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Turnstiles: A Heart-Stopping Good Time

By Brandon Gee -- March 21, 2014 9:58 AM EDT

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Usually it's the minor league ball clubs that offer creative food options that can rival any state fair, like the Toledo Mud Hens announcing a new 'Bacon Mac n' Cheese Dog' to be served this season at Fifth Third Park, but the majors are getting in on the act. The Mud Hens parent club, the Detroit Tigers unveiled an expanded hot dog menu including a Poutine Dog, topped with french fries, cheese curds, and gravy at Comerica Park. The major food item this week comes from the Arizona Diamondbacks, who unveiled this monstrosity, an 18-inch, corn dog stuffed with jalapenos, cheese and bacon served on a (death)bed of fries, all for a cool $25 at Chase Field.

Cardiologists take note, and now on to the rest of the week's news.

Cavaliers Debut Court Animation

Cleveland Cavaliers PreGame Court Projection from Quince Imaging on Vimeo.

The Cleveland Cavaliers debuted this stunning video projection (done by Quince Imaging) on its home court at Quicken Loans Arena for a game this past week in honor of past great Zydrunas Ilgauskas.

NYCFC Unveils Club Badge/Global Football Crests

Incoming Major League Soccer expansion club NYCFC unveiled the winner of its logo contest, while a gaming site unveiled these Americanized versions of the crests from some of Europe's top football clubs for its' "European World Series Cup of Soccer" project.

God Bless America

Today is the 75th anniversary of the recording of "God Bless America," by singer Kate Smith. The song and singer has a special place in the hearts of Philadelphia Flyers fans, and our friends at A History of Drinking present a cocktail to celebrate in honor of this anniversary.

And The Rest of the Week's News...

The Houston Texans have a new stadium name, as it became official that Reliant Stadium is now NRG Stadium.

It's not a new stadium yet, but the Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro) have made a positive step by partnering with a local high school on renovations to the school's football stadium. For more on what this means for the club, check this piece at Reckless Challenge. (Note: We're adding USL Pro facilities to the review side of Stadium Journey this season, which starts this Saturday).

The Seattle Sounders announced they're ending their business partnership with the Seattle Seahawks, but will continue to play at CenturyLink Field.

Sporting KC announced a friendly for July 23 at Sporting Park against EPL club Manchester City.

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