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Star Wars Frenzy
After a whole year of seemingly never-ending hype, the premiere of Star Wars: The Force Awakens finally happened on Thursday night and it's safe to say that everyone seems to have caught Star Wars fever. A's closer Sean Doolittle was so excited to see the new Star Wars movie that he went to see the premiere dressed as a Wookie and had his girlfriend dress up as Darth Vader. She seemed less enthusiastic about the whole ordeal. Ronda Rousey went to see the movie in full Stormtrooper gear. Unfortunately, Darth Vader fan Jim Harbaugh did not get dressed up to see the film. If that's not enough Star Wars excitement for you, someone made a list comparing Star Wars characters to college football coaches. Also, here's what critics had to say about the original Star Wars movie after its debut in 1977.
Well, That's A Bold Request
After Kobe Bryant threw down his first dunk of the season Thursday night, Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell earned himself a technical foul for running along the baseline in celebration. Upon learning that technical fouls in the NBA come with fines attached, D'Angelo asked Kobe if he could pay his fine.
Arenas Stands By His Bad Post
Unsurprisingly, Gilbert Arenas refuses to apologize for the sexist comments that he made about WNBA players in an Instagram post.
Lovely Lady of the Day
Our LLOD for this Friday afternoon is the beautiful Chantel Zales. (Click here for full-sized gallery)
Draymond Green's Mom Is Awesome
GQ conducted a great interview with Mary Babers-Green, the mother of Warriors forward Draymond Green, in which she admitted that she used to trash talk her own son during his games while he was growing up.
Sept. 3, 2016, will be the biggest day of non-conference games in college football history. You have to check out an insane lineup of Alabama-USC, Houston-Oklahoma, LSU-Wisconsin (at Lambeau Field) and others.
Best Billiards Table Ever
Ole Miss' Robert Nkemdiche on the sax
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Kelly Slater's Wave Pool
Now that the world title has been decided and events for the year have finished, I’m excited to show you what I’ve been sitting on for the past couple of weeks. For nearly ten years, my team and I have been working on creating the first truly world-class, high-performance, human-made waves. This is something I dreamt about as a kid. Through rigorous science and technology, we’ve been able to design and build what some said was impossible, and many very understandably never thought would actually happen. I’m proud to say we took our time to get it right, and the first fully-working prototype of the wave now exists (a huge personal thank you to everyone in our lab and on our team for seeing this through!). I’ll be sharing more details in the coming weeks and months but I can’t wait any longer to share a film of my experience surfing the wave for the first time, almost two weeks ago. It was an insane day. I’m still a little in disbelief, and trying to process how much fun this wave is, but it certainly feels like this is going to change a lot of perceptions about human-made waves. There’s a direct link in my bio to kswaveco.com to view the short film. Can’t wait to see other people surf it soon and show what is possible on this thing. #KSWaveCo #FreakOfTechnology #LooksLikeSuperbank but #NotCrowded!
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Tell Us How You Really Feel Rams Fans
Odds and Ends
Here's a look at Conor McGregor's beautiful longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin ... Speaking of McGregor, the man recently showed off a $500,000 Rolls-Royce that he used for Christmas shopping ... Charles Barkley is fairly certain that the '96 Bulls would wipe the floor with the current Warriors team ... Jason Day's wife, Ellie, appears to be okay (although she is suffering from symptoms of a concussion) following her scary collision with LeBron James on Thursday night ... Introducing the world to hiking enthusiast and Instagram model Emma Richter ... Chris Paul will soon be neighbors with Khloe Kardashian ... Here is a ranking of the MLB fan bases that have suffered the most ... Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashed the box office record for Thursday-night ticket sales.
Two weeks after Star Wars was released on May 25, 1977, Seattle Slew became the 10th Triple Crown winner, taking the Belmont Stakes by four lengths.
Where it All Began
Here is the original 1977 trailer for Star Wars.
Tonight's the Night
Rod Stewart's Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) was the No. 1 song in 1977.
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