Weekend Read: Just who exactly is Sarah Phillips? An investigation into the mysteriously messy career of a former ESPN columnist suspected of being the Internet’s biggest scammer.
Inspirational Motivational of the Day: In the coolest move a pro sports team will make this week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed as a free agent former Rutgers defensive tackle Eric LeGrand, who was paralyzed from the neck down in 2010 while playing for Rutgers. Bucs coach Greg Schiano was the coach at Rutgers when LeGrand was injured:
“Leading up to the draft, I couldn’t help but think that this should’ve been Eric’s draft class. This small gesture is the least we could do to recognize his character, spirit, and perseverance. The way Eric lives his life epitomizes what we are looking for in Buccaneer Men.”
LeGrand’s doctors feared he would spend his life a quadriplegic and on a ventilator, but he is killing it in physical therapy. He tweeted a picture of his progress last summer: “Standing up little by little in therapy,” he wrote.
LeGrand returned to the football field on October 29, 2011, one year after his injury, leading the Rutgers team out onto the field at Rutgers’ stadium. The occasion was voted the magazine’s Moment of the Year and graced the cover of Sports Illustrated‘s 2011 year-end issue.
LeGrand’s latest tweet is a pic of a Buccaneers helmet, accompanied by: “We ready!!!”
Hello Good Morning: Cool Breeze 2012!
If Michael Bay were in the room with me when I saw this, we would look at each other, give each other an exploding high five and yell “LET’S DO THIS SHIT!”
The Mano de Desierto is located in the Atacama desert in Chile, the driest place on earth. The 11 metre tall sculpture was made by Chilean artist Mario Irarrázabal in 1992.
“Yo Hologram Tupac, I’m real happy for you and I’mmma let you finish but Obi-Wan Kenobi was one of the best holograms of all time!” (via @kanye)
Red lightning in the smoke of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland.
I wasted my day making this mockup of what the iPhone 5 might look like with a taller 960 x 1152 screen and a new design.
The buttons, dock connector, etc. are missing not because I think it will happen, but because my SketchUp skills are not that advanced. ;)
This excites me greatly. A device that stays the same size, but gets a slightly larger screen for one more row of apps.
Not sure how I would feel about a more “pebble” look, especially since I still really love the iPhone 4/4S industrial design, but I’m sure it would feel nice in your hand. Taking pictures in landscape mode might be a bit slippery though. Fun to think about.