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  1. Guy who was fired for fantasy football speaks out

    Dec 18, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

    You remember Cameron Pettigrew; the guy who was fired by a Dallas-area Fidelity Investments firm for playing fantasy football on company time. I found his story intriguing, in a Jerry Lundegaard/Office Space kind of way, when I first wrote about it; but now Mr. Pettigrew is further explaining himself, and it’s been upgraded to downright…

  2. Tiger's mother speaks! Kind of

    Dec 18, 2009, 3:30 PM EDT

    Take this for what it’s worth: People magazine is reporting that Tiger’s mother, Kultida Woods, has ‘told a friend’ that she is hurt and disappointed by her son’s actions, and “wants to know how he could do this to his family.” Yes, I would imagine that would be her reaction; my mother would have beaten…

  3. Crenshaw High surges to state title game, powered by … Snoop Dogg?

    Dec 18, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT

    Crenshaw of Los Angeles is taking on De La Salle of Concord on Saturday for the California Open Division state championship, which would be no real surprise if we were talking basketball. But football? What? The South LA school had no history of gridiron success at all, until a certain Calvin Broadus showed up to…

  4. Mascot + excercise ball + dunk attempt = hilarity

    Dec 18, 2009, 1:00 PM EDT

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    This looks like a high school game to me, although some are calling it college. Anyhow, whichever school hosted this game, it must not have a strong physics department. What made this mascot think that this stunt could possibly work? Unless he was supposed to fail; that may have been the joke. I guess I…

  5. Tiger Woods criticized Michael Vick in 2007 for 'waiting a long time' before going to the media

    Dec 18, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT

    The folks at Waggle Room dug up this Tiger Woods interview with ESPN from 2007, and one wonders why Mr. Woods hasn’t taken a little of his own advice. In it, he admonishes Michael Vick for not coming forward and admitting his mistakes publicly. Key quote: “Waiting a long time got a lot of people…

  6. A Denver Nuggets Christmas song to haunt your dreams

    Dec 18, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    Yes, officer, there’s four of them right there. Carmelo Anthony, Chauncey Billups, Chris Andersen and Nene; they’re the ones responsible for that horrible Christmas song! If you’ve had occasion to wander into the Nuggets official site any time recently, and happened to stumble on the team’s version of Winter Wonderland, well, I’m pretty sure you…

  7. Mercury Morris: Still perfectly nuts

    Dec 18, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

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    So if the Saints or Colts reach the NFL undefeated Promised Land this season, what is Mercury Morris going to do with his time? Since being released from prison in 1986, where he spent four years on a cocaine trafficking conviction, Mr. Morris has been a motivational speaker … and nothing motivates him more than…

  8. Morning Tweet: Boom, Like That

    Dec 18, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

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    Yes, I have Mark Knopfler’s name permanently entered in my Twitter search function, because I’m such an obsessive fan I must know what people are saying about him at all times. Everything I know I learned from Dire Straits, and I have his Sailing to Philadelphia playing on an endless loop in my head (which…

  9. Tiger Woods going to Arizona for sex addiction rehab?

    Dec 17, 2009, 9:00 PM EDT

    There’s been a flurry of reports by several news agencies over the past few hours that Tiger Woods is about to head to Arizona to enter a rehab facility for sex addiction. At least four Phoenix-area television stations are reporting it, but the blog SportsbyBrooks did some digging, and it turns out that all the…

  10. Thursday blogdome: Colbert Nation, the Winter Olympics and you

    Dec 17, 2009, 7:00 PM EDT

    Welcome to blogdome, a harsh, windswept land where there is no law and a pint of water is more valuable than gold. Today we lead off with Stephen Colbert, who talks about fans of his show, The Colbert Report, donating money to sponsor the U.S. Olympic speed skating team. *** Steven Colbert and the Colbert…

  11. Manny Pacquiao has his own little Tiger Woods scandal going on in the Philippines

    Dec 17, 2009, 5:30 PM EDT

    And almost no one is paying attention, because, well, the operative words in the headline are Tiger Woods. Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. somewhere (the Georgia Dome?) in what promises to be the most lucrative fight in boxing history (more than 5 million pay-per-view buys can be expected). But as a…

  12. One woman's New Year's resolution gym survival guide

    Dec 17, 2009, 4:30 PM EDT

    Ah, the local gym; you will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. If you’ve made a New Year’s resolution to get into shape (laugh track), or simply need some pointers on how to survive during your regular workouts, here’s a handy guide. Courtesy of our own workoutaholic, Jelisa Castrodale (not pictured).…

  13. How much will Elin get in divorce? Place your bets

    Dec 17, 2009, 2:25 PM EDT

    If you’re like me, you’ve got some cash burning a hole in your pocket and nowhere to place that Tiger Woods divorce prop bet. But hey, we’re in luck: A couple of enterprising bookmakers are now taking those wagers. First, here’s the British firm William Hill, which is giving odds on how much of Tiger’s…

  14. Alabama lawyer asks for trial delay to watch BCS title game

    Dec 17, 2009, 12:00 PM EDT

    Attorneys for the defendants in a Jefferson County, Alabama civil court trial have filed for a trial delay so that they can watch Alabama play Texas in the BCS Title Game in January. Bessemer, Ala., attorney Jon B. Terry filed the motion for continuance recently in a case in which he is representing the Energen…

  15. Paper: Tiger spends days alone, 'watching cartoons'

    Dec 17, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    The London Sun is saying today that Tiger Woods spends his days in seclusion in his Orlando home “watching cartoons and eating cereal.” But which cartoons? That’s the question. You call yourself the tabloid press, London Sun, and you can’t answer that? You might go with Huckleberry Hound, because let’s face it, that’s a hilarious…

  16. Morning Tweet: Vinny, we hardly knew ye

    Dec 17, 2009, 10:00 AM EDT

    If your young son is a Washington Redskins fan, I don’t know how you’re going to break the news to him that V.P. of football operations Vinny Cerrato has resigned. Poor kid. Now he must solemnly remove the Vinny Cerrato fathead from his bedroom wall, and take his Cerrato bobblehead down from the shelf. A…

  17. Wednesday Blogdome: Wife-stealing shenanigans in Flyer Land?

    Dec 16, 2009, 3:30 PM EDT

    Time for more blogdome, where we comb the Internets for blogable morsels and deliver them fresh to your door. Today’s leadoff item: Philadelphia Flyers in turmoil. If you have a blog item you’d like included, send it over to RickChand@Gmail.com. Onward. *** Flyers’ Season Crumbles as Locker Room is Allegedly Divided Over Rumored Affair. The…

  18. Woods' Vegas charity concert, Tiger Jam, canceled?

    Dec 16, 2009, 2:00 PM EDT

    Sure, everyone is concerned about Tiger Woods and his wife and kids right now. But does anyone ever stop to think how all of this will effect Sting? Who is the real victim here? SportsbyBrooks is reporting that Tiger Jam — the long-running Las Vegas charity concert held to benefit the Tiger Woods Foundation —…

  19. Investment firm fires employees for playing fantasy football

    Dec 16, 2009, 12:30 PM EDT

    Free the Fidelity Four! Actually four people who worked at Fidelity Investments in Westlake, Texas are free at this hour, to find other jobs. Cameron Pettigrew and three other Fidelity employees were given the boot in late October when company officials heard rumors of their fantasy football activity, and did an investigation. Pettigrew was with…

  20. Tiger's high school sweetheart recalls romance; prom photo is wondrous

    Dec 16, 2009, 11:15 AM EDT

    So I’m kind of behind the curve on this one — by about 17 years — but the girl that Tiger Woods took to his senior prom has come out and told her story to at least two publications over the past couple of days, and I share them with you now. The reason? Just…