Month: August 2015

Coming Soonish‽ Apple Watch With Leatherman Tread Band‽ 

   Photo: Mockup of Leatherman Tread with smart watch Pebble by Rajrdajr on Reddit.  Ever since the Leatherman Tread was revealed in January (now available at Cabelas), I have dreamed of pairing Tread with Apple Watch as a band.  While Leatherman will sell the Tread with a “dumb watch” in 2015 (in Autumn), they are seeking to match it with an Apple watch in the semi-distant future.  @lexiatwork Yay! 😀 So far it's a fun tool to use! I wish @leathermanusa made it #AppleWatch/@Pebble compatible though. ⌚️ — Darnell Clayton (@Darnell) August 14, 2015 @Darnell @lexiatwork What if we...

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Dear NFL, Let’s Not Do This Again (Red Skins, Texans)

   Can someone please explain to me why (or rather who) anyone thought that having 2 NFL teams practice together was a great idea‽  ICYMI: An NFL joint practice between the Washington Redskins and the Houston Texans turned ugly: — ESPN (@espn) August 9, 2015 Since both mascots are mortal enemies of each other, one would assume the teams would normally be hostile towards the other in real life (I kid, I kid!).  But honestly these are 2 teams with bruised egos who failed to make it to the playoffs last year (despite their talent—or rather lack thereof). ...

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Patriots: Julian Edelman has a rule named after him‽ 

Of all the things the NFL chose to name after Julian Edelman, they chose this‽  The NFL’s ball-inflation procedures were strengthened for the 2015 season because of the Patriots. The eligible-ineligible tactics were mostly outlawed because of the Patriots, and the extra point was pushed back to the 15-yard line at the prodding of the Patriots. And the Patriots are at least partly responsible for a fourth rule change for 2015 — the “Julian Edelman Rule,” as it were, that will allow the concussion spotters to signal down to the officials on the field and call a medical timeout if a player is exhibiting concussive symptoms but hasn’t had a chance to be evaluated by team doctors. (Boston Globe) Yeah, I think it’s weird but it’s a good rule truth be told.  That said I still think they should revisit the eligible, ineligible receiver rule (as it was cool when my Patriots performed it against the...

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