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What If The NFL Were Regulated By OSHA?

Last month, 253 men got new jobs. The process was highly publicized, and employers announced new hires to an audience of millions on live television. It’s likely that no one in the Cowboys’ stadium, where the 2018 NFL Draft took place, was thinking about them that way, though. Instead, they called them rookies, draftees, team members.

But in the eyes of the law and regulatory systems,...

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Jets Trade: Christian Hackenberg, Never Used

Christian Hackenberg, who really is capable of breaking a huddle , was traded this afternoon from the Jets to the Raiders, somehow.

The Jets’ list of second-round busts in this decade includes Vlad Ducasse, Stephen Hill, Geno Smith, Jace Amaro, and Devin Smith. But Hackenberg is truly in a category all his own. He didn’t play a single snap during his two seasons with the Jets, even as the team...

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The Monsters of Peter the Great

Warning: Not for the squeamish. Anatomical oddities. Peter was an anatomical oddity himself. February 13, 1718, a decree was issued that anything odd or unusual, animal or human, was to be sent to Peter for his collection. The Monster Decree.

Mentioned in the Martin Cruz Smith novel, Three Stations, so I had to look it up.

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Lawsuit: Texans Cheer Coach Cut Cheerleaders Who Spoke Out To HR

An anonymous former cheerleader for the Houston Texans has filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the Texans and cheerleading coach Altovise Gary under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The cheerleader, identified only as P.G.G., worked for the team for the 2017-18 season and left in April. The lawsuit additionally requests status as a class action to “recover compensation for hours worked...

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Laughing Crow
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Israt Audry is a Muslim DACA recipient whose family fled from Bangladesh when she was 5 years old. Audry describes what it’s like to live in the U.S. after President Trump’s recent decision to repeal DACA.

“People in this time are more open to let you know that you don’t belong here,” says Audry.

But she isn’t giving up hope.

“Whatever I need to do to make sure that this kind of bigotry and...

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Before you go out and flush half a pay check down the drain on a YETI gear, check out these RTIC alternatives for just $10 each on Amazon. They all use the same vacuum-insulated stainless steel construction as YETI products, and according to this YouTube video at least, the tumbler keeps ice frozen for longer. Considering these are all-time low prices, I’d say they’re no-brainers.

Note: For...

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The Weekend In Esports: <i>FIFA</i>, The <i>League</i> Spring Finals, And More

The League of Legends spring season is wrapping up. After SK Telecom T1 strolled across the finish line earlier this morning in South Korea, the remaining contenders from North America and Europe are set to scrape it out in their respective regions over the next two days.

Beyond League, this weekend also has plenty going on in the worlds of competitive Tekken 7 and FIFA 17, as well as...

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We’re no strangers to portable car jump starter/USB battery pack combos around these parts, but the Jackery Spark may be one of the best deals yet. This one is a fairly larger than the Aukey one we mentioned last week , putting out 800 peak amps to jump start your car and 18,000mAh of power to jump start your phone.

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Your laptop is one of the most expensive things you own, and it deserves to be treated as such. Rather than throwing it roughshod into your bag, slip it into one of PicasoLabs’ beautiful, hand-stitched leather sleeves, now on sale for the first time ever.

Jesus Diaz raved about these , and interviewed the creator, on Gizmodo a few years ago, and now you can pick your own from Amazon with promo...

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We live in stressful times, and on-demand shoulder massages could probably do us some good. This $20 shiatsu massage pillow includes four rotating massage nodes and infrared heating to knead your aching muscles. It even comes with a car adapter to ease tension during long road trips, or just on your commute home after a tough day in the office.

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Orlando, Fla., Mass Shooter Frequented Gay Nightclub Before Shooting: Report

The man who killed 49 people at Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., on Sunday night had been to the gay nightclub several times before and was reportedly seen by at least four regular customers, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

"Sometimes he would go over in the corner and sit and drink by himself, and other times he would get so drunk, he was loud and belligerent," one witness, Ty Smith, told the...

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Report: Nick Foles Turned Down Browns Starting QB Job To Remain Eagles Back-Up

Reigning Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles will still be stuck as the Eagles’ back-up QB heading into next season, as long as Carson Wentz is healthy. But according to an NFL.com report, Foles could’ve potentially landed a job as a starter elsewhere in the league if he wanted it. The problem was, that job was in Cleveland, quarterbacking a team that went 0-16 last year.

The report says that earlier in...

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Being in the grey.
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Being in the grey.

So I’m an in-the-black commenter on io9, which is happy-making. And I used to be a grey commenter on Jezebel, which was fine. Except since the last Kinja implementation, my Jez-posted comments go beyond grey — they don’t even show up in the pending section, and I haven’t received a star or a response to anything on that site in months.

Has anyone else encountered this issue? On any other site...

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You work hard to put kibble on the table in the bowl on the floor, and today you can get more pet food for your money from Amazon’s Gold Box. Today only, a bunch of wet and dry food from Nutro is on sale for some of the best prices ever.

Every time there’s a pet food sale, I ask my veterinarian wife if the food is good enough to write about. Without naming any names, she says no pretty much...

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It’s not spring, but it should be about time to do some cleaning out of your drawers. Get rid of those laundry-day-only undies in favor of something you’ll actually like wearing. Aerie is giving you 10 undies for only $35, which is kind of insane seeing as they usually sell them for $12+.

Plus, if you don’t really need underwear, but still want to feel like you’re getting something new, The...

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Monday Evening Open Thread

This week’s off to an interesting start. (For instance.... apparently Tonya Harding is in the finals of Dancing With The Stars tonight... which is not at all a weird sentence to type.) How was yours?

Going to relax now and try to stay awake long enough to catch the American Idol finale before crashing. The Terror concludes tonight as well. If you haven’t been watching that you should check...

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Owl is lost
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You’ve probably heard a lot of fuss about mechanical keyboards lately, and if not, you’ve at least heard the clicking. If you’re curious to try one yourself without dropping a bunch of money, here’s an entry level model for $28 , one of the best prices we’ve ever seen on any mechanical keyboard.

The keys don’t use name brand Cherry MX switches, but the switches it does include should closely...

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Stock up on some undies (or give some awkward gifts) with $3 Uniqlo skivvies. Basic bikini or boyshort for the women and briefs, boxer breifs, and boxers for the dudes. Seriously, $3 underwear is not something to pass up.

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If you love inky blacks and vibrant colors , and who doesn’t, this OLED LG TV is down to an all-time low $1000 , today in Amazon’s Gold Box. The big downside is that it’s not 4K, but there’s a good argument to be made that black levels and contrast should trump pure pixel count in your calculations. Just remember, this deal is only available today, so don’t waste any time.

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