Posts tagged with ‘football

Daily Discussion: US Trademark Office cancels Washington Redskins patent, says it’s racist. Help give the Redskins a new name


After a lengthy court battle between Native Americans and the NFL’s Washington Redskins, the US Patent and Trademark Office yesterday canceled the patent on the name “Washington Redskins”, citing that “Redskins” is a disparaging, racist term. This will not force the Redskins to change their name, nor does it stop the team from selling Redskins merchandise, but the fight for the team to keep the name may be nearly lost, so at some point, they’re probably going to have to think of something else to call the football team. The last time a DC team changed its name because of good reasons they went with the “Wizards”. So they could try that.

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Evening lulz: NFL Crunchtime, the all-too-real pro football simulator

Even if it starts out slow in the first minute, just keep watching, because laughing is good for you, and this Madden game spoof is full of the lulz.

Super Bowl geek fan art: NFL helmets from the Star Wars universe

Made by DeviantArtist uxorious, there’s so much incredible detail and cleverness in each helmet.

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Who’s watching the Kitten Bowl? 
Some cat just got a flag for unnecessary cuteness. This is intense.

Who’s watching the Kitten Bowl?

Some cat just got a flag for unnecessary cuteness. This is intense.

The IHC fantasy football draft is Thursday @ 8:30pm

Since a couple people said they were interested in IHC doing fantasy league, I went ahead and made one. We will draft live at 8:30pm on Thursday of this week and this is purely for fun! Personally, I haven’t ever done fantasy before and wanted to try it out this year. I picked Yahoo but you can join with either a gmail or facebook account. This is open to anyone and everyone who wants to join, the link is as follows:

Hope to see some of you in the lobby on Thursday!

NFL to implement Japan’s 3D bullet time replay system

Sports fans and referees alike in Japan have been using a highly advanced 3D “bullet time” replay system for a couple years and now it’s coming to the NFL. By having a whole bunch of small remote controlled cameras pointed at the field, a high quality 3D Matrix style bullet time replay can be generated in about 30 seconds. 

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Detroit Lions sign YouTube sensation as a kicker

Havard “Kickalicious” Rugland has become kind of a big deal on YouTube with his amazing feats of feet with a football and now it looks like the Detroit Lions have noticed, signing Rugland to a kicking position. Hell, judging by the accuracy demonstrated in this video, Rugland could be a kicking quarterback. That’s a thing, right? It should be.


Pixar animator sketches the NFL playoffs

Through the NFL playoffs, Pixar animator Austin Madison sketched the results of each of the match-ups by drawing each team’s mascots battling it out. Above, behold broncos getting destroyed by an Atlanta Millenium Falcon.

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“They won’t magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster”: Chris Kluwe explains gay marriage to a politician who is offended by an NFL player supporting it

While there’s still a strong stigma against those who are openly gay in men’s professional sports, it doesn’t mean professional athletes are neutral on gay marriage and gay rights. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo has spoken out in favor of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. then wrote a letter to Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, urging him to “inhibit such expressions from your employee.” This is Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s response to Burns.

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