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Russell Westbrook has gone bananas

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

We've spent most of Russell Westbrook's career considering him to the the Oklahoma City Thunder's second banana. Now he's simply going bananas. Tasked with leading the Thunder in Kevin Durant's absence, Westbrook joined a stratosphere inhabited by all-time NBA greats on Wednesday night when he recorded his fourth straight triple-double with ...

A glass half-full look at Chicago’s terrible sports day

Thursday, February 26th, 2015

Maybe there was an alien abduction. Maybe I'm finally maturing into a rational adult. Or maybe the reality simply hasn't hit me yet. But for whatever reason, I'm still not freaking out over the major injuries suffered by the two faces of Chicago's winter franchises on the same night. If ...

Rangers sign Rougned Odor’s brother, Rougned Odor

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

Oakland Coliseum is known for raw sewage backing up into its dugouts, but the strangest Odor in the American League West this year emanates from Texas. On Thursday, the Texas Rangers announced that they have signed the younger brother of second baseman Rougned Odor... Rougned Odor. That's right, the Odor Brothers ...

SNL Reunion outdraws NBA All-Star Game

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Even when he's the All-Star Game MVP, Russell Westbrook is playing second fiddle to a bigger star. Or in this case, multiple stars. The NBA All-Star Game typically doesn't have much in the form of entertaining competition for TV viewers, sports or otherwise, being that it takes place in the middle ...

Swaggy P shows up late before game; claims (unrelated) dolphin attack

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

On a day where NBC News suspended anchor Brian Williams six months for fabricating his experiences in Iraq, it should be noted that the following story should be taken with a grain of salt. But since it was told, we're obligated to repeat it for you. Lakers sixth man Nick Young, ...

Eastern Washington QB transfers to replace Mariota at Oregon

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Every year, dozens of football players transfer from Division I-A (FBS) down to Division I-AA (FCS). Typically it's a matter of where they fit on the depth chart combined with the ability to play without sitting out a year. Joe Flacco serves as the best-known example, going from Pitt to ...

Cleveland Browns offseason going down the crapper

Friday, February 6th, 2015

Stop us if you've heard this one before: the Cleveland Browns are having a terrible offseason. Actually, don't stop us, because a one-sentence blog post is pretty much worthless to everyone. But even by Cleveland's woebegone standards, the start to this offseason has been a doozy. Here's a rundown of the ...

Was Super Bowl XLIX An Inside Job?

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

In the hours since the stunning conclusion to Super Bowl XLIX, countless commentators, fans and players both retired and current have wondered what on earth the Seattle Seahawks were thinking on their final play call. Rather than give the ball to workhorse running back Marshawn Lynch -- a man nicknamed ...