To most Americans, Sunday is a fairly relaxing day. Not so for 31-year-old Chris Sweeney. He’s one of the millions who has dumped television and the cable set-top box for an Apple laptop and Netflix — and so lacks a reliable way to watch live sports. So come NFL Sunday, Sweeney scrambles.
He scours Reddit chat rooms for any mention of some bootlegged streaming service. Or he gets reacquainted with something called RojaDirecta, which promises sports that are “gratis y en vivo” — free and live. “Yeah, I’m pretty deep into trying to figure out what to do,” Sweeney, a Boston-based science writer, told The Washington Post. “I end up watching a lot of games in Spanish.”
via The ESPN streaming deal and how TV is becoming entertainment for old people – The Washington Post.
Getting crushed by an unforeseen Uber bill can be terrifying. Especially on New Year’s Eve with surge pricing soaring. But chances are Joseph Martin had a more painful New Year’s Eve than you or anyone else who took Uber that night. An Ole Miss fan and alum, he was in Atlanta for the Peach Bowl with his family.
The disastrous loss to TCU would have been bad enough, but later that night Joseph fell asleep in an Uber on the way to an after party and woke up in Alabama, en route to a home address in Mississippi. With rumors of his $908 tab circulating virally on social media Joseph contacted Outkick to get the whole story out there.
via Ole Miss Fan pays $900 for Uber Ride After Falling Asleep | FOX Sports.
Flu shot fails again…
This year’s influenza season started earlier than expected and is sending more patients to thehospital, raising concerns this could be a more severe outbreak than in recent years.
Thirty-six states are now experiencing high levels of flu activity, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, as this year’s flu vaccine may not fully protect against a strain known as influenza A H3N2 that is currently circulating and tends to be more severe.
via Severe Flu Cases on the Rise in the U.S. –
There are only a few more hours left in 2014, and Kendall Jenner is going out with a bang. The 19-year-old model and reality star is currently visiting Dubai with a star-studded group, including famous pals Selena Gomez, Gigi Hadid and Shay Mitchell. In between sightseeing, Jenner found time to snap a selfie after slipping into a teeny brown bikini:
via Bikini-Clad Kendall Jenner Says Goodbye To 2014 In Dubai.
ATLANTA — Nick Saban, who led Alabama to the No. 1 seed in the inaugural College Football Playoff, has been selected the Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year.
Nick Saban’s work with the Crimson Tide on the field and in the classroom helped him claim the Bobby Dodd award.
The award, presented by the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and the Bobby Dodd Foundation, recognizes scholarship, leadership and success on the field.
Alabama ranked third in the Southeastern Conference with a 975 Academic Progress Rate.
via Nick Saban of Alabama Crimson Tide wins Bobby Dodd Coach of the Year – ESPN.
Lindsay Lohan contracted Chikungunya, an incurable virus transmitted by infected mosquitos, while vacationing in French Polynesia. The 28-year-old revealed she had caught the virus on her Twitter account on Saturday, warning her 8.6 million followers to use bug spray.
World Health Organization (WHO) describes Chikungunya as a viral disease that causes fever and severe joint pain. Because the virus has no cure, treatment is focused on relieving the symptoms, which could also include muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, headache and rash. According to WHO, severe complications are rare and most infected people will recover fully, though some may have lasting joint pain for several months or years.
via Lindsay Lohan Contracts Painful Virus While Vacationing In French Polynesia.
Will multiculturalism succeed in Europe?
Angela Merkel attacks ‘prejudice’ and ‘hatred’ of German Islamisation marches
German chancellor urges that people “do not follow” protest leaders who have led weekly rallies of up to 17,000 in Dresden to protest against the “Islamisation of the West”
via Angela Merkel attacks ‘prejudice’ and ‘hatred’ of German Islamisation marches – Telegraph.