Sancho, Rashford and Pogba Hang Out with Rappers on Holiday

We’ve reached that point of the football calendar where there just isn’t much to talk about, outside of transfer rumors. Unfortunately, it’s been a very dull transfer window so far, and with preseason friendlies being, well, preseason friendlies and all the major summer international tournaments over, it’s time to take a look at what the major individual footballers are doing while on holiday.

Everyone needs an offseason to recharge and relax, even the most fit human beings on the planet, so let’s take a look at what they’ve been up to summer vacation.

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Meghan Markle Becomes Hero to Italy Fans in Euro 2020 Final

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Can’t say I saw this one coming, but it is true that the enemy of my enemy is my friend. As you’ll recall earlier this year Meghan Markle, who made a Brexit from the British Royal Family, pointed out just how epidemic racism is in the United Kingdom.

Markle opened up about the racism that is omni-present within the Palace itself, and as you might have guessed, the royals were in denial about it. As Italy took on England in the Euro 2020 they embraced Markle as one of their own, and if watched the match yesterday with Italy fans, it was not uncommon to hear one of them dedicate their victory to Meghan Markle.

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Is it possible to make a living playing poker tournaments?

The increase of players experienced during the pandemic in the online poker rooms, and the settlement of a whole new generation of players since the beginning of the health emergency, has made many amateurs want to make the leap to professional poker.

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5 Sport Documentaries that Netflix has Official Streaming Rights

Are you missing sports events in this coronavirus Pandemic? So do us. Every sports fan has halted to watch highlights of their favorites on YouTube and desperately want to cheer for their teams live in the stadium. Till the situation goes back to normal, how about indulging your sports craving by watching some amazing sports documentary on Netflix in lockdown.

After going through several sports streaming guides, we have finally found out the 5 best sports documentaries that are available on Netflix to watch in the pandemic.

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Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl is Actually Real, and Hey, Why Not?

It was only a matter of time before this happened, the first ever college football bowl game named after a human being. After all, we’ve already had, for several years, the: Beef O’Brady’s Bowl, San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl, GalleryFurniture.com Bowl, Dollar General Bowl, Carquest Bowl and a bowl staged in the Bahamas, sponsored by a Chicago suburb.

So at this point, hey, why not? Saturday, December 18th we’ll see the inaugural edition of The Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl! Here’s the late night host and comedian making the announcement on his show last night (complete with a drum line!):

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Six Ways to Make Your House More Fun for Your Family and Friends

Your house and home should always be your sanctuary where you go to relax and enjoy yourself above all other things. That is why, aside from the basic needs that you already own, you should gear up your place so that it would be more fun for both your family and visitors. Depending on your taste, there are many things that you can add to your house and make it an even more enjoyable place that all your friends will want to come to. Follow this article to see what you can do to make your house more fun for both your family and friends.

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Best Sports Documentaries to Watch in 2021

When it comes to watching some of the best sports documentaries on your favorite devices, you have options galore. Luckily, you can access Kayo Sports, HBO Max, and even Netflix to watch popular sports documentaries as indicated by howtowatchinaustralia.com (an Australian streaming website), without any issue. 

For instance, you can watch 10 Years On, Being Serena, November 16, Tyson, and Pelé on these famous streaming services on a wide range of devices. 

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Indianapolis 500 Ramps Up Extreme Nationalism, Over the Top Jingoism

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Make no mistake about it, my favorite color is a three way tie between red, white and blue. Just look at the colors of this website. Take a look at the photo below to see how I dressed to attend the 102nd running of the Indianapolis 500. See the American flag emoji in my Twitter profile too.

However, there is patriotism, and then there is nationalism, and then there is patriotism and nationalism combined, on steroids and multiplied to the 10th power, which we usually call jingoism. This is a very hot topic right now, as the NFL decided last week to take the Star Spangled Banner issue and go full on #MAGA #AmericaFirst with it. The National Football League decided to completely pander to the lowest common denominator.

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Most Memorable Merica and MAGA T-Shirts Seen at Indianapolis 500

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As has been well documented, especially so on this site, the patriotism gets ramped up to jingoism and then some at the Indianapolis 500 every year. Actually take that jingoism and square it, no wait- take it to the tenth power.  On one hand, we get it- this site’s colors are red, white and blue for a reason.

It is the nation’s biggest Memorial Day weekend gathering, as it draws over 300,000 people each year. On the other hand, come on- spare us the native advertising for the armed services; sponsored by Chevrolet. People showed up for an auto race, not a recruiting pitch, and certainly not for more Chevy ads.

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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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Indy 500 Podcast: The Best (Okay, Really the Worst) People Watching

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Sunday brings us the 103rd running of the Indianapolis 500, and with that, our first ever podcast at the Indy 500. If you want to talk about the drivers and the race itself, well then you are in the wrong place right now. This Indy 500 podcast is about the worst of the worst (so, actually the best) in people watching.

It’s about the hijinks and weirdness, Broadripple and the Little 500. It’s about the kind of stuff that is featured in my new book “No, I Can’t Get You Free Tickets: Lessons Learned from a Life in the Sports Media Industry.”

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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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