Sacramento Kings Fund Tech Education Scholarships with Ethereum Mining

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By Sean McDiarmind

The crypto world has now expanded into yet another unexpected arena — it has touched the world of professional sports teams. The Sacramento Kings, have announced that they plan to begin mining cryptocurrency through a partnership with MiningStore.com, a leading provider of crypto mining hardware.

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College Sports Fans Beware the Nefarious Influence of the Recruiting-Industrial Complex

It’s really astounding when you think about it- in an era when almost no one is willing to pay for news content, recruiting services can survive and thrive off a subscription-based business model.

The year-round extensive coverage of college recruiting, at every step in the process, has destroyed media coverage of college sports. It’s not just the rise of the recruiting-industrial complex itself that ruined it. Recruiting sites flourished at the same time social media exploded and these two phenomena fed off of each other to concoct a toxic cocktail.

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Notre Dame QB Brandon Wimbush on Why He’s Off Social Media

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The adverse effects of social media are being further studied everyday. As the alarming results of these findings continue to gain more publicity, social media usage has started to stagnate. Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter have stopped growing. Only Instagram is maintaining steady growth right now.

(As an aside, it’s worth noting that pet account Instagram is much greater than all of forms of social media combined).

Brandon Wimbush plays one of the highest profile and thus, most scrutinized positions in all of sports, quarterback at Notre Dame. He’s currently off of social media, and at Notre Dame Media Day on Wednesday he explained why. 

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How Roger Federer is Doing Better than Most Against Father Time

2018 will mark the second year in which a period of three weeks runs in between the end of the French Open and the start of Wimbledon. The slight extension of off time between tennis grand slam events may seem like a minor detail, thing but in the extremely structured, overly-micromanaged big money global sporting universe, this is a big deal.

With every event and tournament, there is an extensive amount of energy put into making sure optimum exposure, on multiple levels, is achieved. You have to make considerations for sponsorships, facility needs, venue concerns, athletes, the athletes supports staff and so much more. With so many different competing interests, you better believe that it takes years of behind the scenes maneuvering by the game’s powers-that-be to make this one shift come to fruition.

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Jose Canseco Has Been Killing in on Twitter Lately

Back in late February, where we scheduled to have a phone interview with legendary former Major League Baseball player Jose Canseco, but the publicist who was working to promote his Renegades show, with Jim McMahon and Terrell Owens, in Las Vegas totally dropped the ball.

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2018 World Cup Matches Worth Missing Work For

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By Patrick Pierce

It’s finally here, and we couldn’t be anymore excited. The World Cup is ready for kick off, but for most of us working our daily nine to five, we’re going to miss the first game between Russia and Saudi Arabia, with the Opening Ceremony set to start at 3.30pm.

But the opener isn’t the only game that will see us stuck in the office. There are a number of fixtures that will kick off mid-afternoon, and some real crackers too.

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Animal Instagram Accounts: Better than All Other Social Media Combined

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Every time I say this to people I expect them to look at me like I’m a complete nut bar and totally disagree, but instead they verify my thesis: Animal Instagram accounts are by far the best types of social media accounts going these days. I would take it a step farther, and say that animal Instagram accounts are better than all types of social media profiles combined!

How did we get here? Well, you can read up the rest of our series on the ills of social media at the following links- Facebook, Twitter, smart phone addiction, Twitter, social media adversely affecting Generation X disproportionately.

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Why Twitter is Just Awful Now and What Could Be Done About It

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As Monty Burns said about labor negotiations in his time versus during his grandfather’s era- “Oh, it didn’t use to be like this. No, it didn’t use to be like this at all.” Twitter, without a doubt, was the most fun social media platform once upon a time, but that time has long passed.

At some point in 2016 it peaked, then went downhill, and seems to get worse every single time you login these days. Let’s take a look at what’s gone wrong with Twitter, and then later propose some ideas about what could be done about it.

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Reasons You Should Begin Playing Paintball

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By John O’Leary

There are plenty of fun activities that you can enjoy during your spare time. Just remember that some activities are better than others. If you choose the right activity, you’ll have a blast and you’ll be able to spend a significant amount of time with your friends. This is where paintball enters the picture. Paintball is undoubtedly one of the most fun activities in the world. If you’re not playing it, you should start immediately. Why? You’ll find out in the guide below.

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Why is PureVPN the Best for FIFA World Cup Streaming?

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The Blessings of Cord-Cutting

By Osama Khan

Those who understand the concept of cord-cutting also realize the importance of a VPN. Cord cutting has been around for a while now. Before that, people were dependent on their cable TV service to watch their favorite sports and entertainment content.

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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, 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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