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Go big or go home. Now that the infamous Hockey LockOut is over, and the Superbowl champions have their first-ever claim to fame, NHL fans can finally go back to their regular programming. But what exactly happened with the whole hockey lockout? How did the end of the lockout come about, finally, on January 6th?
Where there is a union, there is always a way.
The Washington Post says: “The end of the lockout came after more than 16 consecutive hours of bargaining on the 113th day. Language and legal details of the new collective bargaining agreement still need to be finalized, and then the deal must be ratified by a majority of both the union’s roughly 750 members and the league’s 30-member Board of Governors before it can become official.
“There’s still a lot of work to be done, but the basic framework of the deal has been agreed upon,” NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told reporters in New York, while standing alongside Donald Fehr, the union’s executive director.
“Hopefully within a very few days the fans can get back to watching people who are skating, not the two of us,” Fehr said.”
“The shortened season will feature a pro-rated salary cap of $70.2 million, while the 2013-14 season salary cap will fall to $64.3 million, with the salary floor at $44 million for both seasons. To help with the adjustment to a lower salary cap next year, the league agreed to two amnesty buyouts per team that will count against the players’ share of hockey-related revenue. As things stand, the Capitals have $44.8 million committed to 12 players under contract for 2013-14, which leaves $19.5 million to sign 11 more.”
The Hockeywriters.com says, “It’s a great myth that the 1994-95 lockout inflicted lasting damage on the careers of many veteran NHL stars.” Click here to read their predictions for the 2013 Season.
So what’s the new schedule? Click here for the detailed season schedule.
What You Should Never Brag About in Front of Women
Your hunting skills, i.e. how you shot down a deer from a 50 ft range, etc: The idea of dead animals just gives women the creeps and killing innocent little forest runners for the ‘sport’ of it is not only horrifying, but also a big turn off. Leave your ‘gun’ and ‘bambi’ conversation (and pictures!) at the door.
Your fighting skills: True, women love a protector in a partner, someone who will stick up for them in the face of danger, but that does not mean how many guys you’ve drunkenly battled with at bars, how many ‘asses’ you’ve kicked, and how great your upper cut is.
The size of your manhood: Because everyone knows it’s all about how you “carry” yourself, not how you talk about yourself. Don’t even TALK about it, just smirk and let them wonder.
What You Should Brag About in Front of Women
Your cooking skills: It diminishes the negative line of gender role exclusivity and shows that you are comfortable working in the kitchen. It also shows your love of sating/providing for others in new ways. Let’s face it, you don’t go out to hunt for food anymore (as a society, we’re passed that, at least in certain ways), so why not tackle that chicken in the kitchen, sauté it in your grandmother’s sauce, and don’t forget the garnishes.
Your strong magic fingers (for massage purposes of course!): It will implant the idea of skin/touching/feeling in her mind, which inevitably leads to other strains of thought. Plus it’s always a ‘plus’ when you can administer a great massage with your strong hands.
Your grandmother: It shows that you appreciate the women in your life and honor their presence, even if they are no longer around. It shows respect, reverence, and an ultra sweet side that women love to witness. Plus women get all warm inside when you discuss other your admiration for your old grannie, and for bonus points, how much you love your precious little niece can also be thrown into the mix.
10 Things to Make You Fall for Fall All Over Again
Scarves: Yes, scarves of all kinds. Cashmere, cable knit, chunky, orange/red/yellow/blue/gray and the list goes on and on. There’s nothing like a fall scarf to complete your cool look and add some accent colors to your light jacket or shirt.
Boots: Boots were made for walking and that’s just what you should do. Take a long hike on a trail, up by the river, or spend a day walking around the concrete jungle just looking stylish.
Whiskey, manhattan, break out the bitters: Ah, yes. The time has come to break out the 25 year aged whiskey and make yourself a Manhattan. So break out the bitters, wrap yourself in a new scarf, and enjoy the cool, long evenings.
The season premiere of American Horror Story: It feels like years has passed since the last episode of American Horror Story. We’re still loyally hooked, almost a year later, and the scary fun will begin on October 17th. Are you ready?
Doggie Jackets: As much as we like to brush it off as obnoxious, we love seeing those cute little pups in doggie jackets. Sure, they have their own coat straight from God, but why not add a little fall festivity to your dog too? After all, they like a little wrap around scarf too.
More to the imagination: Let’s face it, beautiful sun kissed skin comes peaking out in the summer months and yes, we love it. But we also like to leave a little to the imagination too. Women look sophisticated, alluring, and extra sultry in the fall, and it has nothing to do with a bikini and suntan lotion. What does she have going on under that peacoat, gray tights, and books?
Plaids: We look extra rugged in a nice strapping plaid shirt, plus it reminds us of the great outdoors, roasting things over a fire, Octoberfest beer, and fall parties in Brooklyn.
Beards: Nothing say “I’m a man’s man” like an overgrown burly beard.
Football Season: Jerseys, fantasy football, beer, and ultra-loaded nachos.
Hearty Food: Haven’t you missed those home beef stews, pumpkin and banana bread, warm milk in the evenings with chocolate, and a nice juicy steak with potatoes? It’s all fall food baby.
Tips for how to survive your first year of college
1. Know that your roommate will be weird/eccentric/unusual. And this is the time to embrace it! College is about learning that not everyone is like you and embracing all the differences the world has to offer. Let him/her teach you something new about the world and make sure you’re open to those new discoveries.
2. College is not the place to be cocky or arrogant. It’s about finding yourself, your “inner” self, not bragging about how many successful passes you made on the highschool football team, or announcing your stellar SAT scores. Humble yourself to the learning and you’ll find yourself on a new academic/social/spiritual/life changing journey.
Blueprint Cufflinks. (Perfect for architecture students!
3. Have an extra set of sheets. It’s not enough to have one set, because when they’re being washed, what will you sleep in. See, it’s all about the little things.
4. Hang out with friends. Hang out while studying. Hang out at the library, coffee shops, in your dorm room. It’s okay to be alone when you’re crunching down for your final papers, but throughout the rest of the semester, HANG OUT WITH YOUR FELLOW STUDENTS.
5. Try not to judge others. Keep an open mind. Everyone is different. Remember, this is the time to learn about the world, not just enforce and defend your own viewpoints.
So it’s already Tuesday and you suddenly realize that you have…$40 to your name. How can you go out, enjoy yourself for a whole day, whilst only using $20? (The other $20 will be used “in case of emergency” kind of thing, because, responsible people do those kinds of things).
How to Live on $20 a Day
What you’ll need:
An Open Mind
And of course, $20
Lunch specials are your friend. You know how you go to get sushi after 5pm and the hand rolls double in price? What about Thai food, like your favorite Pad Thai, goes from $7 at lunch time to $14.50 in the evening? Well guess what? It’s the same food. So take advantage of the “lunch time specials,” where you can get your favorite meal for under $10 usually. Favorite Lunch Meal: $7 (average) plus $3 tip= $10
Trip to the Metropolitian Museum of Art. Did you know there are centuries of art stored in this one musueum? Go! Take advantage! Wonder around for at least two hours, sit in front of at least ONE painting for at least FIVE minutes, meditate, and do not talk to anyone. You’re here for your “almost” free art and you need to get your $1 worth. Price based on Donations and today you’re really broke, so: $1
Two Cups of Coffee, one by yourself and then another with a friend. The good thing about Starbucks, other than their supposed humane ways of harvesting coffee, is that you can get a refill for only .50 cents. So that means get a Tall Coffee for $2.01, drink it alone while surfing the web/working/reading casually/soaking in surroundings/eavesdropping on conversations/ogling the barista/whatever you do when you drink your coffee kind of thing…and then keep the cup. Put it in your bag if you have to! Then after your trip to the museum, invite a friend for some more joe, and sit and chat out your experience of the art. Total Cost for Two Cups of Coffee: $2.51
Thrift Store Diving.The catch is, you can only spend $5. This can be used on old records, a thermos, a new backpack, three orange tee shirts, and more. Think creatively–how far can you stretch your $5? Total Cost for Something Unique/Strange/Wonderful: $5.
Watch an outdoor game. Look up on your trusty iphone any local games in your area. Even if they’re little league kind of games, go to the bleachers and root for your favorite color! (Will it be the purple team or the yellow?). No, we’re not saying be that creepy guy in the stands watching 5-year-olds play tee ball, but find a high school game somewhere, an advanced baseball league for teens, and watch them show you up with their stellar curve ball. Free Outdoor Game: $0 (Free!)
After you’ve been watching people younger than you own the court/field/park, maybe it’s time to do some exercise of your own. After all, you have had two cups of coffee…so you’re kind of pumped, right? Good. Now get to your nearest park with a view and do something creatively fun that you’ve never done before. This could be mixed martial arts, yoga, running (!), jogging, total body workouts in the grass…but make sure you get a bottle of water while you’re there. We don’t want you passing out from dehydration now. Exercise in the Park + Bottle of Water+ a post-work out hot dog with sauerkraut: $3.50
Okay, so if you have any sense in math, you’ll realize we’ve gone over budget by $2. Oh well! Eliminate the hotdog if you want, but we promise you’ll have a complete, pre-fall “self indulgent” day for only $20.