Oakland CB: Raiders “Can Go 8-0, End Up At 10-6″

The last time we heard from Chris Johnson - no, not the one on the Titans with “gettin’ away from cops speed,” the one on the Raiders - he was too busy drawing bullcrap penalties for praising the Lord after an interception. Seriously, that was a steaming plate of C-R-A-P, and we’re glad the league […]

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7-foot-4 Eighth-Grade Football Player Wins At Life

When your eighth grade football team has a wide receiver who’s 7-foot-4, that can only be a good thing, right? Meet Brenden Adams, who plays for the Morgan Middle School football team in Ellensburg, Washington. Not only is he the tallest player in youth football, but at 14, he’s said to be the tallest teenager […]

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$2 Million For This 10,000+ Signed S.I. Collection

That there? It’s not that impressive-looking on its own; it’s just a somewhat large bookcase with quite a few magazines. They just happen to be multiple copies of every single SPORTS ILLUSTRATED… and over 94% of them are signed. Signed by the people on the cover, we mean, not just by Scott Smith, the guy […]

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Sox Fan Saves Yankee Fan; World Peace Achieved

Wasn’t it the ancient Mayans who predicted that the end of the world would come when a Red Sox fan donated bone marrow to save the life of a Yankees fan? That time has arrived. (*Earth trembles*). It’s been nice knowing you, everybody.

Look at this warm family portrait above. And then I have these snapshots […]

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Video: Pigeon Shines On Raiders Kickoff Coverage

Yesterday, during Oakland’s somewhat surprising upset of the Philadelphia Eagles, a stray pigeon found a moment of fame when it landed on the field before a kickoff, then provided as real an approximation of kickoff coverage as you’ll ever see a bird demonstrate. Video - which we can’t believe hasn’t been taken down yet - […]

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Cincinnati Bearcats ‘Adopt’ Young Cancer Patient

One of the marks of a good college football coach is what he encourages his players to do off the football field. No, check that - what his players actually do off the field. It’s not like coaches at discipline-troubled schools actually tell their players to commit crimes and cheat on test. But a coach […]

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Book: Tillman “Expressed Regret” Over Enlisting

Pat Tillman was a reluctant soldier who disagreed with the war policies of the Bush administration and wasn’t afraid to say so, according to a new book by Jon Krakauer, who reexamines the life and tragic death of the former Arizona Cardinals safety. Why then did Tillman give up millions in a successful NFL career […]

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The Heavy Burden Of Red Sox SS Alex Gonzalez

As we begin the ALDS showdown between the Red Sox and Angels tonight, please take a moment prior to the opening pitch to channel some good thoughts toward Boston shortstop Alex Gonzalez. He could use them right now.

Whatever it takes for a professional to get into the right frame of mind to play the game […]

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So Now You Can’t Use A Catheter In A Marathon?

What is this, Russia? Who else but a man named Jerry Johncock would be entwined in a controversy over using a catheter to help him pee during the Twin Cities Marathon? Race officials may strip him of his win in the men’s 80-84 age division after a “good samaratian” supplied him with a catheter so […]

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Boy Beats Cancer, Gets Cut From Basketball Team

The Eagan (MN) Traveling Basketball Association has a funny way of rewarding the brave. One of its participants, young Conor Smith, was 11 when he was stricken with a brain tumor in 2007. During his treatment, doctors also diagnosed Conor with Leukemia. Obviously, basketball was out of the question as he received chemotherapy for the […]

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