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  1. Figure skating, like life, is all about impressing the French judge

    Feb 18, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Watching figure skaters screw up is a big reason we all watch the Winter Olympics. Hey, it’s a very slippery surface; accidents are bound to happen. But for our own Jelisa Castrodale, those ice dancing mishaps hold a special, personal meaning. Let her explain, won’t you? *** By Jelisa Castrodale Like a lot of you,…

  2. Things you can't unsee: T.O. works the catwalk

    Feb 18, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    What’s going on here? Why has God forsaken us? The end-times are nigh! Oh wait, it’s just Terrell Owens making his New York Fashion Week debut. Global Grind describes what you see here more completely than I ever could: TERRELL OWENS made his modeling debut at Fashion Week 2010 for Muse. Now let me just…

  3. Vancouver brings in 100,000 condoms for Olympic Village (may not be enough)

    Feb 18, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    According to a piece today by MSNBC columnist Mike Celzic, the Olympic Village at the Winter Games is one big rabbit hutch, where everyone is flirting with everyone else and naughty shenanigans are occurring every minute. That’s why, according to this Today Show report, Vancouver organizers have had 100,000 condoms airlifted to Vancouver for the…

  4. ESPN app thinks Utah Jazz are playing Norway

    Feb 18, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    A guy calling himself GrizzlyBlair was so perplexed by this that he just had to send out a Twitpic. “According to my ESPN app, the Utah Jazz are playing Norway tonight.” So who are we to argue? As you can see, those Norwegians are hanging in tough. Defend the 3-point line, Johannes!

  5. Text of Tiger Woods' statement leaked? (With update)

    Feb 18, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    Of course if Tiger Woods’ media statement is going to be leaked, it might as well end up in the hands of a country & western radio station in Asheville, NC. WKSF FM 99.9 has what it says is the text of Woods’ message to the troops, scheduled in less than 24 hours from PGA…

  6. The Tiger Woods Mardi Gras float was spectacular

    Feb 18, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

    I wasn’t there, but my guess is that more boobs were displayed beside this float than at any other at Mardi Gras. “Captain, we’re running out of beads!” No matter what you think of Tiger Woods and his infidelity saga, you really have to admire the fine workmanship here. Notice the “He Skanked It” banner,…

  7. Ernie Els blasts Tiger Woods as 'selfish'

    Feb 18, 2010, 9:30 AM EDT

    So why is Tiger Woods making Friday’s big press statement (don’t call it a press conference!) right in the middle of the Accenture Match Play Championship? Ernie Els, for one, is not amused. “It’s selfish,” Els told a reporter from American magazine Golf Week. “You can write that. I feel sorry for the sponsor. Mondays…

  8. Morning Tweet: The goggles, they do nothing!

    Feb 18, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    So here’s the twitpic that Mr. Hegarty is linking to. Oh my. Kind of an Irish version of Tron? That’s PJ Barron, who is competing in cross country skiing; one of six Irish athletes at the Winter Games (not counting Merry and Pippin, who are still on their way aboard Treebeard). Fun fact: Jamaica qualified…

  9. Know your women's hockey teams: The Edmonton Swastikas

    Feb 17, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    Because women’s hockey is getting into full swing at the Olympiques d’hiver, (Canada and the U.S. have won their seven matches by a combined score of 77-4, if you haven’t been watching), I thought I’d show you this: A photo circa 1916 (or thereabouts) of the Edmonton Swastikas. I first saw this over at Puck…

  10. Wednesday Blogdome: Padres make the beer cheaper, but the emotional toll is still the same

    Feb 17, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Time for Blogdome, where blog items from around the globe jostle for position and vie for your affections. Today, Padres slash beer prices, and Jim Boeheim wants 96 teams. Let’s roll. Padres Slash Beer Prices, Expectations For 2010. At some point this season, the San Diego Padres will most likely trade Adrian Gonzalez (2009’s team…

  11. Tiger Woods workout photos; he looks a little chunky, eh?

    Feb 17, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Well, at least we have an idea of what Tiger was doing while in self-imposed seclusion: Watching a lot of daytime TV while wolfing down chips and Lunchables. Sam Greenwood of Getty Images got some (posed?) photos of Woods out jogging near his home in Orlando earlier today, just after the announcement that Woods will…

  12. Tiger sticks it to Accenture with comeback press conference; expect Elin to be there, too

    Feb 17, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    Interesting that Tiger Woods chose Friday at 11 a.m. ET to break his silence and make his statement to the press, that being smack in the middle of the Accenture Match Play Championship. At least we know that he hasn’t lost that competitive fire. Accenture, you see, was one of the first sponsors to drop…

  13. 'Goooooooaaallll … oh wait, never mind'

    Feb 17, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

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    A nice collection of videos for you today, beginning with this bit of greatness from Tememundo’s broadcast of the Mexican League Soccer match between Monterrey and Tigres. Believing they were back to live action when they were actually showing the replay of a previous goal, the announcer busts out the classic “Gooooooaaaalllll!” call before realizing…

  14. Swedish film foretold Elin's golf club attack on Tiger?

    Feb 17, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    So it’s true what they say about life imitating art, especially when it comes to Swedish chicks who take their revenge on philandering men. The first, unofficial, big screen depiction of the Tiger Woods divorce saga has already been released in Europe, even though it isn’t really about Tiger Woods at all. It’s a Swedish…

  15. New version of Tiger Woods Wii golf game allows players to, ahem, lengthen his club

    Feb 17, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    First came its unfortunate marketing catchphrase, Never Play Alone. And now EA Sports, the gaming giant which is set to unleash Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 on the world, has announced some interesting custom accessories for its Ninetendo Wii version which comes out in June. Among those are a Wii Club that can be lengthened…

  16. Have PETA's mad-dog tactics gone too far?

    Feb 17, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    As you’ve probably heard, PETA crashed the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on Tuesday, proving once again that if you want to get your message out you need to be the biggest bitches in the room. Whether you agree with them or not, you’ll have to admit that the animal rights group knows a thing…

  17. Morning Tweet: Wax on, wax off

    Feb 17, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Olympic figure skating? Usually I’d rather be molested by wolves. Until I saw this, that is: The frozen stylings of Belgium’s Kevin van der Perren, dressed resplendently in a skeleton costume for his short program performance yesterday. Twitter’s been on fire since the routine, because of course it immediately conjured visions of this; the classic…

  18. Viewers, chickens shocked as Barry Melrose says 'chickens—' live on the air

    Feb 16, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    Look at you, Canada. All full of yourself now that the Winter Olympics are in full swing; you feel you can say and do anything. How else do you explain the Great White North’s Barry Melrose saying “chickens—” live on ESPN’s First Take this morning? It all started as playful banter between Melrose (off to…

  19. Tuesday Blogdome: Sooners linebacker can't stop peeing in public

    Feb 16, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    OU Sooner Deflates His Dirigible Indiscriminately. Police arrested University of Oklahoma football player Austin Box over the weekend in Bricktown after an officer saw him urinating on bar stools, according to a police report. An officer saw Box, a junior linebacker, standing below the entrance to Skky Bar on Mickey Mantle Drive about 2 a.m.…

  20. Guy kicked repeatedly in the groin … you know, for science

    Feb 16, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    It’s the sentence you never hoped to see, brought to you at last by Out of Bounds: “After 5 years of taking thousands of kicks to the groin, his brain no longer processes substance.” No, not William Clay Ford, Sr. … the man referred to here is Kirby Roy, who now holds some kind of…

  21. No soup for you! … Elin won't move back in with Tiger

    Feb 16, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    We went light on the report on Monday by Radar Online in which alleged Tiger Woods mistress Joslyn James claimed that Woods got her pregnant … twice. Because it’s Radar, and it strains credulity; Tiger is a stickler for detail, and I’m quite sure he has a tiny golf bag filled with various condoms for…

  22. Yeah, that NY Rangers marriage proposal from Sunday? Fake

    Feb 16, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    A couple of you have asked why I barely mentioned the New York Rangers crash-and-burn fan marriage proposal at the Garden from Sunday, in which a man popped the question to his sweetie on the Jumbotron, and was turned down flat. I stamped it “Fake” immediately and relegated it to “About Last Night” in the…

  23. More than 10,000 American families have a child named Kobe

    Feb 16, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Interesting statistic from the Riverside Pres-Enterprise: There are more than 10,000 children in the U.S. named Kobe, and while the popularity of naming your kid after the Lakers’ star has waxed and waned over the past 10 years, it’s currently on the rise. Kobe was the 403rd most popular name for a baby boy in…

  24. We have a winner for best Winter Olympics mustache

    Feb 16, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    Germany: Currently second in the Vancouver Games medal count, but first in facial hair. Do not touch the ‘stache, lest you spook a covey of quail from within that will then draw fire from the nearby Hungarian biathlon team. Meanwhile, Canada is talking serious s— as hockey competition begins. Take a look at the video…

  25. Knicks fan T-shirt design may be a cry for help

    Feb 16, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    First of all, when modeling a new T-shirt, should your tats be so colorful and varied that they totally distract from the product? Secondly, do we have to go all the way back to ’93 to find a moment in Knicks’ history worthy of clothing commemoration? These are good questions, which, makers of this…