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Tebow gets birthday cake in SEC Network debut

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

ESPN was madly in love with Tim Tebow before he ever became a network property. And now that he's working for them, one cannot measure the how deeply their relationship will blossom. Or maybe we can. We got a good idea that the infatuation is still running strong on Tebow's 27th birthday, ...

Female pitcher leads Philly team to Little League World Series

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

My athletic career did not get off to an auspicious start. See, as per the rules of the 1988 Mundelein Little League, every t-ball team had to have at least one girl on it. My team, the White Sox, did not fit that particular rule and stood the risk of forfeiture ...

Bon Jovi writes letter to Buffalo; fans not impressed

Monday, August 4th, 2014

With Andre Reed's Hall of Fame induction and Buffalo playing in prime time to officially kick off the NFL preseason Sunday night, the Bills received more national attention this weekend than they have at any point since the height of the Zubaz Era. But one of the prospective new owners ...

La Russa opens Hall of Fame Pandora’s Box

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

In all their cleverness, the Baseball Writers Association of America attempted an end run around the steroid era last week when it announced the timeframe of eligibility on the Hall of Fame ballot would be shortened from 15 years to 10. But in its infinite stupidity, the BBWAA actually left the flank ...

Jack White is the literal face of Cubs baseball

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

  The Chicago Cubs added an official mascot, Clark the Cub, this offseason. But we're pretty sure no one has more accurately summed up the Cub fan experience than rocker Jack White, who took in Tuesday night's game at Wrigley Field the night before his own show in the Windy City. I believe the dictionary ...

Minor league GM offers to get in-game prostate exam

Monday, July 21st, 2014

We're pretty sure Harry Caray never did it quite like this. General manager Andy Milovich of the Class-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans has offered to receive a prostate exam while singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" for an upcoming game. Perhaps we need to explain this a little more in detail. ...

Celebrating the worst of the year in sports

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Last night ESPN put out its annual "We need some filler on the one day of the year there are no sporting events" program, the ESPYs. We understand that some of you even may have watched. The ESPYs are billed as the Oscars of the sports world... which got us thinking. ...

Woe is Buffalo: America’s Most Miserable Sports City

Friday, July 11th, 2014

LeBron James' decision to return to Cleveland has had an unintended consequence: sealing Buffalo, New York's fate as the most mind-numbingly depressing city in which one can be a sports fan. For years, the competition on the opposite ends of Lake Erie was fierce and unrelenting. The resumes are remarkably similar: ...