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Mini Yu Darvish shows up at Rangers camp

Around Halloween last eyar, we were introduced to young child that was dressed up as Lil’ Ron Washington. This year at Spring Training, Yu Darvish is the hot attraction for the Texas Rangers. We already have a copy-cat of miniature version of the teams manager, but in the form of the newest member of the organization. Darvish the Japaneses picture that the Rangers posted $51.7...
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February 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Bobby Valentine bans beer in the clubhouse

Last year, the Boston Red Sox collapse was quite historic. The stories behind the disruptive behavior in the clubhouse have become legendary. The starting pitchers were rumored to be drinking beer on many occasions, as well as other teammates. This isn’t shocking to others that have played in the Majors, but the organization, especially new manager Bobby Valentine, can’t let...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss
THAT'S LOW

Video: Monroe steals Wall's dunk attempt

When the Detroit Pistons were at their best in the Eastern Conference a few years, they brought something to the All-Star game that usually didn’t exist.  Defense.  It was the trademark of the Ben Wallace led teams.  In fact, when the Eastern Conference was trailing by 21pts a few years ago, Rip Hamilton, Chauncey Billups, Big Ben and Rasheed went onto the court at the same...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Grady Sizemore will once again miss time

Another season, another delay in the return of old Grady Sizemore.  Once considered a rising star in the league, Sizemore has become more known for his injuries and internet exploits.  Once again, the Indians centerfielder will miss time and is unlikely to be ready for opening day following a back injury suffered 3 weeks ago. Sizemore has not played more than 106 games in a season...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Steffon Diggs has offensive Tweet about Jeremy Lin

A couple of weeks ago, Steffon Diggs was the lone remaining blue chip recruit that had yet to choose where he was going to be playing college football.  Ohio State University may be breathing a slight sigh of relief that Diggs chose Maryland after he composed a very discouraging and offensive tweet in regards to Jeremy Lin that was first reported by Larry Brown Sports This is just...
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February 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Rasheed Wallace to the Lakers

Rasheed Wallace retired from basketball 2 years ago following the Boston Celtics loss to the Los Angeles Lakers. Now, it looks like Sheed is ready to join forces with Kobe. The report comes from A. Sherrod Blakely of NECN.com: His return to action has been rumored for weeks, fueled by a decent showing at Pro-Am tournament in North Carolina this summer. It only became heightened by...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Mets not out of their self-made Madoff hole quite yet

For all you Mets fans out there, I’ve got some bad news for you.  Not only does your team continue to play terrible, terrible baseball, and make terrible, terrible personnel moves, but the Mets organization might be forced to repay some $400M to investors who lost everything with Bernie Madoff’s ponzie scheme. US District Judge Jed Rakoff (What a fantastic name, by the way....
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Nets still working on deal for Dwight Howard

You cannot blame Billy King for being obsessive about this trade. After all, everyone knows that the New Jersey Nets will be unable to land Dwight Howard in free agency next summer, so their best shot is to trade for him now and lock him up long term, then they can turn their attention towards a new deal with PG Deron Williams. It is rumored that King has not only a 3-team deal...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB Preview 2012: Seattle Mariners

Heading into 2011, Mariners fans had tempered expectations. They won just 61 games in 2010, and most expected similar results in 2011. In that regards, the Mariners didn’t disappoint, winning just 67 games. The biggest issue in Seattle was the league’s worst offense, for the second year in a row. The pitching was solid and is also a strength of the farm system. Knowing these...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Shoe fanatics + Floridians = riot gear

The NBA All-Star game is in Orlando, FL this weekend, and Nike thought it would be a great time to launch their newest shoe, the Foamposite One. Oh, and they released it late at night, when people are completely sane. As one could expect, it was a recipe for chaos at the Florida Mall. Police were called in with riot gear to calm the crowds, as they literally swarmed to the Foot...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow tackles Hollywood

Earlier this month, Tim Tebow was asked about a future in politics. He responded by saying he wouldn’t rule that out for the future. However, before Timmy tackles Washington, D.C., he seems to have his sights set on conquering Hollywood. According to the Hollywood reporter, Tebow, a bit of a culture crusader, has signed with talent agency William Morris Endeavor. It’s been widely...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Jim Harbaugh . . . the next Bob Knight?

All of us have probably taken advantage of a family member’s connections in some fashion. Maybe you got a discount on an oil change or someone did your taxes for free. Those perks are nice once in awhile. Michigan Man Jim Harbaugh did just that earlier this week. Only, his familial connections are a little more privelaged than what you and I have (I’m guessing). On Wednesday...
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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss
CAUTIOUS OPTIMISM

Crosby getting closer to playing?

The Penguins star hasn't appeared in a game since Dec. 5 and has only strapped on the skates for 8 games this season, but the news that he had his first extended skate in a long time Thursday is encouraging.

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February 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan still flapping gums, just not making guarantees

It would seem that Rex Ryan is seeing the err of his ways, but that really isn’t the case. Ya see, at this time last year, the New York Jets head coach took to the podium at the NFL Scouting Combine and guaranteed that the Jets would win the Super Bowl. Now, the guarantee in itself shouldn’t be knocked. After all, who doesn’t want to see confidence from their coach or players...
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February 24, 2012  |  2 Comments

Happy Hour – Checking in on the NHL

After recapping the NBA last week and college basketball the week prior, it is time to recap the….. who the hell am I kidding, today is my birthday, I don’t feel like writing anything and you all just want to look at boobs and ass anyway. Happy Birthday to me!!!!!!!!!!!! College Basketball – Top 25 #4 Duke (23-4, 10-2) at #16 Florida State (19-7, 10-2), ESPN, 7:00 PM ET...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Tebowmania meets Linsanity

It wasn’t a matter of if, but when. Tim Tebow was the center of the sports world the last 8 or 9 weeks for the NFL season. He was at the helm of the Denver Broncos, as they chased down a playoff spot and won their divisional playoff game in dramatic fashion. And like Tebow, Jeremy Lin has captured the imagination of New York Knicks fans, and others around the NBA with his...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Ryan Braun wins PED appeal with MLB

Very simply, Ryan Braun won his appeal with MLB and an arbitrator today, after testing positive for a banned substance at the end of the 2011 season.  He was facing a 50-game suspension and a lifelong stigma as a cheater, but with the exoneration, he is cleared of all wrongdoing. This news likely paves the way for the Brewers to return to the top of the NL Central in 2012.  More...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Linsanity strikes again

Got $30k to blow?  Might as well take a look at this eBay auction for a Jeremy Lin autographed rookie card with a swatch from a game-worn jersey embedded in it. This happens every time there is some major story in sports.  Some entrepreneur decides to cash in on their good fortune, selling whatever cards, photos, and memorabilia they have available at top dollar.  In fairness...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

When all else fails, don’t be that guy

It’s been a while since we took a look at the guys you do not want to be. Too long, actually. Let’s fix that, shall we? Really? Our first That Guy is actually three people. First and foremost, don’t be the kid miming masturbation at a basketball game. I can’t even really tell if he’s faux jacking off or faux blowing some dude. It’s disturbing either way. Second, don’t...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Florida State RB James Wilder arrested on felony charges

Florida State Seminole sophomore running back James Wilder, JR was bonded out of Leon County jail yesterday morning following an arrest for felony battery and resisting arrest charges.  He was immediately suspended from the team. The suspension is not a surprise due to the charges.  It is Florida State policy to suspend football players who have been charged with a felony until...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss
PRESIDENTIAL INK

Marlon Byrd has a unique tattoo

The tattoo on Chicago Cubs outfielder Marlon Byrd's right arm contains an entire section from Theodore Roosevelt's famous speech, "Man in the Arena."

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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Washington tongue-wagging produces something positive, for once

In what has to be one of the strangest goals ever scored, the Washington Capitals’ Matthieu Perreault got credit for scoring a goal last night in a loss against the Ottawa Senators… when a puck bounced off his face and into the net.  More specifically, it hit him in the tongue, which he happened to be sticking out of his mouth as the puck whipped past. Perreault’s post-game...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

MLB Preview 2012: The Minnesota Twins

Just about a year ago, I extolled the joys of Target Field and pointed out that the Minnesota Twins finish to 2010 was better than expected. 2011 was going to be a different year. When I said different, I didn’t mean a 63-99 season. Last year was bad, just all around bad. It started out bad in spring training when Joe Mauer didn’t catch a game until mid-March, and then went downhill...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Urban Meyer’s lecture at the 2012 Ohio High School Coaches Clinic

Via Smart Football, here’s Meyer’s hour long lecture at the OHSFCA clinic.  Yes, it’s an hour long, but check out at least the first ten or so minutes.  There’s a great Earle Bruce story, and the way Meyer rattles off his accomplishments at Florida really drives home how insanely successful he was in a short period of time there.  Just awesome stuff for the football junkie.
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Matt Kemp wants to be 50/50

Talk about calling your shot. Matt Kemp, the centerfielder of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and runner-up in the NL MVP voting for 2011, wants to make sure that if he is awarded the honor this year, he wants to do it in style. Kemp was only a HR short of becoming the 5th player ever to join the 40-40 club. He finished last years campaign with 39 home runs and 40 SB. He would have...
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February 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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