For Favre, $500-a-Throw Means Enormous Paycut

After word filtered out last night that Brett Favre would miss his first start since 1992, Favre’s official website published a new memorabilia offer.
 
(Cal Ripken’s similar offer: $550 per AB)
Florio first noted that for $499.99, Favre had begun offering, a “Signed and inscribed 297 Starts Football.”
Tempting.
The football displayed in the Favre offer retails for […]

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Denard And Tom Brady More Alike Than We Knew

This stellar wallpaper of Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson was made by a regular at MGOBLOG.com:

(Shoelaces!)
How on earth did they do that?

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Gator Football’s Finest Tradition Avoids Extinction

As an alumnus of the Univ. of Georgia, I take great pleasure in assisting our brothers and sisters just south of Lake City in the preservation and protection of the greatest tradition of Univ. of Florida football: the original “Albert” Gator mascot.

(Inspiration for basement scene in ‘Pulp Fiction’?)
Lest we forget the incredible creativity that […]

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‘39 Wooden Golf Scorecard Has Ace, Double Eagle

The late John Wooden achieved almost incomprehensible basketball coaching feats during his glorious life, which sadly ended earlier this year at the age of 99.

But almost as rare as winning 10 national basketball championships and 88 games in a row with UCLA was a golf feat that Wooden has long been credited with, but was […]

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Pirates Salute Incarcerated, Inebritated Among You

Yesterday the Pirates throwbacks brought back the every-popular prison softball look:

You know things are hopeless for the Pirates when their own players disagree with the team’s draft picks.

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Defending The ‘63 Kansas City Chiefs? Impossible

Ange Coniglio of RememberTheAFL.com tips us off today to some awe-inspiring American Football League “Program Art” from the early 1960s.

The art is only a small part of an astounding sports image collection located at Mark Bolding’s website.

Being from Kansas City, I was particularly interested in the cartoons that included the Chiefs.

The Chiefs caricatures are wonderfully […]

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Baseball Pitcher’s Major Concern? Shattered Bats

Bob Davidson makes the call:

“It was wide of the bag.”

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Colorado Fans! Your Official Pac-10 Merch Is Here!

Whether it’s the 2014 roadie to Berkeley or a midnight spin to Krispy Kreme with co-Pilot Pete Coors …

… the perfect gift for the Colorado fan in your life! (With an acute sensitivity to light.)

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Photo: ‘The world’s most dangerous license plate’

Drew Olson of OnMilwaukee.com and ESPN 540’s D-List in Milwaukee has this piece of magnificently manipulated metal today:

Thanks to Wisconsin’s Packers-branded license plates, a Chicago Bears fan was able to use the Green Bay Packers “G” logo to spell out “GOBEARS” on the plate.

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Yankees Embarrassing Mascot Revealed (Not Hank)

As the New York Yankees are consumed with constantly reminding us of their past, today I thought I’d celebrate, via Scott Cacciola of the WALL STREET JOURNAL, a certain Yankee tradition that deserves much more recognition.

(Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Dandy)
The Yankees employed a Phillie Phanatic knockoff mascot at Yankee Stadium in the ’70s and ’80s. […]

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