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Top 10 Jordan Releases of 2016

December 29, 2016 by
Air Jordan 11 Low Navy Gum

The Jordan XI Low Navy Gum was one of my personal favorites, but doesn’t make this list

As I alluded to in my last post, I’m a sneakerhead.  I’m not big-time like the professional athletes and celebrities, but my collection fluctuates anywhere from 50-75 pairs of shoes at a time.  I buy, collect, and resell sneakers as a hobby.  My wife hates it, but it’s nothing new.  I’ve been doing this for years.

2016 was a great year for sneakerheads.  Just about every week (more like every other day) there was a hot release, whether it be Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Reebok, or Under Armour (OK, so maybe not the last two so much, but they made an effort).  While going through my daily sneaker blog routine, I came across a 2016 Top 10 Jordan Releases article from another site and threw up in my mouth a little.  Half the list was trash, and the other half seemed to be out of order.  I won’t throw them under the bus (or give them free advertising by dropping their name), but if you follow me on Twitter you know who I’m talking about.  So I decided to make my own list.  Those Navy/Gum 11 lows get an honorable mention.  Without further ado, here’s my Top 10 Jordan Releases of 2016: Read the rest of this entry »

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Selling on eBay is a hassle.  Type in “eBay sucks” on Google and 953,000 results will pop up. In early 2008, eBay changed their feedback policy to prohibit sellers from leaving negative feedback for buyers. Since the overhaul, eBay has become a free-for-all where there is little to no recourse for deadbeat buyers. It’s like the Wild West, except I can’t challenge the deadbeat to a duel in Town Square at dawn. If an eBay user wins an item and doesn’t want to pay for it, no problem. They can request to cancel an order or simply ghost the seller. Sellers have to wait 2 days before filing an unpaid item claim in order to get their fees reimbursed when a buyer does not pay. Ebay offers an automatic unpaid item assistant, but the earliest that kicks in is 4 days after the auction end. More often than not, I’m left with my dick in my hand item, no cash, and precious time wasted. Read the rest of this entry »

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Now that I’ve got my shameless referral link plug out of the way, let’s get down to business.  If you’ve watched TV at all recently, there’s a good chance you’ve seen one or several Ebates commercials like the video above.  Ebates promises to pay you money for shopping online.  Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, it isn’t.  I was once a skeptic like the people in the video.  I figured there had to be a catch, or Ebates was a scam altogether.  Turns out there isn’t, and it’s not.  Ebates is legit.  They’ll send you a check for basically adding one step to your online shopping process. Read the rest of this entry »

derrick-favors

Finally, the 71st NBA season is upon us and we can tuck into some action.

Some are forecasting one of the more predictable campaigns in a long time and tipping the Golden State Warriors as sure things for the NBA Championship. The bookmakers are in agreement with Golden State favorites through bet365 NBA betting odds of 5/6 and it’s hard to envision any other team lifting the Larry O’Brien Trophy at the end of the season.

That’s what happens when you sign a six-time All-NBA Selection and four-time single-season scoring leader in Kevin Durant.
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QUICK REVIEW

Aesthetics: A-

Utility: B-

Quality: B

Price/Value: B+

Overall: B+

The Dorco Pace Power Razor is an attractive grooming tool that gets the job done.  Dorco gets it.  Razors are for men, not boys, and they should not look like a toy the way other razor companies seem to design their grooming tools (I’m talking about you, Gillette).  The stealth black on the Dorco Pace Power Razor looks clean.  The Venetian Flow really does allow for easy rinsing like the product description says.  Overall, this razor is an affordable alternative to competitors with similar functionality.

I’ve been sporting a beard for about a year, and I generally only shave my neck and edge my chin line.  This razor is not ideal for such grooming, as while I did manage to get a clean shave, it was almost impossible to shave a clean chin line with the power turned on.  While the power of the Dorco Pace Power Razor may help my beardless clean-shaved compatriots, you’ll likely want another option (or turn off the power) if you’re looking for precision.

My only real gripe with the Dorco Pace Power Razor is that the AAA battery required is not included. I had to go out and buy batteries to use my razor.  I hate buying batteries.

If you’re interested in getting an affordable shave from Dorco, pick up the Pace Power here: http://www.dorcousa.com/pace-power-sxb3000/

FULL REVIEW:
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BodyHelix

The good people at Body Helix reached out to me and asked if I’d like to trial one of their products.  I run about 25-30 miles a week and suffer from shin splints from time to time, so I decided to try their Full Calf Helix to ease my pain.

QUICK REVIEW:

Appearance: B-

Quality: A

Comfort: A

Price/Value: B

Overall: B+

The Full Calf Helix form Body Helix gave me the compression and comfort I’d expect from a high-quality product.  It didn’t slip whether I was agility training or running 6 miles.  The pain in my shin subsided while wearing the Full Calf Helix, and I felt great post-workout, too.

My main knocks on the product are the appearance and price.  The logo is pretty feminine looking, and at $45, the Full Calf Helix is pricier than other options I’ve used.  Bottom-line, though, the Full Calf Helix from Body Helix gets the job done.  I’ll wear a Hello Kitty sleeve on my leg if it means I’m going to be pain-free after an hour on the treadmill.

Body Helix offers several other products, which are made with high-quality materials and do what they’re supposed to.  If they’re not out of your price range and other products have failed you, give them a try.  You can browse the items on their website here: https://bodyhelix.com/

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derozan

DeMar DeRozan almost pulled off the most ridiculous poster dunk in the history of basketball Tuesday night when he attempted a 360 slam on a China defender.  This is the almost dunk that everyone will be talking about at work in the morning.  Check the vine after the jump.  Read the rest of this entry »

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The New York Jets have been the butt of many jokes for almost half a century.  They have not won a Super Bowl since Joe Namath famously guaranteed a win in 1968.  At this moment, Geno Smith is penciled in as their starting quarterback as they have yet to sign free agent QB (and last year’s starter) Ryan Fitzpatrick.  A quick look at the Super Bowl odds shows the Jets a 40 to 1 longshot to win Super Bowl LI.  Could they defy the odds and win it all? Read the rest of this entry »

New England Patriots v New York Jets

While Patriots QB Tom Brady was able to avoid a suspension last season (making him a scoop in Fanstasy Football leagues in the process), New England wasn’t so lucky this year as “Deflategate” came back to haunt them.  Brady will miss the first four weeks of the 2016-2017 NFL season, but Vegas doesn’t seem to mind.  NFL odds makers still favor the New England Patriots over all other teams as they sit at a 15 to 2 favorite to win Super Bowl LI.  You’d think losing a franchise quarterback for 1/4 of the regular season would diminish a team’s odds of winning it all, but there are several reasons why the Patriots are still the team to beat. Read the rest of this entry »