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Resurrecting the Four Tops in San Diego

I don’t want to give the impression that I like what the Padres are doing from a baseball standpoint but the PR of it is pretty nice for San Diego baseball fans who are only looking at star power. Still, it’s been a while since the Padres had any star power at all at the […]Continue reading...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods As Bridesmaids, Part I

So, I got to thinking more about the Tiger Woods-Jack Nicklaus comparisons after last weeks post and despite the Greg Norman tease I think this makes a better read. Even most casual golf fans know Woods has dedicated his life to surpassing the record 18 professional Majors won by Nicklaus. Not as many know that […]Continue reading...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The First Week Of Bowl Season, 2014

It’s the most wonderful time, it’s the hap-happiest time, it’s the most bowliest time of the year! I’m going to have a post each Monday for the next 3 weeks, breaking down the bowl games with my much vaunted expertise at picking college football games. My picks are in relation to the spread, not necessarily […]Continue reading...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 12/14/2014

College football’s regular season is over and we’ve got a reigning Heisman Trophy winner for 2014. Marcus Mariota basically pulled off the single-player equivalent of a team going wire-to-wire #1. We’ve still got doubters out there who feel like he’s a system product but that’s sort of irrelevant right now. Bowl Season is starting and […]Continue reading...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

THE 2014 HEISMANIC NATIONAL VIRTUAL TROPHY AWARD

Here it is, the second annual Heismanic National Virtual Trophy Award© presentation! It took me a long time and a lot of hours of watching a lot of terrible football and some great football but I’ve finally come to my conclusion. First, though, let me point out that if I were somehow raising money through […]Continue reading...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Future of the PGA Tour in a Post Tiger World

Eldrick Tont Woods made his vaunted return to (sort of) competitive golf at the Hero World Challenge last week and as you likely heard it didn’t go well finishing dead last in a truncated 18 man field. The picture above is somewhat misleading as by all accounts he didn’t hit the ball that poorly. (I […]Continue reading...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

THE WIND DOWN, 12/10/2014

Hey, baby, how you feeling after a long day of Xmas shoppings and work and whatever socializin’ you’re doing’? Feeling pent up? Feeling all wired out? Why don’t you come on over here and wind down with some hot fresh links that will get your dogs to stop barking, I guarantee it. We’ll just pretend […]Continue reading...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester and the danger of Cubs fan expectations

If you follow any Cubs fans or writers you may have the impression this morning that they won the 2015 World Series last night. They made what looks like a great free agent signing, giving Jon Lester $155M for 6 years and not losing a draft pick in the process. For a team with the […]Continue reading...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Johnson hopes the Lakers lose every game

For whatever reason, I’m not seeing any attribution as far as who Magic was talking to or what event he was at but it seems like a Newsday reporter got this great quote from Magic Johnson today: “I hope the Lakers lose every game, because if you’re going to lose, lose.” I’m sure this will […]Continue reading...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

One sad trade rumor from MLB

Source: The Rangers have expressed strong interest in the Nats starters. Nats asked for 2B Rougned Odor. Rangers said they won't trade him. — Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) December 9, 2014 Baseball fans deserve better than this. Doug Fister being traded for Rougned Odor is something that shouldn’t be an IRL possibility but it is and […]Continue reading...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

THE WIND DOWN, 12/7/14

The college football regular season is effectively over (technically there is one more game. Go Middies.) I’ll get to the final rankings some time this week. I want to put some more thought into it than I normally bother with because, hey, there’s time to do some thinking. My gut reaction is that the right […]Continue reading...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

College Football Championship Week: All of the footballs are in the air for gamblin’ and a watchin’

The end of the CFB season is always a little bittersweet. I like the pageantry of awards and trophy giving and bowl games and all that **** but having only NFL games to watch is sort of an empty feeling. This week’s games are all on TV so you can finally get that long-awaited look […]Continue reading...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

THE WIND DOWN, 12/4/2014

I made it. Here we are on day 5, so I actually did go through this whole week the way I meant to. One link dump per day. I can’t make this too long but I think these are some decent things to look into. Maybe look past what I’m posting here. Learn some things […]Continue reading...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

HEISMANIC Week 15, 2015

This is going to be a fairly short post because I’m at work and there isn’t a lot of season left for me to make up my mind. So the list is culled a bit. What is at stake here is nothing less than the second annual THE HEISMANIC NATIONAL VIRTUAL TROPHY AWARD and probably […]Continue reading...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Silly Season, the Fifth Major, and Other Observations: A Notes Column!

Since we last met pre-Thanksgiving I had the idea that since golf is mostly on ice this time of year what better post than looking back at the rise and fall of golf’s Silly Season. A quick Google search found that I was not so clever as that has been written ad nauseam over the […]Continue reading...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

THE WIND DOWN, 12/3/2014

I thought about not doing this tonight. I feel asleep once already. I woke up and am going ahead with it. I also had a plan to be brief. Then I opened up a bunch of tabs. Some of these might be repeats but if you didn’t read them the first time you won’t know […]Continue reading...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The College Football Playoff Rankings Review, Week 15, 2014: What do we know and when do we know it

Here it is, the penultimate rankings before the first playoffs. For the stupid, that means next week is the final rankings before the playoffs. It’s all over now except for the complaining and that never has to end. For instance, Miami got jobbed in 2000 and there’s no way FSU should have gotten the chance […]Continue reading...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

THE WIND DOWN, 12/2/2014

This will be the shortest batch of links I’ve ever thrown out there. I wavered between just putting up a CFB playoff rankings post now and letting that stand as a link dump. Clearly the devil won this argument because here are several things that aren’t college football. Good night and good morning. Get in […]Continue reading...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Kiffichigan: Done Deal

There is a large pyre being erected right now in Ann Arbor and Brady Hoke is being melted down for fuel to dig up enough gold to pay for the red hot coaching commodity on college football: Alabama’s offensive coordinator. After producing much talk of burgers, such as the 55-burger last week against Auburn or […]Continue reading...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Drowning in a sea of detritus: adidas announces the 2015 NBA All-Star uniforms!

For the past week I’ve been walking and driving around thinking about what a mountain of junk we’ve made for ourselves in this country (and the world over, to a lesser extent.) All the stuff, all the cookie cutter stores, all the suburbs and exurbs and “revitalized urban” hubs, all the crappy clothes, all the […]Continue reading...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, 12/1/2014

I thought about doing nothing but sports rumors and coaching rumors and Brady Hoke theories in this space tonight but I don’t have the stomach for it all. Jon Lester will end up back in Boston and Brady Hoke is sure to be reaffirmed as the coach of Michigan tomorrow. Good night and good morning. […]Continue reading...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

THE WIND DOWN, 11/30/2014

Welcome to December and a happy rent day to you. I don’t know how many renter/commenters we have here, come to think of it. I’ll see if I can actually make it through all five days with at least this post every day. I’ve got a whole bunch of links I think you might have […]Continue reading...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gamblin & Watchin': All the football on TV for 11/29/14

It’s rivalry weekend and beloved SMU, Colorado State, and Marshall all already played (and all lost) so the footballs that we can all feel bad about are mostly over with. ‘Tis a shame and I hope you made some money on those games this year. Now, what we’re really here to talk about is holiday […]Continue reading...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Have a gambleriffic Turkey Day! What to watch, Thanksgiving 2014

This is the kind of post that would have featured ladies in bikinis in years past because it’s just a TV listing with odds listed and I’m advising you on how I would bet. I don’t really do the whole ladies in bikinis posts because if I’m looking for that I’m looking for porn and […]Continue reading...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Wind Down, Thanksgiving 2014

Sigh. Let’s see if I can drive away some more readers? Opinions are like assholes: they tear easily and are both a gateway to disease and an exit-point for all the toxicity that has built up in your body. I’m opinionated and given to hyperbole and emotional arguments but we’re all a bunch of navel-gazing […]Continue reading...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss
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