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This week on ICYMI, we take a look at articles on concussions is girls hockey, Malcolm Butler, NES Toasters, Parks and Rec, Kyle Chandler, and the NYPD’s use of the greatest Patrick Swayze movie ever…

No. Not Ghost.

Not Dirty Dancing, either.

To Wong Foo?? Really??

I’ll just tell you, it’s Road House.

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Be Nice.

 

Sports

Roy Macgregor of The Globe and Mail explores the rise of concussions in girls hockey in Canada: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/the-growing-problem-of-concussion-for-girls-in-hockey/article23169752/

Over on Sports on Earth, Will Leitch writes about Dave Kingman, and how his approach matches up with today’s hitters: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/110126396/home-runs-baseball-dave-kingman-strikeout-three-true-outcome

The Oregonian’s Andrew Greif has an interesting feature on Delon Wright’s road from LA to Utah, and possibly joining his brother Dorell Wright in the NBA: http://www.oregonlive.com/pac-12/index.ssf/2015/02/delon_wrights_lessons_from_a_long_route_to_utah_pu.html

Emily Kaplan of Monday Morning Quarterback followed Patriots’ Super Bowl hero, Malcolm Butler, back to his home town of Vicksburg, Mississippi:  http://mmqb.si.com/2015/02/24/malcolm-butler-new-england-patriots-nfl-vicksburg-mississippi-hometown-parade/

Video Games

On Slate, Laura Hudson has a review of the compelling game, This War of Mine, which takes a look at the people on the sidelines of a war-torn country: http://www.slate.com/articles/arts/gaming/2015/02/siege_survival_video_game_this_war_of_mine_reviewed.html

Mike Fahey has a fun story on Kotaku of the ongoing trend of people turning their toaster into an NES: http://kotaku.com/every-toaster-is-just-a-game-console-waiting-to-happen-1687328653

Television

Time’s Lily Rothman looks at how television changed the Oscarshttp://time.com/3712109/television-changed-oscars/

Evan Narcisse reports on Kotaku about the fan made, gritty reboot of the Power Rangers. If the video is still up, I recommend watching it and The Beek in all his glory: http://kotaku.com/power-rangers-get-a-mighty-gritty-reboot-1687684752

In the Hollywood Reporter, Tim Goodman pens a goodbye to Parks and Recreationhttps://www.hollywoodreporter.com/bastard-machine/small-town-big-laughs-an-777417

Also in The Hollywood Reporter, Lacey Rose bar-hops with Coach Taylor of the Dillon Panthers: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/bar-hopping-kyle-chandler-friday-777332

Movies

Larry Celona of the New York Post writes about the NYPD using Road House as a teaching tool: http://nypost.com/2015/02/24/nypd-using-road-house-movie-to-teach-cops-how-to-be-nice/

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