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  1. Meshugenah: HS hoops team forfeits playoff game due to Jewish holiday

    Feb 26, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Actually some Seattle Times commenters are saying that it’s state officials who are crazy for not accommodating Northwest Yeshiva, an Orthodox Jewish high school of about 60 students on Mercer Island, WA. After becoming the first Jewish school in Washington history to qualify for a state girls basketball tournament, they had to forfeit their second…

  2. Nat'l Enquirer: Tiger now in rehab for drugs, not sex

    Feb 26, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    The National Enquirer, the source that broke this whole Tiger Woods cheating rodeo back in November — and has actually been accepted by the Pulitzer Prize Committee in two categories for its coverage of the John Edwards scandal — is at it again. Woods, says the tabloid, is no longer in Hattiesburg, MS, being treated…

  3. Norwegian skier watches too much porn, loves Tiger Woods

    Feb 26, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Best quote of the Winter Olympics so far: Norwegian silver medalist Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset, on his performance in the men’s 4×10 cross-country relay: “My name is Odd-Bjoern Hjelmeset. I skied the second lap and I f—– up today. I think I have seen too much porn in the last 14 days. I have the room next…

  4. Morning Tweet: The Focus on the Family ad is dead, Jim

    Feb 26, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    The NCAA has ousted Focus on the Family from its web site, canning the organization’s banner ad amid concerns by some of its members over the evangelical group’s stance against gay and lesbian relationships. There were several tweets this morning on this development that ran the gamut from delight to outrage, with the requisite name-calling…

  5. Detroit News: Canseco owes $320,000 in taxes

    Feb 25, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    Jose Canseco: About this far from wearing a hairnet and working in a deli. If you thought that Canseco’s MMA debut was the first time that he’s been grounded and pounded lately, think again. According to the Tax Watchdog column in the Detroit News, the reason that the 45-year-old ex-Oakland A’s steroid aficionado is pursuing…

  6. A few words on Wilt Chamberlain's '20,000 women' claim from one who was not among them

    Feb 25, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    And now our own Jelisa Castrodale examines the life and times of Wilt Chamberlain, who claims to have conquered 20,000 women. Eat your heart out, Tiger Woods. *** By Jelisa Castrodale There are a handful of individuals who, over the course of their lives, will transcend their competitors and colleagues to become the signature representatives…

  7. Thursday Blogdome: A gathering of fleece in Cleveland

    Feb 25, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Cavs Trying to Set Stupid World Record With Stupider Fleece Blanket. Because nothing will keep LeBron James in Cleveland better than a gimmicky promotion by the Cavaliers and KeyBank to break the Guinness World Record for the “largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets.” Seriously. I can’t believe that there would even be a world…

  8. Pole dancing headed for the London Olympics?

    Feb 25, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy 3,682 fans can’t be wrong. An online petition to get pole dancing in the 2012 London Olympics as a test event has nearly 4,000 signatures so far. Sample comment: I LOVE STRIPPERS — Balls McGee. [MSNBC] More fun videos following the jump.

  9. New Ludacris rap puts whole Tiger Woods thing in perspective (I think)

    Feb 25, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    “Look, I told you she’s on to us, we only have about 24 more hours to live. I’m afraid, and you should be too.” So says Ludacris in his new single, Sexting (hear it following the jump), based on the infamous Tiger Woods text messages to alleged mistress Jaimee Grubbs. It’s part of his upcoming…

  10. NBA writer calls Rush Limbaugh 'right-wing blowhard' in print, all hell breaks loose

    Feb 25, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Political tempest in Sacramento! Prepare for rough seas! Mayday! Our story so far: Sacramento Bee sports columnist Ailene Voisin wrote an article this morning criticizing Kings’ head coach Paul Westphal for benching Spencer Hawes. In it, she managed to work in a zinger on Rush Limbaugh, which pissed off about a zillion people. Here’s the…

  11. Tiger smacked by proposed PETA billboard

    Feb 25, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals took a swipe at both irresponsible pet owners and Tiger Woods today, announcing plans to use the graphic you see to the right as a billboard to be placed near Tiger’s home in Orlando in the near future. (Male dogs bark their disapproval). Of course, the fact…

  12. Ole Miss students have nerdy, awesome choice for new mascot

    Feb 25, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    On Tuesday we brought you the news that Ole Miss was voting on whether or not to bring in a new mascot to replace Colonel Reb, who was deposed in a bloodless coup in 2003. The vote was overwhelmingly yes, with approximately 75 percent of the student body opting for a new, on-field costumed mascot.…

  13. The Tiger Woods mistress beauty pageant is a go

    Feb 25, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Howard Stern, fresh from the success of that ESPN/Brian Westbrook prank, got some more good news on Wednesday. He has now secured four alleged Tiger Woods mistresses who have signed on to participate in a Tiger Woods lovers beauty pageant. Stern had announced plans to stage such an event several weeks ago, but also said…

  14. Morning Tweet: Frenchy Cat 1, Lance Armstrong 0

    Feb 25, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    I can see what’s going on here even if Lance Armstrong can’t. Obviously that cat was sent by the French. I can see LeBeau from Hogan’s Heroes hiding in the bushes, releasing the kitty onto the road at just the right moment. Fortunately a photographer was there and was able to get this photo of…

  15. Wednesday Blogdome: Siren Guy thwarts crime, roots for Canada

    Feb 24, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    Olympics: Puckheads Rejoice Canada 8, Germany 2. Canada’s men’s hockey team swiftly took apart Germany last night, 8-2, much to the delight of their rabid, well dressed, gold-expectant fans. For the record, puckhead is impressive, but thus far, siren-guy trumps all. [The Big Lead] More fun stuff following the jump.

  16. John Feinstein on Tiger apology: 'He was standing there scared to death'

    Feb 24, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    John Feinstein has never been a Tiger Woods apologist, and yes, I realize that’s an understatement. Curious how the journalist who embedded himself with Bobby Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers for Season on the Brink never was able to break through Tiger’s personal defenses, even though he’s tried. “It’s not that I don’t like Tiger,”…

  17. Winter Olympics setback: Swiss destroy U.S. in fondue pong

    Feb 24, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    With all apologies to Bob Costas and Al Michaels, no one is doing a better job covering the Vancouver Games than Stephen Colbert (even though he’s no longer even in Vancouver). Case in point: He visited several national house cultural venues in the Olympic Village for The Colbert Report, resulting in one of the most…

  18. Tiger has no hand; cannot get Elin to sit for family portrait

    Feb 24, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    If Radar Online can be believed — and this sounds like a really random thing to make up — Elin Nordegren refused Tiger Woods’ request to sit for a family portrait on the day before his televised Pressless Conference on Friday. A photo portrait? Oil painting? Carnival caricature drawing? The story is not clear. But…

  19. John Daly wants you in his underwear; has Tiger Woods prediction

    Feb 24, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Your dream of wearing John Daly’s underwear is closer to reality today, as Our Hero announced via Twitter that you can win a week’s worth of The Closer brand briefs in a special sweepstakes from Slix on Facebook. They’re not Daly’s underwear exactly — although I wouldn’t put it past him (less laundry to wash)…

  20. Japadog takes Winter Olympics by storm, will listen to your recycling demands

    Feb 24, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Vancouver has taken its share of grief during the Winter Games, which is why Japadog is more important than ever right now. A fusion of international cooperation in the shape of a wiener and bun, this unique Vancouver delicacy has people lining up in unprecedented numbers at its three stand locations on and around Robson…

  21. Morning Tweet: Interview with a chair

    Feb 24, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Hard to believe that it’s been 25 years since the U.S. launched its first plastic chair into orbit, a feat that has not been equaled to this day (take that, Russia). Wednesday was the 25th anniversary of Bobby Knight’s infamous 1985 chair-flinging incident, a Shot Heard ‘Round the World during Indiana’s game against Purdue. Funny…

  22. Royals ditch mascot in wake of shocking wiener assault

    Feb 23, 2010, 8:30 PM EDT

    As any good attorney will tell you, it’s always problematic to sue a sports mascot. You think you have your case in the bag, and then all of a sudden he takes the stand; his lovable antics winning over both judge and jury. But John Coomer isn’t afraid, and he’s taking the Kansas City Royals’…

  23. Topless German sledding: Take that, Winter Olympics

    Feb 23, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Usually when I see a headline that reads “Naked sled race draws 14,000,” it makes me happy for the rest of the afternoon. But it always pays to read the entire story. Near the end of the account on the German news site The Local: “We had a lot of luck with the weather,” said…

  24. French broadcasters: Johnny Weir should take gender test

    Feb 23, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    So it’s open season on Johnny Weir in Vancouver, I guess: Step right up and take your homophobic shots. First it was Australia making with the gay jokes, and now it’s France … France!, lashing out. Actually, the two broadcasters who made with the latest gay snickerfest about Weir are French-speaking Canadians, who have no…

  25. Tuesday Blogdome: NCAA Vault hoops site means goodbye to workplace productivity

    Feb 23, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Bosses Everywhere Cringe At NCAA Vault Site. If you’re any sort of college basketball fan, visit vault.ncaa.com. You will find every game from the Sweet 16 and beyond from 2000’s NCAA Tournament through last season. Every. Single. Game. No commercials. There are also some highlights chopped up for your viewing. You can search by tournament…