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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

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Michigan bank celebrates Columbus Day by trolling Ohio State

Some of you get Columbus Day off, and some of you don’t (and are probably pretty resentful of that first group of people). The Bank of Ann Arbor in Michigan is open for business because … We will not be closed for Columbus Day today because Columbus is in Ohio. — Bank of Ann Arbor […]

Jerry Jones is thinking Super Bowl after Cowboys’ big win over Seahawks — and he may be right

Dallas Cowboys owner/general manager Jerry Jones is always talking it up after a Cowboys game, but the team’s 5-1 start and victory over the Seahawks in Seattle had him really rolling. After a week in which he took credit for the famous Hershel Walker trade, he was making more sense Sunday evening. Among other things, […]

John Cena raps with Wiz Khalifa on two tracks on the WWE 2K15 soundtrack

If you’re down on John Cena as a pro wrestler, perhaps you’ll enjoy him as a rapper? Yes, it looks like Cena, 37, reprized his old persona as “The Doctor of Thuganomics” to accompany legitimate rapper Wiz Khalifa on two tracks for the the upcoming WWE 2K15 video game. Cena tweeted the news Monday morning, […]

There were two ridiculous backdoor covers on late pick-sixes in the NFL on Sunday

Lots of people had money on the Broncos and Cardinals on Sunday. Denver was a 9.5-point favorite over the woeful Jets, and Arizona was a five-point favorite over the equally terrible Redskins. Public is betting … Broncos 83% of bets; Chargers 76%; Patriots 76%; Packers 68%; Cardinals 68% — RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) October 12, 2014 […]

Mia Hamm calls for FIFA to play women’s World Cup on natural grass

Mia Hamm is the latest to call for FIFA to reconsider its decision to play the women’s World Cup matches next summer in Canada on artificial turf. “It’s their biggest tournament,” Hamm, who played on two World Cup-winning squads in addition to winning two Olympic gold medals, told Insideworldoffootball.com. “I would love for them to […]

A Browns-Cowboys Super Bowl is totally possible. But who would LeBron James root for?

The Browns are hot in Cleveland. The Cowboys might be the best team in the NFC. For the first time probably ever, a Browns-Cowboys Super Bowl is not a ludicrous proposition. This could pose a problem for LeBron James, who is a noted Cowboys fan but also a lover of all things Cleveland. LeBron’s social […]

Les Miles talking about Columbus Day will never, ever get old

LSU Coach Les Miles would like to wish each an every one of you a happy Columbus Day. Remember, this isn’t St. Paddy’s Day. That’s a different day entirely. (Yes, I realize this video is a year old. I don’t care.) Les Miles is the greatest.

Cardinals win NLCS Game 2 on walk-off home run because it’s what they do in October

Walk-off home runs never really get old, but if there’s one team whose fans might have the right to yawn over them, it’s the St. Louis Cardinals. Kolten Wong became the latest member of the Redbirds to hit a walk-off, slamming a bases-empty home run against the San Francisco Giants in the bottom of the […]

NFL injury roundup: Bengals’ A.J. Green might not play against Colts, Jets and Patriots suffering

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green missed Sunday’s 37-37 tie with the Carolina Panthers on Sunday while dealing with a toe injury, and it looks as if he’ll be on the sideline for a while longer. Bengals WR AJ Green told ESPN’s Bob Holtzman that, due to his toe injury, he does not expect to […]

Why Kevin Durant may miss more than 6-8 weeks with foot injury

Kevin Durant, the NBA’s MVP and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s MMVP, will be sidelined 6-to-8 weeks with a foot fracture, but the team’s estimate may be optimistic. Durant himself was upbeat in a Sunday night tweet after the Thunder’s announcement that he has a Jones fracture that is likely to require surgery. It’s all good. […]

Victor Cruz, Darren Sproles hurt as Eagles shut out Giants

A couple of boldfaced names suffered injuries during the Philadelphia Eagles’ 27-0 pantsing of the New York Giants on Sunday night. Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who has 23 catches for a team-high 337 yards, suffered a torn patellar tendon while going up for a third-quarter catch in the end zone. He almost certainly will […]

Police find prosthetic leg stolen by Eagles fans

There’s good news in Philadelphia: The prosthetic leg has been returned to the Vietnam veteran from whom it was stolen Sunday night. That’s right. A fan stole the prosthetic leg of a street musician outside Lincoln Financial Field just before kickoff of the game between the Eagles and the New York Giants. It was discovered […]

Oscar Pistorius described as ‘broken man’ at sentencing hearing

Double-amputee track star Oscar Pistorius, who was found guilty of culpable homicide last month in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine’s Day 2013, was described as a “broken man” by a therapist at a sentencing hearing Monday in Pretoria, South Africa. Pistorius’s defense team emphasized his charitable work and his status […]

Australian kayaker could be stripped of London Olympics gold medal because of doping inquiry

Tate Smith, the Australian who was a member of the team that won a kayak gold medal in the 2012 Olympic Games in London, has been suspended pending an investigation by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority. Smith, 32, tested positive for a banned substance during a training camp in Hungary in July, Brisbane’s Courier Mail […]

Oregon NFL fans are furious about missing the first quarter of the Seahawks game

If there’s one sure way to infuriate NFL fans, it isn’t by selling them bad beer or awful food, it’s taking away TV coverage of their game. Seahawks fans living outside Seattle were livid when Fox chose the Carolina Panthers-Cincinnati Bengals game for bonus coverage — and it went into overtime. A loooonnng overtime, ending […]

Aaron Rodgers beats Dolphins using Dan Marino’s old fake spike

The irony is probably lost on the Miami Dolphins, but the Green Bay Packers used the ol’ fake spike — a favorite trick of the Dolphins’ Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino — to score a late touchdown for a 27-24 victory. With the clock winding down and Green Bay out of timeouts, Aaron Rodgers […]

Watch Bengals rookie Jeremy Hill do the Ickey shuffle

Late in the fourth quarter, Cincinnati Bengals rookie running back Jeremy Hill scored a touchdown that tied the score and he celebrated in classic fashion. He went with a modern rendition of the “Ickey Shuffle.” Maybe he can muscle in on Ickey Woods’ next Geico commercial. H/T Will Brinson

NFL players are still wearing Beats by Dre and daring the NFL to fine them

The NFL’s new deal with Bose means that, every time a coach bends over, the top of his headphones clearly carries the company’s logo. But as dearly as the NFL wants exclusivity for one of its corporate sponsors, players aren’t switching from their preferred means of listening to music, Beats by Dre, even if the […]

Rick Carlisle admits Chandler Parsons isn’t out of shape after all

Maybe it was the persuasive evidence offered by an Instagram pic of Chandler Parsons in his Calvin Kleins that changed the mind of Dallas Mavericks Coach Rick Carlisle. Maybe the coach realized nobody likes to be called out for their physical shape. Or that this is no way to start a new relationship. Whatever the […]

Bills welcome owners Terry and Kim Pegula, who promptly lose their dog

In a special pregame ceremony, Terry and Kim Pegula were welcomed as the new owners of the Buffalo Bills. There was stirring applause, a card stunt spelling “One Buffalo” and a presentation on the field that was pretty wonderful until Terry Pegula looked around and — gulp — noticed that an important family member was […]

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