Northwestern Wildcats Up Their Food Game at Ryan Field (Photos)

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As the legendary Los Angeles poet laureate O’Shea Jackson (Ice Cube) once said: “I got my grub on, but didn’t pig out.” This past Friday night brought the Northwestern Wildcats annual “meet the team” event, and this year’s edition had an added kick to it. Fans could do more than just play on the field and obtain autographs from the players this time.

They also had a chance to sample the new stadium concessions, as Sodexo and the Northwestern Wildcats stepped their game up for 2017. As the home opener Saturday versus Nevada (game preview and prediction over at this link) approaches, bear in mind that there are multiple burger options available, ranging the spectrum from pork and beef combinations to vegan offerings.

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New Man United Defender Victor Lindelof Hits London Pub

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Central defender Victor Lindelof is the first, and as of now the only, player Manchester United added this summer. Coming over from Benfica for £30.7 million on June 14th, the Swedish international is definitely moving up in the world. He’s also adjusting to life in Great Britain, albeit with newly acquired riches.

He and his wife Maja Nilsson went on a shopping spree in London, and along the way encountered some rain. What to do?

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Indy 500, Little 500, Broadripple: Bawdy Tales of Indianapolis Racing Weekend Hijinks

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A decade ago, I attended my first Indy 500, and it was in the infield.

My people watching that day became an essay which is among the site’s most popular posts of all time. A decade later, I returned to the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, ready once again to regale you with tales of auto racing’s zaniest fans, on racing’s biggest weekend.

This time we added two more settings- the Little 500 in Anderson (about an hour from the speedway) and Broadripple, the neighborhood boasting the hippest nightlife in all of nap town.

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Cleveland Cavaliers Gave VIP Experience One Who Truly Did “Defend the Land”

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The NBA team who’s hashtag is “Defend the Land” welcomed one of the bravest people who certainly does so in the truest sense. May is National Military Appreciation Month, and with that, one Military veteran was honored as part of Cleveland Cavaliers Heroes Night, thanks to Crown Royal, a brand with some solid Cavs’ associations.

Officer Darron Lewis was treated to a VIP experience including watching the pre-game shoot around from the bench, receiving a signed jersey, meeting former Cleveland Cavaliers star, Campy Russell, and an embroidered, personalized Crown Royal bag.

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Real Life Albuquerque Isotopes (Rockies AAA Affiliate) Claim World’s Spiciest Burger

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“These are southwestern toppings!” Homer Simpson exclaimed as a ballpark hot dog gave him the epiphany that he was seeking. That eureka moment helped Homer realize the Albuquerque Isotopes were indeed in the works, with New Mexico’s largest city set to take away his hometown Springfield Isotopes.

During that specific episode of The Simpsons, Homer went on a hunger strike in hopes of exposing the plan, and it led to his getting chained to a pole in the minor league baseball stadium.

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Brian Urlacher Talks Bears, Hair Restoral, Cubs, Illini and More (Semi-Exclusive)

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“Anything that Brian is doing, of course should be entertaining,” said former Chicago Bears and current Illinois Fighting Illini Head Coach Lovie Smith this past week.

“I’m sure they’ll all have a great time with it,” Smith responded when we informed him exactly what Brian Urlacher would be up to this Sunday.

Smith was spot on, and perhaps even understating it a bit. Urlacher was one of the many celebrities appearing at the 17th Annual Chicago Polar Plunge Sunday morning at North Avenue beach, benefiting Special Olympics Chicago. Urlacher met with fans, took lots of pictures and served up bratwursts for Johnsonville, on a 65-foot semi-truck grill which can reportedly cook 2,500 brats an hour.

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Wayne Rooney, Zlatan Ibrahimovic Struggle with Giant Cheese Wheel (Video)

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Once Again Wayne Rooney struggled to penetrate the opposition and find a proper opening. Only this time, fellow attacker Zlatan Ibrahimovic also had major issues with the obstacle in his path. The two Manchester United forwards were thwarted by a giant block of Swiss cheese, presented in a ceremonial role during a product launch.

Usually, these corporate commercials have zero news value, but the video of Rooney, Ibrahimovic and their big knife being stymied by a massive wheel of cheese has entertainment value. It’s going viral, so have a watch:

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Sam Adams vs Sweetwater in Super Bowl LI Beer Twitter Beef

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It’s definitely not the industry standard regional delicacy bet on a championship sporting event. The civic pride food wager has long been a stale cliche, but Super Bowl LI has seen a brand new spin on it, via the team’s quintessential hometown brewers.

It all started with a Georgia gas station banning sales of Sam Adams, the brewers of Boston-based Samuel Adams, and then a Twitter smackdown.

Sam Adams and Atlanta-based Sweetwater Brewing got into a Twitter beef, take a look:

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