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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ESPN 30 for 30: Top 20 of All Time List

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Rating the best films in the ESPN 30 for 30 series is a highly debatable endeavor, as there are so many great documentaries to choose from. Click the title where highlighted for a review/feature on that specific film.

A year ago, I would have told you that there’s Hillsborough, the college football docs, and then there’s everything else. Still true, except now there’s Laettner, which towers above everything else.

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2026 World Cup Bid Launched: 60 Potential Matches in USA, 10 Each in Mexico, Canada

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While the tide against globalism in politics continues to rise, it’s a totally different story in sports. FIFA is encouraging multi-nation bids for future football/futbol/soccer events and we’ll see a huge one, for the 2026 World Cup, come Monday.

Three CONCACAF nations: the United States of America, Canada and Mexico are scheduled to made what they billed as a historic announcement today at One World Observatory on the 102nd floor of One World Trade Center (the “Freedom Tower”). They unveiled plans of their joint bid to host the 2026 World Cup. This is the first tri-nation bid in history and the 2026 World Cup will be the first edition with 48 teams competing.

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American Writer’s Museum Comes to Chicago in May (Artist Renderings, Photos)

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Mark your calendars for May 16th! That’s when the American Writer’s Museum, the first of its kind in this country, opens up in Chicago. The date is one day prior to the 117th anniversary of the first publication of Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” an event that occurred right here in Chicago.

The AWM will be located on the heart of Chicago’s “Cultural Mile” on 180 N. Michigan Avenue. It will be just steps from numerous cultural attractions, including: the Art Institute of Chicago, Millenium Park (“The Bean”), Chicago Cultural Center, Joffrey Ballett, Theatre District, Chicago Architecture Foundation and much much more.

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Donald Trump vs Chicago: Five Reasons POTUS Incessantly Attacks the Windy City

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Donald J. Trump vs Chicago is a consistent feud that won’t be going away any time soon. The 45th President of the United States of America consistently makes the city of Chicago his punching bag, and there are several reasons for this.

Trump has publicly slammed Chicago at least nine times since his inauguration.

While Chicago does indeed have a very serious problem with violent crime, it is far from the hellscape dystopia Trump makes it out to be. More than a dozen American cities have a higher per capita murder rate than Chicago.

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Dwyane Wade Making Important Statements on MLK Day Weekend

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Chicago Bulls star Dwyane Wade addressed the crowd tonight prior to his team’s contest against the New Orleans Pelicans. On this Martin Luther King Day weekend, Wade asked everyone at the United Center to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and all that he stood for, most importantly us having respect for one another.

D. Wade passionately stated that the ideals MLK stood for matter today more than ever. Here’s a video clip of the reaction that he received once his statement was done:

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