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Hallmark MLB Los Angeles Dodgers World Series Champions 2020 Ornament

I am a lifelong Red Sox fan but thought that Dodger’s fans might like to add some flair to their Christmas tree this season.

The Dodgers just won their first World Series in more than 30 years! Remember the home runs, the leaping catches, and all the heroics of Los Angeles’s 2020 World Series championship! This commemorative Christmas tree ornament is the perfect way to celebrate the thrilling victory as the Dodgers took the title. But don’t wait long—supplies of this collectible Keepsake Ornament are limited.

Preorder HERE for $24.99 and the ornament will ship approximately on December 02, 2020.

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ESPN & Marvel Reimagine Comic Book Covers For The NFL Draft

ESPN and Marvel Comics have teamed up to craft special comic covers commemorating a quintet of competitors headed for the 2020 NFL Draft. Referencing some of the mightiest mags in Marvel history, from a modern classic featuring the God of Thunder to an otherworldly Web-Slingin’ icon of the ’80s, some of the most beloved artists at the House of Ideas transformed Jalen Hurts, Kyle Dugger, D’Andre Swift, Derrick Brown, and Isaiah Simmons into their own amazing animated Super Hero characters.






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Bill Murray Returns To Groundhog Day In New Super Bowl Commercial

It’s Groundhog Day all over again as Jeep brand debuts a Super Bowl  spot starring Bill Murray (in his first-ever national television commercial). But this time reliving the same day over and over again is always a new adventure when you’re driving the 2020 Jeep Gladiator. 

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The Tern BYB Bike Rides Big & Folds Small

The BYB bike ($2,500) isn’t just a folding bike—it’s a whole new way to fold a bike. It’s 30% smaller than traditional 20″ folding bikes, and folds small and slim enough to fit conveniently into lockers, closets, or any narrow space.

When folded, the BYB has one of the smallest footprints of any folding bike. That means a much easier time maneuvering it onto crowded trains and buses or when navigating through busy subway stations.

The BYB stands on its rack, and its built-in spinner wheels let you trolley the bike with one hand while the other holds your coffee.

The BYB delivers with a frame engineered for stiffness, larger 20″ wheels, and performance components.

The slim, small BYB fits just about anywhere—behind doors, under desks, in your closet. In fact, the BYB is a perfect fit for standard cabinets so whether you’ve got one, or more, the BYB will occupy minimal space in your place.

More info HERE.

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San Diego Padres Comic-Con Night Is On May 16

Super Friar is taking over Petco Park on Comic-Con Night! Your Theme Game ticket package includes a Comic-Con-themed hat and a game ticket to the Pirates vs. Padres game. 

Fans who purchase this Theme Game ticket package will have a chance to win passes to 2019 Comic-Con (winner(s) will be selected at random)!

Fans are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite super heroes and take part in the annual Costume Contest for a chance to win! The Costume Contest will be held on the Sycuan Stage in Park at the Park at 6:00pm. Registration will take place in Park at the Park from 4:30-5:45pm and all participants must register during that timeframe and have a Comic-Con Theme Game ticket, as well.

Tickets for the Padres vs. the Pirates game on Thursday, May 16, 2019 are available HERE.

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The Reynolds Wrap Hunger Harness

This one-of-a-kind wearable snack pack has everything you need to go all four quarters plus the Halftime Show without taking a break.

It comes complete with:

– Main thermal pouch to help keep sandwiches melty, wings piping, and you stationary
– Integrated food tray that turns you into a human table – life goal accomplished
– Thermal drink holder for hands-free storage of your current beverage
– Insulated dip holder to keep the most important game day snack warm and fresh (because room temperature buffalo chicken dip is a sin)
– Adjustable silver straps that make this the new, food-forward look for the winter season

You can purchase the Reynolds Wrap Hunger Harness for $4.99 while supplies last. Order HERE.

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


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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The Rise of MMA & Its Leading Femme Fatale


The world of mixed martial arts (MMA) has exploded over the last few years and while the majority of highly dextrous fighters remain largely unknown to the general public, there is an increasing number of crossover stars entering the mainstream.

One of the biggest stars over the last two years and a veritable pioneer in the sport is Ronda Rousey. An Olympic level judoka before she entered MMA, Rousey has not only established herself as one of the most dominant fighters in world, but as the poster girl for the sport. Featured in numerous ad campaigns, TV shows and now films, Rousey’s fame has reached levels previously unheard of by an MMA fighter.

A Document of Success

In fact, this level of fame is set to reach more highs in the coming months thanks to the recent release of her new biography: My Fight / Your Fight. Written in conjunction with her sister, Maria Burns Ortiz, a highly regarded sports journalist in her own right, the book details Rousey’s transition from a world-class judo player (following in the footsteps of her mother, Ann-Maria De Mars) into a global star.


Despite being released in May 2015, the book has already received high praise from both critics and fans which has further cemented Rousey’s reputation as one of the most influential people in MMA. However, were it not for Rousey, would MMA be as prominent a sport as it is today?

For the last 60 years, boxing has been the dominant combat sport in the world. However, in recent years its lack of stars and frustrating politics has left many fans disenchanted with the sport and searching for a new form of entertainment. MMA, more specifically the UFC, has been on hand to fill this void over the last decade with a brand of fighting that’s infinitely more dynamic and, therefore, entertaining.

MMA Beats Boxing

Although high-profile boxing matches such as the recent one bout between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao can still draw huge crowds at the box office and on the betting floor, there’s now a greater interest in MMA as a sport.

This recent rise to prominence has given MMA stars such as Rousey a chance to court the attention of sponsors and explore opportunities outside of the octagon. Of course, Rousey’s record is another important factor in her crossover appeal. As it stands, Rousey has never lost an MMA fight and holds multiple records in the women’s bantamweight division.

Before her recent fight against Cat Zingano, Rousey was more than a 3/1 favourite with many online bookmakers. Despite Zingano being one of Rousey’s toughest tests to-date, she proved the odds makers at sites such as Betfair right by demolishing her challenger in under 20 seconds.

Reebok Cements UFC’s Appeal

It’s this unparalleled skill, combined with the recent rise of MMA, that’s allowed Rousey to star in TV shows such as Entourage and films such as The Expendables. These acting roles have been complemented by a recent sponsorship deal with Reebok. Owing to the UFC’s growth as the premier MMA organisation, Reebok recently agreed a $70 million apparel deal. As well as giving every fighter a cut of the proceeds, the new deal has given Rousey, along with the likes of Conor McGregor and Paige VanZant, a sponsorship worth $1million+ per year with a respected brand such as Reebok.


MMA Moves into a New Era

Although there have been complaints from some fighters about the deal, the overall impact of having a brand such as Reebok in the mix is fantastic news for the sport. Although some people still have jaded opinions of MMA, the reality of the situation is that it is a highly entertaining sport with mass market appeal. Through a combination of highly-tuned athletes, fatalistically entertaining fights and breakout stars such as Rousey, MMA is a sport on the rise in all senses.


As well as more fans tuning in to watch the latest fights, more sports bettors are looking towards MMA markets at the leading online bookmaking sites. With fighters such as Rousey offering fantastic options for any punter, there’s now a lot of value in the MMA betting market and that’s another reason why the sport is one of the best spectacles in the world.


MMA is a sport on the up, but without stars such as Rousey it may still be struggling to surpass boxing as the world’s leading combat sport. Fortunately, Rousey has hit the headlines in a big way in recent years and that’s propelled the sport into a new, more fruitful, era.

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