Unlikely Olympians

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Including Tongan luger Bruno Banani, who in 2008 was paid by a marketing firm to move to Germany, change his name to that of an underwear manufacturer, and learn to luge. He liked luging so much that he continued on with the sport, reaching three World Championships.

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Reminisce Over This

Seattle Seahawks, The Blue Wave Is On A Roll, 1985

Perfect Pitch

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While playing baseball for Wright State University, Guided by Voices frontman Robert Pollard threw a complete game no-hitter. The 9-1 victory was the future rockstar’s first college win, and the first no-no in Wright State Raiders history.

The Day the Dunk Died

Dunking was banned in the NCAA from 1967 to 1976. Most people attribute the ruling to the dominance of 7 ft. 2 in. Lew Alcindor, now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Here’s a funny little video with Kareem and Bobby “The Bounce Pass” Mitchowski (Glenn Howerton) about the ridiculous ruling.

In Dreams…

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Linfinite Jest, the print, by Andrew Kuo.

Signed Edition of 50
26″ x 30″, deckled edge

Available through Exhibition A

Printables

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The Epic Battle To Save The Most Offensive Team Name In Professional Sports by Travis Waldron

Hail To The Redskins

Printables

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In the Beginning, There Was a Nipple by Marin Cogan

Ten years ago, 90 million people watching Super Bowl XXXVIII saw Janet Jackson’s breast for nine-sixteenths of a second. Our culture would never be the same.

WWC: Abdullah The Butcher vs. Andre The Giant (1983)

An Embodiment of the Olympic Spirit

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A profile of the 1988 Calgary  Winter Olympics unlikely star, “British plasterer-turned-ski jumper” Eddie the Eagle.

Printables

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Weed Bowl 48 and other mind-altering Super Bowl XLVIII stories by Steve Busfield

Legalized marijuana, Adderall suspensions and head concussions are the stories that the NFL would rather not talk about in its biggest week of the year

“Wearing My Glasses I Look Like Another Man”

Bad Lip Reading  of the NFL is back!

Courtside Politics

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Inside celebrity treatment at Knicks games.

For the Somehow Uninitiated

An awesome, animated guide to American Football by Fraser Davidson.

via, deadspin

Revisiting Those Tennis Lessons from the Summer of ’89

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The Nike Air Tech Challenge II “Hot Lava,” available January 24th.

Such Bobsled

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Fans of the Jamaican bobsled team have raised over $25,000 in Dogecoin in hopes of getting the duo to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

Lunchtime Laughter

NFL Concludes Ex-Players Taking Their Own Lives Because ‘They Miss Football So Much’

Now That’s A Broken Nose

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Andy ‘Ice Cold’ Eicholz, MMA Fighter

Mad Dog, Glav, and The Big Hurt

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The three newest players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame

California Surfing and Climbing in the Fifties

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A newly-released book featuring photographs of legendary surfers and famous climbers in—you guessed it—1950s California.

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