Monthly Archives: September 2011

Detroit prep school ballers have their gear stolen, but Suh comes through

Stolen football equipment threatened not only the season but also Friday’s big event at Frederick Douglass College Preparatory Academy for Young Men — the Detroit school’s Homecoming game.

As the junior varsity football team prepared to pack up equipment Monday afternoon and head out for a game, coaches discovered the field house had been broken into and looted. Again. The school canceled the JV game.

The looted field house already was a virtual shell because electrical wiring, copper plumbing and toilets had been stolen three years ago. This time, thieves made away with the students’ pads, helmets, some shoes and footballs.

By the next morning, there was hope as the team practiced and the coach yelled, “They tried to steal our season from us, but we won’t let them.” News of the theft attracted attention from local businesses looking to help. Other schools offered equipment. The team scored its first donation — a $3,000 check from Bob Maxey Forddealership.

It appears the season will go on with help from donations, said Michael Hamlett, the athletic director

Wanda Dixon, whose son is on the varsity team, said she was thankful for the donations and hopes more good Samaritans will come forward to turn in the thieves.

Detroit Lions DT Ndamukong Suh’s Family Foundation worked with various companies to donate about 50 pairs of new cleats and gloves to the team. Let’s hope that people and businesses step up to catch the thieves and replace the gear.

Just another reason to love Ndamukong Suh!

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I be goin ham

Quor Splash’s first released song from his mixtape December 19th. Pretty fresh track.

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long sleeve pique polo by johnnie-O

People have been screaming for a johnnie-O shirt that they can wear in the fall and winter, well, so here it is! Our 100% cotton pique long-sleever ensures you are now covered year around.

Made from our 100% combed cotton pique fabric.

This shirt is garment washed to give it that extra soft touch.

For all ya’ll planning on hitting the links a few more times before it gets too cold to grip your clubs, here is the polo for you. This polo is also great for the winter because you can say, “hey, I’m semi-semi formal, but I’m here to party (and stay warm).”

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Rage With Kap Slap

Kap Slap put out another hit to rage to. Enjoy!

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VV Vacation

VV is currently holding a giveaway for a Vermont Vacation and $1500 worth of swag. The package includes:

• 3 nights/4 days luxurious accommodations at the Equinox Resort & Spa
• Vermont Country Buffet for two each morning
• Two one-hour massages at the award winning Spa at Equinox
• A Full Day at the Land Rover Experience Driving School
• Horseback Riding at nearby Chipman Stable
• $1500 vineyard vines whaledrobe

Get over here for the perfect way to spend your fall long weekend.

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Watch Out For These Kids

The music video for this song is hilarious.  We even get to see a homeless man getting egged by some punk kids!

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Fall + High Cotton Ties = Swag

Now that fall has blessed us with its presence, it isn’t to early to be thinking about some formal occasions. Veterans Day, semi-formals, homecoming, and weddings all fall (no pun intended) under the category of formal occasions. Whether you need a bow tie to match your dates dress, school colors, or show your patriotism, High Cotton Ties can help you. 

The Gordan Hatch, shown above, is the epitome of fall style. Not too loud, yet it has a magnetic force that draws people’s attention. Get yours here!

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Isn’t calling a cat two-faced an oxymoron?

CONWAY, Mass (Reuters) – Frank and Louie is the world’s oldest two-faced cat, which is not to say he is deceitful or insincere.

Rather, the fluffy, gray feline with two mouths, two noses and three eyes, turned 12 years old this month, setting the record for “longest surviving Janus cat,” Sara Wilcox, a Guinness World Records spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

The name “Janus cat” was coined by British zoologist Dr. Karl Shuker, based on the two-faced Roman god of transitions, gates and doorways.

Frank and Louie has a case of craniofacial duplication, an extremely rare congenital condition resulting from a protein with the odd name of sonic hedgehog homolog (SHH).

Right off the bat, I like dogs better than cats. But I just don’t get cats. They want to be petted and then they scratch you and run away. Two-faced for sure.

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Goodluck Okonoboh-Tilton School

Okonoboh is a junior at Tilton School in New Hampshire. This 6’7″ projects to play forward at the next level, and is getting looks from D1 college programs. Take a look at his video and you will be wishing his opponents good luck, as they will need it to stop him.

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And the celebrity prep school grad of the week is…

…Jake Gyllenhaall.

Gyllenhaal graduated from Harvard-Westlake, a prep school in Los Angeles. He has starred in many movies, but is probably best known for “Donnie Darko.” Take a look at the clip above for more. 

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