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‘The Simpsons’ predictions have returned to the 2018 Winter Olympics

If you want to see the future perhaps consider studying episodes of The Simpsons very carefully. Somehow, in some way, the animated series always manages to predict real life, just as it did during the now-concluded 2018 Winter Olympics. It happened twice. The first was when Team USA won the gold medal in curling, an unlikely victory that’s sure to be a movie one day. The second happened when a rogue squirrel ran onto the snowboarding slope and only narrowly escaped death. References from two very separate moments in the…

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Leave it to a beer company to save the Jamaican Olympic bobsled team

Jazmine Fenlator-Victorian and Carrie Russell of the Jamaican bobsled team.Image: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images For IBSF Sometimes the person (or brand) you least expected comes to the rescue.  The Jamaican bobsled team needed a bobsled for their upcoming competition at the Winter Olympics. Red Stripe, a Jamaican beer company, offered to pay for one.  SEE ALSO: A complete guide to bluffing your way through the Winter Olympics Please contact us (your DMs are not open) US (315) 558-2302 — Jamaica Bobsled Team (@Jambobsled) February 15, 2018 The exchange began after the…

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Cracking Down: The NHL Has Unveiled A New Hyperbolic Penalty Box That Makes 3 Minutes Inside It Feel Like 500 Years

Hockey has a well-earned reputation as one of the most brutal major sports, and now the NHL is taking a decisive measure to promote player safety: The league has unveiled a new hyperbolic penalty box that makes three minutes inside it feel like 500 years. A penalty that lasts half a millennium for the player but only a few minutes of real time? This is going to seriously change the way the game is played. The hyperbolic penalty boxes, which were unveiled to a packed stadium at a Penguins game…

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Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir have transformed the Olympics into ‘The Hunger Games’

The 2018 Winter Olympics have arrived and the spotlight isn’t only on the athletes.  The world is keeping a close eye on the skills, performance, and fashion of announcers, too, and on day one of competitions when people wanted a hot new Olympics meme Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski volunteered as tribute. The professional figured skaters showed up looking like announcers for The Hunger Games and Twitter was shook. SEE ALSO: These LGBTQ Olympians are here to break records (and tiny queer hearts) The two got their hair did and…

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Nightmare For Patriots Fans: Tom Brady Messed Up His TB12 Diet By Eating A Carrot On Radish Day And Ballooned To 500 Pounds

If you were rooting for the Patriots to win Super Bowl LII, get ready for some devastating news. Tom Brady broke his strict TB12 diet by eating a carrot on the day he was supposed to eat only radishes, and as a result he’s ballooned up to 500 pounds. This is absolutely heartbreaking news for Patriots fans everywhere. It’s hard to imagine Tom Brady’s going to be able to put in a great performance at the Super Bowl when he’s currently too heavy to leave his house. Normally, the TB12…

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Tesla Sees Your Super Bowl Ad and Raises You a Rocket Launch

Kia may have scored some kudos and Lexus Elon Musk’s very own cherry red Tesla Roadster floated through space to the cheers of a crowd and David Bowie’s “Life on Mars?” at the end of a 43-minute webcast that drew millions of viewers Tuesday afternoon. The sports car was the payload for the “epic views” as the car hurtles toward Earth-Mars elliptical orbit around the sun. “No one” does publicity stunts better, Michelle Krebs, an analyst with car-shopping website Autotrader, said by phone after tuning into the launch. “It was…

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Elon Musk Isnt Joking About Sending a Tesla to Mars

Elon Musk fully intends to put a red sports car made by a company that he runs into an enormous rocket ship made by another company that he runs and fire both into Mars orbit. The car, as it hurtles into space, will be playing a song by David Bowie on repeat. It goes without saying that the song will be “cryptic message on Twitter over the weekend. A person familiar with the launch plan at SpaceX Inc. confirmed that it is real. Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars…

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Sports teams won’t stay at Trump’s hotels, which is hitting his wallet hard

The Chicago Cubs visited Trump at the White House, but other teams refuse to stay at his hotels.Image: Mark Wilson/Getty Images President Trump has been riling up pro athletes with disinvitations to the White House and attacks on police brutality protests. Now some teams are hitting back where it hurts: his wallet. Pro sports teams from the NBA, MLB, and NHL have stopped staying at Trump-owned hotels. The Washington Post reached out to all teams in those three leagues and the NFL (that’s 123 teams altogether) and found at least…

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. is the biggest NASCAR figure to vocally support anthem protests

Mandatory Credit: Photo by AP/REX/Shutterstock (9009887e) Dale Earnhardt Jr. waves to fans as he makes his way around the track at Bristol Motor Speedway before the NASCAR Cup Series auto race, in Bristol, Tenn NASCAR Auto Racing, Bristol, USA – 19 Aug 2017Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock As the ongoing controversy involving President Donald Trump and national anthem protests at sports events continues to roil, NASCAR’s biggest name has publicly opposed the organization’s anti-protest stance. SEE ALSO: #TakeAKnee protests spread to the MLB for the first time last night Dale Earnhardt, Jr., defending…

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