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College Football 2014: Week 1

Week 1 is (nearly) in the books and the season got off to an exciting start with lots of top teams playing closer-than-expected games. Here are some things we learned this week.
The Top Ten Has a Lot of Question Marks
While there were no major upsets this weekend, that’s not to say that we didn’t see some red flags surrounding some of the nation’s top teams

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Cricket Player’s Long Drive Strikes Commentary Booth Window [Video]

We know nothing about cricket, so we'll just describe this as if they're playing baseball because that's what it most resembles.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Big Wave Surfer Shoots The Pier in Malibu [Video]

If you're not pro surfers like us, you may not be familiar with the term "shooting the pier."

Shooting the pier refers to a move where a surfer is surfing a wave and actually passes through the structure of a pier that is sticking out into the ocean.

Essentially, it's pretty ridiculous and you have to have massive balls to even try it.

Legendary big wave surfer Laird Hamilton has those balls.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Absolute Worst First Pitch Ever [Video]

We've posted many, many videos in the past that we've referred to as the "worst first pitch video ever."

But seriously, this one IS the WORST.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Great Brawl In Legends (Lingerie) Football League [Video]

Things got pretty heated in the Legends Football League Eastern Conference Championship game between the Atlanta Steam and Jacksonville Breeze.

What's that? You didn't catch the game?

Well, good news. We have a full recap for you.

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Nominate Someone for Honors as Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week

Meijer and 97.9 WGRD are saluting greater Grand Rapids' and West Michigan's outstanding student-athletes and their achievements by feting them as Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week during the 2014-2015 academic year.

However, we need your help to help us identify these outstanding student-athletes.

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Quick Lane Bowl Coming to Ford Field in Detroit

This morning, the Detroit Lions announced an agreement with Ford Motor Company’s Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center for a new, annual college football bowl game.

The Quick Lane Bowl will be held at Ford Field and feature teams from the Big 10 and ACC conferences.

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Should the Washington Redskins Change Their Name?

Football season is here, and everyone is getting set for the end of the meaningless games, and the beginning of the real season.  Go Texans!  Sorry, I'm from Texas.

One off-season controversy that we heard a lot about this past year, is the movement to change the name of the Washington Redskins to something "less offensive to Native Americans".

First off, maybe we should make sure it's actually offensive to them.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: 50 Cent’s Latest Challenge to Floyd Mayweather, Jr. [Video]

Last week, we posted Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's version of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, where he challenged champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

His challenge was a bit different. He didn't want to see Mayweather dump water on his head. He challenged the Grand Rapids native to read a page from a Harry Potter book.

If he could successfully do that, 50 Cent would donate $750,000 to the charity of Mayweather's choice. It was basically a very elaborate way of calling Mayweather illiterate.

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U.S. Open’s Started; So Let’s Look at Maria Sharapova in Bikinis [Video]

Wimbledon starts today, and this year's tournament marks the 10th anniversary of Maria Sharapova's victory there at the tender age of 17. Let's take a look at some bikini pics then, shall we?

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Stone Cold Steve Austin: ‘I Made Love to a Female Sasquatch’ (NSFW)

Now that's not the kind of thing we expected to hear from the WWE Hall of Famer.

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Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft Reveals $600,000 Donation to Simply Give

The Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft, Walker-based Meijer's community-focused inaugural LPGA golf tournament, boosted Meijer's Simply Give food pantry-supporting and hunger-fighting program on Wednesday.

Meijer LPGA Classic by Kraft representatives made a $600,000 donation to Simply Give, which helps Midwest food pantries restock their shelves and improve quality of life for thousands of families.

The proceeds were from the 72-hole tournament, held Aug. 7 to 10 at Blythefield Country Club in Belmont and won by South Korean rookie Mirim Lee.

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