Category Archives: Sports / Recreation

Gallery 1988 Announces Cuyler Smith’s Trading Cards 3 Art Show Opening On May 18, 2018

One of Gallery 1988’s most highly anticipated shows of the year opens tomorrow night (May 18, 2018) from 7-9 PM at G1988. It’s the return of Cuyler Smith’s Trading Cards show! The collection of new actual cards for this third annual exhibit is better than ever. As these limited edition cards mostly sell out, the gallery is encouraging collectors to attend the opening reception.

Cuyler will be in attendance to unveil his new cards paying tribute to fictitious pop culture athletes, and selling a limited edition pack – with a special card only available in this format – and if you buy the whole series.

Join Gallery 1988 from 7-9 PM at 7308 Melrose for your first chance to pick up work and meet the artist. The remaining cards will go online the Saturday afternoon at gallery1988.com.

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ABC Announces The Athletes For The Upcoming Dancing With The Stars: Athletes

Get ready, sports fans, for the most competitive season of “Dancing with the Stars” ever as the show fires up the scoreboard and welcomes 10 athletes to sparkle up their uniforms and lace up their dancing shoes as they ready themselves for their first dance on the ballroom floor, on the season premiere of “Dancing with the Stars: Athletes,” Monday, April 30 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. This season’s lineup of athletes includes three Olympic figure skaters, a former Los Angeles Lakers superstar, an Olympic gold medal-winning softball player, a Notre Dame women’s basketball national championship hero, an American luger, a gold medal-winning Olympic snowboarder, a former World Series-winning Major League Baseball player and an NFL cornerback.

Here are the 10 athletes who will be competing:

Adam Rippon, Olympian figure skater, paired with Jenna Johnson
Arike Ogunbowale, college basketball player, with Gleb Savchenko
Chris Mazdzer, Olympian Luger, with Witney Carson
Jamie Anderson, Olympia snowboarder, with Artem Chigvintsev
Jennie Finch Daigle, former softball pitcher, with Keo Motsepe
Johnny Damon, former MLB outfielder, with Emma Slater
Josh Norman, NFL cornerback, with Sharna Burgess
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, former NBA superstar, with Lindsay Arnold
Mirai Nagasu, Olympian figure skater, with Alan Bersten
Tonya Harding, former competitive skater, with Sasha Farber

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Justin Timberlake To Headline The Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show

Justin Timberlake will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show on NBC at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018.

A multi-talented actor and musician, Timberlake has won ten Grammys and numerous other awards. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, he won two Grammys for his debut solo album, “Justified.” He’s been recognized for a range of performances, including Best Male Pop Vocal Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Dance Recording and Best Music Video. Timberlake was most recently nominated for an Academy Award for the song “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from the film Trolls for which he won his 10th Grammy.

Timberlake has appeared in diverse films including: Alpha Dog, Black Snake Moan, Shrek the Third and The Social Network. He has also won four Emmys for his appearances on Saturday Night Live. Timberlake is a co-star of the upcoming film Wonder Wheel, which opens later this year.

This will be Timberlake’s third time performing on the Super Bowl Halftime stage, giving him the distinction of having the most appearances by an individual entertainer. He previously performed at Super Bowls XXXV and XXXVII.

Timberlake joins an esteemed list of recent halftime acts including Lady Gaga, Coldplay, Beyoncé, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars, Madonna, The Who, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2 and more.

The Pepsi Super Bowl Halftime Show is the most-watched musical event of the year. Last year’s show was the most-watched musical event of all-time across all platforms and the most-watched Super Bowl Halftime performance in history through broadcast and digital channels, reaching more than 150 million unique people, garnering more than 80 million views and totaling 260 million minutes watched.

Super Bowl LII marks Pepsi‘s sixth year as title sponsor of the Super Bowl Halftime Show and 16th year as an NFL partner. The Pepsi Super Bowl LII Halftime Show is an NFL Network production and will be executive produced by Ricky Kirshner and directed by Hamish Hamilton.

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Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson

Fox Sports announced that, in advance of the network’s 20th year broadcasting the World Series, a comedic “Simpsonized” documentary, Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson, will air celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the airing of The Simpsons episode “Homer at Bat.” The documentary will air adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts on Sunday, Oct. 22 on FOX. The World Series presented by YouTube TV begins Tuesday, October 24 on FOX.

The one-hour special celebrates the legendary episode “Homer at the Bat,” in addition to Homer Simpson’s “induction” into The National Baseball Hall of Fame earlier this year. A satire of Ken Burns’ epic documentary, “Baseball,” the special features interviews from eight Major League Baseball players appearing in the original episode, along with baseball historians, sportscasters, and iconic personalities, such as FOX Sports’ Joe Buck, sports announcer Bob Costas, author George Will, Dr. Oz, fashion consultant and television personality Tim Gunn and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio. Current Yankee slugger and Major League Baseball AL MVP candidate Aaron Judge appears in the special.

The feature also contains six minutes of never-before-seen original animation from The Simpsons, including character “interviews” from Homer, Moe, Chief Wiggum and Apu, voiced by Dan Castellaneta and Hank Azaria. Directed by Academy Award nominee Morgan Spurlock, the documentary is produced by FOX Sports Originals.

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Homer Simpson Inducted Into Baseball Hall of Fame

Homer Simpson was “inducted” into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York Saturday during a ceremony that celebrated the 25th anniversary of the classic The Simpsons episode “Homer at the Bat.”

The episode, which aired in February 1992, featured guest appearances by MLB all-stars like Ozzie Smith, Ken Griffey Jr., Wade Boggs, Don Mattingly and Jose Canseco; Now Hall of Famers in their own right, Boggs and Smith were on hand to welcome Simpson in the Hall.

In a prepared statement, Simpson said, “My record for eating hot dogs will never be broken. I’ve been a fan for 40 years, which is how long some games take. And I can’t wait for the ceremony in Canton, Ohio.” (Canton is the home of the Football Hall of Fame.)

Simpsons executive producer Al Jean previously spoke to the Baseball Hall of Fame about “Homer at the Bat,” which finished Number 15 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 150 Best Simpsons Episodes.

“It’s definitely one you hear about a lot,” Jean said. “There’s nostalgia because a lot of people were kids when it first aired. Looking at it again, as I did recently, it’s a real glimpse of ’90s era baseball. Baseball has changed since then – it’s a different kind of game.”

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Igloo Party Bar

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Party on from day into night with the Igloo Party Bar Cooler ($200), featuring our exclusive LiddUp LED light system (on select models) to illuminate contents when darkness falls and let thirsty guests quickly find what they want.

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With aesthetics that channel the grand-ole outdoor beer chests of a traditional Texas ice-house, this cooler anticipates your every merry-making need, from a removable lid and drink dividers to mobile-ready locking casters on a detachable base. Style, function, and easy clean up—the Igloo Party Bar is the light of the party.

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Nike’s “Back To The Future” Self-Lacing Shoe, The HyperAdapt 1.0, Will Ship In 2016

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Nike has announced the HyperAdapt 1.0, the first performance vehicle for Nike’s latest platform breakthrough, adaptive lacing.

“When you step in, your heel will hit a sensor and the system will automatically tighten,” explains Tiffany Beers, Senior Innovator, Nike, Inc., and the project’s technical lead. “Then there are two buttons on the side to tighten and loosen. You can adjust it until it’s perfect.”

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The Nike HyperAdapt 1.0 (Price TBD) will be available ONLY to members of Nike+ beginning Holiday 2016 in three colors. To become a Nike+ member and sign up for notifications about the Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, go to Nike.com.

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Cuyler Smith’s Trading Cards Art Show To Open At Gallery 1988 On March 11, 2016

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This Friday night, March 11, 2016, please join Gallery 1998 from 7-9 PM at the East location for one of the most impressive solo shows in gallery history. Cuyler Smith’s Trading Cards will debut 40 new pieces, actual trading cards produced by Smith, depicting some of TV and film’s favorite athletes. Cuyler has already released 5 cards in the series in past G1988 group shows, with 4 completely selling out. This show is guaranteed to bring Cuyler’s work even further into the spotlight, placing it as one of G1988’s most signature pieces of pop culture art moving forward. Make sure to come Friday night, 7-9 PM at 7021 Melrose Ave., for your first opportunity to buy the cards, only $15 and limited to less than 100 each. Remaining cards will become available for purchase Saturday afternoon (PT) at gallery1988.com.

This show will be on display through March 26th.

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Sports Illustrated 2016 Swimsuit Covers Revealed

Sports Illustrated announced who will grace the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 issue during the one-hour special “Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed.” Hosts Rebecca Romijn and Nick Cannon announced that, for the first time in the history of the annual issue, there will be three separate covers featuring three different models: Hailey Clauson, Ashley Graham and Ronda Rousey (The Expendables 3, Furious 7, upcoming Road House).

“Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 Revealed” was a first-of-its-kind broadcast event that culminated with the unveiling of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016 cover models. Actor, comedian and recording artist Nick Cannon and “The Librarians” star and “Skin Wars” host Rebecca Romijn led the festivities, which celebrated the women in this year’s edition. The special aired earlier this evening during NBA All-Star Weekend on TNT, following the network’s coverage of State Farm NBA All-Star Saturday Night.

“Every single woman that is booked for this magazine is cover worthy,” said Assistant Managing Editor MJ Day. “The collective beauty in the magazine is overwhelming. SI has always been and will always be about the models; the pictures you see here are a celebration of them. The three covers of Hailey, Ronda and Ashley celebrate the new SI Swimsuit. All three women are beautiful, sexy and strong. Beauty is not cookie cutter. Beauty is not ‘one size fits all.’ Beauty is all around us and that became especially obvious to me while shooting and editing this year’s issue.”

On choosing Ronda Rousey’s cover: “Ronda Rousey is a cultural phenomenon. She is the perfect combination of beauty, brains, brawn and humility. She possesses a spirit bigger than the space around her, and it is both infectious and inspiring. She’s a Phoenix, as fiery and beautiful as any mythical creature ever depicted.”

On choosing Ashley Graham’s cover: ” Ashley Graham is a sultry, feminine masterpiece. I dare you not to stare at her. Ashley commands your attention in her photographs. She owns her sexiness in a way that every woman should. Her confidence is contagious.”

On choosing Hailey Clauson’s cover: “Hailey Clauson is the definition of a modern bombshell. Learn a little about her and you’ll appreciate her beauty even more. Even as unsettling as her beauty can be, one minute in her company and you’ll feel like you’ve known her for years.”

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The Lexus SLIDE Hoverboard

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Luxury car company Lexus has just released this new video for SLIDE, a Hoverboard they have developed that uses magnetic levitation and nitrogen-cooled superconductors to float above the ground.

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Creating SLIDE required re-engineering core technologies and uncovering true technical innovations. From assembling maglev technology into a board, to finding the right combination of superconductors, magnets and liquid nitrogen – every step pushed the team to stretch the possibilities of technology.

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The hoverboard is constructed from an insulated core, containing HTSLs (high temperature superconducting blocks). These are housed in cryostats – reservoirs of liquid nitrogen that cool the superconductors to -197°C. The board is then placed above a track containing permanent magnets. When the board is cooled to its operating temperature the track’s magnetic flux lines are ‘pinned’ into place, maintaining the hover height of the board.

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