MUSIC NEWS: Tool singer gets purple belt in jiu jitsu

Thankful moment. Yesterday, while on family vacation in Hawaii, I was blessed with a curveball. The coach that gave me my Blue belt years ago at Ricksons academy on Pico in LA, Luis “Limao” Heredia, @chieflimao Maui Jiu Jitsu, surprised me unexpectedly with a long, very kind, heart felt speech and my Purple Belt. It’s taken quite awhile to get here. I moved to an area that had no Rickson Gracie Jiu Jitsu school in late ’96 and had to commute back and forth to keep up training which just wasn’t practical. I also suffered a few injuries which also made training inconsistent. And even when I could train, it wasn’t under a single instructor with a Rickson Gracie curriculum. So very difficult to advance in belts under this scenario. But more recently I resumed training after some supportive prodding from one of my best friends in the world, Todd Fox. And I’ve been making regular trips back and forth to St Louis to train with his coach, Rodrigo Vaghi as well as to Los Angeles to train with my old friend Henry Akins, at Dynamix Martial Arts. Without these guys I wouldn’t have been able to confidently wear this belt. Thank you, Todd, Rodrigo, Henry, and Limao for this opportunity to test and understand myself better and to push my boundaries and discover more of which I am capable. @5dbjj @henrydynamixmma

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Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan has been awarded his purple belt in the martial art of Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The singer has practiced the grappling technique for years under the guidance of jiu-jitsu icon Rickson Gracie, but had been sidelined by injuries for some time. However, Keenan started his training again recently and was given his purple belt in recognition of his advancement. Brazilian jiu-jitsu is one of the most widely-used skills in the sport of mixed martial arts. (Loudwire)


SPORTS: Fan sues NFL for $88 Billion

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“A Dallas Cowboys fan and prison inmate in Colorado has sued the NFL for over $88 billion due to the no-catch call officials made during the NFC divisional playoff game between the Cowboys and Green Bay Packers. Cowboys fan Terry Hendrix, who said he is appearing on counsel for “Dez Bryant, all Dallas Cowboys fans and all people in or from the sovereign republic of Texas,” is seeking $88,987,654,321.88 from the NFL over the decision.

“(NFL vice president of officiating) Dean Blandino, (referee) Gene Steratore, and (NFL commissioner) Roger Goodell are wrong and have stolen a victory from the plaintiffs,” Hendrix wrote, via “The Cowboys’ offensive line would have perfectly created an ‘Autobahn’ for DeMarco Murray to drive into the endzone for the score and victory.” ” CLICK to see the letter. (247Sports)


SPORTS: Hockey Team to sport Seinfield “Puffy Shirt”

On November 16th, The Bakersfield Condors will wear “puffy shirt” jersey’s, in reference to a Seinfeld episode. The Edmonton Oilers affiliate will also be “sponsored” by companies from the show and will have character names on the back of the jersey. The Sweaters will be auctioned off after the game to benefit the M.A.R.E. Riding Center in Bakersfield. (ESPN)


SPORTS: World Cup player bites

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World soccer’s governing body, FIFA, has charged Uruguay’s Luis Suarez with biting Italian player Giorgio Chiellini in the teams’ match yesterday (June 24th), announcing early today that its disciplinary committee had opened proceedings against him. The outcome could lead to a suspension for Suarez, who’s Uruguay’s best offensive player, for at least two matches. A decision must be made by Saturday, when Uruguay plays Colombia in the round of 16 after beating Italy 1-0. One minute before the game’s only goal was scored, Suarez and Chiellini clashed and he was seen on TV apparently biting the Italian’s shoulder. The referee didn’t appear to see what happened, so no action was taken. The 27-year-old Suarez, who was suspended earlier in his career for biting opponents, didn’t say whether or not he’d bitten Chiellini, but said he was angry that the defender had hit him in the eye.
Boxer Evander Holyfield, whose ear was famously bitten by Mike Tyson in a 1997 bout, weighed in on Twitter…

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SPORTS: Boxer tops list of highest paid athletes

Boxer Floyd Mayweather is at the top of Forbes’ annual list of the world’s highest-paid athletes for the second time in three years, earning $105 million over the past year. The top 10 athletes on the list and what they earned in the past year are:

Floyd Mayweather — $105 million
Soccer’s Cristiano Ronaldo — $80 million
NBA’s LeBron James — $72.3 million
Soccer’s Lionel Messi — $64.7 million
NBA’s Kobe Bryant — $61.5 million
Golf’s Tiger Woods — $61.2 million
Tennis’ Roger Federer — $56.2 million
Golf’s Phil Mickelson — $53.2 million
Tennis’ Rafael Nadal — $44.5 million
NFL’s Matt Ryan — $43.8 million

SPORTS: Minneapolis to host 2018 Super Bowl

Minneapolis will host the 2018 Super Bowl, after being awarded the NFL championship game in a vote by owners yesterday (May 20th). Minneapolis, which has a new $1 billion stadium planned for the site of the old Metrodome, set to open in 2016, beat out New Orleans and Indianapolis for the game. This will be the second time Minneapolis has hosted a Super Bowl, after 1992, when Washington beat Buffalo.