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Video: This is why you wear a cup

It isn’t baseball, but I am not sure I understand how anyone could take a chance not wearing one. I once saw a kid in high school playing shortstop and take a grounder to the groin. He needed a lot of help getting off the field. Check out New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson. The cup breaks, it still hurts, but he can still have kids H/T GlobalPost
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

The Tin Man

TVF readers. I know many of you probably recall my post from last fall, So…I’m Going To Be A Dad. For those who don’t, my wife and I found out at our 20 week ultrasound that our son would be born with a very rare and serious heart defect. It was initially devastating, days seemed to drag as the news was replayed over and over in my mind. Knowing that we needed to turn around...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Doug Gottlieb might be interested in Kansas State

When Frank Martin left Kansas State, it left the obvious vacancy of a program that was resurrected first under Bobby Huggins, and continued by Martin himself. But now the question is who can continue to keep it going at the level they have grown accustom to in Manhattan. ESPN personality Doug Gottlieb believes that the program has reached elite level and there are rumors that he...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB 2012 Preview: The Philadelphia Phillies

The Philadelphia Phillies come into 2012 with the same insane advantage they came into 2011 with, that being three of the top ten pitchers in the world sit in their starting rotation. Last year Placido Polanco suddenly got real old, Chase Utley missed a lot time and wasn’t the MVP like player he’s been in the past when he did play, Ryan Howard continued his decline, Raul Ibanez...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Wizards’ Chris Singleton has MegaMillions mania

I’ve always wondered how professional athletes blow through money at an alarming pace. Sure, you can point toward the big ticket items that litter their castles, and later are thrown up for auction to help pay off creditors. However, it’s the small things that usually get them. For example, Allen Iverson purchased new clothes in each city he traveled to, rather than pack a suit...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

The Odds-On Favorite: Wrestlemania 28 Betting Strategies and Match Preview

Yes, you read that title right.  You can bet on Wrestlemania.  A “sport” whose outcomes are openly predetermined is available for betting at any number of online sportsbooks.  For the purposes of this post, we’ll be sticking with the odds from Bovada.lv (formerly Bodog), a website that will take action on any match with no limit to your betting.  Other sites are offering...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

A female member at Augusta?

We are very near one of the greatest weekends of the year, as we approach the the start of the Masters at Augusta National. The focus will be on Tiger Woods, once again, but what would be a Masters tournament without a little controversy of their secretive membership bylaws? Controversy may not be the right word, but what is in question is whether or not they have or will extend...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Yanks might have really blown it with trade for Pineda

There was a divide with New York Yankees fans earlier in the year when it was announced that stud hitting prospect Jesus Montero was being traded to the Mariners for Michael Pineda. While Pineda was 5th in the Rookie of the Year voting in 2011, his end of the season was less than stellar, while the call up of Montero went swimmingly well. He showed Yankee fans his quick bat speed...
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March 30, 2012  |  Discuss
BUCKEYE PRIDE

Ohio State now has its own Final Four anthem

The Ohio State Buckeyes are the first of the Final Four participants to have an anthem released in their honor. Eh, maybe this should be the last one we see. Please?
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Beckett on Schilling: “is he one of our pitchers?”

Yesterday afternoon, Curt Schilling, the former Boston Red Sox pitcher who helped the organization to win two World Series gave his ever so surprising opinion on WEEI’s Mut & Merloni show on how he believes things are going with new manager Bobby Valentine. He stated that he didn’t believe it was going well, and that Valentine pretty much wasn’t the right guy for the clubhouse...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Happy Hour – WrestleMania XXVIII Predictions

What a Saturday-Monday coming up. Starts with the Final Four Saturday Night (Kentucky and Ohio State are going to win), the Championship Game Monday Night (Kentucky wins it all), and sandwiched between them is WrestleMania XXVIII. WrestleMania is still the one wrestling pay per view that can bring in the non-fans and it is expected that with Rock wrestling at WM for the first time...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Hurricanes searching Coral Gables for lineman

This sure doesn’t sound like the U that I have grown to watch over the last 30 years of my life (more like 25). The University of Miami is looking to land a few fine men from their campus that want to play football. You have to be 6’1″ tall and weigh at least 230lbs and be a Hurricane student, obviously. When this first ended up in the inbox, I thought it had to be a joke...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Here are the UK and UofL fans that fought at the dialysis center

Here is the local TV news coverage of the rival Kentucky and Louisville fans that got into a fight over their beloved Wildcats and Cardinals that play one another this weekend in the Final Four. They are EXACTLY how I pictured them. Men, bordering on death, fighting about college basketball. Gotta love it. H/T WKYT
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

A Blogger gets re-hired

So… I got a job. No, really. I’m sure you’re all as shocked as I was.  When I first announced the news on Facebook nearly six weeks ago, my friends took the opportunity to both congratulate and rip me all at once.  Among the many congratulations received, I was asked which lucky Burger King would be receiving my services, whether or not I was legally allowed to write “Gentleman...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Herm Edwards says the Saints are mocking the Rooney Rule

Last week, it was announced that the Saints Head Coach, Sean Payton, would be suspended for all of the 2012 season due to his part in Bountygate (for lack of a better term). Then, earlier this week, news broke that Payton himself had reached out to Bill Parcells to fill the head coaching position in New Orleans for this year. However, before the Saints can fill this position, they...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 MLB Preview: New York Yankees

We have finally reached the point in our previews that you can start caring again about the first pitch of the 2012 MLB season. The New York Yankees preview has finally arrived. For the 100th year in a row, give or take a few seasons here or there, the Yankees have put themselves in position to compete for the World Series. Derek Jeter is back for this 17th season with the ballclub...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Kansas Jayhawks vs the Ohio State Buckeyes primer

We are getting ready for this weekends Final Four, and the game that is getting ignored because of a void of hatred and rivalry may be the more enjoyable game to watch. We asked Fetch9 from Rock Chalk Talk to get us ready for the game with a preview One of the two games at this year’s final four will feature bitter in state rivals, most of whose fans derive much of their self worth...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Coughlin: “New Yorkers know who won the Super Bowl.”

While the New York Jets are busy winning headlines and the back pages in New York, the New York Giants are busy waiting for their Super Bowl 46 Championship rings. Head coach Tom Coughlin isn’t worried about all the attention the Jets have received with the Tim Tebow circus. “You know who the world champions are,” Coughlin said, breaking into a wide smile. “Whether we...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

The Kentucky Wildcats cannot beat a pro team

For the past couple of weeks, we have had different people give their opinion on just how good the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team is. They are wonderfully talented, and seem to be in control of their own destiny heading into the Final Four this Saturday after only losing 2 games this season. Anthony Davis seems to be the surefire #1 pick in this years draft, while Michael Kidd...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

It’s hell getting old

Yesterday I turned 31 years old.  For me, personally, this means nothing.  It’s just another day on the calendar.  At the same time, the anniversary of my birth brings to mind a myriad of thoughts and emotions that are overwhelming.  I’m reminded that my father will have been on this earth 60 years in one week’s time.  I’ve seen stories in my local paper that tell me...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Illinois settles for John Groce to lead basketball program

The Illinois Fighting Illini have finally found their man, and they are bringing some MACtion to B1G basketball. John Groce, who has coached Ohio University the last 4 seasons, is expected to be officially announced at a press conference later today as the new head coach of Illinois basketball. Jeff Goodman of CBS Sports originally tweeted the news late last night, after days of...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

NFLPA may be shooting itself in the foot

As the case involving the Redskins and Cowboys salary cap goes on, it is becoming very apparent that the league office sought to engage in collusion, and that the NFLPA allowed them to do so.  In short, the NFLPA is willing to overlook any collusion that may have taken place in return for an increase in the salary cap.  As Pro Football Talk points out, however, that may not be...
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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss
NOT SO FAST

Reebok told to stop selling Tebow Jets jerseys

Reebok was sued by Nike for selling Tim Tebow Jets jerseys, and it looks like Nike has won for now.

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March 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Buck-I-Guy survives run-in with a turkey

Ya know you have seen him watching the Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday’s for the last 30+ years, and you have probably thought to yourself that he is just another annoying OSU fan.  But Buck-I-Guy, as he is known in Columbus, is just a retired fireman who just loves his team.  John Chubb, he has a real name, is the man under the big hat.  He claims that he is lucky to be alive...
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March 28, 2012  |  Discuss

David Robinson’s son headed to Notre Dame

He isn’t heading to college to play basketball like his NBA legend father, but Corey Robinson is a 3-star wide receiver in high school and has decided on where he will play on Saturday’s, and it isn’t for his father’s alma mater.  The offspring of one of the greatest players in the history of the NBA is headed to Notre Dame, a natural rival of Navy, where David Robinson...
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March 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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