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Archived Since:April 20, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Men recreate Paulina Gretzky’s Golf Digest cover. Hilariously.

Last week, there was a fair amount of controversy when Golf Digest used a photo of Paulina Gretzky on the cover of its latest issue. The use of Wayne Gretzky’s daughter, who is engaged to Dustin Johnson, that rubbed a lot of LPGA golfers, among others, the wrong way. So Cy Cyr, an Orlando photographer, […]

Gene Chizik snarls as daughter goes to prom and photo goes viral

It’s not easy for a dad to see his daughter head off to the prom and Gene Chizik, the former football coach at Auburn, is no exception. In one of the greatest photos of all time (or at least in the history of the weekend’s prom photos), Chizik’s lil girl headed to the dance with […]

Jerry Jones, Cowboys are a punchline at ACM Awards

Tough weekend for Jerry Jones, owner/general manager of the Dallas Cowboys and builder of JerryWorld in North Texas. First, he was booed Saturday when, just before tipoff at the Final Four in his stadium, his visage was shown on the giant video screen that hovers over the floor at AT&T Stadium. And booed, shall we […]

The Undertaker’s loss and Daniel Bryan’s win at Wrestlemania mean the future is here for WWE

Wrestlemania 30 was the perfect manifestation of where professional wrestling stands in 2014. Period. It began with a star-studed opening promo featuring past legends The Rock, Hulk Hogan and Stone Cold Steve Austin. It shockingly and suddenly paid off a story line two decades in the making. And it crowned a new babyface ambassador with […]

Michael Jordan of surfing takes viewers inside a wave (video)

There’s a reason most people don’t surf and it has nothing to do with lack of proximity to an ocean with great big waves. It’s scary. A person could get hurt. Or drown. But for braver souls, there’s a beauty to be found in a powerful wave, if a person does it right, and no […]

Oscar Pistorius trial: Five things to know about his testimony (video)

Finally, a month since his murder trial began, Oscar Pistorius took the witness stand in his murder trial. The Pistorius who spoke Monday in a Pretoria, South Africa, courtroom was a far cry from the double-amputee Blade Runner whose athletic triumphs made him a national hero in South Africa. He spoke haltingly, emotionally of the […]

White House may ban selfies after David Ortiz photo

That selfie that David Ortiz snapped with President Obama during the Boston Red Sox visit to the White House may bring about a change of policy. Senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer told “Face the Nation” on Sunday that presidential selfies may be banned after that shot, a feel-good moment that later appeared to be part of […]

New York policemen, firefighters brawl at hockey game (video)

There was a fight Sunday and a hockey game broke out … the only problem is that this wasn’t any ordinary hockey game at Nassau Coliseum. It was a 41-year-old charity event. Featuring New York City policemen. Against New York City firefighters. In a story line straight out of “Rescue Me,” benches cleared and the […]

Oscar Pistorius to take stand as murder trial resumes

Oscar Pistorius is expected to take the witness stand soon, perhaps as early as Monday, to answer questions for the first time about what happened Feb. 14, 2013, when he shot his girlfriend to death. Through his murder trial, which began March 3 and resumes after a weeklong recess because of the illness of a […]

Why Allen Iverson will be rooting for UConn against Kentucky

Georgetown and Connecticut were fierce rivals back in the great days of the Big East, but that didn’t prevent Allen Iverson from wishing the Huskies and their coach well in the NCAA tournament championship game. That’s because the Huskies, who will play Kentucky for the title Monday night, are coached by Kevin Ollie. Although Iverson […]

Torrey Smith announces baby’s arrival with adorable selfie

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and his wife, Chanel, welcomed their first child on Friday, a son they’re calling T.J. (for Torrey Jeremiah). Like all new parents, they debated a couple of issues. And, like any father, Smith was filled with hopes and emotions as he prepared for the big arrival, writing eloquently on […]

Aaron Harrison: Another look at Kentucky’s final shot (GIF)

The Kentucky Wildcats are getting good at this last-second, game-winning thing and no player has been more clutch for the team than Aaron Harrison. The freshman hit a three-pointer with 5.7 seconds left, lifting Kentucky to a 74-73 victory over Wisconsin and into the national championship game Monday night against Connecticut. The money moment, from […]

NCAA tournament: Previewing the 2014 national championship between Connecticut and Kentucky

View Photo Gallery —Highlights from every game of the 2014 NCAA tournament. Down in North Texas, inside the colossus that Jerry Jones built, Kentucky and Connecticut will meet Monday for the 2014 national title. With the Huskies seeded No. 7 and the Wildcats seeded No. 8, it marks the lowest combined seeding for a national […]

At Final Four, Jerry Jones is booed in his own stadium

There came a moment, early in the first game of the Final Four doubleheader in AT&T Stadium, when Jerry Jones was shown on the gargantuan screen hanging over the court and, well, let’s just say he didn’t get a reception worthy of a man who brought the NCAA semifinals and final to town. He was […]

Wisconsin’s Zach Bohannon is king of Final Four selfie

Zach Bohannon, aspiring politician and present-day Wisconsin senior forward, has been a lean, mean selfie-snapping machine at the Final Four in North Texas. On Friday, he managed to grab selfies with all four Final Four coaches, but there’s more to his oeuvre than that. He snapped a certain former president from Texas. And a guy […]

Jim Kelly “praying for a miracle” as cancer treatment starts Monday (video)

Jim Kelly, the Hall of Fame quarterback who will begin treatment Monday for oral cancer, took in a New York Knicks game Friday night in Madison Square Garden. “My big battle starts Monday, when I start my radiation and chemo,” Kelly, whose wife, Jill, and daughter, Erin, were with him, told MSG Network, “and I […]

At Final Four, scoreboard is bigger than basketball court in JerryWorld

  Here’s what it looks like from the cheap seats at JerryWorld, er, AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys and the Final Four. It may have seemed obscene when Jerry Jones put in that ginormous scoreboard, which is larger than the basketball court on which the semifinals and final will be played, but it’s […]

Final Four: A viewer’s guide to Saturday’s NCAA tournament games

And so we’ve arrived at the Final Four, with four power-conference teams left to battle for the 2014 national championship. Here’s what to look for when the action begins on Saturday evening. No. 1 Florida vs. No. 7 Connecticut, 6:09 p.m., TBS How they got here: After finally exorcising their Elite Eight demons, this current […]

Maryland’s Mark Turgeon coaches all-star team at Final Four

ARLINGTON, Tex. — Friday’s College All-Star Game at AT&T Stadium on the eve of the Final Four represented a reunion, pitting two participants in the 1986 NCAA tournament Final Four against one another. Only this time, Mark Turgeon and Johnny Dawkins were coaches rather than players. Maryland’s Turgeon, a point guard on the 1986 Kansas […]

Why the Final Four is in “North Texas”

The Road to the Final Four has reached its end this year in a nebulous place known as “North Texas.” Don’t call it Dallas, Fort Worth, Dallas-Fort Worth, Irving, JerryTown or even Arlington, where the NCAA semifinals and final will actually be played. Much like the New York/New Jersey Super Bowl in February, this is […]

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