If you’re a football fan, you most likely know that the amount of time and training that the players must give just in order to play in the NFL is enormous. The road to the NFL is a very long one, and that includes everyone on the field: players, coaches, and referees alike.
Today’s infographic from ESPN.com takes a look at the lifestyle and history of one of the NFL’s most important roles: the officials.
In addition to needing at least 10 years worth of officiating experience, NFL referees must also have experience as either a player or a coach. Since the football season isn’t year-round, most referees (who pull in $25,000-$75,000 for their officiating duties) have other occupations for the rest of the year. Ed Hochuli, one of the more famous NFL referees, works as an attorney for most of the year.
For more information on the officials of the NFL refer to the infographic below. [Via]Share This Infographic
If there’s one thing that we can all agree on, it’s that Bill Murray is the shit. So lovable and relatable as a person, Mr. Murray has taken America/THE WORLD’s heart with great impunity and fervor. Born upon a flying dragon in a distant universe, Bill Murray was given to us mere mortals as a gift from the great beyond. As a boy he climbed through the ranks of human civilization as a man of his time; and a man of time itself. From his roles as shmoozers, near-mentally-handicapped (Caddyshack), the smart-asses (Ghostbusters/Rushmore), to the Andersonian apathetics. He has shown us the depths of Bill Murray and of depths within ourselves.
The pope of parties, the man of movies, the believer of the Jaguar Shark, Bill Murray might be coming to a town near you, looking for a place to crash. As part of his ‘Party Crashing Tour’, he is traveling to 38 different cities this August and September. Requirements include crashing space, karaoke, and party vibes. (tour subject to being totally false)
1. SNL 2. Meatballs 3. Caddyshack 4. Stripes
5. Ghostbusters 6. Scrooged 7. Groundhog’s Day 8. Kingpin
9. The Man Who Knew Too Little 10. Rushmore 11. Charlies Angels 12. The Royal Tenenbaums
13. Lost in Translation 14. Garfield 15. The Life Aquatic 16. Zombieland
We’ve all been there. You’re trying to have an adult conversation over the internet and an argument arises. All caps fill the screen, your eyes melt out of your face and you admit defeat. In all seriousness, caps lock is the devil. No one ever capitalizes more than two words. The only defense for anyone typing in all caps is to ‘get a point across’ AKA, ‘be annoying.’
In 2011, Google released their Chrome Book with the caps lock button replaced by a Google search key. What a way to trim the fat, Google. Way to take a step in a direction most companies don’t have the balls to take. If I was going to compare the caps lock key to another useless necessity it would be pennies. Except with a few hundred pennies you could by a pack of gum, with a few hundred caps lock keys you can’t buy squat.
Maybe I’m biased against caps lock keys. Maybe you just use it too much. [Via]Share This Infographic
With the presidential election only a few months away, presidential candidates Barak Obama and Mitt Romney are in that final stretch of trying to get the public’s votes.
It’s true that voting in America is on the lower end when compared to other countries, so my question is who actually votes in America? Who should the presidential candidates be reaching out to? Today’s infographic lists what kind of people actually get out to the ballots and vote. Turns out the very people you would expect to vote are the ones that do. I’m talking about people who are middle aged, educated and married.
America needs to devise new ways to reach out to those who do not vote. Whether it be through pledge cards, or bringing the voting to the home. Americans need to do a better job at practicing their right to vote. [via]Share This Infographic
Do you feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the day? Maybe you’re not utilizing them correctly. As today’s infographic suggests, a simple twenty minute nap can have your mind and body running at optimal performance.
When I was a young boy, my mother was the queen of naps. Me and my sister always knew not to bother her for anything during this time, because she was generally a happier camper when she arose from her slumber. I’ve never been much of a napper myself, just because that big burning ball in the sky says it’s time to rise and grind. But whenever I do nap, the feeling I get afterward is quite nice.
Some of the greatest historical figures, ranging from Einstein to Da Vinci have been documented nappers. Whether you’re nodding off for five minutes or an hour, a brief venture to the dreamworld can increase your level of alertness, increase your mood, stamina, and even have long term health effects. Finish the week off strong with a nap a day. And remember, I’m not liable for any damages caused by excessive napping. [Via]Share This Infographic