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by Admin posted Sep 16 2014 12:41PM

The governor of Minnesota has joined the chorus of those calling for the Minnesota Vikings to suspend running back Adrian Peterson.

Mark Dayton, who spearheaded the legislative fight for the Vikings' new $1 billion stadium and stood next to team owner Zygi Wilf at the groundbreaking in November, released a statement on Tuesday saying he believes the Vikings should take Peterson off the field until his child abuse case is resolved in Montgomery County, Texas.

Peterson was indicted on one count of reckless or negligent injury to a child Friday, stemming from an incident earlier this year when he used a switch to discipline his son, and he will make his first appearance in court on Oct. 8. His case might not go to trial until next year, however, and the Vikings announced on Monday that Peterson will be allowed to play while his case is being decided.

That move, Dayton said Tuesday, was a mistake.

Given the way NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handled the Ray Rice case, it's almost impossible to trust Goodell to handle the Peterson case appropriately. Which is one reason that many are calling on the Vikings to take it upon themselves to bench Peterson. Something they're refusing to do amid severe public pressure.

(Source: PFT / ESPN)

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by Admin posted Sep 16 2014 11:20AM
CoverGirl's new cross-promotion with the NFL, a "Get Your Game Face On" campaign featuring looks inspired by all 32 NFL teams, has gone awry in the wake of the Ray Rice scandal.

Online protestors have Photoshopped the model sporting a Baltimore Ravens-inspired look by accessorizing her purpled winged eye shadow with a big black eye.

The reworked image has quickly gone viral, often retweeted with the hashtag "#GoodellMustGo," in reference to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

Yesterday, CoverGirl issued a statement that read in part, "As a brand that has always supported women and stood for female empowerment, CoverGirl believes domestic violence is completely unacceptable... We have encouraged the NFL to take swift action on their path forward."


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by Admin posted Sep 15 2014 5:26PM

"Happy wife, happy life" isn't just a cliché dads tell their sons on their wedding day. Science just PROVED it.

A new study from Rutgers University in New Jersey found that the BIGGEST key to a happy marriage is how happy the WOMAN is.

If she's happy, her husband tends to be happier too. And if she's UNhappy, her husband tends to be unhappy too. It's very rare that there's a couple where the husband is satisfied and happy in the marriage and his wife isn't.

The researchers say, "When a wife is satisfied with the marriage, she tends to do a lot more for her husband, which has a positive effect on his life."

Ummm.... DUH! What a waste of money that study was...

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by Admin posted Sep 15 2014 3:31PM
A group of Olive Garden investors has released a scathing critique of the Italian food chain, zeroing in on the amount of breadsticks servers bring out to customers as they dine.

Unlimited breadsticks is one of the main selling points of Olive Garden (duh), but Starboard Value says waiters serve so many at a time that they grow stale.

Starboard says that the restaurant's management "readily admits" the breadsticks lose their appeal after sitting out for seven minutes.

Starboard is trying to take over the chain's board of directors as Olive Garden restaurants see declining sales.

by Admin posted Sep 15 2014 8:15AM
The Colombian women's cycling team has a flesh colored patch in an awkward place. The uniform, which has the flesh colored patch around the groin and stomach area, looks almost see through. The suit has come drawn some criticism for being sexist...inappropriate??

by Admin posted Sep 12 2014 3:29PM
You've seen it on TV before, but probably weren't sure what it is or what it was called but...

Promoters of parkour, the extremely athletic recreational activity where daredevil bros careen off the sides of buildings and stuff, recently met with the International Olympic Committee to discuss whether their "sport" should be included in the Olympics.

One London-based advocate who attended the meeting said it went "like a good first date,"
reports NPR.

But traceurs (that's what parkour participants call themselves) are hardly unanimous in their support of this endeavor. "If there was someone technically as apt as me, but they happen to be 6 foot 3, they're gonna get up a higher wall," says a 5'6" traceur. "And if I gauge my worth on being able to get up the highest wall, I'm never gonna feel like I'm good for anything."

Normally, there's a pretty long process to get a sport in the Games because a sport has to be recognized before it can apply.

Although sometimes the process, which can take decades, is shortened. It was for snowboarding, which came into the Olympics in 1998 under the Olympic Ski Federation instead of having to wait and establish its own fully formed infrastructure.

Here's an example of parkouring below...

(Source: NPR)
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by Admin posted Sep 12 2014 6:52AM

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by Admin posted Sep 12 2014 5:00AM
Downtown Community Partnership wants make everyone's day even better by avoiding some traffic induced stress-please read the info below to make your College Game Day a great experience!
Saturday Shuttles
Transportation to the Downtown broadcast location for ESPN College GameDay will be available from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. with pickup and return service at two locations.
South end of R parking lot at 15th Avenue North and Albrecht Boulevard on the NDSU campus.
East side of T parking lot between 11th and 12th Avenue North.
Fans wishing to only attend the downtown ESPN College GameDay set are encouraged to use the Lot T shuttles.
Here are full details on the event via North Dakota State University
ESPN's College GameDay Returning to Downtown Fargo
FARGO, N.D. – ESPN's College GameDay Built By The Home Depot will return to downtown Fargo for Week 3 and the home opener of three-time NCAA national champion North Dakota State, the network announced Saturday.
The show airs live on ESPN from 8 to 11 a.m. CT each Saturday during the college football season starring Chris Fowler, Lee Corso, Kirk Herbstreit, Desmond Howard, David Pollack and Samantha Ponder.
NDSU, which leads the nation with an FCS-record 26-game winning streak, beat Iowa State 34-14 in the season opener for its fifth straight victory over an FBS opponent. The Bison are coming off a 24-7 win at Weber State.
NDSU attracted College GameDay for the Week 4 home game with Delaware State in 2013 after beating defending Big 12 champion Kansas State 24-21 in the season opener. ESPN's set was downtown at the corner of Broadway and Third Avenue North in front of the Fargo Theatre marquee.
North Dakota State is one of four non-FBS schools to host College GameDay since 1993 and the first to do it twice. NDSU and Air Force are the only schools outside of the "Power 5" conferences and Notre Dame to host the show more than once.
NDSU's opponent for the home opener is University of the Incarnate Word, a first-year member of the Southland Conference. Kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. on the NBC North Dakota network and ESPN3.
Saturday Shuttles
Transportation to the downtown broadcast location for ESPN College GameDay will be available from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. with pickup and return service at two locations.
South end of R parking lot at 15th Avenue North and Albrecht Boulevard on the NDSU campus.
East side of T parking lot between 11th and 12th Avenue North.
Fans wishing to only attend the downtown ESPN College GameDay set are encouraged to use the Lot T shuttles.
Road Closures
All road closures will remain in effect until after the ESPN event on Saturday, September 13:
In preparation for road closures, no parking signs will be posted on the following streets starting Wednesday evening:
Broadway between 2nd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N.
3rd Ave. N. between Broadway and 4th St. N.
5th St. N. between 3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N.
Broadway will be closed to traffic between 2nd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N.
3rd Ave. N. will be closed to traffic between Broadway and 5th St N.
5th St. N. will be closed to through traffic between 3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave N.
No parking signs will be posted which will prohibit parking for Thursday evening on 2nd Ave. N. between Broadway and 5th St. N.
2nd Ave. N. will be closed from the west side of Broadway to 5th St. N.
No parking signs will be posted which will prohibit parking on Friday evening on 4th Ave. N. between Roberts St. N. and 5th St. N. and on Broadway from 4th Ave. N. to the rail road tracks (5th Ave. N.).
4th Ave. N. will be closed from Roberts St. N. to 5th St. N., and Broadway will be closed in the 400 Block (4th Ave. N. to the railroad tracks). These roads will remain closed until the conclusion of the Saturday event.
Police encourage motorists to plan ahead, take alternate routes, pay attention to posted signage and consider taking alternative means of transportation near these areas.
Downtown parking is available. Learn more at
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by Admin posted Sep 11 2014 2:46PM

Move over, T. rex – there's a new king of the dinosaurs now.

Scientists have identified the first known aquatic predatory dinosaur to date, a pre-historic behemoth with a frill on its back called Spinosaurus aegyptiacus.

Fossils indicate the Spinosaurus was the largest known predator to walk the Earth, with a body length stretching almost 3 metres longer than the largest-known Tyrannosaurus Rex specimen. Spinosaurus spent most of its life submerged in water, scientists say. It's the first known dinosaur to have lived and hunted in a semi-aquatic environment.

A team of scientists funded by the National Geographic Society announced their findings on Thursday.

Spinosaurus isn't entirely new to the scientific community, but lack of fossil evidence has made it difficult for scientists to study its lifestyle.

A version of the Spinosaurus appeared in the 2001 film "Jurassic Park III," where it was depicted as an amphibious predator capable of killing a T. rex. However, much of the film shows the Spinosaurus running on land, rather than swimming in water.

Read more about this discovery

(Source: NBC News)

by Admin posted Sep 11 2014 10:26AM
9/11 footage usually makes us feel the same way we did 13yrs ago – angry, sad, and confused… but those feelings ultimately lead to a renewed sense of Patriotism.

This morning, an article was posted on and it should make us all feel ashamed and embarrassed for our country.

414 first responders were killed on 9/11.

1,400 have died since.

2,500 have cancer.

IT TOOK 12 YEARS FOR THEM TO START RECEIVING PAYMENTS FOR HEALTHCARE! Some are still waiting!! Why? These people are heroes and should have received the best treatment possible- immediately. Why do we take these people for granted?

The FealGood Foundation is a non-profit that helps ease the financial burden of medical care and educates the public about the ailments these responders face- Click here to learn more and if you can please make a donation.

There's also an online petition to get Congress to designate a national holiday to honor America's first responders. We encourage you to click here and sign it.

It's time to recognize them for their amazing work. God Bless America!
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by Admin posted Sep 10 2014 1:11PM
Live from New York... it's Chris Pratt!

The Guardians of the Galaxy
star has been officially announced as the host of Saturday Night Live's 40th season premiere, which will air on September 27th.

Ariana Grande has also been lined up as that night's musical guest. It will be both Pratt and Grande's first-ever appearances on the show.

The following week's episode will be hosted by onetime SNL
cast member Sarah Silverman, with Maroon 5 booked as the musical guest.


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by Admin posted Sep 10 2014 7:56AM
One of the first great plays of the 2014 season comes from a high school game in Corpus Christi, Texas. And quite the trick play it is! Simple, yet very, very effective.
by Admin posted Sep 9 2014 4:33PM
General Motors announced Sunday that, in 2017, it will start selling Cadillacs that are capable of driving themselves for extended periods of time!

"Super Cruise" will allow drivers to switch the vehicle into a semi-automated mode, which will automatically keep the car in its lane, making necessary steering adjustments and autonomously triggering braking and speed control to maintain a safe distance from other vehicles,
reports the L.A. Times.

Among other manufacturers, Mercedes-Benz, Subaru and Acura have started to install self-driving features in its newer models.

That's all well n' good, but when are the hover-boards from Back to the Future coming out?!

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by Admin posted Sep 9 2014 2:32PM
The biggest surprise at today's iPhone and Apple Watch unveiling had nothing to do with the Silicon Valley tech giant, but with the band U2, which announced the availability of its new album, Songs of Innocence, for free on iTunes.

"It's the largest album release of all time," Apple CEO Tim Cook said of the group's surprise launch.

After performing the single "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)," Bono described the album as the group's most personal yet; it will be available exclusively to iTunes subscribers through October 13.


by Admin posted Sep 9 2014 1:21PM
Robbie & Dave we're voted best radio show in NORTH DAKOTA from the North Dakota Broadcasters Association…but they lost their trophy?
Last seen at 61 for 61…have you seen their "Teddy" award?

The NDBA "Teddy" awards recognizes outstanding achievement and excellence in broadcasting by North Dakota radio and television stations. The awards program is in conjunction with the NDBA Annual Fall Conference. The awards program is open to all commercial stations licensed and based in North Dakota. This program is presented by the North Dakota Broadcasters Association and sponsored by the ND National Guard
by Admin posted Sep 8 2014 3:37PM

When someone's naming their fantasy football team, the goal is usually to pick something that cracks up the other guys in your league... and that means picking something with some good SHOCK VALUE.

Unfortunately this year, the "shock value" joke that people went for had to do with Ray Rice from the Baltimore Ravens... who was arrested earlier this year after he beat his wife unconscious in Atlantic City. analyzed more than 360,000 fantasy football team names on and found that the second-most popular name this year is... Beats by Ray. So, yeah, it's blending the Dr. Dre headphones with a Ray Rice reference. Charming right?

The most popular team name is "Show Me Your TDs."

The top 30 fantasy football team names include eight actual NFL team names, including the Dallas Cowboys, New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers, and Seattle Seahawks.

Here are the top 5 most popular fantasy football team names in 2014...

1. Show Me Your TDs.

2. Beats by Ray.

3. Turn Down For Watt. (A reference to J.J. WATT on the Houston Texans.)

4. Prestige Worldwide. (A reference to the movie "Step Brothers".)

5. Victorious Secret.

(You can see the top 30 names, plus the most common fantasy names referencing a player on each NFL team in the link above. We especially like the reference to Dwayne Bowe on the Kansas City Chiefs: "Somewhere Over Dwayne Bowe".)

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by Admin posted Sep 8 2014 11:45AM

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by MJ posted Sep 8 2014 9:47AM

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver ANTONIO BROWN got some attention yesterday, while returning a punt against the Cleveland Browns.

Antonio was in the middle of a solid return . . . and had evaded several defenders. Browns punter SPENCER LANNING tried to get in front of him to make a tackle, but Antonio took care of him by KICKING HIM IN THE HEAD.

It wasn't an incidental kick, where his foot just happened to hit his helmet . . . Antonio did a Mortal Kombat-style flying kick right into Spencer, when he probably could've just run around him.

Antonio claims he was trying to hurdle him, and there was no intent to hurt him. Regardless, he was flagged on the play, and the Steelers were penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Spencer is fine, by the way.

(Here's video. He kicks the punter 15 seconds in. And here's the kick in "extreme slow motion." Naturally, people were having fun with this online. Here's a collection of some of the memes that were going around.)

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by Admin posted Sep 6 2014 10:57AM
In honor of the start of the NFL season, Billbaord has compiled a list of the 10 best NFL fight songs. You can listen to them all here...
  1. 1. Miami Dolphins, "Dolphins Fight Song"
  2. 2. Buffalo Bills, "Shout"
  3. 3. New Orleans Saints, "When The Saints Go Marching In"
  4. 4. San Diego Chargers, "San Diego Super Chargers"
  5. 5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers, "Hey Hey, Tampa Bay"
  6. 6. Chicago Bears, "Bear Down, Chicago Bears"
  7. 7. Oakland Raiders, "The Autumn Wind"
  8. 8. Philadelphia Eagles, "Fly Eagles Fly"
  9. 9. Detroit Lions, "Lions Fight Song"
  10. 10. Pittsburgh Steelers, "Here We Go"
Kind of bummed the Vikings "Fight Song" didn't make this list.... but thank the Lord Lil Wayne's "Green & Yellow" didn't make the cut either! PUKE!

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by Admin posted Sep 3 2014 2:49PM

Did you get a nice tan going over the summer? Or at least decrease your pastiness from "ghost white" to "French vanilla ice cream"?

According to a new study, the best way to keep your tan glowing through the fall and winter isn't a tanning bed . . . it's eating fruits and vegetables.

Researchers in Scotland . . . where the sun never shines and no one is ever truly tan . . . found that eating carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, spinach, pumpkin, and melon helps keep the pigment in your skin a little yellower.

Now, yellow obviously isn't tan . . . but it's the key to keeping the healthy glow you get from tanning.

In the study, people who ate fruits and vegetables to keep their tan going were rated more attractive than people who went to tanning beds or sat out in the sun.

(Source: The Telegraph)

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by Admin posted Sep 3 2014 11:41AM
Summer may be unofficially over, but mosquitoes will likely stick around until temperatures drop considerably.

In the meantime, there's little you can do if mosquitoes find your skin particularly delicious. "Mosquitoes are attracted to our body heat and different chemical signals, such as carbon dioxide that we exhale," says Missy Henriksen, a spokesperson for the National Pest Management Association.

"They zero in on certain things we're emitting [and there's] not a whole lot we can do." It's believed that mosquitoes are particularly attracted to people with stinky feet, type O blood and/or beer drinkers.

But no need to worry about your perfume or scented deodorant--those scents are preferred by bees, not mosquitoes.

NY Daily News)
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by Admin posted Sep 3 2014 6:46AM
Ever wonder just how much Dave Jacobs loves all things spooky? Read on and make plans to visit The Crypt at Jacobs Manor this year for Halloween fun! Don't forget the Chef Boyardee!!!
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by Admin posted Sep 2 2014 12:09PM
With pro football's regular season set to kick off this week (finally), Sportsnaut has dutifully ranked all 31 NFL stadiums, with Oakland's Alameda Coliseum and St. Louis' Edward Jones Dome coming in last and second-to-last, respectively. But what about the good ones?

Here are the Top 10:
  1. 1. Lambeau Field (Green Bay)
  2. 2. Soldier Field (Chicago)
  3. 3. CenturyLink Field (Seattle)
  4. 4. Levi's Stadium (San Francisco)
  5. 5. AT&T Stadium (Dallas)
  6. 6. Arrowhead Stadium (Kansas City)
  7. 7. Gillette Stadium (New England)
  8. 8. University of Phoenix Stadium (Arizona)
  9. 9. Heinz Field (Pittsburgh)
  10. 10. MetLife Stadium (New York)
We fully expect the Viking's new stadium to make this list in two years! Skol!
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by MJ posted Sep 2 2014 5:41AM

FULL STORY: The very first Denny's in Manhattan opened over the weekend. And how did they celebrate finally cracking the New York City market? By selling a breakfast approximately 6,000% more expensive than their average breakfast.

The Denny's in New York City has an item on the menu called the Grand Cru Slam. You get two standard Grand Slam breakfasts of eggs, pancakes, sausage, and bacon . . . but it also comes with a bottle of 2004 Dom Perignon Premier Cru champagne.

Denny's says that's actually a BARGAIN . . . most restaurants in New York City sell that same bottle for at least $400. Plus, you know, it doesn't come with pancakes and sausage and stuff.

They're also offering fancy cocktails that sell for around $10 each. And the inside does NOT look like a typical Denny's . . . it looks more like a real restaurant.

(New York Daily News)

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by Admin posted Sep 1 2014 12:38PM

North Dakota State lost 12 starters and its head coach from a team that won a third consecutive FCS championship last season.

It might not make any difference.

One week into a new season, the Bison look just as efficient as ever under new coach Chris Klieman.

John Crockett ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns, including an 80-yard burst that helped turn the game around, and North Dakota State beat Iowa State 34-14 on Saturday for its 25th straight victory.

Oh, and they also rallied from a 14-0 deficit for their fifth consecutive victory against FBS competition.

Note to the entire Football Bowl Subdivision, and the Big 12 Conference in particular: Stop scheduling North Dakota State.

(Source: USA Today)

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