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On Context and Happiness as Sports Fans

The @JSComments Twitter account is essential for understanding the true feelings of the Wisconsin Sports Fan™. When you need a hot take like “Jeff Janis is basically Randy Moss” or “the Packers should trade Aaron Rodgers for Jay Cutler” or “baseball uniforms are confusing,” @JSComments is there for you. Nearly every Brewer "prospect" is struggling mightily at all levels...
Via BP Milwaukee
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Beer league goalie has some awesome Nintendo pads

Goalies in hockey are a rare breed and the sport allows – perhaps even encourages – them to show off some of their personality through the designs on their equipment. Many goalie masks around the NHL are art masterpieces and combine a goalie’s background with pop culture. Equipment in beer leagues tends to be more subdued, but this goalie pulled out all the stops in one incredible...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Scouting Astros Call-Up Alex Bregman

At birth, Alex Bregman was touched by the Baseball Gods. He is not very big, not very fast, not especially graceful, and yet he somehow finds a way to do everything you can ask of a baseball player. He turned an unassisted triple play at age four. He was already very clearly the best high-school baseball player in the history of New Mexico before his senior year when a bad hop broke...
Via Fangraphs
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Kevin Durant and Draymond Green booed in Los Angeles during Team USA exhibition

Just how much animosity is there against Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors? Both Durant and Draymond Green were booed in Los Angeles while playing for Team USA. They may have been representing the red, white, and blue, but even national pride was not enough to make fans forget about the NBA offseason. When Kevin Durant left Oklahoma City for Golden State to form the best...
Via The Comeback
8 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Dad surprises Little Leaguer son after pretending to forget his birthday (vid)

A tremendously heartwarming video has gone viral that shows how a dad more than came through in the clutch after pretending to forget his Little Leaguer son’s birthday. Posted to Twitter on Saturday, the video shows the clearly dejected boy — who appears to be a player for the Taney Dragons, which is the same team Mo’ne Davis led to the Little League World Series, as noted...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Michigan State Students Paint ‘The Rock’ In Honor Of Mike Sadler

This past Saturday night, former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler passed away in a car cash that also claimed the life of Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. As you’d imagine, there’s been an outpouring of support in both communities since the accident. Sunday night, students at Michigan State painted ‘The Rock’ – the school’s famous landmark – in Sadler’s honor. Check it...
Via College Spun
16 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Who ruled Comic-Con? The 10 best announcements from geek showcase

Another Comic-Con has come and gone. The scale of the convention which showcases all things geek was at an all-time high, with plenty of news, announcements, teasers, and trailers being revealed. There are plenty of things to discuss from the event, but here are the 10 best announcements from this past weekend in San Diego. DC Films’ course correction With Suicide Squad on...
Via The Comeback
28 minutes ago  |  Discuss

JJ Watt pens dramatic letter to fans about back injury

J.J. Watt is going a bit stir crazy while sidelined with a back injury that is expected to keep him out more than 10 weeks. Over the weekend, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year killed some time by writing a hand-written letter to Houston Texans fans thanking them for their support. In the note, Watt vowed to be back on the field, “very soon.” pic.twitter.com/x54zmB0ide...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Red Sox Home Favorites Against Tigers For Series Opener At Fenway

The Boston Red Sox will be looking to keep pace with the American League East-leading Baltimore Orioles on Monday as they open a three-game series against the Detroit Tigers as -145 favorites on the baseball betting lines at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. Boston eked out an 8-7 win on Sunday to wrap up a four-game set with the Minnesota Twins, and it remains 1 1/2 games...
Via NESN.com
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FanGraphs Audio: Eau de Dayn Perry

Episode 670 Dayn Perry is a contributor to CBS Sports’ Eye on Baseball and the author of three books — one of them not very miserable. He’s also the deeply unimportant guest on this edition of FanGraphs Audio. This episode of the program either is or isn’t sponsored by SeatGeek, which site removes both the work and also the hassle from the process of shopping for tickets...
Via Fangraphs
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Robert Redford, Diehard Red Sox Fan, Wore No. 9 In ‘The Natural’ For Ted Williams

Actor Robert Redford grew up 3,000 miles from Boston, but watching Ted Williams turned him into a Boston Red Sox fan — and even helped inspire arguably his most recognizable role. Speaking with The Boston Globe last week, Redford said his character in “The Natural,” Roy Hobbs, wore No. 9 and hit a home run in his final at-bat because of Teddy Ballgame, who did both during...
Via NESN.com
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Join Budweiser At Woburn Jake And Joe’s On Friday For Red Sox Watch Party

The Boston Red Sox will be on the road Friday night, and so will Budweiser, which will be at Jake and Joe’s in Woburn, Mass., for buds and baseball. Watch the Red Sox battle the Los Angeles Angels and enter for the chance to win tickets to a future game in Boston. You might even make it on a future showing of “Friday Night Fenway,” a pregame show that runs on NESN during every...
Via NESN.com
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Jason Williams calls Charles Barkley a ‘loser’ over Kevin Durant criticism

Former NBA player Jason Williams has called out Charles Barkley over his criticism of Kevin Durant, referring to the NBA on TNT analyst as a “loser.” Williams, better known as “White Chocolate” during his NBA playing days, went after Barkley following a recent appearance in a semi-pro basketball tournament. The crux of his criticism stem from how Barkley lambasted Durant...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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How WWE SmackDown (Not RAW) Hit a Grand Slam for the WWE

In every successful leader of their respective industry, ebb and flows are sure to happen. But ultimately it’s what you gain from those experiences that keep you atop the throne of the sports entertainment/ professional wrestling world. When the sea begins to get rough, the ship is faced with new opportunities. A ship is only as good as it’s captain. And Vincent J. McMahon is...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
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Le’Veon Bell vows to win appeal: ‘I’m not going to miss games’

Le’Veon Bell does not expect the Pittsburgh Steelers to begin the 2016 regular season without him. In fact, the star running back guarantees he’ll be on the field. On Monday, Bell responded to an Instgram post that poked fun at him over his impending four-game suspension. “I’m not going to miss games, trust me,” he said, per Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn: An Instant WWE Classic Writes a Classic Ending

With the beginning of a new era, a final chapter is written. Has there been a better story told than the one of Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn? Finally the battle has ended. There are times when you look at matches and say they are instant classics. This one lived up to that kind of respect at WWE Battleground. The former NXT greats put on a show that made us all remember the great feuds...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
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An Improved KATOH Top-100 List

Back in January, I made some tweaks to my KATOH projection system, and have been using that updated model for the past several months. That model was unquestionably better than the previous versions, but it left me unsatisfied. While it addressed many of the flaws from previous iterations, there was still a lot of information it wasn’t taking into account. I’ve been plugging...
Via Fangraphs
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Top storyline for each NFL team heading into training camp

NFL training camp is upon us. Finally. As we move on from what seemed like a long offseason, it’s like spring has bloomed once again around the football world. All 32 teams start camp on a level playing field. No one is going to be crowned Super Bowl champion in the summer. With this comes a certain level of hope from previously downtrodden franchises. Can Hue Jackson bring more...
Via Sportsnaut
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Rate the local MLB announcers, 2016 version – an introduction

So, we’re doing this again after two seasons. Earlier this year, we tackled the NHL and NBA, and now, we’re asking you to rate each team’s MLB TV announcers, just like we did back in April of 2014. There are few things that baseball fans agree on. And throughout this series of rating the local TV announcers, we’re probably going to have quite a bit of divergent opinions....
Via Awful Announcing
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Andre the Giant drank six bottles of wine before match?

In addition to being one of the most well-known professional wrestlers of all-time, Andre the Giant was also a legend when it came to consuming alcohol. There are countless stories about the 550-pounder drinking more than 100 beers in a sitting in hotel lobbies, but apparently he liked to catch a good buzz before getting into the ring, too. In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Eight MLB veterans that need to be traded before deadline

The baseball calendar has many benchmark dates: Opening Day, the All-Star break, and the start of the postseason. But it’s the trade deadline where the directions of so many teams are clearly defined. Those with aspirations for the playoffs can use a player with experience to assist in the push for October. Here are eight who are able to achieve that. 8. Melky Cabrera (Chicago...
Via The Sports Daily
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The Wind Up: Tyler Skaggs Returns

We’re not going to talk about Chris Sale, because come on. We’re not going to talk about Ken Griffey, Jr., even though I could write for hours on end about how much he meant to me growing up. There’s plenty out there on both. Instead, we remember Tyler Skaggs, right? Well, he pitches for the Los Angeles Angels organization, and if you haven’t noticed, virtually nobody is...
Via The Sports Post
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

TSS Top 50: No. 26 Boise State Broncos

Boise State Broncos 2015 Record: 9-4 overall (defeated Northern Illinois 55-7 in the Poinsetta Bowl) 1 Burning Question: How will two new coordinators fare in their first season? High national expectations are as routine at Boise State as the fast food guy screwing up your order. Big changes, though, are a constant for non-Power 5 teams who have consistent success. Rare is it...
Via The Student Section
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

CFB Playoff to Thank for Incredible Non-conference Matchups

Long gone are the days where college football teams fill their non-conference schedule with teams from the football championship subdivision, in what eventually turns into a payday for the lower-level teams and a victory for the powerhouses. In the new era of the College Football Playoff, which has put an emphasis on strength of schedule, teams are scheduling premier non-conference...
Via The Sports Post
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cristiano Ronaldo spars with Conor McGregor in gym

Cristiano Ronaldo, fresh off Portugal’s Euro 2016 win, is a pretty popular guy right now. In fact, he’s viewed as the best footballer in the world by many. He recently hung out and sparred with a guy who, for awhile, was pretty popular himself, until he got knocked out by Nate Diaz. Ronaldo visited McGregor’s Straight Blast Gym in Dublin, Ireland Sunday, and that’s when...
Via The Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aldon Smith posts video under a pseudonym of a blunt on Periscope

Oakland Raiders linebacker Aldon Smith is still currently serving a one-year suspension for violating the NFL’s policy on substance abuse, so he should probably be laying low right now. However, it seems that he’s doing quite the opposite. Smith has been posting videos on Periscope using an account named “ravenga,” under the name “Ricky.” As of Sunday morning, he had...
Via The Sports Daily
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa football player held at gunpoint by police while playing Pokemon Go

Iowa defensive lineman Faith Ekakitie was minding his own business while walking around in search of Pokemon in popular GPS-gaming app, Pokemon Go, when he had the scare of a lifetime. Police held Ekakitie at gun point as the officers searched him in what turned out to be a case of mistaken identity. Ekakitie shared his terrifying experience with a Facebook post, in which he puts...
Via The Comeback
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cam Newton get blocked by a girl playing volleyball

Cam Newton is many things, but a good volleyball player he is not. The Carolina Panthers quarterback found this out the hard way during the week when he was blocked by a girl. Don’t believe it? See for yourself. Cam go home you can't play volleyball you just got blocked by a girl! @lg.rugby13 Haha jk Real talk what an amazing night playing volleyball with the Carolina...
Via Sportsnaut
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza honors 9/11 victims during Hall of Fame speech

Mike Piazza became emotional several times during his Hall of Fame induction speech on Sunday. One such time was when the subject of Sept. 11 came up. Piazza got choked up remembering the day itself and remembering those who lost their lives. An emotional Mike Piazza talks about 9/11 pic.twitter.com/sd1ZdHItxu — SportsBlogNewYork (@SportBlogNYC) July 24, 2016 Obviously the...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

We crashed Summer League in Las Vegas to try and get to know some of our favorite NBA personalities a little better. We asked the tough questions and made people make choices about the things they love. On this edition of One Gotta Go, it's all about iconic video games between Call of Duty, FIFA, Madden and NBA 2K. Justise Winslow says he's got plenty of basketball in his life...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss
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