Analyze Swish

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Nate Silver and FiveThirtyEight’s statistical model for the NCAA Tournament will help balance out your risky bracket behavior.

‘Monumental Snips’

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March Madness is apparently vasectomy season. CNN notes an uptick in men scheduling their procedures to align with prime couch time, and fans wearing their favorite team’s duds to appointments. As one patient told his doctor ‘I have to have this during March Madness, you have to talk to my wife about it. Tell her what my limitations are and that I need to be on the couch.’

If There’s One Thing Congress Can Do, It’s Get a Cool Coin Made

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The curved 2014 National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin from the United States Mint celebrates the 75th anniversary of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The coin is the result of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Commemorative Coin Act, a law passed in 2012.

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Getting Addicted to Fitness Technology

Thirty Thousand Steps: The FitBit Saga from EVERYTHING BUT THE NEWS

The Lure of Two-Button Baseball

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Old folks who stopped playing video games once the toggles became necessary can now rejoice, a revamped, yet distinctly familiar R.B.I. Baseball returns to video game consoles April 10th. With fast-paced gameplay and none of that modern option button hoo-ha, the brass behind the game have promised it to be “the best of now with the feeling of old.” 

Mastershaper

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The super dick surfboard

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Putt-Putt Perfection

18 holes, 18 putts. A short film by Mickey Duzyj telling the story behind the third perfect score in the 50-year history of putt-putt tournament competition.

Swish.

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S&H Athletics makes a bid for the tourney with this tee.

FootGolf

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Oh man, this might be the best sport invented in the 21st century. An obvious combination of golf and soccer, FootGolf is a game for those who want to be free from the self-discipline in golf and the running in soccer. While its origins are unclear, FootGolf was legitimized as a sport in the Netherlands, and in 2012, the Federation for International FootGolf (FIFG) was created. With courses all over the US and the world, it definitely seems like a great way to spend a couple of hours outdoors.

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The Team Name Sizzles in Embroidered Bacon Grease

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The Lehigh Valley IronPigs’ Official Saturday Bacon Cap is something else.

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Experimental Rule, 7.13

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No more cheap shot collisions at home plate

From Bicycle Kicks to Flip Tricks

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The ‘Copa Mundial’ is a top soccer shoe, so for adidas to turn them into flats for their skateboarding line is extraordinary. Pick up a pair of the adidas Busenitz ‘Copa Mundial’ here, or at select adidas skateboarding retailers.

The Check Heard ‘Round the World

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Victory Journal has just published a real fun graphic short story about the historic 1976 exhibition matchup between the Philadelphia Flyers aka “Broad Street Bullies” and the Soviet Red Army aka “CSKA Moscow.” Read it here

Grapefruit & Cactus

A candid look back through Spring Training.

Printables

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Getting Behind the Gun by Jacob Baynham

Can I kill? Have I strayed too far from the ways of my hunter-gatherer ancestors? Is my wife looking at me funny? How does this rifle work? One gun-shy man’s quest to enter the woods, and return with meat.

Sir David Attenborough Narrates Olympic Curling

Brilliant.

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The New Era 1934 Collection

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80 years after New Era introduced the first high quality, handcrafted uniform cap to baseball, the Buffalo-based company is bringing back the original designs for the NY Yankees, NY Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Detroit Tigers, and Cleveland Indians as part of their newly launched Heritage collection. Made out of melton wool, and featuring leather sweatbands on a classic 19Twenty Fitted 6-panel silhouette, the collection will be available February 28th in select New Era retailers.

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It’s Bobsled Time!

While the Jamaican bobsled team didn’t win any medals at Sochi— the duo finished 29th out of 30—they won the internet with this fantastic 8-bit promotional video.

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Lunchtime Laughter

Olympic Village Tour: See Where The Athletes Live, Train And Bang Each Other

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