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Turner Sports Launches CharlesBarkley.com

While he might have a fake Twitter account, Charles Barkley now has an official website.

Turner Sports announced today the launch of CharlesBarkley.com,the Internet home of the Inside the NBA analyst.

What can fans of “The Chuckster” expect from this website?

  • Live Chats: Barkley will answer questions from fans during regular live video chats.
  • Movie Reviews: Barkley will put his own spin on movie reviews including rankings of “Really Turrible” to “Not Turrible.”
  • Rant and Rave: Barkley will provide fans with his colorful opinion on current topics in the news.
  • Inside the NBA: Now fans can view their favorite clips and bloopers of Charles from Inside the NBA. Read more
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Women's Soccer Player Adds Another Twist to the Concussion Narrative

You almost certainly haven’t heard of Lori Chalupny. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t learn her story.

The 26 year old is, according to people who know these things, “the most complete and versatile player” on the United States women’s soccer program.

Except she’s not going to play for the Americans anymore, despite the fact that she’s still a dominant force on the Atlanta Beat of Women’s Professional Soccer and easily boasts enough talent to star on the Red, White, and Blue squad.

Why not? Concussions.

Here’s the deal: Chalupny has had five or six concussions during her career and “the U.S. Soccer Federation, in consultation with one of the leading experts on sports head trauma, has not cleared her to play for the national team.” Read more

Pepsi Gets Back in the Super Bowl Game

Oh good, it’s time to talk about Super Bowl advertisements again.

The USA Today reports that Pepsi will jump back into the ring, promoting Pepsi Max – which is struggling against Coke Zero – with three ads. Last year, the brand chose to go the online route and avoiding splurging on the most-watched game in television history. Mistake.

The brand will offer a reward for consumer-created ads that (synergy alert!) finish high in USA Today‘s Super Bowl Ad Meter. Last year, Snicker’s Betty White ad finished first, followed by the Doritos’ human collar spot.

Fox has sold more than 90 percent of its available slots for the February game, much better than last year when multiple brands opted out due to economic reasons and the network was forced to hold a last-minute sale for its remain inventory.

(H/T Fang’s Bites.)