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18
Aug

Best of The Weekend in Videos: Start Monday Off Right

Because it is Monday morning, and everyone needs a little pick-me-up to start their week off right, I have put together a few of my favorite videos from the weekend. Check them out below. Have a great week!

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17
Aug

College Football Preseason AP Top 25 and Odds to Win it All

Today is the day. The AP has released its college football pre season rankings.

The Seminoles will start the season No. 1 for the sixth time in team history. This will be the first the Seminoles have topped the preseason charts since 1999. But keep in mind, three of the top 5 teams at the end of the 2013 season, were not included in the 2013 preseason top 25. Those teams were Missouri, Michigan State and Auburn.

Here it is:

1. Florida State
2. Alabama
3. Oregon
4. Oklahoma
5. Ohio State

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17
Aug

Police Officer Saves Woman From Choking on Hotdog

This video really can not be properly described in words, it must be watched. Choking is no laughing matter. About 3,000 adults die from choking each year. In the video below, a woman who was choking while driving, was very lucky to have a police officer behind her, who ends up saving her life. Keep reading after the video for a little information on what to do if you see someone choking.


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15
Aug

Top 35 ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Videos

The Ice Bucket Challenge is all the rage.  The “challenge” is simple.  Once challenged, you donate $100 or douse yourself with iced water, record it and pass the challenge on to others via social media.  It all started with Pete Frates, a former baseball player at Boston College who has been living with ALS since 2012. He floated the idea and his former teammates, as well as other Boston-area athletes, who took him up on it. It was noticed and covered by local media and that attention, along with social media’s viral nature, launched it onto a much larger stage. Read more »

14
Aug

Dear Jacksonville, Please Don’t “Purge”

There is apparently a “Purge” being planned for the night of August 31. Wait. What? If you aren’t familiar with the movie The Purge, let me explain. The Purge is a film that takes place in the future. The movie is based on an annual event called the Purge. This event allows for any crime to be committed, for a specified 12 hour period once per year, without any legal repercussions. In other words it is a terrifying night of violence, crime and mayhem. Sound scary? Well, it gets more scarier. There is a social media movement to have a real life purge. Read more »

14
Aug

Maya Aaten-White: Ferguson Police Officer References Shooting of Maya Aaten-White, Other Officer Shuts Him Up

I learned of this story from Tayhlor on twitter, @tayhlordaniele, who linked to a page on Instagram by @thebestdamndj.

The video depicts a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri admitting that someone had been shot in the head.  Before he could say too much, the other officer tries to physically shut him up.  It is symbolic as the entire police force seeks to silence much more than that.

The victim was Maya Aaten-White, a Howard graduate. She survived.  She was in Ferguson supporting justice for of Mike Brown and his family and protesting the lack thereof.  The social media age gives people who used to be voiceless a voice.  It is precious power.  She was reporting the events taking place in Ferguson, Missouri on Instagram and Twitter. Read more »

13
Aug

Police Officer Engages in Dance-Off, Nails Every Move. Kind of.

Well, I have typed several different paragraphs trying to describe this video. But there is nothing I can write that will encapsulate what is happening. Watch this video for yourselves and help me out in the comment section.

13
Aug

Michigan Wide Receiver Suspended Indefinitely After Violent Attack

University of Michigan wide receiver Csont’e York was suspended indefinitely earlier this month for “failing to meet team standards.” Apparently the team standard is to not violently blindside another person with a haymaker. York, who can be seen in the video below wearing a fishing hat, was apparently upset after the victim bumped into York at a bar. According to police reports, the victim and York were “jaw jacking” back and forth about if hockey is better than football. Read more »

12
Aug

North Korea: Do You Allow Your People To See This?

As some of you know, we are trying to get someone to check-in to our blog from every country.  Some say we will never get North Korea and it should just be skipped.  I say, nothing is impossible.

“But, but what about Dennis Rodman,” I say.  He got in and out and tweeted.  There is hope.  Well, I said that until I did the research.  So what are we up against? North Korea is that bad crazy homeless lady who just can’t be invited to a Ruth’s Chris, you can’t bring to the playground and is just too shameful to trifle with.  It’s the opposite of America.

The Internet?

According to the AP, North Koreans do not have the internet, but a restricted “Intranet” called Read more »

12
Aug

Courts and Sports: The ONE WORLD Project

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We share this world.  Every day people are born with the potential to love and come together and yet we still fight and feud, destroy and war.  We want to show we are all ONE WORLD.  214 countries and territories (and counting) have checked in.

One of my favorite lines from Seinfeld is when Jerry describes a game of Risk, as “the game of world domination played by two guys who can barely run their own lives.” Read more »

12
Aug

Suicide and Depression: You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.

by John M. Phillips

The news of Robin Williams hit this country hard.  Why would he do it?  He was someone who, to most Americans, had everything, yet was isolated and depressed enough to feel he didn’t have enough to keep living.  And that is the point of this blog. Read more »

12
Aug

Top Celebrity Depositions

Celebrity deposition videos have been making headlines. We have put together some of our favorites. The list includes  Tupac Shakur, Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne, among others.

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12
Aug

NASCAR’s Tony Stewart Hits and Kills 20-year-old in Dirt Track Race (with video and legal analysis)

INCIDENT: On August 9, 2014, there was a serious crash at Canandaigua, New York Motorsports Park, a dirt track. Tony Stewart struck fellow driver, 20-year-old Kevin Ward, Jr.  His website (kevinwardracing.com) indicates he is 17, but has not been updated in some time.

He was in his fifth season with the Empire Super Sprints circuit. Stewart is a very successful 43-year-old NASCAR driver and was supposed to participate in a race at Watkins Glen on ESPN the following day at noon.

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11
Aug

What the heck is a Svalbard? Be honest. Do you know?

Svalbard (formally Spitsbergen), is an island chain, which sits midway between continental Norway and the North Pole, home to Santa Claus according to my son. Raise your hand if you knew that?  Raise your hand if you’ve been there.  Exactly.  Few knew, fewer have.  Jeopardy won’t even ask about it. Read more »

11
Aug

It’s Official: Jaxson De Ville Named Best Mascot in Sports

According to the Jacksonville Jaguars twitter page, Jaxson De Ville, has deservedly been named the best mascot in sports. It is no coincidence that Jaxson is also the hardest working mascot in sports. Keep reading for a few of my favorite Jaxson De Ville career highlights. Read more »