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68 facts for the 68 teams in the 2014 NCAA Tournament

Monday, March 17th, 2014

With $1 billion potentially on the line, filling out an NCAA tournament bracket takes on more meaning this year than ever before. And thus you will be looking up obscure numbers such as RPI and BPI and offensive and defensive efficiency as you try to fill out that perfect bracket. Well, ...

Video: Islanders score 7 third period goals on Canucks

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

When the douchiest team in hockey (Vancouver) added the douchiest coach in hockey (John Tortorella) this offseason, it looked like a match made in the type of heaven you wouldn't want to spend any time in. Alas, it has not turned out that way, and on Monday night the Torts ...

Minnesota lawmaker makes baseless NBA crime claim

Monday, March 10th, 2014

People say the media has a liberal bias, but I personally respect the hell out of hard-core Republicans. They stay true to their guns both literally and figuratively. This especially seems to be the case when it comes to matters that can involve thinly-veiled references to race and totally unverifiable ...

Cubs add Theodore Roosevelt Lilly to front office

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

We're not ones to mix our presidential metaphors, but it is beginning to look like a Cubs World Series title is (manifest) destiny. See, the last time the Cubs were the kings of the baseball world, Theodore Roosevelt was in office. And after a century of tinkering (hidden Cub pun!) with ...

Ozzie Smith and Budweiser try to make Opening Day a holiday

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

Hall of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith has teamed up with Bud -- as in Budweiser, not Bud Selig -- in an attempt to make baseball's Opening Day an official national holiday. The two St. Louis institutions have teamed up to start a petition with the White House's "We the People" web ...

Dr. Bret Bielema offers to save football players’ lives

Friday, February 21st, 2014

One of the most controversial proposed rule changes in college football this offseason is the one stating that offenses should be penalized for snapping the ball before 10 seconds have run off the play clock, as this is not enough time for defenses to run substitutions on the field. It ...

Russian baby joins bobsled celebration

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

You can't say they don't take their bobsledding seriously in Russia. Or at least the guy who will probably receive a sharp reprimand from his wife if she ever sees this blog post certainly does. There was a raucous celebration from the home crowd at the Sanki Sliding Center Monday night ...

Cross country skiing becoming a Sochi must-watch

Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

Cross country skiing is not the easiest sell for American audiences. For starters, we're not very good at it, so unless you're into Scandinavian success stories there isn't much rooting interest. And then there's the sport itself -- a bunch of people skiing, but not really quickly down a giant hill. ...