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This Week in Culture: September 5, 2014

This Week in Culture: IKEA’s images are fake, send-ups of a Linkin Park jam, the discovery of a giant dinosaur, the NFL’s secret finances and more.

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Today in Gear: February 7, 2014

Today in gear, we find a rectangular planter for the Apple fanboy, limited-run salvaged leather wallets, colorful stools (not that kind) inspired by canoes, a bullet-like Jeep and more.

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Briefings: Random Purchases, Jon Gruden, Writing Lost, the UFC and a Jazz Legend’s Passing

It’s not always easy to rip a theme out of our five Briefings selections. But cool is cool; ditto interesting; ditto unexpected. Randomness and spontaneity: we like these things, and they’re harder and harder to find. Some of the most fun exercises are done without a purpose. Why pigeonhole what you’ll enjoy? Embrace the entropy…

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Briefings: Getting Away, Crazy in India, Beer Politics, D.C. Shooter and Nick Offerman on Meat & Life

We like to think of this week’s briefings as a sandwich. An interview with Nick Offerman about meat (and canoeing, and woodworking, and acting) is the meat. An NFL officiating expert demonstrating how to pick life over work is the philosophical meat. Westerners going crazy in India is the intriguing, creepy meat. A shooter’s remorse…

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Not just a fantasy

NFL Game Rewind

If your fandom/fantasy addiction borders on the insane, NFL Game Rewind ($35+) will only steepen a downward spiral of screaming at the television. The online service allows subscribers to replay any game from the 2009-2011 and current regular season on their computer or tablet. If you only bleed blank & blank colors, you can also…

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Show Team Pride with Style

Retro NFL Sweaters by Junk Food

Everyone knows that Thanksgiving in America is about three things: family, food, and football. So, in the spirit of you sitting down to catch one if not all three games playing tomorrow (Packers v. Lions, Raiders v. Cowboys, or Giants v. Broncos) after stuffing yourself with more calories than a pre-hibernation grizzly, we thought to…

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ManPoll Results: NFL or College Football?

A few weeks ago we asked GP readers if they preferred College or NFL football. A 110 of you voted and after our ridiculously scientific analysis we determined this: You guys pretty much love football. There you have it.

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Virtual Signing Bonus For The Armchair Quarterback

DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket

Virtual Signing Bonus For The Armchair Quarterback Must… see… more… football… If there was ever a reason for you to wish you had a clear view of the Southern skies*, it’s DirecTV NFL Sunday Ticket. A literal cornucopia of NFL football viewing, Sunday Ticket offers you more options than Donovan McNabb. The basic package ($289)…

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ManPoll: NFL or College Football?

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Madden NFL 09

One Step Closer To Actually Being Roger Goodell The holy grail of virtual gridirons Believe it or not, that most magical of annual gaming occurrences is upon us once again. Yes, prepare to burn one of your cherished sick days, as the yearly celebration of Maddenoliday is less than a week away. Never mind that…

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Gear Patrol Salute – NY Giants

The New York Giants pulled off what just might be the biggest upset in sports history at Super Bowl XLII on Sunday. They were able to overcome the most dominant team in the NFL in recent memory, the hype of the media, and the endless commercial breaks to become World Champions in Football (for some…

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Wilson Official NFL “Duke” Game Ball

New for the 2007 season, the official NFL® leather game ball by Wilson is the epitome of footballs. It’s constructed with high-quality leather for top performance at the highest level and the ball features NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s signature. Best part is that it’s made here in the good ol’ US of A. What this…