Blog Jam: Dragon Out Yao Ming’s New Sneakers

• CLEVELAND.COM’s AND ONE gets a sneak peek at Yao Ming’s new Pump Omni Hexride sneakers:

Yao Ming Pump Omni Hexride shoe

No wonder his feet hurt - must be from embarrassment.

• LAIST reads up on Tito Ortiz & Oscar De La Hoya duking it out in Los Angeles today - in a battle of book signings.

• YAHOO’s GOLF EXPERTS BLOG wants folks who shout “Get in the hole!” to shut their own holes.

• Colby White of the DAILY TEXAN learns that some football folks have been bothered by the college bowl system as far back as 1948.

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SI’s Next Magazine Headline Cover Writer - You!

After Sunday’s amazing comeback & Monday’s sudden death thriller all on a bad knee, what more can be said about Tiger Woods’ U.S. Open victory?

It appears that SPORTS ILLUSTRATED is having that same problem. And they need your help!

Tiger Woods Sports Illustrated Cover

Undoubtedly, the magazine’s next cover story will be Tiger’s wild win over Rocco Mediate at Torrey Pines. But the world’s #1 golfer has graced their covers so many times, it’s not easy for the overworked, underloved editors to keep coming up with such amazing mastheads.

So, Dan Patrick is enlisting all his loyal listeners and rambunctious readers to give SI some headline cover ideas for next week’s issue.

Some suggestions submitted so far: Read more…

Tiger Being Tiger, Phil Chokes, Poulter Flips Out

The rest of the U.S. Open field will be seeing red today.

Tiger Woods Phil Mickelson Ian Poulter US Open

Tiger Woods put together a monster third round to take the lead at this year’s Open at Torrey Pines. Some of the others, like Phil Mickelson and Englishman Ian Poulter, didn’t fare quite so well. Read more…

US Open: Come For The Golf, Stay For The Fights

Another nominee for parent of the year comes to us from golf’s national championship at Torrey Pines, in the San Diego area. Luckily, it wasn’t a father-son streaking team.

Caddyshack No Bare Feet

Some drunken behavior from a couple of fans escalated into a physical confrontation with a caddie. Who was it that had the joke about going to a fight and a round of golf breaking out?

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Romo, Timberlake Both Break 100 At Torrey Pines

Tony Romo plays quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys, dates a beautiful pop singer, and hangs out with superstars in all walks of life, including Justin Timberlake.

Tony Romo golf

(Wow, I never play this well when Jessica’s here)

And Romo gets to play Torrey Pines before the pros step on the course for the U.S. Open next week. And of course, he played that pretty well, too. Read more…

Proof: Majority Of Canadians Still Without Internet

So ESPN mainstay Chris Berman was tapped to announce the first two rounds of the U.S. Open next week, and aside from the golf folks at Torrey Pines putting on the event, no one’s really happy about that.

Chris Berman

Compare that to the populace in Canada, who were only too happy to welcome the burly, balding broadcaster at a recent CFL practice. Read more…