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Nike Unveils ‘Back To The Future’ Power Lace Shoes For 2015

Nike’s yet-to-be-named power lace shoes will be on shelves in 2015

Someone call a paramedic, I seriously just had a heart attack.  One of the coolest, futuristic products from one of my all-time favorite moves is actually going to become a reality.

Nike designer, Tinker Hatfield, announced via yesterday that Nike will be unveiling a new pair of shoes including power laces some time in 2015.

“Back to the Future” fans and sneaker fans pretty much freaked out in 2011 when Nike issued a limited number of Air Mag shoes designed after those from “Back to the Future, Part II.” In the movie, Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly time travels all the way to 2015, rides a Hoverboard, and throws on some kicks with “power laces” that tighten automatically.

The power laces were conspicuously absent from the 2011 Air Mags, but we might not have to wait much longer for them to become a reality. Tinker Hatfield, a Nike designer famous for his Air Jordan contributions, was asked about power laces at a recent event in New Orleans. His answer, according to Sole Collector, was that we should see them next year.

Ok, so it’s not a flying DeLorian or a Hoverboard and it’s probably the ugliest pair of shoes I have ever laid my eyes upon but I simply must have them..


Student Calls Teacher ‘Communist’ for Not Letting Him Watch USA Hockey

empire-sports-communist-hockeyWALPOLE, MASSACHUSETTS-

Some items on Twitter are just too tempting to resist.

This was one.

There are likely some schools in the Bay State where calling your teacher a “Communist” might earn you “Student of the Week” honors, a box of GMO/gluten-free cookies and a life-time pass from dodgeball.

Walpole High School isn’t one of them.

One student at Walpole High School apparently got himself whistled for a 60-minute major in detention for calling his teacher a “Communist” – apparently three times – after she wouldn’t let him watch the Team USA-Slovakia game that aired starting at 7:30 last Thursday.

The brother of the detained student tells Barstool Sports via email:

My little brother goes to Walpole High School and on Thursday asked to watch the USA vs. Slovakia game during Spanish class. When his teacher said no he called her a communist. She gave him a detention for it. Attached is a picture of the detention slip she gave him. 

While we certainly admire this student’s desire to support his country in the Olympics, this wasn’t quite the best way to do it.

The USA men next play in a quarterfinal game on Wednesday that starts at 1 p.m. Eastern. Hopefully this dedicated, and dare I say, obnoxious young fan, has a light schedule after lunch. If Team USA was playing Spain, he might have had an argument. But the common language of Slovakia is, surprise, Slovak, and not Spanish.

To the credit of this teacher at Walpole High School, she did the right thing by putting this petulant boy into the post-school-day penalty box. The disrespect shown to her is truly inexcusable, even if this student’s passion for Team USA is noteworthy.

Kyrie Irving And LeBron James Fight After All-Star Game, Police Deputy Knocked Unconscious

empire-sports-labron-and-KyrieNEW ORLEANS –

Saturday, at the NBA All-Star game, Kyrie Irving stole the show. Even with his ankle-breaking handle, improbable finishes in the paint and his on-target passes, Irving finished his second All-Star game with 31 points and 14 assists.

Transforming into his alter ego – Mr. Fourth Quarter – the talented 21-year-old point guard scored 15 points in the final frame and led a furious rally for the Eastern Conference while Indiana’s Paul George, New York’s Carmelo Anthony and even the game’s most dominant player, LeBron James, took a back seat to Irving’s brilliance.

Irving’s night took a quick turn for the worst as many of the players decided to enjoy the New Orleans night life after the game. According to witnesses, Irving walked up to James and started joking with him about how he “used to be the best”– James tried to brush it off, but after repeated taunts, James flipped  and shoved him back. Soon members of James and Irving’s entourage got involved and the brawl quickly escalated – police were called to the scene as club bouncers and other players attempted to calm brawl.
While police tried to break up the fights, a deputy was attacked and knocked unconscious. Acadian Ambulance transported the deputy to the Terrebonne General medical Center where he was treated for a concussion, a bruised jaw and other minor injuries.

Kyrie Irving Mugshot
Kyrie Irving Mugshot

Police then arrested 21-year-old Kyrie Irving for disturbing the peace by intoxication, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest by violence. Irving remains in jail without bond at this time.

The Krewe of Hercules organization is cooperating with this investigation and trying to identify more suspects involved in the fights and more arrest are expected.

Re-spin via Global Flare

Topless Olympic Skier Jackie Chamoun To Be The Official Face Of The New Thunderbra



Sochi, Black Sea –

Lissom blond 22 year-old
skier Jackie Chamoun has been offered a whopping $5 million contract as the official ‘face’ – ok, ok, tits! – of the new Agent Provocateur Thunderbra, ‘the brassiere that knocks the spots off the Wunderbra’ if the ad blurs are to be believed.

Ms Chamoun’s 34-DD stonkers caught Olympic officials on the hop after they just popped out of her ski suit during the Women’s Freestyle Downhill at the Russian Winter games this week.

“She certainly caught our imagination,” the head of Thunderbra product placement said today, “and what’s more, I’d personally be very happy to offer Ms. Chamoun a customized fitting to ensure she makes the best of both those cups.”

Chamoun went on to win five gold medals at the games, mostly in the Women’s Fully Clothed Downhill races, where she beat the pants off fellow contestants from Moldova, Eritrea and the British Virgin Islands.

Pictures of her naked bosom frosting of in the bleak Russian winter sunshine can be found on a website called ‘Google’.

Re-Spin via The Spoof