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Sugar Bowl football program (1967)

(via vintagenola)

This is such a great line:

Adding Maryland and Rutgers will be like adding water to a bland curry.

College football, for the most part, sucks to watch live. It is 11 minutes of action, spread across three hours. For college games, that means three hours crammed onto an aluminum bench space (that may or may not accommodate a standard-sized ass), exposed to the elements, with a poor sight-line, no alcohol and arduous food and facilities access. That’s not to mention getting there and parking, which can be a hassle for college venues. The prime pull of the live experience is tailgating, which one can do independently.

Watching college football on television has improved, dramatically, at a time when the cost of going to a live game has increased, dramatically. The sport is in high definition. Unlike 30 years ago, nearly every game is televised. For what one would pay for two season tickets (with ancillary costs factored in), one could buy a very nice television. Perhaps even some elaborate grilling tools. A “college football” fan can watch and track multiple games of national import. There’s almost no rational incentive to go to the game. It’s no longer a surprise when fans opt not to do so.

The Big Lead

There is no turning back from here.

There are no perfect answers to people’s legitimate concerns about marijuana use. But neither are there such answers about tobacco or alcohol, and we believe that on every level — health effects, the impact on society and law-and-order issues — the balance falls squarely on the side of national legalization. That will put decisions on whether to allow recreational or medicinal production and use where it belongs — at the state level.


How To Train Your Humans

(via maheshcr)

Sobering. But well worth the read.

Whale goes under kayak. Cool.


People have been drawn to the rugged coast of Maine throughout history. Awed by its beauty and diversity, early 20th-century visionaries donated the land that became Acadia National Park. The park is home to many plants and animals, and the tallest mountain on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Today visitors come to Acadia to hike granite peaks, bike historic carriage roads, or relax and enjoy the scenery.

Photo of Bass Harbor Head Light: Kristi Rugg (NPS)

Love this place.


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