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  1. Kevin Durant makes his Okla. State intramural flag football debut (video)

    Nov 1, 2011, 12:01 PM EDT

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    Despite his whirlwind summer of dropping tons of points onto the faces of every opponent he’s faced on the basketball court, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant was bored. A simple tweet of, “This lockout is really boring..anybody playing flag football in Okc..I need to run around or something!” changed all that. Oklahoma State…

  2. Move over planking, there’s a new boss hog in town: “Tebowing”

    Oct 27, 2011, 11:35 AM EDT

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    (vb) to get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different.

    Planking is dead. Owling has jumped the shark. Tebow did it.

  3. The Big Interview: Matt Kenseth on automatic transmissions, reaching the top and Dan Wheldon

    Oct 26, 2011, 5:49 PM EDT

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    OTB was lucky enough to talk to NASCAR star Matt Kenseth over the weekend, who has taken up a new hobby of tattooing his signature onto willing fans in his spare time.

  4. We don’t need no NBA: Amazing Rajon Rondo basketball wizardry (video)

    Oct 14, 2011, 11:02 AM EDT

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    You can take away the NBA but you definitely can’t take away basketball. This is the lesson we’ve learned in the past months from the likes of Kevin Durant, who has spent the summer touring the world dominating whatever basketball competition he faces, like the time he dropped 66 points on his first ever visit…

  5. Invincible soccer playing little girl takes hit after hit and keeps on going

    Oct 12, 2011, 2:37 PM EDT

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    A lot of NFL players could learn from this tiny little girl (I’m looking at you, wide receiver Roy Williams). Armed with a 30 pound body, little to no speed and a dribbling ability that rivals one of those 1980′s Japanese robots that keep falling down stairs, this little warrior tries to push the ball…

  6. Cardinals’ Budweiser horses poop near the Phillies’ dugout maybe on purpose, says Shane Victorino

    Oct 5, 2011, 12:34 PM EDT

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    The Phillies’ Shane Victorino took a little time away from watching the extremely athletic squirrel that was hopping all over the Busch Stadium grass on Sunday to notice that the Budweiser horses had appeared, and what they were doing was simply not right. Taking a break from filming heart-wrenching commercials to trot around the Cardinals’…

  7. The Big Interview: Jets safety Jim Leonhard on eye black, punt returns and trying to tackle Adrian Peterson

    Oct 3, 2011, 2:49 PM EDT

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    New York Jets safety Jim Leonhard was gracious enough to sit down with my good friend Josh Zerkle and I on behalf of Farkas Eye Black, which has teamed up with Leonhard on their mission to get athletes to stop wearing useless stickers on their faces. OTB: So you’re telling me all these athletes putting…

  8. Crazy things are happening in the Washington Nationals’ Presidents Race, and the reason is Jayson Werth

    Sep 26, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT

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    Jayson Werth may be having a mediocre season where baseballs are involved, but when you throw in his highlights from between innings presidential mascot races, he’s been absolutely electric. Teddy Roosevelt has run 441 Nationals President Races in his career, and every single race has ended with his defeat, which has been studiously documented by…

  9. Rampage Jackson thinks his camp has been infiltrated by spies

    Sep 21, 2011, 4:12 PM EDT

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    On September 24th, Rampage Jackson is scheduled to face off against Jon “Bones” Jones at UFC 135 for the UFC Light Heavyweight title in what should be a pretty decent fight, if his performance in the movie A-Team as B.A. Baracus has anything to say about his fighting abilities. His fight choreography was excellent. But…

  10. Somebody call for backup! Georgia HS football team outscored 213-0 in its first three games

    Sep 19, 2011, 2:20 PM EDT

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    Ever been on a team so helpless and inept that it has absolutely no chance of ever competing in a game? I’ve double dribbled through many a season on teams that exhibited that very rare and pitiful aura of haplessness that envelopes a team that knows it’s about to get its butt kicked. Heck, I…

  11. The Big Interview: Jerome Bettis on concussions, Ben Roethlisberger, Dancing With the Stars and being a cool dad

    Sep 15, 2011, 2:35 PM EDT

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    Steelers football great Jerome Bettis, a sufferer of numerous concussions in his playing days, will serve as national spokesperson for the Dick’s Sporting Goods PACE Program, which will donate $2 to PACE’s concussion research program for every athletic shoe purchased at Dick’s Sporting Goods. We were lucky enough to sit down with the future Hall…

  12. OTB intern banished to mountains to learn golf; encounters marmots, Trent Dilfer and humility

    Sep 9, 2011, 2:42 PM EDT

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    It was Mark Twain who was reputed to have said that “Golf is a good walk spoiled.” But he never met our own Josiah Schlatter, a non-golfer who entered Twain’s iconic Sierra Nevada and came away with a new appreciation of the sport. As I stepped off the airplane and first gazed at Reno’s angle…

  13. OTB interview: YouTube superhero Captain Awesome is run over by a truck and lives to talk about it (video)

    Sep 8, 2011, 12:53 PM EDT

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    Warning: The video you are about to see involves a man with a plastic shield being run over by a truck. The truck then catches fire and is destroyed, as the man moans in pain on the ground. But that’s only one of the many stupid death-defying stunts performed by Captain Awesome, a Dallas-area student…

  14. Comedian Joe Mande and ‘comedian’ Gilbert Arenas engaged in a twitter brawl; guess who won?

    Aug 31, 2011, 1:22 PM EDT

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    The guy who didn’t delete his twitter account after it was over, that’s who. In today’s fast moving world of social media, it’s possible to conceivably engage most every celebrity if your words are sharp and cutting enough to make their eyes perk with anger or intrigue. And rising comedian Joe Mande took advantage of…

  15. If you try and call your blue turf “Blue Turf” Boise State will smite you down

    Aug 29, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT

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    The coolest thing to do if you’re a high school looking for a new place for the children to prance around is to get a football field that emulates the famous blue turf of Boise State. Known for confusing low-IQ birds who dive into the artificial field thinking it’s a body of water and destroying…

  16. Love is a Battlefield full of Crate and Barrel receipts: Cutler & Cavallari sending wedding gifts back, with notes!

    Aug 25, 2011, 11:16 AM EDT

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    Jay Cutler and his ex-fiancee have turned the tables on all of the Cutler haters who thought he was planning a wedding just to call it off and swim in a bathtub full of gifts. Instead of keeping all the presents like we assumed he’d do, he has taken the higher ground by letting his…

  17. The Big Interview: OTB sits down to chat with skateboarding Demi-God Tony Hawk

    Aug 23, 2011, 10:17 AM EDT

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    Off the Bench was lucky enough to secure an interview with arguably the coolest man alive, Tony Hawk. Creator of the 900 and figurehead for the epic Tony Hawk Pro Skater video game series, Hawk will be kicking off the Quiksilver Pro New York event on Friday, Sept. 2 with a massive halfpipe demo free…

  18. So help him God, Joe Biden will win back our national debt one Mongolian wrestler at a time

    Aug 22, 2011, 12:06 PM EDT

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    While Obama golfs away his troubles in Martha’s Vinyard, Joe Biden is busy sporting a flappy smile as he kicks Mongolia’s butt in all of their most treasured sports. To prove to the world that old white dudes from Delaware can hang with the big dogs as well, Biden squared off with a Mongolian wrestler…

  19. Goalkeepers are governed by no laws — especially this chick (video)

    Aug 17, 2011, 2:07 PM EDT

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    Goalies can do what they want, and everybody knows it. Everyone else has to kick the ball, the goalie can run around with it. Not a bad gig. This girl took advantage of all of her goalie powers by laying this crackback block on some poor opponent like Sean Taylor did to the scrambling punter…

  20. CJ Wilson would like to make a point about Oakland: Everything sucks

    Aug 12, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

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    Pretty soon CJ Wilson will refer to Oakland as “That city where I keep getting carjacked and everybody throws rocks at me.” This is because he has just informed the Fort Worth Star Telegram that in his expert opinion, everybody in Oakland sucks, and he hates everything he sees there. He also reveals that he…

  21. Defender of Reason Hulk Hogan tells London rioters to quit rioting, or else (video)

    Aug 10, 2011, 3:12 PM EDT

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    The people in London are rioting again, and almost nothing can be done to stop them from celebrating how terrible they think their government is. Wayne Rooney gave it a try and came up empty. The UK seems to be running out of icons to beg their youth to take it easy. Until one man…

  22. The Big Interview: Former Eagles Pro Bowl fullback Leonard Weaver

    Aug 10, 2011, 12:07 PM EDT

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    After a tremendous 2009 season that resulted in his first trip to the Pro Bowl, former Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver suffered a horrific dual injury that tore his ACL and nerves in the back of his knee that resulted in a ‘dead foot.’ Josiah Schlatter sat down with Weaver to discuss his long road back…

  23. The Big Interview: A few minutes with American Ninja Warrior Brian Orosco

    Aug 1, 2011, 3:08 PM EDT

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    Our Josiah Schlatter was lucky enough to sit down for a phone interview with professional freerunner Brian Orosco, who will be competing in the American Ninja Warrior, which premiered last night on the G4 Network. So when did you figure out in life that being a Ninja Warrior was what you were destined for? It…

  24. Prankmaster Jimmy Kimmel sends CM Punk to a 6-year-old CM Punk hater’s house, hilarity ensues

    Jul 26, 2011, 3:14 PM EDT

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    If you’ve been following your favorite musclehead soap opera the WWE, you’ll know that CM Punk and John Cena can’t seem to get along. Fans of CM Punk hate Cena, and fans of Cena hate CM Punk. The irrational hatred is nothing short of adorable. Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel decided to take advantage of…

  25. Big Interview: Ryan Vogelsong on going from Japan to couch to MLB all-star all within a year

    Jul 25, 2011, 1:38 PM EDT

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    In case you hadn’t heard, your MLB ERA leader (2.10) is one Ryan Vogelsong, the San Francisco Giants starter who never seems to get much respect. Perhaps that’s because he took everyone by surprise. Last year at this time he was sitting on his couch wondering if he’d ever play baseball again, and before that…