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  1. Stephen A. Smith is the most important person at the Super Bowl!

    Feb 8, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Do not jostle Stephen A. Smith! He will not sign body parts! Possibly the finest columnist that the Philadelphia Inquirer was ever forced to rehire due to binding arbitration, our hero made his triumphant return to the Super Bowl on Sunday — on the Inquirer’s dime — and proceeded to do what Stephen A. Smith…

  2. Late Show producer tells all about Letterman-Leno Super Bowl ad

    Feb 8, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Sean Payton wasn’t the only one who made a great call under pressure during the Super Bowl. Faced with the task of coming up with a funny 15-second spot to promote his show during the game, David Letterman went for the comedy equivalent of an onside kick, and came up big (Hank Baskett not involved…

  3. The Tiger Woods Google ad spoof is pretty awesome

    Feb 8, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    A lot of people I know enjoyed this Google “Search Stories” ad that aired during the Super Bowl, although to me it just highlighted how technology is slowly taking over, with the machines surely one day rising up to enslave us in their server farms. But the folks at Slate Video are fighting back, having…

  4. The first rule of fourth-grade fight club is that you … well, you know the rest

    Feb 8, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    And now, in lieu of math, we shall have Fight Club, children. Please move your desks to form a circle. Jennifer, would you be so kind as to keep a lookout at the door in case the principal should walk by? Um, in case someone needs stitches, anyone here know how to sew? That was…

  5. Yeah, so it was kind of crazy on Bourbon Street last night

    Feb 8, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    So how unglued did the folks in New Orleans become over the past two weeks? The author of the Our New Orleans Saints blog thought they’d get away from football for a bit and pay a visit to the Monster Truck Rally at the Louisiana Superdome on Jan. 30. But a Saints rally broke out…

  6. Morning Tweet: This way lies Madness

    Feb 8, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Not quite, my little Twitter friend. Before you Cubs fans begin making plans for the 2010 World Series (because clearly God has decided that anything can happen now), there’s one little event we still have to get out of the way. Hard to believe that the NCAA Basketball Tournament is a little more than a…

  7. Tie me kangaroo down, sport: Aussie Olympic athletes will not surrender boxing kangaroo flag

    Feb 5, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    (Note: For maximum enjoyment, following post should be read aloud in an Australian accent). I wasn’t sure that Australia had a Winter Olympics team until I saw this: A boxing kangaroo flag hanging proudly from the Vancouver athletes’ village. One problem, though: an IOC official has demanded that the flag be removed because it’s a…

  8. Deadly poisonous Fox Cleatus robots seized in waterfront raid by heroic federal agents

    Feb 5, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

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    I think I’ve just discovered the new name for my fledgling garage band: Tainted Cleatus. You know the dancing Fox NFL robot, who gets more hate mail than Frank Caliendo? Well now we know his country of origin (hint: it recently hosted an Olympics, and enjoys eating collies). U.S. customs officials say nearly 17,600 Cleatus…

  9. Louisiana HS student sent home for wearing Colts jersey?

    Feb 5, 2010, 7:00 PM EDT

    Big controversy in Livingston Parish, LA at this hour, as a high school student is claiming that he was sent home by his principal for wearing an Indianapolis Colts jersey during the schools’ Black-and-Gold Day to honor the Saints. Now the ACLU is involved, saying that Brandon Frost, a senior at Maurepas High School, had…

  10. Friday Blogdome: Step aside Mona Mi, the Miller Lite guy is back

    Feb 5, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

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    The Miller High Life Guy Is Back Again. “I got my master’s at UC Irvine. I been knowing I wanted to do this for along time so I went in and they didn’t have me say nothing on the first audition. They wanted to see if I could move beer on the dolley. That was…

  11. NOLA journalist: Forget Katrina, we just want a good game

    Feb 5, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    It’s guest columnist time, and today we take a big ol’ hammer and smash some NOLA stereotypes. Here’s Alex Hickey, a full time journalist in Louisiana who points out that, contrary to all the Super Bowl hype, New Orleans residents are not sitting on their rooftops with their pets waiting for Drew Brees to deliver…

  12. Snooki flips off Philadelphians on live TV at the Wing Bowl; hilarity ensues

    Feb 5, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Not a good idea for New Jersey pseudo-celebrities to intrude on proud Philadelphia traditions. So when Snooki from The Jersey Shore showed up to help officiate the 18th annual Wing Bowl at the Wachovia Center on Thursday, she got the traditional Philadelphia greeting (use your absolutely filthy imagination here). And being the classy lady that…

  13. O.J.-like fervor in Britain as Terry stripped of captaincy

    Feb 5, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    You know a country has gone wild over a story when they break out the first aerial video footage of an SUV on a freeway. That would be England national squad coach Fabio Capello heading to a meeting with embattled Chelsea player John Terry earlier today. The coach later announced that he had relieved Terry…

  14. Tiger Woods sex rehab price tag? $40,000

    Feb 5, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    Yep. The Mobile (AL) Press Register, citing “various media sources,” reported on Thursday that Tiger Woods’ little alleged vacation at a Hattiesburg, MS sexual therapy clinic cost approximately $40,000. But before we get into that, here’s a shot of the airplane banner that flew proudly over the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines in San…

  15. Girls high school hoops coach resigns after launching f-bomb barrage at players

    Feb 5, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Indiana basketball and f-bombs just seem to go together, don’t they? We are, after all, coming up on the 25-year anniversary of Bobby Knight’s famous tirade at his Indiana players following a practice in 1986. (Video, with NSFW language, following the jump). To be fair, an f-word flogging by Knight was probably an hourly occurrence…

  16. Does Lindsey Vonn SI cover objectify women?

    Feb 5, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    So what do you think of this week’s Sports Illustrated cover, featuring U.S. skier Lindsey Vonn seemingly cooing to the reader: “Come knock down a few slalom gates with me, handsome.” This will sell a few issues, although I would have gone with the Pope wearing a papal toque. But like just about anything these…

  17. John Terry: 'My favorite athlete is Tiger Woods'

    Feb 5, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Come on, you knew that sooner or later there would have to be some kind of connection. Britain’s biggest sex scandal and America’s biggest, together at last! The London Daily Mail did some sleuthing and found an old interview that embattled, oversexed Chelsea captain John Terry did with Football Punk Magazine in September, and came…

  18. Morning Tweet: Featuring the awesomeness that is topless bull riding

    Feb 5, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

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    We take you now to the hamlet of Mattoon, IL, where apparently there are other activities besides trainspotting and competitive corn detasseling. The owner of the Villa-Nova Bar & Grill has been fined for hosting topless bull riding at his establishment. This would be legendary if it involved actual bulls, but no, they were of…

  19. The first rule of Wall Street Fight Club is you do not talk about Wall Street Fight Club

    Feb 4, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Josh Cholish is a wealth-management broker at Merrill Lynch & Co. in Manhattan, where he gets his ass handed to him on a daily basis, no doubt, due to the struggling economy. But at night he returns the favor, beating up on a series of opponents in the top level of his duplex apartment on…

  20. Thursday Blogdome: Jamaican bobsled team fails to qualify for Winter Games

    Feb 4, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    Uncool Runnings, mon. Hard to believe it’s been 22 years since the first Jamaican bobsled team burst onto the scene, at the 1988 Calgary Games. But sadly, there will be no Jamaican team in Vancouver this year. Did not qualify. Not yours. But to lift your spirits following the jump … look! It’s the starting…

  21. Tiger reportedly completes sex rehab, will fly home with Elin

    Feb 4, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Well, it appears that Tiger Woods has completed his sex rehabilitation program at Gentle Path in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and has been told to go and wait out front by the bike racks so his mom can pick him up will soon meet with wife Elin Nordegren, who has flown in to fetch him. That’s according…

  22. Reliving the shame of being carded in New Orleans

    Feb 4, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    This week we asked Jelisa Castrodale to choose a team to root for in the Super Bowl. This of course served to do nothing but dredge up memories of unfortunate haircuts, general drunkeness and regret. Sad, really. *** By Jelisa Castrodale So I’m eagerly awaiting this Sunday night, a three-hour block of Coors Light commercials…

  23. John Terry soccer sex scandal expands roster

    Feb 4, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    The John Terry sex scandal is a lot like Tuesday’s season premiere of Lost: It’s hard to keep track of all the characters and you have no earthly idea what’s going on, but you just can’t look away. Our scorecard shows that Terry had had an affair with French underwear model Vanessa Perroncel, who is…

  24. Back That Ass Up; behold the Kim Kardashian NASCAR entry

    Feb 4, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    Oh, Lordy. I haven’t decided whether this will set NASCAR back 40 years, or end the sport altogether. It’s the long-awaited debut of the Kim Kardashian ride that Mike Bliss will be driving during the Las Vegas Sprint Cup race on Feb. 28. Although I fear that only Sacha Baron Cohen as Jean Girard could…

  25. Tiger mistress unamused by novelty golf balls

    Feb 4, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    One would think that a woman who has starred in the films Big Breasted Nurses and My First Sex Teacher #12 wouldn’t be shocked by much, but you’d be wrong. Tiger Woods mistress Veronica Siwik-Daniels, better known as former porn star Joslyn James, held a news conference on Wednesday to say that she was outraged…