Controversial shark hunting show returns, shark activists speak out

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2001 was deemed summer of sharks; at least according to Time magazine. I know, younger readers are like “what’s a magazine?” There were four or five shark attacks that year which got a lot of press. That’s still very very low, and the percentage of sharks that have been know to attack man is miniscule.

Only a handful of species of sharks have ever recorded an attack on a human being. Yet through all the Jaws films and everything else that copied them…sharks are the gangsters of the sea. They’re the villains; that we can’t get enough of.


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VIDEO: Sharknado 2 premiering tomorrow night


The  Sharknado 2 trailer sneak clip clip is here . As is the trailer, (watch below, both are embedded). Sharknado 2 is set in New York City and that it has the most unoriginal subtitle in history. Yes, it’s “Sharknado 2: the second one,” that’s honestly what the “film” is named. It premieres tomorrow at 9 EST, 8 Central

And this time, sharks will be unleashed on Citi Field; home of the New York Mets. There’s also a douchebag Mets fan in this clip below. A Mets fan who clearly hates Williamsburgh, Brooklyn hipsters. Well, hey I’m with him on that.

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Will the Houston Rockets be stronger next season?


The Houston Rockets tried hard to land Carmelo Anthony this summer. And when they failed to do so, they turned their interest towards Chris Bosh. They didn’t manage to land Miami’s superstar either and on top of that, they saw the Dallas Mavericks “stealing” Chandler Parsons from them. Houston acted quickly and brought in Trevor Ariza to replace Parsons and now, the Rockets are looking to re-enter a championship contending course. But will Houston be stronger or weaker in comparison to the 2013 – 2014 season? [Read more...]

Conflicting reports on Arturo Vidal to Manchester United move


Time for your daily Arturo Vidal is coming/not coming/maybe coming/definitely coming to Manchester United update. We’ll look at what media outlets in which countries are saying the transfer has been completed. Or not. Or maybe it has.

There’s media in three countries interested in this: Juventus (Italy) his current club, Chile (where he was a national star for the World Cup team) and United (England of course!)

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Manchester United vs Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium will break records


Two huge, actually three BIG sports brands are coming together at the BIG HOUSE.. Manchester United are in the midst of their American preseason tour. It’s a chance for Reds to increase their presence in the U.S. And yet another way Americans, and the rest of the world for that matter, can learn more about the rich history of the most valuable and highest profile sports club in the entire world.

United takes on Real Madrid at Michigan Stadium, nicknamed “The Big House”  in the International Champions Cup on Saturday. The Big House, home to Michigan football, is known for having the highest capacity of any stadium in the United States and among the most in the world. Tickets to this game sold out in just two hours!

And the attendance will break the U.S. domestic record!

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Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors: Schneiderlin, Rodriguez, Lopes



Mauricio Pochettino did say in Chicago following the final preseason friendly on the USA tour that more acquisitions are on the way. (You can hear his comments and the full audio here) So you know what that means, more Tottenham Hotspur transfer rumors. Let’s get this party started.

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Hawkeyes Brandon Scherff talks NFL Draft prospects, WEIGHT ROOM!!!


“He’s not just a weight room freak,” Iowa Hawkeyes tailback Weisman said of senior UI OT Brandon Scherff.

“He’s a football freak.” 

Brandon Scherff is called a freak because he can do this, which is insane. (h/t) ESPN) Yes, he power cleaned 443 pounds three times. FOOTBALL! STRENGTH!!!! RAR RAR RAR!!!!!!!!!

Scherff is almost guaranteed to be a first-round pick (here’s where I have him in my latest mock) and in my interview with him below we talk NFL Draft, and his weight room heroics.

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AUDIO: Former Steelers WR Antwaan Randle El jokes about IU “whiteness”

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Former Pittsburgh Steelers and Washington Redskins Wide Receiver, the only WR ever to throw a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl actually, gave a speech tonight at an Indiana University booster/alumni event. In town with the rest of Hoosiers football for Big Ten Media Days, Randle El gave a very brief address that was both humorous and inspirational.

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Chris Collins will be an assistant with Team USA basketball

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Chris Collins will be coaching the USA Select Team which is a group of upcoming NBA stars who are practicing against the National Team in preparation for 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain Aug. 30-Sept. 14.

The Select Team roster includes for Big Ten standouts Trey Burke (Utah Jazz/Michigan), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors/Michigan State), Tim Hardaway Jr. (New York Knicks/Michigan), Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic/Indiana) and Cody Zeller (Charlotte Hornets/Indiana).

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Brendan Rodgers on new buys: Lovren, Can, Lambert, Markovic


It’s been a very busy summer for Brendan Rodgers. The difficult but requisite sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona has left them with a financial windfall. However, they also need a new striker and way to replace all that scoring. Even before the Suarez sale, Rodgers was buying. And doing some shopping at Southampton.

It’s possible they could go Saints again with Jay Rodriguez now that the  Loic Remy deal fell through. So let’s now cover the four new healthy players that were bought this summer. Liverpool FC were just in my home town of Chicago on their preseason tour, and I attended the press events.

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Manchester United vs Inter Milan TV information UPDATED


NBCSN will televise the International Champions Cup preseason friendly between Manchester United and Inter Milan, tonight July 29 at 7 p.m. ET from FedEx Field in Washington, D.C., the nation’s capital.

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Former Denver Broncos cheerleader Michelle Beisner joins ESPN


Today, ESPN hired Michelle Beisner, more commonly known as “Joe Buck’s new trophy wife.”

I’ve been saying for the past few years that most of the new sideline reporter hires in sports media are drawn from two pools

a.) wannabe actresses/models, note the slash, very important to have that slash in there or

b.) cheerleaders.

With Michelle Beisner, formerly of NFL Network, it’s literally both.

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