NBA, Sports

Charles Barkley Wins His First Championship… In An Ad [Video]

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CDW just launched a series of ads featuring Charles Barkley as an IT guy/corporate basketball league ringer. I honestly wanted these to be funnier than they were but CDW got a little too heavy handed pushing their corporate message. There are two classic moments. First, when they compare slow moving IT to Barkley in his

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Featured, NBA, Sports

Kobe Bryant Makes His Italian Film Debut [Video]

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Seems the Black Mamba is hitting theaters again and this time it’s in Italy. Following the successful collaboration with Robert Rodriguez Nike Basketball Italy worked with legendary Italian B-movie director Enzo G. Castellari who, among other things, provided the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino’s Inglorious Basterds. In the video Castellari takes viewers into his archives and reveals

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NBA, Sports

Nike Reveals Nike+ Basketball [Video]

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In a converted New York City warehouse not far from the Manhattan bridge this morning Nike announced the latest Nike+ offshoot: Nike+ Basketball. It was unclear once they announced their Nike FuelBand for all sports whether Nike would continue down the path of sport specific applications but clearly they are. Here’s the intro video featuring

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Featured, NBA, Sports

The NBA Beer Cost Index – Who’s Number One?

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The latest edition of the Fan Cost Index has been released showing just how much or how little it will cost your hypothetical family of four to attend an NBA game on a team-by-team basis. Anyone can read the report and see that for your hypothetical family of four* the Knicks will cost you the most

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NFL, Sports

Nike NFL Team Gloves For All 32 Teams Revealed

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With Nike dropping $1.1 billion to take over NFL apparel starting next season the shoe giant has been slowly revealing bits and pieces of the gear that will be outfitting your favorite team. The latest reveal are the gloves for all 32 NFL teams. Nike is following the style of their college team gloves with

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NCAA, Sports

Get Your Own Oregon Ducks Space Helmet

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The Oregon Ducks football team gets as much press for their futuristic uniform combinations as they do for their on field success.  Nike, Riddell and the Ducks took it to the next level for the Rose Bowl creating “LiquidMetal” helmets that leveraged the technology from the T-1000 to make the Oregon offense unstoppable. For just

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Sports

Oregon’s LaMichael James Declares For The NFL Draft [Update – Video]

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The two-time consensus All-American, 2010 and 2011 national leader in rushing yards per game, 2010 Heisman runner-up and 2010 Doak Walker award winner confirmed today that ongoing rumors of his plans to forego his senior season and declare for the NFL draft are true. From his official statement: My experience at the University of Oregon

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Justin Bieber Hangs With Frank Lampard & Fernando Torres [Video]

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Justin Bieber isn’t just a teen pop-sensation, he’s apparently also a Chelsea fan.  So while in the UK this week Bieber stopped by Stamford Bridge for a tour rocking full Chelsea kit. Of course he’s Justin Bieber so his tour was led by soccer superstars Frank Lampard and  Fernando Torres.   Bieber stepped onto the

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Featured, Sports

Norwegians Combine Electric Shocks And Soccer [Video]

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With six hours of daylight and temperatures that get up to the freezing level on a warm day this time of year Norwegians have a lot of time on their hands.  Thus was born Elektrosjokkfotball (Electroshock football). Unbelievably it is exactly what it sounds like.  Players and referees wired up with dog training collars on their

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Sports

Kevin Durant’s New Shoe Cameo’s On The Weather Channel

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According to Kevin Durant, if he weren’t playing basketball he would want to be a meteorologist.  That insight into the Thunder superstar’s mind is the inspiration behind the new ‘Weatherman’ colorway of the KD IV dropping on December 10th.  The shoe is designed to look like a doppler radar image tracking the weather. Seems word

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Sports

All-American CB Cliff Harris Dismissed By The Ducks

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The tumultuous career or Oregon cornerback and punt returner Cliff Harris has come to an end.  Harris, who has been suspended since October 24th, was dismissed for good due to a violation of team rules according to Head Coach Chip Kelly. Harris became a fan favorite after proclaiming “My name is Cliff Harris and I’m hear to

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