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Gentlemen, start your leashes.The Westminster Dog Show is back for its 137th consecutive showing, an impressive feat, and a true testament to the grandness of this event.Entries from all 50 American states, along with several foreign countries, comprise an impressive field of 2,721 dogs—the largest number in 15 years.This year also sees the introduction of two new breeds—the Treeing Walker Coonhound and Russell Terrier—which brings the total number of types up to 187.Here's a quick breakdown of when and where to watch the action, complete with some thoughts on why you'd be wise to do so. Where: Madison Square Garden, New York City, ...

Game of Thrones: Professional Athlete Edition (Part I)

By Brian Leigh On July - 17 - 2012
HBO's adaptation of the Game of Thrones series has taken television by storm (of swords) the past two years, dominating the Sunday night airwaves like Jose Cano's meatball dominates his son, Robinson.More importantly, however, is the way Game of Thrones has integrated its way into mainstream culture. It's gotten to the point where missing an episode will make you a pariah at Monday morning's water cooler. In that sense, it's sort of become the NFL-lite––a 10-week spell during the football offseason where Sundays actually matter again.This phenomenon shouldn't surprise anybody, though. The only fundamental difference between high-end cable television and sports is ...

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