Fantasy Life ($18) is now a NYT bestseller! Fantasy baseball, fantasy football, fantasy basketball, the world of fantasy sport is enormous and growing all the time; fantasy sumo wrestling anyone? It is estimated that over 35m Americans and Canadians are spending numerous hours every week with their fantasy sports teams. Matthew Barry is Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst for ESPN, putting him right on the front line on what has grown from a niche subculture into a national, nay global, pastime of epic proportions. Within the pages of Fantasy Life, Berry looks at, and celebrates, the many aspects of the world of fantasy sports. There is brilliant trash talk, the awesome trophies, insane locations for draft days, punishments that will have you shaking your head in disbelief and the ingenious attempts at cheating employed in the various sports. Plus, of course, the uplifting stories of why they are so popular.
These are some of the best rolltop backpacks we could find. They are stylish and perfect for work and for outings to the city for the day. If you're looking for something a little more rugged you should take a look at our Tactical Backpacks buying guide. But first up is the Sandqvist Eddy Rolltop. A beautifully rugged rolltop for almost any occasion.
OK, all you Shelby Cobra fanboys, today is your lucky day with the announcement of the 50th Anniversary Shelby Cobra 427 ($120K+). The 1965 original featured a Ford 427 V-8, but the anniversary edition won't be coming priced with an engine. I guess you would call it a kit. It comes with a rolling chasis, and features a fully independent suspension, disc brakes, anniversary logos and badging, a 23 gallon racing fuel tank and either a fiberglass body for the $120K or an aluminum body for $180K. If you want an engine you'll have to pay an extra $50K for a 400 horse natural aspirated big block or $70k for a 700 horse version. If you want one of these bad boys, better act fast because only 50 will be made. And if you're concerned with the $250K top end price tag, don't be, it'll be worth more before you get it home.
Can the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 get any crazier? Well, the team at Mansory believed so, as they often do. The latest custom creation from the German powerhouse takes the all-terrain beast to a whole new level of extreme, with a curvy carbon fibre body kit and a bit of redesign just for starters. The completely rebuilt twin turbo engine features a new side exit exhaust that allows this monster to breathe easy while its 829bhp and over 730lbs of torque do all the work. The Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6 by Mansory ($CALL) has to be experienced to be believed.
The Aurora Down Jacket ($495) by Cold Smoke Co. is not only stylish but it can deliver the warmth you need when you need it. The jacket features mini ripstop nylon for high durability, down fill with a 650 fill to weight ratio, waterproof zippers, internal pockets with zippers, and elastic at the cuffs and waist to keep moisture out. Best of all you the Aurora comes with its own self-packing pouch so you can throw it you backpack when you don't need it.
So we've gone from bare knuckle fighting to boxing to MMA. So what's going to be the next big thing? Well fighting with weapons obviously. But no one wants to loose a limb trying to prove their manhood, so in comes the Carbon-Fiber Gladiator Suit ($TBA). The suit is made from carbon-fiber, and polycarbonate material, and lined with elastomeric foam. It can take incredible amounts of abuse while leaving the wearer unscathed. And you won't have to guess who lands the better blows, because the suit also comes with an array of sensors that score each blow, tells you where they land, and much more. Stay tuned as more details become available.via: coolmaterial.com