From inspiring tales of adversity and triumph to close-up biographic films of your favorite professional players and teams, and even comedies and dramas, there are a lot of ways to get some soccer in your veins—even when there isn't a game on. And luckily, a lot of these great movies are available on Amazon Prime, so you can watch easily for free or for a low rental or purchase price.
Michael Jordan's brief foray into the world of professional baseball might not have been a smashing success, but he certainly proved himself a skilled athlete across multiple sports. Which brings up an interesting point: while some professional athletes are probably one-trick ponies, many of them likely possess the athleticism, work ethic, and skill to succeed outside of their area of expertise.
You could hand over your money to a professional, and let him or her build you an investment portfolio to forget about. Or you could invest in some businesses and chains that you're familiar with, or that someone advised you to invest in—but frankly, that's not particularly interesting to most people. Not knowing the financial market can put many people off of investing, but this shouldn't be the case. If you want a more direct role in your finances, a real connection to the objects of your investments, you'll probably want to invest in things you know, love, and understand—and frankly, it's not very likely that even your favorite chain restaurant instills strong emotions in you. Investing in fine wine is fun, but not everyone is into that. So what fits that criteria? Well, for a significant proportion of the world's population, professional sports. Think about your relationship to your favorite sports teams—likely, you can talk about their season, predict successes, understand what particular wins, losses, trades and injuries mean for them overall. And that's just the kind of knowledge that helps make a good investor. So for the sports fans and soon-to-be investors out there, here's how to invest in your favorite sports teams—and no, before you ask, it's not by placing risky and addictive bets.
Bob Chandler, the putative inventor of the monster truck, had no idea where the project would take him when he began. But as he added larger and larger tires to his Ford truck, and made many adjustments to the structure in order to accommodate new demands, a legacy was born. This original monster truck, Bigfoot, one of the most popular monster trucks of all time, paved the way for a whole new, exciting style of entertainment.
Our fascination with true crime in unmatched. Cold cases, serial killers, unjust sentences—the world of true crime is no longer limited to daytime TV. And podcasts lend themselves perfectly to the telling of true crime tales—over the course of a season, they can get in-depth about intense, confusing, and shocking cases, or give you the highlights in a one-case-per-episode manner. However you prefer, podcasts are changing the game when it comes to true crime. And it's not just a matter of telling the stories: in many of these podcasts, the team does their own investigation, presents their own findings, and gives you the opportunity to interpret the evidence right along with them, just as the police, detective, even FBI have done already. Here are the best true crime podcasts of 2018.
You know that feeling you get when you visit your parents' (or grandparents') house, and see that little grey-ish box, usually sitting on some kind of dresser or stand, too far away from any furniture to possibly actually watch anything on it? Well, it you don't, it's a weird feeling—a mix of nostalgia for the programs you used to watch on the monstrosity, and a sense of disbelief that you used to think of that as the absolutely coolest technology in the world.