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  • The Stat Line of the Night – 8/22/10 – Jason Heyward

    The Stat Line of the Night – 8/22/10 – Jason Heyward

    Yesterday marked the end of an era in baseb, all, as long-time manager Lou Piniella managed his last game in baseball.  He had announced that he would retire after the season, but in the days leading up to Sunday’s game he decided to call it quits sooner.  He was a great manager for many years, […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Poll Fail

    Picture Of The Day: Poll Fail

    Don’t you just love it when a waiter asks somebody if they want the Italian or the ranch dressing for their salad and the customer responds, “yes.” Either the waiter sold the customer at Italian and they checked out early or they’re just too attention deficit disordered to listen all the way through to a […]

  • Picture Of The Day: So That’s Where She Hides The Balls

    Picture Of The Day: So That’s Where She Hides The Balls

    To this day, I still don’t entirely understand why tennis players put the spare tennis balls in their pockets on their sides. I get it that they want to be able to grab the spare and continue to their next serve without throwing off their focus too much, but why not get somebody to toss […]

  • 9 Defunct Sports Venues We Wish Were Still Around

    9 Defunct Sports Venues We Wish Were Still Around

    Generally speaking, time brings progress. A forty year-old ball park should be replaced by a new one that is more comfortable, better looking, and presumably, more interesting. This is almost always the case. Almost always. Below are a few of the rare instances in which a ballpark, arena, or stadium has proven itself superior to […]

  • Picture Of The Day: Hold Steady!!!

    Picture Of The Day: Hold Steady!!!

    What do you think the guy on the bottom is more nervous about?  The possibility of the front wheel crashing down on his face, or the thought that at any moment the back tire might roll forward and crush his groin?  Either of those don’t seem very pleasant. It wouldn’t surprise me to see this […]

  • Greece And Serbia Engage In A Basket-Brawl

    Greece And Serbia Engage In A Basket-Brawl

    The last time I checked, Serbian-Greece relations were actually quite friendly, but I guess that does not extend onto the basketball court. During the final game of a friendly Acropolis basketball tournament, things were anything but friendly as a brawl between the Greek and Serbian teams broke out, causing the game to be called with […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night – 8/19/10 – Paul Konerko

    The Stat Line of the Night – 8/19/10 – Paul Konerko

    Just when Joe Mauer and the Twins were beating up on the White Sox and extending their AL Central lead to 5 games, the White Sox decided to break out their big sticks and take it to the Twins — big time. Leading the White Sox hit attack was Paul Konerko. Konerko had five hits […]

  • Bull Leaps Into Crowd, Injures 40 Spectators In Spain (Video)

    Bull Leaps Into Crowd, Injures 40 Spectators In Spain (Video)

    We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: “If you mess with the bull, you get the horns.” And while these spectators at a bull riding event in Tafalla, Navarra, were not exactly “messing with the bull”, they were in attendance to watch others do just that, and they were left to suffer the […]

  • 9 Greatest Simpsons Sports Cameos

    9 Greatest Simpsons Sports Cameos

    The Simpsons’ charm is the fact that it’s a topical geeky show. And geeky shows aren’t the type to treat athletes reverentially. Rather than treat legends like Namath, Frazier, Madden, and Pele like brightly burning stars, they grant them no exception to the ribbing they give everyone else on God’s green earth. Not sure you […]

  • Flaming Stuntman Does A Home Run Trot (Video)

    Flaming Stuntman Does A Home Run Trot (Video)

    Many baseball fans will tell you that 2010 has been the year of the pitcher, but I would argue that is has in fact been the year of the home run trot.  And what would lead me to believe such a thing?  Well first there was Kendry Morales’ broken leg following a walk-off celebration.  And […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night – 8/18/10 – Joe Mauer

    The Stat Line of the Night – 8/18/10 – Joe Mauer

    Joe Mauer may not be dominating like he did last year in his MVP season, but he’s still having a tremendous year for the first place Minnesota Twins. Last night he helped his ballclub increase their lead over the flailing White Sox. Mauer gave Gavin Floyd and the rest of the Sox pitchers fits. He […]

  • The Fight Football League Is Not For The Faint Of Heart (Video)

    The Fight Football League Is Not For The Faint Of Heart (Video)

    Last time I checked, American football was a pretty grueling sport, but even hits like the one Eli Manning took during the Giants’ preseason opener on Monday cannot compare to what takes place in the Fight Football League. Inspired by the ancient Roman game of “Harpastum”  (little is known about this game besides the fact […]

  • NASCAR’s Deafening National Anthem…Listen At Your Own Risk

    NASCAR’s Deafening National Anthem…Listen At Your Own Risk

    We have heard some terrible national anthems before, and this one by Saving Abel prior to Sunday’s Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 at the Michigan International Speedway was among the worst of them.  Perhaps they should have considered “saving Abel”, and the rest of us, from this terrible rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” I […]

  • 9 Athletes Who Are More White Trash Than Kenny Powers

    9 Athletes Who Are More White Trash Than Kenny Powers

    Amid the return of “Eastbound and Down” (the anti-”Friday Night Lights”) and the recent partnership between Kenny Powers and K-Swiss, which is laid out in beautiful glory here, we got KP on the brain. Though the show is surely a satire, what’s truly funny (and scary) is that Kenny F*ckin’ Powers DOES in fact represent […]

  • The Stat Line of the Night — 8/17/10 — Jim Thome

    The Stat Line of the Night — 8/17/10 — Jim Thome

    What may have looked like a normal divisional series between the White Sox and Twins before the season started has become the series to save the White Sox season, or destroy it.  When the Twins came to town on Tuesday, they were holding a 2 game lead over the Sox in the AL Central.  After smoking […]