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Because we ALL made our parents shop at Sainsbury’s that year.
Fans are seeing leaving the Hannover stadium.
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Authorities in Hannover, Germany, placed the city on alert on Tuesday night after receiving "concrete threats" that a bomb could go off somewhere in the area, NDR reported.
The citywide alert was issued after police evacuated Hannover's main stadium. The Niedersachsenstadion was scheduled to host a friendly match between the national teams of Germany and the Netherlands. Fans were initially allowed to enter the stadium, only to be told that the game had been canceled. Chancellor Angela Merkel was reportedly on her way the stadium, NTV reported.
Local police said on Facebook that a suspicious package had also been found at the city's train station, part of which is closed pending an investigation.
Volker Kluwe, the local police chief, called for residents to stay home while the threats are investigated, the Berliner Zeitung reported. Kluwe said police received a call warning of an explosion in the stadium about 15 minutes before the start of the game. The spokesperson said police warned organizers of other large gatherings but did not outright cancel any other events.
"We just want to keep people from being in crowds at this moment," Kluwe said. "The threats we got were meant for the stadium, but we don't know what else could be planned."
Speaking at a press conference, German Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière said he could not give details on the threats.
"My answers would put people in insecurity," de Maizière told reporters. "If we say how we got warned, we will burn our source."
Boris Pistorius, the minister for internal affairs and sport for the Lower Saxony region, which includes Hannover, told reporters police had not found any explosives in the stadium so far.
Witnesses described a chaotic scene as fans who had been allowed into the stadium were asked to leave.
The Germany-Netherlands match is the latest of a number of cancelled soccer games across Europe since terrorists detonated explosives outside a friendly match at the Stadium of France, in Paris, on Friday. Earlier, authorities called off a match between Spain and Belgium that had been scheduled for Tuesday.
Boston Pride vs. the New York Riveters on October 18.
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The National Women's Hockey League (NWHL) has secured its first television deal in its inaugural season, with New England Sports Network (NESN) agreeing to broadcast the Boston Pride's eight remaining games.
The Pride, one of the league's four inaugural teams, has not yet played their home opening game at Harvard's Bright-Landry Center. The team are currently 3-1 on the season, behind the undefeated Connecticut Whale.
The NWHL began its inaugural season in October, broadcasting games for free on its official website. The league, founded by former NCAA hockey player Dani Rylan, is believed to be the first paid professional hockey league for women.
NESN will debut its NWHL broadcast on Sunday, November 22, when the New York Riveters face the Pride in Boston. Four games total — including the first three of the deal — will be broadcast on NESN. The other four will appear on NESNplus, the network's alternate channel.
The NESN deal is the NWHL's first big step toward establishing itself beyond its small but loyal initial following. Though the players are paid — and their salaries made public — the league has thus far appeared somewhat amateurish, despite the name. The on-ice product is elevated from the NCAA level, but the four teams play in community rinks and against non-NWHL affiliated teams.
The NESN deal for the Pride kicks the NWHL up a notch in its inaugural season, and creates opportunities to grow the fan base and increase profits for the league.
In a statement, Commissioner Rylan said: “The broadcast value of the women’s game has never been better, and we’re happy NESN is providing a stage for and shining a spotlight on some of the best players in the world."
A spokesperson for NESN told BuzzFeed News the network "has had a relationship with league commissioner Dani Rylan for some time prior to and during the creation of the NWHL. Throughout the process, we voiced support and told her that we would be open to helping her when possible."
When asked if NESN intends to broadcast potential Pride playoff games in March, the network said: "No decision has been made at this time about the playoffs – our goal has been to assist in getting the league off the ground first and will consider that opportunity as the time draws nearer."
You don’t know the meaning of “reuben” until you’ve eaten at Zingerman’s.
What other people think it means: When it drops below 60 degrees outside.
What Ann Arborites know it means: When it drops below zero degrees outside.
What other people think it means: That guy who's in the Fast & Furious movies.
What Ann Arborites know it means: A place where you can post an important message in spray paint.
What other people think it means: A sandwich made with corned beef.
What Ann Arborites know it means: #2 on the Zingerman's menu, quite possibly the greatest sandwich in existence.
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What other people think it means: Your front leg muscle.
What Ann Arborites know it means: That place where all the law students are.
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U.S. Olympic freeskier Gus Kenworthy’s favorite part of competition is not being upside down, mid–gravity-defying stunt: It’s actually the moments just before and just after. “There’s never really another moment in my everyday life where I feel so emotional,” 24-year-old Kenworthy told BuzzFeed News. “This crazy culmination of feelings that’s going on in your stomach. It’s almost nauseating and it can be nauseating — I sometimes throw up when I get really nervous.”
The building of suspense, the seconds that drag on like years, and the relief of a safe touchdown — these are all feelings Kenworthy has experienced lately, even when he was nowhere near fresh snow.
During the 2014 Sochi Olympics, crowds congratulated Kenworthy on his silver medal and heroic puppy rescue, unaware that the athlete was busy wrestling with a larger secret. Last month when he appeared on the cover of ESPN The Magazine, Kenworthy finally touched down from a leap he had been working toward since he was 5 years old — coming out as gay.
On Dec. 10, the freestyle skier will return to the Winter Dew Tour as the defending champion of Slopestyle, but everything will feel like a first — his first competition since recovering from a serious injury (surgery for a break in his femur last March), and his first appearance as an out skier. BuzzFeed caught up with Kenworthy over the phone — after strolling around New York City with him just a week earlier — to discuss how it feels to have landed one of the biggest jumps of his life and what challenges are up next.
It’s been a few weeks now since your ESPN cover. How have you been doing since the big day?
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GK: It’s been a crazy couple of weeks since the cover came out. It hasn’t really been as shocking, maybe, as people thought it was going to be? I feel like it has been really comfortable, allowing me to be who I want to be and be who I always have been. I think I kind of lived in a perpetual fear of outing myself — always making sure I was doing the right thing to stay in the closet and keep people from wondering or assuming anything that I wasn’t ready to let them know. It’s been really nice to be able to be really open, transparent, and honest. It’s been weird to suddenly talk about my sexuality, something that I haven’t ever really been very vocal about. It’s a little bit new, I guess, and crazy to be in [this] position? I don’t ever want to feel like I’m selling out my sexuality.
But it has been amazing to get that weight off my chest and just finally be able to talk about it. I hope that I’m helping and inspiring kids to be themselves and be comfortable and honest, not feel ashamed or feel like they have to hide anything — which I know is easier said than done. But I hope that that’s kind of the point that’s coming across with the interviews I’m doing.
"In hindsight, I don’t think I would have changed anything."
A lot of coming out, for me, is sort of when I already did it to my agent, my friends, and my family. When I did it publicly it was more to inspire change in opinions and battle intolerance.
You mentioned in the past how difficult it can be to come out when you’re in the world of action sports. How have your fellow athletes reacted?
GK: I think I’ve been surprised — it’s been a good surprised. There’s been a little bit of mixed feedback, but overall I think people are genuinely happy for me. I think most of the people I’ve grown up skiing with, and that I compete with — they didn’t know at all. Because of that, I wasn’t sure how people were going to react, but [overall they have] been supportive. I got a lot of tweets of encouragement, texts from friends, and calls. It made me feel good. I wasn’t sure if that was going to be the reaction because of what the industry is and what the sport is — the image that it projects and the way that sometimes people talk. I was pleasantly surprised.
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In the ESPN story, you said that you never got to be proud of what you did in Sochi because you were closeted. What would you tell yourself at Sochi if you could go back in time?
GK: I think I would have told myself not to get hung up on the fact that I wasn’t out yet because in a way it would have been very comforting to be out in that scenario, to be able to talk honestly and openly throughout those interviews and in that media onslaught that pursued the Olympics. In hindsight, I don’t think I would have changed anything. I don’t think I was ready to come out then. I think that even though it was a struggle, those few weeks and that month of media, the games, and everything? I think that was actually a turning point for me where I realized I did want to come out and I realized how important it was to me — that I couldn’t continue this charade any longer.
I wouldn’t have changed that because it was a critical moment in my life. I think it’s important that I had the time to talk to my family and close friends — these people that are so directly involved in my life — to tell them first and have that open discussion so that they weren’t blindsided. I think had I done something at the Olympics or after it would have been such a shock to them. I don’t think it would have necessarily been the best move. I’m glad I got to tell them in my own time.
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Coming out was such a huge hurdle for you personally — now that you’ve had the big moment, what’s your next goal?
GK: Now that I’ve had this big weight taken off my shoulders, I think the next thing I want to do is really focus on my skiing and the sport. I’ve always had my mind being pulled in two different ways — this internal battle going on. It’s hard to give my skiing my complete focus, so I’m looking forward to skiing uninhibited. The next Olympics is my next hurdle, though it’s a few years away.
How do you think it will feel to get up at your next competition and perform completely and authentically as yourself?
GK: I think that’s going to be such an amazing feeling. I’ve been pretty good over the years with separating my two lives: my skiing mindset and my personal life, my love life and everything else. I’ve been compartmentalizing those different things and it still weighs heavy on me and it weighs heavy on my soul. It’s allowed me to be easily distracted because I’d be in the mindset to compete and I’d be thinking about my run and what I’m about to do and I’d get distracted. I think having [my sexuality] out there in the open and me being able to feel comfortable and confident will change a lot.
Do you have any pre-event rituals when you’re competing?
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GK: The events that are less important to me I don’t get very nervous for. I can eat a good breakfast, stretch, and feel good. In the contests that I put more emphasis on, in my own mind, I sometimes get really nervous so I have a hard time eating breakfast that day. It’s more just me trying to calm my nerves — breathing and visualizing it, trying to be mellow and preserve as much energy as I can until I need it. I don’t really have any superstitions, I don’t wear one kind of underwear or anything like that.
What’s your favorite thing about competing?
GK: My favorite part of competing is actually the moment right before I compete and then right after I compete. It’s the buildup before an event and the feeling you get before you’re going into your competition run, the mix of excitement and nervous energy. This crazy culmination of feelings that’s going on in your stomach, it’s almost nauseating and it can be nauseating — I sometimes throw up when I get really nervous. I love that feeling. There’s never really another moment in my everyday life where I feel so emotional. There’s just so much going on and then there’s the moment right after a competition run when you land a run you’re happy with, there’s never a better sigh of relief. It’s such a crazy feeling to feel like you gave it your all and it went well. That feeling is the kind of the feeling I live for: landing the last jump or that last hit in a half-pipe. I hold my breath almost on the last trick and when I land, I let out everything. It’s a good feeling.
Do you have advice for athletes, or non-athletes, who are currently closeted and possibly struggling with some of the same emotions you were before coming out?
"It’s really difficult being in the closet. It’s not fun. It’s really scary, and really emotional, and it’s kind of traumatic."
GK: I’ve had so many kids reaching out to me in the last few weeks. I try to just tell everyone that it does get better. I know that sounds crazy. It’s really difficult being in the closet. It’s not fun. It’s really scary, and really emotional, and it’s kind of traumatic. I want to encourage kids absolutely to be themselves and embrace that part of themselves, but I also don’t think it’s my place — or anybody’s place — to tell someone when they should come out or how they should come out. I think it’s really a personal thing, a personal journey.
It’s something I kind of wish I had embraced a little sooner. I don’t think I’ve met anyone who said, “Oh man, I wish I had stayed in the closet a little bit longer.” Because once you come out you realize how much happier you are and how much weight is off your shoulders, how much less pressure you feel in your everyday life. I would encourage anybody to do it just because that feeling is so great and it’s such a release. I would want anyone to feel that release.
I think it’s important that people know that the people that do love them and are there for them and are their supporters are still going to be those people, regardless of your sexual orientation. The people that don’t feel that way, and aren’t supportive, and can’t come to terms or accept it — they’re not really people you need in your life anyway. In a way it can be sad, but it does show you who your true friends are and, in a way, that’s kind of beautiful.
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We figured a superior athlete could handle some rapid-fire questions as well:
What is your favorite event to compete in?
GK: The X Games! It hasn’t really gone my way — it’s not an event that I always do well at. There’s something about the X Games that’s larger than life; it has such a crazy energy. I put a lot of emphasis on it and it’s really an emotional event for me. I’m really looking forward to it and I hope it goes better for me.
What are your most used emojis right now?
"I’ve always had my mind being pulled in two different ways — this internal battle going on."
Those girls with the pink sweaters are the ones I use the most, it’s ridiculous.
Do you have a celeb crush?
GK: I’ll say Matt Bomer.
What’s your favorite television show right now?
GK: How to Get Away With Murder, for sure. I’m not caught up — I only started watching it a little while ago, so I’m in the first season, but I’m definitely hooked.
Ideal first date?
GK: My ideal first date would be something where you get a lot of time to talk with someone. I don’t really understand why people go to shows or movies on a first date. I definitely want to use that time to talk and get to know someone. Maybe meeting for a drink with plans to go to dinner somewhere? So you can get a drink and talk, then walk to dinner.
Do you have any automatic dating deal breakers?
GK: Oh god, I’m sure there are so many. I can’t deal with someone who has bad breath, it’s just the worst. That sounds really shallow but I just couldn’t deal with that. I guess really bad manners would be a big turnoff. I don’t need someone who is super prim and proper, but, I don’t know, I think I would be turned off if someone was a sloppy eater or wasn’t genuinely courteous. Also no sense of humor or a bad sense of humor would be a huge turnoff. And someone who can’t spell! If we are texting and there are tons of spelling mistakes, I can’t deal with that.
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This interview has been lightly edited for length and clarity.
“Pass it to Jonah.”
New Zealand rugby legend Jonah Lomu died aged 40 as the result of a suspected heart attack on Wednesday morning, and the world is paying tribute to one of the greatest sportsmen of all time.
Lomu set a record by scoring 15 tries for his country in the Rugby World Cup.
When he was in full flight, he was almost unstoppable.
He was so dominant on the pitch that New Zealand created the catchphrase: "Remember rugby is a team game, so all 14 of you pass the ball to Jonah.”
A spokesperson for his family said his death was "totally unexpected".
Lomu had a kidney condition which forced him to quit the game and seek a transplant in 2004, but his replacement kidney had stopped functioning by 2011.
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The rugby union star has died unexpectedly at the age of 40 after suffering from kidney disease since 1995.
Rugby Union fans are shocked after the sudden death of former New Zealand All Blacks left-winger Jonah Lomu.
The 40-year-old suffered from the kidney disorder nephrotic syndrome.
He had a kidney transplant in 2004 but has been on dialysis since 2011, when his body rejected the transplant.
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Lomu is survived by his third wife, Nadine, 5-year-old son Dhyreille, and 6-year-old son Brayley.
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A destructive left-winger, Lomu played 63 Tests for New Zealand from 1994–2002. His most famous play was in the Rugby World Cup in 1995 when he smashed through the England defence.
Lomu scored four tries in the semifinal, leading New Zealand to a 45–29 victory.
"I am hoping not to come across him again," said England captain Will Carling at the time.
"He's a freak – and the sooner he goes away the better."
French and English football fans sent messages to Paris ahead of England’s friendly match with France at Wembley.
At London's Wembley stadium, French and English people came together to show unity and solidarity in the face of terrorism, after at least 129 people were killed in the French capital on Friday night.
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"You cannot fight hate with hate..."
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"Frogs and Rosbeef against assholes!"
Alex and Lulu, from France, and Cliff (centre) from England travelled to Wembley together to show their solidarity.
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"Francais et Anglais ensemble" ("French and English together").
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A tribute to the underrated hotties of the soccer world.
In case you haven't heard, David Beckham has been named People's Sexiest Man Alive.
And while it's long overdue and VERY well deserved...
We feel like People is ignoring legions of hot soccer players.
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Unless you live under a rock, you already know who the fine Portuguese specimen named Cristiano Ronaldo is.
The director of Graceful Girls sheds light on the uniquely Australian sport of calisthenics.
Most of the world sees calisthenics as exercise based around using your own bodyweight to build muscle.
However, down under, it's a little different. Competitive calisthenics is unique to Australia, a physically demanding sport where women compete for the ultimate title of "Most Graceful Girl".
BuzzFeed spoke to the director of the documentary Graceful Girls, Olivia Peniston-Bird, about the sport, and the incredible stories behind it.
When asked to describe calisthenics, Peniston-Bird called it, "a cross between ballet, gymnastics, and theatre.
Australian calisthenics is something many people have never seen before. We have our own sport unique to Australia! How many people actually know that?!"
"For those involved, a tight-knit community which in many cases spans several generations of Australian women, they live for it."
Within the film, Peniston-Bird follows several stories including the Synnott family whose matriarch, Enid, founded the Regent Calisthenics club. Her daughter Diane ran the club with unparalleled success until, suddenly, she closed Regent without explanation. A decade later, Diane's daughter Brooke re-opened Regent and, with the help of her mother, aimed to make Regent the club of champions once again.
Diane's return to coaching coincided perfectly with 23-year-old Brianna Lee's final attempt at winning the competition's highest honour; The Most Graceful Girl.
"Brianna had come second three years in a row and this was her final attempt at the title. It was do or die." Peniston-Bird told BuzzFeed. "As with any epic sporting competition, there's blood, sweat, and tears. But in this case it's mixed in with lots of sequins and dance!"
Because windburn, chafing, and frostbite are really not ideal.
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Running in the cold actually isn’t so bad...if you're prepared.
But before you get outside, make sure to check with your doctor to figure out what's best for your body — especially if you have asthma. And if you ever feel pain, numbness, faint, disoriented, or abnormally fatigued, stop exercising, get inside, and seek medical attention immediately.
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Dress like it's 15 degrees warmer than it actually is.
One of the toughest parts about running outside is choosing the best outfit for the weather, says Jason Fitzgerald, USATF-certified coach, speaker, and the founder of Strength Running. He suggests dressing like it's about 15 degrees warmer than it actually is outside to account for how your body will warm up once you start running. The first few minutes might be a little chilly, but you'll be glad you're not overdressed once you heat up.
If you need help deciding exactly what gear to wear, check out this handy tool from Runnersworld.com, which will advise you on your outfit selection depending on your the temperature, weather conditions, time of day, etc.
Just go ahead and accept that you're not going to be running your best times.
To survive outdoor winter runs, you need realistic expectations. "You have to realize that if it's snowing and freezing outside, you're not going to be running your fastest times or running at the pace you normally do," he says. "The elements are going to slow you down, and if you push yourself too hard you're going to risk getting seriously injured. Just focus on getting your miles in and be proud of yourself when you do."
Four Leagues, four levels, twenty stadiums. How well do you know your UK football grounds?
La Marseillaise was played ahead of Premier League games in tribute to those killed in last week’s terror attacks in the French capital.
The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise," was played before Premiere League games in England on Saturday, in tribute to those killed in terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13.
A Watford fan waves the French flag during the French national anthem at a match between Watford and Manchester United at Vicarage Road, Watford.
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130 people were killed in a series of explosions and shootings in the French capital last week.
The decision to have France's national anthem played ahead of Saturday's matches was and act of "solidarity and remembrance" Premier League chief Richard Scudamore said, according to the BBC.
Everton and Aston Villa players line up to sing the French national anthem ahead of their match at Goodison Park, Liverpool.
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"Given how close we are, as well as the long-standing relationship that exists between the Premier League and France, playing La Marseillaise as an act of solidarity and remembrance is the right thing to do," Scudamore added.
"We were all saddened and deeply shocked by the events in Paris last Friday, and the fact it was an attack on people enjoying their everyday freedoms like going to a bar, a concert or a football match resonates with football fans and the general public throughout the UK."
72 French footballers currently play in the Premier League.
Many players also wore black armbands at Saturday afternoon's matches.
PEAK ADORABLE LEVELS.
A young Australian boy has turned every singers' nightmare into a delightful moment at the start of an Australian Baseball League match in Adelaide.
Ethan Hall, who is 7 years old, took to the field to sing "Advance Australia Fair" but was hit by a case of the hiccups.
You can even tell by his little face that he knows what's about to happen.
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But our new national treasure pushed through for the entire performance...
...much to the delight of the players about to take the field.
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And of course he got a rousing reception from the crowd.
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He never recovered after pulling up during the race that stops the nation.
Melbourne Cup legend Red Cadeaux has been euthanised due to injuries sustained during the running of the Melbourne Cup earlier this month.
One of the race favourites, the horse pulled up shortly before the finish of the race that stops the nation after suffering a break in its left foreleg.
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The stayer, who had become a Cup favourite after several near-misses in recent years was immediately rushed to a nearby vet, where it was hoped he might be saved, but Racing Victoria confirmed on Saturday that the horse had been put down.
"It is with great sadness that Racing Victoria (RV) advises that Red Cadeaux has today succumbed to complications from the injury he sustained in the Emirates Melbourne Cup at Flemington on 3 November 2015," RV said in a statement.
"The connections of the English stayer have made the heartbreaking decision to humanely euthanise the horse after irreversible complications arose with the loss of blood flow to the foot on his injured left foreleg."
"Experts at the University of Melbourne Equine Centre at Werribee, where the horse has been under veterinary care since the race, advised that there were no means by which they could successfully address the complication."
Trainer Ed Dunlop said today was his "saddest day in racing."
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Of the 92 teams playing in the Premier League and Football League in the 2015/16 season, there are 26 clubs with no suffix (i.e. "United", "City" etc). Can you name them all?
Note: We are not accepting clubs with more than one word in the name of their location, such as Crystal Palace and Port Vale.
Break a leg everybody!
This player who clearly got flicked in the ear:
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This dude who clearly got smacked in the face:
This guy who was viciously tripped in the PK area.
This guy who was headbutted in the face by a savage criminal:
Turns out, Olympians aren’t completely fearless.
In the tradition of Thanksgiving and surprising unsuspecting people, BuzzFeed Motion Pictures decided what better way to interview Olympians than to surprise them with a live turkey?
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And given that turkeys are, eh, not the cutest animals — we knew it'd be interesting.
Matt Centrowitz, track and field Olympian, said he wasn't a huge fan of turkeys when asked how he felt about them.
And Dawn Harper-Nelson, two-time olympic medalist, was immediately suspicious of where the interview was going.
Why you should watch: Because everyone loves an underdog.
What it'll get you pumped for: LIFE. Literally it will pump you up to take on life, all while chanting "Rudy, Ruudy, Ruuuudy, RUUUUDY!"
Why you should watch: It follows the US National Hockey Team's journey to the epic match with the Soviet Union during the 1980 Winter Olympics, where Kurt Russell delivers one of the best pump up speeches of ALL TIME.
What it'll get you pumped for: HAWWWKEY! Hot guys playing hockey. Great moments that are born from great opportunities.
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Why you should watch: For important life lessons, like how to make the perfect s'mores, the best comebacks for when you get into a fight, how to get the girl you're crushing on, and to never play baseball with a ball signed by Babe "The Sultan of Swat" Ruth.
What it'll get you pumped for: Stirring up some shenanigans with your best friends.
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Remember The Titans
Why you should watch: Because Coach Boone is an absolute badass who took no shit at a high school where racial tensions were running high after desegregation. The movie also has one of the best soundtracks of all time.
What it'll get you pumped for: Sticking to your guns in the face of adversity. Jamming out to Marvin Gaye!
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Bailey reportedly was shot in the head while in Florida on Tuesday, but his injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
Bailey warms up before a preseason game in Nashville on Aug. 23, 2015.
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St. Louis Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey was reportedly shot in the head Tuesday but is expected to survive.
The Rams announced an "incident" Tuesday night, saying only that Bailey, 25, "is in the hospital in critical, but stable, condition."