Jagr gives his wig-wearing imitators a big thumbs up

Originally posted on ProHockeyTalk:

It doesn’t seem like New Jersey Devils forward Jaromir Jagr has any interest in hanging up his skates in the near future, which means many things … including more opportunities for a bunch of dudes to wear mullet wigs in his honor.

“The Traveling Jagrs” showed up in Edmonton on Friday, and as Eye on Hockey notes, they even had some “Mini Jagrs” on hand during New Jersey’s eventual win. The group has swelled to 11 different representations of the phases of the future Hall-of-Famer’s career:

The 42-year-old thinks his unusual fan club has remarkably good taste, as he told the Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti.

(Jagr’s swagger is more fun…

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skunkbear:

Your mother tongue has a lasting effect on your brain — even if you can’t remember it. That’s according to a new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and McGill University’s Department of Psychology.

It’s hard to say exactly what this means for our understanding of language acquisition, but it’s an incredible reminder that our first few months of life are so important for our brain development.

MRI images: Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

Title image: Moonchilde-Struck

skunkbear:

Your mother tongue has a lasting effect on your brain — even if you can’t remember it. That’s according to a new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and McGill University’s Department of Psychology.

It’s hard to say exactly what this means for our understanding of language acquisition, but it’s an incredible reminder that our first few months of life are so important for our brain development.

MRI images: Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University

Title image: Moonchilde-Struck

Anthony Davis gets way up for alley-oop slam over Timberwolves (VIDEO)

Originally posted on ProBasketballTalk:

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This is a nice play from Anthony Davis that occurred during his team’s 48-point win (!) over the Timberwolves on Friday, but it’s really just an excuse to let you know just how dominant he has been.

Davis is averaging 24.5 points and 11.8 rebounds per game, and is leading the league in blocked shots with an average of a ridiculous 4.1 per contest.

By contrast, Davis led the league in blocked shots last season by averaging only 2.1 per game over 67 regular season appearances.

It’s only been eight regular season games, but Davis has been simply otherworldly to begin this season. If his points and rebound averages per game were to hold (which is quite possible), Basketball Reference tells us that he’d be in the statistical company of several Hall of Fame players. When adding in his blocked shots average (which isn’t likely to…

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