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How the NBA Rules on Fouls

Just two rounds into the playoffs, there have been plenty of fouls and confrontations for the NBA to review. Just yesterday, they announced that Kendrick Perkins would not be suspended for elbowing Mikael Pietrus in the throat, despite previously saying elbows were an automatic suspension.So, I must ask, how does the NBA come to their conflicting decisions?Though some in the Tinfoil...
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May 10, 2009  |  Discuss

Cheering for the Enemy?

Each playoff series brings a playoff loser. On Saturday, my Bulls joined the ranks of the defeated. Now, I am now faced with a difficult question: For the remainder of the playoffs, should I throw my support behind the former enemy, the Celtics, or their opponent, the Magic?After a heated series, my natural response was to side with Dwight and the Magic. Like most homers, I detested...
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May 04, 2009  |  Discuss

Linton Johnson Disses, Accurately Describes KG

Kevin Garnett is an emotional guy. It physically pains him, we're told, to sit on the bench, unable to play in the Bulls-Celtics series. Still, he gets plenty of camera time. Just look at this picture:But don't let all those shots of KG on the Celtics' bench fool you. According to Chicago Bulls forward Linton Johnson, the Battle of the Benches clearly favors the Bulls...
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May 02, 2009  |  Discuss

Adventures in Online Poker

Like many of you, I became interest in playing poker by watching the pros like Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, and Daniel Negreanu during the the explosion of the professional poker and the World Series of Poker on ESPN a few years ago. My friends and I would get together on Friday nights and play for a few hours and a couple bucks, which was always pretty fun for us. A few days ago,...
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February 20, 2009  |  Discuss

Can I Get a Baseball Card Guide?

Like most Americans, fresh off of Thanksgiving, I hit the shopping mall on Black Friday. It wasn't by choice. (I was dragged there against my will, I swear). Toy stores and the like aren't my definition of fun, to be honest.Fortunately, I was able to escape into the friendly confines of a baseball card store. In my younger years, like many of you I'm sure, I was an avid...
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December 02, 2008  |  Discuss

Dear LeBron James...

Your Highness,Let me preface my comments by saying this: You're a great player. Nobody, absolutely nobody, has your combination of speed, strength, intelligence, and skill. You will be a legend of the game, which is why I'm writing you.We both know you're great. You don't have to work the cameras like you do. Just look at yourself in these pictures.After each dunk...
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November 09, 2008  |  Discuss

Linebackers: An Assembly Guide

The linebacker was created with a single purpose: play a support role for the defensive line, much like a safety provides protect for a cornerback. Of course, as with anything, the position developed into much more than that.Didja know Ray Lewis was pretty good?The most important thing to remember when thinking linebacker is assignment, assignment, assignment. Much like a safety...
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August 31, 2008  |  Discuss

8.14.08: Bringin' Home the Blogs

Every Tuesday and Thursday, I dig through the Sportopia to find the best posts to share with you, my loyal readers, like a father bringing home the bacon (or something like that). Now, I'm Bringin' Home the Blogs...Racism in Spanish sports began long before the "slant-eyed" pictures. RUMORS AND RANTS has a rundown of the incidents, ranging from one-liners to organized...
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August 14, 2008  |  Discuss

8.12.08: Bringin' Home the Blogs

Every Tuesday and Thursday, I dig through the Sports Blogtopia to find the best posts to share with you, my loyal readers, like a father bringing home the bacon (or something like that). Now, I'm Bringin' Home the Blogs...In a great piece of (realistic) Olympic fiction, evil Yao and the Chinese commies scheme to snatch America's lone chance at redemption, trapping the...
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August 12, 2008  |  Discuss

Chris Kaman is a Hair Stylist!?!!?

Of all the news that I missed over the last week, nothing was more shocking than learning that Chris Kaman is a barber. For a refresher, here are a few pictures of Chris Kaman.How does anybody turn to Chris Kaman for a haircut? Apparently, I wasn't the only one thinking along these same lines. Below is an exchange between Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News and Jason Kid...
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August 11, 2008  |  Discuss

Kobe Starts His Hog, Or Why I Should Have Kept Watching

As I mentioned before, I skipped out on the end of the United States' thrashing of China. What a stupid mistake! I missed out on the following gem from Kobe. Thankfully, Tirico Suave has my back with the video and some masterful editing.
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August 11, 2008  |  Discuss

What About that Mariners Hat?

Last Thursday, a reader named Bud wrote Hot Clicks to ask about a specific Seattle Mariners hat, pictured below. To his knowledge, a hat with this compass logo/color combination was never worn by the team. However, Bud needed some help from fellow readers to confirm his suspicion.I tried my hand at helping him out. Needless to say, three hours and (well) over 200 Google Image Search...
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August 10, 2008  |  Discuss

The "Redeem Team" Beats China: Irrational Hate, Truth, and a Five-Point Summary

I, like President Bush, was one of one billion fans who chose to watch the "Redeem Team" take on Yao Ming and his Chinese brethren. The United States won by an unknown (to me) final score. I, like President Bush, stopped watching when the game was over instead of when the game was officially over.LeBron and the U.S. steamrolled through China.There were a few thoughts -...
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August 10, 2008  |  Discuss

Gary Coleman Ejected in Baseball Debut!

Yesterday, we reported the Madison Mallards' contract offer to Gary Coleman. As it turns out, Coleman decided to accept their proposal and made his baseball debut last night. He was promptly thrown out.Here's the video:Thankfully, the ump comes through with a short joke!
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August 02, 2008  |  Discuss

Gary Coleman to Play Minor League Baseball?

The Madison Mallards, a minor league baseball team in the midsts of a playoff push, are willing to win at all costs. The Mallards, in what is being considered an unprecedented move, have offered a contract to a former star: Gary Coleman of Different Strokes fame. “As the Mallards prepare for the playoffs we feel that we need a special player to help put us over the top,” said...
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August 01, 2008  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Hates Troops, Kids With Cancer!

The Red Sox have ridded themselves of their major malcontent, Manny Ramirez, by trading him to the Dodgers. In the weeks leading up to the trade, it was obvious the relationship between club and star was deteriorating. I mean, just ask Buster Olney: it took Manny 5.7 seconds to run out a grounder; that's glacial in baseball terms!As with any nasty breakup, both sides will try...
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August 01, 2008  |  Discuss

7.31.08: Bringin' Home the Blogs

Everyday, I dig through the Sports Blogtopia to find the best posts to share with you, my loyal readers, like a father bringing home the bacon (or something like that). Now, I'm Bringin' Home the Blogs...Now on his fourth team, Kwame Brown may be fighting for his NBA career. That is, if he shows the desire to be an NBA player, writes EMPTY THE BENCH. So maybe I was presumptuous...
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July 31, 2008  |  Discuss

Olympic Opening Ceremony Is No Longer Ancient Chinese Secret

China brought out all the stops for the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics. The country's most famous director, Zhang Yimou, spent three years designing a 10,000-man production that was to encompass 5,000 years of Chinese history.The entire show was to be a grand surprise, a secret. That is, until those pesky South Koreans got involved. A video crew captured and aired images...
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July 31, 2008  |  Discuss

7.30.08: Bringin' Home the Blogs

Everyday, I dig through the Sports Blogdome to find the funniest, most informative postings to share with you, my loyal readers. Now, I'm Bringin' Home the Blogs...THE WIZARD OF ODDS has a message to the Internetz from Coach Spurrier: "Don't tell my recruits about my players' arrests." Of course, I'm just paraphrasing."See! Even he knows three of...
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July 30, 2008  |  Discuss

7.29.08: Bringin' Home the Blogs

In what will become a daily feature, I will dig through Sports Blogdome to find the funniest, most informative postings. I'm Bringin' Home the Blogs...What happens when a Syracuse football recruit doesn't give Coach Robinson a call? As TROY NUNES IS AN ABSOLUTE MAGICIAN shows, the coach leaves one hilarious phone message.Robinson is probably one of the few normal football...
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July 29, 2008  |  Discuss

White Sox Fan Beaten By Cubs Fans, Loses Eye

Disturbing news out of Chicago today: Drunken Cubs fans acted like drunken Cubs fans. That wasn't good news for the lone White Sox backer in the group:McHenry County authorities say three Chicago Cubs fans face felony battery charges after allegedly beating a Chicago White Sox fan so badly he lost his right eye.The men are accused of beating 32-year-old Robert Steele of Gurnee...
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July 29, 2008  |  Discuss

Great T-Shirt for Evil Mets Fans!

Shea Stadium is as dangerous as ever: Another fan fell off the escalator, leading to serious injuries. Man, riding on the handrails might not have been a great idea.Here at the Undrafted Free Agent, little sympathy is spared for stupidity. As such, we have created a t-shirt for like-minded Mets fans. Enjoy.FrontBack
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July 28, 2008  |  Discuss

Josh Hamilton's Not So Inspirational Story

Nine years ago, Josh Hamilton was on top of the world, becoming the top draft pick of the (then) Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Early on, he didn't disappoint, showing his immense talent in the minor leagues.Unfortunately, things didn't last. Hamilton began to struggle with injuries, and an addiction to cocaine began. In the years that followed, his life reached new lows: seven failed...
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July 24, 2008  |  Discuss

WKU Football Team Goes Door-to-Door Selling Tickets

Are you having trouble drawing fans to your football games? Do you want to create a connection with the fans while building team chemistry? Would you like to gain a better understanding of the business of college football?Well, if you are play for Western Kentucky's football team, selling tickets door-to-door is for you!Starting next week, nearly 100 WKU players and coaches will...
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July 18, 2008  |  Discuss

Papelbon and Wife Threatened By New York Fans

Who would threaten a pregnant women? If she is carrying Jonathan Papelbon's baby and is his wife, a small minority of Yankee fans would. Or, at the very least, they would create a situation that makes her feel threatened.That's what happened during MLB's All-Star parade down the New York streets. Now, we have video of some of the remarks directed at the couple.For some...
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July 17, 2008  |  Discuss
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