All-Girls Tackle Football Is Officially A Trend

Inside the rise of football’s next frontier

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Sam Gordon, the internet’s most famous female football player, still remembers the reactions at her first practice. The Utah eighth grader tried out for the boys tackle league in Salt Lake City when she was nine years old.

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Last Wednesday at the Arapahoe Basin ski area in Colorado, a man attempted to step off his chairlift and ride down the Rocky Mountains. But as the man dispatched, his backpack tangled in the chair, and he got stuck hanging helplessly from the bench seat.

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The Funny Thing About Death

Comedian Laurie Kilmartin opens up about her new special, “45 Jokes About My Dead Dad”

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In February 2014, comedian and Late Night with Conan O’Brien writer Laurie Kilmartin’s father checked into a hospice with stage IV lung cancer. From his bedside, Kilmartin live-tweeted her dad’s last week of life, producing a stream of morbid, loving, and painfully hilarious jokes that took solace in the absurdities of end-of-life care: the silence, the daytime television, the boring visitors, the experience of seeing your father’s genitals. It made for a tragic and hilarious eulogy.

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Earlier this month in Simferopol, Russia, a small dog fell through the half-frozen surface of an icy pond. Television network Russia Today reported the temperature outside was a brisk 23 degrees. You may need a blanket before reading what happened next.

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Why Nigeria’s National Soccer Team Refuses To Leave Its Hotel

The Africa Cup champions aren’t budging

After winning the prestigious Women’s Africa Cup of Nations this month, Nigeria’s national soccer team is refusing to leave the Agura Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria—the nation’s capital—where the team has staged a sit-in to protest the government’s refusal to pay outstanding allowances and bonuses. Players have been camping out for 10 days and say they won’t leave until they receive the $23,650 reportedly owed to each woman.

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