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Why did Southern play Champion Baptist?

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

The most eye-popping college basketball score of this season came on Monday night as Southern University trounced Champion Baptist in a 116-12 massacre. The Jaguars scored the first 44 points of the game to set a new NCAA record, and Champion Baptist shot a disastrous 3 of 44 (6.8 percent) ...

The 2013 Un-Sportsmen of the Year

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Peyton Manning was named Sports Illustrated's "Sportsman of the Year," and it's easy to see why. The man helped thousands of college students stave off starvation by forcing Papa John to give away all those free pizzas. But who resides at the opposite end of this year's sporting spectrum? The way ...

Mark Prior and Me: A Life Story

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

Mark Prior retired from baseball on Tuesday, which probably goes somewhere on this year's list of top "No sh*t, Sherlock" moments. Prior hadn't pitched in the big leagues since 2006, though he has attempted multiple comebacks throughout the years. The end officially came in a hotel lobby at baseball's Winter Meetings, ...

ESPN nixes scheduled Burgundy-Kind SportsCenter

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, MAY I PLEASE HAVE YOUR ATTENTION: I have just been handed and urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you to stop what you're doing and listen: Thursday's scheduled appearance of Ron Burgundy and Champ Kind on ESPN's Sports Center has been canceled. The fictional duo was ...

Ted Lilly retires, will baseball recover?

Thursday, November 28th, 2013

Major League turnstiles will surely take a hit next season as the game's biggest drawing card, Theodore Roosevelt Lilly, announced his retirement on Wednesday. Lilly was rehabbing in a Venezuelan winter league in hopes of getting back to the majors next spring after being released by the Dodgers this season, but ...

Jon Bon Jovi denies interest in buying Bills

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

The Buffalo Bills are like bad medicine. And long ago, Jon Bon Jovi established that bad medicine is what he needs. So it would make sense CBSSports.com reported on Sunday that the '80s rocker has expressed interest in purchasing the team when current owner Ralph Wilson dies. But on Monday, it became ...

Dwyane Wade sells sitcom based on his life

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

In a world where gold-digging real housewives of whichever municipality I don't ever want to live in and a family of well-meaning, uber-religious bearded rubes are among the biggest stars on television, it can be assumed that just about anything can become a TV show. So I guess we shouldn't be ...