apparel is stylish, functional, and gives fans and alumni a solid alternative to the book store merchandise.  There are some very, very minor details that I can nitpick at, but you will not be disappointed with any of this gear.  If you’re lucky enough that your school is included in their line, it’s a definite cop.  Check out all their products here: http://686.com/products/men/collections/686-x-47/.

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Sage Northcutt is the mother fucking truth.  It’s OK if you haven’t heard of him yet- he doesn’t even have a Wikipedia page, but the 19-year-old kid has enough martial arts World Championships to cover an entire wall where he trains.  He recently dismantled Francisco Trevino in just 57 seconds at UFC 192 on Saturday night, and is poised to take over the lightweight division.  I’m not jumping the gun here.  Check out the highlights from this weekend: Read the rest of this entry »

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