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Kindergarten Kansas State fan refuses to color Kansas Jayhawk in class

A young Kansas State fan made news recently for getting in hot water with her kindergarten teacher, and it was all because the fan made a fuss about refusing to color a picture of a KU Jayhawk during a lesson about the state. Now, that is dedication!

The student comes from a Kansas State family and her mom, Julie Burton, wrote about the incident on her blog.

“Emma would not color this Jayhawk today with the rest of her class,” Burton recalls the teacher saying. “She told me she would not color it. She told me she does not like KU and her family likes K-State. She asked me for a K-State picture instead but I told her this was her only option. She took the paper, crumpled it up and threw in the trash can. I asked her to get it out of the trash can and she told me no then refused to speak to me the rest of the day. I told her I would have to have a chat with you about this and she will need to color this tomorrow during recess.”

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Nats GM: Bryce Harper is cocky and egotistical, but not malicious

He compares himself to Joe Namath and blows kisses to opposing pitchers after home runs, all before he’s seen a single pitch in the Majors. Bryce Harper‘s arrogance is tremendous and undeniable. Much so, in fact, that even his own GM won’t deny it. But Mike Rizzo wants you to know that Harper means well even though the Nationals’ budding phenom has episodes of douchiness.

“There’s not a malicious bone in his body,” the Nats GM said to The Washington Post on Tuesday. “Now, there’s a cocky bone in there. And there’s an ego bone. And there are other bones … but there’s not a malicious bone in his body.”

Rizzo also said that the club is working closely with Harper on how to improve his public relations. But even though Harper is still only a teenager, Rizzo expects the outfielder to hold himself to a higher standard.

“We’re not just saying that he’s a 19-year-old kid and that he’s making typical 19-year-old mistakes,” Rizzo said. “He’s a different case. He’s a special-case scenario. This guy is in the public eye. … When this guy tweets it out, or says something, it can go viral. There’s a difference here. We recognize it.”

Harper, who was drafted first overall in 2010, has a chance to make the Nationals out of Spring Training this year despite never playing higher than Class AA. So, some advice to him: Don’t be a headache for D.C. sports fans; Leave that to Daniel Snyder.

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Chris Webber blows up on Sacramento radio host before hanging up (Audio)

Chris Webber jumped on The Grant Napear Show on KHTK in Sacramento on Friday to discuss the erroneous information Webber’s TNT crew reported about the team’s arena situation the night before during the Kings home win over the Thunder. And as Napear came to learn, Webber was in a pissy mood.

The former Kings star was given the opportunity to explain untrue remarks made during the broadcast by him and Cheryl Miller. Specifically, Miller was corrected by Sacramento Mayor and former NBA point guard Kevin Johnson during an interview when she said the city council rejected a proposal for a new arena. Later in the broadcast, Webber, who sported a Kings jersey during the game, made further comments about a stadium agreement not happening. But during Napear’s show Webber reacted as if he was being attacked.

“All I’ve done is keep Sacramento’s name out there, it’s a fact,” Webber said during a nearly three-minute rant. “Who got on TV last year and said we need people to call in and make sure Sacramento stays? Did I do that? Did I stop my professionalism and go to my one agenda, which is to keep the team there? Can you ever accuse me of being professional when it comes to the Kings? Because you can’t. I can’t be professional because that’s my home. So if we need to have a conversation, let’s have a conversation.”

Napear, who also serves as the Kings’ TV play-by-play announcer, attempted to interject several times to regain control of the interview and pleaded that Webber not end the call, but there was no stopping C-Webb.

“If I did anything wrong to the fans of Sacramento, I apologize, but I’m not going to give this guy a chance on this show to do that,” Webber went on. “I’ll give you the forum to talk to me, and I apologize if I did anything wrong, Sacramento.”

And then he hung up.

Hear the entire heated exchange here:

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Brad Marchand wasn’t in the Bruins’ Stanley Cup DVD because he was drunk

Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand played a big part in the team winning its first Stanley Cup in 39 years last season, tallying five goals and two assists in the Finals against the Canucks. And yet, somewhat curiously, he was nowhere to be found in the team’s commemorative DVD. Now we have the reason: he was intoxicated.

Three days after Boston closed out the series in June, the team was partying at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut. The following day players were scheduled to take part in interviews for the DVD. However, Marchand was excused from participating because he was still too drunk.

“(After the Cup, linemate Tyler Seguin) and I went on a bit of a tear, partying pretty much every night for a while,” the 23-year-old Marchand told Sports Illustrated this week. “I went home and kinda continued it. I thought (winning a championship) was something that might never happen, so I was trying to take it all in, enjoy it.”

You might remember the infamous bender the Bruins went on after claiming the Cup, which included a six-figure bar tab and photos of the team partying bouncing all over the Internet. So Marchand’s confession is the least bit surprising. But we still think an inebriated Marchand would have made for an amazing interview — it may have looked something like this.

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