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  1. Young Guns: Youth hockey league raffles off assault rifles as fundraiser

    Jan 30, 2013, 10:02 AM EDT

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    A Fargo, North Dakota youth hockey league is raffling off 200 firearms, among them semi-automatics and AR-15 assault rifles, to raise money for ice rink time. The league caters to players as young as 4 years old. West Fargo Youth Hockey Association organizers say the raffle fulfills two needs in the community — to help…

  2. Dr. Phil: Tuiasosopo was ‘romantically in love’ with Manti Te’o (video)

    Jan 30, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Dr. Phil solves another national crisis. Ronaiah Tuiasosopo appears on the Dr. Phil Show in a two-part interview on Thursday and Friday, but NBC’s Today Show got the scoop on the interview and has some excerpts (seen in the video below). Dr. Phil concludes that Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o had absolutely no involvement in…

  3. Let’s rank the six best leaked Super Bowl XLVII commercials so far

    Jan 29, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

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    Some say that companies are crazy to leak teasers to their Super Bowl commercials: not only does it ruin the surprise, but it will make people less likely to notice the message. I say it’s clever — free advertising that goes a long way toward making back the $4 million for a 30-second spot during…

  4. Because it is Super Bowl Media Day, a guy in a wrestling mask gets to ask Colin Kaepernick a question

    Jan 29, 2013, 5:16 PM EDT

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    Super Bowl XLVII Media Day

    If there was any doubt that Colin Kaepernick had a huge following among Mexican pro wrestlers, that should be settled now. The guy evidently got a discount on an old H2 wrestling mask, which was a league that folded in 2011. But how he got past security is a mystery. But then, there were quite…

  5. Five-year-old girl is adorable, deadly

    Jan 29, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    I have to imagine that this little girl doesn’t take a lot of guff from the boys in kindergarten. The YouTube description is in Russian so we’re short on details, but this little kid’s quickness and concentration during this boxing drill is really self explanatory. Ivan Drago’s granddaughter?

  6. PETA takes shots at meat eaters, Manti Te’o, all in one glorious billboard

    Jan 29, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

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    The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are not big fans of America’s appetite for chicken wings, as one might imagine. Their contention is that the wings should stay on the chickens. So how to get the point across during Super Bowl week? Use the Manti Te’o saga, of course. Americans consumed 1.25 billion…

  7. Katherine Webb is at the Super Bowl, and she must dance!

    Jan 29, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

    Super Bowl XLVII Media Day

    Katherine Webb is covering Super Bowl XLVII for Inside Edition, as if you didn’t know, and it didn’t take long for her to get right to the important journalism. Here she is dancing with 49ers linebacker Clark Haggins at Media Day. So what happens when the media member becomes the focus of the media? Ms.…

  8. Apparently this man just rode a 100-foot wave, which is a world record, and crazy

    Jan 29, 2013, 11:15 AM EDT

    Handout of McNamara with his world record 78-foot wave setting surfing board at Nazar  Portugal

    This guy here is Garrett McNamara, and if you’re a surfer you should just quit now, because you’ll never top what he just did. According to reports, and this pretty amazing photo (linked), McNamara rode a 100-foot wave in Portugal and lived to tell about it.

  9. Hines Ward will be a zombie in an episode of The Walking Dead? Cool

    Jan 29, 2013, 10:05 AM EDT

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    Now we know what happened to Hines Ward when he was swallowed in the explosion set by Bane at Gotham Stadium. He rose as a zombie. The former Pittsburgh Steelers receiver will play a walker in the popular AMC series The Walking Dead (which returns with new episodes on Feb. 10). Or you can just…

  10. They’ve auto-tuned the Manti Te’o-Katie Couric interview, and it is glorious (video)

    Jan 29, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    KATIE COURIC, MANTI TE'O

    The greatest gift that social technology has given us? Of course it’s the fact that now we can auto-tune anything. There are all kinds of apps for that — but this particular effort rises from ordinary and flies into the heavens on wings of awesome. Why, Why, Manti? is the feel-good auto-tune hit of the…

  11. Kristin Cavallari doesn’t want her and Jay Cutler’s son to play football

    Jan 28, 2013, 6:26 PM EDT

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    Bad news for Roger Goodell this week: first President Obama said that if he had sons, he would be hesitant to let them play football. And now this: Kristin Cavallari said that her son with Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be playing … baseball. What? “I will try to steer Cam in a different direction,…

  12. Video pick of the week: Any Given Puppy Bowl (video)

    Jan 28, 2013, 4:20 PM EDT

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    “You’re good puppies, but I want you to be great puppies.”

  13. Minor league hockey coach mocks refs with blind man routine on ice (video)

    Jan 28, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

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    So you’re a hockey coach who thinks the refs have been doing a terrible job? Why not put on sunglasses and use a hockey stock for a cane, go out onto the ice and imitate a blind man? That will get you tossed from the game for sure — but it’s also hilarious. Well played,…

  14. Nothing says Super Bowl Fever like discount 49ers tattoos

    Jan 28, 2013, 2:14 PM EDT

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    I have no data to prove this, but my suspicion is that there are more 49ers tattoos out there than there are Ravens tattoos. And by this weekend, the gap should be even wider. That’s because a tattoo parlor in Vallejo, CA, Allied Ink Tattoos & Piercings, is offering discounts on 49ers-themed inkwear leading into…

  15. The Crossover premieres tonight, so here’s Jose Canseco, Dennis Rodman and Gary Busey on a merry-go-round

    Jan 28, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT

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    Won’t lie: I’m kind of stoked for the debut of The Crossover, a show melding pop culture, sports news and social media debuting on the NBC Sports Network tonight (6 p.m. ET). Former ESPN SportsNation host Michelle Beadle co-hosts with Dave Briggs (Comcast Sports New England, Fox & Friends). I’m a big fan of anything…

  16. EA Sports Madden NFL 13 simulation predicts Super Bowl XLVII winner (video)

    Jan 28, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

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    When it comes to predicting the winner of the Super Bowl, EA Sports has been much more reliable than a random zoo animal. The makers of Madden NFL 13 have done a game simulation for each of the past nine Super Bowls, and have tabbed the winner correctly in seven of nine tries. Last year,…

  17. This guy leads all Russian basketball coaches in assists (video)

    Jan 28, 2013, 11:12 AM EDT

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    In defense of the player at the top of the key, his coach was the only guy open. It happened during a Russian Professional Basketball League game between Unics Kazan and Spartak Vladivostok, when Unics coach Gundars Ventra was pacing the sideline and suddenly, during a play, one of his players passed him the ball.…

  18. Nationals introduce newest racing mascot, William Howard Taft (who’s lost a ton of weight)

    Jan 28, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

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    George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt, Abe Lincoln

    As we mentioned over the weekend, the Washington Nationals added a fifth racing president recently, and introduced him to the world on Saturday at NatsFest at the Washington Convention Center. Yep, William Howard Taft will join Washington, Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Lincoln this coming season for the fourth-inning shenanigans at Nationals Park. While Taft is…

  19. ‘Ray Lewis’ stopped by the Saturday Night Live news desk (video)

    Jan 28, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    It was Rodney Dangerfield who said “He’s a good teacher, he really seems to care. About what I have no idea.” That’s Ravens’ linebacker Ray Lewis in a nutshell. So with the Super Bowl on the horizon, it seemed like a good time for Saturday Night Live to bring out its best Lewis impersonator (Keenan…

  20. To understand the rise of the Super Bowl, just look to Colin Kaepernick

    Jan 26, 2013, 2:45 PM EDT

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    They say that there are seven basic plots in storytelling, but as every Super Bowl has taught us, there are really only two: who are we, and where are our pants? At least one of those questions will be answered on Feb. 3 during Super Bowl XLVII: The Kaepernicking. Yes, now it can be told:…

  21. If parallel parking makes it to the Olympics, we already have our first medalist (video)

    Jan 25, 2013, 1:23 PM EDT

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    Not sports, but for those like me who have ever tried to find a parking space in Chinatown, this man is our new hero. Amazing. I’m filing this under Motor Sports and let the chips fall where they may.

  22. Jim Harbaugh calls in to John Madden’s radio show to ask for advice (audio)

    Jan 25, 2013, 12:23 PM EDT

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    San Francisco 49ers v Arizona Cardinals

    The competitive nature of the Harbaugh brothers knows no bounds. On Thursday morning, Ravens coach John Harbaugh called in during a media conference call with his parents, Jack and Jackie. (Is that the first official audiobomb?). Not to be outdone, 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh today called in during John Madden’s weekly radio show on KCBS…

  23. The Puppy Bowl IX lineup has been announced (this one obviously planning mayhem)

    Jan 25, 2013, 11:38 AM EDT

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    The day you’ve waited for is finally here — Animal Planet has revealed its lineup for Puppy Bowl IX. And this year there’s not one but two Japanese Chins, one of which, Simba, is pictured here. It’s hard to read a dog’s mind but this one just seems to be trouble. So if you’re wagering…

  24. Yes, Tom Brady’s new $20 mil mansion has a moat. Why would you think it wouldn’t? (video)

    Jan 25, 2013, 10:07 AM EDT

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    Tom Brady’s new mansion is finally done — they just had to fill the moat. It took about as long to build as it would for a new football stadium to be completed — about three years. But now it’s move-in ready, and Tom and Giselle Bundchen need lots of cardboard boxes. Can anyone help…

  25. Taiwanese animation kicks Premier League ball boy while he’s down (video)

    Jan 25, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    No, on second thought let’s not go to Camelot. It is a silly place. We have our Manti Te’o and our Lance Armstrong, but Great Britain is made of sillier stuff. Their big sports controversy right now involves a soccer ball boy who got kicked by a Premier League star because said ball boy would…