Videos of Phil Mellmuth Playing Badly

With 10 World Series of Poker bracelets won, Phil Hellmuth — a future housemate of Carrot Top’s — is one of the best poker players of all time. Just ask him.
But he’s not always the best, and his lack of emotional control makes for great TV when he isn’t.
Here’s Phil enthusiastically shoving in his chips […]

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Pete Rose\’s 4,192 Hit Ticket on eBay

With all the junk being billed on eBay as a “sports collectible” — ya know, like this Jesse “The Body” Ventura air freshener — it’s nice to come across something that truly has a place in history.
A couple of more days remain to bid on this full, unused ticket from the game Pete Rose collected […]

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Dumbest Super Bowl Questions

SI.com has a photo feature on the dumbest Super Bowl questions, and I had to chuckle at this one, apparently asked by a very brave reporter before Super Bowl XXX:
To Ray Lewis: “How long have you been a thug?”
(Correct answer: since May 15, 1975, Lewis’ birth date.)

And kudos to Bill Simmons for noting in a […]

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Atlanta Hawks to Host Blog Night

HAPLESS HAWKS HOPE TO PERMALINK FANS: The Atlanta Hawks are ushering in 2007 by hosting Blog Night on Feb. 5, when they welcome the Lakers. The item is noted about half-way down the official Hawks blog, which doesn’t allow for linking to individual posts.

The idea is to encourage fans with Atlanta-area blogs to tour the […]

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Free Poker Videos Online

Poker instruction usually doesn’t come without a price, as books and seminars can be on the pricey side. But message boards can provide a ton of free advice, and this 2+2 Forum thread is an example.
Scroll to the bottom to find a host of links to videos players have recorded during their online play. Most […]

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Cracked\’s Who\’s Who at Your Super Bowl Party

CRACKED rounds up the characters you’ll suffer being in company with Sunday in “Who’s Who at Your Super Bowl Party.”
Real funny stuff, including:
• The dude who hasn’t paid attention to the NFL in 10 years and is wondering when the 49ers are gonna come through the tunnel.
• The gambler who has bets on a myriad […]

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Examining Baseball\’s NBP Explosion

One of the most common criticisms of major league pitchers in the last two decades is that they don’t pitch inside enough, don’t establish the inside part of the plate to make hitters less aggressive in the box.
Meanwhile, the HARDBALL TIMES examines a trend that the number of hit batsmen has risen dramatically since 1987. […]

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Video of Topps Rip Party

Nerd alert! To celebrate the release of its 2006 Triple Threads football cards, Topps held a “rip party” as dorks of all ages tore through packs in search of “White Whale” rookie cards of Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, limited to one of each.
Which means Topps was really, really hoping no one would find the […]

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Bears Super Bowl Champs DVD Already For Sale

Not that Roger Goodell and Co. have inside info on Sunday’s game or anything, but NFLshop.com is already selling a Chicago Bears Super Bowl XLI Champions DVD.
To be fair, they’re also selling a DVD celebrating a Colts’ victory.
With shipping allowance of 5-6 weeks, there’s really no reason to get your order in now. Might as […]

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Video of Woman Dribbling in a Mini-Skirt

Take one busty chick showing cleavage, add a mini-skirt, cowboy boots, a night camera and basketball (with mad ball-handling skills), and what do you get?

This fast-dribbling video that’s equal parts impressive, funny and white-trashy, almost certainly shot moments after a romantic dinner at Olive Garden.

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