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Maxwell Strachan is a senior editor at The Huffington Post. He has worked on the sports, entertainment, technology and business sections. He has also worked at Salon, the Center for Governmental Studies and KCET.

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Ed Reed Wouldn't Have Wanted To Know He Had CTE While In The NFL

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 10:39 AM

CBS' “60 Minutes” aired a segment about the NFL on Sunday, an update on where the league stands more than a decade after Bennet Omalu discovered the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster.

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France-Germany Match Goes On Amid Explosions Outside Paris Stadium

(2) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 5:43 PM

A soccer match inside the national stadium of France continued until completion on Friday as chaos consumed the city outside. 

Two loud explosions could be heard approximately 15 minutes into the first half of an international friendly match between France and Germany at the Stade...

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Gary Pinkel To Resign As Missouri Football Coach For Health Reasons

(3) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 4:16 PM

The University of Missouri announced Friday that Gary Pinkel will resign from his position as head football coach at the end of the 2015 season for health-related reasons. Pinkel informed his coaching staff and team of his decision Friday evening. 

The head coach was diagnosed...

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Steph Curry's Defender Got A Hand On His Three-Pointer And It Still Went In

(0) Comments | Posted November 13, 2015 | 8:52 AM

Stephen Curry, purported human, rattled off 46 points during the Golden State Warriors' victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves...

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Six Sentences That Every Parent Of A Football Player Should Read

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 1:06 PM

The NFL and football industry more generally have taken pains to portray their sport as safer in recent years. The league points to the dropping number of reported concussions. Youth leagues point to a purportedly safer tackling technique known...

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Uh, What Even Is This Stephen Curry Shot?

(4) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 8:46 AM

The Golden State Warriors, reigning world champions, are 9-0 and beating teams by an average of 17.6 points per game. Stephen Curry, reigning MVP, is leading the league in points per game and PER, and no one else is particularly close in either category. But this year, that's...

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Why The Mizzou Football Protests Are A Watershed Moment In Sports Activism

(0) Comments | Posted November 10, 2015 | 2:25 PM

On Oct. 17, 1969, fourteen football players at the University of Wyoming walked into their head coach’s office with a request. The players, all black, were upset that the Mormon church continued to prohibit black men from entering its priesthood, and so hoped...

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Ex-NFL Player Says Weed Helped Him Kick Pills, Suicidal Thoughts

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2015 | 11:57 AM

Former All-Pro offensive lineman Kyle Turley has said he sustained over 100 concussions in his playing days, but it’s the argument around which drugs should be used to treat the...

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Sources: Kevin Durant Interested In [YOUR CRAPPY TEAM HERE]

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2015 | 2:56 PM

Don't look now, but sources are telling us that that the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant is considering YOUR CRAPPY TEAM HERE as a possible 2016 free agent destination.

“No, ya, seriously,” a source close to Durant said.

Sources close to...

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Stephen Curry Is Hogging The Ball And It's Completely Awesome

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 4:21 PM

If you wanted to level one criticism against Stephen Curry last season, it was that he wasn’t selfish enough.

The Golden State Warriors star is perhaps the greatest shooter in NBA history, yet he only hoisted up 16.8 field goal...

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뉴욕 최고의 인기 동물 베이글-비둘기 님(사진)

(0) Comments | Posted October 28, 2015 | 4:05 PM

쥐가 피자를 물고 고된 퇴근길을 간다고? 저리 비켜라. 내가 바로 베이글 비둘기다!

관련기사 : 뉴욕 지하철의 쥐가 피자를 물고 고된 퇴근길을 간다(동영상)
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올해 가장 유명했던 쥐에게 경쟁자가 생겼다. 이 사진을 올린 사용자는 이렇게 찍었다. "내가 찍은 뉴욕...

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Why Lakers Fans So Deeply Love The Highly Flawed Lamar Odom

(2) Comments | Posted October 14, 2015 | 1:45 PM

There's a certain group of people that like to say Los Angeles is a stars town. As evidence, they typically point to things like Hollywood, images of Paris Hilton shopping in front of the paparazzi and the celebrities that surround the Los Angeles Lakers (and more recently, Clippers) in...

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Area Man Swallowed Whole By Living, Breathing Tarp

(0) Comments | Posted October 9, 2015 | 9:57 AM

A Kansas City Royals' grounds crew member barely escaped death on Thursday...

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38-Year-Old Vince Carter Gets Blocked By The Rim During Simple Dunk Attempt

(0) Comments | Posted October 7, 2015 | 10:07 AM

A few days ago, people all over the Internet took the time to pay tribute to one of the best dunks of all time: Vince Carter's slam quite literally over Frederic Weis at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He was, at the time, truly half-man, half-amazing.

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Cowboys Defense 'More Porous Than The Texas Border,' Says Man In Charge Of Texas Border

(0) Comments | Posted October 5, 2015 | 11:07 AM

Texas governor Greg Abbott has just had it with this Dallas Cowboys defense! It's horrible! But on Sunday, Abbott wondered what the perfect metaphor for the situation could be. Perhaps the very border of which he is in charge! 

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This Choreographed 'What Do You Mean?' Segway Dance Changes Everything

(1) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 3:32 PM

At some point on Oct. 1, 2015, someone somewhere uploaded a video to YouTube entitled, "What Do You Mean / Epic Segway Dance Cover @justinbieber."

The question we need answered is this: Did whoever uploaded the video know, at that exact moment, that humanity as we now know it would never be the same?

"What Do You Mean / Epic Segway Dance Cover @justinbieber" clocks in at two minutes and 50 seconds, but it's actually much longer than that, as it is impossible to watch the video without immediately going back to the start and watching it again.

The video features five male dancers riding Segways (or PhunkeeDucks or Hoverboards or whatever) in choreographed motion to create what is inarguably an Epic Segway Dance Cover of "What Do You Mean?" by Justin Bieber. It is, without a doubt, the greatest thing humanity has ever created. Sorry, cheeseburgers. 

Let us walk through some of the video's greatest moments, starting with our protagonist, who we will refer to from here on out as Robert.

Oh, you say texting while Segway-ing is dangerous? Robert couldn't care less what you think. He needs to meet up with The Boys ASAP.

Now, Robert doesn't meet up with his friends like you meet up with your friends. No, he does it in a way that is so much cooler than you, so much smoother. Oh, hi, guys. Didn't see you there. 

The thing you need to know about the five dancers who make up the "What Do You Mean / Epic Segway Dance Cover @justinbieber" dance crew is that they are more in time with one another than the earth is with the moon, than the sun is with the planets. That all goes to say: they are really coordinated with one another. 

Let's take a moment and give credit where credit is due. It's not just the dancers who do great work in the YouTube video "What Do You Mean / Epic Segway Dance Cover @justinbieber." It is also the camera people. This is some "Matrix"-level stuff.

Honestly, these guys are just really good at Segway-ing while incorporating dance moves into their lives. 

Oh, did you want to see how much more amazing that move got?

Then there is the stop. Man, is there the stop. Could watch these guys turn and stop all day, honestly. "Oh!" Robert seems to scream. That is the confidence of a man who knows he is better at what he does than anyone else on the planet, like Michael Jordan in the '90s.

But hey, you can't Segway while dancing forever. So at some point. it's time to say goodbye with an epic friend hold-slash-jump thing. All you can say is "Wow." Wow. 

Thank you, "What Do You Mean / Epic Segway Dance Cover @justinbieber." Thank you. Somewhere, Justin Bieber is crying tears of joy. We certainly are. 


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The Selfie Girls Everyone Mocked Use Their Fame For Good

(12) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 1:49 PM

The people of the Internet had a grand old time this week mercilessly making fun of a group of young ladies who were caught taking selfies and enjoying themselves at a Wednesday baseball game between the  Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks.

The announcers themselves mocked the girls...

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A-Rod Has A Bit Of A Hard Time During Yankees Wild Card Party

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 9:53 AM

Honestly, champagne celebrations always seemed cold and uncomfortable to us too. Congratulations to A-Rod and the Yankees on their wild-card playoff berth.


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Aficionado falló ¡tres veces! al intentar quedarse con la pelota

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 6:23 PM

Si no lo logras a la primera, intenta otra vez y otra vez. Luego simplemente toma la bola por favor.

Un entusiasta seguidor de los Yanquis de Nueva York se fue 0-3, con un pelotazo en la cara y la burla de su acompañante, al tratar de conseguir una pelota...

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Poor MLB Announcers Fail To Realize Taking Selfies With Friends Is Super Fun

(0) Comments | Posted October 1, 2015 | 12:54 PM

The announcers of a recent game between the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks were absolutely miffed when they discovered a bunch of friends who were taking photos of themselves and having fun while at a Major League Baseball game. 

The friends can be seen in the above video taking photos, eating various snacks, laughing and generally having a great time instead of watching two teams who are combined 143-173 for the season play each other in a game of zero consequence.

Rather than commend the women for attending a game between two teams that have no hope of making the postseason, however, the announcers take to mocking their selfie-taking fun.

Some choice quotes:

- "Do you have to make faces when you take selfies?" 

- "'That's the best one of the 300 pictures I've taken of myself today.'" [Mocking voice]


- "'Hold on, gotta take a selfie with the hot dog, selfie with the churro, selfie just of the selfie.'" [Mocking voice]

- "Peralta knocks it into center. David tonight 2-2, a leadoff single here in the fourth, aaaand nobody noticed."

- "I can't even get my phone to take pictures."

- "You know the beauty of baseball is you can sit next to your neighbor and have a conversation, or you can just completely ignore them."

- "Can we do an intervention?"

Poor announcers, what they don't realize is that taking selfies at baseball games has become something of a baseball tradition. Sure, it's a tradition less time-honored than, say, Cracker Jacks or getting in a verbal altercation with the drunk guy in Section 118, but that's only because selfie creators, otherwise known as smartphones, haven't existed as long as Cracker Jacks or mean, drunk people!

That's not to mention another important fact: Baseball games can be mind-numbingly boring but taking selfies with friends at baseball games is always fun. Check out this selfie I recently took with two of my friends at a Staten Island Yankees game.

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Who won? No idea. To be honest, it doesn't matter. What matters is I remember having fun with my friends. Thanks, Instagram!


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