‘Homophobic Gimmick’? NBA Team Bans KissCam

Kyle Weidie of the WASHINGTON CITY PAPER reports today that the NBA’s Washington Wizards discontinued a “homophobic gimmick” last January.

Weidie noted, “just before a game against the Denver Nuggets, the Wizards stopped running the Kiss-Cam Ambush gimmick.”
What happened? Team spokesman Brian Sereno indicates that the practice was halted due to a complaint—though he won’t say […]

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Official Buckeye Station Can’t Handle The Truth?

In the late ‘90 I worked at WBNS radio in Columbus, the flagship station for Ohio State football and basketball. My duties at the station included hosting an afternoon drive talkshow and the pre- and postgame shows for Buckeye football broadcasts. I had nothing but good times in Columbus and at WBNS. I left the […]

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Grant Hill-Jimmy King Story Excised By NY Times

Last night I reported that Grant Hill would be publishing an editorial in the NEW YORK TIMES this week that responded to ESPN’s recent documentary about the Michigan basketball team of the early ’90s.

I also noted that in that piece Hill retold an anecdote about trying to help former Wolverine Jimmy King at Pistons training […]

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Oregon Paid $25,000 For Videos That Don’t Exist?

Sunday in a piece by John Canzano of the PORTLAND OREGONIAN, Oregon football coach Chip Kelly addressed the 2010 $25,000 payment made to Willie Lyles, the alleged “mentor” of Oregon football player Lache Seastrunk.

(Keep the “names and phone numbers.” Where’s the videos?)
From Canzano:
A purchase order obtained by The Oregonian details that Lyles billed them […]

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SF’s $100M War on AT&T Park ‘Rotten Egg Stench’

As part of a $4.5 billion repair and replacement program for the entire San Francisco water system, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission reported in 2009 that it had been working “very closely with environmentalists” in encouraging local citizens and businesses to continue to install low-flow toilets.

($100M somehow doesn’t account for noxious fumes coming off […]

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Libya’s Gadhafi a Breeze After Sly Croom Regime

Thanks to a report today from Stephanie Gosk of NBC Nightly News, we know millions of Libyans continue to stage a rebellion against the country’s tyrannical leader, Moammar Gadhafi.

(Libyan Revolution Inspired By Allah, Johnie Cooks)
And one Mississippi State fan.

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Photo: New Colonel Reb ‘Save Ole Miss’ Billboard

Despite losing the battle to keep Colonel Reb, Ole Miss supporters apparently haven’t given up the fight.

(Rumor Has It Colonel Reb’s a Switch-Hitter)
A new billboard serving as a subtle reminder to Colonel Reb’s cause is now located just west of the University of Mississippi campus and the Oxford business district.

(Ole Miss Employing Black Bear […]

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Miss. State Statement On Cheerleader In Playboy

Dr. Bill Kibler, Vice President of Student Affairs at Mississippi State, has released a statement regarding the school’s reaction to MSU cheerleader Taylor Corley posing nude in Playboy.

Kibler:
“If she had identified herself as an MSU Cheerleader or used any of our marks, then the university might have pursued action. However, she was not identified […]

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Bama Benching Over Color Underlines MLK Impact

Monday one of the best hoops prospects in the country was benched for an MLK-day Alabama high school basketball game because of color.

(Original video credit: RocketCitySports.com)
Though the controversy involving Crimson Tide signee Levi Randolph is somewhat of a headshaker, I’m happy to report that his lack of playing time had nothing to do with […]

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Stubhub Out Of BCS Tix; Politicians Get AU Seats

As of Wednesday afternoon, Monday’s BCS National Championship Game between Oregon and Auburn was online ticket broker Stubhub.com’s best-selling event in history, with the average ticket price around $1,000.

(Barn door closed for Auburn fans, officially-licensed inflatables)
As of Wednesday night, the site had run out of the necessary tickets, which were never made available to the […]

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