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Saturday, December 20, 2014

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13-Year-Old Makes Impressive Feat

On Saturday, Jordan Romero, a 13-year-old boy from Big Bear, CA became the youngest person to climb Mount Everest. He made the climb with his father and his father’s girlfriend, and they did it from the Chinese side of the mountain because there’s no age restriction on that side. As if climbing Mount Everest at…Read More

Love Him or Loathe Him, Dick Vitale Makes the World a Better Place

Many admire his passion for the game of college basketball.  Others want to throw up just having to listen to a two-hour ESPN broadcast that features college basketball’s most passionate figure —  a man who gives a new meaning to the word “color” in the title of color commentator.  It’s not difficult to imagine why…Read More

Video: Bull’s Horn Goes Through Matador’s Chin and Out Mouth

Watch at your own risk. Rick Chandler had this classic line to describe the incident, “At least one guy in Spain now knows what a trout feels like when it gets caught.” Precisely. Just another example why it’s a bad idea to mess with nature. Or larger animals, in this case. Sources: Well, this is…Read More

This Guy Needs to Calm Down

I love when an announcer shows a little emotion while calling a game.  When the situation calls for it, a play-by-play broadcaster can make a moment that much more memorable and say some things that will stay with you for the rest of your life.  This is absolutely not one of those situations.  Maybe you…Read More

Gay Sets Straight Record, Too Easy

Anytime sprinter Tyson Gay does something incredible on the track the ensuing headlines are too predictable. They’re filled with double entendres you’d expect to encounter in notes being passed by fourth graders. On Sunday, Gay broke a record for a 200m sprint, but the catch is that it wasn’t on a typical track where the…Read More

George Huguely ‘Shook’ Yeardley Love to ‘Accidental’ Death?

Monday was a tragic day on the University of Virginia campus where a member of the men’s lacrosse team, George Huguely, killed his former girlfriend, Yeardley Love, a member of the women’s lacrosse team. In some absurd transitive logic, some people are suggesting that lacrosse is the problem because they’re combining this story with the…Read More

Great Predictions in LBS History

Getting prepared for this week’s NFL draft, I began looking at some of our past draft stories here at LBS. At that point it became pretty clear to me that we have been pretty nails on our predictions. With that in mind, I’d like to pump up our credibility before the 2010 NFL draft gets…Read More

Robbie Maddison’s Death-Defying Corinth Canal Jump in Greece

I would start off by telling you that Robbie Maddison is certifiably crazy, but you already knew that. His last two New Years Eve jumps — the most recent at the Paris hotel in Las Vegas — confirmed that. Maddison really took things to new heights on Thursday by attempting his most challenging jump ever….Read More

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