Meghan Markle, Prince Harry “Financial Independence” an Impossible Myth

It’s certainly very commendable and admirable that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are leaving the British royal family. The concept of a monarchy (even though they have long had no actual political power in Great Britain) is a remnant of the Feudalistic era.

It’s kind of silly that the charade of royalty continues today, but that’s another topic for another time and space. The Duchess and Duke of Sussex are doing the right thing by leaving this anachronistic non-sense behind, but the idea of doing it for “financial independence?” Please. Their heart is in the right place, but c’mon, don’t insult our intelligence. The very concept is legitimately impossible right now, and we’ll delve into why.

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Jeremy Roenick Says He Wants a Threesome with Kathryn Tappen, Gets Suspended

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NBC Sports Analyst and Chicago Blackhawks club legend Jeremy Roenick has been suspended indefinitely, without pay, for sexual comments made about his co-workers, NHL Analyst and Notre Dame sideline host Kathryn Tappen and Patrick Sharp. Roenick appeared on a Barstool Sports podcast (so obviously he was well aware of what directions the conversations might go), and he ended up making some remarks that have gotten him in major trouble.

Roenick has not officially commented on the suspension, but a NBC spokesperson said the 49-year-old NHL veteran of 20 years has been disciplined “for making inappropriate comments about his co-workers.”

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17 Egregious National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Plot Holes

The tradition continues! Last year at Christmas time we vivisected the Christmas Eve bowl game being played by USC and Notre Dame in “Die Hard.” At Thanksgiving we covered a lot of, if not all, the transportation, commuter and geographical gaffes in “Planes, Trains and Automobiles.”

Now we take on the yuletide cinema classic from 1990, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” a film set in Chicagoland over the course of about two weeks in December.

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

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(Editor’s note: re-publishing this holiday season article in advance of Christmas Eve)

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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Paintball Tactics You Should Consider as a Beginner

Paintball is one of the most popular games in the latest years, allowing you to enjoy it either alone or with your favourite squad. Probably you’ve been wondering what you can do to improve your paintball skills and how to get the most out of this amazing experience. Well, like other games, paintball requires practice, concentration and patience. Good skills are not something you develop in just a couple of day unless you consider yourself to be a paintball nerd.

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Revisiting the Worst of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics on the 23rd Anniversary

Update: with the Richard Jewell biopic set to be released next weekend, we brought this podcast from the summer back to the top of the feed.

Happy 23rd anniversary of the start of the 1996 Summer Atlanta Olympics. To mark this occasion, we covered the most recent summer Olympiad staged in the United States on the latest episode of the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on the SB Nation/Vox Media/Hammer and Rails Podcast Network.

The Atlanta Olympics are infamous for the bombing, how the media ruined the life of Richard Jewell, the hero from that deplorable bombing, crass commercialization and events being staged at arguably the most racist location on Earth, Stone Mountain.

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Christian Pulisic Gets High Praise from Matthew McConaughey

Chelsea FC are through to the UEFA Champions League knockout round, having secured round of 16 passage in their very last group stage match, a 2-1 win over Lille. There were heroes aplenty, but one in particular, American Christian Pulisic, is getting a lot of attention today.

One of those playing close attention to the Hershey, Pennsylvania native is Oscar winning actor Matthew McConaughey. (“Alright, alright, alright!”) The 21-year-old winger is really coming into his own now, with a recent scorching hot scoring streak, but also changing the game when he doesn’t score or assist.

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33 “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” Commuter/Geography Plot Holes, Mistakes

The 1987 John Hughes holiday classic “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” is considered by many to be the best Thanksgiving movie of all time. Many families, including my own, screen the ’80s film at family gatherings this week, and in some cases, those watch parties involve pointing out all the glaring plot holes. Such is the case in my family, which includes several engineers, a few pilots and other assorted non-stupid people.

Throw in a fact-finding journalist, in a holiday environment where the bourbon is free-flowing, and now you’ve got another layer added to this timeless tale of commuter headaches on steroids. PT&A is a story of extremist Murphy’s Law (“everything that can go wrong, will go wrong”), or basically taking American Airlines, anywhere, at any time. Hey oh!

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Portuguese Primeira Liga and Italian Serie A Score Updates

Seven rounds have already been played in the major football league of Portugal, and we can already name a group of leaders. All today livescores of these matches and the League’s tournament table can be found on the website of sports statistics. 

The current champion of the country, Benfica, has beat Vitoria Setubal at home with minimal gap. Some players left Benfica last summer, so the team is not as stable as the previous year and often shows unemotional football. 

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Five Really Exciting Sports that Are Big Business

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By Joseph Plunkett

Sports are all about the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. 

It’s about David and Goliath, overcoming seemingly insurmountable obstacles and experiencing the excitement of incredible athletic achievement. It’s about the adrenaline rush, the white-knuckle-moments that are remembered forever. Sports about all about an amazing experience. 

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Surprised by the England vs France Typhoon? Wait till you hear what’ll happen in Summer

By Mark McKinney

The World Rugby organizers reported that the weekend match between England and France will be postponed until further notice as dangers about a large typhoon approaching the shores of Japan become a serious issue.

It has not been disclosed whether or not the game will still take place at the designated time just excluding the spectators, or if it will be postponed until the typhoon has passed the island and the weather is a bit more manageable.

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VIDEO: First ever “Black Sox,” White Sox-Reds Series footage emerges

Editor’s note: re-publishing this from May 2014 as the centennial of the 1919 World Series approaches on Tuesday. 

The Black Sox are one of the most compelling stories in Chicago sports history. The eight members of the Chicago White Sox ex-communicated from baseball forever for throwing the Cincinnati Reds comprise as intriguing and multi-layered scandals as you’ll find anywhere in sports history.

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