Old Trafford Holds Munich Air Disaster Commemoration Service (Video)

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Today marked the 60th anniversary of the Munich air disaster, and with it a commemoration service was held at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Sir Bobby Charlton, who survived the plane crash that took 23 lives was in attendance, as was club legend of all club legends Sir Alex Ferguson, the current Manchester United first-team squad and manager Jose Mourinho.

Just an hour ago, The Guardian published this minute long video footage of today’s service from Old Trafford, embedded from YouTube below:

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Dumbest and Worst Olympics Event Ever: 1904 St. Louis Marathon

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Another Olympics commences the day after tomorrow, prompting us to ask- what was THE WORST and STUPIDEST Olympics event of all time?

It’s a tough question to answer because the International Olympic Committee is notorious for being a cesspool of corruption and the results of their grifting have often been pretty ugly. For argument’s sake though, we’ll go with the marathon in the 1904 St. Louis Summer Olympics. First of all, it was an Olympiad held in a city that never should have hosted an Olympics, and the right to host the games was stolen away from a rival city, one that St. Louisians often have an inferiority complex towards.

Secondly, the race was run as an extremely sinister social experiment, in which the runners were treated as human guinea pigs. It was pure evil what happened here from an infrastructure standpoint.

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Juan Mata Gives Powerful Tribute to Munich Air Disaster Victims

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This past weekend saw Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata paying a powerful and poignant tribute to the victims of the Munich Air Disaster. Tomorrow will mark the 60th anniversary of the tragic event that claimed the lives of 23 people on their way home from United’s European Cup quarterfinal win over Red Star Belgrade.

The team plane crashed after a failed takeoff attempt in the snow, taking the lives of eight players and eight journalists. On Friday, United manager Jose Mourinho held his weekly press conference, and the session opened with a reporter pointing out the Munich Air Disaster memorial pin that Mourinho was wearing.

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Tonya Harding Tries Censoring Media, Continues Mishandling Success

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Tonya Harding is the absolute epitome of a classic sports motif, because she just can’t handle success at all. Harding, a sympathetic figure in some ways, is not a sympathetic figure in many other ways because she is simply her own worst enemy. Tonya has had a lot of bad luck, but her really poor decision making, and the most critical of times, is what always seems to do her in.

This month has seen the release of the must see film “I, Tonya” and with it a Hollywood hit that portrays her in a much sympathetic light than the media ever did. You also had the ABC primetime special “Truth and Lies: the Tonya Harding Story,” which gave her a gigantic megaphone with which to tell her own side of the story.

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In Die Hard, What Christmas Eve Bowl Game has Notre Dame vs USC?

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This weekend begins the bowl season, and with it the crappy bowl games that very few of us care about. Saturday brings us a cadre of bowl games that are just as awful as whatever bowl game hosted Notre Dame and USC in the classic Christmas film “Die Hard.”

The total number of bowl games has multiplied at an absurd rate these past few decades, but one truth still remains- real bowl games don’t start until after Christmas, and for the most part well after Christmas. Genuinely desirable bowl games still adhere to tradition, and take place on New Year’s. (For a preview of #14 Notre Dame vs #17 LSU go to this link)

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Michigan and Ohio’s Toledo War of 1835, and the Frostbitten Convention

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This week is rivalry week in college football. Which conjures up memories of the Toledo War and the Frostbitten Convention.

This weekend brings awesome games with cool names like “The Iron Bowl” (Alabama-Auburn) and “The Holy War” (BYU-Utah). But only one of these rivalry games can claim an actual war in the history of its geographic region. That’s the Michigan Wolverines vs. the Ohio State Buckeyes, or “The Game,” as it’s called.

The Toledo War is one of the many reasons ESPN Classic is running a marathon of past tOSU-UM games today.

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Jurgen Klopp Reveals How Much Brexit Initially Shocked Him

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Brexit was certainly a shock to the system last summer. Many, if not most of us, simply didn’t see it coming. With a voter turnout of 72% in the United Kingdom, just under 52% voted to leave the European Union and the British exit from the EU was officially on.

According to former World Bank Chief Economist and Vice President Lawrence Summers, Brexit was the first incident in a wave of extremist right-wing populism that is making in roads in the United States (Donald Trump electoral college victory), Germany (Neo-Nazis have returned to parliament) and France (Fascist party performed better than they ever ever).

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Hating SEC Football: Yet Another Way We’re Re-Fighting the Civil War

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re-post from Sept. 2015, in light of the issue of confederate monuments and the controversy that surrounds them dominating our news cycle-

You can replace Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee from the Stone Mountain monument with Paul Finebaum, Clay Travis and Tim Tebow. That would comprise the SEC football media version of the Confederate memorial in Georgia.

Yes, the SEC is the best conference in college football and the rest of the nation hates them a little bit because of it. Hate is a honorific here. The SEC football community resides in the only part of the United States that considers themselves exceptional beyond the rest of the country. Combine this fact with their football prowess and the hatred naturally flows down south like sediment along the mighty Mississippi River.

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Charlottesville: UVA Grad, Red Stars MF Danielle Colaprico Decries “Awful” Events

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One woman is dead and 19 other people are injured following a terrorist attack by a member of a white supremacist group in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. A 20-year-old white male committed alleged vehicular homicide as he intentionally drive his car into a crowd of counter-protestors demonstrating against the hate rally.

This came on the heels of a torch-lit demonstration by nazis, neo-nazis, confederacy sympathizers, alt-right, white nationalists, white supremacists and other hate groups held on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.

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Bobby Knight Really Sucks as a Human Being, Now Let’s Move on From Him

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Why is Bobby Knight still a thing? We’ve known for several decades already what kind of horrible human being he is. During his 76 years on this planet he’s racked up an infamous resume of deplorable actions that should have long disqualified him from relevance and being worthy of our attention.

Yet here we are again, talking about another disgusting thing Bobby Knight did. This time, he went to give a motivational speech at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and he ended up under investigation from both the FBI and the U.S. Army for groping the female employees.

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WORST (or BEST) of the Indianapolis 500 Infield People Watching

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The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s highest attended single day event. Its total capacity is approximately 400,000 with about 125,000 located in the cheapest and most “festive” seats of the infield.

All newbies marvel at the sheer size of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway upon entering it the first time. The modern day answer to Circus Maximus is large enough to hypothetically house the Vatican, Churchill Downs, Yankee Stadium and the Rose Bowl all at the same time.

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Both Extreme NBA Conspiracy Theorists, the Militant Believers and the Deniers, are Wrong

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(Editor’s Note: this is being re-published from June 12, 2014. Also, check out the 2017 edition of this article from 2015, in which we made a conspiracy theory for every single team in the 2017 Draft lottery, drops Sunday, 6am central)

It’s summer so all your favorite shows are in re-runs; including the NBA Finals. The Miami Heat are here for the fourth year in a row, the San Antonio Spurs are here for the fifth year in the last eleven. Also, who the Spurs and Heat beat to get here, the Pacers and the Thunder, could have been easily predicted by anyone with at least an entry level knowledge of the NBA.

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