SAY WHAT: “It’s quiet now. So quiet that I can almost hear other people’s dreams.”

CC BY-NC-SA 2.0; Michael Kotter via flickr.

CC BY-NC-SA 2.0; Michael Kotter via flickr.


1. Title game sets record for cable, but not overall via The New York Times

The 2006 BCS National Championship game featuring Vince Young and Texas’ comeback reigns supreme in the college football landscape, but the inaugural year of the College Football Playoff was a huge success.

It’s crazy to think that in the old BCS system, Alabama and Florida State would have likely played for the title, whilst both Ohio State and Oregon would’ve been done on New Year’s Day. The four-team playoff did its job (unless you’re TCU or Baylor).

Inside look: A total of 33.4 million viewers isn’t a bad takeaway when the big brother, the N.F.L. drew an average of 37.8 for it’s four playoff games this past weekend.

2. £5,000 dental bill after punch for repeatedly slapping pal on the butt via Daily Echo

There are several points in this story that are laughable:

  • The incident occurred in October 2013, but Frank Nash did not report it until four months later. (???)
  • Injuries sustained: his mate knocked out THREE teeth and fractured his jaw.
  • ‘He also denied asking Phillips and his girlfriend if they would like to indulge in a threesome.’

Good game. *slaps buttocks*

3. Disturbance yields unlikely encounter via WWLP

Everything weird starts at that East Main Street McDonald’s – or at one of the many Dunkin Donuts in the area.

Just read.

4. Kurt Busch: Ex was trained killer via ESPN

HOW ON EARTH HAVE YOU TWO-BROKEN UP AND YOU’RE STILL HERE TO TELL THE TALE???

She must not have been a very well trained assassin with that sort of “let it go” attitude…

5. Kings’ Nik Stauskas will let HS fan take his girlfriend to prom for retweets via Bleacher Report

Don’t have a date to prom? Someone tweet Blake Bortles about the availability of Lindsey Duke?

Nothing says “love” like bargaining with RTs…

6. Nude shaming: Why do we think we’re better than women who take their clothes off? via The Telegraph 

Going to keep this simple.

Remember the story of Karen Danzcuk selling selfies for £10? She found a market where she was in demand – most likely by both genders.

Likewise, Mia Khalifa tapped into a market where she thrived. The controversy surrounding one of her scenes only helped to elevate her career.

So many folks turn their nose up at a booming industry. Look at the success of The Sun’s Page 3 or girls in The Daily Star.

Think before you criticise says Rebecca Reid:

“When we criticise Cyrus, or anyone else for their nudity, we’re hypocrites. How did the waitress recognise Hobbs? Because she’d seen her on adult television, of course. In some guise, she’d watched Hobbs “get her tits out.”

7. The BBC girl aged 27 who’s held a party to say goodbye to her breasts: How more and more women are having double mastectomies because cancer has hit their loved ones via Daily Mail

Breast Cancer Campaign and Cancer.org state that one woman in eight will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime – a staggering fact.

The ways in which people with cancer or those that are susceptible to it respond is always amazing. For example, take the late ESPN sports caster, Stuart Scott, and his story as written by The New York Times.

Claira Hermet, whose mum and sister both died of breast cancer, is taking every precaution because she is a carrier of the faulty BRCA1 gene. Fair play to her.

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.” –Stuart Scott

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