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by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 20 2014 4:42PM
Mo'ne Davis, the Philadelphia pitcher who keeps shutting out her male peers in the Little League World Series, can add another milestone to her resume: She's the first Little Leaguer of either gender to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated.

"Last week, this week, maybe next week, she's owned the sports conversation," Sports Illustrated
manager editor Chris Stone said. "How often do you get to say this about a 13-year-old girl? It's the easiest type of story to identify as a cover story."

(Source:
Sports Illustrated)
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Location : Philadelphia
People : Chris Stone
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 20 2014 10:01AM
Coldplay Perform Live In Sydney
The NFL may have overestimated how far musicians will go to play the halftime show of the Super Bowl.

According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL reportedly asked Katy Perry, Rihanna and Coldplay for money in exchange for securing the halftime slot, which ensures exposure to hundreds of millions of viewers.

However, sources told the Journal
that the idea received a decidedly chilly reception when the NFL proposed it to the artists.

In the past, the NFL hasn't paid artists to play the halftime show, but has covered travel and lodging expenses.

You think
'Weird Al' Yankovic would do his show for free?

(Sources: Wall Street Journal / Rolling Stone)
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People : Katy PerryRihanna
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 19 2014 12:00PM
Formula 1 racing will welcome its youngest driver ever to the track next season, even though the racer won't be legally allowed to drive by himself until late next year.

The 17-year-old Dutch driver Max Verstappen is no stranger to the racetrack: He's the son of ex-F1 driver Jos Verstappen, and had his first kart race at 7 years old.

Verstappen was plucked from Formula 3, a feeder league where he won seven races last year. In general, F1 racing has been moving toward younger and younger drivers in recent years, reports Jalopnik.

(Source:
Jalopnik)

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by Robbie Daniels posted Aug 19 2014 8:32AM
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 18 2014 2:57PM
A mom was fed up with her kids ignoring her phone calls, so she decided to do something about it!

Eventually, she developed an app called Ignore No More, which enables parents to effectively lock their child's phone from afar if they won't pick up. If a kid wants the password required to regain access to her usual array of smartphone accoutrements, she has to call home to get it.

"My son needs to call me because I'm the person that has the unlock password," she says. "It takes away texting, it takes away the gaming, it takes away calling their friends."

However, the child will still be able to call 911, should an emergency arise.

(Source:
Jezebel)
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Topics : Human Interest
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 18 2014 11:53AM
Kanye West and Paul McCartney might be recording together, according to The New York Post.

The Post quotes sources saying that West and McCartney have been secretly working in the studio together on a number of tracks that "could develop into an album"—including one number titled "Piss on My Grave."

Kanye was at McCartney's show in Los Angeles last week, too. As improbable as the pairing seems, McCartney said last year that he would be open to collaborating with hip-hop heavy hitters like Kanye West or Jay Z.

(Source: The New York Post)
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by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 15 2014 3:48PM
Earlier this year someone over at EliteDaily.com had an amazing idea: Follow LeBron's return to the Cleveland Cavaliers and pull together fictitious Hometown Teams for each NBA franchise, solely made up of players in the league that hail from that state or region.

Unfortunately, the Minnesota Timberwolves hometown starting five of Nate Wolters, Alan Anderson, Mike Miller, Mike Muscala and Kris Humphries was a bit underwhelming...

Well, now another awesome person from BestTickets.com has compiled hometown rosters for each of the teams in the NFL!

Were the Vikings able to field a more competitive hometown team than the Timberwolves did? Take a quick look above at the Minnesota Hometown Roster... Not bad huh?

See where other current Vikings landed here...
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Location : Minnesota
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 15 2014 2:01PM
How much time do Americans spend managing their fantasy football teams at work?

Two hours per day, according to a new study by a Chicago firm, which pencils out to approximately $13 billion per year in wasted wages over a 15-week fantasy football season.

"One cannot entirely dismiss widespread phenomenon such as fantasy football or deny that it has some impact on workplace productivity," said the firm's CEO. "Undoubtedly there are managers, supervisors and IT professionals who will attest to a slowdown in output from certain workers around this time of year."

But like the Great Peyton and his brother Eli
rapped earlier this week: "If you love football, then you love fantasy!"

(Source: Fox Sports)
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Location : Chicago
People : Eli
by Yahoo Health posted Aug 15 2014 7:35AM
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 14 2014 1:02PM
Here's a shocker: Most people wish they could take back their decision to get their ex's name tattooed on their body.

The Daily Mail has compiled a list of the top 10 most regretted tattoos, based on feedback from cosmetic clinic professionals.

Below are the culprits, starting with the biggest demand for removal:
1. Lower back tattoo (tramp stamp)
2. Tribal tattoos
3. Name of now insignificant partners
4. Drunken mistake
5. Changing body shape (the tattoo doesn't look like it used to)
6. Poor quality (inking that went wrong)
7. Job hunting (visibility on places like wrists)
8. Music bands (bands breaking up)
9. Eye brows (not happy with look of them)
10. Change in interests (likes and dislikes have changed)
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 14 2014 9:47AM
Just to take a step back for a moment and be fair, most of these stadiums are no longer considered new and have actually been around a very long time, but nonetheless are an embarrassment to their local fan base: i.e. Tropicana Field in Tampa and the Oakland Coliseum (Pictured above).

So
enjoy reading this list, and if you're from or know someone who lives in one of the cities where these buildings exist, say a prayer and hope for a new facility soon, because some of these venues are downright brutal!

(Source: SportsBreak)
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 13 2014 12:48PM
On yesterday's Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon became choked up discussing the death of Robin Williams, and explained how inspired and enamored he was by the legendary comedian.

He honored Williams by doing an impression of him.

And then showed a clip from Williams' first talk show appearance on the Johnny Carson show.

It was an energized, hilarious bit that captures the essence of Williams' comedic voice.

Fallon ended the segment standing on his desk, commemorating the famous scene from Dead Poet's Society, claiming "Oh Captain, My Captain. You will be missed."

Watch the whole beautiful tribute here:




(Source: Buzzfeed)
by reddit users posted Aug 13 2014 11:10AM
Every once in a while, a veggie comes along that helps define a generation, lending his unique insight to a wide array of pop culture avenues. This is the story of the Hip-Hop Carrot, a weird-looking root vegetable whose picture was posted to reddit's Photoshop Battles page. Here are some of the best!


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by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 13 2014 10:38AM
Who are the best American bands of the last 50 years?

Grantland's Steven Hyden has endeavored to answer this question by dividing America's greatest rockers (and rappers) by when they reigned supreme, with several holding the "title belt" for more than 12 months.

Click on this link to see Hyden's 22 titleholders, along with the years in which they were the best in America (you can read Hyden's flimsy rationale for not including Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and Bruce Springsteen & the E Street band in his preamble).

(Source: Grantland)


by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 12 2014 4:28PM

There has been no shortage of amazing fan catches at baseball games. From one-handed grabs by baby-toting dads, to gloveless wizards using their beer cups to make the grab, seemingly every night brings us a must-see clip.

Then came Monday at Wrigley Field, and the fan catch of the year.

Heck, perhaps it's the greatest MLB fan catch of all time.

Don't believe us? Watch this:

Yup... a gray-haired grandpa losing his balance, leaning over a fence and avoiding falling to his death by making a one-legged snag of a Mark Reynolds home run ball to grandma's delight.

(Source: CSN Chicago)
Check out this all-time photo:

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by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 12 2014 10:51AM
Have you heard of the "Fire Challenge" yet? It is arguably the dumbest social media trend to date, in which people light themselves on fire and post the footage to Facebook, YouTube or other sites.

When Janie Talley's 16-year-old son wanted to take the challenge, she was apparently totally cool with it. But the cops weren't: When the boy suffered minor burns after lighting himself on fire with nail polish, police arrested Talley for her parental negligence.

The 41-year-old Talley "was present and aware of what her son [was] doing and facilitated the recording," the Charlotte Observer reported.

But where to draw the line when supporting your child's passions?

(Source: The Charlotte Observer)


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Topics : Law_Crime
Location : Charlotte
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 11 2014 5:45PM
Too cheap to own plates? Hate chewy crusts from leftovers? Burn your mouth from the pizza being too hot?

Below is a video to show you 7 Delicious Pizza Hacks... Are you ready to become an Ultra Pizza Boss?


by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 11 2014 2:34PM
The Manning brothers are at it again... No, not on the football field, but in a brand new music video.

You remember last year, when brothers Eli and Peyton Manning cracked us up with "Football on your Phone," an ad for DirecTV.

In case you haven't seen it in a while — or somehow missed it in the first place — here's a refresher:



In this new video — again for DirecTV — titled "Fantasy Football Fantasy," the quarterbacks rap like never before.

Words don't do this one justice. Check it out for yourself and enjoy the absurdness.


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by Admin posted Aug 11 2014 10:10AM
NASCAR driver TONY STEWART struck and killed 20-year-old driver Kevin Ward Jr. during a sprint car race on Saturday night. And road rage may have been a factor . . . Ward got out of his car after spinning out, and walked over to confront Stewart as he made his way around the track again. Stewart's car swerved into Ward, and his body was thrown 50 feet down the track.



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by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 8 2014 4:14PM
Now that Kevin Love has reportedly decided to take his talents to Cleveland, it's only right for Minnesota fans to unceremoniously burn his jersey as he leaves, right?

Well, they did, in the most Minnesotan way possible.

Check out the hilarious video below.
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 8 2014 1:29PM
In an apparent attempt to lure U.S. patrons north of the border, KFC is going to start serving beer at two of its "KFC Fresh" locations in the Toronto area.

"KFC Fresh hand-crafted sandwiches and freshly grilled chicken wraps are stacked with taste that pairs perfectly with a cold beer. We'll be serving Molson Canadian, Coors Light, Coors Banquet and Heineken beers starting sometime this Fall," confirmed David Vivenes, KFC Canada's Chief Marketing Officer.

One of Vivenes' marketing colleagues told Eater that it may expand its alcoholic offerings to "other markets."

Let's hope these "other markets" are right here in the Valley!

(Source: Montreal Eater)
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Location : MontrealToronto
People : David Vivenes
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 8 2014 11:32AM
What makes a city miserable when it comes to sports? In Forbes' estimation, it's not necessarily the sheer amount of losses a city's teams suffer, but how often they lose big games.

That's why Atlanta, with its perennial playoff pushover Braves, tops the list; the entire top 10 is as follows:

1. Atlanta
2. Phoenix
3. Cleveland
4. San Diego
5. Buffalo
6. Houston
7. Denver
8. Kansas City
9. Minneapolis
10. Philadelphia

Granted, MN sports teams don't always make it to the BIG game... but do you think they should be listed higher on this list?

(Source: Forbes)
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Topics : Sports
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 7 2014 3:19PM

Next time you're having trouble getting an app to work on your phone, or figuring out how to get Netflix on your smart TV, you know what to do... run outside and grab the nearest first grader and ASK!

A new study has confirmed what you knew deep down... the average six-year-old now knows MORE about technology than the average 45-year-old.

Overall, 14 and 15-year-olds are the most confident about new technology... understanding what it does, why you need it, and how to set it up.

And that makes sense... they were born around the year 2000, so they don't really remember a world before iPhones, DVRs, and high speed Internet.

The study also found the average adult between 18 and 45 knows slightly more than a six-year-old... but less than a teenager.


(Source: Daily Mail)

by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 7 2014 1:52PM
Totally living up to its name, the chain Fatburger has launched a new "protein burger" which substitutes a pair of meat patties for buns.

The sandwich is reminiscent of KFC's abhorrent "Double Down," which sandwiched cheese and bacon between two pieces of fried chicken.

"The protein-style burger is perfect for those looking to minimize carbohydrate intake, while increasing protein to sustain energy throughout the day," a Fatburger spokesperson told Entrepreneur.

If by "sustain energy" he means "pass out in a food coma at your desk," then he's exactly right!


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by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 7 2014 10:30AM
The most credible report to date asserting that Minnesota power forward Kevin Love will be traded to Cleveland has emerged from the desk of Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski, who insists that the Timberwolves will trade Love to the Cavaliers in exchange for the league's last two #1 picks, Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett, as well as a future first-rounder.

The deal won't be officially consummated until August 23, however, due to league rules surrounding the trading of just-signed rookies like Wiggins.

Upon landing in Cleveland, where he'll reportedly sign a multi-year contract extension, Love will help form the NBA's most dynamic trio, along with point guard Kyrie Irving and some guy named LeBron James.

Full story can be read here...

(Source: Yahoo! Sports)
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 6 2014 4:18PM
"Huge Kenny Loggins fan" Erick Sanchez is looking to turn his Washington, D.C., home into a veritable "Danger Zone," having launched a Kickstarter campaign bent on getting the soft-rock legend to play his living room.

"If you're looking to make a dream come true, put your money where your ears are and drop some cash," Sanchez writes in his fundraising appeal, which is well on its way to meeting its $30,000 goal. "Don't do it for me. Don't do it for Kenny…Do it for America."

Sanchez's bid may be more legit than you'd think, as he's already had a "heart to heart" discussion with Loggins about the proposed gig.

You can read more of the story here

(Source: USA Today)
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Location : Washington, D.c.
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 6 2014 3:21PM
Fans of "Weird Al" Yankovic have started a petition on Change.org demanding that the wacky pop star be considered for next year's Super Bowl halftime show.

"Having him headline the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show would not only be overly accepted by the millions of views, but it would remain true to the standards and quality of the show business we have come to love and respect out of this prestigious event," fan "Ed B." from Seattle wrote in his somewhat awkwardly worded petition.

As of Wednesday morning, the petition--which looks like it went online Tuesday--had already garnered more than 4,500 signatures.

SPIN provides their Dream Set List for a "Weird Al" Super Bowl Halftime Show here.

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Location : Seattle
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 6 2014 11:35AM
Remember last winter – the 8th coldest winter EVER?

Remember starting your car at least 20 min before you left home? Remember all the consistantly icy roads? Remember leaving your water running to prevent pipes from freezing?... REMEMBER?!

Well to our dismay, the Weathermen are already rolling out their early forecasts for winter... and they DON'T look good. The team at Firsthand Weather has released their Preliminary 2014-15 Winter Forecast, and they're predicting well below temps...

Great.

Anybody else just wanna push 'Pause' right now?
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by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 5 2014 3:53PM
There's a guy from Ohio whose screen name is "The General", and he left an Amazon review a few months back for the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, it's a thermostat you can control remotely from your phone.

He gave it five stars. And the reason he loves it is because he can mess with his wife since she cheated on him.

Turns out his wife found a new guy, cheated on him, ended things with him, and even kicked him out of the house. Now she and the new guy, a banker named Carl, get-it-on in the house.

And The General can mess with them while they get it on by changing the temperature on the Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat from his cell phone.

Sometimes he'll drop the temperature down to 40 degrees. Sometimes he'll crank it up to 80. And sometimes, when they go on vacation, he blasts the air conditioning the entire time to drive up their electricity bill.

Read more:
Huffington Post
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People : Carl
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 5 2014 2:45PM
Minnesota Vikings Rookie Minicamp
The next phase of the Minnesota Vikings' quarterback competition between Matt Cassel and Teddy Bridewater begins Friday night, when the Vikings play their first preseason game.

Vikings coaches want to see the rookie QB in action with the first team, a spot Cassel has been at thus far in camp.

See what Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner and the Vikings have in store for Teddy this Friday here...

(Source ESPN)
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Location : Minnesota
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 5 2014 11:51AM
From Australia, an ad that makes fun of all the car chase cliches we see in Hollywood — brilliantly paired with an '80s soundtrack. See it for yourself below
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by Robbie Daniels posted Aug 5 2014 9:12AM
Even big kitties have a playful side, as this mischievous cute little lion proves, much to the surprise of the dogs!

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by Dave Jacobs posted Aug 5 2014 6:53AM
This is What Happens When You Dunk a poor defenseless delicious McDonald's Cheeseburger in disgusting horrible mean Stomach Acid
by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 4 2014 4:56PM
A hotel in tony Hudson, NY, has found a novel way to keep negative reviews off Yelp and other sites — fine any grousing guests.

The Union Street Guest House charges couples who book weddings at the venue $500 for every bad review posted online by their guests.

"Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and our inn, your friends and families may not," reads an online policy. "If you have booked the inn for a wedding or other type of event . . . and given us a deposit of any kind . . . there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review . . . placed on any internet site by anyone in your party."

If you take down the nasty review, you'll get your money back. (Umm thanks?)

For any bad reviews that do make it online, the innkeepers aggressively post "mean spirited nonsense," and "she made all of this up." Click here for those...

Oddly, the hotel didn't respond to a request for comment...
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by Scotty Matthews posted Aug 4 2014 2:19PM

The first NFL preseason game was last night, which means football season is FINALLY here . . . and no one is forced to care about baseball again until March (especially us Twins fans). So let's kick it off right . . . with some negativity and hate!

A new survey on Reddit.com asked people to name the NFL team they hate the most . . . then broke the results down by state. And it's really interesting . . . the rivalries are all over the place.

There's no team that truly dominates, like the Yankees or Red Sox probably would in baseball, or how the Lakers would in basketball.

Mostly, states seem to focus on their legitimate division rivals. New York hates the Patriots. Most of New England hates the Jets. Louisiana hates the Falcons, Georgia hates the Saints. Illinois hates the Packers, Wisconsin hates the Bears.

There are a few good exceptions. Arizona hates the Steelers . . . who beat the Cardinals in their only Super Bowl appearance a few years back. Indiana hates the Patriots, thanks to Tom Brady constantly standing in the Colts' way.

And weirdly, Tennessee hates the Houston Texans. The Oilers left Houston a while back to become the Tennessee Titans . . . so I'm not sure why that made Tennessee angry at Houston . . . but for some reason, it did. Also, why would the Dakota's hate the Vikings as much as they do? They're the team next door... Odd.

(You can read more on each state's most hated NFL team here...)

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People : Tom Brady
by Animal Planet/Discovery Channel posted Aug 4 2014 7:52AM
The divers encounter a 14-foot crocodile that, for some reason, seems to be unafraid of them or the boat. This allows the two divers to get some absolutely incredible close-ups. For more info go to: http://animal.discovery.com/tv/into-the-dragons-lair/#mkcpgn=ytapl1

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