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Look, I’m all for video game collectibles. I own hundreds of trinkets related to games, but this? This takes the trinket takes the cake, eats it, and then spits it back out.

Amazon has an exclusive Little Mac boxing glove, which comes encased in a special collector’s display. It’s “signed” by Little Mac himself despite the fact that he doesn’t exist. The best part? It’s $90. Yes, one glove, not two, signed by a fake character, inside a case. And no, it doesn’t come with the game or anything else. It really is a boxing glove that you can do nothing but look at for $90. Really.

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AFTER A HAIRY START, ODU STAR FINALLY SHOWING HIS TRUE COLORS TANNER’S SLUMP ENDED AS HE WENT BACK TO HIS NATURALLY BROWN HAIR.(SPORTS)

The Virginian-Pilot (Norfolk, VA) November 12, 1998 | Miller, Ed Byline: ED MILLER, STAFF WRITER Blonds may have more fun, but as Old Dominion soccer forward Jimmy Tanner discovered, they don’t necessarily score more goals.

After a scoreless season last year, ODU’s junior forward went home to Syracuse, N.Y., to work on his game in a summer league. He also bleached his brown hair blond.

Tanner returned to Norfolk in August with a new look, but with the same problem: he couldn’t find the back of the net. It was puzzling for a guy whose reputation as a finisher made him heavily recruited in high school. website highlights for brown hair

When three weeks passed without a goal, Tanner began shaving the blond from his hair. As the dark roots emerged, so did his talent as a goal scorer. Tanner finally broke through with a penalty-kick goal against Georgetown in the seventh game of the season. He’s scored 10 goals since, including nine in a six-game stretch. He is the Monarchs’ go-to-guy heading into tonight’s CAA tournament game vs. William and Mary at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex.

“My teammates told me I can’t go back to blond,” Tanner said, laughing.

Tanner’s problem, of course, was not on his head. It was in his head. After such a long scoring drought, his confidence was shot. He would hesitate to shoot because he expected to miss. His goal against Georgetown helped change that. So did another against Elon. He had a breakthrough game three weeks later, scoring two goals in a 4-1 win over William and Mary, ODU’s first over the Tribe in three years.

“Really it was just a matter of him scoring that first goal,” ODU coach Alan Dawson said. “As soon as he got the first one, that sort of opened things up for him.” Dawson had expected big things from Tanner. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder has quick feet from playing indoor soccer while growing up in Syracuse and size that makes it difficult to move him in front of the net.

But the coach knew enough not to press Tanner when he struggled early in the season. highlightsforbrownhairnow.com highlights for brown hair

“He didn’t make an issue of whether I had a goal or not,” Tanner said. “He just said, `Get one, and everything will fall into place.’ ” It has. Tanner has fulfilled one of Dawson’s goals this year, which was to end up on opponent’s scouting reports.

“He told me that teams have to fear me,” Tanner said. “I really like the fact that William and Mary has to worry about me, that I’m on their scouting report.” If Tanner’s lucky, he’s on there as a blond.

CAA AWARDS: Old Dominion freshman midfielder Carlos Mendes was named the CAA Rookie of the Year. He had four goals and five assists for the Monarchs. Tanner and senior defender Mark Woods of ODU were named second-team All-CAA.

VCU junior forward Ricardo Capilla was voted CAA Player of the Year. He had six goals and eight assists. VCU’s Tim O’Sullivan was named Coach of the Year after leading the Rams to the regular-season title.

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