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The Air Jordan XXXII Launches Tomorrow

Tomorrow you can get your hands on the latest version of the Air Jordan shoe line. The Air Jordan XXXII launches at 10 am EST.

“We’ve always explored new materials and technology to create the best game shoe. That was evident when we went to Italy to make the II, and it still rings true today. On the XXXII, we challenged our designers to push the limits while staying true to the brand’s DNA,” says Michael Jordan

In the history of the Air Jordan lineage, there’s always been a balance between innovation and style. For instance, the Air Jordan II is as famous for its sophisticated Italian look as it is for its innovative sole unit. The lightweight nubuck and mesh-filled cutouts of the IV displayed swagger, but were chosen more for inherent performance benefit. And the decision to use a patent-leather upper for the XI was a first choice as much for the material’s resiliency as it was for its suit-ready vibe. The list goes on, through the all-new Air Jordan XXXII, a shoe inspired by the essence of the Air Jordan II, but filled with its fair share of more-than-meets-the-eye tech.

While the Air Jordan II’s luxury leathers, textures and shaping most evidently express craft, what’s underfoot best explains the shoe’s true place in the Jordan evolution. At the time, the sole unit, which relies on a direct-injection PU, required Italian ingenuity — and subsequently brought NIKE, Inc. a step forward in footwear design and engineering. Similarly, the Air Jordan XXXII benefits from a deep Nike mastery in proprietary knits for the first-of-its-kind Flyknit upper with high-tenacity yarn.

“With Jordan shoes, we obsess the style in a way that puts many of the performance elements under the hood, so to speak,” explains the XXXII’s designer, Tate Kuerbis. “For example, I wanted to make the laces just disappear into the knit structure, but inside there is a whole harness system with webbing that really locks down your foot.”

Formed with high-tenacity yarns, the Air Jordan XXXII’s Flyknit upper propels a new level of performance and comfort for on-court shoes. More flexible than any previous Jordan upper, the XXXII’s knit structure reduces stiffness at the forefoot and modernizes the moccasin-like toe box of the Jordan II. The digital craft of the knit is balanced by a more traditional application of a molded leather or suede at the heel counter — a feature that underscores a level of sport luxury that’s been tied to Jordan DNA since the II.

More flexible than any previous Jordan upper, the XXXII’s knit structure reduces stiffness at the forefoot

The articulated collar references Jordan’s six titles “We start with athlete insights at the heart of everything we do,” says Jordan Brand VP of Design David Creech. “We craft every detail from macro to micro, obsessing fit, form and function. Thirty years ago, they obsessed those same details when designing the AJ II, which led to the premium materials and the innovative style of Italy. Our goal with the AJ XXXII was to combine the essence of the AJ II with today’s best innovation to create a distinct design language both on and off the court.”

“The Air Jordan game shoe line has always produced some of my favorite shoes,” says Jordan family member and reigning MVP Russell Westbrook. “The XXXII is a great combination of performance and style. The way I play demands that I have the best performing sneaker on my feet and style is something that is engrained in me as a person and player.”

Air Jordan XXXII Rosso Corsa launches September 23 and for the first time, the Air Jordan XXXII will launch globally in a mid and low version.

Grilling Is The Perfect Tailgating Tradition

As we go into Week 3 of the NFL people are going to football stadiums all across the country and grilling up some great food before the game. Char-Broil, one of America’s oldest grilling companies, wants to offer loyal fans a new rendition on their classic grill and smoker recipe favorites.

They know the NFL season is a great opportunity to get fans together and cook up some familiar comfort food that is connected to their favorite team. These recipes offer fans and grill masters alike the opportunity to test out each team’s famous dish or try a variation of their own.

Here are some recipes that are centered around certain NFL teams. For more info go Char-Broil’s website.

PIT PIRATE’S YARDBIRD “WANGS”

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 50 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

Chicken wings

Get some oil to spritz on them

Lemon Juice

Salt

Pepper

Favorite “wang” seasoning or Rub

INSTRUCTIONS

Place all of the ‘wangs’ on the bottom and accessory shelves in the cooking basket, making sure there is adequate room between pieces so the infrared can hit them all. Place the loaded cooking basket into the Big Easy and turn on HIGH leaving the lid on for at least 5-10 minutes. I love the sound of them even after just going in. The sound of chicken skin crackling and the smell is a little piece of heaven. Serve these Yardbird “Wangs” with your favorite dipping sauce. Some folks like hot sauce and some like cool sauce. S’all up to you friend! But take my advice – “When you eat these, stand away from folks because they are so good you’ll want to Slap Someone!”

APPLE BUTTER BBQ RIBS

INGREDIENTS

2 Full slabs of baby back ribs

2 tbsp Brown sugar

1 tbsp Paprika

1 tsp Cayenne powder

1/2 tbsp Salt

1/2 tbsp Black pepper

1 tsp Ground ginger

1 tsp Dried thyme

Apple wood chunks

Apple Butter BBQ Sauce

1 cup Apple butter

1/2 cup Ketchup

1/2 cup Brown sugar

1 tbsp Apple cider vinegar

1 tbsp Yellow mustard

1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Salt & pepper to taste

INSTRUCTIONS

Preheat your grill for indirect: Place an aluminum foil pan filled with water under the grill grate and toss a chimney of hot coals alongside. With a butter knife and some paper towels, remove the membrane under each slabs of ribs by inserting the knife between the membrane and one of the bones, pull the membrane with a paper towel to remove it completely. Mix the brown sugar, paprika, cayenne powder, salt, black pepper, ground ginger and dried thyme in a small bowl then apply the rub on both sides of the ribs with your hands so it penetrates the meat. Place the ribs on the grill grate in indirect and toss a few apple wood chunks onto hot coals; Close the lid and cook for 2 hours at 300°F. Add all the Apple Butter BBQ Sauce ingredients to a saucepan and simmer for 10 minutes. After 2 hours of cooking, wrap the ribs in aluminum foil with 1 cup of the Apple Butter BBQ Sauce on top of each; Cook for another 1 hour at 300°F; You know the ribs are done when the meat have shrunk of about 1 inch from the bones. Once fully cooked, remove from foil and sear over direct heat for 30 seconds per sides to caramelize the bbq sauce; Serve and enjoy!

You Don’t Have To Curb Your Enthusiasm For These Cocktails

Who is excited for the return of Curb Your Enthusiasm? It will come back on Sunday, Oct. 1. To celebrate what better way for any major fan to celebrate the new season premiere than with a few specially themed and Ted Danson-approved cocktail recipes?

The Prettay, Prettay, Prettay Good Latte Martini is inspired by Larry David’s series catch phrase and Ted’s love for a good martini. Or how could fans forget when Ted tried to send Larry a piece of pie, which ultimately lead to the pie being dubbed DesserTed? If this happens to be one of your favorite moments, feel free to try out the DesserTed Blueberry Pie Cocktail.

The Prettay, Prettay, Prettay Good Latte Martini (courtesy of Gastronom)

1.25 oz Smirnoff  No. 21 Vodka

1 oz chocolate coffee liqueur

2 oz cream

1 oz of half-and-half

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp ground cayenne

Cocoa powder

Rim the martini glass with cocoa powder. Combine all ingredients in a shaker over ice. Shake until foamy. Strain into martini glass.

The Desser”Ted” Blueberry Pie Cocktail (courtesy of Gastronom)

15 blueberries

1 wedge lime

1 oz Smirnoff No. 21 Vodka

.50 oz amaretto

.50 oz Amaro

3 oz Ginger Ale

Combine blueberries and lime wedge in a cocktail shaker. Muddle until macerated. Add in vodka, amaretto and amaro. Shake and Strain into a rocks glass with ice. Top with ginger ale. Garnish with lime and blueberries if desired.

Did You Know That Dead Men Tell No Tales

Now the above the sentence is true, but you might see a few dead man talk in the latest film from the Pirates of the Caribbean movie from Disney. The Blu-ray and DVD sets comes out on October 3rd, but you can now download the movie on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a rollicking new tale of the high seas, infused with all the elements of fantasy, humor and action that have resulted in an international phenomenon for the past 13 years. Johnny Depp returns to his Academy Award®-nominated role as the outrageous, swashbuckling scoundrel Captain Jack Sparrow, and is joined by Oscar® winners Javier Bardem (Best Supporting Actor, “No Country for Old Men”) and Geoffrey Rush (Best Actor, “Shine”).

Fans who bring home “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” will experience the nonstop action in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range (HDR) visuals and Dolby Atmos® immersive audio.

Bonus material includes a collection of behind-the-scenes, making-of stories, including a conversation with directors Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg; a sit-down with the two young newcomers who play Henry and Carina; the secrets behind the menacing new villain, Salazar, and his ferocious ghost sharks; an on-set visit with Jack’s first mate from all five films; a chat with Sir Paul McCartney who appears as Uncle Jack; and a discussion about the franchise’s legacy; along with hilarious bloopers, deleted scenes and memories from producer Jerry Bruckheimer’s photo diary.

The rip-roaring adventure—packed with humor, suspense and jaw-dropping special effects—finds down-on-his-luck Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors, led by the terrifying Captain Salazar (Bardem), escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea—notably Jack.

Check out some of the bonus features below and pick up the film on Digital in HD and 4K Ultra HD now or on Blu-ray and DVD on October 3rd.

Ron Jaworski Talks Football And How He Is Raising Awareness For Prostate Cancer

Cancer Treatment Centers of America and the National Football League Alumni Association have built a new partnership to raise awareness among NFL Alumni, and fans around the country about screening, diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. This year, the American Cancer Society estimates 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and 26,730 men will die from the disease. Today, a variety of treatment options are available to men diagnosed with prostate cancer, including radiation and active surveillance. However, the critical first step is to get screened.

Now through Oct. 15, 2,000 men, ages 40 and older, who meet eligibility requirements, may sign up to receive a free Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screening by LabCorp at any of its 1,750 locations throughout the U. S. After the first 2,000 free PSA screening spots are filled, eligible men may still schedule a screening at the discounted price of $25 throughout the sign-up period. Screenings must be performed within six months of the sign-up date.

“Routine screening has significantly improved the outlook for men with prostate cancer, which is very treatable when diagnosed early. And innovative technology has helped minimize the side effects of treatment,” says Maurie Markman, MD, President of Medicine and Science at CTCA. “We at CTCA are looking forward to working with the NFLA to bring a broader awareness of the latest clinical advances in prostate cancer treatment and deliver those to their membership.”

As part of the Prostate Pep Talk campaign, public service announcements featuring legendary former NFL head coaches Herm Edwards, Dick Vermeil, and Bill Cowher will raise awareness of prostate cancer risks and encourage men to get screened for the disease. The public service announcements will air nationally throughout September, which is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

I talk with former NFL QB and now analyst, Ron Jaworski about the work he is doing with the NFL Alumni and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America as well some football.

For more information visit Prostate Pep Talk.

Click here to listen to my interview with Ron Jaworski.

Ford Implements Their Autonomous Vehicle Research In Virginia

Throughout August, Ford and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) partnered to conduct autonomous vehicle research on the road to address an important issue: how self-driving vehicles will communicate with pedestrians, cyclists, and other (human) drivers.

Researchers simulated an autonomous vehicle with a “seat suit” concealing the driver in order to evaluate real-world encounters and behaviors between the van and other road users. Cars were further outfitted with a light bar on the top of the front windshield – where a pedestrian might look to a driver to determine if it’s okay to cross the street – to study how light signals can communicate if the vehicle is yielding. During the entire research process, more than 150 hours of data over 1,800 miles of driving was collected in an urban environment.

Through this partnership, Ford is also working on establishing an industry standard for light signals on autonomous vehicles to create a standard visual language everyone can easily process and understand.

Do The Dew & Eat Doritos For A Chance To Win An Xbox One X

Are you excited for the Xbox One X? Lot of people can’t wait to get one! MTN Dew and Doritos are launching a new campaign called “Every 60 Seconds.” It is an online auction program, a collaborative campaign from Mtn Dew, Doritos and Microsoft where fans will have the chance to win the new Xbox One X every minute in an online auction. DEW and Doritos have continued to bring gaming to the next level, including the 2013 online fan auction for the Xbox One that generated over 8 million bids from fans across the country.

Here’s how this year’s program works:

·         Collect: This fall, fans can collect specially-marked packages of Mtn Dew and Doritos – including the new Mtn Dew Game Fuel™ Arctic Burst and Tropical Smash – to collect codes for the online auction.

·         Bank Codes: Starting Sept. 25, fans can use codes to bank points on Every60Seconds.com, and gain one entry into the daily Xbox One X sweepstakes.

·         Bid to Win: From Nov. 8 to Dec. 15, participants can use their points to participate in daily auctions starting at 9 a.m. ET, with a chance to win an Xbox One X console every minute from 9 p.m.–11:30 p.m. ET when the auctions close.

With thousands of consoles being given away before the holidays, the “Every 60 Seconds” program will be one of the first opportunities for gamers to experience the Xbox One X. DEW and Doritos will also have more chances for fans to win an Xbox One X – with announcements in the coming weeks.

Jaguar Creates A New Electric Racing Series

There is some really cool news from Jaguar. They have created the world’s first production battery electric vehicle race series.The Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY will be the support series for the FIA Formula E championship, taking place on the same weekends at the same city circuits, starting in late 2018.

Exclusively featuring Jaguar I-PACE eTROPHY racecars, the new all-electric series gives racers of the future a chance to showcase their talent, competing on the world stage in zero-emissions motorsport.The groundbreaking championship will support the launch of the Jaguar I-PACE – Jaguar’s highly innovative five-seat battery electric sports car which hits the road in the same year.

Up to 20 electric I-PACE racecars will be on the grid in the centre of 10 races in global cities such as Hong Kong, Paris, Sao Paolo and New York, giving future Formula E stars the chance to race in the world-first series.

The announcement follows news that the British government is to ban the sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040 and reinforces Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to electrification – from 2020 all new model lines will be electrified, with either hybrid or battery technology.

Jaguar Land Rover Special Vehicle Operations (SVO) in Warwickshire, UK, will build the racecars. They will be based on Jaguar’s first battery electric vehicle, the I-PACE performance SUV, which will hit the streets in late 2018.

Go Beast Mode On Your Wardrobe

Who is excited that Marshawn Lynch is back in the NFL? Lot of Raiders fans and fantasy football owners for sure. Well to keep up with the Beast Mode momentum DraftKings just announced the launch of the DK Shop, its new online store with custom gear, branded apparel and curated collections from top athletes. The first collaboration is with Marshawn Lynch’s Beast Mode line and available only at the DK Shop, featuring eight, limited-edition pieces with the “Ride with Me” slogan made popular by Lynch upon announcing his return to the NFL for the ‘17-‘18 NFL season.

The new collection celebrates Lynch’s return to Oakland and his incredible story, showcasing how powerful community is for him and for football fans around the world.

“Oakland helped define who I am overall as a person,” said Marshawn Lynch, Running Back for the Oakland Raiders. “My collaboration with DraftKings has been a dope experience and it helped me show them my love for Oakland.”

The partnership with Marshawn Lynch is the first play for the DK Shop which will be one of many exclusive partnerships with athletes across major sports. At launch, the DK Shop will feature fantasy and football-focused apparel with plans to include other sports down the line to coincide with active seasons across the 10 sports that DraftKings offers. The online store will also offer custom trophies, belts, draft boards and more for DraftKings player’s fantasy leagues.

“Marshawn Lynch has established himself as one of the most accomplished players in the NFL and we’re honored to collaborate with him on our first collection,” said Michael Meltzer, Director of Strategic Ventures at DraftKings.  “Customers are at the core of everything DraftKings represents and we believe the DK Shop will offer these passionate sports fans an exclusive way to bring them one step closer to the athletes they love.”

Crown Royal Wants Fans To Stay Hydrated This Football Season

Last night, Crown Royal launched the “Hydrate Generously” campaign, the brand’s newest initiative that is focused on responsible game day consumption and reminds football fans to always drink in moderation and hydrate between drinks. Crown Royal debuted the campaign through a nationally-televised 30-second spot during the first game of the season last night, with repeat airings throughout the year.

Crown Royal will further elevate “Hydrate Generously” through a partnership with Waterboys.org, a charitable organization within the Chris Long Foundation. To date, the organization has funded 24 life-sustaining water wells for East African communities. Crown Royal will help fund the organization’s 25th and 26th wells by donating $45,000 to kick off the season, and by rallying fans to help raise another $45,000 by donating one dollar for every use of #HydrateGenerously on social and for every bottle of water distributed by Crown Royal throughout the season.

In collaboration with several of the brand’s dozen-plus pro football team partners, Crown Royal will also deliver thousands of water bottles to fans along with a pep talk to enjoy the game sensibly.