Monthly Archives: November 2016

NFL Player Using Marijuana to Treat Crohn’s Disease Faces 10-Game Suspension

Yesterday, the Buffalo Bills announced that its 24-year-old offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson received a 10-game suspension from the NFL for violating its controlled substance policy. The 6'8", 330-pound University of Miami pro did not get caught using performance enhancing drugs, but rather tested positive for marijuana, a drug he has been using to treat his Crohn's disease. This comes after Henderson served a four-game suspension at the beginning of the 2016 season for the same reason. Worst of all, he was just beginning to earn his starting job back at right tackle.

Henderson was diagnosed with Crohn’s towards the end of last season. He subsequently underwent two surgeries to combat the effects of the disease and lost a great deal of weight as a result. For those that are unfamiliar, Crohn's is a painful and sometimes life-threatening disease that impacts the lining of the intestinal tract. Many people who suffer from it use marijuana to minimize its effects, rather than turning to steroids.

Although the league has recently announced that it will not amend its drug policy despite widespread legalization of marijuana in the States, many players, both past and present, are fighting to change the NFL's approach. ESPN polled more that 200 current players about the topic earlier this month, to which the majority agreed that the drug should be legalized and accepted by the league as an alternative to approved painkillers.

This story just adds fuel to the fire.

Henderson’s suspension begins immediately and will apply to all regular season and postseason games until the suspension is completed. The young athlete may pursue legal action against the NFL to fight yesterday's ruling.

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A Closer Look at the adidas Originals EQT Support ADV “Reflective”

Not long ago, adidas recently announced its fledgling #TLKS series with Surface Magazine alongside its exclusive, celebratory offer of 1,000 pairs of a special silhouette. The limited edition model made especially for Art Basel 2016 is none other than the EQT Support ADV 91-16 that is predominantly swathed in a breathable mesh upper. The sneaker culls design cues from past EQT releases with TPU overlays as well as a webbed, reflective lace system of the coveted logo for a futuristic look. The Three Stripes is currently engaging in a "disruptive seeding system" to drop off the pair throughout various locations in Magic City this Wednesday—only 1,000 units were made available.

Get a closer look at the ultra exclusive EQT Support ADV above and be sure to tune into adidas' #TLKS livestream this Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. ET. on Facebook.

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The Zoo York Skate Crew Balls Out In “Eastern Conference” Video

Following their "NYBD" video where Black Dave ate some New York sidewalk for breakfast, Zoo York and Thrasher are back at it today, premiering their "Eastern Conference" video. Starring the likes of Ron Deily and Gavin Nolan, with guest spots from the Zoo crew, the duo seemingly skates every inch of the Big Apple, dodging unsuspecting pedestrians as they go.

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Chronos 1.4 Is the High-Speed Camera You Didn’t Know You Needed

High-speed cameras are exactly what they sound like, cameras capable of recording at extremely high frames per second (fps), to slow down fast moving objects and things the human eye would normally never be able to see in real time. However, with great high-speed recording power comes great power and financial irresponsibility. Commercial-grade pieces are bulky, some even requiring assembly and can run anywhere from a couple thousand dollars up to $100,000+ USD.

All of this will change thanks to David Kronstein and his Chronos 1.4, originally announced in September. Although this is not the first "affordable" piece of high-speed camera tech, the price point and specs make this more enticing than others. The build includes a 1.4 gigapixel-per-second throughput which will allow you to capture high-speed video at up to 1280x1024 resolution. Frame rate ranges from 1,057 fps at full resolution and increases up to 21,600 fps at minimum resolution.

This cool gadget will start at $2,499 USD and can be backed at Kickstarter until December 23. Let us know what type of projects you would take on with one of these.

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Go Gucci Down to the Socks With Stance’s New Guwop Collaboration

Gucci Mane's wave of success will keep rolling on as he has another collaboration to add to his collection of projects. This launch strays away from music and welcomes Gucci into the world of socks, Stance socks to be exact. Set to drop in two thematic options of "Guwop" and "BRRR," the first mentioned colorway sports Gucci Mane donning a group of chains with a green and red background. The second theme highlights Gucci's popular ice cream cone face tattoo as it's replicated throughout the sock's white colored base.

The Gucci Mane x Stance collaboration will officially launch on December 1 at select Stance locations and online.

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adidas Is Giving Away a Super Limited EQT Support ADV

adidas is hoping to start a conversation with the first installment of its brand new #TLKS series, linking up with Surface Magazine and its Editor-in-Chief, Spencer Bailey, to host a panel discussion in Miami to coincide with Art Basel. And who exactly will be on the panel? Model and activist Adwoa Aboah, artist Ben Jones and King Push himself, Pusha T.

If you can't be there in-person to witness the event, though, you can submit questions for the trio via Facebook Messenger. And, as an added bonus, adi is celebrating the event with a special pair of footwear -- one that's limited to just 1,000 pairs. Coming in the form of the EQT Support ADV, the individually numbered release offers up a clean white look with reflective accents throughout.

Head on over to the adidas Originals Facebook page to be a part of the conversation now for your chance to snag a pair of the kicks and look for a livestream of the #TLKS event to kick off this Thursday, December 1, at 7 p.m. ET.

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Nike’s Coveted SF Air Force 1 “Triple White” Will Be Re-Releasing in Asia as an Exclusive

Nike's SF Air Force 1's have flown off every shelf they have graced. The "Triple White" colorway of the militaristic silhouette was exclusively released at ComplexCon in early November. Luckily, these will be re-releasing and making their way to Asia at select NSW accounts on December 1. No word yet on the other general release colorways Faded Olive/Gum and Black/Gum or if these are coming stateside, but let us know what you feel about these.

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David Beckham Revealed His Career Regrets, Choice of Messi or Ronaldo, Possible Return to Man UTD, and More

David Beckham is not a man of many words, so you can bet longtime football journalist Simon Kuper was quite shocked when the legendary footballer-turned-businessman spoke for nearly an hour at Johannesburg's Discovery Leadership Summit. "Beckham is such a dogged self-improver that he took speech training to learn how to talk," said Kuper for ESPN. "Now he can finally tell us who he is, and in complete sentences, too."

And he did just that. He began by explaining where his hard work and dedication to excellence comes from: "My parents were very hard workers," he told the interviewer. "My mum was a hairdresser, my dad was a gas-fitter. I used to see my dad go out at six in the morning and come back at seven in the evening. My hard work and the ethic comes from them."

After discussing his admiration for his many coaches throughout the years, Beckham was asked if he would consider a coaching gig: "Umm, sometimes successful players don't make great managers. I'm not passionate about being a manager. It's not something I feel I will be great at." He added that he's more focused on his many business ventures, including his MLS team in Miami.

The summit's moderator then asked about the former footballer's greatest career accomplishment and regret. "But in my career, the one that makes me proudest was being captain of my country. Being given the captain's armband by Peter Taylor, that was my personal proudest moment. To be able to lead your team, your players, your nation out into the World Cup finals, that doesn't get much better." His biggest regret was of course "To not win anything with England."

After some time, the audience was able to ask a few questions, with one of them being Ronaldo vs. Messi. "If I had to say one, for one reason -- it's because of adidas -- Messi." While his favorite athletes to play with include "[Zinedine] Zidane, a genius in many ways, and a hard worker. And Ronaldo: Brazilian Ronaldo. [He] played with a smile on his face, every single game."

One of the final questions included the possibility of a return to pro football. Beckham replied with "You know what? I'm 41. I'd crawl back to Manchester to play there again. But obviously it's not realistic."

And that was that. We probably won't hear more than five worlds from him until Miami kicks off its first MLS game.

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Opening Ceremony Teams up With Vans for Special Leather Mono Pack

Opening Ceremony and Vans have joined forces to deliver another intriguing pack. Its upcoming offering is comprised of three silhouettes that will all host premium leather along each monochrome based upper. The range will incorporate the iconic Sk8-Hi LX in Bison and Harvest Pumpkin color options, the Old Skool LX in Chive, Bison and Harvest Pumpkin, and lastly the Prison Issue LX Sneaker in Black or Beige.

Each silhouette will retail for $120, $110 and $115 USD respectively and will officially launch on December 2.

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A Glimpse Into Why Chitose Abe & sacai Keep on Winning

Chitose Abe needs no introduction, her record speaks for itself: pattern cutter at COMME des GARÇONS, Junya Watanbe design team member and Nike collaborator. In an interview with Tiffany Godoy for SSENSE, the entrepreneurial designer speaks on where she draws her inspiration, some important moments in her life, her dreams, the founding of her brand sacai, and what the future holds. “I only do what I do because it’s truly necessary.”

You can read the full interview here while an excerpt appears below.

When did you first discover fashion? Have you always wanted to dress well, even when you were young?
I really hate looking the same as someone else. Bellbottoms were the big thing when I was in elementary school. I thought that was really boring and had my mom take in the legs on all my bellbottoms to make them slim. When I wore them to school, my friends in class copied me and had their moms make the same. I got angry and said, “I’m going home!” [Laughs] Even when it came to hairstyles, I would do my hair in strange ways and my friends would start to do the same. I couldn’t forgive that kind of thing. It made me want to scream. I was always saying, “I’m leaving, I hate it!” and would stomp home. I’m not super passionate in such an emotional way now. It strikes me as silly when I look back on it.

Where did you get your inspirations? From magazines?
From magazines and TV. I’d style everything my own way. At school, we had to wear hats during PE class, but I couldn’t wear the hat with my hair done, and I’d refuse to take the braids out, so my mom would get super mad at me. Apparently this was a recurring thing.

Hardcore fashion babe.
[Laughs] Totally! I think I’ve calmed down now.

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DTM Champion Marco Wittmann Shows off His Custom Java Green BMW M4

Marco Wittmann is not your average 27 year old. In mid-October, he won his second Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) and became the youngest two-time DTM champion of all time. His previous title came in 2014. In doing so, Marco also became the first BMW driver to win two titles. Coincidentally, almost exactly a month after his trophy hoisting, the record setter took to hoisting something a little lighter -- a set of keys.

On November 18, the champ took delivery of a custom Java Green BMW M4 loaded with M performance parts in Munich. The coupe was modified to Wittmann's specifications and shows off carbon fiber add-ons on the outside along with custom carbon gear selector trim, pedal pads and LED illuminated door sills on the inside. Let us know what you think of the build and who is your favorite driver below.

You can check out the video, which is in German, below.

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These Are The Highest Paid Musicians of 2016

Earlier this year, Forbes published its annual list of highest-paid young celebrities of 2016. With the year coming to a close, the outlet returns with its report on this year's highest-paid musicians. Like the previously-published piece, Taylor Swift dominates the rankings, coming in at the top spot with $170 million USD earned in 2016. Following in line behind Taylor Swift's dominance are One Direction at No. 2 with $110 million USD, Adele at No. 3 with $80.5 million USD, Madonna at No. 4 with $76.5 million USD and Rihanna at No. 5 with $75 million USD. Last year's list featured Katy Perry as it's highest-paid recording artist.

Forbes' annual breakdown of each year's highest-paid musicians is created and measured by sifting through pretax income from June 1, 2015 to June 1, 2016. Pollstar, Nielsen and the RIAA are looked to for data on specific numbers, and interviews are conducted with various legal and talent representatives. You can read Forbes entire World's Highest-Paid Musicians of 2016 piece here.

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