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  1. Who is this man who smashed a million dollar bus in the Giants’ World Series riot?

    Oct 30, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT


    It seems like the only time US cities ever become a raging mess of fanatical lunatics bent on tearing the streets apart it’s because their sports team just won a championship title. We couldn’t care less if Obama signs an extension to the Patriot Act that continues to violate our constitutional right to privacy but…

  2. Chris Cooley demanded a case of beer in his new contract with the Redskins

    Oct 26, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

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    Alas, the Redskins didn’t play along and all he got in the contract he signed over the weekend was money that he can now turn into a case of beer if he so chooses. The 30-year-old Cooley, who signed with Washington earlier this week after tight end Fred Davis suffered a season-ending Achilles injury against…

  3. This is no movie: Freak ‘dust devil’ attacks youth soccer game (VIDEO)

    Oct 26, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT


    This video is exactly why I prefer to spend my time indoors. Less freak tornados. Ever since I watched the movie Twister as a young child I’ve been deathly afraid of tornados and now my fears have been re-validated with this video. Never trust mother nature because she will mess you up. A Tornado Hits…

  4. Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen: Head coach, leader, savant Buffalo Wild Wings eater

    Sep 28, 2012, 3:06 PM EDT

    Mississippi St Troy Football

    A newfound respect is wafting through the players at Mississippi State for their head coach Dan Mullen, who broke out his big guns at a local Buffalo Wild Wings wing eating competition as he wowed people with a vacuum cleaner like performance of 24 wings in five minutes to take home first place. I’ve never…

  5. Are you ready for some shirtless Jeff Kent melon-splitting? New season of Survivor starts tonight

    Sep 19, 2012, 4:23 PM EDT

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    Baseball’s known for its hotheads. And Survivor picked up one of its best when it signed on future Hall of Fame second baseman Jeff Kent to spice things up for CBS’s flagship reality show, which begins a new season tonight at 8 p.m. (ET). We all remember Kent’s hilarious moments with his old buddy Barry…

  6. Graeme McDowell on his honorary college degree, his hero Arnold Palmer and hitting major league fastballs

    Sep 14, 2012, 2:33 PM EDT


    Every now and then an athlete bites the bullet and agrees to sit through one of OTB’s interrogations. This time we got professional golfer Graeme McDowell. Enjoy. OTB: Hey Graeme, how are you doing today? McDowell: I’m doing great, yourself? I’m doing excellent now that I’m talking to one of the cool guys of the…

  7. Jeremy Lin hones craft in Taipei by teaming with David Lee to mercilessly destroy school kids (video)

    Sep 7, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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    NBA sensation Jeremy Lin is greeted by supporters at a promotional event during his Taipei tour in downtown Taipei

    Linsanity may have died down considerably in America with the recent combination of his great escape to Houston and the fact that the NBA is in its offseason, but that doesn’t mean the people of Taiwan aren’t going to mob their newly minted hometown hero any less. It’s not often an athletic hero comes from…

  8. The Big Interview: Philadelphia Eagles guard Evan Mathis on keeping sacks at zero

    Aug 29, 2012, 2:33 PM EDT

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    Professional Mike Vick protector Evan Mathis joined us in the studio for some good old fashioned OTB grilling, Jack Bauer style. What’s your secret to such a dominant season at guard last year? I have amazing trainers at Zone Athletic Performance and the best OL coach in the game, Howard Mudd. The rest is a…

  9. The Big Interview: Clay Matthews says, give Depends to the kickers

    Aug 22, 2012, 1:26 PM EDT

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    OTB was lucky enough to talk with NFL Pro Bowl linebackers DeMarcus Ware and Clay Matthews on their tour to support the adult underwear Depends. We promised you a part two, so here it is.

  10. The Big Interview: Pudge Rodriguez on life after baseball

    Aug 15, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT


    OTB was lucky enough to catch a call with future Hall of Fame catcher Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez. He mused about a long career of home runs and rocket ship throws to second. Base stealers can finally breathe a sigh of relief, Pudge is a retired man. OTB: How’s it been, Pudge? What’ve you been up…

  11. The Big Interview: DeMarcus Ware and Clay Matthews, Part 1

    Aug 10, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT


    OTB was lucky enough to talk with NFL Pro Bowl linebackers DeMarcus Ware and Clay Matthews on their tour to support the adult underwear Depends. We don’t know why either, but enjoy. OTB: You guys are supposed to be rivals but how are you supposed to build up a rivalry if you never see each…

  12. Dirk Nowitzki swings a baseball bat just like you do (video)

    Jul 3, 2012, 3:40 PM EDT


    The offseason is a time when athletes can take a big break from making millions of dollars to show their fans that they really are just regular guys with regular idiosyncrasies and regular baseball swings, just like you and me. Take Dirk Nowitzki for example: his three-point shooting stroke is one of the most incredible…

  13. Begun, the hot dog wars have: Kobayashi-led Crif Dog Classic to challenge Nathan’s Fourth of July eating contest

    Jun 28, 2012, 4:32 PM EDT

    Hot Dog Contests

    July 4th is around the corner and in the world of competitive eating, there’s a fresh new challenger in town. After two years of rebellion against the competitive eating circuit and Famous Nathan’s annual Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating contest, eating legend Takeru Kobayashi (interview below) has inspired the creation of the “Crif Dog…

  14. Minor League baseball stadiums mangled and drenched by very angry weather patterns

    Jun 26, 2012, 2:47 PM EDT

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    You know it’s a bad day for maintenance crews when a two-day barrage of rain has left your stadium’s field of play looking like a big old Olympic swimming pool. The Clearwater (Fla.) Threshers had a terrifying date with Tropical Storm Debby over the weekend, as she wreaked havoc all over the east coast, depositing…

  15. The Big Interview: Jennie Finch on getting fired on The Apprentice, her sons Ace and Diesel, and striking out Pujols

    Jun 25, 2012, 1:09 PM EDT


    Off The Bench was lucky enough to sit down and exchange some thoughts with Olympic softball gold medalist Jennie Finch, just to see what was up.

  16. Phillie Phanatic spends a night out on the town teaching Phillies wives how to shake it (video)

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Hey, if this whole ‘winning at baseball’ thing doesn’t work out for the Phillies at least they know they can pack it in and start new lives as a roving fashion show. Last night the boys in red pinstripes took a night off from their day jobs as struggling athletes to strut it up with…

  17. Former Earnhardt Sr. crew chief and current race analyst Larry McReynolds sits down with OTB

    Jun 19, 2012, 12:06 PM EDT


    FOX race analyst Larry McReynolds has more than 30 years of NASCAR experience as a mechanic, Daytona 500-winning crew chief and broadcaster. He earned 23 Cup wins as a crew chief, including two victories in the prestigious Daytona 500, as well as a pair of non-points victories in the annual all-star race. OTB was lucky…

  18. Podcast: Misty May-Treanor on dunking a basketball, London 2012 and getting slapped on the butt by President Bush

    Mar 13, 2012, 1:17 PM EDT

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    AVP Hermosa Beach Open

    Episode 7 of “Harassing the Pros with Josiah Schlatter” features the one and only Misty May-Treanor, as she expounds on never getting to live in the Olympic Village, her burgeoning golf and auto racing careers, marrying a Major League Baseball player and if this is her and Kerri Walsh’s last stand as an Olympic duo.…

  19. Podcast: Former NFL great Warrick Dunn on retirement, playing with Vick and giving back

    Mar 2, 2012, 1:47 PM EDT


    Warrick Dunn is a former NFL great who has come out with a memoir of his times as an NFL star, focusing on the trials he had to go through when his mother, a police corporal, was killed in the line of duty. Today he dedicates most of his time to helping single parents become…

  20. Podcast: Kasey Kahne on switch to Hendrick, meeting Aaron Rodgers and racing anxiety

    Feb 16, 2012, 1:15 PM EDT

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    Welcome to episode five of the OTB podcast “Harassing the Pros With Josiah Schlatter”. This week’s guest is the newest member of the vaunted Hendrick Motorsports team and driver of the No. 5 car, Kasey Kahne. For those without speakers, we’ve included some highlights below. For the audio inclined, you can find the podcast here.…

  21. Kobayashi and me … a first-hand tale of Wing Bowl pomp and debauchery

    Feb 6, 2012, 4:06 PM EDT

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    Eagles ‘Dream Team’ … done. Philly’s Lingerie Football League franchise, the Philadelphia Passion … defeated. Lucky for this city, though, that their never-ending sea of sports sadness ceases for one day every year when the annual “Wing Bowl” comes to the Wachovia Center. Basically an insane five-hour lucid dream, the event is put together by…

  22. Roy Halladay saves Amazon man in anaconda attack aftermath

    Jan 4, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay

    Roy Halladay recently went on an Amazon fishing trip with former Toronto Blue Jay teammates Chris Carpenter and BJ Ryan and friends, where they probably spent most of their time telling Ryan to shut up about the secret pitches they use. Oh, Halladay also saved a local who had been bitten by a gigantic anaconda.…

  23. Podcast: Playboy model Jessa Hinton on hanging with Pacquiao, Muhammad Ali and why we hate our heroes

    Dec 19, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT


    Welcome to episode four of the OTB podcast “Harassing the Pros With Josiah Schlatter,” this week featuring Playboy model and Top Rank Boxing reporter Jessa Hinton (right), who recently spent a few weeks hanging out at the camp of Manny Pacquiao. For those without speakers, we’ve included some highlights below. For the audio inclined, you…

  24. Podcast: Doug Flutie on Patrick Witt Rhodes Scholar dilemma, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady and playing drums with Boston

    Nov 28, 2011, 2:46 PM EDT


    Welcome to episode 2 of the OTB podcast Harassing the Pros With Josiah Schlatter, this week featuring the indubitable Doug Flutie. For those without speakers, we’ve included some highlights below. For the audio inclined, you can find the podcast here. There was controversy a few weeks ago because Yale quarterback Patrick Witt gave up a chance…

  25. Podcast: Olympic goalie Tim Howard on living with Tourettes, being an honorary Globetrotter and the growth of MLS

    Nov 23, 2011, 4:35 PM EDT


    U.S. Olympic soccer team goaltender and all around nice (and funny!) guy Tim Howard was nice enough to take a few minutes to speak on the first ever Off the Bench podcast, Harassing the Pros With Josiah Schlatter. For the audio haters out there, we’ve included some highlights below. Link to the podcast HERE. Do…