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  1. Say it ain't so, John Daly, say it ain't so

    Jan 30, 2010, 9:05 AM EDT

    It’s always hard to say goodbye, especially with the restriction of a LAP-BAND® clasped around your stomach. After rounds of 79 and 71 at the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines, a frustrated John Daly told a Golf Channel producer that he is “done” playing professional golf. It is profoundly disappointing to consider that Daly’s…

  2. Johnny Weir caves to PETA 'threats,' will not wear fur for Olympics

    Jan 29, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    A nasty business, this Olympic figure skating. It’s not for the meek. Just as the controversy over a Russian ice dancing team’s costumes had begun to dissipate, three-time National Figure Skating champion Johnny Weir is fighting his latest battle with animal rights activists. Or he’s surrendered, to be more precise; walking towards PETA’s front lines…

  3. Video Vault: The Mancrunch Super Bowl ad without a home

    Jan 29, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

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    Someone should put together a bunch of commercials that were rejected by CBS for the Super Bowl; they’ll be much more entertaining than the ones that made the cut. Leading off Stubby Clapp’s Video Vault today, that Mancrunch.com ad that’s been in the news, which CBS is still “considering” for the Super Bowl. Don’t hold…

  4. Friday Blogdome: Sean Salisbury must cleanse his soul

    Jan 29, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

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    Gee, you send one cell phone photo of your naughty parts to a co-worker, and it haunts you forever. Sean Salisbury, former quarterback, former Battlebots commentator and former ESPN pundit, now just wants to move on with his life. He’s coming clean, repenting his sins, and asking forgiveness … and what better place to do…

  5. Ski-related movie not likely to challenge Avatar at box office

    Jan 29, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    All I want to know is, who is the enterprising filmmaker who pitched this movie idea and ended up getting it made? We need him in Congress right now to settle this health care bill logjam. As I understand it, Frozen is the story of three snowboarders who are stuck on a chair lift overnight.…

  6. Company selling golf balls with faces of Tiger's mistresses. Fore!

    Jan 29, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    One day on the 13th fairway: “Excuse me, have you seen my ball?” “I think so. Was it a Titleist?” “No, a Jaimee Jungers.” Finally, a way to profit from the Tiger Woods scandal that doesn’t involve staking out his yacht! An online company started by a Michael H. Caldwell and calling itself ‘Tail of…

  7. Riotously funny hockey PSA, starring Ian Laperriere and his missing teeth

    Jan 29, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

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    One of the best headlines I’ve ever seen came from Philly Gameday this past December: Puck out indefinitely after taking a Laperriere to the face. The Flyers’ Ian Laperriere needed 100 stitches after losing seven teeth in a game against the Sabres on Nov. 28, and was fitted for partial dentures soon afterward. No big…

  8. Behold the majesty of the 110,428-calorie snack stadium

    Jan 29, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    Of all of mankind’s great engineering marvels — the great pyramids, the Eiffel Tower, Mark McGwire — none compare to the wonder and glory of the snack food stadium. Invented three or four years ago as a homage to the Super Bowl party, edible sports venues have become larger and grander each season. Setting the…

  9. Tom Watson tees off on Tiger Woods: 'He needs to show some humility to the public'

    Jan 29, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    Opinions on Tiger Woods come cheaply these days; who doesn’t have a take on this mess? His peers on the PGA Tour have been less chatty, however; and those who have ventured a few syllables have shown general solidarity. But no one figured on the venerable Tom Watson, unlikely second-place finisher at the 2009 British…

  10. Morning Tweet: Blackhawk Down

    Jan 29, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Three Chicago Blackhawks photographed shirtless and partying in the back of a limousine with some Vancouver ladies? Gracious! I do believe I have the vapors. Not sure this is something to get worked up about, but some are; including the Blackhawks, it seems. From ESPN: Patrick Kane, John Madden and Kris Versteeg were in the…

  11. Reporter stuns cameraman, self by draining backward halfcourt shot

    Jan 28, 2010, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Today in Stubby Clapp’s Video Vault, we lead off with a Kansas reporter who was covering the story of a high school teacher who sunk a halfcourt shot while blindfolded. The reporter attempted a backward halfcourt shot for the piece, which turned out the only way it could. *** Reporter doing piece on man who…

  12. Someday, every college football field will be solid red

    Jan 28, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT

    Welcome to Woodward Field at Eastern Washington University, where I hear that they’re planning to install a new … Oh my Lord, it burns! Is there a certified eyewash station on campus?! Having looked on enviously for years at Bosie State’s blue turf — the blinding, confusing jewel of the Western Athletic Conference — Eastern…

  13. CBS' big gay Super Bowl commercial controversy

    Jan 28, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    We’ve heard about the controversial Super Bowl commercial that CBS has agreed to air; the anti-abortion spot featuring Tim Tebow and funded by James Dobson’s religious conservative organization, Focus on the Family. But what about the commercials the network is turning down? One is an ad for GoDaddy.com, in which a retired football player “finds…

  14. Thursday Blogdome: McNabb's psychic says he'll stay in Philly

    Jan 28, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT

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    It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for Donovan McNabb, anyway. He’s at ease with his situation with the Eagles, because a psychic has told him he’ll be staying there. How about something we can use, like who’s going to win the Super Bowl? Of course not. Plus, more stuff following the jump. *** * Donovan McNabb…

  15. So this is what it feels like to die: Training for a marathon, and beyond

    Jan 28, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    And now please welcome Jelisa Castrodale, who sacrificed sleep, comfort and sanity for this week’s offering. In training for Nashville’s Country Music Marathon, she tested the very limits of human endurance and lived to write about it. Many electrolytes died to bring you this information. *** By Jelisa Castrodale There are several phrases you rarely…

  16. Buffalo Sabres share hotel with Furry Convention, now question existence of God

    Jan 28, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    Beside earthquakes and an abundance of professional sports franchises that tend to suck, one of the great drawbacks to living in the San Francisco Bay Area is all the furries. These are the folks whose hobby it is to dress as their favorite animal — be it a fox, raccoon, rabbit, whatever — and then…

  17. Handy, illustrated guide for jumping off the Arizona Cardinals bandwagon

    Jan 28, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    As with any potential natural disaster, Arizona Cardinals fans are making preparations should things turn ugly. As you know, Kurt Warner has called a press conference for Friday, and word is that he’s going to let everyone know whether he’s going to retire. Warner has not told the Cardinals what that decision might be, but…

  18. The only Super Bowl prop bet that matters: Will CBS air the Tim Tebow commercial?

    Jan 28, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT

    Lots of controversy over in the comments section of Wednesday’s Tim Tebow post, in which we chronicle CBS’ decision to run an ad funded by the Christian group Focus on the Family, which features Tebow. Many, many of you have quoted scripture and seem to be in good with the Lord, so can you check…

  19. 3D sports TV is here, but it's in Wales. What the hell…?

    Jan 28, 2010, 10:00 AM EDT

    And so the age of televised 3D sporting events dawns the way you always knew it would: at a pub in Cardiff, Wales. Britain’s Sky TV will present what they’re calling the world’s first live 3D TV sports broadcast — a Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester United — to nine pubs in…

  20. Morning Tweet: It's LeBron's world, we just live in it

    Jan 28, 2010, 9:00 AM EDT

    Zachariah Blott of Empty the Bench has a great piece up today about how the refs are evidently letting LeBron James fly first class, foul-wise, while the rest of the league languishes in coach. Noticing a distinct lack of whistle whenever LeBron was guarding someone, Blott crunched the numbers and found that, indeed, Bron-Bron only…