THE ALL-AMERICAN – new football TV show

TV shows about American football come and go. By our count (a 10-second time investment at the speed of Google), there are currently five football shows. Three of these are documentary-style non-fiction: QB1: Beyond the Lights and Last Chance U, both on Netflix, and Hard Knocks, which is on HBO. As for dramatic fiction series, up until […]

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6-foot-8, 370-pound 8th Grader — GFL material?

Kiyaunata Goodwin is a large young man. He’s currently 6-foot-7, 370 pounds (200cm tall, 168 kilos). But wait, here’s the best part … He’s 14 years old. He’s in the eight grade. The eighth grade. That’s him in the picture at right, playing against a typical eight-grader. Pretty impressive, is it not? Here at the Galactic […]

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GFL self-chilling “MagCan” becomes reality

Ancestors of John Tweedy, rejoice! The self-chilling “MagCan,” a staple of Ionath Krakens linebacker John Tweedy and his brother Ju, has leapt from the pages of science fiction and into the modern world. Joseph Company International is pimping the dream of every hapless beverage-imbiber presented with a cooler- and fridge-free dilemma — the “Chill Can,” […]

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Awesome, inclusive gesture by the All Blacks

The GFL series is a metaphor for the racially unifying power of sports. Sports has done so much to bring different cultures together. The New Zealand rugby union team, the All Blacks, has used their new jerseys to make a statement about inclusiveness in general, with a focus on supporting the LGBTI community.

Watch the video. This gesture is not only touching, it’s a significant leadership stance on acceptance in the larger sporting world.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sLLEdBgYYY

If you want to know more about the All Blacks storied history, check out their Wikidepia page.


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Good list of scifi/sports stories

This list does not include the GFL series, but if you’re on this website we assume you know all about that already. This list was compiled on the Tor/Forge blog to celebrate Super Bowl LII (the Eagles notched their first Super Bowl win, prevailing over the Patriots 41-33). Want to check out some sweet books, […]

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SciFi Sports: STARSHIP TROOPERS

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Recently on StorySmack (a podcast hosted by me, Scott Sigler, and AB Kovacs), we covered the 20th anniversary of the scifi movie classic STARSHIP TROOPERS. Love it or hate it, this flick has endured as a lightning rod of science fiction cinema. One of the things that makes the movie stand out for me is […]

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