Behind The Bands: Play As One

At a young age, athletes are made to believe that their value is based on game performance. As a result, they judge themselves based on the minutes they play and what the scoreboard reads. While performance and winning may seem important, there is so much more to an athlete than statistics. Luckily, some people are focused on reversing this way of learning. One of those groups is the Play As One organization.

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How much did they sell!?

dr evil and livestrong wristbands on top of giraffes

Yes. $100 million dollars selling wristbands, but not just any wristband… The yellow Livestrong band. This is without a doubt the most iconic wristband ever and we owe it credit for putting wristbands on the map as a tool for spreading awareness, empowering advocates and giving fans another way to represent the brands they believe in. (more…)

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March Madness Is Upon Us… Time To Get All Our Picks Wrong

Just kidding, of course. The odds of getting all your March Madness picks wrong is pretty much non-existent. If you picked randomly, the odds of missing on every game is over 1 in 4 billion. You might be scratching your head thinking the odds should be even higher, but remember: You only need to get the first round entirely wrong to ensure the whole bracket is 100% wrong.

1 in 4 billion is still light-years better than picking a perfect bracket, though. Picking a perfect bracket is pretty much impossible:

march madness odds of perfect bracket with illustrated examples

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Yes Sir! Wristbands Inspire Bills… Sort Of

Oh, Rex Ryan. The lovable, tough-luck former coach of the NY Jets and current top man at Buffalo has a problem: His team commits a billion penalties per game. And in the game of football, there is nary a bigger sin then committing a stupid penalty. On the shame meter, it’s the nearest thing to a turnover as it gets.

So in the week leading up to the Bills clash with the Tennessee Titans, Rexy made eliminating dumb penalties a priority. Aside from drilling this mantra in during practice and meetings, he made one super-important and extremely smart decision.

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