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Wibbly Wobbly Timey Wimey Stuff

Everyone, Quiet! David Tennant Is Talking! About Xbox Kinect Sports! [VIDEO]

Doctor Who/Broadchurch/Gracepoint star David Tennant is lending his vocal talents to Kinect Sports Rivals, a game debuting next month on Xbox One. I don’t care about sports but I do care about David Tennant and his wonderful voice. Hmm, torn. Either way, watch this video, he’s adorable and you’ll learn what the last video game he played was. Hint: His answer made me flail.

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Power Grid

15 Female Athletes You Should Know At the Sochi Olympics

The opening ceremony doesn’t take place until tomorrow, but sporting events at the 2014 Sochi Olympics start today. And you know what that means for us nerds: The beginning of the only time when a lot of us, myself included, ever give a flip about anything sports-related. I will fully admit to being pretty damn sports-clueless. But I’ve bitten the bullet, taken advantage of my research skills, and compiled this list female athletes that you, my nerdy brethren, should keep an eye on at Sochi. We feel it’s important to acknowledge and appreciate the women who have worked so hard to reach the pinnacle of their chosen sports, but while we cheer for their potential and their victories, we should remember that they stand in contrast to the many Russian citizens in crisis as their government turns a blind eye to widespread violent acts against he LGBTQ community there.

Here, then, are 15 ladies you should keep an eye on until the Olympics end on February 23rd. Then we can go back to only caring about games with the words “video” or “tabletop” in front of them.

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I will make it legal!

The United States Government Admits Gamers Are Pro Athletes

Thanks to Riot Games eSports manager Nick Allen, the United States officially sees gamers as pro athletes. Don’t get too excited, this probably doesn’t apply to you.

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Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Paraplegic Woman Wants To Surf, Friend Uses Duct Tape To Make It Happen [VIDEO]

We all know duct tape has thousands of uses but I’m not quite sure strapping one of my friends on my back so she can go surfing was one I would have thought of. Thankfully Tyron Swan did, and his friends’ mom, Pascale Honore, has benefited greatly from it. Find out more about this surfing duo on Facebook and help support their journey here.

(via HyperVocal)

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Things We Saw Today

Things We Saw Today: Tiny Chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch’s Backside

Rebecca told me it was okay to make that the title of this post, so blame her. This was apparently left in the hotel room of Simon Pegg by the hotel’s services, and yes, it is entirely chocolate. (That’s Nerdalicious!)

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Supergirly

College Basketball Game’s Most Awe-Inspiring Shot Was Taken By One Of Its Cheerleaders [VIDEO]

I’m not normally all that impressed by basketball trick shot videos. A lot of the ones I’ve seen have people just chucking the ball in the right direction and hoping for the best. But William Carey University cheerleader Ashlee Arnau seems to have willed that thing into the hoop with her supernatural cheerleading powers. I couldn’t make a free throw or do a flip, never mind both.

(via: BuzzFeed)

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Today is a Good Day For Someone Else To Die

Golfer Who Got Bitten By Black Widow And Kept Playing, You’re Our New Spider-Woman

It was just another day on the course for Swedish golfer Daniela Holmqvist. Until she was bit by a Black Widow spider, that is. Did the rookie run off to seek medical attention? No, she used a golf tee to cut into her skin and remove the venom. Daniela Holmqvist, you are a superhero. 

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We Have Done the Impossible and That Makes Us Mighty

Watch High School Basketball Player Sink Full-Court Shot for Her Team; Feel Better About Life

Look, I’m not saying it’ll fix all your problems, but it’s still freakin’ awesome.

(via SportsGrid.)

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so long and thanks for all the fish

R.I.P. Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, Inspiration for Dottie in A League of Their Own

True Story: The last time I saw the tail end of A League of Their Own, I had to look away so that I didn’t cry (becausethere’snocryinginbaseball). True details: I was running. On a treadmill. At the gym. And the television was on mute. One of the last times I was actually unable to not cry even by great force of will at a movie screening, it was a combination of watching The Muppets and knowing that Jim Henson‘s wife and daughter were in attendance.

So, from this evidence, I postulate that if there was anything guaranteed to make me cry buckets of salt tears, it would have been watching A League of Their Own with Lavonne “Pepper” Paire-Davis, who died this weekend at the age of 88.

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The Future Is Now!

ESPN Hosts Hacking Competition for Women [Now Hear How This Makes Sense]

ESPN, coding, and women aren’t three things you’d expect to see in connection to each other, unless, perhaps, it was a statement about how the cultures of the first two aren’t generally known for involving a lot of the latter, at least in participatory roles. And then there’s the notorious rivalry on screen and stage of “Jocks vs. Geeks.”

But this weekend two hundred people, most of them women, came together at Stanford University for espnW’s first Hack Day, a competition to see who could code the best mobile app for sports fans, regardless of their gender.

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