fastfabulous:

Kasey Kahne, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, visits the General Motors Tonawanda Engine facility Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Tonawanda, New York. Kahne toured the Chevrolet Corvette GEN 5 engine line while at the plant, and helped present $60,000 from the GM Foundation to six Buffalo charities. (Photo by Don Heupel for Chevrolet)

fastfabulous:

Kasey Kahne, driver of the NASCAR Sprint Cup #5 Farmers Insurance Chevrolet SS, visits the General Motors Tonawanda Engine facility Wednesday, July 23, 2014 in Tonawanda, New York. Kahne toured the Chevrolet Corvette GEN 5 engine line while at the plant, and helped present $60,000 from the GM Foundation to six Buffalo charities. (Photo by Don Heupel for Chevrolet)

fastcompany:

New predictive analytics are making Moneyball look obsolete.
At a workshop during the GigaOm Structure conference, Hensberger shared his next-level data crunching and the academic paper his team prepared for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. His team modeled MLB data to show with 74.5% accuracy what a pitcher is going to throw—and when.
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fastcompany:

New predictive analytics are making Moneyball look obsolete.

At a workshop during the GigaOm Structure conference, Hensberger shared his next-level data crunching and the academic paper his team prepared for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. His team modeled MLB data to show with 74.5% accuracy what a pitcher is going to throw—and when.

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krogantesticles:

micdotcom:

German soccer star Mesut Özil donates his $400K World Cup bonus 

Mesut Özil, the midfielder for Germany’s World Cup-winning team, just set an example that all stars need to see.
After Germany won the final, each player received a bonus of more than $400,000. (Spain, for instance, had proposed a $980,000 winning bonus, to great outcry.) Instead of keeping his portion, however, Özil donated it all to support the surgeries of sick Brazilian children.
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Props to the German team for being actual amazing human beings too (which nobody seems to talk about on German TV)

krogantesticles:

micdotcom:

German soccer star Mesut Özil donates his $400K World Cup bonus 

Mesut Özil, the midfielder for Germany’s World Cup-winning team, just set an example that all stars need to see.

After Germany won the final, each player received a bonus of more than $400,000. (Spain, for instance, had proposed a $980,000 winning bonus, to great outcry.) Instead of keeping his portion, however, Özil donated it all to support the surgeries of sick Brazilian children.

Read more | Follow micdotcom

Props to the German team for being actual amazing human beings too (which nobody seems to talk about on German TV)

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mlboffseason:

matt-t:

JACK WHITE HAVING FUN





Never got over Dave Martinez leaving.

mlboffseason:

matt-t:

JACK WHITE HAVING FUN

Never got over Dave Martinez leaving.

Last night, NY Jets Wide Receiver David Nelson hosted a launch party for his organization i’mME at Hotel Chantelle in NYC. Even with training camp starting tomorrow, New York Jets players Geno Smith, Eric Decker, Bilal Powell, and Jalen Saunders were all in attendance at the Super-Hero themed event to support David and the organization.

i’mME was founded by Nelson and his two brothers in 2013 after a moving trip to Haiti. The cause works to support orphans in Haiti through creating new infrastructure and providing program resources. David spoke to the crowd addressing his passion for these children and the difference he knows this organization can make.

Photos: I’mMe / Getty Images

Kobe Bryant hanging out with Beiker like he’s Blair Underwood playing Russell Simmons in Krush Groove.

Kobe Bryant hanging out with Beiker like he’s Blair Underwood playing Russell Simmons in Krush Groove.

tapemachinesarerolling:

that was actually a picture of me. I’m Lex Luger. This is what I do now.

Flexy Lexy

Golfer/Sex Symbol Tom Kite working on the glutes in 1981.  
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Golfer/Sex Symbol Tom Kite working on the glutes in 1981.  

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Haystacks Calhounian New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite his bridge woes, has been relatively savvy when it comes to social media during his time in office.  That is, if you consider having a taxpayer-funded videographer pop up his Rock-like verbal smackdowns on Garden State residents at town hall meetings “savvy.”
News broke last night that the King Kong Bundy-sized chief executive of the state released a video where he looked to squash pension reform critics like they were Special Delivery Jones at Wrestlemania, using former Nation of Domination militant Dwayne Johnson.
Per NJ.com:

The governor’s office spliced some shots of the one of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s movies in the video that featured Hollywood-movie explosions and clips of Christie talking about pension reform.

Accoring to WNYC’s Matt Katz, the Rock asked not to be in the video. Beyond that, the governor’s office has been silent on the quick removal.
Prior to the removal, MyFoxPhilly noted:

The movie-trailer-style video posted to Christie’s YouTube channel says it’s from “Statehouse Studios” – complete with a screen indicating it’s “Rated R For Reform.” It uses dramatic music, movie footage and language as well as some guest appearance from actor and wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to portray the battle in epic terms.

Unnamed sources claimed Christie smelled what he Rock was cooking, and unsurprisingly couldn’t help himself.

Haystacks Calhounian New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, despite his bridge woes, has been relatively savvy when it comes to social media during his time in office.  That is, if you consider having a taxpayer-funded videographer pop up his Rock-like verbal smackdowns on Garden State residents at town hall meetings “savvy.”

News broke last night that the King Kong Bundy-sized chief executive of the state released a video where he looked to squash pension reform critics like they were Special Delivery Jones at Wrestlemania, using former Nation of Domination militant Dwayne Johnson.

Per NJ.com:

The governor’s office spliced some shots of the one of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s movies in the video that featured Hollywood-movie explosions and clips of Christie talking about pension reform.

Accoring to WNYC’s Matt Katz, the Rock asked not to be in the video. Beyond that, the governor’s office has been silent on the quick removal.

Prior to the removal, MyFoxPhilly noted:

The movie-trailer-style video posted to Christie’s YouTube channel says it’s from “Statehouse Studios” – complete with a screen indicating it’s “Rated R For Reform.” It uses dramatic music, movie footage and language as well as some guest appearance from actor and wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to portray the battle in epic terms.

Unnamed sources claimed Christie smelled what he Rock was cooking, and unsurprisingly couldn’t help himself.

Rdio Playlist: ASG Walk-Up Songs

All-Stars and Walk Up Songs:

  • Yadier Molina * St. Louis Cardinals - National C * Sigan Bailando - Wisin & Yandel
  • Paul Goldschmidt * Arizona Diamondbacks - National 1B * Linkin Park - One Step Closer
  • Troy Tulowitzki * Colorado Rockies - National SS * Ace of Base - The Sign
  • Aramis Ramierz * Milwaukee Brewers - National 3B * NO MUSIC BY CHOICE
  • Andrew McCutchen * Pittsburgh Pirates - National OF * Ellie Goulding - Lights (Bassnectar Remix)
  • Carlos Gomez * Milwaukee Brewers - National OF * Young Dro - Shoulder Lean
  • Yasiel Puig * Los Angeles Dogers - National OF * DJ Snake & Lil Jon - Turn Down For What
  • Matt Wieters * Baltimore Orioles - American C * Sam Hunt - Raised On It
  • Miguel Cabrera * Detroit Tigers - American 1B * Jay Z - Ni**as In Paris
  • Robinson Cano * Seattle Mariners - American 2B * Jay Z - Tom Ford
  • Derek Jeter * New York Yankees - American SS * Young Money feat. Drake - Trophies
  • Jose Bautista * Toronto Blue Jays - American OF * Drake - Trophies
  • Mike Trout * Los Angeles Angels - American OF * Drake - Started From the Bottom
  • Adam Jones * Baltimore Orioles - American OF * Young Jeezy - Lose My Mind
  • Nelson Cruz * Baltimore Orioles - American DH * Alex y Fido - Rescate Feat. Daddy Yankee
  • Aroldis Chapman * Cincinnati Reds National P * Wake Up - Rage Against The Machine
  • Clayton Kershaw * Los Angeles Dogers - National P * We Are Young - Fun
  • Tyson Ross * San Diego Padres - National P * Mastermind - Deltron 3030
  • Jordan Zimmerman * Washington Nationals - National P * Brantley Gilbert - Hell On Wheels
  • Adam Wainwright * St Louis Cardinals - National P * Alabama - Song Of The South