May 21, 2009
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Lady Forli Makes Larry King a Lot of Money, Except She Didn’t

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I’ll preface this by saying I love Larry “freaking” King.  And I enjoyed his excerpted yarn about winning $8,000 bucks at the track back in 1971.

And I was going to give him the benefit of the doubt that he did actually win at the track, even though the filly he says he bet big on never actually won a race.

Well, until it turned out the filly wasn’t alive in 1971 and Calder, the track he was supposedly at, didn’t offer trifecta wagering in 1971.

Ah, who am I kidding. This is just an excuse to show Larry King dancing.  You’re welcome.

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Mar 24, 2009
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Buy This Man a Beer

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This is Pedro Olivia, kayaker.  Soon to be known as Pedro Olivia, kayaker who jumped off 127 foot Salto Belo falls in Brazil.

I know he’s Brazilian, but this just makes me want to chant U-S-A, U-S-A.

(via con leather)

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Mar 16, 2009
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Not New, But Not Not Funny

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Don’t worry, it’s cool.  The guy who’s face is contorted like Fire Marshall Bill only suffered a broken rib.  You’re free to chuckle and guffaw at his misfortune and the other dude’s amazing confidence that he and his beer are out of harm’s way.

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Mar 10, 2009
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Not New, But Not Not Great: Photos of Drunken Athletes

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I’ve always wondered if Jimmy Johnson is a mean drunk and it’s nice to have that lingering doubt put to rest.

Unfortunately, they don’t have these archived in the Library of Congress, but the Drunk Athlete site does a pretty good job chronicling these Golden Gods.

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Mar 06, 2009
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John Elway is an Uncannily Nice Human Being, Allegedly

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According to Rick Reilly in his latest column.  Read it here.

And I only say allegedly, because I’m still mad that the Broncos shareholders swindled Homer Simpson out of his controlling interest.

How is that Elway’s fault?

This interview’s over.

Aw, the Denver Broncos!?!

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Feb 16, 2009
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Greg Counsell Gets His Due

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The Onion and the Elias Sports Bureau nail down the best player in the Steroid Era of baseball.  Personally, I would have gone with David Eckstein, but they’re the Onion, so what are you going to do second guess them?

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Feb 15, 2009
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2009 Slam Dunk Contest in a Nutshell: Dwight Howard is an Uncannily Nice Human Being

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I’m, of course, referring to letting himself be used as a prop for Nate Robinson’s final dunk in the 2009 Slam Dunk Contest.   I can’t conceive of many other competitors in previous Slam Dunk Contests allowing themselves to be shown up in that way.  Can you imagine the glare Michael Jordan would have given ‘Nique back in the day had Wilkins even begun to bring that up?

Bravo, Dwight Howard, for being such a good sport.

Video below:

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Feb 11, 2009
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Frankie Hejduk is a Golden God

or how Oswaldo Sanchez Is Unlikely to Be Receiving Vermont Teddy Bear From Sven Goren Erikson

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Story at Eleven.  Let me also say that El Salvador is in a world of hurt when they venture to the SLC in September.

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Jan 26, 2009
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Aubrey Coleman Gets Lute Olson’s Temperature Up

In an unrelated matter, Houston guard Aubrey Coleman received nine gift baskets from mysterious donors. The adjoined notes from Pullman, Corvallis and Tempe all had spelling errors.

Via: With LeatherThe Dagger

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Jan 20, 2009
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You Can Not Be Serious or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love John McEnroe

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Well, our little site is up and running and I personally can’t think of a better way to kick it off than a video or nine of John McEnroe losing his sh*t. And, for the ladies, there’s a little bit of Ivan Lendl in his “John Stockton shorts wearing” prime. Enjoy.

(…more…)

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