How and Why Football Stadiums are Upgrading to LED Lights

When you’re at a football stadium taking in the sights and sounds, you want to experience every precision pass, defensive maneuver, and top-shelf goal to the fullest. Unfortunately, many stadiums lack proper lighting and are unable to provide an enjoyable game for players and spectators alike. When these stadiums upgrade to high-efficiency LED lighting, the on-field product is drastically enhanced.

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

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. The Atlanta Olympics also highlights one of the city’s biggest shames- extremist disposability of stadiums. Have a listen below:

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Rise of the Robots in Professional Ping Pong Player Training

As long as there has been science fiction, there’s been the rise of the machines narrative. You know how it goes- the robots will only increase in intelligence and capability, and then compete with (and in some cases surpass) their human creators.

When it comes to ping pong robots, the future is now. A table tennis robot is a contraption that can automatically fire balls from one end of the ping pong table to the other side in a controlled manner. You can even choose the type of shots and spins you want to practice against.

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Most Popular Startup Businesses in Dubai


The city of Dubai has always been alluring for its locals and visitors. It’s the land where creative ideas are fostered, endless opportunities are given, and businesses grow successfully. In the past few years, Dubai has been transformed into a hub for startups and entrepreneur activities, giving a chance for developers, whether tech related or not, to create creative businesses that will benefit many people. Below are some examples of the most popular startup businesses in Dubai.

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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 video post at the following links- Facebook, Twitter, smart phone addiction, social media’s adverse affects on Generation X at a disproportionate scale.

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Latest Trend in Cycling: Why You Need an Electric Bike Too


Cycling is now the latest craze. Bikes are now quite in demand with changing requirements of the users. Though ebikes look quite like the normal two wheelers or any commuter bike, these usually have a built-in motor for the purpose of propulsion. There are some which need pedaling while others are available with an engine.

So, the bike is doing all the work – what about the exercise? To ensure your bike is a fitness tool, you need to use its motor just to keep it going. Keep cycling till you are just wiped out or till you climb a steep hill.

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The Story of Tiger Woods and His Cutting Edge Golf Ball in 2000

As the immortal “Caddyshack” character Ty Webb famously said “see the ball, be the ball Danny.” Actually, the full quote delivered by Chevy Chase in the timeless classic comedy is “Stop thinking…let things happen…and be…the ball.”

As any golfer will tell you, all of the accoutrements you bring onto the course matter; a lot! Today revisited a story of Tiger Woods and his ball that made all the difference at the U.S. Open nearly two decades ago.

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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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Where to Begin when Creating a Sports Website

If you love playing or watching sports, then you often have the urge to share your knowledge of statistics, players, and events to your friends and family. Sometimes, you feel that your passion for sports would be more appreciated if you can share the information with a larger group of audience. This is where you may find yourself asking “why not create a sports website?” A lot of people would say that creating a website is very challenging, when in fact, it’s both an easy and fun adventure.

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Pat Fitzgerald Has Strong Takes on Instagram Likes, Influencers, Smartphone Addiction


Northwestern did not stage a spring game this year and head coach Pat Fitzgerald absolutely, positively made the right call there. As someone who militantly believes there is actually no such thing as a “spring game,” I’m one million percent in support of that decision.

A game requires an actual external opponent, so what went on at myriad other schools all across the country today weren’t anything more than intra-squad scrimmages with branded titles. Not having a so-called spring game meant that Pat Fitzgerald wasn’t asked to analyze meaningless statistics in a faux game. Instead, the conversation with reporters covered a vast array of topics, and many of them went above and beyond football.

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Illinois Could Have Legal Sports Gambling by Next Super Bowl, Says State Rep

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If everything goes as smoothly as possible, and there are no unexpected hiccups along the way, legal sports gambling will be in the state of Illinois by the next Super Bowl. That’s according to Illinois House Revenue and Finance Committee Chairman Mike Zalewksi, who late last month filed four separate amendments to House Bill 3308 to jumpstart the Land of Lincoln’s movement on sports betting.

“Enacted and up and running, I’ve set an ambitious goal for the Super Bowl, but I can’t say for sure that will happen,” Rep. Zalewski told The Sports Bank in an exclusive interview on Monday.

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Four Ways Technology Is Changing Transportation

By Bill Burke

In recent years, technological advancements have given the transportation industry a whole new look. It is little wonder that traveling is becoming more enjoyable than ever before. Price 4 Limo & Bus Rental makes the whole process of renting the perfect vehicle for any event easier than you would imagine.

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