25 Grams: Bill McRight

25 Grams is a feature that culls pictures from some of our favorite instagram feeds.

Bill McRight is a Los Angeles-based artist. This selection is from his #hoopdreams project which honors the memory of the late, great Justin Van Hoy.

He can be followed on instagram at @bill_mcright

Does It Take a Screwball to Throw a Screwball?

The NY Times takes a look at this baseball pitch on the verge of extinction

Social Media as a Sport

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The Hashtag World Cup tracks social media mentions of the teams playing in real time to see which country wins in the social space.

There’s Nothing Quite Like Marina Abramović’s Take on the World Cup

Work Relation 2014

The Most Confused of Them All

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Brazilians of German descent in Blumenau, Brazil’s ‘German’ city—and host to the world’s second largest Oktoberfest—couldn’t figure out who to root for in the day’s earlier slaughter… so they shrugged and drank more beer.

Team Hungry

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Combining the love of pizza and soccer, Alex Kidd has created the Golden Slice Jersey

Never Saw It…

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The “M” and “B” in the Milwaukee Brewers old logo

Printables

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Embedded With Adidas’ Social Media Team at the World Cup in Rio by Julie Ruvolo

Striving to Be the Most Talked-About Brand At the Tournament

$26,500

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The price paid at a ‘Mantiques’ auction for the original micro mini dress and tennis racket from the world famous 1977 poster, The Tennis Girl. Reaching more than 7 times the high estimate, a 1979 edition of the often imitated poster was included in the curious lot. The buyer remains anonymous.

Cliffed Out

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Erm… on second thought, maybe it wasn’t the smartest idea to scale this rock face without any support or climbing gear. But hey, at least I brought my cell phone! Watch the rescue of this hiker stranded on a cliff by the Snohomish County Helicopter Rescue Team, below.

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Tough Cookies

Female wrestlers at the United States Sumo Championships in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Soul Crushing Moments at the World Cup

Painfully satisfying selections from The Agony of Defeat

Lunchtime Laughter

Triumph takes on the World Cup for the second day in a row. We couldn’t be happier.

Printables

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A Century of American Soccer Anxiety by Ian Crouch

Sportswriters have spent more than a century fretting and fighting about soccer and its place in American culture.

Morning Dose of Rufus the Hawk

The fiercest member of Wimbledon’s security team.

A great animal profile from Stella Artois and the Perfectionists.

Lunchtime Laughter

Triumph Watches The World Cup in Astoria, Queens

Not Madden Tho

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Call it the “Rise of the e-Athlete.” Starting this Fall, Robert Morris University in Chicago will offer at least 30 athletic scholarships to High School students with exceptional skills in the video game League of Legends. The first university to offer such a bonus, Associate Athletic Director acknowledged the lack of traditional athletic prowess necessary for the scholarships: “Obviously it’s not cardiovascular in any way, but it’s mental.”

Captain of this Rap Game

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“It’s Poppin” a new rap single by Clint Dempsey aka “Deuce”
 

Morning Dose of the Redskin

77 years of Washington Redskins branding

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