Podcast: Doug Flutie on Patrick Witt Rhodes Scholar dilemma, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady and playing drums with Boston

Welcome to episode 2 of the OTB podcast Harassing the Pros With Josiah Schlatter, this week featuring the indubitable Doug Flutie. For those without speakers, we’ve included some highlights below. For the audio inclined, you can find the podcast here. There was controversy a few weeks ago because Yale quarterback Patrick Witt gave up a chance at a …

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David Wells’ Babe Ruth tattoo is kind of amazing

Are they employing laser imaging technology on tattoos now? Because this one (shown below) of Babe Ruth looks a little elaborate to have been etched by hand. Please forgive my lack of tattoo knowledge. It belongs to David Wells (who else?), noted Bambino enthusiast and former Yankees pitcher, among other teams. Who else but TMZ would stop …

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And now, Pamela Anderson’s 1983 high school volleyball photo

Today’s quiz, boys and girls, involves picking out Pamela Anderson from this 1983 high school photo of her volleyball team. No fair using Google! Answer following the jump. This comes to us from the good men at SI Vault, via the equally good men at Busted Coverage. I’ll have to admit that I was stumped, even though …

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Former Giants QB Jared Lorenzen still wingin’ it, living large

You remember Jared Lorenzen, former backup quarterback (yep) for the New York Giants, who earned a Super Bowl ring with that team in 2007. Best known for his girth, his biggest accomplishment in the NFL was inspiring three spectacular nicknames: ‘J-Load,’ ‘The Pillsbury Throwboy,’ and ‘He Ate Me.’ Lorenzen disappeared from sight after being cut …

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Remote control artificial cloud to cool spectators at 2022 World Cup?

The potential for catastrophe with this invention is monumental to say the least, as anyone who has a child and a remote control helicopter can testify. But here you go: an artificial cloud powered by solar panels, designed to cool off stadiums during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. Yes, one can now literally have …

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The first Kobe Bryant Turkish Airlines commercial has landed

Following the jump, video of the new Turkish Airlines commercial featuring Kobe Bryant. The Los Angeles Armenian-American community will be unamused, I’m sure, as was I. Not because of the controversy surrounding it, but because it’s just not very funny. As you probably know, there was a big to-do last year when it was announced …

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Belinda Heggen explains her ‘tiny manhood’ putdown of Mark Aiston

It’s the viral video du jour that they’re all talking about; the Adelaide, Aus., TV news anchor who leveled a sports reporter with a ‘tiny penis’ joke during a live broadcast. (Video following the jump). Belinda Heggen appeared on Nova 919, an Australian radio show, this morning to explain what happened. Do the two have a …

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New Onion sports show parody may have potential

Following the jump is a twitter dispatch from Tim Goodman, chief TV critic for the Hollywood Reporter. Goodman’s reports from the Television Critics Association press tours are some of the favorite things about my year. Behold, a tweet about a screening of Onion SportsDome, The Onion Sports Network-produced parody of ESPN’s SportsCenter, and other similar sports-news …

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Bernard Hopkins wonders why Pacquiao hasn’t fought any ‘top-notch black fighters’

It’s hard to make a case that a guy who has won ten world titles in eight weight divisions is ducking anyone, but Bernard Hopkins will try. After watching Manny Pacquiao pummel Antonio Margarito on Saturday at Cowboys Stadium, Hopkins wondered aloud when Pacquiao would fight “any other top notch black fighter.” Hopkins, talking to …

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