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Metalhead Ned Tackles Earthworm Jim 2 in Episode 2 of ‘This Level Sucks’ [Video]

I really like the game Earthworm Jim 2!

However, a few nights ago, I remembered that the last level was pretty difficult.

The funny thing about this level is that I can beat it, but it takes me a decent amount of tries.

Can I repeat history?

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Woman Competing In Skeleton Hits Broom In Middle of the Track [Video]

A competition for the Skeleton World Cup went down this weekend in Austria.

If you're not familiar, it's like the luge, but you go head first.

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Former Blizzard Executive Argues for E-Sports in Olympics

Rob Pardo, former Chief Creative Officer at Blizzard Entertainment, boldly states that e-Sports should be introduced into the Olympics, based on the now-loose definition of the word sport.

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97.9 WGRD’s Hottest Topics for 2014

Here are GRD's hottest topics for 2014.

We cover a lot of ground here at 97.9 WGRD.

The list was determined by you -- at least as much as you visited online with 97.9 WGRD.

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Lake Effect: Grand Rapids’, West Michigan’s Winter 2014-15 Weather Forecast [Video]

After last winter, many us are approaching this winter with caution.

Today probably didn't help: snow on Halloween?

The National Weather Service's winter weather forecast is out. All we can say is make sure those snow blowers and shovels are ready if you live, work and/or play -- not to mention drive or travel -- between U.S. 131 and the Lake Michigan shore in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Ice Skating Anthem Singer Fails Miserably During Performance [Video]

There's a reason why singers who sing the national anthem don't do so on ice skates while skating around a hockey rink.

This is that reason.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Russian Hockey Player Gives American Stick to the Head [Video]

During a women's hockey game that involved U.S. and Russian teams, it seemed like one Russian woman was super pissed about something.

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Pittsburgh Penguins Fire Dan Bylsma As Head Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins fired head coach Dan Bylsma, Executive Vice President and General Manager Jim Rutherford announced today.

A Grand Haven native, Bylsma had coached the Penguins for five-plus seasons, compiling a record of 252-117-32 and leading the team to the Stanley Cup title in 2009.

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The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
The United States' Omar Bermejo competes in the men's 15-kilometer standing biathlon at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games at Laura Cross-country Ski & Biathlon Center on March 14 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo: Dennis Grombkowski/Getty Images)
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Sochi Winter Games: How Grand Rapids’ U.S. Paralympian Omar Bermejo Did

Omar Bermejo achieved and competed with the world's best Winter Paralympians over the past two weeks in Russia.

The 32-year-old former Marine, who had an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident, is from Grand Rapids resident, He took part with Team USA in two nordic skiing disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

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Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
Omar Bermejo is representing the U.S. in the Sochi Winter Paralympics in Russia. (Photo: Mark Nadell/MacBeth Graphics)
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Grand Rapids’ Omar Bermejo Competes for U.S. in Sochi Paralympic Winter Games [Video]

Omar Bermejo believes.

He believes he can overcome. He believes in himself.

That steadfastness and determination has brought the 31-year-old former Marine to surmount an amputation of part of a severed arm suffered in a June 2009 motorcycle accident. It has the Grand Rapids resident at the pinnacle competing representing the U.S. in two disciplines at the Sochi Paralympic Winter Games in Russia.

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Winter Olympics: Russia Makes Fun of Ring Not Opening at Closing Ceremonies

Russia made a little fun of themselves at the closing ceremonies last night!

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Winter Olympics: Russia and U.S. Finish Atop Medal Haul at Sochi

The Sochi Winter Olympics came to a close on Sunday, with host Russia finished just ahead of the United States in the medal standings othe U.S. men's hockey team finishing off the podium with a disappointing 5-0 loss to Finland in the bronze medal game.

Here's a recap of the final weekend of the Sochi Games.

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