The Weekly Roundup

Aug 8 2015
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Aug 8 2015

As we reach the conclusion of another week, the team at TPT wanted to take a moment to reflect on a few of the posts that we’ve put up on the site that you might have missed (it’s okay, these things happen) while also highlighting a few other stories from around the web that caught our eye. Here’s our Weekly Roundup:

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“The Quad” by Jed Mildon

How does one bend the boundaries of their sport? Jed Mildon became the first BMX biker to land a triple back flip… then he became the first to land the quadruple backflip. Here’s the painstaking story of how he got there.

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“Elite Snipers 101: Part 2” by Jonathan Quick

After detailing a few of the league’s top scorers last week, Stanley Cup-winning goalie Jonathan Quick is back, looking in-depth at the special abilities of Islanders star John Tavares, the Jamie Benn/Tyler Seguin pairing, Kings teammate Anze Kopitar and more.

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“The Guide to Getting Old Man Strength” by Kyle Farnsworth

When Kyle Farnsworth was released by the Astros last year, he didn’t take any time to relax. Hoping to fulfill a lifelong goal, he tried out for the Orlando Phantoms of the Florida Football Alliance. Read about the diet and exercise plan that allowed him to make the transition.

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“Covered” by Larry Fitzgerald

Want an interesting and insightful look at the sports media-athlete relationship? Look no further than this piece by Arizona Cardinals star Larry Fitzgerald, who offers the unique perspective of being both a player and the son of a journalist.

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“Up Close at the Special Olympics” (Photos by Kohjiro Kinno)

Dive into the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles, where photographer Kohijiro Kinno provided a stunning inside look at the single biggest event in LA since the 1984 Summer Olympics.

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“Junior” by Willie McGinest

Former NFL player Willie McGinest honors his friend and fellow USC grad Junior Seau on the cusp of Seau’s Hall of Fame induction. McGinest recounts how Seau passed the No. 55 onto him in college and remembers an interesting interaction between Seau and coach Bill Belichick.

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 Have a great weekend!

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