This week on WIRed, Kyle Field gets improvements to become the best college football stadium in Texas, an Iranian scientist reveals his time machine invention, the “Shadowrun” franchise return in…well…”Shadowrun Returns”, and the WCW’s classic beach-themed summer pay-per-views! Also, LEGO James Bond is kinda-sorta a thing (thanks, internet)! Read the rest of this entry
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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This week on WIRed, another iconic modernist building awaits demolition, the man behind the Super Soaker & his tech endeavors, the Manos: The hands of Fate game might pick up some “Steam” — wink-wink –, and you’ve had a great football career, what are you gonna do next? I’m gonna WRASSLE!
Also, The PractitioNERD WIRed is now available for your viewing pleasure on ALL Roku boxes and iDevices via iTunes!! Read the rest of this entry
The Ravens defeated the 49ers in the Super Bowl two weeks ago (you know, the game that was initially a blowout so the lights went off because God switched the channel and Bane TOTES DID NOT show up), so this week I feel compelled to share this list from About.com on the 10 best football legends to ever square off in the wrestling ring, with the ranking based on the quality of their football careers (so sorry, no Bill Goldberg here; he did MORE than good-enough on the wrestling side of things than the football side of things). Read the rest of this entry
This week, The Classic Schoolhouse Design Goes All “Deconstructivist-style”, How To Go Out In The Rain & Not Get Wet, The Ohio State Marching Band Goes The Way of the Gamer, and Look! Up Above The Ring! Wrestlers On A Scaffold! Plus, San Antonio MONSTER-CON is tomorrow and I may be going as The Doctor for Halloween. Read the rest of this entry
While I’m not a huge fan of Ohio State University (or the Big Ten Conference as a whole; nothing personal, I just do not care for them), this halftime performance dedicated to video games from their marching band is one of the best I’ve ever seen (after any performance from the World Famous Fighting Texas Aggie Band; #nobias).
Above is a still image from the halftime performance of The Ohio State University Marching Band from this past Saturday, October 6th, 2012 as the Buckeyes took on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. As previously mentioned, the theme was popular video games, and the performance included musical selections from The Legend of Zelda, Halo, Pokemon, Tetris, and much more. Also, which is probably the BEST PART from the entire performance, make sure not to miss the running horse at the 6 minute mark. Check out the entire Ohio State University Marching Band halftime show after the break.
This week, Getting Teenagers a Leg-Up in Architecture, The Re-re-re-re-re-release of Final Fantasy 3, The NES Zapper becomes an ACTUAL ZAPPER, and the Hitman vs HBK in an Iron Man Match…PLUS, The Question Of The Week!! 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