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The GoPro footage of Felix Baumgartner’s fall through the atmosphere (Red Bull Stratos)

February 2, 2014 Leave a comment

In the previous post I did regarding Red Bull Stratos, the footage was taken by Red Bull and didn’t have much in the way of communication between Felix Baumgartner and his capsule communicator, Retired USAF Colonel Joseph Kittinger (previous recordholder of the world’s longest skydive). This video contains that material, plus how close Baumgartner really was to passing out during his insane spins. It’s a pretty cool video.

Check it out:

Video: More Bad Lip Reading, NFL style

January 24, 2014 Leave a comment

Aww yiss:

 

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Highlights from the Chick Fil A Bowl (TAMU vs. Duke)

January 2, 2014 3 comments

If you didn’t get a chance to watch the Aggies in action on New Years’ Eve, check out the above video. The first half of the game left me in a state of bummer-dom, but the second half redeemed the Aggies and Johnny Manziel. I was yelling at the TV so much I scared the cats.

I know rumor has it that Manziel may put his name in for the NFL draft, but I’m really hoping he waits it out one more year. Sure, College Station is a really small town, there’s no money opportunities for a college QB due to NCAA rules and his every exploit is scrawled all over the Interwebs minutes after he’s out getting fiesty. Wait, where was I going with this?

Oh, right. Manziel should stay in Aggieland one more year!

That’s this old Ag’s hope. If Manziel feels like breaking up with the Aggies to run with the big boys I totally understand, but he’d have one hell of a final season if he stayed. And, I might be able to get up to College Station for a home game. That would be sweet.

Coach Kevin Sumlin has been making miracles happen in Aggieland, not seen since the glory days of R.C. Slocum. Coach Sumlin has committed to TAMU for another year, and I’m secure in the idea that he can train up a more than adequate replacement for Manziel. But you have to admit, they make a helluva team.

Some Netflix recs: The Other F Word (Pennywise grows up) and Klitschko

September 3, 2013 Leave a comment

Promotional still from The Other F Word – Jim Lindberg and his daughters

I shouldn’t say ALL of Pennywise grows up. The Other F word focuses on Jim Lindberg (lead vocals) mainly and his quest to be there more for his kids.  What makes this documentary interesting is that it looks at a selection of musicians from the SoCal punk scene of the 80s/90s who rocked it hard back in the day and still do, and try to balance that aspect of their lives with being a father and growing up. There’s interviews also with Flea (RHCP) and his daughter Chloe, Lars Frederickson (Rancid), Brett Gurewitz (Bad Religion) and other notable SoCal punks.  Tony Hawk makes an appearance as well. Why not, right?

Shifting gears slightly, another recommendation I have is the documentary Klitschko. It looks at the lives of the Klitschko brothers (Wladimir and Vitali) and their quest to break into the American boxing elite. These guys are hardcore, man. If you like boxing and sports docs, this is for you.

If you need a bit of a smile on this fine Wednesday (video)

March 27, 2013 Leave a comment

Here’s this guy… he’s retiring at the end of the game. So, he decides to put his 5 year old son in for the last play. It’s in Russian, but you don’t really need a translation to get the good feels:

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Johnny Manziel wins the Heisman Trophy!

December 8, 2012 1 comment

Congrats to Johnny Manziel! This is a great day for my beloved team 🙂

 

CollegeFootballTalk

To show just how unpredictable the 2012 college football season has been, only Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein had preseason odds to win the Heisman — a pretty 75/1 odds at that*  — of the three finalists this evening.

However, Klein, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’0 have all had remarkable years that earned them an invite to New York. By no coincidence, the three teams these players represent are a combined 33-3 and one (Notre Dame) will play in the BCS championship next month.

But in the end, the 78th edition of the trophy went to Johnny Manziel. The redshirt freshman has been among the most exciting players in college football on one of the most surprising teams in college football. Manziel leads his team in rushing and passing and has 43 total touchdowns to his name this year.

Manziel becomes the first freshman ever…

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