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Tua Tagovailoa Headed To Locker Room After Suffering Ankle Injury vs. Tennessee

first_imgAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa throws a pass against Duke.ATLANTA, GEORGIA – AUGUST 31: Tua Tagovailoa #13 of the Alabama Crimson Tide warms up prior to facing the Duke Blue Devils at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)Tua Tagovailoa has been nothing short of dominant in his second full season as Alabama’s starting quarterback. Unfortunately, he suffered an injury against Tennessee on Saturday night that could force him to miss some time.With Alabama leading Tennessee 21-10 in the second quarter, Tagovailoa was tackled and landed awkwardly on his ankle. He was able to walk off the field, but immediately headed to the injury tent.Tagovailoa is now headed to the locker room for further evaluation. It’s unclear if he’ll be able to return to the contest.Video replay of the injury shows Tagovailoa’s ankle twist as he falls to the ground. Tua Tagovailoa to the medical tent after this nasty looking ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/AM9cuV11Dx— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) October 20, 2019Tagovailoa was having a great game against the Vols – he’s 11-of-12 for 153 yards with an interception. More importantly, he had his team with a comfortable lead.Alabama now turns to backup Mac Jones. Jones is a sophomore who has seen limited action with the Crimson Tide.We’ll keep you updated on Tagovailoa’s injury. Alabama fans are holding their breath.last_img read more

You Dont Have to Drive an 18 Wheeler to Rock these Cool

first_img Editors’ Recommendations $90 from Levi’s Topo Designs Trucker JacketWhat makes the Topo Designs Trucker Jacket more than just your average denim jacket? It comes down to the details, such as the above-the-waist cut and the large chest flap pockets, more common in trucker jackets than plain old denim jackets. The fact that you can get this rugged number from the same brand that makes your favorite daypack and field pants is an added bonus. The New Alex Mill Collection Is Packed With Your Fall Style Essentials A Good Waxed Jacket Is the Best Jacket to Wear This Season $798 from Nordstrom How to Transition Your Wardrobe to Fall How to Shave With a Straight Razor Filson Tin Cloth Short Lined Cruiser JacketIt makes sense that the trucker jacket in its various iterations would be done particularly well by the Pacific Northwest style purveyors at Filson. The Tin Cloth Cruiser Jacket is a water-repellent take on the trucker, able to block water, wind, and rain. Wear it with tough chore pants, a thermal henley, and leather work boots the next time you need to get the job done. $208 from Huckberrycenter_img Schott NYC Vintage Buffalo Leather Trucker JacketIf you want to dive headfirst into the whole trucker jacket game, you might as well go all out with this handsome vintage-style trucker jacket from lauded outerwear brand Schott. It features genuine sheep shearling lining (and yes, an expensive price tag). Seriously Cool Desk Toys for the Kid in All of Us We’re in favor of building out a well-stocked menswear rotation of seasonal must-haves. And one of those seasonal must-haves is the trucker jacket. After all, having a closet filled (within reason) with unique, timeless pieces pays dividends in the long run. We’d say it’ll even give you joy, but that’s just us. So, the best trucker jackets for your consideration offer up something different than a run-of-the-mill windbreaker for the winter-to-spring transition. The trucker jacket was built with hard work and the open road in mind, so today’s crop features reliable construction and unique detailing (like an above-the-waist cut and a slim fit). There’s a price point and a style for everyone, so you best get to work.Best Trucker Jackets to Buy Now Levi’s Trucker JacketHere’s the brand that practically started it all when it comes to America’s love affair with denim — and therefore also the trucker jacket. This iteration of the trucker jacket is different from what you might call a “denim” jacket because of the detailing, including slanted stitching down the chest and a point collar. With those details in mind, the Levi’s Trucker Jacket is one of the best trucker jackets you can buy now. It’s a pioneering style staple to this day. $129 from Topo Designs $350 from Filson Orvis Highpoint Trucker JacketAnother crucial point to remember when shopping the best trucker jackets – they’re not all made of denim. Case in point: The Orvis Highpoint Trucker Jacket, made with a cotton blend designed to resist wind and rain. It’s the perfect jacket to wear as we transition into spring, especially given its neutral, but outdoorsy colorway. $111 from Orvis Flint and Tinder Type 3 Sherpa-Lined Trucker JacketThe trucker jacket gets a rugged return to form here with this sherpa-lined iteration featuring the timeless “Type 3” silhouette (first pioneered by brands like Levi’s). This take on the trucker jacket is American-made, and it’s perfect for chilly late winter and early spring days.last_img read more

What Its Like to Drive a NASCAR Race Car and Where You

first_img Editors’ Recommendations Previous A Breakdown of All the Major Types of Car Racing 1 of 7 Andy Warhol Painted a BMW M1 Race Car, and It’s Gorgeous The Maserati Quattroporte: Luxury You Can Sort of Almost Imagine Affording Next NASCAR Driver Brad Keselowski on Crashing, Winning, and Creating a Legacy If you can’t make it to Daytona Beach, you can enjoy an on-track stock car racing experience at any of 16 speedways around the country that offer the official NASCAR Racing Experience. But I strongly urge you to make the trip to this veritable holy land of racing. The sheer size of the Daytona International Speedway alone is staggering, and the history and gravitas that comes with it make driving on the track a surprisingly powerful experience beyond the raw power of the vehicles themselves.Before you get into a NASCAR race car, you get a long safety briefing, you put on a burn-resistant suit, and you get fitted for a helmet. If not before, it’s by this point that you are realizing this is not going to be a go-kart style of experience. To get into a NASCAR car, you have to climb through the driver side window. Then you are secured with a five-point harness and safety net is strapped into place. You are told about the fire suppression system and taught how to remove the steering wheel and take down the safety net should you need to exit the car after an unfortunate incident.So again, all pretty serious stuff. But I was still calm albeit excited as the speakers built into my helmet crackled with my spotter’s voice. He was telling me it was my turn to head out onto the track.I have no idea how fast I was going as I approached that first turn. NASCAR vehicles feature a massive tachometer but have no speedometer — drivers measure their speed based on RPMs and experience. In fact, when speedometers were briefly installed in some race cars, drivers drove an average of 10 miles per hour slower, stupefied by how fast they were actually going.Steven John/The ManualMy heart was racing as I entered the steeply banked curve, but all at once something amazing happened: I realized that physics really does work. Driving at high speed around a curve set at a steep angle feels as natural as taking a flat turn at lower speeds. Despite the fact that I would later be told I was driving at around 140 mph (OK, my top speed that day was 139.89 miles per hour), once comfortable in the car, I felt like I was going not much above a fast highway pace for most of the eight laps I completed on the Daytona International Speedway.My heart was racing as I entered the steeply banked curve, but all at once something amazing happened: I realized that physics really does work.It was not until the drive was over, my knuckles returned to their usual flush, and I was having a drink and talking with some other writers who had also completed the course, that it occurred to me just how hard real racing must be. At 140 MPH on an empty track, I still had to give 100% of my focus to keep the car in control. Professional drivers are often going 200 miles per hour and are contending with dozens of other vehicles as they race.Even if you’re not a NASCAR fan, I can tell you now from personal experience that’s it wrong to not call this a sport. The cars do a lot of the work, sure, but there is an intense physicality involved. I was sweaty and strained after eight laps. These guys? They do 200 mph.Where You Can Try the NASCAR Racing Experience:Talladega Superspeedway, AlabamaISM Raceway, ArizonaAuto Club Speedway, CaliforniaDover International Speedway, DelawareDaytona International Speedway, FloridaHomestead Miami Speedway, FloridaAtlanta Motor Speedway, GeorgiaChicagoland Speedway, IllinoisKansas Speedway, KansasKentucky Speedway, KentuckyMichigan International Raceway, MichiganNew Hampshire Motor Speedway, New HampshireLas Vegas Motor Speedway, NevadaCharlotte Motor Speedway, North CarolinaMyrtle Beach Speedway, South CarolinaTexas Motor Speedway, TexasRichmond Raceway, Virginia 6 Fastest Cars in the World Right Now Steven John/The ManualI’ve driven a lot of fast cars in the past few years. Earlier this year, I had a Corvette up above 120 miles per hour on the track. I’ve been behind the wheel of Ferraris, Maseratis, BMWs, and the list goes on. So I figured I could handle a race car just fine, and my heartbeat didn’t so much as quicken as I climbed through the window of a NASCAR stock car on the track of the Daytona International Speedway.But as I sped toward the first turn and saw the 31-degree bank looming in front of me, I did have one brief heart flutter and a moment of doubt. As I recall, my thoughts were something like this: “Holy shit.”NASCAR racing proper was born out of need (more or less), with the early drivers having cut their teeth running illicit liquor during prohibition. Today, there are 23 NASCAR race tracks, with the oldest still in operation being the Martinsville Speedway in Virginia. Daytona International Speedway is broadly considered to be the best racing experience in the sport, and the races themselves are but one of the reasons to visit the area. Driving a race car yourself is a pretty good draw if you ask me. We’ll get into that in a moment.As I sped toward the first turn and saw the 31-degree bank looming in front of me, I did have one brief heart flutter and a moment of doubt. As I recall, my thoughts were something like this: “Holy s***.”If you’re going to visit Daytona Beach, you’re doing it wrong if you don’t stay at the brand-new hotel, The Daytona, opened just this year and literally a stone’s throw (assuming you are an Olympic javelin thrower, anyway) from the Speedway itself. The hotel is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection, a line of elevated resort-style destinations always carefully curated to fit into their environment. The lobby of The Daytona features rotating installations of race cars and memorabilia from famous drivers. Its rooms feature drawer pulls and doorknobs made to look like parts of an automobile and there are carbon fiber details within the furnishings. Even the little notepad by the phone fits in, designed to look like a speeding ticket.last_img read more