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  1. Guest Post: Elizabeth Lambert and the art of the media double-standard

    Nov 20, 2009, 2:19 PM EDT

    And now for your dining and dancing pleasure, it’s time for the word stylings of Jelisa Castrodale. Why this woman isn’t more well-known is beyond me, but it’s good news for you, because she’s agreed to write guest posts for us from time to time. Today’s subject, as seen on Google Trends and a viral…

  2. Gilbert Arenas' cryptic message to Shaq includes a belt-whuppin

    Nov 20, 2009, 1:30 PM EDT

    Is Gilbert Arenas finally speaking out on Shaquille O’Neal’s alleged dalliances with his pregnant fiance? In our last episode, Shaq was reportedly Shaqing up with Laura Govan, who is engaged to Mr. Arenas and pregnant with his child. But when Shaq’s wife found out about it, hilarity did not ensue. Tammy Wynette explains what happened…

  3. Revenge of the Iraqi detainees: Brett Favre jokes

    Nov 20, 2009, 12:06 PM EDT

    You think you know how to torture, America? Waterboarding is for schoolchildren. Detainees locked in an internment camp in Iraq are mocking their captors — members of the Wisconsin National Guard — with Brett Favre jokes. Evil bastards! It all started when the National Guardsmen began decorating their trucks and other areas of Camp Cropper…

  4. ESPN suspends Bill Simmons' Twitter-izing. Will the Sports Guy rebel?

    Nov 20, 2009, 11:00 AM EDT

    If you haven’t read Will Leitch’s fine piece on ESPN’s Bill Simmons over at Deadspin, you should. In it, Leitch (Deadspin’s founding editor) posits that Simmons was the first sports blogger — or at least the first writer with a sports blogger sensibility — to make it big. In fact, Leitch says, Simmons invented a…

  5. 50 Cent crew roughs up Marv Albert on Jimmy Kimmel Show? OK

    Nov 20, 2009, 10:10 AM EDT

    When worlds collide like this, all you can do is hold onto something sturdy and hope that you’re not sucked into some sort of black hole or space-time continuum. Apparently Marv Albert was roughed up by 50 Cent’s posse on Wednesday night in the backstage area of the Jimmy Kimmel Show in Los Angeles. What…

  6. Morning Tweet: The million man march of Gilbert Arenas

    Nov 20, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

    Yes, Gilbert Arenas now has a Twitter page. But here’s the deal: He’s not going to actually start Twittering until he gets a million followers. After two days, he’s just a tad short, as you can see. Which prompted Dan Steinberg of DC Sports Bog to say: If he can maintain this pace, he’ll reach…

  7. Hornets unveil new Mardi Gras uniforms … what, no beads?

    Nov 19, 2009, 8:00 PM EDT

    Cool new Hornets third jerseys to be worn at Mardi Gras time only, unveiled on Wednesday at Mardi Gras World. I pity the merry reveler who stumbles home with a snootful, turns on the television and is greeted by these colors. LSD experiment! And speaking of colorful things that make you laugh, Global Sports Frat’s…

  8. Why yes, that is a flamethrower in the stands

    Nov 19, 2009, 6:30 PM EDT

    It is our policy here to post any video that comes to us with the note: “A giant flamethrower can be seen at the 0:04 mark.” So here it is, following the jump. The occasion is Algeria’s 1-0 win over Egypt to earn a World Cup berth, and I have to say the Algerians know…

  9. Ole Miss approves KKK rally on day of LSU game. This, of course, will end well

    Nov 19, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

    If you’re planning on doing some tailgating on the Ole Miss campus on Saturday before the LSU football game, you might want to start a little later than usual. Unless, that is, you want to share your tri-tip with the Ku Klux Klan. Nothing worse than opening your Weber grill and finding most of your…

  10. This is also why Lakers players never foul out

    Nov 19, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

    Food for thought: If you’re a pro basketball coach whose team is a little thin on the bench, why not use one of your suspended players? Just have him trade jerseys with someone who’s active, and you’re back in business! Unfortunately, there seem to be various holes in this plan. As Turkish coach Okan Cevik…

  11. Former college wrestler, MMA fighter suspect in murder of HBO reality star

    Nov 19, 2009, 3:00 PM EDT

    Sheesh. No matter what we do to try and keep the subject matter light around here, someone inevitably goes postal in a spectacular way. Today comes the news that David Allen Tyner, a former Marine, college wrestler and MMA cagefighter, has surrendered in a case involving four murders and a burning house. One of those…

  12. Oh God; Larry King has a son, and he's got a talk show

    Nov 19, 2009, 1:30 PM EDT

    I know that many of you knock Larry King for a boring interview style and his decrepit appearance, but cut the man some slack. When 900 years old you reach, look as good you will not. Anyway, you’ll be happy to know that the legacy is in capable hands. From TMZ comes the news that…

  13. Band Gone Wild: Stanford band punks Joe Francis, USC, lives to tell about it

    Nov 19, 2009, 12:10 PM EDT

    Their antics are the stuff of legend: This is the marching band, after all, that was banned from entering the state of Oregon for 11 years following their parody of the failing logging industry at an Oregon Ducks game. And they also once entertained the crowd at halftime of a game against Notre Dame with…

  14. Ball finally gets his Toy HOF props

    Nov 19, 2009, 11:09 AM EDT

    Well, the ball has finally been inducted into the Toy Hall of Fame. On hearing that bit of news, one might assume that the Toy Hall of Fame had just been established, and that ball was among the inaugural inductees. Shockingly, you’d be wrong. The Toy Hall of Fame is 11 years old, and 41…

  15. When I think of you I touch myself: Man charged with exposing self while viewing wrestling video

    Nov 19, 2009, 10:02 AM EDT

    There once was a great man, an investigative reporter from Cleveland named Carl Monday. He will forever be known to me, and many of you I’m sure, as the reporter who uncovered the great Mike Cooper library masturbation story. It was in May of 2006 when Mr. Cooper, shamelessly wearing an Ohio State sweatshirt, was…

  16. Morning Tweet: Curse of the roof goats

    Nov 19, 2009, 9:00 AM EDT

    Matt Maiocco of course is the fine 49ers beat writer for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, headquartered in a state where livestock remains on the ground, as God intended. My favorite reply to this tweet is as follows: RT @sfckoski I wouldn’t order the meatballs …. The great thing about Al Johnson’s Swedish Family Restaurant,…

  17. Tila Tequila still yapping at Shawne Merriman with poodle-like ferocity

    Nov 18, 2009, 8:00 PM EDT

    The San Diego County District Attorney’s office long ago refused to prosecute on criminal charges, but tiny, buoyant reality star Tila Tequila is not finished with the Chargers’ Shawne Merriman. She will not let this lie. As we learned in our previous episode, Merriman was trying to promote a threesome with Tila and other girl…

  18. Shaq 'injury' postpones Gilbert Arenas love triangle recriminations

    Nov 18, 2009, 6:15 PM EDT

    So the Cavaliers are at the Wizards tonight, and a quick scan of the scheduled starters reveals … no Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq of course is suffering from what SI.com is calling a “mysterious” shoulder injury, which will keep him sidelined until at least Nov. 20. Well isn’t that convenient. Because that means he won’t have…

  19. Disc jockey inexplicably thrown out of Sammy Sosa event for wearing brownface

    Nov 18, 2009, 5:00 PM EDT

    Ladies and gents, here’s Miami radio personality Enrique Santos, who thought it might be fun this past Saturday night to try and crash Sammy Sosa’s birthday party at the Fontainebleau Hotel in brownface. Actually it looked like a generous helping of spray tan, or a bottle of Just For Men that went rogue. At any…

  20. Girl relishes soccer practice (sorry)

    Nov 18, 2009, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Just so you know, it’s not going to be my habit in the future to bore you with personal details of my life. But since it’s technically our first day, I think you should know this about me: I have a goddaughter who was once driven to soccer practice in the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. Samantha…