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Andrew Sullivan points us to a Brazilian soccer team’s “ingenious” way to promote blood donations.
Nicknamed the ‘Red and Blacks’, there’s no prizes for guessing what colours Vitoria usually play in. However, ahead of the new season, the club have ‘drained’ the red hoops from their home strip in a bid to raise awareness and get their fans to donate blood for transfusions and the like. The red hoops on the home shirt will then be replaced one-by-one as the level of blood donated rises, until the shirt is eventually restored to it’s former glory when the target is met.
Buzz Bissinger writes on Junior Seau’s death, the media scrum outside his house, and that regardless of how little we know for what led to his suicide by gunshot to the chest, the man was a ferocious warrior in a vicious game.
Tebowing = over. All the cool kids are Bradying.
As you prepare for the big game, take a look out our super scientific breakdown of Brady and Manning, off the field.
ocandrew1 asked: Will you be doing a story about Al Davis' passing and his imprint on football?
We ran a short item on The Daily Beast’s Cheat Sheet when he died, but I’m unsure of any edit plans for a larger tribute or story. If it happens, we’ll be sure to post on the tumblr. In the meantime, here’s a fantastic Sports Illustrated profile on the genius of Al Davis from 1974.
“Crown them now: Patriots can’t lose.”
— Jay Mariotti (Chicago Sun-Times)
Worst Predictions #8
Patriots Will Win Super Bowl XLII - Newsweek 2010