Jim Harbaugh Has Big Plans for Paris and Normandy Next Spring

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As the Allies marched toward victory in Europe during WWII the saying was “first you take Paris, then you take Berlin.” For Michigan Wolverines Coach Jim Harbaugh, it’s Rome this past spring, and Paris is up next. He’ll also take his team to where the Allies landed as Harbaugh plans on taking his team to Paris and Normandy in 2018.

The voyage will be during the spring football practice period, and it comes on the heels of 2017’s Rome trip being a tremendous success.

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Jim Harbaugh on Rome Trip: “have the whole world be your classroom”

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Friends, Michiganders, countrymen, lend me your ears, I come to report on Jim Harbaugh, not to praise him.

Although to be fair the coverage we provide of Harbaugh will in fact be a form of praise. He took his Michigan football team on a trip to Rome in April where they held three spring practices and also had numerous unique cultural experiences.

It’s hard not to praise his idea, especially when you consider how Jim Harbaugh himself said “it’s the best thing he’s ever done personally as part of a football team.”

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Manchester United Unveil Romelu Lukaku Hollywood Style

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With apologies to 2pac and Dr. Dre, it’s “California Love” for Manchester United, who went all Hollywood as they unveiled their newest player, Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku has been in “the state where you never find a dance floor empty,” as the song says, partying it up (a little too much actually, as he has a L.A. court date) while on holiday.

Joining him for good times in the sunshine was BFF and now, new teammate Paul Pogba, who was also in southern California on vacation. It wasn’t all Hollywood parties though as the duo also trained together last week at UCLA, United’s training site for their summer preseason tour. 

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Chelsea Star Willian Goes Hoverboarding on Holiday

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Chelsea star Willian seems to be enjoying his summer holiday. He should because there isn’t much vacation time left. Many teams will be reporting for training duty this weekend and beginning training camp next week. Willian made the best of his off time by taking in some hoverboarding in St. Bart’s, a beautiful, lush tropical resort in the West Indies.

Have a look at the video posted by the Brazilian on his Instagram account. It has over 137,000 views, 221 comments and counting for a reason

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Chelsea Star Diego Costa Goes ATV Four Wheeling (Video)

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Chelsea (for now) Striker Diego Costa is making the most of his holiday as he goes four-wheeling in some muddy terrain. ESPN FC seems to be the source of this video, which is getting a lot of traction today, as it makes the internet rounds in the footy world.

Here below, via YouTube, you can see Diego Costa taking the all terrain vehicle through some swamp land.

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Paul Pogba Visits China’s Forbidden City During Business Trip

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The most expensive footballer in the world, Paul Pogba, is optimizing his trip to China. He’s in the world’s most populous nation on business, as a brand ambassador for his endorsement partner Adidas. Pogba is also making the journey a vacation, as he’s visiting some of the nation’s most world-famous landmarks.

Yesterday we saw his photos from when he did the dab on the Great Wall of China. The photo-opp will no doubt be adored by Pogba fans, and criticized by Pogba haters.

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Paul Pogba Dabs on the Great Wall of China, Shows Off New Haircut

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Love him or hate him, you have to admit that Paul Pogba is a very entertaining guy. Not just on the pitch, but off it as well, as the world’s most expensive player is not shy about showcasing his colorful personality on social media. High energy dance parties, notable emojis and outlandish haircuts are some of the many ways that Pogba commands our attention on Instagram and Twitter.

Love it or hate it, the dab is a dance move that seems to be sticking around for awhile, and likely not going away any time soon.

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Steve Lavin Has a Very Active, Extremely Interesting Instagram Account

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“Social Media Expert” is a meaningless title, said “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver during an episode last season. “All it takes is wanting it bad enough and not caring if people hate you,” he followed up on another episode later that season.

He’s right, and I often reiterate these quotes before judging someone on the content of their social media accounts. When it comes to Steve Lavin, though I have nothing but good things to say.

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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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Tony Stewart Gives Little 500 Race, City of Andersonville Badly Needed Thrill

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It was the hottest Little 500 ticket in recent memory. There’s nothing like a fallen and disgraced celebrity and still hometown hero to bring ’em out on a Saturday night. If the sport is auto racing, and that native son also happened to have once accidentally killed somebody on the track, well that makes all the more a big attraction.

Tony Stewart, yes, “Smoke” himself, native of Columbus, Indiana, just about 90 minutes down the road from Anderson Speedway was in Anderson, Indiana Saturday night to compete in the Little 500.

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Guide to Indy 500 Museum; Photo of 1st ever Indy 500 car

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I visited the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum in mid-March 2014, just hours before Michigan State thrashed Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament Final. I used what scarce vacation time I had to take in Indy 500 history and Indy 500 culture. It was literally 26 degrees outside, with a wind chill of 10 that afternoon, in Mid March (just in case you needed yet another reminder of what a BRUTAL WINTER we had in the Midwest during 2013-14).

Still I fought the elements to bring you this Indy 500 photo essay- enjoy!

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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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