Jordan’s Rookie Nike Shoes Sold for $71,553 at Auction

Speaking as a recovering sneakerhead (I’m on step 9, the “apology level”)  even I can’t imagine spending almost 72 Geeeeeez on a damn pair of shoes.  Although…….they are signed and dated by MJ too.

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The average cost of a pair of Jordans in 2014 was estimated at $194 (ARE YOU SERIOUS?!?  Yes I am), so just to be clear; the new owner of these Rookie Jordans could have bought roughly 368 pairs of BRAND NEW J’s and still take us out for pizza at Sbarro in the Mall Food Court.

Star Wars Neeeeeeeeeerrrrrrrrrddddd Alert!

File this under the nerd section in the deep basement of your brain, hide it behind the Vanilla Ice lyrics, the MC Hammer dance and Zubaz parachute pants.

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I give you, newly released behind the scenes photos from Star Wars IV – A New Hope:

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VHS Sports Highlight Videos Were the Best

If you’re between the ages of about 28-40 and you’re a sports fan, then you probably remember that true professional sports celebrity in the 80s and 90s was solely measured by how many highlight videos you were a part of.

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For those of you under the age of 28 (and didn’t have an older sibling), let me briefly explain:  a highlight video was mostly on VHS (the thing that looks like oversized music tapes made of plastic) OR if your family was rich/techy, the video was on Laser Disk (holy shit, it was a giant mini-disk…does anyone remember mini-disks?).  This was before the internet, before you could look up instant highlights all the time via youtube or any number of kinds of online content.

I feel it is my duty as an all-knowing, all-sports-nerd and fan of the 80s and 90s; that I should keep the tradition of poorly edited and overly dramatic highlight videos going somehow.  So without any more delay, I give you the “Sports Highlight Videos of the Past” of the day, here’s 12-15 minutes of quality time wasted:

and easily the worst song pick of ANY highlight video:

 More to come, stay tuned………

So, You Did Steroids…..

I’ve always loved the before and after photos of roided-out athletes/celebs, I find it hilarious.  Admittedly, this material is a tad outdated (who gives a shit about Steroids anymore) but it made me laugh, and on a slow Monday I figured….what the hell.

Enjoy.

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Everything You Need to Know About Whiskey (Slow Sports Day)

Recently, Esquire posted a great article (click here) articulating what every person who loves whiskey should know about grandpa’s cough medicine.  Here’s a taste of the semipretentious genius information that apparently we should all already know………..

1. BEER

Whiskey is made from beer. Boring, sometimes weird beer, but beer nonetheless.

2. CASK STRENGTH

Whiskey bottled at the (high) proof at which it came out of the barrel. More expensive, ounce for ounce, but if you’re willing to add your own water, you’re getting more whiskey for the price.

3. CHILL FILTRATION

When whiskey gets cold, some of its fatty acids congeal, causing it to look cloudy. Most makers filter them, even at the cost of slightly diminishing the flavor.

4. COLUMN STILL

Uses steam injection to strip the beer of alcohol and produces a cleaner spirit than a pot still does. Column-still whiskeys don’t need as much age, but they don’t get that depth of grain flavor, either.

Column StillAnd here’s pictures of whiskey celebs that make me want to leave work right now and go drink whiskey (marketing win):
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