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  1. Katherine Webb rocks Alabama-Auburn half-n-half jersey for SI, joins other models to read Letterman Top Ten List (video)

    Feb 12, 2013, 10:13 AM EDT

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    The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue came out today (as if you didn’t know), and Catherine Webb is in it. You also know that she’s the girlfriend of Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron. But she graduated from Auburn University (Bachelor of Science degree in business management and administration), so to reflect her split allegiance, Sports Illustrated released…

  2. Dad? That awkward moment when you realize that the field invader is your father (video)

    Feb 12, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Wales North is cheered by a fan after scoring a try during their Six Nations rugby match against France at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis near Paris

    Yep, I love me some rugby, and the Six Nations is my favorite. The same can be said for David North, whose son George plays halfback for Wales. George North had just scored a try against France on Monday when a not-unusual thing happened: a fan rushed the field to try to congratulate him. But…

  3. Bakersfield Condors bring live condor to game, condor gets loose, hilarity ensues (video)

    Feb 11, 2013, 9:17 PM EDT

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    Long story short: the Bakersfield Condors, an ECHL (AA) hockey team, thought that it would be a good idea to bring a live condor onto the ice during the National Anthem on Friday. What could possibly go wrong? Queen Victoria (that’s the condor’s name) was supposed to hop up and stand on a hockey stick…

  4. Let’s watch a high school girls hoops player make a three-quarters-court shot … on the bounce (video)

    Feb 11, 2013, 5:42 PM EDT

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    Yep, Lewis Palmer High’s (Monument, CO) Anna Olson drained a shot from about the opposite free throw line, with the ball bouncing into the hoop. It was near the end of the first quarter, and the scoring table was so stunned by this that they stopped the clock … and the refs didn’t know how…

  5. Sports Illustrated has started a website that’s about nothing but swimsuits

    Feb 11, 2013, 5:08 PM EDT

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    And I’d imagine the meeting that spawned this idea included someone loudly declaring “We’d be idiots not to do this!” Noting that its annual swimsuit edition (it hits stands on Tuesday) is the most talked-about, best-selling issue of the year, Sports Illustrated has started SwimDaily.com, which is almost entirely about their swimsuit edition. Question: what…

  6. Parents raise $35,000 for school playground climbing frame, which is promptly shut down by health & safety inspectors

    Feb 11, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

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    We called them jungle gyms: today they’re known as climbing frames, I guess. At any rate, a parents group in Fairfax County, Va., raised $35,000 to buy and install a new one at Stratford Landing Elementary School, working with the school facilities department to ensure it met all codes and conditions. But just after it…

  7. The top zany uniform trends begin with this: Warriors debut short-sleeved jerseys

    Feb 11, 2013, 12:39 PM EDT

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    Remember when teams would just get a bunch of plain, colored jerseys, slap on a couple of numbers and call it a day? Those times are long gone, my friend (except for Indianapolis Colts fans). Now it’s just as important to look snappy as it is to play well: and uniforms must be ever-changing, always…

  8. Forbes Magazine estimates that SI Swimsuit Issue could top $50 million in sales

    Feb 11, 2013, 10:21 AM EDT

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    The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue hits stands on Tuesday, and we already have a leaked cover photo (pictured) — Kate Upton appears to be the issue’s cover girl for the second straight year. Also, here’s a video with some other highlights from the issue. But what of the business of the SI Swimsuit Edition? Does…

  9. A photo gallery of Bill Murray Pebble Beach Pro-Am antics (attention 49ers special teams)

    Feb 11, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    On second thought, the 49ers don’t really need another kicker who can miss field goals wide left. Bill Murray tried field goal kicking during the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on Saturday, with the hold by ex-49ers lineman Harris Barton, and shanked the kick pretty badly. His golf game wasn’t much better — he and playing…

  10. Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith appear in gun control psa video

    Feb 8, 2013, 5:09 PM EDT

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    Michael Irvin is also in it … but no Troy Aikman. Hmm. But wait — there’s LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk. The video below is a public service announcement in favor of gun law reforms, and was released today by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was founded by New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and…

  11. New SI Swimsuit Editon cover is leaked … it’s Kate Upton for second straight year (we think)

    Feb 8, 2013, 4:29 PM EDT

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    The 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition — 50th anniversary! — hits the stands next week, and the new cover wasn’t supposed to be released until Monday. But Fashion Copious got a sneak peak at it, and lo and behold, it’s Kate Upton again! Upton, as you recall, was the Swimsuit Edition cover model last year…

  12. This photo of Illinois coach John Groce and his son after the Indiana win is pretty cute

    Feb 8, 2013, 3:16 PM EDT

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    Illinois had just shocked No. 1 Indiana on a buzzer-beating layin, and Illini coach John Groce celebrated the moment with his son, Conner. Kudos to Getty photographer Joe Robbins. That game-winning inbounds play never would have happened, by the way, if the Hoosiers had heeded the words of Shooter Flatch, aka Dennis Hopper, in their…

  13. There Will Be Blood: Condoleezza Rice clobbers spectator with shot at Pebble Beach (spectator is OK)

    Feb 8, 2013, 1:34 PM EDT

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    AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am - Round One

    The bad news is that Condoleezza Rice nailed a spectator in the forehead with a golf shot during Friday’s action in the Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The good news is that we’ve finally located those weapons of mass destruction. New York Times: On the par-5 sixth hole, which features a blind approach to the uphill…

  14. I, Robot: Man builds life-sized Rock’em Sock’em Robot costumes, wins contest, tells us how he did it

    Feb 8, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

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    This past Halloween I was hanging out at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Lake Tahoe, Nev., and happened upon these two gents. Not only were they wearing life-sized, homemade Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robot costumes, which is awesome, but each was sipping a beer through a straw. Of course, I had to interview them. It…

  15. RIP Brett Keisel’s trademark beard (‘Noooooooo!’) … so now who is the hair apparent?

    Feb 8, 2013, 11:18 AM EDT

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    Brett Keisel’s beard is no more. The Steelers’ defensive end, who had sported perhaps the most iconic sports beard since Teen Wolf, shaved it off for charity on Thursday. It was the annual Shear Da Beard event at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center that benefits cancer programs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Photo of…

  16. Colin Kaepernick takes care of some unfinished business: completes chest tattoo

    Feb 8, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    As far as his chest tattoos go, Colin Kaepernick has hung the no vacancy sign. There’s no more room. The picture you see here is how his chest looked during the season. But the 49ers’ quarterback made more plans for that region, and now it looks like this. It happened at Humble Beginnings Tattoo in…

  17. Green Bay Packers’ cheerleader fights back against bullying online Bears fans (video)

    Feb 8, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Kaitlyn Collins is a former cheerleader for the Green Bay Packers, and also for the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, where she attended school. That was in 2009. But on Monday evening on the Chicago Bears Facebook fan page, a Bears fan posted her cheerleading picture and made some unflattering remarks about her looks: “Like If…

  18. Penny Hardaway is coaching middle school hoops, and there was a 200-person near-brawl at one of his games

    Feb 7, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

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    Penny Hardaway is a four-time NBA All-Star, as you know, who last played for the Miami Heat in 2007. He’s now part of an ownership group that just bought the Memphis Grizzlies, and he’s also coaching … at the middle school level. Hardaway is coaching Memphis (Tenn.) Lester Middle School, filling in for a friend…

  19. Can this first grader make a free throw to give his entire school a day off? (video)

    Feb 7, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT

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    It happened at Mater Dei School in Bethesda, MD, where the headmaster gave three students a chance to give the entire school the day off on the Monday following the Super Bowl: if they could hit a basketball shot. A seventh- and an eighth-grader took shots from the 3-point line, and both missed. For the…

  20. Video of whale nearly capsizing canoe comes with totally appropriate YouTube ad

    Feb 7, 2013, 3:33 PM EDT

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    Do you like your nature videos fraught with danger and encrusted with barnacles? Then this is for you. But the best thing about it is the rotating YouTube ad that just happened to be at the bottom when I first watched it. Awesome target marketing, even if it was inadvertent. Yes, the sea was angry…

  21. The reason I rarely go skiing these days: all the shirtless Marines

    Feb 7, 2013, 2:34 PM EDT

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    APTOPIX South Korea US Winter Military Exercise

    OK, it’s time for a nice relaxing day on the ski slopes. I’ve got my lift ticket and … OH MY GOD. It happened at Pyeongchang, east of Seoul, South Korea today, as more than 400 U.S. and South Korean Marines participated in a joint military training exercise. It’s the forst time the two countries…

  22. Jim Harbaugh: ‘A penalty is a penalty no matter when it occurs in a game’

    Feb 7, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

    Super Bowl XLVII - Baltimore Ravens v San Francisco 49ers

    I haven’t written on the 49ers’ last offensive play of the Super Bowl because A.) I’m not totally sure a penalty should have been called there, and B.) After the way the Niners played in the first half, I’m not comfortable blaming the refs for the loss. But Jim Harbaugh believes the fade route to…

  23. Site offers Rob Gronkowski $3.75 million to do porn scene

    Feb 7, 2013, 12:40 PM EDT

    Patriots tight Gronkowski sits on the bench while his team plays the Giants in the NFL Super Bowl XLVI football game in Indianapolis

    The party wallflower that is Rob Gronkowski was back in the news recently when he was seen dancing at a Las Vegas night club and smacking his (injured) arm on the floor during a simulated wrestling match. This must have caught the eye of a certain adult web site, which made this offer today, according…

  24. Was that Bill Murray or Chester A. Arthur playing at Pebble Beach? We’re pretty sure it was Bill Murray

    Feb 7, 2013, 11:07 AM EDT

    Bill Murray, Andy Garcia

    Huey Lewis won the Celebrity Challenge Chip-Off at the Pebble Beach National Pro Am on Wednesday, collecting $20,000 for charity plus this hug from Andy Garcia, which is always a bonus (unless you’re planning a casino heist). Bill Murray was also there, sporting mutton chops, as he teamed with Darius Rucker for various hijinks and…

  25. The J.J. Watt wedding cake is glorious, tasty

    Feb 7, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

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    Mmmm, NFL leader in deflected passes … A photo of this sweet, sweet wedding cake was tweeted by one Bryan Eoff, who wrote: ‏@bdeoff @jjwatt Here’s the groom’s cake from my friend @stephanievpoe and her husband Nathan’s recent wedding. #bullsonparade Here’s the photo. NFL stars in cake form seem to be trending these days.