Irish Champions Day Attracts Derby Winner Australia

Australia’s appearance on Saturday in the Irish Champion Stakes has given the inaugural Irish Champions Day a big boost. The Derby winner is the warm odds-on favourite to win the 1m2f contest at Leopardstown and he should be able to get the job done once again to seal his fourth Group One success of his career.

There may be tougher tests to come for Australia later this year with the Arc and British Champions Stakes both likely targets. However, he will have to overcome The Grey Gatsby and Mukhadram who both have picked up Group One victories of their own this season.

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Bullz-Eye on location at the Oral-B USA 500 with COMBOS Curiosities

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Certain things are obvious #GoodCombos, like the hacker and that iCloud he hacked to gift the world with nude pics of Jennifer Lawrence, Ariana Grande and Bar Rafaeli, aka “The Fappening.

A #BadCombo could potentially be 95 degree heat and endless asphalt. But COMBOS came up with a solution.

COMBOS Curiosities are here to test every combination available. They posses an admitted “bottomless appetite for combinations,” because “the world is a much better place with more COMBOS around.”

With that in mind, COMBOS created The Hydrant Soaker, a combination Super Soaker and fire hydrant, and unleashed it on an unassuming public at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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And the people were pleased. It was hailed as a #GoodCombo by those who clamored to hose off, in what for some was probably their first almost legitimate shower of the week.

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I was never a NASCAR guy, to the point where I questioned it being a real sport, until I went to the Daytona 500 earlier this year.

After my conversion, all I can say in my defense is that NASCAR is the ultimate spectacle. It really is marketed as an event rather than a race, because it has to be. Otherwise, it’s just guys driving cars around for hundreds of laps.

The atmosphere is fun. People camp out in the parking lots outside the track and pregame for hours before the race. It’s reminiscent of tailgating in an NFL stadium. But instead of teams, people root for individual drivers.

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I met a guy with a homemade tattoo of “Thug Life” on his chest and a neck tattoo that said “Kool-Aid.” And he was cool. He walked up to me as I was standing around talking with JR from JR Sport Brief. He stood right next to me and extended his arm and handed me a flask. It was camouflage and emblazoned with the familiar “A” for the University of Alabama.

“What is this and where did it come from?” I said as as I took a whiff, and it gave off a pungent aroma, to be sure. He said, “This here is from me and my kindreds.”

Everything inside told me not to take a sip. But I did it anyway and I lived to tell about it: #GoodCombo. About two minutes later, I was offered the keys to a golf cart to cruise around in for an hour. We looked at each other and laughed.

What’s more American than a NASCAR race? A guy parachuting out of a plane with an American flag at a NASCAR race:

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Another #GoodCombo is pit row and the start of the race. Watching a race start from there is just an amazing feeling — something you can’t get via television.

Even this video doesn’t do it justice, but at the very least, the sound and intensity are evident:

The only #BadCombo for me was the sun and the wife beater I encased my torso in for nearly the entire day. Who’s the redneck now? #PoorPlanning.

COMBOS previously staged combinations include the Treehugger in Cobleskill, New York and the Traffic Jam in downtown Chicago. The next COMBOS Curiosity is Slidewalk taking place in East Lansing. Visit Tumblr here to see what COMBOS is up to.

Also, check out the COMBOS Facebook page and the COMBOS Twitter account.

  

Away From the Golf Course: Create a Practice Plan in the Privacy of Your Own Home

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It’s every golfer’s dream to spend each day on the greens, but those who can’t make daily trips due to price, weather, or life responsibilities, assume the hunched position at home, practicing with whiffle balls, nets, and electronic devices while daydreaming about making outdoor rounds.

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Golfers use the balls indoors for putting practice. Being incredibly light, the balls attract wind resistance, so one can hit at full speed.

Golf Nets

Taking a full swing in a small yard is no good, so a number of avid golfers buy nets. That way, they can swing away without worrying about affecting those around them or losing balls. Nets come in a variety of sizes and shapes, with some that look more like baseball cages, allowing golfers to take notice of ball trajectory.

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Bullz-Eye interviews New York Giants linebacker Jon Beason for Duracell

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New York Giants’ Jon Beason, left, demonstrates the communication devices that are powered by Duracell Quantum batteries to actor Taye Diggs at MetLife Stadium on Aug. 27, 2014 in E. Rutherford, N.J. (Photo by Mark VonHolden/Invision for Duracell)

New York Giants All-Pro middle linebacker Jon Beason hung out at MetLife Stadium (with Taye Diggs in tow) last week and explained to a throng of dudes how Duracell’s Quantum batteries power the NFL. We were part of that gaggle of dudes.

Talk about how you hooked up with Duracell.

“Duracell reached out, and being the “Mike” linebacker in our defense and equipped with the headset, I’m powered by Duracell Quantum. It was an eye-opening experience to work with Duracell. Through the course of an NFL game, 650 Duracell Quantum batteries are used, and that’s just mind boggling. And I thought, ‘Where do they all go?’ You can go to facebook.com/Duracell to find out all the others ways they are used to make sure the fans have the best experience possible.”

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This preseason, I’ve noticed more than ever opposing QBs calling out where the mike linebacker is a lot more. Why is this?

“In a 4-3 scheme, there are 11 guys on both sides of the ball. There are two of everything except the mike linebacker; cornerbacks, defensive tackles, outside linebackers and safeties and then the one mike. Based on where he aligns, he is the X-factor, the extra defender, the guy you have to account for, because when the offense overloads a side in terms of protection, that is where we can gain an advantage. They usually point me out as mike based on what we’re in, but based on how were spinning the safety down, what we’re showing when we are showing pressure, they can call someone else the mike and say he’s the guy you are responsible for. If he comes, he is the X-factor in terms of pressure.”

Over the last couple years, you’ve had to play both “Sam” and “Will” linebacker positions. How nice is it to go back to mike, your native LB position?

“It’s funny. The reason I played outside is because I got drafted as a will and got moved over in week five of my rookie year due to injuries and played the mike backer, and [that] ended up being the best possible fit for me and my personality. It’s home; it’s like riding a bike. It’s something you’re never going to forget and something I’ve done at a consistent level, so to be back at that position is something that I’m grateful for and appreciative of.”

Is this the hardest period of time in the history of the NFL to be a defender?

“Absolutely. They’ve completely made the game too passive. That’s what they want — they want more points. It is what it is.”

Is there a guy you look forward to tackling the most when you are actually allowed to?

“Everybody! I’d love to tackle everybody! It doesn’t matter to me – I don’t discriminate!”

Tell Jon “The Beast” Beason who you’d like him to tackle via his Twitter account here.

  

Relive the 90s with the Blast basketball shoe from Reebok

Reebok is bringing back the uber-successful Blast basketball shoe from the 90s, mainly worn by the great point guard Nick Van Exel, aka Nick the Quick. The Blast has reached celebrity status with its reverse contrast and OG style, and now history is about to repeat itself, because the best of the 90s is back.

We tested a pair to be sure that the 90s were as good as everyone remembers them, and these kicks stand the test of time, guaranteed to give all Bullz-Eye ballers out there both the style and lift they’re looking for when on or off the court. The Blast features Hexalite cushioning and a supportive cut, allowing players to explode to the hoop without worrying about rolling an ankle, while the stark contrast of the black and white with a touch of red really pops.

On Friday, August 29, 2014, limited pairs of the Blast (white/red/excellent red) will be available in adult sizing for $119.99 at retailers including Finish Line, Champs, Eastbay, Jimmy Jazz, Footaction, Villa and Reebok.com.

  

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