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

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Editor’s note: re-running this today, in the wake of the news that Brandon Wimbush has officially transferred to Central Florida, and will play his final season of college football at UCF.

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.

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Top Five Christmas Gift Ideas for Football/Soccer Fans

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Whether you call it football, soccer, futbol or even footy, you’re probably aware of the beautiful game’s status as the world’s most popular sport. No matter where in the world you’re reading this post, you’re most likely excited about the coming yuletide after this weekend passes.

Christmas is, as the timeless standard says, “the most wonderful time of the year.” But what do you get the football fan in your life so that you can ensure that “this Christmas, will be a very special Christmas?”

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Best Cyber Monday VPN deals 2018

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By Osama Khan

Cyber Monday is the first Monday that comes after Thanksgiving. In 2018, Cyber Monday is going to be observed on November 28. In 2005, Cyber Monday was launched by Shop.org and it’s basically just a marketing term devised to grasp the attention of the shoppers and encourage them to make purchases online.

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Northwestern PK Drew Luckenbaugh Raising the Bar By Developing New App

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Northwestern’s back-up placekicker Drew Luckenbaugh was thrust into duty this week when first-stringer, Charlie Kuhbander went down with an injury. Luckenbaugh’s first career field-goal attempt Saturday went about as poorly as possible.

He anticipated his initial attempt, a 42 yard effort, with so much gusto that he actually kicked it before it was fully placed, and the result was an unsightly line drive that barely left the ground — and ended up nowhere near the goalposts.

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Seven Reasons to Invest in Motorcycle Headphones

By Jason Verduzco

There are many motorcycle headphones available on the market today. It is important to invest in a modern pair because it has many features that will make your ride more enjoyable.

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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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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 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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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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