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World Cup 2010: Who Will Be World Champion?

People everywhere are buzzing with excitement as the World Cup kicks off in South Africa today. From the streets of Japan to the bars in New York City, fans from all over the globe will be tuning into “the beautiful game.” The world’s largest sporting event will bring together the top 32 qualifying countries to claim glory and be crowned World Cup champion.

World Cup 2010: Who Will Be World Champion?

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How Safe Are Football Helmets? Xenith is Lowering the Risks of Injury With Their Newest Helmet Design.

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The Today Show discusses a new helmet designed to reduce football related head injuries.

Concussions go drastically unreported at High Schools because many believe you have to be unconscious to have one. There are a number of symptoms that can be a sign of a concussion. According to the Journal of Athletic Training approximately 55,000 concussions are experienced in High School football each year.

Xenith has created a new specialized helmet that is being used to minimize these risks of concussion. These helmets are equipped with compression shock absorbers that cushion much like an airbag in a car. Watch the video to learn more about the new helmet design and what schools are doing to get the helmets for their teams.

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Budweiser has a little secret to tell you

Budweiser packaging plant in St. Louis. by whatsthediffblog, on Flickr

By Mark Messing

While stale floor-popcorn, the back of someone else’s head, and stiff legs make a good combination, I am going to guess that people don’t go to football games for the way things smell, look, or feel.  Live action unequivocally appeals to our need for a thrilling atmosphere, and for the most part, that is built by sound.  The cheer of the crowd seems to be unending throughout every game I go to, getting louder for every great play and horrible call.  But even during timeouts, the general chatter of the audience, and booming voice of the announcer add energy to the air.

I noticed this during a timeout at the Champs Sports Bowl, when, amongst the babble, I thought I heard someone whispering to me.  I asked my friends if they had heard, but they assured me there wasn’t anything more than the lull of the crowd and the mumble of the announcer.  I thought I was going crazy.

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Lloyd Carr leaves U of M a DIFFerent place

The Big House at U of M by whatsthediffblog, on Flickr

Say what you will about me, but I’ve always had an oddly innate feeling of animosity towards a certain maize & blue football team. I just don’t like U of M football.You may be thinking “Ah, she is a Spartan fan!” Sort of. Not really. Only if they’re playing U of M.

My family and I are rarities in the state of Michigan. Our team of choice has had a particularly awful year, the worst I can remember. Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish ended 3-9 and made my father and brother scream at the television more than I care to divulge. But the sign of a true fan is the continuing support, even in a crappy season. I stand by my boys in blue & gold.

But Notre Dame’s shameful season is not the subject of this post; I’m here to announce publicly that I rooted for U of M yesterday and still feel okay about it today.

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Please use this parking pass

by Cora Bledsoe

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I’m a renter. And I don’t mean that in a good way. I live in a decent apartment in a decent complex in a decent neighborhood in a decent city. My problem is with the experience as a whole. Take for example the latest note left at my apartment by “management”. Last Thursday, September 13th, I got home around 6pm. I left back out to run a few errands and upon returning I found I newly placed rolled up piece of paper at my door. The paper read:

9/11/2007

Dear Residents,
Starting Wednesday the 12th, the leasing office will have parking passes available for pick up. Each unit will receive a number of parking passes equal to the number of people listed on their lease. Please pick up parking passes ASAP. Please display them either on the inside of your windshield or rear window. The towing company will check cars for parking passes. If you are having guests over, please pick up a guest pass in the clubhouse.

Thank you,
Woodland Mews Management

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017