On Saturday, former Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison will be inducted into the pro football Hall of Fame. His induction will be met with the typical amount of fanfare, as writers will rush to remind you how crisp Harrison’s routes were, how durable he was, and how he was always a quiet competitor. You probably won’t hear too much about how close he came to being charged with attempted murder. “Remember when Marvin Harrison probably shot that guy?!?” is a phrase you’re likely to hear any time Harrison’s name comes up in the presence of more than a few football fans. Still, it’s worth revisiting the details of the case as often as possible, because it’s one of the strangest in which an athlete of anything near Harrison’s caliber has been involved. Advertisement Your guiding light here is Jason Fagone’s feature that ran in the February 2010 issue of GQ, which lays out the narrative of the case alongside some truly … [Read more...] about Remember When Marvin Harrison Was Implicated In A Shootout?
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A joint Toyota/Subaru sports car project has been in the works for what feels like forever. Now, finally, here's the first look, a heavily production-based concept called the Toyota FT-86 set to debut this month at the Tokyo Motor Show. The Toyota FT-86 concept is the fruit of cooperation between Toyota Motor Company and Subaru, and as such will wear a common chassis and some degree of engine commonality, at the least a 2.0 liter, four cylinder boxer engine dubbed the "C-45 Boxer" and making between 200 and 250 HP will power the rear wheels through a manual six speed transmission, and get this — no hybrid system. Saints be praised. Advertisement exciting, we're so confused here. The interior is obviously all show-car glam and may serve as direction, but we'll be shocked if there are many zippers on the production car's dash. We're men enough to admit that combined with the recently unveiled 2010 Toyota 4Runner, we're about to shed a tear over what looks to be the return of … [Read more...] about Toyota FT-86 Concept: Behold, The New AE86
The Toyota FT-86 Concept is an exciting step forward for the vanilla automaker, blending cues from the past (the Toyota AE86) with hints of ToMoCo future. We dissect the design below to see how they've accomplished this delicate feat. Advertisement A Legacy In The Front Three-Quarters Toyota's Design Evolves In ProfileHofmeister Kink, which goes through quite the metamorphosis before ending up with a look that combines the wild integrated kink of the first sketch and concept with the practical C-pillar on the original coupe and three-door. A Sexy Swoop In Back Advertisement Looking To The Future Up Front ConclusionAiko Toyoda's complaint that the company has become distant from its customers. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Toyota FT-86 Concept: Design, Dissected
We've seen the Toyota FT-86 for a couple of weeks, carefully dissected the delicious, metallic red sports car in any way we can, but now we've actually seen it in the flesh and Toyota's got some serious hotness here. Advertisement What's that? You can't imagine a Toyota that might consider offering a fun, affordable, two door with a modicum of sportiness and some seriously interesting style? Might we introduce you to the Toyota FT-86 concept — the first Toyota (barring the epic Lexus LFA) we've been genuinely excited about since the... um... Supra? Wow, that took entirely too long. … [Read more...] about Toyota FT-86 Concept: The AE86 Is Back In The Red, Metallic Flesh
A hoon sees an on-ramp as an opportunity for shenanigans, and what's better to hoon than an early '80s Toyota AE86 coupe with like three shades of paint on it? Old Toyotas are so much fun. This hoon was captured by Middleswine, who describes the circumstances: I filmed this on the way to work this morning; this guy overcooked it while attempting to drift and proceeded to spin out in to a 360/burnout. At the previous light, a left turn, he drifted it rather nicely around the turn. Seeing this, I grabbed my camera when we were stopped at the next light. He saw me pick up the camera and started to film and then proceeded to go a bit throttle happy. Advertisement The hoon is indeed strong with this one. … [Read more...] about 30-year-old Toyota’s drift antics shame its offspring