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  1. Tuesday Blogdome: 'Pedobear' crashes the Winter Olympics

    Feb 9, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    ‘Pedobear’ is not in the Olympics. Our latest media snafu comes from the Polish-language newspaper of Olsztyn, which Wikipedia tells us is the 21st-largest city in Poland. I guess the Poles like their sports news a bit creepier than we do stateside, as they included Pedobear in their Olympic preview. [With Leather]

  2. Lombardi Gras: Sean Payton raises the roof

    Feb 9, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

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    Next to Drew Brees hoisting his baby son during the post-game celebration, this has to be my favorite Super Bowl XLIV-related photo. Here’s Saints coach Sean Payton leaving Louis Armstrong International Airport in Kenner, La., on Monday. How often do you get to hold the Vince Lombardi Trophy up through your sun roof as hundreds…

  3. Oh no! Saints parade boob embargo?

    Feb 9, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    If you’re attending the Saints Super Bowl parade today in the hopes of exposing your naked lady chest parts in exchange for beads, be aware that you will be tackled, tasered and sent to prison. Or, you know, issued a citation. New Orleans police said that they will not tolerate any nudity at today’s parade…

  4. Zombieland: Saints fans crave Super Bowl merchandise, must be fed

    Feb 9, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    The scene at Academy Sports in Lafayette, Louisiana on Sunday night was not pretty, as hundreds (thousands?) descended on the parking lot waiting their turn to get in to purchase Super Bowl championship gear. The store closed at 8 p.m., but reopened at 9:30 when the game ended and multitudes gathered in search of brains…

  5. Lap Dances For Haiti? Come on pro athletes, give 'til it hurts

    Feb 9, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

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    I apologize for this post not technically being sports related, but it’s for a good cause, so please bear with me. Marilyn’s on Monroe, a strip club in Toledo, Ohio, is raising money for Haitian earthquake relief through something it calls “Lap dances for Haiti.” The promotion isn’t exactly what you — or Pacman Jones…

  6. Spurs remind web site that George Hill's private parts are registered trademark of the NBA

    Feb 9, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

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    George Hill’s genitals are enjoying their 15 minutes of fame (although I haven’t seen them — could be 30 minutes), but the San Antonio Spurs and the NBA are not amused. Because he obviously doesn’t own a TV or a computer and never reads the newspaper, Hill doesn’t know that it’s unwise to take cell…

  7. Morning Tweet: Brooklyn Rules

    Feb 9, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    OK, but here’s the problem: I rarely see the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, because I’m not fast enough to catch the mailman’s little delivery truck. He steals it every year like clockwork, finally delivering it a week later with several key pages missing and a big coffee cup ring over the cover model. So I…

  8. TMZ: Woods to return March 22 at Tavistock Cup

    Feb 8, 2010, 8:00 PM EDT

    We’ve heard this before so don’t get too excited, but Tiger Woods could be back on the links within weeks. TMZ is reporting that Tiger is planning to return to competition at a tourney in his own backyard; the Tavistock Cup in Orlando clubs on March 22-23. Citing a source “who works for the Woods…

  9. Monday Blogdome: Just win, baby

    Feb 8, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    My Favorite Super Bowl Image: Drew and Baylen Brees. Baylen is three months younger than my second kid, and I could not only totally picture myself holding him up in this situation, but I can actually sort of understand how Dad Brees must have been feeling in that moment, sharing it with his son. [Dan…

  10. Super Bowl halftime show probably going country next year, and Kenny Chesney wants it

    Feb 8, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    I’m a little embarrassed to say that I don’t usually watch the Super Bowl halftime show. It’s the only portion of he broadcast I feel I can safely miss; I have no idea what interception Peyton Manning is going to throw next, nor which of the six Doritos commercials will finally be funny. But I’m…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Stubby Clapp's Video Vault: Something Something Marisa Miller Something Something

    Feb 7, 2010, 2:15 PM EDT

    Every weekday (and on weekends, occasionally), or at least every weekday in which we can find more than one, we’ll present the day’s best in little noted sports video gems. Please feel free to riff with your own dialogue. Who is Stubby Clapp, you ask? Sir, you wound our esteemed editor. I never thought I…

  18. You know, I was just wondering which team Maya Angelou will be rooting for in the Super Bowl

    Feb 7, 2010, 12:45 PM EDT

    For the past 20 years, the Scripps Howard News Service has conducted an informal survey of celebrities and asked them who they would be rooting for in the Super Bowl. Scripps has done it again this year, and they got “some of today’s hottest stars” to make their Super Bowl pick public. Let’s take a…

  19. Tattooed Colts fan might have some issues

    Feb 7, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    What we have here is an absurd example of someone taking the mantra “Gotta support the team” way, way too far. Matt Ellis, a simple man from Auburn, Indiana, has a bizarre compulsion. After the Colts won Super Bowl XLI in 2007, Ellis began asking members of the championship team for autographs – the odd…

  20. Hey, you got politics in my Super Bowl!

    Feb 7, 2010, 9:45 AM EDT

    Thank goodness someone took the time to attempt to ascertain how a person’s political affiliation affects who they will be pulling for in today’s Super Bowl. A national poll conducted by Public Policy Polling indicates that overall, Democrats slightly favor the Saints in today’s matchup, while Republicans give the edge to the Colts. So now…