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Could Magnets Help The NFL's Concussion Epidemic?

NFL teams across the U.S. have this weekend taken to the grid iron in an effort to scratch another W against their names. These players will play the same as any other Sunday, and like any other Sunday, the sport’s biggest threat will remain unaddressed. Sixty-nine concussions have already been reported this year, and odds would suggest, more will be added in the next few hours.


All Of Peyton Manning's Record Breaking Touchdown Passes In One Chart

Data Looks Dope’s Max Einstein just made this visualisation that charts every touchdown pass that Peyton Manning, who is now the record holder for TD passes, has thrown in his career. Yep, all 510 of them (so far). It shows the distance of each pass along with the receiver who caught it from 1998 to October 19, 2014.


Watch The High-Tech Levi's Stadium Being Built In A Dazzling Timelapse

Earlier in September, the San Francisco 49ers’ spanking new high-tech stadium opened with its 600 WiFi access points and green roof and hot dog-ordering app. But just 29 months ago, Levi’s Stadium was an empty lot in the ground. The entire stadium takes shape in this two-minute timelapse video.


Russia's World Cup Is Already Outrageously Expensive

Maybe you’re still mourning Brazil’s catastrophic loss to Germany, but the rest of the world has moved on — to discussing the impact of the next series, which will take place in 11 Russian cities in 2018. And according to their reports, it’s going to be very, very expensive. Like $US11,500 per seat expensive.


How Vacant World Cup Stadiums Could Be Turned Into Housing

The World Cup ends this weekend, leaving Brazil with the heady task of deciding what, exactly, to do with the 12 stadiums that were built or converted for games. Two architects have published a proposal to convert the stadiums into something Brazil desperately needs: Affordable housing.


These Posters For Every World Cup Since 1930 Were Made By One Designer

The semi-finals of the World Cup begin today, and soccer fever is ramping back up for the rest of the world. Which makes it a perfect time to check in with one superfan-slash-designer, who redesigned each official World Cup poster for fun.


A Brief History of Every Official World Cup Ball Since 1930

Every year, the World Cup is played with a new ball. That makes it unique—after all, few other sports reinvent the wheel every four years. But this element of uncertainty is also exciting, and it means that soccer ball technology has come a long, long way since the 1930s—when World Cup balls were still inflated through tie-up laces.


Amazing Images Of Brazilian Soccer Fields As I've Never Seen Them Before

Photographer Renato Stockler captured these aerial images of soccer fields in Sao Paulo — the largest city in South America. Seemingly a world away from the stadia of the World Cup, they are often in the most densely populated urban districts and are threatened by land development and speculation.


80 Years Of World Cup Ticket Designs

FIFA World Cup 2014 is underway, and for those lucky spectators who have managed to get a ticket for one or more of the tournament matches, it’s a little piece of print design they will probably cherish for years to come.


The Story Behind The Foam That World Cup Refs Use To Stop Cheating

If you’ve been enjoying any of the World Cup matches over the last several days, you’ve likely seen a new addition to the referee’s arsenal: a spray-on foam. And if you’re not a soccer expert, you’ve probably wondered where it came from.


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