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The Man Who Walked His Life Away

George Wilson stepped out into the medieval-walled prison yard and began to walk. He was 47 years old, beaten-down, and half-starved. His squat frame and stubby legs hardly suggested athletic excellence. But Wilson was well-known as a perambulator, a peregrinator, and a master of “leg-ology.” He was a celebrated… Read more…

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The Bitter Life Of A Shattered Jockey: A Mostly True Story

The 1973 Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Awards banquet wasn’t lacking for starpower. Flyers legend Bobby Clarke, who became only the ninth player in NHL history to score 100 points with his 104-point 1972-73 campaign, was one of the honorees. So too was Penn State running back and newly-minted Heisman Trophy…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Calm Down About Spoilers

Spoiler culture—the capital-D Discourse surrounding how much of the plot you should know before heading into a piece of media—reached its apotheosis with the releases of Avengers: Endgame and the Game of Thrones episode “The Long Night.” The furor around spoilers is such that it is entirely believable that a man…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Netflix’s Bright Future Looks A Lot Like Television’s Dim Past

In 1995, the Emmy nominees for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, ER, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. In 1996, the Emmy nominees for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, ER, Law & Order, NYPD Blue, and The X-Files. In 1997, the Emmy nominees for Best Drama were Chicago Hope, ER, Law & Order, […]

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Gamer Was A Batshit Great Bad Movie That Was A Decade Ahead Of Its Time

You probably missed Gamer. I missed Gamer. It was a 2009 movie with a terrible title, a terrible trailer, and reviews that ranged from mediocre to damning. One particular review said that it was “a film that tries to criticize the commercialization of violence, even though it itself is commercialized violence,” the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Was Really Going On At Orchids Of Asia?

Last year, dozens of men had their penises touched at massage parlors on the Treasure Coast of Florida. One of them was the owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft. Another was a police officer, identified as Detective Brock. The former was charged with two misdemeanors and became a punchline. The latter was…Read more… […]

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Who’s Killing The Soul Of Sneaker Culture?

PITTSBURGH — In East Liberty sits a store that never looks open. While nobody would ever admit it, it’s possible that this is a deliberate move. Tinted windows obscure the inside of the store until you’re up close, and those windows are adorned with decorative oak bars all giving the impression of an aesthetically…Read more… […]

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Madden Is As Full Of Anonymous Players As The NFL Itself

It’s hardly a selling point, but this year’s edition of Madden has the real Kyle Lauletta. The game’s rendering of the Giants’ rookie quarterback—who stepped into a blowout win against Washington in Week 13 to throw five incompletions and a pick and then meekly returned to clipboard and donut-gofer duty—looks more or…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Hell Is Real, And It’s The Infield Of The Indy 500 

“Where are you going? Heaven or hell?” asked a billboard beside a typically dull stretch of Interstate 65 halfway from Chicago to Indianapolis. Twenty miles south came another sign, this one more urgent than the last, a warning spelled out in white block type against a black background: “HELL IS REAL.”Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The NCAA Is Running Out Of Excuses On Brain Injuries

When it was time to change her husband Greg’s diaper, Deb Ploetz followed a routine. First, she would lead him to the bathroom of their rental house in North Little Rock, Arkansas, where they had moved to in February of 2015—in part to be closer to Deb’s family, and in part because memory care facilities […]

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Three Men Crossed Frozen Lake Baikal, And Chased More Than A World Record

The eighth day he was out on the ice, Scott Gilmour’s eyes started to feel like jelly. They wobbled around in his sockets, and when he looked out, the world seemed like it was smeared with goo. Gilmour and his two companions had been facing headwinds for hours, walking on ice as hard as steel. […]

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All 102 Winter Olympic Medal Events, Ranked

Let’s face it: Almost everyone prefers the Summer Olympics to the Winter Games. Basketball, swimming and beach volleyball are much easier sells to viewers than the likes of biathlon, skeleton and luge. The Winter Olympics also have way more time-based events, where athletes don’t directly face off against their…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Meet The Crazy New Yorkers Who Completed Five Triathlons In Five Days

Why? That’s the first question people always ask. Why would you want to swim 2.4 miles, bike 112, and then run a marathon? Why would you do it five days in a row? Why would you plan the whole thing yourself? In the five boroughs? In the middle of June?Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Do We Grow Out Of Going Home For The Holidays?

This year on Christmas morning, we four adult children will emerge from our various haphazard sleeping situations, my sister and I from the double bed we traditionally share, and my brothers from their makeshift beds in the unfinished basement, or perhaps one of them will have fallen asleep on the couch the night…Read more… Continue […]

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I Doped Like Maria Sharapova And It Was Actually Pretty Great

I have some personal news I’d like to share: I’m doping. With performance-enhancing drugs, even. The same kind that got tennis star Maria Sharapova banned from the professional tour for 15 months, and the reason she needs tournaments like the US Open—which starts today in New York—to offer her wildcard entries so she…Read more… Continue […]

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The Story Behind The Iconic Photos Of The Olympics’ Dirtiest Record

When Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson faced off in the 100-meter finals at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, the race to determine the world’s fastest human was the marquee event of the Games. It was America vs. Canada; the lithe Lewis against the hulking Johnson; the reigning Olympic champ against the reigning world champ; Lewis’s…Read more… […]

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