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Friday, November 28, 2014

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How Do You Spell Numbnuts?

Anyone who’s been reading the site for some time knows quite well how much I enjoy the Scripps Annual Spelling Bee. Some of the greatest moments in the bee were classics, like the kid who got KO’d by the power of the word, and the dude who did a Napoleon Dynamite impression. Those were all…Read More

Saluting the Handsome Ones

Joe Sports Fan, as they often do, came up with a great bit and put together a set of faux trading cards they call “The Uglies.” It was a natural response to OK!Magazine’s Top 50 Good Looking Men or something like that. Whatever. What does matter is not necessarily their selection of players — they…Read More

Soccer Streaker Posing for Playboy

It doesn’t take a whole lot these days to become famous. (or at least get your 15 minutes). If you’re a chick, it pretty much consists of showing up at a televised sporting event wearing very little clothing. Or if you just want to completely strip away the power of imagination, you could just decide…Read More

LSU Basketball Likes Big Packages

Copy editors are like the unsung heroes of the newspaper world. The Pippen to the Jordan, the Drysdale to the Koufax, the Jarri Kurri to the Gretzky. They don’t have the big superstar name, but they’ve held up well in their own right and contributed to the team’s success in large ways. Largely unheralded and…Read More

Speedo’s $550 Controversial Swimsuit

It’s two pieces, studded with diamonds and rhinestones, and plated in gold. OK, not quite. But yeah, Speedo is marketing a $550 swimsuit called the LZR Racer. Apparently the suit was designed by NASA with all sorts of special fabrics and bonding to make you a more efficient swimmer. There’s like less drag and all…Read More

Hi, I’d like to Cancel my Reservation

Two notes: One, I blocked out my frequent flyer number — don’t need you all tooling around the country on my account. Two, the only reason I didn’t have a flight scheduled for Friday or Saturday is because I was scheduled to work all weekend, not because I thought UCLA was already in the title…Read More

Your First Billiards Doping Scandal

I’ve heard of doping in cycling, as well as steroids use in baseball and football and weight lifting, but I’ve never heard of anyone doping to improve their billiards stroke. But apparently that’s what’s going on in Germany. Steroids Nation passes along the news German billiards champ Axel Buescher has been busted for doping: Germany’s…Read More

‘Midget Wrestling’ Causing a Stir

I’ve presented the new sport of midgets in MMA previously on the site. I’ve also relayed the chronicles of the Dwarf Games held in Seattle over the summer, in case you missed it. But one new, cutting edge sport to which I was not previously privy, is “midget wrestling.” An LBS insider informs me that…Read More

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