You've ask about my "Riff Ram" License Plate - now you know the chant that has been a TCU classic since 1920. Find the second verse here in the TCU Daily Skiff archives.
Riff Ram Bah Zoo Lickety Lickety Zoo Zoo Who Wah Wah Who Give'em Hell TCU
NASCAR debuted new Chase format with an interesting commercial... also check out the Drive for Diversity.
Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe unveiled their Be the Change Skatepark in April 2014. Check it out.
It is with a sad and broken heart that I share that our beloved icon of modern day skateboarding passed away yesterday at 53 from a heartattack. He loved skateboarding and surfing purely, often keeping his distance from the structures and business of the professional ranks within each. Perhaps in Jay we found Animal Chin. His spirt and talents have shaped not only the sport of skateboarding but helped define the culture of skateboarding and action sports.
Media outlets are reporting that Jay surfed all the way until the end. Here is the local obit from The LA Times.
The Onida Indian Nation (part of the Haudenosaunee Nation) and the National Congress of American Indians have sent letters to Facebook, Twitter and Google. They are asking the companies to remove the Washington NFL team's account due to its violation of the sites' policies regarding harassment and hate speech.
Check out Slates article here.
Alana Glass shares with Forbes her thoughts on Women's Skateboarding "Women's Skateboarding: Why it matters to skate like a girl." Glass was specifically moved by Cindy Whitehead's Santa Monica TEDxYOUTH "Girl is NOT a 4 Letter Word" (see below). Visit Whitehead's web site girlisnota4letterword.com to find out more about Women's Skateboarding.
In 1999, Nike Skateboarding (Nike SB) released a series of commercials entitled "What if we treated all athletes like we treat skateboarders?" Though the idea of Nike as a skateboarding brand is a loaded and complicated issue, the commercials provide some interesting food for thought.
Danica shares with MSNBC's Morning Joe about her NASCAR experience, why she left Indy Car, and her latest sunglass line. "I think I've been accepted..." or Danica's take on NASCAR's lack of diversity - NASCAR is a marketing machine. At least we now say "drivers start your engine."
Watch Danica's interview here.