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Buffalo Bills honor passing of Ralph Wilson by leaving one light on at stadium (photo)

One light remains on at The Ralph. #RIPRalphWilson pic.twitter.com/NmAiIUdP7n — Michael Necci (@manecci) March 26, 2014 Longtime Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson passed away at his home on Tuesday at the age of 95 with his wife and daughters by his side. Wilson, elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2009, one of […] The post Buffalo Bills honor passing of Ralph Wilson by...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Willie Randolph on Joe Girardi the first brilliant videobomb of MLB season (video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Granted, save for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks, most teams are still in spring training mode, but New York Yankees bench coach Willie Randolph is in midseason videobomb form already thanks to the bravado demonstration of videobombing prowess he exhibited behind Joe Girardi during a 5th inning […] The post Willie Randolph...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

49ers GM says he wants Colin Kaepernick signed to a new deal before training camp

A day after head coach Jim Harbaugh said that signing quarterback Colin Kaepernick to an extension was a “high priority” for the San Francisco 49ers, general manager Trent Baalke said Tuesday the organization would like to put pen to paper and get the deal done before the start of training camp rolls around in late […] The post 49ers GM says he wants Colin Kaepernick signed...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Dwight Howard gets to play astronaut at NASA’s space center in Houston (videos)

Coming off a win over the Charlotte Bobcats on Monday, the Houston Rockets don’t have another game scheduled until Thursday, so Dwight Howard took advantage of the free time to pay a visit to the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston where he was given a behind-the-scenes tour. While there, Howard got to play […] The post Dwight Howard gets to play astronaut at NASA’s space...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Courtside fan holds ball hostage to get photo of Blake Griffin

A woman seated courtside at Staples Center during Monday’s tilt between the Los Angeles Clippers and Milwaukee Bucks took advantage of the good fortune of the game ball landing in her lap to get an up-close photo of Blake Griffin. With the second quarter winding down and the Bucks committing a turnover, Griffin attempted to […] The post Woman seated courtside holds ball hostage...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

NBC reportedly traded Michelle Beadle to ESPN for Ryder Cup coverage

  In what turned out to be one of the worst moves in sports media history, Michelle Beadle left ESPN to join NBC. To say things did not work out would be an understatement. It was a flat-out disaster. With a disgruntled employee doing little to nothing for the network, reports now are surfacing that […] The post NBC reportedly traded Michelle Beadle to ESPN for Ryder Cup coverage...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Good to know: Urban Meyer says Tim Tebow still ‘hoping’ for another shot in NFL

During a lengthy interview with CBS Sports’ Jeremy Fowler, Ohio State Buckeyes head football coach Urban Meyer weighed in on the future of one of his star pupils back from is Florida Gators days: Tim Tebow. Despite not one single team expressing any serious interest in availing themselves of the services of the quarterback since […] The post Good to know: Urban Meyer says Tim...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Ghost baby? Jeff Ayres, Tim Duncan recall staying in Bay Area ‘haunted’ hotel

Zoinks! Last week, the San Antonio Spurs were on the road and in the Bay Area to face the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. The team booked some rooms at the Claremont Resort in Berkeley, Calif. At least two members of the Spurs — Jeff Ayres and Tim Duncan, claim to have experienced some spooky […] The post Ghost baby? Jeff Ayres, Tim Duncan recall staying in Bay Area ‘haunted’...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Best news ever: Ozzie Guillen set to join ESPN’s ‘Baseball Tonight’ crew

In news that should be thrilling to baseball fans but fill ESPN producers with a profound sense of dread, it has been announced that Ozzie Guillen will be joining the network and is slated to appear on “Baseball Tonight.” Guillen, the longtime manager of the Chicago White Sox who last coached the Miami Marlins in […] The post Best news ever: Ozzie Guillen set to join ESPN...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan has plans for his Mark Sanchez tattoo

As if any reason whatsoever is needed to prove why it is a bad idea for an NFL head coach to get a tattoo of his team’s modestly successful, much-maligned and under-performing quarterback, here’s another one: Having to explain what he intends to do about it when the quarterback is released by the team. New […] The post Rex Ryan on infamous Mark Sanchez tattoo: ‘I may alter...
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March 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez to use ‘Let it Go’ from ‘Frozen’ as at-bat music

Pittsburgh Pirates backup catcher Tony Sanchez has picked one of the more peculiar songs in recent memory as one of the songs he will use when he steps to the plate this season” “Let it Go,” the Oscar winner for “Best Original Song” from the Disney smash, “Frozen.” He’s one with the wind and sky, […] The post Pirates catcher Tony Sanchez to use ‘Let it Go’ from...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly’s daughter posts heartbreaking photos as word comes of cancer’s return (pics)

Multiple outlets are reporting that Hall of Famer Jim Kelly’s oral cancer has returned. Originally diagnosed last June, the cancer, which caused Kelly to have part of his jaw and teeth removed in the original surgery, is back, prompting the need for more surgery, tentatively scheduled for Thursday at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. According […] The post Jim Kelly’s daughter...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bobby Knight on the NBA: ‘They’ve raped college basketball in my opinion’

It’s not at all uncommon for Bobby Knight to make controversial statements, sure to offend or at least provoke the ire of those who do not agree with him. The coaching legend’s latest comments lambasting the NBA for the part the league has played in ruining college basketball in his opinion are sure to cause […] The post Bobby Knight on the NBA: ‘They’ve raped college basketball...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Belichick has great quote about missing coaches photo

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick affirmed his curmudgeonly and contrarian attitude towards pretty much everything by skipping out on appearing in the NFL head coach group photo during the NFL Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla. Worth noting: Belichick — by his own choice — is not a member of the coaches’ association, presumably […] The post Bill Belichick on skipping...
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March 25, 2014  |  1 Comment

Vincent Lecavalier hits both posts, crossbar on shot, doesn’t score (video/GIF)

Philadelphia Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier was on the receiving end of some unbelievably bad luck the second period of Monday’s game against the Los Angeles Kings. Lecavalier seemed to do everything right on a point-blank, wide-open shot following a sweet feed from teammate Brayden Schenn, but things did not go as expected. With the Flyers […] The post Vincent Lecavalier hits...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Of course there’s a Chucky doll in Jon Gruden’s QB camp office (pics/video)

For a few years now, ESPN NFL analyst Jon Gruden holds a quarterback camp where the former head coach breaks down film and hangs out with up-and-coming QB prospects about to be selected in NFL Draft. Entering its fifth season, Gruden’s QB camp will include appearances by Johnny Manziel, A.J. McCarron and Teddy Bridgewater, the […] The post Of course there’s a Chucky doll in...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman has huge row of surgical staples spanning top of head (photo)

Cincinnati Reds closer Ardolis Chapman amazingly will experience no long-term effects as a consequence of being drilled in the head with a line-drive off the bat of Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez in a spring training game earlier this week. Chapman did, however, have to undergo surgery on Thursday where a metal plate was […] The post Ardolis Chapman has huge row of surgical...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Craig Sager once again rocks the ‘NCAA Bracket’ tie because of course he did (photo)

Just like he did last year as he worked courtside during last year’s NCAA Tournament, Craig Sager once again is rocking the “NCAA Bracket” tie as he patrols the hardwood. While things get a little out of hand with the coverage of Sager’s many zany suits, shirts, ties and the way he puts them all […] The post Craig Sager once again rocks the ‘NCAA Bracket’ tie because...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk mugs on 'Entourage' set, says he's 'Jacked Central'

Earlier this week a photo popped up on the Internet showing New England Patriots teammates Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman hanging out on the set of the upcoming “Entourage” film. Thanks to TMZ, we now know that Gronk is indeed making a cameo in the movie version of the HBO series. Gronkowski reports that his […] The post Rob Gronkowski bros out with TMZ on the set of ...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

LeBron James pops in at Miami McDonald’s, buys everyone burgers (photo)

LeBron James made a quick pit stop at a Miami Beach-area McDonald’s and apparently bought everyone in the joint a burger … a Bacon Club House Burger, to be exact. Yummy. James reposted the original Instagram post uploaded by Ernie Ramos. Of course, James has been endorsing McDonald’s since all the way back to 2012 […] The post LeBron James pops in at Miami McDonald’s, buys...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Steve Smith pulled over while doing radio interview

New Baltimore Ravens wide receiver was taking part in a radio interview on ESPN Radio’s “The Dan Le Batard Show” when he was pulled over by police. The portion of the interview (gratefully transcribed below by Shutdown Corner) begins at about the 1:24 point of the above video: Smith: “Oh … see, you guys got […] The post Steve Smith on being pulled over during interview...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Jeff Green on inconsistency criticism: ‘I don’t give a (expletive)'

Boston Celtics forward went off for 39 points in the Boston Celtics’ 121-120 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday. It was the 12th time he has scored 25 points or more this season. The game before his 39-point output, he scored nine points. The game after? Green put up a measly five points. […] The post Jeff Green on inconsistency criticism: ‘I don’t give a (expletive...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: St. Joe's coach's grandson gives cute interview

Sure, the first real day of the NCAA Tournament saw a fair share of upsets, disappointments and letdowns. Teams that were favored lost, teams that some believed would go at least a little deeper in the tournament, perhaps even fouling up the bracket of a few folks. But if you ask me, the most disappointing […] The post Saddest exit of first day of tourney? St. Joe’s coach Phil...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs jacket simultaneously celebrates team’s success, futility (photo)

Some random fellow spotted at some random McDonald’s somewhere in Indiana may have a jacket that best celebrates the Chicago Cubs organization’s long-ago success and century-lasting futility. Awesome. This is the varsity jacket that Harry Caray is wearing in Heaven. When he ever catches a chill. The varsity jacket is entirely accurate: The Cubs are […] The post Chicago Cubs...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tiger Woods reportedly has a bulging disc, sports anchors everywhere terrified (videos)

Golfweek’s Jeff Rude reports that Tiger Woods has a bulging disc in his back according to a source with knowledge of the golfer’s condition. The source also stated that the nagging injury will not require surgery. While that is good news for Tiger, who has had two tournaments — Honda Classic and WGC Cadillac Championship […] The post Tiger Woods reportedly has a bulging disc...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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