Category Archives: Sports
Texas A&M University received approval from the A&M System Board of Regents on May 1st to proceed with one of the largest college football stadium redevelopments in history for the historic — as in “since 1927″ historic — Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. The total cost of the project totals to approximately $450 million, increasing the capacity from 82,589 to 102,500, and making it the largest stadium in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the state of Texas –insert “everything’s bigger in Texas” joke here. The reWHOOPification (or as professionals call “renovation” and “expansion”; whatever, man) of Kyle Field will begin immediately following the end of the upcoming 2013 college football season and is expected to be finished in time to open the 2015 season. The Fightin’ Texas Aggie Football Team will show how much they don’t fear construction, concrete and cranes by continuing to play their home games during the reWHOOPification of the iconic stadium.
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The Allen Americans of the Central Hockey League had a “McDonald’s Night” earlier this month, where they played wearing McDonalds-themed jerseys to be auctioned off for charity. I know, “so what,” but here’s what; Ronald McDonald provides his best Herb Brooks impression (sidebar: Brooks coached the USA Olympic Hockey Team in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid) to deliver the Miracle speech from the movie, well, Miracle, starring S.D. Bob “Snake” Plissken himself, Kurt Russell. It should also go without saying that just like Team USA did in 1980 against the Russians, the Americans won in a 4-0 shutout. CHECK THE VIDEO AFTER THE BREAK. Read the rest of this entry
On this week’s Louisville Cardinal-tastic episode of WIRed, get your Big Mac on at a Asian Fuel Station, Robots walking like HUMANS, Violent Games re-imagined as Dr. Seuss book covers & I didn’t know THESE guys were in WCW?!? Read the rest of this entry
Adrian Peterson, superstar running back for the NFL’s Minnesota Vikings, suffered a torn ACL injury in last December, near the end of the regular season. As part of Peterson’s rehab regiment, he played Wii Fit and other games that are specially designed to regain strength and balance. Read the rest of this entry
Do you remember where you were when former NBA player and Philadelphia 76er star Allen Iverson enlightened us with his philosophy on the practice of…well…practice? Read the rest of this entry
Team USA’s Basketball Jerseys Are Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles; Our Recyclable Litter at Work.
Nike has announced the the 2012 iteration of Team USA’s basketball jerseys for the Olympic Games in London would be made of 96% recycled polyester, making them the lightest jerseys Nike ever made. Additionally, the shorts will be 100% recycled polyester and only weight 5 ounces. Nike verifies that each jersey is made from 22 recycled plastic bottles to create the breathable polyester fabric the jerseys are made of. Pretty snazzy-looking, don’t you think? It may be more successful than the NBA experiment with the synthetic basketball.
[Thanks to Nike via Twitter "@NikeBasketball" & the press release]